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SEPTEMBER 2016
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THIS MONTH @ THE SANTA MONICA PUBLIC LIBRARY 

Adult Calendar of Events
Kids and Teens Calendar of Events
Computer Class Schedule

BACK TO SCHOOL ISN’T JUST FOR KIDS ANYMORE

This school year (September through May), we’re starting a new series of learning-based programs called SMPLU. Subjects include: Math, Science, Literature, Arts, Drama, Music, Civics and more. Attend five programs during the school year and we’ll include you in our SMPLU Graduation Ceremony in June 2017. The best part: there are no tests, you only have to show up to learn. Just look for the SMPLU logo in front of events in our print calendar for SMPLU-themed programs.

CELEBRATE HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH


National Hispanic Heritage Month runs from September 15 to October 15 each year. Celebrate the culture and learn about the contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans.

Huichol Yarn Art 
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by learning about the ancient culture of the Huichol Tribe of Mexico and their unique art.  A short documentary (in English) explains how this unique art is created, then attendees will have the opportunity to make their own works of art.
Wed, Sep 7, 6:00 pm at Virginia Ave Park

Hispanic Heritage Month Festival
Join us as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with music, games and crafts.  Enjoy folk music and folkloric dances, play Loteria, and learn to embroider Mexican servilletas (napkins).
Sat, Sep 17, 11:00 - 2:00 pm at Pico Branch Amphitheater & Annex

Movie Screening: Like Water for Chocolate (1992)
Based on the best-selling novel by Laura Esquivel, this internationally popular romantic fable from Mexico centers on a young woman who discovers that her cooking has magical effects.
Tue, Sep 20, 6:00 pm at Montana Avenue Branch

Hispanic Heritage Celebration
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with the short film El Rey and a live mariachi performance by Mariachi Estrella de Jalisco (pictured above). Limited space. Free tickets available thirty minutes before program. This program is bilingual and open to all ages.
Thu, Sep 22, 7:00-8:00 pm  at Fairview Branch

LOVE WINS: MARRIAGE EQUALITY PIONEERS JIM OBERGEFELL, PAUL KATAMI & JEFF ZARRILLO

Supreme Court plaintiffs Jim Obergefell, Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo discuss their landmark marriage equality cases, as well as Jim’s new book on his journey to the Supreme Court, Love Wins. A book sale and signing follows. Co-sponsored by ONE Archives Foundation. Bravo TV star David Cruz (Millionaire Matchmaker) introduces the event, and actor Wilson Cruz (My So-Called Life) moderates the onstage discussion.
Wed, Sep 14, 7:00pm / MLK Jr. Auditorium 

ONEIDA: FROM FREE LOVE TO THE WELL-SET TABLE

Author Ellen Wayland-Smith discusses her new book about the 19th Century free love commune Oneida that evolved into the nation’s leading manufacturer of silverware and a coveted mark of middle-class respectability. A book sale and signing follows.
Thu, Sep 15, 7:00 pm / MLK Jr. Auditorium

EAMES DEMETRIOS on SUSTAINABLE DESIGN

Celebrate the Library's annual Green Prize Awards with Eames Demetrios, Director of the Eames Office and grandson of Ray and Charles Eames. Filmmaker, creator of Kcymaerxthaere, and author, Demetrios is known for his commitment to communicating, preserving, and extending the work of Ray and Charles, who anticipated many of the tenets of sustainability in their legendary work.
Thu, Sep 22, 7:00pm / MLK Jr. Auditorium

KIDS & TEENS

MORNING MUSIC AND MOVEMENT

Enrich your child’s development with music and movement activities.
Sat, Sep 10, 10:30 am (45 min) / Ages 2-5 / Main Library

A POCO LOCO PARTY!

Maria Chua and John Krause, author/illustrator team of the Poco Loco books, read the stories aloud. Book sale and signing to follow.
Sat, Sep 10, 3:00 pm (60 min) / Ages 4 & up / Montana Ave Branch

THE MINDSET OF A SUCCESSFUL STUDENT ATHLETE


Discover the realities of the recruiting process and the mindset for staying motivated, positive, and proactive. Led by Coach Evan Burk, a recruiting expert who has worked with athletes at every level, from high school to the NFL, and Hayden Lee, a Certified Academic Life Coach.
Wed, Sep 21, 7:00 pm (90 min) / Grades 9-12 / Multipurpose Room
 

STUFFED ANIMAL SLEEPOVER


Bring your stuffed friend to a special story time, then leave them at the library overnight. Return the next day to receive a memento of their sleepover adventures!
Tue, Sep 27, 6:30 pm (45 min) / Ages 4 & up / Ocean Park Branch
 

CODING FOR YOUNG CHILDREN


Enjoy games and activities to develop creative thinking and simple coding skills. Limited space; registration starts 9/12.
Thu, Sep 29, 3:45 pm (60 min) / Ages 5-10 / Main Library

 

HELPNOW ONLINE TUTORING


Connect to a free tutor online and get help with your homework immediately! Visit smpl.org for details or ask a Youth Services Librarian for help.
 

The Main and Branch Libraries will be closed on Monday, September 5.
All programs are free and the public is cordially invited to attend. 
All programs are subject to change without notice.

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