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The Ocean Park library is one of the original Carnegie libraries. I'm guessing it is around 90 years old. It is in good condition. The library itself has events and readings and a meeting room downstairs. The Santa Monica Conservancy has a resource center next...More
Limited selections, local favorite with reading programs for small children. The building is a good example of early construction in the area.
Date of experience: January 2016
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Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers, roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa Monica pier spins high above the water, while park revelers scream with delight riding the roller
coaster. Inland from the beach, Third Street Promenade bustles with shoppers and street performers, where every block seems to have a musical or acrobatic act drawing crowds giving Santa Monica both the feeling of a laid-back beach town and a major commercial hub.