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    The front entrance of Pico Branch Library, photo copyright William Short 2014
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    The Pico Branch Library Annex, photo copyright William Short 2014
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    The front entrance of Pico Branch Library, photo copyright William Short 2014
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    A side view of Pico Branch Library from Virginia Avenue Park, photo copyright William Short 2014
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    A side view of Pico Branch Library from Virginia Avenue Park, photo copyright William Short 2014
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    A twilight view of Pico Branch Library from Virginia Avenue Park, photo copyright William Short 2014
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    The adult and young adult study area/lounge at Pico Branch Library, photo copyright William Short 2014
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    The Internet computers at Pico Branch Library, photo copyright William Short 2014
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    The children's computer area at Pico Branch Library, photo copyright William Short 2014
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    Children's computers and book stacks at Pico Branch Library, photo copyright William Short 2014
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    A view of the library from the children's area at Pico Branch Library, photo copyright William Short 2014
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    Self-checkout stations and the checkout desk at Pico Branch Library, photo copyright William Short 2014
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    Study rooms at Pico Branch Library, photo copyright William Short 2014
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    The media wall and study rooms at Pico Branch Library, photo copyright William Short 2014
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    A study room interior at Pico Branch Library, photo copyright William Short 2014
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    A performer from taiko drum group Japanese Festival Sounds uses a shell horn to call the
    Pico Branch Library Grand Opening Celebration to order, Photo by FabianLewkowicz.com
    June 28, 2014
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    Japanese Festival Sounds taiko drummers provide a dramatic introduction to the
    Pico Branch Library Grand Opening Celebration, June 28, 2014, Photo by FabianLewkowicz.com
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    Director of Library Services Maria Taesil Hudson Carpenter enthusiastically welcomes Santa Monicans
    to the Pico Branch Library Grand Opening Celebration, June 28, 2014, Photo by FabianLewkowicz.com
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    Santa Monica Mayor Pam O'Connor speaks to Santa Monicans at the Pico Branch Library
    Grand Opening Celebration, June 28, 2014, Photo by FabianLewkowicz.com
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    Keynote speaker Carol Muske-Dukes shares words of wisdom with attendees of the Pico
    Branch Library Grand Opening Celebration, June 28, 2014, Photo by FabianLewkowicz.com
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    Pico Neighborhood Association Co-Chair Gina De Baca welcomes residents to their new library,
    Pico Branch Library Grand Opening Celebration, June 28, 2014, Photo by FabianLewkowicz.com
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    Japanese Festival Sounds musicians lead dignitaries and audience members to the ribbon-cutting,
    Pico Branch Library Grand Opening Celebration, June 28, 2014, Photo by FabianLewkowicz.com
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    Dignitaries prepare to cut the ribbon at the Pico Branch Library Grand Opening Celebration,
    June 28, 2014, Front row (l-r): Library Board Chair Kathleen Sheldon, Mayor Pam O'Connor,
    Pico Branch Manager Cecilia Tovar, Director of Library Services Maria Taesil Hudson Carpenter,
    Pico Neighborhood Association Co-Chair Oscar de la Torre, Library Board member Ken Breisch,
    City Councilmember Bob Holbrook; Back Row (l-r): Keynote Speaker & former California State
    Poet Laureate Carol Muske-Dukes, Library Board member Gene Oppenheim, Library Board
    Vice-Chair Ken Blackwell, Virginia Avenue Park Advisory Board Vice-Chair Nick Steers, City
    Councilmember Kevin McKeown, Mayor Pro Tempore Terry O'Day. 
    Photo by FabianLewkowicz.com
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    The ribbon is officially cut. Welcome to the Pico Branch Library Grand Opening, June 28, 2014,
    Photo by FabianLewkowicz.com
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    Pico Neighborhood Association Co-Chair Oscar de la Torre and a friend text others to join them for
    the Pico Branch Library Grand Opening Celebration, June 28, 2014, Photo by FabianLewkowicz.com
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    California Assemblymember Richard Bloom poses with Virginia Avenue Park Advisory Board members,
    Pico Branch Library Grand Opening Celebration, June 28, 2014, Photo by FabianLewkowicz.com
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    Library staff sign local kids up for a new season of Summer Reading at the Pico Branch Library
    Grand Opening Celebration, June 28, 2014, Photo by FabianLewkowicz.com
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    Library staff and volunteers had a great time guiding kids in bookmaking and paper crafts at the
    Pico Branch Library Grand Opening Celebration, June 28, 2014, Photo by FabianLewkowicz.com
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    Family reading is what libraries are all about, Pico Branch Library Grand Opening Celebration,
    June 28, 2014, Photo by FabianLewkowicz.com
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    Two little ones test drive the kids' computer stations at the Pico Branch Library Grand Opening
    Celebration, June 28, 2014, Photo by FabianLewkowicz.com
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    These young fellows were great working together to solve a learning game on the kids' computers
    at the Pico Branch Library Grand Opening Celebration, June 28, 2014, Photo by FabianLewkowicz.com
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    These independent and family readers really took our "Ready Set READ" theme to heart at the
    Pico Branch Library Grand Opening Celebration, June 28, 2014, Photo by FabianLewkowicz.com
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    Library Board member Gene Oppenheim is clearly being taught by an expert on how to play learning
    games at the Pico Branch Library Grand Opening Celebration, June 28, 2014, Photo by FabianLewkowicz.com
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    Library staff assists a new patron in registering for a card and checking out books at the Pico
    Branch Library Grand Opening Celebration, June 28, 2014, Photo by FabianLewkowicz.com
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    A patron peruses the nonfiction book shelves at the Pico Branch Library Grand Opening
    Celebration, June 28, 2014, Photo by FabianLewkowicz.com
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    Assistant City Librarian Claudia Fishler demonstrates the automatic returns handling system at the
    Pico Branch Library Grand Opening Celebration, June 28, 2014, Photo by FabianLewkowicz.com
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    Grand opening attendees line up for free fresh snacks provided by Santa Monica Farmers Market,
    Pico Branch Library Grand Opening Celebration, June 28, 2014, Photo by FabianLewkowicz.com
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    Grilled fresh peaches were some of the yummy treats provided by Santa Monica Farmers Market at
    the Pico Branch Library Grand Opening Celebration, June 28, 2014, Photo by FabianLewkowicz.com
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    Japanese Festival Sounds entertained crowds after the ribbon-cutting at the Pico Branch
    Library Grand Opening Celebration, June 28, 2014, Photo by FabianLewkowicz.com
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    A dancing dragon was part of the exciting musical set by Japanese Festival Sounds at the
    Pico Branch Library Grand Opening Celebration, June 28, 2014, Photo by FabianLewkowicz.com
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    Dancers from the Baile Folklórico de Cabeza DeVaca Cultura entertained crowds at the Pico
    Branch Library Grand Opening Celebration, June 28, 2014, Photo by FabianLewkowicz.com
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    Dancers from the Baile Folklórico de Cabeza DeVaca Cultura entertained crowds at the Pico
    Branch Library Grand Opening Celebration, June 28, 2014, Photo by FabianLewkowicz.com
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