Celebrate Ocean Park Branch Library’s 100th Anniversary

February 5, 2018

Celebrate Ocean Park Branch Library’s 100th Anniversary

Santa Monica, California – The kickoff to a year-long celebration honoring the 100th Anniversary of the Ocean Park Branch Library will be held on Saturday, February 10, 2018 from 2:00 to 3:30 pm the Ocean Park Branch Library's Lawn, 2601 Main Street.

The free, fun-filled day for the entire family highlights the library's commitment to the Ocean Park community and life-long learning. Join in the festivities of the centennial kickoff with an afternoon of crafts, games, light refreshments, and music on the lawn by DJ Patrick Miller.

Generous support for this event is provided by the Friends of the Santa Monica Public Library.

Patty Wong, Santa Monica Public Library Director of Library Services, summarizes the special occasion, "For one hundred years, the Ocean Park Branch has served as a vibrant learning center where people connect with new ideas and take part in programs and services for all ages. Please join us for a year of celebration and memories as we honor the past while we look to our bright future. Whether you are interested in learning a new skill, sharing your talents, or pursuing a goal, the library has something for you!  Come build a stronger community with us."

The Branch represents one of the few Carnegie-endowed structures still functioning as a public library in Southern California. Designed by local architects Frank T. Kegley and H. Scott Gerity in the Classical Revival architectural style, the Branch was built in 1917-18 on land donated by the Tegner family.  It opened to the public on February 15, 1918.

This program is free and open to the public. For more information call 310-458-8683 or visit smpl.org. The Santa Monica Public Library is wheelchair accessible. For special disabled services, call Library Administration (310) 458-8606 one week prior to events. The Ocean Park Branch is served by Big Blue Bus line #1 and #8.

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