Posts tagged with: Community & Cultural Connector

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...
Continue Reading →
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...
Continue Reading →
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....
Continue Reading →
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...
Continue Reading →
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...
Continue Reading →
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”...
Continue Reading →
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,...
Continue Reading →
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...
Continue Reading →
On Friday, April 29, the Library helped kick off the second annual YALLWEST Young Adult Book Festival with a preview night event called Fierce Friday. The event featured a dozen top authors meeting their fans, signing books and taking photos. ...
Continue Reading →
In honor of National Pet Week, Library PALS (“Library Pets & Animal Lovers”) is hosting a pet supply drive to benefit the Santa Monica Animal Shelter.  During the month of May, donation bins will be available at all Library locations. Check...
Continue Reading →