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What's your favorite book? Chances are good that someone has tried to ban it. Every year, there are hundreds of attempts to remove books from schools and libraries. Celebrate YOUR freedom to read and right to choose your book during Banned Books Week. For more information, visit

Banned Books Week — September 21 - 27, 2014

In support of the right to choose books freely for ourselves, the ALA and the Santa Cruz Public Libraries are sponsoring Banned Books Week, an annual celebration of our right to access books without censorship. This year's observance commemorates the most basic freedom in a democratic society—the freedom to read freely—and encourages us not to take this freedom for granted.

Looking for inspiration? Here are the most Frequently Challenged Books listed by year.

Join us in celebrating your freedom to read!

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Posted by teeterj on Sept. 17, 2014 at noon

Hops & Harvest

The Friends of the Scotts Valley Library invites you to "Hops & Harvest," a celebration featuring live music with pairings of food and drink from local microbreweries and restaurants on September 20th from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Scotts Valley Library. All proceeds will go toward supporting library programs, materials and supplies that benefit the entire community.

The evening will showcase great local craft beer. Brewers will be on hand to discuss their craft and recommend food pairings. Attendees will also enjoy edible delights from local restaurants including Bruno’s BBQ, Mollie’s Country Cafe, and more. Guests will be entertained by live music.

Tickets are $25 and available at the Scotts Valley Library.
Come join us on September 20th and support our Library!

Those in attendance have a chance to win raffle and auction prizes featuring an African Safari and a slumber party at the library!

Dozens of additional prizes have been donated by our generous local business community, including gift certificates from Business With Pleasure, Scarborough Gardens, Scotts Valley Sprinkler & Pipe, Jill Alexander Designs,William Clayton Greene Jeweler, SV Cyclesport, Jia Tellas, Ideal Salon, Trader Joes, Loganberry Bakery, Chocolate Visions, Malone's Grille, Milles Nail & Spa, Bumblebee by the Sea, DVD-to-go, Treasures Jewelers, Ashby's Confections, Accupuncture by Stephanie Dietro and art work from Sefla Joseph, Belinda Clemets, David Fleming, Pat Towrey, Susan Hancey, Jacob Sackin, Nana Montgomery, Judy Bingman, Lydia Hausenauer, Michele Hausman, Tamara Cucchiara-Sitka, June Pace, Slyvia Valentine, Laurie Zezut.

For more information on the Friends of the Scotts Valley Library, please go to:

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Posted by teeterj on Sept. 15, 2014 at 8:30 p.m.

California’s Health Care Marketplace: Get the Help You Need at the Library

A United Way outreach educator will be at library branches to answer questions about the Affordable Care Act and provide on-on-one support in navigating California’s healthcare marketplace/exchange - Covered CA.

  • Get information on changes in healthcare brought on by the Affordable Care Act
  • Get help understanding how to navigate California’s healthcare marketplace/exchange - Covered CA
  • Get help determining your eligibility and compare plans
  • Get referrals to free Certified Enrollment Counselors for enrollment assistance

Locations and Times

Thursday September 24 Capitola 2-5pm
Thursday September 29 Downtown 1-5pm
Thursday October 9 Live Oak 1-5pm

For more information, contact Julie Richardson at 831-427-7700 x 7648.

Cuidado de la Salud mercado de California: Obtener la ayuda que necesita

Un educador extensión de United Way será en sucursales de la biblioteca para responder a preguntas acerca de la Affordable Care Act y ofreciendo ayuda uno-a-uno en la navegación de la salud del mercado / del intercambio de California – Covered CA.

  • Obtenga información sobre los cambios en la atención médica causados por la Affordable Care Act
  • Obtenga ayuda para entender cómo navegar atención médica mercado / intercambio de California - Covered CA
  • Obtenga ayuda para determinar su elegibilidad y comparar los planes
  • Obtenga referencias a Consejeros Certificados de Inscripción gratis para la ayuda de matrícula

Localidades y Horarios

Jueves 25 de septiembre Capitola 2-5pm
Jueves 29 de septiembre Downtown 1-5pm
Jueves 09 de octubre Live Oak 1-5pm

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Posted by teeterj on Sept. 14, 2014 at 8 p.m.

Citizen Science


Caleb Bryce is a 4th year Ph.D. candidate at the University of California, Santa Cruz studying exercise physiology and movement ecology of top predators such as wolves and mountain lions. By utilizing high-speed video footage and advanced wildlife collars fitted with accelerometers, Caleb is training domesticated dogs and captive wolves to run on treadmills, which allows him to better understand the movement patterns of wild wolves, as well as their energetic demands.

From Wolf to Woof
Thursday September 18th, 7pm
Downtown Branch

Although these carnivores are often both feared and misunderstood, he's discovering just how important they are in structuring the landscapes they inhabit. The goal of his research is to figure out how and where these predators move in their habitat, what behaviors they exhibit, and how much energy they expend to live their lives at the top of the food chain.

Caleb is bringing one of his domesticated study dogs, a lovely Malamute, to the presentation.

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Posted by teeterj on Sept. 10, 2014 at 1 p.m.

Brown Bag Workshops

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!

Join us on September 10th for the next workshop, Using Your Ad Dollars Wisely! Local advertising experts will discuss how print, radio, web, coupons, and television can help you reach the most customers at the lowest cost.

Also, get ready for the next few workshops coming soon:

October 8 Intellectual Property Protection For Your Business
presented by Patrick Reilly, Esquire

November 12 Selling on eBay—Best Practices to Grow Sales
presented by Barbara Mason, eBay Power Seller

Where: Santa Cruz Downtown Library • Upstairs Meeting Room • 224 Church St.
When: Monthly - 2nd Wednesday • 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Cost: Free of Charge, Pre-registration is required

Register online:

For more information or to register: Call the SBDC at 479-6136

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Posted by teeterj on Sept. 3, 2014 at 4 p.m.


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