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Carpinteria Library

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Events

There are tons of exciting events happening at the library. See what is on the calendar!

Annual Meeting coming up MAY 22, 2019! 

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Upcoming events

Upcoming events

    • April 22, 2019
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Carpinteria Library - Multipurpose Room

    Practice your Spanish!  Improve your Spanish speaking skills and learn new vocabulary.

    Participants should be familiar with the basics.


    Age Group(s): Adults, All Ages

    Rita Boss  (805) 684-4314

    rboss@santabarbaraca.gov



    • April 23, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Carpinteria Library - Multipurpose Room

    Writers read and share input on each others work.  

    Age Group(s): Adults

    Blanca Ramirez (805) 684-4314



    • April 23, 2019
    • 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    • Carpinteria Library

    Study, play and create at the library! We offer laptops, board games, crafts, and a space to hang out after school. Drop in assistance for homework is available for K-6th graders.  

    Event Type(s): Youth Program, Library Program

    Age Group(s): Children

    Carpinteria Library

    (805) 684-4314


    • April 24, 2019
    • 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Carpinteria Library

    Study, play and create at the library! We offer laptops, board games, crafts, and a space to hang out after school. Drop in assistance for homework is available for K-6th graders.  

    Event Type(s): Youth Program, Library Program

    Age Group(s): Children

    Carpinteria Library

    (805) 684-4314


    • April 25, 2019
    • 10:30 AM
    • Carpinteria Library


    • April 25, 2019
    • 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    • Carpinteria Library

    Study, play and create at the library! We offer laptops, board games, crafts, and a space to hang out after school. Drop in assistance for homework is available for K-6th graders.  

    Event Type(s): Youth Program, Library Program

    Age Group(s): Children

    Carpinteria Library

    (805) 684-4314


    • April 26, 2019
    • 4:30 PM
    • 5141 Carpinteria Avenue


    • April 27, 2019
    • 10:30 AM
    • Carpinteria Library

    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. 


    Event Type(s): Youth Program

    Age Group(s): Children

    Rita Boss

    (805) 684-4314


    • April 27, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • 5201 8th Street, Carpinteria, CA


    • April 27, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • 5201 8th Street, Carpinteria


    • April 29, 2019
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Carpinteria Library - Multipurpose Room

    Practice your Spanish!  Improve your Spanish speaking skills and learn new vocabulary.

    Participants should be familiar with the basics.


    Age Group(s): Adults, All Ages

    Rita Boss  (805) 684-4314

    rboss@santabarbaraca.gov



    • April 30, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Carpinteria Library - Multipurpose Room

    Writers read and share input on each others work.  

    Age Group(s): Adults

    Blanca Ramirez (805) 684-4314



    • May 02, 2019
    • 10:30 AM
    • Carpinteria Library


    • May 03, 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • the home of Larry Nimmer and Tara O’Reilly at 1040 A Linden Avenue in Carpinteria

    Each participant will have about 5 minutes to informally tell the group about the thing they brought.  Afterwards, the other participants are invited to ask any questions.  For people that bring a food item, we’ll allow the other participants to sample the food.  (We will provide cutlery to taste a small portion).

     

    The item to “show and tell” should have some personal significance with your family culture.  It could be a letter, memento, photographs, song, craft project, food item, etc.   You can bring a food item, a physical item or both.

     

    Anybody is welcome to come by and watch if not actually participating.  Please contact Larry Nimmer with any questions at 805 708-4753 or larry@nimmer.net.  The program will coincide with First Friday and others are welcome to observe the program.

     

    Mission Statement: Carpinteria Sharing Cultures is dedicated to sharing the rich diversity of cultures in Carpinteria and throughout the world.  Our purpose is to affirm and exchange all cultures in order to enrich our lives, affirm our personal identities and strengthen our shared community.  


    • May 04, 2019
    • 10:30 AM
    • Carpinteria Library

    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. 


    Event Type(s): Youth Program

    Age Group(s): Children

    Rita Boss

    (805) 684-4314


    • May 04, 2019
    • 3:30 PM
    • 5141 Carpinteria Avanue


    • May 07, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Carpinteria Library - Multipurpose Room

    Writers read and share input on each others work.  

    Age Group(s): Adults

    Blanca Ramirez (805) 684-4314



    • May 09, 2019
    • 10:30 AM
    • Carpinteria Library


    • May 11, 2019
    • 10:30 AM
    • Carpinteria Library

    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. 


    Event Type(s): Youth Program

    Age Group(s): Children

    Rita Boss

    (805) 684-4314


    • May 14, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Carpinteria Library - Multipurpose Room

    Writers read and share input on each others work.  

    Age Group(s): Adults

    Blanca Ramirez (805) 684-4314



    • May 15, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 5141 Carpinteria Ave

    Carpinteria Birdwatchers will hold its monthly birdwatching class at the Carpinteria Public Library every third Wednesday of each month.  Open to all ages and ability levels.


    In accordance with the ADA, if you need assistance call Library Administration at (805) 564-5608.



    • May 16, 2019
    • 10:30 AM
    • Carpinteria Library


    • May 17, 2019
    • 1:00 PM
    • Carpinteria Library

    Learn how to research your ancestors online! We will learn about the free family research sites, plus the popular subscription sites and where to go to access these sites for free.  

    Event Type(s): Library Program

    Age Group(s): Adults

    Presenter: Holly Snyder

    Holly Snyder

    (805) 684-4314

    hsnyder@SantaBarbaraCA.gov


    • May 18, 2019
    • 10:30 AM
    • Carpinteria Library

    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. 


    Event Type(s): Youth Program

    Age Group(s): Children

    Rita Boss

    (805) 684-4314


    • May 22, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Carpinteria Community Church
    Register


    • May 23, 2019
    • 10:30 AM
    • Carpinteria Library


    • May 25, 2019
    • 10:30 AM
    • Carpinteria Library

    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. 


    Event Type(s): Youth Program

    Age Group(s): Children

    Rita Boss

    (805) 684-4314


    • June 19, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 5141 Carpinteria Ave

    Carpinteria Birdwatchers will hold its monthly birdwatching class at the Carpinteria Public Library every third Wednesday of each month.  Open to all ages and ability levels.


    In accordance with the ADA, if you need assistance call Library Administration at (805) 564-5608.



    • June 21, 2019
    • 1:00 PM
    • Carpinteria Library

    Learn how to research your ancestors online! We will learn about the free family research sites, plus the popular subscription sites and where to go to access these sites for free.  

    Event Type(s): Library Program

    Age Group(s): Adults

    Presenter: Holly Snyder

    Holly Snyder

    (805) 684-4314

    hsnyder@SantaBarbaraCA.gov


Past events

April 20, 2019 Spring Origami Card Making
April 19, 2019 Genealogy
April 19, 2019 Baby and Me
April 18, 2019 After School at the Library
April 18, 2019 Preschool Storytime
April 17, 2019 Carpinteria Birdwatchers
April 17, 2019 After School at the Library
April 16, 2019 After School at the Library
April 16, 2019 Writers Group
April 15, 2019 Spanish Conversation
April 12, 2019 Baby and Me
April 11, 2019 After School at the Library
April 11, 2019 Preschool Storytime
April 10, 2019 After School at the Library
April 09, 2019 After School at the Library
April 09, 2019 Writers Group
April 08, 2019 Spanish Conversation
April 06, 2019 Fiction Book Club
April 05, 2019 Baby and Me
April 04, 2019 After School at the Library
April 04, 2019 Toot, Tap, Strum: How Musical Instruments Work Presented by Ross Sutter
April 04, 2019 Preschool Storytime
April 03, 2019 After School at the Library
April 02, 2019 After School at the Library
April 02, 2019 Writers Group
April 01, 2019 Spanish Conversation
March 29, 2019 Baby and Me
March 28, 2019 Preschool Storytime
March 27, 2019 Women's History Month Storytime
March 27, 2019 Women's History Month Storytime
March 26, 2019 Writers Group
March 25, 2019 Spanish Conversation
March 25, 2019 Spanish Conversation
September 01, 2018 Quilt Raffle Drawing
July 31, 2018 Carpinteria Writers’ Group
July 24, 2018 Carpinteria Writers’ Group
July 21, 2018 Artesenía para la Familia Old Town Carpinteria Fiesta
July 17, 2018 Nifty Balloons
July 17, 2018 Carpinteria Writers’ Group
July 12, 2018 Preschool Storytime
July 11, 2018 Zine Making for Teens
July 10, 2018 Carpinteria Writers’ Group
July 05, 2018 Preschool Storytime
July 04, 2018 Library Closed
July 03, 2018 Carpinteria Writers’ Group
July 02, 2018 Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy Program
June 28, 2018 Preschool Storytime
June 26, 2018 Chumash Stories
June 26, 2018 Carpinteria Writers’ Group
June 23, 2018 Reptile Family
June 21, 2018 Preschool Storytime
June 19, 2018 Carpinteria Writers’ Group
May 16, 2018 2018 Annual Meeting
April 29, 2018 Artesania Para La Familia - El Dia de los ninos/El Dia de los libros
March 24, 2018 Read Across America Celebration
February 02, 2018 Family Arts & Crafts - Healing Hearts
January 06, 2018 Artesania Para La Familia - Chinese New Year Crafts
December 09, 2017 Artesania Para La Familia - Annual Holiday Fiesta
October 14, 2017 Artesania Para La Familia - DIA DE LOS MUERTOS
September 17, 2017 Happy 50th Anniversary Friends!
September 09, 2017 Artesania Para La Familia - Day of the Dead Celebration
September 07, 2017 Preschool Storytime
August 19, 2017 Artesania Para La Familia - Day of the Dead Celebration
August 15, 2017 Hawaiian Culture, Reading & Math Skills
August 12, 2017 Artesania Para La Familia - Dia de Los Muertos
August 08, 2017 Respect & Kindness
August 01, 2017 Fiesta Craft, Reading & Math Skills
July 25, 2017 Summer Program - Math Skills & Crafts
July 22, 2017 Artesania Para La Familia - Old Town Carpinteria Fiesta
May 17, 2017 2017 Annual Meeting
May 06, 2017 Family Arts & Crafts - Children's Day, Book Day
April 02, 2017 Reception for "The Book" - a juried art show
April 01, 2017 Juried Art Show: "The Book"
March 31, 2017 Ingathering for "The Book" - a juried art show
March 04, 2017 Family Arts & Crafts - Dr Seuss Celebration
December 03, 2016 Family Arts & Crafts - Holiday Fiesta
November 05, 2016 Artesania Para La Familia - Day of the Dead Celebration
October 02, 2016 Bites for Bytes Grocery Raffle!
October 01, 2016 Artesania Para La Familia - Dia de Los Muertos
September 10, 2016 Artesania Para La Familia - Catrina
September 03, 2016 Artesania Para La Familia
July 13, 2016 Family Arts and Crafts
April 07, 2016 2016 Annual Meeting
July 31, 2015 1st Annual Carpinteria Fiesta
May 31, 2015 Annual Meeting 2015 - Featuring author/chef Suzanne Landry
June 16, 2012 Annual Meeting 2012 - Featuring author Ann Louise Bardach

These are photos of our popular Family Arts program, Artesania para la Familia, where children and their families gather monthly for free art and literacy events. Special thanks to Suzanne Requejo for all she does to produce these events!


Special thanks to Larry Nimmer for producing this video of our 50th anniversary celebration. 

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