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SCPL News & Announcements - October 2013 Archive

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Lucky Day Collection

Why wait weeks for that best seller when it could be your lucky day? The Lucky Day Collection features popular titles you've been waiting for. If you find it on the shelf, it’s available for check-out!

These Books:

  • Are never on hold
  • Check out for 3 weeks
  • May not be renewed
  • Check out 2 at a time
  • Can be Found at all Branches
  • Speed up the waiting list
  • Remove you from the list once you check out

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

Scotts Valley Art in the Library Display Celebrates ‘The Great Outdoors’


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 artists, "The Great Outdoors" showcases their interpretations of the physical natural world, with particular focus on plants and landscape images. The installation includes oil and acrylic paintings, photography, and live plant sculpture, and will run November 2 through January 25, 2014.

Local State Farm Agent Laureen Yungmeyer is hosting a special reception at the library on Saturday, November 9 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm; the public is invited to meet the artists and view their work. Refreshments will be served, and music will be provided by local musician jRj Rauche.

Artists participating in "The Great Outdoors" include:
Laurie Zaszut
Sylvia Valentine
Michele Hausman
Aaron Johnson
Maggie Renner Hellmann
Joao de Brito
Tamarah Cucchiara-Sitka

Now two years old, Scotts Valley Library’s 'Art in the Library' program has quickly grown in popularity, establishing the Scotts Valley Library as an art destination and attracting renowned local artists. The program is made possible by Scotts Valley Artisans, a non-profit community art center that features the work of more than 150 Santa Cruz County artists. Scotts Valley Artisans works to boost Santa Cruz County’s arts and culture profile and provides art-centered events and activities for the local community.

Pictured at right: 'Dividing Lines' by Joao de Brito.

Pictured on the homepage: 'Oaks near Corralitos' by Aaron Johnson. Inset: 'Colors of Sunset' by Maggie Renner Hellmann.

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

Snapshot Stories

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 at the Beach, Boardwalk, or the Santa Cruz Wharf. Your photos will be scanned and returned to you along with a USB flash drive containing an electronic copy of the photo. Your images will become part of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries' Local History Photo Collection.

Together, our photos tell the world the unique story of our local and regional history. Do you have photos from other locations in Santa Cruz? Start digging them out! This event is the first in a series that we will host throughout the county! For more information contact the Program Team at or (831) 427-7717.

Don't forget to bring your family's historical photos of the SC Municipal Wharf, Beach, or Boardwalk area to the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History:

SATURDAY, Nov. 9, 2013 from 11am-3pm
Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History
705 Front Street, Santa Cruz, CA

This is a partnership project of: Santa Cruz Public Libraries. SC Museum of Art & History and UCSC McHenry Library.

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

Shadowbrook Dinner


Come out to the Shadowbrook Restaurant this Tuesday to support your libraries! Shadowbrook will be donating a third of all sales on the 22nd to the Friends of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries. The Friends will also have a book shelf with gently used books to browse!

Reservations are recommended -- call (832) 475-1511 and be sure to mention the library.

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Posted by teeterj on Oct. 17, 2013 at 11 a.m.

Library Joint Powers Board Seeks New Citizen Member

The Library Joint Powers Board for the Santa Cruz Public Libraries has an opening for a new Citizen Member who is a registered voter and resides in Library District 2. Library District 2 is defined as the City of Scotts Valley, Supervisorial District 5 less the portion within the City of Santa Cruz, and Supervisorial District 1 less the portions within the Cities of Santa Cruz and Capitola and Live Oak south of Capitola Road.

The SCPL Joint Powers Board (LJPB) is a governing board whose broad duties are outlined by the Joint Powers Agreement. The Board is responsible for financial oversight, passing a balanced annual budget, setting strategy and policy for the library to achieve its mission, and establishing criteria for success and evaluating library service. The Board ensures that quality library services are provided to meet the needs of a diverse community. The Board represents the public and is accountable to the public.

For more information about the Board, Financial and Planning Documents, and current and past Board agendas and minutes please visit

More information and application materials are available in the documents below or by calling 427-7706.

Applications must be received via mail or e-mail by 5pm on November 12, 2013.

 Library District Map (jpg)

 Citizen Member Application for Appointment

 Citizen Member Application Cover Letter

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Posted by teeterj on Oct. 8, 2013 at 4:30 p.m.

California Healthcare -- Update


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 will be able to get specific answers to their individual questions.

  • Live Oak Branch 11am - 1pm
  • Boulder Creek Branch 1pm - 3pm
  • Downtown Branch 4pm - 6:30pm (assistance available in English and Spanish)

Additional sessions will be sponsored at other branches January through March. Watch this space for more information.

California Healthcare

We're working to bring you new information about your healthcare options in California.

In the meantime, look for information you need at Covered California, an organization focused on ensuring that Californians are aware of their health coverage options. Through Covered California, you will be able to get financial assistance, compare a range of health plans and choose the right one for you. Find out more information at

For a list of local organizations which may be able to help, visit the Affordable Care Act page of the Community Information Database.

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Posted by teeterj on Oct. 2, 2013 at noon

Too Beautiful Not to Share

Library Staff member Howie Kimel performs "You Are Too Beautiful", a 1932 composition by Rodgers and Hart. Find your song in our sheet music collection at

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 Oct. 1, 2013 at 10 a.m.

Introducing 3M Cloud Library


Update! There is a new version of the 3M app for PC, Mac, and Android (as of 11/21). The new version includes:

  • Option to Check In the book
  • Email notification management
  • Library support and contact library links available in the “i” section of the application
  • Categories view updated to stacked books
3M has also made updates to correct issues for iOS7 users -- make sure you get the latest version!

Introducing 3M Cloud Library

There's an easy new way to check out ebooks from the library! We're proud to present 3M Cloud Library.

Get reading quickly on your PC or Mac, smart phone, iPad, or eReader -- it's as easy as installing an app. There's no need to create a separate Adobe® ID -- just fill in your state (California), library (Santa Cruz Public Libraries), library card number and PIN. Click the big green button on the top right to download the app for your device.

Please note: You need to use your library card number rather than a username to log in to the 3M Cloud Library.

The best part? You can check out books on your PC, bookmark them on your Android phone, and finish reading on an iPad. Books and bookmarks are saved across platforms so it's easy to move from one device to another.

For more information and a complete list of compatible devices, see the 3M Cloud Library apps page.

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Posted by teeterj on Oct. 1, 2013 at 8:30 a.m.


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