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SCPL News & Announcements - Posts Tagged 'Santa Cruz'
Measure S passed with 69% of the votes, ahead of the required 2/3 majority! A huge thank you to all members of our community ...[Read More]
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 ...[Read More]
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 ...[Read More]
YardMap: Mapping the Birds in Your Backyard
Join us for a talk plus Q&A about this Citizen Science project that is transforming landscapes. YardMap ...[Read More]
Susan M. Nemitz, Director of the Ramsey County Library in Minnesota since 2005, has accepted the position of Director of Libraries for the Santa Cruz ...[Read More]
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 ...[Read More]
Find your Groove...
Find your next favorite song at the library.
- Stream and download music from local bands in Santa Cruz with SoundSwell our Local ...
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 ...[Read More]
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 ...
Did you know about the Local History section of our website?
We've got a great collection of scanned pictures and postcards featuring the local ...[Read More]
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...[Read More]
Downtown ART in the Library invites you to experience the work of local contemporary artists in three different mediums this First Friday. The exhibit, running ...[Read More]
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 ...[Read More]
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 ...[Read More]
Local Businesses in Santa Cruz are as creative as they are varied. Learn how you can protect the intellectual property of your business from an ...[Read More] Read More]
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 ...[Read More]
Join us at the downtown branch for the Best of Summer crafts in celebration of Kids Week in Downtown Santa Cruz!
The HOMEGROWN benefit brings together two stellar local bands to help raise awareness of the the Santa Cruz Public Libraries Soundswell Local Music Collection.
Join Master Gardener Marcia Anderson from the University of California Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners of the Monterey Bay for this free and informative discussion. Learn ...[Read More]
Do you have images in your family's collection showing any part of the old West Side of Santa Cruz, the coast, neighborhoods, landmarks or ...[Read More]
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 ...[Read More]
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 ...[Read More]
Support Your Library at Discretion Brewing!
Discretion Brewing will donate 20% of their beer sales to the Friends of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries on ...[Read More]
Sunday February 8th 2-5pm Scotts Valley Library 251 Kings Village Rd., SV
The newest installation of 'Art in the Library' at Scotts ...[Read More]
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 ...[Read More]
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 ...[Read More]
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 ...[Read More]
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 ...[Read More]
We'd like to hear your story. Consider participating in the Veteran's History project.
What is the Veterans History Project?
The United States Congress ...
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 ...[Read More]
Due to exceptionally dry conditions, the Governor has declared a state-wide drought emergency and called on all citizens to cut back their water use by ...[Read More]
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Posted by teeterj on Feb. 14, 2014 at 12:30 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 ...[Read More]
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 ...[Read More]
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 ...[Read More]
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 ...[Read More]
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 ...[Read More]
Covered California at the Library on 12/11
Certified educators from Covered California (obamacare) will be tabling at two branches on Wednesday December 11. People ...[Read More]
The Santa Cruz Public Libraries (SCPL) and Santa Cruz Rehearsal Studios (SCRS) are working together on a project to expand access to local music in ...[Read More]
Santa Cruz-based company Mobile Ranger has created a new iPhone/iPad app offering a mobile tour of West Cliff Drive and the north Coast of ...[Read More]
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 ...[Read More]
On Feb. 26, 2013 in the City of Santa Cruz, Sgt. Butch Baker and Officer Elizabeth Butler were killed in the line of duty. In ...[Read More]
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Posted by teeterj on March 4, 2013 at 8:15 a.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 ...[Read More]
The library is participating in a coat drive in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Help spread Dr. King’s civic spirit by donating ...[Read More]
We're starting December off with a bang! We've got not one but two great booksales going on Saturday December 1st. The Friends of ...[Read More]
It was an exciting morning at the Downtown branch! The Space Shuttle Endeavor flew over Santa Cruz this morning on its way from Edwards Air ...[Read More]
Thanks to everyone who participated, our Kickstarter campaign was a success! 65 contributors helped us raise $5150 to help fund our public art project.
Libraries ...[Read More]
National Library Week is coming up soon, from April 8 through the 14th. To celebrate, county residents are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to ...[Read More]
Community Television of Santa Cruz County will air their video production of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries' 3rd Annual Teen Battle of the Bands. If ... [Read More]
Over 700 people enjoyed Saturday's 3rd annual Teen Battle of the Bands--and even more who couldn't be there in person watched a live ...[Read More]
What is life? And how can it be better lived? TEDGlobal 2011 will be a celebration of life, in all its forms. TEDxSantaCruz is hosting ... [Read More]
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We've added a new album to the Local History Photograph Collection to commemorate the 20 year anniversary of the Loma Prieta earthquake. The album ...[Read More]
The Santa Cruz Public Libraries (SCPL) is joining with local bookstores to put materials on library shelves and support local businesses. Library supporters can buy ...[Read More]
We've added several new articles to the Local History Articles section of our website. The articles, by local authors Barry Brown and Paul Tutwiler ...[Read More]