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New and Noteworthy for January
It may be cold in California, but there's plenty of activity at the library to keep us warm!
Grant from Target for Cuéntame un Cuento (Read me a Story)
In recognition of the efforts of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries to encourage early childhood literacy, Target has awarded us a grant that will support the library in expanding story time offerings to include a one-hour Spanish-language story time program at the Live Oak Branch on Mondays at 5:30pm.
Book Discussion Kits
We've improved access to our Book Discussion Kits. The 350 kits are now searchable by author, keyword, or title. You can also browse all kits by genre or by alphabatized by title. Take a look at the new and improved Book Kits Page.
We've also got some great events coming up before the end of the month:
Jan 24 -- Retired UCSC Professor of Education and Creative Writing David Swanger is the Santa Cruz County Poet Laureate for 2012-2014. He will talk about the process he uses to write and read his poetry at the La Selva Beach Branch on Thursday, January 24th at 10:30am. Admission is free, and all are welcome! Presented by the Friends of the La Selva Beach Library.
Jan 27 -- It's Not About the Bully: Family Strategies for Empowerment and Growth is a series of talks designed to help provide social and personal empowerment strategies for young people and their families to mitigate the effects of bullying. The workshops are hosted by Dr. Yvonne D. Vermillion, PSY. D., LMFT. Sessions take place on the fourth Sunday of the month from January to May 2013, from 2-3:30pm.
Jan 31 -- Do you need help checking out materials for your Kindle, Nook, iPad, Android, or other device? Come to our eBooks and More class and we’ll show you how it’s done! eBooks and More is an ongoing series -- the January 31st session will be held at the Aptos branch from 3-4pm. All ages and knowledge levels welcome.