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Meet Dr. Avraham Perlmutter, author of 'Determined: The Story of a Holocaust Survivor,' on Tuesday, July 14.

News, Santa Monica, Library, Author

Meet Author, Holocaust Survivor Dr. Avraham Perlmutter At Free Ocean Park Library Event

Posted Jul. 9, 2015, 9:41 am

Santa Monica Public Library’s Ocean Park Branch will host Dr. Avraham Perlmutter, author of "Determined: The Story of a Holocaust Survivor," on Tuesday, July 14 at 6 pm.

Latest Santa Monica Public Library news.

News, Beach, Santa Monica, Library

Santa Monica Public Library Is Headed To The Beach

Posted Jun. 18, 2015, 8:36 am

Summer and reading belong together like surf and sun, so the Santa Monica Public Library will be setting up shop on the shore and signing out books to literature hungry beachgoers at a series of five ‘pop up‘ libraries between June 26 and Aug. 28.

Latest Santa Monica Public Library news.

News, Santa Monica, Library

Santa Monica Public Library To Present Emerging Author Charles Dubow June 9

Posted Jun. 2, 2015, 9:56 am

Santa Monica Public Library will present a special Book Group Open House, featuring a spotlight Author Talk with emerging novelist Charles Dubow on Tuesday, June 9 at 7 pm in the Main Library’s Multipurpose Room, 601 Santa Monica Blvd.

Fairview Branch Library at 2101 Ocean Park Boulevard, Santa Monica.

News, Santa Monica, Library

Santa Monica's Fairview Branch Library To Close For Improvements June 1

Posted May. 26, 2015, 9:41 am

The Fairview Branch Library, 2101 Ocean Park Boulevard, will temporarily close beginning Monday, June 1, 2015 for interior and mechanical improvements.

News, Santa Monica, Library

Santa Monica Public Library Wants Your Opinion

Posted May. 9, 2015, 10:01 am

Santa Monica Public Library is envisioning the future of the organization through the process of strategic planning.

Santa Monica Public Library will host a number of workshops.

News, Santa Monica, Library

Santa Monica Public Library Invites Community Input For Strategic Plan

Posted Apr. 6, 2015, 10:04 am

Santa Monica Public Library is envisioning the future of the organization through the process of strategic planning.

Best-selling YA authors and co-organizers Melissa de la Cruz  and Margaret Stohl.

Samohi, Seven Days, Santa Monica, Library, Youth

Teen Dream: Santa Monica YA Book Festival Debuts April 11

Posted Apr. 4, 2015, 9:16 am

Santa Monica’s own literary version of Coachella, YALLWest, will make its debut as the city’s first Young Adult book festival on April 11 and 12.

An afternoon with Jo Baker at Santa Monica Public Library will take place this Saturday, March 21, at 2 pm.

Seven Days, Santa Monica, Library

13th Annual Santa Monica READS Program Concludes Saturday With Author Jo Baker

Posted Mar. 19, 2015, 9:26 am

Santa Monica Public Library wraps up its annual community reading program, Santa Monica READS, with an afternoon talk with this year’s featured author, Jo Baker, this Saturday, March 21.

Jane Austen’s Regency Period classic “Pride and Prejudice,” will be celebrated at the the Library’s kickoff celebration with live music, English country dancing with dancers in period costume and guest caller Judee Pronovost.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica, Library

Read, Dance & Eat At Santa Monica READS Library Kickoff Event Saturday

Posted Feb. 13, 2015, 7:47 am

The thirteenth annual Santa Monica READS community reading program will host a kickoff celebration this Saturday, Feb. 14, at 2 pm, in the Main Library’s North Entry Courtyard, 601 Santa Monica Blvd.

News, Santa Monica, Library

Santa Monica’s First Young Adult Book Festival YALLWEST Set For April 2015

Posted Dec. 14, 2014, 9:37 am

Young adult (YA) lit is coming home to Southern California, and not just on the big and small screen. Santa Monica Public Library is partnering with New York Times bestselling authors Margaret Stohl (Beautiful Creatures) and Melissa de la Cruz (Frozen) to create Santa Monica’s first young adult book festival, YALLWEST, on April 11 & 12, 2015.

News, Santa Monica, Library

New Online Magazines Now Available At Santa Monica Public Library

Posted Dec. 6, 2014, 9:34 am

Santa Monica Public Library is excited to announce the launch of Zinio for Libraries, a digital magazine collection. Awarded Best New Database of 2012 by Library Journal, Zinio is the world’s largest eNewsstand, offering easy access to digital versions of popular magazines.

For the fifth year in a row, the Santa Monica Public Library has earned top marks from Library Journal’s national rating of public libraries.

News, Santa Monica, Library

For Fifth Year In A Row, Santa Monica Public Library Earns A Top, Five-Star Rating

Posted Nov. 22, 2014, 9:51 am

For the fifth year in a row, the Santa Monica Public Library has earned top marks from Library Journal’s national rating of public libraries – the only Southern California library to earn the prestigious five-star rating.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica, Library, Film

Main Library To Host "Where Soldiers Come From" Screening Tonight

Posted Nov. 10, 2014, 9:55 am

Santa Monica Public Library hosts a screening and discussion of the documentary Where Soldiers Come From today, Nov. 10 at 6:30 pm in the Main Library MLK Jr. Auditorium at 601 Santa Monica Boulevard.

Seven Days, Celebrity, Santa Monica, Library, Author

Santa Monica Main Library Presents "An Evening with Michael Connelly" On Nov. 4

Posted Oct. 29, 2014, 9:49 am

Santa Monica Public Library will present "An Evening with Michael Connelly" on Tuesday, Nov, 4 at 7 pm in the Main Library’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Auditorium, 601 Santa Monica Blvd.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica, Library, Youth

Sneaky Math For Teens & Youth Workshop At Santa Monica Library On Nov. 4

Posted Oct. 29, 2014, 9:44 am

Best-selling "Sneaky Uses for Everyday Things" author Cy Tymony brings his unique, fun, hands-on learning approach to all things math in "Sneaky Math: A Graphic Primer with Projects" to Santa Monica next Tuesday, Nov. 4.

Santa Monica voters will decide on the local races of City Council, SMMUSD School Board, and SMC Board of Trustees on Nov. 4, 2014.

News, Chamber Of Commerce, Election, Santa Monica, Library

Santa Monica Double-Header Election Forum Tonight With SMMUSD, SMC Candidates

Posted Oct. 22, 2014, 10:11 am

The Santa Monica Mirror, in collaboration with the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce, will host a double-header election forum tonight, Oct. 22 featuring all seven SMMUSD Board of Education candidates and all six SMC Board of Trustees candidates.

News, Health, Santa Monica, Library

Santa Monica Public Library Hosts Medicare 101 Workshops Starting Tuesday

Posted Oct. 13, 2014, 9:33 am

The Santa Monica Public Library hosts Medicare 101 workshops at all four branch locations in October and November.

News, Santa Monica, Library, Education

Santa Monica Libraries Report Record Summer Youth Reading Stats

Posted Sep. 15, 2014, 9:54 am

In Santa Monica, children are reading more than ever. At the Santa Monica Public Library, its “Fizz, Boom, READ” (for children) and “Spark a Reaction” (for teens) summer reading themes helped the reading stats explode.

Seven Days, Santa Monica, Library

Santa Monica Public Library Child Safety Program This Saturday

Posted Sep. 5, 2014, 10:21 am

The Santa Monica Main Library will host a child safety program this Saturday, Sept. 6 at 11 am. The free interactive program will be for parents with children ages 5-8.

Seven Days, Santa Monica, Library

The Bluebirds To Perform Free Concert Saturday At Ocean Park Library Branch

Posted Aug. 7, 2014, 9:01 am

Santa Monica Public Library’s Ocean Park Branch hosts local band The Bluebirds this Saturday, Aug. 9 from 2-4 pm on the Branch’s front lawn, 2601 Main Street.

News, Santa Monica, Library

Santa Monica Public Library Presents Orbiting Ray Bradbury’s Mars

Posted Jul. 27, 2014, 10:59 am

Santa Monica Public Library welcomes Gloria McMillan for the lecture Orbiting Ray Bradbury’s Mars on Wednesday, July 30 at 7 p.m. in the Main Library’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Auditorium, 601 Santa Monica Blvd.

The three Santa Monica young adult authors taking part in the panel: Holly Goldberg Sloan (from left), Ava Dellaira and Margaret Stohl.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica, Library, Youth

Young Authors To Lead Panel At Santa Monica Main Library This Tuesday Evening

Posted Jul. 7, 2014, 2:11 pm

A young adult author panel titled “Books to Bond Over: YA Authors in Conversation” will take place from 7-9 pm this Tuesday, July 8 at the Santa Monica Main Library. It will include six successful young authors – three hailing from Santa Monica.

The Pico Branch Library ribbon cutting ceremony held Saturday with Mayor Pam O’Connor, Pico Neighborhood Association Co-Chair Oscar de la Torre, and Virginia Avenue Park Advisory Board member Nick Steers.

Opinion, Santa Monica, Library, Pico

Hurrah For The New Pico Branch Library In Santa Monica

Posted Jul. 5, 2014, 9:10 am

Elected officials, poets, librarians, community activists, educators, architects, writers, community residents, and park and library users gathered together on Saturday, June 28 for a daylong celebration of the opening of the first new public library to be built in Santa Monica in 50 years, the Pico Branch Library.

The Pico Branch Library, which opened to the public in late April, will host a free fun-filled grand opening celebration this Saturday.

Seven Days, Santa Monica, Library, Things To Do In Santa Monica

Free Fun At Pico Library Branch Grand Opening

Posted Jun. 27, 2014, 12:00 am

The new Pico Branch Library at 2201 Pico Boulevard will host a grand opening celebration this Saturday from 11 am to 4 pm with free live music, activities, and tours.

Learn more on Henry Miller’s literary career and storied life at Santa Monica Public Library on Wednesday.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica, Library

Arthur Hoyle Presents Henry Miller Talk At Santa Monica Main Library This Wednesday

Posted Jun. 24, 2014, 9:06 am

Santa Monica Public Library welcomes author Arthur Hoyle for a presentation on legendary American author Henry Miller this Wednesday, June 25.

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