Library Events

Join us for upcoming events, classes and programs at Santa Maria Public Library! All events are free and open to the public. Registration required where noted.
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Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Saturday, Feb. 24, 10:00 a.m.
Scott Hunter, retired firefighter, and certified Emergency Medical Technician, will lead the presentation teaching patrons to "Stop the Bleed" by learning how to become "Immediate Responders." This program will run approximately two hours. Registration is required. For patrons 18 and older. Sponsored by Safety Consulting Services, LLC.
Learning Loft
Saturday, Feb. 24, 11:00am

This workshop is for anyone wanting to learn more about their Apple mobile device. We will cover phone basics, apps, and simple troubleshooting.  Please bring your cell phone to this free class and make sure you know your password! Registration is required. This program runs approx. 2 hrs. For patrons 18 and older.

Makerspace
Learning Center
Saturday, Feb. 24, 12:00pm - 3:00pm
It's time to create, explore, and use your imagination!
  • Duct Tape Bookmarks
  • Button Making
  • Suncatchers
Learning Loft
Saturday, Feb. 24, 2:30pm

Repurpose comic books with flair! Learn to make pieces of art from recycled comics and other materials.  Everything will be provided. Registration is required.  This program runs approx. 1.5 hrs. For patrons 18 and older.

Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Sunday, Feb. 25, 1:00pm

Get ready to join an epic adventure with Dungeons and Dragons presented by Central Coast Games. This easy to learn game is the world’s most popular tabletop role playing game, and everyone is welcome regardless of previous experience. Space is limited. Registration is required. This program runs approx. 3.5 hrs. For patrons 18 and older.

Learning Loft
Sunday, Feb. 25, 2:00pm-4:00pm
Schedule a one-on-one appointment for instruction on technology topics like setting-up new devices, installing apps, privacy best practices, and enjoying library e-resources at home. Registration is required. Call the Library at 805-925-0994 ext. 8562 to schedule an appointment.
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Monday, Feb. 26, 11:00am
Preschoolers and their caregivers are welcome to play and socialize with kids similar in age. Children will have the opportunity to engage in imaginative play, sharing, and making friends. For ages 3-5.
Homework Help Tables
Monday, Feb. 26, 3:00pm-6:00pm
Mondays – Thursdays in Youth Services
Free after school homework help Volunteer tutors are available to help with assignments and work on skills.  For children in grades K-6. First come, first served, no sign-ups are required.
Learning Loft
Monday, Feb. 26, 4:00pm

Use origami folding techniques to create a beautiful place for favorite photos. Registration is required. This program runs approx. 1.5 hrs. For patrons 18 and older. For patrons 18 and older.

Homework Help Tables
Tuesday, Feb. 27, 3:00pm-6:00pm
Mondays – Thursdays in Youth Services
Free after school homework help Volunteer tutors are available to help with assignments and work on skills.  For children in grades K-6. First come, first served, no sign-ups are required.
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Tuesday, Feb. 27, 3:30pm-5:00pm
Reading to dogs is a wonderful way for children to gain confidence while reading aloud. These dogs absolutely love all kinds of books and are excellent listeners. No one pays attention to a child reading quite like dogs do! For ages 6 -12. First come, first served for a 15-minute time slot.
 
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Wednesday, Feb. 28, 3:00pm-6:00pm
Mondays – Thursdays in Youth Services
Free after school homework help Volunteer tutors are available to help with assignments and work on skills.  For children in grades K-6. First come, first served, no sign-ups are required.
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Thursday, Feb. 29, 3:00pm-6:00pm
Mondays – Thursdays in Youth Services
Free after school homework help Volunteer tutors are available to help with assignments and work on skills.  For children in grades K-6. First come, first served, no sign-ups are required.
Stay & Play
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Friday, Mar. 1, 10:00am

Preschoolers will discover early literacy skills through stories, play, and songs. This special play time is designed especially for nontraditional caregivers (friends, family, and neighbors). Snacks will be provided. For ages 3-5. This program runs approx. 2 hrs. This program is made possible with support from the Packard Foundation.  

Learning Loft
Friday, Mar. 1, 10:30am

Hang out at the library while making a plant hanger out of embroidery hoops! Registration is required. This program runs approx. 1.5 hrs. For patrons 18 and older.

Learning Loft
Saturday, Mar. 2, 10:30am

Interested in learning more about your family history? Library staff will host a free workshop for adults interested in getting started with the Library Edition of Ancestry.com. Patrons are invited to bring the names of ancestors they would like to research to this hands-on workshop. Laptop computers will be available for use at the workshop. Registration is required. This program runs approx. 1.5 hrs. 

Learning Loft
Saturday, Mar. 2, 11:00am-1:00pm
Schedule a one-on-one appointment for instruction on technology topics like setting-up new devices, installing apps, privacy best practices, and enjoying library e-resources at home. Registration is required. Call the Library at 805-925-0994 ext. 8562 to schedule an appointment.
Pokémon Club
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Saturday, Mar. 2, 11:30am (Apri 13, 11:30 a.m., May 25, 11:30 a.m.)
Join other Pokémon trainers at the popular Pokémon Club. Learn how to play the Pokémon Trading Card game, watch Pokémon, and participate in other fun activities. Bring a deck from home to battle or use one from the library.
Makerspace
Learning Center
Saturday, Mar. 2, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
It's time to create, explore, and use your imagination!
  • 3D Printing
  • Coin Spinners
  • Popsicle Stick Frames
Santa Maria Public Library
Sunday, Mar. 3

Visit the Youth Services Desk on the first Sunday of each month to receive a coupon for a free book of your choice from the Library Bookstore! For ages 0-17. For more information, please call the Information Desk at 805-925-0994. 

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