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
10:00am
Play, Move, and Learn with Your Toddler
Thursday, Dec. 1, 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


Private Event
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
 Private Event
Thursday, Dec. 1, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dorothea Nelson Conference Room
Play, Move, and Learn with Your Toddler
11:30am
Play, Move, and Learn with Your Toddler
Thursday, Dec. 1, 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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Private Event
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
 Private Event
Friday, Dec. 2, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
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Private Event
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
 Private Event
Monday, Dec. 5, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
(Monday, December 5, 10:00 am and Tuesday, December 6, 10:00 am)

Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
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Private Event
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
 Private Event
Tuesday, Dec. 6, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
(Monday, December 5, 10:00 am and Tuesday, December 6, 10:00 am)

Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Mouse Tales Preschool Story Time
10:30am and 11:30am
Mouse Tales Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Dec. 6, 10:30am and 11:30amMouse 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: November 1 - December 13 on Tuesdays at 10:30am and 11:30am

*Please Note: Early entry will begin for the 10:15am ONLY for story time par...read more
Afternoon Story Time
3:30pm
 Afternoon Story Time
Tuesday, Dec. 6, 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
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
 Private Event
Wednesday, Dec. 7, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Drop-In Story Time
10:30am
 Drop-In Story Time
Wednesday, Dec. 7, 10:30amDrop-In Story Time
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
November 2 - December 7
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.
Lazy Lions Story Time
12:30pm
 Lazy Lions Story Time
Wednesday, Dec. 7, 12:30pmLazy Lions Story Tim
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Lazy Lions 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 ma...read more

Movie Night - Heaven is for Real
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Movie Night - Heaven is for Real
Wednesday, Dec. 7, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Drama, Rated PG-13, 100 Minutes (2014)
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Play, Move, and Learn with Your Toddler
10:00am
Play, Move, and Learn with Your Toddler
Thursday, Dec. 8, 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, Dec. 8, 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


Private Event
2:15 pm - 4:30 pm
 Private Event
Thursday, Dec. 8, 2:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Dorothea Nelson Conference Room
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HO-HO-HO Holiday Songs and Stories
4:00pm - 5:00pm
HO-HO-HO Holiday Songs and Stories
Friday, Dec. 9, 4:00pm - 5:00pmHO-HO-HO Holiday Son
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Friday, December 9, 2016
4:00pm – 5:00pm, Altrusa Theater

Join us a...read more

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Santa Maria Valley Speaks
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
 Santa Maria Valley Speaks
Saturday, Dec. 10, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
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Teens: Midterms and Munchies
 Teens: Midterms and Munchies
Monday, Dec. 12, Teens: Midterms and
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
December 12 – December 14, 2016
6:00pm – 7:45pm, Altrusa Theater
Bring your study materials and come to the Library for a distraction-free study s...read more
Private Event
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
 Private Event
Monday, Dec. 12, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
(Mondays, August 8, September 12, October 10, November 14 & December 12)

Dorothea Nelson Conference Room
Private Event
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
 Private Event
Monday, Dec. 12, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Private Event
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
 Private Event
Monday, Dec. 12, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
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Teens: Midterms and Munchies
 Teens: Midterms and Munchies
Tuesday, Dec. 13, Teens: Midterms and
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
December 12 – December 14, 2016
6:00pm – 7:45pm, Altrusa Theater
Bring your study materials and come to the Library for a distraction-free study s...read more
Mouse Tales Preschool Story Time
10:30am and 11:30am
Mouse Tales Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Dec. 13, 10:30am and 11:30amMouse 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: November 1 - December 13 on Tuesdays at 10:30am and 11:30am

*Please Note: Early entry will begin for the 10:15am ONLY for story time par...read more
Orcutt Academy Charter - Information Night
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Orcutt Academy Charter - Information Night
Tuesday, Dec. 13, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
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Teens: Midterms and Munchies
 Teens: Midterms and Munchies
Wednesday, Dec. 14, Teens: Midterms and
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
December 12 – December 14, 2016
6:00pm – 7:45pm, Altrusa Theater
Bring your study materials and come to the Library for a distraction-free study s...read more
Private Event
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
 Private Event
Wednesday, Dec. 14, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
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Private Event
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
 Private Event
Thursday, Dec. 15, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
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Charged Particles
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
 Charged Particles
Friday, Dec. 16, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
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Teens: The Gingerbread Experience
Teens: The Gingerbread Experience
Monday, Dec. 19, Teens: The Gingerbre
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Monday, December 19, 2016
3:00pm – 5:30pm, Altrusa Theater
Want to build a gingerbread house? Here’s your chance. We’ll provide the supplies...read more

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Night Light Theater: Arthur Christmas
Night Light Theater: Arthur Christmas
Tuesday, Dec. 20, 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
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New to Medicare
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
 New to Medicare
Wednesday, Dec. 21, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
HICAP New to Medicare Seminar
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Teen Movie Fridays: Krampus
4:00pm
 Teen Movie Fridays: Krampus
Friday, Dec. 23, 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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Holiday Hours
 Holiday Hours
Saturday, Dec. 24, Holiday Hours
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Santa Maria Public Library Hours for Saturday, December 24: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Library Closed
 Library Closed
Monday, Dec. 26, Library Closed
All Locations
The Library will be closed in observance of the Christmas holiday on Monday, December 26.

Please note: The Library will be closing at 5:00pm on Saturday, December 24

 
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Holiday Hours
 Holiday Hours
Saturday, Dec. 31, Holiday Hours
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Santa Maria Public Library Hours for Saturday, December 31: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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