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Santa Monica's Glowing Myth  

By Lookout Staff

September 14, 2010 -- Once upon a time, Santa Monica held the fate of the earth in its hand, or rather in the hands of two of its denizens -- Sun and Coyote.

Once a year, the two came together for a great gambling match that dictated the fate of the world. Or so believed the Tongva-Gabrielino band that peopled the land by the sea.

On Sunday, September 19 at 2:00 p.m. the myth will come alive again when the Santa Monica Public Library presents the program “Singing to Sustain the Earth” in the Main Library’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Auditorium, 601 Santa Monica Boulevard.

The program features information and activities related to the Tongva-Gabrielino myth, which is the source of "Howling at the Sun," one of the opening events of the 2010 GLOW Festival.

Come to this pre-GLOW program to learn the dance steps and songs that will guide this Santa Monica ceremonial procession and performance to take place later in the week at GLOW, September 25-26th. For more information about this, and other GLOW performances, visit

The Santa Monica Public Library is wheelchair accessible. For special disabled services, call Library Administration at (310) 458-8606 at least one week prior to event. The Main Library is served by Big Blue Bus lines 1, 2, 3, 7*, 8, 9, 10* and the Tide Ride (* closest stops).

For more information on this and other Library events, contact the Santa Monica Public Library at (310) 458-8600; or visit the Library’s web site at


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