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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Afternoon Story Time
 Afternoon Story Time
Tuesday, Jul. 1
Santa Maria Public Library
Afternoon Story Time is a special afternoon program featuring stories and a craft for school-aged children. This story time is offered on most Tuesdays at 2:30pm. Dates may vary: please call Youth Services for further details. Sign-ups are not required.
Story Time sessi...read more
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Play, Move, and Learn With Your Toddler
11:30am
Play, Move, and Learn With Your Toddler
Tuesday, Jul. 1, 11:30amPlay, Move, and Lear
Santa Maria Public Library
Join us on Mondays at 11:30am or Tuesdays at 10:15am for an exciting new 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 might also learn a thing or two along the way. For children...read more
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July Featured Art Exhibit - Juan Manuel Perez Salazar and Patty Smith
July Featured Art Exhibit - Juan Manuel Perez Salazar and Patty Smith
Wednesday, Jul. 2July Featured Art Ex
Santa Maria Public Library
Come to the Shepard Hall Gallery, during the entire month of July, and enjoy the art exhibition entitled "YBees?" by Juan Manuel Perez Salazar and Patty Smith....read more
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Tickets Available for Turtle Rescue
Tickets Available for Turtle Rescue
Wednesday, Jul. 2, Tickets Available fo
Santa Maria Public Library
Come meet the turtles of “Turtle Rescue” as we learn about what makes these reptiles so special. The Triple T Ranch of Arroyo Grande adopts, breeds, studies, and rehabilitates these special reptiles year-round. It is the primary caregiver for the homeless shelled reptiles on the Cen...read more
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Reading Robots Story Time
12:30pm
 Reading Robots Story Time
Wednesday, Jul. 2, 12:30pmReading Robots Story
Santa Maria Public Library
Reading Robots Story Time is offered on Wednesdays at 12:30pm and features stories, songs, finger plays, and a book-on-DVD. Pre-registration is required and once signed up; your child is enrolled for the entire six-week session.
This story time provides a more independent environment for presch...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. 2, 1:00 pm
Santa Maria Public Library
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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Drop In Story Time
10:30am
 Drop In Story Time
Thursday, Jul. 3, 10:30amDrop In Story Time
Santa Maria Public Library
Drop In Story Time is offered on Thursdays at 10:30am. This story time is open to preschoolers aged three to five and their families. No need to sign-up; just drop in for stories, music, and family fun.
          Story time session: June 19th –...read more
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Teen Movies: Eclipse
3:00pm
 Teen Movies: Eclipse
Thursday, Jul. 3, 3:00pmTeen Movies: Eclipse
Santa Maria Public Library
Need a chance to unwind and relax? Join us each Thursday to watch some great movies. Snacks will be provided. This program is open to junior high and high school students only. Movies start promptly at 3:00pm in the Altrusa Theater.
  • June 19th: Twilight (121min) Rated PG-13 for some ...read more
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Bubble Science with Wild Child Adventures
3:00pm
Bubble Science with Wild Child Adventures
Saturday, Jul. 5, 3:00pmBubble Science with
Santa Maria Public Library
Join us as we have good clean fun with the science and wonder of bubbles!  Wild Child Bubble Adventures offers unique programs that are hands-on, entertaining, educational, and always filled with laughter.
Saturday, July 5, 2014
3:00pm, Altrusa Thea...read more
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Adult Summer Reading Program - Experiment with Literary Elements
Adult Summer Reading Program - Experiment with Literary Elements
Monday, Jul. 7,
All Locations
Week 5 of the Adult Summer Reading Program we will post the answers to the "Literary Geography Bee" and library patrons will receive a fun crossword puzzle titled, "Women Scientists."   Come test your knowledge of women scientists and pick up another raffle ticket when ...read more
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Play, Move, and Learn With Your Toddler
11:30am
Play, Move, and Learn With Your Toddler
Monday, Jul. 7, 11:30amPlay, Move, and Lear
Santa Maria Public Library
Join us on Mondays at 11:30am or Tuesdays at 10:15am for an exciting new 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 might also learn a thing or two along the way. For children...read more
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Afternoon Story Time
 Afternoon Story Time
Tuesday, Jul. 8
Santa Maria Public Library
Afternoon Story Time is a special afternoon program featuring stories and a craft for school-aged children. This story time is offered on most Tuesdays at 2:30pm. Dates may vary: please call Youth Services for further details. Sign-ups are not required.
Story Time sessi...read more
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Play, Move, and Learn With Your Toddler
11:30am
Play, Move, and Learn With Your Toddler
Tuesday, Jul. 8, 11:30amPlay, Move, and Lear
Santa Maria Public Library
Join us on Mondays at 11:30am or Tuesdays at 10:15am for an exciting new 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 might also learn a thing or two along the way. For children...read more
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Tickets Available for Ooey Gooey Science
Tickets Available for Ooey Gooey Science
Wednesday, Jul. 9, Tickets Available fo
Santa Maria Public Library
Come join us for a gooey great time! Experiment with disgustingly cool concoctions like slime, flubber, and much more, as we learn about the wonder of ooey gooey science. Be prepared to get your hands messy!
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
4:00pm, Altrusa Theat...read more
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Reading Robots Story Time
12:30pm
 Reading Robots Story Time
Wednesday, Jul. 9, 12:30pmReading Robots Story
Santa Maria Public Library
Reading Robots Story Time is offered on Wednesdays at 12:30pm and features stories, songs, finger plays, and a book-on-DVD. Pre-registration is required and once signed up; your child is enrolled for the entire six-week session.
This story time provides a more independent environment for presch...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. 9, 1:00 pm
Santa Maria Public Library
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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Cardboard Challenge!!!
3:30pm
 Cardboard Challenge!!!
Wednesday, Jul. 9, 3:30pm
Cuyama Branch Library
Come test your engineering and construction skill as we create amazing structures out of cardboard, tape, and straws.  Will your building hold up?
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Movie Night ~ Bagdad Cafe
5:30 pm
 Movie Night ~ Bagdad Cafe
Wednesday, Jul. 9, 5:30 pm
Santa Maria Public Library
The library is screening this quirky character study which is set in the California desert. A husband and wife from Bavaria become stranded when their car breaks down. The Bagdad Café is the backdrop for some truly odd characters including a Hollywood set designer played by Jack Palance.
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Drop In Story Time
10:30am
 Drop In Story Time
Thursday, Jul. 10, 10:30amDrop In Story Time
Santa Maria Public Library
Drop In Story Time is offered on Thursdays at 10:30am. This story time is open to preschoolers aged three to five and their families. No need to sign-up; just drop in for stories, music, and family fun.
          Story time session: June 19th –...read more
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Teen Movies: Breaking Dawn 1
3:00pm
 Teen Movies: Breaking Dawn 1
Thursday, Jul. 10, 3:00pmTeen Movies: Breakin
Santa Maria Public Library
Need a chance to unwind and relax? Join us each Thursday to watch some great movies. Snacks will be provided. This program is open to junior high and high school students only. Movies start promptly at 3:00pm in the Altrusa Theater.
  • July 10: Breaking Dawn 1 (117min) Rated PG-13 for ...read more
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Cardboard Challenge!!!
3:00pm
 Cardboard Challenge!!!
Friday, Jul. 11, 3:00pm
Guadalupe Branch Library
Come test your engineering and construction skill as we create amazing structures out of cardboard, tape, and straws.  Will your building hold up?
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Adult Summer Reading Program - Experiment with Literary Elements
Adult Summer Reading Program - Experiment with Literary Elements
Monday, Jul. 14,
All Locations
Week 6 continue to fill out the "Women Scientists" crossword puzzle and pick up another raffle ticket when you visit the library.
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Play, Move, and Learn With Your Toddler
11:30am
Play, Move, and Learn With Your Toddler
Monday, Jul. 14, 11:30amPlay, Move, and Lear
Santa Maria Public Library
Join us on Mondays at 11:30am or Tuesdays at 10:15am for an exciting new 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 might also learn a thing or two along the way. For children...read more
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Afternoon Story Time
 Afternoon Story Time
Tuesday, Jul. 15
Santa Maria Public Library
Afternoon Story Time is a special afternoon program featuring stories and a craft for school-aged children. This story time is offered on most Tuesdays at 2:30pm. Dates may vary: please call Youth Services for further details. Sign-ups are not required.
Story Time sessi...read more
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Play, Move, and Learn With Your Toddler
11:30am
Play, Move, and Learn With Your Toddler
Tuesday, Jul. 15, 11:30amPlay, Move, and Lear
Santa Maria Public Library
Join us on Mondays at 11:30am or Tuesdays at 10:15am for an exciting new 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 might also learn a thing or two along the way. For children...read more
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Night Light Theater: Frozen
6:00pm
 Night Light Theater: Frozen
Tuesday, Jul. 15, 6:00pmNight Light 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.
  • July 15: Frozen (PG, 108 minutes)
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Reading Robots Story Time
12:30pm
 Reading Robots Story Time
Wednesday, Jul. 16, 12:30pmReading Robots Story
Santa Maria Public Library
Reading Robots Story Time is offered on Wednesdays at 12:30pm and features stories, songs, finger plays, and a book-on-DVD. Pre-registration is required and once signed up; your child is enrolled for the entire six-week session.
This story time provides a more independent environment for presch...read more
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Turtle Rescue
3:00pm
 Turtle Rescue
Wednesday, Jul. 16, 3:00pmTurtle Rescue
Santa Maria Public Library
Come meet the turtles of “Turtle Rescue” as we learn about what makes these reptiles so special. The Triple T Ranch of Arroyo Grande adopts, breeds, studies, and rehabilitates these special reptiles year-round. It is the primary caregiver for the homeless shelled reptiles on the Cen...read more
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July Featured Art Exhibit - Juan Manuel Perez Salazar and Patty Smith
July Featured Art Exhibit - Juan Manuel Perez Salazar and Patty Smith
Thursday, Jul. 17July Featured Art Ex
Santa Maria Public Library
Come to the Shepard Hall Gallery, during the entire month of July, and enjoy the art exhibition entitled "YBees?" by Juan Manuel Perez Salazar and Patty Smith....read more
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Drop In Story Time
10:30am
 Drop In Story Time
Thursday, Jul. 17, 10:30amDrop In Story Time
Santa Maria Public Library
Drop In Story Time is offered on Thursdays at 10:30am. This story time is open to preschoolers aged three to five and their families. No need to sign-up; just drop in for stories, music, and family fun.
          Story time session: June 19th –...read more
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Teen Movies: Breaking Dawn 2
3:00pm
 Teen Movies: Breaking Dawn 2
Thursday, Jul. 17, 3:00pmTeen Movies: Breakin
Santa Maria Public Library
Need a chance to unwind and relax? Join us each Thursday to watch some great movies. Snacks will be provided. This program is open to junior high and high school students only. Movies start promptly at 3:00pm in the Altrusa Theater.
  • July 17: Breaking Dawn 2 (115min) Rated PG-13 for ...read more
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Registration Begins for Stuffed Animal Sleepover
Registration Begins for Stuffed Animal Sleepover
Friday, Jul. 18, Registration Begins
Santa Maria Public Library
Let your favorite friend have all the fun! Drop off your stuffed animal for a sleepover, Library style. Pick them up the next day, and find out what they were up to all night. Stuffed Animal Sleepover is available for kids of all ages, but you must register for your stuffed friend to attend....read more
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Teens: Mario Play
2:00pm
 Teens: Mario Play
Friday, Jul. 18, 2:00pmTeens: Mario Play
Santa Maria Public Library
2:00 - 5:00pm, Altrusa Theater

Wa-hoo, it’s Mario time! Come play Mario for Wii. Bring your own game or play the library’s copies of Siuper Smash Bros. Brawl, New Super Mario Bros. Wi, or Super Mario All-Stars 25th Anniversary Edition. We’ll also have s...read more
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Adult Summer Reading Program - Experiment with Literary Elements
Adult Summer Reading Program - Experiment with Literary Elements
Monday, Jul. 21,
All Locations
Week 7 of the Adult Summer Reading Program we will post the answers to the "Women Scientists" crossword puzzle and library patrons can pick up a fun quiz titled "It's Elemental Quiz."  The "It's Elemental Quiz" will test your knowledge of chemical elements ...read more
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Play, Move, and Learn With Your Toddler
11:30am
Play, Move, and Learn With Your Toddler
Monday, Jul. 21, 11:30amPlay, Move, and Lear
Santa Maria Public Library
Join us on Mondays at 11:30am or Tuesdays at 10:15am for an exciting new 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 might also learn a thing or two along the way. For children...read more
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Afternoon Story Time
 Afternoon Story Time
Tuesday, Jul. 22
Santa Maria Public Library
Afternoon Story Time is a special afternoon program featuring stories and a craft for school-aged children. This story time is offered on most Tuesdays at 2:30pm. Dates may vary: please call Youth Services for further details. Sign-ups are not required.
Story Time sessi...read more
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Play, Move, and Learn With Your Toddler
11:30am
Play, Move, and Learn With Your Toddler
Tuesday, Jul. 22, 11:30amPlay, Move, and Lear
Santa Maria Public Library
Join us on Mondays at 11:30am or Tuesdays at 10:15am for an exciting new 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 might also learn a thing or two along the way. For children...read more
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Prehistoric Animals of the Central Coast
2:00pm
Prehistoric Animals of the Central Coast
Tuesday, Jul. 22, 2:00pm
Orcutt Branch Library
Like dinosaurs?  Come learn about prehistoric animals that lived right in our area.  This presentation will include a slide show, and fossil samples for you to examine.  This program is family oriented, but may be best suited for grade school age and up.
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Reading Robots Story Time
12:30pm
 Reading Robots Story Time
Wednesday, Jul. 23, 12:30pmReading Robots Story
Santa Maria Public Library
Reading Robots Story Time is offered on Wednesdays at 12:30pm and features stories, songs, finger plays, and a book-on-DVD. Pre-registration is required and once signed up; your child is enrolled for the entire six-week session.
This story time provides a more independent environment for presch...read more
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Ooey Gooey Science
4:00pm
 Ooey Gooey Science
Wednesday, Jul. 23, 4:00pmOoey Gooey Science
Santa Maria Public Library
Come join us for a gooey great time! Experiment with disgustingly cool concoctions like slime, flubber, and much more, as we learn about the wonder of ooey gooey science. Be prepared to get your hands messy!
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
4:00pm, Altrusa Theat...read more
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Drop In Story Time
10:30am
 Drop In Story Time
Thursday, Jul. 24, 10:30amDrop In Story Time
Santa Maria Public Library
Drop In Story Time is offered on Thursdays at 10:30am. This story time is open to preschoolers aged three to five and their families. No need to sign-up; just drop in for stories, music, and family fun.
          Story time session: June 19th –...read more
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Teen Movies: Unbreakable
3:00pm
 Teen Movies: Unbreakable
Thursday, Jul. 24, 3:00pmTeen Movies: Unbreak
Santa Maria Public Library
Need a chance to unwind and relax? Join us each Thursday to watch some great movies. Snacks will be provided. This program is open to junior high and high school students only. Movies start promptly at 3:00pm in the Altrusa Theater.
  • July 24: Unbreakable (106min) Rated PG-13 for matu...read more
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Adult Summer Reading Program - Experiment with Literary Elements
Adult Summer Reading Program - Experiment with Literary Elements
Monday, Jul. 28,
All Locations
Week 8 of Adult Summer Reading Program we will post the answers to the "It's Elemental Quiz" and provide participants with another raffle ticket.  We will conduct our raffle at the end of the 8 week program. 
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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. 30, 1:00 pm
Santa Maria Public Library
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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Poetry Reading at the Santa Maria Public Library
6:00 pm
Poetry Reading at the Santa Maria Public Library
Wednesday, Jul. 30, 6:00 pm
Santa Maria Public Library
Do you enjoy listening to poetry or sharing your poetry with others? Local author and educator, Mr. Rudolfo Calderon, will be reading from his newest book Mexican-American: My Hybrid Blood, in English and in Spanish. At the conclusion of Mr. Calderon’s reading, the microphone will be ...read more
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Teen Movies: Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
3:00pm
Teen Movies: Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
Thursday, Jul. 31, 3:00pmTeen Movies: Hitchhi
Santa Maria Public Library
Need a chance to unwind and relax? Join us each Thursday to watch some great movies. Snacks will be provided. This program is open to junior high and high school students only. Movies start promptly at 3:00pm in the Altrusa Theater.
  • July 31: Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (109...read more
  
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