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    January 02, 2019
    December 26, 2018
    Library Local History Series, “Heart of the Valley,” Launches January 19th

    The City of Santa Maria Public Library is pleased to offer a free local history series, “Heart of the Valley,” on the third Saturday of each month, starting Saturday, January 19th at 10:15 a.m. in the Library’s Shepard Hall. Thanks to a partnership with local historian Shirley Contreras, the monthly series will feature an expert speaker talking about various aspects of Santa Maria Valley history. 
    To launch the series, the first speaker is Jay Hardy, Founder and CEO of Hardy Diagnostics as well as the Moxie Café in Santa Maria and Moxie Express in the Library lobby.  He is an expert on the military history of the Santa Maria Public Airport and the Allan Hancock College of Aeronautics from the World War II era. His talk will feature photos and historical facts about the rich history of the Santa Maria Army Air Field. 
    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. 
    The Library’s hours are 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The Library is closed on Sunday. The Library is located at 421 South McClelland Street. Registration is not required for this free program.  Seating is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. 
    Questions may be directed to the Public Library’s Information Desk, (805) 925-0994 extension 8562. 

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