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Downtown Branch Santa Cruz Library

224 Church Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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April 2019

Advance Directive Individual Sessions

April 23 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Downtown Branch Santa Cruz Library, 224 Church Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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Planning ahead for your healthcare is a gift you can give to yourself and those you love. Schedule a one-on-one appointment to complete your Advance Directive with support. You’ll meet with a trained advance healthcare planning volunteer from Hospice of Santa Cruz County to complete your form. You can even get your Advance Directive witnessed to make it a legal document. Registration required. Call Vanessa at Hospice of Santa Cruz County to schedule your individual appointment at 831-430-3047.

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CodeCombat at Downtown Public Library

April 24 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until June 5, 2019

Downtown Branch Santa Cruz Library, 224 Church Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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SCPL's CodeCombat Coding Club is a once weekly meetup where we use online, game-based coding to learn Python and JavaScript. CodeCombat is a real game that teaches learners of all ages to code by playing through levels and quickly mastering programming concepts. It's not just gamification with bells and whistles, it's democratizing learning to code by making the process more accessible and engaging than ever before! Learners write code, execute it and see their changes in real-time! Ages 8-18. Space…

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Santa Cruz Book Fair For Kids Of All Ages

April 28 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Downtown Branch Santa Cruz Library, 224 Church Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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The second Santa Cruz Book Fair For Kids Of All Ages will be held at the Santa Cruz Public Library, 224 Church Street, in the Upstairs Meeting Room next to the Young Peoples Room, Sunday, April 28th from 1-3:30 p.m. This year eight local authors are joining Children’s Book Week, the national literacy initiative in celebrating it’s 100th anniversary. Children’s Book Week’s mission is “inspiring a love of reading in children and teens across America.” Authors who will be featured…

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May 2019

Citizen Science: The Science Behind Our local Water

May 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Downtown Branch Santa Cruz Library, 224 Church Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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Ron Duncan the General Manager from Soquel Water District will present "The Science Behind Our local Water". A lot of science goes into the management and planning of our local water resources to ensure that our community has a reliable water supply. This includes the effort to make sure water transferred from the City of Santa Cruz is compatible with the District’s system and how recycled treated wastewater will be purified to replenish the overdrafted groundwater basin to prevent further…

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May the 4th Be With You @ Downtown Library

May 4 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Downtown Branch Santa Cruz Library, 224 Church Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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In a library very nearby, young people will dodge Stormtroopers and Mandalorian bounty hunters as they explore the STEAM programming offered throughout the Santa Cruz Public Libraries. Members of the 501st Legion: Golden Gate Garrison will be attendance, a very special droid will be in town, and cosplaying is encouraged. Hyper-drive over to our partner Atlantis Fantasyworld for more Star Wars fun as they host Free Comic Book Day!

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Conversations for Change: Tribalism 102

May 7 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Downtown Branch Santa Cruz Library, 224 Church Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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May Topic: Tribalism 102: Tribalism, Media and Social Media This Conversation takes a look at the relationship between tribalism, news sources, and the public good. At its best, social media strengthens positive ties within social groups (tribes) and facilities the sharing of special life events. But there can be a darker side to the intersection of social media and tribalism. Tribalism is defined by the behavior and attitudes that stem from strong loyalty to one’s group. While people on the…

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Pickwick Book Club discussion

May 12 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 2:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until June 9, 2019

Downtown Branch Santa Cruz Library, 224 Church Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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The Santa Cruz Pickwick Book Club is a community of local bookworms, students, and teachers who meet monthly September-June to discuss a nineteenth century novel. Join us each month for conversations about the novel and guest speaker presentations to help us contextualize our readings. Brought to you by the Dickens Project at UCSC & the Santa Cruz Public Libraries. January book: Our Mutual Friend (Book IV) by Charles Dickens February-June book: Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens

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Imagining and Making a University Campus at Santa Cruz

May 25 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Downtown Branch Santa Cruz Library, 224 Church Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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What were the creative and political forces behind the new UC campus at Santa Cruz? Frank Zwart will take us behind the scenes to the early days of UCSC. Frank Zwart was UCSC's campus architect from 1988 until his retirement in 2010. He is an alumnus of UCSC (Cowell '71) and of the School of Architecture at Princeton University. This program is sponsored by the City of Santa Cruz Historic Preservation Commission and is part of the spring local history…

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June 2019

Conversations for Change: Status and Privilege

June 4 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Downtown Branch Santa Cruz Library, 224 Church Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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June Topic: Status and Privilege We joke about “keeping up with the Joneses” — but there’s real competition in our society for status and the accompanying privilege. How do we decide what we most value and how do we assign status to what we value? While our country seems to value wealth, there are other forms of status and privilege. What privilege do each of us enjoy? And how does that correspond with our status? This conversation examines our own…

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