• Paracord Bracelets via Zoom

    November 2, 2020
    Paracord Bracelets via Zoom

    In honor of Veterans Day, the City of Santa Maria Public Library will host a guided activity on making paracord bracelets. The meeting will take place on Veterans Day, Wednesday November 11th at 3:30 p.m. through Zoom video conferencing.

    All who serve in the armed forces use paracord, which gets its name from parachute cord and can hold up to 550 pounds of weight. These bracelets can be used in an emergency to secure camouflage nets to trees or vehicles, substitute for sewing thread to repair gear, or as emergency sutures to close a wound, fishing line, etc. 

    The Library will have a limited number of kits for patrons.  Each kit will contain six feet of paracord, a set of buckle release clips, and instructions.  Register to reserve a kit, which will be available for pickup beginning today through Friday, November 6th at the sidewalk pick-up window from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays and 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Saturdays. Patrons may register on the Events Calendar at www.cityofsantamaria.org/Library or by calling the Public Library at (805) 925-0994. 

    The paracord making kits and the Zoom presentation are supported in whole or 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 Santa Maria Public Library’s main library and the Los Alamos branches are open for sidewalk pick-up service. The Orcutt, Guadalupe, and Cuyama branches and the Bookmobile are open for Grab and Go service. Other in-person services are closed 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 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.