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Board in the Library @ Scotts Valley Branch

Wednesday, July 17th, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Adults need playtime too! Come play with us for hours of tabletop gaming fun. Bring your favorite board game or play some of the library’s many games. No prior gaming experience is necessary. Every first and third Wednesday. Sponsored by the Scotts Valley Friends!

Munching with Mozart @ Downtown Branch

Thursday, July 18th, 12:10 – 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 will feature: Poulenc Sonatas with Carol Panofsky, oboe; Kathleen Purcell, flute; Marina Thomas, piano.
Some performers for upcoming months will be:
August 15: Emma Arulanantham and Kumaran Arul, music for violin and piano.
September 19: Chia-Lin Yang and Elbert Tsai, violin and piano.

The MAKE Lab @ Scotts Valley Branch

Friday, July 19th, 10am – 5pm
Santa Cruz Public Libraries’ very own makerspace—The MAKE Lab—is opened! This makerspace will offer a variety of tools for STEAM-based projects including: 3D printers, vinyl cutter, woodburning tool, soldering tool, pinback button machine, book binding machine, and a virtual reality-based sculpting and painting program. Tools are limited in quantity and will be available on a first come, first serve basis. Kids 13 and under will need parental permission for some of the tools. Staff will be available to help answer questions and train patrons on more difficult tools. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Scotts Valley Library. Held on the 1st & 3rd Friday of the month.

Book Sale @ Aptos Branch

Saturday, July 20th, 10am – 3pm
Come browse a wide ranging collection from fiction and non-fiction to children’s books, audio books to CDs. Held on the 3rd Saturday of each month, from January through October.


Friends of Santa Cruz is proud to have these 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

Felton Friends

La Selva Beach Friends

Scotts Valley Friends




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