city of santa mariaDust off that cowboy garb and head to the Santa Maria Public Library for a rousing good time at the second annual Cowboy Poetry Event on Saturday, May 20th from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in Shepard Hall. Cowboy poet Bob Perrault will be joining the event for the first time, and real-life cowboy, author, and poet Dick Gibford returns to share plenty of  original and traditional cowboy poems.  Western music will be provided by Patsy Cline tribute artist Karen Sweeney. Capping off the fun will be the presentation of awards for the annual Kids Cowboy Poetry contest, where winners and participants will be recognized for their creative entries. This program is generously sponsored by the Santa Maria Public Library Foundation, Altrusa International Foundation of Santa Maria, and the Santa Maria Elks Rodeo. The main Library’s hours are 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Mondays through Thursdays, and 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays.  The Library is closed on Sundays. Questions may be directed to Dawn Jackson, Library Youth Services, 925-0994 extension 2319. Department: Public Library Contact Person: Dawn Jackson, Librarian III Telephone Number: (805) 925-0994 ext. 2319 Email Address: djackson@cityofsantamaria.org