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James Henry's House of Samba Kids at Scotts Valley Community Center

Saturday, June 25 (11:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Location: Offsite
Room: Offsite - see event description for location

James Henry, master percussionist, has traveled the world and incorporates cultural wisdom from across the globe into his performances. Expect to dance, sing, and be transported to many areas of the globe through the sounds of drums and percussion!

The event will be held at Scotts Valley Community Center (360 Kings Village Rd, Scotts Valley, CA 95066), right across the Scotts Valley Library Branch. 

Registration is not required but its highly recomended!

Register Now!


Board in the Library

Saturday, June 25 (12:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
Location: Felton
Room: Felton Community Room

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


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

Saturday, June 25 (1:00 PM - 5:00 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 - Thursday 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Friday CLOSED Saturday - 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 - Jueves 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Viernes - Cerrado

Sábado - Domingo 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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.


Chess Club with Gjon

Saturday, June 25 (2:00 PM - 3:30 PM)
Location: Downtown

Saturdays 2:00 - 3:30pm (except 1st Saturday of the month)

Downtown Library 224 Church St.

In the upstairs meeting 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


James Henry's House of Samba Kids at Felt Street Park

Saturday, June 25 (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Location: Live Oak
Room: Offsite - see event description for location

Join us at the Felt Street County Park (1904 Felt St, Santa Cruz, CA 95062) for an afternoon of drums and dance!  James Henry, master percussionist, has traveled the world and incorporates cultural wisdom from across the globe into his performances.  Expect to dance, sing, and be transported to many areas of the world through the sounds of drums and percussion!


Family Movie @ La Selva Beach

Saturday, June 25 (3:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
Location: La Selva Beach

Join us on Saturdays for a great family movie.  Movie will start at 3p.

June 11: Encanto

June 18: no movie, Jungle James Reptiles program instead!

June 25: Atlantis: The Lost Empire

July 2: Atlantis: Milo's Return

July 9: Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (PG)

July 16: Bernie the Dolphin

July 23: Finding Nemo


Teen Zine Club @ Felton

Sunday, June 26 (12:00 PM - 1:30 PM)
Location: Felton
Room: Felton Community Room

Are you looking for a fun DIY project? Is creativity your thing? Do you love writing, arts and crafts, art, design, fashion, and music?

If you answered yes or no for the following questions, you are eligible to join our Teen Zine Club!

Zine is a DIY small circulating self-published media that shows your original work or a compilation of your favorite text, info, images and more.

We will meet every 2nd and 4th Sunday in the Community Room in Felton Library.

 Due to this program being before open hours, please enter through the Patio entrance at the far end of the parking lot (near the EV Charging Stations).

For more information, please contact Iván Llamas at llamasi@santacruzpl.org or (831) 427-7700 ext 7752

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¿Estás buscando un proyecto de bricolaje divertido? ¿Te gusta ser creativo? ¿Te encanta la escritura, las artes y manualidades, el arte, el diseño, la moda y la música?

Si respondió sí o no a las siguientes preguntas, ¡usted es elegible para unirse a nuestro Teen Zine Club!

Zine es un pequeño medio de comunicación que muestra puede mostrar su trabajo original o una compilación de su texto, información, imágenes, música y más! 

Nos reuniremos cada segundo y cuarto domingo en el Salón Comunitario en la sucursal de Felton.

Por favor ingrese a través de la puerta del patio.

Para obtener más información, comíquese con Iván Llamas a llamasi@santacruzpl.org o (831) 427-7700 ext 7752


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

Sunday, June 26 (1:00 PM - 5:00 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 - Thursday 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Friday CLOSED Saturday - 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 - Jueves 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Viernes - Cerrado

Sábado - Domingo 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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.


Queer Gaming Group

Sunday, June 26 (1:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
Location: Downtown

Queer Gaming Group is a safe place for LGBTQ+ folks and allies to gather, play games and build community.


In-Person Tech Help @ Downtown

Sunday, June 26 (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Location: Downtown

Are you stuck with a technology question?

Our tech savvy staff at the Downtown 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/downtown

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 @ Felton

Monday, June 27 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Location: Felton
Room: Felton Teen Multipurpose Room

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!


Bridge Club

Monday, June 27 (10:30 AM - 12:00 PM)
Location: Capitola
Room: Ow Family Community Room

Join us at the Bridge Club, every Monday 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.

There will be no meetings on these holiday dates:

Monday, May 30 Memorial Day holiday Monday, June 20 Juneteenth holiday observed Monday, July 4 Fourth of July holiday

Bridge club is a partnership between Santa Cruz County Parks and Santa Cruz Public Libraries. 

Please click HERE to register for the event on Santa Cruz County Parks website or in person one the day of the event.

Enjoy playing bridge for recreation, mental stimulation, and companionship at the library!


Knitting at the Library @ Felton

Monday, June 27 (12:30 PM - 2:00 PM)
Location: Felton
Room: Felton Community Room

Join us every Monday 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, June 27 (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

 

 


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

Monday, June 27 (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.

***************************************

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.


Veterans Connect @ the Library

Tuesday, June 28 (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, June 28 (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!


Let's Dye! Shibori Workshop with Peopleologie at Felton Branch Library

Tuesday, June 28 (11:00 AM - 1:00 PM)
Location: Felton
Room: Patio

Transform a piece of plain white cotton into a unique shibori-style resist-dyed art work and wall hanging, while weaving together history, science, math, and folk art.  It’s always a surprise!

Best for ages 8 years +

Peopleologie promotes cultural literacy, celebrates community, and builds connections to the world through the humanities, sciences, cultural arts, and hand crafting traditions.

Join us on the beautiful Felton Library Branch Community Room & patio for an immersive workshop. 

By registration only.

Register Now!


Capitola Preschool Storytime

Tuesday, June 28 (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 will help you find more books for your children afterwards.

Ask us about our new 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program and sign up for Summer Reading!

Message for Parents:

This event takes place OUTSIDE on Capitola's porch, so please wear sunscreen and a hat!

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, June 28 (11:30 AM - 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.

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