Calendar of Events - February 2013 @ the Downtown Branch



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February 1, 2013

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

(5:30 PM-8:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
The First Friday Art Tour happens every month, rain or shine throughout Santa Cruz. Founded by the Santa Cruz Institute of Contemporary Arts, and managed in conjunction with the participating Art venues, First Friday is a free event for enthusiastic Art Goers and an opportunity for our many talented Artists to exhibit and promote their work.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Exhibits, Programs for Adults, Programs for Families

February 2, 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, Tales to Tails, Literacy

(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: EXPLORE series

(11:00 AM-1:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Project SCOUT offers volunteer income tax assistance and tax counseling for the elderly and volunteer income tax assistance to residence of Santa Cruz County during tax seasons at sites throughout Santa Cruz County. See the full schedule for other times and locations, and a list of what to bring with you.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Adults

(1:00 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Fulfill four hours of school required community service at the library. Tasks included shelving, book cleaning, and craft prep.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Teens

February 3, 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, Programs for Families

(1:00 PM-3:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
One-on-One computer help is available at the Downtown Branch. Do you need help creating an email account? Navigating the internet? Filling out an online form? We have a computer trainer available to help. Sign up for a 30 minute session at the Downtown Reference Desk or call 831-427-7713.
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Programs for Adults

February 5, 2013

(3:00 PM-6:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Project SCOUT offers volunteer income tax assistance and tax counseling for the elderly and volunteer income tax assistance to residence of Santa Cruz County during tax seasons at sites throughout Santa Cruz County. See the full schedule for other times and locations, and a list of what to bring with you.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Adults

(3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
One-on-One computer help is available at the Downtown Branch. Do you need help creating an email account? Navigating the internet? Filling out an online form? We have a computer trainer available to help. Sign up for a 30 minute session at the Downtown Reference Desk or call 831-427-7713.
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Programs for Adults

February 6, 2013

(10:00 AM-12:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Help keep our Read-to-Me kits in good shape so children and their families can check them out and experience the joys of reading together. Each kit contains books, puppets, felt stories, CDs, and other play items that need to be repaired. Tea, cookies, and good company provided! To sign up, contact the Volunteer Office at 831.427.7700x7615 or volunteer@santacruzpl.org/
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Adults, Programs for Families, Early Literacy, Arts & Crafts

(3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
One-on-One computer help is available at the Downtown Branch. Do you need help creating an email account? Navigating the internet? Filling out an online form? We have a computer trainer available to help. Sign up for a 30 minute session at the Downtown Reference Desk or call 831-427-7713.
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Programs for Adults

February 7, 2013

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

(1:00 PM-3:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
As part of the The Genealogical Society of Santa Cruz County Lecture Series, Dr. Stephen P. Morse will be presenting on Genealogical Search Tools. Dr. Morse's One-Step website started out as an aid for finding passengers in the Ellis Island database. Over the years it has continued to evolve and today includes about 200 web-based tools divided into 16 separate categories ranging from genealogical searches to astronomical calculations to last-minute bidding on eBay. This presentation will describe the range of tools available and give the highlights of each one, including utilities on the One-Step website that may be unfamiliar gems to even the most advanced genealogist. Please arrive early – maximum seating is 75.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Author Talks, Programs for Adults, Genealogy

(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

February 8, 2013

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

February 9, 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, Tales to Tails, Literacy

(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

February 10, 2013

(1:00 PM-3:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
One-on-One computer help is available at the Downtown Branch. Do you need help creating an email account? Navigating the internet? Filling out an online form? We have a computer trainer available to help. Sign up for a 30 minute session at the Downtown Reference Desk or call 831-427-7713.
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Programs for Adults

February 12, 2013

(3:00 PM-6:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Project SCOUT offers volunteer income tax assistance and tax counseling for the elderly and volunteer income tax assistance to residence of Santa Cruz County during tax seasons at sites throughout Santa Cruz County. See the full schedule for other times and locations, and a list of what to bring with you.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Adults

(3:00 PM-4:30 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Come on in and get creative! Random and ever changing craft projects for kids 5 and up the second and fourth Tuesday of each month.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids

February 13, 2013

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

February 14, 2013

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

(11:45 AM-1:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Starting Up in Santa Cruz: New Tools to Help You 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

(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

February 15, 2013

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

February 16, 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, Tales to Tails, Literacy

(11:00 AM-1:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Project SCOUT offers volunteer income tax assistance and tax counseling for the elderly and volunteer income tax assistance to residence of Santa Cruz County during tax seasons at sites throughout Santa Cruz County. See the full schedule for other times and locations, and a list of what to bring with you.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Adults

(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

February 17, 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, Programs for Families

(2:00 PM-3:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
One-on-One computer help is available at the Downtown Branch. Do you need help creating an email account? Navigating the internet? Filling out an online form? We have a computer trainer available to help. Sign up for a 30 minute session at the Downtown Reference Desk or call 831-427-7713.
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Programs for Adults

February 18, 2013

(8:00 AM-8:00 PM)
Location: All Branches
All branches will be closed on Monday, February 18th in honor of the President's Day holiday.
View similar upcoming events: Holidays, Closures

February 19, 2013

(3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
One-on-One computer help is available at the Downtown Branch. Do you need help creating an email account? Navigating the internet? Filling out an online form? We have a computer trainer available to help. Sign up for a 30 minute session at the Downtown Reference Desk or call 831-427-7713.
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Programs for Adults

(3:00 PM-6:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Project SCOUT offers volunteer income tax assistance and tax counseling for the elderly and volunteer income tax assistance to residence of Santa Cruz County during tax seasons at sites throughout Santa Cruz County. See the full schedule for other times and locations, and a list of what to bring with you.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Adults

February 20, 2013

(3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
One-on-One computer help is available at the Downtown Branch. Do you need help creating an email account? Navigating the internet? Filling out an online form? We have a computer trainer available to help. Sign up for a 30 minute session at the Downtown Reference Desk or call 831-427-7713.
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Programs for Adults

(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

February 21, 2013

(10:30 AM-11:30 AM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Stories, songs, and activities for 3-5 year olds. A 30-40 minute program.
View similar upcoming events: 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 on the third Thursday of every month to hear local musicians play your favorite classical pieces. Munching With Mozart and Friends is sponsored by the Friends of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries and the Santa Cruz County Branch of the Music Teachers’ Association of California. In February, join us for Paul Chamberlain, Classical Accordionist, as he plays works from Bach, Scarlatti, and more.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: SCPL Friends, Music

(1:00 PM-2:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
The Downtown Library Book Discussion Group will read The Great Fire by Shirley Hazzard for its February 21 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 at the Circulation Desk. No need to check it out, just return it at the discussion. For more information contact Sarah Harbison at 427-7707 x7616.
View similar upcoming events: Book Groups-Adult, Programs for Adults

(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

(6:30 PM-8:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
LJPB Finance Sub-committee Meeting. View the current agenda.
View similar upcoming events: Board Meetings

February 22, 2013

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

February 23, 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, Tales to Tails, Literacy

(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

February 24, 2013

(2:00 PM-3:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
One-on-One computer help is available at the Downtown Branch. Do you need help creating an email account? Navigating the internet? Filling out an online form? We have a computer trainer available to help. Sign up for a 30 minute session at the Downtown Reference Desk or call 831-427-7713.
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Programs for Adults

(2:00 PM-3:30 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
A series of talks designed to help provide social and personal empowerment strategies for young people and their families to mitigate the effects of bullying. The workshops are hosted by Dr. Yvonne D. Vermillion, PSY. D., LMFT. Sessions take place on the fourth Sunday of the month from January to May 2013. Session Topic: Anger Wheel, I messages
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Families, Programs for Teens

February 26, 2013

(3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
One-on-One computer help is available at the Downtown Branch. Do you need help creating an email account? Navigating the internet? Filling out an online form? We have a computer trainer available to help. Sign up for a 30 minute session at the Downtown Reference Desk or call 831-427-7713.
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Programs for Adults

(3:00 PM-6:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Project SCOUT offers volunteer income tax assistance and tax counseling for the elderly and volunteer income tax assistance to residence of Santa Cruz County during tax seasons at sites throughout Santa Cruz County. See the full schedule for other times and locations, and a list of what to bring with you.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Adults

(3:00 PM-4:30 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Come on in and get creative! Random and ever changing craft projects for kids 5 and up the second and fourth Tuesday of each month.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids

February 27, 2013

(3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
One-on-One computer help is available at the Downtown Branch. Do you need help creating an email account? Navigating the internet? Filling out an online form? We have a computer trainer available to help. Sign up for a 30 minute session at the Downtown Reference Desk or call 831-427-7713.
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Programs for Adults

February 28, 2013

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

(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

(7:00 PM-8:30 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Participants will turn their attention to a less discussed theme in The Grapes of Wrath, the fundamental need for humanity to return to nature amidst the industrialization of society, by looking at key passages from the novel. Discussion led by Veronica Zaleha.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Adults, Programs for Teens, Big Read

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