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Posted Jun. 13, 2013, 8:12 am
The Santa Monica Public Library (SMPL) may no longer be free to use for those who live beyond the city limits. When Greg Mullen, the City’s Library Services director, presented his budget to Council members during the May 28 Biennial Budget study session, he said some new fees would have to be assessed in order to reduce the impact of the Library’s budget on the General Fund.
Posted Jun. 2, 2013, 8:58 am
The Santa Monica Democratic Club will host a talk by attorney Steve Rohde, who will speak on "Torture, Drones, and the Demand for Accountability" at 7pm on Wednesday, June 26 at the Santa Monica Main Library’s auditorium.
Posted May. 24, 2013, 8:52 am
Santa Monica Public Library presents ‘The Political is Personal’ Film Series, a summer series of monthly documentary screenings. Each screening begins at 7:00 p.m. in the Main Library’s MLK Jr. Auditorium. The series begins on Wednesday, June 19, with the showing of “A Place at the Table” (2012, 84 minutes).
Posted May. 17, 2013, 8:46 am
Last Chance TAG Gallery concludes the works of artists Ca...
Posted May. 16, 2013, 8:58 am
Santa Monica Public Library presents a screening of “Ball Talk: Baseball’s Voices of Summer,” followed by a Q&A with director Kevin Bender this Saturday, May 18 at 3 pm in the Main Library’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Auditorium, 601 Santa Monica Blvd.
Posted May. 9, 2013, 2:08 pm
Santa Monica citizens group “Save The Civic” is urging residents, government leaders, and the business community to attend a presentation this Friday by an Urban Land Institute Advisory Panel, engaged by the City of Santa Monica, to explore possibilities for the future of the Civic Auditorium.
Posted May. 2, 2013, 8:17 am
Santa Monica Public Library welcomes iconic musician Paul Anka for an author talk and book signing this Monday, May 6 at 7 pm in the Main Library’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Auditorium, 601 Santa Monica Blvd.
Posted May. 2, 2013, 8:12 am
Santa Monica residents are invited to learn what special needs yoga is all about at a free event this Saturday, May 4 at the Main Public Library. At 3 pm there will be a live demonstration and DVD screening in the library’s Multipurpose Room, 601 Santa Monica Blvd.
Posted Apr. 25, 2013, 8:54 am
Are you curious about learning more on NASA’s Curiosity rover? If you answered ‘yes,’ consider heading to the Santa Monica Public Library this Saturday when it presents “The Curiosity Mars Rover: From Launch to Landing” and “Bringing the Findings Back Home” at 1 pm.
Posted Apr. 18, 2013, 8:28 am
A screening of the documentary film Unfinished Spaces (2011) by Alysa Nahmias and Benjamin Murray will be held this Sunday, April 21 at 1 pm in the Santa Monica Main Library’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Auditorium, 601 Santa Monica Blvd.
Posted Apr. 11, 2013, 8:34 am
Santa Monica Public Library will host a special afternoon program with best-selling children’s book author Pseudonymous Bosch on Sunday, April 14 at 2 pm.
Posted Apr. 11, 2013, 8:28 am
Santa Monica Public Library will welcome writer and actor Aaron Hartzler for an author talk in support of his hilarious new memoir “Rapture Practice” on Saturday, April 13 at 3 pm in the Main Library’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Auditorium, 601 Santa Monica Blvd.
Posted Apr. 5, 2013, 8:58 am
Friday, April 5 The Broad Stage presents “Birds of Paradise: Extreme,...
Posted Mar. 22, 2013, 9:24 am
Santa Monica Public Library wraps up its annual community reading program, Santa Monica READS, with an afternoon author talk with this year’s featured author, R.J. Palacio this Saturday, March 23 at 2 pm in the Lincoln Middle School Auditorium, 1501 California Avenue.
Posted Mar. 16, 2013, 6:00 am
Santa Monica Public Library presents "Inspiring Science: Women in Nanotechnology," on Sunday, March 17, at 2 pm in the Main Library’s MLK Jr. Auditorium, 601 Santa Monica Boulevard.
Posted Feb. 19, 2013, 9:04 am
Planning to park at the Main Library parking lot for an entire weekday? Expect to pay twice as much to do so, as the Santa Monica City Council approved Tuesday a rate increase for those parking at the Main Library.
Posted Feb. 14, 2013, 12:01 pm
Santa Monica Public Library has released a free mobile app to allow users to search the library catalog, browse new releases, place holds, renew checkouts, manage their library card accounts, and get directions to the nearest branch.
Posted Jan. 27, 2013, 8:53 am
A free screening of “The Healthcare Movie” will be held today, Jan. 27 at the Santa Monica Public Library in the Martin Luther King Auditorium, located at 601 Santa Monica Blvd.
Posted Jan. 12, 2013, 9:09 am
Susie Glaze and the HiLonesome Duo in Concert will be held from 3-4 p.m. today, Jan. 12 at Santa Monica Public Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd.
Posted Jan. 8, 2013, 9:08 am
Santa Monica Public Library presents “1,000 Places to See Before You Die” with Patricia Schultz this Thursday, Jan. 10, at 7 p.m. in the Main Library’s MLK, Jr. Auditorium, 601 Santa Monica Boulevard.
Posted Jan. 5, 2013, 9:12 am
The Montana Branch Library at 1704 Montana Avenue hosts a “Self-Publishing & e-Publishing Made Simple” seminar from 12:30-2:30 p.m. today, Jan. 5.
Posted Dec. 29, 2012, 9:32 am
Two Santa Monica public librarians who participated in the 2011 Eureka! Leadership Program are still inspiring positive change more than a year after receiving grants to expand library services to at-risk Santa Monica Youth.
Posted Nov. 28, 2012, 1:59 am
The Santa Monica Public Library is the top public library in Southern California for the third year in a row after the Library Journal awarded it the prestigious five-star rating -- the only library in SoCal to earn this rating.
Posted Nov. 17, 2012, 1:11 am
Santa Monica Public Library presents the second talk of the LA Opera 2012/13 series in the Main Library’s Multipurpose Room, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., today, Nov. 17 at 3 p.m.
Posted Nov. 15, 2012, 12:27 am
Join the Santa Monica Public Library today, Nov. 15 for "An Afternoon with Laini Taylor," the best-selling young adult fantasy author at 4 p.m., in the Main Library’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Auditorium, 601 Santa Monica Boulevard in Santa Monica.