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Aptos Branch Library

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7695 Soquel Drive
Aptos, 95003
831-427-7702

March 2017

Hidden Gems Film Club: Not Your Ordinary Film Club!

March 28, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Aptos Branch Library, 7695 Soquel Drive
Aptos, 95003
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Free

The Santa Cruz Public Libraries invite you to an afternoon of cinema. Come and enjoy those "hidden gems" of foreign films, documentaries, independents and even perhaps some mainstream movies that you might have missed! Every 4th Tuesday through March 28th.

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July 2017

Do It Yourself (DIY)

July 13, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Aptos Branch Library, 7695 Soquel Drive
Aptos, 95003
Free

Use your Smartphone to record your first video story! We will cover all the basics you need - and avoid common pitfalls - in your first production. Tips include lighting, audio, background, and tripod mounts. Bring your Smartphone and start practicing in this "hands-on" workshop.

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September 2018

Introduction to Mindfulness

September 12, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until October 17, 2018

Aptos Branch Library, 7695 Soquel Drive
Aptos, 95003
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Free

This course introduces the student to the practice of mindfulness in daily life. It is informed by theories and practices that draw from contemplative traditions and the disciplines of medicine, psychology, and education. Six themes will be covered: mindfulness of the breath, body, thoughts and feelings; loving kindness and compassion; emotions, and integrating the practices. Each class will follow a similar format: welcome & check-in; short guided meditation; talk by the instructor; mindfulness exercise; processing the exercise (sharing) and Q&A;…

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October 2018

Age Well, Drive Smart

October 1, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Aptos Branch Library, 7695 Soquel Drive
Aptos, 95003
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Free

The California Highway Patrol is offering a traffic safety program for seniors. The Age Well, Drive Smart Program is designed to provide mature drivers with the keys to driving safer and driving longer. Topics will include: How to tune up driving skills, refreshing knowledge of the rules of the road, learning about normal, age related physical changes and how to adjust them, when it may be time to limit or stop driving. Age Well, Drive Smart classes are free. Reserve…

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Cyber Security Workshop

October 9, 2018 @ 10:00 am
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One event on October 30, 2018 at 10:00 am

Aptos Branch Library, 7695 Soquel Drive
Aptos, 95003
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Free

October is Cyber Security Month. For this annual initiative to raise awareness about the importance of safe online behavior, your library has partnered with National Cyber Security Alliance & the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to help you learn safe cyber security practices. Learn safe online habits with experts from Library IT. Bring your questions and concerns to the extended Q & A that follows.

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Tech Talks

October 15, 2018 @ 10:30 am
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One event on October 29, 2018 at 10:30 am

Aptos Branch Library, 7695 Soquel Drive
Aptos, 95003
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Free

Special guest, Philip King, shares his favorite tech tools and tips that can enrich your life. Join as we explore and discuss the following topics. Free coffee provided! 10/15 - Health 10/29 - Smart Homes

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Retirement Planning and Home Equity Conversion Mortgages

October 16, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Aptos Branch Library, 7695 Soquel Drive
Aptos, 95003
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Free

Learn about the pros and cons of today’s Home Equity Conversion Mortgage and other reverse mortgages with local mortgage loan originator, Marina Watts. This free workshop will focus on educating homeowners on the most recent updates and products available for folks 60+ in reverse mortgages. Discover what your benefit may look like with a reverse mortgage and the different ways you can utilize funds to increase cash flow in retirement. Forty-five minute presentation followed by Q & A.

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Social Security: Maximizing Your Claiming Decision

October 16, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Aptos Branch Library, 7695 Soquel Drive
Aptos, 95003
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Free

Learn best strategies for optimizing your Social Security claiming age with local, registered Social Security analyst and Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor, Martha Shedden. This free workshop will help retirees and pre-retirees understand Social Security’s rules in order to maximize their benefit. Married couples will learn why it is so important to coordinate your Social Security income election with your spouse, and divorced people will find out if ex-spousal benefits may be an option for you. Discover how much money you…

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Creating 360° Video

October 22, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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One event on November 19, 2018 at 12:00 pm

Aptos Branch Library, 7695 Soquel Drive
Aptos, 95003
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Free

Join us for an interactive demo at the library as we create 360° video using smart phones and virtual reality equipment. We hope to see you at this exciting exploration of 360° video technology.

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Novel Writing Workshop

October 27, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Aptos Branch Library, 7695 Soquel Drive
Aptos, 95003
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Free

Get a jump start on NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) in this 2- hour plotter/pantser writing workshop. Bring your laptop and your library card. Check out three library books in the genre that you want to write. After you study the sales pitch for these published novels, use your laptop or notebook to free write as you interview your main character, brainstorm ideas for the plot, and write an elevator pitch to guide you as you write your novel day…

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