Calendar of Events - June 2018 @ the Aptos Branch



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Showing calendar events as of September 19, 2018

June 2, 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, Summer Reading - Adults, Summer Reading - Ages 6-12, Summer Reading - All Ages, Summer Reading - Teens

June 4, 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-7:30 PM)
Location: Aptos Branch
Dana will talk about the perplexing fact that science has struggled so much to make sense of causation, something that is intuitively obvious even to children. Before we can make machines or bots or AIs that are as smart as humans, we need to make them as smart as three-year-olds. Dana will share some ideas on how this can be done, and what the future goals for AI should be. There will be a book signing of The Book of Why. 15% of the book sales will benefit the Aptos Friends of the Library. DANA MACKENZIE, a mathematician and science writer. His books include, The Big Splat, or How Our Moon Came to Be (2003) and The Universe in Zero Words (2012). The former book was named an Editor’s Choice by Booklist, and the latter was a finalist for the 2017 Premio Asimov (Asimov Prize) in Italy. He has lived in Santa Cruz since 1996, when he moved here to study in the Science Communication Program at UCSC. He is also well known to patrons of the Aptos Library as the organizer of the youth chess club, which meets every Tuesday afternoon.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Author Talks, Fundraisers, Programs for Adults, SCPL Friends, Summer Reading - Adults, Summer Reading - Teens

June 5, 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, Summer Reading - Ages 6-12, Summer Reading - Teens

June 6, 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 East of Eden by John Steinbeck in June.
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

June 7, 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

(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

June 8, 2018

(2:00 PM-4:30 PM)
Location: Aptos Branch
Join us for a great movie for all ages. Call Aptos (831.427.7702) for more information.
Note: Peter Rabbit (PG)
View similar upcoming events: Films, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens, Summer Reading - Ages 0-5, Summer Reading - Ages 6-12, Summer Reading - All Ages, Summer Reading - Teens

June 9, 2018

(2:00 PM-3:00 PM)
Location: Aptos Branch
Tannery World Dance + Cultural Center presents a series of workshops that introduce Diaspora Performance Project artists to the Santa Cruz community through Santa Cruz Public Libraries Summer Reading Program and the 2018 World Arts Festival’s “Family Days” between June 2018 and October 2018. The Diaspora Performance Project seeks to support our thriving community of Artists of the African Diaspora and provide opportunity for the development of new work, deep and meaningful connection to our community, and performance opportunity. Mandjou Koné was born and raised in West Africa in the countries of Mali and Burkina Faso. Mandjou is a very popular dance educator and has been teaching and performing over the past twenty years throughout the US. In March 2003 in Santa Cruz, CA she was honored with the ‘Calabash Award’ for her excellence in the ethnic arts. Promoting Congolese dance is the focus of Nano Loubayi, dance teacher, choreographer and director of Bitezo Bia Kongo, his Congolese African dance company. Loubayi lives in Santa Cruz, California, frequently teaching traditional Congolese dance. These two interactive workshops are for all ages.
Note: Mandjou Koné: West African Dance
View similar upcoming events: Music, Programs for Adults, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens, Summer Reading - Adults, Summer Reading - All Ages

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

June 13, 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

June 14, 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 Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann in June.
View similar upcoming events: Book Groups-Adult, Programs for Adults

June 16, 2018

(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

June 18, 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

June 19, 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, Summer Reading - Ages 6-12, Summer Reading - Teens

June 20, 2018

(11:00 AM-12:00 PM)
Location: Aptos Branch
Enter the world of Mother Goose Land, where beloved nursery rhyme characters are brought to life. Mother Goose introduces you to her favorite stories: We encounter Mary and her lamb on their way to school, while Jack and Jill climb up a hill looking for water. Humpty Dumpty is perched high atop a wall waiting for the king’s arrival, and Bo-Peep searches for her lost sheep.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Summer Reading - Ages 0-5, Summer Reading - Ages 6-12

(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.
Note: Will meet at Pacific Roasting Co. across the street.
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Programs for Adults

June 21, 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

June 22, 2018

(2:00 PM-4:30 PM)
Location: Aptos Branch
Join us for a great movie for all ages. Call Aptos (831.427.7702) for more information.
Note: Charlotte's Web (G)
View similar upcoming events: Films, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens, Summer Reading - Ages 0-5, Summer Reading - Ages 6-12, Summer Reading - All Ages, Summer Reading - Teens

June 23, 2018

(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

June 26, 2018

(11:00 AM-12:00 PM)
Location: Aptos Branch
Swim with dolphins. Hike Mt. Everest. Step inside 360-degree immersive videos. Create a living work of art. All of these things and more are possible when you adventure in virtual reality. This drop-in experience gives you a taste of what virtual reality can be and introduces you to the world like you've never seen it before. Participants must be 13+.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Adults, Programs for Teens, Summer Reading - Adults, Summer Reading - Teens, Tech

(2:00 PM-3:00 PM)
Location: Aptos Branch
He's silly, he's funny and he'll make you go WOW! Mike Della Penna creates wonder and laughter with family magic performances that are equal parts playful and astonishing.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Summer Reading - Ages 0-5, Summer Reading - Ages 6-12

(3:30 PM-4:30 PM)
Location: Aptos Branch
Learn from a master and practice with your peers! Ages 6-18 yrs.
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens, Summer Reading - Ages 6-12, Summer Reading - Teens

(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

June 27, 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

June 28, 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-2:00 PM)
Location: Aptos Branch
Live in Aptos? Are you interested in finding out more about the history of this beautiful area? John Hibble of the Aptos History Museum will give an overview of the history of the Aptos area, and Deborah Lipoma, the local history librarian at Santa Cruz Public Libraries, will talk about local history resources at the library. There will be photos and other artifacts of interest.
View similar upcoming events: Local History, Programs for Adults, Summer Reading - Adults

June 29, 2018

(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

June 30, 2018

(2:00 PM-3:00 PM)
Location: Aptos Branch
Tannery World Dance + Cultural Center presents a series of workshops that introduce Diaspora Performance Project artists to the Santa Cruz community through Santa Cruz Public Libraries Summer Reading Program and the 2018 World Arts Festival’s “Family Days” between June 2018 and October 2018. The Diaspora Performance Project seeks to support our thriving community of Artists of the African Diaspora and provide opportunity for the development of new work, deep and meaningful connection to our community, and performance opportunity. Mandjou Koné was born and raised in West Africa in the countries of Mali and Burkina Faso. Mandjou is a very popular dance educator and has been teaching and performing over the past twenty years throughout the US. In March 2003 in Santa Cruz, CA she was honored with the ‘Calabash Award’ for her excellence in the ethnic arts. Promoting Congolese dance is the focus of Nano Loubayi, dance teacher, choreographer and director of Bitezo Bia Kongo, his Congolese African dance company. Loubayi lives in Santa Cruz, California, frequently teaching traditional Congolese dance. These two interactive workshops are for all ages.
Note: Nano Loubayi: Congolese African Dance
View similar upcoming events: Music, Programs for Adults, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens, Summer Reading - Adults, Summer Reading - All Ages

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