Build-a-Button Workshop

Build-a-Button Workshop

Looking for the perfect stocking stuffer?
Want to show off your favorite band or TV show?

The Make Lab is almost ready but we're giving you a special holiday sneak-peek of our new button machine. Join us to learn how to use it and walk away with some cool swag! FREE!

Adults - 11 am-noon
Kids - 3-4 pm

Friday, December 15th

Holiday Book Sale

Holiday Book Sale

Give the Gift of Reading

Saturday, December 2nd
10:00am - 4:00pm

Trivia Night

Trivia Night

This is a FREE community event!

$5 Beer & Wine (cash/check only)
50/50 Raffle

Friday, November 3rd
6:30pm - 8:00pm

The Changing Roles of Women in Zimbabwe

A Talk with Music
~ Patience Munjeri

This is a FREE event!

Wednesday, October 6th
6:30pm - 8:00pm

Game On!

TableTop Night Record Attendance!

At Tabletop Night, 27 people between ages 7-70 were playing. At any given point we had six games going. It has become, and continues to be, a huge success. Thanks for making it possible.

This is a FREE event!

Tabletop Night
Every 1st & 3rd Wednesday
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Adults Only - ages 21+

Virtual Reality Demo for Seniors

Join us for a demonstration of our new Oculus Rift virtual reality equipment, where participants will sample a brief VR experience and have the opportunity to help create future VR programming.

This is a FREE event!

Tuesday August 15  -  10 - 11am

Mystery Author Joyce Oroz

Join the Friends of the Scotts Valley Library to meet local mystery author Joyce Oroz.

She will talk about her life as a muralist-turned writer, and the downs and ups of living with dyslexia.

Saturday July 8  -  2pm

Trivia on Tap Fundraiser

Trivia on Tap

Thursday • June 22nd, 2017


6:00pm -7:30pm
20 Victor Square B, Scotts Valley

Batman and Robin. Peanut butter and jelly.
Trivia and beer.

Join Santa Cruz Public Libraries and Steel Bonnet Brewing Company for a night of laughter, trivia, and delicious brews.

15% of every drink sold will go to the Friends of the Scotts Valley Library for future programs.

Scotts Valley Friends Summer Book Sale

Scotts Valley Friends Summer Book Sale

Saturday, June 3rd, 10am-4pm

At the Scotts Valley Library Branch

Gently used books, dvds, cds and audiobooks for sale.

Most items under $5.00

All proceeds from the sale will benefit the Scotts Valley Branch of the Santa Cruz Public Library

Trees to Seas

Lecture & Discussion Series
The Trees to Seas series features speakers and workshops about local natural science and ecology. Join us each 3rd Thursday of the month at the Scotts Valley Library to learn more about this place we call home. Brought to you in partnership with Julianne Rhodes, Environmental Compliance Consultant for the City of Scotts Valley.

Scotts Valley Library • 4th Thursdays
6:30pm - 8:30pm
251 Kings Village Rd.

April 20th
A Flyfisherman's History of the San Lorenzo River:

Flyfisherman & conservationist Tom Hogye leads us through the rich and colorful history of fishing the San Lorenzo River. Discover the history of this great anadromous fishery­from a time when there were more fish than you could shake a stick at-to the status today of restoring this once great habitat. 

May 18
Journey to the North Atlantic Gyre:
A Scientist Witnesses Plastic Pollution Carolyn Rosevelt, M.S. Research scientist, NASA ARC-CREST/CSU Monterey Bay. The 5 Gyres Institute is on a mission to educate the world about single-use plastic pollution. Carolyn Rosevelt recounts a 20-day journey across the North Atlantic and the effects of this pollution.

Movies That Matter

Screening and Discussion Series:
Join us on the 4th Wednesday of each month-­from now through August--for film screenings and thought-provoking discussions of films made from 1900-1940's. Every month we will screen a film from a different decade and discuss its historical context and significance. 

4th Wednesday of each month

5:00pm - 7:00pm

Scotts Valley Library 251 Kings Village Rd.

April 26:
A Trip to the Moon (1902), The Great Train Robbery (1903), The Haunted House (1908), The Fairylogue and Radio-Plays (1908)

May 24:
Hearts of the World (1918)

June 28:
Man with a Movie Camera (1929)

July 26:
Reefer Madness (1936)

August 23:
Murderers Among Us (1946)

Tabletop Night

Unplug for a few hours ...

These aren't your grandparents' board games! Games like Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride, and Exploding Kittens as well as many others will be available.

This is a program for adults only (ages 21+).

1st & 3rd Wednesdays• starting March 1


• 6:30pm-8:30pm
• 251 Kings Village Rd

Program sponsored by:
Friends of the Scotts Valley Library and Epic Adventure Games

Antique Silver

Willing Suspension Armchair Theater Presents:


Come explore with us the experience of being old. Through stories and insights, they offer us another way of interpreting reality.

Co-directed by Donald Grube & Patricia Hernan Grube

7PM Wednesday May 10
Santa Cruz Downtown Library

7PM Thursday May 11
Scotts Valley Library

7PM Thursday May 18
Aptos Library

Readers are: Ellie Van Houten, Karen Scharnberg, Virginia Henry Steve Grube, Donald Grube, and Patricia Hernan Grube

Free, though donations toward our expenses are appreciated.

Citizen Science

Supermassive Black Holes:
The Most Powerful Objects in the Universe

What is a supermassive black hole? If no light can escape them, how can they be the brightest and most powerful objects in the universe? Dr. Martin Gaskell will describe in easy-to-understand, non-technical terms using everyday concepts, how these monstrous black holes grow and produce their tremendous outpourings of energy by swallowing gas.

Thursday, May 4th • 2017
Scotts Valley Library• 251 Kings Village Rd.
6:30pm - 8:00pm 

Martin Gaskell Ph.D
Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of California at Santa Cruz.

Santa Cruz Public Libraries and partners invite you to join us every first Thursday for a lecture and Q&A with local experts and researchers in the field discussing life science, ecology, geology, genetics, climatology and more. Let's connect, inspire and inform each other! 


We invite you to the reception for our exhibit at the Scotts Valley Library from 2:00 - 4:00 on March 26.

Meet the artists, Horsdoeuvres, Libations and Music. 

This exhibit spans the ages from the Ageless Art  and 4H programs to the Watershed and Drawn2Art Schools. Brian Bowes will be showing plates from his new book along with whimsical sculptures from Peter Koronakos  and paintings by Hannah Posner.

March 11th to June 10th in the Scotts Valley Library.