The Santa Monica Public Library offers tours the third Friday of each month at the main branch. (If you can’t take the tour in person there is a virtual tour here.) This month I was able to go and I’m glad I did! The docent who led our tour was very entertaining and informative, but it was the way she talked about the library that really struck me. She clearly loves the Santa Monica Public Library and loves sharing it with others.
The tour touched on the history of the library, the library’s first librarian Elfie Mosse, high lights from the library’s collection, the library mural by Stanton Macdonald-Wright, some of the architecture of the building, and a taste of all the various events and activities available to the community at the library.
I left the library excited to go back, both for upcoming programming and separately just for fun. (If you don’t think libraries are fun there might be something wrong with you!)
I’ve already posted about going to the Japanese American Nation Museum on ‘Free Museum Day’ but my partner-in-crime and I found ourselves up to a few more shenanigans that day…
Walking around, we found ourselves outside of the Chinese American Museum. We only had a few minutes inside before it closed but it was enough to see that we needed more time. I want to go back as soon as I can!