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SCPL News & Announcements - Posts Tagged 'Events'



Get your Holiday shopping done early while taking it easy on your budget and supporting library programs and services at these two Friends of the ...

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Posted by cowend on Nov. 22, 2016 at 10:18 a.m.

Big Sur Fog:
The Science and the History

This unique film examines the science behind coastal fog and tells a forgotten story from Big Sur ...

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Posted by cowend on Nov. 14, 2016 at 2:27 p.m.

Basic Computer Skills
& Basic Internet Skills

If you or someone you know needs help learning the basics of using computers, we're here to help ...

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Posted by cowend on Nov. 14, 2016 at 2:27 p.m.

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 ...

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Posted by cowend on Nov. 9, 2016 at 10:52 a.m.

TECH Toys & eReaders

Wondering which eReader is best for you? Explore and test drive a number of current eReaders with us. Try out ours or ...

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Posted by cowend on Nov. 9, 2016 at 10:45 a.m.

The Kids & Teens Book Fair spotlights picture books for the very young, books for middle grades, and books for young adults. Eight local authors will ...

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Posted by cowend on Nov. 2, 2016 at 6 a.m.

Research Tours

Find out which research tools are best for your next project, book club, or shopping spree.

Each class meets at the Service Desk ...

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Posted by cowend on Nov. 1, 2016 at 11:30 p.m.

The Magnificent Seven

This is not your ordinary film club! Come and enjoy those "hidden gems" of foreign films, documentaries, independents and even perhaps some ...

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Posted by phippsa on Oct. 31, 2016 at 3:24 p.m.

Search Engine Optimization Tips

Increasing the visibility of your business and bringing traffic to your website is important. Get great tips on Search Engine Optimization ...

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Posted by cowend on Oct. 29, 2016 at 6 a.m.

Beasts & Books

Animals have always been an underlying theme in art. Whether artists have used them literally or figuratively, with or without human subjects, they ...

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Posted by cowend on Oct. 27, 2016 at 6 a.m.

Community Meetings

The Santa Cruz Public Libraries
Strategic Planning Process Starts with YOU!

Thank you Santa Cruz County voters for showing your support in June ...

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Posted by cowend on Oct. 25, 2016 at 2:18 p.m.

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 ...

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Posted by phippsa on Oct. 23, 2016 at 6 a.m.

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 ...

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Posted by cowend on Oct. 14, 2016 at 6 a.m.

Tabloidia III:
Weird Stories for Weird Times

Our local reader's theater troupe, Willing Suspension Armchair Theater recounts the weird, the wild, and the just ...

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Posted by cowend on Oct. 12, 2016 at 6 a.m.

The Science of Climate Change

Explore Earth’s deep past climates and what they can tell us about future climate change. Presenter Jeff Kiehl is ...

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Posted by cowend on Oct. 3, 2016 at 9:30 a.m.

Calling All Indie Authors!

Indie Author Day is a national event that brings our local libraries and authors together to connect locally and internationally for ...

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Posted by phippsa on Oct. 3, 2016 at 7:14 a.m.

Cybersecurity is stronger when we all do our part to keep the internet safe. Whether you are a business owner, a parent, child, teacher, student ...

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Posted by phippsa on Oct. 3, 2016 at 7:14 a.m.

Find your Community...

Expand and deepen your community in the library!

Programs for Adults

  • Join one of our many Book Clubs at branches throughout the ...
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Posted by phippsa on Oct. 2, 2016 at 11:30 p.m.

Tales to Tails now at Live Oak!
¡Ahora en la biblioteca de Live Oak!

Our popular Program has helped many children read with more confidence ...

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Posted by cowend on Sept. 30, 2016 at 6 a.m.

The Birth of Saké

This is not your ordinary film club! Come and enjoy those "hidden gems" of foreign films, documentaries, independents and even perhaps ...

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Posted by cowend on Sept. 26, 2016 at 4:02 p.m.

Celebrate the Freedom to Read
September 25 - October 1

Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. It highlights the value ...

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Posted by cowend on Sept. 25, 2016 at 6 a.m.

Teens interested in traveling to Shingu, Japan in Spring of 2017 are invited to this informational presentation by the Santa Cruz Sister Cities Committee. The ...

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Posted by cowend on Sept. 21, 2016 at 6 a.m.

The Tannery World Dance and Cultural Center is once again bringing the experience of the Santa Cruz World Arts Festival to libraries throughout the county ...

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Posted by cowend on Sept. 19, 2016 at 9:23 a.m.

Celebrate Democracy!

Did you recently MOVE (change address) • TURN 18 • GET MARRIED (change your name) or COMPLETE PROBATION? If so, you may need to register ...

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Posted by cowend on Sept. 17, 2016 at 6 a.m.

Fathers and Sons

From the time of Cronus and Zeus, fathers and sons have fought. This September program of the Hidden Gems Film Club brings ...

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Posted by cowend on Sept. 8, 2016 at 5:24 p.m.

Join eBay Power Seller Barbara Mason for this free workshop on successful eBay selling for beginners. Bring your lunch and learn how to increase your ...

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Posted by phippsa on Aug. 29, 2016 at 7:21 a.m.

Introducing…The Lucky Few

Our local reader's theater troupe, Willing Suspension Armchair Theater presents readings about the often forgotten generation born between the Greatest ...

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Posted by phippsa on Aug. 29, 2016 at 7:20 a.m.

Make History!

In celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the City of Santa Cruz, we'll be holding Snapshot Stories; an event that captures our ...

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Posted by cowend on Aug. 19, 2016 at 6 a.m.

Thrill of Risk,
Joy of Reward

Most athletes and adventurers hone specific skills for high level excellence. While confidence comes from skill, courage comes from ...

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Posted by phippsa on Aug. 17, 2016 at 9:02 a.m.

The Art, Meanings, & Voices
of low Wage Santa Cruz

Join us for a conversation and panel presentation with Staff from the Day Worker Center, the ...

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Posted by phippsa on Aug. 12, 2016 at 9:54 a.m.

Comin’ Thru: The Golden Age of Women’s Polo 1934-1941

Author Talk with Colleen Meagher
Saturday • August 20
12:00pm - 1:00pm
La Selva Beach ...

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Posted by phippsa on Aug. 8, 2016 at 12:50 p.m.

Award Winning Narrator Simon Vance
Discusses the Upcoming Release Jerusalem by Alan Moore

Meet Simon Vance, critically acclaimed narrator of over 700 audiobooks, winner of ...

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Posted by phippsa on Aug. 4, 2016 at 6 a.m.

LinkedIn
For Small Business

More and more small businesses are turning to LinkedIn as a useful tool for growing their business. Learn how to use ...

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Posted by phippsa on July 31, 2016 at 11:30 p.m.

With these exceptions, children's programs will take a break in August!

During the month of August many of our children's programs, including Toddler ...

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Posted by cowend on July 30, 2016 at 11:30 p.m.

Are Beaches Cinematic?

Join us as we look at two comedies set against what could be very familiar to us here in Santa Cruz County ...

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Posted by phippsa on July 29, 2016 at 10:41 a.m.

Meet Author Paul Fleischman,
The Watershed Rangers &
Local Artists on Trees this First Friday

First Friday Artist's Reception
August 5th • 5:30pm - 8:30pm ...

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Posted by cowend on July 27, 2016 at 11:30 p.m.

Bioluminescence
Jellyfish Light & Flashing Neurons

What is Bioluminescence? Why do so many animals glow? This talk will give a broad overview of the enigmatic glowing ...

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Posted by ann on July 24, 2016 at 8:24 a.m.

John Parker & His
Freestyle Team

Join pro rider John Parker and his Freestyle Team from BMX Impact to find out what action sports are all ...

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Posted by phippsa on July 13, 2016 at 12:39 p.m.

Packed with stories and tips, this lively, popular class will feature a glimpse at today’s dynamic book business- including traditional, electronic, and self-publishing- as ...

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Posted by phippsa on July 12, 2016 at 4:10 p.m.

Hamlet

Dr. Ariane Helou shares her vastly knowledgeable and entertaining insights on one of the two Shakespeare plays presented this summer by Santa Cruz Shakespeare ...

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Posted by cowend on July 7, 2016 at 2:14 p.m.

Viral Video
& Crowdsourcing

Learn all the crucial elements required for a successful crowdfunding campaign, along with the pitfalls that can lead to a failure. Experienced ...

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Posted by phippsa on July 2, 2016 at 11:30 p.m.

Raising Chickens at Home

Join Master Gardener Candice McLaren and learn about the joys of keeping chickens without annoying your neighbors. Discover what the best ...

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Posted by phippsa on June 21, 2016 at 8:22 a.m.

Join us for a summer screening of TRON, the 1982 original!

See the groundbreaking 1982 film that started a technical revolution with its tale of ...

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Posted by phippsa on June 7, 2016 at 9:46 a.m.

The Science of Handwriting. . .

Did you know that when you write in cursive, three areas of your brain light up? These areas affect reading, speech ...

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Posted by phippsa on June 1, 2016 at 9:49 a.m.

Game On: READ!

The 2016 Summer Reading Program begins June 1st!
Game On: READ is a summer library program for everyone. Little ones through age ...

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Posted by phippsa on May 27, 2016 at 9:54 a.m.

Proposition 47. Change your record. Change your life.

On November 4, 2014, California voters passed Proposition 47, a law that changed certain low-level crimes from ...

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Posted by phippsa on May 19, 2016 at 11:52 a.m.

The Bartender's Life:
Stories from Behind the Bar

Revel in dramatic, comedic, and suspensful stories that will leave you tipsy.

All performances are at ...

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Posted by phippsa on May 19, 2016 at 6 a.m.

All chess enthusiasts aged 6-18 are invited to participate in the Aptos Library Kids Chess Tournament. This annual tradition, now in its 14th year, is ...

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Posted by phippsa on May 16, 2016 at 7:41 a.m.

Discover & Go...to the
Art Smart Saturday Family Concert Series

Tandy Beal and Company is once again offering library cardholders free admission to their Art ...

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Posted by cowend on May 12, 2016 at 2:26 p.m.

Love's Labour's Lost

Join us for a wonderful Shakespearean theatrical event the whole family will enjoy! In an ideal setting at the Boulder ...

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Posted by phippsa on May 8, 2016 at 11:30 p.m.

A Celebration of the Feminine,
Human and Divine

Revel in stories and poems from many traditions that honor the women and goddesses who inspire, tickle ...

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Posted by phippsa on May 6, 2016 at 7:28 a.m.

Craig Harwood’s “Quest for Flight” is a biography of a prolific scientific inventor and the principal aviation pioneer in the American west at the ...

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Posted by cowend on May 4, 2016 at 11:30 p.m.

Around the Globe
with a Trio of Short Independent Films

For May, Hidden Gems will watch and discuss short films about the life journeys of ...

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Posted by cowend on May 3, 2016 at 4:09 p.m.

Google AdAwords
For Small Business

Learn about using this powerful marketing tool for getting found on the web and connecting with customers. Dianthe Skurko-Harris presents ...

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Posted by cowend on April 29, 2016 at 7:23 a.m.

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 ...

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Posted by phippsa on April 28, 2016 at 11:30 p.m.

PRINTED

Printing dates all the way back to 556 B.C. The printed word has spread knowledge to the common people, and printed images from ...

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Posted by phippsa on April 28, 2016 at 7:23 a.m.

Facebook For Small Business.

Facebook is a must-have in your business marketing arsenal. Learn how to make Facebook work for you from a local expert ...

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Posted by phippsa on April 25, 2016 at 10:49 a.m.

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 ...

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Posted by phippsa on April 25, 2016 at 7:33 a.m.

¡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 ...

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Posted by phippsa on April 21, 2016 at 3:50 p.m.

Star Wars Day

Beware Vader's fist! In a library very nearby, young people will go on an adventure, exploring possibilities to be found, dodging ...

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Posted by phippsa on April 21, 2016 at 10:29 a.m.

Cape Farewell
Greenland's Wilderness of Rock & Ice

Join us for a talk plus Q&A about a 1971 exploration of the icy peaks of ...

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Posted by phippsa on April 20, 2016 at 7:05 a.m.

Join Vai Campbell from the Soquel Creek Water District and learn about Water-Smart Gardening in Santa Cruz County and the Monterey Bay Friendly Landscape Recognition ... [Read More]

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Posted by phippsa on April 14, 2016 at 3:03 p.m.

EYES WIDE OPEN:
Going Behind the
Environmental Headlines

The Book-to-Action series of events invite the community to read, discuss, and take action in pursuit of ...

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Posted by cowend on April 4, 2016 at 7:51 a.m.

Learn to use technology to
connect with family and friends!

At Tech Day for Older Adults, you can receive FREE personalized assistance from tech savvy ...

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Posted by phippsa on April 3, 2016 at 11:30 p.m.

Discover & Go...to the
Art Smart Saturday Family Concert Series

Tandy Beal and Company is once again offering library cardholders free admission to their Art ...

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Posted by phippsa on April 1, 2016 at 11:30 p.m.

Email Marketing for Success

Email marketing is a critical component of your small business' marketing strategy. Learn from a local expert how you can get ...

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Posted by phippsa on April 1, 2016 at 8:06 a.m.

Join us this Sunday afternoon for a unique cinema experience enjoying "hidden gems." This ongoing film screening and discussion group meets every first Sunday of ...

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Posted by phippsa on March 30, 2016 at 12:51 p.m.

Celebrate the Past
Look to the Future

The entire community is invited to join us in celebration of the Capitola Library's past 16 years ...

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Posted by phippsa on March 19, 2016 at 11:30 p.m.

Craig Harwood’s “Quest for Flight” is a biography of a prolific scientific inventor and the principal aviation pioneer in the American west at the ...

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Posted by phippsa on March 11, 2016 at 8:31 a.m.

Find your future...

Find educational, career and business programs, resources and more that put you on the path to future success.

Education

  • Kids get free ...
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Posted by phippsa on March 11, 2016 at 8:02 a.m.

Join Oka for an interactive workshop in Balinese dance and music. Learn basic dance movements, experience Kechak - the Monkey Chant, explore the music of the ...

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Posted by phippsa on March 11, 2016 at 8:02 a.m.

The Genealogical Society of Santa Cruz County is offering a free workshop for those interested in getting started with genealogy. GSSCC member Mike Epperson will ...

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Posted by phippsa on March 11, 2016 at 6 a.m.

Willing Suspension Armchair Theater presents Letters From and To Groucho Marx. Discover a facet of Groucho’s comedic brilliance and intelligence through these irreverent personal ...

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Posted by phippsa on March 3, 2016 at 1:43 p.m.

Packed with stories and tips, this lively, popular class will feature a glimpse at today’s dynamic book business- including traditional, electronic, and self-publishing- as ...

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Posted by phippsa on March 3, 2016 at 1:35 p.m.

Join us for the next event in our popular Citizen Science series; a local screening of the award winning film Noatak: Return to the Arctic ...

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Posted by phippsa on Feb. 19, 2016 at 7:20 a.m.

Explore your Creativity
Every Wednesday Afternoon
at the Scotts Valley Library!

Activities will rotate through the month, starting with:

  • Film Critics Society • 1st Wednesdays
  • Film-Making ...
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Posted by phippsa on Feb. 11, 2016 at 8:03 a.m.

Packed with stories and tips, this lively, popular class will feature a glimpse at today’s dynamic book business- including traditional, electronic, and self-publishing- as ...

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Posted by cowend on Feb. 10, 2016 at 3:20 p.m.

A Free Education Program
by the Alzheimer's Association

Behavior is a powerful form of communication and is one of the primary ways for people ...

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Posted by phippsa on Feb. 10, 2016 at 12:32 p.m.

Combining Today's Tech
to Market Your Business

Learn how you can leverage the art of branding with the science of technology to successfully market ...

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Posted by phippsa on Feb. 4, 2016 at 8 a.m.

Join us for an afternoon of unique cinema and enjoy those "hidden gems" of foreign films, documentaries, independents and even perhaps some mainstream movies that ...

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Posted by phippsa on Jan. 29, 2016 at 7:12 a.m.

The Draw: 10 Local Artists Make Their Mark

This installation of First Friday Art in the Library invites you to THE DRAW, a wonderful collection ...

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Posted by phippsa on Jan. 27, 2016 at 4:11 p.m.

Nurturing Social Networks
to Increase Health and Wellbeing

Friendship keeps us healthy and happy throughout life. Learn the science behind why and how at the ...

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Posted by phippsa on Jan. 19, 2016 at 7:53 a.m.

Discover & Go...to the
Art Smart Saturday Family Concert Series

Tandy Beal and Company has added more free admission tickets to their Art Smart Family ...

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Posted by phippsa on Jan. 19, 2016 at 7:49 a.m.

Cybersecurity is stronger when we all do our part to keep the internet safe. Whether you are a business owner, a parent, a child, a ...

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Posted by phippsa on Jan. 18, 2016 at 8:59 a.m.

It’s Live Oak Library’s 10th Birthday!

Enjoy cake, punch, crafts, and face painting at this festive, FREE event! Celebrate the grand opening of ...

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Posted by phippsa on Jan. 12, 2016 at 4:33 p.m.

Mixed Media Art Installation

From the beginning of time, human beings have felt the need to express themselves, their beliefs and the world around them ...

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Posted by cowend on Jan. 12, 2016 at 10:49 a.m.

Join us for the next lecture in our popular Citizen Science series!

This month we will explore household waste reduction with a panel of three ...

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Posted by phippsa on Jan. 5, 2016 at 7:55 a.m.

A new program for Adults begins January 6th!

Did you think coloring was just for kids---not anymore! Take time out from your busy schedule and ...

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Posted by phippsa on Dec. 16, 2015 at 7:49 a.m.

Provide input on desirable characteristics for a new library director at this community meeting.

Thu December 10 • 5:30-7:00pm
Aptos Branch Library • 7695 Soquel ...

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Posted by phippsa on Dec. 2, 2015 at 9:15 a.m.

The California Moray Eel:
Its Role in the Underwater Ecosystem

Thursday, December 3rd • 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Scotts Valley Library, 251 Kings Village Rd., SV ...

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Posted by phippsa on Dec. 1, 2015 at 8:03 a.m.

This is a groundbreaking feature-length environmental documentary following intrepid filmmaker Kip Andersen as he uncovers the most destructive industry facing the planet today - and investigates ...

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Posted by phippsa on Dec. 1, 2015 at 8:02 a.m.

A Journaling Workshop with Patrice Vecchione

Nobody can write what you will, or make the art you’re inclined to, because you’re the only ...

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Posted by phippsa on Dec. 1, 2015 at 8:02 a.m.

Grandma, Aren't You Glad
the World's Finally in Color Today!

Lori Stewart will be reading and sharing pictures from her latest children's ...

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Posted by phippsa on Dec. 1, 2015 at 8 a.m.

More tickets added for SoVoSó! Plus Nutz RE-Mixed Dress Rehearsal Performance added!

Tandy Beal and Company is once again offering library cardholders free admission to ...

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Posted by phippsa on Nov. 9, 2015 at 7:19 a.m.

Join us in the creative frenzy of NaNoWriMo, the most fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing! Write the first draft of a 50,000 word ...

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Posted by phippsa on Nov. 9, 2015 at 7:18 a.m.

Join eBay Power Seller Barbara Mason for the conclusion of this two part free series on successful eBay selling. All are welcome whether you made ...

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Posted by phippsa on Oct. 29, 2015 at 11:30 p.m.

See plans for the new library and hear ideas about an outdoor children's exploration center that could be included in the project at this ...

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Posted by ann on Oct. 25, 2015 at 11:30 p.m.

Featuring Artists aged 8-98 years old...

At what age do people hit their stride artistically? Children’s art is said to defy rules and deal ...

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Posted by ann on Oct. 21, 2015 at 11:30 p.m.

Chilling Tales from Classic Authors

Willing Suspension Armchair Theater will make your bones shiver in this month's reader's theater presentation. Join us for ...

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Posted by phippsa on Oct. 19, 2015 at 9:52 a.m.

Climatology, El Niño and Santa Cruz: an evening with KSBW Meterologist Art Jarrett.

Join us every first Thursday of the month at 6:30pm to ...

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Posted by phippsa on Oct. 19, 2015 at 9:52 a.m.

Homework Help is available free to all students under 18 years of age. No appointment is needed. Just drop-in to any of these branches Sept ...

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Posted by phippsa on Oct. 19, 2015 at 9:48 a.m.

Get ready for a full day of presentations when the Genealogical Society of Santa Cruz County hosts The California State Genealogical Alliance for an open ...

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Posted by phippsa on Oct. 3, 2015 at 11:30 p.m.

Families are invited to join educators from the Seymour Marine Discovery Center in a fun exploration of our local marine sanctuary. We'll learn about ... [Read More]

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Posted by phippsa on Sept. 24, 2015 at 1:37 p.m.

The Citizen Science Series returns with Ph.D. student Chris Law and a discussion of his work with sea otters. Chris is pursuing his doctorate ...

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Posted by phippsa on Sept. 23, 2015 at 3:39 p.m.

Celebrate Democracy!

Did you recently MOVE (change address) • TURN 18 • GET MARRIED (change your name) or COMPLETE PROBATION? If so, you may need to register ...

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Your Story Matters...
Are you a US Veteran? We'd like to hear your story. Consider participating in the Veteran's History project through the ...

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Posted by cowend on Sept. 8, 2015 at 11:30 p.m.

Discover Your Family History Free
with Ancestry Library Edition

The Genealogical Society of Santa Cruz County presents two free workshops. Beginning and experienced researchers alike ...

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Posted by phippsa on Sept. 7, 2015 at 12:01 a.m.

Our local theater troupe celebrates the wild in this month's Reader's Theater presentation.

Heart of Earth: A Cry of Wilderness

Thursday • September 10 ...

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Posted by phippsa on Sept. 1, 2015 at 2:56 p.m.

The Tannery World Dance and Cultural Center has partnered with the Santa Cruz Public Libraries to bring the experience of the Santa Cruz Ethnic Dance ...

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Posted by phippsa on Sept. 1, 2015 at 7:22 a.m.

Teens interested in traveling to Shingu, Japan in Spring of 2016 are invited to this informational presentation by the Santa Cruz Sister Cities Committee. The ...

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Posted by phippsa on Aug. 28, 2015 at 10:29 a.m.

Are you or someone you know experiencing memory loss? Please join us for these free presentations co-sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association

The Basics:
Memory ...

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Are you or someone you know experiencing memory loss? Please join us for these free presentations co-sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association

Know the 10 ...

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Posted by phippsa on Aug. 10, 2015 at 8:17 a.m.

Be prepared to enjoy a smile, a chuckle, a full-on guffaw and more!

Willing Suspension Armchair Theater presents
Funny Ladies: Musings & Memoirs from Hilarious Women ...

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Posted by phippsa on Aug. 10, 2015 at 8:17 a.m.

Get ready for the 2015 Beneath the Waves Film Festival with an exciting preview program in our Citizen Science Series. Learn about ocean science, conservation ...

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Posted by phippsa on Aug. 7, 2015 at 11:31 p.m.

Santa Cruz Public Libraries presents FIRST FRIDAY: Art in the Library, featuring several exhibits in the Downtown branch, on display now through October 1st. Join ...

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Posted by phippsa on Aug. 4, 2015 at 2:01 p.m.

Santa Cruz Public Libraries presents FIRST FRIDAY: Art in the Library, featuring several exhibits in the Downtown branch, on display now through October 1st. Join ...

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Posted by phippsa on Aug. 3, 2015 at 8:43 a.m.

Join us at the downtown branch for the Best of Summer crafts in celebration of Kids Week in Downtown Santa Cruz!

Kids Week Downtown at ...

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Posted by phippsa on Aug. 3, 2015 at 8:43 a.m.

Santa Cruz Public Libraries presents FIRST FRIDAY: Art in the Library, featuring several exhibits in the Downtown branch, on display now through October 1st. Join ...

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Posted by phippsa on Aug. 3, 2015 at 8:38 a.m.

Our annual celebration of reading and the conclusion of the Summer Reading Program is sure to be a fun day for the entire family. We ...

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Posted by phippsa on July 23, 2015 at 8:03 a.m.

Join us for this free concert featuring the incredible sounds of the Bassoon, Clarinet, Flutes, and Horn. The Quintet will perform a lively selection of ...

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Posted by phippsa on July 21, 2015 at 7:57 a.m.

All Ages Dance Party

Friday • July 24 • 5-7pm
Scotts Valley Branch • Outdoor Patio

Kuzanga Marimba’s interlocking melodies and rhythms are rooted in thousand-year old ...

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Posted by phippsa on July 21, 2015 at 7:57 a.m.

The Garfield Park Library turns 100 years old! Join us for a fun birthday celebration the whole family will enjoy, including:

  • Live music with local ...
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Posted by phippsa on July 9, 2015 at 12:24 p.m.

Willing Suspension Armchair Theater

Our local theater troupe performs reader’s theater on Proust's beautiful, atmospheric and nostalgic work. A delight for literary connoisseurs ...

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Posted by phippsa on June 26, 2015 at 11:30 p.m.

Come and listen to your favorite marches, folk music, show tunes, and more at the San Lorenzo Valley Community Band's annual free concert at ...

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Posted by phippsa on June 25, 2015 at 8:42 a.m.

Join Perry Yan for a 30 minute magic show the whole family will enjoy! Using a unique combination of sleight of hand, clean comedy, and ...

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Posted by phippsa on June 25, 2015 at 8:42 a.m.

Join us for an engaging, interactive live animal experience the whole family will love! Featuring insects, amphibians, and reptiles from around the world!

Scotts Valley ...

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Posted by phippsa on June 25, 2015 at 8:41 a.m.

Kids ages 7 and up are invited to join local artist T. Mike Walker for a fun and challenging photo collage workshop. The workshop is ...

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Posted by phippsa on June 25, 2015 at 8:41 a.m.

A cultural experience with drumming and dancing, Village Rhythms is guaranteed fun for all ages! Founder of Village Rhythms, visionary and teacher/mentor of the ...

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Posted by phippsa on June 15, 2015 at 12:30 a.m.

The HOMEGROWN benefit brings together two stellar local bands to help raise awareness of the the Santa Cruz Public Libraries Soundswell Local Music Collection.

The ...

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Posted by phippsa on June 11, 2015 at 7:20 a.m.

The Great Blindini returns to the library with his fun and family friendly magic. Bring the whole family to enjoy the show and meet his ...

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Posted by phippsa on June 11, 2015 at 6 a.m.

Learn how to make elaborate sand castles from Kirk Rademaker, a Master Builder known as the sand Guy. Bring the whole family for this fun ...

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Posted by phippsa on June 2, 2015 at 7:59 a.m.

Make a life mask of your child or grandchild that you can take home and decorate together. A wonderful way to commemorate a summer of ...

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Posted by phippsa on June 2, 2015 at 6 a.m.

Come join the fun at our annual Youth Chess Tournament, Saturday May 16th hosted by our resident Master Dana MacKenzie. Dana teaches our weekly chess ...

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Posted by phippsa on May 14, 2015 at 7:32 a.m.

Join local bee expert Hamutahl Cohen, a Ph.D. student in the Environmental Studies Department at UC-Santa Cruz, in the next installment of the Citizen ...

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Posted by phippsa on May 4, 2015 at 9:16 a.m.

Our local theater troupe, Willing Suspension Armchair Theater, will bring the laughter and entertainment at this month's two reader's theater performances. Shows start ...

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Posted by phippsa on May 4, 2015 at 9:16 a.m.

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 ...

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Posted by phippsa on May 4, 2015 at 9:15 a.m.

Discover & Go...to the
First Saturday Family Concert Series Finale Performance

Tandy Beal and Company is giving library cardholders free admission to their First Saturday ...

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Posted by phippsa on May 1, 2015 at 8:06 a.m.

Shakespeare To Go presents the lively comedy "As You Like It" in the beautiful outdoor amphitheater at the Boulder Creek branch library.

Shakespeare-To-Go, now in ...

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Posted by phippsa on May 1, 2015 at 8:03 a.m.

Once in a great while a book comes along that changes the way we see the world and helps to fuel a nationwide social movement ...

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Posted by phippsa on May 1, 2015 at 8:02 a.m.

¡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 ...

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Posted by phippsa on April 29, 2015 at 12:30 a.m.

¡ Día !

Día de los niños | Día de los libros A special session of Cuéntame un cuento happens Monday, April 27th, at the Live Oak Library ...

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Posted by phippsa on April 20, 2015 at 8:36 a.m.

Today's libraries are places of creativity where people can meet to share a hobby, learn new skills, and build something new. More than just ...

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Posted by phippsa on April 16, 2015 at 2:29 p.m.

Head out west with your favorite literary works! Willing Suspension Armchair Theater presents Son of Out West: Campfires, Coyotes & Cowboys.

Thursday April 9 • 7:00 ...

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Posted by phippsa on April 10, 2015 at 10:19 a.m.

Water is our most precious resource. Join Debie Chirco-Macdonald, Monitoring Coordinator at the Coastal Watershed Council for the next lecture in our Citizen Science series ...

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Posted by phippsa on April 10, 2015 at 10:18 a.m.

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 ...

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Posted by phippsa on April 6, 2015 at 8:03 a.m.

Discover & Go...to the
First Saturday Family Concert Series

Tandy Beal and Company is giving library cardholders free admission to their First Saturday Family Concert ...

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Posted by phippsa on April 3, 2015 at 8:39 a.m.

Want to explore a career where you use your hands?
Not sure going to a university is right for you?
Want to explore careers through ...

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Posted by phippsa on April 1, 2015 at 8:52 a.m.

Drop-in for Minecraft Wednesdays to:

  • Learn about using resources, making tools and building
  • All levels of experience are welcome
  • Kids ages 8-18 are invited

Wednesdays ...

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Posted by phippsa on April 1, 2015 at 8:51 a.m.

Drop-in for Minecraft Wednesdays to:

  • Learn about using resources, making tools and building
  • All levels of experience are welcome
  • Kids ages 8-18 are invited

Wednesdays ...

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Posted by phippsa on March 27, 2015 at 1:53 p.m.

Pi Day is an annual celebration commemorating the mathematical constant pi.

Celebrate by participating in a pi day activity or event! Your library card and ...

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Posted by phippsa on March 11, 2015 at 12:30 a.m.


The words of Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton inspire this entertaining theater exploration of women's suffrage. Join us each month for an ...

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Posted by phippsa on March 6, 2015 at 8:12 a.m.

Discover & Go...to the
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Posted by cowend on March 3, 2015 at 5:06 p.m.

Finding the Money for your Small Business Growth

Come meet the lenders who are actively lending to our community! This seminar will cover how to ...

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Posted by phippsa on Feb. 27, 2015 at 12:30 a.m.

Do you know an older adult, a friend or loved one, experiencing memory loss?

Forgetfulness can be frustrating for both those experiencing it and for ...

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Posted by phippsa on Feb. 19, 2015 at 9 p.m.

What is happening to our sea stars?
What can they tell us about our ocean's health?

Join graduate researcher Kirsten DeNesnera for this exploratory ...

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Posted by phippsa on Feb. 8, 2015 at 12:30 a.m.

Discover & Go...to the
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Posted by phippsa on Feb. 3, 2015 at 7:34 a.m.

Willing Suspension Armchair Theater Presents:

Analyzing Absurdity Redux

Our local theater troupe is back with a performance that will make you laugh out loud! Join ...

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Posted by phippsa on Jan. 31, 2015 at 12:30 a.m.

Artist's Reception

Sunday February 8th 2-5pm
Scotts Valley Library
251 Kings Village Rd., SV

The newest installation of 'Art in the Library' at Scotts ...

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Posted by phippsa on Jan. 21, 2015 at 8:05 a.m.

New Art in the Library Installations

The ‘Art in the Library’ program celebrates and honors the ingenuity, talent and spirit of Santa Cruz County artists ...

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Posted by phippsa on Jan. 21, 2015 at 7:13 a.m.

Learn to Stay Safe Online

Stop. Think. Connect.

Cybersecurity is stronger when we all do our part to keep the internet safe. Whether you are ...

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Posted by phippsa on Dec. 9, 2014 at 11 a.m.

Willing Suspension Armchair Theater Presents:
Beloved Christmas Stories

Children of all ages will enjoy this funny and heartfelt Willing Suspension Armchair Theater seasonal presentation of ...

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Posted by teeterj on Nov. 28, 2014 at 10 a.m.

Join us at the Downtown Branch to get your holiday shopping done early! Find the perfect gift for the book lover in your life at ...

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Posted by teeterj on Nov. 26, 2014 at 10 a.m.

Mother and daughter weavers Ellen and Lucy Begay spent their lives in the enchanting land of the Diné, or Navaho, people in northeastern Arizona. Weaving ...

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Posted by teeterj on Nov. 15, 2014 at 5 p.m.

Learn about ongoing research
Participate in a life-sized sea otter board game!

Join the Santa Cruz Children's Museum of Discovery and researcher Max Tarjan ...

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Posted by phippsa on Nov. 13, 2014 at 7 a.m.

Come shop from THOUSANDS of books at the Friends of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries annual Fall Book Sale!

November 14 — Friends Members Only
5 ...

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Posted by teeterj on Nov. 4, 2014 at 8 p.m.

What is the VHP? Are you a veteran of any conflict--or do you live with a veteran who has a story to tell? Come to ...

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Posted by teeterj on Oct. 28, 2014 at 11:45 a.m.

Twenty-five years ago Santa Cruz experienced our largest earthquake since 1906. The downtown was in ruins and devastation occurred as far north as San Francisco ...

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Posted by teeterj on Oct. 8, 2014 at 11 a.m.

Join us for a visit with best selling author Karl Marlantes at 5:30pm October 10th in Seaside to discuss his award winning book What ...

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Posted by teeterj on Oct. 6, 2014 at 8:30 a.m.

A Community Responds to the Events in Ferguson, MO

In response to a series of community inquiries of the library after the shooting of Michael ...

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Posted by teeterj on Sept. 28, 2014 at 8 a.m.

Join us for this first event in the Cal Humanities War Comes Home series as we explore the experience of veterans with award winning author ...

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Posted by teeterj on Sept. 23, 2014 at 8 a.m.

Welcome to California Reads, a statewide program that brings Californians together to explore important topics through reading and discussion. This year our theme is War ...

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Posted by teeterj on Sept. 22, 2014 at 7:30 a.m.

What's your favorite book? Chances are good that someone has tried to ban it. Every year, there are hundreds of attempts to remove books ...

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Posted by teeterj on Sept. 17, 2014 at noon

The Friends of the Scotts Valley Library invites you to "Hops & Harvest," a celebration featuring live music with pairings of food and drink from local ...

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Posted by teeterj on Sept. 15, 2014 at 8:30 p.m.

A United Way outreach educator will be at library branches to answer questions about the Affordable Care Act and provide on-on-one support in navigating California ...

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Posted by teeterj on Sept. 14, 2014 at 8 p.m.

Caleb Bryce is a 4th year Ph.D. candidate at the University of California, Santa Cruz studying exercise physiology and movement ecology of top predators ...

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Posted by phippsa on Sept. 10, 2014 at 1 p.m.

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 ...

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Posted by teeterj on Sept. 3, 2014 at 4 p.m.

Join us at the Downtown Branch for a talk by Beth Baker, author of With With a Little Help from our Friends: Creating Community as ...

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Posted by teeterj on Sept. 2, 2014 at 4:30 p.m.

Did you know? Library Board Member and County Supervisor Zach Friend recently wrote "What's (Digitally) New at the Library?", featuring some of the great ...

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Posted by teeterj on Aug. 19, 2014 at 2 p.m.

Come to the End of Summer Book Sale at the Aptos Branch, hosted by the Friends of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries.

End of Summer ...

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Posted by teeterj on Aug. 13, 2014 at 1 p.m.

Join us for the next seminar, presented by Lydia Snider, SBDC Social Media Advisor, on Wednesday August 13th.

LinkedIn isn't just for job seekers ...

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Posted by teeterj on Aug. 1, 2014 at 9:30 a.m.

Join us for this final fun-filled event in the Paws to Read summer reading program! Enjoy food, music, the kid's book barn, our read-to-me ...

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Posted by teeterj on July 25, 2014 at 7 a.m.

Get the Help You Need! From July 24th through August 19th a United Way outreach educator will be at library branches to answer questions about ...

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Posted by teeterj on July 23, 2014 at 8 a.m.

Do you know an older adult, a friend or loved one, experiencing memory loss?

Forgetfulness can be frustrating for both those experiencing it and for ...

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Posted by teeterj on July 14, 2014 at 10:30 a.m.

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 ...

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Posted by teeterj on June 6, 2014 at 4 p.m.

Using the WeDo Robotics system, kids will learn about gears, sensors, programming, and design principles by building a robotic animal!

Jun 3rd, Tuesday • 3:30pm ...

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Posted by teeterj on May 28, 2014 at 3 p.m.

Join us for a wonderful Shakespearean theatrical event the whole family will enjoy! In an ideal setting at the Boulder Creek Branch’s Outdoor Amphitheater ...

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Posted by teeterj on May 20, 2014 at 6 p.m.

Is there anything as blissful as a dog at play, or as dejected as a "Bad" dog?

Willing Suspension Armchair Theater presents For The Love ...

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Posted by teeterj on May 18, 2014 at 7 p.m.

Newest ‘Art in the Library’ Installation Features Talent of Local Artists & Children
Artist Reception May 24

California Creatures are creeping into the Scotts Valley Library ...

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Posted by teeterj on May 16, 2014 at 11 a.m.

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Posted by teeterj on May 7, 2014 at 3:30 p.m.

In celebration of the 2014 Summer Reading Program theme Paws to Read, SCPL is accepting donations of pet food and supplies as payment for overdue ...

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Posted by teeterj on May 6, 2014 at 7:30 a.m.

Learn about the natural history of this magnificent bird, the California Condor Reintroduction Program and how The Ventana Wildlife Society (VWS) is involved in the ...

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Posted by teeterj on May 2, 2014 at noon

Join us for the Spring Book Sale hosted by The Friends of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries!

10-11am — Members only
  11-3pm — Open to the Public ...

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Posted by teeterj on April 29, 2014 at 12:30 p.m.

Bring your family’s historical snapshots (from long ago or just last week) to our next Snapshot Stories event at The San Lorenzo Valley Museum ...

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Posted by teeterj on April 18, 2014 at 11 a.m.

"How to Launch a Start-Up" is a step by step 'idea to market' interactive lecture, and an actual roadmap to resources for the cost effective ...

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Posted by teeterj on April 16, 2014 at 11:30 a.m.

eBooks & More. . .

Need help checking out materials for your Kindle, Nook, iPad, iPhone, Android, or other device? Bring your library card, all device passwords & account ...

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Posted by teeterj on March 19, 2014 at 1 p.m.

Bring your family for a free afternoon of bird fun! Learn about backyard habitats and the birds that nest in Santa Cruz County. Find out ...

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Posted by phippsa on March 17, 2014 at 9 a.m.

This Tuesday the 25th, a seasoned panel of SCORE mentors will share their hard won lessons learned from owning their own businesses.

A quiz on ...

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Posted by teeterj on Feb. 21, 2014 at 8:30 a.m.

Sandi Rechenmacher, NC HHP, of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) and Food for Life will present a free health and wellness lecture at ...

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Posted by teeterj on Feb. 15, 2014 at 7 p.m.

Certified Covered California Trainers will be at various Library branches in February and March to offer one-on-one help to answer questions about your specific situation ...

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Posted by teeterj on Feb. 10, 2014 at 3 p.m.

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Posted by teeterj on Feb. 10, 2014 at 10 a.m.

Celebrate love and Presidents’ Day with Willing Suspension Armchair Theater’s new production The Tye More Binding: Letters of John and Abigail Adams. Susan Sturn ...

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Posted by teeterj on Feb. 3, 2014 at 8 a.m.

Tax season is here once again. For links to state and federal tax forms, see our Tax Forms and Information page. Project SCOUT is also ...

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Posted by phippsa on Jan. 24, 2014 at 3 p.m.

This February, we have two very different art programs showing at our Scotts Valley and Downtown Branches.

Flower Power is the latest exhibit in the ...

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Posted by teeterj on Jan. 22, 2014 at 10:30 a.m.

Did you know that the Santa Cruz Public Libraries helps you learn about local plants and animals that are endangered or threatened? Find the Endangered ...

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Posted by teeterj on Jan. 17, 2014 at 7:30 a.m.

Sandi Rechenmacher, NC HHP, of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) and Food for Life will present two free health and wellness lectures in ...

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Posted by teeterj on Jan. 10, 2014 at 6 p.m.

Your photos can become part of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries’ Local History Photo Gallery. Let’s tell the world the unique story of our ...

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Posted by teeterj on Jan. 2, 2014 at 10 a.m.

Join us for an exploration of California’s civil liberties history from the days of slavery to the post 9/11 era, highlighting courageous Californians ...

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Posted by teeterj on Jan. 1, 2014 at 8 p.m.

Curious about Maker Spaces and 3-D Printing technology? Don't miss the free 3-D Printing Tech Talk coming up this December 14th in Aptos!

Learn ...

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Posted by teeterj on Dec. 8, 2013 at 8 a.m.

Willing Suspension Armchair Theater will be presenting "Dickens' Bleak House: Jo the Crossing Sweeper" -- an exploration of Victorian society through readings from Bleak House.

Downtown ...

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Posted by teeterj on Dec. 6, 2013 at 6 p.m.

Do you have questions about the new health care system? Get answers to your specific questions at the library. Certified Covered California Trainers will be ...

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Posted by teeterj on Dec. 4, 2013 at 7:30 a.m.

Don't miss a thing! Preview the latest issues, and sign up today to receive the Santa Cruz Public Libraries Newsletter.

Find out the latest ...

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Posted by teeterj on Dec. 2, 2013 at 2:30 p.m.

SCPL Celebrates Katherine Holabird's Angelina Ballerina with 4 special storytime events from the creators of Angelina Ballerina the Musical! Get a taste of the ...

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Posted by teeterj on Nov. 20, 2013 at 3:30 p.m.

Come support your libraries and get a great deal on books at the Friends of the Santa Cruz Public Library's two day book sale ...

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Posted by teeterj on Nov. 4, 2013 at 1:30 p.m.

The Scotts Valley Library's popular "Art in the Library" program presents a new show starting on November 2. Featuring the work of seven local ...

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Posted by teeterj on Oct. 30, 2013 at 8 a.m.

Share your story about life in Santa Cruz County by helping us build the local history archive. Bring in your family's historical photos taken ...

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Posted by teeterj on Oct. 23, 2013 at 3:30 p.m.

The Friends of the Scotts Valley Library invites the local community to "Hops & Harvest," a celebration featuring live music with pairings of food and drink ...

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Posted by teeterj on Sept. 29, 2013 at 1 a.m.

Come celebrate the work of acclaimed fantasy and science fiction writer Ray Bradbury!

Willing Suspension Armchair Theater presents Flights of the Imagination. Performances will be ...

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Posted by teeterj on Sept. 17, 2013 at 8 a.m.

Family Place Update

In response to feedback from families, we are making a few changes.

  1. Registration will not be required
  2. The program will be from ...
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Posted by teeterj on Sept. 3, 2013 at 1:30 p.m.

Here is the Preschool Storytime schedule for fall! This schedule starts September 9th and runs through December 20th, 2013.

Monday10:00amGarfield Park427-7709 ...
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Posted by teeterj on Aug. 29, 2013 at 9 a.m.

The Scotts Valley Library’s ‘Art in the Library’ program is busy with preparations to showcase eight local, diverse, well-traveled photographers in its next installation ...

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Posted by teeterj on Aug. 12, 2013 at 10 a.m.

More than 250 people have participated in this year's Libraries Inside Out project by submitting their art/poetry/musings about HOME. Join us this ...

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Posted by teeterj on July 30, 2013 at 9 a.m.

Want to play in the library after the doors are locked? Join us for the 2nd National Teen Lock-In on August 2 at the Scotts ...

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Posted by teeterj on July 23, 2013 at 12:29 p.m.

Discretion Brewing will donate 20% of their beer sales to the Friends of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries on Monday July 29. Come have some ...

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Posted by teeterj on July 22, 2013 at 10 a.m.

Summer Reading is almost over, and we're going out with a bang!

If you've been filling out a reading log, it's time ...

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Posted by teeterj on July 21, 2013 at 9 a.m.

This week's Summer Reading events culminate in a fantastic music show by local teen bands! Here are some of the highlights for this week ...

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Posted by teeterj on July 14, 2013 at 9 a.m.

Keep on readin'! Here are some event highlights for this week.

July 9th:

  • Learn how to make your own kites for flying on the beach ...
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Posted by teeterj on July 7, 2013 at 8 a.m.

July is upon us, and Summer Reading continues...

On Monday, July 1 at the Aptos Branch, our family movie series continues with a showing of ...

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Posted by teeterj on June 30, 2013 at 9 a.m.

The entry form deadline for the Teen Battle of the Bands is this week, on Saturday June 28th. If you or someone you know has ...

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Posted by teeterj on June 22, 2013 at 6 p.m.

Summer Reading is in full swing! Join us this week at the following fun events.

  • Storyteller Jerry Falek will be performing at the Live Oak ...
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Posted by teeterj on June 16, 2013 at 12:30 a.m.

Summer Reading begins today! Registration is open, so go sign up now to participate! Reading for 1 hour earns you one Summer Reading Dollar — you ...

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Posted by teeterj on June 10, 2013 at 8 a.m.

The Friends of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries invite you to join us at our Spring Book Sale -- this year we'll be in the ...

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Posted by teeterj on May 12, 2013 at 11 a.m.

Join us Tuesday May 14th, 7pm at the Downtown Branch for the third installment of the King Lecture series. This year's Lecture also incorporates ...

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Posted by teeterj on May 1, 2013 at 9 a.m.

Join us this Saturday, May 4th, as the Boulder Creek Chapter of the Friends of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries and UCSC’s Shakespeare to ...

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Posted by teeterj on April 30, 2013 at 3 p.m.

Advocate for California Libraries

It's National Library Week -- a great time to write your legislators and let them know how important libraries are to ...

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Posted by teeterj on April 16, 2013 at 9 a.m.

We're thrilled with the response so far to this year's NEA Sponsored Big Read! We're continuing to delve into the work of ...

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Posted by teeterj on March 16, 2013 at 9 a.m.

Visualizing the Depression, a Depression Era Photo Exhibit is going on now at the Downtown Branch as part of Santa Cruz Reads. The exhibit is ...

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Posted by teeterj on March 8, 2013 at 2 p.m.

We're all set to kick off THE BIG READ: The Grapes of Wrath at the Museum of Art and History this Wednesday, February 27th ...

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Posted by teeterj on Feb. 25, 2013 at 1 p.m.

The NEA sponsored Big Read celebration of John Steinbeck and The Grapes of Wrath starts on February 27th, the 111th anniversary of Steinbeck's birth ...

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Posted by teeterj on Feb. 7, 2013 at 1:30 p.m.

Join us as we celebrate local artists at our Downtown and Scotts Valley Branches.

First Friday is coming to the Downtown Branch on February 1st ...

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Posted by teeterj on Jan. 31, 2013 at 11:30 a.m.

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 ...

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Posted by teeterj on Jan. 22, 2013 at 8:30 a.m.

 

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