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A directory of local resources, organizations, and nonprofits right here in our community.

See our COVID-19 Resources Quick List for organizations focusing on information, health and well-being, senior services, and volunteer opportunities during this challenging time.


Connect with Local Government Decision Makers
Additional Resources

Free Downloadable Content!

Items currently checked out:

Our bookdrops have been locked.  We ask that you please do not return checked out items to the Library at this time!

SCPL hopes to decrease anxiety for all of us by creating a period of zero overdue fines for the remainder of March and all of April. This means that we will charge absolutely no overdue fines for any materials returned late during the period of March 13th through April 30th, 2020. Lost and damage fees still apply.

Items on hold:

Holds will be extended until after the Libraries reopen


Census 2020 Information

Upcoming Virtual Events
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Save with Stories

Wednesday, April 1 (6:00 AM - 7:00 AM)
Location: Virtual Library

Daily (M-F) live picture book readings from celebrities including Jennifer Garner.

https://www.instagram.com/savewithstories/?hl=en

#SaveWithStories


Crossfit West Santa Cruz Online

Wednesday, April 1 (8:00 AM - 8:30 AM)

Every 8am for the time being, CrossFit West Santa Cruz will post a free home workout that will range from 15-25 minutes on our instagrams, @crossfitwestsantacruz and @danieljcrossfit.  The videos will show you the movements, tell you the movements, and their appropriate reps and sets in a circuit like fashion. Get your day started off right, I promise you will feel better afterwards. 


Best of the National Book Festival

Wednesday, April 1 (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)

The Library of Congress is celebrating the Library of Congress National Book Festival. Each weekday, they will feature a video presentation from among the thousands of authors who have appeared at the National Book Festival and as part of their new year-long series, National Book Festival Presents. Mondays will feature topical nonfiction; Tuesday: poetry or literary fiction; Wednesday: history, biography, memoir; Thursday: popular fiction; and Friday: authors who write for children and teens. Please enjoy, and make sure to explore our full National Book Festival video collection!


Harper at Home

Wednesday, April 1 (9:00 AM - 10:00 AM)
Location: Virtual Library

Join the HarperKids team each day at 9AM for story times and read-alouds, activities, fun content, and pure entertainment! We’ll have appearances from your favorite authors and illustrators, our own employees, and special guests, and we’ll be posting suggestions for activities, and more! Follow HarperKids on FacebookInstagramTwitter, and YouTube Kids.


Crossfit West Kids Class

Wednesday, April 1 (10:00 AM - 10:30 AM)

Crossfit West Santa Cruz is offering a FREE kids class on instagram live every morning at 10am on @danieljcrossfit account. This is a 15-20 minute class, filled with animal facts, a warm up, workout, and a good time. Free for all.


Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems

Wednesday, April 1 (10:00 AM - 10:30 AM)

https://www.kennedy-center.org/mowillems?fbclid=IwAR07GbPDf8cs5jh5KyUXkqkhp-5zwogZ46oduYHXMwmYfX3VVPUxEoWYaPo

Mo Willems invites YOU into his studio every day for his LUNCH DOODLE. Learners worldwide can draw, doodle and explore new ways of writing by visiting Mo’s studio virtually once a day for the next few weeks. Grab some paper and pencils, pens, or crayons and join Mo to explore ways of writing and making together. If you post your art to social media, be sure to hashtag it with #MoLunchDoodles!

New episodes will be posted each weekday at 1:00 p.m. ET (10:00 a.m. PT) and then remain online to be streamed afterwards.  Check back each weekday for new LUNCH DOODLES!

 


Oliver Jeffers Storytime

Wednesday, April 1 (11:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Location: Virtual Library

I will be reading one of my books, and talking about some of the things that went into making it.
We are all at home, but none of us are alone.
Let’s be bored together.
Also, my pal, and one of the best storybook writers in a generation @macbarnett will be doing the same with his books daily, an hour later.
And the genius minds behind @kaleidoscopeire are doing a daily creative project called ‘Home Club’, also starting Monday.
ADDITION:
I will make it available to watch later for those in other time zones.
Stay tuned for more details.

Platform: Instagram Live
Links: https://www.instagram.com/oliverjeffers/

https://www.facebook.com/oliverjeffersart/photos/rpp.263669736611/10156586435571612/?type=3&theater

https://www.oliverjeffers.com/books#/abookaday/

https://www.oliverjeffers.com/books


Draw Every Day with Jarrett J. Krosoczka

Wednesday, April 1 (11:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Location: Virtual Library

Author and illustrator Jarrett J. Krosoczka invites you to draw with him every weekday from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm.  Platform is Youtube.

https://www.youtube.com/studiojjk. Recordings are archived for watching later.


PenguinKids Virtual Storytime

Wednesday, April 1 (12:00 PM - 12:30 PM)
Location: Virtual Library

Penguin Kids is hosting a live picture book reading and kid challenge each weekday.   https://www.instagram.com/penguinkids/?hl=en


Shelter Without Place: Understanding the Impact of COVID-19 on Our Unhoused Neighbors

Wednesday, April 1 (4:30 PM - 5:30 PM)
Location: Virtual Library
Shelter Without Place: Understanding the Impact of COVID-19 on Our Unhoused Neighbors  Event 1: Boots on the Ground, A First Person Perspective Virtual Event Series Hosted by Downtown Streets Team

Hear first-hand accounts from service providers and an unhoused member of our community about the impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on our streets. During this online event you will gain a deeper understanding of the challenges our unhoused neighbors and service providers are facing and ways we can work together to overcome them to keep everyone in our community safe and healthy. Register to receive the ZOOM meeting information and attend.

Register Here

Santa Cruz Downtown Streets Team Website


AIDS and COVID-19: Direct Action & Government Response

Wednesday, April 1 (6:00 PM - 7:00 PM)

Responding to the upheaval of the COVID-19 pandemic, the GLBT Historical Society is relaunching its Fighting Back series as a weekly, online virtual forum. Introduced as a program series three years ago, Fighting Back was a monthly, intergenerational discussion that brought together veteran LGBTQ activists to discuss how the struggles of the past inform our present. The new series focuses on identifying what lessons and strategies from the darkest days of the AIDS epidemic may help us understand and respond to COVID-19. The intention is to find ways to transform our feelings of anxiety, despair or anger into action, and to identify models for building community and solidarity in the midst of this pandemic.

The first program in this series brings together San Francisco ACT UP veterans to discuss what direct-action protest strategies were effective during the 1980s and 1990s and consider how these might be adapted during an epidemic that requires us to shelter in place. The panel will be moderated by GLBT Historical Society Executive Director Terry Beswick.

Register for the free webinar on Wednesday, April 1, 6 to 7 pm.

This program is supported by California Humanities through a Humanities for All Project Grant.


Save with Stories

Thursday, April 2 (6:00 AM - 7:00 AM)
Location: Virtual Library

Daily (M-F) live picture book readings from celebrities including Jennifer Garner.

https://www.instagram.com/savewithstories/?hl=en

#SaveWithStories


Crossfit West Santa Cruz Online

Thursday, April 2 (8:00 AM - 8:30 AM)

Every 8am for the time being, CrossFit West Santa Cruz will post a free home workout that will range from 15-25 minutes on our instagrams, @crossfitwestsantacruz and @danieljcrossfit.  The videos will show you the movements, tell you the movements, and their appropriate reps and sets in a circuit like fashion. Get your day started off right, I promise you will feel better afterwards. 


Best of the National Book Festival

Thursday, April 2 (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)

The Library of Congress is celebrating the Library of Congress National Book Festival. Each weekday, they will feature a video presentation from among the thousands of authors who have appeared at the National Book Festival and as part of their new year-long series, National Book Festival Presents. Mondays will feature topical nonfiction; Tuesday: poetry or literary fiction; Wednesday: history, biography, memoir; Thursday: popular fiction; and Friday: authors who write for children and teens. Please enjoy, and make sure to explore our full National Book Festival video collection!


Harper at Home

Thursday, April 2 (9:00 AM - 10:00 AM)
Location: Virtual Library

Join the HarperKids team each day at 9AM for story times and read-alouds, activities, fun content, and pure entertainment! We’ll have appearances from your favorite authors and illustrators, our own employees, and special guests, and we’ll be posting suggestions for activities, and more! Follow HarperKids on FacebookInstagramTwitter, and YouTube Kids.


Crossfit West Kids Class

Thursday, April 2 (10:00 AM - 10:30 AM)

Crossfit West Santa Cruz is offering a FREE kids class on instagram live every morning at 10am on @danieljcrossfit account. This is a 15-20 minute class, filled with animal facts, a warm up, workout, and a good time. Free for all.


Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems

Thursday, April 2 (10:00 AM - 10:30 AM)

https://www.kennedy-center.org/mowillems?fbclid=IwAR07GbPDf8cs5jh5KyUXkqkhp-5zwogZ46oduYHXMwmYfX3VVPUxEoWYaPo

Mo Willems invites YOU into his studio every day for his LUNCH DOODLE. Learners worldwide can draw, doodle and explore new ways of writing by visiting Mo’s studio virtually once a day for the next few weeks. Grab some paper and pencils, pens, or crayons and join Mo to explore ways of writing and making together. If you post your art to social media, be sure to hashtag it with #MoLunchDoodles!

New episodes will be posted each weekday at 1:00 p.m. ET (10:00 a.m. PT) and then remain online to be streamed afterwards.  Check back each weekday for new LUNCH DOODLES!

 


Draw Every Day with Jarrett J. Krosoczka

Thursday, April 2 (11:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Location: Virtual Library

Author and illustrator Jarrett J. Krosoczka invites you to draw with him every weekday from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm.  Platform is Youtube.

https://www.youtube.com/studiojjk. Recordings are archived for watching later.


Cultivating Mindfulness at this Critical Moment - Daily Practices and Inquiry with Jon Kabat-Zinn

Thursday, April 2 (11:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Location: Virtual Library

Jon will lead us in daily meditations with a talk followed by Q&A  every day at 11 PDT, March 30th-April 3rd.

Hosted by by Wisdom 2.0 Productions

Links and Times for JKZ Sessions

Time: 11 AM PDT (2 PM EDT)

When: Daily Monday - Friday, March 30th - April 3rd

Ways to Join:

Via Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/427188578 (Limited to the first 1,000 people) Once this is full, please join on the web link below. 

Join Online: www.wisdom2conference.com/live (No limit)

Topic: Livestream Meditations with Jon Kabat-Zinn

Time: Mar 30, 2020 11:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

        Every day, until Apr 3, 2020, 5 occurrence(s)

        Mar 30, 2020 11:00 AM

        Mar 31, 2020 11:00 AM

        Apr 1, 2020 11:00 AM

        Apr 2, 2020 11:00 AM

        Apr 3, 2020 11:00 AM
 

Daily: https://zoom.us/meeting/uZYqduGgqzwirp97rex8S04UM3HPnQWgUg/ics?icsToken=98tyKu2qqToiEtGSuFzta7ctA6vqb-H2i2Ne8_RPmQe9MHAHVy6lHtJMA4V4Jd-B


Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/427188578


Bringing BADM to You: Activities for Young Children

Thursday, April 2 (11:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Location: Virtual Library

Join presenters from the Bay Area Discovery Museum for a Live show on Facebook 

https://www.facebook.com/BayAreaDiscoveryMuseum

As the Bay Area’s "shelter-in-place" continues, we know that you're taking on a role that you never expected. Since you can’t come to the museum right now, we’ll be coming to you in real time, once a week, to help answer your questions or provide suggestions to make this uncertain time a little easier to navigate.

Join Us on Facebook Live!
When: Thursday, April 2 at 11 a.m.
Where: Wherever you are!
Who: BADM’s Director of STEM Learning and Innovation, Dr. Lisa Regalla
What: Dr. Regalla will be sharing tips and answering questions on how you can turn every day, at-home activities—like cooking dinner, cleaning up toys, or video chatting with family—into creative learning experiences.

https://bayareadiscoverymuseum.org/bringing-badm-to-you

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Recent Updates

April 1, 2020, 12:47 p.m.
Virtual Workshops for Parents


March 31, 2020, 1:16 p.m.
Spring Into Reading


March 27, 2020, 12:24 p.m.
Virtual Programs Santa Cruz Parks & Rec


March 25, 2020, 10 p.m.
Resources for Families with Children


March 24, 2020, 2:46 p.m.
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SCPL’s Community Information Database

A directory of local resources, organizations, and nonprofits right here in our community.

See our COVID-19 Resources Quick List for organizations focusing on information, health and well-being, senior services, and volunteer opportunities during this challenging time.


Connect with Local Government Decision Makers
Additional Resources

Free Downloadable Content!

Items currently checked out:

Our bookdrops have been locked.  We ask that you please do not return checked out items to the Library at this time!

SCPL hopes to decrease anxiety for all of us by creating a period of zero overdue fines for the remainder of March and all of April. This means that we will charge absolutely no overdue fines for any materials returned late during the period of March 13th through April 30th, 2020. Lost and damage fees still apply.

Items on hold:

Holds will be extended until after the Libraries reopen


Census 2020 Information

View full calendar
Contact Us

SCPL staff is available every day from 10am - 5pm

Email Us

Currently Unavailable

Text 831.264.0647

Chat

Recent Updates

April 1, 2020, 12:47 p.m.
Virtual Workshops for Parents


March 31, 2020, 1:16 p.m.
Spring Into Reading


March 27, 2020, 12:24 p.m.
Virtual Programs Santa Cruz Parks & Rec


March 25, 2020, 10 p.m.
Resources for Families with Children


March 24, 2020, 2:46 p.m.
Tax Deadline Extended | Fecha límite de impuestos a sido extendida