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Friday, July 3 — Today!

  • (8:00 AM-7:00 PM)
    Location: All Branches
    All branches will be closed Friday July 3 and Saturday July 4 for the Independence Day Holiday.

Saturday, July 4

  • (8:00 AM-7:00 PM)
    Location: All Branches
    All branches will be closed Friday July 3 and Saturday July 4 for the Independence Day Holiday.

Sunday, July 5

  • (1:30 PM-4:00 PM)
    Location: Live Oak Branch
    Drop in with your family and make something fun!
  • (2:00 PM-5:00 PM)
    Location: Downtown Branch
    The public and press are invited to this closing ceremony in honor of the Centennial of the Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom (WILPF). In April, May, and June WILPF Santa Cruz has partnered with the Santa Cruz Public Libraries’ “Art in the Library” series to present an exhibition of “Women, Peace & Power – 100 Years”. In this exploration of the roles of women in changing our attitudes through art and activism the community was invited to encounter two floors of inspirational art and information, including the work of Carolina McCall, Sara Friedlander, Myra Eastman, Diane Levin, Sarah Jane Morabito, Mary Vidnovic, Charles Berger, Tatyana Fazlalizadeh and the Guerrilla Girls. In this closing event we will celebrate our WILPF activists and the 100 years of social change that continues to this day. The art installation is available for viewing until July 12, 2015.

Monday, July 6

  • (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.
  • (10:30 AM-11:30 AM)
    Location: Scotts Valley Branch
    Do you know an older adult experiencing memory loss? Forgetfulness can be frustrating for those experiencing it, and for their loved ones. Join us in this supportive social setting. We will use touchscreen tablets to engage the mind and activate memory. Individual coaches will be present for each “team,” and older adult and their family member or caregiver. You can expect to: record & share stories; enrich time spent together; boost interest and involvement; use reminiscence to engage and connect. A limited number of "drop-in" slots are available. iPads are provided. Sign-up now in person at the Scotts Valley branch.
  • (3:00 PM-4:30 PM)
    Location: Scotts Valley Branch
    Join us every Monday afternoon 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. For more info call 831-427-7712.
  • (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:
    Library Joint Powers Board Meeting.

Tuesday, July 7

  • (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
    Play and learn together! Music, stories, fingerplays and playtime for ages 0-3.
  • (10:30 AM-11:30 AM)
    Location: La Selva Beach Branch
    Join us for great books and a simple craft! For ages 4-6.
  • (11:00 AM-12:00 PM)
    Location: Scotts Valley Branch
    Come see The Magical Moonshine Theatre perform puppet shows with live music, singing, and acting!
  • (11:00 AM-12:00 PM)
    Location: Scotts Valley Branch
    A 45 minute program for 3-6 year olds. Special performer today!
  • (2:30 PM-4:30 PM)
    Location: Felton Branch
    Join us at the Felton Library for Family Crafts! Drop in between 2:30 and 4 pm and we'll wrap it up around 4:30. Wear old clothes as we often get messy and use permanent markers and paints.
  • (2:30 PM-4:00 PM)
    Location: Garfield Park Branch
    Random and ever changing crafts for all ages; those under three will need parental assistance.
  • (3:00 PM-4:00 PM)
    Location: La Selva Beach Branch
    Come see The Magical Moonshine Theatre perform puppet shows with live music, singing, and acting!
  • (3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
    Location: Downtown Branch
    Let a computer coach help you get familiar with tech basics! Reference staff 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.

Wednesday, July 8

  • (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! Siblings are welcome to join in the fun!
  • (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.
  • (11:00 AM-12:00 PM)
    Location: Aptos Branch
    Join us for great books and a simple craft! For ages 3-6.
  • (11:00 AM-12:00 PM)
    Location: Aptos Branch
    An engaging, interactive live animal experience featuring insects, amphibians, and reptiles from around the world!
  • (12:00 PM-1:00 PM)
    Location: Downtown Branch
    The Small Business Brown Bag Series offers free, hour-long workshops designed to support small businesses. Many local business have recently been successful in their search for financing through "Crowd Funding." Come and hear what it is, how to access it, and get some useful tips for launching your Crowd Source funding search. Presented by Deborah Lindsay
    Cost: Free of Charge, pre-registration is required.
    For more information or to register: Call the SBDC at 479-6136 or register online.
  • (1:00 PM-3:00 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!
  • (1:00 PM-3:00 PM)
    Location: Garfield Park Branch
    Directed Lego construction for kids 7 and older. Each week we will construct models based on a common theme.
  • (2:00 PM-4:00 PM)
    Location: Scotts Valley Branch
    Join us to make and explore this afternoon. Children under 7 will need an adult to help them.
  • (3:00 PM-4:00 PM)
    Location: Boulder Creek Branch
    An engaging, interactive live animal experience featuring insects, amphibians, and reptiles from around the world!
  • (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.
  • (5:30 PM-6:30 PM)
    Location: Branciforte Branch
    Join us at the Branciforte Library for a Spanish Storytime. This program is for children ages 0-8 and their families. Únase a nosotros en la Biblioteca de Branciforte 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: 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, July 9

  • (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: Felton Branch
    Join us on Thursday mornings at the Felton Library for a Summer Storytime! There will be songs, stories, fingerplays and a simple craft. Siblings are welcome to join in the fun! Let's play and learn together! This series runs June 4th through July 30th.
  • (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!
  • (10:30 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
  • (3:00 PM-4:00 PM)
    Location: Branciforte Branch
    Come see The Magical Moonshine Theatre perform puppet shows with live music, singing, and acting!
  • (3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
    Location: Boulder Creek Branch
    Join local artist T. Mike Walker for a fun and challenging photo collage workshop. Open to ages 7 and up. Please arrive on time, this is not a drop in program.
  • (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.
  • (7:00 PM-8:00 PM)
    Location: Scotts Valley Branch
    A beautiful, atmospheric, and nostalgic work, Swann's Way is highly recommended for literary connoisseurs. Willing Suspension Armchair Theater is a local theater troupe who perform 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.

Friday, July 10

  • (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
    Come see The Magical Moonshine Theatre perform puppet shows with live music, singing, and acting!
  • (11:00 AM-12:00 PM)
    Location: Capitola Branch
    A 45 minute program for 3-6 year olds. Special performer today!
  • (2:00 PM-4:00 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.
  • (3:00 PM-4:00 PM)
    Location: Felton Branch
    Come see The Magical Moonshine Theatre perform puppet shows with live music, singing, and acting!
  • (3:00 PM-4:30 PM)
    Location: Aptos Branch
    Join us Fridays in June & July for a family movie favorite. Call branch (831.427.7702)for this week's movie.