You know what time of year it is? It’s time for the Santa Monica “The Big Read program.” All who choose to do so, read the same book during March. The book this year is, Into the Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea. The books for reading, the lectures, the meetings and other events are helped along with sponsorship by the Friends of the Santa Monica Public Library. Many of the materials and activities for this program are possible because of the money raised in bookstore sales for use by the Friends.
Here are a couple reviews of this book:
“Uplifting… A book that keeps a smile on your face… No great adventure is told without great characters, and Urrea certainly knows how to create them.” -Marta Barber, Miami Herald
“Riotously funny… A wonderfully entertaining Novel.” -David Hiltbrand, Philadelphia Inquirer
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.
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.