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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 "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 "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 3-6)" group.
This event is in the "Teen (High School)" group.

Exploradores de senderos

11:45am - 4:00pm
Central
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Central
Age Group: School-aged children (Grades 3-6), Teen (High School)
Program Type: Spanish, STEAM & Maker, Sustainably SBPL
Registration Required
Details/Detalles:
This event is in Spanish. Invitamos a todos aquellos a quienes les gusta explorar senderos a acompañarnos en una excursión en el Jardín Botánico de Santa Bárbara y participar en un taller especial de siembra designado para jóvenes de 9 a 14 años d...
This event is in the "School-aged children (Grades 3-6)" group.
This event is in the "Teen (High School)" group.

Pathfinders in the Garden

11:45am - 4:00pm
Central
Waitlist
Registration
Library Branch: Central
Age Group: School-aged children (Grades 3-6), Teen (High School)
Program Type: STEAM & Maker, Sustainably SBPL
Registration Required
Details/Detalles:
Calling all Pathfinders! Take a field trip to the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden and join a special planting workshop for 9-14 year olds. Pathfinders will engage in a seed exploration, flower dissection, and planting session, while adults enjoy a ...
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 "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 "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 "Family" group.

Literacy in the Garden

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Off Site
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Family
Program Type: STEAM & Maker, Sustainably SBPL
Registration Required
Details/Detalles:
SBPL invites English language learners to a special garden exploration class. This program teaches planting while offering a way to help learners improve their English language skills in a fun and interactive way. Each session is designed for parents...
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 "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 "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.

Pi Day

3:30pm - 5:00pm
Central
Library Branch: Central
Room: All Faulkner Galleries
Age Group: School-aged children (Grades K-2), School-aged children (Grades 3-6)
Program Type: STEAM & Maker
Details/Detalles:
Kids ages 5 and up are invited to Pi Day! We’ll celebrate the magic of math with stories, crafts, games, and activities that explore our world through math concepts.  Pi Day is celebrated on March 14th (3/14) around the world. Pi (Greek lette...
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 "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 "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.

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 "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 "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 "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 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 "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.

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. ...