1) POETRY READING: NOAH BLAUSTEIN
Thursday, April 3rd, at 7 PM, Montana Branch,
In honor of National Poetry Month, local poet
Noah Blaustein reads from and discusses his
debut collection of poetry, “Flirt,” a look
into the complexities that shape life: adoles-
cence, fatherhood, our responsibility for the
lives of others,the exhilaration of romantic
love, and memory.
2) LOVE, DISHONOR, MARRY, DIE, CHERISH, PERISH
Saturday, April 5th, at 11 AM,Ocean Park Branch,
2601 Main Street
The Ocean Park Book Group discusses this book
by David Rakoff. Each chapter describes, in
verse, a character illuminating the era in
which she lives.
3) POETRY BY MARVIN FARBER, Thursday, April
10th, at 3 PM, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Main Lib-
rary, 601 Santa Monica Blvd.
Celebrate National Poetry Month with a read-
ing from “I’ve Always Been a Dancer” by one
of Santa Monica’s own, nonagenarian and Lib-
rary volunteer Marvin Farber.
CELEBRATE SHAKESPEARE’S 450th birthday with
screenings of four of his plays.Please note
A MIDSUMMERNIGHT’S DREAM(1935)
Tuesday, April 1, 6:OO pm/ Ocean Park branch
James Cagney headlines this old-Hollywood
version of the fantasy comedy. Post-film dis-
cussion with film historian Elaina Archer.
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (2O14)
Wednesday, April 23, 7:OO pm / Main Library
Director Joss Whedon’s contemporary version
of Shakespeare’s romantic tale. [1O9 min]
JULIUS CEASAR (1953)
Thursday, April 24, 6:3O pm / Montana Branch
Marlon Brando gives a definitive performance
as the Roman general and statesman. [12O min]