Calendar of Events - May 2017



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May 1, 2017

(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. Space is limited, please arrive on time.
View similar upcoming events: Early Literacy, Programs for Kids, Storytimes/Laptimes

(10:00 AM-11:00 AM)
Location: Garfield Park Branch
Join us at the Garfield Park Library for our weekly Preschool Storytime. We'll read books, sing songs and make a simple craft! Ages 3-6.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Storytimes/Laptimes, Summer Reading - Ages 0-5

(11:00 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.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Adults

(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.
View similar upcoming events: Arts & Crafts, Programs for Adults

(3:00 PM-4:30 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Do It Yourself craft for families and independent kids.
View similar upcoming events: Arts & Crafts, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Summer Reading - All Ages

(4:30 PM-6:30 PM)
Location: Live Oak Branch
Cuéntame un Cuento presenta: Diseñadores del Futuro - una celebración de Día del Niño. ¡El futuro necesita investigadores que sean creativos y colaborativos! Explora el mundo de STEAM* con cuentos en español, actividades educativas y una presentación especial de Centeotl Danza y Baile. Presentamos este evento en colaboración con Childish Santa Cruz, el Museo de Arte e Historia de Santa Cruz y Senderos. *ciencias, tecnología, ingeniería, arte y matemáticas /////// Spanish Storytime presents: Designers of the Future - A special event celebrating Children’s Day. The future needs creative makers and collaborators! Come explore STEAM* with us through stories in Spanish, educational activities and a special performance by Centeotl Danza y Baile. This event is presented in collaboration with Childish Santa Cruz, the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History and Senderos
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Storytimes/Laptimes

May 2, 2017

(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!
View similar upcoming events: Early Literacy, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Storytimes/Laptimes

(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!
View similar upcoming events: Early Literacy, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Storytimes/Laptimes, Summer Reading - Ages 0-5

(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.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Storytimes/Laptimes

(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.
View similar upcoming events: Early Literacy, Programs for Kids, Storytimes/Laptimes, Summer Reading - Ages 0-5, Summer Reading - Ages 6-12

(1:00 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Felton Branch
Join the fun on Tuesday afternoons between 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm!
View similar upcoming events: Arts & Crafts, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

(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.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, STEAM

(3:00 PM-6:00 PM)
Location: 120 Russell Ave, Felton, CA 95018
SCPL's book bike, Kermit, will make an appearance at the Felton Farmer's Market. Kermit is a library on wheels offering a small browsing collection, plus information about upcoming SCPL programs and services. Come chat with SCPL staff and get a peek at our green library machine!
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Adults, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

(3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
Free homework assistance for students grade 12 and under. No appointment is necessary. For more information, call the Programs Office at 831-427-7717 or email pro@santacruzpl.org.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

(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 30 minute session, contact Programs 831.427.7717 or email pro@santacruzpl.org
View similar upcoming events: Literacy, Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

(3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: La Selva Beach Branch
In conjunction with the Friends of the La Selva Beach Library, 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.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens, SCPL Friends, STEAM

(3:15 PM-4:45 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
Directed Lego construction for kids 7 and older. Each week we will construct models based on a common theme. First and Third Tuesday of every month.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens, STEAM

(3:30 PM-4:30 PM)
Location: Aptos Branch
Learn from a master and practice with your peers! Ages 6-18 yrs.
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

May 3, 2017

(9:30 AM-10:30 AM)
Location: Capitola Branch
The Capitola Book Discussion Group meets every 1st Wednesday of the month at 9:30am. All adults are welcome. For more information, call (831) 427-7705.
Note: We will discuss The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka. We will read ....
View similar upcoming events: Book Groups-Adult, Literacy, Programs for Adults

(10:00 AM-11:00 AM)
Location: Boulder Creek 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! Space is limited so be sure to arrive on time.
View similar upcoming events: Early Literacy, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Storytimes/Laptimes, Summer Reading - Ages 0-5

(11:00 AM-11:45 AM)
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.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Storytimes/Laptimes

(11:00 AM-1:00 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
Join Roxanne Langan for ribbon work and hand sewing from 11:00am-1:00pn on the first and third Wednesdays of each month at the Scotts Valley Library. This program is sponsored by the Scotts Valley Friends of the Library. For more information, phone the library at 427-7712.
View similar upcoming events: Arts & Crafts, Programs for Adults, SCPL Friends

(2:00 PM-4:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Try your hand at the not-so-ancient-art of building Sumo wrestling robots using LEGO MINDSTORMS. 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 8 to 18. This is a fourteen week series. NOT A DROP-IN PROGRAM. Registration begins JANUARY 9th 2017.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens, STEAM

(3:00 PM-4:30 PM)
Location: Capitola 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.
View similar upcoming events: Early Literacy, Literacy, Programs for Kids, Tales to Tails

(3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Garfield Park Branch
Free homework assistance for students grade 12 and under. Bilingual assistance available. No appointment is necessary. For more information, call the Programs Office at 831-427-7717 or email pro@santacruzpl.org.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

(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 30 minute session, contact Programs 831.427.7717 or email pro@santacruzpl.org
View similar upcoming events: Literacy, Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

(3:30 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Garfield Park Branch
Do It Yourself craft for families and independent kids.
View similar upcoming events: Arts & Crafts, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Summer Reading - All Ages

(3:30 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Aptos Branch
Learn how to survive in the world of Minecraft. Ages 8 to 18. Space is limited to 14 on a first come basis. No advance registration.
Note: Sorry, this session has been cancelled.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens, STEAM

(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.
View similar upcoming events: Early Literacy, Literacy, Programs for Kids, Tales to Tails

(6:30 PM-8:30 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
Unplug for a few hours to play new and exciting tabletop (board, card, or dice) games. These aren’t your grandparents’ board games! Games like Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride, and Exploding Kittens along with many others will be available. This is a program for adults only (ages 21+). Sponsored by Friends of the Scotts Valley Library and Epic Adventure Games. First and Third Wednesdays of each month.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Adults

May 4, 2017

(9:00 AM-11:30 AM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Library Joint Powers Board Meeting.
View similar upcoming events: Board Meetings

(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, obstacle or problem of your choice.
View similar upcoming events: Announcements, Programs for Adults

(9:00 AM-9:30 AM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Libraries Facilities Financing Authority (LFFA) meeting
View similar upcoming events: Board Meetings

(10:00 AM-11:30 AM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Work with an information advocate on any information problem, access issue or obstacle of your choice. A library staff member or community volunteer will work with you, using a laptop computer and access to a phone, one-on-one, to help you 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. Connect with Kris Younggren, our Downtown Outreach Worker, make a free phone call, access free printing and scanning, receive help with establishing an email account, performing a housing search, creating a resume, applying for a lifeline telephone and more.
Note: (NOT in the Upstairs MEETING ROOM today; We'll meet at the downstairs tables.)
View similar upcoming events: Announcements, Programs for Adults

(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! Ages 3-6.
View similar upcoming events: Storytimes/Laptimes

(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.
View similar upcoming events: Early Literacy, Programs for Kids, Storytimes/Laptimes, Summer Reading - Ages 0-5

(10:30 AM-12:00 PM)
Location: La Selva Beach Branch
Local residents sharing their travel adventures. Program includes photos and personal travel logs. Call La Selva (831.427.7710) for more information. All ages.
Note: Check out town village life in Greece
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Adults, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

(3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: La Selva Beach Branch
Create and motorize devices using simple machines (levers, pulleys, gears & swivels). Participants will also learn how to program motors. 8 week series. Space is limited. No advanced registration. Ages 8 to 18.
Note: Sorry, this session has been cancelled.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens, SCPL Friends, STEAM

(3:00 PM-4:00 PM)
Location: Boulder Creek Branch
Join us at the Boulder Creek Library on Thursday afternoons for our Family Crafts program! Our projects are often messy so please dress accordingly. Let's get creative together!
View similar upcoming events: Arts & Crafts, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens, Summer Reading - All Ages

(3:00 PM-4:30 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
Join the fun on Thursday between 3 pm and 4:30 pm! There will be a Do It Yourself craft available.
View similar upcoming events: Arts & Crafts, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids

(4:00 PM-7:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
In a library very nearby, young people will go on an adventure, exploring possibilities to be found, dodging stormtroopers and Mandalorian bounty hunters along the way. Beware Vader's Fist! Members of the Golden Gate Garrison 501st Legion of costumed volunteers will be invading the downtown library and Atlantis Fantasyworld on Star Wars Day. Come down to the library for STEAM activities, get a look at our Star Wars LEGO display and search for the missing Jedi Master Kevin. all the while dodging stormtroopers and Mandalorian bounty hunters along the way. Cosplay (dressing as Star Wars characters) is encouraged!
Note: LOCATION CHANGED TO CITY HALL COURTYARD
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens, STEAM

(4:00 PM-7:00 PM)
Location: Garfield Park Branch
Join Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park docents for a free family workshop. Learn how to make a basket using pine needles. All materials supplied. Children under 9 years of age should be accompanied by an adult.
View similar upcoming events: Arts & Crafts, Programs for Adults, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

(6:30 PM-8:00 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
SCPL is partnering with the Children's Museum of Discovery (MOD), The Natural History Museum and UCSC to present a science series for adults. Meetings will be held on the 1st Thursday of every month at 6:30pm at one of the branch libraries.
Note: Supermassive Black Holes: the most powerful objects in the universe, with Dr. Martin Gaskell from UCSC. Join us to round off an Out-of-this-world day!
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Adults, Programs for Teens, STEAM

(8:00 PM-9:30 PM)
Location: Boulder Creek Branch
The Uniquely Beautiful and Beautifully Unique group is a support group for parents and loved ones of children with special needs. We will meet at the Boulder Creek Library on the first Thursday of the month. Join us to discuss the joys and stresses of parenthood!
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Adults

May 5, 2017

(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!
View similar upcoming events: Early Literacy, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Storytimes/Laptimes

(10:00 AM-12:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Kris Younggren, our community's Downtown Outreach Worker, is on the job solving problems in the downtown corridor every day. If you would like to speak with Kris, about a housing or wellness issue, or connecting with social services, please drop-in to her office hours at the Downtown library, in the downstairs small meeting room (behind the computer area). Kris can help with; fee free CA ID applications, homeward bound bus tickets, a mailing address via the Homeless Services Center (HSC), registration for the HSC campus, connection to Homeless Persons Health Project, Applications, Connection to County Mental Health Services, and more.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Announcements, Programs for Adults, Programs for Families, Veterans Connect

(11:00 AM-12:00 PM)
Location: Capitola Branch
A 45 minute program for 3-6 year olds. We will read books, sing songs and make a simple craft.
View similar upcoming events: Early Literacy, Programs for Kids, Storytimes/Laptimes, Summer Reading - Ages 0-5, Summer Reading - Ages 6-12

(3:00 PM-4:30 PM)
Location: Capitola Branch
Explore art and science with us! We may be inside or outdoors in the play area. Children 6 and under will need an adult to help them.
View similar upcoming events: Arts & Crafts, Programs for Kids

(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.
View similar upcoming events: Early Literacy, Literacy, Programs for Kids, Tales to Tails

(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.
View similar upcoming events: Early Literacy, Programs for Kids, Tales to Tails

(3:00 PM-4:30 PM)
Location: Aptos Branch
Join us for a great movie for all ages. Call Aptos (831.427.7702) for more information.
Note: Moana
View similar upcoming events: Films, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

May 6, 2017

(9:30 AM-10:30 AM)
Location: Capitola 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.
View similar upcoming events: Early Literacy, Literacy, Programs for Kids, Tales to Tails

(10:00 AM-11:30 AM)
Location: Downtown 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 427-7717 or e-mail tales2tails@santacruzpl.org to make an appointment.
View similar upcoming events: Early Literacy, Literacy, Programs for Kids, Tales to Tails

(10:00 AM-12:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Poetry gives rise to the full expression of self. Join the circle for this free monthly workshop on the 1st Saturday of the month. All levels welcome. No preregistration required.
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Programs for Adults

(11:00 AM-12:30 PM)
Location: La Selva Beach Branch
Introduction to handwriting analysis by certified graphologist Linda Larson.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Adults

(1:00 PM-4:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
All ages are invited to learn about traditional Japanese toys and games at the Family Fun Day event. Sponsored in part by the Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County.
View similar upcoming events: Arts & Crafts, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, STEAM

(1:30 PM-3:30 PM)
Location: Branciforte Branch
Drop in with your family and make something fun!
View similar upcoming events: Arts & Crafts, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids

May 7, 2017

(1:00 PM-3:30 PM)
Location:
Join the fun with DIY crafts every Sunday afternoon between 1pm and 3:30 pm! Come and create a self-directed craft.
View similar upcoming events: Arts & Crafts, Programs for Families

(1:00 PM-3:00 PM)
Location: Rail trail corridor between Fair Ave. and Swift St.
SCPL's book bike, Kermit, will make an appearance at Ecology Action's Westside Trail Mixer. Kermit is a library on wheels offering a small browsing collection, plus information about upcoming SCPL programs and services. Come chat with SCPL staff and get a peek at our green library machine!
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Adults, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

(1:00 PM-3:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
The Genealogical Society of Santa Cruz County presents the 2016-2017 Genealogy Lecture Series. Join us the first Thursday of each month to learn about a variety of resources, strategies, and tools in the field of family research. All are invited to these free events, and donations are welcome. For more information, please call the Genealogical Society of Santa Cruz County (831) 427-7707 extension 5794.
Note: Rescheduled from Thursday: Sean Conly and unconventional search strategies.
View similar upcoming events: Genealogy, Programs for Adults, Veterans Connect

May 8, 2017

(10:00 AM-11:00 AM)
Location: Garfield Park Branch
Join us at the Garfield Park Library for our weekly Preschool Storytime. We'll read books, sing songs and make a simple craft! Ages 3-6.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Storytimes/Laptimes, Summer Reading - Ages 0-5

(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. Space is limited, please arrive on time.
View similar upcoming events: Early Literacy, Programs for Kids, Storytimes/Laptimes

(11:00 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.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Adults

(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.
View similar upcoming events: Arts & Crafts, Programs for Adults

(3:00 PM-4:30 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Do It Yourself craft for families and independent kids.
View similar upcoming events: Arts & Crafts, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Summer Reading - All Ages

(5:30 PM-6:30 PM)
Location: Live Oak Branch
Acompáñanos para una amena 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.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Storytimes/Laptimes

May 9, 2017

(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!
View similar upcoming events: Early Literacy, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Storytimes/Laptimes, Summer Reading - Ages 0-5

(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!
View similar upcoming events: Early Literacy, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Storytimes/Laptimes

(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.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Storytimes/Laptimes

(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.
View similar upcoming events: Early Literacy, Programs for Kids, Storytimes/Laptimes, Summer Reading - Ages 0-5, Summer Reading - Ages 6-12

(1:00 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Felton Branch
Join the fun on Tuesday afternoons between 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm!
View similar upcoming events: Arts & Crafts, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

(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.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, STEAM

(3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
Free homework assistance for students grade 12 and under. No appointment is necessary. For more information, call the Programs Office at 831-427-7717 or email pro@santacruzpl.org.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

(3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: La Selva Beach Branch
In conjunction with the Friends of the La Selva Beach Library, 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.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens, SCPL Friends, STEAM

(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 30 minute session, contact Programs 831.427.7717 or email pro@santacruzpl.org
View similar upcoming events: Literacy, Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

(3:30 PM-4:30 PM)
Location: Aptos Branch
Learn from a master and practice with your peers! Ages 6-18 yrs.
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

(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.
View similar upcoming events: Early Literacy, Literacy, Programs for Kids, Tales to Tails

(7:00 PM-8:00 PM)
Location: Highlands Park Senior Center, 8500 HWY 9 Ben Lomond
Review the preliminary designs for the new Felton Library and Outdoor Discover Park to be built on Gushee next to the post office.
View similar upcoming events: Announcements

May 10, 2017

(10:00 AM-11:00 AM)
Location: Boulder Creek 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! Space is limited so be sure to arrive on time.
View similar upcoming events: Early Literacy, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Storytimes/Laptimes, Summer Reading - Ages 0-5

(11:00 AM-11:45 AM)
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.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Storytimes/Laptimes

(12:00 PM-1:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
The Small Business Brown Bag Series is a collection of free, hour-long workshops designed to support small businesses. Bring your lunch and join us in the upstairs meeting room at the Downtown Library for these great seminars. Register Now!
Note: Facebook for Small Business: Boost Your Profits, presented by Dianthe Harris Skurko, Social Media Consultant
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Business Brown Bag Seminars, Business Workshops

(1:00 PM-2:00 PM)
Location: Branciforte 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.
View similar upcoming events: Early Literacy, Programs for Kids, Tales to Tails

(2:00 PM-4:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Try your hand at the not-so-ancient-art of building Sumo wrestling robots using LEGO MINDSTORMS. 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 8 to 18. This is a fourteen week series. NOT A DROP-IN PROGRAM. Registration begins JANUARY 9th 2017.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, STEAM

(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 30 minute session, contact Programs 831.427.7717 or email pro@santacruzpl.org
View similar upcoming events: Literacy, Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

(3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Garfield Park Branch
Free homework assistance for students grade 12 and under. Bilingual assistance available. No appointment is necessary. For more information, call the Programs Office at 831-427-7717 or email pro@santacruzpl.org.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

(3:30 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Garfield Park Branch
Do It Yourself craft for families and independent kids.
View similar upcoming events: Arts & Crafts, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Summer Reading - All Ages

(3:30 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Aptos Branch
Learn how to survive in the world of Minecraft. Ages 8 to 18. Space is limited to 14 on a first come basis. No advance registration.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens, STEAM

(6:30 PM-8:30 PM)
Location: Boulder Creek Branch
Come connect with fellow writers, learn something new in a supportive environment, stoke that intellectual side to your creativity, and give yourself the time to focus on something you love!
Note: Cancelled until further notice
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Adults

(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 Library Fireside Room. If you are interested in helping your local Scotts Valley Library, come to the meeting and learn how you can make a difference in your community. All are welcome.
View similar upcoming events: SCPL Friends

(7:00 PM-8:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Willing Suspension Armchair Theater (WSAT) presents ANTIQUE SILVER, readings about those who are old and how they are a storehouse of wisdom forged by experience. We will share stories and insights that offer another way of seeing and interpreting reality. Co-Directed by Donald Grube and Patricia Hernan Grube, the readers are Ellie Van Houten, Virginia Henry, Karen Schamberg, Steve Grube, Donald Grube, and Patricia Hernan Grube, who compiled this one-hour presentation.
Note: "Antique Silver"
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Adults

May 11, 2017

(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, obstacle or problem of your choice.
View similar upcoming events: Announcements, Programs for Adults

(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.
View similar upcoming events: Early Literacy, Programs for Kids, Storytimes/Laptimes, Summer Reading - Ages 0-5

(10:00 AM-11:30 AM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Work with an information advocate on any information problem, access issue or obstacle of your choice. A library staff member or community volunteer will work with you, using a laptop computer and access to a phone, one-on-one, to help you 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. Connect with Kris Younggren, our Downtown Outreach Worker, make a free phone call, access free printing and scanning, receive help with establishing an email account, performing a housing search, creating a resume, applying for a lifeline telephone and more.
Note: (Upstairs Meeting Rm; 10-11:30am)
View similar upcoming events: Announcements, Programs for Adults

(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! Ages 3-6.
View similar upcoming events: Storytimes/Laptimes

(10:30 AM-11:30 AM)
Location: La Selva Beach Branch
Book discussion group meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 10:30am. For information on upcoming books to discuss call 831-427-7710
View similar upcoming events: Book Groups-Adult, Literacy, Programs for Adults

(1:00 PM-2:30 PM)
Location: Aptos Branch
Please note that in March and April of 2017, the Aptos Library Book Discussion group will be on hiatus. The Aptos Library Book Discussion group meets on the second Thursday of the month from 1:00p - 2:30p and all adults are welcome. Reading selections will be made by the group with an emphasis on thought provoking fiction and challenging non-fiction. Facilitator: Judy McNeely
Note: We will be reading Gilead and Lila by Marilynne Robinson in May.
View similar upcoming events: Book Groups-Adult, Programs for Adults

(3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: La Selva Beach Branch
Create and motorize devices using simple machines (levers, pulleys, gears & swivels). Participants will also learn how to program motors. 8 week series. Space is limited. No advanced registration. Ages 8 to 18.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens, SCPL Friends, STEAM

(3:00 PM-4:30 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
Join the fun on Thursday between 3 pm and 4:30 pm! There will be a Do It Yourself craft available.
View similar upcoming events: Arts & Crafts, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids

(3:00 PM-4:00 PM)
Location: Boulder Creek Branch
Join us at the Boulder Creek Library on Thursday afternoons for our Family Crafts program! Our projects are often messy so please dress accordingly. Let's get creative together!
View similar upcoming events: Arts & Crafts, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens, Summer Reading - All Ages

(3:30 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Garfield Park Branch
Directed LEGO construction for kids 7 and older. Each week we will construct models based on a common theme.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, STEAM

(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.
View similar upcoming events: Early Literacy, Literacy, Tales to Tails

(4:00 PM-5:30 PM)
Location: Garfield Park 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.
View similar upcoming events: Early Literacy, Literacy, Programs for Kids, Tales to Tails

(5:30 PM-7:30 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Representatives from the Veterans Court will be presenting to veterans and the general public. The Veterans Court acts as a support team to help local veterans work their way through the legal system after a conviction.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Adults, Veterans Connect

(7:00 PM-8:00 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
Willing Suspension Armchair Theater (WSAT) presents ANTIQUE SILVER, readings about those who are old and how they are a storehouse of wisdom forged by experience. We will share stories and insights that offer another way of seeing and interpreting reality. Co-Directed by Donald Grube and Patricia Hernan Grube, the readers are Ellie Van Houten, Virginia Henry, Karen Schamberg, Steve Grube, Donald Grube, and Patricia Hernan Grube, who compiled this one-hour presentation.
Note: Antique Silver
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Adults

May 12, 2017

(10:00 AM-12:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Kris Younggren, our community's Downtown Outreach Worker, is on the job solving problems in the downtown corridor every day. If you would like to speak with Kris, about a housing or wellness issue, or connecting with social services, please drop-in to her office hours at the Downtown library, in the downstairs small meeting room (behind the computer area). Kris can help with; fee free CA ID applications, homeward bound bus tickets, a mailing address via the Homeless Services Center (HSC), registration for the HSC campus, connection to Homeless Persons Health Project, Applications, Connection to County Mental Health Services, and more.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Announcements, Programs for Adults, Programs for Families, Veterans Connect

(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!
View similar upcoming events: Early Literacy, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Storytimes/Laptimes

(11:00 AM-12:00 PM)
Location: Capitola Branch
A 45 minute program for 3-6 year olds. We will read books, sing songs and make a simple craft.
View similar upcoming events: Early Literacy, Programs for Kids, Storytimes/Laptimes, Summer Reading - Ages 0-5, Summer Reading - Ages 6-12

(12:00 PM-1:30 PM)
Location: La Selva Beach Branch
Come with questions about your own device or experiment with different tablets and ereaders currently on the market. Bring your device for troubleshooting!
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Literacy, Programs for Adults

(1:00 PM-4:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Join us for a few hours to get work done in the company of fellow Santa Cruzans. Coworking Unbound are freelancers, independent professionals, remote workers, creatives, startup founders, community organizers, ideators and more. We welcome everyone to cowork with us. Our goal is to provide the collaborative atmosphere of coworking to a broad spectrum of people who can benefit from the relationships, mutual support and connections essential to creating a thriving business. If you have a project or idea and want to spend time working on it, come work with us!
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Announcements, Business Workshops, Programs for Adults, Tech

(3:00 PM-4:30 PM)
Location: Capitola Branch
Explore art and science with us! We may be inside or outdoors in the play area. Children 6 and under will need an adult to help them.
View similar upcoming events: Arts & Crafts, Programs for Kids

May 13, 2017

(10:00 AM-11:30 AM)
Location: Downtown 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 427-7717 or e-mail tales2tails@santacruzpl.org to make an appointment.
View similar upcoming events: Early Literacy, Literacy, Programs for Kids, Tales to Tails

(1:00 PM-2:00 PM)
Location: Boulder Creek Branch
Join us at the Boulder Creek Library amphitheater for a rousing performance of Two Gentlemen from Verona! This amazing group of UCSC students perform the play in just one hour and answer questions from the audience. Bring water, a pillow or blanket to sit on and wear a hat. You will love this performance, which is sponsored each year by the Boulder Creek Friends of the Library. Don't miss it!
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Adults, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens, SCPL Friends

(1:00 PM-3:00 PM)
Location: Aptos Branch
Join our poetry writing group led by local poet, Magdalena Montagne. Create your poems in a friendly supportive atmosphere. This free workshop meets on the 2nd Saturday of the month. No registration required. All are welcome.
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Programs for Adults

(1:30 PM-3:30 PM)
Location: Branciforte Branch
Drop in with your family and make something fun!
View similar upcoming events: Arts & Crafts, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids

(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.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

May 14, 2017

(1:00 PM-3:30 PM)
Location:
Join the fun with DIY crafts every Sunday afternoon between 1pm and 3:30 pm! Come and create a self-directed craft.
View similar upcoming events: Arts & Crafts, Programs for Families

May 15, 2017

(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. Space is limited, please arrive on time.
View similar upcoming events: Early Literacy, Programs for Kids, Storytimes/Laptimes

(10:00 AM-11:00 AM)
Location: Garfield Park Branch
Join us at the Garfield Park Library for our weekly Preschool Storytime. We'll read books, sing songs and make a simple craft! Ages 3-6.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Storytimes/Laptimes, Summer Reading - Ages 0-5

(11:00 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.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Adults

(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.
View similar upcoming events: Arts & Crafts, Programs for Adults

(3:00 PM-4:30 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Do It Yourself craft for families and independent kids.
View similar upcoming events: Arts & Crafts, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Summer Reading - All Ages

(5:30 PM-6:30 PM)
Location: Live Oak Branch
Acompáñanos para una amena 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.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Storytimes/Laptimes

(6:30 PM-8:30 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Library Advisory Commission - LAC
View similar upcoming events: Board Meetings

May 16, 2017

(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!
View similar upcoming events: Early Literacy, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Storytimes/Laptimes

(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!
View similar upcoming events: Early Literacy, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Storytimes/Laptimes, Summer Reading - Ages 0-5

(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.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Storytimes/Laptimes

(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.
View similar upcoming events: Early Literacy, Programs for Kids, Storytimes/Laptimes, Summer Reading - Ages 0-5, Summer Reading - Ages 6-12

(1:00 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Felton Branch
Join the fun on Tuesday afternoons between 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm!
View similar upcoming events: Arts & Crafts, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

(1:00 PM-2:00 PM)
Location: La Selva Beach Branch
Are you a movie lover? Join our group to discuss films currently in the theaters. Call the branch for next month's movie selections at 831.427.7710.
View similar upcoming events: Films, Programs for Adults

(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.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, STEAM

(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 30 minute session, contact Programs 831.427.7717 or email pro@santacruzpl.org
View similar upcoming events: Literacy, Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

(3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
Free homework assistance for students grade 12 and under. No appointment is necessary. For more information, call the Programs Office at 831-427-7717 or email pro@santacruzpl.org.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

(3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: La Selva Beach Branch
In conjunction with the Friends of the La Selva Beach Library, 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.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens, SCPL Friends, STEAM

(3:15 PM-4:45 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
Directed Lego construction for kids 7 and older. Each week we will construct models based on a common theme. First and Third Tuesday of every month.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens, STEAM

(3:30 PM-4:30 PM)
Location: Aptos Branch
Learn from a master and practice with your peers! Ages 6-18 yrs.
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

May 17, 2017

(10:00 AM-11:00 AM)
Location: Boulder Creek 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! Space is limited so be sure to arrive on time.
View similar upcoming events: Early Literacy, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Storytimes/Laptimes, Summer Reading - Ages 0-5

(11:00 AM-1:00 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
Join Roxanne Langan for ribbon work and hand sewing from 11:00am-1:00pn on the first and third Wednesdays of each month at the Scotts Valley Library. This program is sponsored by the Scotts Valley Friends of the Library. For more information, phone the library at 427-7712.
View similar upcoming events: Arts & Crafts, Programs for Adults, SCPL Friends

(11:00 AM-11:45 AM)
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.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Storytimes/Laptimes

(1:00 PM-3:00 PM)
Location: Aptos Branch
The Aptos Library Writing Group is a peer-led, community-based, on-going writing group. Those interested in: sharing their writing; improving and developing their writing; or trying their hand at writing for the first time, are welcome. No experience is necessary and all writing formats are considered, from poetry to short stories, from memoirs to fiction. Each session begins with a 10 minute writing exercise, followed by a read-aloud (sharing is optional). Next, participants take turns reading aloud from a current writing project. Assistance with editing on current writing projects is provided; please bring additional copies if interested in editorial support. This group assembles on the third Wednesday of each month from 1pm-3pm in the meeting room of the Aptos branch library.(Hiatus in the month of August).
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Programs for Adults

(1:30 PM-2:30 PM)
Location: Branciforte Branch
The Branciforte Book Discussion Group meets on the third Wednesday of each month from 1:30-2:30. Copies of the books will be available at the Branciforte Library. Please try to arrive on time!
Note: The book for May is When We Were Orphans by Ishiguro Kazuo.
View similar upcoming events: Book Groups-Adult, Programs for Adults

(2:00 PM-4:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Try your hand at the not-so-ancient-art of building Sumo wrestling robots using LEGO MINDSTORMS. 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 8 to 18. This is a fourteen week series. NOT A DROP-IN PROGRAM. Registration begins JANUARY 9th 2017.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, STEAM

(3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Garfield Park Branch
Free homework assistance for students grade 12 and under. Bilingual assistance available. No appointment is necessary. For more information, call the Programs Office at 831-427-7717 or email pro@santacruzpl.org.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

(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 30 minute session, contact Programs 831.427.7717 or email pro@santacruzpl.org
View similar upcoming events: Literacy, Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

(3:00 PM-4:30 PM)
Location: Capitola 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.
View similar upcoming events: Early Literacy, Literacy, Programs for Kids, Tales to Tails

(3:30 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Garfield Park Branch
Do It Yourself craft for families and independent kids.
View similar upcoming events: Arts & Crafts, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Summer Reading - All Ages

(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.
View similar upcoming events: Early Literacy, Literacy, Programs for Kids, Tales to Tails

(3:30 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Aptos Branch
Learn how to survive in the world of Minecraft. Ages 8 to 18. Space is limited to 14 on a first come basis. No advance registration.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens, STEAM

(6:30 PM-8:30 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
Unplug for a few hours to play new and exciting tabletop (board, card, or dice) games. These aren’t your grandparents’ board games! Games like Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride, and Exploding Kittens along with many others will be available. This is a program for adults only (ages 21+). Sponsored by Friends of the Scotts Valley Library and Epic Adventure Games. First and Third Wednesdays of each month.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Adults

May 18, 2017

(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, obstacle or problem of your choice.
View similar upcoming events: Announcements, Programs for Adults

(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! Ages 3-6.
View similar upcoming events: Storytimes/Laptimes

(10:00 AM-11:30 AM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Work with an information advocate on any information problem, access issue or obstacle of your choice. A library staff member or community volunteer will work with you, using a laptop computer and access to a phone, one-on-one, to help you 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. Connect with Kris Younggren, our Downtown Outreach Worker, make a free phone call, access free printing and scanning, receive help with establishing an email account, performing a housing search, creating a resume, applying for a lifeline telephone and more.
Note: (Upstairs Meeting Rm; 10-11:00am today)
View similar upcoming events: Announcements, Programs for Adults

(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.
View similar upcoming events: Early Literacy, Programs for Kids, Storytimes/Laptimes, Summer Reading - Ages 0-5

(11:00 AM-12:00 PM)
Location: Boulder Creek Branch
Join us at the Boulder Creek Library! This month's book will be announced soon. Copies will be available at the Boulder Creek Library at a later date.
View similar upcoming events: Book Groups-Adult, Programs for Adults, Summer Reading - Adults

(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: The Sprightly Hautboy Carol Panofsky, oboe with Lynn Kidder, piano
View similar upcoming events: Music, Programs for Adults, SCPL Friends

(3:00 PM-4:00 PM)
Location: Boulder Creek Branch
Join us at the Boulder Creek Library on Thursday afternoons for our Family Crafts program! Our projects are often messy so please dress accordingly. Let's get creative together!
View similar upcoming events: Arts & Crafts, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens, Summer Reading - All Ages

(3:00 PM-4:30 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
Join the fun on Thursday between 3 pm and 4:30 pm! There will be a Do It Yourself craft available.
View similar upcoming events: Arts & Crafts, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids

(3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: La Selva Beach Branch
Create and motorize devices using simple machines (levers, pulleys, gears & swivels). Participants will also learn how to program motors. 8 week series. Space is limited. No advanced registration. Ages 8 to 18.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens, SCPL Friends, STEAM

(3:30 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Garfield Park Branch
Directed LEGO construction for kids 7 and older. Each week we will construct models based on a common theme.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, STEAM

(6:30 PM-8:00 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
Trees to Seas is a series of talks at Scotts Valley about science, particularly environmental science and ecology, and the local environment, particularly in and around Scotts Valley. The library's partner in this series is Julianne Rhodes, who works with the City of Scotts Valley on environmental compliance.
Note: Journey to the North Atlantic Gyre: a scientist’s witness of plastic pollution. Speaker: Carolyn Rosevelt, M.S. Research Scientist, NASA ARC-CREST, CSUMB, 5 Gyres Institute
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Adults, STEAM

(7:00 PM-8:00 PM)
Location: Aptos Branch
Willing Suspension Armchair Theater (WSAT) presents ANTIQUE SILVER, readings about those who are old and how they are a storehouse of wisdom forged by experience. We will share stories and insights that offer another way of seeing and interpreting reality. Co-Directed by Donald Grube and Patricia Hernan Grube, the readers are Ellie Van Houten, Virginia Henry, Karen Schamberg, Steve Grube, Donald Grube, and Patricia Hernan Grube, who compiled this one-hour presentation.
Note: Antique Silver
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Adults

May 19, 2017

(10:00 AM-12:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Kris Younggren, our community's Downtown Outreach Worker, is on the job solving problems in the downtown corridor every day. If you would like to speak with Kris, about a housing or wellness issue, or connecting with social services, please drop-in to her office hours at the Downtown library, in the downstairs small meeting room (behind the computer area). Kris can help with; fee free CA ID applications, homeward bound bus tickets, a mailing address via the Homeless Services Center (HSC), registration for the HSC campus, connection to Homeless Persons Health Project, Applications, Connection to County Mental Health Services, and more.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Announcements, Programs for Adults, Programs for Families, Veterans Connect

(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!
View similar upcoming events: Early Literacy, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Storytimes/Laptimes

(11:00 AM-12:00 PM)
Location: Capitola Branch
A 45 minute program for 3-6 year olds. We will read books, sing songs and make a simple craft.
View similar upcoming events: Early Literacy, Programs for Kids, Storytimes/Laptimes, Summer Reading - Ages 0-5, Summer Reading - Ages 6-12

(11:00 AM-12:30 PM)
Location: La Selva Beach Branch
Make a simple folded book with both pockets and pages that you can use as a journal on your next trip or to hold a momento of a special time. It could even be used as a small sketchbook. All the materials and tools needed will be supplied and you'll go home with a new journal and instructions so you can make more. Limited to 20 participants. Register by calling 831-427-7710.
View similar upcoming events: Arts & Crafts, Programs for Adults

(1:00 PM-4:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Join us for a few hours to get work done in the company of fellow Santa Cruzans. Coworking Unbound are freelancers, independent professionals, remote workers, creatives, startup founders, community organizers, ideators and more. We welcome everyone to cowork with us. Our goal is to provide the collaborative atmosphere of coworking to a broad spectrum of people who can benefit from the relationships, mutual support and connections essential to creating a thriving business. If you have a project or idea and want to spend time working on it, come work with us!
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Announcements, Business Workshops, Programs for Adults, Tech

(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.
View similar upcoming events: Early Literacy, Programs for Kids, Tales to Tails

(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.
View similar upcoming events: Early Literacy, Literacy, Programs for Kids, Tales to Tails

(3:00 PM-4:30 PM)
Location: Capitola Branch
Explore art and science with us! We may be inside or outdoors in the play area. Children 6 and under will need an adult to help them.
View similar upcoming events: Arts & Crafts, Programs for Kids

May 20, 2017

(10:00 AM-11:30 AM)
Location: Downtown 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 427-7717 or e-mail tales2tails@santacruzpl.org to make an appointment.
View similar upcoming events: Early Literacy, Literacy, Programs for Kids, Tales to Tails

(10:00 AM-12:00 PM)
Location: King's Village Dr, Scotts Valley Community Center
SCPL's book bike, Kermit, will make an appearance at the Scotts Valley Farmer's Market. Kermit is a library on wheels offering a small browsing collection, plus information about upcoming SCPL programs and services. Come chat with SCPL staff and get a peek at our green library machine!
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Adults, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

(11:00 AM-12:00 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.
View similar upcoming events: Early Literacy, Literacy, Tales to Tails

(11:00 AM-3:00 PM)
Location: Aptos Branch
Come browse a wide ranging collection from fiction to children’s books, audio books to CD’s. Our non-fiction covers subjects from A-Z: cookbooks, gardening, health & well-being, poetry, and travel among a myriad of other subject areas. Join us on Saturdays in the Aptos Library meeting room as the Aptos Chapter of the Friends of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries (Aptos FSCPL) hosts monthly book sales throughout the year (January-July and September-October). The books and media sold are selected from library donations. The Aptos FSCPL is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the Aptos branch of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries.
View similar upcoming events: Book Sales, Fundraisers

(12:00 PM-4:00 PM)
Location: Felton Branch
The Felton Library Festival will feature a temporary art installation of Fantastic Figures on the new library site made by local artists. The event will include art activities for families, food, information on the library project, and raffle drawing. Music will be by Ben Lonesome and the Highway 9er’s, Dave McClelland and Friends, Patti Maxine, and Young People’s Theater singers. The Festival and art installation are intended to celebrate our future Library and outdoor area. View site plans (construction slated to begin in 2018) and share ways for community members to become involved. Funds raised will go to Felton Library Friends, a chapter of Friends of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries, and will be used to enhance both the new library and the outdoor spaces. Raffle sales will begin mid-April, and the drawings will be at the Felton Library Festival on May 20.
View similar upcoming events: Arts & Crafts, Exhibits, Fundraisers, Music, Programs for Adults, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens, SCPL Friends

(1:00 PM-3:30 PM)
Location:
SCPL's book bike, Kermit, will make an appearance at the Felton Library Festival. Kermit is a library on wheels offering a small browsing collection, plus information about upcoming SCPL programs and services. Come chat with SCPL staff and get a peek at our green library machine!
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Adults, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

(1:30 PM-3:30 PM)
Location: Branciforte Branch
Drop in with your family and make something fun!
View similar upcoming events: Arts & Crafts, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids

(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.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

(2:00 PM-4:00 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
Poetry gives rise to the full expression of self. Join the circle for this free monthly workshop on the 3rd Saturday of the month. All levels welcome. No preregistration required.
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Programs for Adults

May 21, 2017

(1:00 PM-3:30 PM)
Location:
Join the fun with DIY crafts every Sunday afternoon between 1pm and 3:30 pm! Come and create a self-directed craft.
View similar upcoming events: Arts & Crafts, Programs for Families

May 22, 2017

(10:00 AM-11:00 AM)
Location: Garfield Park Branch
Join us at the Garfield Park Library for our weekly Preschool Storytime. We'll read books, sing songs and make a simple craft! Ages 3-6.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Storytimes/Laptimes, Summer Reading - Ages 0-5

(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. Space is limited, please arrive on time.
View similar upcoming events: Early Literacy, Programs for Kids, Storytimes/Laptimes

(11:00 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.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Adults

(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.
View similar upcoming events: Arts & Crafts, Programs for Adults

(3:00 PM-4:30 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Do It Yourself craft for families and independent kids.
View similar upcoming events: Arts & Crafts, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Summer Reading - All Ages

(5:30 PM-6:30 PM)
Location: Live Oak Branch
Acompáñanos para una amena 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.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Storytimes/Laptimes

May 23, 2017

(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!
View similar upcoming events: Early Literacy, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Storytimes/Laptimes, Summer Reading - Ages 0-5

(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!
View similar upcoming events: Early Literacy, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Storytimes/Laptimes

(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.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Storytimes/Laptimes

(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.
Note: No programs next week as we prepare for Summer Reading
View similar upcoming events: Early Literacy, Programs for Kids, Storytimes/Laptimes, Summer Reading - Ages 0-5, Summer Reading - Ages 6-12

(1:00 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Felton Branch
Join the fun on Tuesday afternoons between 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm!
View similar upcoming events: Arts & Crafts, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

(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.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, STEAM

(3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: La Selva Beach Branch
In conjunction with the Friends of the La Selva Beach Library, 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.
Note: Last week of Homework Help
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens, SCPL Friends, STEAM

(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 30 minute session, contact Programs 831.427.7717 or email pro@santacruzpl.org
View similar upcoming events: Literacy, Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

(3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
Free homework assistance for students grade 12 and under. No appointment is necessary. For more information, call the Programs Office at 831-427-7717 or email pro@santacruzpl.org.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

(3:30 PM-4:30 PM)
Location: Aptos Branch
Learn from a master and practice with your peers! Ages 6-18 yrs.
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

(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.
View similar upcoming events: Early Literacy, Literacy, Programs for Kids, Tales to Tails

(6:00 PM-8:00 PM)
Location: Aptos Branch
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!
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Films, Programs for Adults

May 24, 2017

(10:00 AM-11:00 AM)
Location: Boulder Creek 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! Space is limited so be sure to arrive on time.
Note: NO programs next week while we get ready for Summer Reading
View similar upcoming events: Early Literacy, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Storytimes/Laptimes, Summer Reading - Ages 0-5

(11:00 AM-11:45 AM)
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.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Storytimes/Laptimes

(1:00 PM-2:00 PM)
Location: Branciforte 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.
View similar upcoming events: Early Literacy, Programs for Kids, Tales to Tails

(2:00 PM-4:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Try your hand at the not-so-ancient-art of building Sumo wrestling robots using LEGO MINDSTORMS. 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 8 to 18. This is a fourteen week series. NOT A DROP-IN PROGRAM. Registration begins JANUARY 9th 2017.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, STEAM

(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 30 minute session, contact Programs 831.427.7717 or email pro@santacruzpl.org
Note: Last week of R.E.A.D.
View similar upcoming events: Literacy, Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

(3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Garfield Park Branch
Free homework assistance for students grade 12 and under. Bilingual assistance available. No appointment is necessary. For more information, call the Programs Office at 831-427-7717 or email pro@santacruzpl.org.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

(3:30 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Aptos Branch
Learn how to survive in the world of Minecraft. Ages 8 to 18. Space is limited to 14 on a first come basis. No advance registration.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens, STEAM

(3:30 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Garfield Park Branch
Do It Yourself craft for families and independent kids.
View similar upcoming events: Arts & Crafts, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Summer Reading - All Ages

(5:00 PM-7:00 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
An on-going film series that highlights the historical context of important films through 1900's-1940's. Every month a film that encapsulates the sociopolitical climate of that decade will be shown and discussed immediately following a screening. Silent, English, and foreign films will be included. Join us on the 4th Wednesday of each month for great movies and great conversations.
Note: This month: Hearts of the World (1918)
View similar upcoming events: Films, Programs for Adults

(6:15 PM-7:30 PM)
Location: Felton Branch
Reading in the Redwoods book group meets monthly at the Felton Library on the fourth Wednesday at 6:15 pm, reading contemporary books chosen by the members. Copies of each month's book are available at the Felton branch library. Due to the November and December holidays, there is no meeting in November and an alternative meeting date is scheduled for early December. For more information call 427-7708 or drop by the branch. To be added to our book group email list, please call 831-427-3151.
Note: Book for May is The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
View similar upcoming events: Book Groups-Adult, Programs for Adults, Summer Reading - Adults

May 25, 2017

(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, obstacle or problem of your choice.
View similar upcoming events: Announcements, Programs for Adults

(10:00 AM-11:30 AM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Work with an information advocate on any information problem, access issue or obstacle of your choice. A library staff member or community volunteer will work with you, using a laptop computer and access to a phone, one-on-one, to help you 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. Connect with Kris Younggren, our Downtown Outreach Worker, make a free phone call, access free printing and scanning, receive help with establishing an email account, performing a housing search, creating a resume, applying for a lifeline telephone and more.
Note: (Upstairs Meeting Rm; 10-11:00am today)
View similar upcoming events: Announcements, Programs for Adults

(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: No programs next week while we prepare for Summer Reading
View similar upcoming events: Early Literacy, Programs for Kids, Storytimes/Laptimes, Summer Reading - Ages 0-5

(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! Ages 3-6.
View similar upcoming events: Storytimes/Laptimes

(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.
View similar upcoming events: Book Groups-Adult, Literacy, Programs for Adults

(3:00 PM-4:30 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
Join the fun on Thursday between 3 pm and 4:30 pm! There will be a Do It Yourself craft available.
View similar upcoming events: Arts & Crafts, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids

(3:00 PM-4:00 PM)
Location: Boulder Creek Branch
Join us at the Boulder Creek Library on Thursday afternoons for our Family Crafts program! Our projects are often messy so please dress accordingly. Let's get creative together!
View similar upcoming events: Arts & Crafts, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens, Summer Reading - All Ages

(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.
View similar upcoming events: Early Literacy, Literacy, Tales to Tails

(3:30 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Garfield Park Branch
Directed LEGO construction for kids 7 and older. Each week we will construct models based on a common theme.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, STEAM

(4:00 PM-5:30 PM)
Location: Garfield Park 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.
View similar upcoming events: Early Literacy, Literacy, Programs for Kids, Tales to Tails

(7:00 PM-8:30 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
A new book discussion group has formed at the Scotts Valley Library, The Genre Book Club. A different genre will be discussed at each meeting.. The group meets from 7:00pm-8:30pm in the Fireside Meeting Room on the last Thursday of each month. The Scotts Valley Friends of the Library are sponsoring this group. If you have questions, call the Scotts Valley Library at 427-7712.
Note: Epistolary - books written in the form of letters - is the theme for May.
View similar upcoming events: Book Groups-Adult, SCPL Friends

May 26, 2017

(10:00 AM-12:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Kris Younggren, our community's Downtown Outreach Worker, is on the job solving problems in the downtown corridor every day. If you would like to speak with Kris, about a housing or wellness issue, or connecting with social services, please drop-in to her office hours at the Downtown library, in the downstairs small meeting room (behind the computer area). Kris can help with; fee free CA ID applications, homeward bound bus tickets, a mailing address via the Homeless Services Center (HSC), registration for the HSC campus, connection to Homeless Persons Health Project, Applications, Connection to County Mental Health Services, and more.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Announcements, Programs for Adults, Programs for Families, Veterans Connect

(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!
View similar upcoming events: Early Literacy, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Storytimes/Laptimes

(11:00 AM-1:00 PM)
Location: La Selva Beach Branch
Bring your lunch and join us for a movie. Call 831.427.7710 for this month's movie selection
View similar upcoming events: Films, Programs for Adults, Programs for Teens

(11:00 AM-12:00 PM)
Location: Capitola Branch
A 45 minute program for 3-6 year olds. We will read books, sing songs and make a simple craft.
View similar upcoming events: Early Literacy, Programs for Kids, Storytimes/Laptimes, Summer Reading - Ages 0-5, Summer Reading - Ages 6-12

(1:00 PM-4:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Join us for a few hours to get work done in the company of fellow Santa Cruzans. Coworking Unbound are freelancers, independent professionals, remote workers, creatives, startup founders, community organizers, ideators and more. We welcome everyone to cowork with us. Our goal is to provide the collaborative atmosphere of coworking to a broad spectrum of people who can benefit from the relationships, mutual support and connections essential to creating a thriving business. If you have a project or idea and want to spend time working on it, come work with us!
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Announcements, Business Workshops, Programs for Adults, Tech

(3:00 PM-4:30 PM)
Location: Capitola Branch
Explore art and science with us! We may be inside or outdoors in the play area. Children 6 and under will need an adult to help them.
View similar upcoming events: Arts & Crafts, Programs for Kids

(5:00 PM-8:00 PM)
Location: Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium
The Friend's of the Library Book Sale offers thousands of gently used books, movies, audiobooks, and more at fantastic prices. All proceeds are used to support your libraries, and help pay for programs and materials. Library supporters (annual donors of $50 and above) get first pick of all the books on Library Supporters Night. To become a Friend, visit fscpl.org.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Book Sales, Fundraisers, SCPL Friends

May 27, 2017

(10:00 AM-11:30 AM)
Location: Downtown 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 427-7717 or e-mail tales2tails@santacruzpl.org to make an appointment.
View similar upcoming events: Early Literacy, Literacy, Programs for Kids, Tales to Tails

(10:00 AM-4:00 PM)
Location: Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium
The Friend's of the Library Book Sale offers thousands of gently used books, movies, audiobooks, and more at fantastic prices. Most books are $1-$3. All proceeds are used to support your libraries, and help pay for programs and materials. Books are $5 per bag 2-4pm.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Book Sales, Fundraisers, SCPL Friends

(12:00 PM-4:00 PM)
Location: Aptos Branch
Aptos Library Chess Master Dana McKenzie and the Santa Cruz Public Library host this annual tournament open to all young chess enthusiasts ages 6-18. Sign-in from 12:00-12:30p and rounds hosted at 1:00p, 2:00p, and 3:00p. The Chess Tournament concludes with a Prize Ceremony at 4:00p. Advance registration recommended; contact the Aptos Library @ 427-7702. Refreshments provided courtesy of the Friends of the Aptos Library.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

(1:30 PM-3:30 PM)
Location: Branciforte Branch
Drop in with your family and make something fun!
View similar upcoming events: Arts & Crafts, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids

(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.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

May 28, 2017

(3:00 PM-4:30 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
A flexible club bringing together a community of young people with mentors and a space to make. Participants work together to design, create, and ultimately exhibit a youth-chosen project , aimed towards exhibiting at a showcase event like Maker Faire. The club is lead by Sasha, a young maker mentor, who has been on panels at Intel, Pearson Learning, Pixar and Bay Area Maker Faire, and Young Makers. She has won awards at Synopsys Silicon Valley Science and Technology Championship and Santa Cruz County Science & Engineering Fair. She was recently published in National Geographic Magazine January 2017 issue. The group the 4th Sunday of each month.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Arts & Crafts, Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens, STEAM

May 29, 2017

(10:00 AM-8:00 PM)
Location: All Branches
All branches will be closed Monday for the Memorial Day Holiday.
View similar upcoming events: Closures, Holidays

May 30, 2017

(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!
View similar upcoming events: Early Literacy, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Storytimes/Laptimes, Summer Reading - Ages 0-5

(3:30 PM-4:30 PM)
Location: Aptos Branch
Learn from a master and practice with your peers! Ages 6-18 yrs.
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

May 31, 2017

(2:00 PM-4:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Try your hand at the not-so-ancient-art of building Sumo wrestling robots using LEGO MINDSTORMS. 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 8 to 18. This is a fourteen week series. NOT A DROP-IN PROGRAM. Registration begins JANUARY 9th 2017.
Note: ROBO SUMO BATTLE: Grand Finale Tournament
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, STEAM

(3:30 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Garfield Park Branch
Do It Yourself craft for families and independent kids.
View similar upcoming events: Arts & Crafts, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Summer Reading - All Ages

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