National Screening: 1984

On April 4, 2017, independent movie theaters in over 80 cities across 35 states will be screening 1984 (dir. Michael Radford, 1984), the film based on George Orwell’s best-selling novel.
In solidarity with these theaters in their stand for free speech, respect for human rights, and promulgation of factual news, the Scotts Valley Library will be participating in this nation-wide screening and community conversation. Come and watch, talk, and learn about this chillingly-relevant story of a man escaping from an overwhelmingly oppressive regime.

This film is rated R.

Tuesday, April 4th

251 Kings Village Rd.

Table Top 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

251 Kings Village Rd


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.

To The Top of the World

Author Talk: Kaitlin Bowman

One scientist's expedition to the North Pole.

Join UCSC oceanographer Katlin Bowman on an expedition to the Arctic.

There will be a reading followed by an activity on bioaccumulation.
Perfect for Ages 6 to 11!

February 18th
11:00am – 12pm

Getting To Know You

A Speed-Meeting Adventure

A 21+ event for getting to know your community—speed-dating style! Attendees get two minutes to chat and when the whistle blows, on to the next! Meet your neighbors, make new friends, and connect with people in your community.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Scotts Valley Library. Refreshments will be served.

February 11th
6:30pm – 8pm

Author Talk: Haunted Santa Cruz California

Haunted Santa Cruz California

Romantic Haunts of Santa Cruz... Tales of the Paranormal

Join the Scotts Valley Friends for a discussion with Maryanne Porter as she shares her research on the paranormal for her book, Haunted Santa Cruz.

Saturday • February 11th

Sumi-e for the New Year

Demo with Local Artist

Celebrate the Year of the Rooster and enjoy a demonstration of sumi-e, a traditional Japanese art form rooted in Chinese calligraphy and brush painting. Presented by local artist Carolyn Fitz, who has an infectious enthusiasm for the Japanese tradition of ink painting. This event is sponsored by the Japanese Cultural Fair and the Friends of the Scotts Valley Library.

Saturday • January 28
1:00pm - 2:00pm

Art in the Library

Artist's Reception for 4-H

Art in the Library is delighted to present a new installation of work created by our local 4-H club. The 4-H programs are grounded in the belief that kids learn best by doing. Kids complete hands-on projects in such areas as: the arts, science, health, food prep and agriculture in a positive environment where they receive guidance from adult mentors and are encouraged to take on proactive leadership roles. Meet these inspiring young artists at the reception and enjoy live music, libation and hors d'oeuvres. The installation runs through March 12.

Sunday • January 22
2:00pm - 4:00pm