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Santa Cruz Gives launches its third holiday season on November 15. Fundraising ends December 31, 2017.

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“Our Community Reads” @ Aptos Library

On Friday, December 1st — We announced the winning book: Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah! (Over 40 friends of the library voted by secret ballot to select the winner.) This book, and themes in the book, will be highlighted in a series of special events! Join the Aptos Library Friends in activities from late January through early March 2018. For more information and the calendar see the Aptos Library Friends website!

Munching with Mozart @ Downtown Branch

Thursday, December 21st, 12:10pm – 12:50pm
A monthly series of free noon-time concerts at the Downtown Branch meeting room, feel free to bring your quiet lunch! This month features Celebrate Piano Ensemble.

Book Sale @ Aptos Branch

Saturday, January 20th, 10am – 3pm
Come browse a wide ranging collection from fiction and non-fiction to children’s books, audio books to CDs. Held monthly throughout the year, January to July, September and October.


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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