Goleta Valley Library

Library Events

Join us for upcoming events, classes and programs at Goleta Valley Library! All events are free and open to the public. Registration required where noted.

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Opera Santa Barbara
12:30 pm
 Opera Santa Barbara
Monday, Apr. 1, 12:30 pmOpera Santa Barbara
500 N. Fairview Ave. Goleta
Noontime concert at 12:30 pm
Film Series: Mary Poppins Returns
4pm
Film Series: Mary Poppins Returns
Monday, Apr. 1, 4pm
500 N. Fairview Ave. Goleta
Join us for a free viewing of the film Mary Poppins Returns.
Rating: PG
Run time:  2 hours 10 min.
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Wiggly Storytime
10:15am
 Wiggly Storytime
Tuesday, Apr. 2, 10:15am
500 N. Fairview Ave. Goleta
Come wiggle with us during our Toddler Storytime. Our storyteller will lead the group in short stories, songs, dancing and flannel fun. Play together with bubbles and get ready to explore! Ages 14 months to 3 years old. Goleta Valley Library events are free and open to the public.
Bilingual Storytime -- Cancelled
4:00pm
Bilingual Storytime -- Cancelled
Tuesday, Apr. 2, 4:00pmBilingual Storytime
500 N. Fairview Ave. Goleta
PAWS to Read
4:00-5:00pm
 PAWS to Read
Tuesday, Apr. 2, 4:00-5:00pm
500 N. Fairview Ave. Goleta
Join the Channel City Kennel Club and practice your reading skills with one of their furry friends. This is a great way for reluctant readers to practice reading aloud to the kindest, least judgmental listeners around. Best for emerging readers ages 5 and up. Goleta Valley Library events are fr...read more
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Nursery Rhyme Dance Time
10:15am
 Nursery Rhyme Dance Time
Wednesday, Apr. 3, 10:15am
500 N. Fairview Ave. Goleta
Wiggle, jump, & sway to music and nursery rhymes with your child. Sean Lynn Crawford from Inspire Dance Arts will offer fun movement ideas for your child to develop coordination while also learning classic nursery rhymes. Ages 1-4 years old. Goleta Valley Library events are free and open to...read more
Goodland Yarnworks
2-4pm
 Goodland Yarnworks
Wednesday, Apr. 3, 2-4pm
500 N. Fairview Ave. Goleta
Drop in and join us every Wednesday afternoon from 2 to 4 to knit items for various charities.
Goleta Valley Library events are free and open to the public.
4
Preschool Storytime
10:15am
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Apr. 4, 10:15am
500 N. Fairview Ave. Goleta
We offer an introduction to books and group listening for young children, between the ages of 3 and 5. Join us for children's stories, songs, rhymes, and illustrations. Goleta Valley Library events are free and open to the public.
Baby & Me
11:15am
 Baby & Me
Thursday, Apr. 4, 11:15am
500 N. Fairview Ave. Goleta
In this relaxed, 30 minute program, our storyteller will lead the group in songs, lap bounces, a short story, bubbles, parachute play and community building. Ages 0-14 months. Goleta Valley Library events are free and open to the public.
PAWS to Read
3:00-4:30pm
 PAWS to Read
Thursday, Apr. 4, 3:00-4:30pm
500 N. Fairview Ave. Goleta
Join the Channel City Kennel Club and practice your reading skills with one of their furry friends. This is a great way for reluctant readers to practice reading aloud to the kindest, least judgmental listeners around. Best for emerging readers ages 5 and up. Goleta Valley Library events are fr...read more
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Science Friday - Snap Circuits
3:30pm
 Science Friday - Snap Circuits
Friday, Apr. 5, 3:30pm
500 N. Fairview Ave. Goleta
Join us most Friday afternoons to explore science concepts--from 3D printing to snap circuits to building with LEGOs and much more! Please register online from our calendar. Best for ages 8-12. Drop-ins welcome if space allows.

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Tech Tutoring
10:00am - 3:00pm
 Tech Tutoring
Saturday, Apr. 6, 10:00am - 3:00pm
500 N. Fairview Ave. Goleta
Drop in with your laptop, tablet or smartphone for personalized assistance. Help is available for general usage as well as how to access the library's downloadables on your specific device.
Book to Action - Liz Cunningham author talk
3:30 pm
Book to Action - Liz Cunningham author talk
Saturday, Apr. 6, 3:30 pm
500 N. Fairview Ave. Goleta
Join us to hear ocean advocate Liz Cunningham, author of our Book to Action title "Ocean Country" talk about ocean conservation, and her passion for the ocean.
"Over time I realized my greatest passion was to help others connect with nature and inspire them to participate in forg...read more
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Dyslexia Talk
2-4pm
 Dyslexia Talk
Sunday, Apr. 7, 2-4pm
500 N. Fairview Ave. Goleta
Join us for our monthly Dyslexia Talk with Cheri Rae, founder of The Dyslexia Project.
All programs at Goleta Valley Library are free and open to the public.
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Meditation with Lilan
2:30 pm
 Meditation with Lilan
Monday, Apr. 8, 2:30 pm
500 N. Fairview Ave. Goleta
Love meditation with love art and love field. 
Embody love, share love, feel love, 
Love melts all blockages and transforms all life.
Film Series: Aquaman
4pm
 Film Series: Aquaman
Monday, Apr. 8, 4pm
500 N. Fairview Ave. Goleta
Join us for a free viewing of the film Aquaman.
Rating: PG-13
Run time:  2 hours 22 min.
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Wiggly Storytime
10:15am
 Wiggly Storytime
Tuesday, Apr. 9, 10:15am
500 N. Fairview Ave. Goleta
Come wiggle with us during our Toddler Storytime. Our storyteller will lead the group in short stories, songs, dancing and flannel fun. Play together with bubbles and get ready to explore! Ages 14 months to 3 years old. Goleta Valley Library events are free and open to the public.
Bilingual Storytime
4:00pm
 Bilingual Storytime
Tuesday, Apr. 9, 4:00pmBilingual Storytime
500 N. Fairview Ave. Goleta

Join us for a bili...read more

PAWS to Read
4:00-5:00pm
 PAWS to Read
Tuesday, Apr. 9, 4:00-5:00pm
500 N. Fairview Ave. Goleta
Join the Channel City Kennel Club and practice your reading skills with one of their furry friends. This is a great way for reluctant readers to practice reading aloud to the kindest, least judgmental listeners around. Best for emerging readers ages 5 and up. Goleta Valley Library events are fr...read more
10
Wiggly Storytime
10:15am
 Wiggly Storytime
Wednesday, Apr. 10, 10:15am
500 N. Fairview Ave. Goleta
Come wiggle with us during our Toddler Storytime. Our storyteller will lead the group in short stories, songs, dancing and flannel fun. Play together with bubbles and get ready to explore! Ages 14 months to 3 years old. Goleta Valley Library events are free and open to the public.
Goodland Yarnworks
2-4pm
 Goodland Yarnworks
Wednesday, Apr. 10, 2-4pm
500 N. Fairview Ave. Goleta
Drop in and join us every Wednesday afternoon from 2 to 4 to knit items for various charities.
Goleta Valley Library events are free and open to the public.
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Preschool Storytime
10:15am
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Apr. 11, 10:15am
500 N. Fairview Ave. Goleta
We offer an introduction to books and group listening for young children, between the ages of 3 and 5. Join us for children's stories, songs, rhymes, and illustrations. Goleta Valley Library events are free and open to the public.
Baby & Me
11:15am
 Baby & Me
Thursday, Apr. 11, 11:15am
500 N. Fairview Ave. Goleta
In this relaxed, 30 minute program, our storyteller will lead the group in songs, lap bounces, a short story, bubbles, parachute play and community building. Ages 0-14 months. Goleta Valley Library events are free and open to the public.
PAWS to Read
3:00-4:30pm
 PAWS to Read
Thursday, Apr. 11, 3:00-4:30pm
500 N. Fairview Ave. Goleta
Join the Channel City Kennel Club and practice your reading skills with one of their furry friends. This is a great way for reluctant readers to practice reading aloud to the kindest, least judgmental listeners around. Best for emerging readers ages 5 and up. Goleta Valley Library events are fr...read more
Tech Tutoring
3:30-6:30pm
 Tech Tutoring
Thursday, Apr. 11, 3:30-6:30pm
500 N. Fairview Ave. Goleta
Drop in with your laptop, tablet or smartphone for personalized assistance. Help is available for general usage as well as how to access the library's downloadables on your specific device.
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Science Friday - LEGOs
3:30pm
 Science Friday - LEGOs
Friday, Apr. 12, 3:30pm
500 N. Fairview Ave. Goleta
Join us most Friday afternoons to explore science concepts--from 3D printing to snap circuits to building with LEGOs and much more! Please register online from our calendar. Best for ages 8-12. Drop-ins welcome if space allows.

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Tech Tutoring
10:00am - 3:00pm
 Tech Tutoring
Saturday, Apr. 13, 10:00am - 3:00pm
500 N. Fairview Ave. Goleta
Drop in with your laptop, tablet or smartphone for personalized assistance. Help is available for general usage as well as how to access the library's downloadables on your specific device.
Family Place
10:15 - 11:30 AM
 Family Place
Saturday, Apr. 13, 10:15 - 11:30 AMFamily Place
500 N. Fairview Ave. Goleta
Come play and learn with us! Join our parent and child workshop to help your child learn through books and play. Receive handy tips from experts on local community resources and meet new friends. The Family Place program occurs over five consecutive Saturdays: April 13th, 20th & 27th and May 4th...read more
Under the Sea Craft Event
2:30pm
 Under the Sea Craft Event
Saturday, Apr. 13, 2:30pm
500 N. Fairview Ave. Goleta
Drop-in ocean-inspired craft event.
Make shark hats, paper bag seals, whale photo frames and much more.
Best for kids under 12. All Goleta Library events are free and open to the public.
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Undersea Photography Presentation - Richard Salas
2-3 pm
Undersea Photography Presentation - Richard Salas
Sunday, Apr. 14, 2-3 pm
500 N. Fairview Ave. Goleta
Local photographer Richard Salas shares his amazing pictures of the world’s oceans and their animals – excellent for the whole family!  

Photographs by Richard Salas will be on display in the Library during the month of April.
15
Meditation with Lilan
2:30 pm
 Meditation with Lilan
Monday, Apr. 15, 2:30 pm
500 N. Fairview Ave. Goleta
Love meditation with love art and love field. 
Embody love, share love, feel love, 
Love melts all blockages and transforms all life.
Film Series: Christopher Robin
4pm
 Film Series: Christopher Robin
Monday, Apr. 15, 4pm
500 N. Fairview Ave. Goleta
Join us for a free viewing of the film Christopher Robin.
Rating: PG
Run time:  1 hour 43 min.
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Wiggly Storytime
10:15am
 Wiggly Storytime
Tuesday, Apr. 16, 10:15am
500 N. Fairview Ave. Goleta
Come wiggle with us during our Toddler Storytime. Our storyteller will lead the group in short stories, songs, dancing and flannel fun. Play together with bubbles and get ready to explore! Ages 14 months to 3 years old. Goleta Valley Library events are free and open to the public.
Bilingual Storytime
4:00pm
 Bilingual Storytime
Tuesday, Apr. 16, 4:00pmBilingual Storytime
500 N. Fairview Ave. Goleta

Join us for a bili...read more

PAWS to Read
4:00-5:00pm
 PAWS to Read
Tuesday, Apr. 16, 4:00-5:00pm
500 N. Fairview Ave. Goleta
Join the Channel City Kennel Club and practice your reading skills with one of their furry friends. This is a great way for reluctant readers to practice reading aloud to the kindest, least judgmental listeners around. Best for emerging readers ages 5 and up. Goleta Valley Library events are fr...read more
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Wiggly Storytime
10:15am
 Wiggly Storytime
Wednesday, Apr. 17, 10:15am
500 N. Fairview Ave. Goleta
Come wiggle with us during our Toddler Storytime. Our storyteller will lead the group in short stories, songs, dancing and flannel fun. Play together with bubbles and get ready to explore! Ages 14 months to 3 years old. Goleta Valley Library events are free and open to the public.
Goodland Yarnworks
2-4pm
 Goodland Yarnworks
Wednesday, Apr. 17, 2-4pm
500 N. Fairview Ave. Goleta
Drop in and join us every Wednesday afternoon from 2 to 4 to knit items for various charities.
Goleta Valley Library events are free and open to the public.
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Learn about Passover! Preschool Storytime with Special Guest
10:15
Learn about Passover! Preschool Storytime with Special Guest
Thursday, Apr. 18, 10:15
500 N. Fairview Ave. Goleta
We offer an introduction to books and group listening for young children, between the ages of 3 and 5. Join us for a Passover Storytime with a special guest! Goleta Valley Library events are free and open to the public.
Baby & Me
11:15am
 Baby & Me
Thursday, Apr. 18, 11:15am
500 N. Fairview Ave. Goleta
In this relaxed, 30 minute program, our storyteller will lead the group in songs, lap bounces, a short story, bubbles, parachute play and community building. Ages 0-14 months. Goleta Valley Library events are free and open to the public.
PAWS to Read
3:00-4:30pm
 PAWS to Read
Thursday, Apr. 18, 3:00-4:30pm
500 N. Fairview Ave. Goleta
Join the Channel City Kennel Club and practice your reading skills with one of their furry friends. This is a great way for reluctant readers to practice reading aloud to the kindest, least judgmental listeners around. Best for emerging readers ages 5 and up. Goleta Valley Library events are fr...read more
Tech Tutoring
3:30-6:30pm
 Tech Tutoring
Thursday, Apr. 18, 3:30-6:30pm
500 N. Fairview Ave. Goleta
Drop in with your laptop, tablet or smartphone for personalized assistance. Help is available for general usage as well as how to access the library's downloadables on your specific device.
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Science Friday - 3D Printing
3:30pm
 Science Friday - 3D Printing
Friday, Apr. 19, 3:30pm
500 N. Fairview Ave. Goleta
Join us most Friday afternoons to explore science concepts--from 3D printing to snap circuits to building with LEGOs and much more! Please register online from our calendar. Best for ages 8-12. Drop-ins welcome if space allows.

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Tech Tutoring
10:00am - 3:00pm
 Tech Tutoring
Saturday, Apr. 20, 10:00am - 3:00pm
500 N. Fairview Ave. Goleta
Drop in with your laptop, tablet or smartphone for personalized assistance. Help is available for general usage as well as how to access the library's downloadables on your specific device.
Family Place
10:15 - 11:30 AM
 Family Place
Saturday, Apr. 20, 10:15 - 11:30 AMFamily Place
500 N. Fairview Ave. Goleta
Come play and learn with us! Join our parent and child workshop to help your child learn through books and play. Receive handy tips from experts on local community resources and meet new friends. The Family Place program occurs over five consecutive Saturdays: April 13th, 20th & 27th and May 4th...read more
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Meditation with Lilan
2:30 pm
 Meditation with Lilan
Monday, Apr. 22, 2:30 pm
500 N. Fairview Ave. Goleta
Love meditation with love art and love field. 
Embody love, share love, feel love, 
Love melts all blockages and transforms all life.
Film Series: On The Basis of Sex
4pm
Film Series: On The Basis of Sex
Monday, Apr. 22, 4pm
500 N. Fairview Ave. Goleta
Join us for a free viewing of the film On The Basis of Sex.
Rating: PG-13
Run time:  2 hours
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Wiggly Storytime
10:15am
 Wiggly Storytime
Tuesday, Apr. 23, 10:15am
500 N. Fairview Ave. Goleta
Come wiggle with us during our Toddler Storytime. Our storyteller will lead the group in short stories, songs, dancing and flannel fun. Play together with bubbles and get ready to explore! Ages 14 months to 3 years old. Goleta Valley Library events are free and open to the public.
Bilingual Storytime
4:00pm
 Bilingual Storytime
Tuesday, Apr. 23, 4:00pmBilingual Storytime
500 N. Fairview Ave. Goleta

Join us for a bili...read more

PAWS to Read
4:00-5:00pm
 PAWS to Read
Tuesday, Apr. 23, 4:00-5:00pm
500 N. Fairview Ave. Goleta
Join the Channel City Kennel Club and practice your reading skills with one of their furry friends. This is a great way for reluctant readers to practice reading aloud to the kindest, least judgmental listeners around. Best for emerging readers ages 5 and up. Goleta Valley Library events are fr...read more
Mystery Book Club
5:30pm
 Mystery Book Club
Tuesday, Apr. 23, 5:30pmMystery Book Club
500 N. Fairview Ave. Goleta
Join us to discuss The Devotion of Suspect X (2011) by Keigo Higashino.
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Wiggly Storytime
10:15am
 Wiggly Storytime
Wednesday, Apr. 24, 10:15am
500 N. Fairview Ave. Goleta
Come wiggle with us during our Toddler Storytime. Our storyteller will lead the group in short stories, songs, dancing and flannel fun. Play together with bubbles and get ready to explore! Ages 14 months to 3 years old. Goleta Valley Library events are free and open to the public.
Goodland Yarnworks
2-4pm
 Goodland Yarnworks
Wednesday, Apr. 24, 2-4pm
500 N. Fairview Ave. Goleta
Drop in and join us every Wednesday afternoon from 2 to 4 to knit items for various charities.
Goleta Valley Library events are free and open to the public.
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Preschool Storytime
10:15am
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Apr. 25, 10:15am
500 N. Fairview Ave. Goleta
We offer an introduction to books and group listening for young children, between the ages of 3 and 5. Join us for children's stories, songs, rhymes, and illustrations. Goleta Valley Library events are free and open to the public.
Baby & Me
11:15am
 Baby & Me
Thursday, Apr. 25, 11:15am
500 N. Fairview Ave. Goleta
In this relaxed, 30 minute program, our storyteller will lead the group in songs, lap bounces, a short story, bubbles, parachute play and community building. Ages 0-14 months. Goleta Valley Library events are free and open to the public.
PAWS to Read
3:00-4:30pm
 PAWS to Read
Thursday, Apr. 25, 3:00-4:30pm
500 N. Fairview Ave. Goleta
Join the Channel City Kennel Club and practice your reading skills with one of their furry friends. This is a great way for reluctant readers to practice reading aloud to the kindest, least judgmental listeners around. Best for emerging readers ages 5 and up. Goleta Valley Library events are fr...read more
Tech Tutoring
3:30-6:30pm
 Tech Tutoring
Thursday, Apr. 25, 3:30-6:30pm
500 N. Fairview Ave. Goleta
Drop in with your laptop, tablet or smartphone for personalized assistance. Help is available for general usage as well as how to access the library's downloadables on your specific device.
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Science Friday - Circuit Sticker Sketchbook
3:30pm
Science Friday - Circuit Sticker Sketchbook
Friday, Apr. 26, 3:30pm
500 N. Fairview Ave. Goleta
Join us most Friday afternoons to explore science concepts--from 3D printing to snap circuits to building with LEGOs and much more! Please register online from our calendar. Best for ages 8-12. Drop-ins welcome if space allows.

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Tech Tutoring
10:00am - 3:00pm
 Tech Tutoring
Saturday, Apr. 27, 10:00am - 3:00pm
500 N. Fairview Ave. Goleta
Drop in with your laptop, tablet or smartphone for personalized assistance. Help is available for general usage as well as how to access the library's downloadables on your specific device.
Family Place
10:15 - 11:30 AM
 Family Place
Saturday, Apr. 27, 10:15 - 11:30 AMFamily Place
500 N. Fairview Ave. Goleta
Come play and learn with us! Join our parent and child workshop to help your child learn through books and play. Receive handy tips from experts on local community resources and meet new friends. The Family Place program occurs over five consecutive Saturdays: April 13th, 20th & 27th and May 4th...read more
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People and Birds of Cuba A Small Sample
2:00pm
People and Birds of Cuba A Small Sample
Sunday, Apr. 28, 2:00pm
500 N. Fairview Ave. Goleta
The Friends of the Goleta Valley Library Lecture Series presents: People and Birds of Cuba A Small Sample.
This program will focus on birds (Endemic Birds of Cuba as well as some of the West Indies endemics found in Cuba) Dennis Ringer saw while in Cuba on a 10-day birding and cultural...read more
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Meditation with Lilan
2:30 pm
 Meditation with Lilan
Monday, Apr. 29, 2:30 pm
500 N. Fairview Ave. Goleta
Love meditation with love art and love field. 
Embody love, share love, feel love, 
Love melts all blockages and transforms all life.
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Wiggly Storytime
10:15am
 Wiggly Storytime
Tuesday, Apr. 30, 10:15am
500 N. Fairview Ave. Goleta
Come wiggle with us during our Toddler Storytime. Our storyteller will lead the group in short stories, songs, dancing and flannel fun. Play together with bubbles and get ready to explore! Ages 14 months to 3 years old. Goleta Valley Library events are free and open to the public.
Bilingual Storytime
4:00pm
 Bilingual Storytime
Tuesday, Apr. 30, 4:00pmBilingual Storytime
500 N. Fairview Ave. Goleta

Join us for a bili...read more

PAWS to Read
4:00-5:00pm
 PAWS to Read
Tuesday, Apr. 30, 4:00-5:00pm
500 N. Fairview Ave. Goleta
Join the Channel City Kennel Club and practice your reading skills with one of their furry friends. This is a great way for reluctant readers to practice reading aloud to the kindest, least judgmental listeners around. Best for emerging readers ages 5 and up. Goleta Valley Library events are fr...read more
    
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