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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Measure A Program of Projects Workshop
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Measure A Program of Projects Workshop
Monday, May 2, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Private Event
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
 Private Event
Monday, May. 2, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
(Monday, May 2 & 3, 9:00 am)

Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
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Mouse Tales Preschool Story Time
10:30am and 11:30am
Mouse Tales Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, May. 3, 10:30am and 11:30amMouse Tales Preschoo
Orcutt Branch Library
For preschoolers aged 3-5. Featuring stories, puppets, fingerplays, and songs.
Story Time Session: April 5 - May 31
Story Time is offered on Tuesdays at 10:30am - 11:00am and 11:30am - Noon.*Please note: Early entry will begin at 10:15am ONLY for story time...read more
Private Event
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
 Private Event
Tuesday, May. 3, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
(Monday, May 2 & 3, 9:00 am)

Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
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SMPL Movie Night - Moonstruck
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
 SMPL Movie Night - Moonstruck
Wednesday, May 4, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
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Call for Artists!
 Call for Artists!
Thursday, May. 5Call for Artists!
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
The Santa Maria Public Library is seeking artists who want to exhibit their art in the beautiful venue of Shepard Hall. Artists who apply and are chosen for exhibits, could show their art for up to 10 to 12 months.Interested artists must turn in the appropriate application materials requested, by Th...read more
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Free Comic Book Day
11:00am - 4:00pm
 Free Comic Book Day
Saturday, May 7, 11:00am - 4:00pmFree Comic Book Day
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library

Join us as we celebrate National FREE Comic Book Day at the Library. We will have super crafts and activities for all. Participate in our Super Hero Art Contest! Create and bring in your...read more

Make a Mother’s Day Card - Orcutt Library
11 am to Noon
Make a Mother’s Day Card - Orcutt Library
Saturday, May 7, 11 am to Noon
Orcutt Branch Library
Bring your friends and make a Mother's Day card on Saturday, May 7, 11 - Noon at the Orcutt Library. 
All supplies will be provided thanks to Altrusa of the Central Coast.
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Call for Artists!
 Call for Artists!
Monday, May. 9Call for Artists!
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
The Santa Maria Public Library is seeking artists who want to exhibit their art in the beautiful venue of Shepard Hall. Artists who apply and are chosen for exhibits, could show their art for up to 10 to 12 months.Interested artists must turn in the appropriate application materials requested, by Th...read more
Private Event
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
 Private Event
Monday, May. 9, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
(Mondays, April 11, May 9, June 13, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm)

Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
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Mouse Tales Preschool Story Time
10:30am and 11:30am
Mouse Tales Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, May. 10, 10:30am and 11:30amMouse Tales Preschoo
Orcutt Branch Library
For preschoolers aged 3-5. Featuring stories, puppets, fingerplays, and songs.
Story Time Session: April 5 - May 31
Story Time is offered on Tuesdays at 10:30am - 11:00am and 11:30am - Noon.*Please note: Early entry will begin at 10:15am ONLY for story time...read more
Need Help With Homework?
3:30 - 6:30pm
 Need Help With Homework?
Tuesday, May. 10Need Help With Homew
Homework Center, Main Branch
Monday - Thursday 3:30 - 6:30pm
The Santa Maria Public Library is now offering FREE after school homework help at the Main Branch, Monday through Thursday each week...read more
Central Coast Music Academy Spring String Concert/Salute to Armed Forces
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Central Coast Music Academy Spring String Concert/Salute to Armed Forces
Tuesday, May 10, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Private Event
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
 Private Event
Tuesday, May 10, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
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Spring Science
3:30pm
 Spring Science
Wednesday, May 11, 3:30pmSpring Science
Orcutt Branch Library
Read and learn about stormy situations, and make your own tornado jar.  This program is best suited for children aged 4-12.
Need Help With Homework?
3:30 - 6:30pm
 Need Help With Homework?
Wednesday, May. 11Need Help With Homew
Homework Center, Main Branch
Monday - Thursday 3:30 - 6:30pm
The Santa Maria Public Library is now offering FREE after school homework help at the Main Branch, Monday through Thursday each week...read more
Bring on your Creative Side
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
 Bring on your Creative Side
Wednesday, May 11, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
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Tickets Available for Super Soap
Tickets Available for Super Soap
Thursday, May 12, Tickets Available fo
Youth Services - Santa Maria Public Library
Thursday, May 19, 2016
4:00pm, Altrusa Theater
Join in an afternoon 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. This program is open to children aged 6 and ...read more
Need Help With Homework?
3:30 - 6:30pm
 Need Help With Homework?
Thursday, May. 12Need Help With Homew
Homework Center, Main Branch
Monday - Thursday 3:30 - 6:30pm
The Santa Maria Public Library is now offering FREE after school homework help at the Main Branch, Monday through Thursday each week...read more
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Santa Maria Valley Speaks
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
 Santa Maria Valley Speaks
Saturday, May. 14, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
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Call for Artists!
 Call for Artists!
Monday, May. 16Call for Artists!
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
The Santa Maria Public Library is seeking artists who want to exhibit their art in the beautiful venue of Shepard Hall. Artists who apply and are chosen for exhibits, could show their art for up to 10 to 12 months.Interested artists must turn in the appropriate application materials requested, by Th...read more
Need Help With Homework?
3:30 - 6:30pm
 Need Help With Homework?
Monday, May. 16Need Help With Homew
Homework Center, Main Branch
Monday - Thursday 3:30 - 6:30pm
The Santa Maria Public Library is now offering FREE after school homework help at the Main Branch, Monday through Thursday each week...read more
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Mouse Tales Preschool Story Time
10:30am and 11:30am
Mouse Tales Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, May. 17, 10:30am and 11:30amMouse Tales Preschoo
Orcutt Branch Library
For preschoolers aged 3-5. Featuring stories, puppets, fingerplays, and songs.
Story Time Session: April 5 - May 31
Story Time is offered on Tuesdays at 10:30am - 11:00am and 11:30am - Noon.*Please note: Early entry will begin at 10:15am ONLY for story time...read more
Need Help With Homework?
3:30 - 6:30pm
 Need Help With Homework?
Tuesday, May. 17Need Help With Homew
Homework Center, Main Branch
Monday - Thursday 3:30 - 6:30pm
The Santa Maria Public Library is now offering FREE after school homework help at the Main Branch, Monday through Thursday each week...read more
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Need Help With Homework?
3:30 - 6:30pm
 Need Help With Homework?
Wednesday, May. 18Need Help With Homew
Homework Center, Main Branch
Monday - Thursday 3:30 - 6:30pm
The Santa Maria Public Library is now offering FREE after school homework help at the Main Branch, Monday through Thursday each week...read more
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Need Help With Homework?
3:30 - 6:30pm
 Need Help With Homework?
Thursday, May. 19Need Help With Homew
Homework Center, Main Branch
Monday - Thursday 3:30 - 6:30pm
The Santa Maria Public Library is now offering FREE after school homework help at the Main Branch, Monday through Thursday each week...read more
Super Soap
4:00pm
 Super Soap
Thursday, May 19, 4:00pmSuper Soap
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Join in an afternoon 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. This program is open to children aged 6 and above. Adults MUST accompany all children ...read more
Adult Coloring Program
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
 Adult Coloring Program
Thursday, May. 19, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
(Thursdays, April 21, May 19, and June 16, 5:00 pm)

Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Private Event
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
 Private Event
Thursday, May 19, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
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Teens: Manga Mania
4:00-5:00pm
 Teens: Manga Mania
Friday, May 20, 4:00-5:00pmTeens: Manga Mania
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Do you like to draw? Come meet Manga Illustrator Irene Flores for a drawing demonstration. Get tips on sketching and see what it takes to become a professional artist. Seating is limited so you must have a FREE ticket to attend this event. Tickets will be available in Youth Services beginning ...read more
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Family Cowboy Poetry Event - Shepard Hall
2-4 p.m.
Family Cowboy Poetry Event - Shepard Hall
Saturday, May 21, 2-4 p.m.Family Cowboy Poetry
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Join us on Saturday, May 21, for a family cowboy poetry event.  Winners of the Cowboy Poetry Contest will read their original poems, listen to the music of The Wavebreakers. Our feature performer is local cowboy poet, Dick Gibford of Cuyama. 
Teens Saturday Movie Madness: Mockingjay Part 2
3:00pm
Teens Saturday Movie Madness: Mockingjay Part 2
Saturday, May 21, 3:00pmTeens Saturday Movie
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Need a place to unwind and relax? Join us on select Saturdays to watch some great movies. Light snacks will be provided. Movies start promptly at 3:00pm
  • Saturday, March 19: The Princess Bride (1987, 98 min) Rated PG for swashbuckling violence, some ...read more
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Call for Artists!
 Call for Artists!
Monday, May. 23Call for Artists!
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
The Santa Maria Public Library is seeking artists who want to exhibit their art in the beautiful venue of Shepard Hall. Artists who apply and are chosen for exhibits, could show their art for up to 10 to 12 months.Interested artists must turn in the appropriate application materials requested, by Th...read more
Need Help With Homework?
3:30 - 6:30pm
 Need Help With Homework?
Monday, May. 23Need Help With Homew
Homework Center, Main Branch
Monday - Thursday 3:30 - 6:30pm
The Santa Maria Public Library is now offering FREE after school homework help at the Main Branch, Monday through Thursday each week...read more
Private Event
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
 Private Event
Monday, May 23, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
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Night Light Theater: The Good Dinosaur
Night Light Theater: The Good Dinosaur
Tuesday, May 24, Night Light Theater:
Altrusa 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. No tickets or sign-ups required. All Night Light Theater evenings are on Tuesdays at 6:00pm. Sorry, food and drinks are not allowed at this event.
    ...read more
Mouse Tales Preschool Story Time
10:30am and 11:30am
Mouse Tales Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, May. 24, 10:30am and 11:30amMouse Tales Preschoo
Orcutt Branch Library
For preschoolers aged 3-5. Featuring stories, puppets, fingerplays, and songs.
Story Time Session: April 5 - May 31
Story Time is offered on Tuesdays at 10:30am - 11:00am and 11:30am - Noon.*Please note: Early entry will begin at 10:15am ONLY for story time...read more
The Valley Reads Book Club
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
 The Valley Reads Book Club
Tuesday, May. 24, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
(Tuesdays, February 23, March 22, April 26 & May 24, 11:00 a.m.)

Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Need Help With Homework?
3:30 - 6:30pm
 Need Help With Homework?
Tuesday, May. 24Need Help With Homew
Homework Center, Main Branch
Monday - Thursday 3:30 - 6:30pm
The Santa Maria Public Library is now offering FREE after school homework help at the Main Branch, Monday through Thursday each week...read more
Duffy Hudson - Houdini
3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
 Duffy Hudson - Houdini
Tuesday, May 24, 3:30 pm - 6:00 pmDuffy Hudson - Houdi
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
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Lobbying & Advocacy with Alliance for Justice
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Lobbying & Advocacy with Alliance for Justice
Wednesday, May 25, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Need Help With Homework?
3:30 - 6:30pm
 Need Help With Homework?
Wednesday, May. 25Need Help With Homew
Homework Center, Main Branch
Monday - Thursday 3:30 - 6:30pm
The Santa Maria Public Library is now offering FREE after school homework help at the Main Branch, Monday through Thursday each week...read more
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Need Help With Homework?
3:30 - 6:30pm
 Need Help With Homework?
Thursday, May. 26Need Help With Homew
Homework Center, Main Branch
Monday - Thursday 3:30 - 6:30pm
The Santa Maria Public Library is now offering FREE after school homework help at the Main Branch, Monday through Thursday each week...read more
CCPC Open House
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
 CCPC Open House
Thursday, May 26, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
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Call for Artists!
 Call for Artists!
Monday, May. 30Call for Artists!
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
The Santa Maria Public Library is seeking artists who want to exhibit their art in the beautiful venue of Shepard Hall. Artists who apply and are chosen for exhibits, could show their art for up to 10 to 12 months.Interested artists must turn in the appropriate application materials requested, by Th...read more
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Mouse Tales Preschool Story Time
10:30am and 11:30am
Mouse Tales Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, May. 31, 10:30am and 11:30amMouse Tales Preschoo
Orcutt Branch Library
For preschoolers aged 3-5. Featuring stories, puppets, fingerplays, and songs.
Story Time Session: April 5 - May 31
Story Time is offered on Tuesdays at 10:30am - 11:00am and 11:30am - Noon.*Please note: Early entry will begin at 10:15am ONLY for story time...read more
Need Help With Homework?
3:30 - 6:30pm
 Need Help With Homework?
Tuesday, May. 31Need Help With Homew
Homework Center, Main Branch
Monday - Thursday 3:30 - 6:30pm
The Santa Maria Public Library is now offering FREE after school homework help at the Main Branch, Monday through Thursday each week...read more
    
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