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Our Community Reads 2020 @ Aptos Library Branch & other locations

Now through March 5th
Patriot Number One: A Chinese Rebel Comes to America, by Lauren Hilgers is the book selected for this year. This book, and themes in the book, will be highlighted in a series of special events: The will be Films, Art Exhibits, Discussion Groups, Trivia Night, Guest Speakers, Happy Hour, Story Times, and more. These events will create a shared experience that will increase appreciation for our community libraries and for our local bookstores; foster pride in the varied experiences that our area offers; and the enrichment — culturally, intellectually, and emotionally — that comes from the joy of reading! Click here for the Schedule of Events.

Patriot Number One Author Talk @ Cabrillo College Samper Hall

Thursday, February 27th, 6:30pm
Author of Patriot Number One, Lauren Hilgers lived in Shanghai, China for six years, writing about topics ranging from tomb raiders in rural Henan Province to political scandals in Beijing. Her work has appeared in Harper’s, Wired, BusinessWeek, The New Yorker, and The New York Times Magazine. Cabrillo College Samper Hall, 6500 Soquel Drive — 7:00 PM, doors open at 6:30  (Part of Our Community Reads 2020 series of events.)

Closing Sale Cancelled! @ Boulder Creek Library Branch

The Furniture Sale which was planned for Saturday, February 29th has been cancelled! But stay tuned — We look forward to having the event at a future date which is TBD. Thanks!

Children and Teen Book Sale @ Scotts Valley Branch

Saturday, February 29th, 10am – 2pm
The Friends of the Scotts Valley Library will be holding a Children’s and Teen book sale at the Scotts Valley Library located at 251 Kings Village Road. Gently used books will be sold. All proceeds benefit the Scotts Valley Library.

Every Monday is Mahalo Monday for FSCPL in March! @ Hula’s Island Grill and Tiki Bar

All Mondays in March 2020, 4:30pm – 10pm
Hula’s Island Grill will donate 10% of its sales to the Friends of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries! Location is downtown: Hula’s Island Grill and Tiki Bar, 221 Cathcart St., Santa Cruz.

Chinese Arts, Culture, and Bao! @ Aptos Grange

Sunday, March 1st, 1pm
Master brush painter Robin Wang will demonstrate Chinese calligraphy and provide audience members with a take-home sample. Nick Hancock from Five Branches will show off his Kung Fu moves, and interactive Chinese “guessing games” will be provided by our resident China expert! And did anyone mention dim sum? Aptos Grange, 2555 Mar Vista Drive, Aptos. Click here for map. Part of Our Community Reads 2020 series of events.)

Mahalo Monday for FSCPL @ Hula’s Island Grill and Tiki Bar

Monday, March 2nd, 4:30pm – 10pm
Today & every Monday in March, Hula’s Island Grill will be donating 10% of its sales to the Friends of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries! Location is downtown: 221 Cathcart St., Santa Cruz.


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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