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  • Santa Monica Public Library - othertraining
    Account Home Services Books Music Movies Programs Research Kids Parents Teens About Us Research Library Catalog Online Databases Computer Classes Computer Classes Descriptions Class Materials Other Training Ask a Librarian Local History Local History Local History Blog Imagine Santa Monica Library History Library Mural Santa Monica Collection Web Resources eBooks Apps Other Training in near Santa Monica Beverly Hills Adult School 225 South Lasky Dr Beverly Hills Call 310 551 5150 Fee Discount for seniors Basic and advanced classes Culver City Senior Center 4095 Overland Ave Culver City Call 310 253 6715 Membership fee Classes in beginning and intermediate computer skills Emeritus College 1227 2nd St Santa Monica Call 310 434 4306 No Fee Students responsible for required materials Offers a wide variety of computer skills classes as a series Regional Occupation Program 601 Pico Blvd Business Building Santa Monica Call 310 395 9493 Fee for non Samohi students Training and certification for computer applications specialists Venice Skills Center 611 Fifth Ave Venice Call 310 392 4153 Fee Adults 18 over Training in a variety of computer skills including computer repair West Los Angeles Regional Branch LAPL 11360 Santa Monica Blvd Los Angeles Call 310 575 8323 No fee Every

    Original URL path: http://smpl.org/othertraining.aspx (2016-01-31)
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  • Santa Monica Public Library - Local History
    the Santa Monica Bay area a collection of photographs and postcards dating from 1875 to the present historical maps of the Santa Monica area the years 1875 to 1929 of the Santa Monica Evening Outlook the Santa Monica Newspaper Index a selective index to newspaper and magazine articles of local interest dating throughout the Twentieth Century and up to the present Library History The history of the Main Library and the four branches Ocean Park Fairview Montana Avenue and Pico Branch Local History Blog The Local History Blog brings Santa Monica History to life through information and digitized images of photographs newspaper articles and documents Marcus O Tucker Collection The achievements of Marcus O Tucker are highlighted with a collection of biographical resources Santa Monica Collection Room Special collection containing books and documents on the history of Santa Monica and greater Los Angeles areas Santa Monica History Museum Located on the Main Library campus at 1350 7th Street the Museum showcases the unique history and qualities of the City Since 1975 the Museum has collected and preserved the history art and culture of the Santa Monica Bay Area Many of the Museum s historical photographs can be viewed online Stanton

    Original URL path: http://smpl.org/Local_History_mainpage.aspx (2016-01-31)
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  • Santa Monica Public Library - Local History Blog
    Resource Center NoveList Plus Points of View ProQuest Newspapers Something about the Author Student Research Center World Book Encyclopedia Other Databases Catalog Database Site Library Catalog My Account Home Services Books Music Movies Programs Research Kids Parents Teens About Us Research Library Catalog Online Databases Computer Classes Computer Classes Descriptions Class Materials Other Training Ask a Librarian Local History Local History Local History Blog Imagine Santa Monica Library History Library

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  • Santa Monica Public Library - Library History
    Brother s Drug Store on Pier Avenue for borrowers to return books and request new ones Eventually a lot on the northeast corner of Ocean Park Boulevard and Main Street was purchased for 8 000 to build a branch library in the Ocean Park neighborhood The mayor wrote to the Carnegie Corporation requesting a grant to help with construction costs Carnegie granted 12 500 The Ocean Park branch library opened to the public on February 15 1918 1926 27 In 1926 a bond issue was passed in the sum of 50 000 for the reconstruction and expansion of the Main library located at Santa Monica Boulevard and Fifth Street The small Carnegie funded structure was enlarged and remodeled into a Spanish style design by E J Baume with two additional wings This new Main library opened to the public on November 18 1927 1930s By 1930 Santa Monica had a population of 37 000 It had a hospital junior college and was home to the new Douglas Aircraft Company and Clover Airfield On July 1 1931 the Fairview Heights branch library opened Located at 1903 20 th Street it was a 15 feet wide storefront branch sandwiched between a grocery store and barber shop One of the most unique features of the remodeled Main library located at 503 Santa Monica Boulevard was the mural by artist Stanton Macdonald Wright Commissioned by the Public Works Administration Project Macdonald Wright began work on the mural in February 1934 It would take him 18 months to complete the project Unveiled in 1935 the 2 000 square feet composition made a lasting impression on visitors to the library Children s books illustrator Eulalie Wilson painted the murals for the Boys and Girls Room in the Main library Peter Pan Cinderella and other characters from children s books would grace the walls of the children s section for more than two decades 1940s By 1942 it was clear the storefront Fairview branch library could no longer adequately handle increased patronage and the library began to look for a more suitable location On July 13 1942 Fairview branch library opened its second location at 2030 Pico Boulevard During World War II long time Fairview Branch Librarian Nellie Sullivan initiated a service she had read about preschool story times It was the first of its kind on the West Coast Also during the war in 1945 the basement of the Ocean Park branch library was converted to a Young People s Room where teenagers gathered to study and play games In subsequent years this room housed children s books and then was used for meetings and library programs 1950s By the 1950s the north side of Santa Monica was in need of library services and the Montana Avenue branch located in a rented building at 1528 30 Montana Avenue opened in February 1952 The newest branch thrived and within six years the circulation climbed to over 80 000 items The branch library had outgrown its rented space

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  • Stanton Macdonald-Wright Mural [Santa Monica Public Library]
    the Mural Artist s Statement Installations Conservation Resources Share Your Memories Stanton Macdonald Wright Mural HOME Credits Copyright 2008 Santa Monica Public Library Explore the Mural requires Flash Plugin Get

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  • Santa Monica Public Library - Santa Monica Collection
    Monica Bay region Southern California and the rest of the state Located on the second floor of the Main Library this is a non circulating research collection containing approximately 4 000 items It includes books annual reports directories maps pamphlets City planning documents yearbooks ephemera and more Access and Use All Santa Monica Main Library customers are invited to explore the collection Materials may not leave the Santa Monica Collection Room Visitors should consult the librarian at the adjacent Reference Desk before photocopying any material due to the fragile condition of many of these irreplaceable resources Reference Staff is always available to assist in using the collection Obituary and Other Requests Library staff processes requests for obituaries from the Santa Monica Evening Outlook Each request must include a surname first name and precise date of death that includes month day and year Searches are limited to 3 obituaries per request Recipients will receive emailed digital images of the obituary or photocopies via the U S Postal Service This is a free service Requests may be placed in person at the Reference Desk by contacting Telephone Reference at 310 434 2608 or email Reference Department Library staff welcomes requests for information from other resources in the Santa Monica Collection Highlights of the Collection City directories City Directories Reverse Directories and Yellow and White Pages Directories for Santa Monica and vicinity are available for various spans of time from 1899 to the present Yearbooks An almost complete set of the Santa Monica High School yearbook The Nautilus Biographical resources The collection contains numerous biographical resources such as the Santa Monica Blue Book Historical and Biographical compiled by Charles Sumner Warren editor in chief of the Santa Monica Evening Outlook published in 1941 and the Santa Monica Biography Notebook compiled by reference librarians

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  • Santa Monica Public Library - Web Resources
    World Book Encyclopedia Other Databases Catalog Database Site Library Catalog My Account Home Services Books Music Movies Programs Research Kids Parents Teens About Us Research Library Catalog Online Databases Computer Classes Computer Classes Descriptions Class Materials Other Training Ask a Librarian Local History Local History Local History Blog Imagine Santa Monica Library History Library Mural Santa Monica Collection Web Resources eBooks Apps Web Resources Choose a topic below Active Living

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  • Santa Monica Public Library - Parenting
    Genre By Grade or Age Fun Games Fun for Pre Readers Typing Great Websites for Kids Services for Teachers Class Group School Visits Guide for Teachers Youth Study Rooms Parenting Collection Whether you are a first time parent or a seasoned veteran there is useful information for you in the Parenting Center currently located in the Main Library The scope of the collection includes the following General Parenting Family Issues

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