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Ribbon Arts Guild @ Scotts Valley Branch

Wednesday, November 20th, 10am – 1pm
Join Roxanne Langan for ribbon work and hand sewing from on the first and third Wednesdays of each month at the Scotts Valley Library. This program is sponsored by the Scotts Valley Friends of the Library. For more information, phone the library at 427-7712.

Munching with Mozart @ Downtown Branch

Thursday, November 21st, 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: Piano Four-hands: Mickey McGushin and Irene Herrmann, pianists.
Some performers for upcoming months will be:
December 19: Celebrate Piano Ensemble.
January 16: Mandolin Magic.

The MAKE Lab @ Scotts Valley Branch

Friday, November 22nd, 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.

Board in the Library @ Scotts Valley Branch

Saturday, November 23rd, 12pm – 5pm
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 second and fourth Saturday. Sponsored by the Scotts Valley Friends!

FSCPL: Free Book GiveAway! @ Downtown Branch

Wednesday, November 27th, 12:00pm – 1:30pm
The Friends of Santa Cruz Public Libraries receive so many books that we are giving away the books we aren’t able to sell and make room for new books. Some gems, some books only eclectic lovers of discards would like. These are also great books for Free Little Libraries! Come one come all — you’ll find some treasures!! We Appreciate Your Support! Location: Outside to the right of the Santa Cruz Library Downtown Branch entrance. FREE books from Friends of SCPL! * This event is weather permitting! *


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

Capitola Library

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