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SCPL News & Announcements - Posts Tagged 'Kids'



Kids ages 7 and up will have a blast creating new jewelry from old. We have plenty for you to pick from or you can ...

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Posted by phippsa on July 1, 2015 at 8:02 a.m.

Come and listen to your favorite marches, folk music, show tunes, and more at the San Lorenzo Valley Community Band's annual free concert at ...

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Posted by phippsa on June 25, 2015 at 8:42 a.m.

Join Perry Yan for a 30 minute magic show the whole family will enjoy! Using a unique combination of sleight of hand, clean comedy, and ...

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Posted by phippsa on June 25, 2015 at 8:42 a.m.

Join us for an engaging, interactive live animal experience the whole family will love! Featuring insects, amphibians, and reptiles from around the world!

Scotts Valley ...

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Posted by phippsa on June 25, 2015 at 8:41 a.m.

Kids ages 7 and up are invited to join local artist T. Mike Walker for a fun and challenging photo collage workshop. The workshop is ...

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Posted by phippsa on June 25, 2015 at 8:41 a.m.

Magical Moonshine Puppet Theater's Teddybear Circus

What if the Three Bears were really Teddy Bears? And what if Goldilocks was not a little girl ...

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Posted by phippsa on June 25, 2015 at 8:41 a.m.

A cultural experience with drumming and dancing, Village Rhythms is guaranteed fun for all ages! Founder of Village Rhythms, visionary and teacher/mentor of the ...

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Posted by phippsa on June 15, 2015 at 12:30 a.m.

The Great Blindini returns to the library with his fun and family friendly magic. Bring the whole family to enjoy the show and meet his ...

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Posted by phippsa on June 11, 2015 at 6 a.m.

Learn how to make elaborate sand castles from Kirk Rademaker, a Master Builder known as the sand Guy. Bring the whole family for this fun ...

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Posted by phippsa on June 2, 2015 at 7:59 a.m.

Make a life mask of your child or grandchild that you can take home and decorate together. A wonderful way to commemorate a summer of ...

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Posted by phippsa on June 2, 2015 at 6 a.m.

Come join the fun at our annual Youth Chess Tournament, Saturday May 16th hosted by our resident Master Dana MacKenzie. Dana teaches our weekly chess ...

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Posted by phippsa on May 14, 2015 at 7:32 a.m.

Read to the Rhythm!

Our annual Summer Reading Program gets started June 1st! Kids (infant thru age 18) may sign-up to read (or listen) and ...

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Posted by phippsa on May 3, 2015 at 8:55 a.m.

Discover & Go...to the
First Saturday Family Concert Series Finale Performance

Tandy Beal and Company is giving library cardholders free admission to their First Saturday ...

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Posted by phippsa on May 1, 2015 at 8:06 a.m.

¡Acompáñanos cada semana para la hora de los cuentos en español los lunes en la biblioteca de Live Oak a partir de las 5:30 ...

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Posted by phippsa on April 29, 2015 at 12:30 a.m.

¡ Día !

Día de los niños | Día de los libros A special session of Cuéntame un cuento happens Monday, April 27th, at the Live Oak Library ...

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Posted by phippsa on April 20, 2015 at 8:36 a.m.

Discover & Go...to the
First Saturday Family Concert Series

Tandy Beal and Company is giving library cardholders free admission to their First Saturday Family Concert ...

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Posted by phippsa on April 3, 2015 at 8:39 a.m.

Want to explore a career where you use your hands?
Not sure going to a university is right for you?
Want to explore careers through ...

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Posted by phippsa on April 1, 2015 at 8:52 a.m.

Drop-in for Minecraft Wednesdays to:

  • Learn about using resources, making tools and building
  • All levels of experience are welcome
  • Kids ages 8-18 are invited

Wednesdays ...

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Posted by phippsa on April 1, 2015 at 8:51 a.m.

Drop-in for Minecraft Wednesdays to:

  • Learn about using resources, making tools and building
  • All levels of experience are welcome
  • Kids ages 8-18 are invited

Wednesdays ...

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Posted by phippsa on March 27, 2015 at 1:53 p.m.

Join Sarah Kienle, biologist and PhD student at UCSC who studies (and loves!) marine mammals. In this month's installment of the Citizen Science series ...

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Posted by phippsa on March 15, 2015 at 12:30 a.m.

Discover & Go...to the
First Saturday Family Concert Series

Tandy Beal and Company is giving library cardholders free admission to their First Saturday Family Concert ...

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Posted by cowend on March 3, 2015 at 5:06 p.m.

Discover & Go...to the
First Saturday Family Concert Series

Tandy Beal and Company is giving library cardholders free admission to their First Saturday Family Concert ...

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Posted by phippsa on Feb. 3, 2015 at 7:34 a.m.

Willing Suspension Armchair Theater Presents:
Beloved Christmas Stories

Children of all ages will enjoy this funny and heartfelt Willing Suspension Armchair Theater seasonal presentation of ...

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Posted by teeterj on Nov. 28, 2014 at 10 a.m.

Join us for this first event in the Cal Humanities War Comes Home series as we explore the experience of veterans with award winning author ...

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Posted by teeterj on Sept. 23, 2014 at 8 a.m.

Woof, wag, stomp, yowl and howl for a summer of fun!

Join us for great reads, performances, workshops and more all loosely organized around the ...

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Posted by teeterj on June 9, 2014 at 8:30 a.m.

Using the WeDo Robotics system, kids will learn about gears, sensors, programming, and design principles by building a robotic animal!

Jun 3rd, Tuesday • 3:30pm ...

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Posted by teeterj on May 28, 2014 at 3 p.m.

Bring your family for a free afternoon of bird fun! Learn about backyard habitats and the birds that nest in Santa Cruz County. Find out ...

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Posted by teeterj on March 17, 2014 at 9 a.m.

SCPL Celebrates Katherine Holabird's Angelina Ballerina with 4 special storytime events from the creators of Angelina Ballerina the Musical! Get a taste of the ...

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Posted by teeterj on Nov. 20, 2013 at 3:30 p.m.

Family Place Update

In response to feedback from families, we are making a few changes.

  1. Registration will not be required
  2. The program will be from ...
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Posted by teeterj on Sept. 3, 2013 at 1:30 p.m.

Here is the Preschool Storytime schedule for fall! This schedule starts September 9th and runs through December 20th, 2013.

Monday10:00amGarfield Park427-7709 ...
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Posted by teeterj on Aug. 29, 2013 at 9 a.m.

Little Pim is an award-winning multimedia program that introduces children to foreign language in a way they can understand and enjoy. Try learning Spanish, French ...

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Posted by teeterj on July 27, 2013 at 9 a.m.

Just a quick reminder that there will be no Homework Help sessions during spring break, which is the first week of April. Homework Help will ...

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Posted by teeterj on March 25, 2013 at 8 a.m.

Here is the new storytime schedule, starting September 10th and running through December 2012.

Toddler Storytimes... for toddlers 1-3 years
Monday10:30am    Aptos427-7702 ...
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Posted by teeterj on Sept. 13, 2012 at 1:30 p.m.

Sign-ups for this year's Summer Reading Program start next week on Monday, June 11! Children, teens, and adults are encouraged to track their reading ...

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Posted by teeterj on June 5, 2012 at 1:30 p.m.

The library's popular Tales to Tails program is expanding! There are now times available at 3 of our branch locations: Capitola, Central, and Felton ...

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Posted by teeterj on Sept. 19, 2011 at 9:30 a.m.

Community Television of Santa Cruz County will air their video production of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries' 3rd Annual Teen Battle of the Bands. If ... [Read More]

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Posted by teeterj on Aug. 19, 2011 at 9 a.m.

Summer reading ends this Saturday, July 30! It's your last chance to turn in your reading log for Summer Reading dollars. These dollars can ...

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Posted by teeterj on July 28, 2011 at 9:56 a.m.

Over 700 people enjoyed Saturday's 3rd annual Teen Battle of the Bands--and even more who couldn't be there in person watched a live ...

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Posted by teeterj on July 25, 2011 at 1:05 p.m.

Sign ups begin today for the Summer Reading Program! The program officially begins on Monday, June 13. Children, teens, and adults can track their reading ... [Read More]

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Posted by teeterj on June 7, 2011 at 9:07 a.m.

Heather Norquist - 2011 Barbara Bricmont Award

Youth Services Librarian, Heather Norquist, has been awarded the 2011 Barbara Bricmont award by the Santa Cruz County Reading ...

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Posted by teeterj on May 24, 2011 at 6:15 p.m.

SCPL has subscribed to a fun, new reading program that you and your child can access from the library or home (requires a library card ...

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Posted by ann on May 5, 2011 at 11:25 a.m.

Free after school tutoring will be available to students ages 6 through 18 at the Branciforte library branch on Wednesdays from 2:00pm - 4:30pm ...

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Posted by teeterj on Jan. 18, 2011 at 12:09 p.m.

In January 2011, our new literacy program, Tales to Tails, will launch. Children can sign up for a private twenty-minute slot to read to an ...

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Posted by ann on Dec. 27, 2010 at 8 a.m.

The Santa Cruz Public Libraries has removed the age requirement for receiving a library card. A child of ANY age can now have a little ...

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Posted by ann on Dec. 7, 2009 at 4:58 p.m.

As always, kids can call the Library's Dial-A-Story number, 831-420-5780 to listen to a bedtime (or anytime) story on the phone. But now this ...

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Posted by ann on Oct. 6, 2009 at 2:30 p.m.

 

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