Come One, Come All!

By Kim Crail   |   December 26, 2019

Oh, December. How you push us to extremes! The library is here to help everybody survive those trying times, hopefully bookended by stellar ones. As 2019 draws to a close, we’d like to thank our patrons for making our library work so interesting and wonderful. In return, here’s two tips that we’d like to share.

1. Children aged eight and up are allowed at the library without an adult.

2. The library is open until 7 pm on Wednesdays.

Cheers to a peaceful, safe, and healthy holiday season to you! Staff are arm wrestling over who gets to watch. We hope to see you there.

Montecito Library Book Club

December’s selection, Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive by Stephanie Land, lent itself to a fascinating conversation. Book club attendee Elena Wegener said, “Having experienced housekeeping work, the fact that this book was chosen opened up my heart.”

Our members discussed living in poverty, the difficulty of being able to break the cycle, needing a mother while also being one, and the intricate realities of government assistance. Our January book club will discuss The River: A Novel by Peter Heller, a writer, outdoorsman, and whitewater kayaker. Set in the northern Canadian wilderness, this thriller features two Dartmouth buddies just out for an innocent camping and canoeing trip. Wildfire and human malice play important roles for these young men in an exploration of masculinity and survival.

If this book interests you, please check it out (through the library, Libby app, or Tecolote Book Shop) and join us for our book discussion on Saturday, January 11 at 11 am. Newcomers are welcome. We are hoping to see some fellas at this book discussion!

Winter Closure

Attention! All Santa Barbara Public Library locations (Montecito, Carpinteria, Eastside, and Central) will be closed from December 23 to January 1 and will re-open to ring in 2020 with you on January 2. Be sure to stock up and please know that we will miss our regular patrons and the rhythms and routine of the library during this time. Goleta Library will be open during some of our closure dates if you need library services in the meantime. Please check their website or give them a call for details. Your library card works there, too.

Happy New Year!

Upcoming Special Events

Wednesday Matinee: Downton Abbey, Wednesday, January 8, 3:30 pm

Wednesday Matinee: Pokémon Detective Pikachu, Wednesday, January 15, 3:30 pm

See you at the library!


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