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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Library Closed- New Year’s Day
Library Closed- New Year’s Day
Tuesday, Jan. 1,
500 N. Fairview Ave. Goleta
The Goleta Valley Library is closed New Year's Day.
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Wiggly Storytime
10:15am
 Wiggly Storytime
Wednesday, Jan. 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.
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Preschool Storytime
10:15am
 Preschool Storytime
Thursday, Jan. 3, 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, Jan. 3, 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- Operation Finale
2pm
 Film Series- Operation Finale
Thursday, Jan. 3, 2pm
500 N. Fairview Ave. Goleta
Join us for a viewing of the film Operation Finale
PAWS to Read
3:00-4:30pm
 PAWS to Read
Thursday, Jan. 3, 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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Family Storytime
11:15am
 Family Storytime
Saturday, Jan. 5, 11:15am
500 N. Fairview Ave. Goleta

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

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The 12 Gifts of Dyslexia
2-4pm
 The 12 Gifts of Dyslexia
Sunday, Jan. 6
500 N. Fairview Ave. Goleta
Join Cheri Rae, founder of The Dyslexia Project, to celebrate her version of "The 12 Gifts of Dyslexia", a positive way of looking at the rewards that can be achieved by working through the challenges of dyslexia. All Goleta Valley Library programs are free and open to the public.
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Meditation with Lilan
2:30 pm
 Meditation with Lilan
Monday, Jan. 7, 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, Jan. 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.
Bilingual Storytime
4:00pm
 Bilingual Storytime
Tuesday, Jan. 8, 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, Jan. 8, 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, Jan. 9, 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, Jan. 9, 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, Jan. 10, 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, Jan. 10, 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: The House with a Clock in Its Walls
2:30pm
Film Series: The House with a Clock in Its Walls
Thursday, Jan. 10, 2:30pm
500 N. Fairview Ave. Goleta
Join us for a free viewing of the film The House with a Clock in Its Walls.
Rating: PG
Run time: 1 hr 45 min
PAWS to Read
3:00-4:30pm
 PAWS to Read
Thursday, Jan. 10, 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 - LEGOs
3:30pm
 Science Friday - LEGOs
Friday, Jan. 11, 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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Mobile Device Assistance
10:00am - 3:00pm
 Mobile Device Assistance
Saturday, Jan. 12, 10:00am - 3:00pm
500 N. Fairview Ave. Goleta
Drop in between 10:00am and 3:00pm 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 Storytime
11:15am
 Family Storytime
Saturday, Jan. 12, 11:15am
500 N. Fairview Ave. Goleta

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

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Family Game Time
2-4pm
 Family Game Time
Sunday, Jan. 13
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 with Lilan
2:30 pm
 Meditation with Lilan
Monday, Jan. 14, 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, Jan. 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.
Bilingual Storytime
4:00pm
 Bilingual Storytime
Tuesday, Jan. 15, 4:00pmBilingual Storytime
500 N. Fairview Ave. Goleta

Join us for a bili...read more

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Wiggly Storytime
10:15am
 Wiggly Storytime
Wednesday, Jan. 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.
Goodland Yarnworks
2-4pm
 Goodland Yarnworks
Wednesday, Jan. 16, 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, Jan. 17, 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, Jan. 17, 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: Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero
2:30pm
Film Series: Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero
Thursday, Jan. 17, 2:30pm
500 N. Fairview Ave. Goleta
Join us for a free viewing of the film Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero.
Rating: PG
Run time: 1 hr 34 min
PAWS to Read
3:00-4:30pm
 PAWS to Read
Thursday, Jan. 17, 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, Jan. 18, 3:30pm
500 N. Fairview Ave. Goleta
Join us most Friday afternoons to explore science concepts--from 3D printing using the library's new "NEVA," using snap circuitry, building with Legos, and more. Please register online from our calendar. Best for ages 8-12. Drop-ins welcome if space allows.

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Mobile Device Assistance
10:00am - 3:00pm
 Mobile Device Assistance
Saturday, Jan. 19, 10:00am - 3:00pm
500 N. Fairview Ave. Goleta
Drop in between 10:00am and 3:00pm 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, Jan. 19, 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 on local community resources and meet new friends. The Family Place program occurs over five consecutive Saturdays: January 19th & 26th and February 2nd, 9th & ...read more
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Library Closed- Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Library Closed- Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Monday, Jan. 21,
500 N. Fairview Ave. Goleta
The Goleta Valley Library is closed Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
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Wiggly Storytime
10:15am
 Wiggly Storytime
Tuesday, Jan. 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.
Bilingual Storytime
4:00pm
 Bilingual Storytime
Tuesday, Jan. 22, 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, Jan. 22, 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, Jan. 22, 5:30 pm
500 N. Fairview Ave. Goleta
Join us to discuss The Word is Murder by Anthony Horowitz, which Booklist, in a starred review, calls "... a masterful meta-mystery."
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Wiggly Storytime
10:15am
 Wiggly Storytime
Wednesday, Jan. 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.
Goodland Yarnworks
2-4pm
 Goodland Yarnworks
Wednesday, Jan. 23, 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, Jan. 24, 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, Jan. 24, 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: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
2:30pm
Film Series: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
Thursday, Jan. 24, 2:30pm
500 N. Fairview Ave. Goleta
Join us for a free viewing of the film Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again.
Rating: PG-13
Run time: 1 hr 54 min
PAWS to Read
3:00-4:30pm
 PAWS to Read
Thursday, Jan. 24, 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
25
Science Friday - 3D Printing
3:30pm
 Science Friday - 3D Printing
Friday, Jan. 25, 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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Mobile Device Assistance
10:00am - 3:00pm
 Mobile Device Assistance
Saturday, Jan. 26, 10:00am - 3:00pm
500 N. Fairview Ave. Goleta
Drop in between 10:00am and 3:00pm 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, Jan. 26, 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 on local community resources and meet new friends. The Family Place program occurs over five consecutive Saturdays: January 19th & 26th and February 2nd, 9th & ...read more
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Meditation with Lilan
2:30 pm
 Meditation with Lilan
Monday, Jan. 28, 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, Jan. 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.
Bilingual Storytime
4:00pm
 Bilingual Storytime
Tuesday, Jan. 29, 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, Jan. 29, 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, Jan. 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.
Goodland Yarnworks
2-4pm
 Goodland Yarnworks
Wednesday, Jan. 30, 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, Jan. 31, 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, Jan. 31, 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: Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween
2:30pm
Film Series: Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween
Thursday, Jan. 31, 2:30pm
500 N. Fairview Ave. Goleta
Join us for a free viewing of the film Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween.
Rating: PG
Run time: 1 hr 40 min
PAWS to Read
3:00-4:30pm
 PAWS to Read
Thursday, Jan. 31, 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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