Join us for another year of Adult Summer Reading at Santa Monica Public Library. We'll be celebrating with author talks, movie screenings, book discussions and more. Pick up a Literary Elements participation form at any SMPL location after June 7, then turn in your completed form by August 13 to be eligible to win prizes for your summer reading activities. See the bottom of this page for entry rules and prize details.
In addition to the special events listed below, join us for any of our regularly-scheduled book discussions.
Literary Elements Movie Screening: Saving Mr. Banks (2013)Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at 2:00 pmMontana Avenue Branch Library, 1704 Montana Avenue *Set in 1961, this heartwarming comedic drama details Walt Disney's efforts to convince reluctant author P.L. Travers to allow him to adapt her Mary Poppins books into a movie. (125 min)
NOVL Days YA Author Meet 'n' GreetTuesday, June 24, 2014 at 7:00 pmMain Library, Multipurpose Room, 601 Santa Monica Boulevard *YA (young adult) is where it's at in publishing right now, with both teens and adults ravenously reading the genre. Join us for this unique party event, at which you can meet an amazing line-up of authors including Aaron Hartzler (Rapture Practice), Lisi Harrison (The Clique, Alphas, Monster High), Blake Nelson (The Prince of Venice Beach, Paranoid Park, Destroy All Cars), Joanna Philbin (Since Last Summer, Rules of Summer, The Daughters) and Allen Zadoff (I Am the Mission, I Am the Weapon, Food, Girls & Other Things I Can't Have). Enjoy treats, take pics with the authors and your friends, take home some great prizes, and lots more! Presented by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (www.thenovl.com).
Marc Cushman presents These Are the Voyages: Star Trek TOSSaturday, June 28, 2014 at 3:00 pmMain Library, MLK Jr. Auditorium, 601 Santa Monica Boulevard *Join us for an entertaining conversation on Star Trek, the original science fiction classic, with Marc Cushman (author of the new book series, These Are the Voyages: Star Trek TOS), original series producer John D.F. Black, and moderator David Goodman (writer/producer of Star Trek: Enterprise). A book sale and signing follows.
* Note: City of Santa Monica facilities are wheelchair accessible. To request a disability-related accommodation, call Library Administration at 310-458-8606 (TDD 395-8499) at least one week prior to event.
ELIGIBILITY: The 2014 Literary Elements drawing is open to Santa Monica Public Library cardholders with an account that is current and in good standing on August 13, 2014. Entrants must be 18 years of age or older. Employees of Santa Monica Public Library and the City of Santa Monica and their immediate family members are ineligible.
Drawing entries must be returned to the Santa Monica Public Library by
close of business (9:00 p.m.) on August 13, 2014 to be eligible for the
live drawing on August 16, 2014.
ENTRY FORMS: Entry forms may be obtained from any Santa Monica Public Library location, beginning on June 7, 2014, until supply is depleted. Completed forms may be returned to any Santa Monica Public Library location by August 13, 2014. Entry forms will also be published in the Festival issue of Seascape, from which they can be clipped and returned upon completion to any Santa Monica Public Library location by August 13, 2014.
ENTRY LIMITATIONS: One entry per Santa Monica Public Library cardholder. Santa Monica Public Library reserves the right to deny late, incomplete or illegible entries.
DRAWING: The drawing for prizes will take place at the Adult Summer Reading Finale event on Saturday, August 16, 2014, with the program beginning at 2:00 p.m. Prize winners in attendance will be required to show current government-issued identification to claim their prize in person. Prize winners not in attendance, or not holding a government-issued identification, will be notified of their prize and how the prize can be claimed via email or telephone message.
DRAWING AND PRIZE LIMITATIONS: Drawings for prizes will be conducted at random. Prizes have no cash value and cannot be returned or exchanged for other prizes. Santa Monica Public Library reserves the right to modify prizes as necessary.