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Veterans Connect @ the Library

Tuesday, May 17 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Location: Downtown
Room: Veteran's Information Center

You served. You earned. Check out your benefits. Your library, in collaboration with our community's veteran service organiztions, is working to improve the quality of life for veterans. The Veterans Information Center provides a trained volunteer to connect veterans and their families with local, state and federal resources on education, employment, housing and health. Books, online resources and access to a computer for research and applications are also available at the center.


In-Person Tech Help @ Capitola

Tuesday, May 17 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Location: Capitola
Room: Brad Mcdonald Conference Room

Are you stuck with a technology question?

Our tech savvy staff at the Capitola Library would like to help you troubleshoot your issue with a 30 minute (or less) appointment. Fixing broken hardware or software is not within our scope. Possible topics may include: creating an email account, creating documents, attaching files, using premium subscription library resources, downloading and streaming content like movies, books, and audiobooks, and more. Please bring any devices you use and have your necessary passwords and library card with you.

Make an appointment: https://santacruzpl.libcal.com/appointments/capitola

Advance appointments are prioritized. Visit the library's information desk or call telephone information (831-427-7713) for help making an appointment. Arriving later than 5 minutes after scheduled time may result in appointment cancellation. Walk-ins are welcome, when openings are available.

Visit the library's Digital Learning webpage for more opportunites: https://www.santacruzpl.org/digitallearning

We look forward to helping you!


Capitola Preschool Storytime

Tuesday, May 17 (11:00 AM - 11:45 AM)
Location: Capitola
Room: McBroom Family Porch

Join us Outside on the deck to read stories, sing songs, and chant rhymes. There will be an art & craft project to pick up and complete at home.

This storytime is for children who can sit and listen to at least one story, and will last about 30 minutes. We wil help you find more books for your children afterwards.

Ask us about our new 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program.

Message for Parents:

This event takes place OUTSIDE on Capitola's porch, so please dress for the weather. Rain cancels the event. As we navigate pandemic life, we are making a few modifications to Preschool Storytime. We have space for 10-12 families, on a first come first served basis. But those who arrive late are welcome to use the play structure or look for books and wait for a second session.

Masks are encouraged, in consideration of our youngest children who are not able to be vaccinated yet. The presenter will be wearing a mask.


Volunteer Housing Navigators

Tuesday, May 17 (12:15 PM - 1:30 PM)
Location: Downtown
Room: Life Literacies Center

Volunteer Housing Navigators provides housing navigation services for people experiencing homelessness every Tuesday, 12:15-1:30pm in the Life Literacies Center.


Diverse Youth Meet Up

Tuesday, May 17 (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Location: Downtown
Room: Life Literacies Center

In partnership with The Diversity Center, the library is hosting Diverse Youth Meet Up Groups to bring queer, trans, and ally youth together for support, community, and leadership opportunities. All youth ages 12-18 are welcome to join, regardless of gender or sexuality.

 


Homework Help @ La Selva Beach

Tuesday, May 17 (3:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
Location: La Selva Beach

Bring your assignments to one of our FREE drop-in Homework Help sessions. Tuesdays from 3:00p to 5:00p. Students to grade 12.  Call 831.427.7713 for more information.


Homework Help @ Downtown

Tuesday, May 17 (3:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
Location: Downtown

Bring your assignments to one of our FREE drop-in Homework Help sessions. Tuesdays from 3:00p to 5:00p. Students to grade 12.  Call 831.427.7713 for more information.


Homework Help @ Capitola

Tuesday, May 17 (3:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
Location: Capitola
Room: Barbara Gorson Multiuse Room

Bring your assignments to one of our FREE drop-in Homework Help sessions. Tuesdays from 3:00p to 5:00p. Students to grade 12.  Call 831.427.7713 for more information.


Homework Help @ Felton

Tuesday, May 17 (3:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
Location: Felton
Room: Felton Community Room

Bring your assignments to one of our FREE drop-in Homework Help sessions. Tuesdays from 3:00p to 5:00p. Students to grade 12.  Call 831.427.7713 for more information.


Santa Cruz County Workforce Collaborative: One on One Career Develpment Help

Tuesday, May 17 (3:00 PM - 6:00 PM)
Location: Downtown

The Santa Cruz County Workforce Collaborative brings together information about local workforce programs in the library’s Life Literacy Center in the Downtown Branch and provides bilingual, one-on-one career development help. One-on-one help is available by appointment as well as drop-in. Priority is given to those with appointments.

Career Hours in the Life Literacies Center

Monday 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Tuesday 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Wednesday 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Thursday 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Saturday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Sunday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Make an Appointment

Visit the library's information desk or call telephone information (831-427-7713) for help making an appointment. Arriving later than 5 minutes after scheduled time may result in appointment cancellation.

The Collaborative is a partnership including the Santa Cruz Public Libraries, the Workforce Development Board of Santa Cruz County, the Monterey Bay Economic Partnership, Cabrillo College, and Goodwill Central Coast.

This project was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.

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La Colaboración de la Fuerza Laboral del Condado de Santa Cruz ofrece información sobre programas y recursos de la fuerza laboral local en el centro de navegación de la biblioteca Santa Cruz, "Life Literacies Center," con apoyo bilingüe individualizado. La ayuda personalizada está disponible con cita previa y sin cita. Se dará prioridad a aquellos con citas previas.

Horario para ayuda personalizada en el “Life Literacies Center”

Lunes  3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Martes 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Miercoles - 3:00pm - 6:00 pm

Jueves - 3:00pm - 6:00pm

Sabado 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Domingo 1:00 - 5:00pm

Hacer Una Cita Aqui 

Visite el mostrador de información de la biblioteca o llame al teléfono de información (831-427-7713) para programar una cita. Por favor, llegue a tiempo a su cita. Llegando más tarde de 5 minutos después de la hora programada puede resultar en la cancelación de su cita. Gracias.

La colaborativa es una asociación que incluye las bibliotecas públicas de Santa Cruz, la fuerza laboral del condado de Santa Cruz, la asociación económica de la Bahía de Monterey, el colegio de Cabrillo y Goodwill de la Costa Central.

Este proyecto fue apoyado en su totalidad o en parte por el Instituto de Servicios de Museos y Bibliotecas de EE. UU. según las provisiones del acta de Servicios y Tecnología de Bibliotecas, administrada en California por el Bibliotecario del Estado.


Aptos/Capitola Youth Chess Club @ Capitola

Tuesday, May 17 (3:30 PM - 4:30 PM)
Location: Capitola
Room: Ow Family Community Room

Come and play chess, one of the world’s oldest and most popular games, against other kids! One-hour meetings include 15 minutes of instruction by chess master Dana Mackenzie. For ages 6-18. We welcome all skill levels, but encourage beginners to at least learn the basic rules (how the pieces move) before coming the first time.


Note to parents: Chess is a great way for kids to build sportsmanship, concentration, and reasoning skills, while having a lot of fun!


Project Scout Tax Preparation Assistance

Wednesday, May 18 (10:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Location: Downtown

Project SCOUT offers Volunteer income tax assistance and tax counseling for local residents during tax season at sites throughout Santa Cruz County. Volunteers are trained by Internal Revenue Service and Franchise Tax Board personnel. For disabled individuals unable to get to the tax sites, they have trained volunteers who can do in-home tax preparation. Seniors get priority at all library sessions.

For more information, call the Watsonville Office at 1-831-724-2606 or toll-free at 1-877-373-8297. Or visit the Project Scout Website: https://www.seniorscouncil.org/programs/projectscout/

El proyecto SCOUT y sus voluntarios ofrecen asistencia con preparación de impuestos y asesoría fiscal para residentes locales durante la temporada de impuestos del gobierno en sitios ubicados por todo el condado de Santa Cruz. Voluntarios están capacitados por el personal del IRS y el Franchise Tax Board (impuestos de ingresos estatales) de California. Para los individuos discapacitados incapaz de llegar a los sitios de asistencia, tendrán voluntarios preparados para ayudar con preparación de impuestos en su domicilio.

Para más información, llama a la oficina de Watsonville al 1-831-724-2606 o con llamada gratuita al 1-877-373-8297. También puede visitar el sitio web (solo en inglés): https://www.seniorscouncil.org/programs/projectscout/


Homeless Garden Project Open Office Hours

Wednesday, May 18 (10:30 AM - 12:30 PM)
Location: Downtown
Room: Life Literacies Center

The Homeless Garden Project (HGP) and Santa Cruz Public Libraries (SCPL) are partnering together to provide the HGP office hours at the Downtown Santa Cruz Branch Library.  The HGP open office hours provides people experiencing homelessness the opportunity to learn more about HGP services and programs.  Additionally, this partnership will make library spaces available for the HGP to meet with clients, service providers, community organizations, and others to support a thriving and inclusive community, workforce, and local food system. 

Walk-ins welcome, everyone served on a first come, first served basis


La Selva Beach Preschool Storytime

Wednesday, May 18 (11:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Location: La Selva Beach

Join us Outside to read stories, sing songs, and chant rhymes. There will be an art & craft project to pick up and complete at home.

This storytime is for children who can sit and listen to at least one story, and will last about 30 minutes. We wil help you find more books for your children afterwards.

Ask us about our new 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program.

Message for Parents:

This event takes place OUTSIDE so please dress for the weather. Rain cancels the event. As we navigate pandemic life, we are making a few modifications to Preschool Storytime. If we are short on space you are welcome to look for books and wait for a second session.

Masks are encouraged, in consideration of our youngest children who are not able to be vaccinated yet. The presenter will be wearing a mask.


Outside Toddler Time @ Capitola

Wednesday, May 18 (11:00 AM - 11:30 AM)
Location: Capitola
Room: McBroom Family Porch

Toddler Time is a weekly early literacy program for families with children ages 0-3 years old. Music, movement, stories, fingerplays, rhymes, and songs are a fun way for your child to learn while spending valuable social time with other children and their caregivers. Please arrive on time. Let's play and learn together!

We will meet outside by the planter next to the playground. 


Toddler & Preschool Storytime at Boulder Creek

Wednesday, May 18 (11:00 AM - 11:30 AM)
Location: Boulder Creek

Come join Librarian Jackie for stories, songs, and lots of fun for toddlers, preschoolers and their caregivers in our beautiful, newly-rennovated Boulder Creek Library Branch every Wednesday at 11am.

Outdoor or indoor–weather and activity-dependent 


One on One Career Development Help: Santa Cruz County Workforce Collaborative:

Wednesday, May 18 (1:00 PM - 6:00 PM)
Location: Downtown
Room: Life Literacies Center

The Santa Cruz County Workforce Collaborative brings together information about local workforce programs in the library’s Life Literacy Center in the Downtown Branch and provides bilingual, one-on-one career development help. One-on-one help is available by appointment as well as drop-in. Priority is given to those with appointments.

Career Hours in the Life Literacies Center Monday 3:00 pm- 6:00 pm Tuesday 3:00 pm- 6:00pm Wednesday 1:00 - 3:00pm by appointment only; 3:00pm - 6:00pm normal in person hours Thursday 3:00pm - 6:00pm Saturday and Sunday 1:00pm - 5:00pm Make an Appointment

 

Visit the library's information desk or call telephone information (831-427-7713) for help making an appointment. Arriving later than 5 minutes after scheduled time may result in appointment cancellation.

The Collaborative is a partnership including the Santa Cruz Public Libraries, the Workforce Development Board of Santa Cruz County, the Monterey Bay Economic Partnership, Cabrillo College, and Goodwill Central Coast.

This project was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.

 

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La Colaboración de la Fuerza Laboral del Condado de Santa Cruz ofrece información sobre programas y recursos de la fuerza laboral local en el centro de navegación de la biblioteca Santa Cruz, "Life Literacies Center," con apoyo bilingüe individualizado. La ayuda personalizada está disponible con cita previa y sin cita. Se dará prioridad a aquellos con citas previas.

Horario para ayuda personalizada en el “Life Literacies Center” Lunes  3:00 pm - 6:00 pm Martes 3:00pm - 6:00pm Miercoles 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Solamenta por Cita, 3:00pm - 6:00pm Jueves 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Sabado y Domingo: 1:00pm - 5:00pm Hacer Una Cita Aqui 

Visite el mostrador de información de la biblioteca o llame al teléfono de información (831-427-7713) para programar una cita. Por favor, llegue a tiempo a su cita. Llegando más tarde de 5 minutos después de la hora programada puede resultar en la cancelación de su cita. Gracias.

La colaborativa es una asociación que incluye las bibliotecas públicas de Santa Cruz, la fuerza laboral del condado de Santa Cruz, la asociación económica de la Bahía de Monterey, el colegio de Cabrillo y Goodwill de la Costa Central.

Este proyecto fue apoyado en su totalidad o en parte por el Instituto de Servicios de Museos y Bibliotecas de EE. UU. según las provisiones del acta de Servicios y Tecnología de Bibliotecas, administrada en California por el Bibliotecario del Estado.


STEAM @ Home Kits: Make an Aeroelastic Flutter Buzzer

Wednesday, May 18 (1:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
Location: Systemwide
We provide the materials and directions - you pick them up and make them at home! Maker an aeroelastic flutter buzzer! This bee will create a buzzing sound when you spin it! A limited number of kits will be available at each open branch (Boulder Creek, Capitola, Downtown, Felton, and La Selva Beach). The kits will be first come first serve, while supplies last. One kit per child limit. Kits will be ready to pick up by 1:00 pm on May 18th. These kits are suggested for children over age 6. This kit contains small pieces and is not suitable for young children without adult supervision (choking hazard!).  Adult assistance may be required. 

Required Materials:

Provided in Kit:

Yellow cardstock 1 popsicle stick 2 pencil top erasers 1 rubber band 1 string

Needed from Home:

scissors markers glue or stapler

Please email k12@santacruzpl.org if you have any questions.


R.E.A.D.: Reach Every Amazing Detail @ Capitola

Wednesday, May 18 (2:45 PM - 5:15 PM)
Location: Capitola
Room: Brad Mcdonald Conference Room

R.E.A.D. is one-on-one reading comprehension instruction for readers 2nd through 12th grade. Instructors are California credentialed teachers. Wednesdays from 3:00p to 5:00p. Sessions are 25 minutes long. By appointment only.

Register Here

Contact SCPL Telephone Information if you have any questions: 831-427-7713 or elibrary@santacruzpl.org

R.E.A.D.: Leer para descubrir es el programa de comprensión y lectura en inglés presentado por las Bibliotecas Públicas de Santa Cruz. El programa es para estudiantes de grados 2-12. Participantes reciben 25 minutos de instrucción individual de un maestro certificado en California. Solo por cita previa. 

Registrar aquí

Contactenos si tiene alguna pregunta: 831-427-7713 ó elibrary@santacruzpl.org


R.E.A.D.: Reach Every Amazing Detail @ La Selva Beach

Wednesday, May 18 (3:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
Location: La Selva Beach

R.E.A.D. is one-on-one reading comprehension instruction for readers 2nd through 12th grade. Instructors are California credentialed teachers. Wednesdays from 3:00p to 5:00p. Sessions are 25 minutes long. By appointment only.

Register Here

Contact SCPL Telephone Information if you have any questions: 831-427-7713 or elibrary@santacruzpl.org

R.E.A.D.: Leer para descubrir es el programa de comprensión y lectura en inglés presentado por las Bibliotecas Públicas de Santa Cruz. El programa es para estudiantes de grados 2-12. Participantes reciben 25 minutos de instrucción individual de un maestro certificado en California. Solo por cita previa. 

Registrar aqui

Contactenos si tiene alguna pregunta: 831-427-7713 ó elibrary@santacruzpl.org

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