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All Libraries are Closed

Tuesday, December 24, 2019
libraries are closed
All Locations
All library locations are closed.

While our library locations are closed, our digital resources are available 24/7. 
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All Libraries are Closed

Tuesday, December 31, 2019
libraries are closed
All Locations
All library locations are closed.

While our library locations are closed, our digital resources are available 24/7. 
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Exploration Stations - Central

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Central Library
Children's Area - Island Room
Children 2-5 and their caregivers are invited to play and learn together every Monday morning. Library staff will have 8 stations of activities designed to develop early literacy skills and introduce science, technology, engineering, art, and math concepts in an age appropriate way. Activities will rotate weekly. 
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Study Buddies - Central

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Central Library
Children's Area - Island Room
Bring your book and your homework and join us to get a head start on the school week. Volunteers are available to help kids with homework and children can practice reading aloud with a furry friend! 

Homework assistance is on a drop-in basis with volunteers moving from child to child to help them complete their work.

Read-to-a-dog sessions will be available again in the new year.
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Stay & Play @ Harding Elementary

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Central Library
Off-Site
Offsite at Harding Elementary School in Room 1! (Enter from the Valerio side.)
Drop by to learn and play, sing and share stories with your young children. Enjoy company, coffee, and snacks with other caregivers.
Este programa se realiza en la escuela Harding, salon 1. (Se puede entrar en el lado de la calle Valerio.)
Venga a aprender, jugar, compartir cuentos y cantar con sus niños pequeños. Disfrute de las compañia, el café y meriendas con otros cuidadores. Habra’  personal bilingue que habla español y inglés.

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Preschool Storytime - Central

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Preschool Story Time
Central Library
Children's Area - Island Room

Your pre-readers will improve literacy skills that they need for their upcoming kindergarten year. This storytime features longer books accompanied by a variety of activities, including interactive songs and rhymes. Each thirty minute session ends with a craft or sensory activity. This class is designed for preschoolers ages 3 to 5 years. 

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Preschool Storytime - Montecito

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Preschool Story Time
Montecito Library
Community Hall
This storytime helps pre-readers improve their literacy skills needed for their upcoming kindergarten year. This storytime features longer books accompanied by a variety of activities, including interactive songs and rhymes. Each thirty minute session ends with a craft or sensory activity. This class is designed for preschoolers ages 3 - 5 years. 
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Bilingual Baby and Me - Central

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Central Library
Children's Area - Island Room

Baby and Me focuses on developing your baby’s pre-literacy skills. In this thirty minute program, our storyteller will lead the group in English and Spanish songs, rhymes, group reading, and sensory play time to develop language skills, social skills, motor skills, and community building. Everyone is welcome to come early or stay late to play and socialize with other babies and caregivers.

This class is best for babies 0-14 months and their caregivers. 

Classes on Saturdays at 11:30 am 

Baby and Me se enfoca en desarrollar las habilidades de pre-alfabetización de su bebé. En este programa de treinta minutos, nuestro narrador guiará al grupo en inglés y español en canciones, rimas, lectura grupal y tiempo de juego sensorial para desarrollar habilidades lingüísticas, sociales, motoras y desarrollo comunitario. Todos son bienvenidos a llegar temprano o quedarse despues para jugar y socializar con otros bebés y cuidadores.

Esta clase es para bebés de 0-14 meses y sus cuidadores.

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Learn to Fly Drones - Central

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Central Library
Children's Area - Island Room
Kids ages 9-13 can come learn how to fly drones using Tello  drones. Kids will learn, about the drones, how they fly, how to code drones to do tricks and to fly them to take videos. Registration is required, and participants must attend at least 3 sessions. 
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Wiggly Storytime - Central

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Central Library
Children's Area - Island Room
Wiggly storytime engages children and their caregivers with short stories, action rhymes, and songs. Your toddler will be learning 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 15 months to 3 years.
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Baby and Me - Central

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Central Library
Children's Area - Island Room
Baby and Me focuses on developing your baby’s pre-literacy skills. In this thirty minute program, our storyteller will lead the group in songs, rhymes, group reading, and sensory play time to develop language skills, social skills, motor skills, and community building. Everyone is welcome to come early or stay late to play and socialize with other babies and caregivers.

This class is best for babies 0-14 months and their caregivers

Wednesdays at 11:30 am and Thursdays at 11:30 am
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Storybook Science - Central

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Central Library
Children's Area - Island Room
Join us for read-aloud stories about science, math, engineering and technology paired with a hands on activity. Best for ages 4-7. First Wednesdays of the month.
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Tech Help Sessions - Montecito Library

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
 laptop and mobile device by book
Montecito Library
Reserve a 30 minute session with staff to help with:

- Basic computer skills (email or internet)
- Downloadable library materials
- The Black Gold app

Stop by the desk or call to make an appointment.
(805) 969-5063
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Tech Help Sessions - Montecito

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 laptop and mobile device by book
Montecito Library
Reserve a 30 minute session with staff to help with:

- Basic computer skills (email or internet)
- Downloadable library materials
- The Black Gold app

Stop by the desk or call to make an appointment.
(805) 969-5063
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Folksongs of the Winter Holidays - Montecito

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Montecito Library
Community Hall
Join us as we welcome back traveling Folksinger and Autoharpist Adam Miller!

Come enjoy well-known and not-so-well-known traditional folksongs and carols for New Year's, Hanukkah, Christmas and the Winter Solstice.  This show is for all ages and children, in particular, are encouraged to wiggle and move around to best enjoy the show.   
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Preschool Storytime- Carpinteria

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Wiggly Storytime - Central

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Central Library
Children's Area - Island Room
Wiggly storytime engages children and their caregivers with short stories, action rhymes, and songs. Your toddler will be learning 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 15 months to 3 years.
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Baby and Me - Central

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Central Library
Children's Area - Island Room
Baby and Me focuses on developing your baby’s pre-literacy skills. In this thirty minute program, our storyteller will lead the group in songs, rhymes, group reading, and sensory play time to develop language skills, social skills, motor skills, and community building. Everyone is welcome to come early or stay late to play and socialize with other babies and caregivers.

This class is best for babies 0-14 months and their caregivers

Wednedays at 11:30 am and Thursdays at 11:30 am
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Knit 'n' Needle - Montecito

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Montecito Library
Community Hall
Knit ‘n' Needle is a gathering for people who knit, crochet, embroider, do needle point or other creative things with fiber arts. 

All skill levels are welcome!
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Card Making with Cricut and Paper Circuits

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Central Library
Children's Area - Island Room
Learn how to make a card using the Cricut Machine to cut shapes and patterns and paper circuits to light it up! 

All supplies will be supplied, but limited amounts of patterns on the cricut are available.
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Baby and Me - Carpinteria

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Carpinteria Library
Multipurpose Room
Baby and Me focuses on developing your baby’s pre-literacy skills. In this thirty minute program, our storyteller will lead the group in songs, rhymes, group reading, and sensory play time to develop language skills, social skills, motor skills, and community building. Everyone is welcome to come early or stay late to play and socialize with other babies and caregivers.

This class is best for babies 0-14 months and their caregivers
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Baby Music and Movement - Central

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
baby & me
Central Library
Children's Area - Island Room

Baby and Me focuses on developing your baby’s pre-literacy skills. In this thirty minute program, our storyteller will lead the group in songs, rhymes, group reading, and sensory play time to develop language skills, social skills, motor skills, and community building. Everyone is welcome to come early or stay late to play and socialize with other babies and caregivers.

This class is best for babies 0-14 months and their caregivers. 

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Music and Movement - Central

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Music and Movement
Central Library
Faulkner Gallery

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. 

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Brick Builders - Central

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Lego Lab
Central Library
Children's Area - Island Room
Let's build with LEGO! Sign up at the Children's Desk and try building the weekly challenge or use your imagination to create your own LEGO masterpiece. Children under 8 need to bring an adult building assistant.
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Tech Help Sessions - Montecito

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 laptop and mobile device by book
Montecito Library
Reserve a 30 minute session with staff to help with:

- Basic computer skills (email or internet)
- Downloadable library materials
- The Black Gold app

Stop by the desk or call to make an appointment.
(805) 969-5063
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