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Armchair Travel Adventures

La Selva Beach Library

• What we'll do Each month local residents share their travel adventures through photos and personal travel logs. It's a great way to learn about other places and cultures. • What to bring • Important to know

Citizen Science at Your Library

Downtown Library

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, social science, ecology, geology, genetics, climatology and more. Let’s connect, inspire and inform each other! Citizen Science is a collaboration between the Santa Cruz Public Libraries, the Santa Cruz Children's Museum of Discovery, and the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Legally Speaking: Labor Law

Downtown Library

This is the final event in the Legally Speaking series. May will focus on Labor Law with Gretchen Reganhardt & Lizett Rodriguez of California Rural Legal Assistance (CRLA). We hope to be back with more timely legal discussions in the fall.

Legally Speaking: Immigration Law

Downtown Library

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 except for the first event, covering immigration law. Legally Speaking: Immigration Law Thursday • January 24 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm Downtwon Library • 224 Church St. Led by Jeraline Singh Edwards, Esq, this presentation will encompass "Know your Rights," immigration law fundamental principles, such ways to become a U.S. citizen, main categories of immigrant, ways to get a green card, process of naturalization, and the "Do's and Don'ts" of immigration law. Most importantly, we will discuss the truths and myths about current immigration law and policies. Jeraline is a Professor at Monterey College of Law teaching Immigration Law Clinic. She is a Seaside Rotary Club Board member, Del Monte Manor Board Member, and a member of Monterey County and Santa Cruz Bar Association and American Immigration Lawyers Association. All events are 6:00pm to 7:00pm. Other events in the series include: Thursday, Feb 14, 2019: Estate Planning with Emily Buchbinder at the Aptos Library Thursday, Mar 14, 2019 Elder Law and Abuse with Anna Penrose at the Downtown Library Thursday, Apr 11, 2019 Coastal Access with Gary Redenbacher at the Scotts Valley Library Thursday, May 9, 2019 Labor Law with Gretchen Reganhardt & Lizett Rodriguez (CRLA) at the Downtown Library

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Legally Speaking: Coastal Access

Scotts Valley Library

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