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Library Board Meeting

Monday, April 22, 2024 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Eastside Library at Eastside
Program Type:
Civic Engagement
Details/Detalles:

All galleries reserved for Library Board Meeting. Details: https://santabarbaraca.gov/library-board

Library Branch: Eastside
Room: Eastside Library
Program Type: Civic Engagement
Details/Detalles:
All galleries reserved for Library Board Meeting. Details: https://santabarbaraca.gov/library-board ...
This event is in the "Early Childhood (Ages 0-5)" group.

Stay & Play Storytime at MOXI Toddler Tuesday

Tuesday, April 23, 2024 at 9:15am - 11:00am
Off Site
Program Type:
Early Literacy
Age Group:
Early Childhood (Ages 0-5)
Details/Detalles:

Drop by to learn, play, sing, and share stories with your young children! Join us weekly for Toddler Tuesdays at MOXI from 9 AM – 12 PM for a quieter morning at the museum with

Offsite Event
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Early Childhood (Ages 0-5)
Program Type: Early Literacy
Details/Detalles:
Drop by to learn, play, sing, and share stories with your young children! Join us weekly for Toddler Tuesdays at MOXI from 9 AM – 12 PM for a quieter morning at the museum with no scheduled field trips. On Tuesday mornings, MOXI welcomes its ...
This event is in the "Early Childhood (Ages 0-5)" group.

Wiggly Storytime

Tuesday, April 23, 2024 at 10:15am - 10:45am
Central
Program Type:
Early Literacy
Age Group:
Early Childhood (Ages 0-5)
Wiggly Storytime:

This storytime engages children and their caregivers with short stories, action rhymes, and songs. Your toddler will learn sounds, letter recognition, new words, listening skills,

Details/Detalles:

   

Cancelled
Library Branch: Central
Age Group: Early Childhood (Ages 0-5)
Program Type: Early Literacy
Details/Detalles:

This storytime engages children and their caregivers with short stories, action rhymes, and songs. Your toddler will learn sounds, letter recognition, new words, listening skills, and motor skills that will help them grow into pre-readers, all while having fun. This class is designed for toddlers ages 14 months - 3 years.

Disclaimer(s):

Participants in this event may be photographed by Library staff. These photos may be used in promotional or educational publications, including in print, social media, and presentations. Please see staff if you do not consent to having your photo taken. Staff will obtain individual, signed photo releases of photographs that contain only an individual as opposed to a group.

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This event is in the "Early Childhood (Ages 0-5)" group.

Bilingual Songs & Stories for Kids

Tuesday, April 23, 2024 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Eastside Patio at Eastside
Program Type:
Early Literacy, Spanish
Age Group:
Early Childhood (Ages 0-5)
Bilingual songs and stories for kids:

This class focuses on developing your child’s literacy skills with action rhymes, a short story, and songs in both English and Spanish. Your child will practice language skills, so

Library Branch: Eastside
Room: Eastside Patio
Age Group: Early Childhood (Ages 0-5)
Program Type: Early Literacy, Spanish

This class focuses on developing your child’s literacy skills with action rhymes, a short story, and songs in both English and Spanish. Your child will practice language skills, social skills, motor skills, and you’ll have the chance to connect with other caregivers.

This class is best for children 0-5 years of age and their caregivers.

Disclaimer(s):

Participants in this event may be photographed by Library staff. These photos may be used in promotional or educational publications, including in print, social media, and presentations. Please see staff if you do not consent to having your photo taken. Staff will obtain individual, signed photo releases of photographs that contain only an individual as opposed to a group.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Montecito Book Club

Tuesday, April 23, 2024 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Montecito
Program Type:
Books & Reading
Age Group:
Adults
Details/Detalles:

Join the Montecito Book Club! This month we'll be discussing  An American Sunrise by Joy Harjo. Take a look at past selections! Disclaimer(s):  Participants in t

Open
Required
Library Branch: Montecito
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Books & Reading
Registration Required
Details/Detalles:
Join the Montecito Book Club! This month we'll be discussing  An American Sunrise by Joy Harjo. Take a look at past selections! Disclaimer(s):  Participants in this event may be photographed by Library staff. These photos may be us...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

LOTG | State St. at the Farmers Market

Tuesday, April 23, 2024 at 4:00pm - 6:30pm
In the Community at Library on the Go (LOTG)
Program Type:
Library on the Go
Age Group:
All Ages
Details/Detalles:

The Library on the Go will be just outside the entrance to the Farmers Market on State and Canon Perdido Streets. We will be stocked with mostly adult items, but we’ll have some ch

Offsite Event
Library Branch: Library on the Go (LOTG)
Room: In the Community
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Library on the Go
Details/Detalles:
The Library on the Go will be just outside the entrance to the Farmers Market on State and Canon Perdido Streets. We will be stocked with mostly adult items, but we’ll have some children’s items too. Stop by to get a library card, get books, return b...
This event is in the "Teen (High School)" group.
This event is in the "Teen (Junior High)" group.

Teen Advisory Board

Tuesday, April 23, 2024 at 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Upper Level at Central
Program Type:
Teen Advisory Board
Age Group:
Teen (High School), Teen (Junior High)
Details/Detalles:

Teen Advisory Board combines community service and youth development, underlining the value of teen involvement towards the success of the Santa Barbara Public Library and the Sant

Library Branch: Central
Room: Upper Level
Age Group: Teen (High School), Teen (Junior High)
Program Type: Teen Advisory Board
Details/Detalles:
Teen Advisory Board combines community service and youth development, underlining the value of teen involvement towards the success of the Santa Barbara Public Library and the Santa Barbara community at large. The program gives high school students p...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

LOTG | Alameda Park

Wednesday, April 24, 2024 at 10:00am - 12:00pm
Alameda Park at Library on the Go (LOTG)
Program Type:
Library on the Go
Age Group:
All Ages
Library on the Go:

Visit Library on the Go! We'll have a mix of adult and children's materials along with WiFi access.  Disclaimer(s): Participants in this event may be photographed by Lib

Library Branch: Library on the Go (LOTG)
Room: Alameda Park
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Library on the Go

Visit Library on the Go! We'll have a mix of adult and children's materials along with WiFi access. 

Disclaimer(s):

Participants in this event may be photographed by Library staff. These photos may be used in promotional or educational publications, including in print, social media, and presentations. Please see staff if you do not consent to having your photo taken. Staff will obtain individual, signed photo releases of photographs that contain only an individual as opposed to a group.
 

In case of inclement weather, outdoor activities may be canceled. For the most up to date information, please contact the library with any questions or concerns before traveling to library events.

This event is in the "Early Childhood (Ages 0-5)" group.
This event is in the "School-aged children (Grades K-2)" group.
This event is in the "School-aged children (Grades 3-6)" group.
This event is in the "Teen (High School)" group.
This event is in the "Teen (Junior High)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Family" group.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

LOTG | Alameda Park

Wednesday, April 24, 2024 at 10:00am - 12:00pm
Alameda Park at Library on the Go (LOTG)
Program Type:
Library on the Go
Age Group:
Early Childhood (Ages 0-5), School-aged children (Grades K-2), School-aged children (Grades 3-6), Teen (High School), Teen (Junior High), Adults, Family, All Ages
Library on the Go:

Visit Library on the Go! We'll have a mix of adult and children's materials along with WiFi access.  Disclaimer(s): Participants in this event may be photographed by Lib

Library Branch: Library on the Go (LOTG)
Room: Alameda Park
Age Group: Early Childhood (Ages 0-5), School-aged children (Grades K-2), School-aged children (Grades 3-6), Teen (High School), Teen (Junior High), Adults, Family, All Ages
Program Type: Library on the Go

Visit Library on the Go! We'll have a mix of adult and children's materials along with WiFi access. 

Disclaimer(s):

Participants in this event may be photographed by Library staff. These photos may be used in promotional or educational publications, including in print, social media, and presentations. Please see staff if you do not consent to having your photo taken. Staff will obtain individual, signed photo releases of photographs that contain only an individual as opposed to a group.
 

In case of inclement weather, outdoor activities may be canceled. For the most up to date information, please contact the library with any questions or concerns before traveling to library events.

This event is in the "Early Childhood (Ages 0-5)" group.
This event is in the "Family" group.

Storywalk© at Alameda Park

Wednesday, April 24, 2024 at 10:00am - 12:00pm
Alameda Park at Library on the Go (LOTG)
Program Type:
Early Literacy, Library on the Go
Age Group:
Early Childhood (Ages 0-5), Family
Details/Detalles:

Join us at Alameda Park for an exciting adventure as we share Rafael Lopez's book, We’ve Got the Whole World in Our Hands!. The pages of this inspiring book are printed on large st

Library Branch: Library on the Go (LOTG)
Room: Alameda Park
Age Group: Early Childhood (Ages 0-5), Family
Program Type: Early Literacy, Library on the Go
Details/Detalles:
Join us at Alameda Park for an exciting adventure as we share Rafael Lopez's book, We’ve Got the Whole World in Our Hands!. The pages of this inspiring book are printed on large standing signs, creating a unique walking experience for all ages. Start...
This event is in the "Early Childhood (Ages 0-5)" group.

Bilingual Music & Movement | Alameda Park

Wednesday, April 24, 2024 at 10:15am - 10:45am
Alameda Park at Library on the Go (LOTG)
Program Type:
Early Literacy, Spanish
Age Group:
Early Childhood (Ages 0-5)
Details/Detalles:

All-singing, all-dancing morning of stories and fun! In this class, children and their caregivers learn how to develop early literacy skills through music, dancing, and creative pl

Library Branch: Library on the Go (LOTG)
Room: Alameda Park
Age Group: Early Childhood (Ages 0-5)
Program Type: Early Literacy, Spanish
Details/Detalles:
All-singing, all-dancing morning of stories and fun! In this class, children and their caregivers learn how to develop early literacy skills through music, dancing, and creative play in English and Spanish. These sessions are designed for children ag...
This event is in the "Early Childhood (Ages 0-5)" group.

Baby & Me | Alameda Park

Wednesday, April 24, 2024 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Alameda Park at Library on the Go (LOTG)
Program Type:
Early Literacy
Age Group:
Early Childhood (Ages 0-5)
Details/Detalles:

Baby & Me focuses on developing your baby’s pre-literacy skills. In this thirty-minute program, our storyteller will lead the group in songs, rhymes, reading, and sensory play

Library Branch: Library on the Go (LOTG)
Room: Alameda Park
Age Group: Early Childhood (Ages 0-5)
Program Type: Early Literacy
Details/Detalles:
Baby & Me focuses on developing your baby’s pre-literacy skills. In this thirty-minute program, our storyteller will lead the group in songs, rhymes, reading, and sensory play time to develop language skills, social skills, motor skills, and comm...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

LOTG | Harding School

Wednesday, April 24, 2024 at 12:30pm - 2:00pm
In the Community at Library on the Go (LOTG)
Program Type:
Library on the Go, Spanish
Age Group:
All Ages
Details/Detalles:

The Library on the Go will be at Harding School with a ton of children's materials. Come on by to load up on books, get a library card, return items, or just to say hello and have

Offsite Event
Library Branch: Library on the Go (LOTG)
Room: In the Community
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Library on the Go, Spanish
Details/Detalles:
The Library on the Go will be at Harding School with a ton of children's materials. Come on by to load up on books, get a library card, return items, or just to say hello and have a walk in the neighborhood. We'll be parked on the Mountain Ave side o...
This event is in the "School-aged children (Grades K-2)" group.
This event is in the "School-aged children (Grades 3-6)" group.
This event is in the "Family" group.

Creator's Club

Wednesday, April 24, 2024 at 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Eastside
Program Type:
Arts & Culture, Books & Reading, STEAM & Maker
Age Group:
School-aged children (Grades K-2), School-aged children (Grades 3-6), Family
Details/Detalles:

Looking for a fun and creative after-school activity? Join us at the Eastside Library for a weekly STEAM activity inspired by children’s literature. Bilingual Spanish and English s

Library Branch: Eastside
Age Group: School-aged children (Grades K-2), School-aged children (Grades 3-6), Family
Program Type: Arts & Culture, Books & Reading, STEAM & Maker
Details/Detalles:
Looking for a fun and creative after-school activity? Join us at the Eastside Library for a weekly STEAM activity inspired by children’s literature. Bilingual Spanish and English speaking staff will be present. Disclaimer(s): Participants in th...
This event is in the "School-aged children (Grades 3-6)" group.

Read to a Dog

Wednesday, April 24, 2024 at 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Eastside
Program Type:
Books & Reading, Early Literacy, Spanish
Age Group:
School-aged children (Grades 3-6)
Read to a Dog:

Practice your reading with our furry friend, Smith! Sign up at the desk for a 10-15 minute reading session, first come, first serve. Reluctant readers, emergent readers, and d

Library Branch: Eastside
Age Group: School-aged children (Grades 3-6)
Program Type: Books & Reading, Early Literacy, Spanish

Practice your reading with our furry friend, Smith! Sign up at the desk for a 10-15 minute reading session, first come, first serve. Reluctant readers, emergent readers, and dog-loving readers are welcome! Our volunteer therapy dog team is certified by the Alliance of Therapy Dogs.

 

Disclaimer(s):

Participants in this event may be photographed by Library staff. These photos may be used in promotional or educational publications, including in print, social media, and presentations. Please see staff if you do not consent to having your photo taken. Staff will obtain individual, signed photo releases of photographs that contain only an individual as opposed to a group.

This event is in the "School-aged children (Grades K-2)" group.
This event is in the "School-aged children (Grades 3-6)" group.
This event is in the "Family" group.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

LOTG | Harding School

Wednesday, April 24, 2024 at 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Harding School at Library on the Go (LOTG)
Program Type:
Library on the Go
Age Group:
School-aged children (Grades K-2), School-aged children (Grades 3-6), Family, All Ages
Details/Detalles:

Visit Library on the Go! We'll have a mix of adult and children's materials along with WiFi access. This event is part of the Santa Barbara Unified and City of Santa Barbara Ope

Library Branch: Library on the Go (LOTG)
Room: Harding School
Age Group: School-aged children (Grades K-2), School-aged children (Grades 3-6), Family, All Ages
Program Type: Library on the Go
Details/Detalles:
Visit Library on the Go! We'll have a mix of adult and children's materials along with WiFi access. This event is part of the Santa Barbara Unified and City of Santa Barbara Open Campuses Initiative. Disclaimer(s): Participants in this event...
This event is in the "Teen (High School)" group.
This event is in the "Teen (Junior High)" group.

LGBTQ+ PROUD Youth Group

Wednesday, April 24, 2024 at 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Upper Level at Central
Age Group:
Teen (High School), Teen (Junior High)
Details/Detalles:

PROUD Youth Group is an LGBTQ+ affirming drop-in space for youth aged 12 - 18. Join us for community building and fun and games! This group meets on Wednesdays from 4:00 - 6:00pm.

Library Branch: Central
Room: Upper Level
Age Group: Teen (High School), Teen (Junior High)
Details/Detalles:
PROUD Youth Group is an LGBTQ+ affirming drop-in space for youth aged 12 - 18. Join us for community building and fun and games! This group meets on Wednesdays from 4:00 - 6:00pm. This space is led by Pacific Pride Foundation, and will be held in the...
This event is in the "Teen (High School)" group.
This event is in the "Teen (Junior High)" group.

Teen Volunteer Time

Wednesday, April 24, 2024 at 4:15pm - 5:45pm
Upper Level at Central
Program Type:
Civic Engagement, Spanish
Age Group:
Teen (High School), Teen (Junior High)
Details/Detalles:

Teens are welcome to come and earn 90 mins of community service time every week at the Central Library. Teens will be helping with finding books, organizing library materials, prep

Open
Required
Library Branch: Central
Room: Upper Level
Age Group: Teen (High School), Teen (Junior High)
Program Type: Civic Engagement, Spanish
Registration Required
Details/Detalles:
Teens are welcome to come and earn 90 mins of community service time every week at the Central Library. Teens will be helping with finding books, organizing library materials, preparing arts and crafts activities and other tasks. Due to high volum...
This event is in the "Early Childhood (Ages 0-5)" group.

Baby & Me

Wednesday, April 24, 2024 at 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Off Site
Program Type:
Early Literacy
Age Group:
Early Childhood (Ages 0-5)
Baby & Me:

Baby & Me focuses on developing your baby’s pre-literacy skills. In this thirty-minute program, our storyteller will lead the group in songs, rhymes, reading, and sensory play

Offsite Event
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Early Childhood (Ages 0-5)
Program Type: Early Literacy

Baby & Me focuses on developing your baby’s pre-literacy skills. In this thirty-minute program, our storyteller will lead the group in songs, rhymes, reading, and sensory play time to develop language skills, social skills, motor skills, and community building. Please bring your own blanket.

This class is best for babies 0-14 months and their caregivers.

Disclaimer(s) 

Participants in this event may be photographed by Library staff. These photos may be used in promotional or educational publications, including in print, social media, and presentations. Please see staff if you do not consent to having your photo taken. Staff will obtain individual, signed photo releases of photographs that contain only an individual as opposed to a group.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

English Conversation Group

Wednesday, April 24, 2024 at 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Central
Program Type:
Adult Literacy
Age Group:
Adults
Details/Detalles:

Join SBPL’s Literacy staff for a fun, informal opportunity to practice your English language skills. All skill levels are welcome. Disclaimer(s): Participants in this event m

Cancelled
Library Branch: Central
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Adult Literacy
Details/Detalles:
Join SBPL’s Literacy staff for a fun, informal opportunity to practice your English language skills. All skill levels are welcome. Disclaimer(s): Participants in this event may be photographed by Library staff. These photos may be used in promo...
This event is in the "Early Childhood (Ages 0-5)" group.

Stay & Play

Thursday, April 25, 2024 at 9:00am - 10:30am
Eastside Patio at Eastside
Program Type:
Early Literacy, Spanish
Age Group:
Early Childhood (Ages 0-5)
Stay & play eastside:

Drop by to learn and play, sing and share stories with your young children. Enjoy company and snacks with other caregivers. Bilingual Spanish and English speaking staff will be pre

Library Branch: Eastside
Room: Eastside Patio
Age Group: Early Childhood (Ages 0-5)
Program Type: Early Literacy, Spanish

Drop by to learn and play, sing and share stories with your young children. Enjoy company and snacks with other caregivers. Bilingual Spanish and English speaking staff will be present.

Disclaimer(s):

Participants in this event may be photographed by Library staff. These photos may be used in promotional or educational publications, including in print, social media, and presentations. Please see staff if you do not consent to having your photo taken. Staff will obtain individual, signed photo releases of photographs that contain only an individual as opposed to a group.

This event is in the "School-aged children (Grades K-2)" group.
This event is in the "School-aged children (Grades 3-6)" group.
This event is in the "Family" group.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

LOTG | Shoreline Park

Thursday, April 25, 2024 at 10:00am - 12:00pm
Shoreline Park at Library on the Go (LOTG)
Age Group:
School-aged children (Grades K-2), School-aged children (Grades 3-6), Family, All Ages
Library on the Go:

Visit Library on the Go! We'll have a mix of adult and children's materials along with WiFi access.  Disclaimer(s): Participants in this event may be photographed by Lib

Library Branch: Library on the Go (LOTG)
Room: Shoreline Park
Age Group: School-aged children (Grades K-2), School-aged children (Grades 3-6), Family, All Ages

Visit Library on the Go! We'll have a mix of adult and children's materials along with WiFi access. 

Disclaimer(s):

Participants in this event may be photographed by Library staff. These photos may be used in promotional or educational publications, including in print, social media, and presentations. Please see staff if you do not consent to having your photo taken. Staff will obtain individual, signed photo releases of photographs that contain only an individual as opposed to a group.
 

In case of inclement weather, outdoor activities may be canceled. For the most up to date information, please contact the library with any questions or concerns before traveling to library events.

This event is in the "Early Childhood (Ages 0-5)" group.

Music & Movement | Shoreline Park

Thursday, April 25, 2024 at 10:30am - 11:00am
Shoreline Park at Library on the Go (LOTG)
Program Type:
Early Literacy, Library on the Go
Age Group:
Early Childhood (Ages 0-5)
Music & Movement Outreach:

All-singing, all-dancing morning of stories and fun! In this class, children and their caregivers learn how to develop early literacy skills through music, dancing, and creative pl

Library Branch: Library on the Go (LOTG)
Room: Shoreline Park
Age Group: Early Childhood (Ages 0-5)
Program Type: Early Literacy, Library on the Go

All-singing, all-dancing morning of stories and fun! In this class, children and their caregivers learn how to develop early literacy skills through music, dancing, and creative play. These sessions are designed for children ages 2 - 5, but children of all ages are welcome.

Disclaimer(s):

Participants in this event may be photographed by Library staff. These photos may be used in promotional or educational publications, including in print, social media, and presentations. Please see staff if you do not consent to having your photo taken. Staff will obtain individual, signed photo releases of photographs that contain only an individual as opposed to a group.

In case of inclement weather, outdoor activities may be canceled. For the most up to date information, please contact the library with any questions or concerns before traveling to library events.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

English Conversation Group

Thursday, April 25, 2024 at 1:00pm - 2:00pm
MLK Jr. at Eastside
Program Type:
Adult Literacy, Spanish
Age Group:
Adults
English Conversation Group:

Join SBPL’s Literacy staff for a fun, informal opportunity to practice your English language skills. All skill levels are welcome.  Disclaimer(s): Participants in this e

Library Branch: Eastside
Room: MLK Jr.
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Adult Literacy, Spanish

Join SBPL’s Literacy staff for a fun, informal opportunity to practice your English language skills. All skill levels are welcome. 

Disclaimer(s):

Participants in this event may be photographed by Library staff. These photos may be used in promotional or educational publications, including in print, social media, and presentations. Please see staff if you do not consent to having your photo taken. Staff will obtain individual, signed photo releases of photographs that contain only an individual as opposed to a group.