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Santa Cruz Public Library – Live Oak Branch

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2380 Portola Drive
Santa Cruz, 95062
831-427-7717 http://www.santacruzpl.org/

November 2016

Día de los Muertos con Cuéntame un cuento – Day of the Dead celebration with Spanish Storytime

November 7, 2016 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Santa Cruz Public Library – Live Oak Branch, 2380 Portola Drive
Santa Cruz, 95062
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Free

Acompáñenos a celebrar el Día de los Muertos con cuentos, manualidades, pintura para caritas y una presentación especial. We have stories, crafts, face-painting and a special guest performance.

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July 2017

Water-Smart Gardening

July 20, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Santa Cruz Public Library – Live Oak Branch, 2380 Portola Drive
Santa Cruz, 95062
Free

Join us for this informative discussion. Learn about water-wise landscaping, water conservation, and the Monterey Bay Friendly Landscaping Recognition Program. With Speaker Neal Christen from the City of Santa Cruz Water Department.

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September 2017

Food for Life: Dr. Gregor’s Daily Dozen

September 6, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Santa Cruz Public Library – Live Oak Branch, 2380 Portola Drive
Santa Cruz, 95062
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Free

Sandi Rechenmacher presents: Dr. Gregor’s Daily Dozen. He’s wild, wacky, and wonderful with NEWtrition science that is evidence based.

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Grupo de conversación ESL – ESL Conversation Group

September 25, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Santa Cruz Public Library – Live Oak Branch, 2380 Portola Drive
Santa Cruz, 95062
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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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February 2018

ESL Conversation Group

February 5, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Santa Cruz Public Library – Live Oak Branch, 2380 Portola Drive
Santa Cruz, 95062
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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

February 9, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Santa Cruz Public Library – Live Oak Branch, 2380 Portola Drive
Santa Cruz, 95062
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Free

The Live Oak Library book group meets on the second Friday of the month from 2:00 pm - 3:00 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. Check with the front desk staff for the current month's book selection.

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ESL Conversation Group

February 13, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Santa Cruz Public Library – Live Oak Branch, 2380 Portola Drive
Santa Cruz, 95062
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Free

A flexible club bringing together a community of young people with mentors and a space to make. Participants work together to design and create a youth-chosen project. The club is lead by Sasha, a young maker mentor, who has been on panels at Intel, Pearson Learning, Pixar and Bay Area Maker Faire, and Young Makers. She has won awards at Synopsys Silicon Valley Science and Technology Championship and Santa Cruz County Science & Engineering Fair. She was recently published in…

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March 2018

Lagoon Scientists

March 14, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Santa Cruz Public Library – Live Oak Branch, 2380 Portola Drive
Santa Cruz, 95062
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Become a Lagoon Scientist! This is a hands-on program lead by local experts. Participants will learn about the environment and wildlife of Corcoran Lagoon. We'll take water samples, examine microscopic creatures, record weather measurements and learn how to identify birds and plants then upload our findings to our blog.

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ESL Conversation Group

March 26, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Santa Cruz Public Library – Live Oak Branch, 2380 Portola Drive
Santa Cruz, 95062
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Free

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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April 2018

Will Real Rumpelstiltskin Puleeze Stand Up!

April 22, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Santa Cruz Public Library – Live Oak Branch, 2380 Portola Drive
Santa Cruz, 95062
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Green Golly Presents: Will Real Rumpelstiltskin Puleeze Stand Up! Who was Rumpelstiltskin? Could he really spin straw into gold? Was the king a good king or a bad king? These seemingly complex questions will probably go unanswered but all attending -- young and old alike -- will have a marvelous time!

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Día de los Niños con Cuéntame un Cuento

April 30, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Santa Cruz Public Library – Live Oak Branch, 2380 Portola Drive
Santa Cruz, 95062
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Free

Acompáñanos para celebrar el Día de los Niños. Tendremos cuentos, música, pinta-caritas, manualidades y actividades para toda la familia. Join us to celebrate the Day of the Child. We will have stories, music, facepainting, crafts, and activities for the entire family.

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September 2018

Family Lagoon Watch

September 15, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until December 15, 2018

Santa Cruz Public Library – Live Oak Branch, 2380 Portola Drive
Santa Cruz, 95062
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Free

A Nature Study Program with a variety of activities inspired by the natural environment of Corcoran Lagoon. • Learn about the environment and local wildlife with local experts. • Bird Watching • Examine microscopic creatures • Watercolor painting, printing, writing and reading. Adults must accompany children under 10. Not suitable for very young children.

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October 2018

Zine Fronteras: Submissions Wanted! ¡Contribuya al proyecto!

October 3, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Santa Cruz Public Library – Live Oak Branch, 2380 Portola Drive
Santa Cruz, 95062
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Call-out to the Santa Cruz Community! Submissions Wanted! Zine Fronteras is looking to collect submissions of original writings, short memoirs, essays, poetry, photographs and art that reflects on and highlights immigrant experiences. All content contributors will receive a free copy of the published book! Zine Fronteras seeks to create a safe space for artistic and intellectual expression encapsulating the stories and experiences of immigrant communities in Santa Cruz. We believe that sharing one's individual and community experiences can be acts…

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CodeCombat at Live Oak Branch Library

October 3, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until October 31, 2018

Santa Cruz Public Library – Live Oak Branch, 2380 Portola Drive
Santa Cruz, 95062
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Free

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! Join us at…

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Reach for the Stars

October 9, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Santa Cruz Public Library – Live Oak Branch, 2380 Portola Drive
Santa Cruz, 95062
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Free

Calling all stargazers! This program will explore the ins and outs of all facets of astronomy for adults and families. Whether you're an experienced astronomer or someone who doesn't know the difference between a comet and an asteroid, this program is for you! Topics will vary month-to-month.

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Cyber Security Workshop

October 18, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Santa Cruz Public Library – Live Oak Branch, 2380 Portola Drive
Santa Cruz, 95062
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Free

October is Cyber Security Month. For this annual initiative to raise awareness about the importance of safe online behavior, your library has partnered with National Cyber Security Alliance & the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to help you learn safe cyber security practices. Learn safe online habits with experts from Library IT. Bring your questions and concerns to the extended Q & A that follows.

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