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Downtown Branch Santa Cruz Library

224 Church Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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January 2020

Pros and Cons of the State Ballot Measures

January 25 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Downtown Branch Santa Cruz Library, 224 Church Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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Pros & Cons of the March and November State Ballot Measures. Come hear the arguments, both for and against, the statewide propositions to be voted on during the November 3, 2020 General Election. Pick up a copy of the League's Easy Voter Guide. This event is free and open to the public. Program hosted by the Santa Cruz County League of Women Voters

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Family Literacy Fun Day

January 25 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Downtown Branch Santa Cruz Library, 224 Church Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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Celebrate Positive Parenting Awareness Month 2020 in the library with your family! Learn about other local services and supports for children and families. Every family gets a free book provided by First 5 Santa Cruz County and a chance to win prizes. Get Triple P parenting tips and tools, enjoy story time with librarians, and participate in arts and crafts and other fun activities.

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Death Café

January 27 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Downtown Branch Santa Cruz Library, 224 Church Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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Come gather to eat cake, drink tea and discuss death. A Death Café is a group directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives or themes. It is not a grief support group or counseling session, just some folks getting together to eat cake and talk about death. Learn more at deathcafe.com. Program provided by Hospice of Santa Cruz County. For more information contact Vanessa at Hospice of Santa Cruz County 831-430-3047.

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The Santa Cruz Poetry Project

January 27 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Monday, repeating until April 20, 2020

Downtown Branch Santa Cruz Library, 224 Church Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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The Santa Cruz Poetry Project facilitates poetry and writing workshops throughout Santa Cruz County. Our mission is to bring poetry to those who would not otherwise have access. We do this through our Poetry in the Jails project, which offers poetry workshops to incarcerated men and women. Our new workshop at the downtown library, offered in partnership with the Life Literacies Center, welcomes anyone who would like to establish a writing practice in a safe and encouraging environment. Weekly program…

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Tech Talks: iPhone New Year Tune-Up!

January 30 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Downtown Branch Santa Cruz Library, 224 Church Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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Join us for a hands-on beginning of the year tune-up of your favorite iPhone or iPad! Today we will be reviewing notifications, widgets and storage space. Seating is limited, so please register to reserve your spot in this FREE workshop.  Register online: https://santacruzpl.libcal.com/event/6233447  The meeting space at this library is limited, so sign-up from the library's calendar to reserve your seat. If you have any questions about signing up, please call the library at: 831-427-7717.

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February 2020

Black History Month Book Talk by Civil Rights Veteran Maria Gitin

February 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Downtown Branch Santa Cruz Library, 224 Church Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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We're kicking off our Black History Month celebration with an exciting discussion with Civil Rights author Maria Gitin. The one hour presentation will include a slide show, stories, brief discussion and book signing. United Way CEO Keisha Frost Browder opens with a special introduction. After the successful march from Selma to Montgomery in 1965, African American civil rights workers launched an all-out effort to register thousands of new Black voters in the Deep South. A few hundred white youth were…

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Essentials of Advance Directives

February 10 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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. Learn how an Advance Directive can help make your wishes known, and how to talk about advance healthcare planning with your loved ones. This engaging presentation from Hospice of Santa Cruz County walks you through the exact steps to take to complete your Advance Directive. For more information please contact Vanessa at Hospice of Santa Cruz County 831-430-3047.

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Advance Directive Individual Sessions

February 24 @ 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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