Step into Nature

Step into Nature with the Santa Cruz County Public Libraries and local author Patrice Vecchione

Nobody can write what you will or make the art you’re inclined to because you’re the only one with your stories, your unfolding images. If you don’t tell your stories—in whatever form—they go untold. Local poet, author and artist Patrice Vecchione believes the world is made of stories, so that makes discovering and telling ours is pretty important. The process of engaging the imagination is an enlightening and surprising one. Join Patrice and discover all you have to say.
Scotts Valley Branch

Description: In this afternoon workshop participants will have the opportunity to chat with author and collage artist Patrice Vecchione about her new book Step into Nature and their own imaginative lives.

Together we’ll explore ways of enhancing our creativity and begin by embellishing and personalizing a carry-along notebook. Guided by Patrice we’ll then give written form to our creativity. Those who’d like may share their work.

Each participant will receive a Patrice-made journal to embellish with collage materials, scissors, glues sticks, glitter, etc. available for participants.

Date: Saturday, October 3rd, 2 - 5pm

251 Kings Village Rd, Scotts Valley

Art in the Library

"Shaman" by Marie Sarni

Sponsored by The Friends of the Scotts Valley Library invites the public to their new installation ‘FRIENDS’, curated by João de Brito.

July 25th to September 26th
Reception August 15th from 2-5:00PM

251 Kings Village Rd, Scotts Valley



Joining the FRIENDS exhibit will be the participants of the Scotts Valley Photography Contest, sponsored by the Scotts Valley Arts Commission. The purpose of the contest was to honor Scotts Valley through photographic imagery, to create a sense of community and to involve the public through participation.

Kuzanga Marimba Dance Party!

All Ages Dance Party!

With roots in Zimbabwe’s Shona Culture and traditionally used for both trance and dance, Kuzanga Marimba’s interlocking melodies and rhythms hold a multi-generational appeal.

Band members play seven wooden marimbas: sopranos, tenors, baritone, and bass, punctuated by hosho (gourd rattles) and singing. Don’t miss the chance for kids and adults to learn about these unique instruments and experiment with playing them.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Scotts Valley Library.

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Spring Book Sale Follow-Up

Huge success at the Spring Book Sale!

We made around $2000 for programs at our branch! Only possible because of our wonderful volunteers!

If you are interested in joining us contact Sylvia or Derek. Meetings are 2nd Wednesday of the month at 6:30PM in the Fireside Room. Regular attendance at meetings not needed to be a volunteer.