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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 3-6)" group.

Chess Club

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Central
Library Branch: Central
Room: Faulkner Gallery
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...
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 & 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.

Digital Library Hour

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Central
Library Branch: Central
Room: Faulkner Gallery West
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Tech Skills
Details/Detalles:
Have questions about Santa Barbara Public Library’s Digital Resources? Drop in virtually or in person every Wednesday at 12PM to learn about library apps, digital collections, and online databases available for free with your library card. SBPL libra...
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
Details/Detalles:
The Library on the Go will be at Harding School with a ton of children's materials. Come on by to load up on books, get a library card, return items, or just to say hello and have a walk in the neighborhood. We'll be parked on the Mountain Ave side o...
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.

Creator's Club

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Eastside
Library Branch: Eastside
Age Group: School-aged children (Grades K-2), School-aged children (Grades 3-6), Family
Program Type: Arts & Culture, Books & Reading, STEAM & Maker
Details/Detalles:
Looking for a fun and creative after-school activity? Join us at the Eastside Library for a weekly STEAM activity inspired by children’s literature. Bilingual Spanish and English speaking staff will be present. Disclaimer(s): Participants in th...
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.

Bad Tween Art

2:00pm - 3:30pm
Central
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Central
Room: Faulkner Gallery
Age Group: School-aged children (Grades K-2), School-aged children (Grades 3-6), Teen (High School)
Program Type: STEAM & Maker
Registration Required
Details/Detalles:
Want to win a bad art trophy? Kids ages 9-12 are invited to explore their creativity through bad art and have the chance to win a bad art trophy made by you and your friends! No art skills required. Please register to ensure we have enough supplies. ...
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

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.

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.
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 Library on the Go! We'll have a mix of adult and children's materials along with WiFi access. This event is part of the Santa Barbara Unified and City of Santa Barbara Open Campuses Initiative. Disclaimer(s): Participants in this event...
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.

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 "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.

Spring Maker Faire

2:00pm - 3:30pm
Central
Library Branch: Central
Room: Faulkner Gallery
Age Group: School-aged children (Grades K-2), School-aged children (Grades 3-6), Family
Program Type: STEAM & Maker
Details/Detalles:
Calling all maker families! Join us for a fun-filled afternoon making springtime crafts to share with others and enjoy at home. Learn more about SBPL’s maker tools while you create something new. Disclaimer(s): Participants in this event may be...
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 "Teen (High School)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Central
Age Group: Teen (High School), Adults
Program Type: Civic Engagement
Details/Detalles:
YMCA Transitional Aged Youth programs will provide supportive services to youth ages 18-24 years old who are currently or at risk of experiencing homelessness. Clients may receive basic needs, referrals, case management, and housing support during ta...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Eastside
Room: MLK Jr.
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Adult Literacy, Tutor Training
Registration Required
Details/Detalles:
If you are an Adult Literacy 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 ...