Calendar of Events - April 2014 @ the Downtown Branch



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Showing calendar events as of October 30, 2014

April 1, 2014

(3:00 PM-6:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Project SCOUT (Senior Citizen OUTreach) will be at the Downtown branch on Tuesdays from 3pm - 6pm from February 4 - April 15. Project SCOUT provides free tax assistance to seniors, individuals with a disability, and low income residents of Santa Cruz County, and also assists with general tax questions.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Adults

April 2, 2014

(3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Build simple to complex machines with nuts, bolts, girders, wheels, and motors. The activity involves small parts, reading design plans, and working in teams. Ages 8 to 18.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

April 3, 2014

(10:00 AM-11:00 AM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Join us at the Downtown Library for our weekly Preschool Story Time. We'll read books, sing songs and make a simple craft! Ages 3-6.
View similar upcoming events: Storytimes/Laptimes

(1:00 PM-3:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Onomastics is the study of the origins and forms of proper names. Names were originally used to identify characteristics of a person. Over time some of those original meanings have been lost. In genealogy, knowing the naming patterns of a cultural or regional group can lead to breaking down brick walls. With guest speaker Martha Wallace, we will explore patronymics and matronymics in many languages and look at the naming patterns practiced by four different socio-religious groups in four areas of early American settlement. For more information, please call the Genealogical Society of Santa Cruz County at (831) 427-7707 ext. 5794 or go to www.scgensoc.org.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Adults, Genealogy

(7:00 PM-12:00 AM)
Location: All Branches
Please pardon our limited services APRIL 3rd- 9th as we make further Technovation 2014 improvements. Santa Cruz Public Libraries is moving to a new system. This new software will give the library catalog a new look and offer additional Search and My Account features. During this downtime, there will be no catalog or my account access. Access to digital resources such as downloadable and streaming ebooks and media will be limited.
Please do not return materials to any branch between April 4th and April 9th. Due dates have been adjusted to account for this period.
Please follow the link for important information related to this downtime.

Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Closures

April 4, 2014

(12:30 AM-11:30 PM)
Location: All Branches
Please pardon our limited services APRIL 3rd- 9th as we make further Technovation 2014 improvements. Santa Cruz Public Libraries is moving to a new system. This new software will give the library catalog a new look and offer additional Search and My Account features. During this downtime, there will be no catalog or my account access. Access to digital resources such as downloadable and streaming ebooks and media will be limited.
Please do not return materials to any branch between April 4th and April 9th. Due dates have been adjusted to account for this period.
Please follow the link for important information related to this downtime.

Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Closures

(10:00 AM-11:00 AM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Toddler Time is a weekly program for families with children ages 0-3 years old. It includes music, movement, stories, fingerplays, rhymes, songs and fun for your child and you as well as social time with other children and their caregivers. Let's play and learn together!
View similar upcoming events: Storytimes/Laptimes, Programs for Kids, Programs for Families, Early Literacy

(5:30 PM-8:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Cultures Made Visible is a unique collection of original works from 12 local artists who describe a variety of cultures through visual media. Featured artists are Karen Prestegaard Cane, Leon Canerot, Carmen Leon, Micqaela Jones, David Fleming, Lidia Hasenauer, Carolina McCall, Natalia Banaszczyk, Virginia Draper, Kati Greany, Kelsea Kaster, and Annette March.
View similar upcoming events: Exhibits, Arts & Crafts

April 5, 2014

(12:30 AM-11:30 PM)
Location: All Branches
Please pardon our limited services APRIL 3rd- 9th as we make further Technovation 2014 improvements. Santa Cruz Public Libraries is moving to a new system. This new software will give the library catalog a new look and offer additional Search and My Account features. During this downtime, there will be no catalog or my account access. Access to digital resources such as downloadable and streaming ebooks and media will be limited.
Please do not return materials to any branch between April 4th and April 9th. Due dates have been adjusted to account for this period.
Please follow the link for important information related to this downtime.

Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Closures

(10:00 AM-11:30 AM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Tales to Tails is a literacy program where children can sign up for a private twenty-minute slot to read to an attentive certified therapy dog.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Tales to Tails, Literacy

(10:30 AM-12:30 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

(1:00 PM-3:30 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
The Genealogical Society of Santa Cruz County is offering an afternoon workshop for those interested in getting started with genealogy. GSSCC member Mike Epperson will present an “Introduction to Genealogy”. It is aimed towards beginner researchers or it can serve as a refresher course for those wanting to recharge their basic research skills. This workshop is free! Reservations recommended due to limited seating. Please email Janine Charlton at ivclb@comcast.net or call the GSSCC office phone at 427-7707 ext. 5794 to reserve a spot.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Adults, Genealogy

April 6, 2014

(12:30 AM-11:30 PM)
Location: All Branches
Please pardon our limited services APRIL 3rd- 9th as we make further Technovation 2014 improvements. Santa Cruz Public Libraries is moving to a new system. This new software will give the library catalog a new look and offer additional Search and My Account features. During this downtime, there will be no catalog or my account access. Access to digital resources such as downloadable and streaming ebooks and media will be limited.
Please do not return materials to any branch between April 4th and April 9th. Due dates have been adjusted to account for this period.
Please follow the link for important information related to this downtime.

Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Closures

(1:00 PM-4:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Join the SCPL Friends for their Media and Summer Reads Sale on April 6th 1-4pm. The sale will take place at the Downtown Library in the upstairs Meeting Room.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: SCPL Friends, Book Sales

(1:30 PM-3:30 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Let a computer coach 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. Drop-in help available in 20 minute increments. A sign-up sheet will be available at 1:00 on Sunday.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Adults

April 7, 2014

(12:00 AM-11:30 PM)
Location: All Branches
Please pardon our limited services APRIL 3rd- 9th as we make further Technovation 2014 improvements. Santa Cruz Public Libraries is moving to a new system. This new software will give the library catalog a new look and offer additional Search and My Account features. During this downtime, there will be no catalog or my account access. Access to digital resources such as downloadable and streaming ebooks and media will be limited.
Please do not return materials to any branch between April 4th and April 9th. Due dates have been adjusted to account for this period.
Please follow the link for important information related to this downtime.

Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Closures

(3:00 PM-4:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Random and ever changing crafts for 3 (with help) to 10 year olds.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Families, Arts & Crafts

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

April 8, 2014

(12:00 AM-11:30 PM)
Location: All Branches
Please pardon our limited services APRIL 3rd- 9th as we make further Technovation 2014 improvements. Santa Cruz Public Libraries is moving to a new system. This new software will give the library catalog a new look and offer additional Search and My Account features. During this downtime, there will be no catalog or my account access. Access to digital resources such as downloadable and streaming ebooks and media will be limited.
Please do not return materials to any branch between April 4th and April 9th. Due dates have been adjusted to account for this period.
Please follow the link for important information related to this downtime.

Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Closures

(3:00 PM-6:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Project SCOUT (Senior Citizen OUTreach) will be at the Downtown branch on Tuesdays from 3pm - 6pm from February 4 - April 15. Project SCOUT provides free tax assistance to seniors, individuals with a disability, and low income residents of Santa Cruz County, and also assists with general tax questions.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Adults

April 9, 2014

(12:00 AM-1:30 PM)
Location: All Branches
All Branches will open late at 1:00 PM as we bring up our new integrated library system software, Polaris. This new software will give the library catalog a new look and offer additional Search and My Account features. Please dot not return any library materials you have checked out until April 10th. As we bring up the new system, there may continue to be limited or intermittent access to some digital resources such as streaming and downloadable media, research databases, and ebooks.
Please follow the link for important information related to this closure.

Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Closures

(12:00 PM-1:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Easy Website Development— The Basics of WordPress 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.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Adults, Business Workshops

(3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Build simple to complex machines with nuts, bolts, girders, wheels, and motors. The activity involves small parts, reading design plans, and working in teams. Ages 8 to 18.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

April 10, 2014

(10:00 AM-11:00 AM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Join us at the Downtown Library for our weekly Preschool Story Time. We'll read books, sing songs and make a simple craft! Ages 3-6.
View similar upcoming events: Storytimes/Laptimes

(4:00 PM-6:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Free homework assistance in the meeting room on the 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

April 11, 2014

(10:00 AM-11:00 AM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Toddler Time is a weekly program for families with children ages 0-3 years old. It includes music, movement, stories, fingerplays, rhymes, songs and fun for your child and you as well as social time with other children and their caregivers. Let's play and learn together!
View similar upcoming events: Storytimes/Laptimes, Programs for Kids, Programs for Families, Early Literacy

April 12, 2014

(10:00 AM-11:30 AM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Tales to Tails is a literacy program where children can sign up for a private twenty-minute slot to read to an attentive certified therapy dog.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Tales to Tails, Literacy

(11:00 AM-1:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Project SCOUT (Senior Citizen OUTreach) will be at the Downtown branch on Saturdays from 11am - 1pm, starting February 1st through April 12th (except April 5th). Project SCOUT provides free tax assistance to seniors, individuals with a disability, and low income residents of Santa Cruz County, and also assists with general tax questions.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Adults

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

April 13, 2014

(1:30 PM-3:30 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Let a computer coach 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. Drop-in help available in 20 minute increments. A sign-up sheet will be available at 1:00 on Sunday.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Adults

(3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Monthly meeting of the ACT (Advisory Council of Teens)
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Teens

April 14, 2014

(3:00 PM-4:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Random and ever changing crafts for 3 (with help) to 10 year olds.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Families, Arts & Crafts

April 15, 2014

(3:00 PM-6:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
LAST DAY for tax help! Project SCOUT (Senior Citizen OUTreach) will be at the Downtown branch on Tuesdays from 3pm - 6pm from February 4 - April 15. Project SCOUT provides free tax assistance to seniors, individuals with a disability, and low income residents of Santa Cruz County, and also assists with general tax questions.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Adults

April 16, 2014

(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

April 17, 2014

(10:00 AM-11:00 AM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Join us at the Downtown Library for our weekly Preschool Story Time. We'll read books, sing songs and make a simple craft! Ages 3-6.
View similar upcoming events: Storytimes/Laptimes

(12:10 PM-12:50 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Come join us for our monthly lunchtime concert series in the Downtown Branch meeting room. This week we'll be featuring Brian Johnstone on violin, Aude Castagna on cello, and Vlada Moran on piano.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: SCPL Friends, Music, Programs for Adults

(1:00 PM-2:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
The Downtown Book Discussion group meets every third Thursday of the month at 1pm. The April book selection is The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh. 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 Julie Richardson, (831) 427-7707x7648.
View similar upcoming events: Book Groups-Adult, Programs for Adults

(4:00 PM-6:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Free homework assistance in the meeting room on the 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

April 18, 2014

(10:00 AM-11:00 AM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Toddler Time is a weekly program for families with children ages 0-3 years old. It includes music, movement, stories, fingerplays, rhymes, songs and fun for your child and you as well as social time with other children and their caregivers. Let's play and learn together!
View similar upcoming events: Storytimes/Laptimes, Programs for Kids, Programs for Families, Early Literacy

April 19, 2014

(10:00 AM-11:30 AM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Tales to Tails is a literacy program where children can sign up for a private twenty-minute slot to read to an attentive certified therapy dog.
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 full time teacher and master, Gjon Feinstein, for students up to 18 years old.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

April 20, 2014

(1:30 PM-3:30 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Let a computer coach 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. Drop-in help available in 20 minute increments. A sign-up sheet will be available at 1:00 on Sunday.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Adults

April 23, 2014

(3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Build simple to complex machines with nuts, bolts, girders, wheels, and motors. The activity involves small parts, reading design plans, and working in teams. Ages 8 to 18.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

April 24, 2014

(10:00 AM-11:00 AM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Join us at the Downtown Library for our weekly Preschool Story Time. We'll read books, sing songs and make a simple craft! Ages 3-6.
View similar upcoming events: Storytimes/Laptimes

(2:00 PM-3:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Learn how to download audiobooks to your mobile device or computer. Bring your library card, and all device passwords.
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Programs for Adults

(4:00 PM-6:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Free homework assistance in the meeting room on the 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

April 25, 2014

(10:00 AM-11:00 AM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Toddler Time is a weekly program for families with children ages 0-3 years old. It includes music, movement, stories, fingerplays, rhymes, songs and fun for your child and you as well as social time with other children and their caregivers. Let's play and learn together!
View similar upcoming events: Storytimes/Laptimes, Programs for Kids, Programs for Families, Early Literacy

April 26, 2014

(10:00 AM-11:30 AM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Tales to Tails is a literacy program where children can sign up for a private twenty-minute slot to read to an attentive certified therapy dog.
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 full time teacher and master, Gjon Feinstein, for students up to 18 years old.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

April 27, 2014

(1:30 PM-3:30 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Let a computer coach 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. Drop-in help available in 20 minute increments. A sign-up sheet will be available at 1:00 on Sunday.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Adults

April 28, 2014

(3:00 PM-4:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Random and ever changing crafts for 3 (with help) to 10 year olds.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Families, Arts & Crafts

(4:00 PM-5:30 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Library Finance Subcommittee Meeting. View the current agenda.
View similar upcoming events: Board Meetings

(6:00 PM-8:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
The How to Launch a Start-Up class is a step by step 'idea to market' interactive lecture, and an actual roadmap to resources for the cost effective or free tools needed to launch a start-up. Time will include a Q&A period and networking exchange for attendees to share resources. The class is free of charge and registration is not required. The presenter is Danielle Lanyard, Founder and CEO of Village Green.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Adults

April 30, 2014

(3:00 PM-5:00 PM)
Location: Downtown Branch
Build simple to complex machines with nuts, bolts, girders, wheels, and motors. The activity involves small parts, reading design plans, and working in teams. Ages 8 to 18.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

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