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¡Formemos nuestro futuro!
¡El desarrollo del plan estratégico para las bibliotecas Públicas de Santa Cruz empieza contigo! Queremos conocer tus prioridades, pasiones y experiencias en tu comunidad y con las bibliotecas. Juntos formemos una biblioteca que sirva a todos. La directora de las bibliotecas, Susan Nemitz, va a tener juntas comunitarias en cada sucursal hasta el 15 de noviembre. Acompáñanos en estas juntas que serán en inglés y además te invitamos a la sesión de Live Oak donde habrá interpretación en español.
- Mar OCT 25 LA SELVA BEACH • 7:00pm
- Mié OCT 26 BOULDER CREEK • 7:00pm
- Jue OCT 27 APTOS • 6:00pm
- Mar NOV 1 CAPITOLA • 7:00pm
- Sab NOV 5 DOWNTOWN • 10:00am
- *Dom NOV 6 LIVE OAK • 2:00pm *sesión de Live Oak tendrá interpretación en español*
- Mié NOV 9 FELTON COMMUNITY HALL • 7:00pm
- Jue NOV 10 SCOTTS VALLEY • 7:00pm
Si no puede asistir, por favor tome nuestra encuesta online en español: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TuBiblioteca2017
The Santa Cruz Public Libraries Strategic Planning Process Starts with YOU!
Thank you Santa Cruz County voters for showing your support in June 2016 to fund the improvement of each of SCPL's ten physical branches. This community accomplishment has inspired us to look beyond the brick and mortar and boldly consider how our buildings will be used in the future. We invite you to be a part of the discussion during this exciting time of transition and change.
We know that the most effective strategic plans begin with the community, not in the library. These meetings will therefore be conducted as roundtable conversations with community members to determine shared priorities, passions, and values with an eye toward where the library fits in. We really hope the entire community around each branch will attend the meetings, whether they use the library or not. So please consider coming to one of these informal community conversations to tell us what matters to you...
Community Meeting Schedule:
- Tue OCT 25 • 7:00pm La Selva Beach Library 316 Estrella Ave. LSB
- Wed OCT 26 • 7:00pm Boulder Creek Library 13390 West Park Ave. BC
- Thu OCT 27 • 6:00pm Aptos Library 7695 Aoquel Dr. Aptos
- Tue NOV 1 • 7:00pm Capitola Library 2005 Wharf Rd. CAP
- Sat NOV 5 • 10:00am Downtown Library 224 Church St. SC
- Sun NOV 6 • 2:00pm Live Oak Library 2380 Portola Ave. SC
- Wed NOV 9 • 7:00pm Felton Community Hall 6191 Hwy 9 FEL
- Thu NOV 10 • 7:00pm Scotts Valley Library 251 Kings Village Rd. SV
If you are not able to attend any of the meetings you may provide input via our Online Survey.
In addition to each of these Branch Meetings, library staff are also participating in conversations with individuals, groups, and organizations to gain input. This information, combined with benchmarking studies against other California Libraries, demographic and other data analytics, will be analyzed in preparation for the written plan. The 2017-2020 Strategic Plan is expected to be complete in January.
Polar Bears: Behaviors, Energetics, & Declining Sea Ice
Two-thirds of the world’s polar bear populations may be lost by mid-century, primarily due to declining sea ice. Reduced feeding opportunities, increased energy expenditures and increased movement rates are of concern. Anthony Pagano is quantifying the increasing energetic cost in polar bears of compensating for vanishing ice. This study will provide the first measurements of the energetic costs of climate change for polar bears in the Southern Beaufort Sea.
Thursday November 3rd • 6:30 - 8:00pm Downtown Library • 224 Church St.
Anthony Pagano is a Ph.D candidate and researcher with the University of California, Santa Cruz Long Marine Laboratory.
Citizen Science is a collaboration between the Santa Cruz Public Libraries; the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History (SCMNH), the Santa Cruz Children's Museum of Discovery (SCCMOD) and the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC).
We invite you to join us every first Thursday of the month for a presentation and Q&A with local experts and researchers in the field discussing life science, ecology, geology, genetics, climatology and more. Let’s connect, inspire and inform each other!
For more information contact email@example.com • 831-427-7717
Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale
Get ready to shop until you drop at the Friends of the Libraries 2016 Annual Fall Book Sale! With over 10,000 books and media for only $1-3 each, it's impossible to leave this sale empty-handed!
Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium • 307 Church St. SC
- Friday • OCT 21st • 5:00pm-8:00pm Library Supporters Night: Friends of the Library Members get first crack on members only night.
- Saturday • OCT 22nd • 10:00am-4:00pmGeneral Admission: Open to the public with great deals and $2 bags of books after 4pm.
All proceeds from the sale go to programs, materials, and services at your libraries. To join the Friends of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries or any branch Friends Chapter, visit fscpl.org.
Pop Up Workshops
Learn how to get the most out of our library mobile app, SCPL on the Go. These Pop-Up Workshops will help you download the app to your smartphone, teach you to get the most out of our app's great features, and help you download all the ebooks, eaudiobooks, movies, and more available via the app.
Anything Goes with SCPL on the Go!
More Pop-Ups on SCPL on the Go are scheduled for other branch libraries in November & December, so stay tuned!