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LOTG | Harding School

12:30pm - 2:00pm
Library on the Go (LOTG)
Library Branch: Library on the Go (LOTG)
Room: Harding School
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! 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 "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 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!

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

Growing Community: Garden VolunTEENS

4:00pm - 5:30pm
Off Site
Open
Registration
Offsite Event
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Teen (High School)
Program Type: Civic Engagement, STEAM & Maker
Registration Required
Details/Detalles:

Teens, join us to get your hands dirty for the community! Learn about organic gardening and support your local community garden in this 90-minute volunteer opportunity for teens in grades 9-12.

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 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 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.
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
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

5:30pm - 6:30pm
Virtual
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.
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

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

Yellow Bird Music at Music & Movement | Shoreline Park

10:30am - 11:00am
Library on the Go (LOTG)
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
Details/Detalles:

Join Yellow Bird Music for a wonderful music class for the whole family! With singing, dancing, and instrument playing we will explore the joys of musical play and exploration!

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Knit 'n' Needle

2:00pm - 3:30pm
Montecito
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 "Adults" group.

Adult Summer Reading Kick Off

5:00pm - 7:30pm
Library on the Go (LOTG)
Offsite Event
Library Branch: Library on the Go (LOTG)
Room: In the Community
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Books & Reading, Library on the Go, Special Event, Summer Reading
Details/Detalles:

Kick off your summer of reading with Santa Barbara Public Library at Fox Wine Co in the Funk Zone!

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

10:00am - 12:00pm
Library on the Go (LOTG)
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.
Registration
Library Branch: Central
Room: Faulkner Gallery
Age Group: Teen (High School), Teen (Junior High), Adults
Program Type: Arts & Culture, Special Event, STEAM & Maker
Registration 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.

Wiggly Storytime

10:15am - 10:45am
Central
Library Branch: Central
Room: Faulkner Gallery
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 "Early Childhood (Ages 0-5)" group.

Music & Movement | Oak Park

11:00am - 11:30am
Library on the Go (LOTG)
Library Branch: Library on the Go (LOTG)
Room: Oak 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 "All Ages" group.

LOTG | Franklin School

2:30pm - 4:30pm
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:

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 | Juneteenth Block Party

11:00am - 6:00pm
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: 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.
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

11:30am - 1:30pm
Central
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

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Central
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, Summer 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

9:00am - 10:30am
Montecito
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):