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SCPL News & Announcements - Posts Tagged 'Santa Cruz'



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.

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.

¡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 ...

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View similarly tagged posts: Library Administration, Budget, Santa Cruz
Posted by cowend on Oct. 25, 2016 at 2:18 p.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.

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 ...

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Posted by cowend on Oct. 11, 2016 at 10:32 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.

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 ...

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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.

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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View similarly tagged posts: Santa Cruz, Kids, Events, Performances
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.

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 ...

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Posted by cowend on Sept. 13, 2016 at 9:07 a.m.

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 ...

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Posted by cowend on Aug. 24, 2016 at 6 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.

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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Posted by phippsa on July 18, 2016 at 12:26 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.

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 ...

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View similarly tagged posts: Library Administration, Santa Cruz
Posted by ann on July 12, 2016 at 4:08 p.m.

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 ...

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Posted by phippsa on July 5, 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.

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.

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 ...

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Posted by phippsa on May 23, 2016 at 6 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.

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 ...
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Posted by phippsa on March 24, 2016 at 11:15 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.



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Posted by phippsa on Jan. 29, 2016 at 8:25 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.

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.

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 ...

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Posted by phippsa on Oct. 20, 2015 at 8:28 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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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Posted by phippsa on Sept. 1, 2015 at 2:53 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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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Posted by phippsa on May 28, 2015 at 8:16 a.m.

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 ...

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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.

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.

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 ...

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Posted by phippsa on Jan. 22, 2015 at 9:41 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 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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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Posted by teeterj on March 23, 2014 at 8 a.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.

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 ...

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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 ...

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Posted by teeterj on Feb. 10, 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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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Posted by teeterj on Oct. 2, 2013 at noon

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 ...

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Posted by teeterj on June 28, 2013 at 3 p.m.

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 ...

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Posted by ann on May 30, 2013 at 1 p.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.

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 ...

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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 ...

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

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 ...

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Posted by teeterj on Jan. 14, 2013 at 1:30 p.m.

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 ...

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View similarly tagged posts: Santa Cruz, Fundraiser, SCPL Friends
Posted by teeterj on Nov. 28, 2012 at 10 a.m.

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 ...

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Posted by teeterj on Sept. 21, 2012 at 1:30 p.m.

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 ...

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Posted by teeterj on July 24, 2012 at 1:30 p.m.

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 ...

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Posted by teeterj on March 26, 2012 at 9:09 a.m.

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]

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Posted by teeterj on Aug. 19, 2011 at 9 a.m.

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 ...

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View similarly tagged posts: Santa Cruz, Kids, Summer Reading
Posted by teeterj on July 25, 2011 at 1:05 p.m.

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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Posted by teeterj on July 7, 2011 at 5:02 p.m.

How has the Library changed your life or helped your community?

Share your story here!

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Posted by ann on April 22, 2010 at 11:40 a.m.

Keep up on the latest news and events! Become a fan of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries on Facebook and follow SantaCruzPL on Twitter.

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Posted by ann on Feb. 9, 2010 at 10:53 a.m.

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 ...

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Posted by strickere on Nov. 20, 2009 at 12:49 p.m.

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 ...

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Posted by ann on Sept. 21, 2009 at 4:49 p.m.

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 ...

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View similarly tagged posts: Local History, Santa Cruz
Posted by strickere on Aug. 5, 2009 at 4:47 p.m.

 

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