Digital Learning

Digital Learning

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Tech EventsYou are invited to join us for the in-person digital learning events listed on the calendar below.

We provide access to devices, Internet and free learning opportunities, so you can safely and effectively use technology for work, school, play and more.  With our in-person and online learning options you have everything you need to engage fully in community life.

More information about the library's digital learning options can be found on the menu to the left. 


 Upcoming Tech Events

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Wed, Sept. 19

  • One-on-One Tech Tutoring @ Aptos (12:00 PM-1:00 PM)
    Location: Aptos Branch
    Trying to play with technology and getting frustrated? A tech savvy librarian will provide instruction in the use of a wide range of technology services: How to use free downloadable content available from your library in a number of formats (eBooks, eAudiobooks, and streaming video) Introduction to SCPL databases (i.e. Consumer Reports, Community Information, etc…) Creating an email account Downloading and attaching files Word processing direction and support Drop-in weekly appointments, 20 minute slots available. To best support learning, please bring the following items: devices (i.e., laptops, tablets, and/or smartphones), necessary passwords (Google Play, App Store), and library card! First-come, First-served. FREE!
  • CodeCombat @ Downtown (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! Ages 8-18. Space is limited and registration is required. Register by email pro@santacruzpl.org or call 831-427-7717.
    Additional Information
  • Digital Skills Workshop: Email @ Downtown (4:30 PM-5:30 PM)
    Location: Downtown Branch
    Do you feel comfortable using email? Using email is a prerequisite for communicating online and for engaging with the world. Join us for a discussion of email best practices and setup a free email account (if you don’t have one). We will practice using email to ensure you know how to send attachments, photos, and more!

Thu, Sept. 20

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

Sun, Sept. 23

  • One-on-One Tech Tutoring @ Downtown (1:00 PM-3:00 PM)
    Location: Downtown Branch
    One of our tech savvy librarians will help you with a variety of technology services during weekly drop-in 20-30 minute appointments. First come first served, appointments are taken in order of appearance. Topics include: creating an email account, creating word documents, attaching files, using premium subscription library resources, downloading and streaming content like movies, books, and audiobooks, and much more! Please bring any devices you use, and have your necessary passwords and library card with you.

Mon, Sept. 24

  • Creating 360° Video @ Scotts Valley (1:00 PM-2:00 PM)
    Location: Scotts Valley Branch
    Join us for an interactive demo at the library as we create 360° video using smart phones and virtual reality equipment. We hope to see you at this exciting exploration of 360° video technology.
    Note: Meeting Room
    Additional Information
  • One-on-one Tech Tutoring @ Downtown (4:00 PM-6:00 PM)
    Location: Downtown Branch
    One of our tech savvy librarians will help you with a variety of technology services during weekly drop-in 20-30 minute appointments. First come first served, appointments are taken in order of appearance. Topics include: creating an email account, creating word documents, attaching files, using premium subscription library resources, downloading and streaming content like movies, books, and audiobooks, and much more! Please bring any devices you use, and have your necessary passwords and library card with you.

Wed, Sept. 26

  • One-on-One Tech Tutoring @ Aptos (12:00 PM-1:00 PM)
    Location: Aptos Branch
    Trying to play with technology and getting frustrated? A tech savvy librarian will provide instruction in the use of a wide range of technology services: How to use free downloadable content available from your library in a number of formats (eBooks, eAudiobooks, and streaming video) Introduction to SCPL databases (i.e. Consumer Reports, Community Information, etc…) Creating an email account Downloading and attaching files Word processing direction and support Drop-in weekly appointments, 20 minute slots available. To best support learning, please bring the following items: devices (i.e., laptops, tablets, and/or smartphones), necessary passwords (Google Play, App Store), and library card! First-come, First-served. FREE!

Upcoming Tech EventsYou are invited to join us for the in-person digital learning events listed on the calendar below.

We provide access to devices, Internet and free learning opportunities, so you can safely and effectively use technology for work, school, play and more.  With our in-person and online learning options you have everything you need to engage fully in community life.

More information about the library's digital learning options can be found on the menu to the left. 


 Upcoming Tech Events

View Full Calendar

Wed, Sept. 19

  • One-on-One Tech Tutoring @ Aptos (12:00 PM-1:00 PM)
    Location: Aptos Branch
    Trying to play with technology and getting frustrated? A tech savvy librarian will provide instruction in the use of a wide range of technology services: How to use free downloadable content available from your library in a number of formats (eBooks, eAudiobooks, and streaming video) Introduction to SCPL databases (i.e. Consumer Reports, Community Information, etc…) Creating an email account Downloading and attaching files Word processing direction and support Drop-in weekly appointments, 20 minute slots available. To best support learning, please bring the following items: devices (i.e., laptops, tablets, and/or smartphones), necessary passwords (Google Play, App Store), and library card! First-come, First-served. FREE!
  • CodeCombat @ Downtown (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! Ages 8-18. Space is limited and registration is required. Register by email pro@santacruzpl.org or call 831-427-7717.
    Additional Information
  • Digital Skills Workshop: Email @ Downtown (4:30 PM-5:30 PM)
    Location: Downtown Branch
    Do you feel comfortable using email? Using email is a prerequisite for communicating online and for engaging with the world. Join us for a discussion of email best practices and setup a free email account (if you don’t have one). We will practice using email to ensure you know how to send attachments, photos, and more!

Thu, Sept. 20

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

Sun, Sept. 23

  • One-on-One Tech Tutoring @ Downtown (1:00 PM-3:00 PM)
    Location: Downtown Branch
    One of our tech savvy librarians will help you with a variety of technology services during weekly drop-in 20-30 minute appointments. First come first served, appointments are taken in order of appearance. Topics include: creating an email account, creating word documents, attaching files, using premium subscription library resources, downloading and streaming content like movies, books, and audiobooks, and much more! Please bring any devices you use, and have your necessary passwords and library card with you.

Mon, Sept. 24

  • Creating 360° Video @ Scotts Valley (1:00 PM-2:00 PM)
    Location: Scotts Valley Branch
    Join us for an interactive demo at the library as we create 360° video using smart phones and virtual reality equipment. We hope to see you at this exciting exploration of 360° video technology.
    Note: Meeting Room
    Additional Information
  • One-on-one Tech Tutoring @ Downtown (4:00 PM-6:00 PM)
    Location: Downtown Branch
    One of our tech savvy librarians will help you with a variety of technology services during weekly drop-in 20-30 minute appointments. First come first served, appointments are taken in order of appearance. Topics include: creating an email account, creating word documents, attaching files, using premium subscription library resources, downloading and streaming content like movies, books, and audiobooks, and much more! Please bring any devices you use, and have your necessary passwords and library card with you.

Wed, Sept. 26

  • One-on-One Tech Tutoring @ Aptos (12:00 PM-1:00 PM)
    Location: Aptos Branch
    Trying to play with technology and getting frustrated? A tech savvy librarian will provide instruction in the use of a wide range of technology services: How to use free downloadable content available from your library in a number of formats (eBooks, eAudiobooks, and streaming video) Introduction to SCPL databases (i.e. Consumer Reports, Community Information, etc…) Creating an email account Downloading and attaching files Word processing direction and support Drop-in weekly appointments, 20 minute slots available. To best support learning, please bring the following items: devices (i.e., laptops, tablets, and/or smartphones), necessary passwords (Google Play, App Store), and library card! First-come, First-served. FREE!