Virtual insect discovery laboratory for children and families –

August 9, 2021 4:00 p.m.

The Santa Monica Public Library is excited to be on Friday the 13th. Join the staff at to discover the amazing life of beetles, millipedes, tarantulas, walking sticks, whip scorpions and more. From 5 years. Register in advance at Pick up a beetle collection jar at the Main Library, Pico Branch Curbside or Montana Avenue Branch Curbside and become an entomologist! (While stocks last.)

Take part in the Santa Monica Public Library’s free summer reading program for all ages, Reading Colors Your World, which runs through August 15. Together we read 194,445 minutes. There’s still time to help us meet our community reading goal of 500,000 minutes of reading! Register in person at the Main Library, Pico Branch Curbside and Montana Avenue Branch Curbside, or online at Track your reading to meet your 10 hour / 600 minute reading goal. Children and teenagers receive special activity packages after 300 and 600 minutes of reading time, and adults take part in a raffle after 600 minutes of reading time.

Generous support of Summer Reading from the Friends of the Santa Monica Public Library. The Friends is a nonprofit volunteer organization focused on volunteering, fundraising, and library support. Learn more about the friends.

We hope to see you in the library this summer. Personal service in the main library and contactless Pick up at the roadside Service is available at Montana Avenue and Pico stores. Sign up for the Ocean Park Branch self-service hours. Find out more here. For a full list of programs and library resources, as well as library locations and opening times, please visit our website at

We recommend you our Online library and access the library’s many digital services available 24/7. Ask? Call us at (310) 458-8600 or email [email protected]. The staff are available from Monday to Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Thursday from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and first Saturday of the month 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. We are looking forward to your contact.

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