Calendar of Events - April 2013



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April 1, 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: 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

(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

(6:30 PM-9:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Library Joint Powers Board Meeting. View the Current Agenda.
View similar upcoming events: Board Meetings

April 2, 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

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

(5:30 PM-6:30 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Journaling can be a self-empowering and motivating expressive outlet, that forces you to engage with your thoughts by organizing them into words. A journal can act as a welcomed release. This class/group, hosted by Andrew Drinnan, will share the power of keeping a journal with advice, tips, and motivations to get the most out of the experience. The meeting will be held in the small conference room Downtown.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Adults

April 3, 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

(10:00 AM-12:00 PM)
Location: La Selva Beach Branch
This workshop is designed to provide participants with ideas, feedback, and assistance with their poetry. Dr. David Swanger, SC County's Poet Laureate, will discuss poetics (the theory of poetry) as it relates to the participant's work. Each person attending is asked to bring either a poem they have written or one by another author that they would like to share and explore. Enrollment is limited to 10. The class is now full! Registration is closed.
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Author Talks, Programs for Adults

(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. Included will be information on 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-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

April 4, 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: Downtown Branch
Santa Cruz Genealogy Society offers monthly lectures in the Downtown Branch on the first Thursday of each month from 1-3pm. On April 4th, join us to hear Christine Rose talk about how we interpret historical documents, and how to avoid jumping to erroneous conclusions. Doors open at 12:30pm.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Adults, Genealogy

(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

(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

April 5, 2013

(9:00 AM-10:00 AM)
Location: online
Designed for the patron new to using our database, this hour-long session will cover all the basics of getting started with ReferenceUSA. The training will cover the Four Essentials anyone, particularly anyone new to ReferenceUSA, 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
First Friday is a free event for enthusiastic Art Goers and an opportunity for our many talented Artists to exhibit and promote their work. This month, join us from 5:30 to 8:00pm to see “Strictly For The Birds,” an exhibit which showcases the remarkable talents of 11 local artists. The range of species depicted in a variety of 2 and 3 dimensional mediums offer art and bird lovers a great way to enjoy the start of spring through indoor bird watching at the Santa Cruz Public Library. "Strictly For The Birds" will be on view at the Downtown Branch from March 30 to June 29.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Exhibits, Programs for Adults, Programs for Families

April 6, 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-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

(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: Downtown Branch
Need to fulfill community service hours for school? Meet in the Young Adult area of the Downtown Library to assist library staff for the afternoon. You don't have to stay the full four hours but you do need to arrive before 1:15pm.
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

April 7, 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. (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

April 8, 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

(11:00 AM-12:00 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley 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

(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

April 9, 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: 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

(5:30 PM-6:30 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Like an unexpected spring flower, a journaling class has appeared at the Downtown branch. Andrew Drinnan, a library volunteer, teaches a journaling class every Tuesday, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the first floor conference room at the Downtown branch. "Keeping a journal can be a self-empowering and motivating expressive outlet. Journaling can be a tool for self-awareness. This class/group will share the power of keeping a journal with advice, tips, and motivations to get the most out of yours," says volunteer teacher Andrew Drinnan.
View similar upcoming events: Book Groups-Adult, Library Classes, Programs for Adults

April 10, 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. Included will be information on 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

April 11, 2013

(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.
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
On-line Cash Register (Square, Shopsite, Google Wallet) 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

April 12, 2013

(9:00 AM-10:00 AM)
Location: Online
Designed for the patron new to using our database, this hour-long session will cover all the basics of getting started with ReferenceUSA. The training will cover the Four Essentials anyone, particularly anyone new to ReferenceUSA, 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

April 13, 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

(11:30 AM-12:30 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. For more information and to register for a time slot at any of the above locations, contact the programming team at (831) 427-7717 or pro@santacruzpl.org.
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

April 15, 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: 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

(1:00 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
LAST SESSION FOR 2013! Project SCOUT offers volunteer income tax assistance and tax counseling for the elderly and volunteer income tax assistance to residents of Santa Cruz County during tax season 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: 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

April 16, 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-4:30 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Come on in and get creative! Random and ever changing craft projects for kids 5 and up the first and third 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

April 17, 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. Included will be information on 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. This month's book is Sarah's Key by Tatiana De Rosnay. Join us for a lively discussion!
View similar upcoming events: Book Groups-Adult, Programs for Adults, Literacy

(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

April 18, 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-2:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
The Downtown Library Book Discussion Group will read The Crucible by Arthur Miller for its April 18th 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 on request 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

April 19, 2013

(9:00 AM-10:00 AM)
Location: Online
Designed for the patron new to using our database, this hour-long session will cover all the basics of getting started with ReferenceUSA. The training will cover the Four Essentials anyone, particularly anyone new to ReferenceUSA, 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

April 20, 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.
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

(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-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

April 21, 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

April 22, 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

(11:30 AM-12:30 PM)
Location: Online
OneClickdigital will walk you through using their audiobook service. You'll see the product in action, learn tips and tricks, plus get plenty of time to ask questions. Attendees will need an internet connection and a phone line to participate. Registration required.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Programs for Adults

(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

(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

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

April 23, 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: 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

(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 The Tiger's Wife by Tea Obreht.
View similar upcoming events: Book Groups-Adult, Programs for Adults

April 24, 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. Included will be information on 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

(3:30 PM-4:30 PM)
Location: online
Money Smart Week is dedicated to bringing public awareness to personal finance topics. Morningstar Investment Research Center is sponsoring a presentation by Christine Benz and Adam Zoll on preparing your finances for life events from college planning to saving for retirement. The session will be streamed live at www.morningstar.com/goto/moneysmartweek. You will need an internet connection to view this presentation.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Adults

April 25, 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.
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

(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

April 26, 2013

(9:00 AM-10:00 AM)
Location: Online
Designed for the patron new to using our database, this hour-long session will cover all the basics of getting started with ReferenceUSA. The training will cover the Four Essentials anyone, particularly anyone new to ReferenceUSA, 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

(10:00 AM-11:00 AM)
Location: online
Money Smart Week is dedicated to bringing public awareness to personal finance topics. Learn more about navigating your library’s online Morningstar Investment Research Center database, which includes data and analysis on stocks, mutual funds, and exchange-traded funds, along with portfolio and education tools. www.morningstar.com/goto/mswmirctraining Call in to listen: 866-844-9418 using Access Code: 736 330 5258 and Password: mirc. Attendees will need an internet connection and a phone line to participate.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: 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

April 27, 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

(11:30 AM-12:30 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. For more information and to register for a time slot at any of the above locations, contact the programming team at (831) 427-7717 or pro@santacruzpl.org.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Tales to Tails, Literacy

(1:00 PM-3:00 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
An altered book is a form of mixed media artwork that changes a book from its original form into a different form, altering its appearance and/or meaning. Janis O’Driscoll and Brenda McIlroy will be offering an altered books workshop as an opportunity to make an altered book of your own. The workshop is free, you are encouraged to come play!
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Adults, Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

(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

April 28, 2013

(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: Record Keeping, Interview Questions
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Families, Programs for Teens

April 29, 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
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.
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

April 30, 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: Live Oak 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:
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: 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

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