March Events at the Santa Ynez Valley Libraries

All events are free to the public, thanks to funding from the Friends of the Library of SYV and Buellton Friends of the Library.

Local libraries will be closed March 30 for the Cesar Chavez Day holiday. Visit www.SBPLibrary.org for more information.

MARCH EVENTS

Thursday, March 1: 10-10:50 a.m. “TED & Conversation” Come view one or two short talks from the famous TED Talks series, and explore the topic together afterward.   Call the library for information on the topic. Solvang Library, 1745 Mission Drive, Solvang; 805-688-4214

Saturday, March 3: 11 a.m.-12 p.m. “Coding Club”   Come learn about code, and what you can create!  All ages welcome. This month we are exploring Snap Circuits.  Meets twice monthly, once at Buellton and once at Solvang.   Buellton Library, 140 W. Highway 246, Buellton; 805-688-3115

Saturday, March 3: 1-2 p.m. “Maker Workshop: How the Body Works-Your Ear” Create your own model ear to show how the ear works using common craft supplies.  Call ahead to register.  Solvang Library, 1745 Mission Drive, Solvang; 805-688-4214

Tuesday, March 6: 10:30 a.m.-11:15 a.m. “Seuss Storytime with Steve Braff”  Special guest, poet Steve Braff, will read favorites by Dr. Seuss, at this storytime celebrating Dr. Seuss’ Birthday.

Friday, March 9: 4-5 p.m. “ReadAloud” A play-reading group for adults, teens and children 9 and up.  Not a performance- everyone participates.   All are welcome, please call or email to reserve a spot. Solvang Library, 1745 Mission Drive, Solvang; 805-688-4214

Saturday, March 10: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. “Cardboard Challenge!”  All ages invited!  Prizes will be awarded in three categories by our event partner, the National Charity League Class of 2023!  All materials provided, bring your ingenuity!  You can work as a team or individually.  Sign-ups not required, but are appreciated.  Solvang Library, 1745 Mission Drive, Solvang; 805-688-4214

Saturday, March 10: 2-3 p.m. “Maker Workshop: How the Body Works-The Ear” Create your own model ear to show how the ear works using common craft supplies. Call ahead to register. Buellton Library, 140 W. Highway 246, Buellton; 805-688-3115.

Saturday, March 10: 3-4:30 p.m. “Investors’ Roundtable: How Much in Stocks?”  Helping individual investors since 1995, the Investors’ Roundtable welcomes both novice and veteran investors to informal presentations and discussions.  Solvang Library, 1745 Mission Drive, Solvang; 805-688-4214

Tuesday, March 13: 10-11 a.m. “Ukulele Jim’s Jumping Flea Circus-LIVE!” Children’s songs and more! Ukulele Jim’s lilting voice combined with the sweetness of his ukulele will have the whole family tappin’ their toes. Buellton Library, 140 W. Highway 246, Buellton; 805-688-3115

Wednesday, March 14: 10:30-11:30 a.m. Michael Katz. Put yourselves in the hands of a master storyteller.  This beloved artist shares tales that can be dramatic, sidesplitting, or wondrous–and always riveting for both children and adults (best for ages 4 and up). Solvang Library, 1745 Mission Drive, Solvang; 805-688-4214

Thursday, March 15, 12-6 p.m. “Board Game Day”  Drop in to play one of our games, or bring one of your own. Solvang Library, 1745 Mission Drive, Solvang; 805-688-4214

Thursday, March 15, 4-5 p.m. “Pokemon/Magic the Gathering Card Club.” The  group meets at 4 p.m. on monthly Board Game days to both trade and Battle!  Beginners are welcome.  Don’t have a deck?  You can borrow one for the afternoon. Solvang Library, 1745 Mission Drive, Solvang; 805-688-4214

Friday, March 16: 4-5 p.m. “ReadAloud:” A play-reading group for adults, teens and children 9 and up.  Not a performance- everyone participates.   All are welcome, please call or email to reserve a spot. Solvang Library, 1745 Mission Drive, Solvang; 805-688-4214

Friday, March 16: 12:30-2 p.m. “Buellton Bookworms Book Club” Join us on the third Friday of every month to discuss the latest selection. In March we will be discussing “ The Wright Brothers” by David McCullough. You may pick up a copy at the Service Desk in the library. Buellton Library, 140 W. Highway 246, Buellton; 805-688-3115

Saturday, March 17: 4-5 p.m. “Coding Club”   Come learn about code, and what you can create!  All ages welcome. This month we are exploring Snap Circuits.  Meets twice monthly, once at Buellton and once at Solvang.  Solvang Library, 1745 Mission Drive, Solvang; 805-688-4214

Friday, March 23: 12-5:30 p.m. “Family Board Game Day/Puzzle Club” Come play Gone Fishin’, No Stress Chess, Blokus, Yahtzee, and Connect Four!  OR join us in putting together a few puzzles.  Stay all day or pop in to contribute at any time. Puzzles will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own. Buellton Library, 140 W. Highway 246, Buellton; 805-688-3115

Friday, March 23: 4-5 p.m. “ReadAloud” A play-reading group for adults, teens and children 9 and up.  Not a performance- everyone participates.  All are welcome, please call or email to reserve a spot. Solvang Library, 1745 Mission Drive, Solvang; 805-688-4214

Saturday, March. 24: 9 am -9:45 a.m., annual meeting, Friends of the Library of Santa Ynez Valley.”  Get involved in a conversation about your public libraries, meet new board members, chat over coffee, and, get early admission to the library’s book sale. Solvang Library, 1745 Mission Drive, Solvang; 805-688-4214

Saturday, March. 24: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Spring Book Sale.  Hundreds of books as well as media for adults and children. New and used books, audios, movies, collector’s items and more.  Proceeds benefit the Solvang Library and its volunteer program. Solvang Library, 1745 Mission Drive, Solvang; 805-688-4214

Wednesday, March 28: 10:30-11:30 a.m. “Music Together” A music participation program for you and your baby/toddler/preschooler. Diane Byington of Solvang Conservatory shares songs, instrument play, rhythm chants and movement in a relaxed, playful setting.  Solvang Library, 1745 Mission Drive, Solvang; 805-688-4214

Friday, March 30: 500 p.m. Poetry Challenge Submission Deadline for “The Selfie: Pretense, Truth, and Dreams” for valley sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders.

CONTINUING EVENTS

Every Monday, 11 a.m., “Preschool Storytime”  Bringing your preschooler to storytime will help get them ready to read!  Stay for a craft or play session afterward and make a new friend. Buellton Library, 140 W. Highway 246, Buellton; 805-688-3115

Every Tuesday, 10:30 a.m., “Preschool Storytime”  Bringing your preschooler to storytime will help get them ready to read!  Stay for a craft or play session afterward and make a new friend. Solvang Library,  1745 Mission Drive, Solvang; 805-688-4214

Every Wednesday 10:30 a.m., “Wiggly Storytime”  Short stories, songs, rhymes, and activities for babies, toddlers and preschoolers.  Be ready to participate with your child, and spend some time being silly together.  Solvang Library, 1745 Mission Drive, Solvang; 805-688-4214

Every Tuesday, 5:30-6:30 p.m., “One-on-One Tutoring: E and Audiobooks on your Mobile Device”  Drop in for a free 20 minute session with volunteer Bethany C., and start accessing the library’s free online materials.  Bring your device (E-reader, tablet, laptop, or smartphone). Buellton Library, 140 W. Highway 246, Buellton; 805-688-3115

March 14, 21, 3:30-4:30 p.m., “Reading with Dogs” Our Tail Waggin’ Tutors help young readers practice reading skills by reading aloud to the kindest, least judgmental listeners around. Drop in for a 10-15 minute individual session with a “tutor.”   Buellton Library, 140 W. Highway 246, Buellton; 805-688-3115

Every Thursday, 3:30-4:30 p.m., “Reading with Dogs” Our Tail Waggin’ Tutors help young readers practice reading skills by reading aloud to the kindest, least judgmental listeners around. Drop in for a 10-15 minute individual session with a “tutor.”   Solvang Library, 1745 Mission Drive, Solvang; 805-688-4214, 1745 Mission Drive, Solvang; 805-688-4214

LIBRARY INFORMATION

Buellton: 140 W. Highway 246, 805-688-3115, BuelltonLibrary@santabarbaraCA.gov; Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, noon-5:30 p.m..

Solvang: 1745 Mission Drive, 805-688-4214, SolvangLibrary@santabarbaraCA.gov; Tuesday and Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Los Olivos: Grange Hall, 2374 Alamo Pintado Ave.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Santa Ynez: 3598 Sagunto St.; Saturday, 1 p.m.-4 p.m.