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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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Orcutt Library Preschool Story Time
10:30 am
Orcutt Library Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Mar. 3, 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. 
Orcutt Library Preschool Story Time
11:30
Orcutt Library Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Mar. 3, 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. 
Private Event
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
 Private Event
Tuesday, Mar. 3, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
(Every Tuesday (except March 10th) 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm)

Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Private Event
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
 Private Event
Tuesday, Mar. 3, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
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Begin Trivia Contest Signups
10:00 am
 Begin Trivia Contest Signups
Wednesday, Mar. 4, 10:00 am
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
The Santa Maria Public Library will be kicking off an all new Trivia Contest on March 25th, 2015 in Shepard Hall from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
 
All members of the public are invited to participate. Entry is free, but teams must sign up in advance. Signups will begin March 2nd for group...read more
Genealogical Help! Do you need help tracing your family tree?
1:00 pm
Genealogical Help! Do you need help tracing your family tree?
Wednesday, Mar. 4, 1:00 pm
Santa Maria Public Library Genealogy Room- Upstairs
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
Movie Night ~ Fried Green Tomatoes
5:00 pm
Movie Night ~ Fried Green Tomatoes
Wednesday, Mar. 4, 5:00 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Santa Maria Public Library is pleased to offer FREE movie nights to our patrons.  Fried Green Tomatoes will be shown in Shepard Hall, March 4, 2015 at 5:00 pm. The film is rated PG-13.

A housewife (Kathy Bates) who is unhappy with her life befriends an old lady (Jessica Tandy) in a n...read more
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Private Event
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
 Private Event
Thursday, Mar. 5, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
(February 05 - March 26, 2015, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
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AARP Foundation - Tax Aide
10:15 am - 5:45 pm
 AARP Foundation - Tax Aide
Friday, Mar. 6, 10:15 am - 5:45 pm
(Fridays, February 20 - April 10, 2015)

Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Free income tax preparation for seniors and low to moderate income families 
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Block Grants Advisory Committee Deliberations
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Block Grants Advisory Committee Deliberations
Monday, Mar. 9, 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
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Orcutt Library Preschool Story Time
10:30 am
Orcutt Library Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Mar. 10, 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. 
Orcutt Library Preschool Story Time
11:30
Orcutt Library Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Mar. 10, 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. 
Alternatives to Violence
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
 Alternatives to Violence
Tuesday, Mar. 10, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Private Event
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
 Private Event
Tuesday, Mar. 10, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
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Sign-ups begin for Peppy Poppies Story Time
12:30pm
Sign-ups begin for Peppy Poppies Story Time
Wednesday, Mar. 11, 12:30pm
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
March 18 - April 22
Sign-ups begin: March 11
Peppy Poppies 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. This story time provides an independen...read more
Genealogical Help! Do you need help tracing your family tree?
1:00 pm
Genealogical Help! Do you need help tracing your family tree?
Wednesday, Mar. 11, 1:00 pm
Santa Maria Public Library Genealogy Room- Upstairs
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
Understanding Medicare
1:00 pm
 Understanding Medicare
Wednesday, Mar. 11, 1:00 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
HICAP (Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program) will sponsor a FREE seminar for people interested in better understanding Medicare benefits and recent changes. “HICAP is offering this presentation to help people with Medicare and their caregivers better understand this comprehensive h...read more
Block Grants Advisory Committee Deliberations
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Block Grants Advisory Committee Deliberations
Wednesday, Mar. 11, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
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Registration begins for Play, Move, and Learn With Your Toddler
Registration begins for Play, Move, and Learn With Your Toddler
Thursday, Mar. 12, Registration begins
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 through stories, movement, and music. Parents will also learn some things along the way. This program is for children a...read more
Private Event
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
 Private Event
Thursday, Mar. 12, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
(February 05 - March 26, 2015, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Private Event
6:00 pm - 7:45 pm
 Private Event
Thursday, Mar. 12, 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
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Tickets Available for Charged Particles! Jazz for Kids!
Tickets Available for Charged Particles! Jazz for Kids!
Friday, Mar. 13, Tickets Available fo
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Friday, March 20, 2015 at 4:00pm
Charged Particles! offer educational workshops that bring to life the fun of America’s original musical style: jazz. Jazz is made up of four building blocks: rhythmic grooves, melody, harmony, and most importantly, improvisation. Charged Particles! present...read more
AARP Foundation - Tax Aide
10:15 am - 5:45 pm
 AARP Foundation - Tax Aide
Friday, Mar. 13, 10:15 am - 5:45 pm
(Fridays, February 20 - April 10, 2015)

Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Free income tax preparation for seniors and low to moderate income families 
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SM Valley Speaks
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
 SM Valley Speaks
Saturday, Mar. 14, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
(2nd Saturday each month, March 14 - December 12, 2015)

Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
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Teen Monday Movie Madness: The Maze Runner
4:00pm
Teen Monday Movie Madness: The Maze Runner
Monday, Mar. 16, 4:00pmTeen Monday Movie Ma
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Need a chance to unwind and relax? Join us on select Mondays of each month this spring to watch some great movies. Light snacks will be provided. Movies start
promptly at 4:00pm.
• March 16: The Maze Runner (PG-13, 113 minutes). Rated PG-13 for thematic element...read more
Santa Maria Public Library Foundation Launch Dinner
6 p.m.
Santa Maria Public Library Foundation Launch Dinner
Monday, Mar. 16, 6 p.m.
The Market Restaurant in the Town Center Mall
Enjoy a dinner fundraiser with authors Wendelin Van Draanen and Mark Parsons at the Market Restaurant in the Town Center Mall on March 16 at 6 p.m.  The event is a fundraiser for the newly formed Library Foundation.  Tickets are available for $45 at the Santa Maria and Orcutt Library circu...read more
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Orcutt Library Preschool Story Time
10:30 am
Orcutt Library Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Mar. 17, 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. 
Orcutt Library Preschool Story Time
11:30
Orcutt Library Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Mar. 17, 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. 
Private Event
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
 Private Event
Tuesday, Mar. 17, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
(Every Tuesday (except March 10th) 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm)

Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
After School Story Time
3:30pm
 After School Story Time
Tuesday, Mar. 17, 3:30pmAfter School Story T
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
March 17 - April 21
After School Story Time is a special afternoon program featuring stories, movies, and a craft open only to children ages 6 and above. 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 requi...read more
Medicare 101 Informational Meeting
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Medicare 101 Informational Meeting
Tuesday, Mar. 17, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Night Light Theater: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
6:00pm
Night Light Theater: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Tuesday, Mar. 17, 6:00pmNight 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. 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.
  • March 17: Alexander and the Terrib...read more
Night Light Theater: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
6:00pm
Night Light Theater: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Tuesday, Mar. 17, 6:00pmNight 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. 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.
  • March 17: Alexander and the Terribl...read more
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Drop-In Story Time
10:30am
 Drop-In Story Time
Wednesday, Mar. 18, 10:30amDrop-In Story Time
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
March 18 - April 22
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.
 
Peppy Poppies Story Time
12:30pm
 Peppy Poppies Story Time
Wednesday, Mar. 18, 12:30pm
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
March 18 - April 22
Sign-ups begin: March 11
Peppy Poppies 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. This story time provides an independen...read more
Genealogical Help! Do you need help tracing your family tree?
1:00 pm
Genealogical Help! Do you need help tracing your family tree?
Wednesday, Mar. 18, 1:00 pm
Santa Maria Public Library Genealogy Room- Upstairs
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
Private Event
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
 Private Event
Wednesday, Mar. 18, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Movie Night ~ Smoke Signals
5:30 pm
 Movie Night ~ Smoke Signals
Wednesday, Mar. 18, 5:30 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Santa Maria Public Library is pleased to offer FREE movie nights to our patrons.  Smoke Signals will be shown in Shepard Hall, March 18, 2015 at 5:30 pm. The film is rated PG-13.

Victor and Thomas have lived their entire young lives in the same small town but are quite diffe...read more
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Play, Move, and Learn With Your Toddler
10:00am
Play, Move, and Learn With Your Toddler
Thursday, Mar. 19, 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 through stories, movement, and music. Parents will also learn some things along the way. This program is for children a...read more
Play, Move, and Learn With Your Toddler
11:30am
Play, Move, and Learn With Your Toddler
Thursday, Mar. 19, 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 through stories, movement, and music. Parents will also learn some things along the way. This program is for children a...read more
Private Event
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
 Private Event
Thursday, Mar. 19, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Private Event
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
 Private Event
Thursday, Mar. 19, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
(February 05 - March 26, 2015, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
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Teens: Registration begins for Bleached By Design!
Teens: Registration begins for Bleached By Design!
Friday, Mar. 20,
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Friday, March 27, 2015
4:00pm - 5:30pm in the Altrusa Theater
Want to design a custom t-shirt or tote bag (or something else)? Come to the Library to create your own bleached, wearable item. Bring a solid-colored item and create aone-of-a-kind design with a stencil or other prop, and a spr...read more
AARP Foundation - Tax Aide
10:15 am - 5:45 pm
 AARP Foundation - Tax Aide
Friday, Mar. 20, 10:15 am - 5:45 pm
(Fridays, February 20 - April 10, 2015)

Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Free income tax preparation for seniors and low to moderate income families 
Charged Particles! Jazz for Kids!
4:00pm
Charged Particles! Jazz for Kids!
Friday, Mar. 20, 4:00pmCharged Particles! J
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Friday, March 20, 2015 at 4:00pm
Charged Particles! offer educational workshops that bring to life the fun of America’s original musical style: jazz. Jazz is made up of four building blocks: rhythmic grooves, melody, harmony, and most importantly, improvisation. Charged Particles! present...read more
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Private Event
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
 Private Event
Monday, Mar. 23, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
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Orcutt Library Preschool Story Time
10:30 am
Orcutt Library Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Mar. 24, 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. 
Santa Maria Public Library New Book Club
11:00 am
Santa Maria Public Library New Book Club
Tuesday, Mar. 24, 11:00 am
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
The Santa Maria Book Club's next meeting is on March 24, 2015 at 11:00 in Shepard Hall at the Santa Maria Public Library.  The book being discussed is "Unbroken" by Larua Hillenbrand. Signups to join the Santa Maria Book Club are available at the second floor information desk at t...read more
Orcutt Library Preschool Story Time
11:30
Orcutt Library Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, Mar. 24, 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. 
Private Event
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
 Private Event
Tuesday, Mar. 24, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
(Every Tuesday (except March 10th) 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm)

Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
After School Story Time
3:30pm
 After School Story Time
Tuesday, Mar. 24, 3:30pmAfter School Story T
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
March 17 - April 21
After School Story Time is a special afternoon program featuring stories, movies, and a craft open only to children ages 6 and above. 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 requi...read more
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Drop-In Story Time
10:30am
 Drop-In Story Time
Wednesday, Mar. 25, 10:30amDrop-In Story Time
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
March 18 - April 22
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.
 
Peppy Poppies Story Time
12:30pm
 Peppy Poppies Story Time
Wednesday, Mar. 25, 12:30pm
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
March 18 - April 22
Sign-ups begin: March 11
Peppy Poppies 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. This story time provides an independen...read more
Genealogical Help! Do you need help tracing your family tree?
1:00 pm
Genealogical Help! Do you need help tracing your family tree?
Wednesday, Mar. 25, 1:00 pm
Santa Maria Public Library Genealogy Room- Upstairs
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
Trivia Contest at the Library on March 25th
6:00 pm
Trivia Contest at the Library on March 25th
Wednesday, Mar. 25, 6:00 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
The Santa Maria Public Library will be kicking off an all new Trivia Contest on March 25th, 2015 in Shepard Hall from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
 
All members of the public are invited to participate. Entry is free, but teams must sign up in advance. Signups will begin March 2nd for group...read more
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Play, Move, and Learn With Your Toddler
10:00am
Play, Move, and Learn With Your Toddler
Thursday, Mar. 26, 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 through stories, movement, and music. Parents will also learn some things along the way. This program is for children a...read more
Play, Move, and Learn With Your Toddler
11:30am
Play, Move, and Learn With Your Toddler
Thursday, Mar. 26, 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 through stories, movement, and music. Parents will also learn some things along the way. This program is for children a...read more
Private Event
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
 Private Event
Thursday, Mar. 26, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
(February 05 - March 26, 2015, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
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AARP Foundation - Tax Aide
10:15 am - 5:45 pm
 AARP Foundation - Tax Aide
Friday, Mar. 27, 10:15 am - 5:45 pm
(Fridays, February 20 - April 10, 2015)

Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Free income tax preparation for seniors and low to moderate income families 
Teens: Bleached By Design!
4:00 - 5:30pm
 Teens: Bleached By Design!
Friday, Mar. 27, 4:00 - 5:30pm
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Friday, March 27, 2015
4:00pm - 5:30pm in the Altrusa Theater
Want to design a custom t-shirt or tote bag (or something else)? Come to the Library to create your own bleached, wearable item. Bring a solid-colored item and create aone-of-a-kind design with a stencil or other prop, and a spr...read more
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Signups Begin for eReader Workshop at the Guadalupe Branch Library
Signups Begin for eReader Workshop at the Guadalupe Branch Library
Monday, Mar. 30,
Guadalupe Branch Library
The Santa Maria Public Library is offering a free one-on-one workshop at the Guadalupe Branch Library on April 14th, 2015 between 3:30 pm and 5:30 pm.  The workshop will cover how to download eBooks and digital audio books to a portable device. Pre-registration is required for this workshop and...read more
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Private Event
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
 Private Event
Tuesday, Mar. 31, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
(Every Tuesday (except March 10th) 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm)

Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
After School Story Time
3:30pm
 After School Story Time
Tuesday, Mar. 31, 3:30pmAfter School Story T
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
March 17 - April 21
After School Story Time is a special afternoon program featuring stories, movies, and a craft open only to children ages 6 and above. 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 requi...read more
    
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