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Mobile Health Clinic

Wednesday, December 7 (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 weekly 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. Referrals to community providers for specialty care, including mental health Help navigating the health care system and local resources

     


Veterans Connect @ the Library

Wednesday, December 7 (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.


Capitola Book Discussion Group on Zoom

Wednesday, December 7 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Location: Virtual Library
Room: Online

The Capitola Book Discussion Group meets every 1st Wednesday of the month at 10:00am. For greater accessibility, we have now moved to Zoom. Registration is required. All adults are welcome. 

This month's title is Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus.

Register Now!


Homeless Garden Project Open Office Hours

Wednesday, December 7 (10:30 AM - 12:30 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, December 7 (10:30 AM - 11:15 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.


Toddler & Preschool Storytime at Boulder Creek

Wednesday, December 7 (11:00 AM - 11:30 AM)
Location: Boulder Creek
Room: Boulder Creek Community Room

Come join Librarian Jackie 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 


Toddler Time @ Capitola

Wednesday, December 7 (11:00 AM - 11:20 AM)
Location: Capitola
Room: McBroom Family Porch

Toddler Time is a weekly early literacy program for families with children ages 0-3 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!

We will meet inside by the leaf wall.


Preschool Story Time @ La Selva Beach

Wednesday, December 7 (11:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Location: La Selva Beach

Join us for great stories followed by a hands-on craft.  Ages 4-6.


Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) Intake

Wednesday, December 7 (12:30 PM - 2:00 PM)
Location: Downtown
Room: Life Literacies Center

SCPL is partnering with Goodwill Central Coast to provide WIOA group intakes

WIOA eligibility intakes are by RSVP only, please RSVP by emailing: info@workforcescc.com or by calling 831-763-8933.

·       Eligibility Intakes are available in Spanish & English

·       The primary objective of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is to help job seekers access employment, education, training and support services to succeed in the labor market. The WIOA staff and contractors serve a wide range of local residents. You may be eligible for WIOA as a dislocated worker, who has been laid off when a company is downsizing or closing.

Take place on the first and last Wednesday of the month, 12:30-2:00pm

Watch the video to learn more:

https://youtu.be/PYv1Nyj2XjA

 

SCPL se asocia con Goodwill de la Costa Central para proporcionar admisiones grupales de WIOA

Solamente por cita previa.

Para confirmar una cita, por favor comuníquese al correo electrónico a info@workforcescc.com o llamando al 831-763-8933.

Las Admisiones de elegibilidad están disponibles en español e inglés El objetivo principal de la Ley de Oportunidades e Innovación de la Fuerza Laboral (WIOA, por sus siglas en inglés) es ayudar a las personas que buscan empleo a acceder a servicios de empleo, educación, capacitación y apoyo para tener éxito en el mercado laboral. El personal y los contratistas de WIOA atienden a una amplia variedad de residentes locales. Puede ser elegible para WIOA como trabajador desplazado, que ha sido despedido cuando una empresa se está reduciendo o cerrando.

Las admisiones se realizan el primer y último miércoles del mes, de 12:30 p. m. a 2:00 p. m.

Para aprende más, vea el video en español:

https://youtu.be/lWOVy5_VT8g


Make & Explore @ Boulder Creek

Wednesday, December 7 (2:00 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. 


Make & Explore @ Garfield Park

Wednesday, December 7 (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.

This program will take place outside when possible.

Children will need an adult present to help them. Expect to get messy!


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

Wednesday, December 7 (3:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
Location: Capitola
Room: Brad Mcdonald Conference Room

R.E.A.D. is one-on-one reading comprehension instruction for readers 2nd 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


R.E.A.D.: Reach Every Amazing Detail @ La Selva Beach

Wednesday, December 7 (3:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
Location: La Selva Beach

R.E.A.D. is one-on-one reading comprehension instruction for readers 2nd 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


Afterschool STEAM @ Capitola

Wednesday, December 7 (3:30 PM - 5:30 PM)
Location: Capitola

Learn how to survive in the world of Minecraft.edu. Ages 8 to 18. Space is limited to 18 on a first-come basis. No advance registration.


Advanced Placement 101

Wednesday, December 7 (5:30 PM - 8:00 PM)
Location: Capitola
Room: Ow Family Community Room
What is Advanced Placement and why is it important?

Considering AP classes?  Come to this webinar on Advanced Placement planning

The Princeton Review is partnering with the Santa Cruz Public Libraries to bring you a series of virtual webinars focused on college admissions preparedness and will provide the opportunity to get info and ask questions.

Want to participate, but don't have a large screen?  Join us at the Capitola Branch Library, 2005 Wharf Rd.  We will be live streaming this workshop in the community room.

Registration required via Princeton Review for both virtual and in-person attendance.  

Click here to register. 


Virtual Writers' Open Mic Night

Wednesday, December 7 (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.

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Reading in the Redwoods Book Group

Wednesday, December 7 (6:00 PM - 7:30 PM)
Location: Felton
Room: Felton Community Room

Reading in the Redwoods book group meets monthly on the 4th Wednesday at 6:00 pm in the Felton Community Room, except in Nov. & Dec. For the early December meeting we are reading The Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford.


Veterans Connect @ the Library

Thursday, December 8 (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.


Preschool Storytime at the Downtown Branch

Thursday, December 8 (10:30 AM - 11:00 AM)
Location: Downtown
Room: Downtown Community Room

Join us in the upstairs meeting room at the Downtown Library for storytime!  We'll share stories, songs, and rhymes in a safe environment.  This 30 minute program is intended for children aged 3-6.  Do-it-yourself craft kits will be provided every week.


Rabid Reader Book Discussion Group @ La Selva Beach

Thursday, December 8 (10:30 AM - 12:00 PM)
Location: La Selva Beach
Room: Online

The LSB Rabid Reader Book Discussion group meets on the second Thursday of the month from 10:30a to 12:00p.  All adults are welcome.

Meeting will be in-person at the La Selva Beach Library, 316 Estrella Ave; and virtually via Zoom.  To receive the Zoom link, please register below.

This month's selection TBA

 

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