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

The Hangout: A Space for Teens

3:30pm - 5:30pm
Eastside
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. We’ll have crafts, board games, video games, and more! All materials and snacks will be provided. If you have activities or ideas for how t...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

1st Thursday Art Reception

5:00pm - 8:00pm
Central
Library Branch: Central
Room: Faulkner Gallery
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Culture, Special Event
Details/Detalles:
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 East
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Special Event
Details/Detalles:
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
Details/Detalles:
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 "Teen (High School)" group.
This event is in the "Teen (Junior High)" group.

The Hangout: A Space for Teens

3:30pm - 5:30pm
Eastside
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. We’ll have crafts, board games, video games, and more! All materials and snacks will be provided. If you have activities or ideas for how t...
This event is in the "Teen (High School)" group.
This event is in the "Teen (Junior High)" group.

The Hangout: A Space for Teens

3:30pm - 5:30pm
Eastside
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. We’ll have crafts, board games, video games, and more! All materials and snacks will be provided. If you have activities or ideas for how t...
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)
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.

 

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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)
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...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Soil Preparation Presentation

10:00am - 12:00pm
Central
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Central
Room: Faulkner Gallery
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Civic Engagement, Special Event, Sustainably SBPL
Registration Required
Details/Detalles:
Join UC Master Gardeners of Santa Barbara County, in partnership with SBPL, for an in-person, research-based presentation on soil preparation. UC Master Gardener Kit Bonson will discuss: · The importance of good soil preparation in your garden ...
This event is in the "Teen (High School)" group.
This event is in the "Teen (Junior High)" group.

The Hangout: A Space for Teens

3:30pm - 5:30pm
Eastside
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. We’ll have crafts, board games, video games, and more! All materials and snacks will be provided. If you have activities or ideas for how t...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Learn to Make Sauerkraut and Quick Kimchi

12:00pm - 2:00pm
Central
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Central
Room: Faulkner Gallery
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Civic Engagement, Special Event, Sustainably SBPL
Registration Required
Details/Detalles:
Explore the world of fermentation with the UC Master Food Preservers of Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties as they talk you through the steps to making your own sauerkraut and quick kimchi. Learn about the UC Master Food Preserver Program and...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Open Play Chess Day

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Central
Library Branch: Central
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Culture, Special Event
Details/Detalles:
Players of all ages and skill levels are invited to practice their chess strategies while playing against others in a relaxed, stress-free environment. This is a drop-in opportunity to have fun and maybe learn a new chess move or two. Experienced pla...
This event is in the "School-aged children (Grades K-2)" group.
This event is in the "School-aged children (Grades 3-6)" group.

Spy Day

2:00pm - 3:30pm
Central
Library Branch: Central
Room: All Faulkner Galleries
Age Group: School-aged children (Grades K-2), School-aged children (Grades 3-6)
Program Type: Special Event, STEAM & Maker
Details/Detalles:
Kids 5-12 are invited to join an elite group of recruits lurking in the shadows of the library, preparing to take on top-secret missions. Spy School recruits will practice code-breaking, create disguises, build spy gadgets, learn investigative techni...
This event is in the "Family" group.

Storyteller Michael D McCarty

2:30pm - 3:30pm
Central
Library Branch: Central
Room: Faulkner Gallery
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Arts & Culture, Special Event
Details/Detalles:
SBPL invites children and families to enjoy international folktales and African and African American historical tales with internationally acclaimed storyteller Michael D. McCarty. His energetic and enthusiastic storytelling style will keep you on th...
This event is in the "Teen (High School)" group.
This event is in the "Teen (Junior High)" group.

The Hangout: A Space for Teens

3:30pm - 5:30pm
Eastside
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. We’ll have crafts, board games, video games, and more! All materials and snacks will be provided. If you have activities or ideas for how t...

Cesar Chavez Day (observed)

All Day
All Branches
Closing
Branches:
Central, Eastside, Montecito, Library on the Go (LOTG), Virtual, Off Site
Description:
All SBPL locations will be closed on Monday, April 1 for Cesar Chavez Day, Observed. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

1st Thursday Art Reception

5:00pm - 8:00pm
Central
Library Branch: Central
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Culture, Special Event
Details/Detalles:
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
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Special Event
Details/Detalles:
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
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Culture, Special Event
Details/Detalles:
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 "Teen (High School)" group.
This event is in the "Teen (Junior High)" group.

The Hangout: A Space for Teens

3:30pm - 5:30pm
Eastside
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. We’ll have crafts, board games, video games, and more! All materials and snacks will be provided. If you have activities or ideas for how t...
This event is in the "Teen (High School)" group.
This event is in the "Teen (Junior High)" group.

The Hangout: A Space for Teens

3:30pm - 5:30pm
Eastside
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. We’ll have crafts, board games, video games, and more! All materials and snacks will be provided. If you have activities or ideas for how t...
This event is in the "Teen (High School)" group.
This event is in the "Teen (Junior High)" group.

The Hangout: A Space for Teens

3:30pm - 5:30pm
Eastside
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. We’ll have crafts, board games, video games, and more! All materials and snacks will be provided. If you have activities or ideas for how t...