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Thursday, September 18 — Today!

  • (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.
  • (12:10 PM-12:50 PM)
    Location: Downtown Branch
    Munching with Mozart and Friends is a free monthly noontime concert series at the Downtown Branch sponsored by the Friends of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries and the Santa Cruz County Branch of the Music Teachers’ Association of California. This month, come hear the Cabrillo Piano Project.
    Additional Information
  • (1:00 PM-2:00 PM)
    Location: Downtown Branch
    The Downtown Book Discussion group meets every third Thursday of the month at 1pm. The September book selection is East of Eden by John Steinbeck. All over 18 years old are welcome. We meet in the Small Conference Room on the 1st floor of the library. For more information, call Julie Richardson, (831) 427-7707x7648.
  • (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.
  • (7:00 PM-8:00 PM)
    Location: Downtown Branch
    SCPL is partnering with the Discovery Museum (MOD) to present a science series for adults. Caleb Bryce is a 4th year Ph.D. candidate at the University of California, Santa Cruz studying exercise physiology and movement ecology of top predators such as wolves and mountain lions. Although these carnivores are often both feared and misunderstood, he's discovering just how important they are in structuring the landscapes they inhabit.
    Caleb is bringing one of his domesticated study dogs, a lovely Malamute, to the presentation.

Friday, September 19

  • (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.
  • (3:30 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.

Saturday, September 20

  • (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.
  • (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.
  • (11:00 AM-12:00 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.
  • (2:00 PM-4:00 PM)
    Location: Scotts Valley 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.

Sunday, September 21

  • (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, September 22

  • (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.
  • (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, September 23

  • (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.
  • (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. Call 427-7717 or e-mail PRO@santacruzpl.org to make an appointment.

Wednesday, September 24

  • (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.
  • (3:30 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.
  • (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.
  • (6:15 PM-7:30 PM)
    Location: Felton Branch
    Reading in the Redwoods book group meets monthly at the Felton Library on the fourth Wednesday, reading contemporary books chosen by the members. Copies of each month's book are available at the Felton branch library. For more information call 427-7708 or drop by the branch. To be added to our book group email list and for special info on this month's meeting, please call 831-427-3151.

Thursday, September 25

  • (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-11:30 AM)
    Location: La Selva Beach Branch
    The La Selva Beach Library Passionate Readers book group meets on the 4th Thursday of the month at 10:30am. For information on upcoming books to discuss call 831-427-7710
  • (2:00 PM-5:00 PM)
    Location: Capitola Branch
    Have questions about health insurance? Qualified for Covered California or Medi-Cal? Rosalina Solinas, United Way’s Covered California Outreach Coordinator, will answer individual insurance questions in these tabling sessions. Assistance is available in English and Spanish with referral to certified enrollment specialists at local United Way offices. For more information, contact Julie Richardson, Reference Services, 831-427-7700 ext. 7648.
  • (3:30 PM-3:30 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.