Calendar of Events - November 2018 @ the Aptos Branch



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Showing calendar events as of December 11, 2018

November 1, 2018

(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, Summer Reading - Ages 6-12

(3:00 PM-4:00 PM)
Location: Aptos Branch
SCPL's CodeCombat Coding Club is a once weekly meetup where we use online, game-based coding to learn Python and JavaScript. CodeCombat is a real game that teaches learners of all ages to code by playing through levels and quickly mastering programming concepts. It's not just gamification with bells and whistles, it's democratizing learning to code by making the process more accessible and engaging than ever before! Learners write code, execute it and see their changes in real-time! Ages 8-18. Gamers will create teams by age. Space is limited and registration is required. Register by email pro@santacruzpl.org or call 831-427-7717.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens, STEAM, Tech

(4:00 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Aptos Branch
Trying to work on your Spanish? Want to improve your vocabulary and Spanish speaking skills? The Aptos Branch Library is now hosting a Spanish conversation group. Facilitator-led discussion and activities. All levels are welcome, including beginners. Meetings are every first and third Thursday of the month. For more information, contact Ivan Llamas at llamasi@santacruzpl.org or 831-427-7702
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Programs for Adults

(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. Contact us by emailing: friendsoftheaptoslibrary@fscpl.org
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Fundraisers, Programs for Adults, SCPL Friends

November 2, 2018

(10:00 AM-11:00 AM)
Location: Aptos Branch
Join us at the Aptos Library for our weekly Preschool Story Time. We'll read books, sing songs and make a simple craft! Suggested ages 3-6.
View similar upcoming events: Arts & Crafts, Early Literacy, Literacy, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Storytimes/Laptimes

November 3, 2018

(10:30 AM-11:30 AM)
Location: Aptos Branch
Trained therapy dogs will be available at the Library to be attentive, non-judgmental reading partners for children reading aloud. Children have individual 20-minute time slots to sit with a dog and read. Contact tales2tails@santacruzpl.org or 831.427.7717 to reserve a spot.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Storytimes/Laptimes, Tales to Tails

(1:00 PM-3:00 PM)
Location: Aptos Branch
Calling Origami enthusiasts of all ages! Join our monthly get together to make beautiful creations in this ancient oriental art of paper folding. We will also demonstrate more contemporary arts of book folding and 3-D modular origami. Origami Club will meet on the 1st Saturday of the month from 1:00-3:00p.
View similar upcoming events: Arts & Crafts, Programs for Adults, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens, STEAM

November 4, 2018

(2:00 PM-4:00 PM)
Location: Aptos Branch
Advisory Council of Teens (ACT) is the SCPL young adult advisory group. ACT, East is open to all young adults, ages 12-18 in the Live Oak, Soquel, Capitola, Aptos and La Selva Beach areas. Initial focus will be the remodeling of Teen areas, redesign of the SCPL Teen website, and filming public service announcements for library programs. This is a good opportunity for students to fulfill community service credits, obtain job skills, develop leadership abilities, and acquire college extracurricular experience. Meetings: 1st Sunday of the month, 2:00-4:00p at the Aptos Library, 7695 Soquel Dr., Aptos
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Teens

November 5, 2018

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

(6:00 PM-7:00 PM)
Location: Aptos Branch
Come join us at the Aptos Library every 1st Monday 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

November 6, 2018

(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

November 7, 2018

(10:00 AM-11:00 AM)
Location: Aptos Branch
The Capitola Book Discussion Group meets every 1st Wednesday of the month at 10:00am. We will be meeting at Aptos Library due to Capitola closure. All adults are welcome. For more information, call (831) 427-7702.
Note: We will be reading The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey by Candice Millard in November.
View similar upcoming events: Book Groups-Adult, Literacy, Programs for Adults

(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

November 8, 2018

(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, Summer Reading - Ages 6-12

(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 A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles in November.
View similar upcoming events: Book Groups-Adult, Programs for Adults

(3:00 PM-4:00 PM)
Location: Aptos Branch
SCPL's CodeCombat Coding Club is a once weekly meetup where we use online, game-based coding to learn Python and JavaScript. CodeCombat is a real game that teaches learners of all ages to code by playing through levels and quickly mastering programming concepts. It's not just gamification with bells and whistles, it's democratizing learning to code by making the process more accessible and engaging than ever before! Learners write code, execute it and see their changes in real-time! Ages 8-18. Gamers will create teams by age. Space is limited and registration is required. Register by email pro@santacruzpl.org or call 831-427-7717.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens, STEAM, Tech

November 9, 2018

(10:00 AM-11:00 AM)
Location: Aptos Branch
Join us at the Aptos Library for our weekly Preschool Story Time. We'll read books, sing songs and make a simple craft! Suggested ages 3-6.
View similar upcoming events: Arts & Crafts, Early Literacy, Literacy, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Storytimes/Laptimes

(1:00 PM-3:00 PM)
Location: Aptos Branch
Local nonprofit Senior Network Services' Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP) Forums provide unbiased information about any changes in Medicare benefits and costs for year 2019. If you take medications, one-to-one assistance after presentation is available for a Medicare Part D prescription drug plan search to narrow plan choices to those offering the best value for your individual medication needs. No appointment necessary. Contact Senior Network Services HICAP Program for more info at 831-462-5510.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Announcements, Health, Programs for Adults

November 10, 2018

(10:00 AM-12:00 PM)
Location: Aptos Branch
World Championship chess match watch party. From November 9 to 26, two players will compete for the official chess world championship: the defending world champion, Magnus Carlsen of Norway, and the challenger, Fabiano Caruana of the United States. Caruana is the first American player to qualify for a shot at the uncontested world championship since Bobby Fischer in 1972. Live broadcast from London, with commentary by local masters Dana Mackenzie and Gjon Feinstein.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Adults, Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

(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

November 12, 2018

(10:00 AM-8:00 PM)
Location: All Branches
All branches of the library are closed for Veterans Day.
View similar upcoming events: Closures

November 13, 2018

(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

(7:00 PM-8:00 PM)
Location: Aptos Branch
SCPL and the County of Santa Cruz invite you to a series of community meetings to kick off the process for renovation and expansion of the Aptos Branch Library. Learn about the process and become part of a new change at your library! For questions please contact Damon Adlao, Project Manager, County of Santa Cruz, Dept. of Public Works 831-454-2343.
View similar upcoming events: Announcements, Measure S Building Projects

November 14, 2018

(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

November 15, 2018

(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, Summer Reading - Ages 6-12

(3:00 PM-4:00 PM)
Location: Aptos Branch
SCPL's CodeCombat Coding Club is a once weekly meetup where we use online, game-based coding to learn Python and JavaScript. CodeCombat is a real game that teaches learners of all ages to code by playing through levels and quickly mastering programming concepts. It's not just gamification with bells and whistles, it's democratizing learning to code by making the process more accessible and engaging than ever before! Learners write code, execute it and see their changes in real-time! Ages 8-18. Gamers will create teams by age. Space is limited and registration is required. Register by email pro@santacruzpl.org or call 831-427-7717.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens, STEAM, Tech

(4:00 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Aptos Branch
Trying to work on your Spanish? Want to improve your vocabulary and Spanish speaking skills? The Aptos Branch Library is now hosting a Spanish conversation group. Facilitator-led discussion and activities. All levels are welcome, including beginners. Meetings are every first and third Thursday of the month. For more information, contact Ivan Llamas at llamasi@santacruzpl.org or 831-427-7702
Note: Cancelled. Join us on November 29, 2018.
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Programs for Adults

November 16, 2018

(10:00 AM-11:00 AM)
Location: Aptos Branch
Join us at the Aptos Library for our weekly Preschool Story Time. We'll read books, sing songs and make a simple craft! Suggested ages 3-6.
View similar upcoming events: Arts & Crafts, Early Literacy, Literacy, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Storytimes/Laptimes

(10:00 AM-12:00 PM)
Location: Aptos Branch
World Championship chess match watch party. From November 9 to 26, two players will compete for the official chess world championship: the defending world champion, Magnus Carlsen of Norway, and the challenger, Fabiano Caruana of the United States. Caruana is the first American player to qualify for a shot at the uncontested world championship since Bobby Fischer in 1972. Live broadcast from London, with commentary by local masters Dana Mackenzie and Gjon Feinstein.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Adults, Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

November 19, 2018

(12:00 PM-1:00 PM)
Location: Aptos Branch
Join us for an interactive demo at the library as we create 360° video using smart phones and virtual reality equipment. We hope to see you at this exciting exploration of 360° video technology.
Note: Meeting Room
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Programs for Adults, Tech

November 20, 2018

(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

November 21, 2018

(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

November 22, 2018

(12:00 AM-11:59 PM)
Location: All Branches
All branches will be closed Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23 for the Thanksgiving Day Holiday.
View similar upcoming events: Closures, Holidays

November 23, 2018

(12:00 AM-11:59 PM)
Location: All Branches
All branches will be closed Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23 for the Thanksgiving Day Holiday.
View similar upcoming events: Closures, Holidays

November 24, 2018

(10:00 AM-12:00 PM)
Location: Aptos Branch
World Championship chess match watch party. From November 9 to 26, two players will compete for the official chess world championship: the defending world champion, Magnus Carlsen of Norway, and the challenger, Fabiano Caruana of the United States. Caruana is the first American player to qualify for a shot at the uncontested world championship since Bobby Fischer in 1972. Live broadcast from London, with commentary by local masters Dana Mackenzie and Gjon Feinstein.
Note: If match is decided earlier, this date will be canceled.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Adults, Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

November 26, 2018

(10:00 AM-12:00 PM)
Location: Aptos Branch
World Championship chess match watch party. From November 9 to 26, two players will compete for the official chess world championship: the defending world champion, Magnus Carlsen of Norway, and the challenger, Fabiano Caruana of the United States. Caruana is the first American player to qualify for a shot at the uncontested world championship since Bobby Fischer in 1972. Live broadcast from London, with commentary by local masters Dana Mackenzie and Gjon Feinstein.
Note: If match is decided earlier, this date will be canceled.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Adults, Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

November 27, 2018

(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

(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

November 28, 2018

(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

(3:30 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Aptos Branch
Not-So Simple Machines: Create and motorize devices using simple machines (levers, pulleys, gears & swivels). Participants will also learn how to program motors. No advanced registration. Ages 7 to 12 EV3 Robotics: Create advanced mechanical devices and program motors with Lego Mindstorms. Limited kits available on a 1st come basis. Participants must have attended at least 4 sessions of Simple Machines. Ages 10 to 17.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens, STEAM

November 29, 2018

(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, Summer Reading - Ages 6-12

(3:00 PM-4:00 PM)
Location: Aptos Branch
SCPL's CodeCombat Coding Club is a once weekly meetup where we use online, game-based coding to learn Python and JavaScript. CodeCombat is a real game that teaches learners of all ages to code by playing through levels and quickly mastering programming concepts. It's not just gamification with bells and whistles, it's democratizing learning to code by making the process more accessible and engaging than ever before! Learners write code, execute it and see their changes in real-time! Ages 8-18. Gamers will create teams by age. Space is limited and registration is required. Register by email pro@santacruzpl.org or call 831-427-7717.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens, STEAM, Tech

(4:00 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Aptos Branch
Trying to work on your Spanish? Want to improve your vocabulary and Spanish speaking skills? The Aptos Branch Library is now hosting a Spanish conversation group. Facilitator-led discussion and activities. All levels are welcome, including beginners. Meetings are every first and third Thursday of the month. For more information, contact Ivan Llamas at llamasi@santacruzpl.org or 831-427-7702
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Programs for Adults

(6:30 PM-8:00 PM)
Location: Aptos Branch
After you write the first draft of your book during National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), it’s time to begin the second draft! Join fellow writers to share revision tips, discuss the many paths to publication, and learn about new SCPL digital tools for authors with developmental editor Anastasia Suen.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Announcements, Library Classes, Programs for Adults

November 30, 2018

(10:00 AM-11:00 AM)
Location: Aptos Branch
Join us at the Aptos Library for our weekly Preschool Story Time. We'll read books, sing songs and make a simple craft! Suggested ages 3-6.
View similar upcoming events: Arts & Crafts, Early Literacy, Literacy, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Storytimes/Laptimes

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