Solar Powered Racer Mini Cars

Branciforte Branch Santa Cruz Public Library 230 Gault Street , Santa Cruz, CA

Kids learn about energy efficiency and environmental friendliness during a hands-on workshop where they build their own solar powered racer mini car. Participants will leave feeling empowered. After the build, all participants will have a chance to race their cars outside the library. Ages 8-18.

Free

Branciforte Library 50th Jubilee

Branciforte Branch Santa Cruz Public Library 230 Gault Street , Santa Cruz, CA

The Branciforte Library celebrates 50 years of service this year! Please join us for a Jubilee Party in acknowledgement of this milestone. Enjoy local history displays, a children's craft, facepainting, Tales to Tails therapy dogs, live music, refreshments, and a fun photo booth. 1:00pm - 2:00pm Music by the Rythm Rangellers 2:00pm - 2:30pm Proclamation […]

Free

Author talk: Alesa Lightbourne, The Kurdish Bike

Branciforte Branch Santa Cruz Public Library 230 Gault Street , Santa Cruz, CA

Join us at the Branciforte Library for an author talk by Alesa Lightbourne. Her book, The Kurdish Bike, provides valuable insight into life in an Iraqi Kurdish village!

Free

Explore Virtual Reality

Branciforte Branch Santa Cruz Public Library 230 Gault Street , Santa Cruz, CA

Learn about the applications, benefits and concerns related to Virtual Reality technology and explore the HTC Vive VR system to experience it for yourself. Participants must be 13 years or older.

Free

Exploring Virtual Reality

Branciforte Branch Santa Cruz Public Library 230 Gault Street , Santa Cruz, CA

Learn about the applications, benefits and concerns related to Virtual Reality technology and explore the HTC Vive VR system to experience it for yourself. Participants must be 13 years or older.

Free
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Better Choices, Better Health Workshop

Branciforte Branch Santa Cruz Public Library 230 Gault Street , Santa Cruz, CA

A free 6-week series of educational workshops in partnership with The Health Trust offers peer counseling and support for persons living with the challenges of ongoing health conditions such as asthma, diabetes, heart disease and high cholesterol. Learn about stress management, dealing with pain and fatigue, weight management and decision-making. Workshops are designed to be […]

Free

First Draft Freewrite Children’s Book Voice Workshop

Branciforte Branch Santa Cruz Public Library 230 Gault Street , Santa Cruz, CA

Use all three voices (first person, second person, and third person) to develop your story. Bring your laptop and your library card. Check out books in the genre you are writing for scenes to read and discuss before you freewrite your own scene in each voice. Developmental editor Anastasia Suen has written and edited books […]

Free

Life in the Middle Ages

Branciforte Branch Santa Cruz Public Library 230 Gault Street , Santa Cruz, CA

The Green Golly Project presents Life in the MIDDLE ages: a musical memoire about becoming an adult! Barbara Siesel, flutist, producer, educator and entrepreneur, has pioneered the promotion of new music, new technology and the music of women composers through her work as artistic director of Art Culture & Technology and founder and artistic director […]

Free

Samba Samba with James Henry

Branciforte Branch Santa Cruz Public Library 230 Gault Street , Santa Cruz, CA

Samba Samba is an interactive educational workshop that uses music, rhythm, percussion instruments, and drums as tools for capturing the imagination of the participants. This program is suitable for all ages from children to adults. The creator of this exceptional program is James Henry, who has an extraordinary gift of capturing and holding the attention […]

Free

Seabright History

Branciforte Branch Santa Cruz Public Library 230 Gault Street , Santa Cruz, CA

Discover how early 20th century female artists, architects, and activists made Seabright a dynamic cultural hub and tourist mecca. Building on this culture of activism, 1960's environmentalists ensured the creation of Seabright beach. This is the final program in the spring local history series. Traci Bliss, a fifth generation Santa Cruzan, is an award-winning emerita […]

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Robo Sumo

Branciforte Branch Santa Cruz Public Library 230 Gault Street , Santa Cruz, CA

Come compete in the not-so-ancient art of Robo-Sumo. Kids ages 8-17 will work in groups of two to build a competition. Meets every Thursday. Program begins June 13th and ends July 25th. Lego robot to battle on the last day of class for a Lego prize. They will build and program their robots to knock […]

Free

Map Your Neighborhood

Branciforte Branch Santa Cruz Public Library 230 Gault Street , Santa Cruz, CA

Map Your Neighborhood is dedicated to helping community members gather and prepare for natural disasters and other emergencies. In this workshop you will learn to: - form a Map Your Neighborhood group in your community - create a map of your neighborhood with gas and water shutoffs - learn what emergency preparedness tools to keep […]

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