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LOTG | Juneteenth Block Party

Saturday, June 15, 2024 at 11:00am - 6:00pm
In the Community at Library on the Go (LOTG)
Program Type:
Civic Engagement, Library on the Go, Spanish, Special Event
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
Details/Detalles:

Join the Library On The Go van at the Juneteenth Block Party: Joy For the People! Juneteenth Santa Barbara is a local celebration of the national recognition of Black Independen...

Offsite Event
Library Branch: Library on the Go (LOTG)
Room: In the Community
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: Civic Engagement, Library on the Go, Spanish, Special Event
Details/Detalles:

Join the Library On The Go van at the Juneteenth Block Party: Joy For the People!

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.

Juneteenth Celebration with Santa Barbara Ring Shout Project

Sunday, June 16, 2024 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
Lower Plaza at Central
Program Type:
Arts & Culture, Special Event
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
Details/Detalles:

Join us for a Juneteenth celebration and performance by Santa Barbara Ring Shout Project. Ring Shout is a spiritual, traditional circle dance that enslaved Africans carried out whe...

Library Branch: Central
Room: Lower Plaza
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: Arts & Culture, Special Event
Details/Detalles:

Join us for a Juneteenth celebration and performance by Santa Barbara Ring Shout Project. Ring Shout is a spiritual, traditional circle dance that enslaved Africans carried out when they were brought to the United States.

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.

Game Day

Monday, June 17, 2024 at 11:30am - 1:30pm
Lower Plaza at Central
Program Type:
Arts & Culture, Spanish, STEAM & Maker, Summer Reading
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
Details/Detalles:

Join SBPL for an afternoon of board games, puzzles, tabletop games, and fun for all ages! Tables and games are available on a first-come basis. Children aged 0-18 are welcome to ea...

Library Branch: Central
Room: Lower Plaza
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: Arts & Culture, Spanish, STEAM & Maker, Summer Reading
Details/Detalles:

Join SBPL for an afternoon of board games, puzzles, tabletop games, and fun for all ages! Tables and games are available on a first-come basis. Children aged 0-18 are welcome to eat a free lunch while they play!

This event is in the "Adults" group.

LOTG | Samarkand

Tuesday, June 18, 2024 at 10:30am - 11:30am
In the Community at Library on the Go (LOTG)
Program Type:
Library on the Go, Spanish
Age Group:
Adults
Details/Detalles:

The Library on the Go will be in front of the administration building at the Samarkand retirement community loaded with adult materials like large type, fiction, nonfiction, and Sp...

Offsite Event
Library Branch: Library on the Go (LOTG)
Room: In the Community
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Library on the Go, Spanish
Details/Detalles:

The Library on the Go will be in front of the administration building at the Samarkand retirement community loaded with adult materials like large type, fiction, nonfiction, and Spanish language materials.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

LOTG | Grace Village

Tuesday, June 18, 2024 at 12:15pm - 1:15pm
In the Community at Library on the Go (LOTG)
Program Type:
Library on the Go, Spanish
Age Group:
Adults
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...

Offsite Event
Library Branch: Library on the Go (LOTG)
Room: In the Community
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Library on the Go, Spanish

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.

Juneteenth

All Day
Central, Eastside, Montecito, Library on the Go (LOTG), Virtual, Off Site

All SBPL locations will be closed on Wednesday, June 19 for Juneteenth.

Closing
Branches:
Central, Eastside, Montecito, Library on the Go (LOTG), Virtual, Off Site
Description:

All SBPL locations will be closed on Wednesday, June 19 for Juneteenth.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Knit 'n' Needle

Thursday, June 20, 2024 at 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Montecito
Program Type:
Arts & Culture
Age Group:
Adults
Knit 'n' Needle:

Join us for our weekly Knit 'n' Needle gatherings, open to all skill levels! Whether you knit, crochet, embroider, or enjoy any other fiber arts, you're welcome to come and share ...

Library Branch: Montecito
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Culture

Join us for our weekly Knit 'n' Needle gatherings, open to all skill levels!
Whether you knit, crochet, embroider, or enjoy any other fiber arts, you're welcome to come and share your creativity with us.

Disclaimer:

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 "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 "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Family" group.

LOTG at the Pool | Ortega Park

Thursday, June 20, 2024 at 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Ortega 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), Adults, Family
Details/Detalles:

Join SBPL for summer fun at the Parks and Recreation Community Pools! The Library on the Go will be stopping by the park on Thursdays all summer with books for all ages, from board...

Library Branch: Library on the Go (LOTG)
Room: Ortega Park
Age Group: Early Childhood (Ages 0-5), School-aged children (Grades K-2), School-aged children (Grades 3-6), Adults, Family
Program Type: Library on the Go
Details/Detalles:

Join SBPL for summer fun at the Parks and Recreation Community Pools!

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 | Oak Park

Friday, June 21, 2024 at 10:00am - 12:00pm
Oak Park at Library on the Go (LOTG)
Program Type:
Library on the Go, Spanish
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
Details/Detalles:

Visit the Library on the Go! We'll have a mix of adult and children's materials along with WiFi access. Check out books, get a library card, or just come by to say hi! Disclaime...

Library Branch: Library on the Go (LOTG)
Room: Oak 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, Spanish
Details/Detalles:

Visit the Library on the Go! We'll have a mix of adult and children's materials along with WiFi access. Check out books, get a library card, or just come by to say hi!

Disclaimer(s):

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.

DIY Natural Dyes with Mary Gonzalez of Sweet Mountaintop Farm

Friday, June 21, 2024 at 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Faulkner Gallery at Central
Program Type:
Arts & Culture, Special Event, STEAM & Maker
Age Group:
Teen (High School), Teen (Junior High), Adults
Details/Detalles:

In this workshop, led by Mary Gonzalez of Sweet Mountaintop Farm, you will learn the basics of dyeing fabric using natural materials. Mary will teach the fundamentals of how differ...

Waitlist
Required
Library Branch: Central
Room: Faulkner Gallery
Age Group: Teen (High School), Teen (Junior High), Adults
Program Type: Arts & Culture, Special Event, STEAM & Maker
Required
Details/Detalles:

In this workshop, led by Mary Gonzalez of Sweet Mountaintop Farm, you will learn the basics of dyeing fabric using natural materials.

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.

Game Day

Monday, June 24, 2024 at 11:30am - 1:30pm
Lower Plaza at Central
Program Type:
Arts & Culture, Spanish, STEAM & Maker, Summer Reading
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
Details/Detalles:

Join SBPL for an afternoon of board games, puzzles, tabletop games, and fun for all ages! Tables and games are available on a first-come basis. Children aged 0-18 are welcome to ea...

Library Branch: Central
Room: Lower Plaza
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: Arts & Culture, Spanish, STEAM & Maker, Summer Reading
Details/Detalles:

Join SBPL for an afternoon of board games, puzzles, tabletop games, and fun for all ages! Tables and games are available on a first-come basis. Children aged 0-18 are welcome to eat a free lunch while they play!

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Montecito Book Club

Tuesday, June 25, 2024 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Montecito
Program Type:
Books & Reading
Age Group:
Adults
Details/Detalles:

Join the Montecito Book Club! This month, we will be discussing Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer. ...

Open
Required
Library Branch: Montecito
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Books & Reading
Required
Details/Detalles:

Join the Montecito Book Club!

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 | Franklin School

Wednesday, June 26, 2024 at 10:00am - 12:00pm
In the Community 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
Details/Detalles:

Visit the Library on the Go on the front lawn of Franklin School during the Eastside Library closure. We'll have a mix of adult and children's materials along with WiFi access. Che...

Offsite Event
Library Branch: Library on the Go (LOTG)
Room: In the Community
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
Details/Detalles:

Visit the Library on the Go on the front lawn of Franklin School during the Eastside Library closure. We'll have a mix of adult and children's materials along with WiFi access. Check out books, get a library card, or just come by to say hi!

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 | Bohnett Park

Wednesday, June 26, 2024 at 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Bohnett Park at Library on the Go (LOTG)
Program Type:
Library on the Go, Spanish
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
Details/Detalles:

Visit the Library on the Go! We'll have a mix of adult and children's materials along with WiFi access. Check out books, get a library card, or just come by to say hi! Disclaime...

Library Branch: Library on the Go (LOTG)
Room: Bohnett 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, Spanish
Details/Detalles:

Visit the Library on the Go! We'll have a mix of adult and children's materials along with WiFi access. Check out books, get a library card, or just come by to say hi!

Disclaimer(s):

This event is in the "Adults" group.

English Conversation Group

Wednesday, June 26, 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...

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.

 

Staff training

Thursday, June 27, 2024 at 10:00am - 12:00pm
Central, Eastside, Montecito, Library on the Go (LOTG), Virtual, Off Site

All SBPL locations will open at noon due to staff training.

Closing
Branches:
Central, Eastside, Montecito, Library on the Go (LOTG), Virtual, Off Site
Description:

All SBPL locations will open at noon due to staff training.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Knit 'n' Needle

Thursday, June 27, 2024 at 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Montecito
Program Type:
Arts & Culture
Age Group:
Adults
Knit 'n' Needle:

Join us for our weekly Knit 'n' Needle gatherings, open to all skill levels! Whether you knit, crochet, embroider, or enjoy any other fiber arts, you're welcome to come and share ...

Library Branch: Montecito
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Culture

Join us for our weekly Knit 'n' Needle gatherings, open to all skill levels!
Whether you knit, crochet, embroider, or enjoy any other fiber arts, you're welcome to come and share your creativity with us.

Disclaimer:

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 "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 "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Family" group.

LOTG at the Pool | Ortega Park

Thursday, June 27, 2024 at 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Ortega 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), Adults, Family
Details/Detalles:

Join SBPL for summer fun at the Parks and Recreation Community Pools! The Library on the Go will be stopping by the park on Thursdays all summer with books for all ages, from board...

Library Branch: Library on the Go (LOTG)
Room: Ortega Park
Age Group: Early Childhood (Ages 0-5), School-aged children (Grades K-2), School-aged children (Grades 3-6), Adults, Family
Program Type: Library on the Go
Details/Detalles:

Join SBPL for summer fun at the Parks and Recreation Community Pools!

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Practical Skills Workshop for Adult Literacy Tutors

Thursday, June 27, 2024 at 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Central
Program Type:
Adult Literacy, Tutor Training
Age Group:
Adults
Details/Detalles:

If you are an Adult Literacy tutor who is currently tutoring or who has completed SBPL's New Tutor Training, join the Literacy Services Team and fellow volunteers at the Eastside L...

Open
Required
Library Branch: Central
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Adult Literacy, Tutor Training
Required
Details/Detalles:

If you are an Adult Literacy tutor who is currently tutoring or who has completed SBPL's New Tutor Training, join the Literacy Services Team and fellow volunteers at the Eastside Library for a hands-on tutoring skills workshop!

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Bring Your Favorite Poem Club | Idyll Mercantile

Thursday, June 27, 2024 at 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Off Site
Program Type:
Books & Reading, Summer Reading
Age Group:
Adults
Details/Detalles:

What's your go-to poem? Bring it to the Bring Your Favorite Poem Club and share why it’s special to you! Bring your own book of poetry, pick one up from the library, find a poem on...

Open
Required
Offsite Event
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Books & Reading, Summer Reading
Required
Details/Detalles:

What's your go-to poem? Bring it to the Bring Your Favorite Poem Club and share why it’s special to you! Bring your own book of poetry, pick one up from the library, find a poem online, or browse the poetry books available at the event.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Grupo de lectura en español | St. George Community Center

Friday, June 28, 2024 at 9:30am - 10:30am
Off Site
Program Type:
Books & Reading, Spanish
Age Group:
Adults
Details/Detalles:

¡Acompáñanos en el Grupo de Lectura en español de la Biblioteca Pública de Santa Bárbara, el cual se realiza el último viernes de cada otro mes! Este es un grupo para intercambiar ...

Offsite Event
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Books & Reading, Spanish
Details/Detalles:

¡Acompáñanos en el Grupo de Lectura en español de la Biblioteca Pública de Santa Bárbara, el cual se realiza el último viernes de cada otro mes! Este es un grupo para intercambiar ideas y conversar sobre la lectura.

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 | Oak Park

Friday, June 28, 2024 at 10:00am - 12:00pm
Oak Park at Library on the Go (LOTG)
Program Type:
Library on the Go, Spanish
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
Details/Detalles:

Visit the Library on the Go! We'll have a mix of adult and children's materials along with WiFi access. Check out books, get a library card, or just come by to say hi! Disclaime...

Library Branch: Library on the Go (LOTG)
Room: Oak 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, Spanish
Details/Detalles:

Visit the Library on the Go! We'll have a mix of adult and children's materials along with WiFi access. Check out books, get a library card, or just come by to say hi!

Disclaimer(s):

This event is in the "Adults" group.

New Tutor Training for Adult Literacy Volunteers

Sunday, June 30, 2024 at 11:00am - 2:00pm
Central
Program Type:
Adult Literacy, Tutor Training
Age Group:
Adults
Details/Detalles:

Create connections and serve your community by volunteering as an Adult Literacy tutor at the Santa Barbara Public Library! Tutors are trained and then matched with an adult Eng...

Open
Required
Library Branch: Central
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Adult Literacy, Tutor Training
Required
Details/Detalles:

Create connections and serve your community by volunteering as an Adult Literacy tutor at the Santa Barbara Public Library!