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eBook Workshop Signups Begin
 eBook Workshop Signups Begin
Friday, Jan. 2,
Santa Maria Public Library
Need help downloading eBooks to a new device (i.e. computer, smart phone and/or tablet)?  The Santa Maria Public Library is offering a free workshop on how to check out and download free eBooks to a device.  The workshop will be held on January 13, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. in Shepard Hall. &...read more
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New Book Club ~ Signups Begin
  New Book Club ~ Signups Begin
Friday, Jan. 2,
Santa Maria Public Library
The library will be kicking off a new book club on January 27, 2015 in Shepard Hall at 11:00 a.m.  The book club is open to all library patrons, and signups will begin on January 2, 2015.
 
The first meeting of the book club will establish the name of the group, when future meeti...read more
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Teens: Smash Bros. Free for All
1:00 m- 4:00pm
 Teens: Smash Bros. Free for All
Monday, Jan. 5, 1:00 m- 4:00pmTeens: Smash Bros. F
Santa Maria Public Library
Monday, January 5, 2015
1:00 - 4:00pm, Altrusa Theater
Want to play Super Smash Bros. on a big screen? Come to the Library for a free for all afternoon of Smash Bros. play. There won’t be any prizes, but there will be plenty of bragging rights. Food wil...read more
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"Berries, Blooms, Broccoli and Bulls: Working the Land on California’s Central Coast"
"Berries, Blooms, Broccoli and Bulls: Working the Land on California’s Central Coast"
Tuesday, Jan. 6Berries, Blooms, Bro
Santa Maria Public Library
Beginning January 6, the photography of Lee-Volker Cox will be available for viewing in our Shepard Hall Gallery. The exhibit entitled "Berries, Blooms, Broccoli and Bulls: Working the Land on California's Central Coast" showcases the beautiful scenery and daily life we see so often he...read more
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Sign-Ups begin for Magical Mittens Story Time
Sign-Ups begin for Magical Mittens Story Time
Wednesday, Jan. 7, Sign-Ups begin for M
Santa Maria Public Library
Magical Mittens Story Time is offered on Wednesdays at 12:30pm and features stories, songs, finger plays, digital storytelling, 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...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, Jan. 7, 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 ~ White House Down
5:00 pm
 Movie Night ~ White House Down
Wednesday, Jan. 7, 5:00 pm
Santa Maria Public Library
Santa Maria Public Library is pleased to offer FREE movie nights to our patrons.  White House Down will be shown in Shepard Hall, January 7, 2015 at 5:00 pm. The film is rated PG-13.

Capitol Policeman John Cale (Channing Tatum) is on tour at the White House with his daughter whe...read more
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Sign-Ups begin for Play, Move, and Learn With Your Toddler
Sign-Ups begin for Play, Move, and Learn With Your Toddler
Thursday, Jan. 8, Sign-Ups begin for P
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 through stories, movement, and music. Parents might also learn a thing or two along the way. For children ages one to t...read more
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ATTENTION: Library Opens late on January 19 & 20
ATTENTION: Library Opens late on January 19 & 20
Thursday, Jan. 8ATTENTION: Library O
Santa Maria Public Library
On Monday, January 19 and Tuesday, January 20, 2015, the Main library will open for service at 11:00a.m. instead of 10:00a.m. due to a staff training event. 

Closing times those days will 
remain the same (8:00p.m.). 

Branch library hours are unaffected.
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LEGO Challenge Tickets Available
LEGO Challenge Tickets Available
Thursday, Jan. 8, LEGO Challenge Ticke
Santa Maria Public Library
‘Tween kids aged nine to twelve bring your Legos and build a creation fitting a challenge given to you by our Youth Services staff. Once created, the items will be put on display in the Children’s area. Get a ticket early to reserve your table space!
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ATTENTION: Library Opens late on January 19 & 20
ATTENTION: Library Opens late on January 19 & 20
Monday, Jan. 12ATTENTION: Library O
Santa Maria Public Library
On Monday, January 19 and Tuesday, January 20, 2015, the Main library will open for service at 11:00a.m. instead of 10:00a.m. due to a staff training event. 

Closing times those days will 
remain the same (8:00p.m.). 

Branch library hours are unaffected.
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Teen Monday Movie Madness: Godzilla
4:00pm
Teen Monday Movie Madness: Godzilla
Monday, Jan. 12, 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.
  • January 12: Godzilla<...read more
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Orcutt Library Preschool Story Time
10:30 am
Orcutt Library Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Jan. 13, 10:30 am
Orcutt Branch Library
Story time for preschoolers, ages 3-5 years old, begins on January 13 and continues through March 24. Please call the Orcutt Library to reserve your spot at 805 937-6483. 
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Orcutt Library Preschool Story Time
11:30
Orcutt Library Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Jan. 13, 11:30
Orcutt Branch Library
Story time for preschoolers, ages 3-5 years old, begins on January 13 and continues through March 24. Please call the Orcutt Library to reserve your spot at 805 937-6483. 
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eBook Workshop
3:00 pm
 eBook Workshop
Tuesday, Jan. 13, 3:00 pm
Santa Maria Public Library
Need help downloading eBooks to a new device (i.e. computer, smart phone and/or tablet)?  The Santa Maria Public Library is offering a free workshop on how to check out and download free eBooks to a device.  The workshop will be held on January 13, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. in Shepard Hall. &...read more
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After School Story Time
3:30pm
 After School Story Time
Tuesday, Jan. 13, 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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ATTENTION: Library Opens late on January 19 & 20
ATTENTION: Library Opens late on January 19 & 20
Wednesday, Jan. 14ATTENTION: Library O
Santa Maria Public Library
On Monday, January 19 and Tuesday, January 20, 2015, the Main library will open for service at 11:00a.m. instead of 10:00a.m. due to a staff training event. 

Closing times those days will 
remain the same (8:00p.m.). 

Branch library hours are unaffected.
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Drop In Story Time
10:30am
 Drop In Story Time
Wednesday, Jan. 14, 10:30amDrop In Story Time
Santa Maria Public Library
Drop In Story Time is offered on Wednesdays 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.
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Magical Mittens Story Time
12:30pm
 Magical Mittens Story Time
Wednesday, Jan. 14, 12:30pmMagical Mittens Stor
Santa Maria Public Library
Magical Mittens Story Time is offered on Wednesdays at 12:30pm and features stories, songs, finger plays, digital storytelling, 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...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, Jan. 14, 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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Play, Move, and Learn With Your Toddler
10:00am
Play, Move, and Learn With Your Toddler
Thursday, Jan. 15, 10:00amPlay, Move, and Lear
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 through stories, movement, and music. Parents might also learn a thing or two along the way. For children ages one to t...read more
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Play, Move, and Learn With Your Toddler
11:30am
Play, Move, and Learn With Your Toddler
Thursday, Jan. 15, 11:30amPlay, Move, and Lear
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 through stories, movement, and music. Parents might also learn a thing or two along the way. For children ages one to t...read more
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LEGO Challenge
6:30pm
 LEGO Challenge
Thursday, Jan. 15, 6:30pmLEGO Challenge
Santa Maria Public Library
‘Tween kids aged nine to twelve bring your Legos and build a creation fitting a challenge given to you by our Youth Services staff. Once created, the items will be put on display in the Children’s area. Get a ticket early to reserve your table space!
read more
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ATTENTION: Library Opens late on January 19 & 20
ATTENTION: Library Opens late on January 19 & 20
Friday, Jan. 16ATTENTION: Library O
Santa Maria Public Library
On Monday, January 19 and Tuesday, January 20, 2015, the Main library will open for service at 11:00a.m. instead of 10:00a.m. due to a staff training event. 

Closing times those days will 
remain the same (8:00p.m.). 

Branch library hours are unaffected.
...read more
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Tickets Available for Super Soap
Tickets Available for Super Soap
Saturday, Jan. 17, Tickets Available fo
Santa Maria Public Library
Join in on an evening of hands-on fun learning how to make your own designer soaps to keep or give as gifts. Children will learn the melt-and-pour technique to make two unique types of handmade soap.
Saturday, January 24, 2015
2:00pm, Altrusa Theater
Open to c...read more
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ATTENTION: Library Opens late on January 19 & 20
ATTENTION: Library Opens late on January 19 & 20
Monday, Jan. 19ATTENTION: Library O
Santa Maria Public Library
On Monday, January 19 and Tuesday, January 20, 2015, the Main library will open for service at 11:00a.m. instead of 10:00a.m. due to a staff training event. 

Closing times those days will 
remain the same (8:00p.m.). 

Branch library hours are unaffected.
...read more
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ATTENTION: Library Opens late on January 19 & 20
ATTENTION: Library Opens late on January 19 & 20
Tuesday, Jan. 20ATTENTION: Library O
Santa Maria Public Library
On Monday, January 19 and Tuesday, January 20, 2015, the Main library will open for service at 11:00a.m. instead of 10:00a.m. due to a staff training event. 

Closing times those days will 
remain the same (8:00p.m.). 

Branch library hours are unaffected.
...read more
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Orcutt Library Preschool Story Time
10:30 am
Orcutt Library Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Jan. 20, 10:30 am
Orcutt Branch Library
Story time for preschoolers, ages 3-5 years old, begins on January 13 and continues through March 24. Please call the Orcutt Library to reserve your spot at 805 937-6483. 
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Orcutt Library Preschool Story Time
11:30
Orcutt Library Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Jan. 20, 11:30
Orcutt Branch Library
Story time for preschoolers, ages 3-5 years old, begins on January 13 and continues through March 24. Please call the Orcutt Library to reserve your spot at 805 937-6483. 
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After School Story Time
3:30pm
 After School Story Time
Tuesday, Jan. 20, 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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Night Light Theater: DisneyNature: Oceans
6:00pm
Night Light Theater: DisneyNature: Oceans
Tuesday, Jan. 20, 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. Sorry, food and drinks are not allowed at this event....read more
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Drop In Story Time
10:30am
 Drop In Story Time
Wednesday, Jan. 21, 10:30amDrop In Story Time
Santa Maria Public Library
Drop In Story Time is offered on Wednesdays 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: January 14 - Feb...read more
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Magical Mittens Story Time
12:30pm
 Magical Mittens Story Time
Wednesday, Jan. 21, 12:30pmMagical Mittens Stor
Santa Maria Public Library
Magical Mittens Story Time is offered on Wednesdays at 12:30pm and features stories, songs, finger plays, digital storytelling, 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...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, Jan. 21, 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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Play, Move, and Learn With Your Toddler
10:00am
Play, Move, and Learn With Your Toddler
Thursday, Jan. 22, 10:00amPlay, Move, and Lear
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 through stories, movement, and music. Parents might also learn a thing or two along the way. For children ages one to t...read more
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Play, Move, and Learn With Your Toddler
11:30am
Play, Move, and Learn With Your Toddler
Thursday, Jan. 22, 11:30amPlay, Move, and Lear
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 through stories, movement, and music. Parents might also learn a thing or two along the way. For children ages one to t...read more
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Guadalupe Library - Celebrating New Children’s Early Learning Computers
2:30 pm
Guadalupe Library - Celebrating New Children’s Early Learning Computers
Friday, Jan. 23, 2:30 pm
Guadalupe Branch Library
Join us to celebrate the arrival of two new donor funded children’s early learning computers at Guadalupe Library.  There will be games, refreshments, and demonstrations of the new computers.
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Super Soap
2:00pm
 Super Soap
Saturday, Jan. 24, 2:00pmSuper Soap
Santa Maria Public Library
Join in on an evening of hands-on fun learning how to make your own designer soaps to keep or give as gifts. Children will learn the melt-and-pour technique to make two unique types of handmade soap.
Saturday, January 24, 2015
2:00pm, Altrusa Theater
Open to c...read more
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Sign-ups Begin for Crochet Class at the Santa Maria Public Library
Sign-ups Begin for Crochet Class at the Santa Maria Public Library
Monday, Jan. 26,
Santa Maria Public Library
The library is offering a free class for beginners in crochet. The class will cover how to make a slip knot, a simple chain stitch, and a double crochet stitch.  Sign-ups begin January 26, 2015
 
Materials that you will need to bring include a size “H” or “G&rdq...read more
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Orcutt Library Preschool Story Time
10:30 am
Orcutt Library Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Jan. 27, 10:30 am
Orcutt Branch Library
Story time for preschoolers, ages 3-5 years old, begins on January 13 and continues through March 24. Please call the Orcutt Library to reserve your spot at 805 937-6483. 
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Orcutt Library Preschool Story Time
11:30
Orcutt Library Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Jan. 27, 11:30
Orcutt Branch Library
Story time for preschoolers, ages 3-5 years old, begins on January 13 and continues through March 24. Please call the Orcutt Library to reserve your spot at 805 937-6483. 
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Santa Maria Public Library Begins New Book Club
11:00 am
Santa Maria Public Library Begins New Book Club
Tuesday, Jan. 27, 11:00 am
Santa Maria Public Library
The library will be kicking off a new book club on January 27, 2015 in Shepard Hall at 11:00 a.m.  The book club is open to all library patrons, and signups will begin on January 2, 2015.
 
The first meeting of the book club will establish the name of the group, when future meeti...read more
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After School Story Time
3:30pm
 After School Story Time
Tuesday, Jan. 27, 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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Drop In Story Time
10:30am
 Drop In Story Time
Wednesday, Jan. 28, 10:30amDrop In Story Time
Santa Maria Public Library
Drop In Story Time is offered on Wednesdays 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: January 14 - Feb...read more
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Magical Mittens Story Time
12:30pm
 Magical Mittens Story Time
Wednesday, Jan. 28, 12:30pmMagical Mittens Stor
Santa Maria Public Library
Magical Mittens Story Time is offered on Wednesdays at 12:30pm and features stories, songs, finger plays, digital storytelling, 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...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, Jan. 28, 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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Learn All About Medicare
1:00 pm
 Learn All About Medicare
Wednesday, Jan. 28, 1:00 pm
Santa Maria Public Library
Free comprehensive seminar to learn all about Medicare Part A, Part B, Part D, Advantage Plans, Supplemental Plans, Penalties and more.

Event is Wednesday, January 28th at 1:00 pm at the Santa Maria Public Library in Shepard Hall. For information and to RSVP online CentralCoastSeniors.org...read more
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Play, Move, and Learn With Your Toddler
10:00am
Play, Move, and Learn With Your Toddler
Thursday, Jan. 29, 10:00amPlay, Move, and Lear
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 through stories, movement, and music. Parents might also learn a thing or two along the way. For children ages one to t...read more
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Play, Move, and Learn With Your Toddler
11:30am
Play, Move, and Learn With Your Toddler
Thursday, Jan. 29, 11:30amPlay, Move, and Lear
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 through stories, movement, and music. Parents might also learn a thing or two along the way. For children ages one to t...read more
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