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Live Oak Branch Library

2380 Portola Drive
Santa Cruz , CA 95062 United States
http://bit.ly/scpl-kidsread15

June 2015

Perry’s Family Magic

June 24, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Live Oak Branch Library, 2380 Portola Drive
Santa Cruz , CA 95062 United States
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Perry Yan’s 30 minute magic show is a unique combination of sleight of hand & clean comedy that the whole family will enjoy. There will be lots of audience participation throughout the show! 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 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Live Oak Branch Library, 2380 Portola Drive
Santa Cruz , CA 95062 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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January 2016

Color Your Stress Away: a unique program for adults

January 7, 2016 @ 5:30 am - 6:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 am on Thursday, repeating until May 26, 2016

Live Oak Branch Library, 2380 Portola Drive
Santa Cruz , CA 95062 United States
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Take time from your busy schedule and spend a relaxing hour in the library coloring. Designs and pencils provided – or take the time to draw your own design! Starts January 6th! Wednesdays • 5:30-6:30pm Branciforte Library • 230 Gault St Thursdays • 5:30-6:30pm Live Oak Library • 2380 Portola Dr

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August 2017

Coworking at the Library

August 3, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Thursday, repeating until August 31, 2017

Live Oak Branch Library, 2380 Portola Drive
Santa Cruz , CA 95062 United States

Coworking Unbound is headed to the Live Oak library! Join us for free coworking in the company of fellow Santa Cruz freelancers, independent professionals, remote workers, creatives, startup founders, community organizers, ideators and more. We welcome everyone to cowork with us at the library. Our goal is to provide the collaborative atmosphere of coworking to a broad spectrum of people who can benefit from the relationships, mutual support and connections essential to creating a thriving business. If you have a…

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September 2017

Dr.Greger’s Daily Dozen

September 6, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Live Oak Branch Library, 2380 Portola Drive
Santa Cruz , CA 95062 United States

He’s wild, wacky, and wonderful with NEWtrition science that is evidence-based! Sandi Rechenmacher, local nutritional consultant, whole foods plant-based chef and PCRM Food for Life Instructor will share Dr. Greger’s Daily Dozen as explained in his best-selling book, How Not To Die. Come to be entertained, educated, and motivated to eat yourself healthier and to avoid dying from the top 15 causes of death in the US! Bye, bye chronic diseases, digestive troubles, aches, pains, sleepless nights, excess weight, ETC.…

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October 2017

Grupo de conversación ESL – ESL Conversation Group

October 2, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Monday, happening 5 times

Live Oak Branch Library, 2380 Portola Drive
Santa Cruz , CA 95062 United States
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Grupo de conversación ESL dirigido por un voluntario para participantes que desean practicar su inglés. Utilizaremos situaciones de la vida diaria para ayudar a la gente a sentirse más cómodo usando el inglés en la vida cotidiana. Any level of English welcome. We'll have discussion topics, games, and other activities to get the conversation rolling. Drop in to the Live Oak Branch Library and enjoy conversation.

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Live Oak Library Book Group

October 13, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Live Oak Branch Library, 2380 Portola Drive
Santa Cruz , CA 95062 United States
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The Live Oak Library book group meets on the second Friday of the month from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm and all adults are welcome. Reading selections will be made by the group with an emphasis on thought provoking fiction and challenging non-fiction.

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November 2017

Grupo de conversación ESL – ESL Conversation Group

November 13, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Monday, repeating until November 27, 2017

Live Oak Branch Library, 2380 Portola Drive
Santa Cruz , CA 95062 United States
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Free

Grupo de conversación ESL dirigido por un voluntario para participantes que desean practicar su inglés. Utilizaremos situaciones de la vida diaria para ayudar a la gente a sentirse más cómodo usando el inglés en la vida cotidiana. Any level of English welcome. We'll have discussion topics, games, and other activities to get the conversation rolling. Drop in to the Live Oak Branch Library and enjoy conversation.

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Live Oak Library Book Group

November 17, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Live Oak Branch Library, 2380 Portola Drive
Santa Cruz , CA 95062 United States
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The Live Oak Library book group meets on the second Friday of the month from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm and all adults are welcome. Reading selections will be made by the group with an emphasis on thought provoking fiction and challenging non-fiction. In November, we will be discussing The History of Love by Nicole Krauss. Stop by the circulation desk to pick up a copy.

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December 2017

Grupo de conversación ESL – ESL Conversation Group

December 4, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Monday, repeating until December 11, 2017

Live Oak Branch Library, 2380 Portola Drive
Santa Cruz , CA 95062 United States
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Free

Grupo de conversación ESL dirigido por un voluntario para participantes que desean practicar su inglés. Utilizaremos situaciones de la vida diaria para ayudar a la gente a sentirse más cómodo usando el inglés en la vida cotidiana. Any level of English welcome. We'll have discussion topics, games, and other activities to get the conversation rolling. Drop in to the Live Oak Branch Library and enjoy conversation.

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February 2018

Kick the Sugar Habit

February 15, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Live Oak Branch Library, 2380 Portola Drive
Santa Cruz , CA 95062 United States
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Learn to kick the sugar habit without giving up sweetness In this workshop you will discover why you have sugar cravings, why they can feel out of control, and what you can do about it. Sandy Lee, a certified holistic health and Lifestyle Coach, will discuss how kicking the sugar habit can increase energy, result in better moods and increase the body and mind balance.

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June 2018

Tom Noddy’s Bubble Magic

June 17, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Live Oak Branch Library, 2380 Portola Drive
Santa Cruz , CA 95062 United States
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Tom has taken his uniquely warm and charming sense of wonder and delight in soap bubbles to audiences around the world. The bubbles are truly exquisite and Tom's lively humor and engaging sense of fun leave his audiences both delighted and intrigued.

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Kick the Sugar Habit

June 21, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Live Oak Branch Library, 2380 Portola Drive
Santa Cruz , CA 95062 United States
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Free

In this workshop, you will discover why you have sugar cravings, why they can feel out of control and what you can do about it. Sandy Lee will discuss how kicking the sugar habit can increase energy, result in better moods and increase the body and mind balance. Sandy Lee is a Certified Holistic Health and Lifestyle Coach. She assists her clients in uncovering the challenges that have been keeping them from their very best health. For more information contact…

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Understanding Children’s Emotions II: Setting Limits & Play Listening

June 24, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Live Oak Branch Library, 2380 Portola Drive
Santa Cruz , CA 95062 United States
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When our children get upset over the littlest things, it’s easy to lose our temper and wonder what’s the matter with them! In this free talk, we’ll discuss why our children get so emotional and how we can help them get back on track. You'll leave this talk with practical parenting tools you can put to work right away! Rita Mori and Beth Hernandez-Jason will be presenting. Beth is an instructor in training with Hand in Hand Parenting (https://www.handinhandparenting.org/). Rita…

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Magical Moonshine “The Carnival Mask”

June 27, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Live Oak Branch Library, 2380 Portola Drive
Santa Cruz , CA 95062 United States
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In this Spanish/English show, audience members get up on stage and play the puppets with Michael and Valerie to tell this exciting Mexican folktale filled with townsfolks, robbers, heros, and lots of laughs.

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July 2018

Adventures in Virtual Reality

July 9, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Live Oak Branch Library, 2380 Portola Drive
Santa Cruz , CA 95062 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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Samba Samba with James Henry

July 12, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Live Oak Branch Library, 2380 Portola Drive
Santa Cruz , CA 95062 United States
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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 of his audience and imparting a sense of confidence and joy to all. James Henry, master percussionist, has traveled the world with this program and…

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Felt Story Workshop

July 23, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Live Oak Branch Library, 2380 Portola Drive
Santa Cruz , CA 95062 United States
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Parents and Caregivers are invited to make their own felt stories to share with young children. Materials, patterns and ideas will be provided. The workshops will include mentoring participants in the use of felt stories to engage young children in literature and play. Parent feedback about childhood memories indicates the desire to learn how to make and use felt stories. Instruction in Spanish and English.

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November 2018

Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) con Cuéntame un Cuento

November 5, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Live Oak Branch Library, 2380 Portola Drive
Santa Cruz , CA 95062 United States
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Acompáñenos a celebrar la memoria de nuestros queridos. Tendremos cuentos, música, pinta-caritas, manualidades y un altar comunitario al cual puede añadir artículos. Join us as we celebrate the memory of y loved ones. We will have stories, music, facepainting, crafts, and a community altar that you are welcomed to add items to.

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February 2019

Spindling: From Fluff to Stuff

February 23, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Live Oak Branch Library, 2380 Portola Drive
Santa Cruz , CA 95062 United States
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Learn to spin wool roving into a rustic yarn on a drop spindle—a simple, portable tool which originated thousands of years ago. Connect with your ancestors while learning this relaxing and meditative craft. All materials will be provided. This class is for the absolute beginner. Class size is limited to the first 8 people. Suitable for children 9 years and up. Register online at https://santacruzpl.libcal.com/event/5049932 For more information contact Julie Soto 831-427-7700 ext: 7649 ([email protected]) or the Live Oak Branch…

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March 2020

10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s

March 24, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Live Oak Branch Library, 2380 Portola Drive
Santa Cruz , CA 95062 United States
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Alzheimer's and other dementias cause changes in memory, thinking, and behavior that interfere with daily life. Join us to learn about 10 common warning signs and what to watch for in yourself and others. The program will cover: •Typical age-related changes •Common warning signs of Alzheimer's •How to approach someone about memory concerns •Early detection, the benefits of a diagnosis and the diagnostic process •Alzheimer's Association resources

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