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This event is in the "Teen (High School)" group.
This event is in the "Teen (Junior High)" group.
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Library Branch: Eastside
Room: MLK Jr.
Age Group: Teen (High School), Teen (Junior High), Adults
Program Type: STEAM & Maker, Sustainably SBPL
Registration Required
Details/Detalles:
Join SBPL and The Crafter’s Library to learn techniques for bringing your unique personal style to life in a sustainable way. Learn to alter ready-to-wear or thrifted clothes, giving your hacked clothes a professional finish. We will be discussing th...
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 | Paseo Nuevo

2:30pm - 4:30pm
Library on the Go (LOTG)
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: Books & Reading, Early Literacy, Library on the Go, Spanish, Special Event

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! Look for the Library van in De La Guerra Place, close to the Paseo Nuevo entrance near De La Guerra Street. Thank you to Paseo Nuevo for hosting us on the third Saturday of each month.

 

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 "Family" group.

Saturday Storytime at Paseo Nuevo

3:00pm - 3:30pm
Library on the Go (LOTG)
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), Family
Program Type: Books & Reading, Early Literacy, Library on the Go, Spanish, Special Event
Details/Detalles:
Join the Library and Paseo Nuevo for a monthly family storytime! We’ll have stories that children of all ages can enjoy, along with engaging songs and activities. Improve your children's literacy skills and make reading fun at this open-air storytime...

Library Board Meeting

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Eastside
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.
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

10:15am - 10:45am
Central
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

11:00am - 11:30am
Eastside
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

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Montecito
Open
Registration
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

4:00pm - 6:30pm
Library on the Go (LOTG)
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

5:00pm - 6:30pm
Central
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

10:00am - 12:00pm
Library on the Go (LOTG)
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

10:00am - 12:00pm
Library on the Go (LOTG)
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

10:00am - 12:00pm
Library on the Go (LOTG)
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

10:15am - 10:45am
Library on the Go (LOTG)
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

11:00am - 11:30am
Library on the Go (LOTG)
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

12:30pm - 2:00pm
Library on the Go (LOTG)
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

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Eastside
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

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Eastside
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

3:30pm - 5:00pm
Library on the Go (LOTG)
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

4:00pm - 6:00pm
Central
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

4:15pm - 5:45pm
Central
Open
Registration
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

5:00pm - 5:30pm
Off Site
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

5:00pm - 6:00pm
Central
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

9:00am - 10:30am
Eastside
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.