Calendar of Events - March 2013 @ the Downtown Branch



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March 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

March 2, 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: EXPLORE series

(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

March 3, 2013

(1:00 PM-3:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Looking for gently used CD's, DVD's and more? Stop by the Upstairs Meeting Room at the Downtown Library to find your favorite audiobooks, music & movies, all for incredible prices! Children's multimedia included. Proceeds go to support the libraries.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: SCPL Friends, Book Sales

(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

March 4, 2013

(7:00 PM-8:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
A discussion for teachers and Steinbeck devotees to examine the question why teach Steinbeck. What is there about Steinbeck’s style and themes that invites the reader into contemplation and discussion about social issues, equity and fairness among individuals. Bring ideas, favorite passages to share, and teachable moments using the text.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Adults, Big Read

March 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-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

March 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

March 7, 2013

(10:30 AM-11:30 AM)
Location: Downtown Branch
STORYTIME HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR MARCH 7th. 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

(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

(5:00 PM-8:30 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Santa Cruz Reads presents Visualizing the Depression, a Depression Era Photo Exhibit featuring the photos of Dorothea Lange and other photographers of the times. The event will be held in the upstairs meeting room of the downtown library. The event will open on Thursday, March 7 from 5:30-8:00 pm and will continue through Saturday from 1:00-4:00 pm. On Thursday evening event coordinators Lance Sprague, Marcia Quackenbush, Julie Minnis, and Janis O'Driscoll will lead a discussion asking participants to think about "what’s outside the frame" of the photos.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Adults, Big Read

(7:00 PM-8:30 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
During the 1930's and 1940's, government sponsored photographers created a vast collection of Depression imagery. Many of these photographs have attained iconic status, which 80 years later evoke a painful era in America's history. Santa Cruz Reads invites you to join in a conversation about the visual representation of the era in which The Grapes of Wrath takes place and to explore how we might use these photographs to see today’s conditions more insightfully. Do these photos truly document the Depression? What would be unavailable to us now if they had never been taken? What don’t they reveal? What should we be documenting in 2013 in the midst of current widespread economic disaster? Discussion will be led by Lance Sprague, Marcia Quackenbush, and Julie Minnis.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Adults, Big Read

March 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

(5:30 PM-8:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Santa Cruz Reads presents Visualizing the Depression, a Depression Era Photo Exhibit featuring the photos of Dorothea Lange and other photographers of the times. The event will be held in the upstairs meeting room of the downtown library. The event will open on Thursday, March 7 from 5:30-8:00 pm and will continue through Saturday from 1:00-4:00 pm.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Adults, Big Read

March 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

(1:00 PM-4:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Santa Cruz Reads presents Visualizing the Depression, a Depression Era Photo Exhibit featuring the photos of Dorothea Lange and other photographers of the times. The event will be held in the upstairs meeting room of the downtown library. The event will open on Thursday, March 7 from 5:30-8:00 pm and will continue through Saturday from 1:00-4:00 pm.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Adults, Big Read

(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

March 11, 2013

(7:00 PM-8:30 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Tracy Perkins and Sandy Brown will compare the Joad family of The Grapes of Wrath with modern farmworker families living in the Central Valley through photographs.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Adults, Big Read

March 12, 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

March 13, 2013

(7:00 PM-8:30 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
The Willing Suspension Armchair Theater will present the second of three performances of "Steinbeck's American Dream", comprised of readings from The Grapes of Wrath and other Steinbeck works, at the Downtown Branch of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Adults, Big Read

March 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
The New Kitchen Cottage Enterprise (food entrepreneurs) 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

March 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

March 16, 2013

(10:00 AM-10:30 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

March 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

March 18, 2013

(6:00 PM-8:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Library Joint Powers Board - Special Study Session. View the Current Agenda.
View similar upcoming events: Board Meetings

March 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

(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

(7:00 PM-8:30 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Santa Cruz Reads presents a series of films based on the novels of John Steinbeck, to be held at libraries throughout the county. The third film in the series will be East of Eden held at the Downtown Library.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Adults, Big Read

March 20, 2013

(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

March 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 sponsored by the Friends of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries and the Santa Cruz County Branch of the Music Teachers’ Association of California. In March, we've collaborated with Santa Cruz Reads to present a lunchtime performance of a work inspired by The Grapes of Wrath and John Steinbeck. Mary Jane Cope will offer a concert of California composers from the Depression era.
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 Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck for its March 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 on request 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

(7:00 PM-8:30 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Discussion centers on the written legacy of John Steinbeck and how his belief in the configurations of the landscape imitate human interactions and the complexities of life’s joy, pain, and suffering evidenced in The Grapes of Wrath. Participants will be guided through a media journey of Steinbeck’s valley of the world, highlighting points of interest to Steinbeck from our coastal regions. Discussion will be led by Steinbeck scholar, Susan Shillinglaw.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Adults, Big Read

March 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

March 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

March 24, 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

(2:00 PM-3:30 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Due to illness this session is postponed. The topic will be discussed during the April session.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Families, Programs for Teens

March 25, 2013

(7:00 PM-8:30 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Looking at The Grapes of Wrath through the eyes of the historian provides a fresh approach to viewing the text and the Dust Bowl story. Who left the area and who stayed behind? How does history view the economic depression and the environment then and now? Discussion will be led by Daisy Martin and Julie Minnis.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Adults, Big Read

March 26, 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

March 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

March 29, 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

March 30, 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

March 31, 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

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