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Adult Programs

Join us to Commemorate the Watsonville Canning Strike, 1985-87

Connect with strikers and others who are an important part of Watsonville History. See unfinished documentary (narrated in part by Mayor Oscar Rios) and meet Eddie Wong, film maker.

Saturday, March 11th 12:00-4:00pm
Main Library Meeting Room

Film Screening

Jon Silver presents his documentary “Watsonville on Strike”. (film in English)

Saturday, March 18th 1:00-3:30 pm
Main Library Meeting Room

Meet the Author

Peter Shapiro presents his new book “Song of the Stubborn
One Thousand: The Watsonville Canning Strike, 1985-87”

Saturday, March 25th 1:30-4:00 pm
Main Library Meeting Room


Computer Classes

Learn computer basics, how to use the Internet, and use email. Each class is 90 minutes in length.  For more information and to sign up for a class please contact the library at 768-3414.

Introduction to the Internet – Tuesday, March 7th 10:15 am
Introduction to  Email – Tuesday March 14th 10:15 am
Main Library Teen Room
(presented in English)


Introducción al Internet –  sábado, 4 de marzo 10:30am
Introducción a correo electrónico – sábado, 11 de marzo  10:30am
Sucursal Freedom Centro de Tarea
(presentado en español)


Project Scout Tax Assistance

Project SCOUT (Senior Citizen OUTreach), is a program of the Seniors Council of Santa Cruz and San Benito Counties, providing free tax assistance to the elderly, disabled and low-income populations. First come, first served. For more information, please call 831-724-2606 or toll-free 877-373-8297.

All Locations & Times/ What you need to Bring

Mondays 4:00 – 7:00 pm
Main Library Meeting Room

Fridays 3:00 – 5:00 pm
Main Library Meeting Room


Mystery Readers Book Club

Looking to join a book club? Join the Watsonville Public Library’s Mystery Readers Book Club hosted by Bill Fenwick.

3rd  Wednesday of the Month, 3:00 pm
Main Library Meeting Room


Watsonville Community Poetry Circle with Magdalena Montagne

We’ll write new poems in a supportive and creative space.  Open to all ages and levels of poets — beginners to advanced. Free! No registration required.

Third Tuesday of the Month, 6:00 pm
Main Library Meeting Room


For more information contact our Adult Programming Librarian,
Dolores Weimers at 768-3400.

Photographs and videos may be taken at this event and may be used in marketing materials of library activities.

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Children Programs

Family Crafts

In celebration of National Crafts Month come and explore your creativity at the library.

Wednesday, March 15th  2:00 pm
Freedom Branch Homework Center

Thursday, March 23rd  6:00 pm
Main Library Meeting Room


Captain Underpants Party

If you can bring a large or extra large colored T-shirt for cape making.

Saturday, March 4th 1:00 pm
Main Library Children’s Room


Bilingual Baby Laptime

Bilingual Baby Laptime is a Free bilingual English/Spanish 30 minute program of stories, activities and music for babies age 0-24 months. Come to the library and join us for some fun while helping your child build socialization and early literacy skills.

Wednesdays, 10:30 am
Freedom Branch Homework Center

Fridays, 10:30 am
Main Library Meeting Room


Bilingual Toddler Time

Bilingual Toddler time is a Free bilingual English/Spanish 30 minute program of stories, activities and music for two to four year olds. Join us for some fun while helping your child build socialization and early literacy skills.

Wednesdays, 11:30 am
Freedom Branch Homework Center

Thursdays, 10:30 am
Main Library Storytime Room


STEAM in the Library

STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) in the library will be for ages 8-12.

Participants will learn about and make (electronic) creations from Little Bits kits with the help of staff from the Environmental Science workshop.

This is an ongoing program and the kits will be re-used every time– creations will be photographed and displayed. Then projects will be taken apart and used to create something else the following week— unfortunately children will NOT be able to take their creations home. You can purchase a set from the official littleBits website.

Wednesdays, 3:00 pm
Main Library Children Room


For more information contact our Children’s Librarian,
Susan Nilsson at 768-3400.

Photographs and videos may be taken at this event and may be used in marketing materials of library activities.

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Teen Programs

Anime Club

The Anime Club is open to all students in 6th – 12th grades.  If you are 13 or younger, but still in 6th grade, you will need to bring a signed Anime Club Permission Form with you to the meeting. If you are a teen who loves manga and Anime, the join us! We watch anime, eat some snacks and raffle off prizes! Plus, don’t miss our club’s manga book sale!

First Thursday on the Month, 4:00 pm
Main Library Meeting Room


Wii Wednesday

For teens in 5th through 12th grades. Come play competition-style games on our Wii and our XBOX! Prizes for winners, raffle prizes AND free swag!

First Wednesday on the Month, 2:00 pm
Main Library Meeting Room


For more information contact our Young Adult Librarian,
Hannah Clement at 768-3407.

Photographs and videos may be taken at this event and may be used in marketing materials of library activities.

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