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Project Scout Tax Preparation Assistance

Saturday, February 4 (10:00 AM - 3:00 PM)

Project SCOUT offers Volunteer income tax assistance and tax counseling for local residents during tax season at sites throughout Santa Cruz County. Volunteers are trained by Internal Revenue Service and Franchise Tax Board personnel. For disabled individuals unable to get to the tax sites, they have trained volunteers who can do in-home tax preparation. Seniors get priority at all library sessions.

For more information, call the Watsonville Office at 1-831-724-2606 or toll-free at 1-877-373-8297. Or visit the Project Scout Website:

https://www.seniorscouncil.org/programs/projectscout/

El proyecto SCOUT y sus voluntarios ofrecen asistencia con preparación de impuestos y asesoría fiscal para residentes locales durante la temporada de impuestos del gobierno en sitios ubicados por todo el condado de Santa Cruz. Voluntarios están capacitados por el personal del IRS y el Franchise Tax Board (impuestos de ingresos estatales) de California. Para los individuos discapacitados incapaz de llegar a los sitios de asistencia, tendrán voluntarios preparados para ayudar con preparación de impuestos en su domicilio.

Para más información, llama a la oficina de Watsonville al 1-831-724-2606 o con llamada gratuita al 1-877-373-8297. También puede visitar el sitio web (solo en inglés): https://www.seniorscouncil.org/programs/projectscout/


Board in the Library @ Scotts Valley Branch Library

Saturday, February 4 (12:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley
Room: Study Room B

Adults need playtime too! Come play some new or old favorite tabletop games. Bring your favorite board game or play some of the library's games. No prior gaming experience is necessary. This program is for adults 18+. 

We will meet every first and third Saturday's of the month at the Fireside Community Room in the Scotts Valley Branch Library. 

Note: On Saturday, 2/4/23 Board in the Library will assemble in Study Room B


Family Movie @ La Selva Beach

Saturday, February 4 (2:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Location: La Selva Beach
Room: La Selva Beach Branch Library

Join us for a great movie at the La Selva Beach Library every 1st and 3rd Saturday.  Movie starts at 2:00p.  Call 831.427.7710 for movie selection.

 

 


CANCELLED In-Person Tech Help @ Downtown

Sunday, February 5 (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Location: Downtown

Are you stuck with a technology question?

Our tech savvy staff at the Downtown 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/downtown

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!


Advisory Council of Teens @ Capitola

Sunday, February 5 (1:30 PM - 4:30 PM)
Location: Capitola
Room: Ow Family Community Room

Advisory Council of Teens (ACT) is the SCPL young adult advisory group. ACT is open to all Santa Cruz County young adults, ages 12-18. The main focus of the ACT is young adult services, including programs, events, spaces, and policies.  This is a good opportunity for students to fulfill community service credits, obtain job skills, develop leadership abilities, and acquire college extracurricular experience. 

Questions?  Contact Sandi Imperio (imperios@santacruzpl.org)

Meetings: 1st Sunday of the month, 2:00-4:00p.  Ths month's meeting is at the Capitola Library, 2005 Wharf Rd, Capitola (corner of Clares and Wharf roads).

No registration required.


Our Community Reads - The Songs We Sang in the Great Depression

Sunday, February 5 (3:00 PM - 4:30 PM)
Location: Offsite
Room: Offsite - see event description for location

“Going Down the Road Feeling Bad,” “Buddy, Can You Spare a Dime,” “If You Ain’t Got the Do Re Mi” Throughout the Great Depression, people sang the stories of their hard-time lives.

Join local singers Aileen Vance, Bob Reid & Judi Jaeger, Jack Bowers & Vicki Coffis for a live concert of songs that deepen our understanding of the world of Mary Coin and millions of other Dust Bowl migrants. Julie Olsen Edwards is our host.

The Friends and the musicians request that you wear a mask. Thank you!

Location: Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church, 2402 Cabrillo College Drive, Aptos

In person only event

Register Now!


Bridge Club

Monday, February 6 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Location: Capitola
Room: Ow Family Community Room

Join us at the Bridge Club, every Monday from 10am to 12:00pm. Everyone is welcomed from beginners to social players. Make new friends and sharpen your mind. If you’re interested in playing Bridge, a table is waiting for you.

A short lesson is provided from 10-10:30am by a member of the Santa Cruz Bridge Center, followed by our regular Bridge play.

Bridge club is a partnership between Santa Cruz County Parks and Santa Cruz Public Libraries. 

Please click HERE TO REGISTER for the event on Santa Cruz County Parks website or in person one the day of the event at the Capitola Library.

Enjoy playing bridge for recreation, mental stimulation, and companionship at the library!


Knitting @ Live Oak Library

Monday, February 6 (11:00 AM - 1:00 PM)
Location: Live Oak

Join us every Monday at the Live Oak Branch for a knitting group. All you need to do is bring some yarn and knitting needles. All ages welcome.  

For more information contact the librarian Julie Soto sotoj@santacruzpl.org or 831-427-7700 ext 7649


Knitting at the Library @ Felton

Monday, February 6 (12:30 PM - 2:00 PM)
Location: Felton
Room: Felton Community Room
Join us every Monday at the Felton Branch for a knitting party. All you need to do is bring some yarn and knitting needles. All ages are welcome.


Encompass Outreach Worker Office Hours

Monday, February 6 (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Location: Downtown
Room: Life Literacies Center

An Encompass Outreach worker will be available on a drop-in basis, 1:00 - 3:00 PM, in the Life Literacies Center at 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.

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

 

 


In-person Tech Help (Capitola)

Tuesday, February 7 (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

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

We look forward to helping you!


In-person Tech Help @ Felton

Tuesday, February 7 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Location: Felton
Room: Felton Community Room

Are you stuck with a technology question?

Our tech savvy staff at the Felton 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/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!


Toddler Time at Scotts Valley

Tuesday, February 7 (11:00 AM - 11:45 AM)
Location: Scotts Valley
Room: Fireside Community Room

Come join Librarian Emily for stories, songs, and lots of fun for toddlers and their caregivers in our beautiful, newly-renovated Scotts Valley Library Branch every Tuesday at 11am.


Capitola Preschool Storytime

Tuesday, February 7 (11:00 AM - 11:45 AM)
Location: Capitola

Join us to read stories, songs, rhymes and take-home crafts!

This storytime is for children who can sit and listen to at least one story, and will last about 30 minutes.

Ask us about our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program!


Toddler Time at Live Oak

Tuesday, February 7 (11:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Location: Live Oak

Come join Librarian Julie for stories, songs, and lots of fun for toddlers and their caregivers in our beautiful, newly-renovated Live Oak Library Branch every Tuesday at 11am.


Volunteer Housing Navigators

Tuesday, February 7 (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.


GSSCC presents: Introduction to The Family History Guide with Guest Speaker, Bob Taylor

Tuesday, February 7 (1:00 PM - 2:30 PM)
Location: Virtual Library
Room: Online
Introduction to The Family History Guide with Guest Speaker: Bob Taylor

 

Introduction to the Family History Guide takes you through the learning system, activities, and research tools available at The Family History Guide, a free website dedicated to making your family history research easier, more efficient, and more enjoyable. Bob Taylor has been actively doing family history for over 25 years. He has combined his passion for genealogy with his background in instructional design to produce The Family History Guide website, a leading learning resource for family history.


Bob earned a BA degree from Brigham Young University, and an MS degree from California State University, Los Angeles, both in music education. He has worked in technical writing and instructional design for Intel and Western Digital, as well as teaching management courses in several western states. He is active in numerous genealogical groups, and has presented programs to many genealogy societies, as well as being a presenter at RootsTech.

Register Now!


Project Scout Tax Preparation Assistance

Tuesday, February 7 (2:00 PM - 6:00 PM)
Location: Downtown

Project SCOUT offers Volunteer income tax assistance and tax counseling for local residents during tax season at sites throughout Santa Cruz County. Volunteers are trained by Internal Revenue Service and Franchise Tax Board personnel. For disabled individuals unable to get to the tax sites, they have trained volunteers who can do in-home tax preparation. Seniors get priority at all library sessions.

For more information, call the Watsonville Office at 1-831-724-2606 or toll-free at 1-877-373-8297. Or visit the Project Scout Website: https://www.seniorscouncil.org/programs/projectscout/

El proyecto SCOUT y sus voluntarios ofrecen asistencia con preparación de impuestos y asesoría fiscal para residentes locales durante la temporada de impuestos del gobierno en sitios ubicados por todo el condado de Santa Cruz. Voluntarios están capacitados por el personal del IRS y el Franchise Tax Board (impuestos de ingresos estatales) de California. Para los individuos discapacitados incapaz de llegar a los sitios de asistencia, tendrán voluntarios preparados para ayudar con preparación de impuestos en su domicilio.

Para más información, llama a la oficina de Watsonville al 1-831-724-2606 o con llamada gratuita al 1-877-373-8297. También puede visitar el sitio web (solo en inglés): https://www.seniorscouncil.org/programs/projectscout/


Homework Help @ Capitola

Tuesday, February 7 (3:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
Location: Capitola
Room: Barbara Gorson Multiuse Room

Bring your assignments to one of our FREE drop-in Homework Help sessions. Tuesdays from 3:00p to 5:00p. Students to grade 12.  Call 831.427.7713 for more information.


Homework Help @ La Selva Beach

Tuesday, February 7 (3:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
Location: La Selva Beach

Bring your assignments to one of our FREE drop-in Homework Help sessions. Tuesdays from 3:00p to 5:00p. Students to grade 12.  Call 831.427.7713 for more information.

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