December 5, 2020 Breaking News, Latest News, and Videos

Santa Monica Public Library Celebrates Free Comic Book Day with a Week of Activities

Since 2002, comic book stores and libraries around the world have celebrated Free Comic Book Day on the first Saturday in May. This year, Santa Monica Public Library joins the fun, beginning with a week full of activities from May 1 through May 4, and ending on Saturday, May 6, 2017 with Free Comic Book Day.

On Free Comic Book Day, Saturday, May 6, 2017, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, adults, teens and kids can stop by any Library location to pick up a free comic book (while supplies last).  They can also stop by the Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., where we’ll be celebrating the day with a bunch of comics-related activities. At 11:00 a.m., join us for a recent blockbuster movie screening starring a ragtag band of intergalactic misfits.  Between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., fans can pick up their free comic book and pose in our superhero photo booth, with costumes definitely encouraged!  From 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., join us for drop-in crafts and other comics-related activities.  Then from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m., take a walk over to our event co-sponsor Hi De Ho Comics, at 1431 Lincoln Blvd, who are hosting a cosplay contest as part of their all-day Free Comic Book Day celebration.

For the week leading up to Free Comic Book Day, all four Santa Monica Public Library branch locations will offer more free comic book programming. For movie titles, addresses and other details, see smpl.org/comics or call 310-458-8600.

  • On Monday, May 1, from noon to 9:00 pm, the Fairview Branch offers a drop-in, personalized comic bookmark craft program that all ages are welcome to enjoy.
  • On Tuesday, May 2, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, the Pico Branch hosts Ka-Pow!: A Comic Book Celebration, an all-ages party with crafts, a comic exhibit and more.
  • On Wednesday, May 3, at 6:30 pm, the Montana Avenue Branch screens a satirical, coming-of-age comedy film based on a popular, adult graphic novel.
  • Thursday, May 4, from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm, the Ocean Park Branch invites kids ages 5-11 to make a no-sew superhero cape (bring a plain t-shirt to cut and decorate.)

All programs are free; seating is limited and on a first arrival basis. The Santa Monica Public Library is wheelchair accessible. For disability-related accommodations, call Library Administration at (310) 458-8606 at least one week prior to event. All Library locations are served by the Big Blue Bus. Call branches for route information. Ride your bike. Bicycle parking racks are available at the library.

The Santa Monica Public Library at 601 Santa Monica Boulevard may soon charge $25 annually for non-residents to access library materials and services.

Related Posts

Mid-Century Jazz: Bringing the Jazz Club to Homes

November 7, 2020

November 7, 2020

Local quartet bring classic jazz from the 1950s and 1960s to a live setting By Sam Catanzaro Concerts in Los...

Forma Expanding to Main Street: Westside Food Scene

October 22, 2020

October 22, 2020

Westside Food Scene October 22, 2020 By Kerry Slater Forma Expanding to Main Street Popular Santa Monica Italian restaurant Forma...

Review: “Away”

September 21, 2020

September 21, 2020

“Away”Rated TV-14Season 1 – 10 One-Hour EpisodesReleased September 4th on Netflix In 2014 Esquire Magazine published a thorough article by...

Beloved Santa Monica Artist Passes Away at 99

August 31, 2020

August 31, 2020

Venezuelan born artist surrealist artist Luchita Hurtado passes away  By Toi Creel For some in Santa Monica, the name Luchita...

Brock on Your Block: Saturday Morning Neighborhood Jazz

August 24, 2020

August 24, 2020

In the latest Brock on Your Block, Phil discovers an impromptu Jazz Concert by the neighbors – a great way...

Film/TV Review: Upload

May 28, 2020

May 28, 2020

FILM/TV REVIEWUPLOADRated TV-MA30-Minute EpisodesSeason 1,10 Episodes Released on Amazon Prime May 1st Upload has the guise of a cute rom-com....

Edify TV: Santa Monica Place Food Court Vacancies

March 10, 2020

March 10, 2020

Another restaurant has closed in the Santa Monica Place food court, adding to the number of vendor vacancies. Learn more...

Fried Chicken and Doughnut Joint Closes Santa Monica Location

March 4, 2020

March 4, 2020

All Southern California Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken shut down By Toi Creel After an almost three-year-long stint, Astro Doughnuts...

Edify TV: Free and Affordable Meals for SMC Students

March 3, 2020

March 3, 2020

Santa Monica College has opened its first Everytable SmartFridge. Learn more about this program to make healthy meals affordable for under $5 (and...

Lazy Daisy Cafe to Reopen Doors With New Menu, Ownership

February 27, 2020

February 27, 2020

Feb. 28 soft opening By Toi Creel A popular Santa Monica eatery-once planned to be closed for good – is...

Cinema at the Edge Film Festival Returns

February 19, 2020

February 19, 2020

February 21st to 23rd – Edgemar Center for the Arts By Staff Writer Housed at the Edgemar Center for the...

My Own Academy Awards

February 7, 2020

February 7, 2020

On May 16, 1929, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, an organization founded by Louis B. Mayer to...