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Tuesday, September 30 — Today!

  • (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.
  • (3:30 PM-4:30 PM)
    Location: Aptos Branch
    For ages 6 and up.

Wednesday, October 1

  • (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.
  • (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, October 2

  • (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-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 Spain.
  • (1:00 PM-3:00 PM)
    Location: Downtown Branch
    Today’s family histories cover all segments from rogue to the honored. The emphasis is no longer a search for connections. Today, genealogists are more attracted to personalities on their pedigree. Who were these people? What can we learn from our research to help us in life? When we take this expanded look at those on your pedigree chart we learn a little more about who we are and why we act as we do. Presented by Jackie Krebs Reimers
    For more information, please call the Genealogical Society of Santa Cruz County at (831) 427-7707 ext. 5794 or go to www.scgensoc.org.
  • (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!

Friday, October 3

  • (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.
  • (2:00 PM-4:00 PM)
    Location: Capitola Branch
    Join us and make or explore this afternoon. Today we will decorate Book Bags to take home. You will need at least 30 min. for this activity. Children under 7 will need an adult to help them.
  • (3:00 PM-4:30 PM)
    Location: Aptos Branch
    Join us for a great movie for all ages. This month's selection is Cinderella.
  • (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.
  • (5:30 PM-8:00 PM)
    Location: Downtown Branch
    The 'Art in the Library' program presents 10 local, diverse, contemporary and classic photographers in its next installation, from September 28th through January 11, 2015. The public is invited to meet the artists on First Friday, October 3rd at a reception hosted by the Santa Cruz Public Library from 5:30 to 8:00 pm at the Downtown Branch.
    The showing features works from the following photographers: Jim Bourne, Mary Anne Carson, Virginia Draper, Emily Frittante, Gary Irving, Paul Titangos, Paul Topp, Jim Collum, Harlan Chapman, Rob Shaffer.

    Additional Information

Saturday, October 4

  • (9:30 AM-10:30 AM)
    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.
  • (10:00 AM-11:30 AM)
    Location: Felton 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.
  • (10:00 AM-12:00 PM)
    Location: Downtown 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.
  • (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.
  • (11:00 AM-12:00 PM)
    Location: Scotts Valley Branch
    Kids aged 5-10 can learn to make simple and beautiful origami figures. Classes taught by Ikuko Takagi. Paper will be provided.
    You must pre-register as space is limited. Call the Scotts Valley Library at 427-7700 ext. 7712.
  • (1:30 PM-3:30 PM)
    Location: Branciforte Branch
    Drop in with your family and make something fun!

Sunday, October 5

  • (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, October 6

  • (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.
  • (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.

Tuesday, October 7

  • (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.
  • (5:30 PM-7:00 PM)
    Location: Live Oak Branch
    Bring drafts of your poems to our workshop, led by local poet, Magdalena Montagne. Develop your ideas in a supportive group. No registration required. No fees. All are welcome.