Upcoming Library Events



Youth Service Calendar

Children's Activities Calendar

Click on the link to view upcoming activities and programs happening in the Children's Library.

Movie Rewards Program (PDF)

Join the movie rental rewards program.
After four movie rentals, the fifth rental is free!



Library Volunteer Program (PDF)

Volunteering provides much needed support to the youth and adults who rely on library services. It is also a great way to share your talents, learn new skills and meet great people. Find out more at our volunteer orientations.

Volunteer Orientations: 1st & 3rd Friday of each month
Main Library @ 4:00 pm


Free Computer Classes (PDF)

Sign up at the Information Desk or call 714-647-5264

Classes will be offered every Thursdays from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Please note: A minimum of 10 students is needed for each workshop to be offered.


  • Introduction to computer and Internet
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Publisher, Excel, and PowerPoint)
  • Sharing Documents Using Google Docs
  • Introduction to web publishing using Wordpress
  • Introduction to Facebook
  • Introduction to Photo Manipulation Software
  • Sharing Photos on the Internet Using Picasa and Flickr


Santa Ana Public Library's Tech Desk (PDF)
Santa Ana Public Library's Tech Desk Spanish (PDF)

Have any computer, internet, or technology questions? Drop by the Tech Desk, for one-on-one help with your technical related questions.

Every Wednesday
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Every Thursday
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm



Creative Writing Workshops (PDF)

Interested in exploring fiction writing, or sharpening your creative writing skills? Sign up for the Santa Ana Writers' Workshop. Every Tuesday afternoon, for young adults ages 13 - 18.

Every Tuesday Afternoon
June 24 – August 26



Central Library Buddy Program (PDF)
Central Library TeenSpace Summer Programs (PDF)

Central Library TeenSpace is hosting a number of programs and the always fun Buddy Program. Download the flyers for dates and times!



Garfield Community Center Buddy Program (PDF)
Garfield Community Center Summer Programs (PDF)

Garfield Community Center is hosting a number of programs and the always fun Buddy Program. Download the flyers for dates and times!



Jerome TeenSpace Buddy Program (PDF)
Jerome TeenSpace Summer Programs (PDF)

Jerome Center TeenSpace is hosting a number of programs and the always fun Buddy Program. Download the flyers for dates and times!



Newhope Library Buddy Program (PDF)
Newhope Library Summer Programs (PDF)

Newhope Library is hosting a number of programs and the always fun Buddy Program. Download the flyers for dates and times!



Tail Waggin' Storytimes with Gracie the Dog (PDF)

Children will have the opportunity to practice their reading skills and read a story to Gracie the Dog.

Newhope Library   (Every first Wednesday of the month)
September 3, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm
October 1, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm
November 5, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm
December 3, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Main Library   (Every last Saturday of the month)
September 27, 2014 10:30am - 11:30pm
October 25, 2014 10:30am - 11:30pm
November 29, 2014 10:30pm - 11:30pm



War Comes Home: Our Veterans, Our Communities Exhibit

In honor of all veterans and in recognition of their service, the Santa Ana Public Library will be preparing a video of pictures of city employees and family members who were or are in the military. Fathers, sons, daughters, mothers, wives, husbands from our city staff and the Santa Ana community are invited to participate. The video containing the photos will be available for viewing during Veteran’s day week through the Santa Ana Public Library Veterans page and through the city public television channel.

Deadline to submit your photo
Saturday, September 5, 2014

Online Photo Submission Form



The Blue Cascade Book Club Discussions and Film Viewing (PDF)

The Santa Ana Public Library will begin a series of free programs under the War Comes Home: Finding Peace at the Home Front CA Reads funded project. The first program is a discussion of the book Blue Cascade and viewing of the film Severe Clear.

Book Club Discussion
Saturday, September 6, 2014
Main Library (Meeting Room A) @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Book Club Discussion and Film Viewing
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Main Library (Meeting Room A) @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Registration for this FREE event is required. Register by August 30, 2014 by contacting Mrs. Lugo-Rios at 714-647-5271 or by e-mail at mlugo@santa-ana.org.



When I Came Home Film Viewing & Presentations (PDF)

Winner of the NY Loves Film Best Documentary Award at the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival, When I Came Home follows Herold Noel, an Iraq war veteran who becomes homeless in New York City after returning from combat with PTSD. The screening will be accompanied by presentations with Phil Bowers and Dana Fagan (from Volunteers of America) and Andrew Jackson and Fernando del Villar (from the US Department of Veterans Affair).

Saturday, September 13, 2014
Main Library (Meeting Room A) @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm

This event is FREE and open to the public.



The Forgotten Eagles Film Viewing & Presentations (PDF)

The Forgotten Eagles, tells the story of the legendary "Aztec Eagles" of the Mexican Expeditionary Air Force, who flew with the American 58th Fighter Group on Luzon in 1945. The film was produced by 201 Productions, Executive Producers Roger and Felicity Marrs and Producer/Director, Victor Mancilla, who has made this screening possible.

Saturday, September 20, 2014
Frida Cinema @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Frida Cinema is located at 305 E. 4th Street, Santa Ana, CA 92701.

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