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Free admission from Tandy Beal & Company


Discover & the
First Saturday Family Concert Series

Tandy Beal and Company is giving library cardholders free admission to their First Saturday Family Concert Series through Discover & Go.

Micha Scott Dances!
April 4 • 11:00 AM
Veterans Memorial Building • 846 Front Street, Santa Cruz

A new company directed by Micha Scott, former soloist for Garth Fagan (choreographer for Lion King). A high-octane dancer herself, Ms. Scott creates work that delivers a fast paced, rhythmic and fun concert. Soloist in PBS special Griot in New York and featured in Time, Essence and Dance Magazines.

How to reserve a pass:

To get your pass, visit and log in with your library card number and PIN or password. Search for Tandy Beal & Company in the venue list, or by date. Print your pass, which grants free admission to one adult and one child. Look for passes to The Magic Carpet, the final performance in the series, the week after this performance.

For more information and to learn about upcoming performances in the First Saturday Concert Series visit

Discover & Go is a library service that provides instant online access to free and low-cost tickets to museums, science centers, zoos, theatres and other fun local cultural venues.

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Posted by phippsa on March 26, 2015 at 12:30 a.m.

eBooks & More


Did you know your library card gives you free access to downloadable and streaming eBooks, eAudio, and video? Bring your mobile device, tablet, e-reader or laptop and your library card. Don't have a device? We'll have some you can test-drive! Drop-in any time during the two hour session and we'll help you get started!

    March Sessions
  • Mar 5th, Thursday • 2:00pm – 4:00pm • Scotts Valley, 251 Kings Village Rd
  • Mar10th, Tuesday • 1:00pm – 3:00pm • Aptos, 7695 Soquel Drive
  • Mar 23rd, Monday • 10:00am – 12:00pm • Downtown, 224 Church Street
    April Sessions
  • Apr 2nd, Thursday • 2:00pm – 4:00pm • Scotts Valley, 251 Kings Village Rd
  • Apr14th, Tuesday • 1:00pm – 3:00pm • Aptos, 7695 Soquel Drive
  • Apr 27th, Monday • 10:00am – 12:00pm • Downtown, 224 Church Street
    May Sessions
  • May 7th, Thursday • 2:00pm – 4:00pm • Scotts Valley, 251 Kings Village Rd
  • May12th, Tuesday • 1:00pm – 3:00pm • Aptos Branch, 7695 Soquel Drive

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Posted by phippsa on March 25, 2015 at 8:56 a.m.

Brown Bag Small Business Workshop


Easy Wesite Development:
The Basics of Wordpress

Wednesday April 8
• 12 Noon • Downtown Library

Todd Schafer of Schafer Design presents the basics of Wordpress in this month's seminar. Learn how easy it is to get your business up and running online! The seminar is free, but registration is required. To register, visit:

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!

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Posted by phippsa on March 25, 2015 at 7:54 a.m.

Cuéntame un cuento


¡Acompáñanos cada semana para la hora de los cuentos en español los lunes en la biblioteca de Live Oak a partir de las 5:30 de la tarde y los martes en la biblioteca de Downtown a partir de las 6:00 de la tarde. Cuéntame un cuento* es una amena hora de cuentos, canciones y juegos en español. El objetivo del programa es promover no solo el amor por los libros y la lectura, si no también fomentar el bilingüismo y la alfabetización, así como el orgullo por nuestras raíces hispanas.

*Cuéntame un cuento está basado en un programa similar originado en la ciudad de Columbus, Ohio y que estuvo en existencia entre los años 2001-2007.

Join us every week for Spanish Storytime on Mondays at the Live Oak Branch starting at 5:30pm and Tuesdays at the Downtown Branch starting at 6:00pm. Cuéntame un cuento* is an interactive and lively session of stories, songs and activities in Spanish. The goal of the program is to not only foster a love of reading, but to to encourage a positive environment for bilingual literacy and culture.

*Cuéntame un cuento was inspired by a storytime program from Columbus, Ohio, active from 2001-2007.

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Posted by phippsa on March 21, 2015 at 12:30 a.m.

Library Server Upgrade


The Santa Cruz Public Library catalog will be taken down for maintenance on Sunday, March 22nd 5pm until Monday, March 23rd 8am.

During this time the catalog and My Account will be unavailable and internet resources normally accessible via the catalog will also be affected. Streaming audio and video, eBook checkouts, subscription databases, digital magazines and news will all be unavailable during this scheduled outage.

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Posted by phippsa on March 20, 2015 at 12:30 a.m.


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