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Movie Discussion Group @ La Selva Beach

Friday, October 7 (10:30 AM - 12:00 PM)
Location: La Selva Beach

The LSB Movie Discussion group meets on the first Friday of the month at 10:30am. All adults are welcome. We discuss movies and TV series that are currently in the movie theaters or streaming online.  For more information call 831-427-7710

 


Preschool Storytime at Scotts Valley

Friday, October 7 (11:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley
Room: Fireside Community Room

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


Encompass Outreach Worker Office Hours

Friday, October 7 (1:00 PM - 3:30 PM)
Location: Downtown
Room: Life Literacies Center

An Encompass Outreach worker will be available on a drop-in basis, 1:00 - 3:30 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


Make & Explore at Capitola

Friday, October 7 (2:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Location: Capitola
Room: McBroom Family Porch

Every week we will have a new project idea for you to build or explore. Projects will include Science, Arts & Crafts, Model building, and Exploration of the environment around us.

This will be Outdoors on the deck. Please wear sunscreen and a hat!

You may have to wait for a turn, so please look for books or play on the equipment while you wait.

Please allow at least 30 minutes to complete a project.

Children under 7 yrs old will need an adult present to help them. Expect to get messy!


When the Mission Bells Rang - A StoryWalk through Downtown Santa Cruz

Saturday, October 8 (10:00 AM - 2:00 PM)
Location: Downtown
Room: Offsite - see event description for location

Join us on a unique journey through downtown Santa Cruz!  You will learn about the Mission experience through the eyes and ears of the Amah Mutsun people and the animals who lived here.  Families will go on a "StoryWalk", reading the pages of a wonderful new picture book titled "When the Mission Bells Rang".  Pages of the book will be displayed in the windows of various downtown businesses. Start the journey at the Downtown branch, beginning on October 8th at 10:00.  Meet us on the corner of Center St. and Locust St., where you will receive your map to begin your StoryWalk.  A craft will be provided, too.  The StoryWalk will conclude at the Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park.  There you will enjoy food and crafts, and meet the author, Judith Scott, who will be signing copies of her book!


Scotts Valley Branch Library Ping Pong Club

Saturday, October 8 (12:00 PM - 2:00 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley
Room: Scotts Valley Patio

Looking for something to do on a the weekend? 

Look no further, Scotts Valley Branch Library is excited to announce a new ping pong club for teens and adults. 

We will meet every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month from 12pm to 2pm at the patio.

The program is open to ages 12 and up, materials are provided and all levels of experience are welcome. 

Maximum of 12 players. Registration is highly encouraged. Walk-ins are welcomed if spaces are available. 

Note: If you are more than 10 minutes late, your space will be given to the next available person.

For more info, please contact Iván Llamas at llamasi@santacruzpl.org or 831-427-7700 Ext 7752

 

 

Register Now!


Board in the Library

Saturday, October 8 (12:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
Location: Felton
Room: Felton Teen Multipurpose Room

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+. 


Community Poetry Circle

Saturday, October 8 (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Location: Capitola
Room: McBroom Family Porch

Join the circle and write a poem in a creative and supportive  environment. No experience necessary. Open to all ages and levels of poets.

Facilitated by poet-teacher Magdalena Montagne. Pre-registration required.

Questions: Call Magdalena at 831-252-5776 or email her at magdamontagne@gmail.com.

Register Now!


Imagine & Create Your Own Animated Movie @ Felton

Saturday, October 8 (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Location: Felton
Room: Felton Community Room

Create and bring your stories to life! Work as part of a team and make friends who share your interests as you explore digital animation software. This FREE 6-week course will walk you through story ideas, storyboarding, animation software, and creating your final video. All equipment and training included.

Intended for Santa Cruz County youth, between 12 - 18 years of age.

Class Details: Saturday 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, and  11/12 from 1:00 - 3:00 in the Felton Branch Library Community Room. If needed, the instructor will be available 11/19.

Program sponsored by Community Television of Santa Cruz and the Friends of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries.

Register Now!


Chess Club with Gjon

Saturday, October 8 (2:00 PM - 3:30 PM)
Location: Downtown

Saturdays 2:00 - 3:30pm (except 1st Saturday of the month)

Downtown Library 224 Church St.

In the upstairs meeting room

Professional chess instruction with Chess Master Gjon Feinstein.

All levels welcome. For ages 6 - 18. If you have never played chess before please contact Gjon before your first session: coach@santacruzchess.com     831-425-7835


Find Kermit @ Dia de la Familia with Live Oak School District - at the Live Oak Farmers' Market

Sunday, October 9 (9:00 AM - 12:30 PM)
Location: Offsite
Room: Offsite - see event description for location
Join SCPL for bilingual Storytime and market hunt at the Live Oak Farmers Market!

Located at : 15th Ave. & Eastcliff Drive

 


Dungeons & Dragons

Sunday, October 9 (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Location: Virtual Library
Room: Online

Attention 12-16yr-olds -- Adventure awaits! A friendly introduction to Dungeons & Dragons 5E for players of all experience levels, led by an accomplished D&D Dungeon Master. Held every Sunday from 1pm - 3pm, our Fall Campaign lasts from September 11th - December 4th for a total of 13 sessions.

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. This is a game in which we foster teamwork, responsibility, and friendships.  If you've been curious but unsure how to start, it's time to roll the dice and join this campaign.  All the necessary materials & manuals will be provided using the D&D Beyond web app.  Players are required to provide their own computers with internet access to the D&D Beyond website and capable of running Zoom. A personal or family email address is also required.

Because Dungeons & Dragons relies upon consistent player attendance, please check your schedule to make sure you can attend the sessions before you sign up. We completely understand when things like dentist appointments and such crop up, we know you have lives.

Parents: Please be prepared to briefly meet our volunteer who leads the program. Zoom Link and D&DBeyond login information will be emailed a few days  prior to the event start - September 11th please register in advance so that we know who and how many to expect.

Thank you!

Register Now!


In-Person Tech Help @ Downtown

Sunday, October 9 (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!


CANCELED: Hidden Gems Film Club @ Capitola

Sunday, October 9 (2:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
Location: Capitola
Room: Ow Family Community Room

Due to unforseen issues, Hidden Gems has been suspended until January 2023.  See you in the new year.

The Santa Cruz Public Libraries invite you to an evening of cinema. Come enjoy these "hidden gems." Foreign films, documentaries, independents and even some mainstream movies you might have missed! If you wish, bring a snack to share, and participate in the discussion!

For information please visit Hidden Gems Film Club Website!


Bridge Club

Monday, October 10 (10:30 AM - 12:00 PM)
Location: Capitola
Room: Ow Family Community Room

Join us at the Bridge Club, every Monday from 10:30am 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.

There will be no meetings on these holiday dates:

Monday, September 5th Labor Day holiday

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.

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


Knitting at the Library @ Felton

Monday, October 10 (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, October 10 (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

 

 


Veterans Connect @ the Library

Monday, October 10 (3:30 PM - 5:30 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.


Veterans Connect @ the Library

Tuesday, October 11 (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.


In-Person Tech Help @ Capitola

Tuesday, October 11 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Location: Capitola
Room: Brad Mcdonald Conference Room

Are you stuck with a technology question?

Our tech savvy staff at the Capitola 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/capitola

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!

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