Calendar of Events - December 2012



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December 1, 2012

(9:30 AM-11:00 AM)
Location: Felton Branch
Trained therapy dogs will be available at the Library to be attentive, non-judgmental reading partners for children reading aloud. Children have individual 20-minute time slots to sit with a dog and read.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Tales to Tails

(9:30 AM-10:00 AM)
Location: Capitola Branch
Trained therapy dogs will be available at the Library to be attentive, non-judgmental reading partners for children reading aloud. Children have individual 20-minute time slots to sit with a dog and read.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Tales to Tails

(10:00 AM-12:00 PM)
Location: Pacific Avenue, in Downtown Santa Cruz
Be a part of the excitement as the Santa Cruz Public Library Precision Book Cart Drill Teams performs a variety of entertaining drills at the Downtown Santa Cruz Holiday Parade. Santa will be joining the fun down Pacific Ave. along with floats, marching bands, fire trucks, horses, and classic cars.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Exhibits, Announcements

(10:00 AM-4:00 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
Mark your calendar for the Scotts Valley Library Holiday Book Sale - Saturday, December 1 from 10am to 4pm, in the Fireside Room. Always a great selection of books, at unbeatable prices!
View similar upcoming events: SCPL Friends, Book Sales, Programs for Adults, Programs for Families

(10:00 AM-11:30 AM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Trained therapy dogs will be available at the Library to be attentive, non-judgmental reading partners for children reading aloud. Children have individual 20-minute time slots to sit with a dog and read.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Tales to Tails

(11:00 AM-3:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Join the Friends of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries in the upstairs Meeting Room at the Downtown Branch for their annual Holiday Book Sale on Saturday December 1st from 11am to 3pm. All books will be gift quality and in the best condition. Proceeds from the Holiday Sale go towards the Santa Cruz Public Libraries. Free gift wrapping!
View similar upcoming events: SCPL Friends, Book Sales, Programs for Adults, Programs for Families

(1:00 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
An opportunity to fulfill school required volunteer hours through service at the library. Please arrive promptly at 1pm and remember your forms!
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Teens

(1:30 PM-2:30 PM)
Location: La Selva Beach Branch
Trained therapy dogs will be available at the Library to be attentive, non-judgmental reading partners for children reading aloud. Children have individual 20-minute time slots to sit with a dog and read.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Tales to Tails

(2:00 PM-3:30 PM)
Location: La Selva Beach Branch
Bring your laptop or share one of ours for this workshop on how to use Ancestry.com in the library. Space limited to 10. To register: 831.427.7700 x6000 or email Melanee at barashm@santacruzpl.org
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Programs for Adults, Programs for Teens

December 2, 2012

(10:30 AM-11:30 AM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Do you need help checking out materials for your Kindle, Nook, iPad, Android, or other device? Come to our eBooks and More class and we’ll show you how it’s done! All ages and knowledge levels welcome. (Come to the front door of the library at 10:30 and we will be watching to let you in. The library is closed at that time.)
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Programs for Adults, Programs for Families

(1:30 PM-4:30 PM)
Location: Live Oak Branch
Come join us for Wii gaming in the Teen Room. Ages 12-18.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Teens

December 3, 2012

(8:00 AM-8:40 AM)
Location: Online
Whether you are looking for old friends, classmates or colleagues or building an elaborate B2C marketing plan, ReferenceUSA has extensive data that can be of value. In this hour long program we will explore the ReferenceUSA consumer and residential data modules. Discussions will include how data is compiled, how to conduct searches from simple to more complex as well as how to manage the results. Attendees will need an internet connection and a phone line to participate. Register for any of the session dates here.
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Programs for Adults

(10:30 AM-11:30 AM)
Location: Garfield Park Branch
Stories, songs, and a craft for ages 3 to 6 years. Approx. 45 minutes.
View similar upcoming events: Storytimes/Laptimes, Programs for Kids

(10:30 AM-11:00 AM)
Location: Aptos Branch
Stories, songs, rhymes, and fingerplays for toddlers 1-3 years, a 20-25 minute program.
View similar upcoming events: Storytimes/Laptimes

(10:30 AM-11:00 AM)
Location: Live Oak Branch
Join us at the Live Oak Library for Preschool Storytime. We'll read books and make a simple craft. Ages 3-6.
View similar upcoming events: Storytimes/Laptimes, Programs for Kids

(12:30 PM-1:30 PM)
Location: Online
Entrepreneurs and business owners will learn how to use ReferenceUSA to find the mission critical information necessary to start, manage and grow a business. Topics include: research prospects and prospective clients, locate hard to find vendors, both locally and nationally, network with other businesses in your area or in your industry, develop relationships with related business for co-branding opportunities, understand community demographics, survey locations for expansion, conduct competitive analysis, locate subject manager experts and professional services, source new employees, find investors, venture capitalists and angels, plan delivery routes and service areas Attendees will need an internet connection and a phone line to participate. Register for any of the session dates here.
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Programs for Adults

(3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Garfield Park Branch
In conjunction with the Santa Cruz County Office of Education, the Santa Cruz Public Libraries are offering free homework assistance at 6 branches. Each Homework Help site is supervised by a California-certified teacher. There is at least one bilingual person at each location. No appointment is necessary. Open to students grade12 and under.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

(3:00 PM-4:30 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
Join us at the Scotts Valley Branch for a knitting party, all you need to do is bring some yarn and knitting needles. All ages are welcome
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Adults, Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

(6:30 PM-8:30 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
Library Joint Powers Board Meeting. View the Current Agenda.
View similar upcoming events: Board Meetings

December 4, 2012

(10:30 AM-11:00 AM)
Location: Branciforte Branch
Join us at the Branciforte Library for our weekly Toddler Storytime. We'll read books, sing songs and play together! Ages 1-3
View similar upcoming events: Storytimes/Laptimes, Programs for Kids, Programs for Families, Early Literacy

(10:30 AM-11:00 AM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
Join us at the Scotts Valley Library for our weekly Preschool Storytime. We'll read books, sing songs and make a simple craft! Ages 3-6.
View similar upcoming events: Storytimes/Laptimes, Programs for Kids, Programs for Families, Early Literacy

(10:30 AM-11:00 AM)
Location: La Selva Beach Branch
Join us at the La Selva Beach Library for Preschool Storytime. We'll read books and make a simple craft. Ages 3-6.
View similar upcoming events: Storytimes/Laptimes, Programs for Kids

(3:00 PM-4:30 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Re-scheduled for December 4th
Transform a humble pine cone into a fantastic winter decoration at this drop in session. One craft is appropriate for ages 10 and up/One craft is appropriate for ages 5 and up.

View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

(3:00 PM-4:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Transform a humble pine cone into a fantastic winter decoration at this drop in session. One craft is appropriate for ages 10 and up/One craft is appropriate for ages 5 and up.
View similar upcoming events: Holidays, Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

(3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Live Oak Branch
In conjunction with the Santa Cruz County Office of Education, the Santa Cruz Public Libraries are offering free homework assistance at 6 branches. Each Homework Help site is supervised by a California-certified teacher. There is at least one bilingual person at each location. No appointment is necessary. Open to students grade12 and under.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

December 5, 2012

(10:30 AM-11:00 AM)
Location: Boulder Creek Branch
Join us at the Boulder Creek Library for our weekly Toddler Storytime. We'll read books, sing songs and play together! Ages 1-3
View similar upcoming events: Storytimes/Laptimes, Programs for Kids, Programs for Families, Early Literacy

(12:30 PM-1:30 PM)
Location: Online
Attendees will learn how to use ReferenceUSA as part of their Career Searching Strategy. Included will be information on the importance of having accurate information for applications and resumes, creating engaging cover letters, assembling a network of references and referrers, finding key persons at a business to act as mentors, building datasets of potential employers based on skill set, work history and preferences as well as how to prepare for interviews and interactions through thorough research. Attendees will need an internet connection and a phone line to participate. Register for any of the session dates here.
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Programs for Adults

(1:00 PM-2:00 PM)
Location: Branciforte Branch
Adults and seniors: Join us at the Branciforte Library on the first Wednesday of the month. Activity and time will be posted soon!
View similar upcoming events: Book Groups-Adult, Programs for Adults

(3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Boulder Creek Branch
In conjunction with the Santa Cruz County Office of Education, the Santa Cruz Public Libraries are offering free homework assistance at 6 branches. Each Homework Help site is supervised by a California-certified teacher. There is at least one bilingual person at each location. No appointment is necessary. Open to students grade12 and under.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

(3:00 PM-4:30 PM)
Location: Capitola Branch
Trained therapy dogs will be available at the Library to be attentive, non-judgmental reading partners for children reading aloud. Children have individual 20-minute time slots to sit with a dog and read.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Tales to Tails

(3:30 PM-5:30 PM)
Location: Branciforte Branch
In conjunction with the Santa Cruz County Office of Education, the Santa Cruz Public Libraries are offering free homework assistance at 6 branches. Each Homework Help site is supervised by a California-certified teacher. There is at least one bilingual person at each location. No appointment is necessary. Open to students grade12 and under.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

December 6, 2012

(10:30 AM-11:15 AM)
Location: Felton Branch
Stories, songs, and activities for 3-5 year olds. A 30-40 minute program.
View similar upcoming events: Storytimes/Laptimes

(10:30 AM-11:00 AM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
Join us at the Scotts Valley Library for our weekly Toddler Storytime. We'll read books, sing songs and play together! Ages 1-3
View similar upcoming events: Storytimes/Laptimes, Programs for Kids, Programs for Families, Early Literacy

(10:30 AM-11:15 AM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Stories, songs, and activities for 3-5 year olds. A 30-40 minute program.
View similar upcoming events: Storytimes/Laptimes, Programs for Kids, Early Literacy

(3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
In conjunction with the Santa Cruz County Office of Education, the Santa Cruz Public Libraries are offering free homework assistance at 6 branches. Each Homework Help site is supervised by a California-certified teacher. There is at least one bilingual person at each location. No appointment is necessary. Open to students grade12 and under.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

(3:00 PM-4:00 PM)
Location: Capitola Branch
Join us on Thursday afternoons @ the Capitola Library!
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

(3:30 PM-5:30 PM)
Location: Aptos Branch
In conjunction with the Santa Cruz County Office of Education, the Santa Cruz Public Libraries are offering free homework assistance at 6 branches. Each Homework Help site is supervised by a California-certified teacher. There is at least one bilingual person at each location. No appointment is necessary. Open to students grade12 and under.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

(4:00 PM-6:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Free homework assistance in Young People's Room on 2nd floor. Bilingual assistance available. No appointment is necessary. Open to students grades 12 and under.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

(6:00 PM-8:00 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
Join us at the Scotts Valley Branch for a monthly meeting of the Scotts Valley Chapter of the Friends of the Library. All are welcome!
View similar upcoming events: SCPL Friends

December 7, 2012

(9:00 AM-10:00 AM)
Location: Online
Designed for the patron new to using ReferenceUSA; this hour-long session will cover all the basics of getting started with ReferenceUSA. The training will cover the Four Essentials anyone, particularly anyone new to ReferenceUSA, would want to know in order to be successful using the resource. This is also a great opportunity for current users to learn some new tips, tricks and techniques. Lots of time will be reserved at the end of the session for questions. Attendees will need an internet connection and a phone line to participate. Register for any of the session dates here.
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Programs for Adults, Programs for Teens

(10:30 AM-11:15 AM)
Location: Capitola Branch
Join us at the Capitola Library for our weekly Preschool Storytime. We'll read books, sing songs and make a simple craft! Ages 3-6.
View similar upcoming events: Storytimes/Laptimes, Programs for Kids, Programs for Families, Early Literacy

(10:30 AM-11:00 AM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Stories, songs, rhymes, and fingerplays for toddlers 1-3 years, a 20-25 minute program.
View similar upcoming events: Storytimes/Laptimes, Programs for Kids, Early Literacy

December 8, 2012

(10:00 AM-11:30 AM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Trained therapy dogs will be available at the Library to be attentive, non-judgmental reading partners for children reading aloud. Children have individual 20-minute time slots to sit with a dog and read.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Tales to Tails

(2:00 PM-3:30 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Children's chess instruction with Gjon Feinstein for students up to 18 years old.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

December 9, 2012

(3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
The Advisory Council of Teens assists the Teen Services Librarian in providing library service to all Santa Cruz County young adults. Participating teens are from all over the county. For more information about the ACT or other volunteer opportunities call Sandi at 831-427-7700 ext 7665. The ACT meets in the 2nd floor meeting room at the Downtown Branch Library. Meetings are normally the 2nd Sunday of the month from 3:00 to 5:00 pm.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Teens

December 10, 2012

(8:00 AM-10:00 AM)
Location: Online
Are you spending too much time speculating about clients and prospects? Come spend forty minutes with us and we’ll show you how to gain an insider’s look at your prospects business using ReferenceUSA – we’ll also share information on building high octane data sets and other strategies like email marketing. Attendees will need an internet connection and a phone line to participate. Register for any of the session dates here.
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Programs for Adults

(10:30 AM-11:00 AM)
Location: Aptos Branch
Stories, songs, rhymes, and fingerplays for toddlers 1-3 years, a 20-25 minute program.
View similar upcoming events: Storytimes/Laptimes

(10:30 AM-11:00 AM)
Location: Live Oak Branch
Join us at the Live Oak Library for Preschool Storytime. We'll read books and make a simple craft. Ages 3-6.
View similar upcoming events: Storytimes/Laptimes, Programs for Kids

(12:30 PM-1:30 PM)
Location: Online
Entrepreneurs and business owners will learn how to use ReferenceUSA to find the mission critical information necessary to start, manage and grow a business. Topics include: research prospects and prospective clients, locate hard to find vendors, both locally and nationally, network with other businesses in your area or in your industry, develop relationships with related business for co-branding opportunities, understand community demographics, survey locations for expansion, conduct competitive analysis, locate subject manager experts and professional services, source new employees, find investors, venture capitalists and angels, plan delivery routes and service areas Attendees will need an internet connection and a phone line to participate. Register for any of the session dates here.
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Programs for Adults

(3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Garfield Park Branch
In conjunction with the Santa Cruz County Office of Education, the Santa Cruz Public Libraries are offering free homework assistance at 6 branches. Each Homework Help site is supervised by a California-certified teacher. There is at least one bilingual person at each location. No appointment is necessary. Open to students grade12 and under.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

(3:00 PM-4:30 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
Join us at the Scotts Valley Branch for a knitting party, all you need to do is bring some yarn and knitting needles. All ages are welcome
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Adults, Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

(6:30 PM-7:30 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
LJPB Finance Sub-committee Meeting. View the current agenda.
View similar upcoming events: Board Meetings

December 11, 2012

(10:30 AM-11:00 AM)
Location: Branciforte Branch
Join us at the Branciforte Library for our weekly Toddler Storytime. We'll read books, sing songs and play together! Ages 1-3
View similar upcoming events: Storytimes/Laptimes, Programs for Kids, Programs for Families, Early Literacy

(10:30 AM-11:00 AM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
Join us at the Scotts Valley Library for our weekly Preschool Storytime. We'll read books, sing songs and make a simple craft! Ages 3-6.
View similar upcoming events: Storytimes/Laptimes, Programs for Kids, Programs for Families, Early Literacy

(10:30 AM-11:00 AM)
Location: La Selva Beach Branch
Join us at the La Selva Beach Library for Preschool Storytime. We'll read books and make a simple craft. Ages 3-6.
View similar upcoming events: Storytimes/Laptimes, Programs for Kids

(3:00 PM-4:30 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Make seasonal decorations out of everyday items at this program. Takes place in the Young People's room.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

(3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Live Oak Branch
In conjunction with the Santa Cruz County Office of Education, the Santa Cruz Public Libraries are offering free homework assistance at 6 branches. Each Homework Help site is supervised by a California-certified teacher. There is at least one bilingual person at each location. No appointment is necessary. Open to students grade12 and under.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

(4:00 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
Trained therapy dogs will be available at the Library to be attentive, non-judgmental reading partners for children reading aloud. Children have individual 20-minute time slots to sit with a dog and read.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Tales to Tails

(7:00 PM-8:00 PM)
Location: Aptos Branch
Willing Suspension Armchair Theater presents "The View From 16 - The Complex Simplicities of Teenhood." It seems that being a teen is always challenging, but never more so than today. Enormous technological developments have wrought significant changes to the world, but especially to the teen world. Join us for an hour of retrospection, introspection, and plain blunt force as we set out to unveil and contrast some of the intensity that exists in the lives of teenagers today.
Original prose and poetry plus selections from published literature will be presented by students from Aptos, Watsonville and Los Gatos High Schools. This presentation being directed by Steven Spike Wong. Admission is free, but donations are welcome.

View similar upcoming events: Exhibits, Programs for Teens

December 12, 2012

(9:30 AM-11:00 AM)
Location: Capitola Branch
Adults and seniors: Join us @ the Capitola Library on the second Wednesday of the month. We'll meet from 9:30 until 11 a.m.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Adults

(10:30 AM-11:00 AM)
Location: Boulder Creek Branch
Join us at the Boulder Creek Library for our weekly Toddler Storytime. We'll read books, sing songs and play together! Ages 1-3
View similar upcoming events: Storytimes/Laptimes, Programs for Kids, Programs for Families, Early Literacy

(12:30 PM-1:30 PM)
Location: Online
Attendees will learn how to use ReferenceUSA as part of their Career Searching Strategy. Included will be information on the importance of having accurate information for applications and resumes, creating engaging cover letters, assembling a network of references and referrers, finding key persons at a business to act as mentors, building datasets of potential employers based on skill set, work history and preferences as well as how to prepare for interviews and interactions through thorough research. Attendees will need an internet connection and a phone line to participate. Register for any of the session dates here.
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Programs for Adults

(3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Boulder Creek Branch
In conjunction with the Santa Cruz County Office of Education, the Santa Cruz Public Libraries are offering free homework assistance at 6 branches. Each Homework Help site is supervised by a California-certified teacher. There is at least one bilingual person at each location. No appointment is necessary. Open to students grade12 and under.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

(3:30 PM-5:30 PM)
Location: Branciforte Branch
In conjunction with the Santa Cruz County Office of Education, the Santa Cruz Public Libraries are offering free homework assistance at 6 branches. Each Homework Help site is supervised by a California-certified teacher. There is at least one bilingual person at each location. No appointment is necessary. Open to students grade12 and under.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

December 13, 2012

(10:30 AM-11:30 AM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
Join us at the Scotts Valley Library for our weekly Toddler Storytime. We'll read books, sing songs and finger-plays! Ages 1-3 There are 2 sessions: Storytime 1 is 10:30 to 11:00am Storytime 2 is 11:00 to 11:30am You may choose to play first in the children's play area, or listen to the story first.
View similar upcoming events: Storytimes/Laptimes, Programs for Kids, Programs for Families, Early Literacy

(10:30 AM-12:00 PM)
Location: La Selva Beach Branch
The Adult book discussion group meets the 2nd Thursday of the month to discuss contemporary fiction. Selections are based on the preferences of individuals in the book group. Join us by dropping by, or call (831) 427-7710 for more information.
View similar upcoming events: Book Groups-Adult

(10:30 AM-11:15 AM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Stories, songs, and activities for 3-5 year olds. A 30-40 minute program.
View similar upcoming events: Storytimes/Laptimes, Programs for Kids, Early Literacy

(10:30 AM-11:15 AM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Stories, songs, and activities for 3-5 year olds. A 30-40 minute program.
View similar upcoming events: Storytimes/Laptimes, Programs for Kids, Early Literacy

(3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
In conjunction with the Santa Cruz County Office of Education, the Santa Cruz Public Libraries are offering free homework assistance at 6 branches. Each Homework Help site is supervised by a California-certified teacher. There is at least one bilingual person at each location. No appointment is necessary. Open to students grade12 and under.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

(3:00 PM-4:00 PM)
Location: Capitola Branch
Join us on Thursday afternoons @ the Capitola Library!
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

(3:00 PM-4:30 PM)
Location: Garfield Park Branch
Learn to make seasonal decorations out of everyday items. For kids ages 10 and up.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

(3:30 PM-5:30 PM)
Location: Aptos Branch
In conjunction with the Santa Cruz County Office of Education, the Santa Cruz Public Libraries are offering free homework assistance at 6 branches. Each Homework Help site is supervised by a California-certified teacher. There is at least one bilingual person at each location. No appointment is necessary. Open to students grade12 and under.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

(4:00 PM-6:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Free homework assistance in Young People's Room on 2nd floor. Bilingual assistance available. No appointment is necessary. Open to students grades 12 and under.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

December 14, 2012

(9:00 AM-10:00 AM)
Location: Online
Designed for the patron new to using ReferenceUSA; this hour-long session will cover all the basics of getting started with ReferenceUSA. The training will cover the Four Essentials anyone, particularly anyone new to ReferenceUSA, would want to know in order to be successful using the resource. This is also a great opportunity for current users to learn some new tips, tricks and techniques. Lots of time will be reserved at the end of the session for questions. Attendees will need an internet connection and a phone line to participate. Register for any of the session dates here.
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Programs for Adults, Programs for Teens

(10:30 AM-11:00 AM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Stories, songs, rhymes, and fingerplays for toddlers 1-3 years, a 20-25 minute program.
View similar upcoming events: Storytimes/Laptimes, Programs for Kids, Early Literacy

(10:30 AM-11:15 AM)
Location: Capitola Branch
Join us at the Capitola Library for our weekly Preschool Storytime. We'll read books, sing songs and make a simple craft! Ages 3-6.
View similar upcoming events: Storytimes/Laptimes, Programs for Kids, Programs for Families, Early Literacy

December 15, 2012

(9:30 AM-11:00 AM)
Location: Felton Branch
Trained therapy dogs will be available at the Library to be attentive, non-judgmental reading partners for children reading aloud. Children have individual 20-minute time slots to sit with a dog and read.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Tales to Tails

(10:00 AM-11:30 AM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Trained therapy dogs will be available at the Library to be attentive, non-judgmental reading partners for children reading aloud. Children have individual 20-minute time slots to sit with a dog and read.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Tales to Tails

(1:00 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
An opportunity to fulfill school required volunteer hours through service at the library. Please arrive promptly at 1pm and remember your forms!
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Teens

(1:30 PM-2:30 PM)
Location: La Selva Beach Branch
Trained therapy dogs will be available at the Library to be attentive, non-judgmental reading partners for children reading aloud. Children have individual 20-minute time slots to sit with a dog and read.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Tales to Tails

(2:00 PM-3:30 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Children's chess instruction with Gjon Feinstein for students up to 18 years old.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

December 16, 2012

(1:30 PM-4:30 PM)
Location: Live Oak Branch
No Wii today. We will resume January 20, 2013.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Teens

December 17, 2012

(8:00 AM-8:40 AM)
Location: Online
Whether you are looking for old friends, classmates or colleagues or building an elaborate B2C marketing plan, ReferenceUSA has extensive data that can be of value. In this hour long program we will explore the ReferenceUSA consumer and residential data modules. Discussions will include how data is compiled, how to conduct searches from simple to more complex as well as how to manage the results. Attendees will need an internet connection and a phone line to participate. Register for any of the session dates here.
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Programs for Adults

(12:30 PM-1:30 PM)
Location: Online
Entrepreneurs and business owners will learn how to use ReferenceUSA to find the mission critical information necessary to start, manage and grow a business. Topics include: research prospects and prospective clients, locate hard to find vendors, both locally and nationally, network with other businesses in your area or in your industry, develop relationships with related business for co-branding opportunities, understand community demographics, survey locations for expansion, conduct competitive analysis, locate subject manager experts and professional services, source new employees, find investors, venture capitalists and angels, plan delivery routes and service areas Attendees will need an internet connection and a phone line to participate. Register for any of the session dates here.
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Programs for Adults

(3:00 PM-4:30 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
Join us at the Scotts Valley Branch for a knitting party, all you need to do is bring some yarn and knitting needles. All ages are welcome
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Adults, Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

December 19, 2012

(12:30 PM-1:30 PM)
Location: Online
Attendees will learn how to use ReferenceUSA as part of their Career Searching Strategy. Included will be information on the importance of having accurate information for applications and resumes, creating engaging cover letters, assembling a network of references and referrers, finding key persons at a business to act as mentors, building datasets of potential employers based on skill set, work history and preferences as well as how to prepare for interviews and interactions through thorough research. Attendees will need an internet connection and a phone line to participate. Register for any of the session dates here.
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Programs for Adults

(1:00 PM-2:00 PM)
Location: Branciforte Branch
Branciforte Library Book Club meets every third Wednesday of the month from 1:00 - 2:00pm. Book selections are from the Library's Book Club kits. This month, we'll be discussing The Confessions of Max Tivoli. Join us for a lively discussion!
View similar upcoming events: Book Groups-Adult

(3:00 PM-4:30 PM)
Location: Capitola Branch
Trained therapy dogs will be available at the Library to be attentive, non-judgmental reading partners for children reading aloud. Children have individual 20-minute time slots to sit with a dog and read.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Tales to Tails

December 20, 2012

(12:10 PM-12:50 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
This Thursday, the Friends of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries and the Santa Cruz County Branch of the Music Teachers' Association of California will present Munching With Mozart & Friends: These are a Few of My Favorite Things featuring Nicki Kerns playing piano.
Join us to hear pieces by Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein, Leonard Bernstein & Stephen Sondheim, Claude-Michel Schonberg, Vince Guaraldi, Nicki Kerns, Zez Confrey, Dave Brubeck and other favorites!

View similar upcoming events: Music, Programs for Adults, Programs for Families

(1:00 PM-2:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
The Downtown Library Book Discussion Group will read The Dressmaker of Khair Khana by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon for its December 20th selection. The group meets every third Thursday at 1pm. All over 18 years old are welcome. Ask at the reference desk for the location of the meeting room. Copies of the book are available on request at the Circulation Desk. No need to check it out, just return it at the discussion. For more information contact Barbara Snider at 427-7706 x7660.
View similar upcoming events: Book Groups-Adult

December 21, 2012

(9:00 AM-10:00 AM)
Location: Online
Designed for the patron new to using ReferenceUSA; this hour-long session will cover all the basics of getting started with ReferenceUSA. The training will cover the Four Essentials anyone, particularly anyone new to ReferenceUSA, would want to know in order to be successful using the resource. This is also a great opportunity for current users to learn some new tips, tricks and techniques. Lots of time will be reserved at the end of the session for questions. Attendees will need an internet connection and a phone line to participate. Register for any of the session dates here.
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Programs for Adults, Programs for Teens

December 22, 2012

(2:00 PM-3:30 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Children's chess instruction with Gjon Feinstein for students up to 18 years old.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

December 24, 2012

(8:00 AM-8:00 PM)
Location: All Branches
All Library Branches will be closed December 24 - 25 for the Christmas holiday.
View similar upcoming events: Holidays

December 25, 2012

(8:00 AM-8:00 PM)
Location: All Branches
All Library Branches will be closed December 24 - 25 for the Christmas holiday.
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December 29, 2012

(2:00 PM-3:30 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Children's chess instruction with Gjon Feinstein for students up to 18 years old.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

December 31, 2012

(8:00 AM-8:00 PM)
Location: All Branches
All Library Branches will be closed December 31 and January 1 for the New Years Day holiday.
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