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This event is in the "Teen (High School)" group.
This event is in the "Teen (Junior High)" group.

Teen Volunteer Time

Wednesday, July 17, 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 can earn 90 minutes of community service time every week at the Central Library. Teens will help find books, organize library materials, prepare arts and crafts activities, a...

Open
Required
Library Branch: Central
Room: Upper Level
Age Group: Teen (High School), Teen (Junior High)
Program Type: Civic Engagement, Spanish
Required
Details/Detalles:

Teens can earn 90 minutes of community service time every week at the Central Library. Teens will help find books, organize library materials, prepare arts and crafts activities, and other tasks.

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

Baby & Me | Courthouse Sunken Gardens

Wednesday, July 17, 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, July 17, 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.

 

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, July 18, 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, July 18, 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 "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.

Lunch at the Library

Thursday, July 18, 2024 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Lower Plaza at Central
Program Type:
Arts & Culture, Books & 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)
Details/Detalles:

Children and teens are invited to come eat a free nutritious meal as part of the USDA Summer Food Service Program. Lunch will be served on a first come, first served basis, and the...

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)
Program Type: Arts & Culture, Books & Reading
Details/Detalles:

Children and teens are invited to come eat a free nutritious meal as part of the USDA Summer Food Service Program. Lunch will be served on a first come, first served basis, and there’s no need for applications or any kind of documentation.

This event is in the "School-aged children (Grades 3-6)" group.

Read to a Dog

Thursday, July 18, 2024 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Lower Plaza at Central
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: Central
Room: Lower Plaza
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.

Library Lab

Thursday, July 18, 2024 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Lower Plaza at Central
Program Type:
Spanish, STEAM & Maker
Age Group:
School-aged children (Grades K-2), School-aged children (Grades 3-6)
Details/Detalles:

Ready for hands-on science learning? Children of all ages are invited to play and learn together at this drop-in event. Library staff will lead attendees in fun, interactive STEAM ...

Library Branch: Central
Room: Lower Plaza
Age Group: School-aged children (Grades K-2), School-aged children (Grades 3-6)
Program Type: Spanish, STEAM & Maker
Details/Detalles:

Ready for hands-on science learning? Children of all ages are invited to play and learn together at this drop-in event.

This event is in the "Teen (High School)" group.

Dungeons & Dragons for Teens

Thursday, July 18, 2024 at 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Upper Level at Central
Program Type:
Arts & Culture
Age Group:
Teen (High School)
Details/Detalles:

Are you interested in learning about Dungeons & Dragons? Do you want to join a session of the role-playing tabletop game without the commitment of a long-term campaign? This in...

Open
Required
Library Branch: Central
Room: Upper Level
Age Group: Teen (High School)
Program Type: Arts & Culture
Required
Details/Detalles:

Are you interested in learning about Dungeons & Dragons? Do you want to join a session of the role-playing tabletop game without the commitment of a long-term campaign?

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Knit 'n' Needle

Thursday, July 18, 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, July 18, 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.

Precious Gems Along Our Coastline: Conservation Stories on California’s Channel Islands

Thursday, July 18, 2024 at 6:30pm - 7:30pm
MLK Jr. Room at Eastside
Program Type:
Trail Talks
Age Group:
Adults
Details/Detalles:

The California Channel Islands are world-renowned for their scenic beauty and rich natural resources, including a large proportion of plants and animals found nowhere else on earth...

Library Branch: Eastside
Room: MLK Jr. Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Trail Talks
Details/Detalles:

The California Channel Islands are world-renowned for their scenic beauty and rich natural resources, including a large proportion of plants and animals found nowhere else on earth.

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, July 19, 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 "Early Childhood (Ages 0-5)" group.

Wiggly Storytime

Friday, July 19, 2024 at 10:15am - 10:45am
Lower Plaza at 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:

   

Library Branch: Central
Room: Lower Plaza
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.

 


 

This event is in the "School-aged children (Grades 3-6)" group.
This event is in the "Teen (Junior High)" group.

Maker Hour at the Park | Oak Park

Friday, July 19, 2024 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
Oak Park at Library on the Go (LOTG)
Program Type:
Library on the Go, Spanish, STEAM & Maker, Summer Reading
Age Group:
School-aged children (Grades 3-6), Teen (Junior High)
Details/Detalles:

Join us for a fun and creative summer activity at this weekly, outdoor STEAM program. All supplies will be provided, and children will be encouraged to take home their creations. S...

Library Branch: Library on the Go (LOTG)
Room: Oak Park
Age Group: School-aged children (Grades 3-6), Teen (Junior High)
Program Type: Library on the Go, Spanish, STEAM & Maker, Summer Reading
Details/Detalles:

Join us for a fun and creative summer activity at this weekly, outdoor STEAM program. All supplies will be provided, and children will be encouraged to take home their creations. Supplies are limited. Best for children 6 and up.

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.

Lunch at the Library

Friday, July 19, 2024 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Lower Plaza at Central
Program Type:
Arts & Culture, Books & 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)
Details/Detalles:

Children and teens are invited to come eat a free nutritious meal as part of the USDA Summer Food Service Program. Lunch will be served on a first come, first served basis, and the...

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)
Program Type: Arts & Culture, Books & Reading
Details/Detalles:

Children and teens are invited to come eat a free nutritious meal as part of the USDA Summer Food Service Program. Lunch will be served on a first come, first served basis, and there’s no need for applications or any kind of documentation.

This event is in the "Teen (High School)" group.
This event is in the "Teen (Junior High)" group.

Relax & Craft for Teens

Friday, July 19, 2024 at 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Upper Level at Central
Program Type:
Arts & Culture, STEAM & Maker, Summer Reading
Age Group:
Teen (High School), Teen (Junior High)
Details/Detalles:

Calling all teens in grades 7-12: join us for a relaxing midday crafting session! After grabbing a bite to eat at Lunch at the Library, head upstairs to the Teen Area and learn to ...

Library Branch: Central
Room: Upper Level
Age Group: Teen (High School), Teen (Junior High)
Program Type: Arts & Culture, STEAM & Maker, Summer Reading
Details/Detalles:

Calling all teens in grades 7-12: join us for a relaxing midday crafting session!

This event is in the "Family" group.

Minecraft Day

Saturday, July 20, 2024 at 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Lower Plaza at Central
Program Type:
Arts & Culture, Special Event, STEAM & Maker, Summer Reading
Age Group:
Family
Details/Detalles:

Join us for Minecraft at the Library! Fight Creepers with a team of robots, and have a craft-tastic time with friends and family. All ages welcome!  Disclaimer(s): Parti...

Library Branch: Central
Room: Lower Plaza
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Arts & Culture, Special Event, STEAM & Maker, Summer Reading
Details/Detalles:

Join us for Minecraft at the Library! Fight Creepers with a team of robots, and have a craft-tastic time with friends and family. All ages welcome! 

Disclaimer(s):

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, July 22, 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 "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.

Lunch at the Library

Monday, July 22, 2024 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Lower Plaza at Central
Program Type:
Arts & Culture, Books & 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)
Details/Detalles:

Children and teens are invited to come eat a free nutritious meal as part of the USDA Summer Food Service Program. Lunch will be served on a first come, first served basis, and the...

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)
Program Type: Arts & Culture, Books & Reading
Details/Detalles:

Children and teens are invited to come eat a free nutritious meal as part of the USDA Summer Food Service Program. Lunch will be served on a first come, first served basis, and there’s no need for applications or any kind of documentation.

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

Stay & Play

Tuesday, July 23, 2024 at 9:00am - 10:30am
Montecito
Program Type:
Early Literacy
Age Group:
Early Childhood (Ages 0-5)
Details/Detalles:

Drop by to learn and play, sing and share stories with your young children. Enjoy the company of other caregivers. Disclaimer(s): Participants in this event may be photograph...

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

Drop by to learn and play, sing and share stories with your young children. Enjoy the company of other caregivers.

Disclaimer(s):

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.

Lunch at the Library

Tuesday, July 23, 2024 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Lower Plaza at Central
Program Type:
Arts & Culture, Books & 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)
Details/Detalles:

Children and teens are invited to come eat a free nutritious meal as part of the USDA Summer Food Service Program. Lunch will be served on a first come, first served basis, and the...

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)
Program Type: Arts & Culture, Books & Reading
Details/Detalles:

Children and teens are invited to come eat a free nutritious meal as part of the USDA Summer Food Service Program. Lunch will be served on a first come, first served basis, and there’s no need for applications or any kind of documentation.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Montecito Book Club

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

Join the Montecito Book Club! This month's selection is TBD. Take a look at past selections!  

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

Join the Montecito Book Club! This month's selection is TBD.

Take a look at past selections!

 

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

Sustainable STEAM

Tuesday, July 23, 2024 at 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Lower Plaza at Central
Program Type:
Spanish, STEAM & Maker
Age Group:
School-aged children (Grades K-2), School-aged children (Grades 3-6)
Details/Detalles:

Do you like creative art and science projects? Join us at Central Library for a special STEAM maker event creating upcycled sea creatures using sustainable materials Bilingual S...

Library Branch: Central
Room: Lower Plaza
Age Group: School-aged children (Grades K-2), School-aged children (Grades 3-6)
Program Type: Spanish, STEAM & Maker
Details/Detalles:

Do you like creative art and science projects? Join us at Central Library for a special STEAM maker event creating upcycled sea creatures using sustainable materials

Bilingual Spanish and English speaking staff will be present.