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Discovering Our Modern Libraries
Wednesday, Jan. 18, noon-2 p.m. 
Louise Lowry Davis Center 

The League's January Forum will explain the many new programs of a modern library, and the people who make them happen. The Santa Barbara County Library System has a new director, Jessica Cadiente, who will be introduced at this Forum. She is an experienced professional, who understands how the libraries are evolving with the times, and the new technologies.
She will be joined by several members of her staff, including Children's Librarian Gwen Wagy, who will explain some of the new children's programs the library has developed. Others are: Kristina Hernandez, senior librarian; Molly Wetta, programming and marketing librarian, and Beverly Schwartzberg, adult literacy coordinator. 
This forum will be moderated by League member Janice Rorick, who is a retired Santa Barbara Senior Youth Librarian. LWVSB's recent Discussion Units found so much that was new and exciting that those attending wanted to share the information with all members and the public.
Community forums are held on the third Wednesday of the month and are free and open to the public. Bring a brown bag lunch; beverages will be provided. Parking at the center is free during the event.
Sustainable Communities Committee: Jan. 13 Meeting Changed to Maravilla

The site for our Friday, Jan. 13 special meeting with Lauren Hanson, Board Director of the Goleta Water District, has been changed to the central meeting room at Maravilla Senior Community, 5487 Calle Real, Goleta. Due to a problem at Encina Royale, this meeting only has been moved.

This meeting room is in a low building in front as you come in the main gate. Parking is to the right of the building or in the main parking area to the left. As usual, we will meet at 10 a.m. to discuss the current and long range plans of the Goleta Water District, and we will have time to ask questions and consider the effects of climate change on the South Coast. Maravilla residents will also be invited to this meeting.
Connie Hannah, Chair, Sustainable Communities Committee

Volunteers Needed for Homeless Point in Time Count: Attend Monday, Jan. 9
Santa Barbara Community Briefing 
The Point In Time Count (Thursday, January 26) is an unduplicated count of sheltered and unsheltered homeless individuals and families across the United States. The count provides a snapshot of who is homeless on a given night. This information can be used to plan local homeless assistance systems and to raise public awareness of homelessness. In 4 hours you will be trained AND help count on the survey day. We are using a tool that is administered on a smart phone or tablet.
Join us to make a difference in the lives of homeless men, women, and children throughout Santa Barbara County by taking part in the Point In Time Count! For more information email us. Volunteer Sign Up here. 
Santa Barbara Point In Time Count Community Briefing:Monday, Jan. 9, 5:15-6:30 p.m. 
County Administration Building, Board Hearing Rm, 4th Floor, 104 E. Anapamu St.

LWVSB is a coalition of Common Ground. 

Emily Allen, LWVSB Social Policy Co-Chair
Wednesday, Jan. 18, 6 p.m. New Vic Theater, Santa Barbara

Each January in commemoration of the anniversary of the landmark Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision, Planned Parenthood Central Coast Action Fund helps coordinate events throughout the Central Cast. We hope you will join us and our coalition partners, the Santa Barbara Pro-Choice Coalition and the Ventura Reproductive Rights Network, at these engaging community events!

In Santa Barbara, join us for "Shout Your Abortion," an evening with Amelia Bonow at the New Vic Theater. Amelia's social activism and abortion disclosure sparked a viral outpouring of abortion stories on social media and helped broaden the existing cultural discourse around abortion.
Tickets $25 general admission; $15 students are available exclusively at rebrand.ly/RoeEventSB or call 965-5400. Contact prochoicecoalition@gmail.com for more information and to add your name to the annual Roe newspaper ad by Jan. 10.
Contact VCRRNetwork@gmail.com for more information about Ventura's Sunday, Jan. 15 event at Temple Beth Torah, 7620 Foothill Road.
Videos on Our YouTube Channel
Did you attend our November Community Forum to meet the new Santa Barbara Police Chief Lori Luhnow and hear a discussion on community policing? If you missed it, you can view the video on YouTube (in English and Spanish) just by clicking here. You can also watch other League videos and subscribe to our own YouTube channel.
Nominating Committee at Work
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We hope you had a good holiday season and we hope to see you soon in the new year. 


Amanda Pelch and Lindsey Baker
League of Women Voters of Santa Barbara 

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