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Monday, August 29 — Today!

  • (11:00 AM-1:00 PM)
    Location: Live Oak Branch
    Get together with other knitters to knit, chat, and make new friends. No registration required and no instruction given.
  • (3:00 PM-4:30 PM)
    Location: Scotts Valley Branch
    Join us every Monday afternoon at the Scotts Valley Branch for a knitting party. All you need to do is bring some yarn and knitting needles. All ages are welcome. For more info call 831-427-7712.
  • (5:30 PM-6:00 PM)
    Location: Scotts Valley Branch
    Take time from your busy schedule and spend a relaxing hour in the library coloring. Designs and pencils provided – or take the time to draw your own design. This fun program for adults takes place on Mondays at the Scotts Valley branch, Wednesdays at the Branciforte branch and Thursdays at the Live Oak branch from 5:30-6:30.

Tuesday, August 30

  • (3:30 PM-4:30 PM)
    Location: Aptos Branch
    Learn from a master and practice with your peers! Ages 6-18 yrs.

Wednesday, August 31

  • (3:30 PM-5:00 PM)
    Location: Scotts Valley Branch
    Come to the Scotts Valley Library for a pop up program created for teen chess enthusiasts. Through August, classes will be offered for teens up to 18 years old with USCF National Master, Gjon Feinstein. Classes will offer instruction followed by supervised free play. Feel free to email Gjon with questions at: coach@santacruzchess.com. Every Wednesday in August from 3:30pm-5:00pm.

Thursday, September 1

  • (9:00 AM-9:30 AM)
    Location: Downtown Branch
    Libraries Facilities Financing Authority (LFFA) meeting
  • (9:30 AM-11:00 AM)
    Location: Downtown Branch
    Library Joint Powers Board Meeting.
  • (10:30 AM-12:00 PM)
    Location: La Selva Beach Branch
    Local residents sharing their travel adventures. Program includes photos and personal travel logs. Call La Selva (831.427.7710) for more information. All ages.
    Note: This month's adventure is to Serbia & Iceland
  • (11:00 AM-7:00 PM)
    Location: All Branches
    A library card is the most important school supply of all! It may just be the most important card in your wallet. Your library card opens the doors to academic success, lifelong learning, critical skills building, and just plain fun. The month of September is National Library Card Sign Up Month, so visit your local branch with your children and teens and sign up for a library card! Already love your library? Share your story about how you use the library or what the library means to you. Snap a picture with your library card and post on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram using the #LibraryCardSignUpMonth hashtag and tag us @SantaCruzPL.
    Additional Information
  • (1:00 PM-3:00 PM)
    Location: Downtown Branch
    The Genealogical Society of Santa Cruz County presents the 2015-2016 Genealogy Lecture Series. Join us the first Thursday of each month to learn about a variety of resources, strategies, and tools in the field of family research. All are invited to these free events, and donations are welcome. For more information, please call the Genealogical Society of Santa Cruz County (831) 427-7707 extension 5794.
    Note: Join Sharon Hoyt, Certified Genealogist® and owner of Meadow Oak Consulting in solving a century-old mystery. Learn strategies to break down even the most long-standing brick walls.
    Additional Information
  • (3:30 PM-4:30 PM)
    Location: Felton Branch
    Book club for teens! Meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of every month, from 3:30-4:30 at the Felton Branch. Open to teens 13-18.
  • (4:00 PM-5:30 PM)
    Location: Garfield Park Branch
    Trained therapy dogs will be available at the Library to be attentive, non-judgmental reading partners for children reading aloud. Children have individual 20-minute time slots to sit with a dog and read. Contact pro@santacruzpl.org or 831.427.7717 to reserve a spot.
  • (6:30 PM-8:00 PM)
    Location: Downtown Branch
    SCPL is partnering with the Children's Museum of Discovery (MOD), The Natural History Museum and UCSC to present a science series for adults. Meetings will be held on the 1st Thursday every month at 6:30pm at one of the branch libraries.
    Note: Using insights gained during a lifetime of extreme adventuring, David Miln Smith re-frames risk as a positive force for enhanced creativity, performance, and brain stimulation. He shows how risk-taking can be an invaluable everyday tactic, not just an occasional strategy.
  • (8:00 PM-9:30 PM)
    Location: Boulder Creek Branch
    The Uniquely Beautiful and Beautifully Unique group is a support group for parents and loved ones of children with special needs. We will meet at the Boulder Creek Library on the first Thursday of the month. Join us to discuss the joys and stresses of parenthood!

Friday, September 2

  • (11:00 AM-7:00 PM)
    Location: All Branches
    A library card is the most important school supply of all! It may just be the most important card in your wallet. Your library card opens the doors to academic success, lifelong learning, critical skills building, and just plain fun. The month of September is National Library Card Sign Up Month, so visit your local branch with your children and teens and sign up for a library card! Already love your library? Share your story about how you use the library or what the library means to you. Snap a picture with your library card and post on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram using the #LibraryCardSignUpMonth hashtag and tag us @SantaCruzPL.
    Additional Information
  • (3:00 PM-3:30 PM)
    Location: La Selva Beach Branch
    Trained therapy dogs will be available at the Library to be attentive, non-judgmental reading partners for children reading aloud. Children have individual 20-minute time slots to sit with a dog and read. Contact pro@santacruzpl.org or 831.427.7717 to reserve a spot.
  • (3:00 PM-4:00 PM)
    Location: Felton Branch
    Trained therapy dogs will be available at the Library to be attentive, non-judgmental reading partners for children reading aloud. Children have individual 20-minute time slots to sit with a dog and read. Contact pro@santacruzpl.org or 831.427.7717 to reserve a spot.

Saturday, September 3

  • (9:30 AM-10:30 AM)
    Location: Capitola Branch
    Trained therapy dogs will be available at the Library to be attentive, non-judgmental reading partners for children reading aloud. Children have individual 20-minute time slots to sit with a dog and read. Contact pro@santacruzpl.org or 831.427.7717 to reserve a spot.
  • (10:00 AM-11:30 AM)
    Location: Downtown Branch
    Trained therapy dogs will be available at the Library to be attentive, non-judgmental reading partners for children reading aloud. Children have individual 20-minute time slots to sit with a dog and read. Call 427-7717 or e-mail PRO@santacruzpl.org to make an appointment.
  • (10:00 AM-12:00 PM)
    Location: Downtown Branch
    Poetry gives rise to the full expression of self. Join the circle for this free monthly workshop on the 1st Saturday of the month. All levels welcome. No preregistration required.
  • (11:00 AM-7:00 PM)
    Location: All Branches
    A library card is the most important school supply of all! It may just be the most important card in your wallet. Your library card opens the doors to academic success, lifelong learning, critical skills building, and just plain fun. The month of September is National Library Card Sign Up Month, so visit your local branch with your children and teens and sign up for a library card! Already love your library? Share your story about how you use the library or what the library means to you. Snap a picture with your library card and post on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram using the #LibraryCardSignUpMonth hashtag and tag us @SantaCruzPL.
    Additional Information
  • (1:30 PM-4:30 PM)
    Location: La Selva Beach Branch
    Join the fun on Saturdays between 1:30 pm and 4:30 pm.
  • (1:30 PM-3:30 PM)
    Location: Branciforte Branch
    Drop in with your family and make something fun!

Sunday, September 4

  • (11:00 AM-7:00 PM)
    Location: All Branches
    A library card is the most important school supply of all! It may just be the most important card in your wallet. Your library card opens the doors to academic success, lifelong learning, critical skills building, and just plain fun. The month of September is National Library Card Sign Up Month, so visit your local branch with your children and teens and sign up for a library card! Already love your library? Share your story about how you use the library or what the library means to you. Snap a picture with your library card and post on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram using the #LibraryCardSignUpMonth hashtag and tag us @SantaCruzPL.
    Additional Information
  • (1:00 PM-3:30 PM)
    Location: Live Oak Branch
    Drop in with your family and make something fun!

Monday, September 5

  • (10:00 AM-7:00 PM)
    Location: All Branches
    All branches will be closed Monday, September 5 for the Labor Day Holiday.