Santa Monica Public Library hosts a presentation on The Wonderland of Lewis Carroll on Monday, Jan. 26, at 7 p.m., in the Main Library’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Auditorium, 601 Santa Monica Blvd.

Join organizers as Abbey Saunders, curator of the The G. Edward Cassady, M.D. and Margaret Elizabeth Cassady, R.N, Lewis Carroll Collection at the USC Libraries, explores the life, work and cultural influence of this renowned children’s author.

Born Charles Lutwidge Dodgson on January 27, 1832 in Daresbury, Cheshire, England, Carroll is best known for his books “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” (celebrating its 150th publication anniversary this year) and “Through the Looking-Glass.” In addition to his literary work, Carroll was an influential mathematician, photographer, essayist, logician and poet. Materials from USC Libraries’ Lewis Carroll Collection are on display in the Main Library lobby during the month of January.

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 more information on Santa Monica Public Library programs, visit smpl.org or contact the Santa Monica Public Library at (310) 458-8600.

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