News and Views for Families in Santa Cruz

Upcoming Events
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10:00 am Movie Matinee @ La Selva Beach Library
Movie Matinee @ La Selva Beach Library
Mar 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Wake up to a good movie. Join us the fourth Friday of the month from 10:00a-12:00noon. For more information and/or movie selection, call 831.427.7710.
10:00 am Preschool Storytime @ Aptos Library
Preschool Storytime @ Aptos Library
Mar 22 @ 10:00 am
Ongoing Fridays. Aptos Library. We’ll read books, sing songs and make a simple craft! Ages 3-6.
10:00 am Toddler Time @ Downtown Library
Toddler Time @ Downtown Library
Mar 22 @ 10:00 am
Downtown Library. For families with children ages 0-3 years old. Join us for early literacy practices involving music, movement, stories, rhymes and more for your child and you.
10:30 am CANTA Y BAILA CONMIGO @ Santa Cruz Children’s Museum of Discovery in the Capitola Mall
CANTA Y BAILA CONMIGO @ Santa Cruz Children’s Museum of Discovery in the Capitola Mall
Mar 22 @ 10:30 am
for ages Birth to 5 years
11:00 am Infant/Toddler Workshop @ Santa Cruz Children’s MOD
Infant/Toddler Workshop @ Santa Cruz Children’s MOD
Mar 22 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Ongoing Fridays. Santa Cruz Children’s MOD. Early Childhood Exploration (0-3). Come and enjoy this fun exploration-based program for infant and toddlers! Your young child will have the opportunity to engage in fascinating explorations of light and shadows. Your child will have the opportunity to explore open-ended materials in a safe space while developing skills and exploring cognitive concepts such as cause and effect.
11:00 am Redwood Grove Loop Walk @ Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters
Redwood Grove Loop Walk @ Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters
Mar 22 @ 11:00 am
Meet at Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters. How do these grand redwoods grow to be so old? So tall? How are they important to humans? Join us for this fun and informative guided half-mile stroll through a magnificent old-growth redwood forest. Meet the famous Mother Tree, the Father of the Forest and the incredible Chimney Tree on this 90-minute walk. Stroller and wheelchair accessible. Event is free. Day-use vehicle fee is $10. Big Basin Redwoods State Park. Located 9 miles outside of Boulder Creek on Hwy 236 at 21600 Big Basin Way. 338-8883
11:00 am The MAKE Lab @ Scotts Valley Library
The MAKE Lab @ Scotts Valley Library
Mar 22 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Santa Cruz Public Libraries’ very own makerspace offers a variety of tools and materials for STEAM-based projects! Bring your own craft or project to work on in a creative environment, test out new tools before investing in your own, or come in to learn, explore, and have fun!  Tools include: FlashForge CreatorPro 3D printer Silhouette Cameo 3 vinyl cutter Walnut Hollow woodburning tool Walnut Hollow versa/soldering tool American Button Machines 1.5″ pinback button machine Fellowes thermal book binding machine Oculus Rift virtual reality set MakeyMakey circuit pack Botley the Coding Robot MakeDo cardboard construction kit Brother sewing machine screenprinting kit glass etching kit wire wrapping and jewelry making supplies book upcycling/repurposing projects Tools are limited in quantity and will be available on a first come, first serve basis. Introductory materials and training will be available onsite–elaborate projects or special materials will need to be brought by participants. Kids 13 and under will need parental permission and supervision. Staff will be available to help answer questions and train patrons on more difficult tools. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Scotts Valley Library.

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