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Knitting at the Library @ Felton

Monday, October 25 (12:30 PM - 2:00 PM)
Location: Felton
Room: Felton Community Room

Join us every Monday afternoon at the Felton Branch for a knitting party. All you need to do is bring some yarn and knitting needles. All ages are welcome.


Encompass Outreach Worker Office Hours

Monday, October 25 (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Location: Downtown
Room: Life Literacies Center

An Encompass Outreach worker will be available on a drop-in basis, 1:00 - 3:00 PM, in the Life Literacies Center at the Downtown Library for anyone with questions regarding connecting to social services, county mental health, addiction recovery options, housing applications, the Homeward Bound bus ticket program, obtaining a PO Box, clearing camping tickets, obtaining a fee-free DMV CA Identification application and more.

 

For more info, contact:

Encompass staff Meredith at meredith.flores@encompasscs.org (831) 713-3088

SCPL staff Susan at nilssons@santacruzpl.org


In-Person Tech Help @ Felton

Monday, October 25 (2:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Location: Felton

Are you stuck with a technology question?

Our tech savvy and bilingual (English/Spanish) staff at the Felton 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/felton

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!


In-Person Tech Help @ Capitola

Tuesday, October 26 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Location: Capitola

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, October 26 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
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.

Message for Parents:

This event takes place OUTSIDE on Capitola's porch, so please dress warmly. As we navigate pandemic life, we are making a few modifications to Preschool Storytime. We have space for approximately 12 people per session, 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 the second session.

Children under 2 do not need to wear a mask, however everyone else, including adults, are required to wear a mask regardless of vaccination status.


La Selva Beach Preschool Storytime

Tuesday, October 26 (11:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Location: La Selva Beach

Join us for a fun interactive storytime. We'll read books, sing songs and use rhythm and movement. This event is suitable for children ages 3-6 years. There will be an arts and crafts project to take home. This event will be held outside on the back patio. Please bring something to sit on and dress for the weather. Masks will be required.


Preschool Storytime in the Secret Garden

Tuesday, October 26 (11:00 AM - 11:45 AM)
Location: Downtown

Join us in the Secret Garden in Abbott Square at the MAH for storytime!  We’ll share stories, songs and rhymes in a safe environment!  This is 30-minute program is intended for children aged 2-6.  Do it yourself craft kits will be provided every week.  Every other week we will feature STEM-related stories and concepts. 


Volunteer Housing Navigators

Tuesday, October 26 (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.


Dungeons & Dragons

Tuesday, October 26 (4:00 PM - 6:30 PM)
Location: Virtual Library
Room: Online

Attention 12-16yr olds --  Adventure awaits!

A friendly introduction to Dungeons & Dragons for players of all experience levels, led by an experienced player. Held every Tuesday from 4-6:30pm. Our Campaign lasts from September 21st to December 7th - for a total of 12 sessions. Because this game relies upon the players to move forward, please make sure you can attend the majority of the sessions before you sign up (we completely understand when things like dentist appointments and such crop up, we know you have lives).

Form a party, hunt for ancient treasures, and use your wits, magic, or brute force to battle kobolds, dragons, and more. Dungeons & Dragons is a game of adventure, imagination and near-limitless possibilities. If you've been curious but unsure how to start, it's time to roll the dice and join this campaign. An experienced D&Der will guide you, and all the necessary materials & manuals will be provided.

Parents: Please be prepared to briefly meet our volunteer who leads the program. Zoom Link will be emailed the day of the event  - September 21st please register in advance so that we know who and how many to expect, Thank you!

Register Now!


"Historic Tales of Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park: Big Trees Grove, " by Deborah Osterberg -- author book talk event

Tuesday, October 26 (5:00 PM - 6:30 PM)
Location: Felton
Room: Felton Community Room

Please join local author Deborah Osterberg who will discuss her first book,   Historic Tales of Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park – Big Trees Grove   (The History Press, 2020).  

Deborah began her research to compile background material for her role as a volunteer docent at the park. She planned to conduct living history to tell the story of the site’s original Big Trees Grove resort (1867-1930).

When Joseph Warren Welch purchased the Big Trees in 1867, he became the first person to preserve a grove of coast redwoods for public enjoyment. As she commenced her research Deborah was disappointed to find so little, specific information about the resort and virtually nothing about the experiences and impressions of the resort’s visitors. As she conducted research using online newspaper and digital book collections, the groundbreaking role of the grove emerged. Visiting the redwoods in 19th century California meant coming to Big Trees Grove, the original redwood resort. As the most visited redwoods of the nineteenth century, Big Trees Grove resort played a crucial role in the growing recognition of these remarkable trees. Since no single book told this engaging story, Deborah believed that her research could help fill that gap in the written works on the park. Through extensive documentation, she was able to dispel a few myths, confirm some long-told park stories, and discover several new stories and characters who were essential in the resort’s success.

Fires in 2020 damaged nearly 40% of the magnificent redwood forests of this region. Fire touched the area’s two state parks which contain old growth redwoods: Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park and Big Basin Redwoods State Park. Though fire, sadly,  devastated Big Basin, California’s first state park, it left untouched the historic heart of Henry Cowell, the site of the historic Big Trees Grove resort.

Deborah not only wanted to make the resort era history of the park more widely known but also intended that her book would be a benefit to the park. Proceeds from her book will be shared with the Mountain Parks Foundation to help support programs at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park. Deborah also continues sharing the stories of Big Trees Grove through her blog at   bigtreesgrove.blogspot.com .    

Deborah volunteers at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, where, in period dress, she interprets the resort-era history of Big Trees Grove. Deborah worked for the federal government for 27 years, including work in the museum field with the National Park Service and with the National Archives at San Francisco where she specialized in Bureau of Indian Affairs and federal land agency records.  Since June 2021 Deborah has been the Museum Curator of the Capitola HIstorical Museum.  


Felton Toddler Time

Wednesday, October 27 (11:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Location: Felton
Room: Patio

Join Librarian Julie on our beautiful Felton patio for Toddler Time. 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.  Let's play and learn together! Make sure to bring something to sit on. We ask that adults please wear a mask. 


STEAM @ Home Kits: Make your own Circuit Bug!

Wednesday, October 27 (1:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
We provide the materials and directions - you pick them up and make them at home!   Registration for a STEAM kit is required. To request a Circuit Bug kit, fill out this Form. First Come First Serve. Registration will close when all kits are claimed. Kits will be ready to pick up at a requested branch by October 27th at 1:00pm. Kits not picked up within one week of this date will be made available to other patrons. These kits are suggested for children over age 6. CHOKING HAZARD: This kit contains small pieces and is not suitable for young children. Adult assistance may be required. 

Required Materials:

Provided in Kit:

2 LED Lights Insulated Copper Magnet Wire Battery – CR2032 3V Electrical Tape Clothespins Pipecleaners Popsicle Sticks (Optional depending on your design)

Needed from Home:

Scissors


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

Wednesday, October 27 (3:00 PM - 3:30 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.

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. 

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

Register Now!


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

Wednesday, October 27 (3:00 PM - 3:30 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.  Sessions are 25 minutes long. By appointment only.

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. 

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

Register Now!


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

Wednesday, October 27 (3:30 PM - 4:00 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.

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. 

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

Register Now!


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

Wednesday, October 27 (3:30 PM - 4:00 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.  Sessions are 25 minutes long. By appointment only.

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. 

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

Register Now!


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

Wednesday, October 27 (4:00 PM - 4:30 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.

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. 

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

Register Now!


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

Wednesday, October 27 (4:00 PM - 4:30 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.  Sessions are 25 minutes long. By appointment only.

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. 

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

Register Now!


Cuéntame un Cuento

Wednesday, October 27 (4:30 PM - 5:30 PM)
Location: Virtual Library
Room: McBroom Family Porch

Acompáñanos para una hora de cuentos, actividades y canciones en español. Este programa es para niños de 0-8 y sus familias. La hora será miércoles a las 4:30pm. Nos reuniremos en el porche exterior. Se requiere el uso de cubrebocas para todas las personas mayores de 2 años. Cuéntame un Cuento se llevará a cabo en Capitola durante el período de construcción de Live Oak.

En caso de mal clima, se cancelará la hora de cuentos.

Join us for Spanish Storytime, activities, and music! This program is best suited for kids ages 0-8 and their families. Storytime takes place on Wednesday at 4:30pm. We will meet on the outside porch. Face masks are required for everyone over the age of 2. Storytime will take place at Capitola during Live Oak's contruction period.

In the event of bad weather, storytime will be cancelled.


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

Wednesday, October 27 (4:30 PM - 5:00 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.

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. 

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

Register Now!

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