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Santa Cruz Public Library – Scotts Valley Branch

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251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, 95066
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November 2016

Santa Cruz Public Library – Community Meetings: Scotts Valley Branch

November 10, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Santa Cruz Public Library – Scotts Valley Branch, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, 95066
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Santa Cruz Public Libraries Seeks Community Input on Strategic Plan “In current public library research and practice, we have found that the most effective strategic plans begin with the community, not in the library,” stated Janis O’Driscoll, Manager of System Services. The community meetings will be facilitated by Library Director Susan Nemitz as roundtable conversations with community members to determine shared priorities, passions, and values with an eye toward where the library fits in. O’Driscoll continues, “That’s why we really…

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March 2017

Tabletop Night

March 15, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Santa Cruz Public Library – Scotts Valley Branch, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, 95066
Free

Unplug for a few hours to play new and exciting tabletop (board, card, or dice) games. These aren’t your grandparents’ board games! Games like Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride, and Exploding Kittens along with many others will be available. This is a program for adults only (ages 21+). Sponsored by Friends of the Scotts Valley Library and Epic Adventure Games. First and Third Wednesdays of each month.

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April 2017

Nationwide Screening: George Orwell’s 1984

April 4, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Santa Cruz Public Library – Scotts Valley Branch, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, 95066
Free

On April 4, 2017, independent movie theaters in over 80 cities across 35 different states will be screening 1984 (dri. Michael Radford, 1984), the film based on George Orwell’s best-selling novel. In solidarity with these theaters in their stand for free speech, respect of human rights, and promulgation of factual news, the Scotts Valley Library will be participating in this nation-wide screening and community conversation. Come watch, talk, and learn about this chillingly-relevant story of a man escaping from an…

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Tabletop Night

April 5, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Santa Cruz Public Library – Scotts Valley Branch, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, 95066
Free

Unplug for a few hours to play new and exciting tabletop (board, card, or dice) games. These aren’t your grandparents’ board games! Games like Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride, and Exploding Kittens along with many others will be available. This is a program for adults only (ages 21+). Sponsored by Friends of the Scotts Valley Library and Epic Adventure Games. First and Third Wednesdays of each month.

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Tabletop Night

April 19, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Santa Cruz Public Library – Scotts Valley Branch, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, 95066
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Unplug for a few hours to play new and exciting tabletop (board, card, or dice) games. These aren’t your grandparents’ board games! Games like Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride, and Exploding Kittens along with many others will be available. This is a program for adults only (ages 21+). Sponsored by Friends of the Scotts Valley Library and Epic Adventure Games. First and Third Wednesdays of each month.

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May 2017

Movies that Matter

May 24, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Santa Cruz Public Library – Scotts Valley Branch, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, 95066
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Join us for a screening of Hearts of the World (1918), this month's installment of Movies that Matter. Movies that Matter is an on-going film series that highlights the historical context of important films through 1900's-1940's. Every month a film that encapsulates the sociopolitical climate of that decade will be shown and discussed immediately following a screening. Silent, English, and foreign films will be included. For great movies and great conversations, Movies that Matter is the 4th Wednesday of each…

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July 2017

Authors and Editors: Butting Heads or Holding Hands?

July 22, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Santa Cruz Public Library – Scotts Valley Branch, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, 95066
Free

Join us as we explore professional-caliber book editing with Laura Gibson, the editor who’s served more than 150 first time authors and edited/proofread 250+ books for numerous publishers. We’ll scan the spectrum of editing levels, ranging from work that can help clarify the author’s thinking early in the creation (developmental editing) to the final polishing pass to ensure quality (proofreading). We’ll also discuss the dynamic between authors and editors, then end on a high note by sharing funny editing bloopers…

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September 2017

Meditation 101

September 21, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Santa Cruz Public Library – Scotts Valley Branch, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, 95066
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Meditation 101 - an introduction for those who are curious about meditation. Are you curious about what meditation is? Why do people want to meditate? Are you interested in trying meditation but not sure where to start? Are you looking for an easier, and healthier way of calming things down and release stress, within yourselves and in your everyday lives? In this interactive workshop, you will learn: . What is meditation and why meditate? . Type of meditation methods and…

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November 2017

Tabletop Night at the Scotts Valley Library

November 1, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day First of the month, repeating until February 21, 2018

An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until February 21, 2018

Santa Cruz Public Library – Scotts Valley Branch, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, 95066
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Unplug for a few hours to play new and exciting tabletop (board, card, or dice) games. These aren’t your grandparents’ board games! Games like Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride, and Exploding Kittens along with many others will be available. This is a program for adults only (ages 21+). Sponsored by Friends of the Scotts Valley Library and Epic Adventure Games. First and Third Wednesdays of each month.

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February 2018

Money Matters Financial Literacy Series

February 17, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Santa Cruz Public Library – Scotts Valley Branch, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, 95066
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Start to develop a better understanding of how to manage your personal finances. Learn about a different topic on the 3rd Saturday of each month with George Haas and Anthony Rovai, financial advisers at Money Concepts Capital Corporation. Start getting your personal finances in shape. The series starts on September 16th and runs through May.

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March 2018

CASE Art Club

March 21, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Santa Cruz Public Library – Scotts Valley Branch, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, 95066
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CASE stands for Creative, Artistic, Scientific, Expressive. A new monthly class for kids ages 6-10. Come craft with Anna and learn about the relationship between art and science. The goal is to involve kids in art using their own creativity. Parents are welcome to observe and learn but the art is for the kids.

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Children’s and Young Adult Book Sale

March 24, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Santa Cruz Public Library – Scotts Valley Branch, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, 95066
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Get great deals on gently used books for children and young adults. Sponsored by the Friends of the Scotts Valley Library

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June 2018

Scotts Valley Friends Summer Book Sale

June 2, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Santa Cruz Public Library – Scotts Valley Branch, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, 95066
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Gently used books, CDs, and DVDs will be sold. All proceeds will benefit the Scotts Valley Library.

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Adventures in Virtual Reality

June 12, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Santa Cruz Public Library – Scotts Valley Branch, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, 95066
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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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Drea Lusion

June 26, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Santa Cruz Public Library – Scotts Valley Branch, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, 95066
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Magic! Songs! Dancing! Laughter! all this and more with Drea Lusion!

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Author Talk: Santa Cruz Noir

June 30, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Santa Cruz Public Library – Scotts Valley Branch, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, 95066
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Local author Susie Bright casts a light on the shadows of Santa Cruz with the newest installment of the Akashic Press "Noir" Series with Santa Cruz Noir: a collection of short stories about lust, money, murder, and power that take place in our quaint seaside county. Listen to some of the contributing authors talk about their stories, research, and what it means to write a true noir story. Authors will sign copies of the book after the event. Books will…

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July 2018

Samba Samba with James Henry

July 12, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Santa Cruz Public Library – Scotts Valley Branch, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, 95066
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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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August 2018

Introduction to Thinking Maps

August 2, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Santa Cruz Public Library – Scotts Valley Branch, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, 95066
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Our brains see information in pictures. Thinking Maps are a series of structures which allow a writer organize thoughts and information into meaningful, predictable Maps. These tools help writers’ organization and help communicate understanding of knowledge in easy to create structures. These tools can be used as an assessment tool for educators. Program presented by Jennifer Mead, local parent and teacher. Program is for Tweens, Teens, Parents, and Educators. For more information contact Jeanne O'Grady at [email protected]

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Practicing Thinking Maps

August 16, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Santa Cruz Public Library – Scotts Valley Branch, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, 95066
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Our brains see information in pictures. Thinking Maps are a series of structures which allow a writer organize thoughts and information into meaningful, predictable Maps. These tools help writers’ organization and help communicate understanding of knowledge in easy to create structures. These tools can be used as an assessment tool for educators. Program presented by Jennifer Mead, local parent and teacher. Program is for Tweens, Teens, Parents, and Educators. For more information contact Jeanne O'Grady at [email protected]

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Medicare Explained Series – Understanding Medicare: The Basics

August 20, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Santa Cruz Public Library – Scotts Valley Branch, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, 95066
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Understanding Medicare: The Basics Whether you or someone you know is eligible for Medicare, here are some basics that everybody should know about Medicare. Everything you wanted to know about Medicare but were afraid to ask. Manfred Luedge of Health Markets in Santa Cruz will explain and simplify all things Medicare, from the basics to Medicare supplemental insurance to Medicare prescription drug plans, Medicare savings plans, and outpatient services. If you, a loved one, or even someone you know is…

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September 2018

Medicare Explained Series – Choosing a MediGap Plan: Medicare Supplements

September 17, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Santa Cruz Public Library – Scotts Valley Branch, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, 95066
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Which option is best for you? A Medicare Advantage Plan (Medicare Part C) or one of the different levels of supplement plans? Everything you wanted to know about Medicare but were afraid to ask. Manfred Luedge of Health Markets in Santa Cruz will explain and simplify all things Medicare, from the basics to Medicare supplemental insurance to Medicare prescription drug plans, Medicare savings plans, and outpatient services. If you, a loved one, or even someone you know is on Medicare…

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National Voter Registration Day

September 25, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Santa Cruz Public Library – Scotts Valley Branch, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, 95066
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Santa Cruz Public Libraries has partnered with the SC County Elections Department again this year to promote and make voter registration cards available in print and online registration at all library branches. Since 2012, over 1.4 million people have registered to vote or update their registration as part of National Voter Registration Day, celebrated annually on the 4th Tuesday in September. National Voter Registration Day is endorsed by the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) and the National Association…

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October 2018

Medicare Explained Series – Finding help with prescription drug costs

October 15, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Santa Cruz Public Library – Scotts Valley Branch, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, 95066
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Do you have a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan and still have a hefty bill when you get your refills? Everything you wanted to know about Medicare but were afraid to ask. Manfred Luedge of Health Markets in Santa Cruz will explain and simplify all things Medicare, from the basics to Medicare supplemental insurance to Medicare prescription drug plans, Medicare savings plans, and outpatient services. If you, a loved one, or even someone you know is on Medicare or about to…

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November 2018

Medicare Explained – How do Medicare Savings Plans (MSP’s) Work?

November 19, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Santa Cruz Public Library – Scotts Valley Branch, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, 95066
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Who is eligible for an MSP? How do you get one? What will it do for you? Everything you wanted to know about Medicare but were afraid to ask. Manfred Luedge of Health Markets in Santa Cruz will explain and simplify all things Medicare, from the basics to Medicare supplemental insurance to Medicare prescription drug plans, Medicare savings plans, and outpatient services. If you, a loved one, or even someone you know is on Medicare or about to be eligible…

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Christmas with Dickens

November 27, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Santa Cruz Public Library – Scotts Valley Branch, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, 95066
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Willing Suspension Armchair Theater & The Dickens Project present Christmas with Dickens Charles Dickens just wants to talk about his book, A Christmas Carol, but what happens when Scrooge, Tiny Tim, Mrs. Catherine Dickens, and the Ghost of Christmas Present show up? Chaos, confusion, conflict, and complaints, just like a normal holiday gathering. Willing Suspension Armchair Theater and the Dickens Project (UCSC) present an original piece written by JoAnna Rottke and directed by Karen Schamberg. Readers will be; Brian Spencer,…

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December 2018

Winter Magic with Mike Della Penna

December 15, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Santa Cruz Public Library – Scotts Valley Branch, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, 95066
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A magic show inspired by the most magical season of the year, a time of shorter days, colder nights, and annual celebrations of light. Come warm yourself this season with a little fun and a whole lot of wonder! All ages are welcome to come laugh, smile, and participate in this very special seasonal magic show.

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Medicare Explained – Medicare and Outpatient Services

December 17, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Santa Cruz Public Library – Scotts Valley Branch, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, 95066
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Part A of Medicare pays for hospital care (after a large deductible). What, exactly, does Part B do for you? Everything you wanted to know about Medicare but were afraid to ask. Manfred Luedge of Health Markets in Santa Cruz will explain and simplify all things Medicare, from the basics to Medicare supplemental insurance to Medicare prescription drug plans, Medicare savings plans, and outpatient services. If you, a loved one, or even someone you know is on Medicare or about…

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January 2019

Girls Who Code: Session A

January 17, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Santa Cruz Public Library – Scotts Valley Branch, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, 95066
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Girls Who Code (GWC) is a program meant to bridge the gender gap in the field of tech. In Session A, 3-5 th grade girls will build sisterhood, read and reflect on the Girls Who Code book, and complete various challenges over a 10-week course. Participants must attend all classes. Space is limited and attendees MUST register.

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February 2019

Veterans Information Center @ Scotts Valley Library

February 27, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Santa Cruz Public Library – Scotts Valley Branch, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, 95066
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We are taking the Downtown Veterans Information Center on the road for 4 pop ups. One each week in March at four different library branch locations. Volunteer staffed pop ups will highlight what we are doing Downtown and the services we are providing to veterans and their families. Veterans and their families live all over the county and might not have a chance to visit the Downtown location. We plan on sharing information regarding the many benefits available to those…

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March 2019

Adult Arts & Crafts Workshop: Clay Votives

March 2, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Santa Cruz Public Library – Scotts Valley Branch, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, 95066
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This month: Clay Votive Candle Holders! This workshop series for adults features a different art or craft every month. Come discover your new favorite hobby or hone the skills you already have. Attendees get to leave with a new project, a learned skill, and a greater sense of community. All materials and teachers are paid for by the Friends of the Scotts Valley Library. Registrants MUST register due to class size limits. Register online at https://santacruzpl.libcal.com/event/4870332

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April 2019

Robo Sumo

April 4, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until May 23, 2019

Santa Cruz Public Library – Scotts Valley Branch, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, 95066
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Come compete in the not-so-ancient art of Robo-Sumo. Kids ages 7-17 will work in groups of two to build a competition lego robot to battle on the last day of class for a Lego trophy. They will build and program their robots to knock the other team’s robots out of the circle. Children must have completed either Robo Basics, prior Robo Sumo, Robo X-games or have some kind of Lego robotics background (those with some other kind of Lego robotics…

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Legally Speaking: Coastal Access w/ Gary Redenbacher

April 4, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Santa Cruz Public Library – Scotts Valley Branch, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, 95066
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Mr. Redenbacher will give an overview of the current battle affecting the public’s right of access and what, if anything, private citizens can do to continue to assure beach access. In California, there is no such thing as a private beach. The people own all beaches in the state up to at least mean high tide. Enshrined in the California Constitution is a clause stating that those who own beach front property cannot prevent the public from gaining access to…

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Local History: Scotts Valley’s Fun Years!

April 6, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Santa Cruz Public Library – Scotts Valley Branch, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, 95066
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The Santa Cruz Public Library System (SCPL) will kick off its’ Spring 2019 Local History Series at the Scotts Valley Library, 251 kings Village Rd. on Saturday April 6th from 11 a.m. to noon. In Santa’s Village, Hocus Pocus,and Lost World: Scotts Valley’s Fun Years! Relive the 1940’s to the 1970’s with Jay Topping, who will offer a lively presentation on Scotts Valley in the days of Santa’s Village, Lost World, and Hocus Pocus, the TV clown remembered by thousands…

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Art in the Library – “Nature’s Song” Art Reception

April 6, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Santa Cruz Public Library – Scotts Valley Branch, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, 95066
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The Scotts Valley Library will be exhibiting paintings by Beverly Martin from April 6-July 5, 2019. Artist reception on Saturday April 6 from 1:00pm-3:00pm at the Scotts Valley Library. The Art in the Library program at Scotts Valley is sponsored by the Scotts Valley Friends of the Library.

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Adult Arts & Crafts Workshop: DIY Travel Journals

April 6, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Santa Cruz Public Library – Scotts Valley Branch, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, 95066
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This workshop series for adults features a different art or craft every month. Come discover your new favorite hobby or hone the skills you already have. Attendees get to leave with a new project, a learned skill, and a greater sense of community. All materials and teachers are paid for by the Friends of the Scotts Valley Library. Registrants MUST register due to class size limits. Register online: https://santacruzpl.libcal.com/event/4870333

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May 2019

Adult Arts & Crafts Workshop: Travel sketching

May 4, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Santa Cruz Public Library – Scotts Valley Branch, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, 95066
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May craft: Travel sketching This workshop series for adults features a different art or craft every month. Come discover your new favorite hobby or hone the skills you already have. Attendees get to leave with a new project, a learned skill, and a greater sense of community. All materials and teachers are paid for by the Friends of the Scotts Valley Library. Registrants MUST register due to class size limits. Register online at: https://santacruzpl.libcal.com/event/4870334

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Writer’s Open Mic Night

May 22, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until October 23, 2019

Santa Cruz Public Library – Scotts Valley Branch, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, 95066
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Calling all writers! This open mic night offers you an environment to read your works aloud either just to have them heard or to receive critiquing from your peers. Poets, novelists, short story writers, scriptwriters, essayists, writers of memoir, nonfiction, and children’s storybooks--plus friends, fans, and readers who want to hear something new--are all welcome! Writers can sign up for a 5- or 10-minute reading slot on a first-come, first-serve basis. Extra time can be requested for critiquing.

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HAM Radio Licensing Course

May 29, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until July 3, 2019

Santa Cruz Public Library – Scotts Valley Branch, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, 95066
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Interested in acquiring your HAM (Amateur Radio) Technician License? Now's your chance! HAM radios are both a fun hobby and an important aspect of communication in a crisis. Register for this six-week course in order to: -go over the AARL licensing requirements -learn the technical aspects of HAM operation -receive in-person instruction from trained HAM operators -get your HAM technician license Attendees must register and attend all six classes. The final licensing test will be July 6th at 1pm at…

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June 2019

Adult Arts & Crafts Workshop: Wool Spinning

June 1, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Santa Cruz Public Library – Scotts Valley Branch, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, 95066
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This month: Wool spinning. This workshop series for adults features a different art or craft every month. Discover your new favorite hobby or hone the skills you already have. Attendees get to leave with a new project, a learned skill, and a greater sense of community. All materials and teachers are paid for by the Friends of the Scotts Valley Library. This month we will be using drop spindles and unspun wool to create spun yarn for our knitting and…

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Music Together MusicalMe Special Storytime

June 4, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Santa Cruz Public Library – Scotts Valley Branch, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, 95066
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Experience first-hand just how fun learning and playing musically with your child can be. We’ll teach you how to take music out of the box and put it into the hearts and hands of your young children, and you! Free and family friendly! This program is part of Santa Cruz Public Libraries' Summer Reading Program.

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Traveling Lantern Theater: My Mother The Astronaut

June 19, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Santa Cruz Public Library – Scotts Valley Branch, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, 95066
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My Mother The Astronaut: To the moon and beyond! Aquarius' mom is an astronaut and today is "Take your child to work day." Aquarius can't wait to go to NASA and find out what it's like to be in space! Travelling Lantern Theater brings stories and adventure to children across the USA. Free and family friendly! This program is part of Santa Cruz Public Libraries' Summer Reading Program.

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July 2019

Tech Talks

July 8, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Monday, repeating until July 29, 2019

Santa Cruz Public Library – Scotts Valley Branch, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, 95066
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Discuss and explore the most useful apps and settings for optimizing your tablet and smartphone. 10:30am - 12:00pm. Mondays in July beginning July 8th, at the Scotts Valley Branch Library. Topics: July 8 - Smartphone 101 July 15 - Privacy and Security July 22 - Photo Management July 29 - Storage and Backups

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Santiago the Magician

July 10, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Santa Cruz Public Library – Scotts Valley Branch, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, 95066
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Santiago is a Modern Day Medieval Magician, based in Santa Cruz, California, who brings together the beauty of historical wizardry and modern day conjuring in an undeniable mix that will amaze and delight you. Free and family friendly! This program is part of Santa Cruz Public Libraries' Summer Reading Program.

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Coventry & Kalusa

July 17, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Santa Cruz Public Library – Scotts Valley Branch, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, 95066
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Award winning circus artists Coventry and Kaluza presents: juggling, hula hooping, acrobatics, music, comedy and more! Get ready, because the circus is coming to town! Free and family friendly! This program is part of Santa Cruz Public Libraries' Summer Reading Program.

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Meet the Artist: Ron Craig Photography Reception

July 27, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Santa Cruz Public Library – Scotts Valley Branch, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, 95066
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Meet photographer Ron Craig and view his From the Deserts to the Ocean photos on exhibit at the Scotts Valley Library from July 6th to September 20th. Reception on July 27th from 1pm-3pm at the Scotts Valley Library. The Scotts Valley “Art in the Library” program is sponsored by the Scotts Valley Friends of the Library

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Fratello Marionettes: The Frog Prince

July 30, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Santa Cruz Public Library – Scotts Valley Branch, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, 95066
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Our production of this classic fairy tale follows the spoiled princess Ofelia on her birthday. Her life is changed by a chance meeting with a frog – who we know to be a handsome prince, transformed by a witch. When she loses her new golden ball down a well, the princess promises to grant the frog three wishes in exchange for the ball’s recovery. Will Ofelia follow through with her promises, and will the frog turn back into the handsome…

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August 2019

Storytime with Author Joyce Oroz

August 2, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Santa Cruz Public Library – Scotts Valley Branch, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, 95066
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Local author and illustrator, Joyce Oroz, will read from her children’s books Annie Gets Her Bounce and Annie Gets a Brother. She will also talk about writing and illustrating books. This is a special program for families with children preschool through second grade. Friends of the Scotts Valley Library are co-sponsoring this event and will have the author’s books for sale.

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Red Cross Ready for Kids

August 14, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Santa Cruz Public Library – Scotts Valley Branch, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, 95066
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This workshop for kids ages 4-7 is a fun way to introduce them to the idea of being prepared for emergencies like home fires. Participants and their families will get American Red Cross trained professionals guiding them through preparing for an emergency and fun coloring sheets that teach them the basic tenets of emergency preparedness. This workshop is done in conjunction with Epicenter: The Loma Prieta Earthquake 30th Anniversary Oral Histories Project

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Medicare Explained

August 19, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 11:00 am on day Third of the month, repeating until November 19, 2019

Santa Cruz Public Library – Scotts Valley Branch, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, 95066
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​Do you have Medicare Questions? Everything you wanted to know about Medicare but were afraid to ask. Manfred Luedge of Health Markets in Santa Cruz will explain and simplify all things Medicare, from the basics to Medicare supplemental insurance to Medicare prescription drug plans, Medicare savings plans, and outpatient services. If you, a loved one, or even someone you know is on Medicare or about to be eligible for Medicare, Manfred will answer your questions. The four months of the…

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September 2019

Nutrition Talk with Rebecca Hazelton

September 24, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Santa Cruz Public Library – Scotts Valley Branch, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, 95066
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3 Keys to Healing Your Gut & Boosting Your Health: Your Path to weight loss, more energy, & unstoppable health! Rebecca Hazelton of Choosing Health Now (http://choosinghealthnow.com/) will help you Discover Your Best Health. · How the health of your gut is the #1 most important thing to creating unstoppable health · THE 3 MAIN TYPES OF GUT STRESS THAT ARE UNDERMINING YOUR HEALTH AND CAUSING YOUR SYMPTOMS. · 3 POWERFUL KEYS YOU NEED TO TRANSFORM YOUR GUT HEALTH, ENERGY,…

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October 2019

Natural Disasters of Santa Cruz County

October 1, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Santa Cruz Public Library – Scotts Valley Branch, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, 95066
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Santa Cruz Public Libraries welcomes Professor Gary Griggs, author of Between Paradise and Peril: The Natural Disaster History of the Monterey Bay Region, for a lecture about the history and geology of the 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake. This lecture is FREE and done in conjunction with Epicenter: The Loma Prieta 30th Anniversary Oral Histories Project.

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Feeling Good Workshops

October 10, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
Santa Cruz Public Library – Scotts Valley Branch, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, 95066
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Free

Feeling Good Therapy Center will be offering a panel discussion to give the community the opportunity to ask questions that would help them with their general needs for the information they are looking for. The goal is to offer free information and psycho-education to the public.

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Art Show & Gala Reception

October 12, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Santa Cruz Public Library – Scotts Valley Branch, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, 95066
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The FRIENDS OF THE SCOTTS VALLEY LIBRARY invite the public to an exhibition of decorative & fine art featuring 13 artists who work or volunteer at our local libraries. Light refreshments & wine. Donations appreciated. The show runs from September 28 to December 28, 2019.

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Be Red Cross Ready + Hands-only CPR

October 15, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Santa Cruz Public Library – Scotts Valley Branch, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, 95066
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American Red Cross and Santa Cruz Public Libraries have teamed up to bring FREE emergency preparedness workshops to our communities. In this workshop you will learn how to prepare for a variety of emergencies and natural disasters, what to keep in your emergency bag, and get instruction in hands-only CPR*. This workshop is done in conjunction with Epicenter: The Loma Prieta Earthquake 30th Anniversary Oral Histories Project *This is not a CPR certification class.

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November 2019

Friends of the Scotts Valley Library FALL BOOK SALE

November 2, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Santa Cruz Public Library – Scotts Valley Branch, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, 95066
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Free

Gently used books, CDs, DVDs, and audiobooks will be sold. All proceeds benefit the Friends of the Scotts Valley Library.

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Patience Munjeri: The Role of Elders in Zimbabwean Music and Traditions

November 5, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Santa Cruz Public Library – Scotts Valley Branch, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, 95066
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Free

Patience Munjeri master mbira player, teacher, speaker, will discuss the importance elders play in furthering the living traditions of Shona culture in Zimbabwe and in Zimbabwean music. Patience will also bring and play an mbira. This program was made possible by the generous support of the Scotts Valley Chapter of the Friends of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries.

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Author Talk: A Map of the World

November 19, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Santa Cruz Public Library – Scotts Valley Branch, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, 95066
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The Friends of the Scotts Valley Library are hosting a book talk with Edward Weingold, author of A Map of the World (With All Faults). The event will feature a short talk by the author, a question and answer session, plus an opportunity to purchase an autographed copy of The Map of the World. The event is free and all are welcome. Sponsored by the Friends of Scotts Valley Library, a chapter of the Friends of the Santa Cruz Public…

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Legally Speaking: Estate Planning with Emily Buchbinder

November 21, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Santa Cruz Public Library – Scotts Valley Branch, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, 95066
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Led by Emily Buchbinder, an estate planning and tax attorney in Santa Cruz, this informative session covers one of the most important life event topics. Emily will discuss the basics of probate and trusts, including who needs a trust, benefits of trusts, and the decisions made when creating a trust. She will also discuss assets and property taxes. Legally Speaking is a series intended to answer questions about the most frequent legal issues people in our community face. These community…

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February 2020

Adult Arts & Crafts Workshop

February 1, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Santa Cruz Public Library – Scotts Valley Branch, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, 95066
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Free

This month: travel sketching. Attendees will learn how to: -use their intuition--not artistic ability--to draw on the go -add water and color to your sketch to give it depth and personality Every month we bring in a different artist to teach their craft to you at no cost. Hone your skills at something you already know how to do or learn an entirely new art style. Registration is required due to small class sizes. This program is sponsored by the…

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College Talk: Cabrillo Honors Transfer Program

February 15, 2020 @ 12:15 pm - 1:45 pm
Santa Cruz Public Library – Scotts Valley Branch, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, 95066
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The purpose of this FREE 90 minute session is to share the basics of the Cabrillo Honors Transfer Program and explain why it's an excellent option for students (even STEM). This information will help students make informed decisions about their college education. College Financing Basics will be covered. RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cabrillo-honors-transfer-program-tickets-89406789113

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Children and Teen Book Sale

February 29, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Santa Cruz Public Library – Scotts Valley Branch, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, 95066
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The Friends of the Scotts Valley Library will be holding a Children's and Teen book sale on Saturday, February 29th from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm at the Scotts Valley Library located at 251 Kings Village Road. Gently used books will be sold. All proceeds benefit the Scotts Valley Library.

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March 2020

Adult Arts & Crafts Workshop

March 7, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Santa Cruz Public Library – Scotts Valley Branch, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, 95066
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Free

This month: Beeswax food wrappers. Learn how to design, cut, and create your own beeswax food wrappers. Every month we bring in a different artist to teach their craft to you at no cost. Hone your skills at something you already know how to do or learn an entirely new art style. Registration is required due to small class sizes. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Scotts Valley Library. Registration required. Register online: https://santacruzpl.libcal.com/event/6063054

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April 2020

Reception for Aaron Johnson at the Scotts Valley Library

April 25, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Santa Cruz Public Library – Scotts Valley Branch, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, 95066
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Free

Meet Aaron and enjoy his "Into the Woods" exhibit of oil paintings and woodcut prints on display at the Scotts Valley Library through June 29. The Art in the Library program is sponsored by the Friends of the Scotts Valley Library.

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