Friday, December 15 , 2017, 1:52 pm | Smoke 75º


Holiday Festival of Trains on Track at Goleta Library

The Santa Barbara Public Library System presents “Holiday Festival of Trains” at the Goleta library for a special three-day holiday display.

People of all ages are invited to enjoy a sampling of Dave Halbeisen’s extensive model train collection. Model trains will chug around tracks on a very large table display in the Multipurpose Room at the Goleta Library, 500 N. Fairview Ave.

The trains will be on display from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8 and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9.

This is the 22nd year that Halbeisen, a private collector, has shared his wonderful collection of trains, small people and animals, miniature snow-covered forests and other scenery for library visitors to enjoy. Other surprises might include a fire station, snow village and a water tower. There will be at least three miniature trains running.

For more information about the Holiday Festival of Trains, call the Goleta Library at 805.964.7878.

Click here for more information about this and other programs at all of the Santa Barbara public libraries. All library programs are free and open to the public.

— Judy Savage is the children’s librarian for the Goleta Library.

  • Ask
  • Vote
  • Investigate
  • Answer

Noozhawk Asks: What’s Your Question?

Welcome to Noozhawk Asks, a new feature in which you ask the questions, you help decide what Noozhawk investigates, and you work with us to find the answers.

Here’s how it works: You share your questions with us in the nearby box. In some cases, we may work with you to find the answers. In others, we may ask you to vote on your top choices to help us narrow the scope. And we’ll be regularly asking you for your feedback on a specific issue or topic.

We also expect to work together with the reader who asked the winning questions to find the answer together. Noozhawk’s objective is to come at questions from a place of curiosity and openness, and we believe a transparent collaboration is the key to achieve it.

The results of our investigation will be published here in this Noozhawk Asks section. Once or twice a month, we plan to do a review of what was asked and answered.

Thanks for asking!

Click here to get started >

Support Noozhawk Today

You are an important ally in our mission to deliver clear, objective, high-quality professional news reporting for Santa Barbara, Goleta and the rest of Santa Barbara County. Join the Hawks Club today to help keep Noozhawk soaring.

We offer four membership levels: $5 a month, $10 a month, $25 a month or $1 a week. Payments can be made through PayPal below, or click here for information on recurring credit-card payments.

Thank you for your vital support.

Daily Noozhawk

Subscribe to Noozhawk's A.M. Report, our free e-Bulletin sent out every day at 4:15 a.m. with Noozhawk's top stories, hand-picked by the editors.

Sign Up Now >