Calendar of Events - July 2017



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July 1, 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-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

(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-2:00 PM)
Location: Garfield Park Branch
Find your summer reading material at the Beach Reads Book Sale! Celebrate the new Saturday hours at Garfield Park while browsing hundreds of gently used books. The book sale will take place outside in front of the library. This sale is sponsored by the Friends of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries. Learn more about the Friends at fscpl.org.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Book Sales, SCPL Friends

(11:00 AM-4:00 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, Summer Reading - All Ages

(1:30 PM-4:30 PM)
Location: La Selva Beach Branch
Drop in with your family and make something fun!
View similar upcoming events: Arts & Crafts, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Summer Reading - Ages 0-5, Summer Reading - Ages 6-12

July 2, 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

July 3, 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

(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

(2:00 PM-3:30 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Join us at the Downtown Library on Monday 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

(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. Este programa se llevará a cabo en Abbott Square el segundo lunes del mes de julio a septiembre. /// This program will be held at Abbott Square on the second Monday of the month from July through September.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Storytimes/Laptimes

July 4, 2017

(12:00 AM-11:59 PM)
Location: All Branches
All branches will be closed Tuesday, July 4 for the Independence Day Holiday.
View similar upcoming events: Closures, Holidays

(11:00 AM-12:00 PM)
Location:
SCPL's book bike, Kermit, will make an appearance at the La Selva Beach Fourth of July Parade. 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

July 5, 2017

(9:00 AM-10:00 AM)
Location: Capitola Branch
The Capitola Book Discussion Group meets every 1st Wednesday of the month at 9:00am. All adults are welcome. For more information, call (831) 427-7705.
Note: We will discuss The Orphan Master's Son by Adam Johnson. We will read The Queen of the Desert by Georgina Howell
View similar upcoming events: Book Groups-Adult, Literacy, Programs for Adults, Summer Reading - Adults

(10:00 AM-1:00 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
Join Roxanne Langan for ribbon work and hand sewing from 10:00am-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-12:00 PM)
Location: Boulder Creek Branch
Join us for stories, songs, art, and exploration. All ages welcome.
View similar upcoming events: Early Literacy, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Storytimes/Laptimes

(12:00 PM-1:00 PM)
Location: Aptos Branch
Trying to play with technology and getting frustrated? A tech savvy librarian will provide instruction in the use of a wide range of technology services: How to use free downloadable content available from your library in a number of formats (eBooks, eAudiobooks, and streaming video) Introduction to SCPL databases (i.e. Consumer Reports, Community Information, etc…) Creating an email account Downloading and attaching files Word processing direction and support Drop-in weekly appointments, 20 minute slots available. To best support learning, please bring the following items: devices (i.e., laptops, tablets, and/or smartphones), necessary passwords (Google Play, App Store), and library card! First-come, First-served. FREE!
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Summer Reading - Adults

(1:00 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Aptos Branch
Learn how to survive in the world of Minecraft. Ages 8 to 18. Space is limited to 19 on a first come basis. 2 sessions: 1:00-3:00 & 3:00-5:00. No advance registration.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens, STEAM, Summer Reading - Ages 6-12, Summer Reading - Teens

(2:00 PM-4:00 PM)
Location: Boulder Creek 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 7 to 18. This is a twelve week series. NOT A DROP-IN PROGRAM. Registration begins May 1st 2017.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens, STEAM, Summer Reading - Ages 6-12, Summer Reading - 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
Drop in and make a craft. A Do-It-Yourself craft will be ready and waiting for families, independent-minded kid, and teens! Children 8 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.
View similar upcoming events: Arts & Crafts, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids

(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

July 6, 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, 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.
Note: Playtime in the library
View similar upcoming events: Early Literacy, 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

(10:00 AM-11:30 AM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Work with an information advocate on any information problem, application, resume or access issue of your choice. A library staff member or community volunteer will work with you individually using a laptop computer and access to a free phone calls, prints, scanning and more. Use this time to overcome hurdles to housing, safety, education, health, income or well being. Same day sign-ups during Coffee Talk in front of the Downtown branch library at the corner Church St. & Center St.
Note: (NOT in 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. The last storytime of each month in June, July, and August will be held at Abbott Square next to the Museum of Art & History.
View similar upcoming events: Storytimes/Laptimes

(10:30 AM-11:30 AM)
Location: La Selva Beach Branch
Come join us to investigate a few of the wonders of the everyday world of science around you! Fun for the whole family.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, STEAM, Summer Reading - Ages 6-12, Summer Reading - All Ages

(1:00 PM-3:00 PM)
Location: La Selva Beach Branch
Learn how to survive in the world of Minecraft. Ages 8 to 18. Space is limited to 19 on a first-come basis. No advance registration.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens, STEAM, Summer Reading - Ages 6-12, Summer Reading - Teens

(1:00 PM-2:00 PM)
Location: Aptos Branch
Come join us to investigate a few of the wonders of the everyday world of science around you! Fun for the whole family.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, STEAM, Summer Reading - Ages 6-12, 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 Families, Programs for Kids, STEAM

(3:30 PM-4:30 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
Come join us to investigate a few of the wonders of the everyday world of science around you! Fun for the whole family.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, STEAM, Summer Reading - All Ages

(4:00 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Boulder Creek Branch
Summer Thursday Afternoons at the Boulder Creek Library - Make something special or see a great performance. Some projects may be messy and only appropriate for children over 6. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult.
View similar upcoming events: Arts & Crafts, Summer Reading - All Ages

(5:00 PM-6:00 PM)
Location: Aptos Branch
The Friends of the Aptos Library is a chapter of the Friends of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries (FSCPL), a non-profit organization. The Aptos Friends support the Aptos Library through fundraising and advocacy for our branch. We solicit recommendations for projects from the Aptos community, from library patrons, and from the Aptos Library Staff. The Aptos FSCPL meets monthly on the first Thursday of the month at 5:00pm. Please consider joining us and supporting the Aptos branch library.
View similar upcoming events: Fundraisers, Programs for Adults, SCPL Friends

(6:00 PM-7:30 PM)
Location: Steel Bonnet Brewing Company
Join Santa Cruz Public Libraries as we host a bimonthly trivia night at Steel Bonnet Brewing Company in Scotts Valley. Bring your friends, form a team (or take it on solo), and compete against other groups to win the grand prize. Event occurs 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Adults

(6:30 PM-8:00 PM)
Location: Downtown 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 every month at 6:30pm at one of the branch libraries.
Note: Too Small to Notice! Understanding the world at Micro Scale. Join Peter Marks for this fascinating hands-on workshop. We will have microscopes for everyone to try out!
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Adults, Programs for Teens, STEAM, Summer Reading - Adults, Summer Reading - Teens

(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

July 7, 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-12:00 PM)
Location: Aptos Branch
The California Highway Patrol is offering a traffic safety program for seniors. The Age Well, Drive Smart Program is designed to provide mature drivers with the keys to driving safer and driving longer. Topics will include: How to tune up driving skills, refreshing knowledge of the rules of the road, learning about normal, age related physical changes and how to adjust them, when it may be time to limit or stop driving. Age Well, Drive Smart classes are free. Reserve a spot in the class by calling: 831-662-0511.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Adults, Summer Reading - Adults

(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

(10:30 AM-11:30 AM)
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

(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. Look out for our special visitors this summer.
View similar upcoming events: Early Literacy, Programs for Kids, Storytimes/Laptimes, Summer Reading - Ages 0-5, Summer Reading - Ages 6-12

(2:30 PM-4:00 PM)
Location: Capitola Branch
Join us and make something creative this afternoon. We may be inside or outdoors in the play area. Children under 7 will need an adult to help them.
Note: Art Week - We will make Calder Mobiles
View similar upcoming events: Arts & Crafts, Early Literacy, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, STEAM, Summer Reading - All Ages

(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: Aptos Branch
Join us for a great movie for all ages. Call Aptos (831.427.7702) for more information.
Note: This month's movie is: Lego Batman
View similar upcoming events: Films, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens, Summer Reading - Ages 0-5, Summer Reading - Ages 6-12, Summer Reading - All Ages

July 8, 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

(11:00 AM-12:30 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
Coding Club is a once weekly meetup where we use online, game-based coding to learn Python and JavaScript. CodeCombat is a real game that teaches learners of all ages to code by playing through levels and quickly mastering programming concepts. It's not just gamification with bells and whistles, it's democratizing learning to code by making the process more accessible and engaging than ever before! Learners write code, execute it and see their changes in real-time! Ages 8-18 only. Coders must register to attend. To register email adamsa@santacruzpl.org.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Teens, STEAM, Tech

(11:00 AM-4:00 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, Summer Reading - All Ages

(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, Summer Reading - Adults

(1:30 PM-4:30 PM)
Location: La Selva Beach Branch
Drop in with your family and make something fun!
View similar upcoming events: Arts & Crafts, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Summer Reading - Ages 0-5, Summer Reading - Ages 6-12

(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

July 9, 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

July 10, 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

(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

(2:00 PM-3:30 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Join us at the Downtown Library on Monday 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 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

(5:30 PM-6:30 PM)
Location: Abbott Square, 118 Cooper St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Acompáñanos para una amena hora de cuentos, actividades y canciones en español. Este programa es para niños y sus familias. Cuentame un Cuento será presentado en Abbott Square el segundo lunes del mes en julio, agosto y septiembre. /// Join us at Abbott Square the second Monday of the month from July through September for a Spanish Storytime. This program is for children and their families.
View similar upcoming events: Early Literacy, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Storytimes/Laptimes

July 11, 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

(10:30 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, Summer Reading - Ages 0-5

(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 6-12

(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

(2:00 PM-3:00 PM)
Location: Felton Branch
Summer Tuesday Afternoons at the Felton Library - Make something special or see a great performance. Some projects may be messy and only appropriate for children over 6. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult.
View similar upcoming events: Arts & Crafts, Summer Reading - All Ages

(2:30 PM-4:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Drop in and make a craft. A Do-It-Yourself craft will be ready and waiting for families, independent-minded kid, and teens! Children 8 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.
View similar upcoming events: Arts & Crafts, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids

(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, Summer Reading - Ages 6-12, Summer Reading - 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

(5:30 PM-6:30 PM)
Location: Garfield Park Branch
Learn about landscape design basics, including sheet mulching, a method of “green” lawn removal. LeAnn Ravinale of the Scotts Valley Water Department presents.
View similar upcoming events: Summer Reading - Adults, Summer Reading Pop-up Programs

(6:30 PM-7:30 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
The 39 Steps: Join Santa Cruz Shakespeare dramaturg Maria Frangos and local film critic Lisa Jensen in this one hour conversation about "The 39 Steps,” the original Hitchcock film, and the a hilarious adaption of his classic thriller being performed during the 2017 summer season at The Grove in DeLaveaga Park.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Adults, Programs for Teens, Summer Reading - Adults, Summer Reading - Teens

July 12, 2017

(11:00 AM-12:00 PM)
Location: Boulder Creek Branch
Join us for stories, songs, art, and exploration. All ages welcome.
View similar upcoming events: Early Literacy, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Storytimes/Laptimes

(11:30 AM-12:30 PM)
Location: Garfield Park Branch
Meet Oliver the Parrot and enjoy parrot stories, songs, facts about parrots, and make a parrot craft.
View similar upcoming events: Arts & Crafts, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Summer Reading - All Ages, Summer Reading Pop-up Programs

(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: 9 Pitfalls to Avoid for a Profitable Business, presented by SCORE Counselors
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Business Brown Bag Seminars, Business Workshops

(12:00 PM-1:00 PM)
Location: Aptos Branch
Trying to play with technology and getting frustrated? A tech savvy librarian will provide instruction in the use of a wide range of technology services: How to use free downloadable content available from your library in a number of formats (eBooks, eAudiobooks, and streaming video) Introduction to SCPL databases (i.e. Consumer Reports, Community Information, etc…) Creating an email account Downloading and attaching files Word processing direction and support Drop-in weekly appointments, 20 minute slots available. To best support learning, please bring the following items: devices (i.e., laptops, tablets, and/or smartphones), necessary passwords (Google Play, App Store), and library card! First-come, First-served. FREE!
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Summer Reading - Adults

(1:00 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Aptos Branch
Learn how to survive in the world of Minecraft. Ages 8 to 18. Space is limited to 19 on a first come basis. 2 sessions: 1:00-3:00 & 3:00-5:00. No advance registration.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens, STEAM, Summer Reading - Ages 6-12, Summer Reading - Teens

(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-3:30 PM)
Location: Branciforte Branch
Kids can learn about energy efficiency and environmental friendliness! Learning these concepts during a hands-on workshop where they build their own solar powered racer mini car will leave kids feeling empowered. After the build, all participants will have a chance to race them outside the library. Ages 8-18.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, STEAM

(2:00 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: http://www.santacruzfarmersmarket.org/
SCPL's book bike, Kermit, will make an appearance at the Downtown Santa Cruz 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

(2:00 PM-4:00 PM)
Location: Boulder Creek 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 7 to 18. This is a twelve week series. NOT A DROP-IN PROGRAM. Registration begins May 1st 2017.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens, STEAM, Summer Reading - Ages 6-12, Summer Reading - Teens

(3:30 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Garfield Park Branch
Drop in and make a craft. A Do-It-Yourself craft will be ready and waiting for families, independent-minded kid, and teens! Children 8 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.
View similar upcoming events: Arts & Crafts, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids

(6:00 PM-7:30 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Join vegan cookbook author David Gabbe for a plant-based cooking workshop. David will provide samples of several quick and easy dishes and discuss preparation as well as cover elements of vegan cooking. He is the author of six books, including his current book - David's Vegan Home Cooking - which will be available for purchase at the event.
View similar upcoming events: Author Talks, Book Sales, Library Classes, Programs for Adults, Programs for Families, Programs for Teens, SCPL Friends, Summer Reading - Adults, Summer Reading - All Ages

(6:00 PM-8:00 PM)
Location: Los Gatos Public Library
Downtown Library Advisory Committee - DLAC
View similar upcoming events: Board Meetings

(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

July 13, 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, 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

(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. The last storytime of each month in June, July, and August will be held at Abbott Square next to the Museum of Art & History.
View similar upcoming events: 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

(10:00 AM-11:30 AM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Work with an information advocate on any information problem, application, resume or access issue of your choice. A library staff member or community volunteer will work with you individually using a laptop computer and access to a free phone calls, prints, scanning and more. Use this time to overcome hurdles to housing, safety, education, health, income or well being. Same day sign-ups during Coffee Talk in front of the Downtown branch library at the corner Church St. & Center St.
Note: (NOT in Upstairs MEETING ROOM today; We'll meet at the downstairs tables.)
View similar upcoming events: Announcements, Programs for Adults

(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, Summer Reading - Adults

(11:00 AM-12:00 PM)
Location: Branciforte Branch
Meet Oliver the Parrot and enjoy parrot stories, songs, facts about parrots, and make a parrot craft.
View similar upcoming events: Arts & Crafts, Summer Reading - All Ages

(11:00 AM-3:00 PM)
Location: Live Oak Branch
Join us for a few hours to get work done in the company of fellow Santa Cruzans. Coworking @ Live Oak is a community of 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

(1:00 PM-3:00 PM)
Location: La Selva Beach Branch
Learn how to survive in the world of Minecraft. Ages 8 to 18. Space is limited to 19 on a first-come basis. No advance registration.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens, STEAM, Summer Reading - Ages 6-12, Summer Reading - Teens

(1:00 PM-2:30 PM)
Location: Aptos Branch
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 The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson in July.
View similar upcoming events: Book Groups-Adult, Programs for Adults, Summer Reading - Adults

(2:00 PM-3:00 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
Summer Thursday Afternoons at the Scotts Valley Library - Make something special or see a great performance. Some projects may be messy and only appropriate for children over 6. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult.
View similar upcoming events: Arts & Crafts, 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 Families, Programs for Kids, STEAM

(4:00 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Boulder Creek Branch
Summer Thursday Afternoons at the Boulder Creek Library - Make something special or see a great performance. Some projects may be messy and only appropriate for children over 6. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult.
View similar upcoming events: Arts & Crafts, Summer Reading - All Ages

(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-6:30 PM)
Location: Aptos Branch
Use your Smart phone to record your first video story! We will cover all the basics you need – and avoid common pitfalls – in your first production. Tips include lighting, audio, background and tripod mounts. Bring your Smart phone and start practicing in this “hands-on” workshop.
View similar upcoming events: Films, Programs for Adults, Summer Reading - Adults

(7:00 PM-8:00 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
Join Professor Emeritus Michael Warren in this one hour discussion of "Measure for Measure", Shakespeare’s dynamic, dark comedy that explores the body politic and the politics of the body. Being performed during the Santa Cruz Shakespeare 2017 summer season at The Grove in DeLaveaga Park.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Adults, Programs for Teens, Summer Reading - Adults, Summer Reading - Teens

July 14, 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

(10:30 AM-11:30 AM)
Location: Capitola Branch
A 45 minute program for 3-6 year olds. We will read books, sing songs and make a simple craft.
Note: Today we have a special program - Puppet Art Theater presents Tommy's Pirate Adventures. Suitable for ages 3+.
View similar upcoming events: Early Literacy, Programs for Kids, Storytimes/Laptimes

(11:00 AM-12:00 PM)
Location: Capitola Branch
The Puppet Art Theater performs Tommy's Pirate Adventure. Tommy’s back and he and his dog Fifi are enjoying living on Alligator Island, at least until the pirates show up. Pirate’s X’s and mixed up treasure land Tommy and his dog in big trouble with Barnacle Billy and the evil Captain Rigatoni. Confusion and mayhem lead to fun as Tommy ends up playing pirates for real in “Tommy’s Pirate Adventure.”
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Families, Summer Reading - All Ages

(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. Look out for our special visitors this summer.
Note: Today we have a special program - Puppet Art Theater presents Tommy's Pirate Adventures. Suitable for ages 3+.
View similar upcoming events: Early Literacy, Programs for Kids, Storytimes/Laptimes, Summer Reading - Ages 0-5, Summer Reading - Ages 6-12

(1:00 PM-2:00 PM)
Location: Aptos Branch
The Puppet Arts Theater performs The Three Little Pigs. Fun for the whole family.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Summer Reading - All Ages

(2:30 PM-4:00 PM)
Location: Capitola Branch
Join us and make something creative this afternoon. We may be inside or outdoors in the play area. Children under 7 will need an adult to help them.
Note: Theater Week - We will make a Puppet Theater
View similar upcoming events: Arts & Crafts, Early Literacy, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, STEAM, Summer Reading - All Ages

(3:30 PM-4:30 PM)
Location: La Selva Beach Branch
The Puppet Art Theater performs The Boy who cried Wolf. Fun for the whole family.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Summer Reading - Ages 0-5, Summer Reading - Ages 6-12, Summer Reading - All Ages

July 15, 2017

(10:00 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

(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-11:00 AM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
John and Nancy Lingemann lead an all ages workshop featuring Argentine Tango. Brought to you by Tannery World Dance.
View similar upcoming events: Music, Programs for Adults, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens, Summer Reading - All Ages

(10:00 AM-12:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Join us to watch and discuss the historical documentary “The River Ran Red.” Learn about one of the most startling dramas in US working class history, the 1892 Battle of Homestead that pitted workers in the giant Homestead, Pennsylvania steel mill against the Robber Barons of the day, Andrew Carnegie and Henry Clay Frick. Listen and sing along to songs by Woody Guthrie, America’s most prolific social justice troubadour, in celebration of his 105th birthday. Presented by Jimmy Kelly, cultural activist and singer songwriter.
View similar upcoming events: Films, Music, Programs for Adults

(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-4:00 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, Summer Reading - All Ages

(11:00 AM-12:30 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
Coding Club is a once weekly meetup where we use online, game-based coding to learn Python and JavaScript. CodeCombat is a real game that teaches learners of all ages to code by playing through levels and quickly mastering programming concepts. It's not just gamification with bells and whistles, it's democratizing learning to code by making the process more accessible and engaging than ever before! Learners write code, execute it and see their changes in real-time! Ages 8-18 only. Coders must register to attend. To register email adamsa@santacruzpl.org.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Teens, STEAM, Tech

(1:30 PM-4:30 PM)
Location: La Selva Beach Branch
Drop in with your family and make something fun!
View similar upcoming events: Arts & Crafts, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Summer Reading - Ages 0-5, Summer Reading - Ages 6-12

(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

(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

July 16, 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

July 17, 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

(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

(2:00 PM-3:30 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Join us at the Downtown Library on Monday 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

(2:00 PM-3:00 PM)
Location: Live Oak Branch
Get crafty! Create a design on a canvas bag using fabric markers and stencils. Free canvas bag provided. Just right to carry library books in! Keep for yourself or give as a gift. Ages 6 and up.
View similar upcoming events: Arts & Crafts, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Summer Reading Pop-up Programs

(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

(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. Este programa se llevará a cabo en Abbott Square el segundo lunes del mes de julio a septiembre. /// This program will be held at Abbott Square on the second Monday of the month from July through September.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Storytimes/Laptimes

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

July 18, 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: Downtown Branch
Enjoy a magical hour with Perry Yan! Magic, balloons, card tricks - can you tell how he does it? All ages welcome!
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Summer Reading - All Ages

(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, Summer Reading - Ages 0-5

(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: Come See Magician Mike Della Pena next week to celebrate the end of summer.
View similar upcoming events: Early Literacy, Programs for Kids, Storytimes/Laptimes, Summer Reading - Ages 6-12

(11:00 AM-12:00 PM)
Location: Felton Branch
Special Summer Schedule! 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

(1:00 PM-3:00 PM)
Location: Garfield Park Branch
Colorful fun with Tie Dye at the Garfield Park Library! Bring your own clothing item to die in wacky patterns. Ages 7+
View similar upcoming events: Arts & Crafts, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Summer Reading - Ages 6-12, Summer Reading - Teens, Summer Reading Pop-up Programs

(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, Summer Reading - Adults

(1:00 PM-2:00 PM)
Location: Felton Branch
Abra-ca-dabra and sleight of hand. Enjoy the magic.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Summer Reading - All Ages

(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

(2:30 PM-4:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Drop in and make a craft. A Do-It-Yourself craft will be ready and waiting for families, independent-minded kid, and teens! Children 8 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.
View similar upcoming events: Arts & Crafts, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids

(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

(3:15 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, Summer Reading - Ages 6-12, Summer Reading - Teens

(5:30 PM-6:30 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
Learn about landscape design basics, including sheet mulching, a method of “green” lawn removal. LeAnn Ravinale of the Scotts Valley Water Department presents.
View similar upcoming events: Summer Reading - Adults

(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, Summer Reading - Adults

July 19, 2017

(10:00 AM-1:00 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
Join Roxanne Langan for ribbon work and hand sewing from 10:00am-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-12:00 PM)
Location: Live Oak Branch
Meet Oliver the Parrot and enjoy parrot stories, songs, facts about parrots, and make a parrot craft.
View similar upcoming events: Arts & Crafts, Summer Reading - All Ages

(11:00 AM-12:00 PM)
Location: Boulder Creek Branch
Join us for stories, songs, art, and exploration. All ages welcome.
View similar upcoming events: Early Literacy, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Storytimes/Laptimes

(12:00 PM-1:00 PM)
Location: Aptos Branch
Trying to play with technology and getting frustrated? A tech savvy librarian will provide instruction in the use of a wide range of technology services: How to use free downloadable content available from your library in a number of formats (eBooks, eAudiobooks, and streaming video) Introduction to SCPL databases (i.e. Consumer Reports, Community Information, etc…) Creating an email account Downloading and attaching files Word processing direction and support Drop-in weekly appointments, 20 minute slots available. To best support learning, please bring the following items: devices (i.e., laptops, tablets, and/or smartphones), necessary passwords (Google Play, App Store), and library card! First-come, First-served. FREE!
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Summer Reading - Adults

(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.
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Programs for Adults

(1:00 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Aptos Branch
Learn how to survive in the world of Minecraft. Ages 8 to 18. Space is limited to 19 on a first come basis. 2 sessions: 1:00-3:00 & 3:00-5:00. No advance registration.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens, STEAM, Summer Reading - Ages 6-12, Summer Reading - Teens

(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. Please try to arrive on time!
View similar upcoming events: Book Groups-Adult, Programs for Adults

(2:00 PM-4:00 PM)
Location: Boulder Creek 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 7 to 18. This is a twelve week series. NOT A DROP-IN PROGRAM. Registration begins May 1st 2017.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens, STEAM, Summer Reading - Ages 6-12, Summer Reading - 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
Drop in and make a craft. A Do-It-Yourself craft will be ready and waiting for families, independent-minded kid, and teens! Children 8 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.
View similar upcoming events: Arts & Crafts, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids

(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

July 20, 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, 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, application, resume or access issue of your choice. A library staff member or community volunteer will work with you individually using a laptop computer and access to a free phone calls, prints, scanning and more. Use this time to overcome hurdles to housing, safety, education, health, income or well being. Same day sign-ups during Coffee Talk in front of the Downtown branch library at the corner Church St. & Center St.
Note: (Upstairs Meeting Room; 10:00am -11:00am today)
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. The last storytime of each month in June, July, and August will be held at Abbott Square next to the Museum of Art & History.
View similar upcoming events: 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

(10:00 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

(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

(11:00 AM-3:00 PM)
Location: Live Oak Branch
Join us for a few hours to get work done in the company of fellow Santa Cruzans. Coworking @ Live Oak is a community of 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

(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: Bastille Day! with Stefanie Malone, piano
View similar upcoming events: Music, Programs for Adults, SCPL Friends

(1:00 PM-3:00 PM)
Location: La Selva Beach Branch
Learn how to survive in the world of Minecraft. Ages 8 to 18. Space is limited to 19 on a first-come basis. No advance registration.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens, STEAM, Summer Reading - Ages 6-12, Summer Reading - Teens

(2:00 PM-3:00 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
Summer Thursday Afternoons at the Scotts Valley Library - Make something special or see a great performance. Some projects may be messy and only appropriate for children over 6. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult.
View similar upcoming events: Arts & Crafts, 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 Families, Programs for Kids, STEAM

(4:00 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Boulder Creek Branch
Summer Thursday Afternoons at the Boulder Creek Library - Make something special or see a great performance. Some projects may be messy and only appropriate for children over 6. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult.
Note: No crafts next week. Come see Perry Yan's Magic show at 3 pm instead.
View similar upcoming events: Arts & Crafts, Summer Reading - All Ages

(5:30 PM-6:30 PM)
Location: Aptos Branch
The 4Keys to YouTube Savvy & Facebook LIVE! Start your own YouTube Channel and broadcast your message Free! Create more buzz and excitement with your friends on Facebook LIVE this Summer!
View similar upcoming events: Films, Programs for Adults, Summer Reading - Adults

(5:30 PM-6:30 PM)
Location: Live Oak Branch
Join Neal Christen from the City of Santa Cruz Water Department for this informative discussion. Learn about water-wise landscaping, water conservation and the Monterey Bay Friendly Landscaping Recognition Program.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Adults, Programs for Teens, Summer Reading - Adults

(6:00 PM-7:30 PM)
Location: Steel Bonnet Brewing Company
Join Santa Cruz Public Libraries as we host a bimonthly trivia night at Steel Bonnet Brewing Company in Scotts Valley. Bring your friends, form a team (or take it on solo), and compete against other groups to win the grand prize. Event occurs 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Adults

(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: San Lorenzo River Water Quality. Speaker: Alev Bilginsoy, Coastal Watershed Council
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Adults, STEAM, Summer Reading - Adults

(6:30 PM-8:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Award-winning author, Laurie R. King, will discuss the design of a mystery from idea to final publication beginning with her 2016 novel, The Murder of Mary Russell, a novel of suspense featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes.
View similar upcoming events: Author Talks, Programs for Adults

July 21, 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

(10:30 AM-11:30 AM)
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

(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. Look out for our special visitors this summer.
View similar upcoming events: Early Literacy, Programs for Kids, Storytimes/Laptimes, Summer Reading - Ages 0-5, Summer Reading - Ages 6-12

(2:30 PM-4:00 PM)
Location: Capitola Branch
Join us and make something creative this afternoon. We may be inside or outdoors in the play area. Children under 7 will need an adult to help them.
Note: Science Week - We will make Salt Dough Models
View similar upcoming events: Arts & Crafts, Early Literacy, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, STEAM, Summer Reading - All Ages

(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

July 22, 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

(11:00 AM-12:30 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
Coding Club is a once weekly meetup where we use online, game-based coding to learn Python and JavaScript. CodeCombat is a real game that teaches learners of all ages to code by playing through levels and quickly mastering programming concepts. It's not just gamification with bells and whistles, it's democratizing learning to code by making the process more accessible and engaging than ever before! Learners write code, execute it and see their changes in real-time! Ages 8-18 only. Coders must register to attend. To register email adamsa@santacruzpl.org.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Teens, STEAM, Tech

(11:00 AM-12:00 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
Join us as we explore the various levels of editing that contribute to a professional-caliber book. We’ll scan the spectrum, ranging from work that can help clarify the author’s thinking early in the creation stage (developmental editing), through the important stylistic and mechanical work that helps establish consistency (line editing and copyediting), and then the final polishing pass to ensure quality (proofreading). We’ll also discuss the dynamic between authors and editors, including some of the myths that flutter around the creative heat of conflict and drama. And we’ll end on a high note by sharing some funny/embarrassing editing bloopers —- and tips for avoiding making these same mistakes in your own writing. Presenter: Laurie Gibson, editor of more than 150 first-time authors and also edited/proofread 250+ books for numerous publishers. For nearly a decade, Laurie has taught editing for the Extension programs of both UCSD and UCLA.
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Programs for Adults

(11:00 AM-12:00 PM)
Location: Boulder Creek Branch
Mater of Dance Ethnology Jenneifer Radakovich leads this exciting all ages Samoan Dance workshop. Brought to you by Tannery World Dance.
View similar upcoming events: Music, Programs for Adults, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens, Summer Reading - All Ages

(11:00 AM-4:00 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, Summer Reading - All Ages

(1:30 PM-4:30 PM)
Location: La Selva Beach Branch
Drop in with your family and make something fun!
View similar upcoming events: Arts & Crafts, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Summer Reading - Ages 0-5, Summer Reading - Ages 6-12

(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

July 23, 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

July 24, 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

(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

(2:00 PM-3:30 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Join us at the Downtown Library on Monday 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 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

(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. Este programa se llevará a cabo en Abbott Square el segundo lunes del mes de julio a septiembre. /// This program will be held at Abbott Square on the second Monday of the month from July through September.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Storytimes/Laptimes

July 25, 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

(10:30 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, Summer Reading - Ages 0-5

(11:00 AM-12:00 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
He's silly, he's funny and he'll make you go WOW! Mike Della Penna creates wonder and laughter with family magic performances that are equal parts playful and astonishing. Say the magic word, “Abra-cadabra”.
View similar upcoming events: Summer Reading - All Ages

(1:30 PM-2:30 PM)
Location: Aptos Branch
He's silly, he's funny and he'll make you go WOW! Mike Della Penna creates wonder and laughter with family magic performances that are equal parts playful and astonishing. Say the magic word, “Abra-cadabra”.
View similar upcoming events: Summer Reading - All Ages

(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

(2:00 PM-3:00 PM)
Location: Felton Branch
Summer Tuesday Afternoons at the Felton Library - Make something special or see a great performance. Some projects may be messy and only appropriate for children over 6. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult.
View similar upcoming events: Arts & Crafts, Summer Reading - All Ages

(2:30 PM-4:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Drop in and make a craft. A Do-It-Yourself craft will be ready and waiting for families, independent-minded kid, and teens! Children 8 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.
View similar upcoming events: Arts & Crafts, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids

(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, Summer Reading - Ages 6-12, Summer Reading - Teens

(3:30 PM-4:30 PM)
Location: Capitola Branch
He's silly, he's funny and he'll make you go WOW! Mike Della Penna creates wonder and laughter with family magic performances that are equal parts playful and astonishing. Say the magic word, “Abra-cadabra”.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Families, Summer Reading - All Ages

(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: Aptos Branch
The Two Gentlemen of Verona: Join Santa Cruz Shakespeare dramaturg Ariane Helou in this one hour discussion of "The Two Gentlemen of Verona", where romance and friendship vie for supremacy in Shakespeare’s sexy and surreal comedy. Being performed during the 2017 summer season at The Grove in DeLaveaga Park.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Adults, Programs for Teens, Summer Reading - Adults, Summer Reading - Teens

July 26, 2017

(11:00 AM-12:00 PM)
Location: Boulder Creek Branch
Join us for stories, songs, art, and exploration. All ages welcome.
Note: Last program until September
View similar upcoming events: Early Literacy, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Storytimes/Laptimes

(11:00 AM-12:00 PM)
Location: Live Oak Branch
Join us at the Live Oak Library for our weekly Preschool Story Time. We'll read books, sing songs and make a simple craft! Ages 3-6.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Storytimes/Laptimes

(12:00 PM-1:00 PM)
Location: Aptos Branch
Trying to play with technology and getting frustrated? A tech savvy librarian will provide instruction in the use of a wide range of technology services: How to use free downloadable content available from your library in a number of formats (eBooks, eAudiobooks, and streaming video) Introduction to SCPL databases (i.e. Consumer Reports, Community Information, etc…) Creating an email account Downloading and attaching files Word processing direction and support Drop-in weekly appointments, 20 minute slots available. To best support learning, please bring the following items: devices (i.e., laptops, tablets, and/or smartphones), necessary passwords (Google Play, App Store), and library card! First-come, First-served. FREE!
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Summer Reading - Adults

(1:00 PM-2:00 PM)
Location: Garfield Park Branch
He's silly, he's funny and he'll make you go WOW! Mike Della Penna creates wonder and laughter with family magic performances that are equal parts playful and astonishing. Say the magic word, “Abra-cadabra”.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Adults, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens, Summer Reading - All Ages, Summer Reading Pop-up Programs

(1:00 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Aptos Branch
Learn how to survive in the world of Minecraft. Ages 8 to 18. Space is limited to 19 on a first come basis. 2 sessions: 1:00-3:00 & 3:00-5:00. No advance registration.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens, STEAM, Summer Reading - Ages 6-12, Summer Reading - Teens

(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: Boulder Creek 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 7 to 18. This is a twelve week series. NOT A DROP-IN PROGRAM. Registration begins May 1st 2017.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens, STEAM, Summer Reading - Ages 6-12, Summer Reading - Teens

(3:30 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Garfield Park Branch
Drop in and make a craft. A Do-It-Yourself craft will be ready and waiting for families, independent-minded kid, and teens! Children 8 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.
View similar upcoming events: Arts & Crafts, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids

(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: Reefer Madness (1936)
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 July is The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
View similar upcoming events: Book Groups-Adult, Programs for Adults, Summer Reading - Adults

July 27, 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, 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.
Note: Last Toddler Time until September
View similar upcoming events: Early Literacy, 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

(10:00 AM-11:00 AM)
Location: Abbott Square, 118 Cooper St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Join us for a family storytime featuring stories, songs, and fun. Help celebrate the new Abbott Square at the Museum of Art & History on the last Thursday in June, July, and August at 10am.
View similar upcoming events: Early Literacy, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Storytimes/Laptimes

(10:00 AM-11:30 AM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Work with an information advocate on any information problem, application, resume or access issue of your choice. A library staff member or community volunteer will work with you individually using a laptop computer and access to a free phone calls, prints, scanning and more. Use this time to overcome hurdles to housing, safety, education, health, income or well being. Same day sign-ups during Coffee Talk in front of the Downtown branch library at the corner Church St. & Center St.
Note: (NOT in Upstairs MEETING ROOM today; We'll meet at the downstairs tables.)
View similar upcoming events: Announcements, Programs for Adults

(10:00 AM-12:00 PM)
Location: Branciforte Branch
Join us at the Branciforte Library and design your own bag! We'll be using permanent markers and paint that will not come off fabric so dress appropriately! Ages 3 and older would be preferable.
View similar upcoming events: Arts & Crafts, Programs for Families, Summer Reading - All Ages, Summer Reading Pop-up Programs

(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, Summer Reading - Adults

(11:00 AM-3:00 PM)
Location: Live Oak Branch
Join us for a few hours to get work done in the company of fellow Santa Cruzans. Coworking @ Live Oak is a community of 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

(1:00 PM-3:00 PM)
Location: La Selva Beach Branch
Learn how to survive in the world of Minecraft. Ages 8 to 18. Space is limited to 19 on a first-come basis. No advance registration.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens, STEAM, Summer Reading - Ages 6-12, Summer Reading - Teens

(2:00 PM-3:00 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
Summer Thursday Afternoons at the Scotts Valley Library - Make something special or see a great performance. Some projects may be messy and only appropriate for children over 6. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult.
View similar upcoming events: Arts & Crafts, Summer Reading - All Ages

(3:00 PM-4:00 PM)
Location: Boulder Creek Branch
Abra-ca-dabra and sleight of hand. Enjoy the magic.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, 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 Families, 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

(6:00 PM-8:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Downtown Library Advisory Committee - DLAC
View similar upcoming events: Board Meetings

(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 genre selected for May is non-fiction. 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: Travel Writing
View similar upcoming events: Book Groups-Adult, SCPL Friends

July 28, 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

(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

(10:00 AM-12:00 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, Summer Reading - Adults

(10:30 AM-11:30 AM)
Location: Capitola Branch
A 45 minute program for 3-6 year olds. We will read books, sing songs and make a simple craft.
Note: Last Storytime this summer! We'll be back on September 15th, beginning at 10:30am.
View similar upcoming events: Early Literacy, 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. Look out for our special visitors this summer.
Note: Last Storytime this summer! We'll be back on September 15th, beginning at 10:30am.
View similar upcoming events: Early Literacy, Programs for Kids, Storytimes/Laptimes, Summer Reading - Ages 0-5, Summer Reading - Ages 6-12

(2:30 PM-4:00 PM)
Location: Capitola Branch
Join us and make something creative this afternoon. We may be inside or outdoors in the play area. Children under 7 will need an adult to help them.
Note: Design Week - We will make 3D Pictures & Dioramas. This is the last program until September15th.
View similar upcoming events: Arts & Crafts, Early Literacy, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, STEAM, Summer Reading - All Ages

July 29, 2017

(10:00 AM-2:00 PM)
Location: Capitola Branch
The Friends of the Capitola Library are holding their very first book sale! The sale will take place out on the porch. Stop by and support your library while stocking up on some great end of summer reads!
View similar upcoming events: Book Sales, Fundraisers, SCPL Friends

(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

(11:00 AM-12:30 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
Coding Club is a once weekly meetup where we use online, game-based coding to learn Python and JavaScript. CodeCombat is a real game that teaches learners of all ages to code by playing through levels and quickly mastering programming concepts. It's not just gamification with bells and whistles, it's democratizing learning to code by making the process more accessible and engaging than ever before! Learners write code, execute it and see their changes in real-time! Ages 8-18 only. Coders must register to attend. To register email adamsa@santacruzpl.org.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Teens, STEAM, Tech

(11:00 AM-4:00 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, Summer Reading - All Ages

(12:00 PM-4:00 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
Tabletop Night expands into the light of day! Adults are welcome to come play contemporary tabletop games such as Ticket to Ride, Settlers of Catan, and King of New York. Bring your own favorites or play with ours.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Adults

(1:30 PM-4:30 PM)
Location: La Selva Beach Branch
Drop in with your family and make something fun!
View similar upcoming events: Arts & Crafts, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Summer Reading - Ages 0-5, Summer Reading - Ages 6-12

(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

July 30, 2017

(1:00 PM-4:00 PM)
Location: Harvey West Park, 326 Evergreen St., Santa Cruz
Come celebrate books, reading, and the end of Summer Reading. Join us for a fun afternoon of food, music, and books! Featuring "Circus of Smiles", jugglers, Tales to Tails booths, Kids Only Book Sale, facepainting, crafts, the new bookmobile and more!
View similar upcoming events: Summer Reading - All Ages

(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

July 31, 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

(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

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