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  • Local History Series, “Heart of the Valley” on October 10th

    NEWS RELEASE
    October 6, 2020
    Local History Series, “Heart of the Valley” on October 10th


    The City of Santa Maria Public Library is pleased to offer a free video conference presentation of its local history series, “Heart of the Valley” at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 10th. 

    The speaker will be Roger Hall of Allan Hancock College. This presentation will look at the storied past of four members of the Hancock family, along with some insights into the ongoing and planned research that is taking place regarding their place in local and state history.

    Patrons who are interested in attending the “Heart of the Valley” video conference presentation should email sstarnaud@cityofsantamaria.org with their name and phone number. Patrons may also provide their information over the telephone by calling (805) 925-0994.  

    The series is designed to educate and delight the public with interesting facts from the past that have shaped Santa Maria and other local areas in the valley. Suggestions for possible speakers are welcomed and encouraged. Thanks to a partnership with local historian Shirley Contreras, the series features an expert speaker discussing various aspects of Santa Maria Valley History.

    The Santa Maria Public Library and branches are open only for sidewalk pick-up service until further notice due to the Local Health Emergency declared by the County. The Library also offers 24/7 digital resources including downloadable eBooks, movies, magazines, and audiobooks. Online databases and programs, email reference service, veterans’ resources, updates about the Library’s operations and more are available online at https://www.cityofsantamaria.org/Library. Patrons may also apply for a free Library card online.

    Questions may be directed to the Library’s Information Desk, (805) 925-0994 extension 8562.