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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Genealogy Society Assistance
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
 Genealogy Society Assistance
Wednesday, Mar. 1, 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.
Homework Help
3:30-6:30pm
 Homework Help
Wednesday, Mar. 1, 3:30-6:30pmHomework Help
Learning Center
Need help with homework?

The Santa Maria Public Library offers free after school homework help.
Monday - Thursday, 3:30PM - 6:30PM
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
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
 Private Event
Thursday, Mar. 2, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dorothea Nelson Conference Room
Homework Help
3:30-6:30pm
 Homework Help
Thursday, Mar. 2, 3:30-6:30pmHomework Help
Learning Center
Need help with homework?
The Santa Maria Public Library offers free after school homework help.
Monday - Thursday, 3:30PM - 6:30PM
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 Tech - Binary Bracelets
4:00 p.m.
 Teen Tech - Binary Bracelets
Friday, Mar. 3, 4:00 p.m.Teen Tech - Binary B
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Want to learn to write in code and send secret messages to your friends? Celebrate Teen Tech Week by making your own binary bracelet. In this program we will learn about computers and their binary language. Then you’ll have a chance to make a bracelet or necklace spelling your name in code. ...read more

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Opera Santa Barbara
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
 Opera Santa Barbara
Monday, Mar. 6, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Homework Help
3:30-6:30pm
 Homework Help
Monday, Mar. 6, 3:30-6:30pmHomework Help
Learning Center
Need help with homework?
The Santa Maria Public Library offers free after school homework help.
Monday - Thursday, 3:30PM - 6:30PM
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 - Inherit the Wind
5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
 Movie Night - Inherit the Wind
Monday, Mar. 6, 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Theme: Drama, NR, 128 Minutes (1960)
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Mouse Tales Preschool Story Time
Mouse Tales Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Mar. 7, 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: February 28 to  April 11 on Tuesdays at 10:30am and 11:30am
*Please Note: Early entry will begin for the 10:15am ONLY for ...read more
Private Event
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
 Private Event
Tuesday, Mar. 7, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
(Tuesdays, February 7 - March 28, 1:00 p.m.)

Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Homework Help
3:30-6:30pm
 Homework Help
Tuesday, Mar. 7, 3:30-6:30pmHomework Help
Learning Center
Need help with homework?
The Santa Maria Public Library offers free after school homework help.
Monday - Thursday, 3:30PM - 6:30PM
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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Tickets Available Afternoon Art Time
Tickets Available Afternoon Art Time
Wednesday, Mar. 8, Tickets Available Af
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
Genealogy Society Assistance
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
 Genealogy Society Assistance
Wednesday, Mar. 8, 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
1-2:30
 Adult Coloring Club
Wednesday, Mar. 8, 1-2:30
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.
Homework Help
3:30-6:30pm
 Homework Help
Wednesday, Mar. 8, 3:30-6:30pmHomework Help
Learning Center
Need help with homework?

The Santa Maria Public Library offers free after school homework help.
Monday - Thursday, 3:30PM - 6:30PM
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
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
 Private Event
Thursday, Mar. 9, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Private Event
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
 Private Event
Thursday, Mar. 9, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dorothea Nelson Conference Room
Homework Help
3:30-6:30pm
 Homework Help
Thursday, Mar. 9, 3:30-6:30pmHomework Help
Learning Center
Need help with homework?
The Santa Maria Public Library offers free after school homework help.
Monday - Thursday, 3:30PM - 6:30PM
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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Teens: Otaku Club
4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
 Teens: Otaku Club
Friday, Mar. 10, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.Teens: 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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Valley Speaks
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
 Valley Speaks
Saturday, Mar. 11, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
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Private Event
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
 Private Event
Monday, Mar. 13, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Homework Help
3:30-6:30pm
 Homework Help
Monday, Mar. 13, 3:30-6:30pmHomework Help
Learning Center
Need help with homework?
The Santa Maria Public Library offers free after school homework help.
Monday - Thursday, 3:30PM - 6:30PM
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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Mouse Tales Preschool Story Time
Mouse Tales Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Mar. 14, 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: February 28 to  April 11 on Tuesdays at 10:30am and 11:30am
*Please Note: Early entry will begin for the 10:15am ONLY for ...read more
Private Event
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
 Private Event
Tuesday, Mar. 14, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
(Tuesdays, February 7 - March 28, 1:00 p.m.)

Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Homework Help
3:30-6:30pm
 Homework Help
Tuesday, Mar. 14, 3:30-6:30pmHomework Help
Learning Center
Need help with homework?
The Santa Maria Public Library offers free after school homework help.
Monday - Thursday, 3:30PM - 6:30PM
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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Genealogy Society Assistance
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
 Genealogy Society Assistance
Wednesday, Mar. 15, 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.
Homework Help
3:30-6:30pm
 Homework Help
Wednesday, Mar. 15, 3:30-6:30pmHomework Help
Learning Center
Need help with homework?

The Santa Maria Public Library offers free after school homework help.
Monday - Thursday, 3:30PM - 6:30PM
Grades K-6
Volunteer tutors available to help with assignments or work on skills
No sign-ups required. First come, first served....read more
Afternoon Art Time
4:00 p.m.
 Afternoon Art Time
Wednesday, Mar. 15, 4:00 p.m.Afternoon 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
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Private Event
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
 Private Event
Thursday, Mar. 16, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dorothea Nelson Conference Room
Homework Help
3:30-6:30pm
 Homework Help
Thursday, Mar. 16, 3:30-6:30pmHomework Help
Learning Center
Need help with homework?
The Santa Maria Public Library offers free after school homework help.
Monday - Thursday, 3:30PM - 6:30PM
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
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
 Private Event
Thursday, Mar. 16, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
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Peeps on Parade Contest!
 Peeps on Parade Contest!
Friday, Mar. 17, Peeps on Parade Cont
Guadalupe Branch Library
Friday, March 17, 2017 12:30pm - 5:30pm. Drop-Off
Monday, March 27, 2017 12:30pm – 5:30pm. Pick-Up
Vote for your favorite: March 18 - March 25

Now’s the time to st...read more

Peeps on Parade Contest!
 Peeps on Parade Contest!
Friday, Mar. 17, Peeps on Parade Cont
Los Alamos Branch Library
Friday, March 17, 2017 2:00pm - 5:30pm. Drop-Off
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 2:00pm – 6:30pm. Pick-Up
Vote for your favorite: March 18 - March 25

Now’s the time to sta...read more

Private Event
8:00 am - 11:15 am
 Private Event
Friday, Mar. 17, 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
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Homework Help
3:30-6:30pm
 Homework Help
Monday, Mar. 20, 3:30-6:30pmHomework Help
Learning Center
Need help with homework?
The Santa Maria Public Library offers free after school homework help.
Monday - Thursday, 3:30PM - 6:30PM
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
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
 Private Event
Monday, Mar. 20, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
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Mouse Tales Preschool Story Time
Mouse Tales Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Mar. 21, 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: February 28 to  April 11 on Tuesdays at 10:30am and 11:30am
*Please Note: Early entry will begin for the 10:15am ONLY for ...read more
Private Event
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
 Private Event
Tuesday, Mar. 21, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
(Tuesdays, February 7 - March 28, 1:00 p.m.)

Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Homework Help
3:30-6:30pm
 Homework Help
Tuesday, Mar. 21, 3:30-6:30pmHomework Help
Learning Center
Need help with homework?
The Santa Maria Public Library offers free after school homework help.
Monday - Thursday, 3:30PM - 6:30PM
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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Genealogy Society Assistance
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
 Genealogy Society Assistance
Wednesday, Mar. 22, 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
1-2:30
 Adult Coloring Club
Wednesday, Mar. 22, 1-2:30
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.
Homework Help
3:30-6:30pm
 Homework Help
Wednesday, Mar. 22, 3:30-6:30pmHomework Help
Learning Center
Need help with homework?

The Santa Maria Public Library offers free after school homework help.
Monday - Thursday, 3:30PM - 6:30PM
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 - 7:45 pm
 Private Event
Wednesday, Mar. 22, 5:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
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Private Event
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
 Private Event
Thursday, Mar. 23, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dorothea Nelson Conference Room
Homework Help
3:30-6:30pm
 Homework Help
Thursday, Mar. 23, 3:30-6:30pmHomework Help
Learning Center
Need help with homework?
The Santa Maria Public Library offers free after school homework help.
Monday - Thursday, 3:30PM - 6:30PM
Grades K-6
Volunteer tutors available to help with assignments or work on skills
No sign-ups required. First come, first served....read more
Games Night
4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
 Games Night
Thursday, Mar. 23, 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library

The Santa Maria Public Library invites people of all ages for an evening of games on March 23rd, April 27th, May 25th, and June 22nd, 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 play...read more
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Peeps on Parade Contest!
 Peeps on Parade Contest!
Friday, Mar. 24,
Youth Services
Friday, March 24, 2017 10:00am – 5:00pm. Drop-Off
Monday, April 3, 2017 10:00am – 7:30pm. Pick-Up
Now’s the time to start hatching plans for the Library’s Second Annual Peeps on Parade Contest! Create a diorama with Marshmallow Peeps featuring any family-friendly th...read more
Baby Pyjama Drama
10:00 a.m.
 Baby Pyjama Drama
Friday, Mar. 24, 10:00 a.m.Baby Pyjama Drama
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Fridays, March 24 – April 28

Join the Library as we welcome Pyjama Drama! This is a unique program which combines the disciplines of drama, movement, music and play, to help babies and their caregivers explore and make sense of the world in which they live. This program is ...read more
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Private Event
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
 Private Event
Monday, Mar. 27, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Homework Help
3:30-6:30pm
 Homework Help
Monday, Mar. 27, 3:30-6:30pmHomework Help
Learning Center
Need help with homework?
The Santa Maria Public Library offers free after school homework help.
Monday - Thursday, 3:30PM - 6:30PM
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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Mouse Tales Preschool Story Time
Mouse Tales Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Mar. 28, 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: February 28 to  April 11 on Tuesdays at 10:30am and 11:30am
*Please Note: Early entry will begin for the 10:15am ONLY for ...read more
The Valley Reads Book Club
11:00 a.m.
 The Valley Reads Book Club
Tuesday, Mar. 28, 11:00 a.m.
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.

The book selection for March, is The Devil in the...read more
Private Event
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
 Private Event
Tuesday, Mar. 28, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
(Tuesdays, February 7 - March 28, 1:00 p.m.)

Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Homework Help
3:30-6:30pm
 Homework Help
Tuesday, Mar. 28, 3:30-6:30pmHomework Help
Learning Center
Need help with homework?
The Santa Maria Public Library offers free after school homework help.
Monday - Thursday, 3:30PM - 6:30PM
Grades K-6
Volunteer tutors available to help with assignments or work on skills
No sign-ups required. First come, first served....read more
Afternoon Story Time
3:30 p.m.
 Afternoon Story Time
Tuesday, Mar. 28, 3:30 p.m.Afternoon 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. Space and craft suppl...read more
Night Light Theater: Finding Dory
6:00 p.m.
Night Light Theater: Finding Dory
Tuesday, Mar. 28, 6:00 p.m.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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Private Event
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
 Private Event
Wednesday, Mar. 29, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Drop-In Story Time
10:30 a.m.
 Drop-In Story Time
Wednesday, Mar. 29, 10:30 a.m.Drop-In Story Time
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
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 in for stories, music, and family fun.

Story Time Session: March 29 - May 3...read more
Frolicking Fawns Story Time
12:30 p.m.
 Frolicking Fawns Story Time
Wednesday, Mar. 29, 12:30 p.m.Frolicking Fawns Sto
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Frolicking Fawns 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 by ...read more

Genealogy Society Assistance
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
 Genealogy Society Assistance
Wednesday, Mar. 29, 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.
Workplace Violence Workshop
3:30 pm - 4:45 pm
 Workplace Violence Workshop
Wednesday, Mar. 29, 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm
Dorothea Nelson Conference Room
Homework Help
3:30-6:30pm
 Homework Help
Wednesday, Mar. 29, 3:30-6:30pmHomework Help
Learning Center
Need help with homework?

The Santa Maria Public Library offers free after school homework help.
Monday - Thursday, 3:30PM - 6:30PM
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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Play, Move, and Learn with Your Toddler
10:00 a.m.
Play, Move, and Learn with Your Toddler
Thursday, Mar. 30, 10:00 a.m.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, Mar. 30, 11:30 a.m.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


Homework Help
3:30-6:30pm
 Homework Help
Thursday, Mar. 30, 3:30-6:30pmHomework Help
Learning Center
Need help with homework?
The Santa Maria Public Library offers free after school homework help.
Monday - Thursday, 3:30PM - 6:30PM
Grades K-6
Volunteer tutors available to help with assignments or work on skills
No sign-ups required. First come, first served....read more
CCLC - Tutor Training
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
 CCLC - Tutor Training
Thursday, Mar. 30, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
(Thursdays, March 30 & June 8, 4:00 pm)

Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
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Peeps on Parade Contest!
 Peeps on Parade Contest!
Friday, Mar. 31, Peeps on Parade Cont
Orcutt Branch Library
Friday, March 31, 2017 2:00pm - 5:30pm. Drop-Off
Monday, April 10, 2017 11:00am – 5:30pm. Pick-Up
Vote for your favorite: April 1 - April 8

Now’s the time to start hatc...read more

Peeps on Parade Contest!
 Peeps on Parade Contest!
Friday, Mar. 31, Peeps on Parade Cont
Cuyama Branch Library
Friday, March 31, 2017 3:00pm - 5:30pm. Drop-Off
Monday, April 10, 2017 2:00pm – 5:30pm. Pick-Up

Vote for your favorite: April 3 - April 7

Now’s the time to ...read more

Baby Pyjama Drama
10:00 a.m.
 Baby Pyjama Drama
Friday, Mar. 31, 10:00 a.m.Baby Pyjama Drama
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Fridays, March 24 – April 28

Join the Library as we welcome Pyjama Drama! This is a unique program which combines the disciplines of drama, movement, music and play, to help babies and their caregivers explore and make sense of the world in which they live. This program is ...read more
Teen Movie Fridays: Central Intelligence
4:00 p.m.
Teen Movie Fridays: Central Intelligence
Friday, Mar. 31, 4:00 p.m.Teen 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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