KC made it amply clear that science is interesting, and relevant to so many aspects of our lives. The audience really enjoyed and appreciated the talk.
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The Friends of the Santa Monica Public Library presents The Consoling Universe with K.C. Cole on Saturday, November 16, at 2:00 p.m. in the Main Library’s MLK Jr. Auditorium, 601 Santa Monica Boulevard.
Co-sponsored by the Santa Monica Public Library, K.C.’s talk focuses on the consoling aspects of science. Learn about how science includes making mistakes, cooperating with others, and dealing with uncertainty. Science shows us that we are never alone in the universe. Knowledge of science is both intellectually and emotionally beneficial; it can bring us comfort and happiness. K.C. Cole currently teaches at USC and is a former science writer for The Los Angeles Times. She has written many books and articles about science. Her article about game theory was recently published in The Los Angeles Times. This event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited and on a first arrival basis. The Santa Monica Public Library is wheelchair accessible. For special disabled services, call Library Administration at (310) 458-8606 at least one week prior to the event. For more information, visit smpl.org or contact the Santa Monica Public Library at (310) 458-8600.
September is Library Card Sign-up Month, and Santa Monica Public Library (SMPL) wants to make sure you are among the majority of Americans that carry the smartest card of all – a public library card. Join us in celebrating Library Card Sign-Up Month by visiting a SMPL location and signing up today.
Whether you’re a job seeker, a student heading back to school, or simply looking for some free entertainment, Santa Monica Public Library is here to help. Your SMPL card does more than just check out books. With your card you can also:
Beginning September 1, those signing up for a new Santa Monica Public Library card will receive a Yogurtland coupon bookmark, good for 3 ounces free at Yogurtland, 304 Santa Monica Blvd. Limit one coupon per patron. Offer is good while supplies last.
Any Santa Monica resident can sign up for a free Santa Monica Public Library Card. For more information, go to smpl.org, call (310) 458-8600, or visit any Santa Monica Public Library location.