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FSCPL: Free Book GiveAway! @ Downtown Branch

Wednesday, June 26th, 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Friends of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries — We Appreciate Your Support! Location: Outside to the right of the Santa Cruz Library Downtown Branch entrance. FREE books from Friends of SCPL! * Weather Permitting*

Writer's Open Mic Night @ Scotts Valley Branch

Wednesday, June 26th, 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Calling all writers! This open mic night offers you an environment to read your works aloud either just to have them heard or to receive critiquing from your peers. Poets, novelists, short story writers, scriptwriters, essayists, writers of memoir, nonfiction, and children’s storybooks — plus friends, fans, and readers who want to hear something new — are all welcome! Writers can sign up for a 5 or 10 minute reading slot on a first-come, first-serve basis. Extra time can be requested for critiquing.

Scotts Valley Friends Book Sale @ Scotts Valley Branch

Saturday, June 29, 2019, 10am – 4pm
Gently used books, CDs, and DVDs will be sold. Kids, redeem your free book coupon for the Summer Reading Program! All proceeds benefit the Friends of the Scotts Valley Library.

Board in the Library @ Scotts Valley Branch

Wednesday, July 3rd, 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!

The MAKE Lab @ Scotts Valley Branch

Friday, July 5th, 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.


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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