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  • Code Combat @ Scotts Valley
    Mon, Oct. 21 (3:30 PM-5:00 PM)
    Location: Scotts Valley

    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! Kids can even play and try to beat the games their classmates just created! Ages 8-18. Space is limited and registration is required. Register by clicking the link or register by sending an email to  pro@santacruzpl.org or call 831-427-7717.

    Register Now!
  • DIY Tuesday Crafternoon @ Downtown
    Tue, Oct. 22 (2:30 PM-4:00 PM)
    Location: Downtown

    Time to get crafty. A Do-It-Yourself craft will be ready and waiting for families, independent-minded kids! Children 8 years old and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

  • Homework Help @ Branciforte
    Tue, Oct. 22 (3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
    Location: Branciforte

    Bring your assignments to one of our FREE drop-in Homework Help sessions. Tuesdays from 3:00p to 5:00p. Students to grade 12.  Call 831.427.7717 for more information.

  • Homework Help @ Live Oak
    Tue, Oct. 22 (3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
    Location: Live Oak

    Bring your assignments to one of our FREE drop-in Homework Help sessions. Tuesdays from 3:00p to 5:00p. Students to grade 12.  Call 831.427.7717 for more information.

  • Youth Chess Club @ Aptos
    Tue, Oct. 22 (3:30 PM-4:30 PM)
    Location: Aptos

    Learn from a master and practice with your peers! All skill levels are welcome to participate and knowledge of the basic rules is encouraged.

    Ages 6-18 yrs. 
    Chess instruction materials for kids

    Advanced chess instruction materials

  • LEGO Club @ Boulder Creek
    Tue, Oct. 22 (3:30 PM-5:00 PM)
    Location: Boulder Creek

    Come join in the fun with this directed LEGO club for kids 6 and older. 

  • Tales to Tails @ Scotts Valley
    Tue, Oct. 22 (4:00 PM-5:00 PM)
    Location: Scotts Valley

    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 appointments to sit with a dog and read.

    Registration required. To register, e-mail tales2tails@santacruzpl.org or call 831-427-7717.

  • DIY Crafts @ Scotts Valley
    Wed, Oct. 23 (2:00 PM-4:00 PM)
    Location: Scotts Valley

    Drop in and make a fun craft every Wednesday afternoon. Families are welcome.

  • Code Combat @ Downtown
    Wed, Oct. 23 (2:00 PM-3:30 PM)
    Location: Downtown
    Room: Downtown Upstairs Meeting Room

    SCPL's CodeCombat Coding Club is a once weekly meetup where we use online, game-based coding to learn JavaScript and Python. 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 10-18. Space is limited and registration is required. Register online, by email pro@santacruzpl.org or call 831-427-7717.

    Register Now!
  • Tales to Tails @ Branciforte
    Wed, Oct. 23 (2:40 PM-3:40 PM)
    Location: Branciforte

    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 appointments to sit with a dog and read.

    Registration required. To register, e-mail tales2tails@santacruzpl.org or call 831-427-7717.

  • R.E.A.D.: Reach Every Amazing Detail @ Downtown
    Wed, Oct. 23 (3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
    Location: Downtown

    R.E.A.D. is one-on-one reading comprehension instruction for readers 2nd through 12th grade. Instructors are California credentialed teachers. Wednesdays from 3:00p to 5:00p. Sessions are by appointment only. Contact Programs 831.427.7717 or pro@santacruzpl.org to make an appointment for a 25 minute session.

  • R.E.A.D.: Reach Every Amazing Detail @ Aptos
    Wed, Oct. 23 (3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
    Location: Aptos

    R.E.A.D. is one-on-one reading comprehension instruction for readers 2nd through 12th grade. Instructors are California credentialed teachers. Wednesdays from 3:00p to 5:00p. Sessions are by appointment only. Contact Programs 831.427.7717 or pro@santacruzpl.org to make an appointment for a 25 minute session.

  • Afterschool STEAM: Minecraft.edu @ Aptos
    Wed, Oct. 23 (3:30 PM-5:30 PM)
    Location: Aptos

    Learn how to survive in the world of Minecraft.edu.  Ages 8 to 18. Space is limited to 19 on a first-come basis. No advance registration.

  • Code.org @ Live Oak
    Wed, Oct. 23 (3:30 PM-4:30 PM)
    Location: Live Oak

    Join us for an hour of coding! Immerse yourself in a world of your choosing- be it Minecraft, Star Wars, Frozen or other fantasy worlds . Utilizing block code, we will learn the fundamentals of computer science through games. Ages 8 to 18. Not registration required. Space available on a first come first served basis.  
    For more information contact: Julie Soto sotoj@Santacruzpl.org 831-427-7700 x 7649 or Live Oak Library 831-427-7711

  • DIY Crafts @ Boulder Creek
    Thu, Oct. 24 (3:00 PM-4:30 PM)
    Location: Boulder Creek

    Get creative! Join us at the Boulder Creek Library for a Do-It-Yourself craft. Kids, teens and families welcome!

 

All Elementary School Age Kids in Santa Cruz County are invited to submit a design for a special new library card.
• Visit bit.ly/SCPL-DesignContest to download the form or pick one up from your local branch library, school library, or bookmobile.
• Submit your artwork between October 1st and November 1st to be entered into the contest.
• Submit your design to your school library, any branch library, or the bookmobile.
• Winner will have THEIR DESIGN printed on this very special library card which will be available for use in January of 2020.

Winning entries will be determined by an impartial panel of judges. Winner and runners up will be notified on December 1, 2019. New library cards will be ready for kids in K-6 to start using in January 2020.


Questions? Contact:  k12@santacruzpl.org


 Upcoming

View Full Calendar
  • Code Combat @ Scotts Valley
    Mon, Oct. 21 (3:30 PM-5:00 PM)
    Location: Scotts Valley

    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! Kids can even play and try to beat the games their classmates just created! Ages 8-18. Space is limited and registration is required. Register by clicking the link or register by sending an email to  pro@santacruzpl.org or call 831-427-7717.

    Register Now!
  • DIY Tuesday Crafternoon @ Downtown
    Tue, Oct. 22 (2:30 PM-4:00 PM)
    Location: Downtown

    Time to get crafty. A Do-It-Yourself craft will be ready and waiting for families, independent-minded kids! Children 8 years old and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

  • Homework Help @ Branciforte
    Tue, Oct. 22 (3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
    Location: Branciforte

    Bring your assignments to one of our FREE drop-in Homework Help sessions. Tuesdays from 3:00p to 5:00p. Students to grade 12.  Call 831.427.7717 for more information.

  • Homework Help @ Live Oak
    Tue, Oct. 22 (3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
    Location: Live Oak

    Bring your assignments to one of our FREE drop-in Homework Help sessions. Tuesdays from 3:00p to 5:00p. Students to grade 12.  Call 831.427.7717 for more information.

  • Youth Chess Club @ Aptos
    Tue, Oct. 22 (3:30 PM-4:30 PM)
    Location: Aptos

    Learn from a master and practice with your peers! All skill levels are welcome to participate and knowledge of the basic rules is encouraged.

    Ages 6-18 yrs. 
    Chess instruction materials for kids

    Advanced chess instruction materials

  • LEGO Club @ Boulder Creek
    Tue, Oct. 22 (3:30 PM-5:00 PM)
    Location: Boulder Creek

    Come join in the fun with this directed LEGO club for kids 6 and older. 

  • Tales to Tails @ Scotts Valley
    Tue, Oct. 22 (4:00 PM-5:00 PM)
    Location: Scotts Valley

    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 appointments to sit with a dog and read.

    Registration required. To register, e-mail tales2tails@santacruzpl.org or call 831-427-7717.

  • DIY Crafts @ Scotts Valley
    Wed, Oct. 23 (2:00 PM-4:00 PM)
    Location: Scotts Valley

    Drop in and make a fun craft every Wednesday afternoon. Families are welcome.

  • Code Combat @ Downtown
    Wed, Oct. 23 (2:00 PM-3:30 PM)
    Location: Downtown
    Room: Downtown Upstairs Meeting Room

    SCPL's CodeCombat Coding Club is a once weekly meetup where we use online, game-based coding to learn JavaScript and Python. 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 10-18. Space is limited and registration is required. Register online, by email pro@santacruzpl.org or call 831-427-7717.

    Register Now!
  • Tales to Tails @ Branciforte
    Wed, Oct. 23 (2:40 PM-3:40 PM)
    Location: Branciforte

    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 appointments to sit with a dog and read.

    Registration required. To register, e-mail tales2tails@santacruzpl.org or call 831-427-7717.

  • R.E.A.D.: Reach Every Amazing Detail @ Downtown
    Wed, Oct. 23 (3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
    Location: Downtown

    R.E.A.D. is one-on-one reading comprehension instruction for readers 2nd through 12th grade. Instructors are California credentialed teachers. Wednesdays from 3:00p to 5:00p. Sessions are by appointment only. Contact Programs 831.427.7717 or pro@santacruzpl.org to make an appointment for a 25 minute session.

  • R.E.A.D.: Reach Every Amazing Detail @ Aptos
    Wed, Oct. 23 (3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
    Location: Aptos

    R.E.A.D. is one-on-one reading comprehension instruction for readers 2nd through 12th grade. Instructors are California credentialed teachers. Wednesdays from 3:00p to 5:00p. Sessions are by appointment only. Contact Programs 831.427.7717 or pro@santacruzpl.org to make an appointment for a 25 minute session.

  • Afterschool STEAM: Minecraft.edu @ Aptos
    Wed, Oct. 23 (3:30 PM-5:30 PM)
    Location: Aptos

    Learn how to survive in the world of Minecraft.edu.  Ages 8 to 18. Space is limited to 19 on a first-come basis. No advance registration.

  • Code.org @ Live Oak
    Wed, Oct. 23 (3:30 PM-4:30 PM)
    Location: Live Oak

    Join us for an hour of coding! Immerse yourself in a world of your choosing- be it Minecraft, Star Wars, Frozen or other fantasy worlds . Utilizing block code, we will learn the fundamentals of computer science through games. Ages 8 to 18. Not registration required. Space available on a first come first served basis.  
    For more information contact: Julie Soto sotoj@Santacruzpl.org 831-427-7700 x 7649 or Live Oak Library 831-427-7711

  • DIY Crafts @ Boulder Creek
    Thu, Oct. 24 (3:00 PM-4:30 PM)
    Location: Boulder Creek

    Get creative! Join us at the Boulder Creek Library for a Do-It-Yourself craft. Kids, teens and families welcome!

 

All Elementary School Age Kids in Santa Cruz County are invited to submit a design for a special new library card.
• Visit bit.ly/SCPL-DesignContest to download the form or pick one up from your local branch library, school library, or bookmobile.
• Submit your artwork between October 1st and November 1st to be entered into the contest.
• Submit your design to your school library, any branch library, or the bookmobile.
• Winner will have THEIR DESIGN printed on this very special library card which will be available for use in January of 2020.

Winning entries will be determined by an impartial panel of judges. Winner and runners up will be notified on December 1, 2019. New library cards will be ready for kids in K-6 to start using in January 2020.


Questions? Contact:  k12@santacruzpl.org