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    Join us for variety of online programs for kids, teens, adults and families. Check out the Library's recorded 
    programs 
    on InstagramFacebook, and YouTube, and announcements of upcoming programs on Twitter. 
             
        Programs for Kids & Teens    
         
    Join us for Santa Monica Reads All Summer, June 22 - September 7.
       
       
    PBS Books Storytimes
    Developed by the PBS Books channel, this resource features children’s book authors and others in read-aloud segments and video features on new and best-loved children’s book. Stories are posted each day. Follow #PBSBooksStorytime on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
       
       
    Santa Monica Reads All Summer: 3D Selfies with reDiscover Center
    Wednesday, July 8 / 1:30 to 2:30pm / Live via link below

    The master makers from the reDiscover Center show how to use upcycled materials from around your home—such as buttons, corks, lids, yarn—that would otherwise end up in the trash, to create a self-portrait. You’ll also need some tape or glue, markers, and scissors. Share your creation with us by sending a photo of it to libraryprograms@smgov.net. For grades 3 and up. 
    This program is supported by the Friends of the Santa Monica Public Library. 
    Access the program here: https://primetime.bluejeans.com/a2m/live-event/dfbkcwjw
       
       
    Let’s Read! / ¡VAMOS A LEER! Bilingual Story Time
    Mondays / 1:00 to 1:30pm / Access via links below
    Join us for interactive, bilingual English/Spanish story times that feature stories, songs, and rhymes. Access the programs via the Library's Facebook page. 
    July 13https://www.facebook.com/events/3211953125561403/
    August 10https://www.facebook.com/events/269723124133044/
       
       
    Roads to Respect: Keeping Kids Safe
    Thursday, July 23 / 10:00 to 11:00am / Register via link below

    Roads to Respect provides this free workshop, for parents and caregivers of elementary school children, focused on how to help keep kids safe and prevent child sexual abuse. Conversations around body safety should happen in every family and can be done with ease and without fear or discomfort. Presented by Marissa Faynsod, LCSW, and Dominique Gillis, LMFT, from the ULCA - Santa Monica  Rape Treatment Center.
    Register here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/smjuly23
       
       
    Launch to College

    Thursday, August 6 / 7:00 to 8:00pm / Live via link below

    Teens and parents of the classes of 2021 and 2022: During this time when most everything “normal” about the college admission cycle has been upended, join Teen LAUNCH for an in-depth look at your college-prep plan in the coming months. Nick Soper and Kristine Tye explain how to stay on top of a rapidly changing admissions landscape, how to make your time sheltering in place count for applications, and how the Teen LAUNCH summer college checklist will get you ahead of the game when senior year begins.
    Access the program here: https://primetime.bluejeans.com/a2m/live-event/gyzehrpd
       
       
    Santa Monica Reads All Summer: Explore the Ocean with Heal the Bay Aquarium at the Santa Monica Pier
    Wednesday, August 12 / 1:30 to 2:30pm / Live via link below

    Dive under the sea with your imagination and join the ocean experts at the Aquarium for an ocean-themed story reading. Then meet the real-life ocean animals featured in the book and watch a feeding. A live question and answer session with the aquarium staff follows. This program is supported by the Friends of the Santa Monica Public Library. 
    Access the event here: https://primetime.bluejeans.com/a2m/live-event/kpdfruce
       
             
        Programs for Adults      
         
    Join us for Santa Monica Reads All Summer, June 22 - September 7.
       
       
    Ocean Park Book Group Discussion: The Dutch House by Ann Patchett

    Saturday, July 11 / 11:00am to 12:00pm / Register using the email address below

    At the end of the World War II, Cyril Conroy propels his family from poverty to wealth by building a real estate empire. His purchase of the Dutch House, a lavish estate in the suburbs outside of Philadelphia, sets in motion the undoing of everyone he loves. Haven’t read the book? No problem. Tell us about what you have been reading. To register for this program, email karen.reitz@smgov.net
       
       
    Santa Monica Reads Book Discussions

    Discussions are hosted by trained facilitators. Discussions are on the Santa Monica Reads featured title The Library Book by Susan Orlean. All discussions are live via Zoom. Register in advance using the links below.
    • Saturday, July 11 at 11:00am | Register here.
    • Wednesday, July 15 at 7:00pm | Montana Branch Book Group | Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 will also be discussed. | Register here.
    • Tuesday, July 21 at 4:00pm | Register here.
    • Wednesday, August 5 at 11:00am | Register here.
    • Monday, August 17 at 7:00pm | Main Library Book Group | Register here.
    • Saturday, August 29 at 2:00pm | Register here.   
    • Thursday, September 3 at 4:00pm | Register here.
       
       
    Ocean Park Fiction Winners Book Group Discussion: What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank by Nathan Englander
    Saturday, July 18 / 11:00am to 12:00pm / Register using the email address below

    Join us for a discussion of this short story collection by celebrated author Nathan Englander. Haven’t read the book? No problem. Tell us about what you have been reading. To register for this program, email karen.reitz@smgov.net
       
       
    Mystery Book Group Discussion: The Zig Zag Girl by Elly Griffiths

    Tuesday, July 21 / 7:00 to 8:00pm / Register using the email address below

    When the body of a girl is found, cut into three, Detective Inspector Edgar Stephens is reminded of a magic trick, the Zig Zag Girl. If you can’t get the book, don’t worry! Tell us about a mystery book you are reading. To register for this program, email karen.reitz@smgov.net
       
       
    Roads to Respect: Keeping Kids Safe
    Thursday, July 23 / 10:00 to 11:00am / Register via link below

    Roads to Respect provides this free workshop, for parents and caregivers of elementary school children, focused on how to help keep kids safe and prevent child sexual abuse. Conversations around body safety should happen in every family and can be done with ease and without fear or discomfort. Presented by Marissa Faynsod, LCSW, and Dominique Gillis, LMFT, from the ULCA - Santa Monica  Rape Treatment Center.
    Register here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/smjuly23
       
       
    Santa Monica Reads Special Event: Susan Orlean on The Library Book
    Saturday, July 25 / 2:00 to 3:00pm / Live via link below

    In the bestseller The Library Book, author Susan Orlean re-opens the unsolved mystery of the Los Angeles Central Library fire, the most catastrophic library fire in American history, while simultaneously paying homage to public libraries and their impact on individuals, communities, and society. Join us for this virtual presentation and discussion with the Ms. about the essential role libraries play in our lives.
    Access here: https://primetime.bluejeans.com/a2m/live-event/hyufekcz
       
       
    Santa Monica Reads Special Event: The Architecture of Los Angeles Central Library
    Saturday, August 15 / 2:00 to 3:00pm / 
    Register using the link below
    Join us for a discussion and visual presentation on the architectural history of the Los Angeles Central Library. Learn about the unique history of the building and the role the 1986 fire played in its redesign. Panelists include Kenneth Breisch, Associate Professor of Architecture at USC; Margaret Bach, founding member of the Los Angeles Conservancy; and Stephen Gee, author of Los Angeles Central Library: A History of Its Art and Architecture
    Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAudOutpj0iGdNptECKDTh-KFdQsy6LxJYO
       
       
    Montana Branch Book Group Discussion: Last Boat Out of Shanghai by Helen Zia
    Wednesday, August 19 / 7:00 to 8:30pm / Register using the email address below

    Join us to discuss the dramatic real life stories of four young people caught up in the mass exodus of Shanghai in the wake of China’s 1949 Communist revolution, a heartrending precursor to the struggles faced by emigrants today. To register for this program, email stephanie.archer@smgov.net.
       
         

       
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