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Saturday, November 22 — 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.
  • (1:30 PM-3:30 PM)
    Location: Branciforte Branch
    Drop in with your family and make something fun!

Monday, November 24

  • (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-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.

Tuesday, November 25

  • (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. 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.
  • (7:00 PM-9:00 PM)
    Location: Downtown Branch
    Mother and daughter weavers Ellen and Lucy Begay spent their lives in the enchanting land of the Diné, or Navaho, people in northeastern Arizona. Gary Beaudoin has been a collector of their work for 20 years, and his book Unbroken Web: The Art of Ellen and Lucy Begay, Traditional Navaho Weavers is the subject of an author talk at the Downtown Branch on Tuesday, November 25. The discussion begins at 7 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room. The author will field questions and sign books. Twenty percent of each sale will be donated to the Friends. For more information, please contact Cordelia Neff at neffc@santacruzpl.org or 831-427-7707, x7796.
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Wednesday, November 26

  • (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.

Thursday, November 27

  • (10:00 AM-7:00 PM)
    Location: All Branches
    All branches will be closed Thursday, November 27 and Friday, November 28 for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

Friday, November 28

  • (10:00 AM-7:00 PM)
    Location: All Branches
    All branches will be closed Thursday, November 27 and Friday, November 28 for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

Saturday, November 29

  • (1:30 PM-3:30 PM)
    Location: Branciforte Branch
    Drop in with your family and make something fun!