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LOTG | Grace Village

12:15pm - 1:15pm
Library on the Go (LOTG)
Cancelled
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.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

English Conversation Group

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Eastside
Library Branch: Eastside
Room: MLK Jr.
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Adult Literacy, Spanish

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 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.
Registration
Library Branch: Eastside
Room: MLK Jr.
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Spanish, Tech Skills
Registration Required
Details/Detalles:
This event is in Spanish. En el mundo digital de hoy, poseer habilidades básicas de computación e internet es esencial tanto para el crecimiento personal como profesional. Este taller está diseñado para proporcionar a los participantes una base só...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Creative Quest Book Club

5:30pm - 6:30pm
Central
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Central
Room: Faulkner Gallery East
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Culture, Books & Reading
Registration Required
Details/Detalles:
Calling all creatives! Join us for a 3 session book club to inspire your creative spirit and re-discover yourself through travel, art, nature, and reading. On January 24th, we will be traveling the world in our discussion of The Half Known Life: I...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Grupo de lectura en español

9:30am - 10:30am
Eastside
Library Branch: Eastside
Room: MLK Jr.
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. En este espacio, encontrarás obras...
This event is in the "Family" group.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

LOTG | Ortega Park

10:00am - 12:00pm
Library on the Go (LOTG)
Cancelled
Library Branch: Library on the Go (LOTG)
Room: Ortega Park
Age Group: Family, All Ages
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.

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

Wiggly Storytime

10:15am - 10:45am
Central
Library Branch: Central
Room: All Faulkner Galleries
Age Group: Early Childhood (Ages 0-5)
Program Type: Early Literacy

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 and Movement | Ortega Park

10:30am - 11:00am
Library on the Go (LOTG)
Library Branch: Library on the Go (LOTG)
Room: Ortega 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 "Adults" group.

Computer and Internet Basics

11:00am - 12:00pm
Eastside
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Eastside
Room: MLK Jr.
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Tech Skills
Registration Required
Details/Detalles:
In today's fast-paced digital landscape, basic computer and internet skills are essential for both personal and professional growth. These workshops are designed to provide participants with a solid foundation in understanding computers, operating sy...
This event is in the "Teen (High School)" group.
This event is in the "Teen (Junior High)" group.
Library Branch: Eastside
Room: MLK Jr.
Age Group: Teen (High School), Teen (Junior High)
Program Type: Spanish, Special Event
Details/Detalles:
Teens in grades 7-12 are invited to hang out at the Eastside Library for a relaxing and fun time after school. Join us for an afternoon imagining our dream lives by crafting vision boards and playing Lotería! All materials and snacks will be provided...
This event is in the "Early Childhood (Ages 0-5)" group.
This event is in the "Family" group.

Kinder Ready

10:00am - 11:00am
Central
Library Branch: Central
Room: Faulkner Gallery
Age Group: Early Childhood (Ages 0-5), Family
Program Type: Parents & Caregivers
Details/Detalles:
This class is full. Families that attended the first week will continue. We will have information about potential future sessions in late May/June. The series is designed to support families with children age 3.5 and up as they prepare to start Kinde...
This event is in the "Teen (High School)" group.
This event is in the "Teen (Junior High)" group.

Teen Volunteer Time

11:00am - 12:30pm
Eastside
Library Branch: Eastside
Age Group: Teen (High School), Teen (Junior High)
Program Type: Civic Engagement, Spanish
Details/Detalles:
Teens are welcome to come and earn 90 mins of community service time every week at the Eastside Library. Teens will be helping with finding books, organizing library materials, preparing arts and crafts activities and other tasks. No registration ...
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

1:30pm - 3:00pm
Central
Library Branch: Central
Room: Faulkner Gallery
Age Group: School-aged children (Grades K-2), School-aged children (Grades 3-6)
Program Type: Spanish, STEAM & Maker

Ready for hands-on science learning? Children of all ages are invited to play and learn together in this drop in event. Library staff will have STEAM activities for both older and younger children to learn about science, technology, engineering, and math in fun, interactive ways. All ages are welcome to interact with all activities, but an adult assistant may be necessary for younger children. Activities rotate weekly.

 

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.

Library Board Meeting

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Central
Library Branch: Central
Room: All Faulkner Galleries
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.

Music Time with Mister Boom Boom

9:30am - 10:00am
Eastside
Library Branch: Eastside
Age Group: Early Childhood (Ages 0-5)
Program Type: Early Literacy, Special Event
Details/Detalles:
Join us for a fun, interactive, and educational experience! Best for children ages one to five. All musical instruments will be provided. Mister Boom Boom (Frank Coates) is a music educator, entertainer, multi-instrumentalist, YouTuber, and owner ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

LOTG | Carrillo NNC

10:00am - 12:00pm
Library on the Go (LOTG)
Library Branch: Library on the Go (LOTG)
Room: In the Community
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Library on the Go
Details/Detalles:
The Library on the Go will be in the Carrillo Castillo parking lot to support the Neighborhood Navigation Centers loaded with adult materials like large type, fiction, nonfiction, and Spanish language materials.  Disclaimer(s): P...
This event is in the "Early Childhood (Ages 0-5)" group.

Wiggly Storytime

10:15am - 10:45am
Central
Library Branch: Central
Room: All Faulkner Galleries
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 How to Change Your Mind by Michael Pollan Take a look at past selections! Disclaimer(s): This event is only in English. Este evento será dirigido en inglés. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Family" group.
Library Branch: Eastside
Room: MLK Jr.
Age Group: Adults, Family
Program Type: Civic Engagement
Details/Detalles:
Need help with taxes this year? The VITA program is a free tax preparation service for local Santa Barbara County residents who make $67,000 or less a year. IRS-certified volunteers prepare and electronically file tax returns for qualified individual...
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 Branch: Central
Room: Faulkner Gallery
Age Group: School-aged children (Grades K-2), School-aged children (Grades 3-6)
Program Type: Arts & Culture, Special Event
Details/Detalles:
Kids ages 6 to 12 are invited to join music educator Mister Boom Boom for a fun, interactive, educational, and musical experience! In an African Drum Circle we’ll learn about a variety of West African hand drums including the djembe, talking drum, an...
This event is in the "School-aged children (Grades 3-6)" group.

Chess Club

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Central
Library Branch: Central
Room: Faulkner Gallery West
Age Group: School-aged children (Grades 3-6)
Program Type: STEAM & Maker
Details/Detalles:
Open chess hour for youth learning and building skills in chess. 8 to 11 year olds are invited to drop in and see all that chess has to offer! Come learn about the old art of battle strategy whether you are new to chess or a seasoned player. This is ...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

LOTG | State St. near the Farmer's Market

4:00pm - 6:30pm
Library on the Go (LOTG)
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. Stop by to get a library card, get books, return ...
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
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! We'll set up near Kids' World. Disclaimer(s): Participants in this event may...