In-Person Programming Resumes at Goleta & Santa Ynez Valley Libraries

After more than two years, your local libraries are transitioning back to in-person events, while retaining some online programming for patron convenience. We hope to see you soon in whatever format works best for you!

In-Person Programs

Wiggly Wednesdays – Goleta Valley Library
Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.
Join us for Storytime on Wiggly Wednesdays with Miss Nicole! Best for ages 15 months-5 years old. We’ll do a short story, songs, a dance party, and bubbles. Bring your blanket and join us on the lawn (located behind the Children’s Patio). In the event of rain or cold weather, we’ll be in the Multipurpose Room.

Homework Help – Goleta Valley Library
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Kindergarten – 8th grade students can now receive free, one-on-one help with their homework after school at the library. Service is provided on a drop-in basis, so no appointment is needed ahead of time. Our background-checked volunteer homework coaches are excited to help our local students finish the school year with success.

Tech Tutoring – Goleta Valley Library
Tuesdays 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. and Thursdays 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Are you looking for more information about GVL’s online resources? Do you need assistance with your electronic or mobile device? Simply fill out this form and one of our friendly staff will reach out to meet your needs. You will be contacted by a staff member to schedule a 30-minute in-person appointment at the library.

Succulent Swap – Goleta Valley Library
Saturday, April 9th from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Bring your “pest-free” succulent cuttings to share and exchange with other succulent lovers! Event will be held outdoors on the library patio.

Lego Make and Take Away – Goleta Valley Library
Saturday, April 30th from 1:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Create fun Lego structures and keep whatever you create! For children ages 12 and under.

Mystery Book Club – Goleta Valley Library
Tuesday, April 26th from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Our Mystery Book Club will be meeting to discuss Attica Locke’s Heaven, My Home. Email Craig to enroll in the club.

New Seed Day! – Buellton Library
Wednesday, April 6th from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Find a variety of plants to grow at our New Seed Day, on every first Wednesday of the month. Building on the success of our community supported seed library, we are giving out an exclusive run of new seeds once a month. The supplies are limited, so come early, and while you’re here, share your gardening experiences with us and other patrons. No registration required, just ask staff at the desk for the new seed envelope.

Outdoor Storytime – Solvang Library
Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.
Join us on Solvang Library’s back patio for songs, stories and fun for children ages 1-5 and their parents/caregivers.  Space is limited, so please sign up each week on the library’s website.

The Investors’ Roundtable – Solvang Library
Saturday, April 9th at 3:00 p.m.
This group welcomes both novice and veteran investors.  The April topic will include 3M Corporation, as well as a look at recent markets.  Please register here.  Note that at this indoor meeting, unvaccinated patrons will be requested to wear masks.

B.Y.O. Book Group – Solvang Library
April 12th at 6:00 p.m.
Our B.Y.O. Book Group is meeting once again at Casa Cassara Winery’s Solvang tasting room! The April title is The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson. This title is instantly available as either an e-book or e-audiobook on Hoopla.  Those who want to “bring their own” are welcome to read, and share, any title set in Appalachia or America in the 1930’s! Register online to reserve a seat.

Book Club for Kids – Solvang Library
Our Book Club will continue to meet online, but on April 30th at 3pm there will be an additional in-person meeting, just for fun!  This is a group for ages 8-12. April’s book is The Birchbark House by Louise Erdrich.  Sign up here for the online meetings, April 13th and 27th;  and here for the in-person meeting on April 30th.

Passive Programs

Annual Children’s Bookmark Contest – Goleta Valley Library
April 1st – 30th
Stop by the library to pick up a Bookmark Contest entry form! This year’s theme is “Dive into a Good Book.” Let your creativity run wild as you design the bookmark of your dreams! Open to children ages 12 and under. Winners will be announced mid-May and will be recognized on the library website and social media, and will receive a certificate and a prize. Winning bookmarks will be distributed to the public.

Craft Kits for Kids and Teens – Goleta Valley Library
Tuesdays – Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Stop by the library to pick up a free craft kit, while supplies last! Baskets of crafts are available in the children’s area and in the Teen Corner. One craft per family per visit, please.

Online Programs

Buellton Bookworms Book Club – Buellton Library
Friday, April 15th from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Join in the conversation via Zoom with our monthly book club! This month we will be talking about This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger. You can request a copy online through the Goleta Valley Library website or stop by the Buellton Library and ask at the circulation desk for a copy. Registration is not required, and you can join in and meet others using the link posted here.

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