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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Thursday, June 13, 2013

Dig Into Magic with Shawn McMaster at the Library!

Free Magic Shows for Families

The Santa Barbara Public Library System presents Shawn McMaster, a spellbinding magician whose shows are laced with humor. No magic words or cheesy-looking props -- instead, magician McMaster offers a high-energy, interactive show filled with astonishment and hilarity for the whole family.


This special event of the Dig Into Reading Summer Reading Program will be presented at all branches of the Santa Barbara Public Library System, and is best for children ages 5 and up.

The Santa Barbara Public Library System invites families and children to special free performances by magician Shawn McMaster on the following dates:

Tuesday, June 18 at Central Library, 2:30pm (40 E. Anapamu St., Santa Barbara)

Tuesday, June 18 at Goleta Library, 7:00pm (500 N. Fairview Ave., Goleta)

Wednesday, June 19 at Eastside Library, 10:30am (1102 E. Montecito St., Santa Barbara)

Wednesday, June 19 at Solvang Library, 6:00pm (1745 Mission Dr., Solvang)

Thursday, June 20 at Carpinteria Library, 10:30am (5141 Carpinteria Ave., Carpinteria)

Thursday, June 20 at Montecito Library, 4:00pm (1469 E. Valley Rd., Montecito)

These performances are part of the annual free Summer Reading Program for children and teens. Students are encouraged to visit the library, read books, and earn prizes. Sign-ups for the Summer Reading Program start June 11, and the program runs to July 31.

This program is supported by the Friends of the Libraries, non-profit volunteer organizations that financially support library programs and services. For more information, contact the Santa Barbara Central Library’s Youth Services Desk at 805-564-5603, or your local branch. Visit the library system’s website SBPLibrary.org to find out about this and other programs at the Santa Barbara Public Libraries. All library programs are FREE and open to the public.

Contact:

Gwen Wagy

Senior Youth Services Librarian

Santa Barbara Public Library System

805-564-5621

GWagy@SantaBarbaraCA.gov

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