Calendar of Events - September 2013



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September 1, 2013

(1:00 PM-4:30 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Sign up for a computer coach to help you get familiar with tech basics! Our volunteer computer wizard will help you navigate such unfamiliar territory as learning how to set up an email account, creating passwords, searching the internet, completing online applications and more. By appointment; sign-up sheets for 30-minute sessions will be available at the Reference Desk.
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Programs for Adults

September 3, 2013

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

September 4, 2013

(1:00 PM-2:00 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.
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, Early Literacy, Tales to Tails

September 5, 2013

(1:00 PM-3:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Join us in the Downtown Branch Library Meeting Room for an Ancestry.com demonstration by Sean Conley. This presentation will cover the several techniques and methods to refine your search and get superior results using both Ancestry.com Library Edition and Ancestry.com home subscription. Sean will demonstrate live for us on the big screen numerous shortcuts and searches you likely have not seen before! This presentation appeals to genealogist of all levels. It will be held from 1-3 in the meeting room upstairs at the Santa Cruz Public Library, 224 Church Street, Santa Cruz, CA.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Adults, Genealogy

September 6, 2013

(3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
Sign up for time with a computer coach at the Scotts Valley Library. Our volunteer computer coach will help you navigate such unfamiliar territory as learning how to set up an email account, searching the internet, completing online applications and more. Sign up for an appointment for a 30-minute session at the Service Desk at the Scotts Valley Library.
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Programs for Adults

September 7, 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, Early Literacy, Tales to Tails

(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, Early Literacy, Tales to Tails

(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, Early Literacy, Tales to Tails

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

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

September 8, 2013

(1:00 PM-4:30 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Sign up for a computer coach to help you get familiar with tech basics! Our volunteer computer wizard will help you navigate such unfamiliar territory as learning how to set up an email account, creating passwords, searching the internet, completing online applications and more. By appointment; sign-up sheets for 30-minute sessions will be available at the Reference Desk.
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Programs for Adults

(3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
The Santa Cruz Public Libraries want to hear your ideas about how to make the libraries a great destination for teens. Join our Advisory Council of Teens (ACT) and let your voice be heard. The ACT is open to Santa Cruz County young adults ages 12 to 18.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Teens

September 9, 2013

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

(10:00 AM-11:30 AM)
Location: Live Oak Branch
Family Place is a weekly program for families with children ages 1-3 years old. It includes music, movement, stories, fingerplays, rhymes, songs and fun for your child and you as well as social time with other children and their caregivers. Let's play and learn together! Each session is limited to 30 children.
View similar upcoming events: Storytimes/Laptimes, Programs for Kids, Programs for Families, Early Literacy

(11:00 AM-1:00 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
Sign up for time with a computer coach at the Scotts Valley Library. Our volunteer computer coach will help you navigate such unfamiliar territory as learning how to set up an email account, searching the internet, completing online applications and more. Sign up for an appointment for a 30-minute session at the Service Desk at the Scotts Valley Library.
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Programs for Adults

(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

(1:00 PM-2:00 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-4:30 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Random and ever changing crafts for kids 3 (with help) to 10 years of age.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Families, Arts & Crafts

(5:30 PM-6:30 PM)
Location: Live Oak Branch
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. A cada niño que asista se le regalará un libro en español, cortesía de Target.
View similar upcoming events: Storytimes/Laptimes, Programs for Kids, Programs for Families

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

September 10, 2013

(10:00 AM-11:30 AM)
Location: Aptos Branch
Family Place is a weekly program for families with children ages 1-3 years old. It includes music, movement, stories, fingerplays, rhymes, songs and fun for your child and you as well as social time with other children and their caregivers. Let's play and learn together! Each session is limited to 30 children.
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, Early Literacy

(11:00 AM-12:00 PM)
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, Early Literacy

(12:00 PM-1:00 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.
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Programs for Adults

(12:00 PM-1:00 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.
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Programs for Adults

(3:00 PM-4:30 PM)
Location: Garfield Park Branch
Jewelery making and weaving are just some of the crafts we will work on at the Garfield Park Library. Due to the nature of the crafts this program is limited to kids ages 10 to 18 years of age.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Teens, Arts & Crafts

(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, Early Literacy, Tales to Tails

September 11, 2013

(10:00 AM-11:30 AM)
Location: Boulder Creek Branch
Family Place is a weekly program for families with children ages 1-3 years old. It includes music, movement, stories, fingerplays, rhymes, songs and fun for your child and you as well as social time with other children and their caregivers. Let's play and learn together! Each session is limited to 30 children.
View similar upcoming events: Storytimes/Laptimes, Programs for Kids, Programs for Families, Early Literacy

(11:00 AM-12:00 PM)
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, Early Literacy

(1:00 PM-2:00 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.
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Programs for Adults

(3:30 PM-4:30 PM)
Location: Branciforte Branch
Tales to Tails is a literacy program where children can sign up for a private twenty-minute slot to read to an attentive certified therapy dog.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Tales to Tails, Literacy

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

September 12, 2013

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

(10:00 AM-11:00 AM)
Location: Branciforte Branch
Join us at the Branciforte 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, Early Literacy

(10:00 AM-11:30 AM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
Family Place is a weekly program for families with children ages 1-3 years old. It includes music, movement, stories, fingerplays, rhymes, songs and fun for your child and you as well as social time with other children and their caregivers. Let's play and learn together! Each session is limited to 30 children.
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

(11:45 AM-1:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Your Online Reputation: How Does it Hold Up? 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

(3:00 PM-4:30 PM)
Location: Garfield Park Branch
Random and ever changing crafts for kids 3 (with help) to 10 years of age.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Families, Arts & Crafts

(3:30 PM-4:30 PM)
Location: Aptos Branch
Trained therapy dogs will be available at the Library to be attentive, non-judgmental reading partners for children reading aloud. Children have individual 20-minute time slots to sit with a dog and read.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Tales to Tails, Literacy

September 13, 2013

(9:00 AM-10:00 AM)
Location: online
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.
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Programs for Adults

(10:00 AM-11:30 AM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Family Place is a weekly program for families with children ages 1-3 years old. It includes music, movement, stories, fingerplays, rhymes, songs and fun for your child and you as well as social time with other children and their caregivers. Let's play and learn together! Each session is limited to 30 children.
View similar upcoming events: Storytimes/Laptimes, Programs for Kids, Programs for Families, Early Literacy

(11:00 AM-12:00 PM)
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, Early Literacy

September 14, 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, Early Literacy, Tales to Tails

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

(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: Programs for Adults, 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

September 15, 2013

(1:00 PM-4:30 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Sign up for a computer coach to help you get familiar with tech basics! Our volunteer computer wizard will help you navigate such unfamiliar territory as learning how to set up an email account, creating passwords, searching the internet, completing online applications and more. By appointment; sign-up sheets for 30-minute sessions will be available at the Reference Desk.
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Programs for Adults

September 16, 2013

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

(10:00 AM-11:30 AM)
Location: Live Oak Branch
Family Place is a weekly program for families with children ages 1-3 years old. It includes music, movement, stories, fingerplays, rhymes, songs and fun for your child and you as well as social time with other children and their caregivers. Let's play and learn together! Each session is limited to 30 children.
View similar upcoming events: Storytimes/Laptimes, Programs for Kids, Programs for Families, Early Literacy

(11:00 AM-1:00 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
Sign up for time with a computer coach at the Scotts Valley Library. Our volunteer computer coach will help you navigate such unfamiliar territory as learning how to set up an email account, searching the internet, completing online applications and more. Sign up for an appointment for a 30-minute session at the Service Desk at the Scotts Valley Library.
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Programs for Adults

(1:00 PM-2:00 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-4:30 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Random and ever changing crafts for kids 3 (with help) to 10 years of age.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Families, Arts & Crafts

(5:30 PM-6:30 PM)
Location: Live Oak Branch
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. A cada niño que asista se le regalará un libro en español, cortesía de Target.
View similar upcoming events: Storytimes/Laptimes, Programs for Kids, Programs for Families

September 17, 2013

(10:00 AM-11:30 AM)
Location: Aptos Branch
Family Place is a weekly program for families with children ages 1-3 years old. It includes music, movement, stories, fingerplays, rhymes, songs and fun for your child and you as well as social time with other children and their caregivers. Let's play and learn together! Each session is limited to 30 children.
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, Early Literacy

(11:00 AM-12:00 PM)
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, Early Literacy

(3:00 PM-4:30 PM)
Location: Garfield Park Branch
Jewelery making and weaving are just some of the crafts we will work on at the Garfield Park Library. Due to the nature of the crafts this program is limited to kids ages 10 to 18 years of age.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Teens, Arts & Crafts

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

(7:00 PM-9:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Join us in celebrating the work of acclaimed fantasy and science fiction writer Ray Bradbury. Selections for the evening will include short stories and excerpts from his novels with the intention of providing a glimpse into the varied work of this pioneer of science fiction including some details from his life and the influence he has had on fiction, the film industry and modern culture. This presentation is directed by Davis Banta and the readers include Davis Banta, Benjamin Canant, Jaye Wolfe, and Jessica Buckley.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Adults, Programs for Families, Programs for Teens

September 18, 2013

(10:00 AM-11:30 AM)
Location: Boulder Creek Branch
Family Place is a weekly program for families with children ages 1-3 years old. It includes music, movement, stories, fingerplays, rhymes, songs and fun for your child and you as well as social time with other children and their caregivers. Let's play and learn together! Each session is limited to 30 children.
View similar upcoming events: Storytimes/Laptimes, Programs for Kids, Programs for Families, Early Literacy

(11:00 AM-12:00 PM)
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, Early Literacy

(1:00 PM-3:00 PM)
Location: Aptos Branch
A writing group for adults that gathers every third Wednesday of each month. Writers offer support and suggestions to each other. All styles and genres of writing are welcome.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Adults

(1:00 PM-2:00 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.
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 Special Topics in Calamity Physics by Marisha Pessl.
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, Early Literacy, Tales to Tails

(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

(6:30 PM-8:00 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
Professor Chichi Lovett, Department of Art at Auburn University, will discuss the history and the art of the lively and geometrical Gee's Bend quilts. These quilts were first made in the days of the plantation and the tradition is carried on today by the women of Gee's Bend. What conversations do these quilts have with their viewers? How do these quilts explore issues of class, race, and gender in a non-threatening context?
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Adults, Arts & Crafts

(7:00 PM-9:00 PM)
Location: Aptos Branch
Join us in celebrating the work of acclaimed fantasy and science fiction writer Ray Bradbury. Selections for the evening will include short stories and excerpts from his novels with the intention of providing a glimpse into the varied work of this pioneer of science fiction including some details from his life and the influence he has had on fiction, the film industry and modern culture. This presentation is directed by Davis Banta and the readers include Davis Banta, Benjamin Canant, Jaye Wolfe, and Jessica Buckley.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Adults, Programs for Families, Programs for Teens

September 19, 2013

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

(10:00 AM-11:00 AM)
Location: Branciforte Branch
Join us at the Branciforte 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, Early Literacy

(10:00 AM-11:30 AM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
Family Place is a weekly program for families with children ages 1-3 years old. It includes music, movement, stories, fingerplays, rhymes, songs and fun for your child and you as well as social time with other children and their caregivers. Let's play and learn together! Each session is limited to 30 children.
View similar upcoming events: Storytimes/Laptimes, Programs for Kids, Programs for Families, 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 sponsored by the Friends of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries and the Santa Cruz County Branch of the Music Teachers’ Association of California. This month we'll be featuring Cabrillo Piano Students.
View similar upcoming events: Music, Programs for Adults, Programs for Families

(1:00 PM-2:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
The Downtown Library Book Discussion Group will read The Tenderness of Wolves by author, Stef Penney for its September 19 selection. The group meets every third Thursday at 1pm. All over 18 years old are welcome. We meet in the Small Conference Room on the 1st floor of the library. For more information, call Julie Richardson, (831) 427-7707x7648.
View similar upcoming events: Book Groups-Adult, Programs for Adults

(3:00 PM-4:30 PM)
Location: Garfield Park Branch
Random and ever changing crafts for kids 3 (with help) to 10 years of age.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Families, Arts & Crafts

(7:00 PM-9:00 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
Join us in celebrating the work of acclaimed fantasy and science fiction writer Ray Bradbury. Selections for the evening will include short stories and excerpts from his novels with the intention of providing a glimpse into the varied work of this pioneer of science fiction including some details from his life and the influence he has had on fiction, the film industry and modern culture. This presentation is directed by Davis Banta and the readers include Davis Banta, Benjamin Canant, Jaye Wolfe, and Jessica Buckley.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Adults, Programs for Families, Programs for Teens

September 20, 2013

(9:00 AM-10:00 AM)
Location: online
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.
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Programs for Adults

(10:00 AM-11:30 AM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Family Place is a weekly program for families with children ages 1-3 years old. It includes music, movement, stories, fingerplays, rhymes, songs and fun for your child and you as well as social time with other children and their caregivers. Let's play and learn together! Each session is limited to 30 children.
View similar upcoming events: Storytimes/Laptimes, Programs for Kids, Programs for Families, Early Literacy

(11:00 AM-12:00 PM)
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, Early Literacy

(3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
Sign up for time with a computer coach at the Scotts Valley Library. Our volunteer computer coach will help you navigate such unfamiliar territory as learning how to set up an email account, searching the internet, completing online applications and more. Sign up for an appointment for a 30-minute session at the Service Desk at the Scotts Valley Library.
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Programs for Adults

September 21, 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, Early Literacy, Tales to Tails

(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, Early Literacy, Tales to Tails

(11:00 AM-12:00 PM)
Location: Aptos Branch
Trained therapy dogs will be available at the Library to be attentive, non-judgmental reading partners for children reading aloud. Children have individual 20-minute time slots to sit with a dog and read.
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.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Early Literacy, Tales to Tails

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

(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

(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: Programs for Adults, EXPLORE series

September 22, 2013

(1:00 PM-4:30 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Sign up for a computer coach to help you get familiar with tech basics! Our volunteer computer wizard will help you navigate such unfamiliar territory as learning how to set up an email account, creating passwords, searching the internet, completing online applications and more. By appointment; sign-up sheets for 30-minute sessions will be available at the Reference Desk.
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Programs for Adults

September 23, 2013

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

(10:00 AM-11:30 AM)
Location: Live Oak Branch
Family Place is a weekly program for families with children ages 1-3 years old. It includes music, movement, stories, fingerplays, rhymes, songs and fun for your child and you as well as social time with other children and their caregivers. Let's play and learn together! Each session is limited to 30 children.
View similar upcoming events: Storytimes/Laptimes, Library Classes

(11:00 AM-1:00 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
Sign up for time with a computer coach at the Scotts Valley Library. Our volunteer computer coach will help you navigate such unfamiliar territory as learning how to set up an email account, searching the internet, completing online applications and more. Sign up for an appointment for a 30-minute session at the Service Desk at the Scotts Valley Library.
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Programs for Adults

(1:00 PM-2:00 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

(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-4:30 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Random and ever changing crafts for kids 3 (with help) to 10 years of age.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Families, Arts & Crafts

(5:30 PM-6:30 PM)
Location: Live Oak Branch
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. A cada niño que asista se le regalará un libro en español, cortesía de Target.
View similar upcoming events: Storytimes/Laptimes, Programs for Kids, Programs for Families

September 24, 2013

(10:00 AM-11:30 AM)
Location: Aptos Branch
Family Place is a weekly program for families with children ages 1-3 years old. It includes music, movement, stories, fingerplays, rhymes, songs and fun for your child and you as well as social time with other children and their caregivers. Let's play and learn together! Each session is limited to 30 children.
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, Early Literacy

(11:00 AM-12:00 PM)
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, Early Literacy

(12:00 PM-1:00 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.
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Programs for Adults

(3:00 PM-4:30 PM)
Location: Garfield Park Branch
Jewelery making and weaving are just some of the crafts we will work on at the Garfield Park Library. Due to the nature of the crafts this program is limited to kids ages 10 to 18 years of age.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Teens, Arts & Crafts

(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, Early Literacy, Tales to Tails

September 25, 2013

(10:00 AM-11:30 AM)
Location: Boulder Creek Branch
Family Place is a weekly program for families with children ages 1-3 years old. It includes music, movement, stories, fingerplays, rhymes, songs and fun for your child and you as well as social time with other children and their caregivers. Let's play and learn together! Each session is limited to 30 children.
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, Early Literacy

(11:00 AM-12:00 PM)
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, Early Literacy

(1:00 PM-2:00 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.
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Programs for Adults

(3:30 PM-4:30 PM)
Location: Branciforte Branch
Tales to Tails is a literacy program where children can sign up for a private twenty-minute slot to read to an attentive certified therapy dog.
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 Tender Bar, a memoir by J. R. Moehringer.
View similar upcoming events: Book Groups-Adult, Programs for Adults

September 26, 2013

(10:00 AM-11:00 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.
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Programs for Adults

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

(10:00 AM-11:00 AM)
Location: Branciforte Branch
Join us at the Branciforte 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, Early Literacy

(10:00 AM-11:30 AM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
Family Place is a weekly program for families with children ages 1-3 years old. It includes music, movement, stories, fingerplays, rhymes, songs and fun for your child and you as well as social time with other children and their caregivers. Let's play and learn together! Each session is limited to 30 children.
View similar upcoming events: Storytimes/Laptimes, Library Classes

(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, Programs for Adults

(3:00 PM-4:30 PM)
Location: Garfield Park Branch
Random and ever changing crafts for kids 3 (with help) to 10 years of age.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Families, Arts & Crafts

(3:30 PM-4:30 PM)
Location: Aptos Branch
Trained therapy dogs will be available at the Library to be attentive, non-judgmental reading partners for children reading aloud. Children have individual 20-minute time slots to sit with a dog and read.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Tales to Tails, Literacy

September 27, 2013

(9:00 AM-10:00 AM)
Location: online
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.
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Programs for Adults

(10:00 AM-11:30 AM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Family Place is a weekly program for families with children ages 1-3 years old. It includes music, movement, stories, fingerplays, rhymes, songs and fun for your child and you as well as social time with other children and their caregivers. Let's play and learn together! Each session is limited to 30 children.
View similar upcoming events: Storytimes/Laptimes, Programs for Kids, Programs for Families, Early Literacy

(11:00 AM-12:00 PM)
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, Early Literacy

(3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
Sign up for time with a computer coach at the Scotts Valley Library. Our volunteer computer coach will help you navigate such unfamiliar territory as learning how to set up an email account, searching the internet, completing online applications and more. Sign up for an appointment for a 30-minute session at the Service Desk at the Scotts Valley Library.
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Programs for Adults

(3:30 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Join in the discussion about Young Adult literature with other teens. Like a book? Hate a book? Just want to talk about books? Upstairs in the Teen Area.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Teens, Book Groups-Teens

September 28, 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, Early Literacy, Tales to Tails

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

(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

September 30, 2013

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

(10:00 AM-11:30 AM)
Location: Live Oak Branch
Family Place is a weekly program for families with children ages 1-3 years old. It includes music, movement, stories, fingerplays, rhymes, songs and fun for your child and you as well as social time with other children and their caregivers. Let's play and learn together! Each session is limited to 30 children.
View similar upcoming events: Storytimes/Laptimes, Library Classes

(11:00 AM-1:00 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
Sign up for time with a computer coach at the Scotts Valley Library. Our volunteer computer coach will help you navigate such unfamiliar territory as learning how to set up an email account, searching the internet, completing online applications and more. Sign up for an appointment for a 30-minute session at the Service Desk at the Scotts Valley Library.
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Programs for Adults

(1:00 PM-2:00 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-4:30 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Random and ever changing crafts for kids 3 (with help) to 10 years of age.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Families

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