Calendar of Events - May 2013 @ the Downtown Branch



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May 2, 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
Santa Cruz Genealogy Society offers monthly lectures in the Downtown Branch on the first Thursday of each month from 1-3pm. On May 2nd, join us to hear Christine Bell Green, PhD, PLCGS, talk about "death duty" records -- where to find them, and how they can help provide primary information. Doors open at 12:30pm.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: 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

May 3, 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

May 4, 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-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

May 5, 2013

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

May 6, 2013

(6:30 PM-9:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Library Joint Powers Board Meeting. View the Current Agenda.
View similar upcoming events: Board Meetings

May 7, 2013

(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 first and third Tuesday of each month.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids

(5:30 PM-6:30 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Like an unexpected spring flower, a journaling class has appeared at the Downtown branch. Andrew Drinnan, a library volunteer, teaches a journaling class every Tuesday, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the first floor conference room at the Downtown branch. "Keeping a journal can be a self-empowering and motivating expressive outlet. Journaling can be a tool for self-awareness. This class/group will share the power of keeping a journal with advice, tips, and motivations to get the most out of yours," says volunteer teacher Andrew Drinnan.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Adults, Programs for Teens

May 9, 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
Easy Website for Your Business 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

May 10, 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

May 11, 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

May 14, 2013

(5:30 PM-6:30 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Like an unexpected spring flower, a journaling class has appeared at the Downtown branch. Andrew Drinnan, a library volunteer, teaches a journaling class every Tuesday, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the first floor conference room at the Downtown branch. "Keeping a journal can be a self-empowering and motivating expressive outlet. Journaling can be a tool for self-awareness. This class/group will share the power of keeping a journal with advice, tips, and motivations to get the most out of yours," says volunteer teacher Andrew Drinnan.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Adults, Programs for Teens

(7:00 PM-8:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Four award-winning authors will come together at 7 PM on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at the Downtown branch to discuss religion and fiction in the third annual Noel Q. King Lecture. The King Lecture series is dedicated to the memory of Noel Q. King, UCSC professor of history and comparative religion, promoting and exploring the dialogue between faiths. Participating authors are: Laurie R. King, Zoë Ferraris, Sharan Newman, and Julia Spencer-Fleming.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Author Talks, Programs for Adults

May 15, 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

May 16, 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. This week, we will be featuring Sara Solovich on piano.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: SCPL Friends, Music, Programs for Adults, Programs for Families

(1:00 PM-2:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
The Downtown Library Book Discussion Group will read Angle of Repose for its May 16 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

May 17, 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

May 18, 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

(12:00 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
The Friends will hold their Spring Book Sale on May 18th of this year! From 12 until 5 p.m., we will be selling bargain-priced books; from great bestsellers to books on outdoor adventures, from cooking and gardening to science fiction and fantasy. Even vintage and collectible books! While you’re here you can enjoy a special visit from Penny Ice Creamery and Pleasure Pizza, or look at local contributions to the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History for their latest Pop-Up Museum. Feel free to contribute your own piece for the Pop-Up Museum by creating an Altered Book, whether it be painted, sculpted, collaged, or crafted – just be creative! The event starts at noon at the parking lot outside the Downtown Public Library (224 Church Street). Bring the whole family and enjoy what our community has to offer.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: SCPL Friends, Book Sales

(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

May 19, 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

May 20, 2013

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

May 21, 2013

(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 first and third Tuesday of each month.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids

(5:30 PM-6:30 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Like an unexpected spring flower, a journaling class has appeared at the Downtown branch. Andrew Drinnan, a library volunteer, teaches a journaling class every Tuesday, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the first floor conference room at the Downtown branch. "Keeping a journal can be a self-empowering and motivating expressive outlet. Journaling can be a tool for self-awareness. This class/group will share the power of keeping a journal with advice, tips, and motivations to get the most out of yours," says volunteer teacher Andrew Drinnan.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Adults, Programs for Teens

May 23, 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

May 24, 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

May 25, 2013

(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

(2:00 PM-4:00 PM)
Location: Downtown 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, Arts & Crafts

May 26, 2013

(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 Outline: Questions & Answers, Research cards, Resource List
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Families, Programs for Teens

May 27, 2013

(8:00 AM-8:00 PM)
Location: All Branches
All branches will be closed MONDAY, May 27 for the Memorial Day Holiday.
View similar upcoming events: Holidays, Closures

May 28, 2013

(5:30 PM-6:30 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Like an unexpected spring flower, a journaling class has appeared at the Downtown branch. Andrew Drinnan, a library volunteer, teaches a journaling class every Tuesday, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the first floor conference room at the Downtown branch. "Keeping a journal can be a self-empowering and motivating expressive outlet. Journaling can be a tool for self-awareness. This class/group will share the power of keeping a journal with advice, tips, and motivations to get the most out of yours," says volunteer teacher Andrew Drinnan.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Adults, Programs for Teens

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