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Discovery Zone Playgroup

Friday, June 14 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Location: Boulder Creek
Room: Boulder Creek Community Room

A time for free play for children with a participating adult. Arrival and departure times are flexible. This is a drop-in early learning program, where there will be toys for developing and strengthening gross motor skills, as well as providing time for young children to learn socialization skills,  and for all participants to form friendships.


Bridge Club @ La Selva Beach

Friday, June 14 (10:30 AM - 12:00 PM)
Location: La Selva Beach

Come learn and play with us.  Every Friday morning (except the 1st Friday of the month) starting at 10:30a. 

Questions??  Please call the La Selva Beach Library   831.427.7710

 

La Selva Beach Library, 316 Estrella Ave.  


Knitting @ Live Oak Library

Friday, June 14 (11:00 AM - 1:00 PM)
Location: Live Oak

We are knitting at Live Oak Library on Fridays. All you need to do is bring some yarn and knitting needles. This is an drop in event. Come for part of the time or stay for the whole event. Crochet or crossstitch and other crafts are welcome. 

For more information contact the librarian Julie Soto sotoj@santacruzpl.org or 831-427-7700 ext 7649


Preschool Storytime @ Scotts Valley

Friday, June 14 (11:00 AM - 11:30 AM)
Location: Scotts Valley
Room: Fireside Community Room

Come join Librarian Emily for stories, songs, and lots of fun for preschoolers and their caregivers in our beautiful, newly-renovated Scotts Valley Library Branch every Friday at 11am.


Encompass Outreach Worker Office Hours

Friday, June 14 (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.

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


Live Oak Book Group

Friday, June 14 (2:00 PM - 3:15 PM)
Location: Live Oak

The Live Oak Book Group meets on the second Friday of the month. Each month we vote on a book the month prior to the meeting.

For more information email Lorena Lopez at lopezl@santacruzpl.org or text Jim Lewis (‭831 588-0666). 

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In-Person Tech Help @ Felton

Friday, June 14 (2:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Location: Felton
Room: Felton Study Room

Are you stuck with a technology question?

One of our tech savvy staff members at the Felton 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.

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!


Make and Explore @ Live Oak

Friday, June 14 (3:00 PM - 4:30 PM)
Location: Live Oak

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

Please allow at least 30 minutes to complete a project.

Children under 7 yrs old will need an adult present to help them. Expect to get messy!


Lego Friday Fun

Friday, June 14 (3:00 PM - 4:30 PM)
Location: Felton
Room: Felton Community Room

Use your imagination and build anything you can dream! Lego and Duplo blocks will be available for children and youth to tinker with, build, explore, and creatively play! 

No registration necessary.


Community Crafters@ Boulder Creek

Saturday, June 15 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Location: Boulder Creek
Room: Boulder Creek Community Room

 Come join amazing teachers from the community to learn a new craft or art process, and have a space dedicated to work on projects with others every week. We plan to learn a new craft or art process once a month with the weeks in between being open "studio" time. Come be part of this new community at the Boulder Creek  library! Materials will be provided for craft being taught, or bring what you want to work on! 


English Language Conversation Group with Volunteer Center Literacy Program

Saturday, June 15 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Location: Capitola
Room: Brad Mcdonald Conference Room

Please join us at the Capitola Branch Library on Saturdays, 10am-12pm for a chance to practice your English language skills with new friends and a group leader from the Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz County Literacy Program.

For more information about the Literacy Program visit https://scvolunteercenter.org/programs/literacy-program/ or call  831-427-5077.


AAUW Speaker Series The Pay Gap: Are We Making Progress?

Saturday, June 15 (10:30 AM - 12:00 PM)
Location: Aptos
Room: The Betty Leonard Community Room

AAUW National Public Policy Director Meghan Kissell will share recent findings on the pay gap between women and men. This report hasn’t been publicly released yet so we do not yet know the details.


Bilingual Family Storytime

Saturday, June 15 (10:30 AM - 11:00 AM)
Location: Branciforte
Room: Branciforte Branch Library, 230 Gault St, Santa Cruz, CA 95062

Bilingual stories and songs, in Spanish and English, for young children and their families.

Cuentos y canciones bilingües, en español e inglés, para niños pequeños y sus familias.


Are You Game? Lancelot's Merry Band of Gamers

Saturday, June 15 (12:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
Location: Capitola
Room: Barbara Gorson Multiuse Room

Adults need playtime, too! Come play some new or old favorite tabletop games. Bring your favorite board game or play some of Lancelot's games. No prior gaming experience is necessary. This program is for adults 18+. 

We will meet every first and third Saturday of the month in the Barbara Gorson Multipurpose Room at the Capitola Branch Library.


Community Poetry Circle at Felton

Saturday, June 15 (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Location: Felton
Room: Felton Community Room

Join the circle and write a poem in a creative and supportive  environment. No experience necessary. Open to all ages and levels of poets.

Facilitated by poet-teacher Magdalena Montagne.

Pre-registration is no longer required.

Questions: Call Magdalena at 831-252-5776 or email her at magdamontagne@gmail.com.

The group meets on the back patio, but if the weather is inclement, we will meet in the Community Room.


Local Author Taylor Lahey talk & Mosaic craft

Saturday, June 15 (1:00 PM - 2:30 PM)
Location: Aptos
Room: The Betty Leonard Community Room

Join us for local author Taylor Lahey's presentation and craft event on his children's picture book, Câmbio.  

Câmbio is based on real events from Curitiba, Brazil.  A child participates in a new program where people exchange litter for bus tokens. Over the years, the child and his neighbors continue to participate and the neighborhood changes before their eyes. In addition to story talk, Taylor will share information about the illustrated mosaics in Câmbio and their connection to Curitiba.

After the talk, there will be mosaic craft for children inspired by the story.

Aptos Friends of the Library will have signed copies of Câmbio for sale.


Great Expectations Parenting Group for Parents/Caregivers of Neurodivergent Children

Saturday, June 15 (1:30 PM - 2:30 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley
Room: Study Room A
Here at the Scotts Valley library, we're hosting a parenting group for caregivers raising neurodivergent individuals with behavior challenges and delays from toddlers to teens. We will meet on the third Saturday of every month from 1:30-2:30pm.   We'll Explore:
Autism and Neurodiversity
Behavior Challenges
Feelings as Parents
Social Norms
Compassionate Self-Care   From Third Wave ABA: At Third Wave ABA, we’re deeply committed to helping those living with behavioral, social, and developmental challenges reach their highest potential. Our unique approach combines modern technology and compassionate care for a comprehensive wellness experience that gives families peace of mind in knowing they are truly being taken care of! We believe everyone deserves the chance to live an enriched life.    thirdwaveaba.com 


DJ Skills Workshop with DJ Yuka Yu (for ACT)

Saturday, June 15 (2:00 PM - 3:30 PM)
Location: Felton
Room: Felton Teen Multipurpose Room

Every wanted to learn how to DJ? We've got you covered! Join our Advisory Council of Teens (ACT) as we host a DJ Skills Workshop with DJ Yuka Yu! 

Whether you already DJ or are a complete beginner, this course is a great place to get started.  Learn how to download and organize your music collection, use Rekordbox to prepare your playlists, and mix harmonically.  Preparing your set – Learn about the different formats and how to download and organize your music library. Get your hands on the controls and learn how to load your tracks.  From there we will go over how the DJ equipment is set-up and go over some options so that if you decide to buy your own you’ll be set to play in no time.  You will have a chance to play a track on a Pioneer DDJ mixer.

Instructor Bio:

Hailing from Taipei, Taiwan, a city with a thriving nightlife that goes until the wee hours of the morning, Yuka grew up with the birth of the electronic music scene in Asia in the late 90s. She began DJ’ing while living in London in Camden town, getting trained at the London Sound Academy.

Advisory Council of Teens (ACT) is the SCPL young adult advisory group. ACT is open to all young adults in Scotts Valley and the San Lorenzo Valley. The main focus of the ACT is young adult services, including programs, events, spaces, and policies. This is a good opportunity for students to fulfill community service credits, obtain job skills, develop leadership abilities, and acquire college extracurricular experience. Also, ACT is a great outlet to meet great friends and most importantly, have fun with other like-minded individuals.

Questions?  Contact Librarian Jackie Danziger (danzigerj@santacruzpl.org)

 


Chess Club with Gjon

Saturday, June 15 (2:00 PM - 3:30 PM)
Location: Downtown
Room: Downtown Community Room

Professional chess instruction with Chess Master Gjon Feinstein.  All levels welcome. For ages 6 - 18. If you have never played chess before, please contact Gjon before your first session: coach@santacruzchess.com     831-425-7835


In-Person Tech Help @ Branciforte

Saturday, June 15 (2:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Location: Branciforte

Are you stuck with a technology question?

Our tech savvy staff at the Branciforte 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/branciforte

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!

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SCPL staff available
Mon-Thur 10am-6pm
Fri-Sat 10am-5pm
Sun 1pm-5pm

Email Us

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Text 831.264.0647

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