Events

July

July 3rd

  • Ribbon Arts Guild @ Scotts Valley Branch (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.

July 3rd

  • Board in the Library @ Scotts Valley Branch (6:30pm – 8:30pm) – 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 first and third Wednesday. Sponsored by the Scotts Valley Friends!

July 5th

  • The MAKE Lab @ Scotts Valley Branch (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.

July 6th

  • Adult Arts & Crafts Workshop @ Scotts Valley Branch (2pm – 4pm) – Learn a new style of art or crafting technique from professional artists and crafters. Each month will feature a different artist and attendees get to leave with a new project, a learned skill, and a greater sense of community. All materials and teachers are paid for by the Friends of the Scotts Valley Library. 1st Saturday of each month. This month we will be using drop spindles and unspun wool to create spun yarn for our knitting and crocheting needs. Participants MUST register due to class size limits. Email hookerj@santacruzpl.org to register.

July 10th

  • Friends Monthly Meeting @ Scotts Valley Branch  (6:30pm – 7:30pm) – The Scotts Valley Friends meet on the 2nd Wednesday every month in the Library Fireside Room. If you are interested in helping your local Scotts Valley Library, come to the meeting and learn how you can make a difference in your community. All are welcome.

July 11th 

  • Friends Monthly Meeting @ Aptos Branch (5pm – 6pm)Friends of the Aptos Library  (usually the 1st Thursday of each month). The public is welcome. Aptos Branch Meeting Room. 

July 13th

  • Board in the Library @ Scotts Valley Branch (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!

July 15th

  • Friends Monthly Meeting @ La Selva Beach Branch  (3pm) – Meets on the 3rd Monday of each month, in the Boardroom of the LSB Clubhouse. All are welcome.

July 17th

  • Ribbon Arts Guild @ Scotts Valley Branch (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. 

July 17th

  • Board in the Library @ Scotts Valley Branch (6:30pm – 8:30pm) – 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 first and third Wednesday. Sponsored by the Scotts Valley Friends!

July 18th

  • Munching with Mozart @ Downtown Branch (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: Poulenc Sonatas with Carol Panofsky, oboe; Kathleen Purcell, flute; Marina Thomas, piano.
    Some performers for upcoming months will be:
    August 15: Emma Arulanantham and Kumaran Arul, music for violin and piano.
    September 19: Chia-Lin Yang and Elbert Tsai, violin and piano.

July 19th

  • The MAKE Lab @ Scotts Valley Branch (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.

July 20th

  • Capitola Library Friends Meeting @ Capitola City Hall Community Room (10am – 11am)Capitola City Hall Community Room, 420 Capitola Ave. Held every other month on the 3rd Saturday. Come find out more about the rebuilding of the library. Public Welcome!

July 20th

  • Book Sale @ Aptos Branch (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.

July 24th 

  • Writer’s Open Mic Night @ Scotts Valley Branch (6:30pm – 8:00pm) – Calling all writers! This open mic night offers you an environment to read your works aloud either just to have them heard or to receive critiquing from your peers. 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! Writers can sign up for a 5 or 10 minute reading slot on a first-come, first-serve basis. Extra time can be requested for critiquing.

July 25th

  • Scotts Valley Genre Book Discussion Club @ Scotts Valley Branch (7:00pm – 8:30pm) – The Genre Book Club meets at the Scotts Valley Library in the Fireside Room on the last Thursday of the month from 7:00pm-8:30pm. the group discusses books from a different genre each month. The Scotts Valley Friends of the Library are sponsoring this group. If you have questions, call the Scotts Valley Library at 427-7712. 

July 27th

  • Summer Book Sale — Books and Brews @ La Selva Beach Clubhouse (10am – 4pm) – Every summer and fall the Friends of the La Selva Beach Library have a used book sale which helps provide funds for activities that the Friends offer at the Library. This is in conjunction with the Art and Craft Faire.  

July 27th

  • Board in the Library @ Scotts Valley Branch (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!

July 31st

  • FSCPL: Free Book GiveAway! @ Downtown Branch (12:00pm – 1:30pm) – Friends of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries — We Appreciate Your Support! Location: Outside to the right of the Santa Cruz Library Downtown Branch entrance. FREE books from Friends of SCPL! * Weather Permitting*

Every weekend in July

  • Book Sales: Continuing, for Capitola Branch @ Capitola Mall – Our storefront Book Sale is at the Capitola Mall again this month! Lots of used books, CDs & DVDs! Where: Capitola Mall, between Macy’s and the Food Court. (Note: this is a new location.) Proceeds benefit the Capitola Branch Library, and held by the Friends of the Capitol Branch Library.
    Hours for the bookstore:
    Every Friday 12-4
    Every Saturday 10-4
    Every Sunday 12-4.