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Santa Cruz Public Library

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117 Union Street
Santa Cruz, 95060
831-427-7717 santacruzpl.org

March 2021

Shelter in Faith: Reflections on the Religious Roots of the Current Insurrection

March 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Santa Cruz Public Library, 117 Union Street
Santa Cruz, 95060
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Free

Join local faith leaders of diverse backgrounds as they bring us the next installment of the Shelter in Faith series: Reflections on the Religious Roots of the Current Insurrection. Through this partnership with the Tent of Abraham, panelists explore how the events we all witnessed on January 6 are the direct result of the rise of Christian Nationalism, Anti-Semitism and Racism. Leaders will share how their faith traditions and spiritual practices can provide us guidance in these challenging times. Guest…

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Tech Talks: Storage & Backups (Apple)

March 25 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Santa Cruz Public Library, 117 Union Street
Santa Cruz, 95060
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Know your strategy for backing up your mobile data. Are you confident that your iPhone or iPad is backed up? Join us on Zoom as we review the options and strategies for managing files and keeping backups. Tech Talks are not your typical computer class. These are hands-on workshops that help us better understand our mobile devices. This event will be taking place online using Zoom. Registrants will receive an email with the Zoom meeting link immediately upon registering for…

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Dog mushing in Santa Cruz?

March 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Santa Cruz Public Library, 117 Union Street
Santa Cruz, 95060
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Dog mushing in Santa Cruz? The sport of dog mushing is a dance across some of the most remote wilderness on Earth. Completing the Iditarod is among the most difficult feats in all of sports. More people have reached the summit of Mount Everest than have made it to the Iditarod finish line behind a team of dogs. Come join us for an informative look into the sport of dog mushing and what it takes to compete in some of…

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May 2021

Tour and question and answers about the new Capitola Branch Library

May 8 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Santa Cruz Public Library, 117 Union Street
Santa Cruz, 95060
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"Want a sneak peak of the new Capitola Library? Join the Friends of the Library May 8 at 1:00 PM for a guided tour by Gayle Ortiz, Capitola business owner and former Mayor. She'll take us on a walk through highlighting all of the great new features of the building. After the tour Gayle and Eric Howard, Assistant Director of Libraries will be available to answer questions about the new library. We're so excited! Here's your chance to see the…

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June 2021

GSSCC Lecture Series — A Journey of Discovery: Researching the History of Your House, 1408 Broadway = A Case Study, Joe Michalak & Annette Hagopian

June 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Santa Cruz Public Library, 117 Union Street
Santa Cruz, 95060
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This presentation will focus on resources (both online and in-person) that can be used to research the deed and document history of a house, and will also show you what you might be able to learn about the people who lived there. Joe Michalak will share some general history of Santa Cruz’s East Side, and will explain the local house-history research process. Annette will tell about how and what she learned about the lives — the stories — of people…

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Grab and Go STEAM: Make your own mini flashlight!

June 9 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Santa Cruz Public Library, 117 Union Street
Santa Cruz, 95060
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We provide the materials and directions - you pick them up and make them at home! Light up the dark with this simple flashlight while illuminating the very basics of electric circuits. Also a great introduction to measurement! These kits are suggested for children over age 8. CHOKING HAZARD: This kit contains small pieces and is not suitable for young children without adult supervision. Adult assistance may be required for some children. Required Materials: Provided in Grab & Go Kit…

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NorCal Bats

June 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Santa Cruz Public Library, 117 Union Street
Santa Cruz, 95060
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NorCalBats is dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and release of bats throughout Northern California. Live bats will be presented along with a slide show geared to dispel myths and prejudices against bats that can lead to the destruction of their roosts and colonies.

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Tom Noddy’s Bubble Magic

June 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Santa Cruz Public Library, 117 Union Street
Santa Cruz, 95060
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Free

In his 20-plus-year career as America's Bubble Guy he has appeared on numerous prime time television shows as well as night clubs and universities. Tom's work has been presented to 900 mathematicians at the International Congress of Mathematics in Berlin, Germany. He has been the featured performer for science center Bubble Festivals attracting up to seventeen thousand people in a single weekend. He is as comfortable performing for preschoolers as he is when entertaining audiences in the variete theaters throughout…

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