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May 2018

Club Kanopy Movie Club

May 10 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Boulder Creek Branch Library, 13390 W Park Ave
Boulder Creek, CA 95006 United States

Club Kanopy is a movie club that screens quality films from SCPL's hottest movie platform, Kanopy. Join us monthly for fun, thoughtful, dramatic, or important movie screenings with some discussion afterward. Starts January 11 • Every 2nd Thursday of the month from 5:30 - 7:30pm at the Boulder Creek Library • 13390 West Park Ave. The current selection of films are include: January 11- Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016) February 8- Mother of George (2013) (rated R) March 8- Gold…

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Creative Movement Storytime

May 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Santa Cruz Downtown Library – Upstairs Meeting Room, 224 Church Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States

Join us for a special storytime for preschoolers who love to move! This program integrates stories, songs and dance into an hour of fun and movement. Professional dance instructor Meredith Cabezas from Motion Pacific will incorporate simple dance and movement activities that help children engage and explore words, sounds and text in unique and memorable ways. This free program is for little movers and shakers from 2-6.

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ESL Conversation Group Downtown

May 14 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Grupo de conversacion 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 ingés en la vida cotidiana. Grupo de conversación ESL Lunes 4:00 - 5:00pm (comienza el 9 de Abril) Biblioteca Downtown • 224 Church St. Volunteer guided ESL conversation group for people who want to practice their English. We’ll use real life situations and tasks to help people get…

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Creative Movement Storytime

May 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Santa Cruz Downtown Library – Upstairs Meeting Room, 224 Church Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States

Join us for a special storytime for preschoolers who love to move! This program integrates stories, songs and dance into an hour of fun and movement. Professional dance instructor Meredith Cabezas from Motion Pacific will incorporate simple dance and movement activities that help children engage and explore words, sounds and text in unique and memorable ways. This free program is for little movers and shakers from 2-6.

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ESL Conversation Group Downtown

May 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Grupo de conversacion 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 ingés en la vida cotidiana. Grupo de conversación ESL Lunes 4:00 - 5:00pm (comienza el 9 de Abril) Biblioteca Downtown • 224 Church St. Volunteer guided ESL conversation group for people who want to practice their English. We’ll use real life situations and tasks to help people get…

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ESL Conversation Group Downtown

May 28 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Grupo de conversacion 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 ingés en la vida cotidiana. Grupo de conversación ESL Lunes 4:00 - 5:00pm (comienza el 9 de Abril) Biblioteca Downtown • 224 Church St. Volunteer guided ESL conversation group for people who want to practice their English. We’ll use real life situations and tasks to help people get…

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June 2018

ESL Conversation Group Downtown

June 4 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Grupo de conversacion 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 ingés en la vida cotidiana. Grupo de conversación ESL Lunes 4:00 - 5:00pm (comienza el 9 de Abril) Biblioteca Downtown • 224 Church St. Volunteer guided ESL conversation group for people who want to practice their English. We’ll use real life situations and tasks to help people get…

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BOOKS & BREWS SERIES KICK-OFF: LitHops

June 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lúpulo Craft Beer House, 233 Cathcart St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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$17.00

Pair books with the perfect brew and then vote for your favorite match at our summer series kick-off of Books & Brews, hosted at Lupulo Craft Beer House! $17 entry fee (plus service charge) includes a voucher for your choice of a featured book, as well as a special discount of 50% off your first draught beer, cider, glass of wine, or nonalcoholic beverage purchased that night. What better way to pick out your next summer read than from our…

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August 2018

Book Discussion and Signing with Chas Smith, Cocaine + Surfing

August 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Bookshop Santa Cruz, 1520 Pacific Ave
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States

Bookshop Santa Cruz welcomes surf journalist, Chas Smith for a book discussion and signing of his latest book, Cocaine + Surfing: A Sordid History of Surfing's Greatest Love Affair. Cocaine + Surfing peels the curtains back on a hopped up, sometimes sexy sometimes deadly relationship and uses cocaine as the vehicle to expose and explain the utterly absurd surf industry to outsiders. It also explores where dreams go when they die. Event details for this FREE event here: http://ow.ly/KSgv30kNObU It…

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Book Discussion and Signing with David Zeltser

August 11 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Bookshop Santa Cruz, 1520 Pacific Ave
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States

Bookshop Santa Cruz is delighted to welcome back David Zeltser with his new book The Universe Ate My Homework. (Please note the date change) Abby hates doing homework. In fact, she'll do just about anything to get out of it. So when she discovers an amazing scientific recipe for creating a parallel universe where she'll never have to do homework again, she's ready to jump right in. There's just one small wrinkle—--she might not be able to find a way…

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Book Discussion with Jessamyn Stanley, Every Body Yoga

August 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bookshop Santa Cruz, 1520 Pacific Ave
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States

Bookshop Santa Cruz and Nourish, Santa Cruz are delighted to welcome Yoga teacher Jessamyn Stanley, who will discuss and sign copies of her book, Every Body Yoga, in which she shares her path to becoming a yogi and embracing looking different from the lean practitioners typically shown in the media. This mix of memoir and guide is suffused with Stanley's enthusiasm and honesty. Part one reveals her early encounters with yoga, along with the discouragement that stemmed from being a…

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Book Discussion and Signing with Clifford Mae Henderson

August 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Bookshop Santa Cruz, 1520 Pacific Ave
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States

Bookshop Santa Cruz is pleased to present award-winning author Clifford Mae Henderson for a book discussion and signing of her new novel set in Santa Cruz during the 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Perfect Little Worlds. Event details for this FREE event here: http://ow.ly/Yj0T30kNTs6 Lucy can’t hold the secret any longer. Twenty-six years ago, her sister did the unthinkable. Portland, Oregon, 1989: Lucy Mustin, living somewhat happily, pumping out wedding cakes for starry-eyed heterosexuals while she, a lesbian, can’t legally marry,…

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Secret Garden Storytime

August 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History, 705 Front St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States

Join us for this monthly storytime series in partnership with Santa Cruz Public Libraries that’s perfect for kids. We’ll read books, sing songs & enjoy the magic of the Secret Garden! Made possible in part by PG&E, Nordic Naturals, Santa Cruz Economic Development, and MAH Members. https://www.facebook.com/events/246510652591436/?event_time_id=246510655924769

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September 2018

Book Discussion and Signing with Courtenay Hameister

September 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Bookshop Santa Cruz, 1520 Pacific Ave
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States

Bookshop Santa Cruz welcomes Courtenay Hameister for a book discussion and signin of her new book, Okay, Fine, Whatever, the "hilarious and poignant" story of one chronically anxious woman's year-long quest to become braver by seeking out the kinds of experiences she's spent her life avoiding. For most of her life (and even during her years as the host of a popular radio show), Courtenay Hameister lived in a state of near-constant dread and anxiety. She fretted about everything. Her…

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Book Discussion and Signing with Alice and Lisa Hoffman

September 23 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Bookshop Santa Cruz, 1520 Pacific Ave
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States

Bookshop Santa Cruz welcomes New York Times bestselling author Alice Hoffman and master knitter Lisa Hoffman and their new book Faerie Knitting, a magical melding of words and yarn where the ordinary is turned into the extraordinary and where imagination becomes creation. Featuring fourteen original fairy tales, Faerie Knitting is an entrancing collection of stories of love and loss, trust and perseverance. Seamlessly woven into the plot of each tale is a magical garment or accessory inspired by the bravery…

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October 2018

Book Discussion and Signing: Anita Sarkeesian and Ebony Adams

October 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Bookshop Santa Cruz, 1520 Pacific Ave
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States

Bookshop Santa Cruz is proud to present Anita Sarkeesian and Ebony Adams with their new book, History vs. Women: The Defiant Lives That They Don't Want You to Know. If you plan to attend the event, you can secure your position in the signing line by purchasing a copy of the book. Featuring beautiful full-color illustrations of each woman and a bold graphic design, this standout nonfiction title is the perfect read for teens (or adults!) who want the true…

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Ticketed Book Signing Event: Chelsea Clinton, Start Now!

October 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bookshop Santa Cruz, 1520 Pacific Ave
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States

Bookshop Santa Cruz is thrilled to welcome #1 New York Times bestselling author Chelsea Clinton to the store for a signing of her newest book for young readers, Start Now! You Can Make a Difference. Receive one signing line ticket, which admits up to four family members to the signing line, with the purchase of Start Now. This ticketed book signing will take place at Bookshop Santa Cruz. This event is part of Bookshop's year-long Women's Voices campaign. Start Now!…

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Offsite & Ticketed Event with Markus Zusak, Bridge of Clay

October 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Santa Cruz County Veterans Memorial Building, 846 Front St
Santa Cruz, 95060 United States

TICKETS ON SALE NOW! Markus Zusak, award-winning and internationally best-selling author of The Book Thief and I Am the Messenger, will celebrate the release of his highly-anticipated new book, Bridge of Clay. Bookshop will host this offsite and ticketed event at the Santa Cruz Veteran's Memorial Building. TICKET PACKAGES: Ticket packages are $30.00, include one copy of Bridge of Clay and one ticket to the event. One additional family member ticket may be purchased for $10.00. (No book included. Limit…

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