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Wednesday, October 22 — Today!

  • (9:00 AM-10:00 AM)
    Location: Aptos Branch
    Need help checking out materials for you Kindle, Nook, iPad, iPhone, Android, or other device? Bring your library card, all device passwords & account info (e.g. Apple ID, Adobe ID, Amazon).
  • (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-12:00 PM)
    Location: Live Oak Branch
    Read books, sing songs, and make a simple craft! For ages 3-6.
  • (1:30 PM-2:30 PM)
    Location: Boulder Creek Branch
    Join us on Wednesday afternoons for some building fun! Children learn through play and blocks provide a wonderful link between structure, patterns and imagination. Let's build and learn together!
  • (3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
    Location: Boulder Creek Branch
    The Santa Cruz Public Libraries are offering free homework assistance at 5 branches. No appointment is necessary. Open to students grade 12 and under. For more information, call the Programs Office at 831-427-7717 or email pro@santacruzpl.org.
  • (3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
    Location: Garfield Park Branch
    The Santa Cruz Public Libraries are offering free homework assistance at 5 branches. No appointment is necessary. Open to students grade 12 and under. For more information, call the Programs Office at 831-427-7717 or email pro@santacruzpl.org
  • (3:00 PM-4:30 PM)
    Location: Aptos Branch
    Make elaborate creations using simple machines -- gears, levers, swivels, and pulleys. 10 week series. No preregistration required. Ages 8 to 18. Questions? Call 427.7717 or Email pro@santacruzpl.org
  • (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:
    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.
  • (6:15 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 and for special info on this month's meeting, please call 831-427-3151.
  • (6:30 PM-8:00 PM)
    Location: Downtown Branch
    What is it like to go to war? What is it like to wait for a warrior to come home? How does the community help its veterans fit back into life when they return? Karl Marlantes' book WHAT IT IS LIKE TO GO TO WAR reflects on these questions. Join a discussion with those who have served, those who have not served, and those who waited for people to come home. At this session, we will ask ourselves: How do we find the words to talk to each other? The discussion will be facilitated by Bob Kanegis and Liz Mangual in a safe open environment where everyone can be heard. Everyone is welcome. This event is part of a Cal Humanities War Comes Home initiative to spark conversations with our returning veterans.

Thursday, October 23

  • (10:00 AM-11:00 AM)
    Location: Scotts Valley Branch
    Play and learn together! Music, stories, fingerplays and playtime for ages 0-3.
  • (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.
  • (10:30 AM-11:30 AM)
    Location:
    The La Selva Beach Library passionate readers book group meets on the 4th Thursday of the month at 10:30am. For information on upcoming books to discuss call 831-427-7710.
  • (10:30 AM-11:30 AM)
    Location: La Selva Beach Branch
    The La Selva Beach Library Passionate Readers book group meets on the 4th Thursday of the month at 10:30am. For information on upcoming books to discuss call 831-427-7710.
  • (3:00 PM-4:30 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: La Selva Beach Branch
    Make elaborate creations using simple machines -- gears, levers, swivels, and pulleys. 10 week series. No preregistration required. Ages 8 to 18. Questions? Call 427.7717 or Email pro@santacruzpl.org
  • (3:30 PM-5:00 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.
  • (3:30 PM-5:30 PM)
    Location: Downtown Branch
    The Santa Cruz Public Libraries are offering free homework assistance at 5 branches. No appointment necessary. Open to students grade 12 and under. For more information, call Programs Office at 831-427-7717 or email pro@santacruzpl.org
  • (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.
  • (6:30 PM-8:00 PM)
    Location: Aptos Branch
    Join a discussion inspired by Karl Marlantes' book, WHAT IT IS LIKE TO GO TO WAR. With veterans, veterans' families, and community members, we'll explore what it is like to go to war and what it is like to come home. We will also consider the perspectives of waiting family members as well as the communities veterans return to. We'll be looking at all the different frames of mind when we think of veterans coming home. The session will be facilitated by Bob Kanegis and Liz Mangual in a safe open environment. This session is part of Cal Humanities War Comes Home initiative to spark conversations with veterans when they return from war.

Friday, October 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-12:00 PM)
    Location: Capitola Branch
    Read books, sing songs, and make a simple craft! For ages 3-6.
  • (1:00 PM-4:00 PM)
    Location: Boulder Creek Branch
    Between 1:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., come and select a pumpkin to carve. Carving tools, pens and design ideas are available. Bring a plastic bag if you’d like to take seeds home. There will be refreshments. Event ends at 4:00.
  • (3:00 PM-4:30 PM)
    Location: Capitola Branch
    Join us and make or explore this afternoon. Today we will little movable mummies. These are not suitable for children under 5, and those under 7 will need an adult to help them.

Saturday, October 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. Contact pro@santacruzpl.org or 831.427.7717 to reserve a spot.
  • (1:30 PM-3:30 PM)
    Location:
    Drop in with your family and make something fun!

Sunday, October 26

  • (1:30 PM-3:30 PM)
    Location: Live Oak Branch
    Drop in with your family and make something fun!
  • (3:00 PM-4:00 PM)
    Location: Live Oak Branch
    Join us for a selection of family and child friendly tales & activities!

Monday, October 27

  • (10:00 AM-11:00 AM)
    Location: Live Oak Branch
    Play and learn together! Music, stories, fingerplays and playtime for ages 0-3.
  • (10:00 AM-11:00 AM)
    Location: Garfield Park Branch
    Join us at the Garfield Park Library for our weekly Preschool Story Time. We'll read books, sing songs and make a simple craft! Ages 3-6.
  • (3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
    Location: Scotts Valley Branch
    The Santa Cruz Public Libraries are offering free homework assistance at 5 branches. No appointment is necessary. Open to students grade 12 and under. For more information, call the Programs Office at 831-427-7717 or email pro@santacruzpl.org
  • (3:00 PM-4:30 PM)
    Location: Scotts Valley Branch
    Join us 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.
  • (3:00 PM-4:30 PM)
    Location: Downtown Branch
    Random and ever changing crafts for kids; those under three will need parental assistance.
  • (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.
  • (6:30 PM-8:00 PM)
    Location: Downtown Branch
    Library Joint Powers Board

Tuesday, October 28

  • (10:00 AM-11:00 AM)
    Location: Branciforte Branch
    Play and learn together! Music, stories, fingerplays and playtime for ages 0-3.
  • (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!
  • (10:30 AM-11:30 AM)
    Location: La Selva Beach Branch
    Read books, sing songs, and make a simple craft! For ages 3-6.
  • (11:00 AM-12:00 PM)
    Location: Scotts Valley Branch
    Read books, sing songs, and make a simple craft! For ages 3-6.
  • (3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
    Location: La Selva Beach Branch
    The Friends of the La Selva Beach Library and the Santa Cruz Public Libraries are offering free homework assistance at the library. No appointment is necessary. Open to students grade 12 and under. Homework help is also available at the Boulder Creek, Garfield Park, Scotts Valley and Downtown Libraries. For more information, call the Programs office at 831-427-7717 or email pro@santacruzpl.org.
  • (3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
    Location: Scotts Valley Branch
    The Santa Cruz Public Libraries are offering free homework assistance at 5 branches. No appointment is necessary. Open to students grade 12 and under. For more information, call the Programs Office at 831-427-7717 or email pro@santacruzpl.org
  • (3:30 PM-4:30 PM)
    Location: Aptos Branch
    For ages 6 and up. Meets on Tuesday afternoons.
  • (3:30 PM-5:00 PM)
    Location: Garfield Park Branch
    Random and ever changing crafts for all ages; those under three will need parental assistance.
  • (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. Call 427-7717 or e-mail PRO@santacruzpl.org to make an appointment.
  • (6:30 PM-8:30 PM)
    Location: Downtown Branch
    Join us at 6:30pm for RACE: The Power of An Illusion Part III, The House We Live In. Discussion to follow. At the Downtown Branch in the upstairs meeting room.

Wednesday, October 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!
  • (11:00 AM-12:00 PM)
    Location: Live Oak Branch
    Read books, sing songs, and make a simple craft! For ages 3-6.
  • (1:30 PM-2:30 PM)
    Location: Boulder Creek Branch
    Join us on Wednesday afternoons for some building fun! Children learn through play and blocks provide a wonderful link between structure, patterns and imagination. Let's build and learn together!
  • (3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
    Location: Boulder Creek Branch
    The Santa Cruz Public Libraries are offering free homework assistance at 5 branches. No appointment is necessary. Open to students grade 12 and under. For more information, call the Programs Office at 831-427-7717 or email pro@santacruzpl.org.
  • (3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
    Location: Garfield Park Branch
    The Santa Cruz Public Libraries are offering free homework assistance at 5 branches. No appointment is necessary. Open to students grade 12 and under. For more information, call the Programs Office at 831-427-7717 or email pro@santacruzpl.org
  • (3:00 PM-4:30 PM)
    Location: Aptos Branch
    Make elaborate creations using simple machines -- gears, levers, swivels, and pulleys. 10 week series. No preregistration required. Ages 8 to 18. Questions? Call 427.7717 or Email pro@santacruzpl.org