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Come join the Friends of the Santa Cruz Libraries at Community Tuesdays at Shadowbrook Restaurant! When you make your reservation or order, be sure to say you are dining for your libraries and Shadowbrook will donate a third of your bill to support your libraries!

Tuesday, November 11th from 4 - 8:45pm
Shadowbrook Restaurant
1750 Wharf Rd, Capitola-by-the-Sea
(831) 475-1511

Reservations are recommended. Call (831) 475-1511 or make them online.

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Posted by teeterj on Oct. 29, 2014 at 8:30 p.m.

Join us Monday, Nov. 3rd

What is the VHP? Are you a veteran of any conflict--or do you live with a veteran who has a story to tell? Come to an informational talk about this unique collaboration between the Library of Congress and the Santa Cruz Public Libraries. We will learn about the Veterans History Project and our local connection to it.

Tell your story at your library...
Santa Cruz Public Libraries is making equipment and technical expertise available to help you tell your story. Come to an informational presentation with several contributing veterans next week to hear more about this project, why it is important, and how you can be involved.

Monday, November 3rd 2014 • 6pm • Downtown Library, 224 Church Street, Upstairs Meeting Room.

The United States Congress created the Veterans History Project (VHP) in 2000 as part of the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. VHP’s mission is to collect, preserve, and make accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war. Santa Cruz Public Libraries is participating in this project, along with many public libraries across the country.

For more information contact our project coordinator: Jennifer Cockerill at 831-427-7700 ext 7668 or email at

 Veterans History Project Brochure (PDF)

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Posted by teeterj on Oct. 28, 2014 at 11:45 a.m.

Webucator Online Learning


Free online self-paced courses on Web Development, Microsoft, Adobe, Java and more are available through a library partnership with Webucator.

You can take any Webucator self-paced course for free! Some of the topics include:

  • Microsoft Technologies and Software
  • Adobe Software
  • Web Development Technologies
  • Mobile Web Development
  • Mobile App Development
  • SQL and XML
  • And much more!

Course Content Includes:

  • Presentations: Watch interactive video presentations from an expert instructor who walks you through the content of the course.
  • Readings: Course content is introduced with concise, easy readings.
  • Exercises: Real-work exercises enforce the learnings from the presentations and enable you to test your knowledge.
  • Quizzes: Quizzes are scattered throughout the course to reinforce important concepts and lessons.

Find Out More:

To Register:

Any library patron can take any of these courses at no cost. You just need our library's special voucher code 9440246. Choose any of Webucator’s self-paced courses. At the billing form, choose ‘Webucator Vouchers’ as your method of payment and enter the Voucher code. Once you have completed your registration, you will receive an email describing how to log into your course.

Please note: you can register for as many courses as you would like. After registering, you will receive access to a student portal, where you can track your progress through each course you sign up for.

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Posted by teeterj on Oct. 22, 2014 at 9 a.m.

Woodstocks Santa Cruz Public Library Fundraiser


Come join the Friends of the Santa Cruz Libraries at Woodstocks!

When you order, tell them you love your libraries and Woodstocks will donate up to 25% of your bill to support Santa Cruz Public Libraries.

Wednesday October 29th
5pm - 9pm
Woodstock’s Pizza at 710 Front Street in Santa Cruz

There will also be a Santa Cruz Chamber Mixer from 5-7pm. Come and mingle! Tickets to the mixer are $5 and include one drink.

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Posted by teeterj on Oct. 16, 2014 at 7 p.m.

All Branches Closed Monday 10/13


All branches of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries will be closed on Monday, October 13th 2014 in order to make possible an all-staff training day. We will return to regular hours at all branches on Tuesday, October 14th! Thank you for your patience as we work on team building and discuss ways to serve the public better! Have a wonderful holiday!

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Posted by teeterj on Oct. 10, 2014 at 11:30 a.m.


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