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Friday, January 30 — Today!

  • (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.
  • (3:00 PM-4:30 PM)
    Location: Capitola Branch
    Join us and make or explore this afternoon. Check out our craft at the branch through the week. Children under 7 will need an adult to help them.

Saturday, January 31

  • (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.
  • (1:30 PM-3:30 PM)
    Location: Branciforte Branch
    Drop in with your family and make something fun!
  • (2:00 PM-4:00 PM)
    Location: Boulder Creek Branch
    Learn about different careers that don't require attending a university and the things you can do right now to prepare for your life after High School.

Sunday, February 1

  • (1:30 PM-3:30 PM)
    Location: Live Oak Branch
    Drop in with your family and make something fun!
  • (1:30 PM-3:00 PM)
    Location: Downtown Branch
    Let a computer coach help you get familiar with tech basics! Our volunteer computer wizard will help you navigate such unfamiliar 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. A sign-up sheet will be available at 1:00 on Sunday.

Monday, February 2

  • (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.
  • (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-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 all ages; 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-8:30 PM)
    Location: Downtown Branch
    Library Joint Powers Board Meeting. View the Current Agenda.

Tuesday, February 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!
  • (10:00 AM-11:00 AM)
    Location: Branciforte Branch
    A 60 minute program for children, 0-3 years and their parents or caregivers. Join us for music, stories & play!
  • (10:30 AM-11:30 AM)
    Location: La Selva Beach Branch
    Join us for great books and a simple craft! For ages 3-6.
  • (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.
  • (3:00 PM-4:30 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
  • (3:00 PM-6:00 PM)
    Location: Downtown Branch
    Project SCOUT (Senior Citizen OUTreach) will be at the Downtown branch on Tuesdays from 3:00pm – 6:00pm from February 3 - April 14. Project SCOUT provides free tax assistance to seniors, individuals with a disability, and low income residents of Santa Cruz County, and also assists with general tax questions.
    Additional Information
  • (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.

Wednesday, February 4

  • (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
    A 45 minute program for 3-6 year olds. We will read books, sing songs and make a simple craft.
  • (1:00 PM-3:30 PM)
    Location: Felton Branch
    Join the fun on Wednesday between 1:00 pm and 3:30 pm! There will be a different craft available each Wednesday from Feb. 4 through May 20th.
  • (1:15 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!
  • (1:30 PM-4:30 PM)
    Location: Scotts Valley Branch
    Teens In Action: Featuring a variety of activities including photography, video and crafts. For Middle and High School students. Scotts Valley Early Out Wed. 1:30 - 4:30pm
  • (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-5:30 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: 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. Call 427-7717 or e-mail PRO@santacruzpl.org to make an appointment.

Thursday, February 5

  • (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.
  • (10:30 AM-12:00 PM)
    Location: La Selva Beach Branch
    Local residents sharing their travel adventures. Program includes photos and personal travel logs. All ages. This month's adventure is to Galapagos Islands.
  • (1:00 PM-3:00 PM)
    Location: Aptos Branch
    Project SCOUT (Senior Citizen OUTreach) will be at the Aptos branch on Thursdays from 1pm - 3pm from February 5 - April 9. Project SCOUT provides free tax assistance to seniors, individuals with a disability, and low income residents of Santa Cruz County, and also assists with general tax questions.
    Additional Information
  • (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.
  • (4:30 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.
  • (7:00 PM-8:30 PM)
    Location: Aptos Branch
    Interested in helping your local Aptos Library? Come to the Friends of the Aptos Library meetings and learn how you can make a difference in your community.

Friday, February 6

  • (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-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. Call 427-7717 or e-mail PRO@santacruzpl.org to make an appointment.
  • (3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
    Location: Aptos Branch
    Join us for a great movie for all ages. This month's movie is Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.
  • (3:00 PM-4:30 PM)
    Location: Capitola Branch
    Join us and make or explore this afternoon. Check out our craft at the branch through the week. Children under 7 will need an adult to help them.
  • (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. Call 427-7717 or e-mail PRO@santacruzpl.org to make an appointment.
  • (5:30 PM-8:00 PM)
    Location: Downtown Branch
    Join us for a reception to celebrate the newest installation of 'Art in the Library' at the Downtown Branch.
    The artist’s reception is free and open to the public on February 6th from 5:30pm - 8:00pm and provides the opportunity to view the works and meet the artists. Flower Power features 13 Santa Cruz County artists using Painting, Botanical Illustration, Photography, Sculpture, Cabinet Making and Ceramics combined with historical and cultural information.

    Additional Information