Calendar of Events - Programs for Adults for May 2013



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May 1, 2013

(12:30 PM-1:30 PM)
Location: Online
Attendees will learn how to use ReferenceUSA as part of their Career Searching Strategy. Included will be information on 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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May 2, 2013

(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.
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View similar upcoming events: Programs for Adults, Genealogy

May 3, 2013

(9:00 AM-10:00 AM)
Location: Online
Designed for the patron new to using our database, this hour-long session will cover all the basics of getting started with ReferenceUSA. The training will cover the Four Essentials anyone, particularly anyone new to ReferenceUSA, 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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May 4, 2013

(1:00 PM-3:00 PM)
Location: Boulder Creek Branch
The Boulder Creek Chapter of the Friends of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries and UCSC’s Shakespeare to Go Troupe proudly present Shakespeare’s “Henry V” (a condensed version). Join us at the Boulder Creek Library Amphitheater on Saturday, May 4 at 1 p.m. Everyone is welcome! Admission is free.
View similar upcoming events: SCPL Friends, Programs for Adults, Programs for Families

May 5, 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

May 6, 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.
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

May 7, 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

(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 8, 2013

(12:30 PM-1:30 PM)
Location: Online
Attendees will learn how to use ReferenceUSA as part of their Career Searching Strategy. Included will be information on 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

May 9, 2013

(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.
View similar upcoming events: Book Groups-Adult, Programs for Adults

(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.
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View similar upcoming events: Programs for Adults, Business Workshops

May 10, 2013

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

May 13, 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
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(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

May 14, 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

(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.
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View similar upcoming events: Author Talks, Programs for Adults

May 15, 2013

(12:30 PM-1:30 PM)
Location: Online
Attendees will learn how to use ReferenceUSA as part of their Career Searching Strategy. Included will be information on 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. This month's book is The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck. Join us for a lively discussion!
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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May 16, 2013

(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.
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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

May 17, 2013

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

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

(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.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Adults, Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens

(6:00 PM-8:00 PM)
Location: Scotts Valley Branch
This event is for parents and caregivers of children, teens, and young adults who have Asperger Syndrome (and those with similar challenges). We will have mentors, who are parents of teens and adults, who will speak about their experiences raising a child with AS, as well as have time for parents to ask questions and break into small groups to share together. We'll be meeting in the Scotts Valley Library Media Room from 6-8pm. For more information or to RSVP please email Nancy Winans at: nwinans@spinsc.org or call 831-423-7713.
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May 21, 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

(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 22, 2013

(12:30 PM-1:30 PM)
Location: Online
Attendees will learn how to use ReferenceUSA as part of their Career Searching Strategy. Included will be information on 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

(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.
In May we will meet at a member's house in Boulder Creek at 5:30 to go for a farm walk at Camp Joy Gardens nearby, and reconvene at the house at 6:30 for a potluck and book discussion. Please call 831-420-1345 for the location if you are not on our email list. This month's selection is Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver.

View similar upcoming events: Book Groups-Adult, Programs for Adults

May 24, 2013

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

May 28, 2013

(12:00 PM-1:00 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
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

(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 29, 2013

(12:30 PM-1:30 PM)
Location: Online
Attendees will learn how to use ReferenceUSA as part of their Career Searching Strategy. Included will be information on 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

May 31, 2013

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

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