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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Play, Move, and Learn With Your Toddler (New!)
10:15am
Play, Move, and Learn With Your Toddler (New!)
Tuesday, Apr. 1, 10:15amPlay, Move, and Lear
Santa Maria Public Library
Join us on Tuesdays at 10:15am for an exciting new 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 ages one to three yea...read more
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Orcutt Preschool Storytime
10:30 am
 Orcutt Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Apr. 1, 10:30 am
(Tuesdays, March 18, 25, April 1, 8, 15, 10:30 am)

Orcutt Branch Library
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After School Story Time
3:30pm
 After School Story Time
Tuesday, Apr. 1, 3:30pmAfter School Story T
Santa Maria Public Library
After School Story Time is a special afternoon program featuring stories and a craft for school-aged children. 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.
Story Time session: March 18th...read more
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Tickets Available for Roll Over and (tie) Dye: Teens
Tickets Available for Roll Over and (tie) Dye: Teens
Wednesday, Apr. 2, Tickets Available fo
Santa Maria Public Library
April 18, 2014
4:00-5:30pm, Altrusa Theater
Want to make your own tie-dye shirt? Come to the Library and try it out. One shirt will be provided to each teen who signs up. Feel free to bring anything else you might want to tie-dye. Snacks will be provided. Sign ups are required and begin at...read more
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April’s Featured Artist: Lori Slater
April’s Featured Artist: Lori Slater
Wednesday, Apr. 2, April’s Featur
Santa Maria Public Library
Come to the Shepard Hall Gallery at the Santa Maria Public Library and enjoy the artwork of Lori Slater during the en...read more
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April’s Featured Artist: Lori Slater
April’s Featured Artist: Lori Slater
Wednesday, Apr. 2,
Santa Maria Public Library
Come to the Shepard Hall Gallery at the Santa Maria Public Library and enjoy the artwork of Lori Slater during the entire month of April. The exhibit will run Wednesday,...read more
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Happy Hippos Story Time
12:30pm
 Happy Hippos Story Time
Wednesday, Apr. 2, 12:30pmHappy Hippos Story T
Santa Maria Public Library
Happy Hippos 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 preschoo...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, Apr. 2, 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 ~ Stranger Than Fiction
5:30 p.m.
Movie Night ~ Stranger Than Fiction
Wednesday, Apr. 2, 5:30 p.m.
Santa Maria Public Library
Harold Crick is an IRS agent quietly living his repetitive, numbers driven, rather boring life, when he suddenly begins to hear a voice that only he can hear which is narrating his every move.   Harold realizes he is the subject of a story.  When the voice speaks about his imminent de...read more
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Tickets Available for April Afternoon Art Time
Tickets Available for April Afternoon Art Time
Thursday, Apr. 3, Tickets Available fo
Santa Maria Public Library
Join us at the Library as the Town Center Gallery local artists teach at this workshop. Children will have the opportunity to take home two completed projects. Parents are welcome to assist their children with their art projects!
Thursday, April 10, 2014
4:00pm, Altrusa Theater
Open t...read more
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Tickets Available for: Night of a Thousand Stars
Tickets Available for: Night of a Thousand Stars
Thursday, Apr. 3, Tickets Available fo
Santa Maria Public Library
Storyteller Jim Cogan returns for our 24th annual Night of a Thousand Stars. Come celebrate National Library Week with all of us at the Library! This program is best suited for school-aged children ages five and above.
Thursday, April 17, 2014
6:30pm, Altrusa Theater
Must h...read more
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Drop In Story Time (New!)
10:30am
 Drop In Story Time (New!)
Thursday, Apr. 3, 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: March 20th – April 24th
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Play, Move, and Learn With Your Toddler (New!)
10:15am
Play, Move, and Learn With Your Toddler (New!)
Tuesday, Apr. 8, 10:15amPlay, Move, and Lear
Santa Maria Public Library
Join us on Tuesdays at 10:15am for an exciting new 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 ages one to three yea...read more
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Orcutt Preschool Storytime
10:30 am
 Orcutt Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Apr. 8, 10:30 am
(Tuesdays, March 18, 25, April 1, 8, 15, 10:30 am)

Orcutt Branch Library
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After School Story Time
3:30pm
 After School Story Time
Tuesday, Apr. 8, 3:30pmAfter School Story T
Santa Maria Public Library
After School Story Time is a special afternoon program featuring stories and a craft for school-aged children. 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.
Story Time session: March 18th...read more
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Happy Hippos Story Time
12:30pm
 Happy Hippos Story Time
Wednesday, Apr. 9, 12:30pmHappy Hippos Story T
Santa Maria Public Library
Happy Hippos 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 preschoo...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, Apr. 9, 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 (New!)
10:30am
 Drop In Story Time (New!)
Thursday, Apr. 10, 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: March 20th – April 24th
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Presentation on Prescription Medication Assistance
3:00 pm
Presentation on Prescription Medication Assistance
Thursday, Apr. 10, 3:00 pm
Santa Maria Public Library Shepard Hall
Are you dealing with a chronic medical condition, and struggling to afford your prescription medication?  A representative of the Alliance for Pharmaceutical Access will be present to explain their services.
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April Afternoon Art Time: Art Workshop for Kids!
4:00pm
April Afternoon Art Time: Art Workshop for Kids!
Thursday, Apr. 10, 4:00pmApril Afternoon Art
Santa Maria Public Library
Join us at the Library as the Town Center Gallery local artists teach at this workshop. Children will have the opportunity to take home two completed projects. Parents are welcome to assist their children with their art projects!
Thursday, April 10, 2014
4:00pm, Altrusa Theater
Open t...read more
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Come Celebrate National Poetry Month at the Guadalupe Library
1:00pm
Come Celebrate National Poetry Month at the Guadalupe Library
Saturday, Apr. 12, 1:00pmCome Celebrate Natio
Guadalupe Branch Library
Join the fun as we read children's poetry aloud while using props and pictures. Bring your own favorite children's poem to share, and make a project to take home.
Saturday, April 12th at 1:00pm.
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Play, Move, and Learn With Your Toddler (New!)
10:15am
Play, Move, and Learn With Your Toddler (New!)
Tuesday, Apr. 15, 10:15amPlay, Move, and Lear
Santa Maria Public Library
Join us on Tuesdays at 10:15am for an exciting new 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 ages one to three yea...read more
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Orcutt Preschool Storytime
10:30 am
 Orcutt Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Apr. 15, 10:30 am
(Tuesdays, March 18, 25, April 1, 8, 15, 10:30 am)

Orcutt Branch Library
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After School Story Time
3:30pm
 After School Story Time
Tuesday, Apr. 15, 3:30pmAfter School Story T
Santa Maria Public Library
After School Story Time is a special afternoon program featuring stories and a craft for school-aged children. 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.
Story Time session: March 18th...read more
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Happy Hippos Story Time
12:30pm
 Happy Hippos Story Time
Wednesday, Apr. 16, 12:30pmHappy Hippos Story T
Santa Maria Public Library
Happy Hippos 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 preschoo...read more
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Movie Matinee ~ Easter Parade
1:00 p.m.
 Movie Matinee ~ Easter Parade
Wednesday, Apr. 16, 1:00 p.m.
Santa Maria Public Library
Join us for a classic film musical matinee.  When their dance team breaks up, one partner hires a chorus girl to become his new partner.  Dancing, singing, comedy, and love result.  Gorgeous costumes!  This movie is not rated.
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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, Apr. 16, 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 (New!)
10:30am
 Drop In Story Time (New!)
Thursday, Apr. 17, 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: March 20th – April 24th
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Night of a Thousand Stars
6:30pm
 Night of a Thousand Stars
Thursday, Apr. 17, 6:30pmNight of a Thousand
Santa Maria Public Library
Storyteller Jim Cogan returns for our 24th annual Night of a Thousand Stars. Come celebrate National Library Week with all of us at the Library! This program is best suited for school-aged children ages five and above.
Thursday, April 17, 2014
6:30pm, Altrusa Theater
Must h...read more
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Roll Over and (tie) Dye: Teens
4:00pm
 Roll Over and (tie) Dye: Teens
Friday, Apr. 18, 4:00pmRoll Over and (tie)
Santa Maria Public Library
April 18, 2014
4:00-5:30pm, Altrusa Theater
Want to make your own tie-dye shirt? Come to the Library and try it out. One shirt will be provided to each teen who signs up. Feel free to bring anything else you might want to tie-dye. Snacks will be provided. Sign ups are required and begin at...read more
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Tickets Available for: Birdie: Rockin’ Music for the Whole Family
Tickets Available for: Birdie: Rockin’ Music for the Whole Family
Saturday, Apr. 19, Tickets Available fo
Santa Maria Public Library
Preschoolers and younger elementary school kids: grab your families and come rock with us to the sounds of The Birdie Band.  Birdie’s “get up on your feet and dance music” is more than just ABC’s and colors. This is music that inspires children and makes them feel good about ...read more
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Ever Wanted to Write a Mystery? Join Sisters in Crime to learn how!
10 am - Noon
Ever Wanted to Write a Mystery? Join Sisters in Crime to learn how!
Saturday, Apr. 19, 10 am - Noon
Santa Maria Public Library
Ever wanted to write a mystery?  Join six local mystery writers as they discuss how to build a mystery plot and write your own mystery.  Participating authors are members of the Central Coast Chapter of Sisters in Crime, an international mystery writers' organization and include Tony P...read more
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Main Library Closed for Staff Training Day
10 am - 8 pm
Main Library Closed for Staff Training Day
Monday, Apr. 21, 10 am - 8 pm
Santa Maria Public Library
The Santa Maria Public Library will be closed for library staff training.  We are sorry for the inconvenience.  Our online databases are available 24/7 and nearby libraries will be open for your use in Orcutt and Guadalupe.
Orcutt Library is located at 175 S Broadway in Old Town Orc...read more
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Play, Move, and Learn With Your Toddler (New!)
10:15am
Play, Move, and Learn With Your Toddler (New!)
Tuesday, Apr. 22, 10:15amPlay, Move, and Lear
Santa Maria Public Library
Join us on Tuesdays at 10:15am for an exciting new 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 ages one to three yea...read more
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After School Story Time
3:30pm
 After School Story Time
Tuesday, Apr. 22, 3:30pmAfter School Story T
Santa Maria Public Library
After School Story Time is a special afternoon program featuring stories and a craft for school-aged children. 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.
Story Time session: March 18th...read more
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Earth Day Celebration - Orcutt Library
4-5:30 pm
Earth Day Celebration - Orcutt Library
Tuesday, Apr. 22, 4-5:30 pm
Orcutt Branch Library
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Night Light Theater: The Little Mermaid
6:00pm
Night Light Theater: The Little Mermaid
Tuesday, Apr. 22, 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.
  • March18th: Planes (PG, 92 minutes)
  • Apr...read more
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Happy Hippos Story Time
12:30pm
 Happy Hippos Story Time
Wednesday, Apr. 23, 12:30pmHappy Hippos Story T
Santa Maria Public Library
Happy Hippos 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 preschoo...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, Apr. 23, 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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Come Celebrate National Poetry Month at the Orcutt Library
3:00pm
Come Celebrate National Poetry Month at the Orcutt Library
Wednesday, Apr. 23, 3:00pmCome Celebrate Natio
Orcutt Branch Library
Join the fun as we read children's poetry aloud while using props and pictures. Bring your own favorite children's poem to share, and make a project to take home.
Wednesday, April 23rd at 3:00pm.
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Drop In Story Time (New!)
10:30am
 Drop In Story Time (New!)
Thursday, Apr. 24, 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: March 20th – April 24th
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Orcutt Preschool Storytime
10:30 am
 Orcutt Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Apr. 29, 10:30 am
(April 29, May 6, 13, 20, 27, June 3, 10, 10:30 am)

Orcutt Branch Library
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Tickets Available for Zombie Murder Mystery: Teens
Tickets Available for Zombie Murder Mystery: Teens
Wednesday, Apr. 30, Tickets Available fo
Santa Maria Public Library
May 16, 2014
4:00-5:30pm, Altrusa Theater
Help investigate the Chronicles of Zombie Town mystery. Everyone who comes will have an important part to play in solving the mystery. Food will also be provided. There are only 16 roles in the mystery, so make sure to come by early to get...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, Apr. 30, 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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