Calendar of Events - Programs for Kids for May 2017



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May 1, 2017

(10:00 AM-11:00 AM)
Location: Live Oak Branch
Toddler Time is a weekly program for families with children ages 0-3 years old. Join us for early literacy practices involving music, movement, stories, rhymes and more for your child and you. Space is limited, please arrive on time.
View similar upcoming events: Early Literacy, Programs for Kids, Storytimes/Laptimes

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

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

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

May 2, 2017

(10:00 AM-11:00 AM)
Location: Aptos Branch
Toddler Time is a weekly early literacy program for families with children ages 0-3 years old. It includes music, movement, stories, fingerplays, rhymes, songs and fun for your child and you as well as social time with other children and their caregivers. Please arrive on time. Let's play and learn together!
View similar upcoming events: Early Literacy, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Storytimes/Laptimes, Summer Reading - Ages 0-5

(10:00 AM-11:00 AM)
Location: Branciforte Branch
Toddler Time is a weekly program for families with children ages 0-3 years old. It includes music, movement, stories, fingerplays, rhymes, songs and fun for your child and you as well as social time with other children and their caregivers. Let's play and learn together!
View similar upcoming events: Early Literacy, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Storytimes/Laptimes

(10:30 AM-11:30 AM)
Location: La Selva Beach Branch
A 45 minute program for 3-6 year olds. We will read books and make a simple craft.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Storytimes/Laptimes

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

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

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

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

(3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Individualized reading comprehension instruction with a California credentialed teacher. Open to students grades 2nd to 12th. Appointment required. For more information or to schedule a 30 minute session, contact Programs 831.427.7717 or email pro@santacruzpl.org
View similar upcoming events: Literacy, Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

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

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

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

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

May 3, 2017

(10:00 AM-11:00 AM)
Location: Boulder Creek Branch
Toddler Time is a weekly program for families with children ages 0-3 years old. It includes music, movement, stories, fingerplays, rhymes, songs and fun for your child and you as well as social time with other children and their caregivers. Let's play and learn together! Space is limited so be sure to arrive on time.
View similar upcoming events: Early Literacy, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Storytimes/Laptimes, Summer Reading - Ages 0-5

(11:00 AM-11:45 AM)
Location: Live Oak Branch
Join us at the Live Oak Library for our weekly Preschool Story Time. We'll read books, sing songs and make a simple craft! Ages 3-6.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Storytimes/Laptimes

(2:00 PM-4:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Try your hand at the not-so-ancient-art of building Sumo wrestling robots using LEGO MINDSTORMS. Pre-registration is required and class size is limited to 20. E-mail pro@santacruzpl.org or call 831.427.7717 to register. For ages 8 to 18. This is a fourteen week series. NOT A DROP-IN PROGRAM. Registration begins JANUARY 9th 2017.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens, STEAM

(3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: La Selva Beach Branch
Individualized reading comprehension instruction with a California credentialed teacher. Open to students grades 2nd to 12th. Appointment required. For more information or to schedule a 30 minute session, contact Programs 831.427.7717 or email pro@santacruzpl.org
View similar upcoming events: Literacy, Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

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

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

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

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

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

May 4, 2017

(10:00 AM-11:00 AM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
A 60 minute program for children, 0-3 years and their parents or caregivers. Join us for music, stories & play! Space is limited so come on time.
View similar upcoming events: Early Literacy, Programs for Kids, Storytimes/Laptimes, Summer Reading - Ages 0-5

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

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

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

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

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

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

May 5, 2017

(10:00 AM-11:00 AM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Toddler Time is a weekly program for families with children ages 0-3 years old. It includes music, movement, stories, fingerplays, rhymes, songs and fun for your child and you as well as social time with other children and their caregivers. Let's play and learn together!
View similar upcoming events: Early Literacy, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Storytimes/Laptimes

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

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

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

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

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

May 6, 2017

(9:30 AM-10:30 AM)
Location: Capitola Branch
Trained therapy dogs will be available at the Library to be attentive, non-judgmental reading partners for children reading aloud. Children have individual 20-minute time slots to sit with a dog and read. Contact tales2tails@santacruzpl.org or 831.427.7717 to reserve a spot.
View similar upcoming events: Early Literacy, Literacy, Programs for Kids, Tales to Tails

(10:00 AM-11:30 AM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Trained therapy dogs will be available at the Library to be attentive, non-judgmental reading partners for children reading aloud. Children have individual 20-minute time slots to sit with a dog and read. Call 427-7717 or e-mail tales2tails@santacruzpl.org to make an appointment.
View similar upcoming events: Early Literacy, Literacy, Programs for Kids, Tales to Tails

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

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

May 7, 2017

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

May 8, 2017

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

(10:00 AM-11:00 AM)
Location: Live Oak Branch
Toddler Time is a weekly program for families with children ages 0-3 years old. Join us for early literacy practices involving music, movement, stories, rhymes and more for your child and you. Space is limited, please arrive on time.
View similar upcoming events: Early Literacy, Programs for Kids, Storytimes/Laptimes

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

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

May 9, 2017

(10:00 AM-11:00 AM)
Location: Aptos Branch
Toddler Time is a weekly early literacy program for families with children ages 0-3 years old. It includes music, movement, stories, fingerplays, rhymes, songs and fun for your child and you as well as social time with other children and their caregivers. Please arrive on time. Let's play and learn together!
View similar upcoming events: Early Literacy, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Storytimes/Laptimes, Summer Reading - Ages 0-5

(10:00 AM-11:00 AM)
Location: Branciforte Branch
Toddler Time is a weekly program for families with children ages 0-3 years old. It includes music, movement, stories, fingerplays, rhymes, songs and fun for your child and you as well as social time with other children and their caregivers. Let's play and learn together!
View similar upcoming events: Early Literacy, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Storytimes/Laptimes

(10:30 AM-11:30 AM)
Location: La Selva Beach Branch
A 45 minute program for 3-6 year olds. We will read books and make a simple craft.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Storytimes/Laptimes

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

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

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

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

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

(3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Individualized reading comprehension instruction with a California credentialed teacher. Open to students grades 2nd to 12th. Appointment required. For more information or to schedule a 30 minute session, contact Programs 831.427.7717 or email pro@santacruzpl.org
View similar upcoming events: Literacy, Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

(3:30 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

May 10, 2017

(10:00 AM-11:00 AM)
Location: Boulder Creek Branch
Toddler Time is a weekly program for families with children ages 0-3 years old. It includes music, movement, stories, fingerplays, rhymes, songs and fun for your child and you as well as social time with other children and their caregivers. Let's play and learn together! Space is limited so be sure to arrive on time.
View similar upcoming events: Early Literacy, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Storytimes/Laptimes, Summer Reading - Ages 0-5

(11:00 AM-11:45 AM)
Location: Live Oak Branch
Join us at the Live Oak Library for our weekly Preschool Story Time. We'll read books, sing songs and make a simple craft! Ages 3-6.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Storytimes/Laptimes

(1:00 PM-2:00 PM)
Location: Branciforte Branch
Trained therapy dogs will be available at the Library to be attentive, non-judgmental reading partners for children reading aloud. Children have individual 20-minute time slots to sit with a dog and read. Contact tales2tails@santacruzpl.org or 831.427.7717 to reserve a spot.
View similar upcoming events: Early Literacy, Programs for Kids, Tales to Tails

(2:00 PM-4:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Try your hand at the not-so-ancient-art of building Sumo wrestling robots using LEGO MINDSTORMS. Pre-registration is required and class size is limited to 20. E-mail pro@santacruzpl.org or call 831.427.7717 to register. For ages 8 to 18. This is a fourteen week series. NOT A DROP-IN PROGRAM. Registration begins JANUARY 9th 2017.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, STEAM

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

(3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: La Selva Beach Branch
Individualized reading comprehension instruction with a California credentialed teacher. Open to students grades 2nd to 12th. Appointment required. For more information or to schedule a 30 minute session, contact Programs 831.427.7717 or email pro@santacruzpl.org
View similar upcoming events: Literacy, Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

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

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

May 11, 2017

(10:00 AM-11:00 AM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
A 60 minute program for children, 0-3 years and their parents or caregivers. Join us for music, stories & play! Space is limited so come on time.
View similar upcoming events: Early Literacy, Programs for Kids, Storytimes/Laptimes, Summer Reading - Ages 0-5

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

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

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

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

(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

May 12, 2017

(10:00 AM-11:00 AM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Toddler Time is a weekly program for families with children ages 0-3 years old. It includes music, movement, stories, fingerplays, rhymes, songs and fun for your child and you as well as social time with other children and their caregivers. Let's play and learn together!
View similar upcoming events: Early Literacy, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Storytimes/Laptimes

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

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

May 13, 2017

(10:00 AM-11:30 AM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Trained therapy dogs will be available at the Library to be attentive, non-judgmental reading partners for children reading aloud. Children have individual 20-minute time slots to sit with a dog and read. Call 427-7717 or e-mail tales2tails@santacruzpl.org to make an appointment.
View similar upcoming events: Early Literacy, Literacy, Programs for Kids, Tales to Tails

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

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

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

May 15, 2017

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

(10:00 AM-11:00 AM)
Location: Live Oak Branch
Toddler Time is a weekly program for families with children ages 0-3 years old. Join us for early literacy practices involving music, movement, stories, rhymes and more for your child and you. Space is limited, please arrive on time.
View similar upcoming events: Early Literacy, Programs for Kids, Storytimes/Laptimes

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

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

May 16, 2017

(10:00 AM-11:00 AM)
Location: Aptos Branch
Toddler Time is a weekly early literacy program for families with children ages 0-3 years old. It includes music, movement, stories, fingerplays, rhymes, songs and fun for your child and you as well as social time with other children and their caregivers. Please arrive on time. Let's play and learn together!
View similar upcoming events: Early Literacy, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Storytimes/Laptimes, Summer Reading - Ages 0-5

(10:00 AM-11:00 AM)
Location: Branciforte Branch
Toddler Time is a weekly program for families with children ages 0-3 years old. It includes music, movement, stories, fingerplays, rhymes, songs and fun for your child and you as well as social time with other children and their caregivers. Let's play and learn together!
View similar upcoming events: Early Literacy, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Storytimes/Laptimes

(10:30 AM-11:30 AM)
Location: La Selva Beach Branch
A 45 minute program for 3-6 year olds. We will read books and make a simple craft.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Storytimes/Laptimes

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

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

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

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

(3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Individualized reading comprehension instruction with a California credentialed teacher. Open to students grades 2nd to 12th. Appointment required. For more information or to schedule a 30 minute session, contact Programs 831.427.7717 or email pro@santacruzpl.org
View similar upcoming events: Literacy, Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

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

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

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

May 17, 2017

(10:00 AM-11:00 AM)
Location: Boulder Creek Branch
Toddler Time is a weekly program for families with children ages 0-3 years old. It includes music, movement, stories, fingerplays, rhymes, songs and fun for your child and you as well as social time with other children and their caregivers. Let's play and learn together! Space is limited so be sure to arrive on time.
View similar upcoming events: Early Literacy, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Storytimes/Laptimes, Summer Reading - Ages 0-5

(11:00 AM-11:45 AM)
Location: Live Oak Branch
Join us at the Live Oak Library for our weekly Preschool Story Time. We'll read books, sing songs and make a simple craft! Ages 3-6.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Storytimes/Laptimes

(2:00 PM-4:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Try your hand at the not-so-ancient-art of building Sumo wrestling robots using LEGO MINDSTORMS. Pre-registration is required and class size is limited to 20. E-mail pro@santacruzpl.org or call 831.427.7717 to register. For ages 8 to 18. This is a fourteen week series. NOT A DROP-IN PROGRAM. Registration begins JANUARY 9th 2017.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, STEAM

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

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

(3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: La Selva Beach Branch
Individualized reading comprehension instruction with a California credentialed teacher. Open to students grades 2nd to 12th. Appointment required. For more information or to schedule a 30 minute session, contact Programs 831.427.7717 or email pro@santacruzpl.org
View similar upcoming events: Literacy, Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

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

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

May 18, 2017

(10:00 AM-11:00 AM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
A 60 minute program for children, 0-3 years and their parents or caregivers. Join us for music, stories & play! Space is limited so come on time.
View similar upcoming events: Early Literacy, Programs for Kids, Storytimes/Laptimes, Summer Reading - Ages 0-5

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

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

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

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

May 19, 2017

(10:00 AM-11:00 AM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Toddler Time is a weekly program for families with children ages 0-3 years old. It includes music, movement, stories, fingerplays, rhymes, songs and fun for your child and you as well as social time with other children and their caregivers. Let's play and learn together!
View similar upcoming events: Early Literacy, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Storytimes/Laptimes

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

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

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

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

May 20, 2017

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

(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

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

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

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

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

May 22, 2017

(10:00 AM-11:00 AM)
Location: Live Oak Branch
Toddler Time is a weekly program for families with children ages 0-3 years old. Join us for early literacy practices involving music, movement, stories, rhymes and more for your child and you. Space is limited, please arrive on time.
View similar upcoming events: Early Literacy, Programs for Kids, Storytimes/Laptimes

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

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

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

May 23, 2017

(10:00 AM-11:00 AM)
Location: Branciforte Branch
Toddler Time is a weekly program for families with children ages 0-3 years old. It includes music, movement, stories, fingerplays, rhymes, songs and fun for your child and you as well as social time with other children and their caregivers. Let's play and learn together!
View similar upcoming events: Early Literacy, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Storytimes/Laptimes

(10:00 AM-11:00 AM)
Location: Aptos Branch
Toddler Time is a weekly early literacy program for families with children ages 0-3 years old. It includes music, movement, stories, fingerplays, rhymes, songs and fun for your child and you as well as social time with other children and their caregivers. Please arrive on time. Let's play and learn together!
View similar upcoming events: Early Literacy, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Storytimes/Laptimes, Summer Reading - Ages 0-5

(10:30 AM-11:30 AM)
Location: La Selva Beach Branch
A 45 minute program for 3-6 year olds. We will read books and make a simple craft.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Storytimes/Laptimes

(11:00 AM-12:00 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
A 45 minute program for 3-6 year olds. We will read books, sing songs and make a simple craft.
Note: No programs next week as we prepare for Summer Reading
View similar upcoming events: Early Literacy, Programs for Kids, Storytimes/Laptimes, Summer Reading - Ages 0-5, Summer Reading - Ages 6-12

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

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

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

(3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Individualized reading comprehension instruction with a California credentialed teacher. Open to students grades 2nd to 12th. Appointment required. For more information or to schedule a 30 minute session, contact Programs 831.427.7717 or email pro@santacruzpl.org
View similar upcoming events: Literacy, Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

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

May 24, 2017

(10:00 AM-11:00 AM)
Location: Boulder Creek Branch
Toddler Time is a weekly program for families with children ages 0-3 years old. It includes music, movement, stories, fingerplays, rhymes, songs and fun for your child and you as well as social time with other children and their caregivers. Let's play and learn together! Space is limited so be sure to arrive on time.
Note: NO programs next week while we get ready for Summer Reading
View similar upcoming events: Early Literacy, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Storytimes/Laptimes, Summer Reading - Ages 0-5

(11:00 AM-11:45 AM)
Location: Live Oak Branch
Join us at the Live Oak Library for our weekly Preschool Story Time. We'll read books, sing songs and make a simple craft! Ages 3-6.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Storytimes/Laptimes

(1:00 PM-2:00 PM)
Location: Branciforte Branch
Trained therapy dogs will be available at the Library to be attentive, non-judgmental reading partners for children reading aloud. Children have individual 20-minute time slots to sit with a dog and read. Contact tales2tails@santacruzpl.org or 831.427.7717 to reserve a spot.
View similar upcoming events: Early Literacy, Programs for Kids, Tales to Tails

(2:00 PM-4:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Try your hand at the not-so-ancient-art of building Sumo wrestling robots using LEGO MINDSTORMS. Pre-registration is required and class size is limited to 20. E-mail pro@santacruzpl.org or call 831.427.7717 to register. For ages 8 to 18. This is a fourteen week series. NOT A DROP-IN PROGRAM. Registration begins JANUARY 9th 2017.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, STEAM

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

(3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: La Selva Beach Branch
Individualized reading comprehension instruction with a California credentialed teacher. Open to students grades 2nd to 12th. Appointment required. For more information or to schedule a 30 minute session, contact Programs 831.427.7717 or email pro@santacruzpl.org
Note: Last week of R.E.A.D.
View similar upcoming events: Literacy, Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

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

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

May 25, 2017

(10:00 AM-11:00 AM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
A 60 minute program for children, 0-3 years and their parents or caregivers. Join us for music, stories & play! Space is limited so come on time.
Note: No programs next week while we prepare for Summer Reading
View similar upcoming events: Early Literacy, Programs for Kids, Storytimes/Laptimes, Summer Reading - Ages 0-5

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

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

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

(4:00 PM-5:30 PM)
Location: Garfield Park Branch
Trained therapy dogs will be available at the Library to be attentive, non-judgmental reading partners for children reading aloud. Children have individual 20-minute time slots to sit with a dog and read. Contact tales2tails@santacruzpl.org or 831.427.7717 to reserve a spot.
View similar upcoming events: Early Literacy, Literacy, Programs for Kids, Tales to Tails

May 26, 2017

(10:00 AM-11:00 AM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Toddler Time is a weekly program for families with children ages 0-3 years old. It includes music, movement, stories, fingerplays, rhymes, songs and fun for your child and you as well as social time with other children and their caregivers. Let's play and learn together!
View similar upcoming events: Early Literacy, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Storytimes/Laptimes

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

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

May 27, 2017

(10:00 AM-11:30 AM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Trained therapy dogs will be available at the Library to be attentive, non-judgmental reading partners for children reading aloud. Children have individual 20-minute time slots to sit with a dog and read. Call 427-7717 or e-mail tales2tails@santacruzpl.org to make an appointment.
View similar upcoming events: Early Literacy, Literacy, Programs for Kids, Tales to Tails

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

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

May 28, 2017

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

May 30, 2017

(10:00 AM-11:00 AM)
Location: Aptos Branch
Toddler Time is a weekly early literacy program for families with children ages 0-3 years old. It includes music, movement, stories, fingerplays, rhymes, songs and fun for your child and you as well as social time with other children and their caregivers. Please arrive on time. Let's play and learn together!
View similar upcoming events: Early Literacy, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Storytimes/Laptimes, Summer Reading - Ages 0-5

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

May 31, 2017

(2:00 PM-4:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Try your hand at the not-so-ancient-art of building Sumo wrestling robots using LEGO MINDSTORMS. Pre-registration is required and class size is limited to 20. E-mail pro@santacruzpl.org or call 831.427.7717 to register. For ages 8 to 18. This is a fourteen week series. NOT A DROP-IN PROGRAM. Registration begins JANUARY 9th 2017.
Note: ROBO SUMO BATTLE: Grand Finale Tournament
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, STEAM

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

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