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Game Day

11:30am - 1:30pm
Central
Library Branch: Central
Room: Lower Plaza
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: Arts & Culture, Spanish, STEAM & Maker, Summer Reading
Details/Detalles:

Join SBPL for an afternoon of board games, puzzles, tabletop games, and fun for all ages! Tables and games are available on a first-come basis. Children aged 0-18 are welcome to eat a free lunch while they play!

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.

Dinosaur Day

11:30am - 1:00pm
Central
Library Branch: Central
Room: Lower Plaza
Age Group: Early Childhood (Ages 0-5), School-aged children (Grades K-2), School-aged children (Grades 3-6)
Program Type: Early Literacy, Special Event, STEAM & Maker, Summer Reading
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Calling all dino fans! Get ready for a dino-mite day at the Library. Visit prehistoric times to experiment with STEM activities and crafts all about dinosaurs for children of all ages! Fossil making, sensory bins, storytime and more!

This event is in the "School-aged children (Grades K-2)" group.
This event is in the "School-aged children (Grades 3-6)" group.
Registration
Offsite Event
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: School-aged children (Grades K-2), School-aged children (Grades 3-6)
Program Type: Arts & Culture, Spanish, STEAM & Maker, Summer Reading
Registration Required
Details/Detalles:

Join SBPL and Explore Ecology for this hands-on, family gardening class in our culinary garden at Yanonali Community Garden. This program teaches gardening and garden vocabulary in a fun and interactive way.

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

Maker Hour at the Park | Oak Park

11:00am - 12:00pm
Library on the Go (LOTG)
Library Branch: Library on the Go (LOTG)
Room: Oak Park
Age Group: School-aged children (Grades 3-6), Teen (Junior High)
Program Type: Library on the Go, Spanish, STEAM & Maker, Summer Reading
Details/Detalles:

Join us for a fun and creative summer activity at this weekly, outdoor STEAM program. All supplies will be provided, and children will be encouraged to take home their creations. Supplies are limited. Best for children 6 and up.

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

Relax & Craft for Teens

12:00pm - 1:30pm
Central
Library Branch: Central
Room: Upper Level
Age Group: Teen (Junior High), Teen (High School)
Program Type: Arts & Culture, STEAM & Maker, Summer Reading
Details/Detalles:

Calling all teens in grades 7-12: join us for a relaxing midday crafting session!

This event is in the "Family" group.

Minecraft Day

2:00pm - 3:30pm
Central
Library Branch: Central
Room: Lower Plaza
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Arts & Culture, Special Event, STEAM & Maker, Summer Reading
Details/Detalles:

Join us for Minecraft at the Library! Fight Creepers with a team of robots, and have a craft-tastic time with friends and family. All ages welcome! 

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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.

Game Day

11:30am - 1:30pm
Central
Library Branch: Central
Room: Lower Plaza
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: Arts & Culture, Spanish, STEAM & Maker, Summer Reading
Details/Detalles:

Join SBPL for an afternoon of board games, puzzles, tabletop games, and fun for all ages! Tables and games are available on a first-come basis. Children aged 0-18 are welcome to eat a free lunch while they play!

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 "Family" group.

Sing with a Princess

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Central
Library Branch: Central
Room: Lower Plaza
Age Group: Early Childhood (Ages 0-5), School-aged children (Grades K-2), School-aged children (Grades 3-6), Family
Program Type: Arts & Culture, Summer Reading
Details/Detalles:

Meet a princess at the Library! Kids and families are invited to sing along with Belle, Cinderella, and Aurora; choose a favorite song for karaoke; and perform for other princess fans if they wish.

This event is in the "School-aged children (Grades K-2)" group.
This event is in the "School-aged children (Grades 3-6)" group.
Registration
Offsite Event
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: School-aged children (Grades K-2), School-aged children (Grades 3-6)
Program Type: Arts & Culture, Spanish, STEAM & Maker, Summer Reading
Registration Required
Details/Detalles:

Join SBPL and Explore Ecology for this hands-on, family gardening class in our culinary garden at Yanonali Community Garden. This program teaches gardening and garden vocabulary in a fun and interactive way.

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

Maker Hour at the Park | Oak Park

11:00am - 12:00pm
Library on the Go (LOTG)
Library Branch: Library on the Go (LOTG)
Room: Oak Park
Age Group: School-aged children (Grades 3-6), Teen (Junior High)
Program Type: Library on the Go, Spanish, STEAM & Maker, Summer Reading
Details/Detalles:

Join us for a fun and creative summer activity at this weekly, outdoor STEAM program. All supplies will be provided, and children will be encouraged to take home their creations. Supplies are limited. Best for children 6 and up.

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

Relax & Craft for Teens

12:00pm - 1:30pm
Central
Library Branch: Central
Room: Upper Level
Age Group: Teen (Junior High), Teen (High School)
Program Type: Arts & Culture, STEAM & Maker, Summer Reading
Details/Detalles:

Calling all teens in grades 7-12: join us for a relaxing midday crafting session!

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.

Game Day

11:30am - 1:30pm
Central
Library Branch: Central
Room: Lower Plaza
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: Arts & Culture, Spanish, STEAM & Maker, Summer Reading
Details/Detalles:

Join SBPL for an afternoon of board games, puzzles, tabletop games, and fun for all ages! Tables and games are available on a first-come basis. Children aged 0-18 are welcome to eat a free lunch while they play!

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 "Family" group.

Yellow Bird Music

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Central
Library Branch: Central
Room: Lower Plaza
Age Group: Early Childhood (Ages 0-5), School-aged children (Grades K-2), School-aged children (Grades 3-6), Family
Program Type: Arts & Culture, Special Event, Summer Reading
Details/Detalles:

Join Yellow Bird Music in a wonderful music class for the whole family! Through song, dance, and instruments we will explore the many joys of musical play!

This event is in the "School-aged children (Grades K-2)" group.
This event is in the "School-aged children (Grades 3-6)" group.
Registration
Offsite Event
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: School-aged children (Grades K-2), School-aged children (Grades 3-6)
Program Type: Arts & Culture, Spanish, STEAM & Maker, Summer Reading
Registration Required
Details/Detalles:

Join SBPL and Explore Ecology for this hands-on, family gardening class in our culinary garden at Yanonali Community Garden. This program teaches gardening and garden vocabulary in a fun and interactive way.

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

Maker Hour at the Park | Oak Park

11:00am - 12:00pm
Library on the Go (LOTG)
Library Branch: Library on the Go (LOTG)
Room: Oak Park
Age Group: School-aged children (Grades 3-6), Teen (Junior High)
Program Type: Library on the Go, Spanish, STEAM & Maker, Summer Reading
Details/Detalles:

Join us for a fun and creative summer activity at this weekly, outdoor STEAM program. All supplies will be provided, and children will be encouraged to take home their creations. Supplies are limited. Best for children 6 and up.

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.

Game Day

11:30am - 1:30pm
Central
Library Branch: Central
Room: Lower Plaza
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: Arts & Culture, Spanish, STEAM & Maker, Summer Reading
Details/Detalles:

Join SBPL for an afternoon of board games, puzzles, tabletop games, and fun for all ages! Tables and games are available on a first-come basis. Children aged 0-18 are welcome to eat a free lunch while they play!

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Book Tasting at The Eddy

6:30pm - 8:30pm
Off Site
Waitlist
Registration
Offsite Event
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Books & Reading, Summer Reading
Registration Required
Details/Detalles:

Hungry for your next delicious read? Join Santa Barbara Public Library and The Eddy for a bookish event where food and cooking take center stage!

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

Maker Hour at the Park | Oak Park

11:00am - 12:00pm
Library on the Go (LOTG)
Library Branch: Library on the Go (LOTG)
Room: Oak Park
Age Group: School-aged children (Grades 3-6), Teen (Junior High)
Program Type: Library on the Go, Spanish, STEAM & Maker, Summer Reading
Details/Detalles:

Join us for a fun and creative summer activity at this weekly, outdoor STEAM program. All supplies will be provided, and children will be encouraged to take home their creations. Supplies are limited. Best for children 6 and up.

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.

Game Day

11:30am - 1:30pm
Central
Library Branch: Central
Room: Lower Plaza
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: Arts & Culture, Spanish, STEAM & Maker, Summer Reading
Details/Detalles:

Join SBPL for an afternoon of board games, puzzles, tabletop games, and fun for all ages! Tables and games are available on a first-come basis. Children aged 0-18 are welcome to eat a free lunch while they play!

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 "Family" group.

Water Play Day

1:30pm - 3:00pm
Central
Library Branch: Central
Room: Lower Plaza
Age Group: Early Childhood (Ages 0-5), School-aged children (Grades K-2), School-aged children (Grades 3-6), Family
Program Type: Spanish, Special Event, STEAM & Maker, Summer Reading
Details/Detalles:

Go out with a splash! Families are invited to cool off with all sorts of outdoor water play. Say goodbye to summer with a ride through our kid-sized car wash!

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

Maker Hour at the Park | Oak Park

11:00am - 12:00pm
Library on the Go (LOTG)
Library Branch: Library on the Go (LOTG)
Room: Oak Park
Age Group: School-aged children (Grades 3-6), Teen (Junior High)
Program Type: Library on the Go, Spanish, STEAM & Maker, Summer Reading
Details/Detalles:

Join us for a fun and creative summer activity at this weekly, outdoor STEAM program. All supplies will be provided, and children will be encouraged to take home their creations. Supplies are limited. Best for children 6 and up.

This event is in the "Teen (Junior High)" group.
This event is in the "Teen (High School)" group.
Library Branch: Central
Room: Lower Plaza
Age Group: Teen (Junior High), Teen (High School)
Program Type: Spanish, Special Event, STEAM & Maker, Summer Reading
Details/Detalles:

Teens, get ready for school by decorating your gear! Create backpack charms, bookmarks, magnets and more! Bring your binders to decorate too. Tired of the same old books, or looking to find a new great read?

Labor Day

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, September 2 for Labor Day.