Posts tagged with: Community & Cultural Connector

Santa Monica – September is Library Card Sign-Up Month. A big welcome to soon to be new users and thank you to our continued users. For those of you who aren’t sure if a Library card is worth it, here are a...
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On July 2, 2018 Santa Monica Public Library started a new initiative designed to encourage children and teens to use, or return to, the Library.  The Fine Free program will allow youth (age 0-18) who are Santa Monica Public Library...
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The 16th Annual Santa Monica Reads is here! The Santa Monica Public LIbrary is excited to have Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston and James D.  Houston’s book, which is currently celebrating its 45th anniversary , as the 2018 SMR pick. Farewell to...
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Calling all Comic Book lovers, fans, and enthusiasts! Since 2002, thousands of comic book shops around the world have given out millions of free comic books on the first Saturday in May. Santa Monica Public Library joins the fun with...
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The Fairview Branch will be presenting their first ever ‘Your Story’ Project this week as part of a Moth inspired storytelling night. Seating is limited and free tickets will be available thirty minutes before performance. Event takes place on Mar....
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Santa Monica, California – For the seventh year in a row, the Santa Monica Public Library has earned top marks from Library Journal’s national rating of public libraries. The Library Journal (LJ) Index of Public Library Service 2016 ratings, announced...
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After ten years as a public librarian, I thought I knew what it meant to be outward. I’m a librarian and a civil servant. Connecting with members of the community is a large part of my job. I do it...
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I wanted to share with you  a profile in LA Parent Magazine of Ocean Park Branch Youth Services Librarian Julia Casas. The writer was impressed by the efforts Julia makes to highlight books about diverse characters as both a “mirror”...
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It still feels like August in the Sahara Desert outside, but summer, and with it year two of our beachside pop-up library series, SMPL at the Beach, are officially over. Over the course of five pop-ups we had 1,038 visitors,...
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Launch Pad is a way for library staff to try out new program ideas. Coming up: We are testing some staff designed programs that we think will connect you closer to the community, inspire you and teach you something new! Technology...
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