Calendar of Events - July 2013



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July 1, 2013

(10:30 AM-11:30 AM)
Location: Aptos Branch
Join us at the Aptos 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-11:30 AM)
Location: Live Oak Branch
Join in Summer Reading fun. Preschool storytime and craft. Siblings welcome.
View similar upcoming events: Storytimes/Laptimes, Programs for Kids, Summer Reading

(1:00 PM-2:00 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.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: Garfield Park Branch
Come and help weed & water the library's vegetable garden.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Families, Programs for Teens, Summer Reading for Adults, Summer Reading

(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

(6:00 PM-8:00 PM)
Location: Aptos Branch
Join us for the Family Movie -- tonight at Aptos, it's "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs"
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Families, Summer Reading

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

July 2, 2013

(10:30 AM-11:30 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-11:30 AM)
Location: La Selva Beach Branch
for 3- to 6-year-olds, a 30-40 minute program
View similar upcoming events: Storytimes/Laptimes, Programs for Kids, Summer Reading

(1:30 PM-2:30 PM)
Location: Felton Branch
Play with Your Food - Make a spaghetti and Marshmallow structure.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Summer Reading, Arts & Crafts

(2:00 PM-4:00 PM)
Location: Boulder Creek Branch
Join us for a messy crafts afternoon! We will have a summer-long project of Altered Books, or the chance to make individual works of art each week. Children under 9 will need an adult to help them.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Adults, Programs for Kids, Programs for Families, Programs for Teens, Summer Reading, Arts & Crafts

(2:00 PM-3:30 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Science crafts & activities from common household materials. Space is limited and registration is required - sign up now!
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Summer Reading, Arts & Crafts

(3:30 PM-4:30 PM)
Location: Aptos Branch
For ages 6 and up
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

July 3, 2013

(10:30 AM-11:30 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

(1:00 PM-2:00 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

(1:30 PM-2:30 PM)
Location: Live Oak Branch
Play with Your Food - Make a spaghetti and Marshmallow structure.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Summer Reading, Arts & Crafts

(3:00 PM-4:00 PM)
Location: Branciforte Branch
Join us at the Branciforte Library for a craft project! Ages 5 and up, please!
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Families, Summer Reading, Arts & Crafts

(3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
Join us for a sharing day and show your pictures and videos on the big screen. Edit pictures and print out your favorite shots.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens, Summer Reading

July 4, 2013

(8:00 AM-8:00 PM)
Location: All Branches
All branches will be closed Thursday, July 4th for the Independence Day Holiday.
View similar upcoming events: Holidays

(10:00 AM-11:00 AM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
The Library is closed. Happy 4th July!
View similar upcoming events: Storytimes/Laptimes

July 5, 2013

(9:00 AM-10:00 AM)
Location: online
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

(10:30 AM-11:30 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

(2:30 PM-3:30 PM)
Location: Capitola Branch
Join us at the Capitola Library on Friday afternoons for a craft project! Ages 5 and older, please!
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Families, Summer Reading, Arts & Crafts

July 6, 2013

(10:00 AM-12:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Bring out the poet within. In the poetry circle we'll write new works in a supportive and fun environment. All levels and ages are encouraged. Led by Magdalena Montagne.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Adults, EXPLORE series

(11:00 AM-12:00 PM)
Location: Boulder Creek Branch
A unique fun-filled Vaudeville-style Western Comedy Act complete with Trick Roping, Whip Cracking, Music and Lots of Surprises! Performance starts at 11am and will be in our amphitheater. Audience limit of 100.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Adults, Programs for Kids, Programs for Families, Programs for Teens, Summer Reading

(3:30 PM-4:30 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
A unique fun-filled Vaudeville-style Western Comedy Act complete with Trick Roping, Whip Cracking, Music and Lots of Surprises! Performance starts at 3:30pm. Audience limit of 70.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Adults, Programs for Kids, Programs for Families, Programs for Teens, Summer Reading

July 7, 2013

(10:30 AM-11:30 AM)
Location: Live Oak 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

(1:00 PM-4:30 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Sign up for a computer coach to help you get familiar with tech basics! Our volunteer computer wizard will help you navigate such unfamiliar territory as learning how to set up an email account, creating passwords, searching the internet, completing online applications and more. By appointment; sign-up sheets for 30-minute sessions will be available at the Reference Desk.
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Programs for Adults

(1:00 PM-3:00 PM)
Location: Live Oak Branch
Play with Your Food - Make a spaghetti and Marshmallow structure.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Summer Reading, Arts & Crafts

July 8, 2013

(10:30 AM-11:30 AM)
Location: Aptos Branch
Join us at the Aptos 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-11:30 AM)
Location: Live Oak Branch
Join in Summer Reading fun. Preschool storytime and craft. Siblings welcome.
View similar upcoming events: Storytimes/Laptimes, Programs for Kids, Summer Reading

(11:00 AM-12:00 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
In this class we'll cover the basics of using your iPad, such as why you need an Apple ID, what the buttons do, what an app is, how to connect to wireless Internet, and how to change your notifications.
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Programs for Adults

(1:00 PM-2:00 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.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: Garfield Park Branch
Come and help weed & water the library's vegetable garden.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Families, Programs for Teens, Summer Reading for Adults, Summer Reading

(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

July 9, 2013

(10:30 AM-11:30 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: La Selva Beach Branch
For ages 3-6.
View similar upcoming events: Storytimes/Laptimes, Programs for Kids, Summer Reading

(12:00 PM-1:00 PM)
Location: online
Data Visualization is the next BIG thing in data. Going beyond static lists of information, ReferenceUSA can help you ‘visualize’ data elements on a map. The ReferenceUSA mapping tools give you a new and powerful way to better understand the landscape. Learn how to build a map to display results and how to manipulate the mapping tools to your advantage. 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

(1:30 PM-2:30 PM)
Location: Felton Branch
Part 1 - Make a plaster mask of your own face. We will paint and decorate the masks on July 16. Registration is required. Sign up now.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Summer Reading, Arts & Crafts

(2:00 PM-4:00 PM)
Location: Boulder Creek Branch
Join us for a messy crafts afternoon! We will have a summer-long project of Altered Books, or the chance to make individual works of art each week. Children under 9 will need an adult to help them.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Adults, Programs for Kids, Programs for Families, Programs for Teens, Summer Reading, Arts & Crafts

(2:00 PM-3:30 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Learn how to make your own kites for flying on the beach.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Summer Reading, Arts & Crafts

(3:30 PM-4:30 PM)
Location: Aptos Branch
For ages 6 and up
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.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Early Literacy, Tales to Tails

(7:00 PM-9:00 PM)
Location: Aptos Branch
Two college grads learn that most of the carbon in their bodies is from corn. They decide to grow corn using the subsidized industrial model and follow it into the food system. Part of the Food for Thought! 2013 Summer Film Series.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Films, Programs for Adults, Summer Reading

July 10, 2013

(10:30 AM-11:30 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

(1:00 PM-2:30 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Random and ever changing crafts for kids.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Summer Reading, Arts & Crafts

(1:00 PM-2:00 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

(1:30 PM-2:30 PM)
Location: Live Oak Branch
Part 1 - Make a plaster mask of your own face. We will paint and decorate the masks on July 17. Registration is required. Sign up now.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Summer Reading, Arts & Crafts

(3:00 PM-4:00 PM)
Location: Branciforte Branch
Join us at the Branciforte Library for a craft project! Ages 5 and up, please!
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Families, Summer Reading, Arts & Crafts

(3:00 PM-4:30 PM)
Location: Garfield Park Branch
Random and ever changing crafts for ages 2 to 10 year olds.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Summer Reading, Arts & Crafts

(3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
Join us for a series of activities and talks about electronic music, video and gaming.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens, Summer Reading

July 11, 2013

(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, Programs for Adults

(10:30 AM-11:30 AM)
Location: Downtown Branch
A forty-five minute program incorporating books, songs, and a craft for children 2 to 5 years old.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Early Literacy

(10:30 AM-11:00 AM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
A 30 min. program of stories and songs for children 2-5 yr.
View similar upcoming events: Storytimes/Laptimes, Programs for Kids, Early Literacy

(11:45 AM-1:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Sell to the World, Part One (eBay) is part of the Small Business Brown Bag Series, a collection of free, hour-long workshops designed to support small businesses. Bring your lunch and join us in the upstairs meeting room at the Downtown Branch Library for these great seminars. Pre-registration is required.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Adults, Business Workshops

(1:00 PM-3:00 PM)
Location: Aptos Branch
Adult & child (over 9) pairs only. Learn how to make roses, leaves & borders. Registration is required. Sign up now.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Families, Summer Reading, Arts & Crafts

(2:00 PM-4:00 PM)
Location: Garfield Park Branch
A two part papier mache craft where we will make Tiki masks for displays. This program is part of a series. Please register for the first occurrence of this event.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens, Summer Reading, Arts & Crafts

(3:30 PM-4:30 PM)
Location: Aptos 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.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Tales to Tails, Literacy

(4:00 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Garfield Park Branch
Come and help weed & water the library's vegetable garden.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Families, Summer Reading for Adults, Summer Reading

July 12, 2013

(9:00 AM-10:00 AM)
Location: online
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

(10:30 AM-11:30 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

(2:30 PM-3:30 PM)
Location: Capitola Branch
Join us at the Capitola Library on Friday afternoons for a craft project! Ages 5 and older, please!
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Families, Summer Reading, Arts & Crafts

July 13, 2013

(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.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Early Literacy, Tales to Tails

(11:30 AM-12:30 PM)
Location: Boulder Creek 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.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Early Literacy, Tales to Tails

(1:00 PM-3:00 PM)
Location: Aptos Branch
Bring out the poet within. In the poetry circle we'll write new works in a supportive and fun environment. All levels and ages are encouraged. Led by Magdalena Montagne.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Adults, EXPLORE series

(1:00 PM-3:00 PM)
Location: Boulder Creek Branch
Join us making castles with dragons this afternoon! Children under 8 yr will need an adult to help them.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Families, Summer Reading

(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

(3:00 PM-4:30 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
An award-winning exploration of colony collapse disorder in bees, what’s causing it, and the sometimes quirky bee keepers trying to keep their hives alive. Part of the Food for Thought! 2013 Summer Film Series.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Films, Programs for Adults, Summer Reading for Adults

July 14, 2013

(1:30 PM-3:00 PM)
Location: Live Oak Branch
Play with Your Food - Make a Bean Mandala. For ages 3 and up.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Summer Reading, Arts & Crafts

July 15, 2013

(10:30 AM-11:30 AM)
Location: Aptos Branch
Join us at the Aptos 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-11:30 AM)
Location: Live Oak Branch
Join in Summer Reading fun. Preschool storytime and craft. Siblings welcome. For ages 3 to 5.
View similar upcoming events: Storytimes/Laptimes, Summer Reading

(1:00 PM-2:00 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.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: Garfield Park Branch
Come and help weed & water the library's vegetable garden.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Families, Programs for Teens, Summer Reading for Adults, Summer Reading

(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: Downtown Branch
UCSC professor Michael Warren will be discussing the plays of the summer Shakespeare Santa Cruz season: The Taming of the Shrew and Henry V.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Adults, Summer Reading for Adults

July 16, 2013

(10:30 AM-11:30 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-11:30 AM)
Location: La Selva Beach Branch
Join us at the La Selva Beach Library for a special summer magic show featuring our local surfing magician! Bring your imagination and sense of wonder.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Summer Reading

(12:00 PM-1:00 PM)
Location: online
Ever wonder how marketers and advertisers ‘target’ specific messages to you? Find out how you access the same type of data for your neighborhood or city. Anyone who is interested in understanding the purchase preferences of a community will find this data both interesting and informative. Learn how to navigate this section of ReferenceUSA and then apply the data to your needs. 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

(1:30 PM-2:30 PM)
Location: Felton Branch
We will paint and decorate the masks you made last week. Sign up required. This program is part of a series. Please register for the first occurrence of this event on July 9th.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Summer Reading, Arts & Crafts

(2:00 PM-4:00 PM)
Location: Boulder Creek Branch
Join us for a messy crafts afternoon! We will have a summer-long project of Altered Books, or the chance to make individual works of art each week. Children under 9 will need an adult to help them.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Adults, Programs for Kids, Programs for Families, Programs for Teens, Summer Reading, Arts & Crafts

(3:30 PM-4:30 PM)
Location: Aptos Branch
For ages 6 and up
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

(4:30 PM-5:30 PM)
Location: Branciforte Branch
Bring your stuffed animal to the Branciforte Library and enjoy an early evening storytime. Your furry friend will spend the night and hopefully have quite an adventure! You will be able to pick up your furry friend on Thursday, July 18th at 10:30 a.m. We'll have pictures of the fun sleepover to share with you.
View similar upcoming events: Storytimes/Laptimes, Programs for Kids, Programs for Families, Summer Reading

(7:00 PM-9:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Three New Yorkers answer a craigslist ad and try a vegan diet for six weeks. A comedic look at their journey and an overview of the health, environmental, and animal welfare benefits. Part of the Food for Thought! 2013 Summer Film Series.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Films, Programs for Adults, Summer Reading for Adults

July 17, 2013

(10:30 AM-11:30 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

(1:00 PM-2:30 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Random and ever changing crafts for kids, ages 3 - 10.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Summer Reading, Arts & Crafts

(1:00 PM-3:00 PM)
Location: Aptos Branch
A writing group for adults that gathers every third Wednesday of each month. Writers offer support and suggestions to each other. All styles and genres of writing are welcome.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Adults

(1:00 PM-2:00 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

(1:30 PM-2:30 PM)
Location: Branciforte Branch
Branciforte Library Book Club meets every third Wednesday of the month from 1:30 - 2:30pm. Book selections are from the Library's Book Club kits. Join us for a lively discussion! This month's book is "Mennonite in a Little Black Dress" by Rhoda Janzen.
View similar upcoming events: Book Groups-Adult, Programs for Adults, Literacy

(1:30 PM-2:30 PM)
Location: Live Oak Branch
Part 2 - Paint and decorate your mask. This program is part of a series. Please register for the first occurrence of this event on July 10th.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Summer Reading, Arts & Crafts

(3:00 PM-4:00 PM)
Location: Branciforte Branch
Join us at the Branciforte Library for a craft project! Ages 5 and up, please!
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Families, Summer Reading, Arts & Crafts

(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.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Early Literacy, Tales to Tails

(3:00 PM-4:30 PM)
Location: Garfield Park Branch
Random and ever changing crafts for ages 2 to 10 year olds.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Summer Reading, Arts & Crafts

(3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
Join us for a series of activities and talks about electronic music, video and gaming. For ages 10 - 18.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens, Summer Reading

(4:00 PM-5:30 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Do you want to know more about your computer than how to turn it on? On the third Wednesday of each month seniors gather to share what they know, don't know, and want to know about computers. The groups is led by computer instructor, David Shaw, and topics are chosen by the group. Beginners are welcome.
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Programs for Adults

July 18, 2013

(10:30 AM-11:30 AM)
Location: Branciforte Branch
Time to pick up your furry friend from his or her sleepover adventure! We'll have pictures of the fun sleepover to share with you at 10:30 a.m.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Families, Summer Reading

(10:30 AM-11:30 AM)
Location: Downtown Branch
A forty-five minute program incorporating books, songs, and a craft for children 2 to 5 years old.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Early Literacy

(10:30 AM-11:00 AM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
A 30 min. program of stories and songs for children 2-5 yr.
View similar upcoming events: Storytimes/Laptimes, Programs for Kids, Early Literacy

(12:10 PM-12:50 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Munching with Mozart and Friends is a free monthly noontime concert series at the Downtown Branch. Join us at 12:10 to hear July 4th Favorites with William Kenville on piano.
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 Spartina by John Casey for its July 18th selection. The group meets every third Thursday at 1pm. All over 18 years old are welcome. We meet in the Small Conference Room on the 1st floor of the library. For more information, call (831) 427-7713.
View similar upcoming events: Book Groups-Adult, Programs for Adults

(2:00 PM-4:00 PM)
Location: Garfield Park Branch
A two part papier mache craft where we will make Tiki masks for displays. This program is part of a series. Please register for the first occurrence of this event on July 11th.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Summer Reading, Arts & Crafts

(4:00 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Garfield Park Branch
Come and help weed & water the library's vegetable garden.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Families, Programs for Teens, Summer Reading for Adults, Summer Reading

July 19, 2013

(9:00 AM-10:00 AM)
Location: online
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

(10:30 AM-11:30 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

(2:30 PM-3:30 PM)
Location: Capitola Branch
Join us at the Capitola Library on Friday afternoons for a craft project! Ages 5 and older, please!
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Families, Summer Reading, Arts & Crafts

July 20, 2013

(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.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Early Literacy, 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.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Early Literacy, Tales to Tails

(11:00 AM-12:00 PM)
Location: Aptos 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.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Tales to Tails, Literacy

(11:30 AM-12:30 PM)
Location: Boulder Creek 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.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Early Literacy, Tales to Tails

(1:00 PM-4:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Come watch local teen talent storm the stage at the Downtown Library.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Music, Programs for Kids, Programs for Families, Programs for Teens, Summer Reading

(1:00 PM-4:00 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
Can't make it into Santa Cruz? See the Battle of the Bands live streaming at Scotts Valley Library! Or watch it from your own computer.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Music, Programs for Kids, Programs for Families, Programs for Teens, Summer Reading

(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.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Early Literacy, Tales to Tails

(2:00 PM-4:00 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
Bring out the poet within. In the poetry circle we'll write new works in a supportive and fun environment. All levels and ages are encouraged. Led by Magdalena Montagne.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Adults, EXPLORE series

(2:00 PM-4:00 PM)
Location: Boulder Creek Branch
Bored with your backpack? Want something new to carry your books? Come in and decorate a new canvas book bag (bag provided). Children under 9 yr. will need an adult to help them. Registration is required. Sign up now!
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens, Summer Reading, Arts & Crafts

July 21, 2013

(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

(1:00 PM-4:30 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Sign up for a computer coach to help you get familiar with tech basics! Our volunteer computer wizard will help you navigate such unfamiliar territory as learning how to set up an email account, creating passwords, searching the internet, completing online applications and more. By appointment; sign-up sheets for 30-minute sessions will be available at the Reference Desk.
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Programs for Adults

(1:30 PM-3:00 PM)
Location: Live Oak Branch
Play with Your Food - Make a Sandwich and Write a story.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Summer Reading, Arts & Crafts

July 22, 2013

(10:30 AM-11:30 AM)
Location: Aptos Branch
Join us at the Aptos 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-11:30 AM)
Location: Live Oak Branch
Long time SCPL favorites, Bob & Liz will captivate young audiences with their stories and songs.
View similar upcoming events: Storytimes/Laptimes, Programs for Kids, Summer Reading

(1:00 PM-2:00 PM)
Location: Aptos 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.
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Programs for Adults

(2:00 PM-3:00 PM)
Location: Garfield Park Branch
Long time SCPL favorites, Bob & Liz will captivate young audiences with their stories and songs.
View similar upcoming events: Storytimes/Laptimes, Programs for Kids, Summer Reading

(3:00 PM-4:30 PM)
Location: Garfield Park Branch
Come and help weed & water the library's vegetable garden.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Families, Programs for Teens, Summer Reading for Adults, Summer Reading

(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: Downtown Branch
LJPB Finance Subcommittee Meeting
View similar upcoming events: Board Meetings

July 23, 2013

(10:30 AM-11:30 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-11:30 AM)
Location: La Selva Beach Branch
Long time SCPL favorites, Bob & Liz will captivate young audiences with their stories and songs.
View similar upcoming events: Storytimes/Laptimes, Programs for Kids, Summer Reading

(12:00 PM-1:00 PM)
Location: online
Data Visualization is the next BIG thing in data. Going beyond static lists of information, ReferenceUSA can help you ‘visualize’ data elements on a map. The ReferenceUSA mapping tools give you a new and powerful way to better understand the landscape. Learn how to build a map to display results and how to manipulate the mapping tools to your advantage. 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

(1:30 PM-2:30 PM)
Location: Felton Branch
Long time SCPL favorites, Bob & Liz will captivate young audiences with their stories and songs.
View similar upcoming events: Storytimes/Laptimes, Programs for Kids, Summer Reading

(2:00 PM-4:00 PM)
Location: Boulder Creek Branch
Join us for a messy crafts afternoon! We will have a summer-long project of Altered Books, or the chance to make individual works of art each week. Children under 9 will need an adult to help them.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Adults, Programs for Kids, Programs for Families, Programs for Teens, Summer Reading, Arts & Crafts

(2:00 PM-3:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Bored with your backpack? Want something new to carry your books? Come in and decorate a new canvas book bag (bag provided). Children under 9 yr. will need an adult to help them. Registration is required. Sign up now!
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens, Summer Reading, Arts & Crafts

(3:30 PM-4:30 PM)
Location: Aptos Branch
For ages 6 and up
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.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Early Literacy, Tales to Tails

(7:00 PM-9:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
A Manhattan family attempts to reduce their environmental impact to zero for a year, primarily through diet, energy use, and no garbage. Part of the Food for Thought! 2013 Summer Film Series.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Films, Programs for Adults, Summer Reading for Adults

July 24, 2013

(10:30 AM-11:30 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

(1:00 PM-2:30 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Random and ever changing crafts for kids ages 3 - 10.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Summer Reading, Arts & Crafts

(1:00 PM-2:30 PM)
Location: Aptos Branch
Learn how to make ice cream! For ages 4 - 18. Registration is required. Sign up now!
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens, Summer Reading

(1:00 PM-2:00 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: 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.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

(1:30 PM-2:30 PM)
Location: Live Oak Branch
Make a Book Bag for all your Delicious Summer Reading. For ages 4 - 18. Registration is required. Sign up now!
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens, Summer Reading, Arts & Crafts

(3:00 PM-4:00 PM)
Location: Branciforte Branch
Join us at the Branciforte Library for a craft project! Ages 5 and up, please!
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Families, Summer Reading, Arts & Crafts

(3:00 PM-4:30 PM)
Location: Garfield Park Branch
Random and ever changing crafts for ages 2 to 10 year olds.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Summer Reading, Arts & Crafts

(3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
Join us for a series of activities and talks about electronic music, video and gaming. For ages 10 - 18.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens, Summer Reading

(6:15 PM-7:30 PM)
Location: Felton Branch
Reading in the Redwoods book group meets monthly at the Felton Library on the fourth Wednesday, reading contemporary books chosen by the members. Copies of each month's book are available at the Felton branch library. For more information call 427-7708 or drop by the branch. The branch is closed after 6 pm but the front door will be open. To be added to our book group email list please call 831-420-1345. This month's selection is The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot.
View similar upcoming events: Book Groups-Adult, Programs for Adults

July 25, 2013

(10:30 AM-11:30 AM)
Location: La Selva Beach Branch
The Passionate Readers meets the 4th 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, Programs for Adults

(10:30 AM-11:30 AM)
Location: Downtown Branch
A forty-five minute program incorporating books, songs, and a craft for children 2 to 5 years old.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Early Literacy

(10:30 AM-11:00 AM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
A 30 min. program of stories and songs for children 2-5 yr.
View similar upcoming events: Storytimes/Laptimes, Programs for Kids, Early Literacy

(2:00 PM-3:30 PM)
Location: Garfield Park Branch
Bored with your backpack? want something new to carry your books? Come in and decorate a new canvas book bag (bag provided). For ages 5 - 18. Registration is required. Sign up now!
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens, Summer Reading, Arts & Crafts

(3:30 PM-4:30 PM)
Location: Aptos 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.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Tales to Tails, Literacy

(4:00 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Garfield Park Branch
Come and help weed & water the library's vegetable garden.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens, Summer Reading for Adults, Summer Reading

July 26, 2013

(9:00 AM-10:00 AM)
Location: online
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

(10:30 AM-11:30 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

(2:30 PM-3:30 PM)
Location: Capitola Branch
Join us at the Capitola Library on Friday afternoons for a craft project! Ages 5 and older, please!
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Families, Summer Reading, Arts & Crafts

July 27, 2013

(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.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Early Literacy, Tales to Tails

(11:30 AM-12:30 PM)
Location: Boulder Creek 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.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Early Literacy, Tales to Tails

(1:00 PM-3:00 PM)
Location: Boulder Creek Branch
Come and have fun exploring science! Children under 10 will need an adult with them. Registration is required. Sign up now!
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens, Summer Reading

(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

(3:00 PM-4:45 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
Join us for the classic movie "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory", starring Gene Wilder. A poor boy wins the opportunity to tour the most eccentric and wonderful candy factory of all.
View similar upcoming events: Films, Programs for Kids, Programs for Families, Programs for Teens, Summer Reading

(3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Aptos Branch
How a short-term profit model for corporations encourages good people to do bad things. And how we can control our dollars and elect officials to provide a counterbalance. Part of the Food for Thought! 2013 Summer Film Series.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Films, Programs for Adults, Summer Reading for Adults

July 28, 2013

(1:00 PM-4:00 PM)
Location: Harvey West Park, 326 Evergreen St., Santa Cruz
Join us for crafts, costumes, performers, and the Kids Only Booksale!
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Families, Programs for Teens, Summer Reading

July 29, 2013

(10:30 AM-11:30 AM)
Location: Aptos Branch
Join us at the Aptos Library for our last weekly Toddler Storytime until September. 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

(11:30 AM-9:00 PM)
Location: 2703 41st Avenue, Soquel CA 95073
Discretion Brewing will donate 20% of their beer sales to the Friends of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries on Monday July 29. Come have some great brews and mingle with Friends! We'll have a few choice deals for book lovers too. Discretion Brewing is a family-owned company dedicated to producing handcrafted organic beer of consistent high quality.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: SCPL Friends, Programs for Adults, Fundraisers

(1:00 PM-2:00 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.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

July 30, 2013

(10:30 AM-11:30 AM)
Location: Branciforte Branch
Join us at the Branciforte Library for our last weekly Toddler Storytime until September. 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

(12:00 PM-1:00 PM)
Location: online
Ever wonder how marketers and advertisers ‘target’ specific messages to you? Find out how you access the same type of data for your neighborhood or city. Anyone who is interested in understanding the purchase preferences of a community will find this data both interesting and informative. Learn how to navigate this section of ReferenceUSA and then apply the data to your needs. 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

(3:30 PM-4:30 PM)
Location: Aptos Branch
For ages 6 and up
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

(7:00 PM-9:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
An investigation of hunger in America, where 1 in 6 Americans don't have enough food. 80% of people on food stamps are working. What you can do about it. Part of the Food for Thought! 2013 Summer Film Series.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Films, Programs for Adults, Summer Reading for Adults

July 31, 2013

(10:30 AM-11:30 AM)
Location: Boulder Creek Branch
Join us at the Boulder Creek Library for our last weekly Toddler Storytime until September. 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

(1:00 PM-2:00 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

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