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Friday, April 18 — 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
    Join us at the Capitola Library for our weekly Preschool Story Time. We'll read books, sing songs and make a simple craft! Ages 3-6.
  • (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.
    Additional Information

Saturday, April 19

  • (10:00 AM-11:30 AM)
    Location: Felton Branch
    Tales to Tails is a literacy program where children can sign up for a private twenty-minute slot to read to an attentive certified therapy dog.
    Additional Information
  • (10:00 AM-11:30 AM)
    Location: Downtown Branch
    Tales to Tails is a literacy program where children can sign up for a private twenty-minute slot to read to an attentive certified therapy dog.
    Additional Information
  • (11:00 AM-12:00 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.
    Additional Information
  • (1:30 PM-2:30 PM)
    Location: La Selva Beach Branch
    Tales to Tails is a literacy program where children can sign up for a private twenty-minute slot to read to an attentive certified therapy dog.
    Additional Information
  • (2:00 PM-4:00 PM)
    Location: Scotts Valley Branch
    Bring out the poet within. In the poetry circle we'll write new works in a supportive and fun environment. All levels and ages are encouraged. Led by Magdalena Montagne.
  • (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.

Sunday, April 20

  • (1:00 PM-4:00 PM)
    Location: Live Oak Branch
    Join us at the Live Oak Library on Sunday afternoons for our Family Crafts program! Our projects are often messy so please dress accordingly. Let's get creative together!
  • (1:30 PM-3:30 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, April 21

  • (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.
  • (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. 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!
  • (3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
    Location: Scotts Valley Branch
    In conjunction with the Santa Cruz County Office of Education, the Santa Cruz Public Libraries are offering free homework assistance at 6 branches. Each Homework Help site is supervised by a California-certified teacher. There is at least one bilingual person at each location. No appointment is necessary. Open to students grade 12 and under.
  • (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.
  • (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.

Tuesday, April 22

  • (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
    Join us at the La Selva Beach Library for our weekly Preschool Story Time. We'll read books, sing songs and make a simple craft! Ages 3-6.
  • (11:00 AM-12:00 PM)
    Location: Scotts Valley Branch
    Join us at the Scotts Valley 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: Live Oak Branch
    In conjunction with the Santa Cruz County Office of Education, the Santa Cruz Public Libraries are offering free homework assistance at 6 branches. Each Homework Help site is supervised by a California-certified teacher. There is at least one bilingual person at each location. No appointment is necessary. Open to students grade 12 and under.
  • (3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
    Location: Scotts Valley Branch
    In conjunction with the Santa Cruz County Office of Education, the Santa Cruz Public Libraries are offering free homework assistance at 6 branches. Each Homework Help site is supervised by a California-certified teacher. There is at least one bilingual person at each location. No appointment is necessary. Open to students grade 12 and under.
  • (3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
    Location: Garfield Park Branch
    Build simple to complex machines with nuts, bolts, girders, wheels, and motors. The activity involves small parts, reading design plans, and working in teams. Ages 8 to 18.
  • (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.
  • (3:30 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.
    Additional Information
  • (3:30 PM-4:30 PM)
    Location: Aptos Branch
    For ages 6-18.
  • (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.
    Additional Information

Wednesday, April 23

  • (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
    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.
  • (2:00 PM-4:00 PM)
    Location: Boulder Creek Branch
    In conjunction with the Santa Cruz County Office of Education, the Santa Cruz Public Libraries are offering free homework assistance at 6 branches. Each Homework Help site is supervised by a California-certified teacher. There is at least one bilingual person at each location. No appointment is necessary. Open to students grade 12 and under.
  • (3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
    Location: Garfield Park Branch
    In conjunction with the Santa Cruz County Office of Education, the Santa Cruz Public Libraries are offering free homework assistance at 6 branches. Each Homework Help site is supervised by a California-certified teacher. There is at least one bilingual person at each location. No appointment is necessary. Open to students grade 12 and under.
  • (3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
    Location: Downtown Branch
    Build simple to complex machines with nuts, bolts, girders, wheels, and motors. The activity involves small parts, reading design plans, and working in teams. Ages 8 to 18.
  • (3:00 PM-4:30 PM)
    Location: Aptos Branch
    Design simple machines using gears, pulleys, levers, and motors. Ages 9-18.
  • (3:30 PM-5:30 PM)
    Location: Branciforte Branch
    In conjunction with the Santa Cruz County Office of Education, the Santa Cruz Public Libraries are offering free homework assistance at 6 branches. Each Homework Help site is supervised by a California-certified teacher. There is at least one bilingual person at each location. No appointment is necessary. Open to students grade 12 and under.
  • (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.
    Additional Information

Thursday, April 24

  • (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: Branciforte Branch
    Join us at the Branciforte 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
    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!
  • (2:00 PM-3:00 PM)
    Location: Downtown Branch
    Learn how to download audiobooks to your mobile device or computer. Bring your library card, and all device passwords.
  • (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-4:00 PM)
    Location: Garfield Park Branch
    Random and ever changing crafts for 3 (with help) to 10 year olds.
  • (3:00 PM-4:30 PM)
    Location: La Selva Beach Branch
    Design simple machines using gears, pulleys, levers, and motors. Ages 9-18.
  • (3:30 PM-5:30 PM)
    Location: Aptos Branch
    In conjunction with the Santa Cruz County Office of Education, the Santa Cruz Public Libraries are offering free homework assistance at 6 branches. Each Homework Help site is supervised by a California-certified teacher. There is at least one bilingual person at each location. No appointment is necessary. Open to students grade 12 and under.
  • (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.
    Additional Information
  • (4:00 PM-6:00 PM)
    Location: Downtown Branch
    Free homework assistance in the meeting room on the 2nd floor. Bilingual assistance available. No appointment is necessary. Open to students grades 12 and under.

Friday, April 25

  • (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
    Join us at the Capitola Library for our weekly Preschool Story Time. We'll read books, sing songs and make a simple craft! Ages 3-6.