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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Free Comic Book Day
11:00am - 4:00pm
 Free Comic Book Day
Saturday, May 2, 11:00am - 4:00pmFree Comic Book Day
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 11:00am - 4:00pm
Join us as we celebrate National FREE Comic Book Day at the Library. Bring your Magic and Pokemon cards for tabletop gaming, or just pop by to play some board games or a Marvel Wii game supplied by the Library. And don’t forget...read more
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Orcutt Library - Preschool Story Time
10:30
Orcutt Library - Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, May. 5, 10:30
(Tuesdays, April 14, 21, 28; May 5, 12, 19, 26, June 2, 9)
Orcutt Library - Pre
Orcutt Branch Library
Join the Orcutt Storytellers for Mouse Tales Preschool Story Time (ages 3-5) featuring stories, puppets, fingerplays, and songs. 
Orcutt Library - Preschool Story Time
11:30
Orcutt Library - Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, May. 5, 11:30
(April 14, 21, 28; May 5, 12, 19, 26; June 2, 9)
Orcutt Library - Pre
Orcutt Branch Library
Join the Orcutt Storytellers for Mouse Tales Preschool Story Time (ages 3-5) featuring stories, puppets, fingerplays, and songs. 
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Teens: Tickets Available for Crafty Critters
Teens: Tickets Available for Crafty Critters
Wednesday, May 6, Teens: Tickets Avail
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
4:00pm – 6:00pm in the Altrusa Theater
Local artists from the Town Center Gallery will instruct teens in creating their very own crafty critter out of felted wool! Needle felting is fun, simple, and easy to learn. The life like quality of wool lends itself as ...read more
Private Event
1:00 - 4:00
  Private Event
Wednesday, May 6, 1:00 - 4:00
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Genealogical Help! Do you need help tracing your family tree?
1:00 pm
Genealogical Help! Do you need help tracing your family tree?
Wednesday, May. 6, 1:00 pm
Santa Maria Public Library Genealogy Room- Upstairs
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
Movie Night ~ What Dreams May Come
5:30 pm
Movie Night ~ What Dreams May Come
Wednesday, May 6, 5:30 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Santa Maria Public Library is pleased to offer FREE movie nights to our patrons.  What Dreams May Come will be shown in Shepard Hall, May 6, 2015 at 5:30 pm. The film is rated PG-13.

After dying in a car crash, a man (Robin Williams) searches the afterlife for his depressed ...read more
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May’s Featured Artist: Nyla James
May’s Featured Artist: Nyla James
Thursday, May. 7May’s Featured
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Now through the end of May, the Shepard Hall Gallery will be exhibiting the photography of Nyla James. The exhibit entitled “Abandoned in America” will give patrons an eerie, beautiful glimpse of abandoned places and possessions’ throughout America's landscapes. 

...read more
Game Night at the Santa Maria Public Library
4:00 pm
Game Night at the Santa Maria Public Library
Thursday, May 7, 4:00 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
The Santa Maria Public Library invites people of all ages for an evening of games on May 7, 2015 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm in Shepard Hall at the Santa Maria Public Library, 421 S. McClelland Street. The Library will provide a variety of games, including playing cards, Apples to Apples, Uno, Jenga, Co...read more
Private Event
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
 Private Event
Thursday, May 7, 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
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Private Event
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
 Private Event
Friday, May 8, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
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SM Valley Speaks
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
 SM Valley Speaks
Saturday, May. 9, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
(2nd Saturday each month, March 14 - December 12, 2015)

Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
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Private Event
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
 Private Event
Monday, May 11, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
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Orcutt Library - Preschool Story Time
10:30
Orcutt Library - Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, May. 12, 10:30
(Tuesdays, April 14, 21, 28; May 5, 12, 19, 26, June 2, 9)
Orcutt Library - Pre
Orcutt Branch Library
Join the Orcutt Storytellers for Mouse Tales Preschool Story Time (ages 3-5) featuring stories, puppets, fingerplays, and songs. 
Orcutt Library - Preschool Story Time
11:30
Orcutt Library - Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, May. 12, 11:30
(April 14, 21, 28; May 5, 12, 19, 26; June 2, 9)
Orcutt Library - Pre
Orcutt Branch Library
Join the Orcutt Storytellers for Mouse Tales Preschool Story Time (ages 3-5) featuring stories, puppets, fingerplays, and songs. 
Quilting Workshop
11:00 am
 Quilting Workshop
Tuesday, May 12, 11:00 am
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
The Santa Maria Public Library is offering a free quilting workshop.  This workshop is for all quilters, or those who would like to learn how to quilt.  Participants can share their latest projects, share their knowledge of quilting, and learn from others.  Patrons are encouraged to b...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, May. 13, 1:00 pm
Santa Maria Public Library Genealogy Room- Upstairs
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
Youth Impact Awards
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
 Youth Impact Awards
Wednesday, May 13, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Teens: Crafty Critters
4:00 - 6:00pm
 Teens: Crafty Critters
Wednesday, May 13, 4:00 - 6:00pmTeens: Crafty Critte
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
4:00pm – 6:00pm in the Altrusa Theater
Local artists from the Town Center Gallery will instruct teens in creating their very own crafty critter out of felted wool! Needle felting is fun, simple, and easy to learn. The life like quality of wool lends itself as ...read more
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Private Event
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
 Private Event
Thursday, May 14, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
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May’s Featured Artist: Nyla James
2:00pm
May’s Featured Artist: Nyla James
Saturday, May. 16, 2:00pmMay’s Featured
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Now through the end of May, the Shepard Hall Gallery will be exhibiting the photography of Nyla James. The exhibit entitled “Abandoned in America” will give patrons an eerie, beautiful glimpse of abandoned places and possessions’ throughout America's landscapes. 

...read more
Artist Reception for photo show - "Abandoned America"
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Artist Reception for photo show - "Abandoned America"
Saturday, May 16, 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
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May’s Featured Artist: Nyla James
May’s Featured Artist: Nyla James
Monday, May. 18May’s Featured
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Now through the end of May, the Shepard Hall Gallery will be exhibiting the photography of Nyla James. The exhibit entitled “Abandoned in America” will give patrons an eerie, beautiful glimpse of abandoned places and possessions’ throughout America's landscapes. 

...read more
Ways to Improve Your Garden by a Landscape Architect
12:00 am - 3:00 pm
Ways to Improve Your Garden by a Landscape Architect
Monday, May 18, 12:00 am - 3:00 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Teen Monday Movie Madness: The Giver
4:00pm
Teen Monday Movie Madness: The Giver
Monday, May 18, 4:00pmTeen Monday Movie Ma
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Need a chance to unwind and relax? Join us on select Mondays of each month this spring to watch some great movies. Light snacks will be provided. Movies start
promptly at 4:00pm.
• May 18: The Giver (PG-13, 97 minutes). Rated PG-13 for a mature thematic image a...read more
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Orcutt Library - Preschool Story Time
10:30
Orcutt Library - Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, May. 19, 10:30
(Tuesdays, April 14, 21, 28; May 5, 12, 19, 26, June 2, 9)
Orcutt Library - Pre
Orcutt Branch Library
Join the Orcutt Storytellers for Mouse Tales Preschool Story Time (ages 3-5) featuring stories, puppets, fingerplays, and songs. 
Orcutt Library - Preschool Story Time
11:30
Orcutt Library - Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, May. 19, 11:30
(April 14, 21, 28; May 5, 12, 19, 26; June 2, 9)
Orcutt Library - Pre
Orcutt Branch Library
Join the Orcutt Storytellers for Mouse Tales Preschool Story Time (ages 3-5) featuring stories, puppets, fingerplays, and songs. 
Learn All About Medicare
1:00 pm
 Learn All About Medicare
Tuesday, May 19, 1:00 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Are you new to Medicare?  Join this FREE comprehensive seminar to "Learn All About Medicare" including Part A, Part B, Part D, Advantage Plans, Supplemental Plans, Penalties and more.

For more Information and to RSVP online go to CentralCoastSeniors.org or call (805) 928-56...read more
Night Light Theater: Big Hero 6
6:00pm
 Night Light Theater: Big Hero 6
Tuesday, May 19, 6:00pmNight Light Theater:
Altrusa 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. Sorry, food and drinks are not allowed at this event.
  • May 19: Big Hero 6 (PG, 102 minutes...read more
Medicare 101 Informational Meeting
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Medicare 101 Informational Meeting
Tuesday, May 19, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
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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, May. 20, 1:00 pm
Santa Maria Public Library Genealogy Room- Upstairs
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
Get Growing!
3:30pm
 Get Growing!
Wednesday, May 20, 3:30pm
Cuyama Branch Library
Get Growing! features stories about gardens, trees, and other growing things. We will be planting our own seeds following the stories.  This story time and project are developmentally appropriate for children aged 3-10.  Both younger and older family members are welcome.  Yo...read more
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Private Event
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
 Private Event
Thursday, May 21, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
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Get Growing!
3:30pm
 Get Growing!
Friday, May 22, 3:30pm
Guadalupe Branch Library
Get Growing! features stories about gardens, trees, and other growing things. We will be planting our own seeds following the stories.  This story time and project are developmentally appropriate for children aged 3-10.  Both younger and older family members are welcome.  Yo...read more
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Orcutt Library - Preschool Story Time
10:30
Orcutt Library - Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, May. 26, 10:30
(Tuesdays, April 14, 21, 28; May 5, 12, 19, 26, June 2, 9)
Orcutt Library - Pre
Orcutt Branch Library
Join the Orcutt Storytellers for Mouse Tales Preschool Story Time (ages 3-5) featuring stories, puppets, fingerplays, and songs. 
Orcutt Library - Preschool Story Time
11:30
Orcutt Library - Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, May. 26, 11:30
(April 14, 21, 28; May 5, 12, 19, 26; June 2, 9)
Orcutt Library - Pre
Orcutt Branch Library
Join the Orcutt Storytellers for Mouse Tales Preschool Story Time (ages 3-5) featuring stories, puppets, fingerplays, and songs. 
Valley Reads - Book Club
11:00 am
 Valley Reads - Book Club
Tuesday, May 26, 11:00 am
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
The Valley Reads book club meets every month on the 4th Tuesday in Shepard Hall from 11:00 am until 12:30 pm.  Sign-ups to join The Valley Reads are available at the second floor Information Desk at the Santa Maria Public Library.   For more information call (805) 925-0994 x331. ...read more
Private Event
2:00 pm - 7:30 pm
 Private Event
Tuesday, May 26, 2:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
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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, May. 27, 1:00 pm
Santa Maria Public Library Genealogy Room- Upstairs
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
Private Event
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
 Private Event
Wednesday, May 27, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
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May’s Featured Artist: Nyla James
May’s Featured Artist: Nyla James
Thursday, May. 28May’s Featured
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Now through the end of May, the Shepard Hall Gallery will be exhibiting the photography of Nyla James. The exhibit entitled “Abandoned in America” will give patrons an eerie, beautiful glimpse of abandoned places and possessions’ throughout America's landscapes. 

...read more
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WaterWise Landscaping Workshop
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
 WaterWise Landscaping Workshop
Saturday, May 30, 9:00 am - 12:00 pmWaterWise Landscapin
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Learn how to create a California friendly landscape using the latest sustainable materials & techniques.
RSVP AT WATERWISESB.ORG/WORKSHOPS
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