Read and Discuss Extreme Economies: 9 Lessons from the World’s Limits

April 30, 2020 —SANTA CRUZ, CA—The Santa Cruz Public Libraries (SCPL), has arranged a very special book discussion with Supervisor Ryan Coonerty via Zoom from 4 – 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 17.

At SCPL, we believe that connecting our community with County Supervisors to discuss interesting books is a powerful way for us all to reflect on this crisis in a thoughtful, caring, and constructive way. Plus, it helps us all stay connected.

The book we will discuss is called Extreme Economies: 9 Lessons from the World’s Limits, by Richard Davies. In a story-driven look at the future of the global economy, Extreme Economies explores how places that have been battered by powerful forces have succeeded or failed has much to teach us about our own communities. The book is available in ebook format from our digital library.

Zoom links and dial in phone numbers will be emailed to registered participants 1 day prior to the event. The event is free, but advanced registration is required. Visit to register or call us at 831-427-7713.


The Santa Cruz Public Libraries (SCPL) delivers information, education, enrichment and inspiration through a network of 10 neighborhood library branches, a web-based digital library, a Bookmobile and community-based programs. SCPL serves children, teens and adults with innovative programming, professional services and community facilities that spark imagination and support discovery. Residents can explore a wide range of interests from academic research, book clubs and literacy programs to digital photography, locally-produced music and local history. Branch locations include Aptos, Boulder Creek, Branciforte, Capitola, Downtown Santa Cruz, Felton, Garfield Park, La Selva Beach, Live Oak and Scotts Valley. Learn more about SCPL at or via Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and YouTube.