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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Mouse Tales Story Time
10:30am and 11:30am
 Mouse Tales Story Time
Tuesday, Sep. 2, 10:30am and 11:30amMouse Tales Story Ti
Orcutt Branch Library
Story Time Session:
September 2 - October 28
Please call to pre-register.
Orcutt's Preschool Story Time is for children ages three to five featuring stories, puppets, fingerplays, and songs.
Early entry begins at 10:15a...read more
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Sign ups begin for Fantastic Foxes Story Time
Sign ups begin for Fantastic Foxes Story Time
Wednesday, Sep. 3, Sign ups begin for F
Santa Maria Public Library
Fantastic Foxes 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 presc...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, Sep. 3, 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 ~ Rescue Dawn
5:00 pm
 Movie Night ~ Rescue Dawn
Wednesday, Sep. 3, 5:00 pm
Santa Maria Public Library
As a part of the California Reads program, the library is screening this dramatic action thriller, starring Christian Bale, about a United States Fighter pilot’s epic struggle of survival after being shot down on a mission over Laos during the Vietnam War. He is taken captive by the enemy and ...read more
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Teens: Tickets Available for Iron Chef @ the Library
Teens: Tickets Available for Iron Chef @ the Library
Friday, Sep. 5, Teens: Tickets Avail
Santa Maria Public Library
Friday, September 12, 2014
4:00pm – 5:30pm, Altrusa Theater
Do you like to cook or create new recipes? If so, please join us for our fifth annual Teen Iron Chef competition. Four teams of four will be given thirty minutes to make an original creation wi...read more
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Play, Move, and Learn With Your Toddler
11:30am
Play, Move, and Learn With Your Toddler
Monday, Sep. 8, 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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Tickets Available for Bilingual Story Time
Tickets Available for Bilingual Story Time
Tuesday, Sep. 9, Tickets Available fo
Santa Maria Public Library
In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month come to the Library and listen to lively stories, songs, and rhymes in Spanish and in English. This is a family oriented event with all ages welcome!
Tuesday, September 16, 201
6:00pm, Altrusa Theater...read more
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Mouse Tales Story Time
10:30am and 11:30am
 Mouse Tales Story Time
Tuesday, Sep. 9, 10:30am and 11:30amMouse Tales Story Ti
Orcutt Branch Library
Story Time Session:
September 2 - October 28
Please call to pre-register.
Orcutt's Preschool Story Time is for children ages three to five featuring stories, puppets, fingerplays, and songs.
Early entry begins at 10:15a...read more
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Play, Move, and Learn With Your Toddler
11:30am
Play, Move, and Learn With Your Toddler
Tuesday, Sep. 9, 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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After School Story Time
3:30pm
 After School Story Time
Tuesday, Sep. 9, 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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Book Discussion ~ "What It’s Like To Go To War" by Karl Marlantes
6:00 pm
Book Discussion ~ "What It’s Like To Go To War" by Karl Marlantes
Tuesday, Sep. 9, 6:00 pm
Santa Maria Public Library
Have you wondered what it is like to go to war?

The  Library invites you to take part in a thought-provoking community wide reading event on this subject! Everyone in the community is encouraged to read the book, What It's Like To Go To War b...read more
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Fantastic Foxes Story Time
12:30pm
 Fantastic Foxes Story Time
Wednesday, Sep. 10, 12:30pmFantastic Foxes Stor
Santa Maria Public Library
Fantastic Foxes 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 presc...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, Sep. 10, 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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Registration Begins for Reading Buddies with Oreo
Registration Begins for Reading Buddies with Oreo
Thursday, Sep. 11, Registration Begins
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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Drop In Story Time
10:30am
 Drop In Story Time
Thursday, Sep. 11, 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.
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Are you New to Medicare?
3:00 pm
 Are you New to Medicare?
Thursday, Sep. 11, 3:00 pm
Santa Maria Public Library
Join this FREE comprehensive seminar to learn all about Medicare.  Unbiased seminar to discuss Medicare Part A, Part B, Part D, Advantage Plans, Supplemental Plans, Penalties and more.
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Teens: Iron Chef @ the Library
4:00pm
 Teens: Iron Chef @ the Library
Friday, Sep. 12, 4:00pmTeens: Iron Chef @ t
Santa Maria Public Library
Friday, September 12, 2014
4:00pm – 5:30pm, Altrusa Theater
Do you like to cook or create new recipes? If so, please join us for our fifth annual Teen Iron Chef competition. Four teams of four will be given thirty minutes to make an original creation wi...read more
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Play, Move, and Learn With Your Toddler
11:30am
Play, Move, and Learn With Your Toddler
Monday, Sep. 15, 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: Divergent
4:00pm
Teen Monday Movie Madness: Divergent
Monday, Sep. 15, 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.
  • September 15: Diverge...read more
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Mouse Tales Story Time
10:30am and 11:30am
 Mouse Tales Story Time
Tuesday, Sep. 16, 10:30am and 11:30amMouse Tales Story Ti
Orcutt Branch Library
Story Time Session:
September 2 - October 28
Please call to pre-register.
Orcutt's Preschool Story Time is for children ages three to five featuring stories, puppets, fingerplays, and songs.
Early entry begins at 10:15a...read more
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Play, Move, and Learn With Your Toddler
11:30am
Play, Move, and Learn With Your Toddler
Tuesday, Sep. 16, 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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After School Story Time
3:30pm
 After School Story Time
Tuesday, Sep. 16, 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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Bilingual Story Time
6:00pm
 Bilingual Story Time
Tuesday, Sep. 16, 6:00pmBilingual Story Time
Santa Maria Public Library
In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month come to the Library and listen to lively stories, songs, and rhymes in Spanish and in English. This is a family oriented event with all ages welcome!
Tuesday, September 16, 201
6:00pm, Altrusa Theater...read more
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Fantastic Foxes Story Time
12:30pm
 Fantastic Foxes Story Time
Wednesday, Sep. 17, 12:30pmFantastic Foxes Stor
Santa Maria Public Library
Fantastic Foxes 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 presc...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, Sep. 17, 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 ~ Gravity
5:30 pm
 Movie Night ~ Gravity
Wednesday, Sep. 17, 5:30 pm
Santa Maria Public Library
A medical engineer (Sandra Bullock) and an astronaut (George Clooney) work together to survive, after debris destroys their space shuttle and leaves them adrift in orbit. Winner of seven Oscars.
 
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Drop In Story Time
10:30am
 Drop In Story Time
Thursday, Sep. 18, 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: September 11 - Oc...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, Sep. 18, 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.
Thursday,...read more
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Play, Move, and Learn With Your Toddler
11:30am
Play, Move, and Learn With Your Toddler
Monday, Sep. 22, 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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Mouse Tales Story Time
10:30am and 11:30am
 Mouse Tales Story Time
Tuesday, Sep. 23, 10:30am and 11:30amMouse Tales Story Ti
Orcutt Branch Library
Story Time Session:
September 2 - October 28
Please call to pre-register.
Orcutt's Preschool Story Time is for children ages three to five featuring stories, puppets, fingerplays, and songs.
Early entry begins at 10:15a...read more
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Play, Move, and Learn With Your Toddler
11:30am
Play, Move, and Learn With Your Toddler
Tuesday, Sep. 23, 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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After School Story Time
3:30pm
 After School Story Time
Tuesday, Sep. 23, 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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Night Light Theater: Enchanted
6:00pm
 Night Light Theater: Enchanted
Tuesday, Sep. 23, 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.
  • September 23: Enchanted (PG, 107 minutes)...read more
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Fantastic Foxes Story Time
12:30pm
 Fantastic Foxes Story Time
Wednesday, Sep. 24, 12:30pmFantastic Foxes Stor
Santa Maria Public Library
Fantastic Foxes 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 presc...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, Sep. 24, 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, Sep. 25, 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: September 11 - Oc...read more
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Open Discussion on the Experience of Veterans
6:00 pm
Open Discussion on the Experience of Veterans
Thursday, Sep. 25, 6:00 pm
Santa Maria Public Library
In cooperation with the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Santa Maria Public Library will present a discussion with veterans about their experiences in warfare. Joining us will be Alan Munch and David Godrich. Mr. Munch is a veteran of the United Stat...read more
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Play, Move, and Learn With Your Toddler
11:30am
Play, Move, and Learn With Your Toddler
Monday, Sep. 29, 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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Mouse Tales Story Time
10:30am and 11:30am
 Mouse Tales Story Time
Tuesday, Sep. 30, 10:30am and 11:30amMouse Tales Story Ti
Orcutt Branch Library
Story Time Session:
September 2 - October 28
Please call to pre-register.
Orcutt's Preschool Story Time is for children ages three to five featuring stories, puppets, fingerplays, and songs.
Early entry begins at 10:15a...read more
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Play, Move, and Learn With Your Toddler
11:30am
Play, Move, and Learn With Your Toddler
Tuesday, Sep. 30, 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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After School Story Time
3:30pm
 After School Story Time
Tuesday, Sep. 30, 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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