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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Reading Buddies
3:00 - 5:00 pm
 Reading Buddies
Tuesday, Aug. 1, 3:00 - 5:00 pmReading 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 may also help to complete the minutes for the Summer Reading Pr...read more
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Genealogy Society Assistance
by appointment only
 Genealogy Society Assistance
Wednesday, Aug. 2, by appointment only
Santa Maria Public Library 2nd Floor
By appointment only a member of the Santa Maria Valley Genealogical Society is available to assist with your research on the second floor of the Santa Maria Public Library.
Reading Buddies
3:00 - 5:00 pm
 Reading Buddies
Wednesday, Aug. 2, 3:00 - 5:00 pmReading 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 may also help to complete the minutes for the Summer Reading Pr...read more
Drawing Chibi with Irene Flores
4:00 pm
 Drawing Chibi with Irene Flores
Wednesday, Aug. 2, 4:00 pmDrawing Chibi with I
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Do you like to draw? Come meet Manga Illustrator Irene Flores for a drawing demonstration. Get tips on sketching chibi characters and see what it takes to become a professional artist. Seating is limited, so you MUST pick up a FREE ticket to...read more
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Private Event
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
 Private Event
Thursday, Aug. 3, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Reading Buddies
3:00 - 5:00 pm
 Reading Buddies
Thursday, Aug. 3, 3:00 - 5:00 pmReading 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 may also help to complete the minutes for the Summer Reading Pr...read more
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Stuffed Animal Sleepover
 Stuffed Animal Sleepover
Friday, Aug. 4, Stuffed Animal Sleep
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Drop off: Friday, August 4 before 6:00pm
Pick up Saturday, August 5 before 4:00pm

Drop off your stuffed animal for a sleepover, and let your favorite friend have all the fun, Library style! Pick them up the next day, and find out what they were up to all night. Participants h...read more
Teens: Smash Bros. Competition
3:00 - 4:30 pm
 Teens: Smash Bros. Competition
Friday, Aug. 4, 3:00 - 4:30 pmTeens: Smash Bros. C
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Do you have what it takes to knock everyone else out of the ring?! Come to the Library and enter our FREE Super Smash Bros. Brawl Tournament. Show off your skills and try to be the best. If you win, there is an awesome prize. Light snacks will be provided. This program is open to Jr. High and High S...read more
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Orcutt Book Sale
10:00am - 1:30pm
 Orcutt Book Sale
Saturday, Aug. 5, 10:00am - 1:30pm
Orcutt Branch Library
Please come to the Orcutt Friends of the Library booksale on Saturday, August 5 at the Orcutt Library, 175 S. Broadway, in Old Town Orcutt, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  Look for signs directing you to the sale entry.  Please come and support the Friends of the Library by buying a book!
Summer Maker Event
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
 Summer Maker Event
Saturday, Aug. 5, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.Summer Maker Event
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. - 1:00 p.m. in the Learning Center.

August 5:
  • Photo Buttons (bring your own photo)
  • Book Art
  • Card Making
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Private Event
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
 Private Event
Monday, Aug. 7, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
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Genealogy Society Assistance
by appointment only
 Genealogy Society Assistance
Wednesday, Aug. 9, by appointment only
Santa Maria Public Library 2nd Floor
By appointment only a member of the Santa Maria Valley Genealogical Society is available to assist with your research on the second floor of the Santa Maria Public Library.
Tickets Available for Afternoon Art Time
Tickets Available for Afternoon Art Time
Wednesday, Aug. 9, Tickets Available fo
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 are required for our craft programs and will be available in Youth Servi...read more
Adult Coloring Program
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
 Adult Coloring Program
Wednesday, Aug. 9, 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.
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Private Event
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
 Private Event
Thursday, Aug. 10, 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Build for the Win!
4:00 pm
 Build for the Win!
Thursday, Aug. 10, 4:00 pmBuild 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, photos of 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 tick...read more
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Teens: Otaku Club
4:30 - 5:30 pm
 Teens: Otaku Club
Friday, Aug. 11, 4:30 - 5:30 pmTeens: Otaku Club
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
If you’re a teen who is into anime or manga, you should join the Otaku club! Otaku means “geek” in Japanese, and this is your space to geek out with other fans! We’ll meet once a month to watch anime, discuss manga, try Japanese snacks, or do an activity. New members are alwa...read more
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Summer Maker Event
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
 Summer Maker Event
Saturday, Aug. 12, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.Summer Maker Event
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. - 1:00 p.m. in the Learning Center.

August 12:
  • Crochet
  • Take It Apart Station
  • 3-D Printing Demo
Valley Speaks
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
 Valley Speaks
Saturday, Aug. 12, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
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Mayor’s Task Force on Youth Safety
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Mayor’s Task Force on Youth Safety
Monday, Aug. 14, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
(Mondays, June 19, August 14, and Thursday, September 21)

Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Homework Help
4:00pm - 7:00pm
 Homework Help
Monday, Aug. 14, 4:00pm - 7:00pmHomework Help
Learning Center
Need help with homework?
The Santa Maria Public Library offers free after school homework help.
Monday - Thursday, 4:00PM - 7:00PM
Grades K-6
Volunteer tutors available to help with assignments or work on skills
No sign-ups required. First come, first served....read more
Movie Night - La La Land
5:00 p.m. - 7:30
 Movie Night - La La Land
Monday, Aug. 14, 5:00 p.m. - 7:30
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Theme: Build a Better Future/Musical, PG-13, (2017) 128 minutes.
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The Person/Brain Model
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
 The Person/Brain Model
Tuesday, Aug. 15, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
(08/15/17 - 9:00 am, 08/16/17 - 9:00 am)

Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Homework Help
4:00pm - 7:00pm
 Homework Help
Tuesday, Aug. 15, 4:00pm - 7:00pmHomework Help
Learning Center
Need help with homework?
The Santa Maria Public Library offers free after school homework help.
Monday - Thursday, 4:00PM - 7:00PM
Grades K-6
Volunteer tutors available to help with assignments or work on skills
No sign-ups required. First come, first served....read more
Private Event
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
 Private Event
Tuesday, Aug. 15, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
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Genealogy Society Assistance
by appointment only
 Genealogy Society Assistance
Wednesday, Aug. 16, by appointment only
Santa Maria Public Library 2nd Floor
By appointment only a member of the Santa Maria Valley Genealogical Society is available to assist with your research on the second floor of the Santa Maria Public Library.
The Person/Brain Model
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
 The Person/Brain Model
Wednesday, Aug. 16, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
(08/15/17 - 9:00 am, 08/16/17 - 9:00 am)

Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Afternoon Art Time
4:00 pm
 Afternoon Art Time
Wednesday, Aug. 16, 4:00 pmAfternoon 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 are required for our craft programs and will be available in Youth Servi...read more
Homework Help
4:00pm - 7:00pm
 Homework Help
Wednesday, Aug. 16, 4:00pm - 7:00pmHomework Help
Learning Center
Need help with homework?
The Santa Maria Public Library offers free after school homework help.
Monday - Thursday, 4:00PM - 7:00PM
Grades K-6
Volunteer tutors available to help with assignments or work on skills
No sign-ups required. First come, first served....read more
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Tutor Training
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
 Tutor Training
Thursday, Aug. 17, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Learning Center
Homework Help
4:00pm - 7:00pm
 Homework Help
Thursday, Aug. 17, 4:00pm - 7:00pmHomework Help
Learning Center
Need help with homework?
The Santa Maria Public Library offers free after school homework help.
Monday - Thursday, 4:00PM - 7:00PM
Grades K-6
Volunteer tutors available to help with assignments or work on skills
No sign-ups required. First come, first served....read more
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Private Event
8:00 am - 11:15 am
 Private Event
Friday, Aug. 18, 8:00 am - 11:15 am
(3rd Friday of each month, March 17 through March 16, 8:00 am)

Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Get Ready! Solar Eclipse
4:00 pm
 Get Ready! Solar Eclipse
Friday, Aug. 18, 4:00 pmGet Ready! Solar Ecl
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library

Have you ever wondered about the best way to view a solar eclipse? Come to the Library and find out how to safely view this big event. At this program we will be discussing what a solar eclipse is and learning...read more

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Los Alamos Book Sale
 Los Alamos Book Sale
Saturday, Aug. 19,
Los Alamos Branch Library
Friends of the Los Alamos Public Library is having a book sale on Satuday, August 19, 11:00 - 1:30 PM
A great time to buy books, DVDs, CD's and support your Los Alamos Library
The Los Almamos Library is located at 405 Helena

Future 2017 Book Sale Dates
Novembe...read more
Summer Maker Event
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
 Summer Maker Event
Saturday, Aug. 19, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.Summer Maker Event
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. - 1:00 p.m. in the Learning Center.

August 19:
  • Braided Bookmarks
  • Paper Plate Marble Maze
  • Lego/Erector Building
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Private Event
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
 Private Event
Monday, Aug. 21, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Homework Help
4:00pm - 7:00pm
 Homework Help
Monday, Aug. 21, 4:00pm - 7:00pmHomework Help
Learning Center
Need help with homework?
The Santa Maria Public Library offers free after school homework help.
Monday - Thursday, 4:00PM - 7:00PM
Grades K-6
Volunteer tutors available to help with assignments or work on skills
No sign-ups required. First come, first served....read more
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The Valley Reads Book Club
11:00-12:30
 The Valley Reads Book Club
Tuesday, Aug. 22, 11:00-12:30The Valley Reads Boo
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Each month a new book title is read and discussed along with complimentary coffee and snacks. To join The Valley Reads, please come to the Santa Maria Public Library and sign-up with staff at the second floor information desk.INFORMATION: TBD
The Book Thief
Homework Help
4:00pm - 7:00pm
 Homework Help
Tuesday, Aug. 22, 4:00pm - 7:00pmHomework Help
Learning Center
Need help with homework?
The Santa Maria Public Library offers free after school homework help.
Monday - Thursday, 4:00PM - 7:00PM
Grades K-6
Volunteer tutors available to help with assignments or work on skills
No sign-ups required. First come, first served....read more
Private Event
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
 Private Event
Tuesday, Aug. 22, 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Night Light Theater: The Lego Batman Movie
6:00 pm
Night Light Theater: The Lego Batman Movie
Tuesday, Aug. 22, 6:00 pmNight 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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Genealogy Society Assistance
by appointment only
 Genealogy Society Assistance
Wednesday, Aug. 23, by appointment only
Santa Maria Public Library 2nd Floor
By appointment only a member of the Santa Maria Valley Genealogical Society is available to assist with your research on the second floor of the Santa Maria Public Library.
Adult Coloring Program
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
 Adult Coloring Program
Wednesday, Aug. 23, 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.
Homework Help
4:00pm - 7:00pm
 Homework Help
Wednesday, Aug. 23, 4:00pm - 7:00pmHomework Help
Learning Center
Need help with homework?
The Santa Maria Public Library offers free after school homework help.
Monday - Thursday, 4:00PM - 7:00PM
Grades K-6
Volunteer tutors available to help with assignments or work on skills
No sign-ups required. First come, first served....read more
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Private Event
10:00 am - 11:30 am
 Private Event
Thursday, Aug. 24, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Homework Help
4:00pm - 7:00pm
 Homework Help
Thursday, Aug. 24, 4:00pm - 7:00pmHomework Help
Learning Center
Need help with homework?
The Santa Maria Public Library offers free after school homework help.
Monday - Thursday, 4:00PM - 7:00PM
Grades K-6
Volunteer tutors available to help with assignments or work on skills
No sign-ups required. First come, first served....read more
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Teen Movie Fridays: Arrival
4:00 pm
 Teen Movie Fridays: Arrival
Friday, Aug. 25, 4:00 pmTeen Movie Fridays:
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Need a chance to unwind and relax? Join us on select Fridays to watch some great movies. Light snacks will be provided. Movies start promptly at 4:00pm in the Altrusa Theater. Parental discretion is advised. Children aged 6 to 12 may be admitted when...read more
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Summer Maker Event
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
 Summer Maker Event
Saturday, Aug. 26, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.Summer Maker Event
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. - 1:00 p.m. in the Learning Center.

August 26:
  • Perler Bead
  • Origami
  • Beaded Bracelets
Adult Coloring Program
11:00 - 12:30
 Adult Coloring Program
Saturday, Aug. 26, 11:00 - 12:30
(Saturday, August 26, September 23, October 28, November 25, December 23)

Guadalupe Branch Library
Need a little stress relief?  Come to the Guadalupe Branch Library to take part in the new adult coloring program designed to reduce stress and to express your creative talents. The Adult Coloring Program is offered on the fourth Saturday of every month beginning on August 26, 2017.&n...read more
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Homework Help
4:00pm - 7:00pm
 Homework Help
Monday, Aug. 28, 4:00pm - 7:00pmHomework Help
Learning Center
Need help with homework?
The Santa Maria Public Library offers free after school homework help.
Monday - Thursday, 4:00PM - 7:00PM
Grades K-6
Volunteer tutors available to help with assignments or work on skills
No sign-ups required. First come, first served....read more
Community Needs Workshop
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
 Community Needs Workshop
Monday, Aug. 28, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
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Homework Help
4:00pm - 7:00pm
 Homework Help
Tuesday, Aug. 29, 4:00pm - 7:00pmHomework Help
Learning Center
Need help with homework?
The Santa Maria Public Library offers free after school homework help.
Monday - Thursday, 4:00PM - 7:00PM
Grades K-6
Volunteer tutors available to help with assignments or work on skills
No sign-ups required. First come, first served....read more
Private Event
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
 Private Event
Tuesday, Aug. 29, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
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Genealogy Society Assistance
by appointment only
 Genealogy Society Assistance
Wednesday, Aug. 30, by appointment only
Santa Maria Public Library 2nd Floor
By appointment only a member of the Santa Maria Valley Genealogical Society is available to assist with your research on the second floor of the Santa Maria Public Library.
Game Night
4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
 Game Night
Wednesday, Aug. 30, 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
(Thursdays July 27, August 30 4 p.m.)

Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
The Santa Maria Public Library invites people of all ages for an evening of games on July 27, 2017 and August 30. 2017  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, including playing cards, Mah ...read more
Homework Help
4:00pm - 7:00pm
 Homework Help
Wednesday, Aug. 30, 4:00pm - 7:00pmHomework Help
Learning Center
Need help with homework?
The Santa Maria Public Library offers free after school homework help.
Monday - Thursday, 4:00PM - 7:00PM
Grades K-6
Volunteer tutors available to help with assignments or work on skills
No sign-ups required. First come, first served....read more
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Library Closed
 Library Closed
Thursday, Aug. 31,
All Locations
All libraries will be closed for a staff training on August 31, 2017.
Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.
  
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