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September 10, 2022
Job seekers will have the opportunity on September 28th from 3-6 PM to connect with over 50 employers with immediate openings in the greater Santa Barbara area. Interested job seekers that are looking for new careers are…
September 9, 2022
Construction continues at the Central Library, but Library staff are pleased to announce that the main level of the Library will be open for holds pick up and browsing collections of all physical library materials, including children’s and…
August 31, 2022
Santa Barbara Public Library is offering paid internship positions for teens at the Central and Eastside Libraries. Over the course of two years, SBPL will recruit teens for five seasonal cohorts of five interns. 
August 30, 2022
Many working families are using a combination of friends, family, and neighbor caregivers to piece together care for their young children before they begin school. The pandemic has made the need for more childcare options for families even…
August 24, 2022
Santa Barbara Public Library invites local students ages 8 to 18 to submit science fair experiments or projects to be featured in the October 2022 Science Fair as part of Santa Barbara Reads programming. Eligible students must be able to…
August 23, 2022
Excavation in the center of Central Library is scheduled for the month of August. To protect staff and patrons from adverse effects of construction, especially high noise levels that will limit the ability to communicate, staff are…
July 28, 2022
SBPL invites local artists to submit works for October 2022 Art Show, Through Many Windows: A World Reimagined in conjunction with SB Reads programming. 
July 21, 2022
Santa Barbara Public Library is pleased to announce the selection of N.K. Jemisin’s award-winning speculative novel The Fifth Season as the featured title for Santa Barbara Reads 2022. 
July 21, 2022
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