National Voter Registration Day on Sept. 26, library locations offering sign-ups

Staff Report The Santa Barbara Public Library System will participate in National Voter Registration Day, a non-partisan voter registration drive on Tuesday, Sept. 26. Volunteers will be available to assist individuals with the registration process in an effort to ensure every eligible voter has an opportunity to register and vote in the 2017 election. Anyone who wants to register to vote, […]

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Library launches career-skills training center

Library launches career-skills training center Staff Report The Santa Barbara Public Library System has opened a career training center that will provide basic computer skills and workforce-preparedness training. The program, called SBPL Works, is supported by a grant from the Adult Education Block Grant Consortium, which is administered by the California Community College Chancellor’s Office and the California Department of […]

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Library offering free display space for nonprofits

Library offering free display space for nonprofits Staff report The Santa Barbara Central Library is inviting local nonprofit organizations to submit reservation requests for the use of its lobby display cases in 2018. Display cases are assigned for a one-month period, at no cost, and are offered to provide the public with attractive, diversified displays designed to introduce new ideas, […]

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Live ship-to-shore video telecast to the Exploration Vessel Nautilus at the Central Library

The public is invited to the Santa Barbara Central Library to join a live ship-to-shore video telecast to the Exploration Vessel Nautilus, which will be exploring deep water canyons and reefs in Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary off the Coast of San Francisco at noon on Saturday, August 12. The ship just completed exploration in Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary to map […]

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“My Life with Dyslexia,” at SB Public Library

The Santa Barbara Public Library presents “My Life with Dyslexia,” a panel discussion, from 6:45 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 2. Four local adults will discuss their experiences growing up with dyslexia, and how they met challenges and embraced their gifts. Panelists include architect Paul Zink, graphic designer Christine Feldman, SBHS athletic director Joe Chenoweth, and pastry chef Jordan Thomas. These successful […]

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Can We Talk? A Public Forum on Civil Discourse by SB Public Library

Staff Report The Santa Barbara Public Library is co-hosting a forum on civil and meaningful public dialog with the League of Women Voters at noon on Wednesday, February 15, in the Faulkner Gallery. There will be tea and coffee and participants are welcome to bring their lunch. The forum will feature Janet Wolf, Santa Barbara County Supervisor, and Lanny Ebenstein, […]

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David Wiesner & The Art of Wordless Storytelling

Staff Report David Wiesner & The Art of Wordless Storytelling is the first comprehensive retrospective devoted to this internationally recognized master of the picture book. The exhibition includes nearly 70 original watercolors handmade by David Wiesner for nine of his most famous books, including three for which he won the prestigious Caldecott Medal: Tuesday (1992), The Three Pigs (2002), and […]

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Embracing dyslexia – free community film and discussion

The Santa Barbara Public Library will screen “Embracing Dyslexia” from 6 – 8 p.m. on Thursday, January 26, at the Faulkner Gallery, 40 E. Anapamu St. The Spanish-language version of the film, Aceptando La Dislexia, will be shown at the same time in the Adult Literacy Center on the main floor of the Central Library. The film will be followed by a discussion in the Faulkner […]

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Santa Barbara Public Library to Host Community Conversations

Libraries are evolving. While lending books and providing internet access will always be core Library services, changes in technology and the way information is shared create challenges and opportunities that Santa Barbara Public Library is prepared to address. The Santa Barbara Public Library is committed to continuing to provide innovative events and services that meet the needs of the community, […]

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