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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Need Help With Homework?
3:30 - 6:30pm
 Need Help With Homework?
Wednesday, Jun. 1Need Help With Homew
Homework Center, Main Branch
Monday - Thursday 3:30 - 6:30pm
The Santa Maria Public Library is now offering FREE after school homework help at the Main Branch, Monday through Thursday each week...read more
Movie Night - Arsenic & Old Lace
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Movie Night - Arsenic & Old Lace
Wednesday, Jun. 1, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
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Need Help With Homework?
3:30 - 6:30pm
 Need Help With Homework?
Thursday, Jun. 2Need Help With Homew
Homework Center, Main Branch
Monday - Thursday 3:30 - 6:30pm
The Santa Maria Public Library is now offering FREE after school homework help at the Main Branch, Monday through Thursday each week...read more
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Orcutt Friends of the Library Booksale - Orcutt Library
10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Orcutt Friends of the Library Booksale - Orcutt Library
Saturday, Jun. 4, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Orcutt Branch Library
The Friends of the Orcutt Library are holding their next booksale on Saturday, June 4, 10 am to 1:30 pm at the Orcutt Library.  Enter throught the "delivery" door to access the booksale. 
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Call for Artists!
 Call for Artists!
Monday, Jun. 6Call for Artists!
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
The Santa Maria Public Library is seeking artists who want to exhibit their art in the beautiful venue of Shepard Hall. Artists who apply and are chosen for exhibits, could show their art for up to 10 to 12 months.Interested artists must turn in the appropriate application materials requested, by Th...read more
Need Help With Homework?
3:30 - 6:30pm
 Need Help With Homework?
Monday, Jun. 6Need Help With Homew
Homework Center, Main Branch
Monday - Thursday 3:30 - 6:30pm
The Santa Maria Public Library is now offering FREE after school homework help at the Main Branch, Monday through Thursday each week...read more
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Need Help With Homework?
3:30 - 6:30pm
 Need Help With Homework?
Tuesday, Jun. 7Need Help With Homew
Homework Center, Main Branch
Monday - Thursday 3:30 - 6:30pm
The Santa Maria Public Library is now offering FREE after school homework help at the Main Branch, Monday through Thursday each week...read more
Afternoon Story Time
3:30pm
 Afternoon Story Time
Tuesday, Jun. 7, 3:30pmAfternoon Story Time
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
June 7 - July 12
After School Story Time is a special afternoon program featuring stories, movies, and a craft open only to children ages 6 and above. This story time is offered Tuesdays at 3:30pm. Please call Youth Service...read more
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Drop-In Story Time
10:30am
 Drop-In Story Time
Wednesday, Jun. 8, 10:30amDrop-In Story Time
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
June 8 - July13
Drop-In Story Time is offered on Wednesdays at 10:30am. This story time is open to preschoolers aged 3 to 5 and their families. No need to sign-up; just drop infor stories, music, and family fun.
Marvelous Medalists Story Time
12:30pm
 Marvelous Medalists Story Time
Wednesday, Jun. 8, 12:30pmMarvelous Medalists
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Marvelous Medalists Story Time is offered on Wednesdays at 12:30pm and features stories, songs, finger plays, digital storytelling, and a book-on-DVD. Pre-registration for the entire six-week session is require...read more
3D Art-Felting
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
 3D Art-Felting
Wednesday, Jun. 8, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
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Play, Move, and Learn with Your Toddler
10:00am
Play, Move, and Learn with Your Toddler
Thursday, Jun. 9, 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. This high-energy story time will help toddlers learn and grow throu...read more

Play, Move, and Learn with Your Toddler
11:30am
Play, Move, and Learn with Your Toddler
Thursday, Jun. 9, 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. This high-energy story time will help toddlers learn and grow throu...read more

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Read for the Win! - Summer Reading Program for Kids Begins
Read for the Win! - Summer Reading Program for Kids Begins
Saturday, Jun. 11, Read for the Win! -
All Locations
What: Come by Youth Services to sign up, and start reading. Place a sticker on your log for every 15 minutes of reading you complete. When you have read 750 minutes (50 stickers), and filled your reading log, bring it in to us and get a prize. For every additional 150 minutes (10 st...read more
Read for the Win! - Summer Reading Program for Teens Begins
Read for the Win! - Summer Reading Program for Teens Begins
Saturday, Jun. 11, Read for the Win! -
All Locations
WHAT: Our Teen Summer Reading Program (TSRP) is based on the number of pages you have read. Simply stop by to sign up, and then read. You will receive a log to keep track of the books you read and the number of pages. Show us your log when you have reached 1,000 pages, and you will ...read more
Santa Maria Valley Speaks
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
 Santa Maria Valley Speaks
Saturday, Jun. 11, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Summer Reading Awakens: Kick-off Read to Win
2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Summer Reading Awakens: Kick-off Read to Win
Saturday, Jun. 11, 2:30 pm - 5:30 pmSummer Reading Awake
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Join us at the Library for a special showing of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and unlock your reading power. While there, be sure to sign up for the 2016 Summer Reading Program, Read for the Win! This is a family event, and both adults and children are welcome. Space for the movie ...read more
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Call for Artists!
 Call for Artists!
Monday, Jun. 13Call for Artists!
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
The Santa Maria Public Library is seeking artists who want to exhibit their art in the beautiful venue of Shepard Hall. Artists who apply and are chosen for exhibits, could show their art for up to 10 to 12 months.Interested artists must turn in the appropriate application materials requested, by Th...read more
Private Event
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
 Private Event
Monday, Jun. 13, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
(Mondays, April 11, May 9, June 13, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm)

Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Teen Summer Movie Madness: Karate Kid
3:00pm
Teen Summer Movie Madness: Karate Kid
Monday, Jun. 13, 3:00pmTeen Summer Movie Ma
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Need a chance to unwind and relax? Join us each Monday to watch some great movies. Light snacks will be provided. Movies start promptly at 3:00pm in the Altrusa Theater.
  •  June 13: Karate Kid (PG, 126 minutes), 1984. Rated PG fo...read more
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Afternoon Story Time
3:30pm
 Afternoon Story Time
Tuesday, Jun. 14, 3:30pmAfternoon Story Time
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
June 7 - July 12
After School Story Time is a special afternoon program featuring stories, movies, and a craft open only to children ages 6 and above. This story time is offered Tuesdays at 3:30pm. Please call Youth Service...read more
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Tickets Available for Afternoon Art Time
Tickets Available for Afternoon Art Time
Wednesday, Jun. 15, Tickets Available fo
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Afternoon Art Time
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
4:00pm, Altrusa Theater
Join us at the Library as local artists from the Valley Art Gallery teach this workshop. Parents are welcome to assist their children with their art projects. Only children need a FREE ticket to atten...read more
Drop-In Story Time
10:30am
 Drop-In Story Time
Wednesday, Jun. 15, 10:30amDrop-In Story Time
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
June 8 - July13
Drop-In Story Time is offered on Wednesdays at 10:30am. This story time is open to preschoolers aged 3 to 5 and their families. No need to sign-up; just drop infor stories, music, and family fun.
Marvelous Medalists Story Time
12:30pm
 Marvelous Medalists Story Time
Wednesday, Jun. 15, 12:30pmMarvelous Medalists
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Marvelous Medalists Story Time is offered on Wednesdays at 12:30pm and features stories, songs, finger plays, digital storytelling, and a book-on-DVD. Pre-registration for the entire six-week session is require...read more
Private Event
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
 Private Event
Wednesday, Jun. 15, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
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Play, Move, and Learn with Your Toddler
10:00am
Play, Move, and Learn with Your Toddler
Thursday, Jun. 16, 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. This high-energy story time will help toddlers learn and grow throu...read more

Play, Move, and Learn with Your Toddler
11:30am
Play, Move, and Learn with Your Toddler
Thursday, Jun. 16, 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. This high-energy story time will help toddlers learn and grow throu...read more

Adult Coloring Program
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
 Adult Coloring Program
Thursday, Jun. 16, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
(Thursdays, April 21, May 19, and June 16, 5:00 pm)

Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
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Teen Minute to Win It Challenge
3:00 - 5:00pm
 Teen Minute to Win It Challenge
Friday, Jun. 17, 3:00 - 5:00pmTeen Minute to Win I
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Teens, grab your friends and come to the Library for an afternoon of silly challenges inspired by the Minute to Win It game show. We’ll watch a video of each challenge, and then you’ll have a chance to try it yourself. Snacks will be provided. Supplies are limited, so you must h...read more
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Make a Father’s Day Card - Orcutt Library
11-Noon
Make a Father’s Day Card - Orcutt Library
Saturday, Jun. 18, 11-Noon
Orcutt Branch Library
Bring your friends and make a Father's Day card on Saturday, June 18, 11 - Noon at the Orcutt Library. 
All supplies will be provided thanks to Altrusa of the Central Coast.
Homeowner’s Landscape Workshops
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Homeowner’s Landscape Workshops
Saturday, Jun. 18, 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
(Saturdays, June 18 & 25, 8:00 am)

Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
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Teen Summer Movie Madness: Cool Runnings
3:00pm
Teen Summer Movie Madness: Cool Runnings
Monday, Jun. 20, 3:00pmTeen Summer Movie Ma
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Need a chance to unwind and relax? Join us each Monday to watch some great movies. Light snacks will be provided. Movies start promptly at 3:00pm in the Altrusa Theater.
  •  June 13: Karate Kid (PG, 126 minutes), 1984. Rated PG fo...read more
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Afternoon Story Time
3:30pm
 Afternoon Story Time
Tuesday, Jun. 21, 3:30pmAfternoon Story Time
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
June 7 - July 12
After School Story Time is a special afternoon program featuring stories, movies, and a craft open only to children ages 6 and above. This story time is offered Tuesdays at 3:30pm. Please call Youth Service...read more
Planning Your Retirement
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
 Planning Your Retirement
Tuesday, Jun. 21, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
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Tickets Available for Build for the Win!
Tickets Available for Build for the Win!
Wednesday, Jun. 22, Tickets Available fo
Youth Services - Santa Maria Public Library
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
4:00pm, Altrusa Theater

Calling all Kids! Bring your Legos and build a creation fitting a challenge given to you by our Youth Services staff. Once created, the items will be put o...read more
Drop-In Story Time
10:30am
 Drop-In Story Time
Wednesday, Jun. 22, 10:30amDrop-In Story Time
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
June 8 - July13
Drop-In Story Time is offered on Wednesdays at 10:30am. This story time is open to preschoolers aged 3 to 5 and their families. No need to sign-up; just drop infor stories, music, and family fun.
Marvelous Medalists Story Time
12:30pm
 Marvelous Medalists Story Time
Wednesday, Jun. 22, 12:30pmMarvelous Medalists
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Marvelous Medalists Story Time is offered on Wednesdays at 12:30pm and features stories, songs, finger plays, digital storytelling, and a book-on-DVD. Pre-registration for the entire six-week session is require...read more
Afternoon Art Time
4:00pm
 Afternoon Art Time
Wednesday, Jun. 22, 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. Parents are welcome to assist their children with their art projects. Only children need a FREE ticket to attend. Tickets available in Youth Services beginning June 15. Due to the popularity of ...read more
Movie Night - Pitch Perfect
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
 Movie Night - Pitch Perfect
Wednesday, Jun. 22, 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
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Play, Move, and Learn with Your Toddler
10:00am
Play, Move, and Learn with Your Toddler
Thursday, Jun. 23, 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. This high-energy story time will help toddlers learn and grow throu...read more

Play, Move, and Learn with Your Toddler
11:30am
Play, Move, and Learn with Your Toddler
Thursday, Jun. 23, 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. This high-energy story time will help toddlers learn and grow throu...read more

Kids Wii Play for the Win!
2:00 - 4:00pm
 Kids Wii Play for the Win!
Thursday, Jun. 23, 2:00 - 4:00pmKids Wii Play for th
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Want to play some Wii U games on a big screen? Come to the Library for a free-for-all afternoon of gaming for kids through age 12 and their parents. There will be plenty of fun for everyone!

 
Sweep Grant Application Technical Assistance Workshop
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Sweep Grant Application Technical Assistance Workshop
Thursday, Jun. 23, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
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Private Event
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
 Private Event
Friday, Jun. 24, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Library Olympics
3:30pm
 Library Olympics
Friday, Jun. 24, 3:30pmLibrary Olympics
Guadalupe Branch Library
Join us at the Guadalupe branch for some fun and active competition, library style. This program will include a variety of games and challenges geared toward ages 5-12.
 
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Homeowner’s Landscape Workshops
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Homeowner’s Landscape Workshops
Saturday, Jun. 25, 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
(Saturdays, June 18 & 25, 8:00 am)

Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
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Private Event
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
 Private Event
Monday, Jun. 27, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Teen Summer Movie Madness: Miracle
3:00pm
Teen Summer Movie Madness: Miracle
Monday, Jun. 27, 3:00pmTeen Summer Movie Ma
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Need a chance to unwind and relax? Join us each Monday to watch some great movies. Light snacks will be provided. Movies start promptly at 3:00pm in the Altrusa Theater.
  •  June 13: Karate Kid (PG, 126 minutes), 1984. Rated PG fo...read more
Private Event
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
 Private Event
Monday, Jun. 27, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
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The Valley Reads Book Club - Girl on the Train
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
The Valley Reads Book Club - Girl on the Train
Tuesday, Jun. 28, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
Afternoon Story Time
3:30pm
 Afternoon Story Time
Tuesday, Jun. 28, 3:30pmAfternoon Story Time
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
June 7 - July 12
After School Story Time is a special afternoon program featuring stories, movies, and a craft open only to children ages 6 and above. This story time is offered Tuesdays at 3:30pm. Please call Youth Service...read more
Library Olympics
3:30pm
 Library Olympics
Tuesday, Jun. 28, 3:30pmLibrary Olympics
Los Alamos Branch Library
Join us at the Los Alamos branch for some fun and active competition, library style. This program will include a variety of games and challenges geared toward ages 5-12.
 
Night Light Theater: Air Buddies
6:00pm
Night Light Theater: Air Buddies
Tuesday, Jun. 28, 6:00pmNight Light Theater:
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 parents. All Night Light Theater evenings are on Tuesdays at 6:00pm in the Altrusa Theater. Sorry, food and drinks are not al...read more
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Library Olympics
during normal library hours
 Library Olympics
Wednesday, Jun. 29, during normal library hoursLibrary Olympics
Cuyama Branch Library
June 28 - July 8 during normal library hours
Come in to the library any time during the program dates to get an Olympic instruction sheet. Check out a book about activity, games, or sports, then check off the activity boxes on your sheet, and get a prize.
 
Drop-In Story Time
10:30am
 Drop-In Story Time
Wednesday, Jun. 29, 10:30amDrop-In Story Time
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
June 8 - July13
Drop-In Story Time is offered on Wednesdays at 10:30am. This story time is open to preschoolers aged 3 to 5 and their families. No need to sign-up; just drop infor stories, music, and family fun.
Private Event
10:30 am - 11:30 am
 Private Event
Wednesday, Jun. 29, 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Marvelous Medalists Story Time
12:30pm
 Marvelous Medalists Story Time
Wednesday, Jun. 29, 12:30pmMarvelous Medalists
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Marvelous Medalists Story Time is offered on Wednesdays at 12:30pm and features stories, songs, finger plays, digital storytelling, and a book-on-DVD. Pre-registration for the entire six-week session is require...read more
Build for the Win!
4:00pm
 Build for the Win!
Wednesday, Jun. 29, 4:00pmBuild for the Win!
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Calling all Kids! Bring your Legos and build a creation fitting a challenge given to you by our Youth Services staff. Once created, the items will be put on display in the Children’s area. People's Choice Awards will be given to the entries that receive the most votes. Get a ticket early t...read more
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Play, Move, and Learn with Your Toddler
10:00am
Play, Move, and Learn with Your Toddler
Thursday, Jun. 30, 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. This high-energy story time will help toddlers learn and grow throu...read more

Play, Move, and Learn with Your Toddler
11:30am
Play, Move, and Learn with Your Toddler
Thursday, Jun. 30, 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. This high-energy story time will help toddlers learn and grow throu...read more

Teens Wii Play FTW
2:00 - 4:00pm
 Teens Wii Play FTW
Thursday, Jun. 30, 2:00 - 4:00pmTeens Wii Play FTW
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Teens, want to play some Wii U games on a big screen? Come to the Library for a free-for-all afternoon of gaming on the Wii U. Snacks will be provided. No tickets or sign-ups are required.
  
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