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Carbon Monoxide Alarm Expiration

October 15, 2018 

State law requires residents to install carbon monoxide (CO) alarms in their homes. If you installed a CO alarm following the state law going into effect in 2011, it may be time to install new CO alarms.

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Plastic Bags are Trash

September 24, 2018 

In the City, as well as all jurisdictions across Santa Barbara County, plastic bags and film plastics are not recyclable. Please do not place these items in your blue recycling container at home or at work.

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National Public Lands Day to Benefit Montecito Trail

September 14, 2018 

September 22, is National Public Lands Day. Join us for a volunteer workday that will focus on restoring areas of our trails network damaged last winter by the Thomas Fire and subsequent debris flow. The trail work this year will be at San Ysidro, Buena Vista, and Cold Springs Trails.

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Library Seeks Volunteers for Homework Help

August 24, 2018 

The Central Library seeks volunteers for Youth Services’ Homework Help Program to work with children in kindergarten through 6th grade. This is an opportunity to make a tangible difference in the school success of local students.

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Library Expands Job Support Program

August 3, 2018 

SBPLWorks! continues to prepare adults with the computer skills to be competitive in the job market or move on to other educational opportunities using individualized assessments and learning plans tailored to their career goals and learning needs.

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Library Introduces WriteSB

August 1, 2018 

As part of the Summer Reading Program, the Library is introducing WriteSB. Community members are invited to participate in one of five writing workshops led by local writers, poets, authors, and experts.

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Beat the Heat at the Library

July 23, 2018 

The Central and Eastside libraries are officially designated cooling centers. Residents can get some relief from the heat and enjoy engaging programs, classes, and events at not only Central and Eastside, but at our branches throughout southern Santa Barbara County.

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#MakeSB Bridges DIY and Tech

May 25, 2018 

The Central Library has developed #MakeSB, an ongoing series of programs dedicated to making, creating, and building technical skills utilizing a DIY aesthetic sensibility.

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Lower Milpas Pedestrian Improvements Completed

September 14, 2018 

The City recently completed extensive pedestrian improvements on lower Milpas Street. The Lower Milpas Pedestrian Improvements Project enhances the East Beach neighborhood by improving safety and eliminating barriers to walking for residents and visitors.

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Last Updated: Nov 25, 2013
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