Events

September 17 - October 16, 2019

Tuesday, September 17

Community Free Day at the Seymour Center

Enjoy free admission to the Seymour Marine Discovery Center during Community Free Day on September 17, 10 AM to 5 PM! Come touch a friendly shark, see how...

Wednesday, September 18

CodeCombat Coding Club

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...

Code.org at Live Oak Library

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...

Thursday, September 19

CCC Monterey Bay Info Sessions

The California Conservation Corps Monterey Bay Center hosts information sessions every Thursday for interested parents and future Corpsmembers wanting to...

Tech Talks

​​Discuss and explore the most useful apps and settings for optimizing your tablet or smartphone. 09/05 Smartphone 101 - Get the most from your basic...

Younger Lagoon Reserve Tours

This 90-minute, behind-the-scenes hiking tour takes visitors into Younger Lagoon Reserve adjacent to the Seymour Marine Discovery Center. Part of the...

Kids Create!

Explore where science meets art with a new STEAM based project every week, and leave the mess at the library! Every Thursday beginning September 19th....

Lego NXT Robotics

With a focus on creative and engineering skills, kids ages 8-18 will learn about robotics and programming. We will break into teams of two, build our robots,...

Legally Speaking: Self-Help Litigation

Representatives from the Santa Cruz Superior Court Self Help Center, the Santa Cruz County Law Library and the Lawyer Referral Service of Santa Cruz, will...

Watsonville Music In The Plaza

The City of Watsonville Music in the Plaza Presents: Music for the Heart / Musica Para El Corazón Bring your blankets, chairs and a picnic, and join us in...

California on Fire

Join the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History for a public lecture and panel discussion on California wildfire. Fire is a hot button issue in California,...

A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN

Directed by Joy Carlin, this soaring and poignant play by four-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and Nobel Laureate Eugene O’Neill, a barren patch of...

Friday, September 20

Food Truck Friday

Join us at the next Food Truck Friday on September 20, 5-8pm at Skypark in Scotts Valley. Cringe, a local cover band playing hits from the 70’s to the...

HOT Jazz and Swing Dancing

Dress for the occasion and come out for a nostalgic night of swinging music and dancing with Kylan DeGhetaldi (from Postmodern Jukebox) and the HOT Jazz...

Closing Party "Welcome Home : The Art of Burning Man"

Burners, cowboys, lovers, Danger Rangers, fluffers, newbies, and even sparkle ponies.... Come be your beautiful radical self.... Come toast the artists of...

A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN

Directed by Joy Carlin, this soaring and poignant play by four-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and Nobel Laureate Eugene O’Neill, a barren patch of...

Saturday, September 21

Family Day at the Monterey Bay Birding Festival

Enjoy free family fun at the Monterey Bay Birding Festival's Family Day! Visit the Community Room of the Watsonville Civic Plaza to enjoy free crafts and...

A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN

Directed by Joy Carlin, this soaring and poignant play by four-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and Nobel Laureate Eugene O’Neill, a barren patch of...

Sunday, September 22

Sunday Seaside Crafts at the Seymour Center

Make it and take it! Come create and take home a fun souvenir, an activity for the whole family to share. For example, find out what gray whales eat by...

A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN

Directed by Joy Carlin, this soaring and poignant play by four-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and Nobel Laureate Eugene O’Neill, a barren patch of...

Monday, September 23

Advance Directive Individual Sessions

Planning ahead for your healthcare is a gift you can give to yourself and those you love. Schedule a one-on-one appointment to complete your Advance...

Tuesday, September 24

Sea Otter Awareness Week

Discover the vital role sea otters play in the nearshore ecosystem during Sea Otter Awareness Week at the Seymour Marine Discovery Center. Special pop-up...

Nutrition Talk with Rebecca Hazelton

3 Keys to Healing Your Gut & Boosting Your Health: Your Path to weight loss, more energy, & unstoppable health! Rebecca Hazelton of Choosing Health Now...

Roy Orbison & Buddy Holly: The Rock 'N' Roll Dream Tour

Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly: The Rock ‘N’ Roll Dream Tour features hologram performances by two of the world's foremost rock 'n' roll icons. This...

Wednesday, September 25

Sea Otter Awareness Week

Discover the vital role sea otters play in the nearshore ecosystem during Sea Otter Awareness Week at the Seymour Marine Discovery Center. Special pop-up...

CodeCombat Coding Club

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...

Code.org at Live Oak Library

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...

Writer's Open Mic Night

Calling all writers! This open mic night offers you an environment to read your works aloud either just to have them heard or to receive critiquing from your...

Thursday, September 26

CCC Monterey Bay Info Sessions

The California Conservation Corps Monterey Bay Center hosts information sessions every Thursday for interested parents and future Corpsmembers wanting to...

Sea Otter Awareness Week

Discover the vital role sea otters play in the nearshore ecosystem during Sea Otter Awareness Week at the Seymour Marine Discovery Center. Special pop-up...

Tech Talks

​​Discuss and explore the most useful apps and settings for optimizing your tablet or smartphone. 09/05 Smartphone 101 - Get the most from your basic...

Kids Create!

Explore where science meets art with a new STEAM based project every week, and leave the mess at the library! Every Thursday beginning September 19th....

Lego NXT Robotics

With a focus on creative and engineering skills, kids ages 8-18 will learn about robotics and programming. We will break into teams of two, build our robots,...

A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN

Directed by Joy Carlin, this soaring and poignant play by four-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and Nobel Laureate Eugene O’Neill, a barren patch of...

Friday, September 27

Sea Otter Awareness Week

Discover the vital role sea otters play in the nearshore ecosystem during Sea Otter Awareness Week at the Seymour Marine Discovery Center. Special pop-up...

A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN

Directed by Joy Carlin, this soaring and poignant play by four-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and Nobel Laureate Eugene O’Neill, a barren patch of...

Sondheim's COMPANY

A contemporary take on Stephen Sondheim’s iconic musical about life, love, marriage, and the quest to find what makes one happy. Company is largely regarded...

Saturday, September 28

Permaculture Food Forests: Planning, Growing and Enjoying Year Round Abundance, An Applied Permaculture Practicum with John Valenzuela & David Shaw

Permaculture Food Forests Planning, Growing and Enjoying Year Round Abundance An Applied Permaculture Practicum With John Valenzuela & David Shaw Starts...

Photo Editing Class and Demonstration at UC Santa Cruz Arboretum

Learn to edit, crop, color correct, lighten, darken, haze removal, shake reduction, and other editing tools using Photoshop Elements Software. This class is...

Birds by the Bay

We’re celebrating Take a Child Outside Week with a free, family-friendly walk through the habitats of Santa Cruz! All ages are welcome for this bird-watching...

Sea Otter Awareness Week

Discover the vital role sea otters play in the nearshore ecosystem during Sea Otter Awareness Week at the Seymour Marine Discovery Center. Special pop-up...

A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN

Directed by Joy Carlin, this soaring and poignant play by four-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and Nobel Laureate Eugene O’Neill, a barren patch of...

Flor y Canto: Poetry Reading at UC Santa Cruz Arboretum

An afternoon of poetry and music, in the Australian Garden. Hosted by Aideed Medina: CNP Alumna, poet, and spoken word artist. Featuring poetry of: Adela...

A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN

Directed by Joy Carlin, this soaring and poignant play by four-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and Nobel Laureate Eugene O’Neill, a barren patch of...

People Like Us + Blectum from Blechdom

Since 1991, British artist Vicki Bennett (People Like Us) has worked across the field of audio-visual collage, and is recognized as an influential and...

Sondheim's COMPANY

A contemporary take on Stephen Sondheim’s iconic musical about life, love, marriage, and the quest to find what makes one happy. Company is largely regarded...

Sunday, September 29

Permaculture Food Forests: Planning, Growing and Enjoying Year Round Abundance, An Applied Permaculture Practicum with John Valenzuela & David Shaw

Permaculture Food Forests Planning, Growing and Enjoying Year Round Abundance An Applied Permaculture Practicum With John Valenzuela & David Shaw Starts...

Sea Otter Awareness Week

Discover the vital role sea otters play in the nearshore ecosystem during Sea Otter Awareness Week at the Seymour Marine Discovery Center. Special pop-up...

Sunday Seaside Crafts at the Seymour Center

Make it and take it! Come create and take home a fun souvenir, an activity for the whole family to share. For example, find out what gray whales eat by...

A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN

Directed by Joy Carlin, this soaring and poignant play by four-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and Nobel Laureate Eugene O’Neill, a barren patch of...

Bystander Intervention Workshop

Join us for an interactive Bystander Intervention training! The training will be led by CAIR-San Francisco Bay Area. During the training, participants will...

Sondheim's COMPANY

A contemporary take on Stephen Sondheim’s iconic musical about life, love, marriage, and the quest to find what makes one happy. Company is largely regarded...

Monday, September 30

Money Mondays

Lisa Bennett wants the next generation to rule the world financially! Come gain understanding of the importance of your personal money mindset, financial...

Tuesday, October 1

Natural Disasters of Santa Cruz County

Santa Cruz Public Libraries welcomes Professor Gary Griggs, author of Between Paradise and Peril: The Natural Disaster History of the Monterey Bay Region,...

Wednesday, October 2

Unique Multiples: Teaching with the Parkett Collection  from the University of Castilla-La Mancha

Opening reception Wed, Oct. 2, 5-7pm Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery, UC Santa Cruz The exclusive exhibition features approximately 60 selected works from...

CodeCombat Coding Club

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...

Code.org at Live Oak Library

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...

Thursday, October 3

CCC Monterey Bay Info Sessions

The California Conservation Corps Monterey Bay Center hosts information sessions every Thursday for interested parents and future Corpsmembers wanting to...

Younger Lagoon Reserve Tours

This 90-minute, behind-the-scenes hiking tour takes visitors into Younger Lagoon Reserve adjacent to the Seymour Marine Discovery Center. Part of the...

Unique Multiples: Teaching with the Parkett Collection  from the University of Castilla-La Mancha

Opening reception Wed, Oct. 2, 5-7pm Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery, UC Santa Cruz The exclusive exhibition features approximately 60 selected works from...

Kids Create!

Explore where science meets art with a new STEAM based project every week, and leave the mess at the library! Every Thursday beginning September 19th....

Lego NXT Robotics

With a focus on creative and engineering skills, kids ages 8-18 will learn about robotics and programming. We will break into teams of two, build our robots,...

Citizen Science

Join us every first Thursday of the month for a presentation and Q&A with local experts and researchers in the field discussing life science, ecology,...

Friday, October 4

Age Well, Drive Smart

The California Highway Patrol is offering a traffic safety program for seniors. The Age Well, Drive Smart Program is designed to provide mature drivers with...

Unique Multiples: Teaching with the Parkett Collection  from the University of Castilla-La Mancha

Opening reception Wed, Oct. 2, 5-7pm Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery, UC Santa Cruz The exclusive exhibition features approximately 60 selected works from...

Advisory Council of Teens (ACT), East Region

Advisory Council of Teens (ACT) is the SCPL young adult advisory group. ACT, East is open to all young adults, ages 12-18 in the Live Oak, Soquel, Capitola,...

Sondheim's COMPANY

A contemporary take on Stephen Sondheim’s iconic musical about life, love, marriage, and the quest to find what makes one happy. Company is largely regarded...

Saturday, October 5

Santa Cruz Permaculture Design Certificate Course 2019-2020

Permaculture is an ethically based whole-systems design approach that uses concepts, principles, and methods derived from ecosystems, nature connected...

Piggie Pie: The Musical Play

Come cheer on our little plump piggies as they escape the hungry witch! She wants to put them in her favorite recipe, piggie pie. It is an opportunity for...

Unique Multiples: Teaching with the Parkett Collection  from the University of Castilla-La Mancha

Opening reception Wed, Oct. 2, 5-7pm Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery, UC Santa Cruz The exclusive exhibition features approximately 60 selected works from...

Sondheim's COMPANY

A contemporary take on Stephen Sondheim’s iconic musical about life, love, marriage, and the quest to find what makes one happy. Company is largely regarded...

Sunday, October 6

Santa Cruz Permaculture Design Certificate Course 2019-2020

Permaculture is an ethically based whole-systems design approach that uses concepts, principles, and methods derived from ecosystems, nature connected...

Sunday Seaside Crafts at the Seymour Center

Make it and take it! Come create and take home a fun souvenir, an activity for the whole family to share. For example, find out what gray whales eat by...

Sondheim's COMPANY

A contemporary take on Stephen Sondheim’s iconic musical about life, love, marriage, and the quest to find what makes one happy. Company is largely regarded...

Monday, October 7

Dance The Broadway Classics

Let your inner stage-performer loose by learning and dancing original choreography set to iconic Broadway musical pieces. Classes will start with a full body...

Tuesday, October 8

Unique Multiples: Teaching with the Parkett Collection  from the University of Castilla-La Mancha

Opening reception Wed, Oct. 2, 5-7pm Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery, UC Santa Cruz The exclusive exhibition features approximately 60 selected works from...

Namibia:  Land of the Cheetah, Born to Explore

Born to Explore is a short documentary film by Richard Weise. In this film, Richard travels to Namibia, the Cheetah Capital of the World, for an in-depth...

Wednesday, October 9

Unique Multiples: Teaching with the Parkett Collection  from the University of Castilla-La Mancha

Opening reception Wed, Oct. 2, 5-7pm Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery, UC Santa Cruz The exclusive exhibition features approximately 60 selected works from...

CodeCombat Coding Club

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...

Code.org at Live Oak Library

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...

Thursday, October 10

CCC Monterey Bay Info Sessions

The California Conservation Corps Monterey Bay Center hosts information sessions every Thursday for interested parents and future Corpsmembers wanting to...

Unique Multiples: Teaching with the Parkett Collection  from the University of Castilla-La Mancha

Opening reception Wed, Oct. 2, 5-7pm Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery, UC Santa Cruz The exclusive exhibition features approximately 60 selected works from...

Kids Create!

Explore where science meets art with a new STEAM based project every week, and leave the mess at the library! Every Thursday beginning September 19th....

Lego NXT Robotics

With a focus on creative and engineering skills, kids ages 8-18 will learn about robotics and programming. We will break into teams of two, build our robots,...

Feeling Good Workshops

Feeling Good Therapy Center will be offering a panel discussion to give the community the opportunity to ask questions that would help them with their...

Be Red Cross Ready + Hands-only CPR

American Red Cross and Santa Cruz Public Libraries have teamed up to bring FREE emergency preparedness workshops to our communities. In this workshop you...

Friday, October 11

Unique Multiples: Teaching with the Parkett Collection  from the University of Castilla-La Mancha

Opening reception Wed, Oct. 2, 5-7pm Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery, UC Santa Cruz The exclusive exhibition features approximately 60 selected works from...

Jon Leidecker: "United Feedback Plus: A Retroactive Manifesto for the Early Decades of American Electronic Music"

Jon Leidecker: "United Feedback Plus: A Retroactive Manifesto for the Early Decades of American Electronic Music" Artist and scholar Jon Leidecker traces...

Free Open Rehearsal of the Santa Cruz Symphony - Ascendance

Witness music coming to life! Enjoy a behind the scenes look as the musicians, soloists and our Maestro rehearse for their performances. Rehearsals are...

Sondheim's COMPANY

A contemporary take on Stephen Sondheim’s iconic musical about life, love, marriage, and the quest to find what makes one happy. Company is largely regarded...

Saturday, October 12

Unique Multiples: Teaching with the Parkett Collection  from the University of Castilla-La Mancha

Opening reception Wed, Oct. 2, 5-7pm Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery, UC Santa Cruz The exclusive exhibition features approximately 60 selected works from...

Boulder Creek Writers' Group

Are you a serious writer looking for a local writers' group? The Boulder Creek branch is hosting a writers group at the library. The group follows a...

Pacific Garden Mall Historical Walking Tour

Do you remember where Ford's Department Store used to be? Are you curious about what the Pacific Garden Mall looked like before the 1989 earthquake? Join...

GLOW: A Festival of Fire & Light

GLOW is the MAH's annual festival featuring the very best fire and digital artists in Santa Cruz County. Feel the rush of heat and excitement as you...

Ascendance

Our season begins with world renowned pianist Jon Nakamatsu performing Beethoven’s magisterial piano concerto no. 5, 'The Emperor'. Grammy award winning...

Sondheim's COMPANY

A contemporary take on Stephen Sondheim’s iconic musical about life, love, marriage, and the quest to find what makes one happy. Company is largely regarded...

Sunday, October 13

Traditional Acorn Processing from Tree to Table

Acorns from the Coast Live Oak and Tan Oak trees have been staples of indigenous cuisine along the central coast of California for millennia. In this...

Younger Lagoon Reserve Tours

This 90-minute, behind-the-scenes hiking tour takes visitors into Younger Lagoon Reserve adjacent to the Seymour Marine Discovery Center. Part of the...

Sunday Seaside Crafts at the Seymour Center

Make it and take it! Come create and take home a fun souvenir, an activity for the whole family to share. For example, find out what gray whales eat by...

Ascendance

Our season begins with world renowned pianist Jon Nakamatsu performing Beethoven’s magisterial piano concerto no. 5, 'The Emperor'. Grammy award winning...

Sondheim's COMPANY

A contemporary take on Stephen Sondheim’s iconic musical about life, love, marriage, and the quest to find what makes one happy. Company is largely regarded...

Monday, October 14

Dance The Broadway Classics

Let your inner stage-performer loose by learning and dancing original choreography set to iconic Broadway musical pieces. Classes will start with a full body...

Tuesday, October 15

Unique Multiples: Teaching with the Parkett Collection  from the University of Castilla-La Mancha

Opening reception Wed, Oct. 2, 5-7pm Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery, UC Santa Cruz The exclusive exhibition features approximately 60 selected works from...

Be Red Cross Ready + Hands-only CPR

American Red Cross and Santa Cruz Public Libraries have teamed up to bring FREE emergency preparedness workshops to our communities. In this workshop you...

Wednesday, October 16

Unique Multiples: Teaching with the Parkett Collection  from the University of Castilla-La Mancha

Opening reception Wed, Oct. 2, 5-7pm Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery, UC Santa Cruz The exclusive exhibition features approximately 60 selected works from...

CodeCombat Coding Club

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...

Code.org at Live Oak Library

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...

September 17 - October 16, 2019