Library Events

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

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Youth Winter Reading Program: Do you want to Build a Snowman?
Youth Winter Reading Program: Do you want to Build a Snowman?
Saturday, Jan. 1
Youth Service's Desk - Santa Maria Public Library
Come by Youth Services to sign up for the Winter Reading program, pick up a reading tracker, and a book to keep. Turn in completed Winter Reading tracker to display in the library. Finishers will receive a crafty winter prize. The Youth Winter Reading Program runs December 13th through January 15th....read more
LIBRARY CLOSED
 LIBRARY CLOSED
Saturday, Jan. 1
All Locations
All library locations will be closed in observance of the New Year holiday.
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Youth Winter Reading Program: Do you want to Build a Snowman?
Youth Winter Reading Program: Do you want to Build a Snowman?
Monday, Jan. 3
Youth Service's Desk - Santa Maria Public Library
Come by Youth Services to sign up for the Winter Reading program, pick up a reading tracker, and a book to keep. Turn in completed Winter Reading tracker to display in the library. Finishers will receive a crafty winter prize. The Youth Winter Reading Program runs December 13th through January 15th....read more
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Youth Winter Reading Program: Do you want to Build a Snowman?
Youth Winter Reading Program: Do you want to Build a Snowman?
Tuesday, Jan. 4
Youth Service's Desk - Santa Maria Public Library
Come by Youth Services to sign up for the Winter Reading program, pick up a reading tracker, and a book to keep. Turn in completed Winter Reading tracker to display in the library. Finishers will receive a crafty winter prize. The Youth Winter Reading Program runs December 13th through January 15th....read more
Good Morning Story Time
10:00am
 Good Morning Story Time
Tuesday, Jan. 4, 10:00am
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Story time session: Tuesdays, January 4 – February 10 at 10:00 amStory time is designed to build literacy skills and school readiness, all while having a great time. This fun story time will have songs, fingerplays, and stories. Space is limited 40 attendees.
Valley Reads Book Club
2:00 PM
 Valley Reads Book Club
Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2:00 PM
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
The Valley Reads Book Club meets the first Tuesday of every month at 2:00 PM.The book for the month of January will be Evicted: poverty and profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond.Patrons can register here by providing their name, email and phone number.Patrons may also provide thei...read more
Youth Art Time
4:00 PM
 Youth Art Time
Tuesday, Jan. 4, 4:00 PM
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Tuesday, January 4, 2022, at 4:00 pm Come to the library for a creative afternoon of art. Youth will create a masterpiece while exploring different mediums. Each lesson focuses on an artist, their process, and a different element of art. This pr...read more
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Youth Winter Reading Program: Do you want to Build a Snowman?
Youth Winter Reading Program: Do you want to Build a Snowman?
Wednesday, Jan. 5
Youth Service's Desk - Santa Maria Public Library
Come by Youth Services to sign up for the Winter Reading program, pick up a reading tracker, and a book to keep. Turn in completed Winter Reading tracker to display in the library. Finishers will receive a crafty winter prize. The Youth Winter Reading Program runs December 13th through January 15th....read more
Story Time for Families
4:00pm
 Story Time for Families
Wednesday, Jan. 5, 4:00pm
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Story time session: Wednesdays, January 5 – February 9 at 4:00 pmSongs, fingerplays, and stories in English and Spanish. Story time is designed to build literacy skills and school readiness, all while having a great time. Space is limited to 40 attendees. 
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Youth Winter Reading Program: Do you want to Build a Snowman?
Youth Winter Reading Program: Do you want to Build a Snowman?
Thursday, Jan. 6
Youth Service's Desk - Santa Maria Public Library
Come by Youth Services to sign up for the Winter Reading program, pick up a reading tracker, and a book to keep. Turn in completed Winter Reading tracker to display in the library. Finishers will receive a crafty winter prize. The Youth Winter Reading Program runs December 13th through January 15th....read more
Good Morning Story Time
10:00am
 Good Morning Story Time
Thursday, Jan. 6, 10:00am
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Story time session: Thursdays, January 6 – February 10 at 10:00 amStory time is designed to build literacy skills and school readiness, all while having a great time. This fun story time will have songs, fingerplays, and stories. Space is limited 40 attendees.
Storytime to You
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
 Storytime to You
Thursday, Jan. 6, 2:00 pm - 2:30 pmStorytime to You
Bookmobile
Join the bookmobile Librarian at Evans Park located at 200 W. Williams St. for outdoor story time. Bring a blanket to sit and enjoy literacy building and fun for the whole family. 
Lego Club and Packs
4:00 PM
 Lego Club and Packs
Thursday, Jan. 6, 4:00 PM
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
LEGO Club: Meet with other Lego fans and build together or check out a Lego pack to take home.LEGO Packs: Build with the bricks provided by the library and return them when finished. All bricks are sanitized before and after use. Limit of one pack per youth, a...read more
Storytime to You
4:00pm - 4:30pm
 Storytime to You
Thursday, Jan. 6, 4:00pm - 4:30pmStorytime to You
Bookmobile
Join the bookmobile Librarian at Preisker Park located at 330 Hidden Pines Way for outdoor story time. Bring a blanket to sit and enjoy literacy building and fun for the whole family. 
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Youth Winter Reading Program: Do you want to Build a Snowman?
Youth Winter Reading Program: Do you want to Build a Snowman?
Friday, Jan. 7
Youth Service's Desk - Santa Maria Public Library
Come by Youth Services to sign up for the Winter Reading program, pick up a reading tracker, and a book to keep. Turn in completed Winter Reading tracker to display in the library. Finishers will receive a crafty winter prize. The Youth Winter Reading Program runs December 13th through January 15th....read more
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Youth Winter Reading Program: Do you want to Build a Snowman?
Youth Winter Reading Program: Do you want to Build a Snowman?
Saturday, Jan. 8
Youth Service's Desk - Santa Maria Public Library
Come by Youth Services to sign up for the Winter Reading program, pick up a reading tracker, and a book to keep. Turn in completed Winter Reading tracker to display in the library. Finishers will receive a crafty winter prize. The Youth Winter Reading Program runs December 13th through January 15th....read more
Lego Packs
 Lego Packs
Saturday, Jan. 8
Youth Services Desk
LEGO Club: Meet with other Lego fans and build together or check out a Lego pack to take home.LEGO Packs: Build with the bricks provided by the library and return them when finished. All bricks are sanitized before and after use. Limit of one pack per youth, a...read more

Winter Makerspace / Semos Creadors Eventos del invierno
12:00pm-3:00pm
Winter Makerspace / Semos Creadors Eventos del invierno
Saturday, Jan. 8, 12:00pm-3:00pm
Learning Center
It's time to create, build, explore, and use your imagination at the Library Maker Events. Lego   3Doodler Pens Sew It In 30   Es hora de crear, construir, explorar ye usar su imaginación en el iEventos de la biblioteca! Construir con Lego  Boligrafo 3Doodler Co...read more
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Youth Winter Reading Program: Do you want to Build a Snowman?
Youth Winter Reading Program: Do you want to Build a Snowman?
Monday, Jan. 10
Youth Service's Desk - Santa Maria Public Library
Come by Youth Services to sign up for the Winter Reading program, pick up a reading tracker, and a book to keep. Turn in completed Winter Reading tracker to display in the library. Finishers will receive a crafty winter prize. The Youth Winter Reading Program runs December 13th through January 15th....read more
Lego Packs
 Lego Packs
Monday, Jan. 10
Youth Services Desk
LEGO Club: Meet with other Lego fans and build together or check out a Lego pack to take home.LEGO Packs: Build with the bricks provided by the library and return them when finished. All bricks are sanitized before and after use. Limit of one pack per youth, a...read more

Preschool Activity Time
11:00 AM
 Preschool Activity Time
Monday, Jan. 10, 11:00 AM
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Monday, January 10, 2022, at 11:00 am  Come for a fun morning of crafts, experiments, and other activities which build kindergarten readiness skills. Activities focus on strengthening fine motor skills, identifying shapes, colors, textures, and ...read more
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Youth Winter Reading Program: Do you want to Build a Snowman?
Youth Winter Reading Program: Do you want to Build a Snowman?
Tuesday, Jan. 11
Youth Service's Desk - Santa Maria Public Library
Come by Youth Services to sign up for the Winter Reading program, pick up a reading tracker, and a book to keep. Turn in completed Winter Reading tracker to display in the library. Finishers will receive a crafty winter prize. The Youth Winter Reading Program runs December 13th through January 15th....read more
Lego Packs
 Lego Packs
Tuesday, Jan. 11
Youth Services Desk
LEGO Club: Meet with other Lego fans and build together or check out a Lego pack to take home.LEGO Packs: Build with the bricks provided by the library and return them when finished. All bricks are sanitized before and after use. Limit of one pack per youth, a...read more

Good Morning Story Time
10:00am
 Good Morning Story Time
Tuesday, Jan. 11, 10:00am
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Story time session: Tuesdays, January 4 – February 10 at 10:00 amStory time is designed to build literacy skills and school readiness, all while having a great time. This fun story time will have songs, fingerplays, and stories. Space is limited 40 attendees.
Storytime to You
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
 Storytime to You
Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2:00 pm - 2:30 pmStorytime to You
Bookmobile
Join the bookmobile Librarian at Central Plaza Apartments located at 200 N. McClelland St. for outdoor story time. Bring a blanket to sit and enjoy literacy building and fun for the whole family. 
Storytime to You
4:00pm - 4:30pm
 Storytime to You
Tuesday, Jan. 11, 4:00pm - 4:30pmStorytime to You
Bookmobile
Join the bookmobile Librarian at Armstrong Park located at 1000 E. Chapel St. for outdoor story time. Bring a blanket to sit and enjoy literacy building and fun for the whole family. 
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Youth Winter Reading Program: Do you want to Build a Snowman?
Youth Winter Reading Program: Do you want to Build a Snowman?
Wednesday, Jan. 12
Youth Service's Desk - Santa Maria Public Library
Come by Youth Services to sign up for the Winter Reading program, pick up a reading tracker, and a book to keep. Turn in completed Winter Reading tracker to display in the library. Finishers will receive a crafty winter prize. The Youth Winter Reading Program runs December 13th through January 15th....read more
Lego Packs
 Lego Packs
Wednesday, Jan. 12
Youth Services Desk
LEGO Club: Meet with other Lego fans and build together or check out a Lego pack to take home.LEGO Packs: Build with the bricks provided by the library and return them when finished. All bricks are sanitized before and after use. Limit of one pack per youth, a...read more

Story Time for Families
4:00pm
 Story Time for Families
Wednesday, Jan. 12, 4:00pm
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Story time session: Wednesdays, January 5 – February 9 at 4:00 pmSongs, fingerplays, and stories in English and Spanish. Story time is designed to build literacy skills and school readiness, all while having a great time. Space is limited to 40 attendees. 
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Youth Winter Reading Program: Do you want to Build a Snowman?
Youth Winter Reading Program: Do you want to Build a Snowman?
Thursday, Jan. 13
Youth Service's Desk - Santa Maria Public Library
Come by Youth Services to sign up for the Winter Reading program, pick up a reading tracker, and a book to keep. Turn in completed Winter Reading tracker to display in the library. Finishers will receive a crafty winter prize. The Youth Winter Reading Program runs December 13th through January 15th....read more
Lego Packs
 Lego Packs
Thursday, Jan. 13
Youth Services Desk
LEGO Club: Meet with other Lego fans and build together or check out a Lego pack to take home.LEGO Packs: Build with the bricks provided by the library and return them when finished. All bricks are sanitized before and after use. Limit of one pack per youth, a...read more

Good Morning Story Time
10:00am
 Good Morning Story Time
Thursday, Jan. 13, 10:00am
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Story time session: Thursdays, January 6 – February 10 at 10:00 amStory time is designed to build literacy skills and school readiness, all while having a great time. This fun story time will have songs, fingerplays, and stories. Space is limited 40 attendees.
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Youth Winter Reading Program: Do you want to Build a Snowman?
Youth Winter Reading Program: Do you want to Build a Snowman?
Friday, Jan. 14
Youth Service's Desk - Santa Maria Public Library
Come by Youth Services to sign up for the Winter Reading program, pick up a reading tracker, and a book to keep. Turn in completed Winter Reading tracker to display in the library. Finishers will receive a crafty winter prize. The Youth Winter Reading Program runs December 13th through January 15th....read more
Lego Packs
 Lego Packs
Friday, Jan. 14
Youth Services Desk
LEGO Club: Meet with other Lego fans and build together or check out a Lego pack to take home.LEGO Packs: Build with the bricks provided by the library and return them when finished. All bricks are sanitized before and after use. Limit of one pack per youth, a...read more

Teen Ombre Wall Art
4:00pm
 Teen Ombre Wall Art
Friday, Jan. 14, 4:00pm
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Here is a chance to make a unique piece of art to decorate your space. Learn about color blending, then create ombre wall art to keep. Glitter is optional. Snacks will be served.
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Teen Ombre Wall Art Packs
 Teen Ombre Wall Art Packs
Saturday, Jan. 15
Pick-up program
Teens, here’s a chance to make a unique piece of art to decorate your space. Take home a pack to learn about color blending, then create your own ombre wall art.  
Youth Winter Reading Program: Do you want to Build a Snowman?
Youth Winter Reading Program: Do you want to Build a Snowman?
Saturday, Jan. 15
Youth Service's Desk - Santa Maria Public Library
Come by Youth Services to sign up for the Winter Reading program, pick up a reading tracker, and a book to keep. Turn in completed Winter Reading tracker to display in the library. Finishers will receive a crafty winter prize. The Youth Winter Reading Program runs December 13th through January 15th....read more
Lego Packs
 Lego Packs
Saturday, Jan. 15
Youth Services Desk
LEGO Club: Meet with other Lego fans and build together or check out a Lego pack to take home.LEGO Packs: Build with the bricks provided by the library and return them when finished. All bricks are sanitized before and after use. Limit of one pack per youth, a...read more

Tech Help Saturdays
11:00am-1:00pm
 Tech Help Saturdays
Saturday, Jan. 15, 11:00am-1:00pm
Dorothea Nelson Conference Room
Schedule a one-on-one appointment for instruction on technology topics like setting-up new devices, installing apps, privacy best practices, and enjoying library e-resources at home. Registration is required and begins January 3rd, 2022. Call the Library at 805-925-0994 ext. 8562 to schedule an appo...read more
DIY Bath and Body Scrub Workshop
10:30-11:30am
DIY Bath and Body Scrub Workshop
Saturday, Jan. 15, 10:30-11:30am
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Treat yourself in the New Year! Join us and learn how to make your very own body scrubs. All materials will be provided at the workshop.
Winter Makerspace / Semos Creadors Eventos del invierno
12:00pm-3:00pm
Winter Makerspace / Semos Creadors Eventos del invierno
Saturday, Jan. 15, 12:00pm-3:00pm
Learning Center
It's time to create, build, explore, and use your imagination at the Library Maker Events.  3D Printing    Paper Mosaic EmbroideryEs hora de crear, construir, explorar ye usar su imaginación en el iEventos de la biblioteca!  Impresión de 3D  &nbs...read more
Bookmobile Pop-up Stop
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
 Bookmobile Pop-up Stop
Saturday, Jan. 15, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pmBookmobile Pop-up St
Bookmobile
Visit the bookmobile at monthly Saturday Bookmobile Pop-up Stops for a family friendly maker project. Join us at Sierra Vista Park 809 Panther Drive
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Good Morning Story Time
10:00am
 Good Morning Story Time
Tuesday, Jan. 18, 10:00am
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Story time session: Tuesdays, January 4 – February 10 at 10:00 amStory time is designed to build literacy skills and school readiness, all while having a great time. This fun story time will have songs, fingerplays, and stories. Space is limited 40 attendees.
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Storytime to You
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
 Storytime to You
Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2:00 pm - 2:30 pmStorytime to You
Bookmobile
Join the bookmobile Librarian at Grogan Park located at 1155 W. Rancho Verde for outdoor story time. Bring a blanket to sit and enjoy literacy building and fun for the whole family. 
Story Time for Families
4:00pm
 Story Time for Families
Wednesday, Jan. 19, 4:00pm
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Story time session: Wednesdays, January 5 – February 9 at 4:00 pmSongs, fingerplays, and stories in English and Spanish. Story time is designed to build literacy skills and school readiness, all while having a great time. Space is limited to 40 attendees. 
Storytime to You
4:00pm - 4:30pm
 Storytime to You
Wednesday, Jan. 19, 4:00pm - 4:30pmStorytime to You
Bookmobile
Join the bookmobile Librarian at Boys and Girls Club located at 901 N. Railroad Ave. for outdoor story time. Bring a blanket to sit and enjoy literacy building and fun for the whole family. 
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Good Morning Story Time
10:00am
 Good Morning Story Time
Thursday, Jan. 20, 10:00am
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Story time session: Thursdays, January 6 – February 10 at 10:00 amStory time is designed to build literacy skills and school readiness, all while having a great time. This fun story time will have songs, fingerplays, and stories. Space is limited 40 attendees.
Pokémon Club
4:00 PM
 Pokémon Club
Thursday, Jan. 20, 4:00 PM
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Pokémon trainers participate in the first Pokémon Club at the library. Learn how to play the Pokémon Trading Card Game, watch an episode of Pokémon the Series, and participate in other fun activities. Bring a dec...read more
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Preschool Yoga Story Time
11:00 am
 Preschool Yoga Story Time
Friday, Jan. 21, 11:00 am
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Join us for a morning of yoga with stories and breathing exercises. Children are introduced to mindfulness and learn to increase their ability to regulate their emotions. Stay afterward to create a calming glitter jar. Space and supplies are limited. Feel free to bring a yoga mat or towel. Open to c...read more
Teen Anime Club
4:00pm
 Teen Anime Club
Friday, Jan. 21, 4:00pm
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
If you’re a teen who is into anime or manga, come to Anime Club! Hang out with other fans, eat Japanese snacks, and do fun activities. New members are always welcome! 
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Winter Makerspace / Semos Creadors Eventos del invierno
12:00pm-3:00pm
Winter Makerspace / Semos Creadors Eventos del invierno
Saturday, Jan. 22, 12:00pm-3:00pm
Learning Center
It's time to create, build, explore, and use your imagination at the Library Maker Events. Button Making          Macrame        Hexbug MazeEs hora de crear, construir, explorar ye usar su imaginación en el ...read more
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Good Morning Story Time
10:00am
 Good Morning Story Time
Tuesday, Jan. 25, 10:00am
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Story time session: Tuesdays, January 4 – February 10 at 10:00 amStory time is designed to build literacy skills and school readiness, all while having a great time. This fun story time will have songs, fingerplays, and stories. Space is limited 40 attendees.
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Everything but the Kitchen Sink Packs 
Everything but the Kitchen Sink Packs 
Wednesday, Jan. 26,
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Celebrate Hobby Month with different material to explore a new hobby or restart an old one. In this pack you might find paper, feathers, foam, stickers, markers, pencils, notebooks, felt sheets, and more. This pack has it all, let your imagination go ...read more
Story Time for Families
4:00pm
 Story Time for Families
Wednesday, Jan. 26, 4:00pm
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Story time session: Wednesdays, January 5 – February 9 at 4:00 pmSongs, fingerplays, and stories in English and Spanish. Story time is designed to build literacy skills and school readiness, all while having a great time. Space is limited to 40 attendees. 
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Good Morning Story Time
10:00am
 Good Morning Story Time
Thursday, Jan. 27, 10:00am
Altrusa Theater - Santa Maria Public Library
Story time session: Thursdays, January 6 – February 10 at 10:00 amStory time is designed to build literacy skills and school readiness, all while having a great time. This fun story time will have songs, fingerplays, and stories. Space is limited 40 attendees.
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Storytime to You
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
 Storytime to You
Friday, Jan. 28, 2:00 pm - 2:30 pmStorytime to You
Bookmobile
Join the bookmobile Librarian at The Residences at Depot Street located at 205 N. Depot St. for outdoor story time. Bring a blanket to sit and enjoy literacy building and fun for the whole family. 
Storytime to You
4:00pm - 4:30pm
 Storytime to You
Friday, Jan. 28, 4:00pm - 4:30pmStorytime to You
Bookmobile
Join the bookmobile Librarian at Rotary Park located at 2625 S. College Dr. for outdoor story time. Bring a blanket to sit and enjoy literacy building and fun for the whole family. 
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Lunar New Year Youth Celebration Packs 
Lunar New Year Youth Celebration Packs 
Saturday, Jan. 29
All Locations
Saturday January 29 - February 5, 2022 Celebrate the Lunar New Year with a special pack to learn about Lunar New Year traditions around the world. Packs include supplies to create two crafts at home. Open to youth ages 4-12. Limit of one pack pe...read more
Everything but the Kitchen Sink Packs
Everything but the Kitchen Sink Packs
Saturday, Jan. 29
All Locations
Celebrate Hobby Month with different material to explore a new hobby or restart an old one. In this pack you might find paper, feathers, foam, stickers, markers, pencils, notebooks, felt sheets, and more. This pack has it all, let your imagination go ...read more
GetsetUP Presentation
11:00am-12:30pm
 GetsetUP Presentation
Saturday, Jan. 29, 11:00am-12:30pm
Shepard Hall - Santa Maria Public Library
Are you 55 years or older and want to learn a new skill? Then join Library staff as they present on GetSetUp. This online platform is free and is geared towards those 55 and over who want to learn new skills, connect with others and unlock new life experiences. GetSetUp offers a variety of classes t...read more

Winter Makerspace / Semos Creadors Eventos del invierno
12:00pm-3:00pm
Winter Makerspace / Semos Creadors Eventos del invierno
Saturday, Jan. 29, 12:00pm-3:00pm
Learning Center
It's time to create, build, explore, and use your imagination at the Library Maker Events. Arduino Origami Bookmarks Paper LanternsEs hora de crear, construir, explorar ye usar su imaginación en el iEventos de la biblioteca! Arduino Marcadores de origami Hacer Linternas de papel
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Everything but the Kitchen Sink Packs
Everything but the Kitchen Sink Packs
Monday, Jan. 31
All Locations
Celebrate Hobby Month with different material to explore a new hobby or restart an old one. In this pack you might find paper, feathers, foam, stickers, markers, pencils, notebooks, felt sheets, and more. This pack has it all, let your imagination go ...read more
     
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