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SCPL is currently not charging late fees for any items

We recognize the hardship that this crisis is having on many in our community and want library fines to be one less worry right now. Additionally, our ability to accept your library materials is also limited. Lost and damage fees still apply.

We are now filling requests for items placed on hold

See our Curbside Pickup and Returns page for the latest details on where and when this service is available.

Upcoming Virtual Events
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Reading in the Redwoods @Felton - Virtual Book Discussion

Wednesday, October 28 (6:00 PM - 7:30 PM)
Location: Felton
Room: Online

The book for October is The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery

Reading in the Redwoods book group meets monthly on the 4th Wednesday at 6:00 pm.  Registration is required to get the Zoom invite.

Register Now!


Tell Me a Story/Stories for Bedtime

Wednesday, October 28 (7:00 PM - 7:45 PM)

Join us on Facebook for Bedtime Stories presented by SCPL Librarians Jackie and Jeanne. On alternating weeks, Jackie will read a story and Jeanne will tell a story and also help families to tell their own stories. New programs will be available every Wednesday at 7:30 pm and on the library's YouTube Channel after that.

Tonight Librarian Jeanne tells the Legend of Stingy Jack, a traditional Irish tale about the origin of the Jack-o'-Lantern with many references to God and the Devil and to Heaven and Hell.

Here is the Youtube Watch Page.

For more fun, please visit our Storytimes for Children playlist.


Halloween Preschool Storytime with Librarian Jeanne

Thursday, October 29 (10:00 AM - 10:30 PM)
Location: Virtual Library

Stories will be released every Thursday at 10 am on Facebook and Youtube. Librarian Jeanne will read stories and sing songs in this weekly recorded storytime event.

Watch the premire!

Today's program features Monster and Halloween stories.


Wings Birth Certificate Office Hours

Thursday, October 29 (10:30 AM - 12:00 PM)
Location: Downtown
Room: Life Literacies Center

Wings Homeless Advocates will be holding office hours at the corner of Center and Locusts streets, outside of the Downtown Library on Thursdays, 10:30am - 12:00pm. Wings will be providing free birth certificates and notary services for people experiencing homelessness.

Appointments are required and can be made by contacting Wings at id@wingsadvocacy.org or leaving a voicemail at 831-291-5096 No other services will be available at this time Physical distancing and masks (or face coverings) will be required to participate

Walk up appointments are accepted as time allows


Tech Talks: Own Your Data (Apple/Android)

Thursday, October 29 (11:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Location: Virtual Library
Room: Online

Leverage privacy apps and settings to reduce your digital footprint.

 

Join us as we look at both the simple and advanced ways apps and settings can be used to limit your digital footprint.

 

 

Tech Talks are not your typical computer class.  These are hands-on workshops that help us better understand our mobile devices.

This event will be taking place online using Zoom. Registrants will receive an email with the Zoom meeting link immediately upon registering for the event.

For more information on accessing Zoom, visit our website here:

Using Zoom

We look forward to seeing you online!

 

Register Now!


Encompass Downtown Outreach Worker Office Hours

Thursday, October 29 (2:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Location: Downtown

An Encompass Downtown Outreach worker will be available on a drop-in basis, 2:00 -4:00 PM, at the corner of Center and Church Streets outside of 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 an HSC PO Box, clearing camping tickets, obtaining a fee-free DMV CA Identification application and more. For more info contact SCPL staff person Jesse at silvaj@santacruzpl.org or Encompass staff Kris at kris.younggren@encompasscs.org or Meredith at meredith.flores@encompasscs.org.

 

 

 


Storytime with Mel @ Online

Friday, October 30 (10:00 AM - 10:30 AM)
Location: Virtual Library
Room: Online

Storytime is temporarily moving online due the cancellation of library events caused by COVID-19. 

Join us online for a Preschool Storytime. We'll read books and sing songs. For 3-6 year olds.

This storytime will be taking place on the online Zoom meeting platform.  Registrants will receive Zoom meeting instructions via email prior to the event.  Registration is required in order to receive the Zoom link. 

Register Now!


Tales to Tails

Friday, October 30 (10:30 AM - 11:00 AM)
Location: Virtual Library
Room: Online

Tales to Tails brings a fun, neutral, and accessible way for children of all ages to practice reading aloud or tellings stories. Bring some books, a stuffed animal or your own pet, and come read with us! Children will read to a dog 1:1 in a Zoom breakout room with a certified therapy dog and their handler.

This event will piggyback on Mel's Storytime which starts at 10am so if you come for Mel's Storytime, stay for Tales to Tails!

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Halloween Storytime Spooktacular with Librarian Jackie

Friday, October 30 (4:00 PM - 4:30 PM)
Room: Online

Join us for a special Halloween storytime with Librarian Jackie! Let's celebrate Halloween together with spooktacular stories, songs, and rhymes. Trick or treat yourself to a fun, live, virtual family storytime on Zoom!

Pick up your Halloween mask craft kit at any curbside branch starting on October 23rd (while supplies last) and wear it to storytime! Costumes are not necessary, but are encouraged. 

 

Register to receive a Zoom link.

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Encompass Downtown Outreach Worker Office Hours

Monday, November 2 (2:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Location: Downtown

An Encompass Downtown Outreach worker will be available on a drop-in basis, 2:00 -4:00 PM, at the corner of Center and Church Streets outside of 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 an HSC PO Box, clearing camping tickets, obtaining a fee-free DMV CA Identification application and more. For more info contact SCPL staff person Jesse at silvaj@santacruzpl.org or Encompass staff Kris at kris.younggren@encompasscs.org or Meredith at meredith.flores@encompasscs.org.

 

 

 


Women in STEM: Margaret Zimmer, Professor of Watershed Hydrology at UCSC

Monday, November 2 (4:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
Room: Online

Teens! Interested in a STEM career? Learn more about technology and engineering through our seminar series. Join us via Zoom as Margaret Zimmer Professor of Watershed Hydrology at UC Santa Cruz discusses her career and research. 

This speaker series is cohosted by Vacaville High Chapter of SWENext and Solano County Library

 

Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUpdOiprDotHN0dJQ-V6gTphIbcr5z426I7

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


Cuéntame un Cuento @ Online

Monday, November 2 (5:30 PM - 6:30 PM)
Location: Virtual Library
Room: Online

Acompáñanos para una hora especial de cuentos, actividades y canciones en español, celebrando tradiciones en dos culturas con libros sobre Halloween y Día de los Muertos! Este programa es para niños de 0-8 y sus familias. La hora será lunes - 5:30PM. Será una reunión virtual en vivo de Zoom.

Es necesario registrarse para este evento. Los registrantes recibirán un correo electrónico 24 horas y 1 hora antes del programa con un enlace Zoom e instrucciones para iniciar sesión.

 

Join us for Spanish Storytime, Mondays @ 5:30. It's going to be a live Zoom meeting.

Registration is required for this event. Registrants will receive an email 24 hours and 1 hour prior to the program with a Zoom link and instructions for logging in.

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Dungeons & Dragons

Tuesday, November 3 (3:30 PM - 6:30 PM)
Location: Virtual Library

Attention tweens and teens --  Adventure awaits!

A friendly introduction to Dungeons & Dragons for players of all experience levels, led by an experienced player. Held every Tuesday from 3:30-6:30pm. Our New quest will BEGIN on NOVEMBER 3rd and end on FEBRUARY 23rd.

Form a party, hunt for ancient treasures, and use your wits, magic, or brute force to battle kobolds, dragons, and more. Dungeons & Dragons is a game of adventure, imagination and near-limitless possibilities. If you've been curious but unsure how to start, it's time to roll the dice and join this campaign. An experienced D&Der will guide you, and all the necessary materials & manuals will be provided.

Parents: Please be prepared to briefly meet our volunteer who leads the program. Zoom Link will be emailed the day of the event  - NOVEMBER 3rd  please register in advance so that we know who and how many to expect, Thank you!

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Capitola Book Discussion Group on Zoom

Wednesday, November 4 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Room: Online

The Capitola Book Discussion Group meets every 1st Wednesday of the month at 10:00am. Formerly held at Aptos Library due to the Capitola closure we have now moved to Zoom. Registration is required. All adults are welcome. 

This month's title is The Dutch House by Ann Patchett.

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Virtual Writers' Open Mic Night

Wednesday, November 4 (6:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
Location: Virtual Library
Room: Online

Writers' Open Mic Night offers you an environment to read your works aloud every first Wednesday of the month. Poets, novelists, short story writers, scriptwriters, essayists, writers of memoir, nonfiction, and children’s storybooks--plus friends, fans, and readers who want to hear something new--are all welcome! This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Scotts Valley Library.

 

This program requires registration for Zoom access link.

Register Now!


Preschool Storytime with Librarian Jeanne

Thursday, November 5 (10:00 AM - 10:30 PM)
Location: Virtual Library

Stories will be released every Thursday at 10 am on Facebook and Youtube. Librarian Jeanne will read stories and sing songs in this weekly recorded storytime event.

Watch the premire: https://youtu.be/R1IUap7o2RI


Wings Birth Certificate Office Hours

Thursday, November 5 (10:30 AM - 12:00 PM)
Location: Downtown
Room: Life Literacies Center

Wings Homeless Advocates will be holding office hours at the corner of Center and Locusts streets, outside of the Downtown Library on Thursdays, 10:30am - 12:00pm. Wings will be providing free birth certificates and notary services for people experiencing homelessness.

Appointments are required and can be made by contacting Wings at id@wingsadvocacy.org or leaving a voicemail at 831-291-5096 No other services will be available at this time Physical distancing and masks (or face coverings) will be required to participate

Walk up appointments are accepted as time allows


Tech Talks: What’s New on iOS 14 (Apple)

Thursday, November 5 (11:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Location: Virtual Library
Room: Online

 

Learn about the privacy and productivity features and settings available to you with the new iOS 14 on iPhone.

 

Join us virtually as we demonstrate the iOS 14 highlights—enabled on the iPhone's newest operating system. iOS 14 is compatible with the iPhone 6s and later. It is recommended that you download iOS 14 beforehand if you wish to participate in the active demonstrations.

 

 

Tech Talks are not your typical computer class.  These are hands-on workshops that help us better understand our mobile devices.

This event will be taking place online using Zoom. Registrants will receive an email with the Zoom meeting link immediately upon registering for the event.

For more information on accessing Zoom, visit our website here:

Using Zoom

We look forward to seeing you online!

 

Register Now!


Encompass Downtown Outreach Worker Office Hours

Thursday, November 5 (2:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Location: Downtown

An Encompass Downtown Outreach worker will be available on a drop-in basis, 2:00 -4:00 PM, at the corner of Center and Church Streets outside of 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 an HSC PO Box, clearing camping tickets, obtaining a fee-free DMV CA Identification application and more. For more info contact SCPL staff person Jesse at silvaj@santacruzpl.org or Encompass staff Kris at kris.younggren@encompasscs.org or Meredith at meredith.flores@encompasscs.org.

 

 

 


Storytime with Mel @ Online

Friday, November 6 (10:00 AM - 10:30 AM)
Location: Virtual Library
Room: Online

Storytime is temporarily moving online due the cancellation of library events caused by COVID-19. 

Join us online for a Preschool Storytime. We'll read books and sing songs. For 3-6 year olds.

This storytime will be taking place on the online Zoom meeting platform.  Registrants will receive Zoom meeting instructions via email prior to the event.  Registration is required in order to receive the Zoom link. 

Register Now!

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Essential Services & Community Resources

Servicios en español

Connect with Local Government Decision Makers
Additional Resources

Free Downloadable Content!

SCPL is currently not charging late fees for any items

We recognize the hardship that this crisis is having on many in our community and want library fines to be one less worry right now. Additionally, our ability to accept your library materials is also limited. Lost and damage fees still apply.

We are now filling requests for items placed on hold

See our Curbside Pickup and Returns page for the latest details on where and when this service is available.

View full calendar