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Cool off with
summer daze 
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AUGUST 2016

Click below to see our full program schedules:

 

Adult Calendar of Events       Computer Class Schedule
Kids' Summer Programs       Teen Summer Programs 

COMMUNITY INPUT REQUESTED
Please join us at a special meeting of the Library Board to discuss and give input on the search process for a new Santa Monica Public Library Director on Thursday, July 28, at 7:00 pm in the Community Meeting Room at the Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd.

THE HAPPINESS ROOM

Visit SMPL's pop-up Happiness Room, dedicated to all kinds of resources, visuals and interactive features on happiness, joy, calm, positivity, flow, gratitude and meditation. 
Weds, Aug 10, 17, 24 & 31, 3:00 to 5:00 pm / Montana Ave Branch

SUMMER CONCERT ON THE LIBRARY LAWN

Alt + Reggae/Rock/Pop quartet SayReal perform a free concert on the library lawn. Co-sponsored by the Ocean Park Association.
Sat, Aug 20, 1:00 pm / Ocean Park Branch

XBOX FOR ADULTS

Celebrate the close of the Adult Summer Reading series and exercise your mind by exercising your body.  We’ll be groovin’ to Just Dance 3 and Kinect Sports.
Sat, Aug 20, 2:00 to 4:00 pm / Main Lobby

COLONIALS: AN AMERICAN SHAKESPEARE COMPANY presents HAMLET

Santa Monica-based theatre company Colonials presents a live reading of William Shakespeare’s tragedy about the Prince of Denmark.
Sat, Aug 27, 2:00 pm / MLK Jr. Auditorium

TAMALE MAKING WORKSHOP

Learn how to make salsa verde, chicken tamales and agua de Jamaica with Sanda “Mama” Romero.  Detailed recipes provided, and there will be a tasting at the end of the class. 
Sat, Aug 27, 2:00 pm / Fairview Branch

KIDS & TEENS

WORLD-FAMOUS JUGGLER DAVID COUSIN


Holder of five world records in juggling, David has been wowing audiences for over 30 years.
Mon, Aug 1,  2:30 p.m. (45 min) / Free tickets available at 2:00 p.m. /
Ages 4 and up / MLK Jr. Auditorium

THE WACKO SHOW

Wacko mixes delightful sleight-of-hand magic with a touch of comedy.
Fri, Aug 5, 2:30 pm (45 min) / Free tickets available at 2:00 pm / Ages 4 and up / Fairview Branch

COMIC BOOK MAGNETS


Make fridge magnets featuring comic book characters. Limited space; free tickets available 30 minutes before program.
Thu, Aug 11, 4:00 pm (60 min) / Grades K - 5 / Pico Branch

SMPL at the BEACH

Our pop-up beach libraries continue, with three more days of fun in the sun for all ages. From 10:00 am to 3:00 pm on:

Monday, August 15 
Annenberg Community Beach House


Saturday, August 27  
Dorothy Green Park

Saturday, September 10
Dorothy Green Park

CHOCOLATE OLYMPICS

Take the chocolate challenge! Different chocolatey games will be set out for you to try.
Tue, Aug 16, 2:00 to 3:00 pm / Grades 6 – 12 / Montana Ave Branch

All programs are free and the public is cordially invited to attend. 
All programs are subject to change without notice.

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