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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Teen Summer Movie Madness: McFarland USA
3:00pm
Teen Summer Movie Madness: McFarland USA
Monday, Aug. 1, 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, Aug. 2, 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
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Private Event
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
 Private Event
Wednesday, Aug. 3, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
The Magic of Reading with Christopher Lopez
4:00pm
The Magic of Reading with Christopher Lopez
Wednesday, Aug. 3, 4:00pmThe Magic of Reading
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
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 across the nation including the Magic Castle in Los Angeles. This specia...read more
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Private Event
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
 Private Event
Thursday, Aug. 4, 10:00 am - 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, Aug. 4, 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 Drop Off
before 6:00pm
Stuffed Animal Sleepover Drop Off
Friday, Aug. 5, before 6:00pmStuffed Animal Sleep
Youth Services - Santa Maria Public Library
Pick up Saturday, August 6 before 4:00pm
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 the choice of having pictures of their stuffed a...read more
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Stuffed Animal Sleepover Pick-Up
before 4:00pm
Stuffed Animal Sleepover Pick-Up
Saturday, Aug. 6, before 4:00pmStuffed 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
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Read for the Win! - Summer Reading Program for Kids Ends
Read for the Win! - Summer Reading Program for Kids Ends
Monday, Aug. 8, Read for the Win! -
All Locations
What: Come by Youth Services to sign up, and start reading. Place a sticker on your log for every 15 minutes of reading you complete. When you have read 750 minutes (50 stickers), and filled your reading log, bring it in to us and get a prize. For every additional 150 minutes (10 st...read more
Read for the Win! - Summer Reading Program for Teens Ends
Read for the Win! - Summer Reading Program for Teens Ends
Monday, Aug. 8, Read for the Win! -
All Locations
WHAT: Our Teen Summer Reading Program (TSRP) is based on the number of pages you have read. Simply stop by to sign up, and then read. You will receive a log to keep track of the books you read and the number of pages. Show us your log when you have reached 1,000 pages, and you will ...read more
Private Event
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
 Private Event
Monday, Aug. 8, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
(Mondays, August 8, September 12, October 10, November 14 & December 12)

Dorothea Nelson Conference Room
Batman Week: Monday, August 8 – Saturday, August 13, 2016
12:00pm
Batman Week: Monday, August 8 – Saturday, August 13, 2016
Monday, Aug. 8, 12:00pmBatman Week: Monday,
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
What better way to end summer vacation than by enjoying Batman movies? We will be watching Batman movies every day this week. Light snacks will be provided. Movies start promptly at 12:00pm. Please Note: Children 6 - 12 admitted only with a parent/guardian.
  • August 8- Bat...read more
Private Event
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
 Private Event
Monday, Aug. 8, 8:30 am - 4:30 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, Aug. 9, 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
Batman Week: Monday, August 8 – Saturday, August 13, 2016
12:00pm
Batman Week: Monday, August 8 – Saturday, August 13, 2016
Tuesday, Aug. 9, 12:00pmBatman Week: Monday,
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
What better way to end summer vacation than by enjoying Batman movies? We will be watching Batman movies every day this week. Light snacks will be provided. Movies start promptly at 12:00pm. Please Note: Children 6 - 12 admitted only with a parent/guardian.
  • August 8- Bat...read more
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Batman Week: Monday, August 8 – Saturday, August 13, 2016
12:00pm
Batman Week: Monday, August 8 – Saturday, August 13, 2016
Wednesday, Aug. 10, 12:00pmBatman Week: Monday,
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
What better way to end summer vacation than by enjoying Batman movies? We will be watching Batman movies every day this week. Light snacks will be provided. Movies start promptly at 12:00pm. Please Note: Children 6 - 12 admitted only with a parent/guardian.
  • August 8- Bat...read more
Movie Night - The Choice
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
 Movie Night - The Choice
Wednesday, Aug. 10, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Romance, Rated PG-13, 110 minutes (2016)
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Batman Week: Monday, August 8 – Saturday, August 13, 2016
12:00pm
Batman Week: Monday, August 8 – Saturday, August 13, 2016
Thursday, Aug. 11, 12:00pmBatman Week: Monday,
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
What better way to end summer vacation than by enjoying Batman movies? We will be watching Batman movies every day this week. Light snacks will be provided. Movies start promptly at 12:00pm. Please Note: Children 6 - 12 admitted only with a parent/guardian.
  • August 8- Bat...read more
Private Event
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
 Private Event
Thursday, Aug. 11, 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
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Batman Week: Monday, August 8 – Saturday, August 13, 2016
12:00pm
Batman Week: Monday, August 8 – Saturday, August 13, 2016
Friday, Aug. 12, 12:00pmBatman Week: Monday,
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
What better way to end summer vacation than by enjoying Batman movies? We will be watching Batman movies every day this week. Light snacks will be provided. Movies start promptly at 12:00pm. Please Note: Children 6 - 12 admitted only with a parent/guardian.
  • August 8- Bat...read more
Climb for the Win! Summer Reading Wrap-Up Party at The Pad Climbing Gym
6:00 – 8:00pm
Climb for the Win! Summer Reading Wrap-Up Party at The Pad Climbing Gym
Friday, Aug. 12, 6:00 – 8:00pmClimb for the Win! S
The Pad Climbing Gym
The Pad Climbing Gym
2399 A St., Santa Maria, CA 93455
Come one come all! Summer reading participants who complete the summer reading program are invited to a special night of fun and rock wall climbing at The Pad Climbing Gym in Santa Maria.
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Santa Maria Valley Speaks
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
 Santa Maria Valley Speaks
Saturday, Aug. 13, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Batman Week: Monday, August 8 – Saturday, August 13, 2016
12:00pm
Batman Week: Monday, August 8 – Saturday, August 13, 2016
Saturday, Aug. 13, 12:00pmBatman Week: Monday,
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
What better way to end summer vacation than by enjoying Batman movies? We will be watching Batman movies every day this week. Light snacks will be provided. Movies start promptly at 12:00pm. Please Note: Children 6 - 12 admitted only with a parent/guardian.
  • August 8- Bat...read more
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Grief Support Group
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
 Grief Support Group
Tuesday, Aug. 16, 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
Private Event
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
 Private Event
Tuesday, Aug. 16, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
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Tickets Available for Afternoon Art Time
Tickets Available for Afternoon Art Time
Wednesday, Aug. 17, Tickets Available fo
Youth Services - Santa Maria Public Library
Wednesday, August 24, 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 ...read more
Private Event
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
 Private Event
Wednesday, Aug. 17, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
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Private Event
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
 Private Event
Thursday, Aug. 18, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Contractor Input Committee Meeting
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The Valley Reads Book Club - Between the World and Me
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
The Valley Reads Book Club - Between the World and Me
Tuesday, Aug. 23, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Grief Support Group
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
 Grief Support Group
Tuesday, Aug. 23, 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
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Agricultural Stakeholder Meeting
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Agricultural Stakeholder Meeting
Wednesday, Aug. 24, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Afternoon Art Time
4:00pm
 Afternoon Art Time
Wednesday, Aug. 24, 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 August 17. Due to the popularity o...read more
Private Event
5:30 pm - 7:45 pm
 Private Event
Wednesday, Aug. 24, 5:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
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Private Event
10:00 am - 11:00 am
 Private Event
Thursday, Aug. 25, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Adult Coloring Club
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
 Adult Coloring Club
Thursday, Aug. 25, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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.
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Private Event
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
 Private Event
Friday, Aug. 26, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
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Fundraiser Barbecue
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
 Fundraiser Barbecue
Saturday, Aug. 27, 9:00 am - 4:00 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, Aug. 30, 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
Private Event
4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
 Private Event
Tuesday, Aug. 30, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
CalPERS members workshop "Planning Your Retirement"
Night Light Theater: Zootopia
6:00pm
 Night Light Theater: Zootopia
Tuesday, Aug. 30, 6:00pm
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, Aug. 31, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
   
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