August Programming at Goleta Valley Library

Our Summer Reading Program may have ended, but there are still fun activities for all ages to enjoy this month at Goleta Valley Library!

Senior Happy Hour: Mini Art
Thursday, August 3rd, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Come join us for a fun social hour and easy crafts. We will be making mini art to display at the library or to take home and enjoy. This event is free and all supplies are provided. Senior Happy Hour takes place at the Goleta Valley Library on the first Thursday of every month. Come check us out, all ages welcome!

Writers’ Workshop
Saturday, August 5th, 12:30 – 2:00 p.m.
The Writers’ Workshop is open to adults and teens who write in any genre, fiction or non-fiction. The workshop meets on the first Saturday of each month to share work, exchange feedback, offer mutual support and discuss the tools of the trade.

Free Ice Skating Admission at Ice in Paradise with Your Library Card!
Sunday, August 6th, 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. and 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Ice in Paradise has generously donated free skating admission on the first Sunday of every month in 2023 to patrons of the Goleta & Santa Ynez Valley Libraries! Present your Goleta Valley Library or Santa Ynez Valley Libraries card at Ice in Paradise to receive free skating admission. Skate rentals are not included. One library card per skater is required. Skaters must be ages 3+. Ice in Paradise is located at 6985 Santa Felicia Drive, Goleta, CA 93117.

Back-to-School Scavenger Hunt
August 15th – 31st
Join us for a fun scavenger hunt in the children’s area at the library! Search for back-to-school themed clues and bring your completed form to the front desk for a prize.

Mystery Book Club
Tuesday, August 22nd, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Join us as we discuss this month’s pick. The Mystery Book Club meets the fourth Tuesday of every month.

Tech Tutoring
Sundays, Tusedays and Wednesdays from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Saturdays from 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Are you looking for more information about GVL’s online resources? Do you need assistance with your electronic or mobile device? All you have to do is fill out the online Tech Tutoring Request 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.

Goodland Yarn Works
Wednesdays 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
This fun group knits and crochets useful items for local and national charities. If you know how to knit or crochet, this group is for you! No registration required. Join us for fun and friendship!

Please note: Children’s classes such as crafts and storytimes will be on-pause from August 5th – 31st as we plan our fall programming. Storytime will resume Friday, September 1st.

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