Calendar of Events - October 2017 @ the Scotts Valley Branch



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October 2, 2017

(3:00 PM-4:30 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
Join us every Monday afternoon at the Scotts Valley Branch for a knitting party. All you need to do is bring some yarn and knitting needles. All ages are welcome. For more info call 831-427-7712.
Note: No knitting next week. The library will be closed for Staff Day.
View similar upcoming events: Arts & Crafts, Programs for Adults

October 3, 2017

(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

(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

October 4, 2017

(10:00 AM-1:00 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
Join Roxanne Langan for ribbon work and hand sewing from 10:00am-1:00pn on the first and third Wednesdays of each month at the Scotts Valley Library. This program is sponsored by the Scotts Valley Friends of the Library. For more information, phone the library at 427-7712.
View similar upcoming events: Arts & Crafts, Programs for Adults, SCPL Friends

(10:30 AM-12:00 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
An absolute beginner's guide to using desktop, laptop, and mobile computers using Windows and Macintosh operating systems, all in a safe, no pressure environment.
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Programs for Adults, Programs for Teens, 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

(3:30 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

(6:30 PM-8:30 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
Unplug for a few hours to play new and exciting tabletop (board, card, or dice) games. These aren’t your grandparents’ board games! Games like Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride, and Exploding Kittens along with many others will be available. This is a program for adults only (ages 21+). Sponsored by Friends of the Scotts Valley Library and Epic Adventure Games. First and Third Wednesdays of each month.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Adults

(6:30 PM-8:00 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
Patience Munjeri discusses the changing roles of women in postcolonial Zimbabwe, including her struggles to even be permitted to play the mbira, the signature instrument of Shona culture. Her success in becoming a well-known master mbira player is indicative of women's struggles and the changing roles of women in Zimbabwe.
View similar upcoming events: Author Talks, Music, Programs for Adults

October 5, 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

October 7, 2017

(12:00 PM-1:30 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
Cybersecurity means staying safe online. Learn strong, safe online habits with an expert from Library IT in these targeted workshops designed to help you connect online safely. This workshop focuses on protecting your personal information, securing your home network, and keeping your PCs and mobile devices clean.
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Programs for Adults, Tech

October 9, 2017

(10:00 AM-7:00 PM)
Location: All Branches
All branches will be closed for an all staff in-service training day.
View similar upcoming events: Announcements, Closures

October 10, 2017

(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

(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

October 11, 2017

(10:30 AM-12:00 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
A beginner's guide to using the web for research, work, learning, social interaction and more, all in a safe, no pressure environment. Prerequisite: Basic Mac & Windows or similar skill level.
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Programs for Adults, Programs for Teens, 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

(3:30 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

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

October 12, 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

(3:30 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
Cybersecurity means staying safe online. Learn strong, safe online habits with an expert from Library IT in these targeted workshops designed to help you connect online safely. To make the most of the Internet, kids need to be prepared to make smart decisions. Be Internet Awesome teaches kids the fundamentals of digital citizenship and safety so they can explore the online world with confidence. This is a hands-on lab/lecture.
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Programs for Kids, Tech

October 14, 2017

(10:30 AM-11:30 AM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
Meditation specialist Martina Lin brings her meditation teachings to Santa Cruz Public Libraries. Join us for an hour of teaching, discussion, and meditation whether you're a beginner looking for new ways to inner peace or a long-time meditation practitioner looking for a different perspective. This event is free.
View similar upcoming events: Health, Programs for Adults

(12:00 PM-4:00 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
Tabletop Night expands into the light of day! Adults are welcome to come play contemporary tabletop games such as Ticket to Ride, Settlers of Catan, and King of New York. Bring your own favorites or play with ours.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Adults

October 16, 2017

(3:00 PM-4:30 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
Join us every Monday afternoon at the Scotts Valley Branch for a knitting party. All you need to do is bring some yarn and knitting needles. All ages are welcome. For more info call 831-427-7712.
View similar upcoming events: Arts & Crafts, Programs for Adults

October 17, 2017

(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

(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

October 18, 2017

(10:00 AM-1:00 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
Join Roxanne Langan for ribbon work and hand sewing from 10:00am-1:00pn on the first and third Wednesdays of each month at the Scotts Valley Library. This program is sponsored by the Scotts Valley Friends of the Library. For more information, phone the library at 427-7712.
View similar upcoming events: Arts & Crafts, Programs for Adults, SCPL Friends

(10:30 AM-12:00 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
Each session we will learn about different functions of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Students are welcome to work on their own projects along with the class or work toward mastering the new skill first in this safe, no pressure environment. Prerequisite: Basic Mac & Windows, or similar skills.
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Programs for Adults, Programs for Teens, 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.
Note: This program is sponsored by the Best Buy Foundation
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.
Note: This program is sponsored by the Best Buy Foundation
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens, STEAM

(6:30 PM-8:30 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
Unplug for a few hours to play new and exciting tabletop (board, card, or dice) games. These aren’t your grandparents’ board games! Games like Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride, and Exploding Kittens along with many others will be available. This is a program for adults only (ages 21+). Sponsored by Friends of the Scotts Valley Library and Epic Adventure Games. First and Third Wednesdays of each month.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Adults

October 19, 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

October 20, 2017

(11:00 AM-12:30 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
Cybersecurity means staying safe online. Learn strong, safe online habits with an expert from Library IT in these targeted workshops designed to help you connect online safely. This workshop focuses on protecting your personal information and keeping your PC and mobile devices clean.
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Programs for Adults, Tech

(4:00 PM-5:30 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
Cybersecurity means staying safe online. Learn strong, safe online habits with an expert from Library IT in these targeted workshops designed to help you connect online safely. This workshop focuses on teaching kids to make smart, safe decisions while online.
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Programs for Kids, Tech

October 21, 2017

(10:00 AM-11:00 AM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
Start to develop a better understanding of how to manage your personal finances. Learn about a different topic on the 3rd Saturday of each month with George Haas and Anthony Rovai, financial advisers at Money Concepts Capital Corporation. Start getting your personal finances in shape. The series starts on September 16th and runs through May.
Note: The ABC’s of Health Insurance
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Programs for Adults

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

October 23, 2017

(3:00 PM-4:30 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
Join us every Monday afternoon at the Scotts Valley Branch for a knitting party. All you need to do is bring some yarn and knitting needles. All ages are welcome. For more info call 831-427-7712.
View similar upcoming events: Arts & Crafts, Programs for Adults

October 24, 2017

(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: Remember to wear a costume next week!
View similar upcoming events: Early Literacy, Programs for Kids, Storytimes/Laptimes, Summer Reading - Ages 6-12

(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

October 25, 2017

(10:30 AM-12:00 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
Each session we will troubleshoot individual email issues from any company, and explore a different functionality of G Suites. Patrons are welcome to work on their own projects or follow along with the class to master a particular skill in this safe, no pressure environment. Prerequisites: Basic Mac & Windows and Basic Internet, or similar skills.
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Programs for Adults, Programs for Teens, 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.
Note: This program is sponsored by the Best Buy Foundation
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.
Note: This program is sponsored by the Best Buy Foundation
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens, STEAM

(5:00 PM-7:00 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
An on-going film series that highlights the historical context of important films through 1900's-1940's. Every month a film that encapsulates the sociopolitical climate of that decade will be shown and discussed immediately following a screening. Silent, English, and foreign films will be included. Join us on the 4th Wednesday of each month for great movies and great conversations.
Note: This month: Psycho (1960)
View similar upcoming events: Films, Programs for Adults

October 26, 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

(7:00 PM-8:30 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
The Genre Book Club meets at the Scotts Valley Library in the Fireside Room on the last Thursday of the month from 7:00pm-8:30pm. the group discusses books from a different genre each month. The Scotts Valley Friends of the Library are sponsoring this group. If you have questions, call the Scotts Valley Library at 427-7712.
View similar upcoming events: Book Groups-Adult, SCPL Friends

October 28, 2017

(12:00 PM-4:00 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
Tabletop Night expands into the light of day! Adults are welcome to come play contemporary tabletop games such as Ticket to Ride, Settlers of Catan, and King of New York. Bring your own favorites or play with ours.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Adults

October 30, 2017

(3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
Part of International Games Week! Join experts from Epic Adventure Games to learn how to play the world famous trading card game Magic: The Gathering. Bring your down deck or borrow a library-owned starter deck. All ages welcome.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Adults, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

(3:00 PM-4:30 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
Join us every Monday afternoon at the Scotts Valley Branch for a knitting party. All you need to do is bring some yarn and knitting needles. All ages are welcome. For more info call 831-427-7712.
View similar upcoming events: Arts & Crafts, Programs for Adults

October 31, 2017

(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: Happy Halloween. Wear your costume today.
View similar upcoming events: Early Literacy, Programs for Kids, Storytimes/Laptimes, Summer Reading - Ages 6-12

(3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
Part of International Games Week! Test your skills against other Mario Kart fans in this all-ages tournament. Brackets will be created at entry--no registration required.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Adults, Programs for Families, Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens, Tech

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