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JavaScript Coding

Wednesday, May 12 (3:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Location: Virtual Library
Room: Online

This program will follow the curriculum from Khan Academy called “Intro to JS: Drawing & Animation”. It covers fundamental ideas of computer science, and helps students learn one of the most popular programming languages right now, JavaScript. The curriculum has 18 modules, each with a few videos, short readings, and hands-on activities. Notable modules include Drawing Basics, Variables, Functions, Looping, and Objects. Students are free to work at their own pace; for students who finish quickly, an advanced Khan Academy course is available. No prior programming experience is required.

About the instructor: Saashin is a local high school student. He's always been passionate about computer programming and technology. His first experience with coding was in 4th Grade, when he completed the introductory Khan Academy course on JavaScript. Since then, he's completed online courses in Python, HTML/CSS and JavaScript from University of Michigan, UC Davis and Hong Kong Institute of Technology. He's volunteered with CodeCombat and is currently at doing a internship with a local company.

This class is open to students 8-18 years old. 

For more information please contact Julie Soto at sotoj@santacruzpl.org

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Stories for Bedtime

Wednesday, May 12 (7:00 PM - 7:45 PM)
Location: Virtual Library

Join us on Facebook or Youtube for Bedtime Stories presented by SCPL Librarian Jackie. On alternating weeks, Jackie will read bedtime stories, sing songs, and chant rhymes for families. New programs will be available every other Wednesday at 7:00 pm and on the library's YouTube Channel after that.

Tonight, Jackie reads They All Saw a Cat by Brendan Wenzel. Read with permission from Chronicle Books.

Watch the Premiere!

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


Wings Birth Certificate Office Hours

Thursday, May 13 (10:30 AM - 12:00 PM)
Location: Downtown

Wings Homeless Advocates offers open office hours at the corner of Center and Locusts streets, outside of the Downtown Library on Thursdays, 10:30am - 12:00pm. Wings provides 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


Adult Book Discussion Group @ La Selva Beach

Thursday, May 13 (10:30 AM - 12:00 PM)
Location: La Selva Beach
Room: Online

The LSB Adult Book Discussion group meets on the second Thursday of the month from 10:30a to 12:00p.  The group will meet virtually via Zoom during the remodel.  All adults are welcome.  Registration required.  This month's selection is "A Most Beautiful Thing" by Ashay Cooper.

 

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Encompass Downtown Outreach Worker Office Hours

Thursday, May 13 (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Location: Downtown

An Encompass 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 a PO Box, clearing camping tickets, obtaining a fee-free DMV CA Identification application and more. For more info contact SCPL staff Jesse at silvaj@santacruzpl.org or Encompass staff Kris at kris.younggren@encompasscs.org or Meredith at meredith.flores@encompasscs.org.

 

 

 


Virtual Aptos Book Discussion Group

Thursday, May 13 (1:00 PM - 2:30 PM)

The Aptos Library Book Discussion group meets on the second Thursday of the month from 1:00p - 2:30p and all adults are welcome. Reading selections will be made by the group with an emphasis on thought provoking fiction and challenging non-fiction.

Facilitator: Judy McNeely; judybookdoc@collegepathfinders.com.

This month we are reading Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton.

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Interactive Preschool Storytime on Zoom

Friday, May 14 (10:00 AM - 10:30 AM)
Location: Virtual Library
Room: Online

Join us online for an Interactive Preschool Storytime using Zoom. We'll read books and sing songs in a safe environment. Designed for 3-5 year olds. Tales to Tails follows directly after.

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. 

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Tales to Tails Early Childhood Literacy Program

Friday, May 14 (10:30 AM - 11:00 AM)
Location: Virtual Library
Room: Online
Online - Tales to Tails!

 

 

At virtual Tales to Tails emerging readers get to visit therapy dogs, a robot, or even special guests (oink! oink!) from the Santa Cruz Animal Shelter in interactive 1:1 Zoom breakout rooms.  Young participants are empowered to love reading, the library and animals as they share stories, sing songs, conduct toy "show and tells" and read word or picture books to attentive neutral animal listeners. They have so much fun!

This event piggybacks our Interactive Preschool Storytime which starts at 10am so if you come for Storytime, stay for Tales to Tails!

 

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Cuentos y Experimentos: Videos en español sobre experimentos sencillos de ciencia (Simple STEM videos in Spanish)

Friday, May 14 (12:00 PM - 12:30 PM)
Location: Virtual Library

Cuentos y Experimentos es parte de los programas en español ofrecidos por las bibliotecas públicas de Santa Cruz. En este espacio hacemos experimentos y leemos cuentos con niñas y niños hispanohablantes entre los 0 y 8 años y sus familias. 


Live Oak Book Group

Friday, May 14 (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Room: Online

The Live Oak book group meets on the second Friday of the month from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm and all adults are welcome.

Reading selection for this month is Doctored Evidence: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery by Donna Leon. You can find this title at Santacruzpl.org. It is available in a variety of formats. 

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Encompass Downtown Outreach Worker Office Hours

Monday, May 17 (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Location: Downtown

An Encompass 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 a PO Box, clearing camping tickets, obtaining a fee-free DMV CA Identification application and more. For more info contact SCPL staff Jesse at silvaj@santacruzpl.org or Encompass staff Kris at kris.younggren@encompasscs.org or Meredith at meredith.flores@encompasscs.org.

 

 

 


Cuéntame un Cuento @ Online

Monday, May 17 (5:30 PM - 6:30 PM)
Location: Virtual Library
Room: Online

Acompáñanos para una hora de cuentos, actividades y canciones en español. 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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Library Advisory Commission

Monday, May 17 (6:30 PM - 8:00 PM)
Location: Virtual Library
Room: Online

The Library Advisory Commission is intended to be a voice of the community to provide advice and feedback to the Governing Board and the Director of Libraries.

Commission Members: Rena Dubin, Mary Ripma, Jim Landreth, Lindsay Bass, Tricia Wynne, and Bruce Cotter

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To listen without Zoom, this meeting is streamed live to Youtube

https://www.youtube.com/user/santacruzpl/videos

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To join by Zoom:

When: May 17, 2021 06:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Topic: The Library Advisory Commission

Please click the link below to join the webinar:
https://zoom.us/j/95473681603
Or iPhone one-tap :
    US: +16699006833,,95473681603#  or +13462487799,,95473681603#
Or Telephone:
    Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
        US: +1 669 900 6833  or +1 346 248 7799  or +1 253 215 8782  or +1 929 205 6099  or +1 301 715 8592  or +1 312 626 6799  or 833 548 0282 (Toll Free) or 877 853 5247 (Toll Free) or 888 788 0099 (Toll Free) or 833 548 0276 (Toll Free)
Webinar ID: 954 7368 1603
    International numbers available: https://zoom.us/u/acc6sm5zVp

 


Virtual Zoom Toddler Time by Julie

Tuesday, May 18 (10:30 AM - 11:00 AM)
Location: Virtual Library

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. You must register for this event in order to receive the Zoom link by email. Let's play and learn together!

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Dungeons & Dragons

Tuesday, May 18 (3:30 PM - 6:30 PM)
Location: Virtual Library

Attention 12-16yr olds --  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 Campaign lasts from May 4th to August 31st.

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  - MAY 4th  please register in advance so that we know who and how many to expect, Thank you!

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JavaScript Coding

Wednesday, May 19 (3:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Location: Virtual Library
Room: Online

This program will follow the curriculum from Khan Academy called “Intro to JS: Drawing & Animation”. It covers fundamental ideas of computer science, and helps students learn one of the most popular programming languages right now, JavaScript. The curriculum has 18 modules, each with a few videos, short readings, and hands-on activities. Notable modules include Drawing Basics, Variables, Functions, Looping, and Objects. Students are free to work at their own pace; for students who finish quickly, an advanced Khan Academy course is available. No prior programming experience is required.

About the instructor: Saashin is a local high school student. He's always been passionate about computer programming and technology. His first experience with coding was in 4th Grade, when he completed the introductory Khan Academy course on JavaScript. Since then, he's completed online courses in Python, HTML/CSS and JavaScript from University of Michigan, UC Davis and Hong Kong Institute of Technology. He's volunteered with CodeCombat and is currently at doing a internship with a local company.

This class is open to students 8-18 years old. 

For more information please contact Julie Soto at sotoj@santacruzpl.org

Register Now!


Community Resilience Project: Celebrating Foster Care Awareness Month

Wednesday, May 19 (6:00 PM - 7:30 PM)
Location: Virtual Library
Room: Online

The Library's Community Resilience Project, in partnership with CASA and Santa Cruz County child welfare professionals, returns to celebrate Foster Care Awareness Month in May. Join Jimmy Cook, Program Director of CASA and Najeeb Kamil, Senior Human Services Analyst from Santa Cruz County Families and Children's Services (Child Welfare), for a discussion about the child welfare system and the need for foster parents in Santa Cruz County to support teens and older youth. Panelists include former foster youth, a CASA volunteer, a foster parent, the Honorable Judge Timothy Schmal, and professionals working with foster care youth in Santa Cruz County.

Participants will hear from youth who had experience in the foster care system and learn more about the role of Child Welfare and of judges. You’ll learn how you can be an advocate for foster care youth and come away with a better understanding of the Foster Care system, Santa Cruz County child welfare, and CASA volunteerism.

Learn more about CASA and Child Welfare at: https://santacruzhumanservices.org/SantaCruzFoster

From the CASA website: Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) are community volunteers who work one-on-one with children and youth in the foster care system. CASA volunteers devote a few hours a week getting to know one child and gathering information from everyone involved in the child's life. Volunteers are part of a team that works for the best interests of the child. CASA of Santa Cruz County recruits, screens, trains, matches, and supervises these volunteer Advocates to be the voice of our community's youth in the Dependency Court System. Advocates get to know their child’s situation and needs, help caregivers access resources to meet those needs, and advocate for the child’s best interests in Court, community, and school settings.

From the Santa Cruz County Family and Children's Services website: Family and Children's Services provides services to children who have been abused, neglected, or who are at risk of abuse or neglect. Child welfare services focus on child safety, child and family well-being, and permanent homes for children. Our first priority is always to keep children safely in their own homes with their parents. If that is not possible, children are placed in foster or relative caregiver homes until their own families can care for them again or they are placed for adoption. We work collaboratively with many local agencies and community partners to support and strengthen families and keep children safe in Santa Cruz County.


About SCPL Community Resilience Project: We recognize that the current health crisis has exemplified societal shortcomings and we hope to support positive social change and see our community come out of this pandemic stronger than before. We have hosted various community discussions focusing on relevant pressing issues, moderated by community leaders, with a panel of educators, activists, local officials, artists, service providers, and other community members with expertise on the issue at hand.

 

Learn more about the Library's Community Resilience Project at : https://www.santacruzpl.org/ongoing_programs/programs/6/

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Wings Birth Certificate Office Hours

Thursday, May 20 (10:30 AM - 12:00 PM)
Location: Downtown

Wings Homeless Advocates offers open office hours at the corner of Center and Locusts streets, outside of the Downtown Library on Thursdays, 10:30am - 12:00pm. Wings provides 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


Virtual Boulder Creek Book Group

Thursday, May 20 (11:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Location: Boulder Creek
Room: Online

Please join us every third Thursday of the month at 11:00 am when we discuss the book of the month, watch short videos highlighting authors and interesting side notes about the current book, and share personal insights. Book Club titles are available at the Boulder Creek Library.

This months book is Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain by Oliver Sacks. You can get a copy of this book by going to the Felton Branch Library and asking for the Boulder Creek Book Club Book. Make sure to specify Boulder Creek. You can also request an audiobook through our catalog. 

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Tech Talks: All About Google Photos (Android)

Thursday, May 20 (11:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Location: Virtual Library
Room: Online

Make the most of your camera and photos.


Join us for a discussion about storing and sharing photos on your Android mobile device.  We will also cover the features included with the built-in camera and explore the Google Photos app. We hope you will join us!

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!

 

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