Calendar of Events - February 2013



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February 1, 2013

(9:00 AM-10:00 AM)
Location: Online
Designed for the patron new to using ReferenceUSA, this hour-long session will cover all the basics of getting started. The training will cover the Four Essentials anyone would want to know in order to be successful using the resource. This is also a great opportunity for current users to learn some new tips, tricks and techniques. Lots of time will be reserved at the end of the session for questions. Attendees will need an internet connection and a phone line to participate. Register for any of the session dates here.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Programs for Adults

(10:30 AM-11:30 AM)
Location: Capitola Branch
Join us at the Capitola Library for our weekly Preschool Storytime. We'll read books, sing songs and make a simple craft! Ages 3-6.
View similar upcoming events: Storytimes/Laptimes, Programs for Kids, Programs for Families, Early Literacy

(10:30 AM-11:00 AM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Join us at the Downtown Library for our weekly Toddler story time. We'll read books, sing songs and play together! Ages 1-3. 30 minutes
View similar upcoming events: Storytimes/Laptimes, Programs for Kids, Early Literacy

(5:30 PM-8:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
The First Friday Art Tour happens every month, rain or shine throughout Santa Cruz. Founded by the Santa Cruz Institute of Contemporary Arts, and managed in conjunction with the participating Art venues, First Friday is a free event for enthusiastic Art Goers and an opportunity for our many talented Artists to exhibit and promote their work.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Exhibits, Programs for Adults, Programs for Families

February 2, 2013

(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.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Tales to Tails, Literacy

(9:30 AM-11:00 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.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Tales to Tails, Literacy

(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.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Tales to Tails, Literacy

(10:00 AM-12:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Bring out the poet within. In the poetry circle we'll write new works in a supportive and fun environment. All levels and ages are encouraged. Led by Magdalena Montagne.
View similar upcoming events: EXPLORE series

(11:00 AM-1:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Project SCOUT offers volunteer income tax assistance and tax counseling for the elderly and volunteer income tax assistance to residence of Santa Cruz County during tax seasons at sites throughout Santa Cruz County. See the full schedule for other times and locations, and a list of what to bring with you.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Adults

(1:00 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Fulfill four hours of school required community service at the library. Tasks included shelving, book cleaning, and craft prep.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Teens

(1:30 PM-2:30 PM)
Location: La Selva Beach 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 to make an appointment.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Tales to Tails, Literacy

(2:00 PM-3:30 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
Bring your laptop or share one of ours for this workshop on how to use Ancestry.com in the library. Sign up for the A.L.E. workshop will be taken at the Scotts Valley branch in person or by phoning 427-7712. The attendance will be limited but a wait list will also be created for future events.
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Programs for Adults

February 3, 2013

(10:30 AM-11:30 AM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Do you need help checking out materials for your Kindle, Nook, iPad, Android, or other device? Come to our eBooks and More class and we’ll show you how it’s done! All ages and knowledge levels welcome. (Come to the front door of the library at 10:30 and we will be watching to let you in. The library is closed at that time.)
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Programs for Adults, Programs for Families

(1:00 PM-3:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
One-on-One computer help is available at the Downtown Branch. Do you need help creating an email account? Navigating the internet? Filling out an online form? We have a computer trainer available to help. Sign up for a 30 minute session at the Downtown Reference Desk or call 831-427-7713.
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Programs for Adults

February 4, 2013

(10:30 AM-11:30 AM)
Location: Aptos Branch
Join us at the Boulder Creek Library for our weekly Toddler Storytime. We'll read books, sing songs and play together! Ages 1-3.
View similar upcoming events: Storytimes/Laptimes, Programs for Kids, Programs for Families, Early Literacy

(10:30 AM-11:30 AM)
Location: Garfield Park Branch
A forty-five minute program incorporating books, songs, and a craft for children 2 to 4 years old.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Early Literacy

(10:30 AM-11:30 AM)
Location: Live Oak Branch
Join us at the Live Oak Library for Preschool Story Time. We'll read books and make a simple craft. Ages 3-6.
View similar upcoming events: Storytimes/Laptimes, Programs for Kids

(12:30 PM-1:30 PM)
Location: Online
Entrepreneurs and business owners will learn how to use ReferenceUSA to find the mission critical information necessary to start, manage and grow a business.Attendees will need an internet connection and a phone line to participate. Register for any of the session dates here.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Programs for Adults

(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
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Adults, Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

(3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Garfield Park Branch
In conjunction with the Santa Cruz County Office of Education, the Santa Cruz Public Libraries are offering free homework assistance at 6 branches. Each Homework Help site is supervised by a California-certified teacher. There is at least one bilingual person at each location. No appointment is necessary. Open to students grade12 and under.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

(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.
View similar upcoming events: Storytimes/Laptimes, Programs for Kids, Programs for Families

February 5, 2013

(10:30 AM-11:00 AM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
Join us at the Scotts Valley Library for our weekly Preschool Storytime. We'll read books, sing songs and make a simple craft! Ages 3-6.
View similar upcoming events: Storytimes/Laptimes, Programs for Kids, Programs for Families, Early Literacy

(10:30 AM-11:30 AM)
Location: La Selva Beach Branch
Join us at the La Selva Beach Library for Preschool Story Time. We'll read books and make a simple craft. Ages 3-6.
View similar upcoming events: Storytimes/Laptimes, Programs for Kids

(10:30 AM-11:30 AM)
Location: Branciforte Branch
Join us at the Branciforte Library for our weekly Toddler Storytime. We'll read books, sing songs and play together! Ages 1-3
View similar upcoming events: Storytimes/Laptimes, Programs for Kids, Programs for Families, Early Literacy

(12:30 PM-1:30 PM)
Location: Online
Ever wonder how marketers and advertisers ‘target’ specific messages to you? Find out how you access the same type of data for your neighborhood or city. Anyone who is interested in understanding the purchase preferences of a community will find this data both interesting and informative. Learn how to navigate this section of ReferenceUSA and then apply the data to your needs. Attendees will need an internet connection and a phone line to participate. Register for any of the session dates here.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Programs for Adults

(3:00 PM-6:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Project SCOUT offers volunteer income tax assistance and tax counseling for the elderly and volunteer income tax assistance to residence of Santa Cruz County during tax seasons at sites throughout Santa Cruz County. See the full schedule for other times and locations, and a list of what to bring with you.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Adults

(3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
One-on-One computer help is available at the Downtown Branch. Do you need help creating an email account? Navigating the internet? Filling out an online form? We have a computer trainer available to help. Sign up for a 30 minute session at the Downtown Reference Desk or call 831-427-7713.
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Programs for Adults

(3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Live Oak Branch
In conjunction with the Santa Cruz County Office of Education, the Santa Cruz Public Libraries are offering free homework assistance at 6 branches. Each Homework Help site is supervised by a California-certified teacher. There is at least one bilingual person at each location. No appointment is necessary. Open to students grade12 and under.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

(3:30 PM-4:30 PM)
Location: Aptos Branch
For ages 6 and up
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

February 6, 2013

(10:00 AM-12:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Help keep our Read-to-Me kits in good shape so children and their families can check them out and experience the joys of reading together. Each kit contains books, puppets, felt stories, CDs, and other play items that need to be repaired. Tea, cookies, and good company provided! To sign up, contact the Volunteer Office at 831.427.7700x7615 or volunteer@santacruzpl.org/
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Adults, Programs for Families, Early Literacy, Arts & Crafts

(10:30 AM-11:30 AM)
Location: Boulder Creek Branch
Join us at the Boulder Creek Library for our weekly Toddler Storytime. We'll read books, sing songs and play together! Ages 1-3.
View similar upcoming events: Storytimes/Laptimes, Programs for Kids, Programs for Families, Early Literacy

(12:30 PM-1:30 PM)
Location: Online
Attendees will learn how to use ReferenceUSA as part of their Career Searching Strategy. We'll cover the importance of having accurate information for applications and resumes, creating engaging cover letters, assembling a network of references and referrers, finding key persons at a business to act as mentors, building datasets of potential employers based on skill set, work history and preferences as well as how to prepare for interviews and interactions through thorough research. Attendees will need an internet connection and a phone line to participate. Register for any of the session dates here.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Programs for Adults

(3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
One-on-One computer help is available at the Downtown Branch. Do you need help creating an email account? Navigating the internet? Filling out an online form? We have a computer trainer available to help. Sign up for a 30 minute session at the Downtown Reference Desk or call 831-427-7713.
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Programs for Adults

(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.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Tales to Tails, Literacy

(3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Boulder Creek Branch
In conjunction with the Santa Cruz County Office of Education, the Santa Cruz Public Libraries are offering free homework assistance at 6 branches. Each Homework Help site is supervised by a California-certified teacher. There is at least one bilingual person at each location. No appointment is necessary. Open to students grade12 and under.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

(3:30 PM-5:30 PM)
Location: Branciforte Branch
In conjunction with the Santa Cruz County Office of Education, the Santa Cruz Public Libraries are offering free homework assistance at 6 branches. Each Homework Help site is supervised by a California-certified teacher. There is at least one bilingual person at each location. No appointment is necessary. Open to students grade12 and under.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

February 7, 2013

(10:30 AM-11:30 AM)
Location: Felton Branch
Stories, songs, and activities for 3-5 year olds. A 30-40 minute program.
View similar upcoming events: Storytimes/Laptimes, Programs for Kids, Early Literacy

(10:30 AM-11:30 AM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
Join us at the Scotts Valley Library for our weekly Toddler Storytime. We'll read books, sing songs and finger-plays! Ages 1-3 There are 2 sessions: Storytime 1 is 10:30 to 11:00am Storytime 2 is 11:00 to 11:30am You may choose to play first in the children's play area, or listen to the story first.
View similar upcoming events: Storytimes/Laptimes, Programs for Kids, Programs for Families, Early Literacy

(10:30 AM-11:30 AM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Stories, songs, and activities for 3-5 year olds. A 30-40 minute program.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Early Literacy

(1:00 PM-3:00 PM)
Location: Aptos Branch
Project SCOUT offers volunteer income tax assistance and tax counseling for the elderly and volunteer income tax assistance to residence of Santa Cruz County during tax seasons at sites throughout Santa Cruz County. See the full schedule for other times and locations, and a list of what to bring with you.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Adults

(1:00 PM-3:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
As part of the The Genealogical Society of Santa Cruz County Lecture Series, Dr. Stephen P. Morse will be presenting on Genealogical Search Tools. Dr. Morse's One-Step website started out as an aid for finding passengers in the Ellis Island database. Over the years it has continued to evolve and today includes about 200 web-based tools divided into 16 separate categories ranging from genealogical searches to astronomical calculations to last-minute bidding on eBay. This presentation will describe the range of tools available and give the highlights of each one, including utilities on the One-Step website that may be unfamiliar gems to even the most advanced genealogist. Please arrive early – maximum seating is 75.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Author Talks, Programs for Adults, Genealogy

(3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
In conjunction with the Santa Cruz County Office of Education, the Santa Cruz Public Libraries are offering free homework assistance at 6 branches. Each Homework Help site is supervised by a California-certified teacher. There is at least one bilingual person at each location. No appointment is necessary. Open to students grade12 and under.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

(3:30 PM-5:30 PM)
Location: Aptos Branch
In conjunction with the Santa Cruz County Office of Education, the Santa Cruz Public Libraries are offering free homework assistance at 6 branches. Each Homework Help site is supervised by a California-certified teacher. There is at least one bilingual person at each location. No appointment is necessary. Open to students grade12 and under.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

(4:00 PM-6:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Free homework assistance in Young People's Room on 2nd floor. Bilingual assistance available. No appointment is necessary. Open to students grades 12 and under.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

(6:30 PM-7:30 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
Join us at the Scotts Valley Branch for a monthly meeting of the Scotts Valley Chapter of the Friends of the Library. All are welcome!
View similar upcoming events: SCPL Friends

February 8, 2013

(9:00 AM-10:00 AM)
Location: Online
Designed for the patron new to using ReferenceUSA, this hour-long session will cover all the basics of getting started. The training will cover the Four Essentials anyone would want to know in order to be successful using the resource. This is also a great opportunity for current users to learn some new tips, tricks and techniques. Lots of time will be reserved at the end of the session for questions. Attendees will need an internet connection and a phone line to participate. Register for any of the session dates here.
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Programs for Adults

(10:30 AM-11:30 AM)
Location: Capitola Branch
Join us at the Capitola Library for our weekly Preschool Storytime. We'll read books, sing songs and make a simple craft! Ages 3-6.
View similar upcoming events: Storytimes/Laptimes, Programs for Kids, Programs for Families, Early Literacy

(10:30 AM-11:00 AM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Join us at the Downtown Library for our weekly Toddler story time. We'll read books, sing songs and play together! Ages 1-3. 30 minutes
View similar upcoming events: Storytimes/Laptimes, Programs for Kids, Early Literacy

February 9, 2013

(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.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Tales to Tails, Literacy

(1:00 PM-3:00 PM)
Location: Aptos Branch
Bring out the poet within. In the poetry circle we'll write new works in a supportive and fun environment. All levels and ages are encouraged. Led by Magdalena Montagne.
View similar upcoming events: EXPLORE series

(2:00 PM-3:30 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Children's chess instruction with Gjon Feinstein for students up to 18 years old.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

February 10, 2013

(10:30 AM-11:30 AM)
Location: Live Oak Branch
Do you need help checking out materials for your Kindle, Nook, iPad, Android, or other device? Come to our eBooks and More class and we’ll show you how it’s done! All ages and knowledge levels welcome.
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Programs for Adults, Programs for Families

(1:00 PM-3:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
One-on-One computer help is available at the Downtown Branch. Do you need help creating an email account? Navigating the internet? Filling out an online form? We have a computer trainer available to help. Sign up for a 30 minute session at the Downtown Reference Desk or call 831-427-7713.
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Programs for Adults

February 11, 2013

(10:30 AM-11:30 AM)
Location: Aptos Branch
Join us at the Aptos Library for our weekly Toddler Storytime. We'll read books, sing songs and play together! Ages 1-3.
View similar upcoming events: Storytimes/Laptimes, Programs for Kids, Programs for Families, Early Literacy

(10:30 AM-11:30 AM)
Location: Live Oak Branch
Join us at the Live Oak Library for Preschool Story Time. We'll read books and make a simple craft. Ages 3-6.
View similar upcoming events: Storytimes/Laptimes, Programs for Kids

(12:30 PM-1:30 PM)
Location: Online
ReferenceUSA is a terrific resource for finding information on prospects for charity drives, fundraisers as well as business contacts. In this session you will learn how the data is compiled as well as some of the basic applications to build useful datasets. Then see how to create more complex search strings to gain powerful insights into putting the information to work for you. Attendees will need an internet connection and a phone line to participate. Register for any of the session dates here.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Programs for Adults

(1:00 PM-2:00 PM)
Location: Aptos Branch
Do you need help checking out materials for your Kindle, Nook, iPad, Android, or other device? Come to our eBooks and More class and we’ll show you how it’s done! All ages and knowledge levels welcome.
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Programs for Adults

(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
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Adults, Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

(3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Garfield Park Branch
In conjunction with the Santa Cruz County Office of Education, the Santa Cruz Public Libraries are offering free homework assistance at 6 branches. Each Homework Help site is supervised by a California-certified teacher. There is at least one bilingual person at each location. No appointment is necessary. Open to students grade12 and under.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

(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.
View similar upcoming events: Storytimes/Laptimes, Programs for Kids, Programs for Families

February 12, 2013

(10:30 AM-11:00 AM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
Join us at the Scotts Valley Library for our weekly Preschool Storytime. We'll read books, sing songs and make a simple craft! Ages 3-6.
View similar upcoming events: Storytimes/Laptimes, Programs for Kids, Programs for Families, Early Literacy

(10:30 AM-11:30 AM)
Location: La Selva Beach Branch
Join us at the La Selva Beach Library for Preschool Story Time. We'll read books and make a simple craft. Ages 3-6.
View similar upcoming events: Storytimes/Laptimes, Programs for Kids

(10:30 AM-11:30 AM)
Location: Branciforte Branch
Join us at the Branciforte Library for our weekly Toddler Storytime. We'll read books, sing songs and play together! Ages 1-3
View similar upcoming events: Storytimes/Laptimes, Programs for Kids, Programs for Families, Early Literacy

(12:30 PM-1:30 PM)
Location: Online
Data Visualization is the next BIG thing in data. Going beyond static lists of information, ReferenceUSA can help you ‘visualize’ data elements on a map. The ReferenceUSA mapping tools give you a new and powerful way to better understand the landscape. Learn how to build a map to display results and how to manipulate the mapping tools to your advantage. Attendees will need an internet connection and a phone line to participate. Register for any of the session dates here.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Programs for Adults

(3:00 PM-6:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Project SCOUT offers volunteer income tax assistance and tax counseling for the elderly and volunteer income tax assistance to residence of Santa Cruz County during tax seasons at sites throughout Santa Cruz County. See the full schedule for other times and locations, and a list of what to bring with you.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Adults

(3:00 PM-4:30 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Come on in and get creative! Random and ever changing craft projects for kids 5 and up the second and fourth Tuesday of each month.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids

(3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Live Oak Branch
In conjunction with the Santa Cruz County Office of Education, the Santa Cruz Public Libraries are offering free homework assistance at 6 branches. Each Homework Help site is supervised by a California-certified teacher. There is at least one bilingual person at each location. No appointment is necessary. Open to students grade12 and under.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

(3:30 PM-4:30 PM)
Location: Aptos Branch
For ages 6 and up
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

(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.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Tales to Tails, Literacy

February 13, 2013

(10:30 AM-11:30 AM)
Location: Boulder Creek Branch
Join us at the Boulder Creek Library for our weekly Toddler Storytime. We'll read books, sing songs and play together! Ages 1-3.
View similar upcoming events: Storytimes/Laptimes, Programs for Kids, Programs for Families, Early Literacy

(12:30 PM-1:30 PM)
Location: Online
Attendees will learn how to use ReferenceUSA as part of their Career Searching Strategy. We'll cover the importance of having accurate information for applications and resumes, creating engaging cover letters, assembling a network of references and referrers, finding key persons at a business to act as mentors, building datasets of potential employers based on skill set, work history and preferences as well as how to prepare for interviews and interactions through thorough research. Attendees will need an internet connection and a phone line to participate. Register for any of the session dates here.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Programs for Adults

(3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Boulder Creek Branch
In conjunction with the Santa Cruz County Office of Education, the Santa Cruz Public Libraries are offering free homework assistance at 6 branches. Each Homework Help site is supervised by a California-certified teacher. There is at least one bilingual person at each location. No appointment is necessary. Open to students grade12 and under.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

(3:30 PM-5:30 PM)
Location: Branciforte Branch
In conjunction with the Santa Cruz County Office of Education, the Santa Cruz Public Libraries are offering free homework assistance at 6 branches. Each Homework Help site is supervised by a California-certified teacher. There is at least one bilingual person at each location. No appointment is necessary. Open to students grade12 and under.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

(6:30 PM-8:30 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Library Joint Powers Board Meeting. View the Current Agenda.
View similar upcoming events: Board Meetings

February 14, 2013

(9:30 AM-11:00 AM)
Location: Capitola Branch
Adults and seniors: Join us @ the Capitola Library on the second Thursday of the month. We'll meet from 9:30 until 11 a.m.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Adults

(10:30 AM-11:30 AM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
Join us at the Scotts Valley Library for our weekly Toddler Storytime. We'll read books, sing songs and finger-plays! Ages 1-3 There are 2 sessions: Storytime 1 is 10:30 to 11:00am Storytime 2 is 11:00 to 11:30am You may choose to play first in the children's play area, or listen to the story first.
View similar upcoming events: Storytimes/Laptimes, Programs for Kids, Programs for Families, Early Literacy

(10:30 AM-12:00 PM)
Location: La Selva Beach Branch
The Adult book discussion group meets the 2nd Thursday of the month to discuss contemporary fiction. Selections are based on the preferences of individuals in the book group. Join us by dropping by, or call (831) 427-7710 for more information. This month's selection is The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce.
View similar upcoming events: Book Groups-Adult, Programs for Adults

(10:30 AM-11:30 AM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Stories, songs, and activities for 3-5 year olds. A 30-40 minute program.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Early Literacy

(11:45 AM-1:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Starting Up in Santa Cruz: New Tools to Help You is part of the Small Business Brown Bag Series, a collection of free, hour-long workshops designed to support small businesses. Bring your lunch and join us in the upstairs meeting room at the Downtown Branch Library for these great seminars. Pre-registration is required.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Adults, Business Workshops

(1:00 PM-3:00 PM)
Location: Aptos Branch
Project SCOUT offers volunteer income tax assistance and tax counseling for the elderly and volunteer income tax assistance to residence of Santa Cruz County during tax seasons at sites throughout Santa Cruz County. See the full schedule for other times and locations, and a list of what to bring with you.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Adults

(3:00 PM-4:30 PM)
Location: Garfield Park Branch
Come on in and get creative! Random and ever changing craft projects for kids 5 and up the second and fourth Thursday of each month.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

(3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
In conjunction with the Santa Cruz County Office of Education, the Santa Cruz Public Libraries are offering free homework assistance at 6 branches. Each Homework Help site is supervised by a California-certified teacher. There is at least one bilingual person at each location. No appointment is necessary. Open to students grade12 and under.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

(3:30 PM-5:30 PM)
Location: Aptos Branch
In conjunction with the Santa Cruz County Office of Education, the Santa Cruz Public Libraries are offering free homework assistance at 6 branches. Each Homework Help site is supervised by a California-certified teacher. There is at least one bilingual person at each location. No appointment is necessary. Open to students grade12 and under.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

(4:00 PM-6:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Free homework assistance in Young People's Room on 2nd floor. Bilingual assistance available. No appointment is necessary. Open to students grades 12 and under.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

February 15, 2013

(9:00 AM-10:00 AM)
Location: Online
Designed for the patron new to using ReferenceUSA, this hour-long session will cover all the basics of getting started. The training will cover the Four Essentials anyone would want to know in order to be successful using the resource. This is also a great opportunity for current users to learn some new tips, tricks and techniques. Lots of time will be reserved at the end of the session for questions. Attendees will need an internet connection and a phone line to participate. Register for any of the session dates here.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Programs for Adults

(10:30 AM-11:30 AM)
Location: Capitola Branch
Join us at the Capitola Library for our weekly Preschool Storytime. We'll read books, sing songs and make a simple craft! Ages 3-6.
View similar upcoming events: Storytimes/Laptimes, Programs for Kids, Programs for Families, Early Literacy

(10:30 AM-11:00 AM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Join us at the Downtown Library for our weekly Toddler story time. We'll read books, sing songs and play together! Ages 1-3. 30 minutes
View similar upcoming events: Storytimes/Laptimes, Programs for Kids, Early Literacy

February 16, 2013

(9:30 AM-11:00 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.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Tales to Tails, Literacy

(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.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Tales to Tails, Literacy

(11:00 AM-1:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Project SCOUT offers volunteer income tax assistance and tax counseling for the elderly and volunteer income tax assistance to residence of Santa Cruz County during tax seasons at sites throughout Santa Cruz County. See the full schedule for other times and locations, and a list of what to bring with you.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Adults

(1:00 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
An opportunity to fulfill school required volunteer hours through service at the library. Please arrive promptly at 1pm and remember your forms!
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Teens

(1:30 PM-2:30 PM)
Location: La Selva Beach 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 to make an appointment.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Tales to Tails, Literacy

(2:00 PM-3:30 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Children's chess instruction with Gjon Feinstein for students up to 18 years old.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

(2:00 PM-4:00 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
Bring out the poet within. In the poetry circle we'll write new works in a supportive and fun environment. All levels and ages are encouraged. Led by Magdalena Montagne.
View similar upcoming events: EXPLORE series

February 17, 2013

(10:30 AM-11:30 AM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Do you need help checking out materials for your Kindle, Nook, iPad, Android, or other device? Come to our eBooks and More class and we’ll show you how it’s done! All ages and knowledge levels welcome. (Come to the front door of the library at 10:30 and we will be watching to let you in. The library is closed at that time.)
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Programs for Adults, Programs for Families

(2:00 PM-3:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
One-on-One computer help is available at the Downtown Branch. Do you need help creating an email account? Navigating the internet? Filling out an online form? We have a computer trainer available to help. Sign up for a 30 minute session at the Downtown Reference Desk or call 831-427-7713.
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Programs for Adults

February 18, 2013

(8:00 AM-8:00 PM)
Location: All Branches
All branches will be closed on Monday, February 18th in honor of the President's Day holiday.
View similar upcoming events: Holidays, Closures

(12:30 PM-1:30 PM)
Location: Online
Entrepreneurs and business owners will learn how to use ReferenceUSA to find the mission critical information necessary to start, manage and grow a business.Attendees will need an internet connection and a phone line to participate. Register for any of the session dates here.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Programs for Adults

February 19, 2013

(10:30 AM-11:00 AM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
Join us at the Scotts Valley Library for our weekly Preschool Storytime. We'll read books, sing songs and make a simple craft! Ages 3-6.
View similar upcoming events: Storytimes/Laptimes, Programs for Kids, Programs for Families, Early Literacy

(10:30 AM-11:30 AM)
Location: La Selva Beach Branch
Join us at the La Selva Beach Library for Preschool Story Time. We'll read books and make a simple craft. Ages 3-6.
View similar upcoming events: Storytimes/Laptimes, Programs for Kids

(10:30 AM-11:30 AM)
Location: Branciforte Branch
Join us at the Branciforte Library for our weekly Toddler Storytime. We'll read books, sing songs and play together! Ages 1-3
View similar upcoming events: Storytimes/Laptimes, Programs for Kids, Programs for Families, Early Literacy

(12:30 PM-1:30 PM)
Location: Online
Ever wonder how marketers and advertisers ‘target’ specific messages to you? Find out how you access the same type of data for your neighborhood or city. Anyone who is interested in understanding the purchase preferences of a community will find this data both interesting and informative. Learn how to navigate this section of ReferenceUSA and then apply the data to your needs. Attendees will need an internet connection and a phone line to participate. Register for any of the session dates here.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Programs for Adults

(3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
One-on-One computer help is available at the Downtown Branch. Do you need help creating an email account? Navigating the internet? Filling out an online form? We have a computer trainer available to help. Sign up for a 30 minute session at the Downtown Reference Desk or call 831-427-7713.
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Programs for Adults

(3:00 PM-6:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Project SCOUT offers volunteer income tax assistance and tax counseling for the elderly and volunteer income tax assistance to residence of Santa Cruz County during tax seasons at sites throughout Santa Cruz County. See the full schedule for other times and locations, and a list of what to bring with you.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Adults

(3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Live Oak Branch
In conjunction with the Santa Cruz County Office of Education, the Santa Cruz Public Libraries are offering free homework assistance at 6 branches. Each Homework Help site is supervised by a California-certified teacher. There is at least one bilingual person at each location. No appointment is necessary. Open to students grade12 and under.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

(3:30 PM-4:30 PM)
Location: Branciforte Branch
Join Lil' Rev for an energetic performance of music, rhymes and stories! Fun for all ages!
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Music, Programs for Kids, Programs for Families

(3:30 PM-4:30 PM)
Location: Aptos Branch
For ages 6 and up
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

February 20, 2013

(10:30 AM-11:30 AM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
Join Lil' Rev for an energetic performance of music, rhymes and stories! Fun for all ages!
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Storytimes/Laptimes, Music, Programs for Kids, Programs for Families

(10:30 AM-11:30 AM)
Location: Boulder Creek Branch
Join us at the Boulder Creek Library for our weekly Toddler Storytime. We'll read books, sing songs and play together! Ages 1-3.
View similar upcoming events: Storytimes/Laptimes, Programs for Kids, Programs for Families, Early Literacy

(12:30 PM-1:30 PM)
Location: Online
Attendees will learn how to use ReferenceUSA as part of their Career Searching Strategy. We'll cover the importance of having accurate information for applications and resumes, creating engaging cover letters, assembling a network of references and referrers, finding key persons at a business to act as mentors, building datasets of potential employers based on skill set, work history and preferences as well as how to prepare for interviews and interactions through thorough research. Attendees will need an internet connection and a phone line to participate. Register for any of the session dates here.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Programs for Adults

(1:30 PM-2:30 PM)
Location: Branciforte Branch
Branciforte Library Book Club meets every third Wednesday of the month from 1:30 - 2:30pm. Book selections are from the Library's Book Club kits. Join us for a lively discussion! This month's selection is Charming Billy by Alice McDermott. Join Us!
View similar upcoming events: Book Groups-Adult, Programs for Adults, Literacy

(3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
One-on-One computer help is available at the Downtown Branch. Do you need help creating an email account? Navigating the internet? Filling out an online form? We have a computer trainer available to help. Sign up for a 30 minute session at the Downtown Reference Desk or call 831-427-7713.
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Programs for Adults

(3:00 PM-6:00 PM)
Location: Felton Branch
Members of the SLV community will read from some of their favorite works of literature. Come for all or any part of this three hour event to celebrate and enjoy the fine art of the spoken word. Featured readers include in order of reading: Lise Quintana, Jason McCluskey, Natalie Gallagher, Anna Morris, Martha Stevens, Dave Poetzinger, SLV High School Students reading “This I Believe” Essays, Doug Morris, and Tandy Beal. Sponsored by Felton Library Friends, a Chapter of Friends of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries.
View similar upcoming events: SCPL Friends, Programs for Adults, Programs for Teens

(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.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Tales to Tails, Literacy

(3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Boulder Creek Branch
In conjunction with the Santa Cruz County Office of Education, the Santa Cruz Public Libraries are offering free homework assistance at 6 branches. Each Homework Help site is supervised by a California-certified teacher. There is at least one bilingual person at each location. No appointment is necessary. Open to students grade12 and under.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

(3:30 PM-5:30 PM)
Location: Branciforte Branch
In conjunction with the Santa Cruz County Office of Education, the Santa Cruz Public Libraries are offering free homework assistance at 6 branches. Each Homework Help site is supervised by a California-certified teacher. There is at least one bilingual person at each location. No appointment is necessary. Open to students grade12 and under.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

(4:00 PM-5:30 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Do you want to know more about your computer than how to turn it on? On the third Wednesday of each month seniors gather to share what they know, don't know, and want to know about computers. The groups is led by computer instructor, David Shaw, and topics are chosen by the group. Beginners are welcome.
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Programs for Adults

February 21, 2013

(10:30 AM-11:30 AM)
Location: Felton Branch
Stories, songs, and activities for 3-5 year olds. A 30-40 minute program.
View similar upcoming events: Storytimes/Laptimes, Programs for Kids, Early Literacy

(10:30 AM-11:30 AM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
Join us at the Scotts Valley Library for our weekly Toddler Storytime. We'll read books, sing songs and finger-plays! Ages 1-3 There are 2 sessions: Storytime 1 is 10:30 to 11:00am Storytime 2 is 11:00 to 11:30am You may choose to play first in the children's play area, or listen to the story first.
View similar upcoming events: Storytimes/Laptimes, Programs for Kids, Programs for Families, Early Literacy

(10:30 AM-11:30 AM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Stories, songs, and activities for 3-5 year olds. A 30-40 minute program.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Early Literacy

(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. Join us at 12:10 on the third Thursday of every month to hear local musicians play your favorite classical pieces. Munching With Mozart and Friends is sponsored by the Friends of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries and the Santa Cruz County Branch of the Music Teachers’ Association of California. In February, join us for Paul Chamberlain, Classical Accordionist, as he plays works from Bach, Scarlatti, and more.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: SCPL Friends, Music

(1:00 PM-3:00 PM)
Location: Aptos Branch
Project SCOUT offers volunteer income tax assistance and tax counseling for the elderly and volunteer income tax assistance to residence of Santa Cruz County during tax seasons at sites throughout Santa Cruz County. See the full schedule for other times and locations, and a list of what to bring with you.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Adults

(1:00 PM-2:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
The Downtown Library Book Discussion Group will read The Great Fire by Shirley Hazzard for its February 21 selection. The group meets every third Thursday at 1pm. All over 18 years old are welcome. Ask at the Reference Desk for the location of the meeting room. Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk. No need to check it out, just return it at the discussion. For more information contact Sarah Harbison at 427-7707 x7616.
View similar upcoming events: Book Groups-Adult, Programs for Adults

(3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
In conjunction with the Santa Cruz County Office of Education, the Santa Cruz Public Libraries are offering free homework assistance at 6 branches. Each Homework Help site is supervised by a California-certified teacher. There is at least one bilingual person at each location. No appointment is necessary. Open to students grade12 and under.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

(3:30 PM-5:30 PM)
Location: Aptos Branch
In conjunction with the Santa Cruz County Office of Education, the Santa Cruz Public Libraries are offering free homework assistance at 6 branches. Each Homework Help site is supervised by a California-certified teacher. There is at least one bilingual person at each location. No appointment is necessary. Open to students grade12 and under.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

(4:00 PM-6:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Free homework assistance in Young People's Room on 2nd floor. Bilingual assistance available. No appointment is necessary. Open to students grades 12 and under.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

(6:30 PM-8:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
LJPB Finance Sub-committee Meeting. View the current agenda.
View similar upcoming events: Board Meetings

February 22, 2013

(9:00 AM-10:00 AM)
Location: Online
Designed for the patron new to using ReferenceUSA, this hour-long session will cover all the basics of getting started. The training will cover the Four Essentials anyone would want to know in order to be successful using the resource. This is also a great opportunity for current users to learn some new tips, tricks and techniques. Lots of time will be reserved at the end of the session for questions. Attendees will need an internet connection and a phone line to participate. Register for any of the session dates here.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Programs for Adults

(10:30 AM-11:30 AM)
Location: Capitola Branch
Join us at the Capitola Library for our weekly Preschool Storytime. We'll read books, sing songs and make a simple craft! Ages 3-6.
View similar upcoming events: Storytimes/Laptimes, Programs for Kids, Programs for Families, Early Literacy

(10:30 AM-11:00 AM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Join us at the Downtown Library for our weekly Toddler story time. We'll read books, sing songs and play together! Ages 1-3. 30 minutes
View similar upcoming events: Storytimes/Laptimes, Programs for Kids, Early Literacy

February 23, 2013

(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.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Tales to Tails, Literacy

(2:00 PM-3:30 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Children's chess instruction with Gjon Feinstein for students up to 18 years old.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

February 24, 2013

(2:00 PM-3:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
One-on-One computer help is available at the Downtown Branch. Do you need help creating an email account? Navigating the internet? Filling out an online form? We have a computer trainer available to help. Sign up for a 30 minute session at the Downtown Reference Desk or call 831-427-7713.
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Programs for Adults

(2:00 PM-3:30 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
A series of talks designed to help provide social and personal empowerment strategies for young people and their families to mitigate the effects of bullying. The workshops are hosted by Dr. Yvonne D. Vermillion, PSY. D., LMFT. Sessions take place on the fourth Sunday of the month from January to May 2013. Session Topic: Anger Wheel, I messages
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Families, Programs for Teens

February 25, 2013

(10:30 AM-11:30 AM)
Location: Aptos Branch
Join us at the Aptos Library for our weekly Toddler Storytime. We'll read books, sing songs and play together! Ages 1-3.
View similar upcoming events: Storytimes/Laptimes, Programs for Kids, Programs for Families, Early Literacy

(10:30 AM-11:30 AM)
Location: Live Oak Branch
Join us at the Live Oak Library for Preschool Story Time. We'll read books and make a simple craft. Ages 3-6.
View similar upcoming events: Storytimes/Laptimes, Programs for Kids

(12:30 PM-1:30 PM)
Location: Online
ReferenceUSA is a terrific resource for finding information on prospects for charity drives, fundraisers as well as business contacts. In this session you will learn how the data is compiled as well as some of the basic applications to build useful datasets. Then see how to create more complex search strings to gain powerful insights into putting the information to work for you. Attendees will need an internet connection and a phone line to participate. Register for any of the session dates here.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Programs for Adults

(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
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Adults, Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

(3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Garfield Park Branch
In conjunction with the Santa Cruz County Office of Education, the Santa Cruz Public Libraries are offering free homework assistance at 6 branches. Each Homework Help site is supervised by a California-certified teacher. There is at least one bilingual person at each location. No appointment is necessary. Open to students grade12 and under.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

(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.
View similar upcoming events: Storytimes/Laptimes, Programs for Kids, Programs for Families

February 26, 2013

(10:30 AM-11:00 AM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
Join us at the Scotts Valley Library for our weekly Preschool Storytime. We'll read books, sing songs and make a simple craft! Ages 3-6.
View similar upcoming events: Storytimes/Laptimes, Programs for Kids, Programs for Families, Early Literacy

(10:30 AM-11:30 AM)
Location: La Selva Beach Branch
Join us at the La Selva Beach Library for Preschool Story Time. We'll read books and make a simple craft. Ages 3-6.
View similar upcoming events: Storytimes/Laptimes, Programs for Kids

(10:30 AM-11:30 AM)
Location: Branciforte Branch
Join us at the Branciforte Library for our weekly Toddler Storytime. We'll read books, sing songs and play together! Ages 1-3
View similar upcoming events: Storytimes/Laptimes, Programs for Kids, Programs for Families, Early Literacy

(12:30 PM-1:30 PM)
Location: Online
Data Visualization is the next BIG thing in data. Going beyond static lists of information, ReferenceUSA can help you ‘visualize’ data elements on a map. The ReferenceUSA mapping tools give you a new and powerful way to better understand the landscape. Learn how to build a map to display results and how to manipulate the mapping tools to your advantage. Attendees will need an internet connection and a phone line to participate. Register for any of the session dates here.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Programs for Adults

(3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
One-on-One computer help is available at the Downtown Branch. Do you need help creating an email account? Navigating the internet? Filling out an online form? We have a computer trainer available to help. Sign up for a 30 minute session at the Downtown Reference Desk or call 831-427-7713.
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Programs for Adults

(3:00 PM-6:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Project SCOUT offers volunteer income tax assistance and tax counseling for the elderly and volunteer income tax assistance to residence of Santa Cruz County during tax seasons at sites throughout Santa Cruz County. See the full schedule for other times and locations, and a list of what to bring with you.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Adults

(3:00 PM-4:30 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Come on in and get creative! Random and ever changing craft projects for kids 5 and up the second and fourth Tuesday of each month.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids

(3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Live Oak Branch
In conjunction with the Santa Cruz County Office of Education, the Santa Cruz Public Libraries are offering free homework assistance at 6 branches. Each Homework Help site is supervised by a California-certified teacher. There is at least one bilingual person at each location. No appointment is necessary. Open to students grade12 and under.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

(3:30 PM-4:30 PM)
Location: Aptos Branch
For ages 6 and up
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

(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.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Tales to Tails, Literacy

February 27, 2013

(10:30 AM-11:30 AM)
Location: Boulder Creek Branch
Join us at the Boulder Creek Library for our weekly Toddler Storytime. We'll read books, sing songs and play together! Ages 1-3.
View similar upcoming events: Storytimes/Laptimes, Programs for Kids, Programs for Families, Early Literacy

(12:30 PM-1:30 PM)
Location: Online
Attendees will learn how to use ReferenceUSA as part of their Career Searching Strategy. We'll cover the importance of having accurate information for applications and resumes, creating engaging cover letters, assembling a network of references and referrers, finding key persons at a business to act as mentors, building datasets of potential employers based on skill set, work history and preferences as well as how to prepare for interviews and interactions through thorough research. Attendees will need an internet connection and a phone line to participate. Register for any of the session dates here.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Programs for Adults

(3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
One-on-One computer help is available at the Downtown Branch. Do you need help creating an email account? Navigating the internet? Filling out an online form? We have a computer trainer available to help. Sign up for a 30 minute session at the Downtown Reference Desk or call 831-427-7713.
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Programs for Adults

(3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Boulder Creek Branch
In conjunction with the Santa Cruz County Office of Education, the Santa Cruz Public Libraries are offering free homework assistance at 6 branches. Each Homework Help site is supervised by a California-certified teacher. There is at least one bilingual person at each location. No appointment is necessary. Open to students grade12 and under.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

(3:30 PM-5:30 PM)
Location: Branciforte Branch
In conjunction with the Santa Cruz County Office of Education, the Santa Cruz Public Libraries are offering free homework assistance at 6 branches. Each Homework Help site is supervised by a California-certified teacher. There is at least one bilingual person at each location. No appointment is necessary. Open to students grade12 and under.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

(5:30 PM-8:00 PM)
Location: The Museum of Art & History, 705 Front Street, Santa Cruz
The Big Read Kick-off is on Wednesday February, 27—Steinbeck's 111th birthday. The evening will feature city proclamations, music, samples of upcoming performances, and a keynote address by Steinbeck expert Susan Shillinglaw.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Music, Programs for Adults, Big Read

(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. The branch is closed after 6 pm but the front door will be open. To be added to our book group email list please call 831-420-1345. This month's selection is Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Ann Burns.
View similar upcoming events: Book Groups-Adult, Programs for Adults

February 28, 2013

(10:30 AM-11:30 AM)
Location: La Selva Beach Branch
The Passionate Readers meets the 4th Thursday of the month to discuss contemporary fiction. Selections are based on the preferences of individuals in the book group. Join us by dropping by, or call (831) 427-7710 for more information. This month's selection is East of Eden by John Steinbeck
View similar upcoming events: Book Groups-Adult

(10:30 AM-11:30 AM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
Join us at the Scotts Valley Library for our weekly Toddler Storytime. We'll read books, sing songs and finger-plays! Ages 1-3 There are 2 sessions: Storytime 1 is 10:30 to 11:00am Storytime 2 is 11:00 to 11:30am You may choose to play first in the children's play area, or listen to the story first.
View similar upcoming events: Storytimes/Laptimes, Programs for Kids, Programs for Families, Early Literacy

(10:30 AM-11:30 AM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Stories, songs, and activities for 3-5 year olds. A 30-40 minute program.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Early Literacy

(1:00 PM-3:00 PM)
Location: Aptos Branch
Project SCOUT offers volunteer income tax assistance and tax counseling for the elderly and volunteer income tax assistance to residence of Santa Cruz County during tax seasons at sites throughout Santa Cruz County. See the full schedule for other times and locations, and a list of what to bring with you.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Adults

(3:00 PM-4:30 PM)
Location: Garfield Park Branch
Come on in and get creative! Random and ever changing craft projects for kids 5 and up the second and fourth Thursday of each month.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

(3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
In conjunction with the Santa Cruz County Office of Education, the Santa Cruz Public Libraries are offering free homework assistance at 6 branches. Each Homework Help site is supervised by a California-certified teacher. There is at least one bilingual person at each location. No appointment is necessary. Open to students grade12 and under.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

(3:30 PM-5:30 PM)
Location: Aptos Branch
In conjunction with the Santa Cruz County Office of Education, the Santa Cruz Public Libraries are offering free homework assistance at 6 branches. Each Homework Help site is supervised by a California-certified teacher. There is at least one bilingual person at each location. No appointment is necessary. Open to students grade12 and under.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

(4:00 PM-6:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Free homework assistance in Young People's Room on 2nd floor. Bilingual assistance available. No appointment is necessary. Open to students grades 12 and under.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

(7:00 PM-8:30 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Participants will turn their attention to a less discussed theme in The Grapes of Wrath, the fundamental need for humanity to return to nature amidst the industrialization of society, by looking at key passages from the novel. Discussion led by Veronica Zaleha.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Adults, Programs for Teens, Big Read

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