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Posted on: February 24, 2021

Dungeons & Dragons Virtual Game

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Miss playing games with your friends? Want to socialize and be creative?

Miss playing games with your friends? Want to socialize and be creative? Feel like experiencing the life of a dwarven warrior? or elven priestess? Defeat an imaginary foe? Charm your enemies? Then roll the dice and learn your fate when you join us for a v...

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Posted on: February 12, 2021

My First Book Club

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Know a virtual learner who would enjoy participating in an engaging book club?

Know a virtual learner who would enjoy participating in an engaging book club? Watsonville Public Library’s “My First Book Club” program meets online weekly to read a picture book, have a discussion, and enjoy a fun activity....

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Posted on: February 1, 2021

Self Care Kit for Teens

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Calling all teens! Looking for a way to decompress and enjoy a delicious treat?

Calling all teens! Looking for a way to decompress and enjoy a delicious treat? Stop by Watsonville Public Library, Main Branch and treat yourself to one of our Chocolate Cake in a Mug kits. Our Self-Care Kits for Teens are available on a first-come, firs...

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Posted on: January 24, 2021

Mobile WiFi Hotspots Available for Checkout

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Need internet access at home? The library now offers mobile Wi-Fi hotspots for checkout.

Interested in checking out a mobile hotspot that will enable you to access the internet and browse the web? Hotspots are now available for check out at the Watsonville Public Library. Easily connect to the Internet using any WiFi enabled device such as a ...

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Posted on: January 20, 2021

~ Sign Up for the Library Newsletter ~

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Want to keep up with what's going on at the library? We are excited to announce that you can now sign up to receive the library newsletter by email.

Want to keep up with what’s going on at the library? We are excited to announce that you can now sign up to receive the library newsletter by email ~ you can see the current one on our webpage  and follow the link on that page to sign up. &nb...

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Posted on: February 1, 2021

Library Closed for Presidents' Day

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The Watsonville Public Library will be closed on Monday, February 15th, 2021.

The Main Library will be closed in observance of Presidents' Day on Monday, February 15th, 2021. 

All library materials can be returned in the book drops during the closure. While the library may be closed, all of our online resources: eb...

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Posted on: January 25, 2021

1000 Books Before Kindergarten Beanstack Challenge

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Help your child develop early reading skills with our 1000 Books before Kindergarten reading challenge in Beanstack.

Is your child ready for Kindergarten? Help your child develop early reading skills with our 1000 Books before Kindergarten reading challenge in Beanstack. This program encourages parents to read 1,000 books with their children before age...

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Posted on: January 11, 2021

STEAM Take Home Kits for Youth

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Wanting to STEAM from home? Our STEAM kits are available for pickup at the Main Library, during open hours. Limit one kit per household, while supplies last.

Wanting to STEAM from home? Our STEAM kits are available for pickup at the Main Library, during open hours. Limit one kit per household, while supplies last.

¿Quieres STEAM desde casa? Nuestros kits de STEAM están disponibles para recoger en la biblioteca ...

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Posted on: January 3, 2021

Califas: The Ancestral Journey Display at Main Library

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View the artwork banners from the Califas Legacy Project in the windows of the Main Library Starting January 2021

Attention art enthusiasts ~ Watsonville Public Library will display exhibition banners in celebration of the Califas: The Ancestral Journey / El Viaje Ancestral book in our lobby windows beginning on January 2021 through March 2021. Imag...

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Posted on: January 5, 2021

Fun On the Run: Craft Kits for Adults

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Fun on the Run for Adults: Collage Greeting Card

Make a heartfelt card by hand for a loved one or friend ~ by making a collage greeting card. Pick up one of our Fun on the Run craft kits for adults during open hours. Kits will include: a blank note card, a stamped envelope, a glue stick and material wit...

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Posted on: December 10, 2020

Library Shifts Back to Curbside Service, M-F, 12-6pm

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Due to the increase of COVID cases throughout our community and county, Watsonville Public Library will be shifting back to Curbside Service.

Have you been stopping by the library to pick up library materials lately? Due to the increase of COVID cases throughout our community and county, Watsonville Public Library will be shifting back to Curbside Service. 

Effective, Wednesday, Decembe...

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Posted on: October 19, 2020

#WPLBookstagram Book Recommendations

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Do you have a book recommendation that you would like to share in a visually creative way?

Do you have a book recommendation that you would like to share in a visually creative way? Share your book recommendation among a variety of items that exemplify your reading choice, and make sure to use the #WPLBookstagram hashtag to make your submission...

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Posted on: October 7, 2020

Book Bundles

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Do you need books for your kids but don’t know what to request? Book bundles will now be available for checkout at Watsonville Public Library during curbside hours.

Do you need books for your kids but don’t know what to request? Book bundles will now be available for checkout at Watsonville Public Library during curbside hours: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 12-5pm and Tuesdays and Fridays from 12-7pm.&nbs...

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Posted on: October 5, 2020

Remote Learning Classes - Basic Grammar & Basic Reading

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Know anyone who wants to improve their literacy skills from home? Opportunity to read is offering remote learning classes ~ Basic Reading & Basic Grammar.

Know anyone who wants to improve their literacy skills from home? Opportunity to read is offering remote learning classes ~ Basic Reading & Basic Grammar.

Know anyone who wants to improve their literacy skills from home? Opportunity to read is offering...

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Posted on: October 12, 2020

BrainFuse JobNow Service Available

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Looking for job help? JobNow offers one-on-one assistance in a wide variety of topics related to finding a job, writing a winning resume, and interview coaching.

Looking for job help? JobNow offers one-on-one assistance in a wide variety of topics related to finding a job, writing a winning resume, and interview coaching. Live tutors are available Monday through Sunday from 1-10pm. 

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Posted on: October 8, 2020

BrainFuse Free Online Tutoring Service Available

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Know a virtual learner in need of some homework help? HelpNow by Brainfuse provides homework and live tutoring assistance, test prep services, and FAFSA help.

Know a virtual learner in need of some homework help? HelpNow by Brainfuse provides homework and live tutoring assistance, test prep services, and FAFSA help.

English and Spanish speaking tutors are available Monday through Sunday from 1-10pm for one-on-on...

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Posted on: August 20, 2020

Library Catalog Video Tutorials

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Want to learn how to use the online library catalog? We'll show you tips and tricks for searching as well as placing items on hold in these videos.

Want to learn how to use the online library catalog? We’ll show you tips and tricks for searching as well as placing items on hold in these videos. 

We will cover topics like title, author, keyword, and subjects searches, as well as how to request...

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Posted on: August 5, 2020

Live Virtual Storytimes

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Missing the interactive nature of storytime in person? We are now offering live virtual storytimes on Tuesday evenings, Wednesday mornings, and Thursday mornings.

Bilingual Baby Laptime

Bienvenidos/Welcome ~ Baby Laptime is now live 📺 Help your child (newborn - 2yrs) build early literacy skills as we have fun with songs and stories. Registration required (to get the access link).  

Bienvenidos/Welc...

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Posted on: April 30, 2020

Storytime Kits

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Missing Storytime? You can now bring storytime home with our new storytime kits.

Missing Storytime? You can now bring storytime home with our new storytime kits (bilingual thematic books, songs, and a craft for ages 2-5) ~ available at curbside pickup at the Main Library from 12-4:45pm M-Fri, just drop by and pick one up, no appointme...

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