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Aptos Branch has a chess club for children ages 6 and up that meets Tuesday afternoons at 3:30pm. Test your game against the serious players.

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Small Business Brown Bag


Join SBDC Social Media Advisor Lydia Snider for this free workshop. LinkedIn is a great tool for helping your small business grow. Learn how to make it work for you from an expert.

Small Business Brown Bag:
LinkedIn for Small Business
Wednesday August 12 • 12:00pm
Downtown Library • Upstairs Meeting Room

Registration Required

The Small Business Brown Bag Series is 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 on the second Wednesday of each month.

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First Friday ART!


Santa Cruz Public Libraries presents FIRST FRIDAY: Art in the Library, featuring several exhibits in the Downtown branch, on display now through October 1st. Join us on Opening Night: Friday, August 7th, 5:30-8pm to meet the artists and learn more about the art. Centeotl Grupo de Danza, preserving the traditions of Oaxaca performs at 7pm.

Featured art includes a Retrospective of the work of David Fleming, the Ayotzinapa 43 Memorial Prints by local and international artists, and hand painted Goddess Gourds by Donna Thompson. Art is on display now through October 1st.

Join us on Opening Night, Friday August 7th to meet the artists, learn about the art and enjoy a special dance performance by Centeotl!


Centeotl Grupo de Danza, a local performance group dedicated to preserving the traditions of Oaxaca, Mexico, will perform in the upstairs meeting room.

FIRST FRIDAY: Art in the Library
Friday, August 7th • 5:30pm
Dance Performance: 7pm
Downtown Library • 224 Church Street

Art will be on display now thru Oct 1st 2015.

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Kids Week Activities


Join us at the downtown branch for the Best of Summer crafts in celebration of Kids Week in Downtown Santa Cruz!

Kids Week Downtown at the Santa Cruz Public Libraries
Tuesday August 4 & Wednesday August 5
Arts & Crafts for Kids of All Ages 1:00-3:00pm


Saturday August 8 • 10:00 - 11:30am
Tales to Tails

Call 831-427-7717 to reserve your spot. For information about all the events in downtown Santa Cruz head over to the official site for Kids Week Downtown.

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Funny Ladies


Be prepared to enjoy a smile, a chuckle, a full-on guffaw and more!

Willing Suspension Armchair Theater presents
Funny Ladies: Musings & Memoirs from Hilarious Women.

Compiled and directed by Anita Natale, the readers include: Gail Borkowski, Wilma Marcus Chandler, Sarah Kauffman, and Karen Schamberg.

Wednesday • August 19 • 7:00pm
Downtown Library • 224 Church St. SC

Thursday • August 27 • 7:00pm
Scotts Valley Library • 251 Kings Village Rd. SV

Willing Suspension Armchair Theater is a local theater troupe who perform reader's theater at the library on a monthly basis. Join us each month for an evening of literature, poetry, and prose on a variety of engaging topics.

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Alzheimer's Association


Are you or someone you know experiencing memory loss? Please join us for these free presentations co-sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association

Know the 10 Signs:
Early Detection Matters

Monday August 17 • 4:00 - 6:00pm
Scotts Valley Library

Memory loss that disrupts daily life is not a typical part of aging. It may be a symptom of Alzheimer’s disease. Learn about the 10 warning signs, separate myths from reality, and hear the experience of people affected by Alzheimer’s.

The Basics:
Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer's

Tuesday September 29 • 4:00 - 6:00pm
Scotts Valley Library

Learn about the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia, causes and risk factors, how Alzheimer’s affects the brain, how to get a thorough diagnosis, the stages of the disease, and treatments and services that can help.

Pre-registration Requested
Please email
or call 800.272.3900.

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