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Monday, July 25 — Today!

  • (10:00 AM-11:00 AM)
    Location: Live Oak Branch
    A 60 minute program for infants and toddlers up to 3 years old and their parents or caregivers. Join us for music, stories & play! Space is limited so please arrive on time.
  • (10:00 AM-11:00 AM)
    Location: Garfield Park Branch
    Join us at the Garfield Park Library for our weekly Preschool Storytime. We'll read books, sing songs and make a simple craft! Ages 3-6.
  • (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.
  • (1:00 PM-3:00 PM)
    Location: Scotts Valley Branch
    Join the fun on Mondays and Saturdays between 1pm and 3 pm! There will be a Do It Yourself craft available from June 6th through July 30th.
  • (2:00 PM-3:30 PM)
    Location:
    Fun crafts for kids of all ages. Those under five years of age will need adult assistance.
  • (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-6:30 PM)
    Location: Live Oak Branch
    Join us at the Live Oak Library for a Spanish Storytime. This program is for children ages 0-8 and their families. Únase a nosotros en la Biblioteca de Live Oak para una hora de cuentos en español. Este programa es para niños de 0-8 y sus familias.
  • (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.
  • (6:30 PM-8:30 PM)
    Location: Scotts Valley Branch
    Library Advisory Commission - LAC

Tuesday, July 26

  • (10:00 AM-11:00 AM)
    Location: Aptos Branch
    Toddler Time is a weekly program for families with children ages 0-3 years old. It includes music, movement, stories, fingerplays, rhymes, songs and fun for your child and you as well as social time with other children and their caregivers. Let's play and learn together!
  • (10:00 AM-11:00 AM)
    Location: Branciforte Branch
    A 60 minute program for infants and toddlers up to 3 years old and their parents or caregivers. Join us for music, stories & play! Space is limited so please arrive on time.
  • (10:30 AM-11:30 AM)
    Location: La Selva Beach Branch
    A 45 minute program for 3-6 year olds. We will read books and make a simple craft.
  • (11:00 AM-12:00 PM)
    Location: Scotts Valley Branch
    A 45 minute program for 3-6 year olds. We will read books, sing songs and make a simple craft.
  • (1:00 PM-2:30 PM)
    Location: Garfield Park Branch
    Express yourself in creating a 3D work of art. For kids 7 years and older.
  • (2:00 PM-3:00 PM)
    Location: Branciforte Branch
    A series of fun family events at Branciforte Library to celebrate Summer Reading
    Note: Make and play your own Games in the library
  • (2:30 PM-4:00 PM)
    Location: Felton Branch
    Join us at the Felton Library on Tuesday afternoons for some crafting fun! Wear older clothing as we may get messy. Drop in between 2:30 & 3:30 and finish your craft by 4 pm.
  • (3:30 PM-4:30 PM)
    Location: Aptos Branch
    Learn from a master and practice with your peers! Ages 6-18 yrs.
  • (4:00 PM-5:00 PM)
    Location: Scotts Valley 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.

Wednesday, July 27

  • (10:00 AM-11:00 AM)
    Location: Boulder Creek Branch
    Toddler Time is a weekly program for families with children ages 0-3 years old. It includes music, movement, stories, fingerplays, rhymes, songs and fun for your child and you as well as social time with other children and their caregivers. Let's play and learn together!
  • (11:00 AM-11:45 AM)
    Location: Live Oak Branch
    A 45 minute program for 3-6 year olds. We will read books, sing songs and make a simple craft.
  • (1:00 PM-3:00 PM)
    Location: Boulder Creek Branch
    Join us on Wednesday afternoons for some building fun with Lego or Duplo bricks! Children learn through play and bricks provide a wonderful link between structure, patterns and imagination. Let's build and learn together!
  • (1:00 PM-2:00 PM)
    Location: La Selva Beach Branch
    The Puppet Art Theater performs Tommy's Space Adventure. Fun for the whole family.
  • (2:00 PM-3:00 PM)
    Location: Scotts Valley Branch
    Author and pro BMX rider, John Parker is coming to Scotts Valley! His team of StuntMasters will be performing an awesome bicycle freestyle show at Skypark, right next to Scotts Valley Library. Brought to you by The Friends Of Scotts Valley Library and Scotts Valley Parks and Recreation.
  • (2:00 PM-5:00 PM)
    Location: Garfield Park Branch
    Join the fun on Wednesdays between 2 pm and 5 pm! There will be a Do It Yourself craft available from June 15th through July 30th.
  • (3:30 PM-4:30 PM)
    Location: Branciforte 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.
  • (3:30 PM-4:30 PM)
    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.
  • (4:00 PM-5:00 PM)
    Location: Downtown Branch
    The Puppet Art Theater performs The Boy Who Cried Wolf. Fun for the whole family.
  • (5:30 PM-6:30 PM)
    Location: Branciforte 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.
    Note: This program is taking a break in August. Check the calendar for new schedule in September.
  • (6:15 PM-7:30 PM)
    Location: Felton Branch
    Reading in the Redwoods book group meets monthly at the Felton Library on the fourth Wednesday, reading contemporary books chosen by the members. Copies of each month's book are available at the Felton branch library. For more information call 427-7708 or drop by the branch. To be added to our book group email list, please call 831-427-3151.
    Note: This month's selection is "The Stone Diaries" by Carol Shields, Copies may be available at the Felton Library.

Thursday, July 28

  • (6:00 AM-12:00 AM)
    Location: Online
    SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens. Starting May 5th 2016, SYNC will give away two complete audiobook downloads a week. Teens can text syncya to 25827 to get text alerts about the featured titles or sign up for the SYNC Newsletter at www.audiobooksync.com. Titles are provided through Overdrive, and the app must be downloaded before hand. Visit santacruzpl.org/ematerials for the app. Titles are available for one week from the date listed.
    Note: Juba! & Pennies for Hitler
    Additional Information
  • (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.
  • (10:00 AM-11:00 AM)
    Location: Scotts Valley Branch
    A 60 minute program for children, 0-3 years and their parents or caregivers. Join us for music, stories & play!
  • (10:00 AM-11:00 AM)
    Location: Downtown Branch
    Join us at the Downtown Library for our weekly Preschool Story Time. We'll read books, sing songs and make a simple craft! Ages 3-6.
  • (10:00 AM-11:00 AM)
    Location: Felton Branch
    Join us at the Felton Library for stories, music and fun this summer!
  • (10:30 AM-11:30 AM)
    Location: La Selva Beach Branch
    The Passionate Readers meets on the 4th Thursday of the month at 10:30am. Selections are based on the preferences of individuals in the book group. Join us by dropping by, or call (831) 427-7710 for more information.
  • (1:30 PM-3:30 PM)
    Location: La Selva Beach Branch
    Learn how to survive in the world of Minecraft. Ages 8 to 18. Space is limited to 20. No advance registration. First-come, first-served basis.
  • (3:00 PM-4:00 PM)
    Location: Boulder Creek Branch
    Join us at the Boulder Creek Library on Thursday afternoons for our Family Crafts program! Our projects are often messy so please dress accordingly. Let's get creative together!
  • (3:00 PM-4:30 PM)
    Location: Scotts Valley Branch
    Join us and make something this afternoon. We may be inside in the meeting room, or outdoors on the patio. Children under 7 will need an adult to help them.
  • (3:30 PM-4:30 PM)
    Location: Aptos 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.
  • (5:30 PM-6:30 PM)
    Location: Live Oak 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.
    Note: This program is taking a break in August. Check the calendar for new schedule in September.
  • (7:00 PM-8:30 PM)
    Location: Scotts Valley Branch
    A new book discussion group has formed at the Scotts Valley Library, The Genre Book Club. A different genre will be discussed at each meeting.. The group meets from 7:00pm-8:30pm in the Fireside Meeting Room on the last Thursday of each month. The Scotts Valley Friends of the Library are sponsoring this group. If you have questions, call the Scotts Valley Library at 427-7712.
    Note: Biography is the genre for July

Friday, July 29

  • (10:00 AM-11:00 AM)
    Location: Downtown Branch
    Toddler Time is a weekly program for families with children ages 0-3 years old. It includes music, movement, stories, fingerplays, rhymes, songs and fun for your child and you as well as social time with other children and their caregivers. Let's play and learn together!
  • (11:00 AM-12:00 PM)
    Location: Capitola Branch
    A 45 minute program for 3-6 year olds. We will read books, sing songs and make a simple craft.
  • (2:30 PM-4:00 PM)
    Location: Capitola Branch
    Join us and make something this afternoon. We may be inside or outdoors in the play area. Children under 7 will need an adult to help them.

Saturday, July 30

  • (10:00 AM-4:00 PM)
    Location: La Selva Beach Clubhouse, 314 Estrella Ave.
    The Friends of the La Selva Beach Library invite one and all to a fun day filled with music, food, crafts and craft beer. The event features local microbreweries, book sale, kid's crafts, arts & crafts fair, bake sale, fresh produce & flowers, the ATE3ONE Food Truck, and live music.
  • (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.
  • (11:00 AM-12:00 PM)
    Location: Scotts Valley Branch
    Packed with stories and tips, this lively, popular class will feature a glimpse at today’s dynamic book business (including traditional, electronic, and self-publishing), ideas for finding literary agents and editors, and suggestions for improving craft and connecting with readers. Presenter: Laurie Gibson
  • (1:00 PM-3:00 PM)
    Location: Scotts Valley Branch
    Join the fun on Mondays and Saturdays between 1pm and 3 pm! There will be a Do It Yourself craft available from June 6th through July 30th.
  • (1:30 PM-4:30 PM)
    Location: La Selva Beach Branch
    Drop in with your family and make something fun!
  • (1:30 PM-3:30 PM)
    Location: Branciforte Branch
    Drop in with your family and make something fun!
    Note: Don't forget to check out the Festival of the Book tomorrow!
  • (2:00 PM-3:30 PM)
    Location: Downtown Branch
    Children's chess instruction with full time teacher and master, Gjon Feinstein, for students up to 18 years old. Meets all Saturdays of the month except the first Saturday. Parents and/or other relatives are welcome to participate.

Sunday, July 31

  • (1:00 PM-4:00 PM)
    Location: Harvey West Park, 326 Evergreen St., Santa Cruz
    Come celebrate books, reading, and the end of Summer Reading. Join us for a fun afternoon of food, music, and books! Featuring "Circus of Smiles", jugglers, Tales to Tails booths, Kids Only Book Sale, facepainting, crafts, the new bookmobile and more!
  • (1:00 PM-3:30 PM)
    Location: Live Oak Branch
    Drop in with your family and make something fun!
    Note: Don't forget to check out the Festival of the Book today at Harvey West Park from 1-4!

Monday, August 1

  • (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.
  • (1:00 PM-3:00 PM)
    Location: Downtown Branch
    Join us at the Downtown Library for a special craft day!
  • (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.