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Upcoming events (4+)

Tech Talks: Travel and Maps Apps (Apple)

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Register Today: https://santacruzpl.libcal.com/event/9248786

Discover the most useful iPhone/iPad apps for travel.

Join us as we share our favorite apps for exploring your local area, getting from A to B, and traveling the world!

Tech Talks are not your typical computer class. They are hands-on workshops designed to help you better understand your mobile device.

This FREE event will be taking place online using Zoom. Registrants will receive an email with the Zoom meeting link immediately upon registering for the event.

Open Mic Night via Zoom

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Calling all writers! Open mic night is now virtual! We still offer you an environment to read your works aloud either just to have them heard or to receive critiquing from your peers. Poets, novelists, short story writers, scriptwriters, essayists, writers of memoir, nonfiction, and children’s storybooks--plus friends, fans, and readers who want to hear something new--are all welcome!

Writers can sign up for a 5- or 10-minute reading slot on a first-come, first-serve basis. Extra time can be requested for critiquing.

This event has moved online as a result of the pandemic. Please visit the library calendar at santacruzpl.org/calendar and register for the first Wednesday of each month to receive the Zoom link to attend.

Open Mic Night via Zoom

Needs a location

Calling all writers! Open mic night is now virtual! We still offer you an environment to read your works aloud either just to have them heard or to receive critiquing from your peers. Poets, novelists, short story writers, scriptwriters, essayists, writers of memoir, nonfiction, and children’s storybooks--plus friends, fans, and readers who want to hear something new--are all welcome!

Writers can sign up for a 5- or 10-minute reading slot on a first-come, first-serve basis. Extra time can be requested for critiquing.

This event has moved online as a result of the pandemic. Please visit the library calendar at santacruzpl.org/calendar and register for the first Wednesday of each month to receive the Zoom link to attend.

Open Mic Night via Zoom

Needs a location

Calling all writers! Open mic night is now virtual! We still offer you an environment to read your works aloud either just to have them heard or to receive critiquing from your peers. Poets, novelists, short story writers, scriptwriters, essayists, writers of memoir, nonfiction, and children’s storybooks--plus friends, fans, and readers who want to hear something new--are all welcome!

Writers can sign up for a 5- or 10-minute reading slot on a first-come, first-serve basis. Extra time can be requested for critiquing.

This event has moved online as a result of the pandemic. Please visit the library calendar at santacruzpl.org/calendar and register for the first Wednesday of each month to receive the Zoom link to attend.

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Tech Talks: Data Privacy (Android)

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