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SCPL News & Announcements - June 2013 Archive

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Summer Reading Events: June 30 - July 6


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 "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" at 6pm.

On the 3rd, come to Teen Tech Tasters at the Scotts Valley Branch for a sharing day! From 3-5pm, come show us your pictures and videos on the big screen. You can even do some photo editing and print out your favorite shots.

July 4th is Independence Day -- all library branches will be closed. Have a great holiday!

On the 6th, we'll be back in the swing of things with Cowgirl Tricks , a unique fun-filled Vaudeville-style Western comedy act complete with trick roping, whip cracking, music and lots of surprises! Karen Quest will be performing at the Boulder Creek Branch at 11am and at the Scotts Valley Branch at 3:30pm.

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

SCPL On the Go Mobile App


Have you seen our new mobile app:
SCPL On the Go?

It's optimized for mobile searching and offers account management plus integrated access to eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines, journal articles and more. Special features include mobile checkout and UPC code lookup to quickly see if the library has a title.

Diane Cowen, Virtual Services Coordinator for SCPL says, "We are so pleased to offer such streamlined mobile services to our users. The ability to check out a book with your phone in the library- or to scan a UPC code in a store and automatically put a hold on a book- these things really bring the power of library services right to the people- and right at their fingertips."

But don't take our word for it -- try it out yourself! The SCPL On the Go app is free, and available for iOS, Android, Blackberry, Palm, Windows, and other devices. Look for “SCPL” in the app stores or point your browser to to download.

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Posted by teeterj on June 29, 2013 at 9 a.m.

SoundSwell Local Music Project


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 a way that compensates and respects the art of the musician. SoundSwell: Santa Cruz Public Libraries Local Music Project is beginning construction on a streaming database of local music that library cardholders can download for free. The library respects the time and money it takes to create your work and hopes to buy licenses for these albums for download by our patrons directly from you, the musical artist.

We are lucky to have such a vibrant local music scene which contributes to the unique cultural identity of Santa Cruz. SCPL wants to help the creators of our local culture to connect with each other, connect with the community, disseminate their art, and contribute to the historical record of Santa Cruz. To this end, SCPL’s SoundSwell project also seeks to establish an historical archive of local music.

SCPL would like to discuss the possibility of licensing your music for inclusion in the SoundSwell Local Music Database. You can find more information about the project at the Santa Cruz Rehearsal Studios blog:

Please contact Diane Cowen of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries (information below) or Jenn Gallacher of Santa Cruz Rehearsal Studios ( 831.425.7277) by phone or email for more information and to discuss licensing.

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

Summer Reading Events - June 23 - 29


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 a band and is between the ages of 12 and 19, sign up today for this fun event.


We have all kinds of fun stuff for all ages happening this week. Check out some of the following!

The San Lorenzo Valley Community Band will be at the Boulder Creek Branch amphitheater on Sunday the 23rd from 5 - 6pm. This enthusiastic volunteer band was formed to encourage, promote and support instrumental music in the San Lorenzo Valley Unified School District.

Don't miss the Surfing Magician! He'll be performing at the Live Oak Branch on Monday the 24th at 10:30am, and at the Capitola Branch on Friday the 28th also at 10:30am.

The Food for Thought Film Festival continues this week at the Downtown Branch, with two showings:
Food Inc. @ 7pm on Tuesday
Forks over Knives @ 3pm on Saturday

For those of you that registered last week, don't forget that part 2 of the Teen Tech Tasters' Make Movies workshop is happening on Wednesday at 3pm.

Busy Bee Dogs are formerly homeless pets who amaze and educate audiences of all ages through heart-capturing extraordinary entertainment. They'll be performing on Saturday the 29th; find them at the Boulder Creek Branch @ 11am and the Scotts Valley Branch @ 2pm.

And that's not all! Check the Summer Reading Calendar for crafts, story times, and more.

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

Summer Reading Events - June 16 - 22


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 Branch on Sunday at 2pm and at Felton on Tuesday at 1:30pm.
  • The Surfing Magician will be at the Garfield Park Branch at 10:30am on Monday, at Scotts Valley at 10:30am on Tuesday, at the Aptos Branch on Thursday at 1pm, and at the Branciforte Branch at 3:30pm on Thursday.
  • For film aficionados, there's "An Inconvenient Truth" as part of our Food for Thought Summer film series, showing at the Downtown branch at 7pm. For a more lighthearted time, catch "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" at the Scotts Valley Branch Saturday afternoon at 3pm.
  • For Teen Tech Tasters at the Scotts Valley Branch, Robin Macomber from Digital Media Factory will be leading a video making workshop at 3pm on Wednesday. Sign up for both Parts 1 & 2 and make a movie to show on the big screen!
  • On Thursday, we'll be making bubbles of all sizes on the Garfield Park Branch lawn, starting at 2pm.
  • Also at Garfield Park, bring a stuffed animal friend to the library and let them experience a sleepover! Who knows what those animals will get up to after everyone goes home? The tea party and drop off starts at 2pm on Friday. Your animal friends can be picked up on Monday the 24th at 10:30am.
  • On Saturday, we'll be making stomp rockets at Boulder Creek, starting at 1pm. Kids under 8 will need an adult to help them.

And that's not all! Check the Summer Reading Calendar for crafts, story times, and other fun stuff happening this week.

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Posted by teeterj on June 16, 2013 at 12:30 a.m.

Summer Reading is Here


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 can earn up to 20. Fill in the circles on your Reading Log to keep track of the time you spend reading. You can pick up your official Summer Reading Log at any branch Library.

But the Reading Log isn't the only exciting thing going on at the library -- we've got tons of great events happening! Here's a taste of what's on our plates this week:

The amazing Fratello Marionettes will be performing "Peter and the Wolf" at several of our branches.

On June 10th, find them at:

  • Live Oak @ 10:30am
  • Garfield Park @ 1:30pm
  • Scotts Valley @ 6:00pm

On June 11th, they will be at:

  • La Selva Beach @ 10:30am
  • Felton @ 1:30
  • Capitola @ 6:30

On June 13th, they will be at:

  • Downtown @ 10:30am
  • Boulder Creek @ 1:30pm
  • Aptos @ 6:00pm

The Family Movie Series kicks off, featuring films from Pixar.

Monday 6/10 Brave    Aptos 6pm
Tuesday 6/11 Wall-E    Live Oak 6pm
Saturday 6/15 Cars    Scotts Valley 3pm

After watching the movies, join us at Atlantis Fantasyworld to meet some of the amazing artists who create Pixar movies! All are welcome from 1pm to 5pm at 1020 Cedar St in Santa Cruz.

And that's not all... there are story times, craft times, garden times, and more! Look at the Summer Reading Calendar for more information.

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

Summer Reading Online Registrations


The Summer Reading Program officially begins on Monday, June 10th, but you can register online starting today!

This year's theme is "Reading is so delicious" so get ready for a series of yummy books and events heading your way. If you want a taste of what's coming, take a peek at the Summer Reading calendar.

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Posted by ann on June 5, 2013 at 9 a.m.

More from the Sheet Music Database: Fascination

From May flowers to love in's Fascination, played and sung by SCPL staff member Heather Norquist. Music by F. D. Marchetti, words by Dick Manning.

The SCPL sheet music collection is housed at the Downtown Branch Library Reference Department. This collection is available for reference use and for viewing and/or copying.

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Posted by teeterj on June 3, 2013 at 10 a.m.


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