Posted Dec. 3, 2013, 9:06 am
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. This is the fourth year in a row the library has earned this accolade.
Posted Nov. 9, 2013, 8:55 am
Not sure what to read next? Looking for something great for your book group? Join the Santa Monica Main Library branch for an hour of hands-on practice with several online book recommender systems.
Posted Oct. 25, 2013, 9:20 am
A free concert featuring architects will be held at the main branch of the Santa Monica Public Library this Saturday night.
Posted Oct. 10, 2013, 8:36 am
A free 90 minute seminar on Job Search Strategies will be held tonight, Oct. 10 from 6:30-8 pm in the multi-purpose room at the Santa Monica Public Library, 601 Santa Monica Boulevard.
Posted Oct. 9, 2013, 9:52 am
The Santa Monica Main Library will host a memory loss and aging presentation by the Alzheimer's Association this Thursday, Oct. 10.
Posted Oct. 3, 2013, 8:47 am
Santa Monica Public Library reports the library’s 2013 summer reading program for babies through teenagers saw an amazing increase of 20 percent, with more than 4,000 children and teens participating.
Posted Sep. 24, 2013, 9:31 am
The Santa Monica Democratic Club will host Congressman Henry Waxman (33rd District) this Wednesday, Sept 25 at 7 pm at the Main Branch of the Santa Monica Public Library at 601 Santa Monica Boulevard.
Posted Sep. 19, 2013, 8:27 am
The Santa Monica Public Library will welcome critically-acclaimed and best-selling authors John Searles and Dennis Lehane for the Southern California book launch event of Searles’ new novel "Help for the Haunted" this Saturday.
Posted Sep. 11, 2013, 9:05 am
The Santa Monica Public Library celebrates the seventh annual Green Prize for Sustainable Literature at the special event this Thursday.
Posted Aug. 23, 2013, 9:11 am
Santa Monica’s fifth public library branch has taken a few steps closer to being realized as council members approved last week furniture procurement, an automated system, and additional construction funding for the Pico Branch Library.
Posted Aug. 10, 2013, 9:05 am
Author Lee Gale Gruen will discuss her book “Adventures with Dad,” which chronicles how she came to reinvent herself in her senior years, in the Santa Monica Main Library’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Auditorium this Wednesday, Aug. 14.
Posted Aug. 9, 2013, 8:58 am
A Cabaret Concert will be held at the Santa Monica Library Martin Luther King, Jr. Auditorium, 601 Santa Monica Blvd from 3-4 pm this Saturday, Aug. 10.
Posted Aug. 2, 2013, 9:01 am
Relax and listen or get up and dance as the swing band Big Town entertains guests of all ages with vintage music this Saturday, Aug. 3 from 12-1 pm in the Main Library’s North Courtyard, 601 Santa Monica Boulevard.
Posted Jul. 21, 2013, 9:17 am
Santa Monica doctor Lauren Swerdloff will this Friday, July 26 welcome Dr. Tsu-Tsair Chi at a free lecture at Santa Monica Public Library at 601 Santa Monica Boulevard.
Posted Jul. 5, 2013, 8:56 am
Santa Monica Public Library hosts a Local Animal Rescue Information Fair on Saturday on the front lawn of the Ocean Park Branch.
Posted Jul. 2, 2013, 9:17 am
An Animal Rescue Information Fair will be held this Saturday, July 6, from 12-2 pm on the front lawn of the Ocean Park Branch, 2601 Main Street, Santa Monica.
Posted Jun. 22, 2013, 9:15 am
The Santa Monica Democratic Club will host civil liberties champion Stephen Rohde as its guest speaker at its June 26 general membership meeting. Rohde, a constitutional lawyer and the current head of the ACLU Foundation of Southern California, will address “Drones Abroad and Spying At Home.”
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
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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.