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Learn to Discover – Animation
Students ages 7 and up will be introduced to the fascinating world of animation by learning a variety of software programs to create 2-D and 3-D animations of their own. Students will explore a variety of animation techniques, concepts and careers. Class size is limited. Contact Programming at pro@santacruzpl.org or 427-7717 to register.
Downtown Branch, April 8th (3:00 – 4:30 PM)
Scotts Valley Branch, April 15th (3:00 – 4:30 PM)


Books about animation

If you want to learn more about cartoons and animation the library also has many books you can read. Here’s just a few, for more you can search in the library catalog, or just ask a friendly librarian:


3D Toons
by Steve & Raf Anzovin.


Cartoons and Animation
by Ivan Bulloch.


Disney’s Art of Animation
by Bob Thomas.


Exploring Drawing for Animation
by Kevin Hedgpeth.


You can also watch classic animated films such as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Alice in Wonderland, as well as new classics like Toy Story 3 and the Lego Movie.


Alice in Wonderland


Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs


Toy Story 3

The Lego Movie

on March 27, 2015 at 2:55 p.m.

Great new books to read for Women's History Month

March is Women's History Month. Here are some great picture-books that are new to the library that tell the stories of some real life trail blazers.


Queen of the Diamond: The Lizzie Murphy Story
By Emily Arnold McCully (Author)


  • Lizzie Murphy was good at baseball. In fact, she was better than most of the boys. When she turned eighteen, Lizzie did something else that women weren’t supposed to do: she signed up with a professional baseball team, determined to earn her living playing the game.


One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia
By Miranda Paul (Author), Elizabeth Zunon (Illustrator)


    Plastic bags are cheap and easy to use. But what happens when a bag breaks or is no longer needed? In Njau, Gambia, people simply dropped the bags and went on their way. The plastic bags piled up and caused a lot of problems, omething had to change. Isatou Ceesay was that change. She found a way to recycle the bags and transform her community. This inspirational true story shows how one person's actions really can make a difference in our world.


In Mary's Garden
By Tina Kugler (Author, Illustrator), Carson Kugler (Author, Illustrator)


    While the rest of her classmates were making pastries in cooking classes, Mary Nohl was making art—anything she fancied out of anything she could find. Inspiration struck Mary even when she wasn’t looking for it. Mary used common objects to make uncommon art. And one day, her garden was a gallery. Mary Nohls famous garden gallery is located in the front yard of her former Fox Point, Wisconsin, home to this day.


Malala, a Brave Girl from Pakistan/Iqbal, a Brave Boy from Pakistan: Two Stories of Bravery
By Jeanette Winter (Author, Illustrator)


    Meet two heroes of Pakistan who stood up for the rights to freedom and education in these inspirational nonfiction tales from acclaimed author-illustrator Jeanette Winter. Two stories of bravery in one beautiful book—including the story of Malala Yousafzai, a winner of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize! The stories of these two courageous children whose bravery transcended their youth, beautifully written and illustrated by celebrated author Jeanette Winter, are an inspiration to all.


Early Literacy, Book lists
on March 17, 2015 at 7:42 a.m.

After School Homework Help

SCPL Kids' Page

From October 6th through May 28, 2015, the Library will be offering homework help for students in the 12th grade and under. After School Homework Help is available in the following locations:

  • Scotts Valley: Mondays and Tuesdays from 3 - 5pm

  • La Selva Beach: Tuesdays from 3 - 5pm

  • Boulder Creek: Wednesdays from 3 - 5pm

  • Garfield Park: Wednesdays from 3 - 5pm

  • Downtown: Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:30pm

Bilingual assistance is available at all sites. Thank you to our Homework Help sponsors: The Friends of the La Selva Beach Library and The Wedeen Hammer Group at Morgan Stanley.

Homework Help
on Feb. 26, 2015 at 2:14 p.m.

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