SRP Events

Join us for a summer filled with various activities and events at the library!

people acting out a scene from a midsummer nights dream


June Events


Shrinky Dink Keychains


Wednesday, June 5th from 2-3pm


Create, Heat, & Shrink! Come and make a keychain, a perfect Father's Day gift.
For ages 5+
Freedom Branch Homework Center

Summer Reading Kick-Off


Saturday, June 8th from 12-4pm


Sign Up for the Summer Reading Program and have a Green Screen Photo Taken. 
For all ages
Main Library

Bob Ross Paint Night for Adults


Tuesday, June 11th from 4:30-7:30pm


Adults! It’s your turn! Paint night with Bob Ross!
Adults
Main Library Meeting Room

It's Slime Time!


Wednesday, June 12th from 2-3pm


Come and learn how to make your own slime.
For ages 5-12
Freedom Branch Library

Puppet Making


Wednesday, June 12th from 4-6pm


Learn to make puppets- its simple and fun for the whole family!
For ages 5+
Main Library Meeting Room

Poetry Circle & Open Mic


Thursday, June 13th from 6-8pm 


Come listen to poets and share your poetry on Open Mic nights.
For ages 14+
Main Library Meeting Room

Family Movie Night (Captain Underpants, PG)


Monday, June 17th starting at 5:30pm


Enjoy a Monday Night Movie with your family in the library.
For all ages
Main Library Storytime Room

The Green Team Show


Tuesday, June 18th from 2-3pm


Star in or just watch a fun show about helping nature. Win prizes in the Eco-Jeopardy Game!
For all ages
Main Library Storytime Room

Step Into the Story


Tuesday, June 18th from 3-5pm 


It's Showtime at the Library - come act out your favorite picture books on video!
For all ages
Main Library Children's Room

Arts & Crafts for Families: Hats & Glasses


Wednesday, June 19th from 6-7pm


Come and make your own hat and glasses.
For all ages
Main Library Meeting Room

Family Movie Night (Bumblebee, PG-13)


Monday, June 24th starting at 5:30pm


Enjoy a Monday Night Movie with your family in the library.
For all ages
Main Library Storytime Room

Traditional Mexican Music by Youth


Tuesday, June 25th from 6-7:30pm


Come see Watsonville youth performing traditional Mexican melodies.
For all ages
Main Library Meeting Room

Fun Tech Day (Virtual Reality)


Wednesday, June 26th from 3-5pm


Come try out our new technology! Participants between 12-18 years old will need to have a waiver signed by their parents to be able to participate.
For ages 12+
Main Library Children's Room

Chris Lopez: Magic


Wednesday, June 26th starting at 6:30pm


It's Showtime at Your Library! Celebrate with Chris Lopez, award winning bilingual magician.
For all ages
Main Library Meeting Room

July Events:



Family Movie Night (The BFG, PG)


Monday, July 1st starting at 5:30pm


Enjoy a Monday Night Movie with your family in the library.
For all ages
Main Library Storytime Room

Great Watsonville Cookie Bake-Off


Saturday, July 6th from 1-3pm


Show off your cookie skills! Join our cookie contest and win!
Bring finished cookies to the library to participate. 
For all ages
Main Library Meeting Room

Family Movie Night (How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, PG)


Monday, July 8th starting at 5:30pm


Enjoy a Monday Night Movie with your family in the library.
For all ages
Main Library Storytime Room

Traditional Mexican Music by Youth


Tuesday, July 9th from 6-7:30pm


Come see Watsonville youth performing traditional Mexican melodies.
For all ages
Main Library Meeting Room

Mask Making


Wednesday, July 10th from 4-6pm


Mask-making for everyone! All ages and skill levels welcome.
For all ages
Main Library Meeting Room

Arts & Crafts for Families: Making Wings


Wednesday, July 10th from 6-7pm 


Explore your creativity, come and make your own wings!
For all ages
Main Library Children's Room

Family Movie Night (Mary Poppins Returns, PG)


Monday, July 15th starting at 5:30pm


Enjoy a Monday Night Movie with your family in the library.
For all ages
Main Library Storytime Room

Arts & Crafts for Families: Painted Rocks


Wednesday July 17th from 2-3pm


Come paint a rock and make your own photo holder.
For ages 5+
Freedom Branch Library

Cascada De Flores


Wednesday, July 17th starting at 6:30pm


"El Abuelo”: a story about the music and dance of Mexico told by Cascada de Flores - and you!
For all ages
Main Library Meeting Room

Apollo 11 Anniversary


Thursday, July 18th from 2-4pm


Before they walked on the moon, they flew at the airport. Watsonville Public Library in partnership with the Watsonville Airport commemorates the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11.
For all ages
Main Library

Rocket Launch @ the Fairgrounds


Friday, July 19th starting at 11am


Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 with a rocket launch at the Fairgrounds.
For all ages
Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds

Paper Airplane Challenge


Saturday, July 20th from 2-4pm


Create and fly paper airplanes, learn about aviation past, present and future.
For ages  6+
Freedom Branch Library

Family Movie Night (Goosebumps 2, PG)


Monday, July 22nd starting at 5:30pm


Enjoy a Monday Night Movie with your family in the library.
For all ages
Main Library Storytime Room

Watsonville Youth Band Summer Concert


Wednesday, July 24th from 5-6pm 


Watsonville's own Youth Band performs rousing music in their summer concert.
For all ages
Main Library Children's Room

Bob Ross Paint Night for Adults


Thursday, July 25th from 4:30-7:30pm 


Adults! It’s your turn! Paint night with Bob Ross!
For adults
Main Library Meeting Room

PJ Storytime


Thursday, July 25th from 6:30-7pm 


Come in your Pajamas for Stories and Fun!
For ages 2-8
Freedom Branch Library

Summer Reading Program Reader's Carnival


Saturday, July 27th from 12-4pm 


Join the show! Films, games, and crafts for all!
For all ages
Main Library

August Events:



Watsonville Film Festival: Short Films


Thursday, August 1st from 2:30-7:30pm 


Missed the Watsonville Film Festival? Well here is your chance to view some of the films.
For all ages
Main Library Meeting Room