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

Cooking Class: Local Kids, Local Chefs

Tuesday, July 9, 2024 at 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Michael Towbes Library Plaza at Central
Program Type:
Arts & Culture, STEAM & Maker
Age Group:
School-aged children (Grades 3-6)
Details/Detalles:

Join us for a free cooking class for kids with a local chef on the Central Library Plaza! All supplies and ingredients to make healthy and delicious creations will be provided. Spa...

Library Branch: Central
Room: Michael Towbes Library Plaza
Age Group: School-aged children (Grades 3-6)
Program Type: Arts & Culture, STEAM & Maker
Details/Detalles:

Join us for a free cooking class for kids with a local chef on the Central Library Plaza! All supplies and ingredients to make healthy and delicious creations will be provided.

This event is in the "All Ages" group.

LOTG | State St. near the Farmer's Market

Tuesday, July 9, 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 Farmer’s Market on State and Canon Perdido Streets. We will be stocked with mostly adult items, but we’ll have some c...

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 Farmer’s Market on State and Canon Perdido Streets. We will be stocked with mostly adult items, but we’ll have some children’s items too.

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

Teen Advisory Board

Tuesday, July 9, 2024 at 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Central
Program Type:
Teen Advisory Board
Age Group:
Teen (High School), Teen (Junior High)
Teen Advisory Board:

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
Age Group: Teen (High School), Teen (Junior High)
Program Type: Teen Advisory Board

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 positive ways to discover their voice, develop leadership skills, and create lasting change within their community. Teens will identify community needs, create projects to support those needs, and help shape the library's teen services, programs, and collections. 

T.A.B. meetings will be held twice a month, January through June 2024, once a month in July and August, and resume meeting twice a month September through December. T.A.B. members will receive community service hours for attending T.A.B. meetings and events, and additional volunteer opportunities and team building activities will be offered on a weekly basis.

T.A.B. has reached capacity for the 2023-2024 school year. Please contact us if you would like to express your interest in joining T.A.B. at a future date!

Email our Teen Services Librarian for questions: KSaffie@santabarbaraca.gov

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 "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, July 10, 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.

Bilingual Music & Movement

Wednesday, July 10, 2024 at 10:15am - 10:45am
Lower Plaza at Central
Program Type:
Early Literacy, Spanish
Age Group:
Early Childhood (Ages 0-5)
Bilingual Music & Movement:

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: Central
Room: Lower Plaza
Age Group: Early Childhood (Ages 0-5)
Program Type: Early Literacy, Spanish

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 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.

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

Baby & Me

Wednesday, July 10, 2024 at 11:00am - 11:30am
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 "Early Childhood (Ages 0-5)" group.

Bilingual Songs & Stories for Kids | Franklin School

Wednesday, July 10, 2024 at 11:00am - 11:30am
In the Community at Library on the Go (LOTG)
Program Type:
Early Literacy, Library on the Go, Spanish
Age Group:
Early Childhood (Ages 0-5)
Details/Detalles:

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...

Offsite Event
Library Branch: Library on the Go (LOTG)
Room: In the Community
Age Group: Early Childhood (Ages 0-5)
Program Type: Early Literacy, Library on the Go, Spanish
Details/Detalles:

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

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

Wednesday, July 10, 2024 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Michael Towbes Library 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: Michael Towbes Library 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 K-2)" group.
This event is in the "School-aged children (Grades 3-6)" group.

Hula Hoop with Kat D Hoops

Wednesday, July 10, 2024 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Michael Towbes Library Plaza at Central
Program Type:
Arts & Culture
Age Group:
School-aged children (Grades K-2), School-aged children (Grades 3-6)
Details/Detalles:

Kids and families are invited to get active and learn some hula hooping moves at this summer reading program.  Kat D Hoops, a talented hula hoop performer, will lead us in a h...

Library Branch: Central
Room: Michael Towbes Library Plaza
Age Group: School-aged children (Grades K-2), School-aged children (Grades 3-6)
Program Type: Arts & Culture
Details/Detalles:

Kids and families are invited to get active and learn some hula hooping moves at this summer reading program.  Kat D Hoops, a talented hula hoop performer, will lead us in a hula hooping extravaganza!

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, July 10, 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 "School-aged children (Grades 3-6)" group.
This event is in the "Teen (Junior High)" group.

Dungeons & Dragons for Tweens

Wednesday, July 10, 2024 at 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Upper Level at Central
Program Type:
Arts & Culture
Age Group:
School-aged children (Grades 3-6), Teen (Junior High)
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: School-aged children (Grades 3-6), Teen (Junior High)
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 "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, July 10, 2024 at 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Lower Plaza at Central
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: Central
Room: Lower Plaza
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.

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 | Bohnett Park

Wednesday, July 10, 2024 at 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Bohnett Park 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 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: School-aged children (Grades K-2), School-aged children (Grades 3-6), Family, All Ages
Program Type: Library on the Go
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.

Teen Volunteer Time

Wednesday, July 10, 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
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.

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

Baby & Me

Wednesday, July 10, 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 10, 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 "Adults" group.

Romance Book Club | Virtual

Wednesday, July 10, 2024 at 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Virtual
Program Type:
Books & Reading
Age Group:
Adults
Details/Detalles:

Join us virtually for Romance Book Club to meet other romance readers in the community, chat about your favorite romances, and discuss the month's reading selection (books are avai...

Virtual Event
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Books & Reading
Details/Detalles:

Join us virtually for Romance Book Club to meet other romance readers in the community, chat about your favorite romances, and discuss the month's reading selection (books are available digitally for checkout).

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

Stay & Play

Thursday, July 11, 2024 at 9:30am - 10:30am
Off Site
Program Type:
Early Literacy, Spanish
Age Group:
Early Childhood (Ages 0-5)
Details/Detalles:

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...

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

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):

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 11, 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 11, 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 11, 2024 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Michael Towbes Library 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: Michael Towbes Library 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 K-2)" group.
This event is in the "School-aged children (Grades 3-6)" group.

Library Lab

Thursday, July 11, 2024 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Michael Towbes Library 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: Michael Towbes Library 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 11, 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 11, 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.