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Wednesday, March 22 — Today!

  • (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! Space is limited so be sure to arrive on time.
  • (11:00 AM-11:45 AM)
    Location: Live Oak Branch
    Join us at the Live Oak Library for our weekly Preschool Story Time. We'll read books, sing songs and make a simple craft! Ages 3-6.
  • (12:00 PM-1:00 PM)
    Location: Aptos Branch
    Trying to play with technology and getting frustrated? A tech savvy librarian will provide instruction in the use of a wide range of technology services: ? How to use free downloadable content available from your library in a number of formats (eBooks, eAudiobooks, and streaming video) ? Introduction to SCPL databases (i.e. Consumer Reports, Community Information, etc…) ? Creating an email account ? Downloading and attaching files ? Word processing direction and support Drop-in weekly appointments, 20 minute slots available. To best support learning, please bring the following items: devices (i.e., laptops, tablets, and/or smartphones), necessary passwords (Google Play, App Store), and library card! First-come, First-served. FREE!
  • (1:00 PM-2:00 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 tales2tails@santacruzpl.org or 831.427.7717 to reserve a spot.
  • (2:00 PM-4:00 PM)
    Location: Downtown Branch
    Try your hand at the not-so-ancient-art of building Sumo wrestling robots using LEGO MINDSTORMS. Pre-registration is required and class size is limited to 20. E-mail pro@santacruzpl.org or call 831.427.7717 to register. For ages 8 to 18. This is a fourteen week series. NOT A DROP-IN PROGRAM. Registration begins JANUARY 9th 2017.
  • (3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
    Location: Garfield Park Branch
    Free homework assistance for students grade 12 and under. Bilingual assistance available. No appointment is necessary. For more information, call the Programs Office at 831-427-7717 or email pro@santacruzpl.org.
  • (3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
    Location: La Selva Beach Branch
    Individualized reading comprehension instruction with a California credentialed teacher. Open to students grades 2nd to 12th. Appointment required. For more information or to schedule a 30 minute session, contact Programs 831.427.7717 or email pro@santacruzpl.org
  • (3:30 PM-5:00 PM)
    Location: Garfield Park Branch
    Do It Yourself craft for families and independent kids.
  • (3:30 PM-5:00 PM)
    Location: Aptos Branch
    Learn how to survive in the world of Minecraft. Ages 8 to 18. Space is limited to 14 on a first come basis. No advance registration.
  • (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 tales2tails@santacruzpl.org or 831.427.7717 to reserve a spot.
  • (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 at 6:15 pm, reading contemporary books chosen by the members. Copies of each month's book are available at the Felton branch library. Due to the November and December holidays, there is no meeting in November and an alternative meeting date is scheduled for early December. 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: Book for March is Still Life With Bread Crumbs by Anna Quindlen.

Thursday, March 23

  • (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: Scotts Valley Branch
    A 60 minute program for children, 0-3 years and their parents or caregivers. Join us for music, stories & play! Space is limited so come on time.
  • (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.
  • (11:00 AM-12:00 PM)
    Location: Scotts Valley Branch
    Any level of English welcome. Class will include lots of conversation. Drop in to the Scotts Valley Branch Library and enjoy conversation and English lessons with a certified ESL teacher.
    Note: No teacher today. Come for conversation.
  • (1:00 PM-3:00 PM)
    Location: Aptos Branch
    Project SCOUT offers Volunteer income tax assistance and tax counseling for local residents during tax season at sites throughout Santa Cruz County. Volunteers are trained by Internal Revenue Service and Franchise Tax Board personnel. Project Scout will be at the Aptos Branch on Thursdays, 1:00pm - 3:00pm, February 16th through April 13th.
    Additional Information
  • (3:00 PM-4:30 PM)
    Location: Scotts Valley Branch
    Join the fun on Thursday between 3 pm and 4:30 pm! There will be a Do It Yourself craft available.
  • (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!
  • (3:30 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 tales2tails@santacruzpl.org or 831.427.7717 to reserve a spot.
  • (3:30 PM-5:00 PM)
    Location: Garfield Park Branch
    Directed LEGO construction for kids 7 and older. Each week we will construct models based on a common theme.
  • (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 tales2tails@santacruzpl.org or 831.427.7717 to reserve a spot.

Friday, March 24

  • (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-1:00 PM)
    Location: La Selva Beach Branch
    Bring your lunch and join us for a movie. Call 831.427.7710 for this month's movie selection
  • (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.
  • (3:00 PM-4:30 PM)
    Location: Capitola Branch
    Explore art and science with us! We may be inside or outdoors in the play area. Children 6 and under will need an adult to help them.

Saturday, March 25

  • (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 tales2tails@santacruzpl.org to make an appointment.
  • (11:00 AM-1:00 PM)
    Location: Downtown Branch
    Project SCOUT offers Volunteer income tax assistance and tax counseling for local residents during tax season at sites throughout Santa Cruz County. Volunteers are trained by Internal Revenue Service and Franchise Tax Board personnel. Project Scout will be at the Downtown Branch Tuesdays 3:00pm - 6:00pm from February 7th through April 18th; and Saturdays 11:00am - 1:00pm February 4th through April 15th.
    Additional Information
  • (1:30 PM-3:30 PM)
    Location: Branciforte Branch
    Drop in with your family and make something fun!
  • (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, March 26

  • (1:00 PM-3:30 PM)
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    Join the fun with DIY crafts every Sunday afternoon between 1pm and 3:30 pm! Come and create a self-directed craft.
  • (2:00 PM-4:00 PM)
    Location: Scotts Valley Branch
    Art is AGELESS. This exhibit spans the ages from the Ageless Art and 4H programs to the Watershed and Drawn2Art Schools. Brian Bowes will be showing plates from his new book along with whimsical sculptures from Peter Koronakos and paintings by Hannah Posner. Meet the artists, enjoy horsdoeuvres, libations and music. The exhibit is on display March 10th through June 10th.
  • (3:00 PM-4:30 PM)
    Location: Downtown Branch
    A flexible club bringing together a community of young people with mentors and a space to make. Participants work together to design, create, and ultimately exhibit a youth-chosen project , aimed towards exhibiting at a showcase event like Maker Faire. The club is lead by Sasha, a young maker mentor, who has been on panels at Intel, Pearson Learning, Pixar and Bay Area Maker Faire, and Young Makers. She has won awards at Synopsys Silicon Valley Science and Technology Championship and Santa Cruz County Science & Engineering Fair. She was recently published in National Geographic Magazine January 2017 issue. The group the 4th Sunday of each month.
    Additional Information

Monday, March 27

  • (10:00 AM-11:00 AM)
    Location: Live Oak Branch
    Toddler Time is a weekly program for families with children ages 0-3 years old. Join us for early literacy practices involving music, movement, stories, rhymes and more for your child and you. Space is limited, 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. The group meets every Monday from 11am- 1pm. Call 427-7711 for more information.
  • (3:00 PM-4:30 PM)
    Location: Downtown Branch
    Do It Yourself craft for families and independent kids.
  • (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 AM)
    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.
  • (5:30 PM-6:30 PM)
    Location: Live Oak Branch
    Acompáñanos para una amena hora de cuentos, actividades y canciones en español. Este programa es para niños de 0-8 y sus familias. /// Join us at the Live Oak Library for a Spanish Storytime. This program is for children ages 0-8 and their families.

Tuesday, March 28

  • (10:00 AM-11:00 AM)
    Location: Aptos Branch
    Toddler Time is a weekly early literacy 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. Please arrive on time. Let's play and learn together!
  • (10:00 AM-11:00 AM)
    Location: Branciforte 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!
  • (10:30 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.
  • (11:00 AM-12:00 PM)
    Location: Scotts Valley Branch
    Any level of English welcome. Class will include lots of conversation. Drop in to the Scotts Valley Branch Library and enjoy conversation and English lessons with a certified ESL teacher.
  • (1:00 PM-3:00 PM)
    Location: Veterans Memorial Building 846 Front Street, Santa Cruz
    Learn to translate your Military occupation into desired job skills-2 hour class
  • (1:00 PM-5:00 PM)
    Location: Felton Branch
    Join the fun on Tuesday afternoons between 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm!
  • (3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
    Location: Scotts Valley Branch
    Free homework assistance for students grade 12 and under. No appointment is necessary. For more information, call the Programs Office at 831-427-7717 or email pro@santacruzpl.org.
  • (3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
    Location: Downtown Branch
    Individualized reading comprehension instruction with a California credentialed teacher. Open to students grades 2nd to 12th. Appointment required. For more information or to schedule a 30 minute session, contact Programs 831.427.7717 or email pro@santacruzpl.org
  • (3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
    Location: La Selva Beach Branch
    In conjunction with the Friends of the La Selva Beach Library, the Santa Cruz Public Libraries are offering free homework assistance at the library. Homework Help is supervised by a California-credentialed teacher. No appointment is necessary. Open to students grade 12 and under.
  • (3:00 PM-6:00 PM)
    Location: Downtown Branch
    Project SCOUT offers Volunteer income tax assistance and tax counseling for local residents during tax season at sites throughout Santa Cruz County. Volunteers are trained by Internal Revenue Service and Franchise Tax Board personnel. Project Scout will be at the Downtown Branch Tuesdays 3:00pm - 6:00pm from February 7th through April 18th; and Saturdays 11:00am - 1:00pm February 4th through April 15th.
    Additional Information
  • (3:30 PM-4:30 PM)
    Location: Aptos Branch
    Learn from a master and practice with your peers! Ages 6-18 yrs.
  • (6:00 PM-8:00 PM)
    Location: Aptos Branch
    The Santa Cruz Public Libraries invite you to an evening of cinema. Come enjoy these "hidden gems." Foreign films, documentaries, independents and even some mainstream movies you might have missed! If you wish, bring a snack to share, and participate in the discussion!
    Additional Information

Wednesday, March 29

  • (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! Space is limited so be sure to arrive on time.
  • (11:00 AM-11:45 AM)
    Location: Live Oak Branch
    Join us at the Live Oak Library for our weekly Preschool Story Time. We'll read books, sing songs and make a simple craft! Ages 3-6.
  • (12:00 PM-1:00 PM)
    Location: Aptos Branch
    Trying to play with technology and getting frustrated? A tech savvy librarian will provide instruction in the use of a wide range of technology services: ? How to use free downloadable content available from your library in a number of formats (eBooks, eAudiobooks, and streaming video) ? Introduction to SCPL databases (i.e. Consumer Reports, Community Information, etc…) ? Creating an email account ? Downloading and attaching files ? Word processing direction and support Drop-in weekly appointments, 20 minute slots available. To best support learning, please bring the following items: devices (i.e., laptops, tablets, and/or smartphones), necessary passwords (Google Play, App Store), and library card! First-come, First-served. FREE!
  • (2:00 PM-4:00 PM)
    Location: Downtown Branch
    Try your hand at the not-so-ancient-art of building Sumo wrestling robots using LEGO MINDSTORMS. Pre-registration is required and class size is limited to 20. E-mail pro@santacruzpl.org or call 831.427.7717 to register. For ages 8 to 18. This is a fourteen week series. NOT A DROP-IN PROGRAM. Registration begins JANUARY 9th 2017.
  • (3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
    Location: La Selva Beach Branch
    Individualized reading comprehension instruction with a California credentialed teacher. Open to students grades 2nd to 12th. Appointment required. For more information or to schedule a 30 minute session, contact Programs 831.427.7717 or email pro@santacruzpl.org
  • (3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
    Location: Garfield Park Branch
    Free homework assistance for students grade 12 and under. Bilingual assistance available. No appointment is necessary. For more information, call the Programs Office at 831-427-7717 or email pro@santacruzpl.org.
  • (3:30 PM-5:00 PM)
    Location: Aptos Branch
    Learn how to survive in the world of Minecraft. Ages 8 to 18. Space is limited to 14 on a first come basis. No advance registration.
  • (3:30 PM-5:00 PM)
    Location: Garfield Park Branch
    Do It Yourself craft for families and independent kids.