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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Fantastic Foxes Story Time
12:30pm
 Fantastic Foxes Story Time
Wednesday, Oct. 1, 12:30pmFantastic Foxes Stor
Santa Maria Public Library
Fantastic Foxes 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 presc...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, Oct. 1, 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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Tickets Availble for October Afternoon Art Time
Tickets Availble for October Afternoon Art Time
Thursday, Oct. 2, Tickets Availble for
Santa Maria Public Library
Join us at the Library as the Town Center Gallery local artists teach at this workshop. Children will have the opportunity to take home two completed projects. Parents are welcome to assist their children with their art projects!
Thursday, October 9, 2014
4:00pm, A...read more
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Drop In Story Time
10:30am
 Drop In Story Time
Thursday, Oct. 2, 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: September 11 - Oc...read more
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Body Safety for Preschoolers
3:00pm
 Body Safety for Preschoolers
Thursday, Oct. 2, 3:00pmBody Safety for Pres
Santa Maria Public Library
Children aged three to six 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 sensitive issue of good touches, bad touches, and confusing touches. Crisis center staff will also be on hand...read more
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October Art Exhibit - "Autumn Arts Grapes & Grains Festival"
10:00am
October Art Exhibit - "Autumn Arts Grapes & Grains Festival"
Saturday, Oct. 4, 10:00am
(Available for viewing during normal Library Hours)
October Art Exhibit
Santa Maria Public Library
Throughout October, come enjoy the "Autumn Arts Grapes & Grains Festival" Fine Art Exhibit presented by the Recreation and Parks Department. This exhibit will be available for viewing from October 4 - 29, 2014 in our Shepard Hall Gallery here at the Santa Maria Public Library.
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Play, Move, and Learn With Your Toddler
11:30am
Play, Move, and Learn With Your Toddler
Monday, Oct. 6, 11:30amPlay, Move, and Lear
Santa Maria Public Library
Join us on Mondays at 11:30am or Tuesdays at 10:15am 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 might also learn a thing or two along the way. For children age...read more
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Mouse Tales Story Time
10:30am and 11:30am
 Mouse Tales Story Time
Tuesday, Oct. 7, 10:30am and 11:30amMouse Tales Story Ti
Orcutt Branch Library
Story Time Session:
September 2 - October 28
Please call to pre-register.
Orcutt's Preschool Story Time is for children ages three to five featuring stories, puppets, fingerplays, and songs.
Early entry begins at 10:15a...read more
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Play, Move, and Learn With Your Toddler
11:30am
Play, Move, and Learn With Your Toddler
Tuesday, Oct. 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 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 age...read more
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After School Story Time
3:30pm
 After School Story Time
Tuesday, Oct. 7, 3:30pmAfter School Story T
Santa Maria Public Library
After School Story Time is a special afternoon program featuring stories and a craft for children ages six and above only. 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 required. However, prior registration is ...read more
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Fantastic Foxes Story Time
12:30pm
 Fantastic Foxes Story Time
Wednesday, Oct. 8, 12:30pmFantastic Foxes Stor
Santa Maria Public Library
Fantastic Foxes 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 presc...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, Oct. 8, 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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Movie Night ~ To Hell and Back
5:00 pm
 Movie Night ~ To Hell and Back
Wednesday, Oct. 8, 5:00 pm
Santa Maria Public Library
The film is the true story of Audie Murphy, the most decorated soldier in United States History. The story is based on his autobiography.
 
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Drop In Story Time
10:30am
 Drop In Story Time
Thursday, Oct. 9, 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: September 11 - Oc...read more
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October Afternoon Art Time
4:00pm
 October Afternoon Art Time
Thursday, Oct. 9, 4:00pmOctober  Afternoon A
Santa Maria Public Library
Join us at the Library as the Town Center Gallery local artists teach at this workshop. Children will have the opportunity to take home two completed projects. Parents are welcome to assist their children with their art projects!
Thursday, October 9, 2014
4:00pm, A...read more
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Vandenberg Air Force Base Personnel Discussion
6:00 pm
Vandenberg Air Force Base Personnel Discussion
Thursday, Oct. 9, 6:00 pm
Santa Maria Public Library
The Santa Maria Public Library will host a thought-provoking community discussion on what it is like to go to war with Technical Sergeants Eric Bergery and Justin Macias of Vandenberg Air Force Base.  The event will be held on October 9, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. in Shepard Hall, at the Santa Maria Pub...read more
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Teens: Tickets Available for Nerd Fighters
Teens: Tickets Available for Nerd Fighters
Friday, Oct. 10, Teens: Tickets Avail
Santa Maria Public Library
Friday, October 17, 2014
4:00pm – 5:30pm, Altrusa Theater
Don't Forget to be Awesome (DFTBA)!
Are you obsessed with John Green (author of The Fault in Our Stars). If you are or if you aren't, you should still come to this prog...read more
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Tickets Available for Totally Terrifying
Tickets Available for Totally Terrifying
Saturday, Oct. 11,
Santa Maria Public Library
It’s time to put on your Halloween costume and join us with some ‘spirited’ stories, guaranteed to put you in a ‘haunting’ mood.
Saturday, October 18, 2014
4:00pm, Altrusa Theater
Scary tales for those who dare to ...read more
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Play, Move, and Learn With Your Toddler
11:30am
Play, Move, and Learn With Your Toddler
Monday, Oct. 13, 11:30amPlay, Move, and Lear
Santa Maria Public Library
Join us on Mondays at 11:30am or Tuesdays at 10:15am 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 might also learn a thing or two along the way. For children age...read more
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Mouse Tales Story Time
10:30am and 11:30am
 Mouse Tales Story Time
Tuesday, Oct. 14, 10:30am and 11:30amMouse Tales Story Ti
Orcutt Branch Library
Story Time Session:
September 2 - October 28
Please call to pre-register.
Orcutt's Preschool Story Time is for children ages three to five featuring stories, puppets, fingerplays, and songs.
Early entry begins at 10:15a...read more
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Play, Move, and Learn With Your Toddler
11:30am
Play, Move, and Learn With Your Toddler
Tuesday, Oct. 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 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 age...read more
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After School Story Time
3:30pm
 After School Story Time
Tuesday, Oct. 14, 3:30pmAfter School Story T
Santa Maria Public Library
After School Story Time is a special afternoon program featuring stories and a craft for children ages six and above only. 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 required. However, prior registration is ...read more
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Fantastic Foxes Story Time
12:30pm
 Fantastic Foxes Story Time
Wednesday, Oct. 15, 12:30pmFantastic Foxes Stor
Santa Maria Public Library
Fantastic Foxes 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 presc...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, Oct. 15, 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, Oct. 16, 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: September 11 - Oc...read more
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Teens: Nerd Fighters
4:00pm
 Teens: Nerd Fighters
Friday, Oct. 17, 4:00pmTeens: Nerd Fighters
Santa Maria Public Library
Friday, October 17, 2014
4:00pm – 5:30pm, Altrusa Theater
Don't Forget to be Awesome (DFTBA)!
Are you obsessed with John Green (author of The Fault in Our Stars). If you are or if you aren't, you should still come to this prog...read more
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Tickets Available for Slightly Spooky
Tickets Available for Slightly Spooky
Saturday, Oct. 18, Tickets Available fo
Santa Maria Public Library
It’s time to put on your Halloween costume and join us with some ‘spirited’ stories, guaranteed to put you in a ‘haunting’ mood.
Saturday, October 25, 2014
3:00pm, Altrusa Theater
A not-too-scary program for childr...read more
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Tickets Available for Needle Felting Workshops
Tickets Available for Needle Felting Workshops
Saturday, Oct. 18, Tickets Available fo
Santa Maria Public Library
Town Center Gallery artists will instruct in creating small little creatures out of felted wool! The lifelike quality of wool lends itself as the perfect medium for sculpting animals and people. Needle felting is fun, simple, and easy to learn. No need for sewing, stuffing, or wire armatures. B...read more
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Totally Terrifying
4:00pm
 Totally Terrifying
Saturday, Oct. 18, 4:00pm
Santa Maria Public Library
It’s time to put on your Halloween costume and join us with some ‘spirited’ stories, guaranteed to put you in a ‘haunting’ mood.
Saturday, October 18, 2014
4:00pm, Altrusa Theater
Scary tales for those who dare to ...read more
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Teen Monday Movie Madness: Captain America: The Winter Soldier
4:00pm
Teen Monday Movie Madness: Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Monday, Oct. 20, 4:00pmTeen Monday Movie Ma
Santa Maria Public Library
Need a chance to unwind and relax? Join us on the third Monday of each month in the Altrusa Theater to watch some great movies. Light snacks will be provided. This program is open to junior high and high school students only. Movies start promptly at 4:00pm.
  • October 20: Captain A...read more
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Mouse Tales Story Time
10:30am and 11:30am
 Mouse Tales Story Time
Tuesday, Oct. 21, 10:30am and 11:30amMouse Tales Story Ti
Orcutt Branch Library
Story Time Session:
September 2 - October 28
Please call to pre-register.
Orcutt's Preschool Story Time is for children ages three to five featuring stories, puppets, fingerplays, and songs.
Early entry begins at 10:15a...read more
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Night Light Theater: Hocus Pocus
6:00pm
Night Light Theater: Hocus Pocus
Tuesday, Oct. 21, 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.
  • October 21: Hocus Pocus (PG, 96 minutes)
  • ...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, Oct. 22, 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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There’s a Monster in My Closet: Halloween Family Story Time
4:00pm
There’s a Monster in My Closet: Halloween Family Story Time
Wednesday, Oct. 22, 4:00pmThere’s a Mons
Orcutt Branch Library
Join us for some slightly spooky tales, followed by a mons-terrific craft you can make and take home with you. Kids, feel free to come in costume! This story time will feature materials appropriate for children of preschool and elementary school ages. The craft may require some use of childrens'...read more
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There’s a Monster in My Closet: Halloween Family Story Time
4:00pm
There’s a Monster in My Closet: Halloween Family Story Time
Friday, Oct. 24, 4:00pmThere’s a Mons
Guadalupe Branch Library
Join us for some slightly spooky tales, followed by a mons-terrific craft you can make and take home with you. Kids, feel free to come in costume! This story time will feature materials appropriate for children of preschool and elementary school ages. The craft may require some use of childrens'...read more
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Slightly Spooky
3:00pm
 Slightly Spooky
Saturday, Oct. 25, 3:00pmSlightly Spooky
Santa Maria Public Library
It’s time to put on your Halloween costume and join us with some ‘spirited’ stories, guaranteed to put you in a ‘haunting’ mood.
Saturday, October 25, 2014
3:00pm, Altrusa Theater
A not-too-scary program for childr...read more
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Signups begin for Play, Move, and Learn With Your Toddler
Signups begin for Play, Move, and Learn With Your Toddler
Monday, Oct. 27, Signups begin for Pl
Santa Maria Public Library
Join us on Mondays at 11:30am or Tuesdays at 10:15am 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 might also learn a thing or two along the way. For children age...read more
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Mouse Tales Story Time
10:30am and 11:30am
 Mouse Tales Story Time
Tuesday, Oct. 28, 10:30am and 11:30amMouse Tales Story Ti
Orcutt Branch Library
Story Time Session:
September 2 - October 28
Please call to pre-register.
Orcutt's Preschool Story Time is for children ages three to five featuring stories, puppets, fingerplays, and songs.
Early entry begins at 10:15a...read more
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Sign ups begin for Super Squashed Story Time
Sign ups begin for Super Squashed Story Time
Wednesday, Oct. 29, Sign ups begin for S
Santa Maria Public Library
Super Squashed 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, Oct. 29, 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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Movie Night ~ Beetlejuice
5:30 pm
 Movie Night ~ Beetlejuice
Wednesday, Oct. 29, 5:30 pm
Santa Maria Public Library
A couple of recently deceased ghosts contract the services of a veteran scaremeister from the afterlife, in order to remove the obnoxious new owners from their house.
 
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Registration Begins for Reading Buddies with Oreo
Registration Begins for Reading Buddies with Oreo
Thursday, Oct. 30, Registration Begins
Santa Maria Public Library
Reading to Oreo the dog is a great way for children to gain confidence while reading out loud. Plus, Oreo loves all kinds of books and is an excellent listener! Open to children ages six and above. Registration for a 15-minute time-slot is required.
Thursday,...read more
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