🎉1️⃣0️⃣0️⃣‼️📣 CELEBRATING 100 #MAKARALIBRARY PATRONS! Thank you Ashlee S. and all our library patrons for helping us reach this exciting milestone! 🎉🍭📚 Don’t be left out! Get your #makaralibrary card today! 📚Makara is open 2p-6p 🌞🌻✨ #books #art #music #creatures

TAROT & TEA 🌙✨ Tonight 5/24 • 7pm Join us at @makara_arts for an open discussion on The High Priestess & The Empress cards. Referring to the Afro-Brazilian Tarot, The Tarot of the Orishas, The Pamela Coleman Smith Tarot and other unique decks, we’ll share stories and interpretations on the cards’ symbols including the moon, fresh flowers, motherhood, and the ocean. 🌊✨🌙FREE! Coin-metered parking available on Main Street and surrounding side streets. . . . . #santaana #makaralibrary #nonprofit #tarot #tea #afrobraziliantarot #pamelacolmansmith #tarotoftheorishas #dalitarot #thehighpriestess #theempress #majorarcana

TAROT & TEA this Thursday 5/24 at 7pm 🔮 We’ll continue exploring the Major Arcana and focus on The High Priestess & The Empress cards. Please feel free to bring your own deck and some tea to share with the group. No experience necessary! This open discussion is free and open to all. #tarot #santaana #makaralibrary #tea #thehighpriestess #empress

@vetiver_lbaker is a star! ✨Big thanks to this amazing poet & friend of Makara. Librecht’s poetry workshop & reading was so inspiring on Saturday. For those who missed it, we’ve got her collection “Vetiver” available in the #makaralibrary.

🚨CLOSED THURSDAY 5/17 🚨Makara is on an off-site assignment and will reopen at 2pm on Friday 5/18! Apologies & thank you! #makaralibrary #santaana #creatures

🌞THIS SATURDAY MAY 19, 11AM 🌞Librecht Baker will visit Makara for a Saturday morning poetry workshop and reading! Librecht will lead an interactive and generative poetry workshop, open to all levels and no experience required. Following the workshop, Librecht will read select poems from her collection VETIVER. Makara will provide coffee, juice, and light refreshments. FREE! All are welcome. * * * * * * * * * * * Through the exploration of various themes, such as womanism, celebrating while grieving, reproductive justice, queerness, and ancestral memory, baker’s writings are amorous and both alter and altar the personal and communal. Because writing is her medicine, she harnesses it to breathe spirit and space into the collective dialogue(s).Her poetry has been published in Sinister Wisdom 107 - Black Lesbians: We are the Revolution!, Bone Bouquet (Issue 8.1), and the anthologies Writing the Walls Down: A Convergence of LGBTQ Voices, Solace: Writing, Refuge, & LGBTQ Women of Color, and EMERGE: 2015 Lambda literary Fellows Anthology. baker’s one-act play, “Lineage Undone,” was award Top Performance in “Top Papers and Performances in Performance Studies" category at the Western States Communication Association’s 89th Annual Convention. A graduate of Goddard College’s MFA-Interdisciplinary Arts program, baker is an English instructor, Writing Coach, and Assistant Editor. She has been awarded residencies and fellowships from Ragdale, Lambda Literary, and Voices of Our Nations Foundation.

happy 200th, frank. see u @ the party tonight. i got a present for u....📽🥁🤖🍿 • • • #frankenstein200 #film #soundtrack #music #makaralibrary #santaana

TOMORROW! Don’t miss this special one-time-only film & live music event. 📽🎻🥁It’s not every day that Frankenstein turns 200. 🧟‍♂️👨‍🔬🔥Plus, it’s FREE & we’ll have POPCORN. 🍿🍿🍿

Bring your whole squad to Makara this Saturday at 6:30pm! Our musicians have been hard at work in their labs, creating a monster of an original score that they’ll unleash live in the flesh, along with a screening of the classic 1931 Frankenstein film. It’s FREE & all are welcome! 🧟‍♂️👨‍🔬📽🎻

Bring your honey to #makaralibrary this Saturday for a free screening of the classic 1931 “Frankenstein” movie with an original live score! While you’re here, catch the closing of the CREATING FRANKENSTEIN art show⚡️🧟‍♂️ 🖤(Monster & His Bride by Shannon Lynch)

From @taschen EXTRAORDINARY RECORDS, a photographic collection of unique vinyl including printed and oddly shaped records! See today’s story for more! Books available for check out at the #Makaralibrary 📙📘📗📕 #books #music #vinyl #santaana

New bookshelf loaded up! Find Spanish language books, anthologies, and Fiction A-L on this shelf, built and donated by a library patron! 🛠 💙📚😻 #makaralibrary is open until 3pm today.

SAVE THE DATE! 🧟‍♂️👨🏻‍🔬 SAT. May 12 will bring FrankenSCORE, a screening of the 1931 “Frankenstein” film featuring a brand new live musical score by local artists. 📽🎻 It’s part of our year-long FrankenRead 2018 initiative, celebrating the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s iconic novel. Join us for this special one-time-only event!

DRAAANKS!🏆🏆🏆Join us tonight @makara_arts for TAROT & TEA at 7pm! In addition to the general discussion, we’ll learn about simple three card spreads and deeply explore The Magician card. FREE! You are welcome to bring some tea and your favorite mug/thermos. ☕️ See you soon!

Last night was awesome! Big thank you to @carlylenuera and all the creative fans & Barbie collectors who joined us! We grabbed this shot right before closing and are so grateful to Carlyle for sharing his work & stories. One of the recent projects Carlyle worked on was the “Wrinkle in Time” Barbies, which he generously donated to Makara!!😍🤩🙀🎉 Come by #makaralibrary and borrow the fantastic novel 🆓 Makara will auction off these pretty dolls during our annual fundraiser, Cocktails with Creatures (Oct. 21) #thankfulthursday #makaralibrary #carlylenuera #wrinkleintime

THANK YOU, STEVI C.❗️We are so grateful to add “A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo” to our shelves. This is a heart-warming story about love and friendship starring Marlon Bundo, Mike Pence’s gay rabbit. #makaralibrary #santaana #marlonbundo #creatures

RADIO IMAGINATION: Artists & Writers in the Archive of Octavia E. Butler 🌌this unique catalog by @clockshopla includes images, essays, and poetry from curious and commanding artists & writers. If you are a fan of Octavia E. Butler’s stories, you will love this book’s gorgeous images courtesy of the Huntington Library and the Estate of Octavia E. Butler. This beautiful catalog is available now at #makaralibrary along with select accompanying titles. #makaralibrary #santaana #octaviaebutler #sobeit #seetoit #radioimagination #clockshop #art #reference #specialcollection #nonprofit

Our very special guest @carlylenuera will be here next Wed. 4/25 at 6pm for an honest and dynamic discussion about his life as a designer, illustrator, and creator of fantastic worlds! One of his most recent projects was a one of a kind Barbie for style icon Iris Apfel!! 💄👓💄👓 “Accidental Icon” is available now at our #MakaraShop, along with a great selection of vinyl, art & lifestyle titles, and children’s books. Makara is an all-volunteer organization and 100% of donations and sales are dedicated to our nonprofit library and educational programs ✨📚