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Toddler Time is a weekly program for toddlers from 1-3 years old. It includes stories, fingerplays, rhymes, songs and fun for your toddler and you--as well as social time with other toddlers and their caregivers.

See our Calendar, Online Catalog or Branch pages for more details and contact information.

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Branches Closed For Thanksgiving


All Santa Cruz Public Library branches will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday 11/24 and Friday 11/25.





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Posted by phippsa on Nov. 23, 2016 at 12:11 p.m.

Friends of the Library Holiday Book Sales


Get your Holiday shopping done early while taking it easy on your budget and supporting library programs and services at these two Friends of the Library Holiday Book Sales!

Saturday • December 3, 2016

Downtown Library • 10:00am - 2:00pm
After the Downtown Holiday Parade find the perfect gift for your loved ones this holiday season! Children’s books, popular fiction, and vintage books, plus many more.
Free gift wrapping!

Scotts Valley Library • 10:00am - 4:00pm
Gently used books, DVD’s and audiobooks for sale. Most items are under $5. Proceeds support the Scotts Valley Library.

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Posted by cowend on Nov. 22, 2016 at 10:18 a.m.

Citizen Science


Big Sur Fog:
The Science and the History

This unique film examines the science behind coastal fog and tells a forgotten story from Big Sur’s pioneer days. The film uses recent scientific findings on fog to propose a “Big Sur Forest Cycle” and facts from the past to explore fog as a metaphor for human nature. In this unique blending of science and history, we experience what it feels like to be alone, walking, and quietly contemplating life, when the Big Sur Fog rolls in. A Q & A session with the filmmakers follows the screening.

Thursday December 1st • 6:30 - 8:00pm
Downtown Library • 224 Church St.

Drs Steven and Mary Albert are academic filmmakers who focus on the local and natural history of California’s Central Coast. Other films include: The Hermit Crabs of Pacific Grove; The Arch: the Geology of California’s Central Coast; and The Great Tidepool: the Story of Ed Ricketts’ Scientific System.

Citizen Science is a collaboration between the Santa Cruz Public Libraries; the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History (SCMNH), the Santa Cruz Children's Museum of Discovery (SCCMOD) and the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC).

We invite you to join us every first Thursday of the month for a presentation and Q&A with local experts and researchers in the field discussing life science, ecology, geology, genetics, climatology and more. Let’s connect, inspire and inform each other!

For more information contact • 831-427-7717

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Posted by cowend on Nov. 14, 2016 at 2:27 p.m.

TECH Teach-Ins


Basic Computer Skills
& Basic Internet Skills

If you or someone you know needs help learning the basics of using computers, we're here to help! Come to these free workshops designed to teach the fundamentals of computing for beginners. Our patient and knowledgeable library staff will get you connected with the online world.

Classes meet at the Service Desk at 10:00 AM.

Basic Microsoft Word:
Learn to format your documents properly so that all of your resumes and business letters have that professional look.
Fri DEC 9 • 10:00am - 11:30am
Downtown Library
• 224 Church St. SC

Basic Microsoft Excel:
Learn how to create basic spreadsheets with the most widely used software program for business.
Fri DEC 16 • 10:00am - 11:30am
Downtown Library
• 224 Church St. SC

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Posted by cowend on Nov. 14, 2016 at 2:27 p.m.

TECH Teach-Ins


Learn how to get the most out of our library mobile app, SCPL on the Go. These Pop-Up Workshops will help you download the app to your smartphone, teach you to get the most out of our app's great features, and help you download all the ebooks, eaudiobooks, movies, and more available via the app.

Anything Goes with SCPL on the Go:

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Posted by cowend on Nov. 9, 2016 at 10:52 a.m.


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