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Free Audiobooks for Teens All Summer Long!
SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens. Starting May 5th 2016, SYNC will give away two complete audiobook downloads a week, that's 30 books - pairs of high interest titles, based on weekly themes through August 17th. Why? Because SYNC is dedicated to introducing the listening experience to the teen audience and because it demonstrates that Required Reading can be completed by listening.
- Teens can text syncya to 25827 to get text alerts about the featured titles or sign up for the SYNC Newsletter at www.audiobooksync.com/ for title alerts
- Download the OverDrive app in advance of the program
- Each SYNC audiobook is available for download for a period of 7 days (only).
- Downloaded titles can be kept and never leave your device
- Use #AudiobookSYNC16 and tag @SantaCruzPL on social media and talk about what we're listening to
SYNC is sponsored by AudioFile Magazine and titles are delivered through the OverDrive app. For even more titles to read or listen to visit our OverDriveDrive Collection and other book, audio, movie and music collections at www.santacruzpl.org
Listen to Clips From this Year's Titles
Library Facilities Revenue Measure S
To modernize, upgrade and repair local libraries the Santa Cruz Libraries Facilities Financing Authority Community Facilities District No. 2016-1 seeks approval from the voters to levy a special tax annually on parcels within the Community Facilities District; establish an initial appropriations limit; and assure mandatory accountability in the June 7, 2016 election.
- Santa Cruz Public Libraries FAQ
- Santa Cruz Public Libraries Fact Sheet
- Formation of Community Facilities District No. 2016-1
- Facilities Master Plan for the Santa Cruz City County Library System 2014-2023
Ballot Language for Library Facilities Revenue Measure S:
"To modernize, upgrade and repair local libraries in Santa Cruz, Aptos, Live Oak, Scotts Valley, Boulder Creek, Capitola, Felton and La Selva Beach---replace failing roofs, outdated bathrooms, electrical systems/structurally damaged facilities; support growing use by children, seniors, veterans and others; expand access to modern technology; and construct/expand facilities where necessary; shall Santa Cruz Libraries Facilities Financing Authority issue $67,000,000 in bonds for Santa Cruz Facilities Financing Authority Community Facilities District No. 2016-1; levy a special tax annually on parcels within the Community Facilities District; establish an initial appropriations limit; and assure mandatory accountability?"
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Posted by phippsa on April 28, 2016 at 7:23 a.m.
PRINTED: First Friday Reception
Printing dates all the way back to 556 B.C. The printed word has spread knowledge to the common people, and printed images from Japan made their way west to influence artists like van Gogh, Cassat, Gauguin, Degas, Monet and even architect, Frank Lloyd Wright among others. The course of Art was changed forever with the advent of a way for artists to more readily share their images and ultimately to influence each other.
First Friday Artist's Reception May 6 • 5:30pm - 8:00pm Downtown Library • 224 Church St.
The new installation of Art in the Library runs now until July 10th.
Meet these amazing artists at the reception: Melody Overstreet Lisa Williams Dana Harris Melissa West Vince Waring Doug Ross Sam Amico Andree Lebourveau Catharina Marlowe Cindy Haug Frank Trueba Jane Gregorius Margy Baron George Newell Robert Rocco Lynne Simpson Hedwig M. Heerschop Mary Weeks Janis O'Driscoll Julie Erreca Ann Miya
Community TOWN HALL
TALK ABOUT IT: a Community TOWN HALL
What Affects 1 in 4 Families in Santa Cruz County? Substance Abuse. It's Treatable. Let's Talk About It. The Talk About It campaign is a county-wide initiative to reduce stigma, shift funding and perceptions about substance abuse and addiction. Let’s make healing possible for all in Santa Cruz County. Your library is partnering with United Way, SC Community Prevention Partners, Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Janus of Santa Cruz, Encompass, KION News Channel 5, and the County of SC to initiate dialog on this complex topic that affects everyone.
COMMUNITY TOWN HALL Thursday • April 28 • 5:00pm - 8:00pm Aptos High School • 100 Mariner Way, Aptos, CA
Pick-up a free USB toolkit of resources and information. Listen to a keynote by Capitola Chief Rudy Escalante, visit the resource tables and participate in the community Q & A. Let's talk about it. Goals of the campaign include:
- Bridge assessments and resources
- Foster communities for Well Being
- Promote accurate information
- Debunk myths
- Create an understanding of how to respond
- Increase access to available services
For further information visit Talk About It Santa Cruz.
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Posted by phippsa on April 25, 2016 at 7:33 a.m.
Día del Niño: 25 de abril
¡Acompáños a Celebrar! Día del Niño con el programa de Cúentame Un Cuento
Nuestra tema es Música, Manualidades y Movimiento Invitados especiales: Musical Me • Grupo Folklórico• Los Mejicas de UCSC
Lunes, el 25 de abril 4:00pm - 6:30pm • Biblioteca de Live Oak
- 4:00 - 4:30 Facepainting and crafts
- 4:30 - 5:00 Musical Me
- 5:00 - 5:30 Facepainting and crafts
- 5:30 - 6:00 Cuentos/ Storytime
- 6:00 - 6:30 Los Mejicas
We are celebrating Day of the Child!
Our theme is Music, Crafts and Movement! Special guests: Musical Me • Grupo Folklórico • Los Mejicas de UCSC
Monday April 25 4:00pm - 6:30pm • Live Oak Library