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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Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Saturday, May 25, 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Join One Community Action's Stop the Hate program in Shepard Hall at the Santa Maria Public Library. Stop the Hate will offer insight on all resources available to those who have been victims of a hate crime, and provide the community with information on hate crimes, bullying, domestic violence and harassment across all age groups.  Through advocacy and support, One Community Action strives to create a safer, more inclusive community for all. This presentation will be done in Spanish. 
Learning Loft
Saturday, May 25, 11:00am-1:00pm
Schedule a one-on-one appointment for instruction on technology topics like setting-up new devices, installing apps, privacy best practices, and enjoying library e-resources at home. Registration is required. Call the Library at 805-925-0994 ext. 8562 to schedule an appointment.
Pokémon Club
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Saturday, May 25, 11:30am (Apri 13, 11:30 a.m., May 25, 11:30 a.m.)
Join other Pokémon trainers at the popular Pokémon Club. Learn how to play the Pokémon Trading Card game, watch Pokémon, and participate in other fun activities. Bring a deck from home to battle or use one from the library.
Makerspace
Learning Center
Saturday, May 25, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
It's time to create, explore, and use your imagination!
  • Legos
  • Paper Bag American Bald Eagle
  • Button Making
Learning Loft
Saturday, May 25, 2:00 PM
The Valley Reads is a monthly book club for adults featuring coffee, snacks, and lively discussion!  The book selection for May is Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann. Please call the Reference desk at 805-925-0994 ext. 8562 to reserve a seat. For ages 18 and over. Registration is required.
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Sunday, May 26, 1:00 PM
Get ready to join an epic adventure with Dungeons and Dragons presented by Central Coast Games. This easy to learn game is the world’s most popular tabletop role playing game, and everyone is welcome regardless of previous experience. Space is limited and registration is required, designed for patrons 18 and older.
Library Closed / Bib
All Locations
Monday, May 27
The City of Santa Maria Public Library and all branch Libraries will be closed in observance of Memorial Day.

Cerrado Lunes, 27 de mayo para el dÍa memorial.
Toddler Time
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Tuesday, May 28, 10:00am

Story time session: Tuesdays, April 30 – May 28; 10:00am (English/Spanish)

High-energy learning experience just for toddlers and their caregivers. Toddlers learn and grow through stories, movement, and music. Sign up for only one six-week timeslot. For ages 1-3. Registration is required, and begins Tuesday, April 23.

 

Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Tuesday, May 28, 3:30pm-5:30pm
Reading to dogs is a wonderful way for children to gain confidence while reading aloud. These dogs absolutely love all kinds of books and are excellent listeners. No one pays attention to a child reading quite like dogs do! For ages 6 -12.  First come, first served for a 15-minute time slot. This program runs approx. 1.5 hrs. 
 
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Wednesday, May 29, 10:00am

Story Time Session: Wednesdays, May 1- May 29
Explore pre-literacy skills through music, movement, and visual stimulation and promote a healthy bond between baby and caregiver. Learn, connect, and grow with other babies and their caregivers.  For ages 0-12 months.
This program runs approx. 30 mins.

Toddler Time
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Thursday, May 30, 10:00am

Story time session: Thursdays, May 2 – May 30; 10:00am

High-energy learning experience just for toddlers and their caregivers. Toddlers learn and grow through stories, movement, and music. Sign up for only one six-week timeslot. For ages 1-3. Registration is required, and begins Tuesday, April 23.

Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Thursday, May 30, 4:00pm
Bring your favorite books to life through a reading performance using minimal props and your imagination. Reader’s theater encourages literacy development and creativity, in a fun and engaging way. Each month we will select a new book to perform. No experience needed. For ages: 6-12   
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Thursday, May 30, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Join the American Association of University Women and the United Domestic Workers for a presentation highlighting information and programs for in-home healthcare providers. Light refreshments will be available!

Sponsored by AAUW.
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Friday, May 31, 4:30pm

Learn to create your very own snack board. Find ways to combine savory and sweet snacks to create a personalized tasty and balanced afterschool treat.

Learning Center
Saturday, Jun. 1, 11:00am

Kick off the summer by signing up for summer reading at a special Makerspace event. Create themed crafts to celebrate our summer reading theme “Read, Renew, Repeat.” This program runs approx. 4 hrs.

Makerspace
Learning Center
Saturday, Jun. 1, 12:00pm - 3:00pm
It's time to create, explore, and use your imagination!
  • Paper Bag Book
  • Comic Book Bookmarks
  • Book Page Bow
Board Game Afternoon
Youth Services Desk
Sunday, Jun. 2
Visit the Youth Services Desk to borrow a board game to play while at the library. Play a favorite or try something new.  
Santa Maria Public Library
Sunday, Jun. 2

Visit the Youth Services Desk on the first Sunday of each month to receive a coupon for a free book of your choice from the Library Bookstore! For ages 0-17. For more information, please call the Information Desk at 805-925-0994. 

Learning Loft - Santa Maria Public Library
Sunday, Jun. 2, 2:00pm-4:00pm
Schedule a one-on-one appointment for instruction on technology topics like setting-up new devices, installing apps, privacy best practices, and enjoying library e-resources at home. Registration required.
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Monday, Jun. 3, 11:00am

Assist your preschooler in creating a masterpiece. Preschool Art Time focuses on building fine motor skills. Encourage creativity and explore different mediums – come dressed for mess! For ages 3-5.

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