As we enter the cold and rainy season, we’ll be transitioning our holds pickup and browsing opportunities indoors beginning Wednesday, December 2.
The Santa Barbara Public Library is excited to announce this fall’s Santa Barbara Reads program, SB Reads: Create! featuring Big Magic: How to Live a Creative Life, and Let Go of Your Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert.
Santa Barbara Reads is the Santa Barbara Public Library’s annual community read program. Generously funded by the Santa Barbara Public Library Foundation and support from California Humanities, SB Reads 2020: Create! will investigate the creative process, and will feature the book Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert, along with a small selection of other titles in English and Spanish. The goal of the program is to engage the community with local artists and writers to explore creativity and, as Gilbert suggests in her book, encourage embracing “a life that is driven more strongly by curiosity than by fear."
The Library is a source of information for all, and dedicated to elevating the voices of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color through our programming and collections. We’re also committed to interrogating our own systems, policies, and work as an institution.