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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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TouchTEAM Memory Workshops


Do you know an older adult, a friend or loved one, experiencing memory loss?

Forgetfulness can be frustrating for both those experiencing it and for their loved ones. Join us in this supportive social setting, for a series of innovative workshops in which we will use touchscreen tablets to engage the mind and activate memory. Individual coaches will be present for each "team."

Ongoing classes start December 1st
Call (831) 427-7700 x7615 for information and to register

You can expect to:

  • Record & share stories
  • Enrich time spent together
  • Boost interest and involvement
  • Use reminiscence to engage and connect

iPads provided • A free program of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries

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Posted by teeterj on Nov. 20, 2014 at 9 p.m.

Unbroken Web

Mother and daughter weavers Ellen and Lucy Begay spent their lives in the enchanting land of the Diné, or Navaho, people in northeastern Arizona. Weaving is deeply rooted in the Diné culture, part of the rhythm of daily life.

The Begays textiles are beautiful and complex, balancing diverse design elements to approach the harmony the Diné call hozho.

Gary Beaudoin has been a collector of their work for 20 years, and his book Unbroken Web: The Art of Ellen and Lucy Begay, Traditional Navaho Weavers is the subject of an author talk at the Downtown Branch on Tuesday, November 25. The discussion begins at 7 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room.

The author will field questions and sign books. Twenty percent of each sale will be donated to the Friends.

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Posted by teeterj on Nov. 15, 2014 at 5 p.m.

Citizen Science: Sea Otter Relatives


Learn about ongoing research
Participate in a life-sized sea otter board game!

Join the Santa Cruz Children's Museum of Discovery and researcher Max Tarjan in the next event in our Citizen Science Series.

Thursday November 20, 2014
7:00 PM Downtown Branch Meeting Room
224 Church St. Santa Cruz

Max Tarjan is a PhD student at Long Marine Laboratory. She studies sea otter behavior and ecology in the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department at UC Santa Cruz. For her research, she follows sea otter movements in Monterey Bay and uses genetics to determine how local sea otters are related to each other.

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Posted by teeterj on Nov. 13, 2014 at 7 a.m.

Fall Book Sale


Come shop from THOUSANDS of books at the Friends of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries annual Fall Book Sale!

November 14 — Friends Members Only
5:30 - 8:30 pm

November 15 — General Public
10 am - 12:30 pm and 1 pm - 5pm

We are emptying our storage and will have fiction, non-fiction, DVD’s, CD’s books on cd, and childrens books. This is a popular event so come early.

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Posted by teeterj on Nov. 4, 2014 at 8 p.m.

Support your Libraries

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.


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