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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Homework Help
4:00pm - 7:00pm
 Homework Help
Monday, Oct. 2, 4:00pm - 7:00pmHomework Help
Learning Center
Need help with homework?
The Santa Maria Public Library offers free after school homework help.
Monday - Thursday, 4:00PM - 7:00PM
Grades K-6
Volunteer tutors available to help with assignments or work on skills
No sign-ups required. First come, first served....read more
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Mouse Tales Preschool Story Time
Mouse Tales Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Oct. 3Mouse Tales Preschoo
Orcutt Branch Library
For Preschoolers ages 3-5. Featuring stories, puppets, fingerplays, and songs.
Please call to pre-register at 805.937.6483
Story time session: September 12 to October 17 on Tuesdays at 10:30am and 11:30am
*Please Note: Early entry will begin for the 10:15am ONLY for story ti...read more
Private Event
10:00 am - 11:00 am
 Private Event
Tuesday, Oct. 3, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Afternoon Story Time
3:30pm
 Afternoon Story Time
Tuesday, Oct. 3, 3:30pmAfternoon Story Time
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Afternoon Story Time is a special afternoon program featuring stories, movies, and a craft open only to children aged 6 and above. This story time is offered on Tuesdays at 3:30pm. Sign-ups are not required, except for groups of six or larger wishing to attend. Space and craft suppl...read more
Homework Help
4:00pm - 7:00pm
 Homework Help
Tuesday, Oct. 3, 4:00pm - 7:00pmHomework Help
Learning Center
Need help with homework?
The Santa Maria Public Library offers free after school homework help.
Monday - Thursday, 4:00PM - 7:00PM
Grades K-6
Volunteer tutors available to help with assignments or work on skills
No sign-ups required. First come, first served....read more
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Genealogy Society Assistance
by appointment only
 Genealogy Society Assistance
Wednesday, Oct. 4, by appointment only
Santa Maria Public Library 2nd Floor
By appointment only a member of the Santa Maria Valley Genealogical Society is available to assist with your research on the second floor of the Santa Maria Public Library.
Gleeful Gnomes Story Time
10:30am
 Gleeful Gnomes Story Time
Wednesday, Oct. 4, 10:30amGleeful Gnomes Story
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Preschool Story Time is offered on Wednesdays at 10:30am and features stories, songs, finger plays, digital storytelling, and a book-on-DVD. This story time is open to preschoolers aged 3 to 5 and their families. No ne...read more
Roaming Reptiles
4:00pm
 Roaming Reptiles
Wednesday, Oct. 4, 4:00pmRoaming Reptiles
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Do you love creepy crawlies? Want to learn more about reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates? Roaming Reptiles has been educating the public with their ambassador animals for 10 years, and now they will be coming to the Library to help us better understand these amazing animals&...read more
Homework Help
4:00pm - 7:00pm
 Homework Help
Wednesday, Oct. 4, 4:00pm - 7:00pmHomework Help
Learning Center
Need help with homework?
The Santa Maria Public Library offers free after school homework help.
Monday - Thursday, 4:00PM - 7:00PM
Grades K-6
Volunteer tutors available to help with assignments or work on skills
No sign-ups required. First come, first served....read more
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Small Business Forum
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
 Small Business Forum
Thursday, Oct. 5, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Play, Move, and Learn with Your Toddler
10:00am
Play, Move, and Learn with Your Toddler
Thursday, Oct. 5, 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. Pre-registration for the entire six-week session is required, and may be completed in person, online through our library events calendar, or ...read more


Play, Move, and Learn with Your Toddler
11:30am
Play, Move, and Learn with Your Toddler
Thursday, Oct. 5, 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. Pre-registration for the entire six-week session is required, and may be completed in person, online through our library events calendar, or ...read more


Homework Help
4:00pm - 7:00pm
 Homework Help
Thursday, Oct. 5, 4:00pm - 7:00pmHomework Help
Learning Center
Need help with homework?
The Santa Maria Public Library offers free after school homework help.
Monday - Thursday, 4:00PM - 7:00PM
Grades K-6
Volunteer tutors available to help with assignments or work on skills
No sign-ups required. First come, first served....read more
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Monster in Your Closet
3:30pm
 Monster in Your Closet
Friday, Oct. 6, 3:30pmMonster in Your Clos
Guadalupe Branch Library
Ever worried there might be a monster in your closet? Now you’ll know for sure! Come to the Library for some monster-ous story fun, and then create your very own Monster to put in your closet.
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Adult Coloring Program
10:00 to 11:30 AM
 Adult Coloring Program
Saturday, Oct. 7, 10:00 to 11:30 AM
(Sat. Oct 7, Nov 4, Dec 2, Jan 6, Feb 3, Mar 3, Apr 7; 10:00 to 11:30 AM)

Los Alamos Branch Library
Need a little stress relief?  Come to the Los Alamos Branch Library to take part in the new adult coloring program designed to reduce stress and to express your creative talents. The Adult Coloring Program is offered on the first Saturday of every month beginning on October 7, 2017.&n...read more
Fall Maker Event
10:00am - 1:00pm
 Fall Maker Event
Saturday, Oct. 7, 10:00am - 1:00pmFall Maker Event
Learning Center
It's time to create, build, explore, and use your imagination at the Library Maker Events. Join us every Saturday from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. in the Learning Center.
October 7:
  • Lego/Erector building
  • Pipe cleaner playing card people
  • Duct Tape
Bilingual Story Time/Hora de Cuentos - NEW
11:00am
Bilingual Story Time/Hora de Cuentos - NEW
Saturday, Oct. 7, 11:00amBilingual Story Time
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Families, join the Library for our brand new Bilingual Story Time. This story time will be offered on Saturdays at 11:00am. Bilingual Story Time will feature exciting stories, songs and rhymes in both Spanish and English. Perfect for everyone, this story time will help build kids’ language ski...read more
Forum on Faith: Promote great understand & harmony by learning about diverse faiths in our community
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Forum on Faith: Promote great understand & harmony by learning about diverse faiths in our community
Saturday, Oct. 7, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
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Opera Santa Barbara
12:00 to 1:00 PM
 Opera Santa Barbara
Monday, Oct. 9, 12:00 to 1:00 PM
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Homework Help
4:00pm - 7:00pm
 Homework Help
Monday, Oct. 9, 4:00pm - 7:00pmHomework Help
Learning Center
Need help with homework?
The Santa Maria Public Library offers free after school homework help.
Monday - Thursday, 4:00PM - 7:00PM
Grades K-6
Volunteer tutors available to help with assignments or work on skills
No sign-ups required. First come, first served....read more
Movie Night - East of Eden
5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
 Movie Night - East of Eden
Monday, Oct. 9, 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Theme: Remembrance of 9/11, PG-13 129 mins
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Mouse Tales Preschool Story Time
Mouse Tales Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Oct. 10Mouse Tales Preschoo
Orcutt Branch Library
For Preschoolers ages 3-5. Featuring stories, puppets, fingerplays, and songs.
Please call to pre-register at 805.937.6483
Story time session: September 12 to October 17 on Tuesdays at 10:30am and 11:30am
*Please Note: Early entry will begin for the 10:15am ONLY for story ti...read more
Afternoon Story Time
3:30pm
 Afternoon Story Time
Tuesday, Oct. 10, 3:30pmAfternoon Story Time
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Afternoon Story Time is a special afternoon program featuring stories, movies, and a craft open only to children aged 6 and above. This story time is offered on Tuesdays at 3:30pm. Sign-ups are not required, except for groups of six or larger wishing to attend. Space and craft suppl...read more
Homework Help
4:00pm - 7:00pm
 Homework Help
Tuesday, Oct. 10, 4:00pm - 7:00pmHomework Help
Learning Center
Need help with homework?
The Santa Maria Public Library offers free after school homework help.
Monday - Thursday, 4:00PM - 7:00PM
Grades K-6
Volunteer tutors available to help with assignments or work on skills
No sign-ups required. First come, first served....read more
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Genealogy Society Assistance
by appointment only
 Genealogy Society Assistance
Wednesday, Oct. 11, by appointment only
Santa Maria Public Library 2nd Floor
By appointment only a member of the Santa Maria Valley Genealogical Society is available to assist with your research on the second floor of the Santa Maria Public Library.
Gleeful Gnomes Story Time
10:30am
 Gleeful Gnomes Story Time
Wednesday, Oct. 11, 10:30amGleeful Gnomes Story
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Preschool Story Time is offered on Wednesdays at 10:30am and features stories, songs, finger plays, digital storytelling, and a book-on-DVD. This story time is open to preschoolers aged 3 to 5 and their families. No ne...read more
Adult Coloring Program
1:00 to 2:30 PM
 Adult Coloring Program
Wednesday, Oct. 11, 1:00 to 2:30 PM
(Sep 27, Oct 11 & 25, Nov 8 & 22, Dec 14, Jan 10 & 24, Feb 14 & 22, March 14 & 28; 1:00 to 2:30 PM )

Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
The Santa Maria Public Library's popular Adult Coloring Program is a free program designed to relieve stress and provide a creative and artistic outlet for adults of all ages.
Participants are offered a broad selection of pictures and postcards to color. All materials are provided...read more
MATHmania Robotics - Freeze Tag Soccer
4:00-7:00pm
MATHmania Robotics - Freeze Tag Soccer
Wednesday, Oct. 11, 4:00-7:00pmMATHmania Robotics -
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Starting with a controller, robotic brain, and boxes full of structure pieces, young engineers will build a robot to meet the new challenge, Freeze Tag Soccer.  Using a pattern, they will build a chassis with sensors.  Their robot will need to gather points in ...read more

Homework Help
4:00pm - 7:00pm
 Homework Help
Wednesday, Oct. 11, 4:00pm - 7:00pmHomework Help
Learning Center
Need help with homework?
The Santa Maria Public Library offers free after school homework help.
Monday - Thursday, 4:00PM - 7:00PM
Grades K-6
Volunteer tutors available to help with assignments or work on skills
No sign-ups required. First come, first served....read more
Tutor Training
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
 Tutor Training
Wednesday, Oct. 11, 5:30 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, Oct. 12, 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. Pre-registration for the entire six-week session is required, and may be completed in person, online through our library events calendar, or ...read more


Play, Move, and Learn with Your Toddler
11:30am
Play, Move, and Learn with Your Toddler
Thursday, Oct. 12, 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. Pre-registration for the entire six-week session is required, and may be completed in person, online through our library events calendar, or ...read more


Private Event
11:45 am - 1:30 pm
 Private Event
Thursday, Oct. 12, 11:45 am - 1:30 pm
(Thursdays, January 12, April 13, & October 12, 11:45 am; Tuesday, July 11, 11:45 am)

Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Let’s Blow Off Some STEAM
4:00pm
 Let’s Blow Off Some STEAM
Thursday, Oct. 12, 4:00pmLet’s Blow Off
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Curious preschoolers and caregivers, join us for a special story time filled with exploration and discovery, designed just for your preschooler aged 3-5. Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math themes will be explored through stories, and then discovered through hands-on act...read more

Homework Help
4:00pm - 7:00pm
 Homework Help
Thursday, Oct. 12, 4:00pm - 7:00pmHomework Help
Learning Center
Need help with homework?
The Santa Maria Public Library offers free after school homework help.
Monday - Thursday, 4:00PM - 7:00PM
Grades K-6
Volunteer tutors available to help with assignments or work on skills
No sign-ups required. First come, first served....read more
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Teens: Otaku Club
4:30-5:30pm
 Teens: Otaku Club
Friday, Oct. 13, 4:30-5:30pmTeens: Otaku Club
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
If you’re a teen who is into anime or manga, you should join the Otaku club! Otaku means “geek” in Japanese, and this is your space to geek out with other fans! We’ll meet once a month to watch anime, discuss manga, try Japanese snacks, or do an activity. New members are alwa...read more
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Fall Maker Event
10:00am - 1:00pm
 Fall Maker Event
Saturday, Oct. 14, 10:00am - 1:00pmFall Maker Event
Learning Center
It's time to create, build, explore, and use your imagination at the Library Maker Events. Join us every Saturday from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. in the Learning Center.
October 14:
  • Superhero cuffs
  • Take it apart station
  • Seed paper
Valley Speaks
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
 Valley Speaks
Saturday, Oct. 14, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Bilingual Story Time/Hora de Cuentos - NEW
11:00am
Bilingual Story Time/Hora de Cuentos - NEW
Saturday, Oct. 14, 11:00amBilingual Story Time
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Families, join the Library for our brand new Bilingual Story Time. This story time will be offered on Saturdays at 11:00am. Bilingual Story Time will feature exciting stories, songs and rhymes in both Spanish and English. Perfect for everyone, this story time will help build kids’ language ski...read more
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Homework Help
4:00pm - 7:00pm
 Homework Help
Monday, Oct. 16, 4:00pm - 7:00pmHomework Help
Learning Center
Need help with homework?
The Santa Maria Public Library offers free after school homework help.
Monday - Thursday, 4:00PM - 7:00PM
Grades K-6
Volunteer tutors available to help with assignments or work on skills
No sign-ups required. First come, first served....read more
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Mouse Tales Preschool Story Time
Mouse Tales Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Oct. 17Mouse Tales Preschoo
Orcutt Branch Library
For Preschoolers ages 3-5. Featuring stories, puppets, fingerplays, and songs.
Please call to pre-register at 805.937.6483
Story time session: September 12 to October 17 on Tuesdays at 10:30am and 11:30am
*Please Note: Early entry will begin for the 10:15am ONLY for story ti...read more
Private Event
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
 Private Event
Tuesday, Oct. 17, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Learning Center
Homework Help
4:00pm - 7:00pm
 Homework Help
Tuesday, Oct. 17, 4:00pm - 7:00pmHomework Help
Learning Center
Need help with homework?
The Santa Maria Public Library offers free after school homework help.
Monday - Thursday, 4:00PM - 7:00PM
Grades K-6
Volunteer tutors available to help with assignments or work on skills
No sign-ups required. First come, first served....read more
Private Event
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
 Private Event
Tuesday, Oct. 17, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
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Genealogy Society Assistance
by appointment only
 Genealogy Society Assistance
Wednesday, Oct. 18, by appointment only
Santa Maria Public Library 2nd Floor
By appointment only a member of the Santa Maria Valley Genealogical Society is available to assist with your research on the second floor of the Santa Maria Public Library.
Afternoon Art Time
4:00pm
 Afternoon Art Time
Wednesday, Oct. 18, 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. Caregivers are welcome to assist their children with their art projects. Pre-registration for this program is required, and may be completed in person, online through our library events calendar, or by p...read more

Game Night
4:00 PM to 7:00PM
 Game Night
Wednesday, Oct. 18, 4:00 PM to 7:00PM
(Wednesdays, Sep 20, Oct 18, Nov 29, Jan 17, Mar 21 & Apr 18; 4 to 7 PM)

Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
The Santa Maria Public Library invites people of all ages for an evening of games on September 20, 2017, October 18, 2017, November 29, 2017, January 17, 2018, March 21, 2018 and April 18, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in Shepard Hall at the Santa Maria Public Library.
 <...read more
Homework Help
4:00pm - 7:00pm
 Homework Help
Wednesday, Oct. 18, 4:00pm - 7:00pmHomework Help
Learning Center
Need help with homework?
The Santa Maria Public Library offers free after school homework help.
Monday - Thursday, 4:00PM - 7:00PM
Grades K-6
Volunteer tutors available to help with assignments or work on skills
No sign-ups required. First come, first served....read more
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Private Event
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
 Private Event
Thursday, Oct. 19, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Let’s Blow Off Some STEAM
4:00pm
 Let’s Blow Off Some STEAM
Thursday, Oct. 19, 4:00pmLet’s Blow Off
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Curious preschoolers and caregivers, join us for a special story time filled with exploration and discovery, designed just for your preschooler aged 3-5. Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math themes will be explored through stories, and then discovered through hands-on act...read more

Homework Help
4:00pm - 7:00pm
 Homework Help
Thursday, Oct. 19, 4:00pm - 7:00pmHomework Help
Learning Center
Need help with homework?
The Santa Maria Public Library offers free after school homework help.
Monday - Thursday, 4:00PM - 7:00PM
Grades K-6
Volunteer tutors available to help with assignments or work on skills
No sign-ups required. First come, first served....read more
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Private Event
8:00 am - 11:15 am
 Private Event
Friday, Oct. 20, 8:00 am - 11:15 am
(3rd Friday of each month, March 17 through March 16, 8:00 am)

Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Teens: Monster Make-up
4:00-5:30pm
 Teens: Monster Make-up
Friday, Oct. 20, 4:00-5:30pmTeens: Monster Make-
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Learn how to transform yourself with makeup for cosplay, holidays, or other costumed occasions! We will be watching some theme makeup tutorials and trying them out. This program should provide lots of ghastly fun! Supplies and snacks are pro...read more

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Understanding Climate Change in California
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Understanding Climate Change in California
Saturday, Oct. 21, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Fall Maker Event
10:00am - 1:00pm
 Fall Maker Event
Saturday, Oct. 21, 10:00am - 1:00pmFall Maker Event
Learning Center
It's time to create, build, explore, and use your imagination at the Library Maker Events. Join us every Saturday from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. in the Learning Center.
October 21:
  • Perler Beads
  • 3-D printing demo
  • Mask Making
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Monster in Your Closet
 Monster in Your Closet
Monday, Oct. 23Monster in Your Clos
Cuyama Branch Library
Ever worried there might be a monster in your closet? Now you’ll know for sure! Participate in our Monster in Your Closet program at the Library from October 23 – October 27 during normal library hours. To participate, come by and pick up supplies to make a monster and c...read more
Homework Help
4:00pm - 7:00pm
 Homework Help
Monday, Oct. 23, 4:00pm - 7:00pmHomework Help
Learning Center
Need help with homework?
The Santa Maria Public Library offers free after school homework help.
Monday - Thursday, 4:00PM - 7:00PM
Grades K-6
Volunteer tutors available to help with assignments or work on skills
No sign-ups required. First come, first served....read more
Downtown Santa Maria Workshop
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
 Downtown Santa Maria Workshop
Monday, Oct. 23, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
(Monday, October 23 and October 24, 6:00 pm)

Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
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Valley Reads Book Club
11:00 to 12:30 PM
 Valley Reads Book Club
Tuesday, Oct. 24, 11:00 to 12:30 PM
(Tuesdays; Sep 26, Oct 24, Nov 28, Jan 23, Feb 27, Mar 27; 11:00 to 12:30 PM)

Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public LibraryTuesday; Sep 26, Oct 24, Nov 28, Jan 23, Feb 27, Mar 27; 11:00-12:30 PMThe Santa Maria Public Library facilitates a monthly book club, The Valley Reads, which meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month in Shepard Hall from 11:00 a.m...read more
Homework Help
4:00pm - 7:00pm
 Homework Help
Tuesday, Oct. 24, 4:00pm - 7:00pmHomework Help
Learning Center
Need help with homework?
The Santa Maria Public Library offers free after school homework help.
Monday - Thursday, 4:00PM - 7:00PM
Grades K-6
Volunteer tutors available to help with assignments or work on skills
No sign-ups required. First come, first served....read more
Downtown Santa Maria Workshop
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
 Downtown Santa Maria Workshop
Tuesday, Oct. 24, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
(Monday, October 23 and October 24, 6:00 pm)

Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Night Light Theater: The Secret of Nimh
6:00pm
Night Light Theater: The Secret of Nimh
Tuesday, Oct. 24, 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 caregivers. All Night Light Theater evenings are on Tuesdays at 6:00pm in the Altrusa Theater. Sorry, food and drinks are not...read more
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Genealogy Society Assistance
by appointment only
 Genealogy Society Assistance
Wednesday, Oct. 25, by appointment only
Santa Maria Public Library 2nd Floor
By appointment only a member of the Santa Maria Valley Genealogical Society is available to assist with your research on the second floor of the Santa Maria Public Library.
Adult Coloring Program
1:00 to 2:30 PM
 Adult Coloring Program
Wednesday, Oct. 25, 1:00 to 2:30 PM
(Sep 27, Oct 11 & 25, Nov 8 & 22, Dec 14, Jan 10 & 24, Feb 14 & 22, March 14 & 28; 1:00 to 2:30 PM )

Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
The Santa Maria Public Library's popular Adult Coloring Program is a free program designed to relieve stress and provide a creative and artistic outlet for adults of all ages.
Participants are offered a broad selection of pictures and postcards to color. All materials are provided...read more
Monster in Your Closet
3:30pm
 Monster in Your Closet
Wednesday, Oct. 25, 3:30pmMonster in Your Clos
Orcutt Branch Library
Ever worried there might be a monster in your closet? Now you’ll know for sure! Come to the Library for some monster-ous story fun, and then create your very own Monster to put in your closet.
Homework Help
4:00pm - 7:00pm
 Homework Help
Wednesday, Oct. 25, 4:00pm - 7:00pmHomework Help
Learning Center
Need help with homework?
The Santa Maria Public Library offers free after school homework help.
Monday - Thursday, 4:00PM - 7:00PM
Grades K-6
Volunteer tutors available to help with assignments or work on skills
No sign-ups required. First come, first served....read more
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Private Event
10:30 am - 11:30 am
 Private Event
Thursday, Oct. 26, 10:30 am - 11:30 am
(Thursdays, Sep 28, Oct 26, Nov 16, Dec 21)

Dorothea Nelson Conference Room
Let’s Blow Off Some STEAM
4:00pm
 Let’s Blow Off Some STEAM
Thursday, Oct. 26, 4:00pmLet’s Blow Off
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Curious preschoolers and caregivers, join us for a special story time filled with exploration and discovery, designed just for your preschooler aged 3-5. Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math themes will be explored through stories, and then discovered through hands-on act...read more

Homework Help
4:00pm - 7:00pm
 Homework Help
Thursday, Oct. 26, 4:00pm - 7:00pmHomework Help
Learning Center
Need help with homework?
The Santa Maria Public Library offers free after school homework help.
Monday - Thursday, 4:00PM - 7:00PM
Grades K-6
Volunteer tutors available to help with assignments or work on skills
No sign-ups required. First come, first served....read more
Unmet Transit Needs Hearing
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
 Unmet Transit Needs Hearing
Thursday, Oct. 26, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
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Teen Movie Fridays: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
3:45pm
Teen Movie Fridays: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Friday, Oct. 27, 3:45pmTeen Movie Fridays:
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Need a chance to unwind and relax? Join us on select Fridays to watch some great movies. Light snacks will be provided. Movies start promptly at 4:00pm in the Altrusa Theater, unless otherwise stated. Parental discretion is advised. Children aged 6 to 12...read more
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Fall Maker Event
10:00am - 1:00pm
 Fall Maker Event
Saturday, Oct. 28, 10:00am - 1:00pmFall Maker Event
Learning Center
It's time to create, build, explore, and use your imagination at the Library Maker Events. Join us every Saturday from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. in the Learning Center.
October 28:
  • Fall rock painting
  • Origami
  • Braided bookmarks
Adult Coloring Program
11:00 - 12:30 PM
 Adult Coloring Program
Saturday, Oct. 28, 11:00 - 12:30 PM
(Saturday, Aug 26, Sep 23, Oct 28, Nov 25, Dec 23, Jan 27, Feb 24, Mar 24, Apr 28; 11:00 to 12:30 PM)

Guadalupe Branch Library
Need a little stress relief?  Come to the Guadalupe Branch Library to take part in the new adult coloring program designed to reduce stress and to express your creative talents. The Adult Coloring Program is offered on the fourth Saturday of every month beginning on August 26, 2017.&n...read more
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Family Halloween Story Time
4:00pm
 Family Halloween Story Time
Monday, Oct. 30, 4:00pmFamily Halloween Sto
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
It’s the day before Halloween.  Before you go out Trick-or-Treating, come to the Library for some fun--and maybe slightly spooky--Halloween stories. After the stories, there will be a boooo-tiful craft to complete and take home.  You may even get a fun surprise.  Costumes are en...read more
Homework Help
4:00pm - 7:00pm
 Homework Help
Monday, Oct. 30, 4:00pm - 7:00pmHomework Help
Learning Center
Need help with homework?
The Santa Maria Public Library offers free after school homework help.
Monday - Thursday, 4:00PM - 7:00PM
Grades K-6
Volunteer tutors available to help with assignments or work on skills
No sign-ups required. First come, first served....read more
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Mouse Tales Preschool Story Time
Mouse Tales Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Oct. 31Mouse Tales Preschoo
Orcutt Branch Library
For Preschoolers ages 3-5. Featuring stories, puppets, fingerplays, and songs.
Please call to pre-register at 805.937.6483
Story time session: October 31 to December 12 on Tuesdays at 10:30am and 11:30am
*Please Note: Early entry will begin for the 10:15am ONLY for story tim...read more
Monster in Your Closet
3:30pm
 Monster in Your Closet
Tuesday, Oct. 31, 3:30pmMonster in Your Clos
Los Alamos Branch Library
Ever worried there might be a monster in your closet? Now you’ll know for sure! Come to the Library for some monster-ous story fun, and then create your very own Monster to put in your closet.
Afternoon Story Time
3:30pm
 Afternoon Story Time
Tuesday, Oct. 31, 3:30pmAfternoon Story Time
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Afternoon Story Time is a special afternoon program featuring stories, movies, and a craft open only to children aged 6 and above. This story time is offered on Tuesdays at 3:30pm. Sign-ups are not required, except for groups of six or larger wishing to attend. Space and craft suppl...read more
Homework Help
4:00pm - 7:00pm
 Homework Help
Tuesday, Oct. 31, 4:00pm - 7:00pmHomework Help
Learning Center
Need help with homework?
The Santa Maria Public Library offers free after school homework help.
Monday - Thursday, 4:00PM - 7:00PM
Grades K-6
Volunteer tutors available to help with assignments or work on skills
No sign-ups required. First come, first served....read more
Private
4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
 Private
Tuesday, Oct. 31, 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
    
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