Edson Smith Photos Appear in Art Installation
Central Library 1925 Post Earthquake
 Central Library after the 1925 earthquake
"1925" Premieres Today in Jardin de Las Granadas!

Experience a unique collaboration between the Santa Barbara Public Library and 1st Thursday when local artists Kym Cochran and Jonathan Smith unveil their art installation today in Jardin de las Granadas. Called "1925" in reference to the earthquake of that year, the installation features four faux rock sculptures in various stages of shearing and collapsing. From 5 pm to 8 pm you will also be able to see the movie they have created about the earthquake, featuring photographs from the Edson Smith Photo Digitization Project (which is funded through the Santa Barbara Public Library Foundation) projected directly onto the rocks! Jardin de las Granadas is located across the street from the Central Library, at 25 E. Anapamu Street. Period costume is encouraged!

About the artists:
Kym Cochran's work is displayed throughout the Americas, from the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando, FL, to Pereira, Colombia.

Jonathan Smith's is renowned for large-scale digital video projections, including the Lucidity Festival and the 22-foot monster exhibited at the Sunken Garden Summer Sci-Fi Movie Series.

P.S. Can't attend the opening? Be sure to visit Jardin de las Granadas next time you're in the neighborhood. The rock sculptures will remain in place throughout 2017.
A Kids' Afternoon with David Wiesner
Brand New Book, Fish Girl, Comes to the Central Library!
Fish Girl Cover Art
Fish Girl

David Wiesner is one of the best-loved and most highly acclaimed picture book creators in the world. Join the Santa Barbara Public Library in welcoming this three-time Caldecott award-winning illustrator and author on Friday, March 10, 4 pm in the Faulkner Gallery of the Central Library, 40 E. Anapamu St. Enjoy learning about his brand-new graphic novel, Fish Girl, featuring a mermaid and an octopus, that releases next Tuesday, March 7. Wiesner will also share how he started drawing as a child, talk about the comic heroes and master artworks that influenced his own work, and describe where he gets his ideas and how he brings them to life.

Doors will open at 3:40 pm. Limited seating is on a first-come, first-served basis and is free. Recommended for ages 7 and older. Love David Wiesner's work and want to see more? Take in the David Wiesner exhibit at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art through May 14. You'll be glad you did!

Help Us Take Our Next Steps
Donate to the Santa Barbara Public Library Foundation
The new Children's Library is a resounding success, with positive reviews from children and adults. Children's book checkouts and attendance at homework help have increased over 33% in the last year. Help to propel the success of the Children's Library into the future; donate to the Children's Library Endowment Fund today!

The foundation is also taking its next steps, raising funds for four new projects at the Central Library. For more information, please contact Ellen Pasternack, Foundation Director, at directorsbplf@gmail.com or 805.689.2448.
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