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Beach Reads Book Sale @ the Garfield Park Branch Library: Saturday, July 1st from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Find your summer reading material at Garfield Park Branch Library. Celebrate the new Saturday branch hours while you browse hundreds of gently used books. The sale will take place outside of the Library on Woodrow Street.

Find Waldo @ the La Selva Beach Fourth of July Parade: Tuesday, July 4th from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Waldo, the Friends’ unofficial mascot, will be marching with the Santa Cruz Public Libraries in the La Selva Beach Fourth of July Parade. SCPL’s book bike, Kermit, will also be in the parade. Come see your Friends, cheer on your Libraries, and chat with library staff about Kermit!

Eat More Plants! @ Downtown Branch Library: Wednesday, July 12th from 6:00 PM-7:30 PM

Join vegan cookbook author David Gabbe for a plant-based cooking workshop. David will provide samples of several quick and easy dishes and discuss preparation as well as cover elements of vegan cooking. He is the author of six books, including his current book – David’s Vegan Home Cooking – which will be available for purchase at the event.


Friends of Santa Cruz is proud to have six Chapters that help support your local libraries! Click here to learn more about our Chapters or click the images below to check out their website.

Aptos Friends


Boulder Creek Friends

Boulder Creek Friends

Capitola Friends


Felton Friends


La Selva Beach Friends


Scotts Valley Friends





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