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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Enchanted Stories and Calming Jars at the Cuyama Branch Library
Enchanted Stories and Calming Jars at the Cuyama Branch Library
Friday, Feb. 1
Cuyama Branch Library
Check out a story of wonder and enchantment, then make a glittery calming jar to create your own magically soothing atmosphere. Come to the Library from January 28 – February 1 during normal library hours. All supplies will be provided. Remember, every participant gets a program participation ...read more
Babynauts Story Time
10:00am
 Babynauts Story Time
Friday, Feb. 1, 10:00amBabynauts Story Time
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
An out of this world experience for babies up to 12 months and their caregivers. Encourages babies to explore the world around them through music, movement, and visual stimulation to prepare their developing brains for pre-literacy skills, and promote a healthy bond between babies and caregivers. In...read more
Play, Move, and Learn with Your Toddler
11:00am-11:45am
Play, Move, and Learn with Your Toddler
Friday, Feb. 1, 11:00am-11:45amPlay, Move, and Lear
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
High-energy learning experience just for toddlers aged 1 to 3 and their caregivers. Toddlers will learn and grow through stories, movement, and music. Caregivers MUST sign up for only one six-week time-slot per session.Story time sessions: Fridays, January 18 – February 22  

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Winter Maker Space
10:00 - 3:00 PM
 Winter Maker Space
Saturday, Feb. 2, 10:00 - 3:00 PMWinter Maker Space
Learning Center
It's time to create, build, explore, and use your imagination at the Library Maker Events. Join us every Saturday from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. in the Learning Center.February 2  3-D Design and Print Take it Apart Chinese New Year Dragon CraftFor more information, please call the Reference De...read more
Making Leadership
5:00 to 10:00 PM
 Making Leadership
Saturday, Feb. 2, 5:00 to 10:00 PM
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
One T Work
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Paws to Read
3:30pm-5:30pm
 Paws to Read
Monday, Feb. 4, 3:30pm-5:30pmPaws to Read
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Reading to dogs is a wonderful way for children to gain confidence while reading out loud. Love on a Leash will bring three dogs that absolutely love all kinds of books and are excellent listeners. No one pays attention to a child reading quite like dogs do! This program is open to children aged 6 a...read more
Homework Help
4:00pm - 7:00pm
 Homework Help
Monday, Feb. 4, 4:00pm - 7:00pmHomework Help
Santa Maria Public Library Youth Services Department
Need help with homework? The Santa Maria Public Library offers free after school homework help for grades K-6. We will have volunteer tutors available to help with assignments and work on skills. No sign-ups required, first come, first served.
Making Leadership
7:00 to 10:00 PM
 Making Leadership
Monday, Feb. 4, 7:00 to 10:00 PM
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
One T Work
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Homework Help
By Appointment
 Homework Help
Tuesday, Feb. 5, By Appointment
Los Alamos Branch Library
Homework Help is available every Tuesday through Thursday at the Los Alomos Library. Please call during normal Library hours and make an appointment.Los Alamos Library 405 Helena Street(805) 344-1025Sunday-Monday -  ClosedTuesday-Thursday - 2:00pm-7:00pmFriday - 10:00am-6:00pmSat...read more
Mouse Tales Preschool Story Time
10:30am
Mouse Tales Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Feb. 5, 10:30am
Orcutt Branch Library
For Preschoolders ages 3-5. Featuring stories, puppets, fingerplays, and songs.*Please note: Early entry will begin at 10:15am ONLY for story time participants. The library opens at 11:00am for the general public.Please call to pre-register, 805.937.6483 
Mouse Tales Preschool Story Time
11:30am
Mouse Tales Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Feb. 5, 11:30am
Orcutt Branch Library
For Preschoolders ages 3-5. Featuring stories, puppets, fingerplays, and songs.Please call to pre-register, 805.937.6483 
Afternoon Story Time
3:30pm
 Afternoon Story Time
Tuesday, Feb. 5, 3:30pmAfternoon Story Time
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Afternoon Story Time is a special program featuring stories, movies, and a craft. Sign-ups are not required, except for groups of six or larger wishing to attend. Space and craft supplies are limited.Story time session: January 15 – February 19  
Homework Help
4:00pm-7:00pm
 Homework Help
Tuesday, Feb. 5, 4:00pm-7:00pmHomework Help
Santa Maria Public Library Youth Services Department
Need help with homework? The Santa Maria Public Library offers free after school homework help for grades K-6. We will have volunteer tutors available to help with assignments and work on skills. No sign-ups required, first come, first served.
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Homework Help
By Appointment
 Homework Help
Wednesday, Feb. 6, By Appointment
Los Alamos Branch Library
Homework Help is available every Tuesday through Thursday at the Los Alomos Library. Please call during normal Library hours and make an appointment.Los Alamos Library 405 Helena Street(805) 344-1025Sunday-Monday -  ClosedTuesday-Thursday - 2:00pm-7:00pmFriday - 10:00am-6:00pmSat...read more
Ultimate Unicorns Story Time
10:30am
 Ultimate Unicorns Story Time
Wednesday, Feb. 6, 10:30amUltimate Unicorns St
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Preschool Story Time features stories, songs, finger plays, digital storytelling, and a book-on-DVD. This story time is open to preschoolers aged 3 to 5 and their families. No need to sign-up; just drop in for stories, music, and family fun.Story Time session: January 16 – February 20  
Chinese New Years Celebration
4:00pm-5:00pm
 Chinese New Years Celebration
Wednesday, Feb. 6, 4:00pm-5:00pmChinese New Years Ce
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Learn about Chinese New Year with Shiu-Ching McSparron at the library. We will learn new songs, dances, and she will teach us about the Chinese culture.
Winter Maker Space
4:00 - 6:00 PM
 Winter Maker Space
Wednesday, Feb. 6, 4:00 - 6:00 PMWinter Maker Space
Learning Center
It's time to create, build, explore, and use your imagination at the Library Maker Events. Join us every Wednesdays from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. in the Learning Center.February 6  Wood Working Tool SafetyFor more information, please call the Reference Desk at (805) 925-0994 extension 8562.&nb...read more
Homework Help
4:00pm - 7:00pm
 Homework Help
Wednesday, Feb. 6, 4:00pm - 7:00pmHomework Help
Santa Maria Public Library Youth Services Department
Need help with homework? The Santa Maria Public Library offers free after school homework help for grades K-6. We will have volunteer tutors available to help with assignments and work on skills. No sign-ups required, first come, first served.
Bilingual Story Time/Hora de Cuentos
5:30pm
Bilingual Story Time/Hora de Cuentos
Wednesday, Feb. 6, 5:30pmBilingual Story Time
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Families, join the Library for our brand new Bilingual Story Time. This story time will be offered on Wednesdays at 5:30pm. Bilingual Story Time will feature exciting stories, songs and rhymes in both Spanish and English. Perfect for everyone, this story time will help build kids’ languag...read more
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Homework Help
By Appointment
 Homework Help
Thursday, Feb. 7, By Appointment
Los Alamos Branch Library
Homework Help is available every Tuesday through Thursday at the Los Alomos Library. Please call during normal Library hours and make an appointment.Los Alamos Library 405 Helena Street(805) 344-1025Sunday-Monday -  ClosedTuesday-Thursday - 2:00pm-7:00pmFriday - 10:00am-6:00pmSat...read more
Play, Move, and Learn with Your Toddler
10:00am-10:45pm
Play, Move, and Learn with Your Toddler
Thursday, Feb. 7, 10:00am-10:45pmPlay, Move, and Lear
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
High-energy learning experience just for toddlers aged 1 to 3 and their caregivers. Toddlers will learn and grow through stories, movement, and music. Caregivers MUST sign up for only one six-week time-slot per session.Story time sessions: Thursdays, January 17 – February 21  

Play, Move, and Learn with Your Toddler
11:30am-12:15pm
Play, Move, and Learn with Your Toddler
Thursday, Feb. 7, 11:30am-12:15pm
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
High-energy learning experience just for toddlers aged 1 to 3 and their caregivers. Toddlers will learn and grow through stories, movement, and music. Caregivers MUST sign up for only one six-week time-slot per session.Story time sessions: Thursdays, January 17 – February 21  

Let’s Blow Off Some STEAM
4:00pm-5:00pm
 Let’s Blow Off Some STEAM
Thursday, Feb. 7, 4:00pm-5:00pmLet’s Blow Off
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Curious preschoolers and caregivers, join us for a special story time filled with exploration and discovery, designed just for your preschooler aged 3-5. Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math themes will be explored through stories, and then discovered through hands-on activities. Com...read more

Homework Help
4:00pm-7:00pm
 Homework Help
Thursday, Feb. 7, 4:00pm-7:00pmHomework Help
Santa Maria Public Library Youth Services Department
Need help with homework? The Santa Maria Public Library offers free after school homework help for grades K-6. We will have volunteer tutors available to help with assignments and work on skills. No sign-ups required, first come, first served.
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Babynauts Story Time
10:00am
 Babynauts Story Time
Friday, Feb. 8, 10:00amBabynauts Story Time
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
An out of this world experience for babies up to 12 months and their caregivers. Encourages babies to explore the world around them through music, movement, and visual stimulation to prepare their developing brains for pre-literacy skills, and promote a healthy bond between babies and caregivers. In...read more
Play, Move, and Learn with Your Toddler
11:00am-11:45am
Play, Move, and Learn with Your Toddler
Friday, Feb. 8, 11:00am-11:45amPlay, Move, and Lear
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
High-energy learning experience just for toddlers aged 1 to 3 and their caregivers. Toddlers will learn and grow through stories, movement, and music. Caregivers MUST sign up for only one six-week time-slot per session.Story time sessions: Fridays, January 18 – February 22  

Teens: Anime Club
4:30pm
 Teens: Anime Club
Friday, Feb. 8, 4:30pmTeens: Anime Club
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
If you’re a teen who is into anime or manga, come to a meeting of the Anime Club! This is your space to geek out with other fans! We’ll meet once a month to watch anime, eat Japanese snacks, and maybe do a craft or activity. New members are always welcome! This program is open to Jr...read more
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Winter Maker Space
10:00 - 3:00 PM
 Winter Maker Space
Saturday, Feb. 9, 10:00 - 3:00 PMWinter Maker Space
Learning Center
It's time to create, build, explore, and use your imagination at the Library Maker Events. Join us every Saturday from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. in the Learning Center.February 9  Wood Working Popsicle Stick Picture Frames Valentine's Day CardsFor more information, please call the Referenc...read more
Valentine’s Day Arts and Crafts
11:00am-1:00pm
Valentine’s Day Arts and Crafts
Saturday, Feb. 9, 11:00am-1:00pmValentine’s Da
Orcutt Branch Library
Come to the Orcutt Library to create some amazing Valentine's Day Arts and Crafts
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Santa Maria Public Library Foundation Fundraiser - Rona Barrett
12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Santa Maria Public Library Foundation Fundraiser - Rona Barrett
Sunday, Feb. 10, 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.Santa Maria Public L
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
The Santa Maria Public Library's 5th annual fundraiser, Love Your Library, features local celebrity Rona Barrett, speaking about her days as a Hollywood reporter and her non-profit, the Rona Barrett Foundation. The event will also feature music by the Tri City Sound Chorus, lunch by Moxie Cafe, ...read more
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Drepung Gomang Monks
3:00pm-3:30pm
 Drepung Gomang Monks
Monday, Feb. 11, 3:00pm-3:30pmDrepung Gomang Monks
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Join the Library as we welcome the Drepung Gomang Monks Sacred Arts Tour. Experience the ancient Tibetan cultural ritual snow lion dance, and then learn to make a Tibetan prayer flag. For more information, please contact Youth Services at 805.925.0994 or by email at libraryyouth@cityofsantamari...read more
Homework Help
4:00pm - 7:00pm
 Homework Help
Monday, Feb. 11, 4:00pm - 7:00pmHomework Help
Santa Maria Public Library Youth Services Department
Need help with homework? The Santa Maria Public Library offers free after school homework help for grades K-6. We will have volunteer tutors available to help with assignments and work on skills. No sign-ups required, first come, first served.
Teen Volunteer Orientation
5:00pm - 6:00pm
 Teen Volunteer Orientation
Monday, Feb. 11, 5:00pm - 6:00pmTeen Volunteer Orien
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Teens, do you want to help the library and earn community service credit? Attend a Teen Volunteer Orientation to learn about library volunteering. You must attend an orientation to become a volunteer.
Movie Nght - Dead Poets Society
5:00 - 7:00 PM
 Movie Nght - Dead Poets Society
Monday, Feb. 11, 5:00 - 7:00 PM
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Theme: Drama, Comedy, PG (1989), 128 minutes Robin Williams portrays English professor John Keating, who, in an age of crew cuts, sport coats and cheerless conformity, inspires his students to live life to the fullest, exclaiming "Carpe Diem, lads! Seize the day. Make your lives extraordin...read more
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Homework Help
By Appointment
 Homework Help
Tuesday, Feb. 12, By Appointment
Los Alamos Branch Library
Homework Help is available every Tuesday through Thursday at the Los Alomos Library. Please call during normal Library hours and make an appointment.Los Alamos Library 405 Helena Street(805) 344-1025Sunday-Monday -  ClosedTuesday-Thursday - 2:00pm-7:00pmFriday - 10:00am-6:00pmSat...read more
Mouse Tales Preschool Story Time
10:30am
Mouse Tales Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Feb. 12, 10:30am
Orcutt Branch Library
For Preschoolders ages 3-5. Featuring stories, puppets, fingerplays, and songs.*Please note: Early entry will begin at 10:15am ONLY for story time participants. The library opens at 11:00am for the general public.Please call to pre-register, 805.937.6483 
Mouse Tales Preschool Story Time
11:30am
Mouse Tales Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Feb. 12, 11:30am
Orcutt Branch Library
For Preschoolders ages 3-5. Featuring stories, puppets, fingerplays, and songs.Please call to pre-register, 805.937.6483 
Computer Basics Workshop - Word Basics I
1:00 to 2:00 pm
Computer Basics Workshop - Word Basics I
Tuesday, Feb. 12, 1:00 to 2:00 pm
Learning Center
The Santa Maria Library is pleased to announce a free workshop on Computer Basics, Word Basics I, on Feb 12, from 1:00 to 2:00 PM. The workshop will be presented in the Learning Center, located on the first floor of the Library.The workshop is intended for individuals with minimal computer expe...read more
Afternoon Story Time
3:30pm
 Afternoon Story Time
Tuesday, Feb. 12, 3:30pmAfternoon Story Time
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Afternoon Story Time is a special program featuring stories, movies, and a craft. Sign-ups are not required, except for groups of six or larger wishing to attend. Space and craft supplies are limited.Story time session: January 15 – February 19  
Homework Help
4:00pm-7:00pm
 Homework Help
Tuesday, Feb. 12, 4:00pm-7:00pmHomework Help
Santa Maria Public Library Youth Services Department
Need help with homework? The Santa Maria Public Library offers free after school homework help for grades K-6. We will have volunteer tutors available to help with assignments and work on skills. No sign-ups required, first come, first served.
Making Leadership
7:00 to 10:00 PM
 Making Leadership
Tuesday, Feb. 12, 7:00 to 10:00 PM
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
One T Work
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Homework Help
By Appointment
 Homework Help
Wednesday, Feb. 13, By Appointment
Los Alamos Branch Library
Homework Help is available every Tuesday through Thursday at the Los Alomos Library. Please call during normal Library hours and make an appointment.Los Alamos Library 405 Helena Street(805) 344-1025Sunday-Monday -  ClosedTuesday-Thursday - 2:00pm-7:00pmFriday - 10:00am-6:00pmSat...read more
Ultimate Unicorns Story Time
10:30am
 Ultimate Unicorns Story Time
Wednesday, Feb. 13, 10:30amUltimate Unicorns St
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Preschool Story Time features stories, songs, finger plays, digital storytelling, and a book-on-DVD. This story time is open to preschoolers aged 3 to 5 and their families. No need to sign-up; just drop in for stories, music, and family fun.Story Time session: January 16 – February 20  
Adult Coloring Program
1:00 to 2:30 PM
 Adult Coloring Program
Wednesday, Feb. 13, 1:00 to 2:30 PM
(02/13, 03/13 & 27, 04/10 & 24, 05/08 & 22, 06/12 & 26)

Learning Center
Stress getting to you? Need a little time to relax, unwind and explore your creative talents? Come and enjoy this new trend in adult creativity and relaxation aat the Santa Maria Public Library.The  program is free, and all materials will be provided. Participants are offered a b...read more
Winter Maker Space
4:00 - 6:00 PM
 Winter Maker Space
Wednesday, Feb. 13, 4:00 - 6:00 PM
Learning Center
It's time to create, build, explore, and use your imagination at the Library Maker Events. Join us every Wednesdays from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. in the Learning Center.February 13  Sewing Basics QuiltingFor more information, please call the Reference Desk at (805) 925-0994 extension 8562.&nbs...read more
Homework Help
4:00pm - 7:00pm
 Homework Help
Wednesday, Feb. 13, 4:00pm - 7:00pmHomework Help
Santa Maria Public Library Youth Services Department
Need help with homework? The Santa Maria Public Library offers free after school homework help for grades K-6. We will have volunteer tutors available to help with assignments and work on skills. No sign-ups required, first come, first served.
Bilingual Story Time/Hora de Cuentos
5:30pm
Bilingual Story Time/Hora de Cuentos
Wednesday, Feb. 13, 5:30pmBilingual Story Time
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Families, join the Library for our brand new Bilingual Story Time. This story time will be offered on Wednesdays at 5:30pm. Bilingual Story Time will feature exciting stories, songs and rhymes in both Spanish and English. Perfect for everyone, this story time will help build kids’ languag...read more
Private Event
6:00 to 7:30 PM
 Private Event
Wednesday, Feb. 13, 6:00 to 7:30 PM
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Grant workshop
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Homework Help
By Appointment
 Homework Help
Thursday, Feb. 14, By Appointment
Los Alamos Branch Library
Homework Help is available every Tuesday through Thursday at the Los Alomos Library. Please call during normal Library hours and make an appointment.Los Alamos Library 405 Helena Street(805) 344-1025Sunday-Monday -  ClosedTuesday-Thursday - 2:00pm-7:00pmFriday - 10:00am-6:00pmSat...read more
Play, Move, and Learn with Your Toddler
10:00am-10:45pm
Play, Move, and Learn with Your Toddler
Thursday, Feb. 14, 10:00am-10:45pmPlay, Move, and Lear
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
High-energy learning experience just for toddlers aged 1 to 3 and their caregivers. Toddlers will learn and grow through stories, movement, and music. Caregivers MUST sign up for only one six-week time-slot per session.Story time sessions: Thursdays, January 17 – February 21  

Play, Move, and Learn with Your Toddler
11:30am-12:15pm
Play, Move, and Learn with Your Toddler
Thursday, Feb. 14, 11:30am-12:15pm
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
High-energy learning experience just for toddlers aged 1 to 3 and their caregivers. Toddlers will learn and grow through stories, movement, and music. Caregivers MUST sign up for only one six-week time-slot per session.Story time sessions: Thursdays, January 17 – February 21  

Computer Basics 1 Workshop (Clase de Computadoras los Basico)
1:00 to 2:00 PM
Computer Basics 1 Workshop (Clase de Computadoras los Basico)
Thursday, Feb. 14, 1:00 to 2:00 PM
Learning Center
La Biblioteca Pública de la Cuidad de Santa María está orgulloso en anunciar que va a ofrecer clases de computadora en español. Serán ofrecidos los jueves el 14 de febrero en el Centro de Aprendizaje, desde la 1 p.m. hasta las 2 p.m.Estas clases van a cubrir l...read more
Let’s Blow Off Some STEAM
4:00pm-5:00pm
 Let’s Blow Off Some STEAM
Thursday, Feb. 14, 4:00pm-5:00pmLet’s Blow Off
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Curious preschoolers and caregivers, join us for a special story time filled with exploration and discovery, designed just for your preschooler aged 3-5. Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math themes will be explored through stories, and then discovered through hands-on activities. Com...read more

Homework Help
4:00pm-7:00pm
 Homework Help
Thursday, Feb. 14, 4:00pm-7:00pmHomework Help
Santa Maria Public Library Youth Services Department
Need help with homework? The Santa Maria Public Library offers free after school homework help for grades K-6. We will have volunteer tutors available to help with assignments and work on skills. No sign-ups required, first come, first served.
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Babynauts Story Time
10:00am
 Babynauts Story Time
Friday, Feb. 15, 10:00amBabynauts Story Time
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
An out of this world experience for babies up to 12 months and their caregivers. Encourages babies to explore the world around them through music, movement, and visual stimulation to prepare their developing brains for pre-literacy skills, and promote a healthy bond between babies and caregivers. In...read more
Play, Move, and Learn with Your Toddler
11:00am-11:45am
Play, Move, and Learn with Your Toddler
Friday, Feb. 15, 11:00am-11:45amPlay, Move, and Lear
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
High-energy learning experience just for toddlers aged 1 to 3 and their caregivers. Toddlers will learn and grow through stories, movement, and music. Caregivers MUST sign up for only one six-week time-slot per session.Story time sessions: Fridays, January 18 – February 22  

Teen Cupcake Decorating
4:00pm-5:30pm
 Teen Cupcake Decorating
Friday, Feb. 15, 4:00pm-5:30pmTeen Cupcake Decorat
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Teens, want to learn how to decorate delicious cupcakes? You’ll learn a few tips and tricks, and then decorate your own cupcakes for a contest. Plenty of cupcakes will be eaten!
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Winter Maker Space
10:00 - 3:00 PM
 Winter Maker Space
Saturday, Feb. 16, 10:00 - 3:00 PMWinter Maker Space
Learning Center
It's time to create, build, explore, and use your imagination at the Library Maker Events. Join us every Saturday from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. in the Learning Center.February 16  Quilting Squares Pom Pom Crafts Sew it in 30For more information, please call the Reference Desk at (805) 925-099...read more
Heart of the Valley
10:15 to 11:15 AM
 Heart of the Valley
Saturday, Feb. 16, 10:15 to 11:15 AMHeart of the Valley
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
The rich local history of the Santa Maria Valley is presented the third Saturday of each month in Shepard Hall from 10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.  Each month features a different speaker.
Teens: Board of Library Teens (BOLT)
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Teens: Board of Library Teens (BOLT)
Saturday, Feb. 16, 5:00pm - 6:00pmTeens: Board of Libr
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Teens, if you love your library, come to a BOLT meeting. This is your opportunity to plan upcoming teen events, make changes in your teen zone, and make the Library the best place it can be for teens.
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Homework Help
4:00pm - 7:00pm
 Homework Help
Monday, Feb. 18, 4:00pm - 7:00pmHomework Help
Santa Maria Public Library Youth Services Department
Need help with homework? The Santa Maria Public Library offers free after school homework help for grades K-6. We will have volunteer tutors available to help with assignments and work on skills. No sign-ups required, first come, first served.
Making Leadership
7:00 to 10:00 PM
 Making Leadership
Monday, Feb. 18, 7:00 to 10:00 PM
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
One T Work
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Homework Help
By Appointment
 Homework Help
Tuesday, Feb. 19, By Appointment
Los Alamos Branch Library
Homework Help is available every Tuesday through Thursday at the Los Alomos Library. Please call during normal Library hours and make an appointment.Los Alamos Library 405 Helena Street(805) 344-1025Sunday-Monday -  ClosedTuesday-Thursday - 2:00pm-7:00pmFriday - 10:00am-6:00pmSat...read more
Mouse Tales Preschool Story Time
10:30am
Mouse Tales Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Feb. 19, 10:30am
Orcutt Branch Library
For Preschoolders ages 3-5. Featuring stories, puppets, fingerplays, and songs.*Please note: Early entry will begin at 10:15am ONLY for story time participants. The library opens at 11:00am for the general public.Please call to pre-register, 805.937.6483 
Mouse Tales Preschool Story Time
11:30am
Mouse Tales Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Feb. 19, 11:30am
Orcutt Branch Library
For Preschoolders ages 3-5. Featuring stories, puppets, fingerplays, and songs.Please call to pre-register, 805.937.6483 
Private Event
11:45-1:30
 Private Event
Tuesday, Feb. 19, 11:45-1:30
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Staff meeting
Afternoon Story Time
3:30pm
 Afternoon Story Time
Tuesday, Feb. 19, 3:30pmAfternoon Story Time
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Afternoon Story Time is a special program featuring stories, movies, and a craft. Sign-ups are not required, except for groups of six or larger wishing to attend. Space and craft supplies are limited.Story time session: January 15 – February 19  
Homework Help
4:00pm-7:00pm
 Homework Help
Tuesday, Feb. 19, 4:00pm-7:00pmHomework Help
Santa Maria Public Library Youth Services Department
Need help with homework? The Santa Maria Public Library offers free after school homework help for grades K-6. We will have volunteer tutors available to help with assignments and work on skills. No sign-ups required, first come, first served.
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Homework Help
By Appointment
 Homework Help
Wednesday, Feb. 20, By Appointment
Los Alamos Branch Library
Homework Help is available every Tuesday through Thursday at the Los Alomos Library. Please call during normal Library hours and make an appointment.Los Alamos Library 405 Helena Street(805) 344-1025Sunday-Monday -  ClosedTuesday-Thursday - 2:00pm-7:00pmFriday - 10:00am-6:00pmSat...read more
Private Event
9:00 AM to 2:30 PM
 Private Event
Wednesday, Feb. 20, 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Meeting
Ultimate Unicorns Story Time
10:30am
 Ultimate Unicorns Story Time
Wednesday, Feb. 20, 10:30amUltimate Unicorns St
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Preschool Story Time features stories, songs, finger plays, digital storytelling, and a book-on-DVD. This story time is open to preschoolers aged 3 to 5 and their families. No need to sign-up; just drop in for stories, music, and family fun.Story Time session: January 16 – February 20  
Afternoon Art Time
4:00pm-5:00pm
 Afternoon Art Time
Wednesday, Feb. 20, 4:00pm-5:00pmAfternoon Art Time
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Join us at the Library as local artists from the Valley Art Gallery teach this workshop. Caregivers are welcome to assist their children with their art projects. Pre-registration for this program is required, and may be completed in person, online through our library events calendar, or by phone. &n...read more

Winter Maker Space
4:00 - 6:00 PM
 Winter Maker Space
Wednesday, Feb. 20, 4:00 - 6:00 PMWinter Maker Space
Learning Center
It's time to create, build, explore, and use your imagination at the Library Maker Events. Join us every Wednesdays from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. in the Learning Center.February 20  Photo Editing Basics Using a Silhouette CutterFor more information, please call the Reference Desk at (805)...read more
Homework Help
4:00pm - 7:00pm
 Homework Help
Wednesday, Feb. 20, 4:00pm - 7:00pmHomework Help
Santa Maria Public Library Youth Services Department
Need help with homework? The Santa Maria Public Library offers free after school homework help for grades K-6. We will have volunteer tutors available to help with assignments and work on skills. No sign-ups required, first come, first served.
Bilingual Story Time/Hora de Cuentos
5:30pm
Bilingual Story Time/Hora de Cuentos
Wednesday, Feb. 20, 5:30pmBilingual Story Time
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Families, join the Library for our brand new Bilingual Story Time. This story time will be offered on Wednesdays at 5:30pm. Bilingual Story Time will feature exciting stories, songs and rhymes in both Spanish and English. Perfect for everyone, this story time will help build kids’ languag...read more
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Homework Help
By Appointment
 Homework Help
Thursday, Feb. 21, By Appointment
Los Alamos Branch Library
Homework Help is available every Tuesday through Thursday at the Los Alomos Library. Please call during normal Library hours and make an appointment.Los Alamos Library 405 Helena Street(805) 344-1025Sunday-Monday -  ClosedTuesday-Thursday - 2:00pm-7:00pmFriday - 10:00am-6:00pmSat...read more
Play, Move, and Learn with Your Toddler
10:00am-10:45pm
Play, Move, and Learn with Your Toddler
Thursday, Feb. 21, 10:00am-10:45pmPlay, Move, and Lear
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
High-energy learning experience just for toddlers aged 1 to 3 and their caregivers. Toddlers will learn and grow through stories, movement, and music. Caregivers MUST sign up for only one six-week time-slot per session.Story time sessions: Thursdays, January 17 – February 21  

Private Event
11:00-3:00
 Private Event
Thursday, Feb. 21, 11:00-3:00
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
City of Santa Maria/HR
Play, Move, and Learn with Your Toddler
11:30am-12:15pm
Play, Move, and Learn with Your Toddler
Thursday, Feb. 21, 11:30am-12:15pm
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
High-energy learning experience just for toddlers aged 1 to 3 and their caregivers. Toddlers will learn and grow through stories, movement, and music. Caregivers MUST sign up for only one six-week time-slot per session.Story time sessions: Thursdays, January 17 – February 21  

Computer Basics 2 Workshop (Clase de Computadoras los Basico)
1:00 to 2:00 PM
Computer Basics 2 Workshop (Clase de Computadoras los Basico)
Thursday, Feb. 21, 1:00 to 2:00 PM
Learning Center
La Biblioteca Pública de la Cuidad de Santa María está orgulloso en anunciar que va a ofrecer clases de computadora en español. Serán ofrecidos los jueves el 21 de febrero en el Centro de Aprendizaje, desde la 1 p.m. hasta las 2 p.m.Estas clases van a cubrir l...read more
Block Grants Advisory Committee Deliberations
3:30pm to 9:00pm
Block Grants Advisory Committee Deliberations
Thursday, Feb. 21, 3:30pm to 9:00pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Food will be served
Let’s Blow Off Some STEAM
4:00pm-5:00pm
 Let’s Blow Off Some STEAM
Thursday, Feb. 21, 4:00pm-5:00pmLet’s Blow Off
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Curious preschoolers and caregivers, join us for a special story time filled with exploration and discovery, designed just for your preschooler aged 3-5. Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math themes will be explored through stories, and then discovered through hands-on activities. Com...read more

Homework Help
4:00pm-7:00pm
 Homework Help
Thursday, Feb. 21, 4:00pm-7:00pmHomework Help
Santa Maria Public Library Youth Services Department
Need help with homework? The Santa Maria Public Library offers free after school homework help for grades K-6. We will have volunteer tutors available to help with assignments and work on skills. No sign-ups required, first come, first served.
Block Grants Advisory Committee Deliberations
5:30pm to 8:30pm
Block Grants Advisory Committee Deliberations
Thursday, Feb. 21, 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Deliberations meeting
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Babynauts Story Time
10:00am
 Babynauts Story Time
Friday, Feb. 22, 10:00amBabynauts Story Time
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
An out of this world experience for babies up to 12 months and their caregivers. Encourages babies to explore the world around them through music, movement, and visual stimulation to prepare their developing brains for pre-literacy skills, and promote a healthy bond between babies and caregivers. In...read more
Play, Move, and Learn with Your Toddler
11:00am-11:45am
Play, Move, and Learn with Your Toddler
Friday, Feb. 22, 11:00am-11:45amPlay, Move, and Lear
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
High-energy learning experience just for toddlers aged 1 to 3 and their caregivers. Toddlers will learn and grow through stories, movement, and music. Caregivers MUST sign up for only one six-week time-slot per session.Story time sessions: Fridays, January 18 – February 22  

Black History Month- Movie - The Color Purple
1:00-3:45 PM
Black History Month- Movie - The Color Purple
Friday, Feb. 22, 1:00-3:45 PM
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Theme: Drama PG-13 154 minutes
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Winter Maker Space
10:00 - 3:00 PM
 Winter Maker Space
Saturday, Feb. 23, 10:00 - 3:00 PMWinter Maker Space
Learning Center
It's time to create, build, explore, and use your imagination at the Library Maker Events. Join us every Saturday from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. in the Learning Center.February 23  Photo Editing Create and Cut with Silhouette Makey MakeyFor more information, please call the Reference Desk at (...read more
Private Event
10:30-12:00
 Private Event
Saturday, Feb. 23, 10:30-12:00
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Meeting                                                                                    ...read more
Succulent Exchange
2:30-4:30
 Succulent Exchange
Saturday, Feb. 23, 2:30-4:30
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
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Movie Night - Premium Rush
3:00 to 4:30 PM
 Movie Night - Premium Rush
Monday, Feb. 25, 3:00 to 4:30 PMMovie Night - Premiu
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Theme: Drama, Comedy, PG (2012), 128 minutes It's a cat-and mouse game between a bicycle courier named Wilee (Gordon-Levitt) and a corrupt police officer that takes place in Manhattan, New York. The goal: the package the Wilee has to deliver. This is a fast-paced, edge-of-your-seat movie th...read more
Homework Help
4:00pm - 7:00pm
 Homework Help
Monday, Feb. 25, 4:00pm - 7:00pmHomework Help
Santa Maria Public Library Youth Services Department
Need help with homework? The Santa Maria Public Library offers free after school homework help for grades K-6. We will have volunteer tutors available to help with assignments and work on skills. No sign-ups required, first come, first served.
Making Leadership
7:00 to 10:00 PM
 Making Leadership
Monday, Feb. 25, 7:00 to 10:00 PM
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
One T Work
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Homework Help
By Appointment
 Homework Help
Tuesday, Feb. 26, By Appointment
Los Alamos Branch Library
Homework Help is available every Tuesday through Thursday at the Los Alomos Library. Please call during normal Library hours and make an appointment.Los Alamos Library 405 Helena Street(805) 344-1025Sunday-Monday -  ClosedTuesday-Thursday - 2:00pm-7:00pmFriday - 10:00am-6:00pmSat...read more
Mouse Tales Preschool Story Time
10:30am
Mouse Tales Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Feb. 26, 10:30am
Orcutt Branch Library
For Preschoolders ages 3-5. Featuring stories, puppets, fingerplays, and songs.*Please note: Early entry will begin at 10:15am ONLY for story time participants. The library opens at 11:00am for the general public.Please call to pre-register, 805.937.6483 
SMPL Valley Reads Book Club
11:00 -12:30
 SMPL Valley Reads Book Club
Tuesday, Feb. 26, 11:00 -12:30
(Jan 22,11:00 -12:30 PM; Feb 26, 11:00 -12:30; Mar 26, 11:00 -12:30; Apr 23, 11:00 -12:30; May 28, 11:00 -12:30 )

Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
The Valley Reads book club meets very month on the 4th Tuesday in Shepard Hall from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM. Sign-ups to join The Valley Reads are available at the second floor information desk at the Santa Maria Public Library. Please join us for coffee and a lively discussion.  For add...read more
Mouse Tales Preschool Story Time
11:30am
Mouse Tales Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Feb. 26, 11:30am
Orcutt Branch Library
For Preschoolders ages 3-5. Featuring stories, puppets, fingerplays, and songs.Please call to pre-register, 805.937.6483 
Private Event
1:00-3:00
 Private Event
Tuesday, Feb. 26, 1:00-3:00
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Computer Basics Workshop - Word level 2
1:00 to 2:00 PM
Computer Basics Workshop - Word level 2
Tuesday, Feb. 26, 1:00 to 2:00 PM
Learning Center
The Santa Maria Library is pleased to announce a free workshop on Computer Basics, Word level 2, on Feb 26, from 1:00 to 2:00 PM. The workshop will be presented in the Learning Center, located on the first floor of the Library.The workshop is intended for individuals with minimal computer exper...read more
Homework Help
4:00pm-7:00pm
 Homework Help
Tuesday, Feb. 26, 4:00pm-7:00pmHomework Help
Santa Maria Public Library Youth Services Department
Need help with homework? The Santa Maria Public Library offers free after school homework help for grades K-6. We will have volunteer tutors available to help with assignments and work on skills. No sign-ups required, first come, first served.
Annual Membership Meeting
5:30-7:00
 Annual Membership Meeting
Tuesday, Feb. 26, 5:30-7:00
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Night Light Theater: Ralph Breaks the Internet
6:00pm-7:30pm
Night Light Theater: Ralph Breaks the Internet
Tuesday, Feb. 26, 6:00pm-7:30pm
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Night Light TheaterDrop by for a monthly family movie night at the Library! No sign-ups or tickets required. All ages welcome with caregivers. All Night Light Theater evenings are on Tuesdays at 6:00pm in the Altrusa Theater. Sorry, food and drinks are not allowed at this event February 26: Ral...read more
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Homework Help
By Appointment
 Homework Help
Wednesday, Feb. 27, By Appointment
Los Alamos Branch Library
Homework Help is available every Tuesday through Thursday at the Los Alomos Library. Please call during normal Library hours and make an appointment.Los Alamos Library 405 Helena Street(805) 344-1025Sunday-Monday -  ClosedTuesday-Thursday - 2:00pm-7:00pmFriday - 10:00am-6:00pmSat...read more
Adult Coloring Program
1:00 to 2:30 PM
 Adult Coloring Program
Wednesday, Feb. 27, 1:00 to 2:30 PM
Learning Center
Stress getting to you? Need a little time to relax, unwind and explore your creative talents? Come and enjoy this new trend in adult creativity and relaxation aat the Santa Maria Public Library.The  program is free, and all materials will be provided. Participants are offered a b...read more
Winter Maker Space
4:00 - 6:00 PM
 Winter Maker Space
Wednesday, Feb. 27, 4:00 - 6:00 PMWinter Maker Space
Learning Center
It's time to create, build, explore, and use your imagination at the Library Maker Events. Join us every Wednesdays from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. in the Learning Center.February 27  Braided Bookmarks CrochetFor more information, please call the Reference Desk at (805) 925-0994 extension 8...read more
Homework Help
4:00pm - 7:00pm
 Homework Help
Wednesday, Feb. 27, 4:00pm - 7:00pmHomework Help
Santa Maria Public Library Youth Services Department
Need help with homework? The Santa Maria Public Library offers free after school homework help for grades K-6. We will have volunteer tutors available to help with assignments and work on skills. No sign-ups required, first come, first served.
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Homework Help
By Appointment
 Homework Help
Thursday, Feb. 28, By Appointment
Los Alamos Branch Library
Homework Help is available every Tuesday through Thursday at the Los Alomos Library. Please call during normal Library hours and make an appointment.Los Alamos Library 405 Helena Street(805) 344-1025Sunday-Monday -  ClosedTuesday-Thursday - 2:00pm-7:00pmFriday - 10:00am-6:00pmSat...read more
Computer basics Clase de computadoras basica
1:00-2:00
Computer basics Clase de computadoras basica
Thursday, Feb. 28, 1:00-2:00
Learning Center
La bibleoteca de la Ciudad de Santa Maria esta orgullosa de anunciar que va ofrecer clases de computadoras basica en espanol.
Private Event
2:30-5:00
 Private Event
Thursday, Feb. 28, 2:30-5:00
Learning Center
Homework Help
4:00pm-7:00pm
 Homework Help
Thursday, Feb. 28, 4:00pm-7:00pmHomework Help
Santa Maria Public Library Youth Services Department
Need help with homework? The Santa Maria Public Library offers free after school homework help for grades K-6. We will have volunteer tutors available to help with assignments and work on skills. No sign-ups required, first come, first served.
Bi-Lingo
6:00-7:30
 Bi-Lingo
Thursday, Feb. 28, 6:00-7:30
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
  
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