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Share Your Story
Join a community project, "We Have Stories To Tell" which unites children with family members, senior citizens and library staff to encourage the development of literacy skills through story telling. Children have the opportunity to make their own books in which they portray the story they are telling with illustrations of their own design.
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Thanks for your patience while we work on library infrastructure. Library catalog and accounts, streaming and download services, branch phones and telephone reference, on-site computers, and wi-fi will be unavailable starting at 7pm on Wednesday March 12 until 10am on Saturday, March 15th.
Library branches will be open during their usual hours. Please bring your library card if you wish to check out or renew materials, as staff will not be able to look up your account information. Please do not return library materials during this time.
What's happening: Technovation2014
Technovation 2014 is a year long initiative to leverage technology to make everything you do at the library easier. In order to lay the foundation for these enhancements, the library must enact periodic short term shut-downs of our current technology infrastructure.
During Technovation system downtime, physical branch libraries will remain open during their regular hours. The Virtual Branch (website) and many library services in brick and mortar branches will not be available.
Services that will not be available include:
- Access to the library catalog
- Telephone reference and library branch phone numbers
- Access to library accounts for renewing and placing holds
- Access to library research databases
- Access to most streaming and downloadable content such as eBooks, eAudio, and video
- Internet access computers at all branches
- WiFi at all branches
Downloadable eBooks and eAudiobooks from OverDrive will remain available. To access OverDrive while our systems are down, you may need to visit the Northern California Digital Library collection directly at http://califa.lib.overdrive.com/AFB93B31-8E75-4BB0-8D9D- F35AFF38B1B1/10/50/en/Default.htm.
Items from Hoopla will also be available. To visit Hoopla directly, go to www.hoopladigital.com.
What can you expect from Technovation2014?
Over the course of 2014, we'll be rolling out updates that enable you:
- Take care of business with new computers and multi-function printers.
- Manage your account with ease- and do more- all while easily finding the books, movies, and music you love with our new catalog and online services.
- Use our smart meeting rooms to connect with the community on important issues.
- Get in and out faster with improved self-service.
- Find people when you need help. Our new technology ambassadors will be out and about to help you use the library with ease.
Technovation doesn’t happen overnight! We’ll be rolling out improvements all year long. More information, a timeline, and system downtimes necessary to make the improvements will continue to be posted on the website- so stay tuned!
Starting a business? Ask questions here!
This Tuesday the 25th, a seasoned panel of SCORE mentors will share their hard won lessons learned from owning their own businesses.
A quiz on entrepreneurial personality profile and proven success factors as well as Q&A to follow. Bring all your questions and come early. This is a great opportunity to get a counselor/mentor.
An Entrepreneurs Success Factors: Risk, Reward, and Realities
February 25th at the Aptos Library
5:30 to 7:30pm
Registration begins at 5:30, and the presentation will begin promptly at 5:45. Seating is limited, so come early!
A bonny day to all from the sheet music collection
Library Staff members Heather Norquist on piano and Michelle Graham on vocals bring you "Loch Lomond", an old traditional tune. Find your song in our sheet music collection at http://sheetmusic.santacruzpl.org/.
The SCPL sheet music collection is housed at the Downtown Branch Library Reference Department. This collection is available for reference use and for viewing and/or copying.
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Posted by teeterj on Feb. 18, 2014 at noon
Kickstart into a Vegan Lifestyle
Sandi Rechenmacher, NC HHP, of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) and Food for Life will present a free health and wellness lecture at the Downtown Branch on February 26th.
Kickstart into a Vegan Lifestyle
Downtown Branch, Wednesday February 26th from 6:00-7:30PM
Sandi will discuss Dr. Neal Barnard’s (PBS notable) cutting-edge science featuring disease PREVENTION as a lifestyle. Learn of a delicious style of eating and living designed by nature for optimum health and weight-loss. Sandi will discuss Nutrition’s wild ride over the past 100 years, revealing myths, assumptions, and urban legends that are leading Americans towards otherwise avoidable chronic diseases, pains, and untimely deaths. Join others and glean new recipes, resources, and materials on creating YOUR next healthy step towards joyful and vibrant living your WHOLE life.
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Posted by teeterj on Feb. 15, 2014 at 7 p.m.
Drought Information from the City of Santa Cruz
Due to exceptionally dry conditions, the Governor has declared a state-wide drought emergency and called on all citizens to cut back their water use by 20% in 2014. Stay informed about the 2014 Drought and learn ways you can save water.
The City of Santa Cruz Drought Information Page has information, links, and resources to help. Current drought conditions, conservation techniques, and local plans are all available from the City’s one-stop location for drought information.
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Posted by teeterj on Feb. 14, 2014 at 12:30 p.m.