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All Branches Closed: Todas las bibliotecas están cerradas

Monday, May 27 (12:00 AM - 11:59 PM)
Location: Systemwide

All library branches will close for Memorial Day. Regular hours resume on Tuesday, May 28th 2024.

Todas las bibliotecas públicas de Santa Cruz estarán cerradas por el Día de los Caídos. El horario regular se reanuda el martes, 28 de mayo, 2024.


In-Person Tech Help @ Felton

Tuesday, May 28 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Location: Felton
Room: Felton Study Room

Are you stuck with a technology question?

One of our tech savvy staff members at the Felton Library would like to help you troubleshoot your question with a 30 minute (or less) appointment. 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!


Mobile Health Clinic

Tuesday, May 28 (10:00 AM - 3:00 PM)
Location: Boulder Creek
Room: Boulder Creek Community Room

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 a monthly visit to the Boulder Creek branch library.

Hours

10:00am-3:00pm

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

Common Spirit Health/Dignity Mobile Wellness Clinic y las Bibliotecas Públicas de Santa Cruz se han asociado para conectar servicios que respaldan la salud física, mental y económica, así como el bienestar de los usuarios, y brindar atención equitativa a comunidades desatendidas con visitas semanales a la biblioteca de Scotts Valley. Acompáñenos los miércoles.

Horario

10:00am-3:00pm

Servicios proporcionados

Personal bilingüe (inglés y español) Evaluación y tratamiento de necesidades de atención médica agudas y crónicas Evaluaciones para diabetes, presión arterial alta y cáncer. Referencias a proveedores comunitarios para atención especializada, incluida la salud mental Ayuda para navegar el sistema de atención médica y recursos locales.


Volunteer Housing Navigators

Tuesday, May 28 (12:15 PM - 1:30 PM)
Location: Downtown
Room: Life Literacies Center

Volunteer Housing Navigators provides housing navigation services for people experiencing homelessness every Tuesday, 12:15-1:30pm in the Life Literacies Center.


New Parents' Support Group

Tuesday, May 28 (12:30 PM - 2:00 PM)
Location: Felton
Room: Felton Community Room

Join us for this weekly peer support group for new parents facilitated by two local postpartum doulas. This program offers a welcoming space for new parents to learn from each other, make new friends, get breastfeeding and bottle feeding support, and access to helpful resources. Come in with your questions, concerns, or just for a safe place to meet other parents and create community. Bring your own blanket, snacks, toys, and please feel free to bring older siblings! 

Free Drop-in basis No registration need

 

 

 


Aptos Youth Chess Club

Tuesday, May 28 (3:30 PM - 4:30 PM)
Location: Aptos
Room: The Betty Leonard Community Room

Come and play chess, one of the world’s oldest and most popular games, against other kids! One-hour meetings include 15 minutes of instruction by chess master Dana Mackenzie. For ages 6-18. We welcome all skill levels, but encourage beginners to at least learn the basic rules (how the pieces move) before coming the first time.


Note to parents: Chess is a great way for kids to build sportsmanship, concentration, and reasoning skills, while having a lot of fun!


Neighbors for Neighbors

Tuesday, May 28 (6:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
Location: Capitola
Room: Ow Family Community Room
Fostering compassionate action in Santa Cruz County neighborhoods

A meetup for people who want to learn how to take an active role in their neighborhood to bridge divides on the topic of homelessness

Monthly in-person meetups for neighbors who want to:

Learn from local experts about real solutions to homelessness together Problem-solve and create solutions in your neighborhood together Help to foster compassion and equity in Santa Cruz County neighborhoods together

Join us for monthly meetups (registration required) at the Capitola Library, on the fourth Tuesdays on the month, 6:00 to 8:00 pm

For more information call Marsa Greenspan, Housing Matters Volunteer Program Manager: (831) 226-2486

Registration is required. Please register at https://give.housingmatterssc.org/N4NCapitola.


Mobile Health Clinic

Wednesday, May 29 (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 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 Flu shots Referrals to community providers for specialty care, including mental health Help navigating the health care system and local resources

Common Spirit Health/Dignity Mobile Wellness Clinic y las Bibliotecas Públicas de Santa Cruz se han asociado para conectar servicios que respaldan la salud física, mental y económica, así como el bienestar de los usuarios, y brindar atención equitativa a comunidades desatendidas con visitas semanales a la biblioteca de Scotts Valley. Acompáñenos los miércoles.

Horario

9:00 a. m. - 12:00 p. m. y 1:00 p. m. - 3:00 p. m. Cerrado en días festivos y en caso de mal tiempo.
 

Servicios proporcionados

Personal bilingüe (inglés y español) Evaluación y tratamiento de necesidades de atención médica agudas y crónicas Evaluaciones para diabetes, presión arterial alta y cáncer Vacunes contra la gripe Referencias a proveedores comunitarios para atención especializada, incluida la salud mental Ayuda para navegar el sistema de atención médica y recursos locales.

 

     


In-person Tech Help @ Capitola

Wednesday, May 29 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Location: Capitola
Room: Brad Mcdonald Conference Room

Are you stuck with a technology question?

One of our tech savvy staff members at the Capitola Library would like to help you troubleshoot your question with a 30 minute (or less) appointment. 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. 

Please make an appointment in advance here: https://santacruzpl.libcal.com/appointments/capitola#s-lc-public-pt

Please call telephone information (831-427-7713) if you require assistance making an appointment.

We look forward to helping you!


Homeless Garden Project Open Office Hours

Wednesday, May 29 (10:30 AM - 12:00 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


Branciforte Guitar Club

Wednesday, May 29 (3:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Location: Branciforte
Room: Community Room

Bring your guitar and join our club to practice and play any style of music you want. Some instruction provided.


Tai Chi in the Library

Thursday, May 30 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Location: Aptos
Room: The Betty Leonard Community Room

Are you ready to experience the ancient art of Tai Chi amidst the serene ambiance of your local library? 

 What is Tai Chi?
Tai Chi is a gentle, flowing martial art that originated in ancient China. It's known for its graceful movements, deep breathing techniques, and meditative benefits. Whether you're a complete beginner or have some experience, this class is perfect for everyone!

 The Class Experience:
Expect a warm and welcoming environment filled with laughter and camaraderie. Routines suitable for all fitness levels. Don't worry; no prior experience is required – just bring an open mind and a smile!

 Benefits of Tai Chi:
- Enhance your balance and flexibility.
- Reduce stress and increase relaxation.
- Improve focus and mental clarity.
- Promote a sense of overall well-being.
- Foster a connection with fellow library-goers and the community.

 Who Can Join:
Absolutely everyone! Whether you're a regular library visitor or someone who's never stepped inside, all are welcome. No age restrictions or physical limitations – Tai Chi is adaptable for all.

 Class Schedule:
Join us every Thursday morning from 10:00 AM to 11 AM at the Aptos library's spacious community room. Remember, the class is free, so mark your calendars and invite your friends along!

What to Bring:
Comfortable clothing that allows easy movement is recommended. 

So, come on down to the library, leave your worries at the door.. Let's find our inner calm amidst the stacks of books and unlock the power of Tai Chi together!

Namaste! 

 


In-Person Tech Help @ Live Oak (English/Spanish)

Thursday, May 30 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Location: Live Oak

Are you stuck with a technology question?

Our tech savvy bilingual staff at the Live Oak 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/liveoak

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!


Wings Birth Certificate & Notary Services

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

Wings Homeless Advocates provides office hours inside the Life Literacies Center, located in the Downtown Santa Cruz Library on Thursdays, 10:30am - 12:00pm. Wings provides free birth certificates and notary services for people experiencing homelessness. For more information about this service, contact Wings at id@wingsadvocacy.org or leave a voicemail at 831-291-5096.

Walk-ins welcome, everyone served on a first come, first served basis


English Language Conversation Group with Volunteer Center Literacy Program

Thursday, May 30 (11:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Location: Downtown
Room: Otter Room

Please join us at the Downtown Public Library on Thursdays, 11am-12pm for a chance to practice your English language skills with new friends and a group leader from the Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz County Literacy Program.

For more information about the Literacy Program visit https://scvolunteercenter.org/programs/literacy-program/ or call  831-427-5077.


Healing the Streets Office Hours

Thursday, May 30 (11:30 AM - 1:30 PM)
Location: Downtown
Room: Cypress Room

The Healing the Streets team meets you where you are and connects people experiencing homelessness to resources for health, mental health, substance use and housing. We partner with the Homeless Persons Health Project Street Medicine team for any immediate needs. We can also connect you to health benefits, food and other resources.


Housing Matters Drop In Hours

Thursday, May 30 (1:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Location: Downtown
Room: Life Literacies Center

The Housing Matters Outreach Team will be available at the Downtown Santa Cruz Library, every Thursday, 1:00-4:00pm, for families and individuals experiencing homelessness to help them access resources, navigate housing, and meet with Housing Matters representatives. This is a drop-in service - first come, first served.

For more information about Housing Matters:

(831) 458-6020

contact@housingmatterssc.org

https://housingmatterssc.org/


Mah Jongg Club - Hong Kong Style

Thursday, May 30 (2:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Location: Aptos
Room: The Betty Leonard Community Room

Welcome players of all levels - the experienced and the newly curious!

Connect with fellow Mahjong enthusiasts and build a supportive community. Share experiences, exchange tips, and enjoy the camaraderie of fellow learners.

Whether you're looking to delve into a new hobby, socialize with others, or challenge your strategic thinking, Mahjong Club at the Aptos Public Library is the perfect opportunity to explore the world of Mahjong in a welcoming and engaging environment. Join us for an afternoon of fun, learning, and friendly competition!

We have sets to choose from or you may bring your own.

ATTENTION: All are welcome to play, however please be mindful and respectful that there are at least 40 known varients of this game.  If you would like to play American or Traditional Chinese, or other varients, you are welcome to do so, but you may need to be patient and instruct folks on how to play your way. Sometimes modifications will be needed, at the beginning of each game ask the table what rules to play by and be courteous and kind to one another.


Scotts Valley Genre Book Club (Virtual)

Thursday, May 30 (7:00 PM - 8:30 PM)
Location: Virtual Library
Room: Online

The Scotts Valley Genre Book Club meets on the last Thursday of the month from 7:00pm-8:30pm. The group meets virtually to discuss books from a different genre each month. Please register for the access link. 

Genres for each month in 2024:

January:  Humor

February:  Japanese Author

March: Your family's heritage

April:  Restaurant

May:  Insects

June:  Music

July:  Short Story Collection

August:  "Chick Lit"

September:  Nautical Theme

October:  Native American Author

November: Inventions

December:  "Rom Com" Romantic Comedy

Register Now!


Bridge Club @ La Selva Beach

Friday, May 31 (10:30 AM - 12:00 PM)
Location: La Selva Beach

Come learn and play with us.  Every Friday morning (except the 1st Friday of the month) starting at 10:30a. 

Questions??  Please call the La Selva Beach Library   831.427.7710

 

La Selva Beach Library, 316 Estrella Ave.  

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SCPL staff available
Mon-Thur 10am-6pm
Fri-Sat 10am-5pm
Sun 1pm-5pm

Email Us

831.427.7713

Text 831.264.0647

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Suggest a Purchase

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2022-25 Strategic Plan