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Saturday, October 25 — Today!

  • (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.
  • (1:00 PM-4:00 PM)
    Location: Boulder Creek Branch
    Between 1:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., come and select a pumpkin to carve. Carving tools, pens and design ideas are available. Bring a plastic bag if you’d like to take seeds home. There will be refreshments. Event ends at 4:00.
  • (1:30 PM-3:30 PM)
    Location:
    Drop in with your family and make something fun!

Sunday, October 26

  • (1:30 PM-3:30 PM)
    Location: Live Oak Branch
    Drop in with your family and make something fun!
  • (3:00 PM-4:00 PM)
    Location: Live Oak Branch
    Join us for a selection of family and child friendly tales & activities!

Monday, October 27

  • (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.
  • (3:00 PM-4:30 PM)
    Location: Downtown Branch
    Random and ever changing crafts for kids; 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-8:00 PM)
    Location: Downtown Branch
    Library Joint Powers Board. View the Current Agenda.

Tuesday, October 28

  • (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. 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.
  • (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. Call 427-7717 or e-mail PRO@santacruzpl.org to make an appointment.
  • (6:30 PM-8:30 PM)
    Location: Downtown Branch
    Join us at 6:30pm for RACE: The Power of An Illusion Part III, The House We Live In. Discussion to follow. At the Downtown Branch in the upstairs meeting room.

Wednesday, October 29

  • (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.
  • (1:30 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!
  • (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-4:30 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

Thursday, October 30

  • (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.
  • (2:00 PM-3:00 PM)
    Location: Downtown Branch
    Need help checking out materials for you Kindle, Nook, iPad, iPhone, Android, or other device? Bring your library card, all device passwords & account info (e.g. Apple ID, Adobe ID, Amazon). Class will be held in the Downtown Branch meeting room.
  • (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-4:30 PM)
    Location: La Selva Beach 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-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.
  • (7:00 PM-8:30 PM)
    Location: Aptos Branch
    Tell your story in a writing workshop with Magdalena Montague. This workshop is focused on the experiences of veterans, their families, and the communities who welcome them home. Magdalena will create a safe respectful space to write and the opportunity to reflect on your stories. All levels of writing experience are welcome. This session is part of the Cal Humanities War Comes Home initiative that Santa Cruz Public Libraries is participating in to spark conversations with veterans and coming home.

Friday, October 31

  • (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.
  • (3:00 PM-4:30 PM)
    Location: Aptos Branch
    Join us for a special holiday treat, Curious George .
  • (3:00 PM-4:30 PM)
    Location: Capitola Branch
    Join us and make or explore this afternoon. Today we will make masks. Children under 7 will need an adult to help them.

Saturday, November 1

  • (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. Contact pro@santacruzpl.org or 831.427.7717 to reserve a spot.
  • (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.