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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Library Closed
 Library Closed
Monday, Jan. 2, Library Closed
All Locations
The Library will be closed in observance of the New Year holiday on Monday, January 2.
Please note: The Library will be closing at 5:00pm on Saturday, December 31.
 
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Teens: Game Day
4:00pm - 5:30pm
 Teens: Game Day
Tuesday, Jan. 3, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library

Tuesday, January 3, 2017
1:00pm – 4:00pm, Altrusa Theater

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Do You Want to Build a Snowman?
 Do You Want to Build a Snowman?
January 4-13Do You Want to Build
Cuyama Branch Library
Winter fun is here!  Participate in our Build a Snowman program at the Library from January 4-13 during normal library hours.  Build a mini snowman out of fake snow or origami paper. To participate, come by and pick up a recipe for making your ...read more
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Teen Movie Fridays: Ghostbusters
4:00pm
Teen Movie Fridays: Ghostbusters
Friday, Jan. 6, 4:00pmTeen 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.
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Movie Night - Jungle Book
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
 Movie Night - Jungle Book
Monday, Jan. 9, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Theme: Drama, Rated PG, 106 Minutes (2016)
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Mouse Tales Preschool Story Time
Mouse Tales Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Jan. 10, Mouse Tales Preschoo
Orcutt Branch Library
For Preschoolers ages 3-5. Featuring stories, puppets, fingerplays, and songs.
Please call to pre-register at 805.937.6483
Story time session: January 10 to February 14 on Tuesdays at 10:30am and 11:30am
*Please Note: Early entry will begin for the 10:15am ONLY for story time particip...read more
Adult Coloring Club
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
 Adult Coloring Club
Tuesday, Jan. 10, 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
The Santa Maria Public Library's popular Adult Coloring Club is a free program designed to relieve stress and provide a creative and artistic outlet for adults of all ages.
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Tickets Available for Afternoon Art Time
Tickets Available for Afternoon Art Time
Wednesday, Jan. 11, 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 available in Youth Services beginning January 11. Due to the popularity ...read more
Private Event
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
 Private Event
Wednesday, Jan. 11, 4:00 pm - 6:00 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!
Thursday, Jan. 12, Tickets Available fo
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
CCLC - Tutor Training
10:30 am - 1:30 pm
 CCLC - Tutor Training
Thursday, Jan. 12, 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Dorothea Nelson Conference Room
Private Event
11:45 am - 1:30 pm
 Private Event
Thursday, Jan. 12, 11:45 am - 1:30 pm
(Thursdays, January 12, April 13, & October 12, 11:45 am; Tuesday, July 11, 11:45 am)

Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
The Magic Guy
6:30pm
 The Magic Guy
Thursday, Jan. 12, 6:30pmThe Magic Guy
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library

Thursday, January 12, 2017
6:30pm, Altrusa Theater

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Private Event
11:45 am - 3:30 pm
 Private Event
Friday, Jan. 13, 11:45 am - 3:30 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
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Valley Speaks
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
 Valley Speaks
Saturday, Jan. 14, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
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Mouse Tales Preschool Story Time
Mouse Tales Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Jan. 17, Mouse Tales Preschoo
Orcutt Branch Library
For Preschoolers ages 3-5. Featuring stories, puppets, fingerplays, and songs.
Please call to pre-register at 805.937.6483
Story time session: January 10 to February 14 on Tuesdays at 10:30am and 11:30am
*Please Note: Early entry will begin for the 10:15am ONLY for story time particip...read more
Mah Jong Game Night
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
 Mah Jong Game Night
Tuesday, Jan. 17, 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Learn to play the game Mah Jong.
Afternoon Story Time
3:30pm
 Afternoon Story Time
Tuesday, Jan. 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 this story time. Space...read more
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Private Event
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
 Private Event
Wednesday, Jan. 18, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Drop-In Story Time
10:30
 Drop-In Story Time
Wednesday, Jan. 18, 10:30
(1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 10:30 a.m.)
Drop-In Story Time
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
January 18 – February 22
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.
Penguins on Parade Story Time
12:30 p.m.
 Penguins on Parade Story Time
Wednesday, Jan. 18, 12:30 p.m.Penguins on Parade S
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Penguins on Parade 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 required, and may be completed in person, online through our library events calendar, or b...read more

Genealogy Society Assistance
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
 Genealogy Society Assistance
Wednesday, Jan. 18, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Santa Maria Public Library 2nd Floor
Every Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. 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.
Afternoon Art Time
4:00pm
 Afternoon Art Time
Wednesday, Jan. 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. 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 January 11. Due to the popularity ...read more
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Play, Move, and Learn with Your Toddler
10:00 a.m.
Play, Move, and Learn with Your Toddler
Thursday, Jan. 19, 10:00 a.m.
(1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 10:00 am)
Play, 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


Private Event
10:00 am - 11:30 am
 Private Event
Thursday, Jan. 19, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Play, Move, and Learn with Your Toddler
11:30 a.m.
Play, Move, and Learn with Your Toddler
Thursday, Jan. 19, 11:30 a.m.
(1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 11:30am)
Play, 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


Build for the Win!
4:00pm
 Build for the Win!
Thursday, Jan. 19, 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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Tutor Training
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
 Tutor Training
Saturday, Jan. 21, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
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Night Light Theater: The Jungle Book
Night Light Theater: The Jungle Book
Tuesday, Jan. 24, Night 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
Mouse Tales Preschool Story Time
Mouse Tales Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Jan. 24, Mouse Tales Preschoo
Orcutt Branch Library
For Preschoolers ages 3-5. Featuring stories, puppets, fingerplays, and songs.
Please call to pre-register at 805.937.6483
Story time session: January 10 to February 14 on Tuesdays at 10:30am and 11:30am
*Please Note: Early entry will begin for the 10:15am ONLY for story time particip...read more
The Valley Reads Book Club - All the Light We Cannot See
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
The Valley Reads Book Club - All the Light We Cannot See
Tuesday, Jan. 24, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Afternoon Story Time
3:30pm
 Afternoon Story Time
Tuesday, Jan. 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 this story time. Space...read more
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Private Event
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
 Private Event
Wednesday, Jan. 25, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Drop-In Story Time
10:30
 Drop-In Story Time
Wednesday, Jan. 25, 10:30
(1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 10:30 a.m.)
Drop-In Story Time
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
January 18 – February 22
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.
Penguins on Parade Story Time
12:30 p.m.
 Penguins on Parade Story Time
Wednesday, Jan. 25, 12:30 p.m.Penguins on Parade S
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Penguins on Parade 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 required, and may be completed in person, online through our library events calendar, or b...read more

Genealogy Society Assistance
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
 Genealogy Society Assistance
Wednesday, Jan. 25, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Santa Maria Public Library 2nd Floor
Every Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. 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 Club
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
 Adult Coloring Club
Wednesday, Jan. 25, 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
The Santa Maria Public Library's popular Adult Coloring Club is a free program designed to relieve stress and provide a creative and artistic outlet for adults of all ages.
Do You Want to Build a Snowman?
3:30pm
 Do You Want to Build a Snowman?
Wednesday, Jan. 25, 3:30pmDo You Want to Build
Orcutt Branch Library
The weather might be chilly, but the library is always warm. Join us for a flurry of fun snow themed stories, then make mini snowmen out of homemade fake snow and other materials.  This program is developmentally suited for...read more
Private Event
5:30 pm - 7:45 pm
 Private Event
Wednesday, Jan. 25, 5:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
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Play, Move, and Learn with Your Toddler
10:00 a.m.
Play, Move, and Learn with Your Toddler
Thursday, Jan. 26, 10:00 a.m.
(1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 10:00 am)
Play, 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
11:30 a.m.
Play, Move, and Learn with Your Toddler
Thursday, Jan. 26, 11:30 a.m.
(1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 11:30am)
Play, 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


Chinese New Year Celebration
6:30pm
 Chinese New Year Celebration
Thursday, Jan. 26, 6:30pmChinese New Year Cel
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Thursday, January 26, 2017
6:30pm, Altrusa Theater

Shiu-Ching McSparron b...read more

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Private Event
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
 Private Event
Friday, Jan. 27, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
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Communication Skills & Self-Care
10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Communication Skills & Self-Care
Saturday, Jan. 28, 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
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Mouse Tales Preschool Story Time
Mouse Tales Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Jan. 31, Mouse Tales Preschoo
Orcutt Branch Library
For Preschoolers ages 3-5. Featuring stories, puppets, fingerplays, and songs.
Please call to pre-register at 805.937.6483
Story time session: January 10 to February 14 on Tuesdays at 10:30am and 11:30am
*Please Note: Early entry will begin for the 10:15am ONLY for story time particip...read more
Afternoon Story Time
3:30pm
 Afternoon Story Time
Tuesday, Jan. 31, 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 this story time. Space...read more
Do You Want to Build a Snowman?
3:30pm
 Do You Want to Build a Snowman?
Tuesday, Jan. 31, 3:30pmDo You Want to Build
Los Alamos Branch Library
The weather might be chilly, but the library is always warm. Join us for a flurry of fun snow themed stories, then make mini snowmen out of homemade fake snow and other materials.  This program is developmentally suited for...read more
    
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