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    Join us for variety of online programs for kids, teens, adults and families. Check out the Library's recorded 
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        Programs for Kids & Teens    
    Programs comings soon. Join us for Santa Monica Reads All Summer, June 22 - September 7.

    Check out PBS Books Storytime featuring children’s book authors reading their favorite children’s books. New stories are posted every day! 
        Programs for Adults      
    What’s Next? Steps For the Recently Unemployed: Unemployment Benefits, Disability & Sick Leave
    LA Law Library On-Demand Webinar / Available via link below

    If you or a loved one has been seriously affected by the COVID-19 crisis, including job loss or illness, California and federal law provide for important benefits to help you and your family. Learn about unemployment insurance, including new legislation passed in response to the COVID-19 crisis, as well as disability insurance, disability leave and sick leave under both new and established law.
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    Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation
    Thursdays, May 7 through June 11 / 6:00 to 7:00pm / 
    Live via link below
    Heather White presents this six-week introduction to mindfulness meditation for beginners. It provides insight into the basics of mindfulness, how to develop a meditation practice, and how to apply mindfulness in everyday life. It is also appropriate for more experienced practitioners who wish to enhance their current practice.
    May 7: Introduction/Benefits of Meditation/Posture
    May 14: Breath/Body Awareness
    May 21: Working with Pleasure/Pain/Obstacles
    May 28: Working with Emotions/R.E.A.L.
    June 4: Inner Critic/Wise Thoughts
    June 11: Cultivating Positive Emotions, Joy and Gratitude
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    Cafecito Con Tu Bibliotecaria
    Viernes, 29 De Mayo / 5:00 to 6:00pm / Live via Zoom 

    En estos tiempos difíciles necesitamos el apoyo emocional, monetario, educacional, y más.  Te invitamos a que seas parte del cafecito, donde podremos platicar de varios temas que nos afectan, obtendremos información que nos ayudara a pasar el tiempo en casa de una mejor manera y nos mantendremos informados de lo que acontece en Santa Mónica y nuestros alrededores.  Regístrese enviando un correo electrónico a
    Ocean Park Book Group Discussion: Disappearing Earth by Julia Phillips
    Saturday, June 6 / 11:00am to 12:00pm / Live via Zoom

    Join us for a discussion of this novel about the disappearance of two young girls from Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula, bringing fear into a tight-woven community while connecting the lives of neighbors, witnesses, family members and a detective.
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    Ocean Park Mystery Book Group Discussion: Before She Knew Him by Peter Swanson
    Tuesday, June 16 / 7:00 to 8:00pm / Live via Zoom

    The Mystery Book Group discusses this intriguing story about a Boston artist with bipolar disorder who spots an item that once belonged to the victim of an unsolved murder in a new neighbor's home. If you can’t get the book or don’t have time to read it, don’t worry! Tell us about the mystery book you are reading now.
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    Montana Branch Book Group Discussion: The Spy and the Traitor by Ben Macintyre
    Wednesday, June 17 / 7:00 to 8:30pm / Live via Zoom

    Join us for a discussion on “the greatest espionage story of the Cold War.” Celebrated nonfiction spy author Ben Macintyre traces the story of Russian intelligence operative Oleg Gordievsky, revealing how his secret work as an undercover MI6 informant helped hasten the end of the Cold War.
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    Ocean Park Fiction Winners Book Group Discussion: The Other Americans by Laila Lalami
    Saturday, June 20 / 11:00am to 12:00pm / Live via Zoom

    Join us for a discussion of this 2019 National Book Award Finalist about the suspicious death of a Moroccan immigrant which impacts the lives of a diverse cast of characters, including his jazz-composer daughter, an undocumented witness, and an Iraqi War Veteran. 
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