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Celebrate all that is Fall at the Library -- Harvest Festivals, Halloween and more!

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OCTOBER 2016

HALLOWEEN HAPPENINGS AT THE LIBRARY


We are celebrating Halloween at every SMPL location this month!  Bring in an uncarved, decorated mini-pumpkin anytime for the Kids' Pumpkin Patch at Main. Save money and help the environment with our costume swap (10/1). A not-so-scary afternoon haunted house (10/28) morphs into a House of Terror (10/28) in the evening. Special events for adults include a craft night (10/12) and screening of horror classic, The Golem (10/27) with live musical accompaniment.

On Halloween day, kids and teens can Trick or Treat at any library location. Come in costume during library hours for a spooky prize! (While supplies last.) Special events include Ocean Park’s Halloween for Little Ones, Montana Avenue’s Halloween Howls family event and Fairview’s Glow-in-the-Dark Slime craft.

DAY OF THE DEAD / DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS


Learn about Día de los Muertos, the Mexican holiday celebrating family and friends who have died.
 
The  Harvest Festival at Main includes a Día de los Muertos altar and ofrenda, as well as Calavera face painting and crafts for kids.
Sat, Oct 22, Noon-2:30 pm / Main Library
 
The City of Santa Monica, Virginia Avenue Park and Pico Branch Library celebrate the Day of the Dead  with a procession, music, and activities.
Sat, Oct 29, 1:00-4:00 pm  / Woodlawn Cemetery
 
At Main Library, celebrate Día de los Muertos with a documentary screening, La Festividad de los Muertos: Teotitlán del Valle, a celebration of life, and follow-up discussion. This program is bilingual and open to all ages.
Wed, Nov 2, 6:30 pm / Main Library

At Fairview Branch,decorate and learn about sugar skulls. Kids ages 4 & up.
Wed, Nov 2, 4:00-5:00 pm / Limited space; free tickets available at 3:30 pm / Fairview Branch

VOTER REGISTRATION


Have you registered to vote? Or have you moved recently? The deadline to register for the November 8 General Election is October 24. Pick up a voter registration card at the Library, go to registertovote.ca.gov, or register in person with the League of Women Voters. The LWV is a non-partisan political organization that provides election information and on-site voter registration. 
Sat, Oct 1, 2:00-4:00 pm / Main Library Lobby

KOREAN COOKING CLASS


Tanya Ko teaches a class on Korean cooking and poetry. Learn how to make signature Korean dishes and find inspiration in the flavors to write a few verses of poetry yourself. 
Sat, Oct 29, 2:00 pm / Fairview Branch

AN ARMCHAIR VISIT TO THE WORLD OF HARRY POTTER


Sheila Stone takes you on a virtual flyby to the real places in London and Oxford that inspired the Harry Potter movies. For Harry Potter fans of all ages.
Sat, Oct 29, 3:00 pm / MLK Jr. Auditorium

KIDS & TEENS

FALL FAMILY FESTIVALS

Put on your costume and join the fun!

The Fall Festival at Virginia Avenue Park has pumpkin carving, country dancing, and a hay bale maze.
Sat, Oct 1, 3:00-7:00 pm

Main Library's Harvest Festival celebrates fall festivals from many cultures with computer fun, crafts, a costume parade, dance performance and more.
Sat, Oct 22, Noon-2:30 pm

Ocean Park's Pumpkin Fest on the Lawn features games, crafts and pumpkin-themed fun.
Sat, Oct 29, 1:00-3:00 pm

ANIMAL SHELTER SHOW & TAIL

In honor of National Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog Month, learn about pet ownership from the Santa Monica Animal Shelter and maybe meet some furry guests.
Wed, Oct 5, 3:30 pm (60 min) / Ages 5 & up

CELEBRATE STAR WARS READS


Dress up as your fave Star Wars character and celebrate Star Wars and reading during October!

Enjoy a special story time with Star Wars characters, crafts and games.
Sat, Oct 8, 11:00 am-1:00 pm / For the whole family / Main Library 

Celebrate with a costume contest, trivia and crafts. Wed, Oct 19, 3:00-4:30 pm / Ages 4 & up / Montana Ave Branch 

Try our Star Wars Reads STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) challenges.
Wed, Oct 26, 3:30-4:30 pm / Grades 5 & up / Ocean Park Branch 
 

COLLEGE APPLICATION
DROP-IN SERVICES


Receive one-on-one assistance with your college applications and essays. Bring a copy of your transcripts (unofficial is fine) and brag sheet. Computers provided, but bring your laptop if you have one.  Presented in collaboration with the Santa Monica Boys & Girls Club’s College Bound Program and Magellan Counseling.
Thu, Oct 27 and Nov 3, 10 and 17, 4:00-6:00 pm / Grade 12 / Main Library




 

The Main and Branch Libraries will be closed on October 10.

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

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