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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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Teen Rainbow Paper Experiment Packs/Paquetes de Experimentos de Papel Arcoíris para Adolescentes
Teen Rainbow Paper Experiment Packs/Paquetes de Experimentos de Papel Arcoíris para Adolescentes
Thursday, Jul. 1
Pick-up program
Program Dates: June 26 - July 3Ages: Teen- junior high and high schoolUsing STEAM concepts, transform plain black paper into a beautiful, iridescent piece of art with just a few supplies.  Combining scientific concepts and art, this unique experiment is a fun project that produces beautiful res...read more
Good Morning Story Time Live for Families/ Buenos dias Tiempo de Cuentos para Familias en Vivo
Good Morning Story Time Live for Families/ Buenos dias Tiempo de Cuentos para Familias en Vivo
Thursday, Jul. 1
Virtual program via Zoom
Good Morning Story Time Live for FamiliesThursdays 9:30AM  - Via ZoomAges: 1 to 6Join Library Youth Services staff for a special live story time for families. There will be songs, fingerplays, and a few stories. Tune in for a fun story time the whole family will enjoy! Registration is required ...read more

Bookworm Bookmark Crochet Workshop on Zoom
Bookworm Bookmark Crochet Workshop on Zoom
Thursday, Jul. 1
Zoom Meeting
Celebrate the Library's Adult Summer Reading Program by crocheting a Bookworm Bookmark! Join us July 8th  at 3:00 p.m. on Zoom and learn how to crochet your very own bookworm. Registration is required and begins June 21st. Crochet kits include all supplies and will be available for pickup J...read more

Cowboy Poetry Contest
 Cowboy Poetry Contest
Thursday, Jul. 1
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Kids and Teens grades K-12, enter the Santa Maria Public Library’s 5th annual Cowboy Poetry Contest. Poems should be about cowboys or cowgirls and their work, life on the range, the land, or the west.  To enter, pick up a form beginning July 1, 2021 in the Youth Services Department or pri...read more
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Teen Rainbow Paper Experiment Packs/Paquetes de Experimentos de Papel Arcoíris para Adolescentes
Teen Rainbow Paper Experiment Packs/Paquetes de Experimentos de Papel Arcoíris para Adolescentes
Friday, Jul. 2
Pick-up program
Program Dates: June 26 - July 3Ages: Teen- junior high and high schoolUsing STEAM concepts, transform plain black paper into a beautiful, iridescent piece of art with just a few supplies.  Combining scientific concepts and art, this unique experiment is a fun project that produces beautiful res...read more
Bookworm Bookmark Crochet Workshop on Zoom
Bookworm Bookmark Crochet Workshop on Zoom
Friday, Jul. 2
Zoom Meeting
Celebrate the Library's Adult Summer Reading Program by crocheting a Bookworm Bookmark! Join us July 8th  at 3:00 p.m. on Zoom and learn how to crochet your very own bookworm. Registration is required and begins June 21st. Crochet kits include all supplies and will be available for pickup J...read more

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Preschool Summer Sensory Packs/ Paquetes Sensoriales de Verano para Preescolares
Preschool Summer Sensory Packs/ Paquetes Sensoriales de Verano para Preescolares
Saturday, Jul. 3
(July 3, 2021 - July 10, 2021 while supplies last.)

Pick up at Youth Service's Desk
Preschool Summer Sensory packs will include everything needed to create an ocean themed sensory bin. Sensory bins allow children to explore, discover, imagine, create, and learn while engaging their senses. This program is for children ages 3-5, adult assistance is required to assemble sensory bins....read more
Lego Pack Program/Paquete del Grupo Lego
Lego Pack Program/Paquete del Grupo Lego
Saturday, Jul. 3
Children's Desk
The Youth Services department is excited to offer the popular Lego program in a check out format for children aged 6 to 17. Register for a Lego Pack, and pick up a bag containing a Lego book list, challenge cards, activity ideas, and LEGO bricks (please keep separate from your own). Build with ...read more

Teen Rainbow Paper Experiment Packs/Paquetes de Experimentos de Papel Arcoíris para Adolescentes
Teen Rainbow Paper Experiment Packs/Paquetes de Experimentos de Papel Arcoíris para Adolescentes
Saturday, Jul. 3
Pick-up program
Program Dates: June 26 - July 3Ages: Teen- junior high and high schoolUsing STEAM concepts, transform plain black paper into a beautiful, iridescent piece of art with just a few supplies.  Combining scientific concepts and art, this unique experiment is a fun project that produces beautiful res...read more
Teen STEAM Maker Space Packs (Kit 3)
Teen STEAM Maker Space Packs (Kit 3)
Saturday, Jul. 3Teen STEAM Maker Spa
Pick-up program
This summer, teens will have a chance to use Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and Technology concepts to complete fun experiments. These packs are a great opportunity to have a great time, make stuff, and learn something too. This program is open to junior high and high school students only.&...read more
Bookworm Bookmark Crochet Workshop on Zoom
Bookworm Bookmark Crochet Workshop on Zoom
Saturday, Jul. 3
Zoom Meeting
Celebrate the Library's Adult Summer Reading Program by crocheting a Bookworm Bookmark! Join us July 8th  at 3:00 p.m. on Zoom and learn how to crochet your very own bookworm. Registration is required and begins June 21st. Crochet kits include all supplies and will be available for pickup J...read more

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Preschool Summer Sensory Packs/ Paquetes Sensoriales de Verano para Preescolares
Preschool Summer Sensory Packs/ Paquetes Sensoriales de Verano para Preescolares
Sunday, Jul. 4
(July 3, 2021 - July 10, 2021 while supplies last.)

Pick up at Youth Service's Desk
Preschool Summer Sensory packs will include everything needed to create an ocean themed sensory bin. Sensory bins allow children to explore, discover, imagine, create, and learn while engaging their senses. This program is for children ages 3-5, adult assistance is required to assemble sensory bins....read more
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Preschool Summer Sensory Packs/ Paquetes Sensoriales de Verano para Preescolares
Preschool Summer Sensory Packs/ Paquetes Sensoriales de Verano para Preescolares
Monday, Jul. 5
(July 3, 2021 - July 10, 2021 while supplies last.)

Pick up at Youth Service's Desk
Preschool Summer Sensory packs will include everything needed to create an ocean themed sensory bin. Sensory bins allow children to explore, discover, imagine, create, and learn while engaging their senses. This program is for children ages 3-5, adult assistance is required to assemble sensory bins....read more
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Preschool Summer Sensory Packs/ Paquetes Sensoriales de Verano para Preescolares
Preschool Summer Sensory Packs/ Paquetes Sensoriales de Verano para Preescolares
Tuesday, Jul. 6
(July 3, 2021 - July 10, 2021 while supplies last.)

Pick up at Youth Service's Desk
Preschool Summer Sensory packs will include everything needed to create an ocean themed sensory bin. Sensory bins allow children to explore, discover, imagine, create, and learn while engaging their senses. This program is for children ages 3-5, adult assistance is required to assemble sensory bins....read more
Lego Pack Program/Paquete del Grupo Lego
Lego Pack Program/Paquete del Grupo Lego
Tuesday, Jul. 6
Children's Desk
The Youth Services department is excited to offer the popular Lego program in a check out format for children aged 6 to 17. Register for a Lego Pack, and pick up a bag containing a Lego book list, challenge cards, activity ideas, and LEGO bricks (please keep separate from your own). Build with ...read more

Teen STEAM Maker Space Packs (Kit 3)
Teen STEAM Maker Space Packs (Kit 3)
Tuesday, Jul. 6Teen STEAM Maker Spa
Pick-up program
This summer, teens will have a chance to use Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and Technology concepts to complete fun experiments. These packs are a great opportunity to have a great time, make stuff, and learn something too. This program is open to junior high and high school students only.&...read more
Valley Reads Book Club via Zoom
2:00 PM
 Valley Reads Book Club via Zoom
Tuesday, Jul. 6, 2:00 PM
Zoom Meeting
The Valley Reads Book Club meets the first Tuesday of every month at 2:00 PM.The book for the month of July will be Educated by Tara Westover.Patrons can register here by providing their their name, email and phone number to be included in the video conferencing meeting.Patrons may al...read more
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Preschool Summer Sensory Packs/ Paquetes Sensoriales de Verano para Preescolares
Preschool Summer Sensory Packs/ Paquetes Sensoriales de Verano para Preescolares
Wednesday, Jul. 7
(July 3, 2021 - July 10, 2021 while supplies last.)

Pick up at Youth Service's Desk
Preschool Summer Sensory packs will include everything needed to create an ocean themed sensory bin. Sensory bins allow children to explore, discover, imagine, create, and learn while engaging their senses. This program is for children ages 3-5, adult assistance is required to assemble sensory bins....read more
Lego Pack Program/Paquete del Grupo Lego
Lego Pack Program/Paquete del Grupo Lego
Wednesday, Jul. 7
Children's Desk
The Youth Services department is excited to offer the popular Lego program in a check out format for children aged 6 to 17. Register for a Lego Pack, and pick up a bag containing a Lego book list, challenge cards, activity ideas, and LEGO bricks (please keep separate from your own). Build with ...read more

Teen STEAM Maker Space Packs (Kit 3)
Teen STEAM Maker Space Packs (Kit 3)
Wednesday, Jul. 7Teen STEAM Maker Spa
Pick-up program
This summer, teens will have a chance to use Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and Technology concepts to complete fun experiments. These packs are a great opportunity to have a great time, make stuff, and learn something too. This program is open to junior high and high school students only.&...read more
Story Time Live for Families/Tiempo de Cuentos para Familias en Vivo
4:00 PM- 4:30 PM
Story Time Live for Families/Tiempo de Cuentos para Familias en Vivo
Wednesday, Jul. 7, 4:00 PM- 4:30 PM
Virtual Program
WEDNESDAYS AT 4:00PMJoin us for a special live story time for families; on alternating weeks this program will be BILINGUAL! There will be songs, fingerplays, and a few stories. Tune in for a fun story time the whole family will enjoy!Registration is required for a Zoom link to the pr...read more

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Preschool Summer Sensory Packs/ Paquetes Sensoriales de Verano para Preescolares
Preschool Summer Sensory Packs/ Paquetes Sensoriales de Verano para Preescolares
Thursday, Jul. 8
(July 3, 2021 - July 10, 2021 while supplies last.)

Pick up at Youth Service's Desk
Preschool Summer Sensory packs will include everything needed to create an ocean themed sensory bin. Sensory bins allow children to explore, discover, imagine, create, and learn while engaging their senses. This program is for children ages 3-5, adult assistance is required to assemble sensory bins....read more
Lego Pack Program/Paquete del Grupo Lego
Lego Pack Program/Paquete del Grupo Lego
Thursday, Jul. 8
Children's Desk
The Youth Services department is excited to offer the popular Lego program in a check out format for children aged 6 to 17. Register for a Lego Pack, and pick up a bag containing a Lego book list, challenge cards, activity ideas, and LEGO bricks (please keep separate from your own). Build with ...read more

Good Morning Story Time Live for Families/ Buenos dias Tiempo de Cuentos para Familias en Vivo
Good Morning Story Time Live for Families/ Buenos dias Tiempo de Cuentos para Familias en Vivo
Thursday, Jul. 8
Virtual program via Zoom
Good Morning Story Time Live for FamiliesThursdays 9:30AM  - Via ZoomAges: 1 to 6Join Library Youth Services staff for a special live story time for families. There will be songs, fingerplays, and a few stories. Tune in for a fun story time the whole family will enjoy! Registration is required ...read more

Teen STEAM Maker Space Packs (Kit 3)
Teen STEAM Maker Space Packs (Kit 3)
Thursday, Jul. 8Teen STEAM Maker Spa
Pick-up program
This summer, teens will have a chance to use Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and Technology concepts to complete fun experiments. These packs are a great opportunity to have a great time, make stuff, and learn something too. This program is open to junior high and high school students only.&...read more
Bookworm Bookmark Crochet Workshop on Zoom
3:00 p.m.
Bookworm Bookmark Crochet Workshop on Zoom
Thursday, Jul. 8, 3:00 p.m.
Zoom Meeting
Celebrate the Library's Adult Summer Reading Program by crocheting a Bookworm Bookmark! Join us July 8th  at 3:00 p.m. on Zoom and learn how to crochet your very own bookworm. Registration is required and begins June 21st. Crochet kits include all supplies and will be available for pickup J...read more

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Preschool Summer Sensory Packs/ Paquetes Sensoriales de Verano para Preescolares
Preschool Summer Sensory Packs/ Paquetes Sensoriales de Verano para Preescolares
Friday, Jul. 9
(July 3, 2021 - July 10, 2021 while supplies last.)

Pick up at Youth Service's Desk
Preschool Summer Sensory packs will include everything needed to create an ocean themed sensory bin. Sensory bins allow children to explore, discover, imagine, create, and learn while engaging their senses. This program is for children ages 3-5, adult assistance is required to assemble sensory bins....read more
Lego Pack Program/Paquete del Grupo Lego
Lego Pack Program/Paquete del Grupo Lego
Friday, Jul. 9
Children's Desk
The Youth Services department is excited to offer the popular Lego program in a check out format for children aged 6 to 17. Register for a Lego Pack, and pick up a bag containing a Lego book list, challenge cards, activity ideas, and LEGO bricks (please keep separate from your own). Build with ...read more

Teen STEAM Maker Space Packs (Kit 3)
Teen STEAM Maker Space Packs (Kit 3)
Friday, Jul. 9Teen STEAM Maker Spa
Pick-up program
This summer, teens will have a chance to use Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and Technology concepts to complete fun experiments. These packs are a great opportunity to have a great time, make stuff, and learn something too. This program is open to junior high and high school students only.&...read more
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Preschool Summer Sensory Packs/ Paquetes Sensoriales de Verano para Preescolares
Preschool Summer Sensory Packs/ Paquetes Sensoriales de Verano para Preescolares
Saturday, Jul. 10
(July 3, 2021 - July 10, 2021 while supplies last.)

Pick up at Youth Service's Desk
Preschool Summer Sensory packs will include everything needed to create an ocean themed sensory bin. Sensory bins allow children to explore, discover, imagine, create, and learn while engaging their senses. This program is for children ages 3-5, adult assistance is required to assemble sensory bins....read more
Lego Pack Program/Paquete del Grupo Lego
Lego Pack Program/Paquete del Grupo Lego
Saturday, Jul. 10
Children's Desk
The Youth Services department is excited to offer the popular Lego program in a check out format for children aged 6 to 17. Register for a Lego Pack, and pick up a bag containing a Lego book list, challenge cards, activity ideas, and LEGO bricks (please keep separate from your own). Build with ...read more

Youth Boredom Busters Packs/Paquetes de Lucha Contra el Aburrimiento para Jóvenes
Youth Boredom Busters Packs/Paquetes de Lucha Contra el Aburrimiento para Jóvenes
Saturday, Jul. 10
Children's Desk
Bored already? Get energized with this Youth Boredom Busters pack. Play a fun card game with a deck of cards, create an infinity cube, fold origami paper into animals, and create an “I’m Bored” popsicle stick game to beat the boredom. More items in this pack to help keep the boredo...read more
Teen STEAM Maker Space Packs (Kit 3)
Teen STEAM Maker Space Packs (Kit 3)
Saturday, Jul. 10Teen STEAM Maker Spa
Pick-up program
This summer, teens will have a chance to use Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and Technology concepts to complete fun experiments. These packs are a great opportunity to have a great time, make stuff, and learn something too. This program is open to junior high and high school students only.&...read more
Youth All Branches: Boredom Busters Packs/Paquetes de Lucha Contra el Aburrimiento para Jóvenes
Youth All Branches: Boredom Busters Packs/Paquetes de Lucha Contra el Aburrimiento para Jóvenes
Saturday, Jul. 10
All Locations
All Branches - Youth Boredom Busters Packs Program Dates: July 10 – July 17   Bored already? Get energized with this Youth Boredom Busters pack. Play a fun card game with a deck of cards, create an infinity cube, fold origami paper into animals, and create an “I&rsquo...read more
Youth Art Packs/ Paquete de Arte para Jóvenes
Youth Art Packs/ Paquete de Arte para Jóvenes
Saturday, Jul. 10
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Pick up an art pack to create a masterpiece at home. Art packs include projects that guide students in learning basic principles of art. These packs are geared towards aged 6 to 12. Los paquetes de arte incluyen proyectos que guían a los estudiantes en el aprendizaje de los principios b&...read more
Heart of the Valley-Local History
10am-11am
Heart of the Valley-Local History
Saturday, Jul. 10, 10am-11am
Zoom Program
Join a Zoom presentation to learn about local history on Saturday, July 10th at 10am. The Santa Maria Public Library welcomes Sandy Peterson to present on the Pages Drill Team. From 1963 until 1979, our city drill team represented Santa Maria with outstanding, precision marching routines throug...read more

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Youth Boredom Busters Packs/Paquetes de Lucha Contra el Aburrimiento para Jóvenes
Youth Boredom Busters Packs/Paquetes de Lucha Contra el Aburrimiento para Jóvenes
Monday, Jul. 12
Children's Desk
Bored already? Get energized with this Youth Boredom Busters pack. Play a fun card game with a deck of cards, create an infinity cube, fold origami paper into animals, and create an “I’m Bored” popsicle stick game to beat the boredom. More items in this pack to help keep the boredo...read more
Youth All Branches: Boredom Busters Packs/Paquetes de Lucha Contra el Aburrimiento para Jóvenes
Youth All Branches: Boredom Busters Packs/Paquetes de Lucha Contra el Aburrimiento para Jóvenes
Monday, Jul. 12
All Locations
All Branches - Youth Boredom Busters Packs Program Dates: July 10 – July 17   Bored already? Get energized with this Youth Boredom Busters pack. Play a fun card game with a deck of cards, create an infinity cube, fold origami paper into animals, and create an “I&rsquo...read more
Youth Art Packs/ Paquete de Arte para Jóvenes
Youth Art Packs/ Paquete de Arte para Jóvenes
Monday, Jul. 12
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Pick up an art pack to create a masterpiece at home. Art packs include projects that guide students in learning basic principles of art. These packs are geared towards aged 6 to 12. Los paquetes de arte incluyen proyectos que guían a los estudiantes en el aprendizaje de los principios b&...read more
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Youth Boredom Busters Packs/Paquetes de Lucha Contra el Aburrimiento para Jóvenes
Youth Boredom Busters Packs/Paquetes de Lucha Contra el Aburrimiento para Jóvenes
Tuesday, Jul. 13
Children's Desk
Bored already? Get energized with this Youth Boredom Busters pack. Play a fun card game with a deck of cards, create an infinity cube, fold origami paper into animals, and create an “I’m Bored” popsicle stick game to beat the boredom. More items in this pack to help keep the boredo...read more
Youth All Branches: Boredom Busters Packs/Paquetes de Lucha Contra el Aburrimiento para Jóvenes
Youth All Branches: Boredom Busters Packs/Paquetes de Lucha Contra el Aburrimiento para Jóvenes
Tuesday, Jul. 13
All Locations
All Branches - Youth Boredom Busters Packs Program Dates: July 10 – July 17   Bored already? Get energized with this Youth Boredom Busters pack. Play a fun card game with a deck of cards, create an infinity cube, fold origami paper into animals, and create an “I&rsquo...read more
Youth Art Packs/ Paquete de Arte para Jóvenes
Youth Art Packs/ Paquete de Arte para Jóvenes
Tuesday, Jul. 13
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Pick up an art pack to create a masterpiece at home. Art packs include projects that guide students in learning basic principles of art. These packs are geared towards aged 6 to 12. Los paquetes de arte incluyen proyectos que guían a los estudiantes en el aprendizaje de los principios b&...read more
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Youth Boredom Busters Packs/Paquetes de Lucha Contra el Aburrimiento para Jóvenes
Youth Boredom Busters Packs/Paquetes de Lucha Contra el Aburrimiento para Jóvenes
Wednesday, Jul. 14
Children's Desk
Bored already? Get energized with this Youth Boredom Busters pack. Play a fun card game with a deck of cards, create an infinity cube, fold origami paper into animals, and create an “I’m Bored” popsicle stick game to beat the boredom. More items in this pack to help keep the boredo...read more
Youth All Branches: Boredom Busters Packs/Paquetes de Lucha Contra el Aburrimiento para Jóvenes
Youth All Branches: Boredom Busters Packs/Paquetes de Lucha Contra el Aburrimiento para Jóvenes
Wednesday, Jul. 14
All Locations
All Branches - Youth Boredom Busters Packs Program Dates: July 10 – July 17   Bored already? Get energized with this Youth Boredom Busters pack. Play a fun card game with a deck of cards, create an infinity cube, fold origami paper into animals, and create an “I&rsquo...read more
Youth Art Packs/ Paquete de Arte para Jóvenes
Youth Art Packs/ Paquete de Arte para Jóvenes
Wednesday, Jul. 14
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Pick up an art pack to create a masterpiece at home. Art packs include projects that guide students in learning basic principles of art. These packs are geared towards aged 6 to 12. Los paquetes de arte incluyen proyectos que guían a los estudiantes en el aprendizaje de los principios b&...read more
Story Time Live for Families/Tiempo de Cuentos para Familias en Vivo
4:00 PM- 4:30 PM
Story Time Live for Families/Tiempo de Cuentos para Familias en Vivo
Wednesday, Jul. 14, 4:00 PM- 4:30 PM
Virtual Program
WEDNESDAYS AT 4:00PMJoin us for a special live story time for families; on alternating weeks this program will be BILINGUAL! There will be songs, fingerplays, and a few stories. Tune in for a fun story time the whole family will enjoy!Registration is required for a Zoom link to the pr...read more

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Youth Boredom Busters Packs/Paquetes de Lucha Contra el Aburrimiento para Jóvenes
Youth Boredom Busters Packs/Paquetes de Lucha Contra el Aburrimiento para Jóvenes
Thursday, Jul. 15
Children's Desk
Bored already? Get energized with this Youth Boredom Busters pack. Play a fun card game with a deck of cards, create an infinity cube, fold origami paper into animals, and create an “I’m Bored” popsicle stick game to beat the boredom. More items in this pack to help keep the boredo...read more
Good Morning Story Time Live for Families/ Buenos dias Tiempo de Cuentos para Familias en Vivo
Good Morning Story Time Live for Families/ Buenos dias Tiempo de Cuentos para Familias en Vivo
Thursday, Jul. 15
Virtual program via Zoom
Good Morning Story Time Live for FamiliesThursdays 9:30AM  - Via ZoomAges: 1 to 6Join Library Youth Services staff for a special live story time for families. There will be songs, fingerplays, and a few stories. Tune in for a fun story time the whole family will enjoy! Registration is required ...read more

Youth All Branches: Boredom Busters Packs/Paquetes de Lucha Contra el Aburrimiento para Jóvenes
Youth All Branches: Boredom Busters Packs/Paquetes de Lucha Contra el Aburrimiento para Jóvenes
Thursday, Jul. 15
All Locations
All Branches - Youth Boredom Busters Packs Program Dates: July 10 – July 17   Bored already? Get energized with this Youth Boredom Busters pack. Play a fun card game with a deck of cards, create an infinity cube, fold origami paper into animals, and create an “I&rsquo...read more
Youth Art Packs/ Paquete de Arte para Jóvenes
Youth Art Packs/ Paquete de Arte para Jóvenes
Thursday, Jul. 15
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Pick up an art pack to create a masterpiece at home. Art packs include projects that guide students in learning basic principles of art. These packs are geared towards aged 6 to 12. Los paquetes de arte incluyen proyectos que guían a los estudiantes en el aprendizaje de los principios b&...read more
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Youth Boredom Busters Packs/Paquetes de Lucha Contra el Aburrimiento para Jóvenes
Youth Boredom Busters Packs/Paquetes de Lucha Contra el Aburrimiento para Jóvenes
Friday, Jul. 16
Children's Desk
Bored already? Get energized with this Youth Boredom Busters pack. Play a fun card game with a deck of cards, create an infinity cube, fold origami paper into animals, and create an “I’m Bored” popsicle stick game to beat the boredom. More items in this pack to help keep the boredo...read more
Youth All Branches: Boredom Busters Packs/Paquetes de Lucha Contra el Aburrimiento para Jóvenes
Youth All Branches: Boredom Busters Packs/Paquetes de Lucha Contra el Aburrimiento para Jóvenes
Friday, Jul. 16
All Locations
All Branches - Youth Boredom Busters Packs Program Dates: July 10 – July 17   Bored already? Get energized with this Youth Boredom Busters pack. Play a fun card game with a deck of cards, create an infinity cube, fold origami paper into animals, and create an “I&rsquo...read more
Youth Art Packs/ Paquete de Arte para Jóvenes
Youth Art Packs/ Paquete de Arte para Jóvenes
Friday, Jul. 16
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Pick up an art pack to create a masterpiece at home. Art packs include projects that guide students in learning basic principles of art. These packs are geared towards aged 6 to 12. Los paquetes de arte incluyen proyectos que guían a los estudiantes en el aprendizaje de los principios b&...read more
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Youth Boredom Busters Packs/Paquetes de Lucha Contra el Aburrimiento para Jóvenes
Youth Boredom Busters Packs/Paquetes de Lucha Contra el Aburrimiento para Jóvenes
Saturday, Jul. 17
Children's Desk
Bored already? Get energized with this Youth Boredom Busters pack. Play a fun card game with a deck of cards, create an infinity cube, fold origami paper into animals, and create an “I’m Bored” popsicle stick game to beat the boredom. More items in this pack to help keep the boredo...read more
Teen Paint with Me Packs/Paquetes de Pintura para Adolescentes
Teen Paint with Me Packs/Paquetes de Pintura para Adolescentes
Saturday, Jul. 17
Pick-up Program and Zoom Meeting
Program Dates: July 17-July 24Zoom: Thursday, July 29th,  3:00 pm Ages: Teen- junior high and high schoolArt does not have to be complicated to be absolutely amazing. Teen Paint with Me packs will include all the supplies needed to create a personalized geometric masterpiece. Join a Zoom s...read more
Teen Anime Club Packs/Club de Anime para Adolescentes
Teen Anime Club Packs/Club de Anime para Adolescentes
Saturday, Jul. 17
Pick-up Program and Zoom Meeting
Program Dates: July 17-24Zoom: Monday July 26Ages: Teen- junior high and high schoolThis program is for teen fans of Manga and Anime. Pick up an Anime Club Pack from the Library which will include something bookish, something crafty, and of course, something yummy. Pick up a pack from the Youth Serv...read more
Teen STEAM Maker Space Packs (Kit 4)
Teen STEAM Maker Space Packs (Kit 4)
Saturday, Jul. 17Teen STEAM Maker Spa
Pick-up program
This summer, teens will have a chance to use Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and Technology concepts to complete fun experiments. These packs are a great opportunity to have a great time, make stuff, and learn something too. This program is open to junior high and high school students only.&...read more
Youth All Branches: Boredom Busters Packs/Paquetes de Lucha Contra el Aburrimiento para Jóvenes
Youth All Branches: Boredom Busters Packs/Paquetes de Lucha Contra el Aburrimiento para Jóvenes
Saturday, Jul. 17
All Locations
All Branches - Youth Boredom Busters Packs Program Dates: July 10 – July 17   Bored already? Get energized with this Youth Boredom Busters pack. Play a fun card game with a deck of cards, create an infinity cube, fold origami paper into animals, and create an “I&rsquo...read more
Youth Art Packs/ Paquete de Arte para Jóvenes
Youth Art Packs/ Paquete de Arte para Jóvenes
Saturday, Jul. 17
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Pick up an art pack to create a masterpiece at home. Art packs include projects that guide students in learning basic principles of art. These packs are geared towards aged 6 to 12. Los paquetes de arte incluyen proyectos que guían a los estudiantes en el aprendizaje de los principios b&...read more
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Teen Paint with Me Packs/Paquetes de Pintura para Adolescentes
Teen Paint with Me Packs/Paquetes de Pintura para Adolescentes
Monday, Jul. 19
Pick-up Program and Zoom Meeting
Program Dates: July 17-July 24Zoom: Thursday, July 29th,  3:00 pm Ages: Teen- junior high and high schoolArt does not have to be complicated to be absolutely amazing. Teen Paint with Me packs will include all the supplies needed to create a personalized geometric masterpiece. Join a Zoom s...read more
Teen Anime Club Packs/Club de Anime para Adolescentes
Teen Anime Club Packs/Club de Anime para Adolescentes
Monday, Jul. 19
Pick-up Program and Zoom Meeting
Program Dates: July 17-24Zoom: Monday July 26Ages: Teen- junior high and high schoolThis program is for teen fans of Manga and Anime. Pick up an Anime Club Pack from the Library which will include something bookish, something crafty, and of course, something yummy. Pick up a pack from the Youth Serv...read more
Teen STEAM Maker Space Packs (Kit 4)
Teen STEAM Maker Space Packs (Kit 4)
Monday, Jul. 19Teen STEAM Maker Spa
Pick-up program
This summer, teens will have a chance to use Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and Technology concepts to complete fun experiments. These packs are a great opportunity to have a great time, make stuff, and learn something too. This program is open to junior high and high school students only.&...read more
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Teen Paint with Me Packs/Paquetes de Pintura para Adolescentes
Teen Paint with Me Packs/Paquetes de Pintura para Adolescentes
Tuesday, Jul. 20
Pick-up Program and Zoom Meeting
Program Dates: July 17-July 24Zoom: Thursday, July 29th,  3:00 pm Ages: Teen- junior high and high schoolArt does not have to be complicated to be absolutely amazing. Teen Paint with Me packs will include all the supplies needed to create a personalized geometric masterpiece. Join a Zoom s...read more
Teen Anime Club Packs/Club de Anime para Adolescentes
Teen Anime Club Packs/Club de Anime para Adolescentes
Tuesday, Jul. 20
Pick-up Program and Zoom Meeting
Program Dates: July 17-24Zoom: Monday July 26Ages: Teen- junior high and high schoolThis program is for teen fans of Manga and Anime. Pick up an Anime Club Pack from the Library which will include something bookish, something crafty, and of course, something yummy. Pick up a pack from the Youth Serv...read more
Teen STEAM Maker Space Packs (Kit 4)
Teen STEAM Maker Space Packs (Kit 4)
Tuesday, Jul. 20Teen STEAM Maker Spa
Pick-up program
This summer, teens will have a chance to use Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and Technology concepts to complete fun experiments. These packs are a great opportunity to have a great time, make stuff, and learn something too. This program is open to junior high and high school students only.&...read more
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Teen Paint with Me Packs/Paquetes de Pintura para Adolescentes
Teen Paint with Me Packs/Paquetes de Pintura para Adolescentes
Wednesday, Jul. 21
Pick-up Program and Zoom Meeting
Program Dates: July 17-July 24Zoom: Thursday, July 29th,  3:00 pm Ages: Teen- junior high and high schoolArt does not have to be complicated to be absolutely amazing. Teen Paint with Me packs will include all the supplies needed to create a personalized geometric masterpiece. Join a Zoom s...read more
Teen Anime Club Packs/Club de Anime para Adolescentes
Teen Anime Club Packs/Club de Anime para Adolescentes
Wednesday, Jul. 21
Pick-up Program and Zoom Meeting
Program Dates: July 17-24Zoom: Monday July 26Ages: Teen- junior high and high schoolThis program is for teen fans of Manga and Anime. Pick up an Anime Club Pack from the Library which will include something bookish, something crafty, and of course, something yummy. Pick up a pack from the Youth Serv...read more
Teen STEAM Maker Space Packs (Kit 4)
Teen STEAM Maker Space Packs (Kit 4)
Wednesday, Jul. 21Teen STEAM Maker Spa
Pick-up program
This summer, teens will have a chance to use Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and Technology concepts to complete fun experiments. These packs are a great opportunity to have a great time, make stuff, and learn something too. This program is open to junior high and high school students only.&...read more
Story Time Live for Families/Tiempo de Cuentos para Familias en Vivo
4:00 PM- 4:30 PM
Story Time Live for Families/Tiempo de Cuentos para Familias en Vivo
Wednesday, Jul. 21, 4:00 PM- 4:30 PM
Virtual Program
WEDNESDAYS AT 4:00PMJoin us for a special live story time for families; on alternating weeks this program will be BILINGUAL! There will be songs, fingerplays, and a few stories. Tune in for a fun story time the whole family will enjoy!Registration is required for a Zoom link to the pr...read more

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Teen Paint with Me Packs/Paquetes de Pintura para Adolescentes
Teen Paint with Me Packs/Paquetes de Pintura para Adolescentes
Thursday, Jul. 22
Pick-up Program and Zoom Meeting
Program Dates: July 17-July 24Zoom: Thursday, July 29th,  3:00 pm Ages: Teen- junior high and high schoolArt does not have to be complicated to be absolutely amazing. Teen Paint with Me packs will include all the supplies needed to create a personalized geometric masterpiece. Join a Zoom s...read more
Teen Anime Club Packs/Club de Anime para Adolescentes
Teen Anime Club Packs/Club de Anime para Adolescentes
Thursday, Jul. 22
Pick-up Program and Zoom Meeting
Program Dates: July 17-24Zoom: Monday July 26Ages: Teen- junior high and high schoolThis program is for teen fans of Manga and Anime. Pick up an Anime Club Pack from the Library which will include something bookish, something crafty, and of course, something yummy. Pick up a pack from the Youth Serv...read more
Good Morning Story Time Live for Families/ Buenos dias Tiempo de Cuentos para Familias en Vivo
Good Morning Story Time Live for Families/ Buenos dias Tiempo de Cuentos para Familias en Vivo
Thursday, Jul. 22
Virtual program via Zoom
Good Morning Story Time Live for FamiliesThursdays 9:30AM  - Via ZoomAges: 1 to 6Join Library Youth Services staff for a special live story time for families. There will be songs, fingerplays, and a few stories. Tune in for a fun story time the whole family will enjoy! Registration is required ...read more

Teen STEAM Maker Space Packs (Kit 4)
Teen STEAM Maker Space Packs (Kit 4)
Thursday, Jul. 22Teen STEAM Maker Spa
Pick-up program
This summer, teens will have a chance to use Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and Technology concepts to complete fun experiments. These packs are a great opportunity to have a great time, make stuff, and learn something too. This program is open to junior high and high school students only.&...read more
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Teen Paint with Me Packs/Paquetes de Pintura para Adolescentes
Teen Paint with Me Packs/Paquetes de Pintura para Adolescentes
Friday, Jul. 23
Pick-up Program and Zoom Meeting
Program Dates: July 17-July 24Zoom: Thursday, July 29th,  3:00 pm Ages: Teen- junior high and high schoolArt does not have to be complicated to be absolutely amazing. Teen Paint with Me packs will include all the supplies needed to create a personalized geometric masterpiece. Join a Zoom s...read more
Teen Anime Club Packs/Club de Anime para Adolescentes
Teen Anime Club Packs/Club de Anime para Adolescentes
Friday, Jul. 23
Pick-up Program and Zoom Meeting
Program Dates: July 17-24Zoom: Monday July 26Ages: Teen- junior high and high schoolThis program is for teen fans of Manga and Anime. Pick up an Anime Club Pack from the Library which will include something bookish, something crafty, and of course, something yummy. Pick up a pack from the Youth Serv...read more
Teen STEAM Maker Space Packs (Kit 4)
Teen STEAM Maker Space Packs (Kit 4)
Friday, Jul. 23Teen STEAM Maker Spa
Pick-up program
This summer, teens will have a chance to use Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and Technology concepts to complete fun experiments. These packs are a great opportunity to have a great time, make stuff, and learn something too. This program is open to junior high and high school students only.&...read more
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Youth Happy Birthday Harry Potter Pack/Paquetes de Feliz Cumpleaños Harry Potter para Jóvenes
Youth Happy Birthday Harry Potter Pack/Paquetes de Feliz Cumpleaños Harry Potter para Jóvenes
Saturday, Jul. 24
Children's Desk
Host a birthday party for everyone’s favorite wizard with a Happy Birthday Harry Potter Youth pack.  All the supplies in this pack will help to recreate Harry’s birthday cake from Hagrid, pin the pig tail on Dudley, make an owl out of yarn, and of course, create a personalized wizar...read more
Teen Paint with Me Packs/Paquetes de Pintura para Adolescentes
Teen Paint with Me Packs/Paquetes de Pintura para Adolescentes
Saturday, Jul. 24
Pick-up Program and Zoom Meeting
Program Dates: July 17-July 24Zoom: Thursday, July 29th,  3:00 pm Ages: Teen- junior high and high schoolArt does not have to be complicated to be absolutely amazing. Teen Paint with Me packs will include all the supplies needed to create a personalized geometric masterpiece. Join a Zoom s...read more
Teen Anime Club Packs/Club de Anime para Adolescentes
Teen Anime Club Packs/Club de Anime para Adolescentes
Saturday, Jul. 24
Pick-up Program and Zoom Meeting
Program Dates: July 17-24Zoom: Monday July 26Ages: Teen- junior high and high schoolThis program is for teen fans of Manga and Anime. Pick up an Anime Club Pack from the Library which will include something bookish, something crafty, and of course, something yummy. Pick up a pack from the Youth Serv...read more
Teen STEAM Maker Space Packs (Kit 4)
Teen STEAM Maker Space Packs (Kit 4)
Saturday, Jul. 24Teen STEAM Maker Spa
Pick-up program
This summer, teens will have a chance to use Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and Technology concepts to complete fun experiments. These packs are a great opportunity to have a great time, make stuff, and learn something too. This program is open to junior high and high school students only.&...read more
Succulent Exchange
11:00 AM-12:30 PM
 Succulent Exchange
Saturday, Jul. 24, 11:00 AM-12:30 PM
Lavagnino Plaza
The Santa Maria Public Library is pleased to announce a free succulent exchange. Please bring "pest free" clippings of your favorite succulents to trade and share with other succulent lovers.Open to all ages.For more information contact the Information Desk at 805-925-0994.
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Youth Happy Birthday Harry Potter Pack/Paquetes de Feliz Cumpleaños Harry Potter para Jóvenes
Youth Happy Birthday Harry Potter Pack/Paquetes de Feliz Cumpleaños Harry Potter para Jóvenes
Monday, Jul. 26
Children's Desk
Host a birthday party for everyone’s favorite wizard with a Happy Birthday Harry Potter Youth pack.  All the supplies in this pack will help to recreate Harry’s birthday cake from Hagrid, pin the pig tail on Dudley, make an owl out of yarn, and of course, create a personalized wizar...read more
Purple Heart Day American Flag Craft and VetNow Presentation
Purple Heart Day American Flag Craft and VetNow Presentation
Monday, Jul. 26
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Join us on Saturday, August 7th at 3:00 p.m. for a presentation on creating an American Flag framed project in honor of Purple Heart Day.Purple Heart Day is observed on August 7th each year. The day is dedicated to honor the servicemen and women who were wounded or paid the ultimate sacrifice in ser...read more

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Youth Happy Birthday Harry Potter Pack/Paquetes de Feliz Cumpleaños Harry Potter para Jóvenes
Youth Happy Birthday Harry Potter Pack/Paquetes de Feliz Cumpleaños Harry Potter para Jóvenes
Tuesday, Jul. 27
Children's Desk
Host a birthday party for everyone’s favorite wizard with a Happy Birthday Harry Potter Youth pack.  All the supplies in this pack will help to recreate Harry’s birthday cake from Hagrid, pin the pig tail on Dudley, make an owl out of yarn, and of course, create a personalized wizar...read more
Purple Heart Day American Flag Craft and VetNow Presentation
Purple Heart Day American Flag Craft and VetNow Presentation
Tuesday, Jul. 27
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Join us on Saturday, August 7th at 3:00 p.m. for a presentation on creating an American Flag framed project in honor of Purple Heart Day.Purple Heart Day is observed on August 7th each year. The day is dedicated to honor the servicemen and women who were wounded or paid the ultimate sacrifice in ser...read more

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Youth Happy Birthday Harry Potter Pack/Paquetes de Feliz Cumpleaños Harry Potter para Jóvenes
Youth Happy Birthday Harry Potter Pack/Paquetes de Feliz Cumpleaños Harry Potter para Jóvenes
Wednesday, Jul. 28
Children's Desk
Host a birthday party for everyone’s favorite wizard with a Happy Birthday Harry Potter Youth pack.  All the supplies in this pack will help to recreate Harry’s birthday cake from Hagrid, pin the pig tail on Dudley, make an owl out of yarn, and of course, create a personalized wizar...read more
Purple Heart Day American Flag Craft and VetNow Presentation
Purple Heart Day American Flag Craft and VetNow Presentation
Wednesday, Jul. 28
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Join us on Saturday, August 7th at 3:00 p.m. for a presentation on creating an American Flag framed project in honor of Purple Heart Day.Purple Heart Day is observed on August 7th each year. The day is dedicated to honor the servicemen and women who were wounded or paid the ultimate sacrifice in ser...read more

Story Time Live for Families/Tiempo de Cuentos para Familias en Vivo
4:00 PM- 4:30 PM
Story Time Live for Families/Tiempo de Cuentos para Familias en Vivo
Wednesday, Jul. 28, 4:00 PM- 4:30 PM
Virtual Program
WEDNESDAYS AT 4:00PMJoin us for a special live story time for families; on alternating weeks this program will be BILINGUAL! There will be songs, fingerplays, and a few stories. Tune in for a fun story time the whole family will enjoy!Registration is required for a Zoom link to the pr...read more

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Youth Happy Birthday Harry Potter Pack/Paquetes de Feliz Cumpleaños Harry Potter para Jóvenes
Youth Happy Birthday Harry Potter Pack/Paquetes de Feliz Cumpleaños Harry Potter para Jóvenes
Thursday, Jul. 29
Children's Desk
Host a birthday party for everyone’s favorite wizard with a Happy Birthday Harry Potter Youth pack.  All the supplies in this pack will help to recreate Harry’s birthday cake from Hagrid, pin the pig tail on Dudley, make an owl out of yarn, and of course, create a personalized wizar...read more
Good Morning Story Time Live for Families/ Buenos dias Tiempo de Cuentos para Familias en Vivo
Good Morning Story Time Live for Families/ Buenos dias Tiempo de Cuentos para Familias en Vivo
Thursday, Jul. 29
Virtual program via Zoom
Good Morning Story Time Live for FamiliesThursdays 9:30AM  - Via ZoomAges: 1 to 6Join Library Youth Services staff for a special live story time for families. There will be songs, fingerplays, and a few stories. Tune in for a fun story time the whole family will enjoy! Registration is required ...read more

Purple Heart Day American Flag Craft and VetNow Presentation
Purple Heart Day American Flag Craft and VetNow Presentation
Thursday, Jul. 29
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Join us on Saturday, August 7th at 3:00 p.m. for a presentation on creating an American Flag framed project in honor of Purple Heart Day.Purple Heart Day is observed on August 7th each year. The day is dedicated to honor the servicemen and women who were wounded or paid the ultimate sacrifice in ser...read more

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Youth Happy Birthday Harry Potter Pack/Paquetes de Feliz Cumpleaños Harry Potter para Jóvenes
Youth Happy Birthday Harry Potter Pack/Paquetes de Feliz Cumpleaños Harry Potter para Jóvenes
Friday, Jul. 30
Children's Desk
Host a birthday party for everyone’s favorite wizard with a Happy Birthday Harry Potter Youth pack.  All the supplies in this pack will help to recreate Harry’s birthday cake from Hagrid, pin the pig tail on Dudley, make an owl out of yarn, and of course, create a personalized wizar...read more
Purple Heart Day American Flag Craft and VetNow Presentation
Purple Heart Day American Flag Craft and VetNow Presentation
Friday, Jul. 30
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Join us on Saturday, August 7th at 3:00 p.m. for a presentation on creating an American Flag framed project in honor of Purple Heart Day.Purple Heart Day is observed on August 7th each year. The day is dedicated to honor the servicemen and women who were wounded or paid the ultimate sacrifice in ser...read more

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Youth Happy Birthday Harry Potter Pack/Paquetes de Feliz Cumpleaños Harry Potter para Jóvenes
Youth Happy Birthday Harry Potter Pack/Paquetes de Feliz Cumpleaños Harry Potter para Jóvenes
Saturday, Jul. 31
Children's Desk
Host a birthday party for everyone’s favorite wizard with a Happy Birthday Harry Potter Youth pack.  All the supplies in this pack will help to recreate Harry’s birthday cake from Hagrid, pin the pig tail on Dudley, make an owl out of yarn, and of course, create a personalized wizar...read more
Youth Writing Packs/Paquete de Escritura Para Jóvenes
Youth Writing Packs/Paquete de Escritura Para Jóvenes
Saturday, Jul. 31
Pick-up program
Program Dates: July 31 – Aug 7 Ages: 6 to 17Youth Writing Packs are designed for students up through age 17 and include a journal as well as a variety of activities to both ease the pressure of writing and inspire amateur authors. Every three months the writing packs will feature new and excit...read more
Teen STEAM Maker Space Packs (Kit 5)
Teen STEAM Maker Space Packs (Kit 5)
Saturday, Jul. 31Teen STEAM Maker Spa
Pick-up program
This summer, teens will have a chance to use Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and Technology concepts to complete fun experiments. These packs are a great opportunity to have a great time, make stuff, and learn something too. This program is open to junior high and high school students only.&...read more
Youth Summer Reading Program Ends / Programa de Lectura de Verano
Youth Summer Reading Program Ends / Programa de Lectura de Verano
Saturday, Jul. 31,
All Locations
Summer Reading ProgramDates: June 1st– July 31stTheme:  Reading Colors your WorldAges 18 and underBeginning June 1st, readers of all ages can register for the Summer Reading Program through cityofsantamaria.beanstack.org and receive a book to keep. After registering, simply log in online,...read more
Adult Summer Reading Program Ends
Adult Summer Reading Program Ends
Saturday, Jul. 31,
All Locations
The Adult Summer Reading Program is an eight-week challenge scheduled for June 1-July 31. Adults must complete a series of activities and read or listen to at least five books. Registrants will receive a prize for joining the challenge. Adults that return a completed packet will be awarded a raffle ...read more
Purple Heart Day American Flag Craft and VetNow Presentation
Purple Heart Day American Flag Craft and VetNow Presentation
Saturday, Jul. 31
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Join us on Saturday, August 7th at 3:00 p.m. for a presentation on creating an American Flag framed project in honor of Purple Heart Day.Purple Heart Day is observed on August 7th each year. The day is dedicated to honor the servicemen and women who were wounded or paid the ultimate sacrifice in ser...read more

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