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    Reading Takes You Everywhere!

    Let Reading Take You Everywhere with the Library’s 2018 Adult Summer Reading program.
    Read, explore, and learn throughout the summer. Join us for special programs and earn prizes
    for reading. Sign up at any Library location beginning Saturday, June 9 and receive a
    Summer Reading bag (while supplies last). Turn in your completed Summer Reading card by
    Saturday, August 18 to receive a free book from the Friends of Santa Monica Public Library
    Bookstore and be entered to win one of three grand prizes. Keep reading for details.

    Adult Summer Reading Special Events

    In addition to our regularly scheduled book groups, we have many special summer events planned. Pick up a monthly event calendar at any Library location or open the PDF version on the Library’s homepage,

    Kick off the summer with TAIKOPROJECT, a premiere Taiko drum group that unites ancient Japanese tradition with 21st century innovation. A family friendly craft follows the program.
    Saturday, June 9 / 11:00am / Main Library

    Beat the heat with summer matinees at our Time Travel Tuesdays film series. Each Tuesday, beginning June 12, the Library screens a different time travel movie. See the Library calendar of events for titles.
    Tuesdays, June 12 through August 14 / 3:00pm / Main Library

    We’re packing up the books and heading back to the shore for more fun in the sun with SMPL at the Beach, Southern California’s only beachside pop-up library. Play games and enjoy a variety of family-friendly activities like Seaside Storytime. Sign out books from our collection of beach reads, and kick back, relax and read in our Surfside Lounge. The beach pop-up library is a great place to log those summer reading hours.
    Find us here:
    Friday, June 29 / 10am-3pm / Annenberg Community Beach House, 415 Pacific Coast Hwy
    Saturday, July 14 / 10am-3pm / Dorothy Green Park, where Ocean Park Boulevard ends
    Friday, August 10 / 10am-3pm / Annenberg Community Beach House, 415 Pacific Coast Hwy
    Saturday, August 25 / 10am-3pm / Dorothy Green Park, where Ocean Park Boulevard ends 

    Don’t miss Ukulele Saturdays in July and August! Learn to play the “happiest instrument in the world!” Heidi Swedberg of Sukey Jump Music teaches you how in this free, four-week series of classes. Registration required, and class size and instruments are limited. Register by emailing beginning June 15, 2018. Include participant’s name and age level, and let us know if you will bring your own ukulele or need to borrow one from the library.
    Saturdays, July 7, 14, 28 & August 4 / times below / Main Library
    10:30 to 11:00am: 8 and under (with participating adult)
    11:30am to noon: Ages 8 to 12
    1:00 to 2:00pm: Adults and teens

    Join us for The French Connection: Cercle François. Celebrate Bastille Day and more with this four-session French Club hosted by Margaret Drach. Ideal for those learning French or who want to learn French, as well as French expats who would like to get together in a casual setting.
    Saturdays, July 7, 14, 28 & August 4 / 2:00pm / Main Library

    Wrap up your summer reading adventures with our Summer Reading Finale Concert featuring The Hollow Trees. This all-ages concert combines bluegrass, country, blues and traditional folk songs.
    Saturday, August 18 / 2:00pm / Main Library

    Reading Takes You Everywhere Drawing Entry Rules and Regulations

    Eligibility: The 2018 Reading Takes You Everywhere drawing is open to Santa Monica Public Library cardholders with an account that is current and in good standing as of August 18, 2018. Entrants must be 18 years of age or older, and must register for Adult Summer Reading with any Santa Monica Public Library location between June 9, 2018 and August 18, 2018. Employees of Santa Monica Public Library and the City of Santa Monica and their immediate families are ineligible.

    Entry deadline: Summer reading participation cards must be returned to the Santa Monica Public Library by the close of business (5:30pm) on Saturday, August 18, 2018 to be eligible for the prize drawing.

    Participation Cards: Summer reading participation cards may be obtained from any Santa Monica Public Library location beginning on June 9, 2018. Completed participation cards may be returned to any Santa Monica Public Library location by August 18, 2018.

    Entry limitations: One entry allowed per Santa Monica Public Library cardholder in good standing. Santa Monica Public Library reserves the right to deny any late, incomplete, or ineligible entries.

    Drawing and Prize Limitations: Drawings for prizes will be conducted at random. Prize winners will be notified via email or telephone of their prize and how the prize can be claimed. To claim prizes, prize winners will be required to show a current government-issued identification. 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.



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