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Sunday, August 30 — Today!

  • (1:00 PM-3:30 PM)
    Location: Live Oak Branch
    Drop in with your family and make something fun!

Monday, August 31

  • (10:30 AM-11:30 AM)
    Location: Scotts Valley Branch
    Do you know an older adult experiencing memory loss? Forgetfulness can be frustrating for those experiencing it, and for their loved ones. Join us in this supportive social setting. We will use touchscreen tablets to engage the mind and activate memory. Individual coaches will be present for each “team,” and older adult and their family member or caregiver. You can expect to: record & share stories; enrich time spent together; boost interest and involvement; use reminiscence to engage and connect. A limited number of "drop-in" slots are available. iPads are provided. Sign-up now in person at the Scotts Valley branch.
  • (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.

Tuesday, September 1

  • (3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
    Location: Downtown Branch
    Let a computer coach help you get familiar with tech basics! A volunteer coach will help you navigate such territory as learning how to set up an email account, creating passwords, searching the internet, completing online applications and more. Drop-in help available in 20 minute increments. Assistance available in Spanish.
  • (3:30 PM-4:30 PM)
    Location: Aptos Branch
    For ages 6 and up. Meets on Tuesday afternoons.

Wednesday, September 2

  • (3:00 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.

Thursday, September 3

  • (10:00 AM-12:30 PM)
    Location: Aptos Branch
    The California Highway Patrol is offering a traffic safety program for seniors. The Age Well, Drive Smart Program is designed to provide mature drivers with the keys to driving safer and driving longer. Topics will include: How to tune up driving skills, refreshing knowledge of the rules of the road, learning about normal, age related physical changes and how to adjust them, when it may be time to limit or stop driving. Age Well, Drive Smart classes are free. Reserve a spot in the class by calling: 831-662-0511.
  • (10:30 AM-12:00 PM)
    Location: La Selva Beach Branch
    Local residents sharing their travel adventures. Program includes photos and personal travel logs. This month's adventure is to Ireland All ages.
  • (1:00 PM-3:00 PM)
    Location: Downtown Branch
    Learn about the four online databases that are available for use via the library: Ancestry.com Library Edition, FindMyPast, HeritageQuest Online, and AmericanAncestors.org. Karen Reader and Gail Burk present. The Genealogical Society of Santa Cruz County meets at the Downtown Library on the First Thursday of each month.
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Friday, September 4

  • (2:30 PM-5:30 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.
  • (3:30 PM-4:30 PM)
    Location: Boulder Creek 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 5

  • (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.
  • (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
    Malena Vega teaches children the rhythms and movements of Folklorico dancing. Sponsored by the Tannery World Dance and Cultural Center in association with the Santa Cruz Ethnic Dance Festival.
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  • (1:30 PM-3:30 PM)
    Location: Branciforte Branch
    Drop in with your family and make something fun!

Sunday, September 6

  • (1:00 PM-3:30 PM)
    Location: Live Oak Branch
    Drop in with your family and make something fun!
  • (1:30 PM-3:30 PM)
    Location: Downtown Branch
    Let a computer coach help you get familiar with tech basics! A volunteer will help you navigate such territory as learning how to set up an email account, creating passwords, searching the internet, completing online applications and more. Drop-in help available in 20 minute increments.