Santa Monica Public Library, in partnership with the City Manager’s Office, is hosting a series of Social Justice Book Discussions. The second title in the series is The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander. This groundbreaking book challenges the civil rights community, and all of us, to place mass incarceration at the forefront for racial justice in America. The program takes place on Thursday, May 27, 2021 from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. and is an opportunity to connect and discuss social justice topics that are important to our community. Read the book and join the conversation.
Register here:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcpdeqqrzMjGNG_BGY6XDSUU-HEbcF-Jy_U
Electronic copies of the title are available for check out using the Library’s Libby app or Overdrive. The book can also be picked up from curbside service at the Main, Pico, or Montana Ave. Branch Libraries. To reserve the title through your Library account or obtain a Library card visit smpl.org or call the Library staff at (310) 458-8600.

While the Library buildings remain closed to help prevent the spread of Covid-19 we are here to assist you. Contactless curbside pickup service is available at Santa Monica Public Library. We encourage you to visit our Online Library and access the Library’s many digital services that are available 24/7. Questions? Call us at (310) 458-8600 or email reference@smgov.net. Staff are available Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and look forward to connecting with you.

Submitted by Karen Reitz, Library Manager