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Share Your Story
Join a community project, "We Have Stories To Tell" which unites children with family members, senior citizens and library staff to encourage the development of literacy skills through story telling. Children have the opportunity to make their own books in which they portray the story they are telling with illustrations of their own design.
SCPL News & Announcements - June 2014 Archive
Ring of Fire
Are we playing your song? Here is Ring of Fire, 1963, by Merle Kilgore and June Carter. Performed by Donna Barber on piano and David Addison on vocals.
Find your song in our sheet music collection at http://sheetmusic.santacruzpl.org/.
The SCPL sheet music collection is housed at the Downtown Branch Library Reference Department. This collection is available for reference use and for viewing and/or copying.
Paws to Read 2014
Woof, wag, stomp, yowl and howl for a summer of fun!
Join us for great reads, performances, workshops and more all loosely organized around the theme of animals! Make a catnip treat, an animal photo collage, chase some bubbles and watch a cowgirl in action. Consider reading aloud to a furry friend, and bring your favorite stuffed animal to a library sleepover. Check out our themed reading list, too!
Theme or no theme, the summer reading program is all about reading what you love and loving what you read! Choose whichever books interest you, from your home library, other libraries or elsewhere. Begin reading as soon as school is out. Encourage an older child to read to a younger for both to earn incentives! Check our calendar of events -- workshops requiring pre-registration will be open for sign-ups starting June 9th.
Summer reading isn't just for kids. There are options for everyone:
- Kids: Fill out a reading log and check the calendar for great events!
- Teens: Visit the teen page to find booklists and more tailored to your interests.
- Adults: Want to tell us about a book you loved... or hated? Submit a book review!
Studies show just 5 books read over the summer can prevent "learning loss." Sign-ups begin June 9th for ages 0-18. Get a reading log and track your summer reading time for the chance to earn Book-Bucks that can be spent at participating shops.
2014 Workshops Continue
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!
June 11 Employee Law —What You Need to Know to Hire and Fire
presented by Carmela Wol, Esquire
July 9 Your Credit —How To Review, Repair and Improve It!
presented by Bay Federal Credit Union
August 13 LinkedIn and Facebook For Small Businesses
presented by Lydia Snider, SBDC Social Media Advisor
September 10 Using Your Ad Dollars Wisely!
presented by Panel of Local Advertisers
October 8 Intellectual Property Protection For Your Business
presented by Patrick Reilly, Esquire
November 12 Selling on eBay—Best Practices to Grow Sales
presented by Barbara Mason, eBay Power Seller
Where: Santa Cruz Downtown Library • Upstairs Meeting Room • 224 Church St.
When: Monthly - 2nd Wednesday • 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Cost: Free of Charge, Pre-registration is required
Register online: www.santacruzpl.org/brownbags/registration
For more information or to register: Call the SBDC at 479-6136
FREE Permit Practice Tests
Ace the Permit Practice Test -- SCPL is proud to present FREE online California driver’s permit practice tests. Just visit http://scpl.driving-tests.org/california/ for access to 6 practice tests. Plus, take practice tests on Fines, Limits, Regulations, and Citations, as well as CA Road Signs and Situations. Practice tests and the complete CA Driver’s Handbook are available for both autos and motorcycles.
Now is the time to ACE the test…and get in the driver’s seat.
Free online permit practice tests are brought to you in partnership with Driving-Tests.org.