Calendar of Events - Programs for Adults for March 2013



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March 1, 2013

(7:15 AM-8:30 AM)
Location: DeLaveaga Restaurant, 401 Upper Park Road, Santa Cruz
Participants of he Santa Cruz Downtown Toastmasters Club will explore in table groups, several topics surrounding The Grapes of Wrath, report out to the larger group, read aloud and discuss selected passages from the text, and listen to what Steinbeck contemporaries had to say about his work. Discussion will be led by Carole McPherson.
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(9:00 AM-10:00 AM)
Location: Online
Designed for the patron new to using ReferenceUSA, this hour-long session will cover all the basics of getting started. The training will cover the Four Essentials anyone 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.
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View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Programs for Adults

March 2, 2013

(10:00 AM-12:00 PM)
Location: Nickelodeon Theater, 210 Lincoln Street, Santa Cruz
View and discuss former CBS News correspondent Edward R. Murrow's 1960 Special Report, Harvest of Shame, concerned with migrant workers in sweat shop working conditions, and compare with issues of migrant farm workers today. Facilitated by former Santa Cruz City Councilman, Mike Rotkin, with personal commentary by State Senator Bill Monning, both will share how Steinbeck's book influenced the course of his life and social advocacy surrounding career choices and priorities.
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(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.
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(8:00 PM-10:00 PM)
Location: Kuumbwa Jazz Center, 320 Cedar Street, Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz Reads presents "A Musical Celebration of the Life and Times of John Steinbeck", on Saturday, March 2, at the Kuumbwa Jazz Center, from 8:00 to 10:00 pm. The event will include six acts focusing on the music of the Depression era including Woody Guthrie and others. Renowned dulcimer player and onwer of Gourd Music, Neal Hellman, is producing the event and will perform with friends. Tickets are available from Brown Paper Tickets at brownpapertickets.com starting January 14.
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March 3, 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

(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-4:00 PM)
Location: National Steinbeck Center, Salinas
The National Steinbeck Center and Gourd Music present and encore performance of “A Musical Celebration of the Life and Times of John Steinbeck”, on Sunday, March 3, at the National Steinbeck Center, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. The event will include six acts focusing on the music of the Depression era including Woody Guthrie and others. Renowned dulcimer player and owner of Gourd Music, Neal Hellman, is producing the event and will perform with friends. Tickets are available from Brown Paper Tickets at www.brownpapertickets.com starting January 14.
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March 4, 2013

(11:00 AM-12:00 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley 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

(12:30 PM-1:30 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
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(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.
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March 5, 2013

(12:30 PM-1:30 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.
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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.
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View similar upcoming events: Programs for Adults

(7:00 PM-9:00 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley 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 first film in the series will be The Grapes of Wrath held at the Scotts Valley Library.
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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

(12:30 PM-1:30 PM)
Location: Online
Attendees will learn how to use ReferenceUSA as part of their Career Searching Strategy. We'll cover 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.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Programs for Adults

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

March 7, 2013

(1:00 PM-3:00 PM)
Location: Aptos 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.
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(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.
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(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.
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March 8, 2013

(9:00 AM-10:00 AM)
Location: Online
Designed for the patron new to using ReferenceUSA, this hour-long session will cover all the basics of getting started. The training will cover the Four Essentials anyone 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.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Programs for Adults

(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.
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View similar upcoming events: Programs for Adults, Big Read

March 9, 2013

(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.
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March 10, 2013

(7:00 PM-9:00 PM)
Location: Cabrillo College, Room 450 Forum
Back in 1988 – 25 years ago this year – Sandy Lydon was honored to receive the third annual Ed Ricketts Memorial Award. As part of the award, he presented a lecture where he used Steinbeck’s Cannery Row story of the beer milkshake as a metaphor for suggesting that the boundary between cultural and natural history was artificial and even dangerous. Now, in a wide ranging and spirited illustrated lecture, Lydon will give an assessment of
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March 11, 2013

(12:30 PM-1:30 PM)
Location: Online
ReferenceUSA is a terrific resource for finding information on prospects for charity drives, fundraisers as well as business contacts. In this session you will learn how the data is compiled as well as some of the basic applications to build useful datasets. Then see how to create more complex search strings to gain powerful insights into putting the information to work for you. Attendees will need an internet connection and a phone line to participate. Register for any of the session dates here.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Programs for Adults

(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

(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

(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.
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March 12, 2013

(12:30 PM-1:30 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.
Additional Information
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-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

(7:00 PM-8:30 PM)
Location: Aptos 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 second film in the series will be Of Mice and Men held at the Aptos Library.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Adults, Big Read

March 13, 2013

(12:30 PM-1:30 PM)
Location: Online
Attendees will learn how to use ReferenceUSA as part of their Career Searching Strategy. We'll cover 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.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Programs for Adults

(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

(9:30 AM-11:00 AM)
Location: Capitola Branch
Adults and seniors: Join us @ the Capitola Library on the second Thursday of the month. We'll meet from 9:30 until 11 a.m.
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(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. This month's selection is East of the Mountains by David Guterson.
View similar upcoming events: Book Groups-Adult, Programs for Adults

(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.
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(1:00 PM-3:00 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
Santa Cruz Genealogy Society offers monthly lectures in the Downtown Branch on the first Thursday of each month from 1-3pm. On March 7th, join us to hear Warren C. Pratt, PhD discuss some of the research principles, methodologies, and sourcing that can be applied to resolve brick walls. Illustrative examples are taken from a case study researched and written by the presenter and recently published in the National Genealogical Society Quarterly. Doors open at 12:30pm. Please note the change in date and location for this month! We will be at the Scotts Valley branch on March 14th.
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View similar upcoming events: Author Talks, Programs for Adults, Genealogy

(1:00 PM-3:00 PM)
Location: Aptos 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.
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(7:00 PM-8:30 PM)
Location: Bookshop Santa Cruz, 1520 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz
After its publication in 1939, The Grapes of Wrath was hated in Oklahoma and reviled and banned in many places around the country, including communities in California. Steinbeck was denounced by a congressman from Oklahoma for the demeaning portrayal of Oklahoma residents. What first-hand knowledge of Oklahoma and the Texas Panhandle did Steinbeck have? How does the novel survive a controversial history? Discussion will be led by Julie Minnis.
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March 15, 2013

(9:00 AM-10:00 AM)
Location: Online
Designed for the patron new to using ReferenceUSA, this hour-long session will cover all the basics of getting started. The training will cover the Four Essentials anyone 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.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Programs for Adults

March 16, 2013

(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 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

(12:30 PM-1:30 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.
Additional Information
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

(7:00 PM-8:30 PM)
Location: Aptos Branch
Discussion focuses on themes and character development in The Grapes of Wrath including a discussion of Ma Joad and her impact on the reader. Think about how the new migrants to California during the course of the novel speak for generations of migrants looking for the American Dream. How does Steinbeck turn fact into fiction as he develops characters he meets along the San Joaquin Valley migrant camps. Discussion will be led by Nancy Litvak and Julie Minnis.
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March 19, 2013

(12:30 PM-1:30 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.
Additional Information
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-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

(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

(12:30 PM-1:30 PM)
Location: Online
Attendees will learn how to use ReferenceUSA as part of their Career Searching Strategy. We'll cover 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.
Additional Information
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 selection is Evensong by Gail Godwin.
View similar upcoming events: Book Groups-Adult, Programs for Adults, Literacy

(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.
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(7:00 PM-8:30 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
The Willing Suspension Armchair Theater will present the third of three performances of "Steinbeck's American Dream", comprised of readings from The Grapes of Wrath and other Steinbeck works, at the Scotts Valley Branch of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries.
Additional Information
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March 21, 2013

(1:00 PM-3:00 PM)
Location: Aptos 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

(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

(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.
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March 22, 2013

(9:00 AM-10:00 AM)
Location: Online
Designed for the patron new to using ReferenceUSA, this hour-long session will cover all the basics of getting started. The training will cover the Four Essentials anyone 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.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Programs for Adults

(7:00 PM-8:30 PM)
Location: Santa Cruz High School Auditorium
Combining selected readings with personal anecdotes, actor Michael Oakes brings John Steinbeck to life in a one-person show about this Nobel Prizing winning author from the Salinas Valley.
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March 23, 2013

(8:00 PM-9:30 PM)
Location: Broadway Playhouse, 526 Broadway, Santa Cruz
Loose Cannon Theater improv troupe collaborates with Santa Cruz Reads to present an evening of improvisation os the award-winning troupe interprets The Grapes of Wrathand John Steinbeck.
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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

March 25, 2013

(11:30 AM-12:30 PM)
Location: Online
OneClickdigital will walk you through using their audiobook service. You'll see the product in action, learn tips and tricks, plus get plenty of time to ask questions. Attendees will need an internet connection and a phone line to participate. Registration required.
Additional Information
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Programs for Adults

(12:30 PM-1:30 PM)
Location: Online
ReferenceUSA is a terrific resource for finding information on prospects for charity drives, fundraisers as well as business contacts. In this session you will learn how the data is compiled as well as some of the basic applications to build useful datasets. Then see how to create more complex search strings to gain powerful insights into putting the information to work for you. Attendees will need an internet connection and a phone line to participate. Register for any of the session dates here.
Additional Information
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

(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.
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March 26, 2013

(12:30 PM-1:30 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.
Additional Information
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

(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. The book for March is Little Bee by Chris Cleave.
View similar upcoming events: Book Groups-Adult, Programs for Adults

March 27, 2013

(12:30 PM-1:30 PM)
Location: Online
Attendees will learn how to use ReferenceUSA as part of their Career Searching Strategy. We'll cover 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.
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(5:30 PM-8:00 PM)
Location: The Museum of Art & History
The Grapes of Wrath Final Celebration held at The Museum of Art & History will feature music by the Woody Guthrie Dust Bowl Band, a video montage of the month's events, and a final address by Susan Shillinglaw.
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March 28, 2013

(1:00 PM-3:00 PM)
Location: Aptos 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.
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March 29, 2013

(9:00 AM-10:00 AM)
Location: Online
Designed for the patron new to using ReferenceUSA, this hour-long session will cover all the basics of getting started. The training will cover the Four Essentials anyone 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.
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March 30, 2013

(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.
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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.
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