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Munching with Mozart @ Downtown Branch

Thursday, March 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 features Persephone – Suki Wessling and her Jazz Band.
Here’s a list of the musicians planned for some upcoming months —
April 18th: From Russia – Vlada Volkova-Moran, piano, Aude Castagna, cello, and friends.
May 16th: UCSC Opera Department – Menotti, “Amahl” and Gilbert & Sullivan, “Pirates of Penzance”.

The MAKE Lab @ Scotts Valley Branch

Friday, March 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.

FSCPL: Free Book GiveAway! @ Downtown Branch

Wednesday, March 27th, 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Friends of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries — We Appreciate Your Support! Another Free Book GiveAway for the last Wednesday of the month! Location: Outside to the right of the Santa Cruz Library Downtown Branch entrance. FREE books from Friends of SCPL! * Weather Permitting*


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Aptos Friends

Boulder Creek Friends

Boulder Creek Friends

Felton Friends

La Selva Beach Friends

Scotts Valley Friends




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