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Aug. 1: Magic at the Main Library

Also today, teens make wrist cuffs using safety pins and beads.

Greetings. Welcome to the first SM AM Report of the week—and the first day of August.

Here's what we published over the weekend, in case you missed us:

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Now, here's what's up today:

Weather Forecast

  • mostly sunny
  • high temperature: 74 degrees
  • low temperature: 64 degrees
  • chance of precipitation: 10 percent
  • humidity: 70 percent
  • sunrise: 6:05 a.m.
  • sunset: 7:55 p.m.

The Main Event

  • Abracadabra: There's a magic show at the today, as part of its ongoing Summer Activity Program. Dave Skale and his bunny, Goliath, will perform in the MLK Auditorium from 2:30 to 3:15 p.m. The show is free, of course.

The Runner-Up

  • Meanwhile, over at the , that library's Teen Summer Craft Club continues with Safety Pin Wrist Cuff, during which teens create wrist cuffs using safety pins and beads. It's happening from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Other Happenings

  • And don't forget about the Fairview Branch, where the latest Family Fun Day takes place from 7 to 7:45 p.m. Crafts, rhymes and stories are on the program for the free event, which happens every Monday.
  • Barnes & Noble has a storytime too, from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Like the above event, this one is also free and takes place every Monday.
  • Artist Stephen Latty will stage Foliage, a new short play he wrote and directed, at the at 8:30 p.m. It's the second of two nights in which he's put on the production at the church.

Last but Not Least

  • Also at the Fairview Branch is Learn to Knit, starting at 5 p.m.

(Go here for more events happening today.)

This Day in Santa Monica History

  • On Aug. 1, 2009, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Patti Smith played an acoustic set at the .

Did you take a great pic of SM in the early morning? Want to see it in The SM AM Report? Drop a note to Kurt.Orzeck@patch.com.

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