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Preschool Storytime in the Secret Garden

Abbott Square 118 Cooper StreetSanta Cruz,

Join us in the Secret Garden in Abbott Square at the MAH for storytime! We’ll share stories, songs and rhymes in a safe environment! This 30-40 minute program is intended for children aged 2-6. Do it yourself craft kits will be provided every week. Every other week we will feature STEM-related stories and concepts.

Free
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La Selva Beach Preschool Storytime

La Selva Beach Branch Library 316 Estrella Avenue , La Selva Beach, CA

Join us for a fun interactive storytime. We'll read books, sing songs and use rhythm and movement. This event is suitable for children ages 3-6 years. There will be an arts and crafts project to take home. This event will be held outside on the back patio. Please bring something to sit on and dress […]

Free

Big Basin Redwood Forest: California’s Oldest State Park, by Dr. Traci Bliss — author book talk event Big Basin Redwood Forest: California’s Oldest State Park, by Dr. Traci Bliss — author book talk event

Felton Branch Library (NEW) 6121 Gushee StreetFelton,

"The epic saga of Big Basin began in the late 1800s, when the surrounding communities saw their once “inexhaustible” redwood forests vanishing. Expanding railways demanded timber as they crisscrossed the nation, but the more redwoods that fell to the woodman’s axe, the greater the effects on the local climate. California’s groundbreaking environmental movement attracted individuals […]

Free
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Felton Toddler Time

Felton Branch Library (NEW) 6121 Gushee StreetFelton,

Join Librarian Julie on our beautiful Felton patio for Toddler Time. Toddler Time is a weekly early literacy program for families with children ages 0-3 years old. Music, movement, stories, fingerplays, rhymes, and songs are a fun way for your child to learn. Let's play and learn together! Make sure to bring something to sit […]

Free
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Cuéntame un Cuento

Santa Cruz Public Library - Capitola Branch 2005 Wharf RoadCapitola,

Acompáñanos para una hora de cuentos, actividades y canciones en español. Este programa es para niños de 0-8 y sus familias. La hora será miércoles a las 4:30pm. Nos reuniremos en el porche exterior. Cuéntame un Cuento se llevará a cabo en Capitola durante el período de construcción de Live Oak. En caso de mal […]

Free

Tech Talks: Device and Account Security (Apple and Android)

Santa Cruz Public Libraries-Virtual Library 117 Union Street, Santa Cruz, CA

Are you protecting yourself from theft, scams, hacking and malware? In our workshop Tech Talks: Device and Account Security (Apple & Android) we discuss the tactics used to trick people into giving away access to their accounts and devices. We share recent examples of imposter scams, phishing attempts and other digital security threats. We review […]

Free
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Preschool Storytime on the Felton Patio

Felton Branch Library (NEW) 6121 Gushee StreetFelton,

Join Librarian Jackie on our beautiful Felton patio for Preschool Storytime. Preschool Storytime is a weekly early literacy program for children ages 3-5 years old and their caregivers. Music, movement, stories, fingerplays, rhymes, and songs are a fun way for your child to learn. Let's play and learn together! Make sure to bring something to […]

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Central Coast First Peoples: Make a Canoe with Linda Janklow / Peopleologie

Felton Branch Library (NEW) 6121 Gushee StreetFelton,

The Santa Cruz area is and was home to the Awaswas-speaking Uypi Tribe and the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band. Learn about ancient traditions using plants to make everyday tools and objects. Knot, weave, build a boat, and try it out in water! Registration required. The program will take place on the Felton patio.

Free

Genealogical Society Lecture Series — A New Life for Old Photos: Identifying, Organizing, and Restoring Photos, with Kathy Nielsen

Santa Cruz Public Libraries- Virtual Library 117 Union Street, Santa Cruz, CA

Photos capture our stories and those of family and friends who lived before us. They give insights into the world of our ancestors. But our photo collection can be overwhelming. Many of us have hundreds if not thousands of photos, and most are decades old. So where do we start? Join Kathy Nielsen as she […]

Free
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Pickwick Book Club @ Downtown

Downtown Branch Santa Cruz Library 224 Church Street, Santa Cruz, CA

Santa Cruz Pickwick Club & the Santa Cruz Dickens Fellowship present Bleak House by Charles Dickens. Join us on the 4th Sundays of the month at 2pm at the Santa Cruz Public Library Downtown Branch for a lively discussion of Bleak House. Sept 26: Ch 1-16 Oct 24: Ch 17-32 Nov 28: Ch 33-49 Jan […]

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