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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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Drop-In Story Time
10:30am
 Drop-In Story Time
Wednesday, Jul. 1, 10:30amDrop-In Story Time
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
June 10 - July 15
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.
 
Silly Shakers Story Time
12:30pm
 Silly Shakers Story Time
Wednesday, Jul. 1, 12:30pmSilly Shakers Story
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
June 10 - July 15
Sign-ups begin: June 3
Silly Shakers 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. This story time provides an independe...read more
Genealogical Help! Do you need help tracing your family tree?
1:00 pm
Genealogical Help! Do you need help tracing your family tree?
Wednesday, Jul. 1, 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
Rhythm Makers
3:30pm
 Rhythm Makers
Wednesday, Jul. 1, 3:30pm
Cuyama Branch Library
Rhythm Makers includes stories and information about rhythm and music. We will be making and testing our own rhythm instruments as well!  This story time and project are developmentally appropriate for children aged 5-12.  Younger children may require assistance from a car...read more
Movie Night - Selena
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
 Movie Night - Selena
Wednesday, Jul. 1, 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Santa Maria Public Library is pleased to offer FREE movie nights to our patrons.
Theme: Adult Summer Reading Program / Drama with music, Selena, Rated PG, 131 minutes (1997)

Tells the story of the Grammy Award-winning South Texas singer, Selena&nbs...read more
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Play, Move, and Learn With Your Toddler
10:00am
Play, Move, and Learn With Your Toddler
Thursday, Jul. 2, 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 through stories, movement, and music. Parents will also learn some things along the way. This program is for children a...read more
Play, Move, and Learn With Your Toddler
11:30am
Play, Move, and Learn With Your Toddler
Thursday, Jul. 2, 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 through stories, movement, and music. Parents will also learn some things along the way. This program is for children a...read more
Teen Summer Movie Madness: Step Up 2: The Streets
3:00pm
Teen Summer Movie Madness: Step Up 2: The Streets
Thursday, Jul. 2, 3:00pmTeen Summer Movie Ma
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Teen Summer Movie Madness
Need a chance to unwind and relax? Join us each Thursday to watch some great movies. Light snacks will be provided. Movies start promptly at 3:00pm. This program is open to junior high and high school students only.
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Game Night
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
 Game Night
Thursday, Jul. 2, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
The Santa Maria Public Library invites people of all ages for an evening of games on July 2, 2015 from 4:00 - 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, Scrabble, U...read more
Game Night at the Santa Maria Public Library
4:00 pm
Game Night at the Santa Maria Public Library
Thursday, Jul. 2, 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 July 2, 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, C...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
Friday, Jul. 3, Tickets Available fo
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Saturday, July 11, 2015 at 4:00pm
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 music inspires c...read more
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Pattern Pandemonium: Session 1
4:00pm
 Pattern Pandemonium: Session 1
Monday, Jul. 6, 4:00pmPattern Pandemonium:
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Monday, July 6, 2015 and Monday, July 13, 2015 at 4:00pm
Come learn how to make a beautiful patterned mosaic plate with small pieces of ceramic tile! Mosaics are pictures or patterns made by arranging and gluing glass or ceramic tiles and then grouting them to make a finished piece of art. Unbe...read more
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Afternoon Story Time
3:30pm
 Afternoon Story Time
Tuesday, Jul. 7, 3:30pmAfternoon Story Time
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
June 9 - July 14
After School Story Time is a special afternoon program featuring stories, movies, and a craft open only to children ages 6 and above. This story time is offered on most Tuesdays at 3:30pm. Dates may vary, please call Youth Services for further details. S...read more
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Private Event
9:00 am - 10:00 am
 Private Event
Wednesday, Jul. 8, 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Drop-In Story Time
10:30am
 Drop-In Story Time
Wednesday, Jul. 8, 10:30amDrop-In Story Time
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
June 10 - July 15
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.
 
Silly Shakers Story Time
12:30pm
 Silly Shakers Story Time
Wednesday, Jul. 8, 12:30pmSilly Shakers Story
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
June 10 - July 15
Sign-ups begin: June 3
Silly Shakers 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. This story time provides an independe...read more
Genealogical Help! Do you need help tracing your family tree?
1:00 pm
Genealogical Help! Do you need help tracing your family tree?
Wednesday, Jul. 8, 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
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Play, Move, and Learn With Your Toddler
10:00am
Play, Move, and Learn With Your Toddler
Thursday, Jul. 9, 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 through stories, movement, and music. Parents will also learn some things along the way. This program is for children a...read more
Play, Move, and Learn With Your Toddler
11:30am
Play, Move, and Learn With Your Toddler
Thursday, Jul. 9, 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 through stories, movement, and music. Parents will also learn some things along the way. This program is for children a...read more
Teen Summer Movie Madness: Step Up 3D
3:00pm
Teen Summer Movie Madness: Step Up 3D
Thursday, Jul. 9, 3:00pmTeen Summer Movie Ma
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Teen Summer Movie Madness
Need a chance to unwind and relax? Join us each Thursday to watch some great movies. Light snacks will be provided. Movies start promptly at 3:00pm. This program is open to junior high and high school students only.
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Rhythm Makers
3:30pm
 Rhythm Makers
Friday, Jul. 10, 3:30pm
Guadalupe Branch Library
Rhythm Makers includes stories and information about rhythm and music. We will be making and testing our own rhythm instruments as well!  This story time and project are developmentally appropriate for children aged 5-12.  Younger children may require assistance from a car...read more
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SM Valley Speaks
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
 SM Valley Speaks
Saturday, Jul. 11, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
(2nd Saturday each month, March 14 - December 12, 2015)

Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Birdie Rockin’ Music for the Whole Family
4:00pm
Birdie Rockin’ Music for the Whole Family
Saturday, Jul. 11, 4:00pmBirdie Rockin’
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Saturday, July 11, 2015 at 4:00pm
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 music inspires c...read more
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Private Event
12:00 - 2:00 pm
 Private Event
Monday, Jul. 13, 12:00 - 2:00 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Pattern Pandemonium: Session 2
4:00pm
 Pattern Pandemonium: Session 2
Monday, Jul. 13, 4:00pmPattern Pandemonium:
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Monday, July 6, 2015 and Monday, July 13, 2015 at 4:00pm
Come learn how to make a beautiful patterned mosaic plate with small pieces of ceramic tile! Mosaics are pictures or patterns made by arranging and gluing glass or ceramic tiles and then grouting them to make a finished piece of art. Unbe...read more
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Hicap-Understanding Medicare
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
 Hicap-Understanding Medicare
Tuesday, Jul. 14, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Understanding your medicare benefits can be daunting.  This presentation will reinforce what you may already know while educating you to other less familiar parts.  The goal is to provide you with a better understanding and clear reference materials so you can make more informed decisions....read more
Afternoon Story Time
3:30pm
 Afternoon Story Time
Tuesday, Jul. 14, 3:30pmAfternoon Story Time
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
June 9 - July 14
After School Story Time is a special afternoon program featuring stories, movies, and a craft open only to children ages 6 and above. This story time is offered on most Tuesdays at 3:30pm. Dates may vary, please call Youth Services for further details. S...read more
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Tickets Available for Ba-Ba-Boom! Making Instruments
Tickets Available for Ba-Ba-Boom! Making Instruments
Wednesday, Jul. 15, Tickets Available fo
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at 3:30pm
Rhythm helps build music and language. Come to the Library to learn more about rhythm, music, and words at this special event where you will create your own instruments out of recycled materials, then take them home with you. This program is for children aged ...read more
Drop-In Story Time
10:30am
 Drop-In Story Time
Wednesday, Jul. 15, 10:30amDrop-In Story Time
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
June 10 - July 15
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.
 
Silly Shakers Story Time
12:30pm
 Silly Shakers Story Time
Wednesday, Jul. 15, 12:30pmSilly Shakers Story
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
June 10 - July 15
Sign-ups begin: June 3
Silly Shakers 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. This story time provides an independe...read more
Genealogical Help! Do you need help tracing your family tree?
1:00 pm
Genealogical Help! Do you need help tracing your family tree?
Wednesday, Jul. 15, 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
Rhythm Makers
3:30pm
 Rhythm Makers
Wednesday, Jul. 15, 3:30pm
Orcutt Branch Library
Rhythm Makers includes stories and information about rhythm and music. We will be making and testing our own rhythm instruments as well!  This story time and project are developmentally appropriate for children aged 5-12.  Younger children may require assistance from a car...read more
Movie Night - To Kill a Mockingbird
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Movie Night - To Kill a Mockingbird
Wednesday, Jul. 15, 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Santa Maria Library is pleased to offer FREE movie nights to our patrons. 
Theme: Publication of sequel: Go Set a Watchman, Rated NR, 129 minutes (1962)

In an Oscar-winning performance, Gregory Peck plays Atticus Finch, a widowed lawyer in the Depression-era South ...read more
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Play, Move, and Learn With Your Toddler
10:00am
Play, Move, and Learn With Your Toddler
Thursday, Jul. 16, 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 through stories, movement, and music. Parents will also learn some things along the way. This program is for children a...read more
Play, Move, and Learn With Your Toddler
11:30am
Play, Move, and Learn With Your Toddler
Thursday, Jul. 16, 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 through stories, movement, and music. Parents will also learn some things along the way. This program is for children a...read more
Teen Summer Movie Madness: Step Up Revolution
3:00pm
Teen Summer Movie Madness: Step Up Revolution
Thursday, Jul. 16, 3:00pmTeen Summer Movie Ma
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Teen Summer Movie Madness
Need a chance to unwind and relax? Join us each Thursday to watch some great movies. Light snacks will be provided. Movies start promptly at 3:00pm. This program is open to junior high and high school students only.
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Safe Drug Disposal - Community Meeting
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Safe Drug Disposal - Community Meeting
Thursday, Jul. 16, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
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Stop Bullying!
3:00pm
 Stop Bullying!
Friday, Jul. 17, 3:00pmStop Bullying!
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Friday, July 17, 2015 at 3:00pm
Join us as the Rape Crisis Center of Santa Maria presents a special program designed just for students in K-3rd grade. Children will learn about bullying from 3 different perspectives, and explore ways to work with their peers to prevent it. No tickets are requir...read more
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Private Event
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
 Private Event
Monday, Jul. 20, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
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Medicare 101 Informational Meeting
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Medicare 101 Informational Meeting
Tuesday, Jul. 21, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Night Light Theater: Aladdin
6:00pm
 Night Light Theater: Aladdin
Tuesday, Jul. 21, 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. No tickets or sign-ups required. All Night Light Theater evenings are on Tuesdays at 6:00pm. Sorry, food and drinks are not allowed at this event.
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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, Jul. 22, 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
Ba-Ba-Boom! Making Instruments
3:30pm
 Ba-Ba-Boom! Making Instruments
Wednesday, Jul. 22, 3:30pmBa-Ba-Boom! Making I
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at 3:30pm
Rhythm helps build music and language. Come to the Library to learn more about rhythm, music, and words at this special event where you will create your own instruments out of recycled materials, then take them home with you. This program is for children aged ...read more
Downtown Specific Plan Community Meeting
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Downtown Specific Plan Community Meeting
Wednesday, Jul. 22, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
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Teen Summer Movie Madness: Step Up All-In
3:00pm
Teen Summer Movie Madness: Step Up All-In
Thursday, Jul. 23, 3:00pmTeen Summer Movie Ma
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Teen Summer Movie Madness
Need a chance to unwind and relax? Join us each Thursday to watch some great movies. Light snacks will be provided. Movies start promptly at 3:00pm. This program is open to junior high and high school students only.
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Teens: Sign-ups begin for Smash Bros. Competition
Teens: Sign-ups begin for Smash Bros. Competition
Friday, Jul. 24,
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Friday, July 31, 2015 from 2:00 – 5:00pm
Do you think you have what it takes to knock everyone else out of the ring? Come to the Library on and enter our FREE Super Smash Bros. Brawl Tournament. Show off your skills and try to be the best. If you win, there is an awesome prize. L...read more
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Valley Reads - Book Club
11:00 am
 Valley Reads - Book Club
Tuesday, Jul. 28, 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
Author Talk - Melinda Marchiano
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
 Author Talk - Melinda Marchiano
Tuesday, Jul. 28, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Come to the Santa Maria Public Library for an inspirational book discussion with a local author on the topic of childhood cancer.
The Library will host a free author talk featuring Melinda Marchiano, the author of the powerful and award winning book Grace: A Child's Int...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, Jul. 29, 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
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Teen Summer Movie Madness: Pitch Perfect
3:00pm
Teen Summer Movie Madness: Pitch Perfect
Thursday, Jul. 30, 3:00pmTeen Summer Movie Ma
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Teen Summer Movie Madness
Need a chance to unwind and relax? Join us each Thursday to watch some great movies. Light snacks will be provided. Movies start promptly at 3:00pm. This program is open to junior high and high school students only.
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Teen Safe Driving Presentation for English and Spanish
4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Teen Safe Driving Presentation for English and Spanish
Thursday, Jul. 30, 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
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Stuffed Animal Sleepover Registration Begins
Stuffed Animal Sleepover Registration Begins
Friday, Jul. 31,
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Drop-off: Friday, August 7 before 6:00pm
Pick-up Saturday, August 8 before 5:00pm
Drop-off your stuffed animal for a sleepover, and let your favorite friend have all the fun, Library style! Pick them up the next day, and find out what they were up to all night. Participants have th...read more
Teens: Smash Bros. Competition
2:00pm - 5:00pm
 Teens: Smash Bros. Competition
Friday, Jul. 31, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Friday, July 31, 2015 from 2:00 – 5:00pm
Do you think you have what it takes to knock everyone else out of the ring? Come to the Library on and enter our FREE Super Smash Bros. Brawl Tournament. Show off your skills and try to be the best. If you win, there is an awesome prize. L...read more
 
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