Santa Monica Public Library presents Santa Monica Cares:

Short Documentary Films

January 22, 2016

Santa Monica Public Library presents Santa Monica Cares:


Date:  January 22, 2016

Contact:  Jacquie Welsh, Public Services Librarian

Phone:  (310) 458-8630



Santa Monica Public Library presents 

Santa Monica Cares: Short Documentary Films 


Santa Monica, California- Santa Monica Public Library is pleased to offer a special screening of Emmy award-winning public service announcements from Directors Guild of America (DGA) members on Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 6:00 pm in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Auditorium, 601 Santa Monica Boulevard. The series focuses on three Santa Monica Cares organizations: Bread and Roses Café, directed by Dianne Bartlow; StepUp directed by Jerri Sher, and; Ocean Park Community Center directed by Melanie Wagor.

The series is a co-production of the DGA Women's Steering Committee and Santa Monica’s CityTV.  A panel discussion with the film directors and representatives from the organizations featured (St. Joseph Center, StepUp on Second and OPCC) follows the screenings. The panel shares their hopes for this project and discusses how each organization empowers members of the Santa Monica community to succeed.

Audience members are invited to join the panel participants for a light mixer following the discussion. This event is free and open to the public with seating on a first come basis. For more information about events at SMPL, or contact the Santa Monica Public Library at (310) 458-8600.  The Santa Monica Public Library is wheelchair-accessible. For special disabled services, call Library Administration (310) 458-8606 one week prior to the event.  The Main Library is directly served by Big Blue Bus lines 1, 7, R7, 8, and R10. Big Blue Bus lines 2, 3, 3M, 5, and 9 also stop within a short walking distance. Ride your bike. Bicycle parking racks are available at the library.


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