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Ribbon Arts Guild @ Scotts Valley Branch

Wednesday, January 15th, 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, January 16th, 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: Mandolin Magic.
Some performers for upcoming months will be:
February 20: Music for winds.
March 19: Music for string ensemble and piano.

The MAKE Lab @ Scotts Valley Branch

Friday, January 17th, 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.

Capitola Library Friends, Monthly Meeting @ Capitola City Hall Community Room

Saturday, January 18th, 10am – 11:30am
420 Capitola Ave. Held every other month on the 3rd Saturday. Come find out more about the rebuilding of the library. Public Welcome!

Book Sale @ Aptos Branch

Saturday, January 18th, 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.

Art Reception: Photographer Michael Singer @ Scotts Valley Branch

Saturday, January 18th, 1pm – 3pm
Meet the artist, photographer Michael Singer and enjoy his photography on exhibit at the Scotts Valley Library through March 28, 2020. From Abstract to Zebra: Our World and Beyond, the photographs of Michael Singer capture the realistic and abstract beauty of the natural and built worlds. A Friends of Scotts Valley Library program supporting the Scotts Valley Library.

La Selva Beach Library Friends, Monthly Meeting @ LSB Clubhouse

Monday, January 20th, 3pm
Meets on the 3rd Monday of each month, in the Boardroom of the LSB Clubhouse. All are welcome.

Writer's Open Mic Night @ Scotts Valley Branch

Wednesday, January 22nd, 5pm – 7pm
Writers’ Open Mic Night offers you an environment to read your works aloud. 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! This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Scotts Valley Library. Sign-up slots for readers begin at 5pm. Readings begin at 5:30pm. Readers can take 5 minutes for reading or 10 minutes for reading and peer critiquing.

Board in the Library @ Scotts Valley Branch

Saturday, January 25th, 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!


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Boulder Creek Friends

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Felton Friends

La Selva Beach Friends

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