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Monday, November 12 — Today!

  • (10:00 AM-8:00 PM)
    Location: All Branches
    All branches of the library are closed for Veterans Day.

Tuesday, November 13

  • (10:00 AM-11:00 AM)
    Location: Branciforte Branch
    Toddler Time is a weekly program for families with children ages 0-3 years old. It includes music, movement, stories, fingerplays, rhymes, songs and fun for your child and you as well as social time with other children and their caregivers. Let's play and learn together!
  • (10:30 AM-11:30 AM)
    Location: La Selva Beach Branch
    A 45 minute program for 3-6 year olds. We will read books and make a simple craft.
  • (10:30 AM-1:30 PM)
    Location: Downtown Branch
    Planning ahead for your healthcare is a gift you can give to yourself and those you love. Schedule a one-on-one appointment to complete your Advance Directive with support. You’ll meet with a trained advance healthcare planning volunteer from Hospice of Santa Cruz County to complete your form. You can even get your Advance Directive witnessed to make it a legal document. Registration required. Call Vanessa at Hospice of Santa Cruz County to schedule your individual appointment at 831-430-3047.
    Additional Information
  • (11:00 AM-12:00 PM)
    Location: Scotts Valley Branch
    A 45 minute program for 3-6 year olds. We will read books, sing songs and make a simple craft.
  • (1:00 PM-3:00 PM)
    Location: Downtown Branch
    Jordan Boyer is one of our Downtown Outreach Workers. She is on the job solving problems in the downtown corridor Friday through Tuesday. Drop-in for a confidential check-in at the Downtown Library in the downstairs small meeting room (behind the computer area). Jordan can help with; connecting you or someone in need to health, wellness, or housing resources, a fee-free California ID application, a homeward bound bus ticket, a mailing address via the Homeless Services Center (HSC), a SmartPATH assessment, housing search job application and more.
    Additional Information
  • (1:30 PM-3:30 PM)
    Location: Branciforte Branch
    Join us on Tuesday afternoons for some building fun with LEGO or DUPLO bricks. Children learn through play and bricks provide a wonderful link between structure, patterns and imagination. Let's build and learn together! Ages 3 and older as the LEGO bricks are very small.
  • (2:30 PM-4:00 PM)
    Location: Downtown Branch
    Time to get crafty. A Do-It-Yourself craft will be ready and waiting for families, independent-minded kids! Children 8 years old and younger must be accompanied by an adult.
  • (3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
    Location: Live Oak Branch
    The Santa Cruz Public Libraries are offering free homework assistance at the library. Homework Help is supervised by a California-credentialed teacher. No appointment is necessary. Open to students grade 12 and under.
  • (3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
    Location: Branciforte Branch
    The Santa Cruz Public Libraries are offering free homework assistance at the library. Homework Help is supervised by a California-credentialed teacher. No appointment is necessary. Open to students grade 12 and under. Bilingual assistance available.
  • (3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
    Location: La Selva Beach Branch
    The Santa Cruz Public Libraries are offering free homework assistance at the library. Homework Help is supervised by a California-credentialed teacher. No appointment is necessary. Open to students grade 12 and under.
  • (3:30 PM-4:30 PM)
    Location: Aptos Branch
    Learn from a master and practice with your peers! Ages 6-18 yrs.
  • (3:30 PM-5:00 PM)
    Location: Boulder Creek Branch
    Directed LEGO construction for kids 7 and older. Each week we will construct models based on a common theme.
  • (4:00 PM-5:00 PM)
    Location: Scotts Valley Branch
    Trained therapy dogs will be available at the Library to be attentive, non-judgmental reading partners for children reading aloud. Children have individual 20-minute time slots to sit with a dog and read. Contact tales2tails@santacruzpl.org or 831.427.7717 to reserve a spot.
  • (5:00 PM-7:00 PM)
    Location: Scotts Valley Branch
    NaNoWriMo novel writing session. Due to the Fireside Meeting Room being used as a polling place, the NaNoWriMo write-in on Tuesday, November 6, will be held in the larger glass-walled meeting room, Room B. NaNoWriMo has the fireside meeting room reserved for the other Tuesday evenings in November from 5-7 p.m.
    Note: In the Fireside Meeting Room
    Additional Information
  • (6:30 PM-8:30 PM)
    Location: Garfield Park Branch
    Calling all stargazers! This program will explore the ins and outs of all facets of astronomy for adults and families. Whether you're an experienced astronomer or someone who doesn't know the difference between a comet and an asteroid, this program is for you! Topics will vary month-to-month.
  • (7:00 PM-8:00 PM)
    Location: Aptos Branch
    SCPL and the County of Santa Cruz invite you to a series of community meetings to kick off the process for renovation and expansion of the Aptos Branch Library. Learn about the process and become part of a new change at your library! For questions please contact Damon Adlao, Project Manager, County of Santa Cruz, Dept. of Public Works 831-454-2343.

Wednesday, November 14

  • (11:00 AM-12:00 PM)
    Location: Boulder Creek Branch
    Stories and songs, art activities, games an dplay for families with children of all ages.
  • (11:00 AM-12:00 PM)
    Location: Live Oak Branch
    Join us at the Live Oak Library for our weekly Preschool Story Time. We'll read books, sing songs and make a simple craft! Ages 3-6.
  • (12:00 PM-1:00 PM)
    Location: Aptos Branch
    Trying to play with technology and getting frustrated? A tech savvy librarian will provide instruction in the use of a wide range of technology services: How to use free downloadable content available from your library in a number of formats (eBooks, eAudiobooks, and streaming video) Introduction to SCPL databases (i.e. Consumer Reports, Community Information, etc…) Creating an email account Downloading and attaching files Word processing direction and support Drop-in weekly appointments, 20 minute slots available. To best support learning, please bring the following items: devices (i.e., laptops, tablets, and/or smartphones), necessary passwords (Google Play, App Store), and library card! First-come, First-served. FREE!
  • (12:00 PM-2:00 PM)
    Location: Downtown Branch
    The 2018 Small Business Brown Bag Series presents a special 2 hour class: From Kitchen to Market, Scale Up your Artisan Food Production. It is presented by Tom Bruce, Central Coast Food & Beverage. Register at santacruzpl.org/brownbags.
    Note: From Kitchen to Market, Scale Up your Artisan Food Production (Note: 2 Hour Presentation)
    Additional Information
  • (1:30 PM-3:00 PM)
    Location: Live Oak Branch
    SCPL's CodeCombat Coding Club is a once weekly meetup where we use online, game-based coding to learn Python and JavaScript. CodeCombat is a real game that teaches how to code by playing through levels and quickly mastering programming concepts. It's not just gamification with bells and whistles, it's democratizing learning to code by making the process more accessible and engaging than ever before! Learners write code, execute it and see their changes in real-time! This event is open to youth 11 to 18 yrs
    Additional Information
  • (2:00 PM-4:00 PM)
    Location: Scotts Valley Branch
    CASE stands for Creative, Artistic, Scientific, Expressive. A new monthly class for kids ages 6-10. Come craft with Anna and learn about the relationship between art and science. The goal is to involve kids in art using their own creativity. Parents are welcome to observe and learn but the art is for the kids.
  • (2:00 PM-4:00 PM)
    Location: Downtown Branch
    SCPL's CodeCombat Coding Club is a once weekly meetup where we use online, game-based coding to learn Python and JavaScript. CodeCombat is a real game that teaches learners of all ages to code by playing through levels and quickly mastering programming concepts. It's not just gamification with bells and whistles, it's democratizing learning to code by making the process more accessible and engaging than ever before! Learners write code, execute it and see their changes in real-time! Ages 8-18. Space is limited and registration is required. Register by email pro@santacruzpl.org or call 831-427-7717.
    Additional Information
  • (2:30 PM-4:00 PM)
    Location: Boulder Creek Branch
    This is a program for elementary-school-aged kids. This is an 8-week introduction to building and programming Lego robots using the Lego NXT Mindstorms software. Do your kids like Legos? This is the introduction that allows kids to learn the basics to go on to Robo Sumo or Robo X Games. Registration required. (No class on Halloween)
  • (3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
    Location: Downtown Branch
    Individualized reading comprehension instruction with a California credentialed teacher. Open to students grades 2nd to 12th. Appointment required. For more information or to schedule a 25 minute session, contact Programs 831.427.7717 or email pro@santacruzpl.org
  • (3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
    Location: La Selva Beach Branch
    Individualized reading comprehension instruction with a California credentialed teacher. Open to students grades 2nd to 12th. Appointment required. For more information or to schedule a 25 minute session, contact Programs 831.427.7717 or email pro@santacruzpl.org
  • (4:30 PM-5:30 PM)
    Location: Downtown Branch
    The Internet: from the beginning! Join us for these hands-on workshops and learn to use the Internet for research, work, social interaction and more. Each week we explore new topics, such as Browsers, Searching, Email, and Google Docs. No registration required.
    Note: Online Search: Explore techniques and tricks that will help you get the best search results.
  • (5:30 PM-7:00 PM)
    Location: Live Oak Branch
    ¡Únase con nosotros para una introducción a computación para adultos hispanohablantes! Esta es una colaboración de la Biblioteca con el Programa de Alfabetización del Centro de Voluntarios de Santa Cruz. La instrucción será en español. El espacio es limitado. Por favor llame para hacer una reservación: 831-427-7717 // Join us for introduction to computers for Spanish speaking adults! This is a Library collaboration with the Literacy Program of the Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz. Instruction will be in Spanish. Space is limited. Please call to make a reservation for one or all sessions: 831-427-7717
    Note: Como crear una cuenta de correo electrónico y practique enviar archivos adjuntos
  • (6:30 PM-7:30 PM)
    Location: Scotts Valley Branch
    The Scotts Valley Friends meet on the 2nd Wednesday every month at 6:30pm in the Scotts Valley Library Fireside Room. If you are interested in helping your localLibrary, come to the meeting and learn how you can make a difference in your community. All are welcome.

Thursday, November 15

  • (9:00 AM-10:00 AM)
    Location: Downtown Branch
    FREE coffee, FREE talk; social support and information services for all. This program is designed to serve people experiencing homelessness, however it is an open space for all. Please join us in front of the downtown branch library (at the benches on the corner of Church St. and Center St.) every Thursday morning (except major holidays) for a free cup of coffee and the chance to talk, vent, brainstorm and connect with friends, neighbors and service providers. If you so choose, sign-up for Working Together, and work with an individual information advocate one-on-one to help you tackle an information issue of your choice.
  • (10:00 AM-11:00 AM)
    Location: Aptos Branch
    Toddler Time is a weekly early literacy program for families with children ages 0-3 years old. It includes music, movement, stories, fingerplays, rhymes, songs and fun for your child and you as well as social time with other children and their caregivers. Please arrive on time. Let's play and learn together!
  • (10:00 AM-11:30 AM)
    Location: Downtown Branch
    Work with an information advocate on any information problem, application, resume or access issue of your choice. A library staff member or community volunteer will work with you individually using a laptop computer and access to free phone calls, prints, scanning and more. Use this time to overcome hurdles to housing, safety, education, health, income or well being. Same day sign-ups during Coffee Talk in front of the Downtown branch library at the corner Church St. & Center St. Drop-ins also welcome. Look for us in the DOWNSTAIRS Meeting Room (1st floor, behind the computer area).
  • (10:00 AM-11:00 AM)
    Location: Downtown Branch
    Join us at the Downtown Library for our weekly Preschool Story Time. We'll read books, sing songs and make a simple craft! Suggested ages 3-6.
  • (10:00 AM-11:00 AM)
    Location: Scotts Valley Branch
    A 60 minute program for children, 0-3 years and their parents or caregivers. Join us for music, stories & play! Space is limited so come on time.
    Note: Libraries are closed next Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving
  • (10:30 AM-11:30 AM)
    Location: La Selva Beach Branch
    The Passionate Readers meets on the 4th Thursday of the month at 10:30am. Selections are based on the preferences of individuals in the book group. Join us by dropping by, or call (831) 427-7710 for more information.
  • (11:00 AM-12:00 PM)
    Location: Boulder Creek Branch
    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.
    Note: We will discuss The Boys in the Boat by Daniel Brown
  • (12:10 PM-12:50 PM)
    Location: Downtown Branch
    Munching With Mozart and Friends is sponsored by the Friends of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries and the Santa Cruz County Music Teachers' Association. It is a monthly series of free noon-time concerts at the Downtown Branch meeting room. Your are welcome to bring your lunch, but please no crunchy food items. For more information about the series, to make a reservation for your class or other large group, or to inquire about performing, contact Carol Panofsky • 831-426-3238 • panofsky@cruzio.com
    Note: Celebrate Piano Ensemble
  • (3:00 PM-4:00 PM)
    Location: Aptos Branch
    SCPL's CodeCombat Coding Club is a once weekly meetup where we use online, game-based coding to learn Python and JavaScript. CodeCombat is a real game that teaches learners of all ages to code by playing through levels and quickly mastering programming concepts. It's not just gamification with bells and whistles, it's democratizing learning to code by making the process more accessible and engaging than ever before! Learners write code, execute it and see their changes in real-time! Ages 8-18. Gamers will create teams by age. Space is limited and registration is required. Register by email pro@santacruzpl.org or call 831-427-7717.
    Additional Information
  • (3:30 PM-5:00 PM)
    Location: Scotts Valley Branch
    Have you already competed in Robo Sumo at least once at the Santa Cruz Public Libraries? Have you built Lego robots and programmed them using LEGO MINDSTORMS? If so, this program might be for you. Come challenge yourself to enter the next step, Robo X Games. Work in teams and complete 3 challenges designed by Lego Steve. Pre-registration is required and class size is limited to 20. E-mail pro@santacruzpl.org or call 831.427.7717 to register. For ages 7 to 18. This is a twelve week series. NOT A DROP-IN PROGRAM. Registration is open now. Class runs from Thursday, September 27 through Thursday, December 20. Every Thursday except Thanksgiving.
  • (3:30 PM-4:30 PM)
    Location: Live Oak Branch
    Trained therapy dogs will be available at the Library to be attentive, non-judgmental reading partners for children reading aloud. Children have individual 20-minute time slots to sit with a dog and read. Call 427-7711 or e-mail tales2tails@santacruzpl.org to make an appointment.
  • (3:30 PM-5:00 PM)
    Location: Garfield Park Branch
    Rubber band cars, catapults, bridges and more! Come to the Garfield Park Library every Thursday and have fun with Lego's. During each month, we will introduce Botley Robots and Makey Makey circuit creator. Directed LEGO construction for kids 7 and older. Each week we will construct models based on a common theme.
  • (4:00 PM-5:00 PM)
    Location: Aptos Branch
    Trying to work on your Spanish? Want to improve your vocabulary and Spanish speaking skills? The Aptos Branch Library is now hosting a Spanish conversation group. Facilitator-led discussion and activities. All levels are welcome, including beginners. Meetings are every first and third Thursday of the month. For more information, contact Ivan Llamas at llamasi@santacruzpl.org or 831-427-7702
    Note: Cancelled. Join us on November 29, 2018.
  • (6:00 PM-7:30 PM)
    Location: Steel Bonnet Brewing Company
    Join Santa Cruz Public Libraries as we host a weekly trivia night at Steel Bonnet Brewing Company in Scotts Valley. Bring your friends, form a team (or take it on solo), and compete against other groups to win the grand prize.
    Additional Information

Friday, November 16

  • (10:00 AM-12:00 PM)
    Location: La Selva Beach Branch
    Wake up to a great movie. Join us every 4th Friday. Call 831.427.7710 for this month's movie selection
  • (10:00 AM-5:00 PM)
    Location: Scotts Valley Branch
    Santa Cruz Public Libraries’ very own makerspace—The MAKE Lab—opens for business in 2018! This makerspace will offer a variety of tools for STEAM-based projects including: 3D printers, vinyl cutter, woodburning tool, soldering tool, pinback button machine, book binding machine, and a virtual reality-based sculpting and painting program. Tools are limited in quantity and will be available on a first come, first serve basis. Kids 13 and under will need parental permission and supervision. Staff will be available to help answer questions and train patrons on more difficult tools. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Scotts Valley Library.
  • (10:00 AM-11:00 AM)
    Location: Downtown Branch
    Toddler Time is a weekly program for families with children ages 0-3 years old. It includes music, movement, stories, fingerplays, rhymes, songs and fun for your child and you as well as social time with other children and their caregivers. Let's play and learn together!
  • (10:00 AM-12:00 PM)
    Location: Downtown Branch
    Kris Younggren is one of our Downtown Outreach Workers. She is on the job solving problems in the downtown corridor Tuesday through Saturday. Drop-in for a confidential check-in at the Downtown Library in the downstairs small meeting room (behind the computer area). Kris can help with; connecting you or someone in need to health, wellness, or housing resources, a fee-free California ID application, a homeward bound bus ticket, a mailing address via the Homeless Services Center (HSC), a SmartPATH assessment, housing search, job application and more.
    Additional Information
  • (10:00 AM-12:00 PM)
    Location: Aptos Branch
    World Championship chess match watch party. From November 9 to 26, two players will compete for the official chess world championship: the defending world champion, Magnus Carlsen of Norway, and the challenger, Fabiano Caruana of the United States. Caruana is the first American player to qualify for a shot at the uncontested world championship since Bobby Fischer in 1972. Live broadcast from London, with commentary by local masters Dana Mackenzie and Gjon Feinstein.
    Additional Information
  • (10:00 AM-11:00 AM)
    Location: Aptos Branch
    Join us at the Aptos Library for our weekly Preschool Story Time. We'll read books, sing songs and make a simple craft! Suggested ages 3-6.
  • (2:00 PM-4:00 PM)
    Location: Capitola Branch
    Join us this afternoon to make something creative or make a new discovery! We are partnering with the Santa Cruz Children's Museum of Discovery to offer this weekly program through the fall. We will be in their Tinkerlab room. The program is free, and most suitable for 6-12 year olds. Parents will need to remain available throughout the program, and will be helping children under 8. We provide materials to explore their creativity, build things, make art and make discoveries. Usually they will be able to take their creations home. Sometimes we will be reusing the equipment, and they will be building something for that day only.
  • (3:00 PM-4:00 PM)
    Location: Felton Branch
    Trained therapy dogs will be available at the Library to be attentive, non-judgmental reading partners for children reading aloud. Children have individual 20-minute time slots to sit with a dog and read. Contact tales2tails@santacruzpl.org or 831.427.7717 to reserve a spot.
  • (3:00 PM-3:30 PM)
    Location: La Selva Beach Branch
    Trained therapy dogs will be available at the Library to be attentive, non-judgmental reading partners for children reading aloud. Children have individual 20-minute time slots to sit with a dog and read. Contact tales2tails@santacruzpl.org or 831.427.7717 to reserve a spot.

Saturday, November 17

  • (10:00 AM-12:00 PM)
    Location: Live Oak Branch
    A Nature Study Program with a variety of activities inspired by the natural environment of Corcoran Lagoon. • Learn about the environment and local wildlife with local experts. • Bird Watching • Examine microscopic creatures • Watercolor painting, printing, writing and reading. Adults must accompany children under 10. Not suitable for very young children.
  • (10:00 AM-11:00 AM)
    Location: Scotts Valley Branch
    Start to develop a better understanding of how to manage your personal finances. Learn about a different topic on the 3rd Saturday of each month with George Haas and Anthony Rovai, financial advisers at Money Concepts Capital Corporation. Start getting your personal finances in shape. The series starts on October 20 and runs through May.
    Note: Tax Planning for the Year 2018 and How to Crack Your Retirement Nest Egg
  • (10:00 AM-4:00 PM)
    Location: La Selva Beach Branch
    Don’t miss this year’s La Selva Beach Holiday Fair! The event is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the La Selva Beach Clubhouse. Shop over 50 arts and crafts vendors for handmade jewelry, cards, art, ornaments, pottery, woodcraft, jams, soaps, garden art, clothing and more. Find great bargains for gifts or winter fireside reading at the giant Friends of the Library Book Sale. Enjoy a delicious Bake Sale treat and with no guilt — you’re helping fund our La Selva Library projects. Enjoy lunch or take away food from two local food trucks: Rogue Pye and G’s Tacos. Kids’ crafts at 1 pm in the Library. Buy raffle tickets to win great deals while supporting Friends of the Library. For questions contact: cinjack6860@gmail.com
  • (11:00 AM-4:00 PM)
    Location: Branciforte Branch
    Drop in with your family and make something fun!
  • (11:00 AM-1:00 PM)
    Location: Garfield Park Branch
    Get crafty! A Do-It-Yourself craft will be ready and waiting for families, independent-minded kids! Children 8 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.
  • (2:00 PM-4:00 PM)
    Location: Downtown Branch
    Are you experiencing homelessness in Santa Cruz? Consider completing a Smart Path Assessment with a qualified community volunteer or outreach worker. No appointment is necessary. This 30-question survey to ascertain your individual vulnerability and need, forms the backbone of Santa Cruz County’s coordinated entry system, dedicated to allocating limited housing resources according to highest need. A compassionate community member or qualified social worker will help you take this first step toward housing, healthcare and wellness. (You can also complete a Smart Path Assessment at the downtown library during the Working Together program on Thursdays, during Downtown Outreach worker office hours on Tuesdays or Fridays.) On Saturdays work with a trained Wings Homeless Advocacy Volunteer. Click on additional info below for a list of all public access points for walk-in Smart Path assessments county-wide.
    Additional Information
  • (2:00 PM-3:30 PM)
    Location: Downtown Branch
    Children's chess instruction with full time teacher and master, Gjon Feinstein, for students up to 18 years old. Meets all Saturdays of the month except the first Saturday. Parents and/or other relatives are welcome to participate.
  • (3:30 PM-5:30 PM)
    Location: Downtown Branch
    On November 17, celebrate veterans and the poetry they have created with Travis DeYoung and the Veteran’s Poetry Circle. Hear poets from the group read their work and listen to veterans and featured readers, Stan Rushworth and Richard Guthrie read from their forthcoming books. The event is sponsored by the Veterans Connect @ the Library and will be hosted by David Addison, Travis DeYoung, and Magdalena Montagne. Everyone from the community is invited to attend this free event. Together, let’s acknowledge veterans and the power of speaking our stories as we observe Veteran’s Day.

Sunday, November 18

  • (1:00 PM-4:30 PM)
    Location: Live Oak Branch
    Join the fun with DIY crafts every Sunday afternoon between 1pm and 4:30 pm! Come and create a self-directed craft.
  • (1:00 PM-3:00 PM)
    Location: Downtown Branch
    One of our tech savvy librarians will help you with a variety of technology services during weekly drop-in 20-30 minute appointments. First come first served, appointments are taken in order of appearance. Topics include: creating an email account, creating word documents, attaching files, using premium subscription library resources, downloading and streaming content like movies, books, and audiobooks, and much more! Please bring any devices you use, and have your necessary passwords and library card with you.
  • (3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
    Location: Downtown Branch
    Come learn to fold origami out of recycled paper or just come to hone your skills with Drew Glover and Origami Master Nathaniel Kennedy. Folding instruction will be centered around the crane, but other styles will be available for people to learn once they master the crane fold. Join community members the first and third Sundays of the month as we gather to share our intentions of compassion, unity and peace in our world. This event is all ages and free to the public
    Note: Adult first floor

Monday, November 19

  • (10:00 AM-11:00 AM)
    Location: Live Oak Branch
    Toddler Time is a weekly program for families with children ages 0-3 years old. Join us for early literacy practices involving music, movement, stories, rhymes and more for your child and you.
  • (11:00 AM-12:00 PM)
    Location: Scotts Valley Branch
    Everything you wanted to know about Medicare but were afraid to ask. Manfred Luedge of Health Markets in Santa Cruz will explain and simplify all things Medicare, from the basics to Medicare supplemental insurance to Medicare prescription drug plans, Medicare savings plans, and outpatient services. If you, a loved one, or even someone you know is on Medicare or about to be eligible for Medicare, Manfred will answer your questions. The five months of this educational program will correspond to the open enrollment period to choose plans. 3rd Monday of each month, running August-December.
    Note: Topic: How do Medicare Savings Plans (MSP’s) Work?
  • (11:15 AM-1:00 PM)
    Location: Live Oak Branch
    Get together with other knitters to knit, chat, and make new friends. No registration required. The group meets every Monday from 11am- 1pm. Call 427-7711 for more information.
  • (12:00 PM-1:00 PM)
    Location: Aptos Branch
    Join us for an interactive demo at the library as we create 360° video using smart phones and virtual reality equipment. We hope to see you at this exciting exploration of 360° video technology.
    Note: Meeting Room
    Additional Information
  • (3:00 PM-4:30 PM)
    Location: Scotts Valley Branch
    Join us every Monday afternoon at the Scotts Valley Branch for a knitting party. All you need to do is bring some yarn and knitting needles. All ages are welcome. For more info call 831-427-7712.
  • (3:00 PM-4:30 PM)
    Location: Downtown Branch
    Join us at the Downtown Library for seasonal crafts! We will get messy so dress accordingly. Ages 3 and older. We will be using permanent paints and markers as well as small objects like beads and pins. Always fun and always free!
  • (3:30 PM-5:00 PM)
    Location: Scotts Valley Branch
    SCPL's CodeCombat Coding Club is a once weekly meetup where we use online, game-based coding to learn Python and JavaScript. CodeCombat is a real game that teaches learners of all ages to code by playing through levels and quickly mastering programming concepts. It's not just gamification with bells and whistles, it's democratizing learning to code by making the process more accessible and engaging than ever before! Learners write code, execute it and see their changes in real-time! Ages 8-18. Gamers will create teams by age. Space is limited and registration is required. Register by email pro@santacruzpl.org or call 831-427-7717.
  • (3:30 PM-4:30 PM)
    Location: Aptos Branch
    Trained therapy dogs will be available at the Library to be attentive, non-judgmental reading partners for children reading aloud. Children have individual 20-minute time slots to sit with a dog and read. Contact tales2tails@santacruzpl.org or 831.427.7717 to reserve a spot.
  • (4:00 PM-6:00 PM)
    Location: Downtown Branch
    One of our tech savvy librarians will help you with a variety of technology services during weekly drop-in 20-30 minute appointments. First come first served, appointments are taken in order of appearance. Topics include: creating an email account, creating word documents, attaching files, using premium subscription library resources, downloading and streaming content like movies, books, and audiobooks, and much more! Please bring any devices you use, and have your necessary passwords and library card with you.
  • (5:30 PM-6:30 PM)
    Location: Live Oak Branch
    Any level of English welcome. We'll have discussion topics, games, and other activities to get the conversation rolling. Drop in to the Live Oak Branch Library and enjoy conversation.
  • (5:30 PM-6:30 PM)
    Location: Live Oak Branch
    Acompáñanos para una hora de cuentos, actividades y canciones en español. Este programa es para niños de 0-8 y sus familias. /// Join us at the Live Oak Library for a Spanish Storytime. This program is for children ages 0-8 and their families.
  • (6:30 PM-8:30 PM)
    Location: Scotts Valley Branch
    Library Advisory Commission - LAC