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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Teens: Canvas Creations
10:00am - 12:00pm
 Teens: Canvas Creations
Monday, Jul. 2, 10:00am - 12:00pmTeens: Canvas Creati
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Help make new art for our Teen Zone! Stretch your creative muscles with this fun, drop in program. We’ll provide the canvas and art supplies, and you provide the inspiration. There will be four sessions for this program. You can work on one masterpiece, or possibly more, it’s all up to y...read more
Reading Buddies
3:00pm - 5:00pm
 Reading Buddies
Monday, Jul. 2, 3:00pm - 5:00pmReading Buddies
Learning Center
The Santa Maria Public Library Teen Volunteers are ready to help out with our Reading Buddies program! Kids attending this program will partner with a teen and read aloud to them. Reading Buddies will help your child gain confidence and help complete the minutes for the Summer Reading Program.
...read more
Private Event
7:00 to 10:00 PM
 Private Event
Monday, Jul. 2, 7:00 to 10:00 PM
(July 2, July 10, July 16, July 23, July 30; 7:00 to 10:00 PM; Aug 4; 5:00 to 10:00 PM)

Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
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Teens: Canvas Creations
10:00am - 12:00pm
 Teens: Canvas Creations
Tuesday, Jul. 3, 10:00am - 12:00pmTeens: Canvas Creati
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Help make new art for our Teen Zone! Stretch your creative muscles with this fun, drop in program. We’ll provide the canvas and art supplies, and you provide the inspiration. There will be four sessions for this program. You can work on one masterpiece, or possibly more, it’s all up to y...read more
Reading Buddies
3:00pm - 5:00pm
 Reading Buddies
Tuesday, Jul. 3, 3:00pm - 5:00pmReading Buddies
Learning Center
The Santa Maria Public Library Teen Volunteers are ready to help out with our Reading Buddies program! Kids attending this program will partner with a teen and read aloud to them. Reading Buddies will help your child gain confidence and help complete the minutes for the Summer Reading Program.
...read more
Afternoon Story Time
3:30pm
 Afternoon Story Time
Tuesday, Jul. 3, 3:30pmAfternoon Story Time
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Afternoon Story Time is a special afternoon program featuring stories, movies, and a craft open only to children aged 6 and above. This story time is offered on Tuesdays at 3:30pm. Sign-ups are not required, except for groups of six or larger wishing to attend. Space and craft suppl...read more
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Library Closed/La biblioteca estara cerrada
Library Closed/La biblioteca estara cerrada
Wednesday, Jul. 4, Library Closed/La bi
All Locations
The Library will be closed in observence of Independence Day.

 
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Play, Move, and Learn with Your Toddler
10:00am
Play, Move, and Learn with Your Toddler
Thursday, Jul. 5, 10:00amPlay, Move, and Lear
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library

Join us on Thursdays at 10:00am or 11:30am for an exciting learning experience just for toddlers and their caregivers. Pre-registration for the entire six-week session is required, and may be completed in person, online through our library events calendar, or ...read more


Play, Move, and Learn with Your Toddler
11:30am
Play, Move, and Learn with Your Toddler
Thursday, Jul. 5, 11:30amPlay, Move, and Lear
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library

Join us on Thursdays at 10:00am or 11:30am for an exciting learning experience just for toddlers and their caregivers. Pre-registration for the entire six-week session is required, and may be completed in person, online through our library events calendar, or ...read more


Reading Buddies
3:00pm - 5:00pm
 Reading Buddies
Thursday, Jul. 5, 3:00pm - 5:00pmReading Buddies
Learning Center
The Santa Maria Public Library Teen Volunteers are ready to help out with our Reading Buddies program! Kids attending this program will partner with a teen and read aloud to them. Reading Buddies will help your child gain confidence and help complete the minutes for the Summer Reading Program.
...read more
Private Event
6:00 to 8:00 PM
 Private Event
Thursday, Jul. 5, 6:00 to 8:00 PM
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
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Babynauts Story Time - NEW!!!
10:00am
 Babynauts Story Time - NEW!!!
Friday, Jul. 6, 10:00amBabynauts Story Time
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Join the Library on Fridays for an out of this world experience for babies 3-6 months and their caregivers. This story time will encourage babies to explore the world around them through music, mov...read more
Play, Move, and Learn with Your Toddler
11:00am
Play, Move, and Learn with Your Toddler
Friday, Jul. 6, 11:00amPlay, Move, and Lear
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library

Join us on Thursdays at 10:00am or 11:30am for an exciting learning experience just for toddlers and their caregivers. Pre-registration for the entire six-week session is required, and may be completed in person, online through our library events calendar, or ...read more


Teens: Anime Club
4:30-5:30pm
 Teens: Anime Club
Friday, Jul. 6, 4:30-5:30pmTeens: 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 t...read more
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Teens: Board of Library Teens (BOLT)
10:00-10:45am
Teens: Board of Library Teens (BOLT)
Saturday, Jul. 7, 10:00-10:45amTeens: Board of Libr
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Are you a teen who loves your Library? Join the Board of Library Teens (BOLT)! BOLT meets one Saturday per month to decide on upcoming teen program plans, help select materials to order for the teen collection, create a vision for the...read more
Summer MakerSpace
10:00am - 3:00pm
 Summer MakerSpace
Saturday, Jul. 7, 10:00am - 3:00pmSummer MakerSpace
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.

July 7
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Private Event
10:00 to 11:00 AM
 Private Event
Saturday, Jul. 7, 10:00 to 11:00 AM
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Bilingual Story Time/Hora de Cuentos
11:00am
Bilingual Story Time/Hora de Cuentos
Saturday, Jul. 7, 11:00amBilingual 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 Saturdays at 11:00am. 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’ language ski...read more
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Teens: Canvas Creations
10:00am - 12:00pm
 Teens: Canvas Creations
Monday, Jul. 9, 10:00am - 12:00pmTeens: Canvas Creati
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Help make new art for our Teen Zone! Stretch your creative muscles with this fun, drop in program. We’ll provide the canvas and art supplies, and you provide the inspiration. There will be four sessions for this program. You can work on one masterpiece, or possibly more, it’s all up to y...read more
Reading Buddies
3:00pm - 5:00pm
 Reading Buddies
Monday, Jul. 9, 3:00pm - 5:00pmReading Buddies
Learning Center
The Santa Maria Public Library Teen Volunteers are ready to help out with our Reading Buddies program! Kids attending this program will partner with a teen and read aloud to them. Reading Buddies will help your child gain confidence and help complete the minutes for the Summer Reading Program.
...read more
Movie Nght - Groundhog Day
5:00 PM
 Movie Nght - Groundhog Day
Monday, Jul. 9, 5:00 PM
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Theme: Comedy, PG, (1993), 101 minutes

A weatherman (Bill Murray) finds himself inexplicably living the same day over and over again.
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Teens: Canvas Creations
10:00am - 12:00pm
 Teens: Canvas Creations
Tuesday, Jul. 10, 10:00am - 12:00pmTeens: Canvas Creati
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Help make new art for our Teen Zone! Stretch your creative muscles with this fun, drop in program. We’ll provide the canvas and art supplies, and you provide the inspiration. There will be four sessions for this program. You can work on one masterpiece, or possibly more, it’s all up to y...read more
Computer Basics Workshop - Internet Searching and E-resources level 2
1:00 to 2:00 PM
Computer Basics Workshop - Internet Searching and E-resources level 2
Tuesday, Jul. 10, 1:00 to 2:00 PM
Learning Center
The Santa Maria Library is pleased to announce a free workshop on Computer Basics, Internet Searching and E-resources level 2, on July 10, from 1:00 to 2:00 PM. The workshop will be presented in the Learning Center, located on the first floor of the Library....read more
Reading Buddies
3:00pm - 5:00pm
 Reading Buddies
Tuesday, Jul. 10, 3:00pm - 5:00pmReading Buddies
Learning Center
The Santa Maria Public Library Teen Volunteers are ready to help out with our Reading Buddies program! Kids attending this program will partner with a teen and read aloud to them. Reading Buddies will help your child gain confidence and help complete the minutes for the Summer Reading Program.
...read more
Afternoon Story Time
3:30pm
 Afternoon Story Time
Tuesday, Jul. 10, 3:30pmAfternoon Story Time
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Afternoon Story Time is a special afternoon program featuring stories, movies, and a craft open only to children aged 6 and above. This story time is offered on Tuesdays at 3:30pm. Sign-ups are not required, except for groups of six or larger wishing to attend. Space and craft suppl...read more
Hot Air Balloon Getaway at the Los Alamos Branch Library
3:30pm
Hot Air Balloon Getaway at the Los Alamos Branch Library
Tuesday, Jul. 10, 3:30pmHot Air Balloon Geta
Los Alamos Branch Library
Explore your creative side and create your very own hot air balloon. We’ll start off with a few stories, then there will be two different art projects; one for the older kids and an easier one for the younger kids. After the craft is completed everyone can use their imagination to take to trip...read more
Private Event
7:00 to 10:00 PM
 Private Event
Tuesday, Jul. 10, 7:00 to 10:00 PM
(July 2, July 10, July 16, July 23, July 30; 7:00 to 10:00 PM; Aug 4; 5:00 to 10:00 PM)

Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
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Immigration Training
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
 Immigration Training
Wednesday, Jul. 11, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Bear-y Wonderful Story Time
10:30am
 Bear-y Wonderful Story Time
Wednesday, Jul. 11, 10:30amBear-y Wonderful Sto
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Preschool Story Time is offered on Wednesdays at 10:30am and 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. N...read more
Adult Coloring Program
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
 Adult Coloring Program
Wednesday, Jul. 11, 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
(Apr 11, Apr 25, May 9, May 23, Jun 13, Jun 27, Jul 11, Jul 25, Aug 8, Aug 22, 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM)

Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
The Santa Maria Public Library's popular Adult Coloring Program is a free program designed to relieve stress and provide a creative and artistic outlet for adults of all ages.
Participants are offered a broad selection of pictures and postcards to color. All materials are provided...read more
Reading Buddies
3:00pm - 5:00pm
 Reading Buddies
Wednesday, Jul. 11, 3:00pm - 5:00pmReading Buddies
Learning Center
The Santa Maria Public Library Teen Volunteers are ready to help out with our Reading Buddies program! Kids attending this program will partner with a teen and read aloud to them. Reading Buddies will help your child gain confidence and help complete the minutes for the Summer Reading Program.
...read more
The Magic of Reading with Christopher Lopez
4:00pm
The Magic of Reading with Christopher Lopez
Wednesday, Jul. 11, 4:00pmThe Magic of Reading
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Join the Santa Maria Public Library as we welcome the Magic of Christopher Lopez. Mr. Lopez has been entertaining families with his talent for many years at venues across the nation including the Magic Castle in Los Angeles.
 
Summer Reading Movie Night - Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
4:00 to 6:00 PM
Summer Reading Movie Night - Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
Wednesday, Jul. 11, 4:00 to 6:00 PM
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Theme: Action/Adventure, 118 minutes. After barely escaping a Shanghai nightclub brawl, Indiana Jones crash-lands into the wilds of India where he uncovers a scheme that has enslaved a remote village's children. Indy must save the children and avoid becoming a slave himself to the evil Thuggee c...read more
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Play, Move, and Learn with Your Toddler
10:00am
Play, Move, and Learn with Your Toddler
Thursday, Jul. 12, 10:00amPlay, Move, and Lear
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library

Join us on Thursdays at 10:00am or 11:30am for an exciting learning experience just for toddlers and their caregivers. Pre-registration for the entire six-week session is required, and may be completed in person, online through our library events calendar, or ...read more


Private Event
10:00 to 11:00 AM
 Private Event
Thursday, Jul. 12, 10:00 to 11:00 AM
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
City Staff Training
Play, Move, and Learn with Your Toddler
11:30am
Play, Move, and Learn with Your Toddler
Thursday, Jul. 12, 11:30amPlay, Move, and Lear
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library

Join us on Thursdays at 10:00am or 11:30am for an exciting learning experience just for toddlers and their caregivers. Pre-registration for the entire six-week session is required, and may be completed in person, online through our library events calendar, or ...read more


Reading Buddies
3:00pm - 5:00pm
 Reading Buddies
Thursday, Jul. 12, 3:00pm - 5:00pmReading Buddies
Learning Center
The Santa Maria Public Library Teen Volunteers are ready to help out with our Reading Buddies program! Kids attending this program will partner with a teen and read aloud to them. Reading Buddies will help your child gain confidence and help complete the minutes for the Summer Reading Program.
...read more
Let’s Blow Off Some STEAM
4:00pm
 Let’s Blow Off Some STEAM
Thursday, Jul. 12, 4:00pmLet’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 act...read more

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Babynauts Story Time - NEW!!!
10:00am
 Babynauts Story Time - NEW!!!
Friday, Jul. 13, 10:00amBabynauts Story Time
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Join the Library on Fridays for an out of this world experience for babies 3-6 months and their caregivers. This story time will encourage babies to explore the world around them through music, mov...read more
Play, Move, and Learn with Your Toddler
11:00am
Play, Move, and Learn with Your Toddler
Friday, Jul. 13, 11:00amPlay, Move, and Lear
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library

Join us on Thursdays at 10:00am or 11:30am for an exciting learning experience just for toddlers and their caregivers. Pre-registration for the entire six-week session is required, and may be completed in person, online through our library events calendar, or ...read more


Hot Air Balloon Getaway at the Guadalupe Branch Library
1:00pm
Hot Air Balloon Getaway at the Guadalupe Branch Library
Friday, Jul. 13, 1:00pmHot Air Balloon Geta
Guadalupe Branch Library
Explore your creative side and create your very own hot air balloon. We’ll start off with a few stories, then there will be two different art projects; one for the older kids and an easier one for the younger kids. After the craft is completed everyone can use their imagination to take to trip...read more
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Summer MakerSpace
10:00am - 3:00pm
 Summer MakerSpace
Saturday, Jul. 14, 10:00am - 3:00pmSummer MakerSpace
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.

July 14
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Bilingual Story Time/Hora de Cuentos
11:00am
Bilingual Story Time/Hora de Cuentos
Saturday, Jul. 14, 11:00amBilingual 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 Saturdays at 11:00am. 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’ language ski...read more
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Reading Buddies
3:00pm - 5:00pm
 Reading Buddies
Monday, Jul. 16, 3:00pm - 5:00pmReading Buddies
Learning Center
The Santa Maria Public Library Teen Volunteers are ready to help out with our Reading Buddies program! Kids attending this program will partner with a teen and read aloud to them. Reading Buddies will help your child gain confidence and help complete the minutes for the Summer Reading Program.
...read more
Private Event
7:00 to 10:00 PM
 Private Event
Monday, Jul. 16, 7:00 to 10:00 PM
(July 2, July 10, July 16, July 23, July 30; 7:00 to 10:00 PM; Aug 4; 5:00 to 10:00 PM)

Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
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Reading Buddies
3:00pm - 5:00pm
 Reading Buddies
Tuesday, Jul. 17, 3:00pm - 5:00pmReading Buddies
Learning Center
The Santa Maria Public Library Teen Volunteers are ready to help out with our Reading Buddies program! Kids attending this program will partner with a teen and read aloud to them. Reading Buddies will help your child gain confidence and help complete the minutes for the Summer Reading Program.
...read more
Afternoon Story Time
3:30pm
 Afternoon Story Time
Tuesday, Jul. 17, 3:30pmAfternoon Story Time
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Afternoon Story Time is a special afternoon program featuring stories, movies, and a craft open only to children aged 6 and above. This story time is offered on Tuesdays at 3:30pm. Sign-ups are not required, except for groups of six or larger wishing to attend. Space and craft suppl...read more
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Bear-y Wonderful Story Time
10:30am
 Bear-y Wonderful Story Time
Wednesday, Jul. 18, 10:30amBear-y Wonderful Sto
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Preschool Story Time is offered on Wednesdays at 10:30am and 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. N...read more
Reading Buddies
3:00pm - 5:00pm
 Reading Buddies
Wednesday, Jul. 18, 3:00pm - 5:00pmReading Buddies
Learning Center
The Santa Maria Public Library Teen Volunteers are ready to help out with our Reading Buddies program! Kids attending this program will partner with a teen and read aloud to them. Reading Buddies will help your child gain confidence and help complete the minutes for the Summer Reading Program.
...read more
Hot Air Balloon Getaway at the Orcutt Branch Library
3:30pm
Hot Air Balloon Getaway at the Orcutt Branch Library
Wednesday, Jul. 18, 3:30pmHot Air Balloon Geta
Orcutt Branch Library
Explore your creative side and create your very own hot air balloon. We’ll start off with a few stories, then there will be two different art projects; one for the older kids and an easier one for the younger kids. After the craft is completed everyone can use their imagination to take to trip...read more
Afternoon Art Time
4:00pm
 Afternoon Art Time
Wednesday, Jul. 18, 4:00pmAfternoon 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 p...read more

Game Night
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
 Game Night
Wednesday, Jul. 18, 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
(May 16, Jun 20, Jul 18, Aug 15 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM)

Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
The Santa Maria Public Library invites people of all ages for an evening of games on May 16, June 20, July 18, and August 15, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in Shepard Hall at the Santa Maria Public Library.
 
The Library will provide a variety of games, inc...read more
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Play, Move, and Learn with Your Toddler
10:00am
Play, Move, and Learn with Your Toddler
Thursday, Jul. 19, 10:00amPlay, Move, and Lear
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library

Join us on Thursdays at 10:00am or 11:30am for an exciting learning experience just for toddlers and their caregivers. Pre-registration for the entire six-week session is required, and may be completed in person, online through our library events calendar, or ...read more


Tutor Training
10:30 am - 1:00 pm
 Tutor Training
Thursday, Jul. 19, 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Learning Center
Private Event
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
 Private Event
Thursday, Jul. 19, 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Play, Move, and Learn with Your Toddler
11:30am
Play, Move, and Learn with Your Toddler
Thursday, Jul. 19, 11:30amPlay, Move, and Lear
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library

Join us on Thursdays at 10:00am or 11:30am for an exciting learning experience just for toddlers and their caregivers. Pre-registration for the entire six-week session is required, and may be completed in person, online through our library events calendar, or ...read more


Reading Buddies
3:00pm - 5:00pm
 Reading Buddies
Thursday, Jul. 19, 3:00pm - 5:00pmReading Buddies
Learning Center
The Santa Maria Public Library Teen Volunteers are ready to help out with our Reading Buddies program! Kids attending this program will partner with a teen and read aloud to them. Reading Buddies will help your child gain confidence and help complete the minutes for the Summer Reading Program.
...read more
Let’s Blow Off Some STEAM
4:00pm
 Let’s Blow Off Some STEAM
Thursday, Jul. 19, 4:00pmLet’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 act...read more

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Play, Move, and Learn with Your Toddler
11:00am
Play, Move, and Learn with Your Toddler
Friday, Jul. 20, 11:00amPlay, Move, and Lear
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library

Join us on Thursdays at 10:00am or 11:30am for an exciting learning experience just for toddlers and their caregivers. Pre-registration for the entire six-week session is required, and may be completed in person, online through our library events calendar, or ...read more


Teens: Mutant Toys
4:00-5:30pm
 Teens: Mutant Toys
Friday, Jul. 20, 4:00-5:30pmTeens: Mutant Toys
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Want to tear stuff up? Have a blast dismembering a fuzzy stuffed animal, and then create your own Franken-Creature with parts from other animals. We’ll provide the supplies, you bring the morbid vision for your creature. Light snacks will be served.
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Summer MakerSpace
10:00am - 3:00pm
 Summer MakerSpace
Saturday, Jul. 21, 10:00am - 3:00pmSummer MakerSpace
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.

July 21
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Bilingual Story Time/Hora de Cuentos
11:00am
Bilingual Story Time/Hora de Cuentos
Saturday, Jul. 21, 11:00amBilingual 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 Saturdays at 11:00am. 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’ language ski...read more
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Kids Wii Play!
2:00-4:00pm
 Kids Wii Play!
Monday, Jul. 23, 2:00-4:00pmKids Wii Play!
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Need something to do during the summer? Come to the Library for a monthly free-for-all afternoon of gaming for kids aged 6 through 12 and their caregivers. This is your chance to play the Wii on big screen once a month on a Monday. There will be plenty of fun for everyone!
  • June 25; 2:00 - 4:
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Reading Buddies
3:00pm - 5:00pm
 Reading Buddies
Monday, Jul. 23, 3:00pm - 5:00pmReading Buddies
Learning Center
The Santa Maria Public Library Teen Volunteers are ready to help out with our Reading Buddies program! Kids attending this program will partner with a teen and read aloud to them. Reading Buddies will help your child gain confidence and help complete the minutes for the Summer Reading Program.
...read more
Private Event
7:00 to 10:00 PM
 Private Event
Monday, Jul. 23, 7:00 to 10:00 PM
(July 2, July 10, July 16, July 23, July 30; 7:00 to 10:00 PM; Aug 4; 5:00 to 10:00 PM)

Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
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Valley Reads Book Club
11:00 to 12:30 PM
 Valley Reads Book Club
Tuesday, Jul. 24, 11:00 to 12:30 PM
(Tuesdays; May 22, Jun 26, Jul 28, Aug 28, Sep 25, Oct 23; 11:00 to 12:30 PM)

Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public LibraryTuesday; May 22, June 26, July 24, August 28, September 25; October 23 11:00-12:30 PMThe Santa Maria Public Library facilitates a monthly book club, The Valley Reads, which meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month in Shepard Hall ...read more
Reading Buddies
3:00pm - 5:00pm
 Reading Buddies
Tuesday, Jul. 24, 3:00pm - 5:00pmReading Buddies
Learning Center
The Santa Maria Public Library Teen Volunteers are ready to help out with our Reading Buddies program! Kids attending this program will partner with a teen and read aloud to them. Reading Buddies will help your child gain confidence and help complete the minutes for the Summer Reading Program.
...read more
Afternoon Story Time
3:30pm
 Afternoon Story Time
Tuesday, Jul. 24, 3:30pmAfternoon Story Time
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Afternoon Story Time is a special afternoon program featuring stories, movies, and a craft open only to children aged 6 and above. This story time is offered on Tuesdays at 3:30pm. Sign-ups are not required, except for groups of six or larger wishing to attend. Space and craft suppl...read more
Night Light Theater: Sherlock Gnomes
6:00pm
Night Light Theater: Sherlock Gnomes
Tuesday, Jul. 24, 6:00pm
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Night Light Theater
Drop 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...read more
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Bear-y Wonderful Story Time
10:30am
 Bear-y Wonderful Story Time
Wednesday, Jul. 25, 10:30amBear-y Wonderful Sto
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Preschool Story Time is offered on Wednesdays at 10:30am and 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. N...read more
Adult Coloring Program
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
 Adult Coloring Program
Wednesday, Jul. 25, 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
(Apr 11, Apr 25, May 9, May 23, Jun 13, Jun 27, Jul 11, Jul 25, Aug 8, Aug 22, 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM)

Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
The Santa Maria Public Library's popular Adult Coloring Program is a free program designed to relieve stress and provide a creative and artistic outlet for adults of all ages.
Participants are offered a broad selection of pictures and postcards to color. All materials are provided...read more
Reading Buddies
3:00pm - 5:00pm
 Reading Buddies
Wednesday, Jul. 25, 3:00pm - 5:00pmReading Buddies
Learning Center
The Santa Maria Public Library Teen Volunteers are ready to help out with our Reading Buddies program! Kids attending this program will partner with a teen and read aloud to them. Reading Buddies will help your child gain confidence and help complete the minutes for the Summer Reading Program.
...read more
Hot Air Balloon Getaway
4:00pm
 Hot Air Balloon Getaway
Wednesday, Jul. 25, 4:00pm
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Explore your creative side by making your very own hot air balloon. We’ll start off with a few stories, then there will be two different art projects, one for older kids and an easier one for younger children. After the craft is completed, everyone can use their imagination to take a trip to t...read more
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Play, Move, and Learn with Your Toddler
10:00am
Play, Move, and Learn with Your Toddler
Thursday, Jul. 26, 10:00amPlay, Move, and Lear
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library

Join us on Thursdays at 10:00am or 11:30am for an exciting learning experience just for toddlers and their caregivers. Pre-registration for the entire six-week session is required, and may be completed in person, online through our library events calendar, or ...read more


Play, Move, and Learn with Your Toddler
11:30am
Play, Move, and Learn with Your Toddler
Thursday, Jul. 26, 11:30amPlay, Move, and Lear
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library

Join us on Thursdays at 10:00am or 11:30am for an exciting learning experience just for toddlers and their caregivers. Pre-registration for the entire six-week session is required, and may be completed in person, online through our library events calendar, or ...read more


Reading Buddies
3:00pm - 5:00pm
 Reading Buddies
Thursday, Jul. 26, 3:00pm - 5:00pmReading Buddies
Learning Center
The Santa Maria Public Library Teen Volunteers are ready to help out with our Reading Buddies program! Kids attending this program will partner with a teen and read aloud to them. Reading Buddies will help your child gain confidence and help complete the minutes for the Summer Reading Program.
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Let’s Blow Off Some STEAM
4:00pm
 Let’s Blow Off Some STEAM
Thursday, Jul. 26, 4:00pmLet’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 act...read more

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Wraparound Hub Meeting
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
 Wraparound Hub Meeting
Friday, Jul. 27, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Play, Move, and Learn with Your Toddler
11:00am
Play, Move, and Learn with Your Toddler
Friday, Jul. 27, 11:00amPlay, Move, and Lear
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library

Join us on Thursdays at 10:00am or 11:30am for an exciting learning experience just for toddlers and their caregivers. Pre-registration for the entire six-week session is required, and may be completed in person, online through our library events calendar, or ...read more


Teen Gaming Fridays: Wii U
4:00pm
 Teen Gaming Fridays: Wii U
Friday, Jul. 27, 4:00pmTeen Gaming Fridays:
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library

Need a chance to unwind and relax? Join us on select Fridays for an afternoon of gaming. Play against your friends, or just sit back and watch the action on our large screen. Light snacks will be provid...read more

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Summer MakerSpace
10:00am - 3:00pm
 Summer MakerSpace
Saturday, Jul. 28, 10:00am - 3:00pmSummer MakerSpace
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.

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Bilingual Story Time/Hora de Cuentos
11:00am
Bilingual Story Time/Hora de Cuentos
Saturday, Jul. 28, 11:00amBilingual 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 Saturdays at 11:00am. 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’ language ski...read more
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Teens: Book to Film Binge-Watch
11:00am - 6:30pm
 Teens: Book to Film Binge-Watch
Monday, Jul. 30, 11:00am - 6:30pm
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Movies? Pizza? Books? Want to watch movies AND eat pizza AND talk about books? If so, this marathon of an event is made for you! You have all summer to read the three recommended books, then come to this event to celebrate your hard work! We’ll watch each movie, and discuss both the movie and ...read more
Book to Film Binge-Watch
11:00am-6:30pm
 Book to Film Binge-Watch
Monday, Jul. 30, 11:00am-6:30pm
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Movies? Pizza? Books? Want to watch movies AND eat pizza AND talk about books? If so, this marathon of an event is made for you! You have all summer to read the three recommended books, then come to this event to celebrate your hard work! We’ll watch each movie, and discuss both the movie and ...read more
Reading Buddies
3:00pm - 5:00pm
 Reading Buddies
Monday, Jul. 30, 3:00pm - 5:00pmReading Buddies
Learning Center
The Santa Maria Public Library Teen Volunteers are ready to help out with our Reading Buddies program! Kids attending this program will partner with a teen and read aloud to them. Reading Buddies will help your child gain confidence and help complete the minutes for the Summer Reading Program.
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Private Event
7:00 to 10:00 PM
 Private Event
Monday, Jul. 30, 7:00 to 10:00 PM
(July 2, July 10, July 16, July 23, July 30; 7:00 to 10:00 PM; Aug 4; 5:00 to 10:00 PM)

Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
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Reading Buddies
3:00pm - 5:00pm
 Reading Buddies
Tuesday, Jul. 31, 3:00pm - 5:00pmReading Buddies
Learning Center
The Santa Maria Public Library Teen Volunteers are ready to help out with our Reading Buddies program! Kids attending this program will partner with a teen and read aloud to them. Reading Buddies will help your child gain confidence and help complete the minutes for the Summer Reading Program.
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Harry Potter Potions
4:00-5:30pm
 Harry Potter Potions
Tuesday, Jul. 31, 4:00-5:30pmHarry Potter Potions
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Kids aged 8 through 12, join us as we celebrate Harry Potter and J.K. Rowlings birthday’s with a special Harry Potter themed potions class. Create multiple potions, taste some magical treats, and take home a Hogwarts souvenir.  Pre-registration for this program is require...read more

Registration required, begins Jul 24.
    
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