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Mobile Health Clinic

Wednesday, February 28 (9:00 AM - 3:00 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley

Common Spirit Health/Dignity Mobile Wellness Clinic and Santa Cruz Public Libraries are partnering together to connect services that support the physical, mental and economic health and well-being of patrons and provide equitable care to underserved communities with weekly visits to the Scotts Valley branch library. Join us on Wednesdays.

Hours

9:00a-12:00p and 1:00p-3:00p Closed for holidays and inclement weather

Services provided 

Bilingual (English & Spanish) staff  Evaluation and treatment of both acute and chronic health care needs Screenings for diabetes, high blood pressure, and cancer Flu shots Referrals to community providers for specialty care, including mental health Help navigating the health care system and local resources

Common Spirit Health/Dignity Mobile Wellness Clinic y las Bibliotecas Públicas de Santa Cruz se han asociado para conectar servicios que respaldan la salud física, mental y económica, así como el bienestar de los usuarios, y brindar atención equitativa a comunidades desatendidas con visitas semanales a la biblioteca de Scotts Valley. Acompáñenos los miércoles.

Horario

9:00 a. m. - 12:00 p. m. y 1:00 p. m. - 3:00 p. m. Cerrado en días festivos y en caso de mal tiempo.
 

Servicios proporcionados

Personal bilingüe (inglés y español) Evaluación y tratamiento de necesidades de atención médica agudas y crónicas Evaluaciones para diabetes, presión arterial alta y cáncer Vacunes contra la gripe Referencias a proveedores comunitarios para atención especializada, incluida la salud mental Ayuda para navegar el sistema de atención médica y recursos locales.

 

     


In-person Tech Help @ Capitola

Wednesday, February 28 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Location: Capitola
Room: Brad Mcdonald Conference Room

Are you stuck with a technology question?

One of our tech savvy staff members at the Capitola Library would like to help you troubleshoot your question with a 30 minute (or less) appointment. 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. 

Please make an appointment in advance here: https://santacruzpl.libcal.com/appointments/capitola#s-lc-public-pt

Please call telephone information (831-427-7713) if you require assistance making an appointment.

We look forward to helping you!


Preschool Storytime @ the Garfield Park Branch Library

Wednesday, February 28 (10:30 AM - 11:00 AM)
Location: Garfield Park

Join us at the Garfield Park Branch Library for storytime!  We'll share stories, songs, and rhymes in a safe environment.  This program is intended for children aged 2-6.  Do-it-yourself craft kits will be provided every week.


Homeless Garden Project Open Office Hours

Wednesday, February 28 (10:30 AM - 12:00 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


Play Bridge @ Capitola

Wednesday, February 28 (10:30 AM - 12:00 PM)
Location: Capitola
Room: Ow Family Community Room

Join us at the Bridge Club, every Wednesday from 10:30am to 12:00pm. Everyone is welcomed from beginners to social players. Make new friends and sharpen your mind. If you’re interested in playing Bridge, a table is waiting for you. No professional instruction is offerred

This program is community run - we'll provide the tables and cards - you provide yourselves! 

 


Preschool Story Time @ La Selva Beach

Wednesday, February 28 (11:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Location: La Selva Beach

Join us for great stories followed by a hands-on craft.  Ages 4-6.


Toddler & Preschool Storytime at Boulder Creek

Wednesday, February 28 (11:00 AM - 11:30 AM)
Location: Boulder Creek
Room: Boulder Creek Community Room

Come join Librarian Lizz 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 


StoryTime @ Capitola

Wednesday, February 28 (11:00 AM - 11:20 AM)
Location: Capitola

StoryTime is a weekly early literacy program for families with children ages 0-5 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!


Make & Explore @ Boulder Creek

Wednesday, February 28 (2:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Location: Boulder Creek
Room: Boulder Creek Community Room, Outdoor Amphitheater

Make and explore STEAM possibilities at Boulder Creek Branch Library! 

Every week we will have a new project idea for you to build or explore. Projects will include Science, Arts & Crafts, including model building, and exploration of the environment around us.

Best for children 6+. Children under 6 yrs old will need an adult present to help them. Expect to get messy! The program will take place in the Boulder Creek Library Community Room and / or amphitheater. 


Project Scout Tax Preparation Assistance

Wednesday, February 28 (2:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
Location: Capitola

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: Project Scout

INCOME OF $64,000 and below, simple returns only.

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): El Projecto Scout


Make & Explore @ Garfield Park

Wednesday, February 28 (2:30 PM - 4:00 PM)
Location: Garfield Park

Every week we will have a new project idea for you to build or explore. Projects will include Science, Arts & Crafts, including model building, and exploration of the environment around us.

Children will need an adult present to help them. Expect to get messy!


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

Wednesday, February 28 (3:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
Location: La Selva Beach

R.E.A.D. is one-on-one reading comprehension instruction for readers 1st through 12th grade. Instructors are California credentialed teachers. Wednesdays from 3:00p to 5:00p. Sessions are 25 minutes long. By appointment only.

For more information or to register, contact SCPL Telephone Information: 831-427-7713 or elibrary@santacruzpl.org


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

Wednesday, February 28 (3:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
Location: Capitola
Room: Bob White Study Room B

R.E.A.D. is one-on-one reading comprehension instruction for readers 1st through 12th grade. Instructors are California credentialed teachers. Wednesdays from 3:00p to 5:00p. Sessions are 25 minutes long. By appointment only.

For more information or to register, contact SCPL Telephone Information: 831-427-7713 or elibrary@santacruzpl.org


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

Wednesday, February 28 (3:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
Location: Branciforte

R.E.A.D. is one-on-one reading comprehension instruction for readers 1st through 12th grade. Instructors are California credentialed teachers. Wednesdays from 3:00p to 5:00p. Sessions are 25 minutes long. By appointment only.

For more information or to register, contact SCPL Telephone Information: 831-427-7713 or elibrary@santacruzpl.org


Branciforte Guitar Club

Wednesday, February 28 (3:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Location: Branciforte
Room: Community Room

Bring your guitar and join our club to practice and play any style of music you want. Some instruction provided.


Tales to Tails @ Scotts Valley

Wednesday, February 28 (3:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley
Room: Fireside Community Room

***Today's T2T will be held in Study Rooms A & B***

Tales to Tails is a literacy program designed to help children improve their reading skills by providing them the opportunity to read to certified therapy dogs. Programs like Tales to Tails have been implemented nationally in both libraries and schools and have proven to be extremely effective in increasing the self-confidence and reading abilities of the participants. Call in at 831-427-7713 to make a 30-minute appointment at the Scotts Valley branch at either 3pm or 3:30pm on the fourth Wednesday of every month. We and our furry friends look forward to seeing you there!


Felton Library Friends Monthly Meeting

Wednesday, February 28 (3:30 PM - 5:00 PM)
Location: Felton
Room: Felton Community Room

Are you interested in joining the Felton Library Friends? The Felton Library Friends hold a monthly meeting at Felton Branch Library. If you are interested in finding out how this non-profit group assists our public library branch and possibly becoming a Friend, yourself, then please join us.


Lego Engineering Challenge

Wednesday, February 28 (4:00 PM - 5:30 PM)
Location: Downtown
Room: Downtown Community Room

Are you looking for fun, and competitive challenge? Are you good at building stuff using Legos? Are you between the ages of 8 yrs to 12 yrs? 

If you answered yes to all these questions, then you are more than qualified to join our Lego Engineering Challenge! The Lego Engineering Challenge is a fun way for tweens to learn about basic engineering, teamwork, and leadership by completing various lego projects. All lego challenges are self paced. 


Reading in the Redwoods Book Group

Wednesday, February 28 (6:00 PM - 7:30 PM)
Location: Felton
Room: Felton Teen Multipurpose Room

Reading in the Redwoods book group meets monthly on the 4th Wednesday at 6:00 pm in the Felton Teen Room, except in Nov. & Dec. For the February meeting we are reading Violeta by Isabel Allende.


Housing Affordability Panel Discussion: Better Santa Cruz

Wednesday, February 28 (6:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
Location: Capitola
Room: Ow Family Community Room

Our next panel discussion will focus on one of the most pressing issuesto our community today, Housing Affordability. The panel discussion will cover why we are + contributing factors, alternatives, current tools, and what the commmunity can do to find solutions. Would that be legislation? Building? Alternatives? We look forward to a constructive and enlightening conversation. Let's come together as a community to find constructive paths forward. Together we can make a difference!
RSVP at www.bettersantacruz.org

 

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