For more information on 2013 Santa Monica 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.
J.R. Martinez: Full of HeartWednesday, February 20, 2013 at 7:00 pmMain Library, MLK Jr. Auditorium, 601 Santa Monica Boulevard *Beloved by millions who fell in love with him as he won Dancing With The Stars in May 2012, Iraq War veteran J.R. Martinez embodies everything this year's Santa Monica Reads is all about. Wounded and burned by a bomb blast while serving in Iraq, J.R. Martinez dug deep and found the spirit and determination to succeed and thrive against the odds. Join us as he discusses his life and new autobiography. A book sale and signing will follow. This is a ticketed event; free tickets available one hour prior to program in Main Library lobby.
Trained volunteer facilitators lead these free public book discussions. No registration required.Discussions are open to readers of all ages, but those designated as Family Discussions will have a focus on families reading together.
* 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.