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Green @ Your Library

April 4th, 6:30 pm


Inspired by the book Moby Duck, the Santa Barbara Public Libaries are hosting several environmental events this spring.

Join the County of Santa Barbara and City of Santa Barbara for a series of talks about Local Recycling and Hazardous Waste Programs and Creek Cleanups on Wednesday April 4 from 6:30 - 8pm.

The event will be at the Central Library's Faulkner Gallery at 40 E. Anapamu Street in Santa Barbara.

We look forward to seeing you there!

More events and details can be found on the Library's website.

Press Release


What’s New in Local Recycling and Environmental Programs:

A Primer for Local Residents

SANTA BARBARA, CA – March 21, 2012

The Santa Barbara Public Library System continues its spring "Green @ Your Library," series with a FREE public program covering the “plastic bag” debate, safe hazardous waste disposal, city recycling updates, and keeping our creeks and ocean clean.

On Wednesday, April 4th from 6:30-8pm, in the Central Library’s Faulkner Gallery, 40 E. Anapamu St., staff from the City of Santa Barbara Environmental Services division, the County of Santa Barbara, City of Santa Barbara Creeks Division, and “Where’s your bag?” campaign will talk about current operations in Santa Barbara.

We invite you to learn what you can do to help the community’s environment. Did you know that washing your car at your home can pollute our ocean?  What prevents street litter from getting into our storm drains and creeks? How can you safely dispose of household hazardous waste? Learn how discarded plastic bags affect hundreds of thousands of marine mammals, sea turtles, and birds that die every year from ingesting plastic bags which they mistake for food. Come find out what your community is doing to keep the environment clean and come learn what you can do to help.

Green @ Your Library events will take place all spring throughout the Santa Barbara Public Library System. Programming is supported by a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) book-to-action grant,* in conjunction with the 2012 Santa Barbara Reads book by Donovan Hohn, Moby Duck: The True Story of 28,800 Bath Toys Lost at Sea…..

This event is free and open to the public. For information about the Santa Barbara Public Library System, and more about the Green @ Your Library events planned in April, visit the library web site at

 *The Book-to-Action programs are supported in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian. The opinions in programs do not necessarily reflect the position of policy of the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services or the California State Library, and no official endorsement by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services or the California State Library should be inferred.



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