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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Nursery Rhyme Dance Time
10:15am
 Nursery Rhyme Dance Time
Wednesday, May. 1, 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, May. 1, 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, May. 2, 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, May. 2, 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.
Film Series: Mary Poppins Returns
2:30pm
Film Series: Mary Poppins Returns
Thursday, May 2, 2:30pm
500 N. Fairview Ave. Goleta
Join us for a free viewing of the film: Mary Poppins Returns
Rating: PG
Run time:  2 hr. 10 min
PAWS to Read
3:00-4:30pm
 PAWS to Read
Thursday, May. 2, 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, May. 2, 3:30-6:30pm
500 N. Fairview Ave. Goleta
Bring 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.  Appointmenta available, call 805-964-7878.
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Science Friday: Snap Circuits
3:30pm
 Science Friday: Snap Circuits
Friday, May 3, 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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Family Place
10:15 - 11:30 AM
 Family Place
Saturday, May. 4, 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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Dia de los ninos/Dia de los libros
2-4pm
Dia de los ninos/Dia de los libros
Sunday, May 5, 2-4pm
500 N. Fairview Ave. Goleta
Join the Goleta Valley Library, as hundreds of libraries thoughout the country host special multicultural events in celebration of Dia!
Special activities include: face painting, a magic show, LED hula hoop show, carnival games, a photo booth, scavenger hunt, raffle prizes, goodie bags and Bing...read more
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Meditation
2:30pm
 Meditation
Monday, May. 6, 2:30pm
(Mondays, May 6, 13 & 20th 2:30pm)

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, May. 7, 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.
Tech Tutoring
11am-2pm
 Tech Tutoring
Tuesday, May. 7, 11am-2pm
500 N. Fairview Ave. Goleta
Bring 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.  Appointments available, please call 805-964-7878.
Bilingual Storytime
4:00pm
 Bilingual Storytime
Tuesday, May. 7, 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, May. 7, 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, May. 8, 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, May. 8, 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, May. 9, 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, May. 9, 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.
Film Series: Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase
2:30pm
Film Series: Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase
Thursday, May 9, 2:30pm
500 N. Fairview Ave. Goleta
Join us for a free viewing of the film: Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase
Rating: PG
Run time: 1 hr. 29 min 
PAWS to Read
3:00-4:30pm
 PAWS to Read
Thursday, May. 9, 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, May. 9, 3:30-6:30pm
500 N. Fairview Ave. Goleta
Bring 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.  Appointmenta available, call 805-964-7878.
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Science Friday: LEGOS
3:30pm
 Science Friday: LEGOS
Friday, May 10, 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, May. 11, 10:00am - 3:00pm
500 N. Fairview Ave. Goleta
Bring 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.  Appointments available, please call 805-964-7878.
Family Place
10:15 - 11:30 AM
 Family Place
Saturday, May. 11, 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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Family Game Time
2-4pm
 Family Game Time
Sunday, May. 12, 2-4pm
500 N. Fairview Ave. Goleta
Drop-in at any time with your family or friends and enjoy playing a wide variety of board games. All ages welcome.
Goleta Valley Library events are free and open to the public.
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Meditation
2:30pm
 Meditation
Monday, May. 13, 2:30pm
(Mondays, May 6, 13 & 20th 2:30pm)

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, May. 14, 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.
Tech Tutoring
11am-2pm
 Tech Tutoring
Tuesday, May. 14, 11am-2pm
500 N. Fairview Ave. Goleta
Bring 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.  Appointments available, please call 805-964-7878.
Bilingual Storytime
4:00pm
 Bilingual Storytime
Tuesday, May. 14, 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, May. 14, 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, May. 15, 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, May. 15, 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, May. 16, 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, May. 16, 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.
Film Series: Lego Movie: the second part
2:30pm
Film Series: Lego Movie: the second part
Thursday, May 16, 2:30pm
500 N. Fairview Ave. Goleta
Join us for a free viewing of the film: Lego Movie: the second part
Rating: PG
Run time:  1 hr. 47 min.
PAWS to Read
3:00-4:30pm
 PAWS to Read
Thursday, May. 16, 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, May. 16, 3:30-6:30pm
500 N. Fairview Ave. Goleta
Bring 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.  Appointmenta available, call 805-964-7878.
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Science Friday: Cubelets
3:30pm
 Science Friday: Cubelets
Friday, May 17, 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 - 1:00pm
 Tech Tutoring
Saturday, May. 18, 10:00am - 1:00pm
500 N. Fairview Ave. Goleta
Bring 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.  Appointments available, please call 805-964-7878.
Volunteer Fair
10am-12pm
 Volunteer Fair
Saturday, May 18, 10am-12pm
500 N. Fairview Ave. Goleta
Find out about volunteer opportunities with our local environmental organizations. Representatives will be present to answer your questions.  Project Clean Waer.  Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network.  350SB.  Haskell Beach clean-up.  For more info call Brent at Goleta Valley...read more
Star Wars Craft-Fused Beads
2:30-4pm
 Star Wars Craft-Fused Beads
Saturday, May 18, 2:30-4pm
500 N. Fairview Ave. Goleta
Join us for a Star Wars craft event. Make fused bead key chains, coasters and other Star Wars inspired items.
Best for ages 12 and under. 
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A Merger in Space: Black Holes and Neutron Stars
2:00pm
A Merger in Space: Black Holes and Neutron Stars
Sunday, May 19, 2:00pm
500 N. Fairview Ave. Goleta
The Friends of the Goleta Valley Library Lecture Series presents A Merger in Space: Black Holes and Neutron Stars.
Professor Brown (Physics Department of Syracuse University) will discuss the implications of these colossal cosmic mergers, what they create, and how they are changing our...read more
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Meditation
2:30pm
 Meditation
Monday, May. 20, 2:30pm
(Mondays, May 6, 13 & 20th 2:30pm)

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, May. 21, 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.
Tech Tutoring
11am-2pm
 Tech Tutoring
Tuesday, May. 21, 11am-2pm
500 N. Fairview Ave. Goleta
Bring 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.  Appointments available, please call 805-964-7878.
Bilingual Storytime
4:00pm
 Bilingual Storytime
Tuesday, May. 21, 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, May. 21, 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
5:30 pm
 Mystery Book Club
Tuesday, May 21, 5:30 pm
500 N. Fairview Ave. Goleta
Join us to discuss The Winter Queen by Boris Akunin, the first in the Erast Fandorin series set in czarist Russia.
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Wiggly Storytime
10:15am
 Wiggly Storytime
Wednesday, May. 22, 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, May. 22, 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, May. 23, 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, May. 23, 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.
Film Series: First Man
2:30pm
 Film Series: First Man
Thursday, May 23, 2:30pm
500 N. Fairview Ave. Goleta
Join us for a free viewing of the film: First Man
Rating: PG-13
Run time:  2 hr. 21 min
A look at the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong, and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969.
PAWS to Read
3:00-4:30pm
 PAWS to Read
Thursday, May. 23, 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, May. 23, 3:30-6:30pm
500 N. Fairview Ave. Goleta
Bring 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.  Appointmenta available, call 805-964-7878.
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Science Friday: Circuit Sticker Sketchbooks
3:30pm
Science Friday: Circuit Sticker Sketchbooks
Friday, May 24, 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 - 1:00pm
 Tech Tutoring
Saturday, May. 25, 10:00am - 1:00pm
500 N. Fairview Ave. Goleta
Bring 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.  Appointments available, please call 805-964-7878.
Family Storytime
11:15am
 Family Storytime
Saturday, May. 25, 11:15am
500 N. Fairview Ave. Goleta

Come listen to fun stories and move your body to rhymes. <...read more

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Library Closed-Memorial Day
 Library Closed-Memorial Day
Monday, May 27,
500 N. Fairview Ave. Goleta
The Goleta Valley Library is closed Memorial Day
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Wiggly Storytime
10:15am
 Wiggly Storytime
Tuesday, May. 28, 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.
Tech Tutoring
11am-2pm
 Tech Tutoring
Tuesday, May. 28, 11am-2pm
500 N. Fairview Ave. Goleta
Bring 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.  Appointments available, please call 805-964-7878.
Bilingual Storytime
4:00pm
 Bilingual Storytime
Tuesday, May. 28, 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, May. 28, 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, May. 29, 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, May. 29, 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.
Teen Volunteer Orientation for Summer Reading Program
5-6pm
Teen Volunteer Orientation for Summer Reading Program
Wednesday, May 29, 5-6pm
500 N. Fairview Ave. Goleta
Teens who are interested in helping during our Summer Reading Program will learn everything they need to know to become volunteers at Goleta Library! Staff will provide information on the rules and responsibilities of being a volunteer and answer any questions that come up. Please be ready to let st...read more
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Preschool Storytime
10:15am
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, May. 30, 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, May. 30, 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.
Film Series: How to train your dragon: the hidden world
2:30pm
Film Series: How to train your dragon: the hidden world
Thursday, May 30, 2:30pm
500 N. Fairview Ave. Goleta
Join us for a free viewing of the film: How to train your dragon: the hidden world
Rating: PG
Run time:  1 hour 44 minutes
When Hiccup discovers Toothless isn't the only Night Fury, he must seek "The Hidden World", a secret Dragon Utopia before a hired...read more
PAWS to Read
3:00-4:30pm
 PAWS to Read
Thursday, May. 30, 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, May. 30, 3:30-6:30pm
500 N. Fairview Ave. Goleta
Bring 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.  Appointmenta available, call 805-964-7878.
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