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Stay & Play

9:00am - 10:00am
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.

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

9:30am - 10:30am
Library on the Go (LOTG)
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, All Ages
Program Type: Library on the Go
Event Details:
Pick up cozy reads along with your holiday groceries at 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 or chat with a representative fro...
This event is in the "Family" group.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Madres Unidas

10:15am - 11:15am
Eastside
Library Branch: Eastside
Room: MLK Jr.
Age Group: Family, All Ages
Program Type: Parents & Caregivers, Spanish
Event Details:
Madres unidas es un espacio para que las madres de nuestra comunidad se reúnan y compartan sus anécdotas, fortalezas, desafíos y se apoyen entre sí, mientras disfrutan de un café y unas golosinas. La Biblioteca Pública de Santa Bárbara y AHA! te...
This event is in the "Early Childhood (Ages 0-5)" group.

Wiggly Storytime

10:30am - 11:00am
Central
Library Branch: Central
Room: All Faulkner Galleries
Age Group: Early Childhood (Ages 0-5)
Program Type: Early Literacy
Event Details:

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 "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Eastside
Room: MLK Jr.
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Civic Engagement
Registration Required
Event Details:
Join SBPL and The Alzheimer's Association for a presentation on dementia, a disease that more than 55 million people experience worldwide. This presentation designed to empower the Santa Barbara community with crucial insights, including: Under...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

LOTG | State St. near the Farmer's Market

3:00pm - 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
Event Details:
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 "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Central
Room: Faulkner Gallery East
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Culture
Registration Required
Event Details:
Would you enjoy a liberating way to carve out some time for yourself during the chaos of the holiday season? Writing is a great way to slow yourself down a bit and release what may be bottled up inside, whether you’re reflecting on past experiences o...
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
Event Details:
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...
This event is in the "Early Childhood (Ages 0-5)" group.

Bilingual Music & Movement

10:15am - 10:45am
Central
Library Branch: Central
Room: All Faulkner Galleries
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

11:00am - 11:30am
Central
Library Branch: Central
Room: All Faulkner Galleries
Age Group: Early Childhood (Ages 0-5)
Program Type: Early Literacy

Baby and 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 "All Ages" group.

LOTG | Harding School

12:30pm - 2:00pm
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, 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 "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
Event Details:

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.

¡Practica tu lectura con una mascota! Regístrete en el escritorio para una sesión de lectura de 10 a 15 minutos, Los espacios se asignarán dependiendo del orden de llegada. ¡Todos son bienvenidos, niños que aún no se entusiasman con la lectura, lecto...
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

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

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

Teen Volunteer Time | Central

4:00pm - 5:30pm
Central
Library Branch: Central
Room: Upper Level
Age Group: Teen (High School), Teen (Junior High)
Program Type: Civic Engagement, Spanish

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 "Adults" group.

English Conversation Group

5:00pm - 6:00pm
Central
Library Branch: Central
Room: Faulkner Gallery West
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Adult Literacy
Event Details:
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 us...
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.

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

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.

SBPL Works! Typing Course

10:30am - 11:30am
Central
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Central
Room: Faulkner Gallery West
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Job & Career, Tech Skills
Registration Required
Event Details:
SBPL Works! Is offering an Open Lab for job seekers to improve their typing skills, designed to help participants boost your career readiness, and enhance your digital communication abilities. This course is packed with interactive and adaptive lesso...
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: MLK Jr.
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.

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

LOTG | Santa Barbara Junior High School

2:30pm - 4:30pm
Library on the Go (LOTG)
Library Branch: Library on the Go (LOTG)
Room: In the Community
Age Group: Teen (High School), Teen (Junior High)
Program Type: Library on the Go, Spanish
Event Details:
The Library on the Go will be just outside Santa Barbara Junior High School near the path on Quarantina and Cota St. We will be stocked with mostly teen items, but we’ll have some children’s and adult items too. Stop by to get a library card, get boo...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

1st Thursday Art Reception

5:00pm - 8:00pm
Central
Library Branch: Central
Room: Faulkner Gallery East
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Special Event
Event Details:
Visit the library for a 1st Thursday reception and view the latest art exhibits. Exhibits rotate monthly in each of the Faulkner galleries. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

1st Thursday Art Reception

5:00pm - 8:00pm
Central
Library Branch: Central
Room: Faulkner Gallery West
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Culture, Special Event
Event Details:
Visit the library for a 1st Thursday reception and view the latest art exhibits. Exhibits rotate monthly in each of the Faulkner galleries. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Central
Room: Faulkner Gallery
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Culture, Special Event
Event Details:
Visit the Faulkner Main Gallery from 5-8pm for a reception celebrating the artworks on view for the month of December by the Santa Barbara Art Association.  The Santa Barbara Art Association (SBAA) was founded in 1952 and currently has a memb...