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Conversations for Change
Responsibilities, Misunderstandings, & Assumptions 

In a nation with differing experiences or perceptions about power and the abuse of power, how do we navigate situations where there is a potential for misunderstandings? This Conversation for Change will deal with unequal status, privilege and power, and the ways we deal with the differences. 

Join SCPL and Project Connect for this free
discussion. Conversations for Change are designed to foster greater understanding among individuals who may have different viewpoints. Participants in these small group conversations, guided by a trained host, practice being open and curious about all perspectives, with a focus on learning from one another.


Tuesday • July 2 • 5:30 - 7:30 pm

Downtown Library • 224 Church St. Santa Cruz


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Stars of Poetry

Community Poetry Circle + Legendary Poetry Collective
A Summer Workshop Series

Are you a star of poetry? If not, you can easily become one this summer! Join this free series of workshops to explore poets, poem-making, and performance. In each of these workshops we will consider the lives of a prestigious poet, including Naomi Shihab Nye and Juan Felipe Herrera, reflecting on how their lives inform their work. We will write poems, receive guidance and feedback from poets in the community and perform our work out loud, sharing our stories together. No experience necessary. Come with an open heart and mind. Co-facilitated by Magdalena Montagne and poets from the Legendary Poetry Collective, as well as poets from the library’s Community Poetry Circles.

Wednesdays • 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Downtown Library • 224 Church St.

July 3  •  July 17  •  July 31

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Summer Reading

A Universe of Stories

Our Summer reading program is in full swing! This year’s theme, A UNIVERSE OF STORIES, was chosen to help inspire children of all ages to dream big, believe in themselves, and create their own story. It also celebrates the richness of perspectives that arise when we include stories from diverse people. And finally, we celebrate 50 years of space exploration and the anniversary of the lunar landing.

This year we have a new online platform for families and individuals to track their reading over the summer. The platform allows readers to add reviews and claim reward. It also includes a mobile app. Paper reading logs are available to those who prefer to track their reading that way. 

Visit any branch library, the Bookmobile, or visit to sign up and earn books and prizes. Visit our Online Calendar for a full summer of free events!


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Canceled Contract
CloudLibrary Ends July 1

As of July 1st, 2019, SCPL’s contract with cloudLibrary will be ending. We will focus our resources on providing in-demand, high quality ebook and e-audio titles from OverDrive/Libby, RBdigital, and hoopla.

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