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Our Community Reads 2019: Book Display @ Aptos Branch

February 2019, all month
Display of wonderful, award-winning, picture books about beaches, sea life, and environmental preservation. Selected by Julie Olsen Edwards, Director of Cabrillo College Peace and Anti-Bias Library. Location: Youth Services Room of the Aptos Library.

Our Community Reads 2019: Authors Talk @ Cabrillo College

Thursday, February 21st, 7pm – 9pm
Join us for a conversation with Author Stephen Palumbi, Professor, Hopkins Marine Station, Stanford University, and Mark Carr, Professor of Biology, Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, UC Santa Cruz, as they discuss the fascinating history of Monterey Bay and the people who have had an impact on its inhabitants, both human and marine. Co-sponsored by Save Our Shores. Introduction by Nicole Crane, Cabrillo College Marine Biology and Environmental Sciences. Location: Cabrillo College Samper Recital Hall. 

FSCPL: Book Sale @ Downtown Library Branch

Sunday, February 24th, 1pm – 4pm
This will be a Fiction Book Sale. Stop by for terrific prices on all genres of fiction books! Benefiting your library programs. Held in the SCPL main branch upstairs meeting room.

FSCPL: Free Book GiveAway! @ Downtown Branch

Wednesday, February 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!

Our Community Reads 2019: Film Series ~ Of the Sea @ Aptos Library Branch Conference Room

Wednesday, February 27th, 6:30pm –8:30pm
Presented by Melissa Mahoney, Co-producer and board member of Monterey Bay Fisheries Trust. Fishermen are the stewards of the last wild food on our planet. What can we learn from fishermen about the ocean and our relationship to it? Struggling to revive a fading way of life, fishermen and entrepreneurs are creating new models for how to support sustainably produced seafood. Of the Sea tells the story of California fishing communities and presents a compelling story of the future of sustainable seafood. Popcorn provided. Show your library card and get a free cookie! Location: Aptos Library Conference Room.


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