Making Friends With Your Computer

Each month on the third Wednesday seniors gather to share what they know, don’t know, and want to know about computers. The group is led by computer instructor, David Shaw, and topics are chosen by the group with guidance from David.

Where: Downtown Branch Library Meeting Room / 224 Church Street, Santa Cruz
When: 4:00pm-5:30pm; third Wednesday of the month / Aug 15, Sep 19, Oct 17

Fratello Marionettes present 'Carnival of the Animals'

'Carnival of the Animals' was written by the French composer Saint-Saens in 1886, but was not performed publicly until after his death in 1921. Here we have three classic storybook fairy tales: the 'Three Little Pigs', the 'Tortoise and the Hare', and the 'Ugly Duckling'. Utilizing a unique performance style, the puppet and puppeteer are seen in full view of the audience on a raised stage.

When: Thursday, July 12 at 11am
Where: Scotts Valley Library, Fireside Room

Can't make July 12? Catch the show at - Capitola Branch Library, July 13 at 11am.

'Art of the Puppet' - The Fratello Marionettes present an interactive presentation on the art of puppetry - from creation to manipulation. Rod puppets, and specialized trick marionettes. After each vignette, the performer demonstrates an aspect of the puppet building process. The presentation ends with a look behind the scenes. A question and answer session will follow the demonstration.
  • Branciforte Branch Library - Thursday, July 12 at 4pm  
  • Aptos Branch Library - Friday, July 13 at 2:30pm