ESL Conversation Group

Santa Cruz Public Library - Live Oak Branch 2380 Portola Drive, Santa Cruz

Any level of English welcome. We'll have discussion topics, games, and other activities to get the conversation rolling. Drop in to the Live Oak Branch Library and enjoy conversation.

Free

Live Oak Library Book Group

Santa Cruz Public Library - Live Oak Branch 2380 Portola Drive, Santa Cruz

The Live Oak Library book group meets on the second Friday of the month from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm and all adults are welcome. Reading selections will be made by the group with an emphasis on thought provoking fiction and challenging non-fiction. Check with the front desk staff for the current month's book selection.

Free

ESL Conversation Group

Santa Cruz Public Library - Live Oak Branch 2380 Portola Drive, Santa Cruz

A flexible club bringing together a community of young people with mentors and a space to make. Participants work together to design and create a youth-chosen project. 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. […]

Free

Lagoon Scientists

Santa Cruz Public Library - Live Oak Branch 2380 Portola Drive, Santa Cruz

Become a Lagoon Scientist! This is a hands-on program lead by local experts. Participants will learn about the environment and wildlife of Corcoran Lagoon. We'll take water samples, examine microscopic creatures, record weather measurements and learn how to identify birds and plants then upload our findings to our blog.

Free

ESL Conversation Group

Santa Cruz Public Library - Live Oak Branch 2380 Portola Drive, Santa Cruz

Any level of English welcome. We'll have discussion topics, games, and other activities to get the conversation rolling. Drop in to the Live Oak Branch Library and enjoy conversation.

Free

Will Real Rumpelstiltskin Puleeze Stand Up!

Santa Cruz Public Library - Live Oak Branch 2380 Portola Drive, Santa Cruz

Green Golly Presents: Will Real Rumpelstiltskin Puleeze Stand Up! Who was Rumpelstiltskin? Could he really spin straw into gold? Was the king a good king or a bad king? These seemingly complex questions will probably go unanswered but all attending -- young and old alike -- will have a marvelous time!

Free

Día de los Niños con Cuéntame un Cuento

Santa Cruz Public Library - Live Oak Branch 2380 Portola Drive, Santa Cruz

Acompáñanos para celebrar el Día de los Niños. Tendremos cuentos, música, pinta-caritas, manualidades y actividades para toda la familia. Join us to celebrate the Day of the Child. We will have stories, music, facepainting, crafts, and activities for the entire family.

Free
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Family Lagoon Watch

Santa Cruz Public Library - Live Oak Branch 2380 Portola Drive, Santa Cruz

A Nature Study Program with a variety of activities inspired by the natural environment of Corcoran Lagoon. • Learn about the environment and local wildlife with local experts. • Bird Watching • Examine microscopic creatures • Watercolor painting, printing, writing and reading. Adults must accompany children under 10. Not suitable for very young children.

Free

Zine Fronteras: Submissions Wanted! ¡Contribuya al proyecto!

Santa Cruz Public Library - Live Oak Branch 2380 Portola Drive, Santa Cruz

Call-out to the Santa Cruz Community! Submissions Wanted! Zine Fronteras is looking to collect submissions of original writings, short memoirs, essays, poetry, photographs and art that reflects on and highlights immigrant experiences. All content contributors will receive a free copy of the published book! Zine Fronteras seeks to create a safe space for artistic and […]

Free
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CodeCombat at Live Oak Branch Library

Santa Cruz Public Library - Live Oak Branch 2380 Portola Drive, Santa Cruz

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 […]

Free

Reach for the Stars

Santa Cruz Public Library - Live Oak Branch 2380 Portola Drive, Santa Cruz

Calling all stargazers! This program will explore the ins and outs of all facets of astronomy for adults and families. Whether you're an experienced astronomer or someone who doesn't know the difference between a comet and an asteroid, this program is for you! Topics will vary month-to-month.

Free

Cyber Security Workshop

Santa Cruz Public Library - Live Oak Branch 2380 Portola Drive, Santa Cruz

October is Cyber Security Month. For this annual initiative to raise awareness about the importance of safe online behavior, your library has partnered with National Cyber Security Alliance & the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to help you learn safe cyber security practices. Learn safe online habits with experts from Library IT. Bring your questions […]

Free