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Read your favorite magazines with Flipster and Zinio.


Flipster and Zinio allow library patrons to browse the latest issues of high quality digital versions of popular magazines.

Flipster provides users easy access to digital magazines for online browsing via their desktops or any mobile device. Flipster allows libraries to give their patrons the option of accessing the content at the library or remotely. They can also download magazines to their Android device, iPad or iPad mini via a native app for offline reading anytime anywhere.

Zinio allows you to read and search magazines online. We're now offering electronic access to a variety of magazines through Zinio, so you can browse and read from home. You'll need to create an account using your email address and library card number, and then create a separate Zinio account in order to access the collection.

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Posted by phippsa on July 2, 2015 at 11:24 a.m.

Recycled Jewelry


Kids ages 7 and up will have a blast creating new jewelry from old. We have plenty for you to pick from or you can bring your own.

Both workshops are from 2:00 to 3:30pm.

Thursday July 9 • Aptos Library

Thursday July 16 • La Selva Beach Library

This event is part of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries Summer Reading Program. To learn more or to sign up for the program, visit

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Posted by phippsa on July 1, 2015 at 8:02 a.m.

CrowdSource Funding


Small Business Brown Bag

Many local business have recently been successful in their search for financing through "Crowd Funding." Come and hear what it is, how to access it, and get some useful tips for launching your Crowd Source funding search.

Wednesday July 8th • 12:00 PM
Downtown Branch Meeting Room

Presented by Deborah Lindsay. Deborah, local crowdfunding consultant, started advising on crowd sourced fundraising in 2009 just as Kickstarter was launching. Her projects have ranged from international student travel campaigns to medical app funding. One of her most recent clients, Infinity Gloves, raised $20,000 in 30 minutes of launch. Her focus is on rewards-based funding, but her tips for success can be carried across any form of project. Her background in large-scale musical events, radio production, and political campaign building comes to life in her talk on Preparing the Soil for a Successful Crowdfunding Campaigns.

The Small Business Brown Bag Series presents a monthly line-up of free, hour-long workshops designed to support small businesses. Bring your lunch every 2nd Wednesday of the month and join us in the upstairs meeting room at the Downtown Branch Library for these great noontime seminars.

To see a list of future seminars and to register online:

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Posted by phippsa on June 27, 2015 at 11:30 p.m.

Proust's Swann's Way


Willing Suspension Armchair Theater

Our local theater troupe performs reader’s theater on Proust's beautiful, atmospheric and nostalgic work. A delight for literary connoisseurs and theater lovers alike.

Thursday July 9 • 7:00 - 8:00pm
Scotts Valley Library

Wednesday July 15 • 7:00 - 8:00pm
Downtown Library

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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Posted by phippsa on June 26, 2015 at 11:30 p.m.

San Lorenzo Valley Community Band

Come and listen to your favorite marches, folk music, show tunes, and more at the San Lorenzo Valley Community Band's annual free concert at the Boulder Creek Library. Set in the library's beautiful Outdoor Amphitheater, this 30 piece orchestra led by Conductor Jon Christian is a big hit with all ages.

Saturday • June 27
Boulder Creek Library • Outdoor Amphitheater • 5:00pm

This event is part of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries Summer Reading Program. To learn more or to sign up for the program, visit

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Posted by phippsa on June 25, 2015 at 8:42 a.m.


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