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In-Person Tech Help @ La Selva Beach

Friday, May 20 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Location: La Selva Beach

Are you stuck with a technology question?

Our tech savvy staff at the La Selva Beach 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/laselva

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!


Encompass Downtown Outreach Worker

Friday, May 20 (1:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Location: Downtown
Room: Life Literacies Center

An Encompass Outreach worker will be available on a drop-in basis, 1:00 - 4:00 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


Capitola STEAM Projects

Friday, May 20 (2:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Location: Capitola
Room: McBroom Family Porch

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.

This will be Outdoors on the deck. Bad weather will cancel.

We will be wearing masks, and will be well-spaced on tables. 

You may have to wait for a turn, so please look for books or play on the equipment while you wait.

Please allow at least 30 minutes to complete a project.

Children under 6 yrs old will need an adult present to help them. Please expect to get messy!


Pirates @ the La Selva Beach Library!

Saturday, May 21 (11:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Location: La Selva Beach

Meet buccaneers Captain Vito Catana and Pirate Fuzzy in full pirate regalia from the Lady Morgan, Morgan’s Cove, in Morgan Hill, CA.

Learn pirate facts and listen to Pirate Fuzzy read “Dartanian the Day Dreamer” by Julie Firato, fictional time travel book for ages 5-10.


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

Saturday, May 21 (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.


Community Poetry Circle at Felton

Saturday, May 21 (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Location: Felton
Room: Patio

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 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. 

Register Now!


Chess Club with Gjon

Saturday, May 21 (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


Teen Zine Club @ Felton

Sunday, May 22 (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, May 22 (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, May 22 (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, May 22 (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, May 23 (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, May 23 (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, May 23 (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, May 23 (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, May 23 (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.


In Person STEAM @ Downtown: Make a circuit bug!

Monday, May 23 (3:30 PM - 4:30 PM)

Come and make a circuit bug!

This is an in person program in the Downtown Branch Library Upstairs Meeting Room. 


Veterans Connect @ the Library

Tuesday, May 24 (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, May 24 (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!


CHP Age Well Drive Smart @ Felton

Tuesday, May 24 (10:30 AM - 12:30 PM)
Location: Felton

The California Highway Patrol is offering a traffic safety program for seniors. The Age Well, Drive Smart Program is designed to provide mature drivers with the keys to driving safer and driving longer. Topics will include: How to tune up driving skills, refreshing knowledge of the rules of the road, learning about normal, age related physical changes and how to adjust them, when it may be time to limit or stop driving. Age Well, Drive Smart classes are free. Reserve a spot in the class by calling: 831-662-0511. 

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