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SCPL News & Announcements - Posts Tagged 'Santa Cruz'
Bunka and Nikkei
The Japanese Cultural Fair organization has partenered with SCPL to bring three rotating exhibits to the library. The exhibits highlight Japanese festivals ...[Read More]
Midori Haus: Our Green Home Journey
Chie Kawahara and husband Kurt Hurley created Midori Haus, the first Certified Passive House in Santa Cruz County. Learn ...[Read More]
The recent storm caused damage to critical water infrastructure and the City of Santa Cruz faces a short-term serious water shortage. All water customers are ...[Read More]
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Posted by phippsa on Jan. 10, 2017 at 7:37 a.m.
Celebrate the Year of the Rooster and enjoy a demonstration of sumi-e, a traditional Japanese art form rooted in Chinese calligraphy and brush painting. This ...[Read More]
We asked what the best books you read or listened to in 2016 were, and we're ready to publish your fantastic list! And to ...[Read More]
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Posted by phippsa on Dec. 19, 2016 at 3:08 p.m.
A new Veterans Information Center opened on Monday, December 12th at the Downtown Branch Library. It will be open Mondays 1pm -3pm and Wednesdays 10am ...[Read More]
Winter Shelter and Warming Center Open
This year's winter emergency shelter system for people experiencing homelessness opened last Thursday on December 1st and will ...[Read More]
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 ...[Read More]
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 ...[Read More]
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 ...[Read More]
¡Formemos nuestro futuro!
¡El desarrollo del plan estratégico para las bibliotecas Públicas de Santa Cruz empieza contigo! Queremos conocer tus prioridades, pasiones y experiencias en ...[Read More]
The Santa Cruz Public Libraries Strategic Planning Process Starts with YOU!
Thank you Santa Cruz County voters for showing your support in June ...[Read More]
Join eBay Power Seller Barbara Mason for this free workshop on advanced successful eBay selling. Bring your lunch and learn how to increase your sales ...[Read More]
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 ...[Read More]
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 ...[Read More]
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]
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 ...
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 ...[Read More] Read More]
Did you recently MOVE (change address) • TURN 18 • GET MARRIED (change your name) or COMPLETE PROBATION? If so, you may need to register ...[Read More]
Cheers to all the teachers out there who have made back-to-school great for county kids!
The library is here to support your work and as ...[Read More]
Your Library Card: The Most Important School Supply
From kindergarten to graduate school, your library card is the most important school supply you have for ...[Read More]
In celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the City of Santa Cruz, we'll be holding Snapshot Stories; an event that captures our ...[Read More]
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 ...[Read More]
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 ...[Read More]
For Small Business
More and more small businesses are turning to LinkedIn as a useful tool for growing their business. Learn how to use ...[Read More]
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 ...[Read More]
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 ...
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 ...[Read More]
Bring the whole family to our annual celebration of reading and the conclusion of the Summer Reading Program! We've had a great time playing ...[Read More]
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 ...[Read More]
Measure S passed with 70% of the votes, ahead of the required 2/3 majority! A huge thank you to all members of our community ...[Read More]
An Interview with our new Director of Libraries
SCPL's new Director of Libraries has had a busy first month on the job! In between ...[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]
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]
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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Keep up on the latest news and events! Become a fan of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries on Facebook and follow SantaCruzPL on Twitter.[Read More]
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]