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.

Santa Cruz Noir

Santa Cruz Noir

Reading, Q&A, and book signing

Scotts Valley Library
June 30th, 2018

Aptos Library
July 12th, 2018

The Bubble Lady

The Bubble Lady

Summer Reading Event
This fabulous show really pops! It’s crazy, zany, super silly and tons of fun. Parents and children alike will be wowed as we follow “The Bubble Lady” to “Bubble Land” and participate in incredible musically enhanced bubble adventures.

July 25th

Scotts Valley Library

Discover Your Neighborhood - Local History Programs

Sesquicentennial Celebration

Scotts Valley History with Jay Topping
Saturday June 16 11am
Scotts Valley

West Side Santa Cruz History with Ross Gibson
Thursday June 21 12pm
Garfield Park

Aptos History with John Hibble
Thursday June 28 1pm

Boulder Creek History with Lisa Robinson
Saturday June 30 1pm
Boulder Creek

Live Oak History with Norman Poitevin
Saturday July 14 1pm
Live Oak

East Side Santa Cruz History With Judy Steen & Joe Michalak
Saturday July 28 11am

Scotts Valley Friends Summer Book Sale

Scotts Valley Friends
Summer Book Sale 2018

Gently Used Books, CDs & DVDs

Saturday, June 2nd

Mark Overgaard "Connecting with the World"

Mark Overgaard
Connecting with the World

Photography Exhibition

Saturday, February 10th