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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Needle Felting Workshops
10:30am
 Needle Felting Workshops
Saturday, Nov. 1, 10:30amNeedle Felting Works
Santa Maria Public Library
Town Center Gallery artists will instruct in creating small little creatures out of felted wool! The lifelike quality of wool lends itself as the perfect medium for sculpting animals and people. Needle felting is fun, simple, and easy to learn. No need for sewing, stuffing, or wire armatures. B...read more
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Play, Move, and Learn With Your Toddler
11:30am
Play, Move, and Learn With Your Toddler
Monday, Nov. 3, 11:30amPlay, Move, and Lear
Santa Maria Public Library
Join us on Mondays at 11:30am or Tuesdays at 10:15am for an exciting learning experience just for toddlers and their caregivers. This high energy story time will help toddlers learn and grow through stories, movement, and music. Parents might also learn a thing or two along the way. For children age...read more
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Play, Move, and Learn With Your Toddler
10:15am
Play, Move, and Learn With Your Toddler
Tuesday, Nov. 4, 10:15amPlay, Move, and Lear
Santa Maria Public Library
Join us on Mondays at 11:30am or Tuesdays at 10:15am for an exciting learning experience just for toddlers and their caregivers. This high energy story time will help toddlers learn and grow through stories, movement, and music. Parents might also learn a thing or two along the way. For children age...read more
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After School Story Time
3:30pm
 After School Story Time
Tuesday, Nov. 4, 3:30pmAfter School Story T
Santa Maria Public Library
After School Story Time is a special afternoon program featuring stories and a craft for children ages six and above only. This story time is offered on most Tuesdays at 3:30pm. Dates may vary, please call Youth Services for further details. Sign-ups are not required. However, prior registration is ...read more
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Super Squashed Story Time
12:30pm
 Super Squashed Story Time
Wednesday, Nov. 5, 12:30pmSuper Squashed Story
Santa Maria Public Library
Super Squashed Story Time is offered on Wednesdays at 12:30pm and features stories, songs, finger plays, and a book-on-DVD. Pre-registration is required and once signed up; your child is enrolled for the entire six-week session.
This story time provides a more independent environment for presch...read more
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Genealogical Help! Do you need help tracing your family tree?
1:00 pm
Genealogical Help! Do you need help tracing your family tree?
Wednesday, Nov. 5, 1:00 pm
Santa Maria Public Library
The Santa Maria Valley Genealogical Society has a volunteer to help you with your genealogical questions on Wednesdays from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm. The volunteers are available on the second floor of the library.  If you are unable to come on Wednesdays appointments are available.  Please conta...read more
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Movie Night ~ U-571
5:00 pm
 Movie Night ~ U-571
Wednesday, Nov. 5, 5:00 pm
Santa Maria Public Library
The film is a World War II action thriller about a German submarine this is boarded by disguised American submariners trying to capture the German’s Enigma cipher machine.  The film features Oscar winning actor Matthew McConaughey
 
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Drop In Story Time
10:30am
 Drop In Story Time
Thursday, Nov. 6, 10:30amDrop In Story Time
Santa Maria Public Library
Drop In Story Time is offered on Thursdays at 10:30am. This story time is open to preschoolers aged three to five and their families. No need to sign-up; just drop in for stories, music, and family fun.
          Story time session: November 6 - Dece...read more
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Reading Buddies with Oreo from Love on a Leash
3:30pm
Reading Buddies with Oreo from Love on a Leash
Thursday, Nov. 6, 3:30pmReading Buddies with
Santa Maria Public Library
Reading to Oreo the dog is a great way for children to gain confidence while reading out loud. Plus, Oreo loves all kinds of books and is an excellent listener! Open to children ages six and above. Registration for a 15-minute time-slot is required.
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Play, Move, and Learn With Your Toddler
11:30am
Play, Move, and Learn With Your Toddler
Monday, Nov. 10, 11:30amPlay, Move, and Lear
Santa Maria Public Library
Join us on Mondays at 11:30am or Tuesdays at 10:15am for an exciting learning experience just for toddlers and their caregivers. This high energy story time will help toddlers learn and grow through stories, movement, and music. Parents might also learn a thing or two along the way. For children age...read more
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Play, Move, and Learn With Your Toddler
11:00am
Play, Move, and Learn With Your Toddler
Tuesday, Nov. 11, 11:00amPlay, Move, and Lear
Santa Maria Public Library
Join us on Mondays at 11:30am or Tuesdays at 10:15am for an exciting learning experience just for toddlers and their caregivers. This high energy story time will help toddlers learn and grow through stories, movement, and music. Parents might also learn a thing or two along the way. For children age...read more
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After School Story Time
3:30pm
 After School Story Time
Tuesday, Nov. 11, 3:30pmAfter School Story T
Santa Maria Public Library
After School Story Time is a special afternoon program featuring stories and a craft for children ages six and above only. This story time is offered on most Tuesdays at 3:30pm. Dates may vary, please call Youth Services for further details. Sign-ups are not required. However, prior registration is ...read more
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My Vietnam Experience as a Marine Medic ~ Quirino J. Galvez
6:00 pm
My Vietnam Experience as a Marine Medic ~ Quirino J. Galvez
Tuesday, Nov. 11, 6:00 pm
Santa Maria Public Library
Come honor our veterans on Veterans Day and listen to Vietnam veteran Quirino J. Galvez speak about his experiences as a marine medic in Vietnam.  Mr. Galvez is a Vietnam veteran who served with the First Marine Division as a Navy Hospital Corpsman
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Super Squashed Story Time
12:30pm
 Super Squashed Story Time
Wednesday, Nov. 12, 12:30pmSuper Squashed Story
Santa Maria Public Library
Super Squashed Story Time is offered on Wednesdays at 12:30pm and features stories, songs, finger plays, and a book-on-DVD. Pre-registration is required and once signed up; your child is enrolled for the entire six-week session.
This story time provides a more independent environment for presch...read more
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Genealogical Help! Do you need help tracing your family tree?
1:00 pm
Genealogical Help! Do you need help tracing your family tree?
Wednesday, Nov. 12, 1:00 pm
Santa Maria Public Library
The Santa Maria Valley Genealogical Society has a volunteer to help you with your genealogical questions on Wednesdays from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm. The volunteers are available on the second floor of the library.  If you are unable to come on Wednesdays appointments are available.  Please conta...read more
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Drop In Story Time
10:30am
 Drop In Story Time
Thursday, Nov. 13, 10:30amDrop In Story Time
Santa Maria Public Library
Drop In Story Time is offered on Thursdays at 10:30am. This story time is open to preschoolers aged three to five and their families. No need to sign-up; just drop in for stories, music, and family fun.
          Story time session: November 6 - Dece...read more
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Marine Life Touch Tanks
3:30pm
 Marine Life Touch Tanks
Thursday, Nov. 13, 3:30pmMarine Life Touch Ta
Santa Maria Public Library
The Central Coast Aquarium in Avila Beach is coming to the Library!  Join us for a fun hands-on experience seeing, learning about, and even touching intertidal animals. You won’t want to miss this program!!
Thursday, November 13, 2014
3:30pm -...read more
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Teens: Tickets Available for Author Mark Parsons
Teens: Tickets Available for Author Mark Parsons
Friday, Nov. 14, Teens: Tickets Avail
Santa Maria Public Library
Friday, November 21, 2014
4:00pm – 5:30pm, Altrusa Theater
Do you enjoy writing? Would you like to publish a book one day? If so, you should definitely come meet the author of Road Rash. In celebration of NANOWRIMO (national novel writing ...read more
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Play, Move, and Learn With Your Toddler
11:30am
Play, Move, and Learn With Your Toddler
Monday, Nov. 17, 11:30amPlay, Move, and Lear
Santa Maria Public Library
Join us on Mondays at 11:30am or Tuesdays at 10:15am for an exciting learning experience just for toddlers and their caregivers. This high energy story time will help toddlers learn and grow through stories, movement, and music. Parents might also learn a thing or two along the way. For children age...read more
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Teen Monday Movie Madness: The Amazing Spider-Man 2
4:00pm
Teen Monday Movie Madness: The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Monday, Nov. 17, 4:00pmTeen Monday Movie Ma
Santa Maria Public Library
Need a chance to unwind and relax? Join us on the third Monday of each month in the Altrusa Theater to watch some great movies. Light snacks will be provided. This program is open to junior high and high school students only. Movies start promptly at 4:00pm.
  • November 17: The Amaz...read more
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Orcutt Library Mouse Tales Storytime
10:30
Orcutt Library Mouse Tales Storytime
Tuesday, Nov. 18, 10:30
(Tuesdays, November 18 & 25, 10:30 and 11:30 am, December 2, 9, 16, 10:30 and 11:30 am)

Orcutt Branch Library
Preschoolers ages 3-5 are invited to Mouse Tales Story Time on Tuesday morning.  Two repeat sessions are held at 10:30 or 11:30 am.  Call the library to sign up at 937-6483.  The stories feature stories, puppets, fingerplays, and songs with our volunteer storytellers.
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Orcutt Library Mouse Tales Storytime
11:30
Orcutt Library Mouse Tales Storytime
Tuesday, Nov. 18, 11:30
(Tuesdays, November 18 & 25, 10:30 and 11:30 am, December 2, 9, 16, 10:30 and 11:30 am)

Orcutt Branch Library
Preschoolers ages 3-5 are invited to Mouse Tales Story Time on Tuesday morning.  Two repeat sessions are held at 10:30 or 11:30 am.  Call the library to sign up at 937-6483.  The stories feature stories, puppets, fingerplays, and songs with our volunteer storytellers.
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Play, Move, and Learn With Your Toddler
10:15am
Play, Move, and Learn With Your Toddler
Tuesday, Nov. 18, 10:15amPlay, Move, and Lear
Santa Maria Public Library
Join us on Mondays at 11:30am or Tuesdays at 10:15am for an exciting learning experience just for toddlers and their caregivers. This high energy story time will help toddlers learn and grow through stories, movement, and music. Parents might also learn a thing or two along the way. For children age...read more
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After School Story Time
3:30pm
 After School Story Time
Tuesday, Nov. 18, 3:30pmAfter School Story T
Santa Maria Public Library
After School Story Time is a special afternoon program featuring stories and a craft for children ages six and above only. This story time is offered on most Tuesdays at 3:30pm. Dates may vary, please call Youth Services for further details. Sign-ups are not required. However, prior registration is ...read more
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Movie Night ~ Mothman Prophecies
5:30 pm
Movie Night ~ Mothman Prophecies
Tuesday, Nov. 18, 5:30 pm
Santa Maria Public Library
In this X-Files-type supernatural thriller loosely based on true events, a reporter (Richard Gere) is drawn to a small West Virginia town to investigate a series of strange events, including the appearance of bizarre entities.
 
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Night Light Theater: The LEGO Movie
6:00pm
Night Light Theater: The LEGO Movie
Tuesday, Nov. 18, 6:00pmNight Light Theater:
Santa Maria Public Library
Drop by for a monthly family movie night at the Library! No sign-ups or tickets required. All ages welcome with parents. All Night Light Theater evenings are on Tuesdays at 6:00pm in the Altrusa Theater.
  • November 18: The LEGO Movie<...read more
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Super Squashed Story Time
12:30pm
 Super Squashed Story Time
Wednesday, Nov. 19, 12:30pmSuper Squashed Story
Santa Maria Public Library
Super Squashed Story Time is offered on Wednesdays at 12:30pm and features stories, songs, finger plays, and a book-on-DVD. Pre-registration is required and once signed up; your child is enrolled for the entire six-week session.
This story time provides a more independent environment for presch...read more
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Genealogical Help! Do you need help tracing your family tree?
1:00 pm
Genealogical Help! Do you need help tracing your family tree?
Wednesday, Nov. 19, 1:00 pm
Santa Maria Public Library
The Santa Maria Valley Genealogical Society has a volunteer to help you with your genealogical questions on Wednesdays from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm. The volunteers are available on the second floor of the library.  If you are unable to come on Wednesdays appointments are available.  Please conta...read more
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Drop In Story Time
10:30am
 Drop In Story Time
Thursday, Nov. 20, 10:30amDrop In Story Time
Santa Maria Public Library
Drop In Story Time is offered on Thursdays at 10:30am. This story time is open to preschoolers aged three to five and their families. No need to sign-up; just drop in for stories, music, and family fun.
          Story time session: November 6 - Dece...read more
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Teens: Author Mark Parsons
4:00pm
 Teens: Author Mark Parsons
Friday, Nov. 21, 4:00pmTeens: Author Mark P
Santa Maria Public Library
Friday, November 21, 2014
4:00pm – 5:30pm, Altrusa Theater
Do you enjoy writing? Would you like to publish a book one day? If so, you should definitely come meet the author of Road Rash. In celebration of NANOWRIMO (national novel writing ...read more
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Play, Move, and Learn With Your Toddler
11:30am
Play, Move, and Learn With Your Toddler
Monday, Nov. 24, 11:30amPlay, Move, and Lear
Santa Maria Public Library
Join us on Mondays at 11:30am or Tuesdays at 10:15am for an exciting learning experience just for toddlers and their caregivers. This high energy story time will help toddlers learn and grow through stories, movement, and music. Parents might also learn a thing or two along the way. For children age...read more
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Orcutt Library Mouse Tales Storytime
10:30
Orcutt Library Mouse Tales Storytime
Tuesday, Nov. 25, 10:30
(Tuesdays, November 18 & 25, 10:30 and 11:30 am, December 2, 9, 16, 10:30 and 11:30 am)

Orcutt Branch Library
Preschoolers ages 3-5 are invited to Mouse Tales Story Time on Tuesday morning.  Two repeat sessions are held at 10:30 or 11:30 am.  Call the library to sign up at 937-6483.  The stories feature stories, puppets, fingerplays, and songs with our volunteer storytellers.
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Orcutt Library Mouse Tales Storytime
11:30
Orcutt Library Mouse Tales Storytime
Tuesday, Nov. 25, 11:30
(Tuesdays, November 18 & 25, 10:30 and 11:30 am, December 2, 9, 16, 10:30 and 11:30 am)

Orcutt Branch Library
Preschoolers ages 3-5 are invited to Mouse Tales Story Time on Tuesday morning.  Two repeat sessions are held at 10:30 or 11:30 am.  Call the library to sign up at 937-6483.  The stories feature stories, puppets, fingerplays, and songs with our volunteer storytellers.
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Play, Move, and Learn With Your Toddler
10:15am
Play, Move, and Learn With Your Toddler
Tuesday, Nov. 25, 10:15amPlay, Move, and Lear
Santa Maria Public Library
Join us on Mondays at 11:30am or Tuesdays at 10:15am for an exciting learning experience just for toddlers and their caregivers. This high energy story time will help toddlers learn and grow through stories, movement, and music. Parents might also learn a thing or two along the way. For children age...read more
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After School Story Time
3:30pm
 After School Story Time
Tuesday, Nov. 25, 3:30pmAfter School Story T
Santa Maria Public Library
After School Story Time is a special afternoon program featuring stories and a craft for children ages six and above only. This story time is offered on most Tuesdays at 3:30pm. Dates may vary, please call Youth Services for further details. Sign-ups are not required. However, prior registration is ...read more
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Super Squashed Story Time
12:30pm
 Super Squashed Story Time
Wednesday, Nov. 26, 12:30pmSuper Squashed Story
Santa Maria Public Library
Super Squashed Story Time is offered on Wednesdays at 12:30pm and features stories, songs, finger plays, and a book-on-DVD. Pre-registration is required and once signed up; your child is enrolled for the entire six-week session.
This story time provides a more independent environment for presch...read more
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