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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Library Olympics
during normal library hours
 Library Olympics
Friday, Jul. 1, during normal library hoursLibrary Olympics
Cuyama Branch Library
June 28 - July 8 during normal library hours
Come in to the library any time during the program dates to get an Olympic instruction sheet. Check out a book about activity, games, or sports, then check off the activity boxes on your sheet, and get a prize.
 
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7th Annual Los Alamos Bark for Books Dog Races - A Benefit for the Los Alamos Library
Noon - 4 p.m.
7th Annual Los Alamos Bark for Books Dog Races - A Benefit for the Los Alamos Library
Saturday, Jul. 2, Noon - 4 p.m.
Ferrini Park, Los Alamos
Join the Friends of the Los Alamos Branch Library for a fundraiser to benefit the library on July 2, 2016 in Ferrini Park on the Bell Street corridor in Los Alamos.  Bring your own dog, meet the community, win prizes and have a root beer float. On site registration begins at noon...read more
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Geocaching Challenge!
  Geocaching Challenge!
Tuesday, Jul. 5 Geocaching Challeng
Youth Services - Santa Maria Public Library
Tuesday, July 5 through Saturday, July 9, 2016
Pick up your clues and rule sheet at the Youth Services desk any time during Library open hours, and the hunt is on. Search for cleverly located boxes with tickets inside, and redeem one ticket per box. Return your found tickets for prizes at the Y...read more
Afternoon Story Time
3:30pm
 Afternoon Story Time
Tuesday, Jul. 5, 3:30pmAfternoon Story Time
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
June 7 - July 12
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 Tuesdays at 3:30pm. Please call Youth Service...read more
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Geocaching Challenge!
  Geocaching Challenge!
Wednesday, Jul. 6 Geocaching Challeng
Youth Services - Santa Maria Public Library
Tuesday, July 5 through Saturday, July 9, 2016
Pick up your clues and rule sheet at the Youth Services desk any time during Library open hours, and the hunt is on. Search for cleverly located boxes with tickets inside, and redeem one ticket per box. Return your found tickets for prizes at the Y...read more
Library Olympics
during normal library hours
 Library Olympics
Wednesday, Jul. 6, during normal library hoursLibrary Olympics
Cuyama Branch Library
June 28 - July 8 during normal library hours
Come in to the library any time during the program dates to get an Olympic instruction sheet. Check out a book about activity, games, or sports, then check off the activity boxes on your sheet, and get a prize.
 
Drop-In Story Time
10:30am
 Drop-In Story Time
Wednesday, Jul. 6, 10:30amDrop-In Story Time
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
June 8 - July13
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.
Marvelous Medalists Story Time
12:30pm
 Marvelous Medalists Story Time
Wednesday, Jul. 6, 12:30pmMarvelous Medalists
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Marvelous Medalists 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 require...read more
Altered Book Project
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
 Altered Book Project
Wednesday, Jul. 6, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
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Geocaching Challenge!
  Geocaching Challenge!
Thursday, Jul. 7 Geocaching Challeng
Youth Services - Santa Maria Public Library
Tuesday, July 5 through Saturday, July 9, 2016
Pick up your clues and rule sheet at the Youth Services desk any time during Library open hours, and the hunt is on. Search for cleverly located boxes with tickets inside, and redeem one ticket per box. Return your found tickets for prizes at the Y...read more
Play, Move, and Learn with Your Toddler
10:00am
Play, Move, and Learn with Your Toddler
Thursday, Jul. 7, 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 throu...read more

Kids Wii Play for the Win!
2:00 - 4:00pm
 Kids Wii Play for the Win!
Thursday, Jul. 7, 2:00 - 4:00pmKids Wii Play for th
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Want to play some Wii U games on a big screen? Come to the Library for a free-for-all afternoon of gaming for kids through age 12 and their parents. There will be plenty of fun for everyone!

 
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Geocaching Challenge!
  Geocaching Challenge!
Friday, Jul. 8 Geocaching Challeng
Youth Services - Santa Maria Public Library
Tuesday, July 5 through Saturday, July 9, 2016
Pick up your clues and rule sheet at the Youth Services desk any time during Library open hours, and the hunt is on. Search for cleverly located boxes with tickets inside, and redeem one ticket per box. Return your found tickets for prizes at the Y...read more
Library Olympics
during normal library hours
 Library Olympics
Friday, Jul. 8, during normal library hoursLibrary Olympics
Cuyama Branch Library
June 28 - July 8 during normal library hours
Come in to the library any time during the program dates to get an Olympic instruction sheet. Check out a book about activity, games, or sports, then check off the activity boxes on your sheet, and get a prize.
 
Teen Roll Over and (tie) Dye
3:00 - 4:30pm
 Teen Roll Over and (tie) Dye
Friday, Jul. 8, 3:00 - 4:30pmTeen Roll Over and (
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Friday, July 8, 2016
3:00 - 4:30pm, Altrusa Theater
Want to design your own tie-dye t-shirt? Come to the Library to try it out. One shirt will be provided to each teen who signs up. Snacks will be provided. Registration begins on June 29. Supplies are limited, so you must ...read more
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Geocaching Challenge!
  Geocaching Challenge!
Saturday, Jul. 9 Geocaching Challeng
Youth Services - Santa Maria Public Library
Tuesday, July 5 through Saturday, July 9, 2016
Pick up your clues and rule sheet at the Youth Services desk any time during Library open hours, and the hunt is on. Search for cleverly located boxes with tickets inside, and redeem one ticket per box. Return your found tickets for prizes at the Y...read more
Santa Maria Valley Speaks
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
 Santa Maria Valley Speaks
Saturday, Jul. 9, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
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Teen Summer Movie Madness: Coach Carter
3:00pm
Teen Summer Movie Madness: Coach Carter
Monday, Jul. 11, 3:00pmTeen Summer Movie Ma
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Need a chance to unwind and relax? Join us each Monday to watch some great movies. Light snacks will be provided. Movies start promptly at 3:00pm in the Altrusa Theater.
  •  June 13: Karate Kid (PG, 126 minutes), 1984. Rated PG fo...read more
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Afternoon Story Time
3:30pm
 Afternoon Story Time
Tuesday, Jul. 12, 3:30pmAfternoon Story Time
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
June 7 - July 12
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 Tuesdays at 3:30pm. Please call Youth Service...read more
Private Event
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
 Private Event
Tuesday, Jul. 12, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
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Drop-In Story Time
10:30am
 Drop-In Story Time
Wednesday, Jul. 13, 10:30amDrop-In Story Time
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
June 8 - July13
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.
Santa Maria Valley Beautiful Quarterly Meeting
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Santa Maria Valley Beautiful Quarterly Meeting
Wednesday, Jul. 13, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
(Wednesdays, February 24, April 13 & July 13, 11:00 am)

Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Marvelous Medalists Story Time
12:30pm
 Marvelous Medalists Story Time
Wednesday, Jul. 13, 12:30pmMarvelous Medalists
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Marvelous Medalists 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 require...read more
Turtle Talk
2:00pm
 Turtle Talk
Wednesday, Jul. 13, 2:00pmTurtle Talk
Orcutt Branch 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 Central Co...read more
Yoga and Stretching for Kids
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
 Yoga and Stretching for Kids
Wednesday, Jul. 13, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pmYoga and Stretching
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Movie Night - League of Their Own
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Movie Night - League of Their Own
Wednesday, Jul. 13, 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
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Play, Move, and Learn with Your Toddler
10:00am
Play, Move, and Learn with Your Toddler
Thursday, Jul. 14, 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 throu...read more

Teens Wii Play FTW
2:00 - 4:00pm
 Teens Wii Play FTW
Thursday, Jul. 14, 2:00 - 4:00pmTeens Wii Play FTW
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Teens, want to play some Wii U games on a big screen? Come to the Library for a free-for-all afternoon of gaming on the Wii U. Snacks will be provided. No tickets or sign-ups are required.
Private Event
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
 Private Event
Thursday, Jul. 14, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
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Board Governance with Chuck Loring of BoardSource
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Board Governance with Chuck Loring of BoardSource
Monday, Jul. 18, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Teen Summer Movie Madness: Blades of Glory
3:00pm
Teen Summer Movie Madness: Blades of Glory
Monday, Jul. 18, 3:00pmTeen Summer Movie Ma
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Need a chance to unwind and relax? Join us each Monday to watch some great movies. Light snacks will be provided. Movies start promptly at 3:00pm in the Altrusa Theater.
  •  June 13: Karate Kid (PG, 126 minutes), 1984. Rated PG fo...read more
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Grief Support Group
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
 Grief Support Group
Tuesday, Jul. 19, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Study Room A, Santa Maria Library
The Grief Support Group will meet on Tuesdays from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon in Study Room A, located on the second floor of the Santa Maria Public Library.  No signups are required, and there is no cost to join the group.  For additional information call the Santa Maria Public Library a...read more
Night Light Theater: Finding Nemo
6:00pm
Night Light Theater: Finding Nemo
Tuesday, Jul. 19, 6:00pmNight 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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Tickets Available for Afternoon Art Time
Tickets Available for Afternoon Art Time
Wednesday, Jul. 20, Tickets Available fo
Youth Services - Santa Maria Public Library
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
4:00pm, Altrusa Theater
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 available in Youth Services be...read more
Private Event
9:00 am - 11:00 am
 Private Event
Wednesday, Jul. 20, 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Library Olympics
3:30pm
 Library Olympics
Wednesday, Jul. 20, 3:30pmLibrary Olympics
Orcutt Branch Library
Join us at the Orcutt branch for some fun and active competition, library style. This program will include a variety of games and challenges geared toward ages 5-12.
 
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Teddy Bear Tales: New!! Preschool Story Time
1:00pm
Teddy Bear Tales: New!! Preschool Story Time
Thursday, Jul. 21, 1:00pmTeddy Bear Tales: Ne
Guadalupe Branch Library
Join us for a FREE story time for preschool children aged 3 - 5 and their parents on Thursdays at 1:00pm at the Guadalupe Library.
Coloring Club
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
 Coloring Club
Thursday, Jul. 21, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
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Private Event
7:30 am - 9:00 am
 Private Event
Friday, Jul. 22, 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
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Teen Summer Movie Madness: Blind Side
3:00pm
Teen Summer Movie Madness: Blind Side
Monday, Jul. 25, 3:00pmTeen Summer Movie Ma
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Need a chance to unwind and relax? Join us each Monday to watch some great movies. Light snacks will be provided. Movies start promptly at 3:00pm in the Altrusa Theater.
  •  June 13: Karate Kid (PG, 126 minutes), 1984. Rated PG fo...read more
Private Event
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
 Private Event
Monday, Jul. 25, 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
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Grief Support Group
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
 Grief Support Group
Tuesday, Jul. 26, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Study Room A, Santa Maria Library
The Grief Support Group will meet on Tuesdays from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon in Study Room A, located on the second floor of the Santa Maria Public Library.  No signups are required, and there is no cost to join the group.  For additional information call the Santa Maria Public Library a...read more
The Valley Reads Book Club - Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
The Valley Reads Book Club - Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee
Tuesday, Jul. 26, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Brown
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Tickets Available for The Magic of Reading with Christopher Lopez
Tickets Available for The Magic of Reading with Christopher Lopez
Wednesday, Jul. 27, Tickets Available fo
Youth Services - Santa Maria Public Library
Wednesday, August 3, 2016 
4:00pm, Altrusa Theater.
Tickets available beginning July 27 at the Youth Services Desk. Join the Santa Maria Public Library as we welcome the magic of Christopher Lopez. Mr. Lopez has been entertaining families with his talent for many years at venues acros...read more
Afternoon Art Time
4:00pm
 Afternoon Art Time
Wednesday, Jul. 27, 4:00pmAfternoon 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 available in Youth Services beginning July 20. Due to the popularity of ...read more
Movie Night - San Andreas
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
 Movie Night - San Andreas
Wednesday, Jul. 27, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Action/Drama, Rated PG-13, 114 minutes (2015)
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Private Event
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
 Private Event
Thursday, Jul. 28, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
(Thursdays, April 28, July 28, and October 20, 12:00 pm)

Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Teddy Bear Tales: New!! Preschool Story Time
1:00pm
Teddy Bear Tales: New!! Preschool Story Time
Thursday, Jul. 28, 1:00pmTeddy Bear Tales: Ne
Guadalupe Branch Library
Join us for a FREE story time for preschool children aged 3 - 5 and their parents on Thursdays at 1:00pm at the Guadalupe Library.
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Stuffed Animal Sleepover Registration Begins
Stuffed Animal Sleepover Registration Begins
Friday, Jul. 29, Stuffed Animal Sleep
Youth Services - Santa Maria Public Library
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 the choice of having pictures of their stuffed animals emailed or picking up them up in Youth ...read more
Smash Bros Competition (Wii U)
3:00 - 4:30pm
 Smash Bros Competition (Wii U)
Friday, Jul. 29, 3:00 - 4:30pmSmash Bros Competiti
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Do you think you have what it takes to knock everyone else out of the ring? Come to the Library 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. Light snacks will be provided. Sign-ups begin at the Youth Servic...read more
Newhall Grant Collection Open House
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Newhall Grant Collection Open House
Friday, Jul. 29, 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
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