Calendar of Events - January 2018



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Showing calendar events as of January 21, 2018

January 1, 2018

(10:00 AM-7:00 PM)
Location: All Branches
All branches will be closed Monday, January 1 for the New Year's Day Holiday.
View similar upcoming events: Closures, Holidays, Veterans Connect

January 2, 2018

(3:30 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Felton Branch
Directed LEGO construction for kids 6 and older. Each week we will construct models based on a common theme.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, STEAM

(3:30 PM-4:30 PM)
Location: Aptos Branch
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

January 3, 2018

(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 Warmth of Other Suns. We will start reading Orphan Train.
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-12:15 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
This Special Interest Group of the Genealogical Society of Santa Cruz County explores the use of DNA in genealogical research. For more information, please call the Genealogical Society of Santa Cruz County (831) 427-7707 extension 5794.
Note: Dan Spelce leads this interactive focus group just prior to the General Meeting, with a break for lunch.
View similar upcoming events: Genealogy, Programs for Adults, Veterans Connect

(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, Tech

(1:00 PM-3:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
The Genealogical Society of Santa Cruz County presents the 2017-2018 Genealogy Lecture Series. Join us the first Wednesday of each month to learn about a variety of resources, strategies, and tools in the field of family research. All are invited to these free events, and donations are welcome. For more information, please call the Genealogical Society of Santa Cruz County (831) 427-7707 extension 5794.
Note: Martha Wallace presents the War of 1812: Effects on our ancestors and where to find records.
View similar upcoming events: Genealogy, Programs for Adults, Veterans Connect

(6:30 PM-8:30 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
Adults need playtime too! Join this program for hours of tabletop gaming fun. Bring your favorite board game or play some of the library's many games like Settlers of Catan, Pandemic, or Ticket to Ride. No prior gaming experience is necessary.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Adults

January 4, 2018

(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 free phone calls, prints, scanning and more. Use this time to overcome hurdles to housing, safety, education, health, income or well being. Same day sign-ups during Coffee Talk in front of the Downtown branch library at the corner Church St. & Center St. Drop-in also welcome. Look for us in the upstairs meeting room; or sometimes at the downstairs tables behind the computer area.
View similar upcoming events: Announcements, Programs for 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

(4:30 PM-5:30 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Join us for a hands-on guide to using the Internet for research, work, education, social interaction and more. We're starting with browsers and working our way up. Students may choose to take an assessment after class for a nationally recognized credential.
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Literacy, Programs for Adults, Tech

(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

January 5, 2018

(10:00 AM-12:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Kris Younggren, and Steven Harrison are Santa Cruz's Downtown Outreach Workers. One or both of them are on the job solving problems in the downtown corridor every day. If you or someone you know is in crisis and doesn't know where to turn, talking with Steven or Kris may help. Speak with Steven or Kris, about housing or wellness or connecting with social services. Drop-in for a confidential check-in during office hours at the Downtown library, in the downstairs small meeting room (behind the computer area). Kris or Steven can help with; a fee free California ID application, a homeward bound bus ticket, a mailing address via the Homeless Services Center (HSC), registration for the HSC campus, connection to Homeless Persons Health Project, housing or job applications, connection to County benefits or Mental Health Services, and more.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Announcements, Programs for Adults, Programs for Families, Social Issues, Veterans Connect

January 6, 2018

(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.
Note: Upstairs Meeting Room
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Programs for Adults

(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

(1:30 PM-4:30 PM)
Location: La Selva Beach Branch
Join the fun on Saturdays between 1:30 pm and 4:30 pm.
View similar upcoming events: Arts & Crafts, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids

January 7, 2018

(1:30 PM-3:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
One of our tech savvy librarians will teach you a variety of technology services during weekly drop-in 20 minute appointments in January. First come first served. Topics include: creating an email account, creating word documents, attaching files, using premium subscription library resources, downloading and streaming content like movies, books, and audiobooks, and much more! Please bring any devices you use, and have your necessary passwords and library card with you.
View similar upcoming events: Films, Library Classes, Literacy, Music, Programs for Adults, Tech

(2:00 PM-4:30 PM)
Location: Felton Branch
Come join us at the Felton Library every Sunday as we build community through art and supporting each other in our creative activities. Attendants are encouraged to bring their own portable projects to work on, though something will be provided if you don't bring something. Let's have some fun while also helping each other learn and grow as artists and crafters!
View similar upcoming events: Arts & Crafts, Programs for Adults

January 8, 2018

(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

(2:30 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

(5:30 PM-6:30 PM)
Location: Live Oak Branch
Any level of English welcome. We'll have discussion topics, games, and other activities to get the conversation rolling. Drop in to the Live Oak Branch Library and enjoy conversation.
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Programs for Adults

(5:30 PM-6:30 PM)
Location: Live Oak Branch
Acompáñanos para una hora de cuentos, actividades y canciones en español. Este programa es para niños de 0-8 y sus familias. /// Join us at the Live Oak Library for a Spanish Storytime. This program is for children ages 0-8 and their families.
View similar upcoming events: Announcements, Early Literacy, Literacy, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Storytimes/Laptimes

January 9, 2018

(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: Early Literacy, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Storytimes/Laptimes

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

(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

(3:30 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Felton Branch
Directed LEGO construction for kids 6 and older. Each week we will construct models based on a common theme.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, STEAM

(4:00 PM-5:00 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

January 10, 2018

(11:00 AM-12:00 PM)
Location: Boulder Creek Branch
Stories and songs, art activities, games an dplay for families with children of all ages.
View similar upcoming events: 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, Tech

(2:00 PM-4:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
SCPL's CodeCombat Coding Club is a once weekly meetup where we use online, game-based coding to learn Python and JavaScript. CodeCombat is a real game that teaches learners of all ages to code by playing through levels and quickly mastering programming concepts. It's not just gamification with bells and whistles, it's democratizing learning to code by making the process more accessible and engaging than ever before! Learners write code, execute it and see their changes in real-time!
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens, STEAM, Tech

(2:30 PM-3:30 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.
Note: Available
View similar upcoming events: Early Literacy, Literacy, Tales to Tails

(3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
CPL's CodeCombat Coding Club is a once weekly meetup where we use online, game-based coding to learn Python and JavaScript. CodeCombat is a real game that teaches learners of all ages to code by playing through levels and quickly mastering programming concepts. It's not just gamification with bells and whistles, it's democratizing learning to code by making the process more accessible and engaging than ever before! Learners write code, execute it and see their changes in real-time! Registration is required. Email adamsa@santacruzpl.org to register or for more information.
Note: Cancelled
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens, STEAM, Tech

(3:30 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Garfield Park Branch
Try your hand at the not-so-ancient-art of building Sumo wrestling robots using LEGO MINDSTORMS. Pre-registration is required and class size is limited to 20. E-mail pro@santacruzpl.org or call 831.427.7717 to register. For ages 8 to 18. This is a fourteen week series. NOT A DROP-IN PROGRAM. Registration begins JANUARY 9th 2017.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens, STEAM, Tech

(4:00 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: La Selva Beach Branch
Are you learning English? Are you looking for a place to practice? Every Wednesday from 4pm-5pm the La Selva Beach Library is hosting an ESL conversation group where you can practice and continue developing your English skills. Weekly conversation topics are provided. All levels are welcomed. Please come by and join us!
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Programs for Adults

(6:30 PM-7:30 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
The Scotts Valley Friends meet on the 2nd Wednesday every month at 6:30pm in the Scotts Valley Library Fireside Room. If you are interested in helping your localLibrary, come to the meeting and learn how you can make a difference in your community. All are welcome.
View similar upcoming events: SCPL Friends

January 11, 2018

(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: Downtown Branch
Join us at the Downtown Library for our weekly Preschool Story Time. We'll read books, sing songs and make a simple craft! Suggested ages 3-6.
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 free phone calls, prints, scanning and more. Use this time to overcome hurdles to housing, safety, education, health, income or well being. Same day sign-ups during Coffee Talk in front of the Downtown branch library at the corner Church St. & Center St. Drop-in also welcome. Look for us in the upstairs meeting room; or sometimes at the downstairs tables behind the computer area.
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: HAppy new Year! Welcome back to Toddler Time!
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

(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

(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-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 Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng in January.
View similar upcoming events: Book Groups-Adult, Programs for Adults

(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-5:00 PM)
Location: Aptos Branch
SCPL's CodeCombat Coding Club is a once weekly meetup where we use online, game-based coding to learn Python and JavaScript. CodeCombat is a real game that teaches learners of all ages to code by playing through levels and quickly mastering programming concepts. It's not just gamification with bells and whistles, it's democratizing learning to code by making the process more accessible and engaging than ever before! Learners write code, execute it and see their changes in real-time!
Note: This program is sponsored by the Best Buy Foundation. Registration is closed for this session.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens, STEAM, Tech

(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

(4:30 PM-5:30 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Join us for a hands-on guide to using the Internet for research, work, education, social interaction and more. We're starting with browsers and working our way up. Students may choose to take an assessment after class for a nationally recognized credential.
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Literacy, Programs for Adults, Tech

(5:30 PM-7:30 PM)
Location: Boulder Creek Branch
Club Kanopy is a movie club that screens quality films directly from Kanopy Streaming Video: SCPL’s hottest movie platform. Join us monthly for fun, thoughtful, dramatic, or important movie screenings with some discussion afterward.
Note: Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)
View similar upcoming events: Films, Programs for Adults

January 12, 2018

(10:00 AM-12:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Kris Younggren, and Steven Harrison are Santa Cruz's Downtown Outreach Workers. One or both of them are on the job solving problems in the downtown corridor every day. If you or someone you know is in crisis and doesn't know where to turn, talking with Steven or Kris may help. Speak with Steven or Kris, about housing or wellness or connecting with social services. Drop-in for a confidential check-in during office hours at the Downtown library, in the downstairs small meeting room (behind the computer area). Kris or Steven can help with; a fee free California ID application, a homeward bound bus ticket, a mailing address via the Homeless Services Center (HSC), registration for the HSC campus, connection to Homeless Persons Health Project, housing or job applications, connection to County benefits or Mental Health Services, and more.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Announcements, Programs for Adults, Programs for Families, Social Issues, 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

(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

(2:00 PM-3:00 PM)
Location: Live Oak Branch
The Live Oak Library book group meets on the second Friday of the month from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm and all adults are welcome. Reading selections will be made by the group with an emphasis on thought provoking fiction and challenging non-fiction. Check with the front desk staff for the current month's book selection.
View similar upcoming events: Book Groups-Adult, Programs for Adults

(2:30 PM-4:00 PM)
Location: Capitola Branch
Join us this afternoon to make something creative or make a new discovery! We may be inside in the Children's area or outdoors in the play area. Children under 7 will need an adult to help them.
Note: Climbing Bears
View similar upcoming events: Arts & Crafts, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, STEAM

January 13, 2018

(11:00 AM-1:00 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

(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

(12:00 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
Adults need playtime too! Join this program for hours of tabletop gaming fun. Bring your favorite board game or play some of the library's many games like Settlers of Catan, Pandemic, or Ticket to Ride. No prior gaming experience is necessary.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Adults

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

(1:30 PM-4:30 PM)
Location: La Selva Beach Branch
Join the fun on Saturdays between 1:30 pm and 4:30 pm.
View similar upcoming events: Arts & Crafts, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids

(2:00 PM-3:30 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Children's chess instruction with full time teacher and master, Gjon Feinstein, for students up to 18 years old. Meets all Saturdays of the month except the first Saturday. Parents and/or other relatives are welcome to participate.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

January 14, 2018

(1:00 PM-4:30 PM)
Location:
Join the fun with DIY crafts every Sunday afternoon between 1pm and 4:30 pm! Come and create a self-directed craft.
View similar upcoming events: Arts & Crafts, Programs for Families

(1:30 PM-3:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
One of our tech savvy librarians will teach you a variety of technology services during weekly drop-in 20 minute appointments in January. First come first served. Topics include: creating an email account, creating word documents, attaching files, using premium subscription library resources, downloading and streaming content like movies, books, and audiobooks, and much more! Please bring any devices you use, and have your necessary passwords and library card with you.
View similar upcoming events: Films, Library Classes, Literacy, Music, Programs for Adults, Tech

(2:00 PM-4:30 PM)
Location: Felton Branch
Come join us at the Felton Library every Sunday as we build community through art and supporting each other in our creative activities. Attendants are encouraged to bring their own portable projects to work on, though something will be provided if you don't bring something. Let's have some fun while also helping each other learn and grow as artists and crafters!
View similar upcoming events: Arts & Crafts, Programs for Adults

January 15, 2018

(10:00 AM-8:00 PM)
Location: All Branches
All branches will be closed Monday, January 15 for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday.
View similar upcoming events: Closures, Holidays, Veterans Connect

January 16, 2018

(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: Early Literacy, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Storytimes/Laptimes

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

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

(1:30 PM-3:30 PM)
Location: Branciforte Branch
Join us on Tuesday afternoons for some building fun with LEGO or DUPLO bricks. Children learn through play and bricks provide a wonderful link between structure, patterns and imagination. Let's build and learn together! Ages 3 and older as the LEGO bricks are very small.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, STEAM

(3:15 PM-4:45 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
Free build 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

(3:30 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Felton Branch
Directed LEGO construction for kids 6 and older. Each week we will construct models based on a common theme.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, STEAM

(7:00 PM-8:00 PM)
Location: Boulder Creek Branch
Tuesday Talks is an ongoing discussion series bringing local experts and community members together to explore issues important to Boulder Creek and the San Lorenzo Valley. Join us at 7:00pm the 3rd Tuesday of each month.
Note: Chicks in the city, hens in the 'hood: raising chickens in your yard, in the city, country, or 'burbs. Candice McLaren, UCSC Master Gardener, chicken expert
View similar upcoming events: Author Talks, Health, Local History, Programs for Adults, Social Issues

January 17, 2018

(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

(10:30 AM-12:00 PM)
Location: La Selva Beach Branch
Interested in genealogy? At a dead-end? Have a new source to share? Join us the 3rd Wednesday of the month for hands-on research using the library's databases and internet resources. We will have laptops available for your use.
View similar upcoming events: Genealogy, Library Classes, Programs for Adults

(11:00 AM-12:00 PM)
Location: Boulder Creek Branch
Stories and songs, art activities, games an dplay for families with children of all ages.
View similar upcoming events: 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, Tech

(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

(1:30 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!
Note: This month's book: "Little Heathens" by Mildred Armstrong Kalish. Join us!
View similar upcoming events: Book Groups-Adult, Programs for Adults

(2:00 PM-4:00 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
CASE stands for Creative, Artistic, Scientific, Expressive. A new monthly class for kids ages 6-10. Come craft with Anna and learn about the relationship between art and science. The goal is to involve kids in art using their own creativity. Parents are welcome to observe and learn but the art is for the kids.
Note: Zentangle Snowflakes
View similar upcoming events: Arts & Crafts, Library Classes, Programs for Kids, STEAM

(2:00 PM-4:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
SCPL's CodeCombat Coding Club is a once weekly meetup where we use online, game-based coding to learn Python and JavaScript. CodeCombat is a real game that teaches learners of all ages to code by playing through levels and quickly mastering programming concepts. It's not just gamification with bells and whistles, it's democratizing learning to code by making the process more accessible and engaging than ever before! Learners write code, execute it and see their changes in real-time!
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens, STEAM, Tech

(3:00 PM-4:30 PM)
Location: Capitola Branch
Trained therapy dogs will be available at the Library to be attentive, non-judgmental reading partners for children reading aloud. Children have individual 20-minute time slots to sit with a dog and read. Contact tales2tails@santacruzpl.org or 831.427.7717 to reserve a spot.
View similar upcoming events: Early Literacy, Literacy, Programs for Kids, Tales to Tails

(3:00 PM-4:30 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Finding Our Way is an 8-week workshop designed for women experiencing homelessness, yet open to all. Join facilitator Kristy Duncan of the OnRoute22 project as we create a supportive, collaborative group to safely explore personal goals and talents. Exercises and artistic expression will help us create a vision of who we are, and who we want to be, planning for the future we deserve. A co-sponsored event of the Downtown Streets Team, the Santa Cruz Public Libraries and OnRoute22. Drop-in for one of the first 3 sessions to decide if the program is for you! (Downtown Small Meeting Room, 1st floor)
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Announcements, Library Classes, Programs for Adults, Social Issues

(3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
CPL's CodeCombat Coding Club is a once weekly meetup where we use online, game-based coding to learn Python and JavaScript. CodeCombat is a real game that teaches learners of all ages to code by playing through levels and quickly mastering programming concepts. It's not just gamification with bells and whistles, it's democratizing learning to code by making the process more accessible and engaging than ever before! Learners write code, execute it and see their changes in real-time! Registration is required. Email adamsa@santacruzpl.org to register or for more information.
Note: Cancelled
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens, STEAM, Tech

(3:30 PM-4:30 PM)
Location: Live Oak Branch
Trained therapy dogs will be available at the Library to be attentive, non-judgmental reading partners for children reading aloud. Children have individual 20-minute time slots to sit with a dog and read. Call 427-7711 or e-mail tales2tails@santacruzpl.org to make an appointment.
View similar upcoming events: Early Literacy, Literacy, Programs for Kids, Tales to Tails

(3:30 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Garfield Park Branch
Try your hand at the not-so-ancient-art of building Sumo wrestling robots using LEGO MINDSTORMS. Pre-registration is required and class size is limited to 20. E-mail pro@santacruzpl.org or call 831.427.7717 to register. For ages 8 to 18. This is a fourteen week series. NOT A DROP-IN PROGRAM. Registration begins JANUARY 9th 2017.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens, STEAM, Tech

(4:00 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: La Selva Beach Branch
Are you learning English? Are you looking for a place to practice? Every Wednesday from 4pm-5pm the La Selva Beach Library is hosting an ESL conversation group where you can practice and continue developing your English skills. Weekly conversation topics are provided. All levels are welcomed. Please come by and join us!
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Programs for Adults

(6:30 PM-8:30 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
Adults need playtime too! Join this program for hours of tabletop gaming fun. Bring your favorite board game or play some of the library's many games like Settlers of Catan, Pandemic, or Ticket to Ride. No prior gaming experience is necessary.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Adults

January 18, 2018

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

(9:00 AM-10:00 AM)
Location: Downtown Branch
FREE coffee, FREE talk; social support and information services for all. This program is designed to serve people experiencing homelessness, however it is an open space for all. Please join us in front of the downtown branch library (at the benches on the corner of Church St. and Center St.) every Thursday morning (except major holidays) for a free cup of coffee and the chance to talk, vent, brainstorm and connect with friends, neighbors and service providers. If you so choose, sign-up for Working Together, and work with an individual information advocate one-on-one to help you tackle an information issue, of your choice.
View similar upcoming events: Announcements, Programs for Adults

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

(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: 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-11:00 AM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
Friendly staff from Hospice of Santa Cruz County can help you plan ahead for your healthcare in the future. Learn how an Advance Directive can help make your wishes known and how to talk about advance healthcare planning with your loved ones. To register for your individual session call Vanessa Silverstein with Hospice of Santa Cruz County at 831-430-3047.
View similar upcoming events: 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 free phone calls, prints, scanning and more. Use this time to overcome hurdles to housing, safety, education, health, income or well being. Same day sign-ups during Coffee Talk in front of the Downtown branch library at the corner Church St. & Center St. Drop-in also welcome. Look for us in the upstairs meeting room; or sometimes at the downstairs tables behind the computer area.
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! Suggested ages 3-6.
View similar upcoming events: Early Literacy, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Storytimes/Laptimes

(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: Coast Brass
View similar upcoming events: Music, Programs for Adults, SCPL Friends

(3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: La Selva Beach Branch
Create and motorize devices using simple machines (levers, pulleys, gears & swivels). Participants will also learn how to program motors. 8 week series. Space is limited. No advanced registration. Ages 7 to 17.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens, SCPL Friends, STEAM

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

(3:30 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Aptos Branch
SCPL's CodeCombat Coding Club is a once weekly meetup where we use online, game-based coding to learn Python and JavaScript. CodeCombat is a real game that teaches learners of all ages to code by playing through levels and quickly mastering programming concepts. It's not just gamification with bells and whistles, it's democratizing learning to code by making the process more accessible and engaging than ever before! Learners write code, execute it and see their changes in real-time!
Note: This program is sponsored by the Best Buy Foundation. Registration is closed for this session.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens, STEAM, Tech

(4:30 PM-5:30 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Join us for a hands-on guide to using the Internet for research, work, education, social interaction and more. We're starting with browsers and working our way up. Students may choose to take an assessment after class for a nationally recognized credential.
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Literacy, Programs for Adults, Tech

(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
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January 19, 2018

(10:00 AM-12:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Kris Younggren, and Steven Harrison are Santa Cruz's Downtown Outreach Workers. One or both of them are on the job solving problems in the downtown corridor every day. If you or someone you know is in crisis and doesn't know where to turn, talking with Steven or Kris may help. Speak with Steven or Kris, about housing or wellness or connecting with social services. Drop-in for a confidential check-in during office hours at the Downtown library, in the downstairs small meeting room (behind the computer area). Kris or Steven can help with; a fee free California ID application, a homeward bound bus ticket, a mailing address via the Homeless Services Center (HSC), registration for the HSC campus, connection to Homeless Persons Health Project, housing or job applications, connection to County benefits or Mental Health Services, and more.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Announcements, Programs for Adults, Programs for Families, Social Issues, 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.
View similar upcoming events: Early Literacy, Programs for Kids, Storytimes/Laptimes

(2:30 PM-4:00 PM)
Location: Capitola Branch
Join us this afternoon to make something creative or make a new discovery! We may be inside in the Children's area or outdoors in the play area. Children under 7 will need an adult to help them.
Note: Cup flyers and parachutes
View similar upcoming events: Arts & Crafts, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, STEAM

January 20, 2018

(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
Start to develop a better understanding of how to manage your personal finances. Learn about a different topic on the 3rd Saturday of each month with George Haas and Anthony Rovai, financial advisers at Money Concepts Capital Corporation. Start getting your personal finances in shape. The series starts on September 16th and runs through May.
Note: The ABC’s of Life Insurance
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Programs for Adults

(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

(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

(11:00 AM-1:00 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

(1:30 PM-4:30 PM)
Location: La Selva Beach Branch
Join the fun on Saturdays between 1:30 pm and 4:30 pm.
View similar upcoming events: Arts & Crafts, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids

(2:00 PM-3:30 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Children's chess instruction with full time teacher and master, Gjon Feinstein, for students up to 18 years old. Meets all Saturdays of the month except the first Saturday. Parents and/or other relatives are welcome to participate.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

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

January 21, 2018

(1:00 PM-4:30 PM)
Location:
Join the fun with DIY crafts every Sunday afternoon between 1pm and 4:30 pm! Come and create a self-directed craft.
View similar upcoming events: Arts & Crafts, Programs for Families

(1:30 PM-3:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
One of our tech savvy librarians will teach you a variety of technology services during weekly drop-in 20 minute appointments in January. First come first served. Topics include: creating an email account, creating word documents, attaching files, using premium subscription library resources, downloading and streaming content like movies, books, and audiobooks, and much more! Please bring any devices you use, and have your necessary passwords and library card with you.
View similar upcoming events: Films, Library Classes, Literacy, Music, Programs for Adults, Tech

(2:00 PM-4:30 PM)
Location: Felton Branch
Come join us at the Felton Library every Sunday as we build community through art and supporting each other in our creative activities. Attendants are encouraged to bring their own portable projects to work on, though something will be provided if you don't bring something. Let's have some fun while also helping each other learn and grow as artists and crafters!
View similar upcoming events: Arts & Crafts, Programs for Adults

January 22, 2018

(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

(2:30 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

(5:30 PM-6:30 PM)
Location: Live Oak Branch
Acompáñanos para una hora de cuentos, actividades y canciones en español. Este programa es para niños de 0-8 y sus familias. /// Join us at the Live Oak Library for a Spanish Storytime. This program is for children ages 0-8 and their families.
View similar upcoming events: Announcements, Early Literacy, Literacy, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Storytimes/Laptimes

(5:30 PM-6:30 PM)
Location: Live Oak Branch
Any level of English welcome. We'll have discussion topics, games, and other activities to get the conversation rolling. Drop in to the Live Oak Branch Library and enjoy conversation.
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Programs for Adults

January 23, 2018

(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: Early Literacy, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Storytimes/Laptimes

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

(3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Individualized reading comprehension instruction with a California credentialed teacher. Open to students grades 2nd to 12th. Appointment required. For more information or to schedule a 25 minute session, contact Programs 831.427.7717 or email pro@santacruzpl.org
View similar upcoming events: Literacy, Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

(3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: La Selva Beach Branch
In conjunction with the Friends of the La Selva Beach Library, the Santa Cruz Public Libraries are offering free homework assistance at the library. Homework Help is supervised by a California-credentialed teacher. No appointment is necessary. Open to students grade 12 and under.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens, SCPL Friends, STEAM

(3:30 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Felton Branch
Directed LEGO construction for kids 6 and older. Each week we will construct models based on a common theme.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, STEAM

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

(4:00 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
Trained therapy dogs will be available at the Library to be attentive, non-judgmental reading partners for children reading aloud. Children have individual 20-minute time slots to sit with a dog and read. Contact tales2tails@santacruzpl.org or 831.427.7717 to reserve a spot.
View similar upcoming events: Early Literacy, Literacy, Programs for Kids, Tales to Tails

(6:00 PM-8:00 PM)
Location: Aptos Branch
The Santa Cruz Public Libraries invite you to an evening of cinema. Come enjoy these "hidden gems." Foreign films, documentaries, independents and even some mainstream movies you might have missed! If you wish, bring a snack to share, and participate in the discussion!
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Films, Programs for Adults

January 24, 2018

(11:00 AM-12:00 PM)
Location: Boulder Creek Branch
Stories and songs, art activities, games an dplay for families with children of all ages.
View similar upcoming events: 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, Tech

(2:00 PM-4:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
SCPL's CodeCombat Coding Club is a once weekly meetup where we use online, game-based coding to learn Python and JavaScript. CodeCombat is a real game that teaches learners of all ages to code by playing through levels and quickly mastering programming concepts. It's not just gamification with bells and whistles, it's democratizing learning to code by making the process more accessible and engaging than ever before! Learners write code, execute it and see their changes in real-time!
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens, STEAM, Tech

(3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Inner Light Center, 5630 Soquel Drive
“Making Sense of Racial Nonsense” at the Inner Light Center, 5630 Soquel Drive ~ Founder and president of Inner Light Ministries and of The Motivational Institute, Rev. Johnson is a voice for compassion, equality, and reconciliation, her primary focus has been on coalition building, conflict resolution, public policy development, and cultural sensitivity awareness. ~ 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Adults, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens, SCPL Friends

(3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: La Selva Beach Branch
Individualized reading comprehension instruction with a California credentialed teacher. Open to students grades 2nd to 12th. Appointment required. For more information or to schedule a 25 minute session, contact Programs 831.427.7717 or email pro@santacruzpl.org
View similar upcoming events: Literacy, Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

(3:00 PM-4:30 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Finding Our Way is an 8-week workshop designed for women experiencing homelessness, yet open to all. Join facilitator Kristy Duncan of the OnRoute22 project as we create a supportive, collaborative group to safely explore personal goals and talents. Exercises and artistic expression will help us create a vision of who we are, and who we want to be, planning for the future we deserve. A co-sponsored event of the Downtown Streets Team, the Santa Cruz Public Libraries and OnRoute22. Drop-in for one of the first 3 sessions to decide if the program is for you! (Downtown Small Meeting Room, 1st floor)
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Announcements, Library Classes, Programs for Adults, Social Issues

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

(3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
CPL's CodeCombat Coding Club is a once weekly meetup where we use online, game-based coding to learn Python and JavaScript. CodeCombat is a real game that teaches learners of all ages to code by playing through levels and quickly mastering programming concepts. It's not just gamification with bells and whistles, it's democratizing learning to code by making the process more accessible and engaging than ever before! Learners write code, execute it and see their changes in real-time! Registration is required. Email adamsa@santacruzpl.org to register or for more information.
Note: Cancelled
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(3:30 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Garfield Park Branch
Try your hand at the not-so-ancient-art of building Sumo wrestling robots using LEGO MINDSTORMS. Pre-registration is required and class size is limited to 20. E-mail pro@santacruzpl.org or call 831.427.7717 to register. For ages 8 to 18. This is a fourteen week series. NOT A DROP-IN PROGRAM. Registration begins JANUARY 9th 2017.
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(4:00 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: La Selva Beach Branch
Are you learning English? Are you looking for a place to practice? Every Wednesday from 4pm-5pm the La Selva Beach Library is hosting an ESL conversation group where you can practice and continue developing your English skills. Weekly conversation topics are provided. All levels are welcomed. Please come by and join us!
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, 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. Copies of the book are usually available at the Felton branch library. For more information call 427-7708 or drop by the branch. To be added to our bookgroup email list, please call 831-427-3151.
Note: The book for January is Cane River by Lalitha Tademy.
View similar upcoming events: Book Groups-Adult, Programs for Adults, Summer Reading - Adults

January 25, 2018

(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 free phone calls, prints, scanning and more. Use this time to overcome hurdles to housing, safety, education, health, income or well being. Same day sign-ups during Coffee Talk in front of the Downtown branch library at the corner Church St. & Center St. Drop-in also welcome. Look for us in the upstairs meeting room; or sometimes at the downstairs tables behind the computer area.
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(10:00 AM-1:00 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
Schedule a one-on-one appointment with staff from Hospice of Santa Cruz County to begin planning your healthcare - now, while you are still able to. Consider this planning as a gift you can give to yourself and to those you love. After attending the presentation given on January 18, schedule an appointment for the follow up workshop to finish your Advance Directive with professional support. Call Vanessa Silverstein with Hospice of Santa Cruz County at 831-430-3047 to register.
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(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! Suggested ages 3-6.
View similar upcoming events: Early Literacy, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Storytimes/Laptimes

(10:00 AM-11:00 AM)
Location: Aptos Branch
Toddler Time is a weekly early literacy program for families with children ages 0-3 years old. It includes music, movement, stories, fingerplays, rhymes, songs and fun for your child and you as well as social time with other children and their caregivers. Please arrive on time. Let's play and learn together!
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(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.
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(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!
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(3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: La Selva Beach Branch
Create and motorize devices using simple machines (levers, pulleys, gears & swivels). Participants will also learn how to program motors. 8 week series. Space is limited. No advanced registration. Ages 7 to 17.
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(3:30 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Aptos Branch
SCPL's CodeCombat Coding Club is a once weekly meetup where we use online, game-based coding to learn Python and JavaScript. CodeCombat is a real game that teaches learners of all ages to code by playing through levels and quickly mastering programming concepts. It's not just gamification with bells and whistles, it's democratizing learning to code by making the process more accessible and engaging than ever before! Learners write code, execute it and see their changes in real-time!
Note: This program is sponsored by the Best Buy Foundation. Registration is closed for this session.
Additional Information
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(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.
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(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

(4:30 PM-5:30 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Join us for a hands-on guide to using the Internet for research, work, education, social interaction and more. We're starting with browsers and working our way up. Students may choose to take an assessment after class for a nationally recognized credential.
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(6:30 PM-8:30 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Downtown Library Advisory Committee - DLAC
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(7:00 PM-8:30 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
The Genre Book Club meets at the Scotts Valley Library in the Fireside Room on the last Thursday of the month from 7:00pm-8:30pm. the group discusses books from a different genre 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: Read a book by a local author - Santa Cruz County or Northern California.
View similar upcoming events: Book Groups-Adult, SCPL Friends

January 26, 2018

(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: La Selva Beach Branch
Bring a snack and join us for a movie. Call 831.427.7710 for this month's movie selection
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(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

(1:00 PM-2:00 PM)
Location: La Selva Beach 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!
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(2:30 PM-4:00 PM)
Location: Capitola Branch
Join us this afternoon to make something creative or make a new discovery! We may be inside in the Children's area or outdoors in the play area. Children under 7 will need an adult to help them.
Note: Rubber-band cars.
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January 27, 2018

(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-4:00 PM)
Location: Branciforte Branch
Drop in with your family and make something fun!
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(11:00 AM-1:00 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.
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(12:00 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
Adults need playtime too! Join this program for hours of tabletop gaming fun. Bring your favorite board game or play some of the library's many games like Settlers of Catan, Pandemic, or Ticket to Ride. No prior gaming experience is necessary.
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(1:30 PM-4:30 PM)
Location: La Selva Beach Branch
Join the fun on Saturdays between 1:30 pm and 4:30 pm.
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(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.
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January 28, 2018

(1:00 PM-4:30 PM)
Location:
Join the fun with DIY crafts every Sunday afternoon between 1pm and 4:30 pm! Come and create a self-directed craft.
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(1:30 PM-3:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
One of our tech savvy librarians will teach you a variety of technology services during weekly drop-in 20 minute appointments in January. First come first served. Topics include: creating an email account, creating word documents, attaching files, using premium subscription library resources, downloading and streaming content like movies, books, and audiobooks, and much more! Please bring any devices you use, and have your necessary passwords and library card with you.
View similar upcoming events: Films, Library Classes, Literacy, Music, Programs for Adults, Tech

(2:00 PM-4:30 PM)
Location: Felton Branch
Come join us at the Felton Library every Sunday as we build community through art and supporting each other in our creative activities. Attendants are encouraged to bring their own portable projects to work on, though something will be provided if you don't bring something. Let's have some fun while also helping each other learn and grow as artists and crafters!
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January 29, 2018

(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.
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(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.
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(5:30 PM-6:30 PM)
Location: Live Oak Branch
Any level of English welcome. We'll have discussion topics, games, and other activities to get the conversation rolling. Drop in to the Live Oak Branch Library and enjoy conversation.
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(5:30 PM-6:30 PM)
Location: Live Oak Branch
Acompáñanos para una hora de cuentos, actividades y canciones en español. Este programa es para niños de 0-8 y sus familias. /// Join us at the Live Oak Library for a Spanish Storytime. This program is for children ages 0-8 and their families.
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(7:00 PM-8:00 PM)
Location: Aptos Branch
The California Highway Patrol offers a traffic safety program for teenage drivers and their parents. The primary objective is to provide teens and parents with an understanding of how poor choices behind the wheel can impact the lives of many. Traffic collisions are the lead cause of death for ages 15-20. The Start Smart Program provides information on: Defensive driving, DUI awareness, traffic laws, dynamics of traffic collisions and tips on avoiding them. Reserve a spot in the class by calling: 831-662-0511
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January 30, 2018

(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: Early Literacy, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Storytimes/Laptimes

(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.
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(3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: La Selva Beach Branch
In conjunction with the Friends of the La Selva Beach Library, the Santa Cruz Public Libraries are offering free homework assistance at the library. Homework Help is supervised by a California-credentialed teacher. No appointment is necessary. Open to students grade 12 and under.
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(3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Individualized reading comprehension instruction with a California credentialed teacher. Open to students grades 2nd to 12th. Appointment required. For more information or to schedule a 25 minute session, contact Programs 831.427.7717 or email pro@santacruzpl.org
View similar upcoming events: Literacy, Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

(3:30 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Felton Branch
Directed LEGO construction for kids 6 and older. Each week we will construct models based on a common theme.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, STEAM

(3:30 PM-4:30 PM)
Location: Aptos Branch
Learn from a master and practice with your peers! Ages 6-18 yrs.
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January 31, 2018

(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

(11:00 AM-12:00 PM)
Location: Boulder Creek Branch
Stories and songs, art activities, games an dplay for families with children of all ages.
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, Tech

(2:00 PM-4:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
SCPL's CodeCombat Coding Club is a once weekly meetup where we use online, game-based coding to learn Python and JavaScript. CodeCombat is a real game that teaches learners of all ages to code by playing through levels and quickly mastering programming concepts. It's not just gamification with bells and whistles, it's democratizing learning to code by making the process more accessible and engaging than ever before! Learners write code, execute it and see their changes in real-time!
Additional Information
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(3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Garfield Park Branch
Free homework assistance for students grade 12 and under. Bilingual assistance available. No appointment is necessary. For more information, call the Programs Office at 831-427-7717 or email pro@santacruzpl.org.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

(3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
CPL's CodeCombat Coding Club is a once weekly meetup where we use online, game-based coding to learn Python and JavaScript. CodeCombat is a real game that teaches learners of all ages to code by playing through levels and quickly mastering programming concepts. It's not just gamification with bells and whistles, it's democratizing learning to code by making the process more accessible and engaging than ever before! Learners write code, execute it and see their changes in real-time! Registration is required. Email adamsa@santacruzpl.org to register or for more information.
Note: Cancelled
Additional Information
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(3:00 PM-4:30 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Finding Our Way is an 8-week workshop designed for women experiencing homelessness, yet open to all. Join facilitator Kristy Duncan of the OnRoute22 project as we create a supportive, collaborative group to safely explore personal goals and talents. Exercises and artistic expression will help us create a vision of who we are, and who we want to be, planning for the future we deserve. A co-sponsored event of the Downtown Streets Team, the Santa Cruz Public Libraries and OnRoute22. Drop-in for one of the first 3 sessions to decide if the program is for you! (Downtown Small Meeting Room, 1st floor)
Additional Information
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(3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: La Selva Beach Branch
Individualized reading comprehension instruction with a California credentialed teacher. Open to students grades 2nd to 12th. Appointment required. For more information or to schedule a 25 minute session, contact Programs 831.427.7717 or email pro@santacruzpl.org
View similar upcoming events: Literacy, Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

(3:30 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Garfield Park Branch
Try your hand at the not-so-ancient-art of building Sumo wrestling robots using LEGO MINDSTORMS. Pre-registration is required and class size is limited to 20. E-mail pro@santacruzpl.org or call 831.427.7717 to register. For ages 8 to 18. This is a fourteen week series. NOT A DROP-IN PROGRAM. Registration begins JANUARY 9th 2017.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens, STEAM, Tech

(4:00 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: La Selva Beach Branch
Are you learning English? Are you looking for a place to practice? Every Wednesday from 4pm-5pm the La Selva Beach Library is hosting an ESL conversation group where you can practice and continue developing your English skills. Weekly conversation topics are provided. All levels are welcomed. Please come by and join us!
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Programs for Adults

(6:30 PM-8:30 PM)
Location: Aptos Branch
The Friends of the Aptos Library hosts a film series as part of Our Community Reads, their program designed to bring members of the Santa Cruz County community together around one book. Join us for this screening of "You Laugh But It's True." Get to know the author as we screen this documentary of Trevor Noah's comedic rise. A compelling, insightful story and very entertaining. Popcorn provided.
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