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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Avengers Week: Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk
12:00pm
Avengers Week: Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk
Monday, Aug. 3, 12:00pmAvengers Week: Iron
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
What better way to end summer vacation than by enjoying some Avengers?! We will be watching two Avengers movies every day. Light snacks will be provided. Movies start promptly at 12:00pm. Please Note: Children 6 – 12 admitted only with a parent/guardian.
  • Iron Man...read more
Private Event
7:30 am - 4:30 pm
 Private Event
Monday, Aug. 3, 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
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Avengers Week: Iron Man 2 and Thor
12:00pm
Avengers Week: Iron Man 2 and Thor
Tuesday, Aug. 4, 12:00pmAvengers Week: Iron
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
What better way to end summer vacation than by enjoying some Avengers?! We will be watching two Avengers movies every day. Light snacks will be provided. Movies start promptly at 12:00pm. Please Note: Children 6 – 12 admitted only with a parent/guardian.
  • Iron Man 2...read more
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Avengers Week: Captain America: The First Avenger and Marvel’s The Avengers
12:00pm
Avengers Week: Captain America: The First Avenger and Marvel’s The Avengers
Wednesday, Aug. 5, 12:00pmAvengers Week: Capta
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
What better way to end summer vacation than by enjoying some Avengers?! We will be watching two Avengers movies every day. Light snacks will be provided. Movies start promptly at 12:00pm. Please Note: Children 6 – 12 admitted only with a parent/guardian.
  • Captain Am...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, Aug. 5, 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 - Little Shop of Horrors
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Movie Night - Little Shop of Horrors
Wednesday, Aug. 5, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Santa Maria Library is pleased to offer FREE movie nights to our patrons. 
Theme: Adult SRP/Musical Comedy, Rated PG-13, 88 minutes (1986)

A nerdy florist finds his chance for success and romance with the help of a giant man-eating plant who demands to be fed:...read more
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Tickets Available for Sew What?
 Tickets Available for Sew What?
Thursday, Aug. 6, Tickets Available fo
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Thursday, August 13, 2015 at 4:00pm,
Knowing how to sew opens up a completely new world of creativity for kids! Town Center Gallery artists will instruct kids in the fun of learning basic hand stitching techniques to bring their hand-made creations to life. All materials are provided. Tickets a...read more
Avengers Week: Iron Man 3 and Thor: The Dark World
12:00pm
Avengers Week: Iron Man 3 and Thor: The Dark World
Thursday, Aug. 6, 12:00pmAvengers Week: Iron
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
What better way to end summer vacation than by enjoying some Avengers?! We will be watching two Avengers movies every day. Light snacks will be provided. Movies start promptly at 12:00pm. Please Note: Children 6 – 12 admitted only with a parent/guardian.
  • Iron Man 3...read more
Game Night at the Santa Maria Public Library
4:00 pm
Game Night at the Santa Maria Public Library
Thursday, Aug. 6, 4:00 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
The Santa Maria Public Library invites people of all ages for an evening of games on August 6, 2015 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm in Shepard Hall at the Santa Maria Public Library, 421 S. McClelland Street. The Library will provide a variety of games, including playing cards, Apples to Apples, Uno, Jenga,...read more
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Stuffed Animal Sleepover Drop-Off
before 6:00pm
Stuffed Animal Sleepover Drop-Off
Friday, Aug. 7, before 6:00pmStuffed Animal Sleep
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Drop-off: Friday, August 7 before 6:00pm
Pick-up Saturday, August 8 before 5:00pm
Drop-off your stuffed animal for a sleepover, and let your favorite friend have all the fun, Library style! Pick them up the next day, and find out what they were up to all night. Participants have th...read more
Avengers Week: Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Guardians of the Galaxy
12:00pm
Avengers Week: Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Guardians of the Galaxy
Friday, Aug. 7, 12:00pmAvengers Week: Capta
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
What better way to end summer vacation than by enjoying some Avengers?! We will be watching two Avengers movies every day. Light snacks will be provided. Movies start promptly at 12:00pm. Please Note: Children 6 – 12 admitted only with a parent/guardian.
  • Captain Am...read more
Private Event
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
 Private Event
Friday, Aug. 7, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
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Read to the Rhythm! Summer Reading Program for Kids Ends
Read to the Rhythm! Summer Reading Program for Kids Ends
Saturday, Aug. 8, Read to the Rhythm!
All Locations

 
Teens: Read to the Rhythm! Summer Reading Program Ends
Teens: Read to the Rhythm! Summer Reading Program Ends
Saturday, Aug. 8, Teens: Read to the R
All Locations

 
Stuffed Animal Sleepover Pick-up
10:00 - 5:00pm
Stuffed Animal Sleepover Pick-up
Saturday, Aug. 8, 10:00 - 5:00pmStuffed Animal Sleep
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Drop-off: Friday, August 7 before 6:00pm
Pick-up Saturday, August 8 before 5:00pm
Drop-off your stuffed animal for a sleepover, and let your favorite friend have all the fun, Library style! Pick them up the next day, and find out what they were up to all night. Participants have th...read more
SM Valley Speaks
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
 SM Valley Speaks
Saturday, Aug. 8, 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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Private Event
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
 Private Event
Monday, Aug. 10, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
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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, Aug. 12, 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
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Sew What?
4:00pm
 Sew What?
Thursday, Aug. 13, 4:00pmSew What?
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Thursday, August 13, 2015 at 4:00pm,
Knowing how to sew opens up a completely new world of creativity for kids! Town Center Gallery artists will instruct kids in the fun of learning basic hand stitching techniques to bring their hand-made creations to life. All materials are provided. Tickets a...read more
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Private Event
8:00 am - 12:30 pm
 Private Event
Monday, Aug. 17, 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
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Private Event
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
 Private Event
Tuesday, Aug. 18, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Joint Meeting of the Santa Maria City Council and Planning Commission
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Joint Meeting of the Santa Maria City Council and Planning Commission
Tuesday, Aug. 18, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Night Light Theater: Peter Pan
6:00pm
 Night Light Theater: Peter Pan
Tuesday, Aug. 18, 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. 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.
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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, Aug. 19, 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 - In the Time of Butterflies
5:30 pm - 7:15 pm
Movie Night - In the Time of Butterflies
Wednesday, Aug. 19, 5:30 pm - 7:15 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Santa Maria Library is pleased to offer FREE movie nights to our patrons. 
Theme: Drama, Rated PG-13, 95 minutes (2001)

Inspired by the true story of the three Mirabal sisters, who, in 1960, were murdered for their part in an underground plot to overthrow the gove...read more
Private Event
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
 Private Event
Wednesday, Aug. 19, 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
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Private Event
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
 Private Event
Thursday, Aug. 20, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
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BBQ Fundraiser
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
 BBQ Fundraiser
Saturday, Aug. 22, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
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Private Event
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
 Private Event
Monday, Aug. 24, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
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Valley Reads - Book Club
11:00 am
 Valley Reads - Book Club
Tuesday, Aug. 25, 11:00 am
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
The Valley Reads book club meets every month on the 4th Tuesday in Shepard Hall from 11:00 am until 12:30 pm.  Sign-ups to join The Valley Reads are available at the second floor Information Desk at the Santa Maria Public Library.   For more information call (805) 925-0994 x331. ...read more
Medicare 101 Informational Meeting
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Medicare 101 Informational Meeting
Tuesday, Aug. 25, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
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Private Event
9:00 am - 10:00 am
 Private Event
Wednesday, Aug. 26, 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Genealogical Help! Do you need help tracing your family tree?
1:00 pm
Genealogical Help! Do you need help tracing your family tree?
Wednesday, Aug. 26, 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
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Private Event
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
 Private Event
Monday, Aug. 31, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
     
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