SANTA MONICA—In the middle of the month, the Santa Monica Public Library will host literary events featuring Carl Reiner and Tippi Hedren who will discuss their new books.

“An Evening With Carl Reiner,” will take place on Thursday, December 15 at 7 p.m. The free event will celebrate Reiner’s new book,  “Carl Reiner, Now You’re 94.”

Reiner is an actor, producer, writer and director who has worked in both the TV and film industries. His acting career began in the late 1940s, and has continued throughout the years. One of Reiner’s most successful films was “The Jerk” starring Steve Martin, a film which he co-wrote and directed.

A book sale and signing will partake after the event, according to the SMPL website. Tickets will be released one hour prior to the event, and are limited to one per person.

“An Afternoon With Tippi Hedren,” will take place on Saturday, December 17 and will promote her new autobiographical memoir titled, “Tippi.”  The actress will discuss her book, which includes parts of her career dating back to her breakout role in Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds” and “Marnie.” 

Hedren, who is a well-known animal rights activist, discusses in her memoir how her involvement with animals has impacted her life. The event will also host a signing after the discussion, with an opportunity to purchase the book. This event is free of charge and open to all ages.