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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Grief Support Group
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
 Grief Support Group
Tuesday, Sep. 6, 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
Afternoon Story Time
3:30pm
 Afternoon Story Time
Tuesday, Sep. 6, 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 this story time. Space...read more
Beat the Heat - Home Energy Efficient Workshop
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Beat the Heat - Home Energy Efficient Workshop
Tuesday, Sep. 6, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
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Drop-In Story Time
10:30am
 Drop-In Story Time
Wednesday, Sep. 7, 10:30amDrop-In Story Time
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
September 7 - October 12
Drop-In Story Time is offered on Wednesdays at 10:30am. This story time is open to preschoolers aged 3 to 5 and their families. No need to sign-up; just drop infor stories, music, and family fun.
Private Event
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
 Private Event
Wednesday, Sep. 7, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Awesome Apples Story Time
12:30pm
 Awesome Apples Story Time
Wednesday, Sep. 7, 12:30pmAwesome Apples Story
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Awesome Apples Story Time is offered on Wednesdays at 12:30pm and features stories, songs, finger plays, digital storytelling, and a book-on-DVD. Pre-registration for the entire six-week session is required, an...read more
Movie Night - Star Wars: The Force Awakens
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Movie Night - Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Wednesday, Sep. 7, 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Action/SciFi, Rated PG-13, 136 minutes (2015)
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Tickets Available for Build for the Win!
Tickets Available for Build for the Win!
Thursday, Sep. 8, Tickets Available fo
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Thursday, September 15, 2016
4:00pm, Altrusa Theater
Calling all Kids! 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. People's Choice Awards will be given t...read more
Play, Move, and Learn with Your Toddler
10:00am
Play, Move, and Learn with Your Toddler
Thursday, Sep. 8, 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. This high-energy story time will help toddlers learn and grow throu...read more

Play, Move, and Learn with Your Toddler
11:30am
Play, Move, and Learn with Your Toddler
Thursday, Sep. 8, 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. This high-energy story time will help toddlers learn and grow throu...read more

New to Medicare
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
 New to Medicare
Thursday, Sep. 8, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
HICAP New to Medicare
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Santa Maria Valley Speaks
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
 Santa Maria Valley Speaks
Saturday, Sep. 10, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
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Private Event
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
 Private Event
Monday, Sep. 12, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
(Mondays, August 8, September 12, October 10, November 14 & December 12)

Dorothea Nelson Conference Room
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Grief Support Group
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
 Grief Support Group
Tuesday, Sep. 13, 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
Afternoon Story Time
3:30pm
 Afternoon Story Time
Tuesday, Sep. 13, 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 this story time. Space...read more
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Tickets Available for Afternoon Art Time
Tickets Available for Afternoon Art Time
Wednesday, Sep. 14, Tickets Available fo
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Wednesday, September 21, 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 Servic...read more
Drop-In Story Time
10:30am
 Drop-In Story Time
Wednesday, Sep. 14, 10:30amDrop-In Story Time
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
September 7 - October 12
Drop-In Story Time is offered on Wednesdays at 10:30am. This story time is open to preschoolers aged 3 to 5 and their families. No need to sign-up; just drop infor stories, music, and family fun.
Awesome Apples Story Time
12:30pm
 Awesome Apples Story Time
Wednesday, Sep. 14, 12:30pmAwesome Apples Story
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Awesome Apples Story Time is offered on Wednesdays at 12:30pm and features stories, songs, finger plays, digital storytelling, and a book-on-DVD. Pre-registration for the entire six-week session is required, an...read more
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Play, Move, and Learn with Your Toddler
10:00am
Play, Move, and Learn with Your Toddler
Thursday, Sep. 15, 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. This high-energy story time will help toddlers learn and grow throu...read more

Play, Move, and Learn with Your Toddler
11:30am
Play, Move, and Learn with Your Toddler
Thursday, Sep. 15, 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. This high-energy story time will help toddlers learn and grow throu...read more

Build for the Win!
4:00pm
 Build for the Win!
Thursday, Sep. 15, 4:00pmBuild for the Win!
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Calling all Kids! 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. People's Choice Awards will be given to the entries that receive the most votes. Get a ticket early t...read more
Public Workshop - Fast Forward 2040 RTP-SCS
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Public Workshop - Fast Forward 2040 RTP-SCS
Thursday, Sep. 15, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Private Event
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
 Private Event
Thursday, Sep. 15, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
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Mostly Paperback Book Sale
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
 Mostly Paperback Book Sale
Saturday, Sep. 17, 10:30 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, Sep. 20, 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
Afternoon Story Time
3:30pm
 Afternoon Story Time
Tuesday, Sep. 20, 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 this story time. Space...read more
Private Event
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
 Private Event
Tuesday, Sep. 20, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
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Drop-In Story Time
10:30am
 Drop-In Story Time
Wednesday, Sep. 21, 10:30amDrop-In Story Time
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
September 7 - October 12
Drop-In Story Time is offered on Wednesdays at 10:30am. This story time is open to preschoolers aged 3 to 5 and their families. No need to sign-up; just drop infor stories, music, and family fun.
Awesome Apples Story Time
12:30pm
 Awesome Apples Story Time
Wednesday, Sep. 21, 12:30pmAwesome Apples Story
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Awesome Apples Story Time is offered on Wednesdays at 12:30pm and features stories, songs, finger plays, digital storytelling, and a book-on-DVD. Pre-registration for the entire six-week session is required, an...read more
Afternoon Art Time
4:00pm
 Afternoon Art Time
Wednesday, Sep. 21, 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 September 14. Due to the popularit...read more
Private Event
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
 Private Event
Wednesday, Sep. 21, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Private Event
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
 Private Event
Wednesday, Sep. 21, 9:00 am - 12:00 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, Sep. 22, 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. This high-energy story time will help toddlers learn and grow throu...read more

Play, Move, and Learn with Your Toddler
11:30am
Play, Move, and Learn with Your Toddler
Thursday, Sep. 22, 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. This high-energy story time will help toddlers learn and grow throu...read more

Adult Coloring Club
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
 Adult Coloring Club
Thursday, Sep. 22, 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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Teens: Japan Matsuri
4:00 - 5:30pm
 Teens: Japan Matsuri
Friday, Sep. 23, 4:00 - 5:30pmTeens: Japan Matsuri
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Did you know that you could make sushi out of candy?  Do you want to learn to fold origami?  Come to the Library and learn how to make cute Japanese inspired food and crafts. Snacks will be provided. Supplies are limited, so you must have a FREE ticket to attend this event. Tickets will be...read more
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Private Event
10:30 am - 1:30 pm
 Private Event
Saturday, Sep. 24, 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Teens: Saturday Movie Madness. Captain America: Civil War
3:00pm
Teens: Saturday Movie Madness. Captain America: Civil War
Saturday, Sep. 24, 3:00pmTeens: Saturday Movi
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Need a chance 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 in the Altrusa Theater.
  • September 24: Captain America: Civil War (PG-13, 147 minutes), 2016. Ra...read more
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Grief Support Group
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
 Grief Support Group
Tuesday, Sep. 27, 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
The Valley Reads Book Club - Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
The Valley Reads Book Club - Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
Tuesday, Sep. 27, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
Afternoon Story Time
3:30pm
 Afternoon Story Time
Tuesday, Sep. 27, 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 this story time. Space...read more
Night Light Theater: Ratchet and Clank
6:00pm
Night Light Theater: Ratchet and Clank
Tuesday, Sep. 27, 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 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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Drop-In Story Time
10:30am
 Drop-In Story Time
Wednesday, Sep. 28, 10:30amDrop-In Story Time
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
September 7 - October 12
Drop-In Story Time is offered on Wednesdays at 10:30am. This story time is open to preschoolers aged 3 to 5 and their families. No need to sign-up; just drop infor stories, music, and family fun.
Awesome Apples Story Time
12:30pm
 Awesome Apples Story Time
Wednesday, Sep. 28, 12:30pmAwesome Apples Story
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Awesome Apples Story Time is offered on Wednesdays at 12:30pm and features stories, songs, finger plays, digital storytelling, and a book-on-DVD. Pre-registration for the entire six-week session is required, an...read more
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Play, Move, and Learn with Your Toddler
10:00am
Play, Move, and Learn with Your Toddler
Thursday, Sep. 29, 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. This high-energy story time will help toddlers learn and grow throu...read more

Play, Move, and Learn with Your Toddler
11:30am
Play, Move, and Learn with Your Toddler
Thursday, Sep. 29, 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. This high-energy story time will help toddlers learn and grow throu...read more

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