On the bookshelf readers can expect to find thought provoking titles such as the ex-gang member, the quaker (a first edition), the buddist, a gay parent, celebrity publicist, ex-homeless and raw foodist (a first edition). Greg Mullen, City Librarian, says of the Living Library event “Santa Monica Public Library is proud to host this innovative and unique event that will allow the community to come together to learn more about each other".
The events are free and open to the public. Readers do not need to have a Santa Monica Public Library card but they will be expected to sign the books out. Organizers are not able to accept bookings in advance but usually will accept holds on the day of the event. The Santa Monica Public Library had their first Human Library in October 2008 and now hosts 2-3 events a year with support from "Friends of the Library".
Santa Monica Public Library - Main Library
601 Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA.
Contact: Rachel Foyt
Weblink: Santa Monica Public Library website