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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!
Drop by to learn and play, sing and share stories with your young children. Enjoy company, coffee, and snacks with other caregivers.
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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Financial Education: Saving for College - Montecito

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Montecito Library
Community Hall
Paying for Education Workshop

Whether your children or grandchildren are learning to crawl or learning to drive, you can help make a college education a reality. Join us for a college savings presentation where we will discuss:

- Questions to consider as you establish a college savings goal
- Savings strategies to help you reach your goal
- Features and benefits of various education savings plans

This workshop will be taught by financial advisor Irene Kelly who passionately believes in providing financial education and teaching complementary classes in our community. 

All library programs are free and open to the public.
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Stop Motion Animation - Central

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Central Library
Children's Area - Island Room
Learn how to create your own stop motion animation video! Participants can use LEGO, playdoh, and other elements to create the characters and sets for their movie. Kids can design their characters and create a storyboard., then film their scenes using an iPad app. For ages 7-12, please register online or with staff.

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Bullying Prevention for Kids - Eastside

4:30 PM - 5:15 PM
Eastside Library
Martin Luther King, Jr. Wing
Why do kids bully? Learn interventions from CALM for when bullying occurs.
¿Por qué los niños hacen "Bullying"? Aprenda las intervenciones con Jose Moctezuma de CALM para cuando ocurre.
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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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Wiggly Storytime - Eastside

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Eastside Library
Martin Luther King, Jr. Wing
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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After School at the Library - Carpinteria

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Carpinteria Library
Multipurpose Room
Study, play and create at the library! We offer laptops, board games, crafts, and a space to hang out after school. Check the calendar for special events and activities!
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Kids Book Club - Central

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Central Library
Children's Area - Island Room
Want to build a reading community around fun middle grade books? Join us to talk about what you're reading and read a new book together every month. We'll talk and have fun activities to go along with our month's book! Fourth Wednesdays of the month.

Ages 9-12 

To check out a book for book club, come into the Central Library and ask at the children's desk, we will have copies for check out there. 

September: Booked by Kwame Alexander
October: Guts by Raina Telgemeier
November: Return to Sender by Julia Alvarez

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Stay & Play - Eastside

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Eastside Library
Martin Luther King, Jr. Wing
Drop by to learn and play, sing and share stories with your young children. Enjoy company, coffee, and snacks with other caregivers.​ Bilingual Spanish and English speaking staff will be present.  

Venga a aprender, jugar, compartir cuentos y cantar con sus niños pequeños. Disfrute de la compañía, el café y meriendas con otros cuidadores.  Habrá personal bilingüe que habla español y inglés.​ 
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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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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 with My Gym - 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. 

My Gym of Santa Barbara joins us to lead us in fun and physically engaging activities! Check them out at https://www.mygym.com › santabarbara


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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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Dog Parade - Montecito

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Montecito Library
Other
Legs, Ari's dog in Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, is an important part of his life. 

Show off your dog as we parade our best friends from the library, through the Upper Village and end at Upper Manning Park. 

All are welcome.
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Exploration Stations - Central

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Central Library
Children's Area - Island Room
Children 2-5 and their caregivers are invited to play and learn together every Saturday 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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Family Movie - Central

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Central Library
Children's Area - Island Room

Bring your family and enjoy family friendly movies!

All movies are free.

Movie playing: Coco



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STEAM Saturdays - Eastside

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Eastside Library
Martin Luther King, Jr. Wing

Do you like to make projects? Are you curious about science?  Join us for an art or engineering project, or experiments. Sometimes, we will welcome guest presenters who are STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) experts. Drop-in; best for ages 7-10. Adult caregivers and young siblings welcome.



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