The Beautiful & the Sublime


The Beautiful & the Sublime

A special show of children's books illustrations


October 27th, 2018 through January 26th, 2019

Event reception October 27th, 2pm – 4pm
Eve Aldridge, Brian Bowes, Julie Bayless, Sara Kahn, Elisa Kleven, Isabella Kung, Lea Lyon, Jane Miller, Teri Sloat, Diana Toledano

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Alfred Hitchcock in Scotts Valley, Santa Cruz, and Beyond



Alfred Hitchcock in Scotts Valley, Santa Cruz, and Beyond

Curious about Alfred Hitchcock's time
spent in Santa Cruz?


When: Thursday, October 11, 2018. 7:30pm – 9:00pm
Where: Scotts Valley Library, 251 Kings Village Rd.


UCSC Professor Shelley Stamp lifts the veil on Hitchcock's time spent living in Scotts Valley and the influence Santa Cruz had on his films. See photos from the inside of his former Scotts Valley residence "Heart O' The Mountain" and discuss his work in the community.

Don't forget to buy tickets to the Hitchcock Tales Fundraiser on October 13th at 7 p.m.!


Hitchcock Tales - A Fundraiser for the Scotts Valley Library


Hitchcock Tales:

An Evening with the Spirit of Alfred Hitchcock

Celebrate an era when Hollywood came to Scotts Valley with the Friends of Scotts Valley  

When: Saturday, October 13, 2018. 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Where: Scotts Valley Library, 251 Kings Village Rd.




Alfred Hitchcock lived in Scotts Valley for more than 30 years and many of his most famous films were inspired by this place.

Have fun while raising funds
This year, the library will transform into a Hitchcock fantasy where patrons can pose for photos against elaborate movie sets, purchase a Hitchcocktail or mocktail, compete for prizes in a trivia contest, and sample local pinot noir wines including the legendary Heart O' The Mountain, which is produced on the former Hitchcock estate.   

Guests are invited to come in Hitchcock movie-inspired costumes for a chance to win prizes. Guests will also browse numerous raffle and silent auction items, such as hand-made chocolates, art, gift baskets, jewelry, restaurant certificates, and a mid-20th century Hitchcock “Autumn” nightstand from the memorabilia collection of the Hitchcock Chair Company.
Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door and may be purchased at the Scotts Valley Library, at Mollie’s Country CafĂ©, and from members of the Scotts Valley Friends. The ticket price includes light refreshments and entertainment. Adults only. Cash bar.

Brain Fitness with David Miln Smith


Brain Fitness:

How Adventure & Risk-Taking
Improves Quality of Life


With insights gained from a lifetime of extreme adventuring, author and explorer David Miln Smith will share learning how to convert the fear of change from an enemy to an ally, and reframe risk from aversion to excitement.
A real-life “Indiana Jones,” David Miln Smith is internationally renowned for taking on world-class physical and intellectual challenges. A master storyteller, Dr. Smith weaves from his own experiences to guide, motivate, inspire, and entertain from tales of kayaking the Nile, swimming from Africa to Europe, solo trekking over the Atlas Mountains and marathoning through the Sahara.

Scotts Valley Library
Thursday, September 6,
6:30pm to 8pm


Smith is the author of three books: HEALING JOURNEY: Odyssey of an Uncommon Athlete, The East/West Exercise Book, and HUG THE MONSTER: How to Embrace Your Fears and Live Your Dreams. He has also been featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated, Tri Athlete, New York Sunday Magazine, Signature, Running Times, and Good Times.