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Eastside Library is Closed for Construction

Tuesday, January 14, 2020
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Eastside Library is closed for renovation construction. All library locations are open with regular operating hours. 

While a library location may be closed, our digital resources are available 24/7. 
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Local Author Day - Central

9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Central Library
Faulkner Gallery

Whether you are an aspiring author or a seasoned published writer, join us for The Santa Barbara Public Library’s Local Author Day. We will hear from local authors on the craft of writing and have a panel discussion on getting your books into the hands of readers with opportunities to ask questions about marketing, finding an agent, and working with an editor. There will be time for networking and a local author book sale.


The registration to be a seller at the Author Book Sale is now closed as all the spaces have been taken. If you have signed up already you will receive an email from us on Monday. Please sign up to attend the event.




9:00 – 9:30am | Registration / Refreshments

9:30 – 9:45am | Welcome

9:45 – 11:15am | Art & Craft of Writing 

11:15am – | Short break

11:30am – 12:45pm| Nuts & Bolts: Get Your Book into the Hands of Readers

12:45 – 2:00pm | Networking and Local Author Book Sale


The Santa Barbara Public Library would like to thank Local Author Day panelists: Angela Borda (Santa Barbara Literary Journal)Laure-Anne Bosselaar (These Many Rooms, 2019); Karen Haddigan (Secrets of Dating After Fifty: The Insider's Guide to Finding Love Again, 2018)Mitchell Kriegman (Being Audrey Hepburn: A Novel, 2014)Marcia Meier (Author, Editor, & Publisher); Aaron Shulman (The Age of Disenchantments: The Epic Story of Spain's Most Notorious Literary Family and the Long Shadow of the Spanish Civil War, 2019); Rebecca Villarreal (The Amazing Adventures of Selma Calderon: A Globetrotting Magical Mystery of Courage, Food & Friendship (Truth & Magic), 2015)Ellen O’Connell Whittet (What You Become in Flight, 2020).

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DNA Basics- Carpinteria

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Carpinteria Library
Multipurpose Room
Have you recently taken a DNA test, or interested in taking a test, and want to learn more? This class will cover to what DNA is, why it is helpful for genealogists, and explore different tests as well as privacy concerns.
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¡Hora de Cuentos! (Spanish Storytime) - Central

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

¡Acompáñenos para cuentos, canciones, y actividades en Español! Este es un programa familiar y los hablantes de todos los idiomas son bienvenidos. ¡Te Esperamos! 

Enjoy stories, songs, and activities in an all Spanish storytime. This is a family program and speakers of all languages are welcome.

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Book Club - Montecito

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Montecito Library
Community Hall
Our January selection is The River: A Novel by Peter Heller. 

Please join us for a lively discussion led by Kim.

NY Times Book Review - "Drama and Suspense in the Canadian Wilderness"

All are welcome. 
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Teen Anime & Manga Club - Central

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Central Library
Main Level - Tech Lab
Excited to discuss everything Anime & Manga? Come to hang out with other fans, learn a little bit about the mediums, and enjoy Japanese snacks! Activities include reading & drawing manga, making buttons of your favorite characters, watching anime, and learning about Japanese language and culture. You can also work with other members to help write and illustrate our original manga.Hope to see you there! 
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Family Movie - Central

2:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Central Library
Children's Area - Island Room

Bring your family and enjoy family friendly movies!

All movies are free.

Movie playing: Dora and the Lost City of Gold

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