Calendar of Events - Programs for Kids for September 2017



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Showing calendar events as of November 23, 2017

September 1, 2017

(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

(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

September 2, 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

(11:00 AM-4:00 PM)
Location: Branciforte Branch
Drop in with your family and make something fun!
View similar upcoming events: Arts & Crafts, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Summer Reading - All Ages

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

September 5, 2017

(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

September 6, 2017

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

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

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

(3:30 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
Try your hand at the not-so-ancient-art of building Sumo wrestling robots using LEGO MINDSTORMS. Pre-registration is required and class size is limited to 20. E-mail pro@santacruzpl.org or call 831.427.7717 to register. For ages 7 to 18. This is a twelve week series. NOT A DROP-IN PROGRAM. Registration begins August 1st 2017.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens, STEAM

September 7, 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

(3:00 PM-4:30 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 Families, Programs for Kids, STEAM

September 9, 2017

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

(11:00 AM-4:00 PM)
Location: Branciforte Branch
Drop in with your family and make something fun!
View similar upcoming events: Arts & Crafts, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Summer Reading - All Ages

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

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

September 11, 2017

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

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

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

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

September 12, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

(3:45 PM-5:30 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. Club meets the second Tuesday of each month, September thru December. Registration required. Call 831-427-7717 or email pro@santacruzpl.org.
View similar upcoming events: Arts & Crafts, Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens, STEAM

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

September 13, 2017

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

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

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

(2:00 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: http://www.santacruzfarmersmarket.org/
SCPL's book bike, Kermit, will make an appearance at the Downtown Santa Cruz Farmer's Market. Kermit is a library on wheels offering a small browsing collection, plus information about upcoming SCPL programs and services. Come chat with SCPL staff and get a peek at our green library machine!
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Adults, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

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

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

(3:30 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
Try your hand at the not-so-ancient-art of building Sumo wrestling robots using LEGO MINDSTORMS. Pre-registration is required and class size is limited to 20. E-mail pro@santacruzpl.org or call 831.427.7717 to register. For ages 7 to 18. This is a twelve week series. NOT A DROP-IN PROGRAM. Registration begins August 1st 2017.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens, STEAM

(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 19 on a first come basis. No advance registration.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens, STEAM

September 14, 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: Welcome back!
View similar upcoming events: Early Literacy, Programs for Kids, Storytimes/Laptimes

(10:00 AM-10:45 AM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Join us for songs, stories and a simple craft!
View similar upcoming events: 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

(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. 7 week series. Space is limited. No advanced registration. Ages 7 to 17.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens, SCPL Friends, STEAM

(3:00 PM-4:30 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 Families, Programs for Kids, STEAM

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

September 15, 2017

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

(10:30 AM-11:30 AM)
Location: Capitola Branch
A 45 minute program for 3-6 year olds. We will read books, sing songs and make a simple craft.
Note: Welcome to Storytime! Our new start time is 10:30am, and we will finish about 11:30am.
View similar upcoming events: Early Literacy, Programs for Kids, Storytimes/Laptimes

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

(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-4:00 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

September 16, 2017

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

(11:00 AM-4:00 PM)
Location: Branciforte Branch
Drop in with your family and make something fun!
View similar upcoming events: Arts & Crafts, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Summer Reading - All Ages

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

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

September 18, 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

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

(5:30 PM-6:30 PM)
Location: Live Oak Branch
Acompáñanos para una amena hora de cuentos, actividades y canciones en español. Este programa es para niños de 0-8 y sus familias. /// Join us at the Live Oak Library for a Spanish Storytime. This program is for children ages 0-8 and their families. Este programa se llevará a cabo en Abbott Square el segundo lunes del mes de julio a septiembre. /// This program will be held at Abbott Square on the second Monday of the month from July through September.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Storytimes/Laptimes

September 19, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

September 20, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

(3:30 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
Try your hand at the not-so-ancient-art of building Sumo wrestling robots using LEGO MINDSTORMS. Pre-registration is required and class size is limited to 20. E-mail pro@santacruzpl.org or call 831.427.7717 to register. For ages 7 to 18. This is a twelve week series. NOT A DROP-IN PROGRAM. Registration begins August 1st 2017.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens, STEAM

(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 19 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
Drop in and make a craft. A Do-It-Yourself craft will be ready and waiting for families, independent-minded kid, and teens! Children 8 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.
View similar upcoming events: Arts & Crafts, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids

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

September 21, 2017

(10:00 AM-10:45 AM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Join us for songs, stories and a simple craft!
View similar upcoming events: 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

(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

(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. 7 week series. Space is limited. No advanced registration. Ages 7 to 17.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens, SCPL Friends, STEAM

(3:00 PM-4:30 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 Families, Programs for Kids, STEAM

September 22, 2017

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

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

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

September 23, 2017

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

(11:00 AM-4:00 PM)
Location: Branciforte Branch
Drop in with your family and make something fun!
View similar upcoming events: Arts & Crafts, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Summer Reading - All Ages

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

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

September 25, 2017

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

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

(2:30 PM-4:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Drop in and make a craft. A Do-It-Yourself craft will be ready and waiting for families, independent-minded kid, and teens! Children 8 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.
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(5:30 PM-6:30 PM)
Location: Live Oak Branch
Acompáñanos para una amena hora de cuentos, actividades y canciones en español. Este programa es para niños de 0-8 y sus familias. /// Join us at the Live Oak Library for a Spanish Storytime. This program is for children ages 0-8 and their families. Este programa se llevará a cabo en Abbott Square el segundo lunes del mes de julio a septiembre. /// This program will be held at Abbott Square on the second Monday of the month from July through September.
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September 26, 2017

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

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

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

(1:30 PM-3:30 PM)
Location: Branciforte Branch
Join us on Tuesday afternoons for some building fun with LEGO or DUPLO bricks. Children learn through play and bricks provide a wonderful link between structure, patterns and imagination. Let's build and learn together! Ages 3 and older as the LEGO bricks are very small.
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(3:30 PM-4:30 PM)
Location: Aptos Branch
Learn from a master and practice with your peers! Ages 6-18 yrs.
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(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

September 27, 2017

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

(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
SCPL's CodeCombat Coding Club is a once weekly meetup where we use online, game-based coding to learn Python and JavaScript. CodeCombat is a real game that teaches learners of all ages to code by playing through levels and quickly mastering programming concepts. It's not just gamification with bells and whistles, it's democratizing learning to code by making the process more accessible and engaging than ever before! Learners write code, execute it and see their changes in real-time!
Additional Information
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(3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
CPL's CodeCombat Coding Club is a once weekly meetup where we use online, game-based coding to learn Python and JavaScript. CodeCombat is a real game that teaches learners of all ages to code by playing through levels and quickly mastering programming concepts. It's not just gamification with bells and whistles, it's democratizing learning to code by making the process more accessible and engaging than ever before! Learners write code, execute it and see their changes in real-time! Registration is required. Email adamsa@santacruzpl.org to register or for more information.
Additional Information
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(3:30 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
Try your hand at the not-so-ancient-art of building Sumo wrestling robots using LEGO MINDSTORMS. Pre-registration is required and class size is limited to 20. E-mail pro@santacruzpl.org or call 831.427.7717 to register. For ages 7 to 18. This is a twelve week series. NOT A DROP-IN PROGRAM. Registration begins August 1st 2017.
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(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 19 on a first come basis. No advance registration.
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(3:30 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Garfield Park Branch
Drop in and make a craft. A Do-It-Yourself craft will be ready and waiting for families, independent-minded kid, and teens! Children 8 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.
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September 28, 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

(10:00 AM-10:45 AM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Join us for songs, stories and a simple craft!
View similar upcoming events: 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

(3:00 PM-4:30 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!
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(3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: La Selva Beach Branch
Create and motorize devices using simple machines (levers, pulleys, gears & swivels). Participants will also learn how to program motors. 7 week series. Space is limited. No advanced registration. Ages 7 to 17.
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(3:30 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Garfield Park Branch
Directed LEGO construction for kids 7 and older. Each week we will construct models based on a common theme.
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(4:00 PM-5:30 PM)
Location: Garfield Park Branch
Trained therapy dogs will be available at the Library to be attentive, non-judgmental reading partners for children reading aloud. Children have individual 20-minute time slots to sit with a dog and read. Contact tales2tails@santacruzpl.org or 831.427.7717 to reserve a spot.
View similar upcoming events: Early Literacy, Literacy, Programs for Kids, Tales to Tails

September 29, 2017

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

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

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

September 30, 2017

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

(11:00 AM-4:00 PM)
Location: Branciforte Branch
Drop in with your family and make something fun!
View similar upcoming events: Arts & Crafts, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Summer Reading - All Ages

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

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

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