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
2:00pm







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