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La Selva Beach Branch Library

316 Estrella Avenue
La Selva Beach, CA 95076 United States
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June 2015

Village Rhythms

June 24, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
La Selva Beach Branch Library, 316 Estrella Avenue
La Selva Beach, CA 95076 United States
Free

All ages are invited to join us for a cultural experience with drumming and dancing! Founder of Village Rhythms, visionary and teacher/mentor of the ancient ways of traditional wisdom, Onye Onyemaechi brings the joy and soul of African culture, music and the celebration of village life. This event is part of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries Summer Reading Program. To learn more or to sign up for the program, visit http://bit.ly/scpl-kidsread15

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September 2015

National Voter Registration Day

September 22, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
La Selva Beach Branch Library, 316 Estrella Avenue
La Selva Beach, CA 95076 United States
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Tuesday, Sept 22nd • National Voter Registration Day. Location: All Branch Libraries • Celebrate Democracy with thousands of libraries and organizations across the nation on National Voter Registration Day. Have you moved or turned 18, changed your name legally or recently completed probation since Election Day 2014? Then you'll need to register to vote in this year's upcoming elections. All Branches of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries will have volunteers on-site all day to assist with voter registrations.

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July 2016

Extreme Origami: Book Folding

July 8, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
La Selva Beach Branch Library, 316 Estrella Avenue
La Selva Beach, CA 95076 United States
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Tired of making cranes? Try book folding. Ages 12 & up. Adults welcome too!

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Rhythm & Kids: James Henry

July 12, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
La Selva Beach Branch Library, 316 Estrella Avenue
La Selva Beach, CA 95076 United States
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Join James Henry for an afternoon of music and song. Music participation program for all ages.

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Extreme Origami: 3-D modular

July 15, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
La Selva Beach Branch Library, 316 Estrella Avenue
La Selva Beach, CA 95076 United States
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Tired of making cranes? Try 3D modular origami. Ages 8 & up. Adults welcome too!

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NorCal Bats

July 19, 2016 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
La Selva Beach Branch Library, 316 Estrella Avenue
La Selva Beach, CA 95076 United States
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Come to the library to meet and learn about California native species bats. All ages welcome.

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The Puppet Art Theater performs Tommy’s Space Adventure

July 27, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
La Selva Beach Branch Library, 316 Estrella Avenue
La Selva Beach, CA 95076 United States
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Fun for the whole family!

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February 2017

Armchair Travel Adventures: Vietnam

February 2, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
La Selva Beach Branch Library, 316 Estrella Avenue
La Selva Beach, CA 95076 United States
Free

Bill Bishoff will present his on time in Vietnam. His travelog begins in Hanoi in Northern Vietnam and follows Bill and his wife Leda as they head south through central Vietnam, then to Ho Chi Minh City, and finally the Mekong River Delta. Bill is a retired high school teacher whose lifelong passions are photography and travel.

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March 2017

Armchair Travel Adventures: Cambodia

March 2, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
La Selva Beach Branch Library, 316 Estrella Avenue
La Selva Beach, CA 95076 United States
Free

Retired high school teacher and photography enthusiast Bill Bishoff presents his travels to Cambodia. The presentation will touch on visits to prominent temples and local villages, as well as cultural experiences with Cambodian art and dance.

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May 2017

Travel Portfolio Workshop

May 19, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
La Selva Beach Branch Library, 316 Estrella Avenue
La Selva Beach, CA 95076 United States
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Make a simple folded book with both pockets and pages that you can use as a journal on your next trip or to hold a momento of a special time. It could even be used as a small sketchbook. All the materials and tools needed will be supplied and you'll go home with a new journal and instructions so you can make more. Limited to 20 participants. Register by calling 831-427-7710.

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October 2017

Ancestory Library Edition

October 14, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
La Selva Beach Branch Library, 316 Estrella Avenue
La Selva Beach, CA 95076 United States
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Learn how to get the most out of this useful and popular tool. Mike Epperson, GSSCC Member, presents. Participants are encouraged to bring laptops or tablets. Pre-registration is requested. Walk-ins welcome. Call 831-427-7717 or email [email protected]

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Homework Help

October 31, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Tuesday and Wednesday, repeating until December 12, 2017

La Selva Beach Branch Library, 316 Estrella Avenue
La Selva Beach, CA 95076 United States
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Drop - in homework help for students up to grade 12.

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November 2017

NaNoWriMo: Come Write In

November 1, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
La Selva Beach Branch Library, 316 Estrella Avenue
La Selva Beach, CA 95076 United States
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Won't you come write with us? Join fellow NaNoWriMo participants for story and idea sharing, workshopping, or come just to have a quiet, free space in which to write.

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R.E.A.D. – Reach Every Amazing Detail

November 1, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 13, 2017

La Selva Beach Branch Library, 316 Estrella Avenue
La Selva Beach, CA 95076 United States
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R.E.A.D. is a program for readers, grades 2 to 12, who are struggling with comprehension. Each one-on-one session is by appointment only (427-7717 or [email protected]) and lasts for 25 minutes. Instructors are California credentialed teachers.

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January 2018

Genealogy Research Group

January 17, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
La Selva Beach Branch Library, 316 Estrella Avenue
La Selva Beach, CA 95076 United States
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Interested in genealogy? Join us the 3rd Wednesday of the month for the hands-on research using the library’s databases and internet resources. We will have laptops available for your use.

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February 2018

Exploring VR

February 1, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
La Selva Beach Branch Library, 316 Estrella Avenue
La Selva Beach, CA 95076 United States
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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.

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March 2018

Genealogy Research Group

March 21, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
La Selva Beach Branch Library, 316 Estrella Avenue
La Selva Beach, CA 95076 United States
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Interested in genealogy? At a dead-end? Have a new source to share? Join us the 3rd Wednesday of the month for hands-on research using the library's databases and internet resources. We will have laptops available for your use.

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Exploring Virtual Reality

March 22, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
La Selva Beach Branch Library, 316 Estrella Avenue
La Selva Beach, CA 95076 United States
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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.

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April 2018

Evening Non-Fiction Book Discussion Group

April 18, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
La Selva Beach Branch Library, 316 Estrella Avenue
La Selva Beach, CA 95076 United States
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Group will discussion current non-fiction books as selected by members. Group meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 6:00pm. For information on upcoming book titles call 831-427-7710.

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May 2018

Exploring Virtual Reality @ La Selva Beach

May 10, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
La Selva Beach Branch Library, 316 Estrella Avenue
La Selva Beach, CA 95076 United States
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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.

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Author Talk: John Bargetto

May 12, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
La Selva Beach Branch Library, 316 Estrella Avenue
La Selva Beach, CA 95076 United States
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Local winemaker John Bargetto will discuss his book, Vintage Bargetto: Celebrating a Century of California Winemaking, about history of the Bargetto winemaking family of Soquel. Vintage Bargetto tells the story of the American Dream coming to life at a little winery nestled on the edge of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Portion of book sales to benefit the Friends of the La Selva Beach Library.

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CELEBRATING THE FEMININE, BOTH HUMAN AND DIVINE

May 24, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
La Selva Beach Branch Library, 316 Estrella Avenue
La Selva Beach, CA 95076 United States
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Local Actor and Director Suzanne Sturn presents this program which honors the Feminine in the month of Mother's Day, on Thursday, May 24, 7 PM at the La Selva Beach library. Stories and Poems from many traditions--both Eastern and Western--celebrate women and goddesses who inspire, tickle, and delight the heart, the senses, and the funny bone. Readers include: Gail Borkowski, Mindy Pedlar, and Suzanne Sturn

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June 2018

Author Talk: The Kurdish Bike

June 7, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
La Selva Beach Branch Library, 316 Estrella Avenue
La Selva Beach, CA 95076 United States
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What would you do if you could do anything in the world? Alesa Lightbourne’s son asked her this question, and two months later she was teaching in Kurdish Iraq. Her book, The Kurdish Bike, is based on her true story, especially friendships with women in a local village. Ranked five stars by the San Francisco and Manhattan Book Reviews, and winner of two gold medals in book contests, The Kurdish Bike is often compared to The Kite Runner, and is…

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Perry Yan the Magician

June 21, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
La Selva Beach Branch Library, 316 Estrella Avenue
La Selva Beach, CA 95076 United States
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San Francisco magician Perry Yan returns to Santa Cruz! Come enjoy this funny, amazing, and family-friendly performance as part of Summer Reading 2018.

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July 2018

Wild Child Adventures: Bubbles!

July 3, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
La Selva Beach Branch Library, 316 Estrella Avenue
La Selva Beach, CA 95076 United States
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Children of all ages have always been fascinated with bubbles! So what is it about bubbles that makes them so intriguing? Is it their delicate nature, their beautiful colors, or the way they float up into the sky? Take a journey with Wild Child Adventures, as we explore the fun and science that are bubbles!

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Adventures in Virtual Reality

July 26, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
La Selva Beach Branch Library, 316 Estrella Avenue
La Selva Beach, CA 95076 United States
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Swim with dolphins. Hike Mt. Everest. Jump into a 360-degree immersive video. Create a living work of art. All of these things and more are possible when you adventure in virtual reality. This drop-in experience gives you a taste of what virtual reality can be and introduces you to the world like you've never seen it before. Participants must be 13+.

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August 2018

Armchair Travel Adventures: Bangladesh

August 2, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
La Selva Beach Branch Library, 316 Estrella Avenue
La Selva Beach, CA 95076 United States
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Join us for Local photographer Chelsea George’s photo journey to Dhaka, capital city of Bangladesh, and surrounding areas. Call La Selva Beach Library (831.427.7710) for more information. All ages.

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Books & Brews La Selva Beach Summer Fair!

August 4, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
La Selva Beach Branch Library, 316 Estrella Avenue
La Selva Beach, CA 95076 United States
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Arts & crafts fair, book sale, bake sale, food truck, local microbrews, face painting, and kids' crafts! Live music on the lawn with: Toby Gray Highway Buddha, Jane Meredith Daugherty, Girls & Company, Barnyard Birds, and Honeytone. Event sponsored by La Selva Beach Improvement Association & Friends of the La Selva Beach Library.

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September 2018

Author Talk with Local Mystery Writer: Leslie Karst

September 8, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
La Selva Beach Branch Library, 316 Estrella Avenue
La Selva Beach, CA 95076 United States
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Acclaimed novelist Leslie Karst puts a sensational spin on the culinary cozy caper with her latest mystery, Death al Fresco. In Death al Fresco, lawyer-turnedrestaurateur protagonist Sally Solari faces a catastrophic culinary conundrum. When her father is fingered for murder, it’s up to Sally to serve up the real killer before their family restaurant’s reputation goes up in smoke. Sponsored by LSB Friends of the Library. Copies will be available for purchase, and 15 percent of all proceeds will be…

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