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Located in Santa Monica, Calif., Santa Monica Public Library offers a collection of books, magazines and study material for all age groups. It provides reference and volunteer services and also organizes author reading, singing and cultural programs. In addition, the library screens movies and organizes concerts for senior citizens. It offers a Website for children and teenagers and also provides information management solutions. The library offers lap time sessions for babies, story hours sessions for toddlers and preschoolers, as well as summer reading programs, puppet shows and craft lessons for children of all age groups. It maintains a teenage advisory council and organizes a variety of workshops and poetry sessions for teenagers. Additionally, the library offers an online library catalogue. The Santa Monica Public Library offers instructional classes on use of internet and the library's electronic resources.
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Phone: (310) 458-8600

Phone: (310) 458-8646

Phone: (310) 434-2608

Fax: (310) 394-8951

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Mid-City, West Los Angeles, Wilshire-Montana
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rachel1215

08/10/2006

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State of the art, baby!


A day short of graduation, and then I find this study sanctuary. The library is equipped with wireless internet, a cute kids and teens section (wish they had that when I was growing up...), a used DVD/music/bookstore and interesting featured book displays. Its a great alternative place to study (Im so sick of Panera and their lack of reliable wireless) and to top it off, the air-co is not blasting, its just right. Minus the occasional homeless, this library is wonderful.

The architecture has that stiff coldness to it, but it reminds you that hey, I'm sitting in a work of technology-not art. I went online and found that this renovation was in the makings years ago. Its nice to see it finally done--it was definitely worth the wait.

They also have a great cafeBookmark. Its not just convenient, they actually have good food! Try the chicken Panini (see the chalkboard behind the counter--lightly toasted with lite n savory pesto-mayo) or make your own smoothie. They are really nice so feel free to ask for suggestions. They'll bring your food right out to you on the patio (though they often bring the food to the wrong table!)

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Phone: (310) 395-1951

Address: 601 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Website: http://friendsofsmpl.org

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