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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, Apr. 1, 10:30amDrop-In Story Time
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
March 18 - April 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.
 
Peppy Poppies Story Time
12:30pm
 Peppy Poppies Story Time
Wednesday, Apr. 1, 12:30pmPeppy Poppies Story
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
March 18 - April 22
Sign-ups begin: March 11
Peppy Poppies 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 independen...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, Apr. 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
Private event
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
 Private event
Wednesday, Apr. 1, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Movie Night ~ The Hundred-Foot Journey
5:30 pm
Movie Night ~ The Hundred-Foot Journey
Wednesday, Apr. 1, 5:30 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Santa Maria Public Library is pleased to offer FREE movie nights to our patrons.  The Hundred-Foot Journey will be shown in Shepard Hall, April 1, 2015 at 5:30 pm. The film is rated PG.

The Kadam family leaves India for France where they open a restaurant directly across the...read more
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Tickets Available for April Afternoon Art Time
Tickets Available for April Afternoon Art Time
Thursday, Apr. 2, Tickets Available fo
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 4:00pm
Join us at the Library as local artists from the Town Center Gallery teach this workshop. Children will have the opportunity to take home a one-of-a-kind creation. Parents are welcome to assist their children with their art projects.
Only children need a F...read more
April’s Art Exhibit: "A Community of Artists" by the Town Center Gallery
April’s Art Exhibit: "A Community of Artists" by the Town Center Gallery
Thursday, Apr. 2April’s Art Ex
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
The Santa Maria Public Library will be displaying artwork from the Town Center Gallery beginning Thursday, April 2, 2015 in Shepard Hall. The exhibit’s theme “A Community of Artists” will feature works from members of the Town Center Gallery, most of wh...read more
Play, Move, and Learn With Your Toddler
10:00am
Play, Move, and Learn With Your Toddler
Thursday, Apr. 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, Apr. 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
Game Night at the Santa Maria Public Library
4:00 pm
Game Night at the Santa Maria Public Library
Thursday, Apr. 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 April 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, ...read more
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AARP Foundation - Tax Aide
10:15 am - 5:45 pm
 AARP Foundation - Tax Aide
Friday, Apr. 3, 10:15 am - 5:45 pm
(Fridays, February 20 - April 10, 2015)

Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Free income tax preparation for seniors and low to moderate income families 
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Private Event
9:00 am - 11:00 am
 Private Event
Saturday, Apr. 4, 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
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Shepard Hall - Private Event
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
 Shepard Hall - Private Event
Monday, Apr. 6, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Teen Monday Movie Madness: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1
4:00pm
Teen Monday Movie Madness: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1
Monday, Apr. 6, 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.
• April 6: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part I (PG-13, 123 minutes). Rated PG-13...read more
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Private Event
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
 Private Event
Tuesday, Apr. 7, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
(Every Tuesday (except March 10th) 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm)

Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
After School Story Time
3:30pm
 After School Story Time
Tuesday, Apr. 7, 3:30pmAfter School Story T
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
March 17 - April 21
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. Sign-ups are not requi...read more
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Drop-In Story Time
10:30am
 Drop-In Story Time
Wednesday, Apr. 8, 10:30amDrop-In Story Time
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
March 18 - April 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.
 
Peppy Poppies Story Time
12:30pm
 Peppy Poppies Story Time
Wednesday, Apr. 8, 12:30pmPeppy Poppies Story
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
March 18 - April 22
Sign-ups begin: March 11
Peppy Poppies 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 independen...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, Apr. 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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April’s Art Exhibit: "A Community of Artists" by the Town Center Gallery
April’s Art Exhibit: "A Community of Artists" by the Town Center Gallery
Thursday, Apr. 9April’s Art Ex
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
The Santa Maria Public Library will be displaying artwork from the Town Center Gallery beginning Thursday, April 2, 2015 in Shepard Hall. The exhibit’s theme “A Community of Artists” will feature works from members of the Town Center Gallery, most of wh...read more
Play, Move, and Learn With Your Toddler
10:00am
Play, Move, and Learn With Your Toddler
Thursday, Apr. 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, Apr. 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
April Afternoon Art Time
4:00pm
 April Afternoon Art Time
Thursday, Apr. 9, 4:00pmApril Afternoon Art
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 4:00pm
Join us at the Library as local artists from the Town Center Gallery teach this workshop. Children will have the opportunity to take home a one-of-a-kind creation. Parents are welcome to assist their children with their art projects.
Only children need a F...read more
Artist Reception: Town Center Gallery
5:00pm
Artist Reception: Town Center Gallery
Thursday, Apr. 9, 5:00pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Please join the Town Center Gallery for an artist reception in Shepard Hall. 
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Tickets Available for Manga Mania
Tickets Available for Manga Mania
Friday, Apr. 10, Tickets Available fo
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Friday, April 17, 2015
4:00pm – 5:00pm in the Altrusa Theater
Do you like to draw? Come meet Manga Illustrator Irene Flores for a drawing demonstration. Get tips on sketching and see what it takes to become a professional
artist. Seating is limited, Must have a FREE ticket to at...read more
AARP Foundation - Tax Aide
10:15 am - 5:45 pm
 AARP Foundation - Tax Aide
Friday, Apr. 10, 10:15 am - 5:45 pm
(Fridays, February 20 - April 10, 2015)

Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Free income tax preparation for seniors and low to moderate income families 
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SM Valley Speaks
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
 SM Valley Speaks
Saturday, Apr. 11, 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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Orcutt Library - Preschool Story Time
10:30
Orcutt Library - Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Apr. 14, 10:30
(Tuesdays, April 14, 21, 28; May 5, 12, 19, 26, June 2, 9)

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, Apr. 14, 11:30
(April 14, 21, 28; May 5, 12, 19, 26; June 2, 9)

Orcutt Branch Library
Join the Orcutt Storytellers for Mouse Tales Preschool Story Time (ages 3-5) featuring stories, puppets, fingerplays, and songs. 
eReader Workshop at the Guadalupe Branch Library
3:30 pm
eReader Workshop at the Guadalupe Branch Library
Tuesday, Apr. 14, 3:30 pm
Guadalupe Branch Library
The Santa Maria Public Library is offering a free one-on-one workshop at the Guadalupe Branch Library on April 14th, 2015 between 3:30 pm and 5:30 pm.  The workshop will cover how to download eBooks and digital audio books to a portable device. Pre-registration is required for this workshop and...read more
After School Story Time
3:30pm
 After School Story Time
Tuesday, Apr. 14, 3:30pmAfter School Story T
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
March 17 - April 21
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. Sign-ups are not requi...read more
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Tickets Available for World in a Jar
Tickets Available for World in a Jar
Wednesday, Apr. 15, Tickets Available fo
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 from 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Celebrate National Library Week with an Earth Day project at your Library. Kids aged 5 and up can come to learn about terrariums, and make their own mini-world to take home. Children under the age of 10 MUST be accompanied by an adult...read more
Drop-In Story Time
10:30am
 Drop-In Story Time
Wednesday, Apr. 15, 10:30amDrop-In Story Time
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
March 18 - April 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.
 
Peppy Poppies Story Time
12:30pm
 Peppy Poppies Story Time
Wednesday, Apr. 15, 12:30pmPeppy Poppies Story
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
March 18 - April 22
Sign-ups begin: March 11
Peppy Poppies 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 independen...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, Apr. 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
Movie Night ~ Maleficent
5:30 pm
 Movie Night ~ Maleficent
Wednesday, Apr. 15, 5:30 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Santa Maria Public Library is pleased to offer FREE movie nights to our patrons.  Maleficent will be shown in Shepard Hall, April 15, 2015 at 5:30 pm. The film is rated PG.

A vengeful fairy and Disney’s most fearsome villainess (Angelina Jolie) is driven to curse an in...read more
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Play, Move, and Learn With Your Toddler
10:00am
Play, Move, and Learn With Your Toddler
Thursday, Apr. 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, Apr. 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
Body Safety for Preschoolers
3:00pm
 Body Safety for Preschoolers
Thursday, Apr. 16, 3:00pmBody Safety for Pres
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Thursday, April 16, 2015
3:00pm (in English), Altrusa Theater
3:45pm (in Spanish), Altrusa Theater
Children aged 3 to 6 will learn about keeping their bodies safe, as the Rape Crisis Center of Santa Maria presents a special puppet show designed to teach young children about the sensit...read more
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Teens: Manga Mania
4:00 - 5:00pm
 Teens: Manga Mania
Friday, Apr. 17, 4:00 - 5:00pmTeens: Manga Mania
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Friday, April 17, 2015
4:00pm – 5:00pm in the Altrusa Theater
Do you like to draw? Come meet Manga Illustrator Irene Flores for a drawing demonstration. Get tips on sketching and see what it takes to become a professional
artist. Seating is limited, Must have a FREE ticket to at...read more
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Orcutt Library - Preschool Story Time
10:30
Orcutt Library - Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Apr. 21, 10:30
(Tuesdays, April 14, 21, 28; May 5, 12, 19, 26, June 2, 9)

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, Apr. 21, 11:30
(April 14, 21, 28; May 5, 12, 19, 26; June 2, 9)

Orcutt Branch Library
Join the Orcutt Storytellers for Mouse Tales Preschool Story Time (ages 3-5) featuring stories, puppets, fingerplays, and songs. 
After School Story Time
3:30pm
 After School Story Time
Tuesday, Apr. 21, 3:30pmAfter School Story T
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
March 17 - April 21
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. Sign-ups are not requi...read more
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Drop-In Story Time
10:30am
 Drop-In Story Time
Wednesday, Apr. 22, 10:30amDrop-In Story Time
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
March 18 - April 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.
 
Peppy Poppies Story Time
12:30pm
 Peppy Poppies Story Time
Wednesday, Apr. 22, 12:30pmPeppy Poppies Story
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
March 18 - April 22
Sign-ups begin: March 11
Peppy Poppies 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 independen...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, Apr. 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
World in a Jar
6:00pm-7:30pm
 World in a Jar
Wednesday, Apr. 22, 6:00pm-7:30pmWorld in a Jar
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 from 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Celebrate National Library Week with an Earth Day project at your Library. Kids aged 5 and up can come to learn about terrariums, and make their own mini-world to take home. Children under the age of 10 MUST be accompanied by an adult...read more
Financial Literacy Workshop
6:30 pm
 Financial Literacy Workshop
Wednesday, Apr. 22, 6:30 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
April 18th through April 25th is Money Smart Week @ Your Library.  In conjunction with Money Smart Week and along with other libraries across the country, the Santa Maria Public Library is offering free programs and materials on important financial topics.
 
On Wednesday, April 2...read more
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Play, Move, and Learn With Your Toddler
11:30am
Play, Move, and Learn With Your Toddler
Thursday, Apr. 23, 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
Play, Move, and Learn With Your Toddler
10:00am
Play, Move, and Learn With Your Toddler
Thursday, Apr. 23, 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
Retirement Planning Workshop
5:15 pm
 Retirement Planning Workshop
Thursday, Apr. 23, 5:15 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
April 18th through April 25th is Money Smart Week @ Your Library.  In conjunction with Money Smart Week and along with other libraries across the country, the Santa Maria Public Library is offering free programs and materials on important financial topics.
 
On Thursday, April 23...read more
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Orcutt Library - Preschool Story Time
10:30
Orcutt Library - Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Apr. 28, 10:30
(Tuesdays, April 14, 21, 28; May 5, 12, 19, 26, June 2, 9)

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, Apr. 28, 11:30
(April 14, 21, 28; May 5, 12, 19, 26; June 2, 9)

Orcutt Branch Library
Join the Orcutt Storytellers for Mouse Tales Preschool Story Time (ages 3-5) featuring stories, puppets, fingerplays, and songs. 
Santa Maria Public Library New Book Club
11:00 am
Santa Maria Public Library New Book Club
Tuesday, Apr. 28, 11:00 am
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
The Santa Maria Book Club's next meeting is on April 28, 2015 at 11:00 in Shepard Hall at the Santa Maria Public Library.  The book being discussed is "The Alchemist" by Paulo Coelho. Signups to join the Santa Maria Book Club are available at the second floor information desk at t...read more
Night Light Theater: Finding Nemo
6:00pm
Night Light Theater: Finding Nemo
Tuesday, Apr. 28, 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.
  • April 28: Finding Nemo (G, 100 minu...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, Apr. 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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April’s Art Exhibit: "A Community of Artists" by the Town Center Gallery
April’s Art Exhibit: "A Community of Artists" by the Town Center Gallery
Thursday, Apr. 30April’s Art Ex
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
The Santa Maria Public Library will be displaying artwork from the Town Center Gallery beginning Thursday, April 2, 2015 in Shepard Hall. The exhibit’s theme “A Community of Artists” will feature works from members of the Town Center Gallery, most of wh...read more
Health and Fitness Author Marie Bean to Speak at the Santa Maria Public Library
6:00 pm
Health and Fitness Author Marie Bean to Speak at the Santa Maria Public Library
Thursday, Apr. 30, 6:00 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Australian author Marie Bean will be speaking in Shepard Hall at the Santa Maria Public Library on April 30th, 2015, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Marie takes a lighthearted approach to exercise and weight loss, believing that anybody can get in shape without going through stress or pain. She is the author...read more
  
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