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Saturday, September 5 — Today!

  • (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.

Monday, September 7

  • (8:00 AM-7:00 PM)
    Location: All Branches
    All branches will be closed Monday, September 7 for the Labor Day Holiday.

Tuesday, September 8

  • (3:00 PM-5:00 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. Assistance available in Spanish.
  • (3:30 PM-4:30 PM)
    Location: Aptos Branch
    For ages 6 and up. Meets on Tuesday afternoons.
  • (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.
  • (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. Contact pro@santacruzpl.org or 831.427.7717 to reserve a spot.

Wednesday, September 9

  • (12:00 PM-1:00 PM)
    Location: Downtown Branch
    Presented by Patrick Reilly, Esquire
    Cost: Free of Charge, pre-registration is required.
    For more information or to register: Call the SBDC at 479-6136 or register online.
  • (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: 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.
  • (6:30 PM-8:00 PM)
    Location: Scotts Valley Branch
    Meets 2nd Wed. every month 6:30 in Library Fireside Room Interested in helping your local Scotts Valley Library? Come to the Friends of the Scotts Valley Library meetings and learn how you can make a difference in your community.

Thursday, September 10

  • (10:30 AM-11:30 AM)
    Location: La Selva Beach Branch
    The La Selva Beach Library book group meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 10:30am. For information on upcoming books to discuss call 831-427-7710
  • (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 pro@santacruzpl.org or 831.427.7717 to reserve a spot.
  • (7:00 PM-8:00 PM)
    Location: Scotts Valley Branch
    Willing Suspension Armchair Theater is a local theater troupe performing reader's theater at the library on a monthly basis. Join us each month for an evening of literature, poetry, and prose on a variety of engaging topics. This month's show features literature that celebrates wilderness.

Saturday, September 12

  • (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: Downtown Branch
    Grab your 'ukulele, kick off your shoes and have some fun! Kumu (Master Teacher) Leolani demonstrates Hawaiian instruments and hula (Hawaiian dance). Children can learn Hawaiian songs, basic hula steps and how to speak with their hands! Sponsored by the Tannery World Dance and Cultural Center in association with the Santa Cruz Ethnic Dance Festival.
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  • (1:00 PM-3:00 PM)
    Location: Aptos Branch
    Join our poetry writing group led by local poet, Magdalena Montagne. Create your poems in a friendly supportive atmosphere. No registration required. No fees. All are welcome.
  • (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.