Join Santa Monica Public Library (SMPL) in celebrating Money Smart Week, a national initiative in its seventh year between the American Library Association (ALA) and the Federal Reserve Bank (Chicago) to provide financial literacy programming. During the first week of April, SMPL will host programs covering topics such as banking, retirement, financial literacy for seniors, and financial independence.
Please join us for one or more of the following free events:
Social Security, Taxes, & Retirement – Don’t be a fool with your money. Financial advisor Adam Strauss teaches everything you need to know about social security, taxes, and retirement.
Monday, April 1 at 7 p.m. | Fairview Branch Library, 2101 Ocean Park Blvd.
Be Empowered – Banking Tips and Strategies for Seniors – Learn the ins and outs of banking including which bank to choose, how to manage your account, and how to avoid fraud. Co-presented by OneWest Bank.
Wednesday, April 3, 3:30 p.m. | Ocean Park Branch Library, 2601 Main St.
Bank Your Bucks — Learn banking basics such as reasons to have a bank, types of banks, opening accounts, and tracking account activity. Co-presented by OneWest Bank.
Thursday, April 4 at 6:30 p.m. | Main Library, Multipurpose Room, 601 Santa Monica Blvd.
Financial Independence Workshop – Attend a full day of financial workshops on budgeting, financial health, credit, managing bankruptcy, and paying college loans. Have a one-on-one conversation with a financial expert from our living library.
Saturday, April 6, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. | Pico Branch Library, The Annex & Virginia Avenue Park Campus, 2201 Pico Blvd.
The Santa Monica Public Library and all City of Santa Monica facilities are wheelchair accessible. For disability-related accommodations, call Library Administration at (310) 458-8606 at least one week prior to the event. All library locations are served by the Big Blue Bus. Visit for routes and schedules. Ride your bike to the library. Bicycle parking racks are available at all locations. For more information, call the Santa Monica Public Library at (310) 458-8600 or visit
Submitted by Jennifer Boyce

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