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Mobile Health Clinic

Wednesday, July 17 (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, July 17 (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!


Homeless Garden Project Open Office Hours

Wednesday, July 17 (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


Preschool Storytime @ the Garfield Park Branch Library

Wednesday, July 17 (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.


Preschool Story Time @ La Selva Beach

Wednesday, July 17 (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, July 17 (11:00 AM - 11:30 AM)
Location: Boulder Creek
Room: Boulder Creek Community Room

Come join us 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, July 17 (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!


Tales to Tails @ Branciforte

Wednesday, July 17 (12:00 PM - 1:00 PM)
Location: Branciforte

Trained therapy dogs will be available at the Library to be attentive reading partners for children reading aloud.

Child must be 6-17 years old, and already reading to some degree.

Our volunteer handlers are there to provide support but are not trained reading instructors.

 

Appointments are required, please contact 831-427-7704 to make yours now.

If you have questions, e-mail hernandezo@santacruzpl.org


Pilates @ the Library

Wednesday, July 17 (12:30 PM - 1:30 PM)
Location: Aptos
Room: The Betty Leonard Community Room

 Welcome to Pilates at the Library! 

Join us for a fantastic fusion of fitness and relaxation right in the heart of your favorite local library! Our Pilates class is all about sculpting those muscles, improving flexibility, and finding your inner zen, all while surrounded by the soothing atmosphere of books and knowledge.

This is a Bring Your Own Mat situation, and space is on a first come basis - so come a few minutes early if you can! 

 All Levels Welcome: Whether you're a seasoned Pilates pro or a complete newbie, this class is perfect for you! Our experienced instructor will guide you through each move, offering modifications and challenges for every skill level.

 Free for All: Yep, you read that right! This class is totally free, so you can focus on your workout without worrying about your wallet. Just bring yourself, a yoga mat, water bottle, and maybe a friend or two!

 Fun and Energizing: Get ready to groove to some upbeat tunes while you tone those muscles and work on your core strength. Our class is designed to be enjoyable and engaging, so you'll leave feeling refreshed and invigorated.

 

Ready to roll out your mat and join the Pilates party? Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to get fit, have fun, and connect with your community—all in the cozy comfort of your local library! See you on the mat! 


Game Zone @ Scotts Valley

Wednesday, July 17 (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley
Room: Study Room A

Scotts Valley library is offering a new program for tweens to relax, hang with friends and play games! We're offering a variety of video, card and board games as well as snacks every Wednesday afternoon from 1-3pm. Come check it out and bring your friends!

 

Snacks courtesy of the Friends of the Scotts Valley Library.


Make & Explore @ Garfield Park

Wednesday, July 17 (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, July 17 (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


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

Wednesday, July 17 (3:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
Location: Capitola
Room: Bob White Study Room B

R.E.A.D. is canceled this week. There are other locations such a Live Oak on Tuedsdays and Branciforte on Wednesdays. To Sign up for another location please contact: SCPL Telephone Information: 831-427-7713 or elibrary@santacruzpl.org


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

Wednesday, July 17 (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


Family Movie Matinee with California Film and Cultural Center

Wednesday, July 17 (3:00 PM - 6:00 PM)
Location: Felton
Room: Felton Community Room

Come join us in the Felton Branch Library Community Room for a movie matinee for the family with our partners at the California Film and Cultural Center. Bring your own snacks and get ready for fun!

Family Movie Matinee happens every 3rd Wednesday of the month and is absolutlely free!

This month's movie is: The Mitchells vs. the Machines (2021, rated PG)

Run-time: 1hr. 54 min.


Make & Explore @ Boulder Creek

Wednesday, July 17 (3:00 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. 


Afternoon STEAM: Minecraft @ Aptos

Wednesday, July 17 (3:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
Location: Aptos
Room: The Betty Leonard Community Room

3:00 to 5:00

Learn how to craft, build, and survive in the world of Minecraft.edu.

Space is limited to 20 on a first-come basis. 

No advance registration.

Ages 8 to 18

This program 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.


Branciforte Guitar Club

Wednesday, July 17 (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 @ Aptos

Wednesday, July 17 (3:30 PM - 4:30 PM)
Location: Aptos
Room: Dorosin Memorial Conference Room

Trained therapy dogs will be available at the Library to be attentive reading partners for children reading aloud.

Child must be 6-17 years old, and already reading to some degree.

Our volunteer handlers are there to provide support but are not trained reading instructors.

 

Appointments are required, please contact 831-427-7713 to make yours now.

If you have questions, e-mail rammerr@santacruzpl.org


Lego Engineering Challenge

Wednesday, July 17 (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. 

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

Email Us

831.427.7713

Text 831.264.0647

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Suggest a Purchase

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Summer Reading!
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