Upcoming Programs at the Library

Family Science Night

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Family Science Nights

Create, experiment, and engineer! Join us for Science Night each week starting on Thursday, February 2 through Thursday, March 9 for interactive science activities.

Thursdays February 2nd - March 9th
6:30pm at the Main Library Children's Room

This program is intended for families.

Music Appreciation Club

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Music Appreciation Club

Do you love music and want to connect with other music aficionados? The theme for this meeting will be “Concerts”. 

Monday, March 13th
11am-12pm at the Main Library

The intended audience for this program is teens and adults

Poetry Circle Workshops

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Poetry Circle Workshops

Are you a poet looking to share your work with other local poets? Join poet and teacher Magdalena Montagne as she leads a poetry workshop for poets at all levels. This is a chance to write and share your poetry in a supportive environment with an experienced poet as your guide.

Thursday, March 16th and May 18th
4pm - 6pm at the Main Library Meeting Room

The intended audience for this program is teens and adults.

Yuck! Totally Gross!

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Yuck! Totally Gross!

Watsonville Public Library invites you to an afternoon of sensory play with slimy, icky, and smelly activities. 

Wednesday, April 5th
3:30 - 5pm at the Main Library

The intended audience for this program is children and families. 

Sewing 101: Absolute Beginners

Have you ever wanted to learn how to sew? Get ready to learn to sew! Learn about the various parts of a sewing machine, beginner vocabulary, and techniques. Attend our absolute beginner session and then level up to our project focused advanced beginner sessions. We have only 6 machines, bring a partner or your own machine. 

Tuesday, April 18th
4-5pm at the Freedom Branch Homework Center

The intended audience for this program is ages 5 and older.

Beanstack Reading Challenges

With Beanstack you can develop a reading habit, track your reading, and participate in various themed reading challenges. You can participate online through the Beanstack website, or with the Beanstack mobile app

For a group reading challenge, participate in the Big Library Read, the first global ebook club. 

This Month's Reading Challenge

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This Year's Challenge

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1000 Before K

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Online Book Clubs and Author Talks

Interested in participating in a community read online? The Big Library Read is the first global ebook club with selections every few months.  Together We Read is an annual open country wide community read. 

Love hearing from authors and asking questions about their work? Learn more about upcoming Author Talks. 

Author Talks

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Big Library Read

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Together We Read

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Ongoing and Other Recurring Programs

Library Lego® Club

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Library Lego®  Club

We are back in action ~ Be a Master Builder at our Library Lego® Club! Join us and get creative with a provided theme or build whatever you want with the library’s collection of bricks. Bring the whole family along to join in on the fun.

This program takes place at the Main Library, Children’s Area, 
First Tuesday of the Month, from 4-5pm


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Mothersong with Joya Winwood

The wait is over… Mothersong is back in-person! 

Sing and dance with us!

Main Library Meeting Room, 10:30am
First Friday of the Month

The audience for this program is families.

Pajama Storytime

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Pajama Storytime

Grab your favorite stuffed animals and slippers! Come to our Pajama Storytime  in your favorite pajamas and have fun with stories and songs.

Main Library starting at 7pm 
Third Tuesday of the Month

The intended audience for this program is children and their families.

Poets' Circle

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Poets' Circle

Learn more about our next Poets' Circle meeting here

The intended audience for this program is older teens and adults.

Weekly Storytimes

Bilingual Baby Laptime

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Bilingual Baby Laptime

Bienvenidos/Welcome ~  Help your child (newborn - 2yrs) build early literacy skills as we have fun with songs and stories. 

Wednesdays, 10:30am at the Freedom Branch
Fridays, 10:30am at the Main Library

Toddler Storytime

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Toddler Storytime

Our Bilingual Toddler Storytime features fun songs, rhymes and books that foster early literacy.

Wednesdays, 11:30am at the Freedom Branch
Thursdays, 10:30am at the Main Library

Events & Programs celebrating Art & Expression in our Community

Community Art & Expression

Community Art & Expression Programs

Annual Poetry Contest

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Graphic Novel Contest

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Photography Contest

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Photographs and videos may be taken at these events and may be used in marketing materials for library activities.

Virtual Programs & Resources

Baby Laptime Songs & Rhymes

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Mothersong - Virtual Editions

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Financial Literacy Tutorials

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Discover Your Roots

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Partnerships with Other Organizations to Explore Our World

California Parks Pass

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Shelf to Shore

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