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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
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
Central
Library Branch: Central
Room: All Faulkner Galleries
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
Room: Faulkner Gallery East
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 ...
This event is in the "Early Childhood (Ages 0-5)" group.

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 "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.

Book to Action Discussion Series

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Central
Library Branch: Central
Room: Faulkner Gallery East
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book to Action
Details/Detalles:
Join us for our Book to Action Discussion Series where we will share about Kiss the Ground by Josh Tickell. All are welcome. Book to Action 2024 is held in conjunction with Sustainably SBPL Series, which is supported in part by the U.S. Institu...
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
Details/Detalles:
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.
Registration
Library Branch: Eastside
Room: MLK Jr.
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Tutor Training
Registration Required
Details/Detalles:
If you are an OG Readers tutor who is currently tutoring or who has completed SBPL's New Tutor Training, join the Literacy Services Team and fellow volunteers at the Central Library for a hands-on tutoring skills workshop! We’ll learn new skills and ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Central
Room: Faulkner Gallery
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Trail Talks
Details/Detalles:
Created in 1968, the San Rafael Wilderness encompasses 197,380 acres of wild lands within Los Padres National Forest. This talk will highlight the hiking and backpacking opportunities in the Upper Sisquoc River, Upper Manzana Creek, and Upper Santa C...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Eastside
Room: MLK Jr.
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Adult Literacy, Spanish
Details/Detalles:
Note: This program is bilingüe, Spanish and English. ¡Acompáñanos en el Taller bilingüe de artes y manualidades para adultos de la Biblioteca Pública de Santa Bárbara, el cual se realiza el último viernes de cada otro mes! Este es un grupo do...
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)
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 "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 "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 "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 "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.

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 "Adults" group.

Dungeons & Dragons for Adults

4:00pm - 7:00pm
Central
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Central
Room: Faulkner Gallery West
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Culture
Registration Required
Details/Detalles:
Are you interested in learning about Dungeons & Dragons? Do you want to join a session of the role-playing tabletop game without the commitment of a long-term campaign? This introductory session for up to 8 participants will be led by a local exp...
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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