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Into The Woods
WINNER OF 5 DRAMA DESK AWARDS INCLUDING OUTSTANDING MUSICAL, OUTSTANDING LYRICS & BOOK!
Every day (Jun 27-Jul 14)
Location: Cabrillo Stage, 6500 Soquel Dr., Aptos Map

Into The Woods

 

WINNER OF 3 TONY AWARDS INCLUDING BEST BOOK AND ORIGINAL SCORE!

WINNER OF 5 DRAMA DESK AWARDS INCLUDING OUTSTANDING MUSICAL, OUTSTANDING LYRICS & BOOK!  BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR!

 

THE PLAY

James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone's favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless, yet relevant, piece... and a rare modern classic. The Tony Award-winning book and score are both enchanting and touching.

INTO THE WOODS follows a Baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King's Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch's curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone's wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results.

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Special Storytime: Local authors read Wally the Wave
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Library Live Oak
Special Storytime: Local authors read Wally the Wave
Date: 02/03/2019 from 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Ages: all ages Admission Fees: Free

Diversity, Inclusivity and Art!

Come explore themes of inclusivity through the enchanting children's book: Wally the Wave. This book was co-created by Pastor Ryan Althaus and Noah. They will discuss the artistic process for creating and illustrating their new children's book. We'll end with an arts and craft project.

Bio: Ryan is the founder of Sweaty Sheep Ministries (sweatysheep.com). Noah is a member of Costanoa Commons Farm an organic inclusive farm being developed in Santa Cruz.


Location: 2380 Portola Drive, Live Oak Map
Phone: (831) 427-7717 •website Live Oak create a direct event link
Boulder Creek Library Community Meeting & Design Discussion
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Boulder Creek Library Community Meeting & Design Discussion
Date: 02/07/2019 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Ages: Adults

Please join us to learn more about the plans for the renovation of the existing Boulder Creek library and for an opportunity to share thoughts about the proposed plans for the new space.

Presentation and discussion led by Jayson Architecture, Santa Cruz Public Libraries and the County of Santa Cruz.


Location: Boulder Creek Branch Library, 13390 West Park Avenue, Boulder Creek Map
Phone: (831) 427-7703 •website Boulder Creek create a direct event link
Mad Cow Disease, Prions & Why There's No Cure for Alzheimer's
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Mad Cow Disease, Prions & Why There's No Cure for Alzheimer's
Date: 02/07/2019 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Ages: Adults Admission Fees: Free

(0 A January 2019) CitSciFEB19.jpgGlenn Millhauser, Ph. D., is a distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at UCSC. He uses biophysical methods to study neurological proteins, their cofactors and how misregulation contributes to disease. He will discuss the medical implications of this research on prion protein (PrP). This highly abundant protein of the central nervous system is essential for neuron health and maintenance. "Our findings may lead to new therapeutic approaches for prion and related neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer's disease," says Dr. Millhauser.

Thursday • February 7
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Downtown Library • 224 Church St.

Dr. Glen Millhauser is head of the Millhauser Lab. He has won numerous awards for both his research and teaching, and published over 100 papers.
Citizen Science is a collaboration between the Santa Cruz Public Libraries; the Santa Cruz Children's Museum of Discovery (SCCMOD), and the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC).

We invite you to join us every first Thursday of the month for a presentation and Q&A with local experts and researchers in the field discussing life science, ecology, geology, genetics, climatology and more. Let's connect, inspire and inform each other!

For more information contact pro@santacruzpl.org • 831-427-7717


Location: Downtown Santa Cruz Branch Libra, 224 Church Street, Santa Cruz Map
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Legally Speaking
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Libraries - All
Legal questions welcome: Immigration, Estate Planning, Elder Law, Labor Law, Coastal Access
Date: The 2nd Th of every month (Feb 14-May 9) from 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Ages: adults Admission Fees: free
Special Instructions: Check locations

Legally Speaking

 

Legally Speaking is a new free monthly series of discussions with Q & A on various legal and financial life event topics. In the series, Santa Cruz County Bar Association recommended lawyers and finance/business professionals answer questions about the most frequently experienced legal issues faced by people in our community. These discussions will take place at various locations throughout the county on the 2nd Thursday of the month.

 

All events are 6:00pm to 7:00pm.

  • Thursday, Feb 14: Estate Planning with Emily Buchbinder at the Aptos Library
  • Thursday, Mar 14: Elder Law and Abuse with Anna Penrose at the Downtown Library
  • Thursday, Apr 11: Coastal Access with Gary Redenbacher at the Scotts Valley Library
  • Thursday, May 9: Labor Law with Gretchen Reganhardt & Lizett Rodriguez (CRLA) at the Downtown Library

Location: Santa Cruz, Aptos, Scotts Valley, CA
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Spindling: From Fluff to Stuff
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Spindling: From Fluff to Stuff
Date: 02/23/2019 from 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Ages: Adults & children 9 years and up Admission Fees: Free

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 (sotoj@santacruzpl.org) or the Live Oak Branch Library 831-427-7711


Location: 2380 Portola Drive, Santa Cruz Map
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Friends of SCPL Fiction Book Sale!
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Friends of SCPL Fiction Book Sale!
Date: 02/24/2019 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Ages: All Ages Admission Fees: Free
Special Instructions: in Upstairs Meeting Room

The Friends of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries invite you to stop by the Downtown Branch Library for terrific prices on all genres of fiction books! Book sale benefiting SCPL Library Programs.

Book sale runs from 1pm to 4pm, in the upstairs meeting room.


Location: Friends of the Santa Cruz Public, 224 Church Street, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831) 427-7717 •website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
Introduction to Mindfulness: Letting Be with Kind Awareness
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Introduction to Mindfulness: Letting Be with Kind Awareness
Date: Every Mon (Feb 25-Apr 1) from 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Admission Fees: Free
Special Instructions: Register online: https://santacruzpl.libcal.com/event/5019647

(0 A January 2019) Library_Mindfulness.jpgThis 6-week series of classes introduces you to mindfulness meditation practices. Because the class curriculum builds on itself, please begin the course no later than week 3 (Monday, March 11). Registration is recommended.

Grounded in ancient wisdom traditions and adapted for modern life, mindfulness practice can help us lower psychological and physical stress, communicate more effectively, improve focus, and increase self-awareness and compassion.

Topics to be covered include Putting a Pause in Autopilot, Being Right Where You Are, The Storytelling Mind, and Re-wiring the Brain for Joy and Happiness. Practices taught include mindfulness of body, breath, thoughts, and feelings, as well as meditation practices that cultivate compassion for self and others. Each class will begin with a gentle mindful movement practice, such as Chi Gong (Qi Gong).

This is an experiential class and the skills developed come directly out of the class practice as well as a home practice. Small and large group discussion (bringing the quality of kind awareness to listening and talking) help us come to a more clear understanding of the practice.

Classes are taught by Ann Bolger Peruzzi, PhD.


Location: Santa Cruz Downtown Branch Libra, 224 Church Street, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831) 427-7717 •website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
Hidden Gems Film Club
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Library Aptos
Not your ordinary film club!
Date: The 4th Tues of every month at 6:30pm
Ages: Adults Admission Fees: Free

The Santa Cruz Public Libraries invite you to an evening of cinema. Come enjoy these "hidden gems." Every 4th Tuesday, see foreign films, documentaries, independents and even some mainstream movies you might have missed! If you wish, bring a snack to enjoy, and participate in the discussion!

 

​5:30PM Doors Open
​6:00PM Screening

Santa Cruz Public Libraries, Programs: 831-427-7717

EMAIL: cinephile95060@gmail.com

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HIDDEN GEMS FILM CLUB: NOT YOUR ORDINARY FILM CLUB!

Pop-up screenings of foreign language, arthouse, independent and documentary films hosted by the Santa Cruz Public Library branches - a celebration of cinema


Location: Aptos Branch Library, 7695 Soquel Drive, Aptos Map
Phone: (831) 427-7717 •website Aptos create a direct event link
Film Series ~ Of the Sea
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What can we learn from fishermen about the ocean and our relationship to it?
Date: 02/27/2019 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm


(0 A January 2019) Library_OftheSea.jpgFilm Series ~ Of the Sea. Presented by Melissa Mahoney, Co-producer and board member of Monterey Bay Fisheries Trust.

 

Fishermen are the stewards of the last wild food on our planet. What can we learn from fishermen about the ocean and our relationship to it? Struggling to revive a fading way of life, fishermen and entrepreneurs are creating new models for how to support sustainably produced seafood.

 

Of the Sea tells the story of California fishing communities and presents a compelling story of the future of sustainable seafood. Popcorn provided. Show your library card and get a free cookie!

 

Aptos Library Conference Room ~ 6:30-8:30 pm.

Contact friendsoftheaptoslibrary@fscpl.org with any questions.


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Our Community Reads is a program launched in August 2017 by the
Aptos Chapter of the Friends of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries.
The goal is to create a shared experience by having members of the entire Santa Cruz community - from teens to adults - all reading the same book.


Location: Library Aptos, 7695 Soquel Drive, Aptos Map
Phone: 831-688-1074 •website Aptos create a direct event link
Girls Who Code
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3rd-5th grade girls will build sisterhood, read and reflect on the Girls Who Code book, and complete various challenges over a
Date: Every Th (Jan 17-Mar 21) from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Ages: 8-18 Admission Fees: Free

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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, 3rd-5th grade girls will build sisterhood, read and reflect on the Girls Who Code book, and complete various challenges over a 10-week course.

 

Every Thursday

    January 17th-March 21st- 3:30pm - 4:30 p.m

 

Space is limited and attendees MUST register.

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Location: 251 Kings Village Road, Scotts Valley Map
Phone: (831)427-7717 •website Scotts Valley create a direct event link
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