For more information on 2012 Santa Monica Citywide Reads, check out our resource guide (PDF) here.
All programs below are free and open to the public. Seating is first come, first served.
Please note locations for each discussion or event, as several take place in non-library venues.For a list of book discussion dates and times, scroll to the bottom.
An Evening with Michael Connelly & Robert CraisSaturday, February 25, 2012 at 7:00 pmLincoln Middle School Auditorium, 1501 California AvenueBest-selling mystery authors Michael Connelly and Robert Crais discuss the influence Raymond Chandler has had on their work and on the crime genre in general. A book sale and signing will follow.
The Lady in the Lake Live: Authors Reading Raymond ChandlerFriday, March 16, 2012 at 7:00 pmSanta Monica Bay Woman's Club, 1210 Fourth StreetJudith Freeman, Janet Fitch and Denise Hamilton lead a star-studded list of authors in a staged, costumed reading of The Lady in the Lake. Audience costumes encouraged. A line-up of participating authors will be announced one week prior to event.
Raymond Chandler Movie Screenings: Murder, My SweetMonday, March 19, 2012 at 2:00 pmMontana Avenue Branch Library, 1704 Montana Avenue *In this adaptation of Raymond Chandler's novel, Farewell, My Lovely, detective Philip Marlowe (Dick Powell) searches for a two-timing woman, leading him to mayhem and murder. Followed by a talk with film scholar Vivian Rosenberg.
Trained volunteer facilitators lead these free public book discussions. No registration required.
For ages 7-10. After you've read Trouble Is My Beeswax, attend our fun Detective School to learn how to be a super sleuth. (45 minutes)
* 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.