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Scotts Valley Library

251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, CA 95066 United States
http://www.fsvpl.org/

April 2014

Friends of the Scotts Valley Library 5th Birthday Celebration

April 9, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Scotts Valley Library, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, CA 95066 United States
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The Friends of the Scotts Valley Public Library (FSVPL)is throwing itself a birthday party to celebrate all it has accomplished for the library in its first five years, and to widen the circle of Friends of the Scotts Valley Library.  The party will take place Wednesday, April 9th from 7pm to 9pm at the Scotts Valley Library. In honor of last Fall’s Hops & Harvest Festival – which raised significant funds for the Friends of the Scotts Valley Library –…

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August 2014

Meet the Artists at the Scotts Valley Library

August 23, 2014 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Scotts Valley Library, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, CA 95066 United States
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‘Painting the Golden State’ is Newest Installation in Scotts Valley’s ‘Art in the Library’ Program Public invited to meet the artists at local reception August 23 August 5 , 2014 – Scotts Valley, CA – Our beautiful golden state is the inspiration for the newest ‘Art in the Library’ program at the Scotts Valley Library. The ‘Painting the Golden State’ installation, running August 16 to November 1, features an exhibit of plein air and studio landscape paintings inspired by the…

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October 2014

Santa Cruz Mountains Cycling Team 2015 Informational Meeting

October 29, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Scotts Valley Library, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, CA 95066 United States
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The Santa Cruz Mountains Cycling Team is gearing up for the 2015 season. SCMC is a high school and middle school aged mountain bike race team for riders of any ability. We would like to invite anybody who is interested to come to our pre-season informational meeting. When: Wednesday, October 29th @ 6 PM. Where: Scotts Valley Library Check us out on line at scmcycling.com

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December 2014

Book Sale- Lightly Used

December 13, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Scotts Valley Library, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, CA 95066 United States
Free

Books make great gifts! The SV Chapter of the Friends of the Library will be sponsoring a used book sale on Saturday, December 13 from 10-4 in the Fireside Room of the Scotts Valley Library. The Friends will be selling gently used books in a variety of categories including Fiction, Non-Fiction, Children's Books, Cookbooks, Crafts, Gardening, Reference and more! We will also have DVDs, CDs and audiobooks. We have hundreds of books available for just a few dollars. These sales…

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April 2015

Peace Paper Project

April 29, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Scotts Valley Library, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, CA 95066 United States
Free

The Scotts Valley branch of the Santa Cruz Public Library System will host a FREE drop-in hand papermaking workshop and lecture facilitated by Peace Paper Project, a New York-based nonprofit art therapy organization. Peace Paper Project co-directors Drew Matott and Margaret Mahan will visit the Capitola and Scotts Valley branch libraries to conduct free, drop-in papermaking workshops. They also will give a 45-minute presentation about their organization in Scotts Valley. The lecture will begin at 2 p.m.; the papermaking workshop…

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June 2015

Jungle James

June 16, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Scotts Valley Library, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, CA 95066 United States
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An engaging, interactive live animal experience featuring insects, amphibians, and reptiles from around the world! All ages welcome!

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Babysitter’s Training

June 18, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Scotts Valley Library, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, CA 95066 United States
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Improve your chances of getting the job and doing a good job with a professional certificate! Babysitting is a great summer job. In the course, you will learn: • How to manage challenging children • How to keep safe and what to do in emergencies • How to plan for everyone to have a great time • How to run your business, plan your schedule, and keep your files in order This unique opportunity for free certification has been sponsored…

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Perry’s Family Magic

June 23, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Scotts Valley Library, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, CA 95066 United States
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Perry Yan’s 30 minute magic show is a unique combination of sleight of hand & clean comedy that the whole family will enjoy. There will be lots of audience participation throughout the show! This event is part of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries Summer Reading Program. To learn more or to sign up for the program, visit http://bit.ly/scpl-kidsread15

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July 2015

Magical Moonshine Puppet Theater presents: Puppylocks

July 7, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Scotts Valley Library, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, CA 95066 United States
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What if the Three Bears were really Teddy Bears? And what if Goldilocks was not a little girl at all, but a golden, mischievous little dog? Find out at Magical Moonshine’s Puppet Theater TEDDYBEAR CIRCUS! Puppylocks is presented with traditional Bohemian style marionettes on a tabletop stage with live music and singing the whole family will enjoy. This event is part of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries Summer Reading Program. To learn more or to sign up for the program,…

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Collage Workshop with T. Mike Walker

July 15, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Scotts Valley Library, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, CA 95066 United States
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Kids ages 7 and up are invited to join local artist T. Mike Walker for a fun and challenging photo collage workshop. The workshop is structured, so please arrive on time. This event is part of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries Summer Reading Program. To learn more or to sign up for the program, visit http://bit.ly/scpl-kidsread15.

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Circus of Smiles

July 18, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Scotts Valley Library, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, CA 95066 United States
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Don’t miss these family friendly circus shows written for children and enjoyed by all ages. There will be juggling, acrobatics, and lots of audience participation! This event is part of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries Summer Reading Program. To learn more or to sign up for the program, visit http://bit.ly/scpl-kidsread15

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Kuzanga Marimba – All-ages Dance Party!

July 24, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Scotts Valley Library, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, CA 95066 United States
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Featuring Kuzanga Marimba, founded in 1994, playing music rooted in thousand-year old traditions of the Shona people of Zimbabwe. This event sponsored by the Friends of the Scotts Valley Public Library. Kuzanga Marimba is featured in the Library’s SoundSwell collection.

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September 2015

National Voter Registration Day

September 22, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Scotts Valley Library, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, CA 95066 United States
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Tuesday, Sept 22nd • National Voter Registration Day. Location: All Branch Libraries • Celebrate Democracy with thousands of libraries and organizations across the nation on National Voter Registration Day. Have you moved or turned 18, changed your name legally or recently completed probation since Election Day 2014? Then you'll need to register to vote in this year's upcoming elections. All Branches of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries will have volunteers on-site all day to assist with voter registrations.

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October 2015

A Journaling Workshop with Patrice Vecchione

October 3, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Scotts Valley Library, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, CA 95066 United States
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Nobody can write what you will, or make the art you’re inclined to, because you’re the only one with your stories, your unfolding images. If you don’t tell your stories— in whatever form— they go untold. Local poet, author and artist Patrice Vecchione believes the world is made of stories, so that makes discovering and telling ours pretty important. The process of engaging the imagination is an enlightening and surprising one. Join Patrice and discover all you have to say…

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November 2015

Free Social Security Seminar

November 12, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Scotts Valley Library, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, CA 95066 United States
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Come to a free Social Security Seminar held at the Scotts Valley Library on November 12th from 6:00-7:30. Food and drink will be provided. Learn everything that you will need to know for your future and how to discern the complex Social Security system!

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December 2015

Citizen Science: Ben Higgins talks about California Moray Eels

December 3, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Scotts Valley Library, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, CA 95066 United States
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Join Functional Ecologist Ben Higgins in an exploration of the California Moray Eel. The Santa Cruz Public Library is partnering with the Children's Museum of Discovery (MOD), The Natural History Museum and UCSC to present a science series for adults. Meetings will be held on the 1st Thursday every month at 6:30pm.

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July 2016

The Puppet Art Theater performs The 3 Billy Goats Gruff

July 1, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Scotts Valley Library, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, CA 95066 United States
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Fun for the whole family!

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Chicks in the City, Hens in the Hood

July 2, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Scotts Valley Library, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, CA 95066 United States
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Want to keep Chickens? Join Master Gardener Candice McLaren and learn about the joys of keeping chickens without annoying your neighbors. Do you know what the best breed is for you and your family? Do you want large or small birds, white, brown or blue/green eggs, fancy feathered birds, full grown hens or baby chicks, or possibly rescue birds from Animal Services? Do you want some ideas about how to design and place a chicken coop? Before you bring those…

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Gerald Joseph Magic!

July 8, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Scotts Valley Library, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, CA 95066 United States
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Come see award winning magician Gerald Joseph perform. Fun for the whole family! This free event is open to all!

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3D Modeling and Printing 101

July 8, 2016 @ 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until July 22, 2016

Scotts Valley Library, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, CA 95066 United States
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A beginning 3D modeling and printing class for ages 14-20. Participants over 21 are eligible to attend but will be given second priority to young folks. People who want to attend must register ahead of time by emailing [email protected] There are 12 spots open. Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptop but it is not mandatory. Participants must have moderate computer skills.

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Santa Cruz Shakespeare Dramaturgs Discuss This Summer’s Upcoming Plays

July 20, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Scotts Valley Library, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, CA 95066 United States
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Dr. Ariane Helou will share knowledgeable and entertaining insights on “Hamlet”. This event is the second in a two-part series. The first in the series offers a discussion on A Midsummer Night's Dream with Professor Michael Warren, taking place at the Downtown Library, Wednesday, July 6, 6:30PM-8:30PM. These fast-paced, enlightening discussions will greatly add to your enjoyment of this summer’s performances. Santa Cruz Shakespeare’s performances will be held in The Grove at DeLaveaga Park from July 12 through August 28.…

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StuntMasters BMX Show

July 27, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Scotts Valley Library, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, CA 95066 United States
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Author and pro BMX rider, John Parker is coming to Scotts Valley! His team of StuntMasters will be performing an awesome bicycle freestyle show at Skypark, right next to Scotts Valley Library. Brought to you by The Friends Of Scotts Valley Library and Scotts Valley Parks and Recreation.

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Book Publishing 1-2-3

July 30, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Scotts Valley Library, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, CA 95066 United States
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Packed with stories and tips, this lively, popular class will feature a glimpse at today’s dynamic book business (including traditional, electronic, and self-publishing), ideas for finding literary agents and editors, and suggestions for improving craft and connecting with readers. Other highlights: writing prompts, four-page handout, Q&A. Presenter: Laurie Gibson, the editor who’s served more than 150 first-time authors and also edited/proofread 250+ books for numerous publishers, including the 2003 edition of "The Color Purple," as well as the writing of…

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October 2016

Tabloidia III: Weird Stories for Weird Times

October 17, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Scotts Valley Library, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, CA 95066 United States
Free

Our local reader's theater troupe, Willing Suspension Armchair Theater recounts the weird, the wild, and the just plain zany stories direct from the pages of America’s favorite checkout aisle news sources! Willing Suspension Armchair Theater is a local troupe who perform Reader's Theater at the library on a monthly basis. The performance is free, and donations to the Troupe are always welcome.

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December 2016

Holiday Book Sale at the Scotts Valley Library

December 3, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Scotts Valley Library, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, CA 95066 United States
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A good book is one of the best gifts you can give this holiday season, or any time. The Scotts Valley Library has their Holiday Book Sale Saturday (tomorrow), starting at 10am with lots of gently used books, CDs, Audio books, and more. A great place to do your holiday shopping. Great values wonderful gifts, check it out!

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February 2017

Romantic Haunts of Santa Cruz: Not your Typical Valentine’s Day Story

February 11, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Scotts Valley Library, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, CA 95066 United States
Free

Meet author Maryanne Porter at Scotts Valley Library on Saturday February 11 as she discusses her research into the paranormal for her book "Haunted Santa Cruz, California.” Sponsored by the Friends of Scotts Valley Library, a chapter of the Friends of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries, the event will feature readings by the author, a question and answer session, and an opportunity to purchase an autographed copy of Porter’s book.

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April 2017

Trees to Seas

April 20, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Scotts Valley Library, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, CA 95066 United States
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Come listen to Tom Hogye, local speaker and fly fisherman, tell the history of the San Lorenzo River. Trees to seas is a part of a series of talks at Scotts Valley about science, particularly environmental science and ecology, and the local environment, particularly in and around Scotts Valley. The library’s partner in this series is Julianne Rhodes, who works with the City of Scotts Valley on environmental compliance.

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Movies that Matter

April 26, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Scotts Valley Library, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, CA 95066 United States
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Join us on the 4th Wednesday of each month - from now through August - for film screenings and thought-provoking discussions of films made from 1900-1940s. Every month we will screen a film from a different decade and discuss its historical context and significance. For April, we will be watching a series of shorter films including A trip to the Moon (1902), The Great Train Robbery (1903), The Haunted House (1908), The Fairylogue and Radio-Plays (1908).

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May 2017

Tabletop Night

May 3, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Scotts Valley Library, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, CA 95066 United States
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Unplug for a few hours to play new and exciting tabletop (board, card, or dice) games. These aren’t your grandparents’ board games! Games like Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride, and Exploding Kittens along with many others will be available. This is a program for adults only (ages 21+). Sponsored by Friends of the Scotts Valley Library and Epic Adventure Games. First and Third Wednesdays of each month.

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Tabletop Night

May 17, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Scotts Valley Library, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, CA 95066 United States
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Unplug for a few hours to play new and exciting tabletop (board, card, or dice) games. These aren’t your grandparents’ board games! Games like Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride, and Exploding Kittens along with many others will be available. This is a program for adults only (ages 21+). Sponsored by Friends of the Scotts Valley Library and Epic Adventure Games. First and Third Wednesdays of each month.

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June 2017

Woodburning at Scotts Valley Library

June 24, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Scotts Valley Library, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, CA 95066 United States
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What a lovely way to burn! Join pyrography artist Kelley Badgley for a two-hour beginner’s class on the art of wood burning. Supplies will be provided. Limit 11 participants. Email [email protected] to register (required).

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July 2017

Book Talk: Joyce Oroz, Muralist & Mystery Author

July 8, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Scotts Valley Library, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, CA 95066 United States
Free

Local mystery author Joyce Oroz will be the featured author at the Scotts Valley Library on Saturday, July 8 at 2 pm. She will talk about her life as a muralist-later-writer, and the downs and ups of living with dyslexia. Joyce Oroz writes about the things she loves: painting, animals, California, relationships, mystery, and adventure. Her books feature amateur sleuth Josephine Stuart, a Santa Cruz county-based muralist, who just happens to be painting nearby when crimes occur. Set in local…

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Santa Cruz Shakespeare

July 13, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Scotts Valley Library, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, CA 95066 United States
Free

Join Michael Warren in this one hour discussion of "Measure for Measure", Shakespeare's dynamic, dark comedy that explores the body politic and the politics of the body. Being performed during the Santa Cruz Shakespeare 2017 summer season at The Grove in DeLaveaga Park.

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Front Yard Landscape Make-Over

July 18, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Scotts Valley Library, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, CA 95066 United States
Free

Learn about landscape design basics, including sheet mulching, a method of “green” lawn removal. LeAnne Ravinale of the Scotts Valley Water Department presents.

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August 2017

Tabletop Night

August 2, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on August 16, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Scotts Valley Library, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, CA 95066 United States

Unplug for a few hours to play new and exciting tabletop (board, card, or dice) games. These aren’t your grandparents’ board games! Games like Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride, and Exploding Kittens along with many others will be available. This is a program for adults only (ages 21+). Sponsored by Friends of the Scotts Valley Library and Epic Adventure Games. First and Third Wednesdays of each month.

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Ancestry Workshop

August 12, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Scotts Valley Library, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, CA 95066 United States

Find census, birth, marriage, death, and military records with Ancestry.com. Bring your laptop or share one of ours for this workshop learning how to use this popular and useful genealogy tool given by Mike Epperson GSSCC member.

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Movies that Matter

August 24, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Scotts Valley Library, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, CA 95066 United States

Join us for a screening of the 1946 film Murderers Among Us. This is the final in a 5-month film series highlighting movies made between 1900’s-1940’s and their historical context. We provide historical context for the film, screen that film, and then offer a space for discussion.

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September 2017

Plant-Based… Slimmer Waist

September 12, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Scotts Valley Library, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, CA 95066 United States

Learn Dr. Barnard's Kickstart Your Health & WEIGHT LOSS principles, to 'Live For!' Sandi Rechenmacher, local nutritional consultant, whole foods plant-based chef and PCRM Food for Life Instructor will share Dr. Barnard’s Kickstart program, a scientifically-proven powerful approach to eating as both an excellent way to lose weight and to stay healthy. The virtues of the Kickstart program focuses on the type of food you eat, not the amount, using foods that work with your body, not against it. Besides…

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Sunnyside Up: How to Crack Your Retirement Nest Egg

September 16, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Scotts Valley Library, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, CA 95066 United States
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Join us on the 3rd Saturday of each month @ 10am at the Scotts Valley Library to develop a better understanding of how to manage your personal finances. Learn about a different topic each month with George Haas and Anthony Rovai, financial advisers at Money Concepts Capital Corporation. Start getting your personal finances in shape. The series starts on September 16th and runs through May.

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Tabletop Night

September 20, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Scotts Valley Library, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, CA 95066 United States
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Unplug for a few hours to play new and exciting tabletop (board, card, or dice) games. These aren’t your grandparents’ board games! Games like Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride, and Exploding Kittens along with many others will be available. This is a program for adults only (ages 21+). Sponsored by Friends of the Scotts Valley Library and Epic Adventure Games. First and Third Wednesdays of each month.

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Tree to Seas: Stormwater Runoff

September 21, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Scotts Valley Library, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, CA 95066 United States
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This month’s talk is Slow it, Sink it, Spread it: Homeowners' guide to greening stormwater runoff with speaker Angie Gruys, Resource Conservation District of Santa Cruz County. Trees to Seas is a series of talks at Scotts Valley about science, particularly environmental science and ecology, and the local environment, particularly in and around Scotts Valley. The library's partner in this series is Julianne Rhodes, who works with the City of Scotts Valley on environmental compliance.

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Pumpkin Patch Fundraiser by Scotts Valley Community Theater Guild

September 30, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Scotts Valley Library, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, CA 95066 United States
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The Scotts Valley Community Theater Guild is sponsoring a Pumpkin Patch outside the new performing arts theater site in Scotts Valley.  An anonymous donor has offered to match the proceeds that the Pumpkin Patch raises!!! So please stop by to purchase pumpkins and support The Guild's efforts to build a working theater for the community.  The Pumpkin Patch will be open on Saturday September 30th from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM.  The Pumpkin Patch is located next to the Scotts Valley Public…

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October 2017

Tabletop Night

October 4, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on October 11, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Scotts Valley Library, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, CA 95066 United States
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Unplug for a few hours to play new and exciting tabletop (board, card, or dice) games. These aren’t your grandparents’ board games! Games like Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride, and Exploding Kittens along with many others will be available. This is a program for adults only (ages 21+). Sponsored by Friends of the Scotts Valley Library and Epic Adventure Games. First and Third Wednesdays of each month.

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Magic the Gathering Train and Play

October 6, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Scotts Valley Library, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, CA 95066 United States
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Learn to play Magic the Gathering in honor of International Games Week, hosted by Epic Adventure Games. All ages.

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Mario Kart Tournament

October 31, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Scotts Valley Library, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, CA 95066 United States
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All ages, bracketed Mario Kart tournament in honor of International Games Week.

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November 2017

Throwback Thursday – A Day of Games

November 2, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Scotts Valley Library, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, CA 95066 United States
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Come play classic games such as chess, checkers, Monopoly, and The Game of Life for International Games Week. All ages, all day.

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Friday Night Trivia for International Games Week

November 3, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Scotts Valley Library, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, CA 95066 United States
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Community event hosted by SCPL, FSVPL, Epic Adventure Games, and Steel Bonnet Brewing Company. All ages. Part of International Games Week! Community organizations join forces to bring you an exciting trivia night! Form teams or tackle it solo. Drinks and prizes will be provided by Steel Bonnet Brewing Company and Epic Adventure Games. The full event is hosted by and all proceeds will go to the Friends of the Scotts Valley Library.

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Board in the Library Game-A-Thon

November 4, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Scotts Valley Library, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, CA 95066 United States
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Lancelot’s Merry Band of Gamers all-day gaming marathon. Adult program.

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Money Matters Series

November 8, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Scotts Valley Library, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, CA 95066 United States
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Start to develop a better understanding of how to manage your personal finances. Learn about a different topic on the 3rd Saturday of each month with George Haas and Anthony Rovai, financial advisers at Money Concepts Capital Corporation. Start getting your personal finances in shape. The series starts on September 16th and runs through May. This Month: Retirement Planning and Tax Planning for the year 2017

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December 2017

Caterpillar Puppets @ the Scotts Valley Library

December 1, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Scotts Valley Library, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, CA 95066 United States
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Join the family fun at the HOLIDAY SURPRISE PUPPET SHOW. The 30 minute program features a busy elf, some monkey business, a shy artist mouse and a caterpillar who identifies as a butterfly. Guaranteed to generate giggles.

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Scotts Valley Friends of the Library Holiday Book Sale

December 2, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Scotts Valley Library, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, CA 95066 United States
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The Scotts Valley Friends chapter of the Santa Cruz Public Library will be holding its Holiday Book Sale at the Scotts Valley Library. Many gently used books, dvds, and cds will be sold. Give the gift of reading this season! All proceeds benefit the Scotts Valley Friends.

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Holiday Book Sale at Scotts Valley

December 2, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Scotts Valley Library, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, CA 95066 United States
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The Friends of the Scotts Valley Library will hold their annual winter book sale to raise money in support of library programs. Get great books, music, and more at great prices!

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Tabletop Night

December 6, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on December 20, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Scotts Valley Library, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, CA 95066 United States
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Unplug for a few hours to play new and exciting tabletop (board, card, or dice) games. These aren’t your grandparents’ board games! Games like Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride, and Exploding Kittens along with many others will be available. This is a program for adults only (ages 21+). Sponsored by Friends of the Scotts Valley Library and Epic Adventure Games. First and Third Wednesdays of each month.

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Caterpillar Puppets @ the Scotts Valley Library

December 16, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Scotts Valley Library, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, CA 95066 United States
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Join the family fun at the HOLIDAY SURPRISE PUPPET SHOW. The 30 minute program features a busy elf, some monkey business, a shy artist mouse and a caterpillar who identifies as a butterfly. Guaranteed to generate giggles.

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January 2018

Club Kanopy Movies

January 11, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Scotts Valley Library, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, CA 95066 United States
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Club Kanopy is a movie club that screens quality films directly from Kanopy Streaming Video: SCPL’s hottest movie platform. Join us monthly for fun, thoughtful, dramatic, or important movie screenings with some discussion afterward.

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CASE Art Club

January 17, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Scotts Valley Library, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, CA 95066 United States
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CASE stands for Creative, Artistic, Scientific, Expressive. A new monthly class for kids ages 6 - 10. Come craft with Anna and learn about the relationship between art and science. The goal is to involve kids in art using their own creativity. Parents are welcome to observe and learn but the art is for the kids. At the first class kids will experiment with Zentangle Snowlfakes. Every class will involve art and the science behind the art. Anna is a…

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February 2018

Board at the Library

February 7, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on February 10, 2018 at 12:00 pm

One event on February 21, 2018 at 6:30 pm

One event on February 24, 2018 at 12:00 pm

Scotts Valley Library, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, CA 95066 United States
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Adults need playtime too! Join this program for hours of tabletop gaming fun. Bring your favorite board game or play some of the library's many games like Settlers of Catan, Pandemic, or Ticket to Ride. No prior gaming experience is necessary.

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Art in the Library Featuring Photography of Mark Overgaard

February 10, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Scotts Valley Library, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, CA 95066 United States
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Art in the Library is delighted to present a new installation of work by local photographer Mark Overgaard. The installation, "Connecting with the World," presents remarkable images of wildlife and cultures. The Installation runs through March. Sponsored by the Friends of the Scotts Valley Library. From 3-5pm there will be a reception where you will be able to meet the photographer, Mark Overgaard.

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CASE Art Club

February 21, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Scotts Valley Library, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, CA 95066 United States
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CASE stands for Creative, Artistic, Scientific, Expressive. A new monthly class for kids ages 6-10. Come craft with Anna and learn about the relationship between art and science. The goal is to involve kids in art using their own creativity. Parents are welcome to observe and learn but the art is for the kids.

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March 2018

Money Matters Financial Literacy Series

March 17, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Scotts Valley Library, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, CA 95066 United States
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Start to develop a better understanding of how to manage your personal finances. Learn about a different topic on the 3rd Saturday of each month with George Haas and Anthony Rovai, financial advisers at Money Concepts Capital Corporation. Start getting your personal finances in shape. The series starts on September 16th and runs through May.

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May 2018

A Fly Fisherman’s History of the San Lorenzo River

May 10, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Scotts Valley Library, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, CA 95066 United States
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The San Lorenzo River was once the most famous fishing river in California for its wealth of anadromous fishes such as Chinook and Coho Salmon, Steelhead and Rainbow Trout. Fly fisherman Tom Hogye will relate the rich and colorful history of fishing the San Lorenzo from the days when there were more fish than you could shake a stick at to the current status of a fish habitat in the process of restoration.

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June 2018

Friends of Scotts Valley Library Summer Book Sale

June 2, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Scotts Valley Library, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, CA 95066 United States
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Gently used books, DVDs, CDs, and audiobooks will be sold. All proceeds benefit the Scotts Valley Library.

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Scotts Valley History with Jay Topping

June 16, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Scotts Valley Library, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, CA 95066 United States
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Interested in Scotts Valley's rich history? Come on Saturday at 11:00 am to the Scotts Valley Library for a history lecture by local Historian, Jay Topping. You will be treated to one hour of fast and furious facts and stories plus a slideshow and vintage signs that will explain our rich history.

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Fratello Marionettes “Aladdin”

June 20, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Scotts Valley Library, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, CA 95066 United States
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Using traditional music, intricate costumes, and dramatic staging, we present this magical tale adapted from “The 1,001 Arabian Nights” as it has never been seen before. Friendship and kindness triumph over evil as Aladdin discovers the magical lamp, frees and befriends the powerful genie, thwarts the evil sorcerer, and saves the kingdom.

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July 2018

Woodburning Workshop

July 7, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Scotts Valley Library, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, CA 95066 United States
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What a lovely way to burn! Join pyrography artist Kelley Badgley for a two-hour beginner’s class on the art of wood burning. Supplies will be provided. Limit 10 participants. Email [email protected] to register (required).

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The Bubble Lady!

July 25, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Scotts Valley Library, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, CA 95066 United States
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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.

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September 2018

Brain Fitness: How Adventure and Risk-Taking Improves Quality of Life

September 6, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Scotts Valley Library, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, CA 95066 United States
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Join author, explorer, and adventurer David Miln Smith to learn how to convert the fear of change from an enemy to an ally, and reframe the risk from aversion to excitement. His talk is sponsored by the Friends of the Scotts Valley Library.

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December 2018

Friends of the Scotts Valley Library Holiday Book Sale

December 8, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Scotts Valley Library, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, CA 95066 United States
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Looking for the perfect gift? Who wouldn't love a book for the holidays? Gently used children young adult, and adult books, including some really nice children and young adult book sets, antiquarian books, DVDs, CDs, and audiobooks will be sold. All proceeds benefit the Friends of the Scotts Valley Library.

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March 2019

Veterans Information Center @ Scotts Valley Library

March 27, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Scotts Valley Library, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, CA 95066 United States
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We are taking the Downtown Veterans Information Center on the road for 4 pop ups. One each week in March at four different library branch locations. Volunteer staffed pop ups will highlight what we are doing Downtown and the services we are providing to veterans and their families. Veterans and their families live all over the county and might not have a chance to visit the Downtown location. We plan on sharing information regarding the many benefits available to those…

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June 2019

Family concert with José-Luis Orozco

June 12, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Scotts Valley Library, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, CA 95066 United States
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Join in the fun as celebrated author Jose Luis Orozco encourages children to sing and play in Spanish and English through a mix of Latin American songs, rhymes, stories and games. Únase a la diversión mientras el célebre autor José Luis Orozco anima a los niños a cantar y tocar en español e inglés a través de una mezcla de canciones, rimas, historias y juegos latinoamericanos. --- José-Luis Orozco is a bilingual educator, children’s author, and recording artist who has…

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July 2019

Cascada de Flores

July 15, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Scotts Valley Library, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, CA 95066 United States
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Story-Song-Dance! Bilingual storytelling that is engaging. The story features charming characters full of artistry, music and fun. Cuentos bilingües con una historia de personajes encantadores llenos de arte, música y diversión. Free and family friendly! This program is part of Santa Cruz Public Libraries' Summer Reading Program.

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August 2019

Storytime with Author Joyce Oroz

August 2, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Scotts Valley Library, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, CA 95066 United States
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Local author and illustration, Joyce Oroz, will read from her children’s books Annie Gets Her Bounce and Annie Gets a Brother. She will also talk about writing and illustrating books. This is a special program for families with children preschool through second grade. Friends of the Scotts Valley Library are co-sponsoring this event and will have the author’s books for sale.

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September 2019

Money Matters

September 21, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Scotts Valley Library, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, CA 95066 United States
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Financial advisers George Haas and Anthony Rovai cover a variety of topics concerning financial literacy, wealth management, and retirement planning. Join us the 3rd Saturday of each month for a new topic, such as Health Insurance, Investments, Wills and Trusts, Life Insurance, and more. This popular series is back for a 3rd straight year.

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October 2019

Why Art? A Special Group Show Featuring Santa Cruz County Library Staff & Volunteers

October 12, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Scotts Valley Library, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, CA 95066 United States
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The Friends of the Scotts Valley Library are hosting an exhibition and gala reception to showcase the talents of several artists who work or volunteer at our local libraries. Why Create Art? Modern libraries are about much more than books and today’s library staff and volunteers comprise a highly creative group. The Friends of the Scotts Valley Library (FSVPL) have long supported art in the library. Roxanne Dwyer, the Friend’s art show curator, thought it would be fun to feature…

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Cyber Security Workshop

October 16, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Scotts Valley Library, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, CA 95066 United States
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Cybersecurity means staying safe online. Learn safe online habits from experts from Library IT. Bring your questions and concerns to the extended Q & A that follows.

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Money Matters

October 20, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Scotts Valley Library, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, CA 95066 United States
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Financial advisers George Haas and Anthony Rovai cover a variety of topics concerning financial literacy, wealth management, and retirement planning. Join us the 3rd Saturday of each month for a new topic, such as Health Insurance, Investments, Wills and Trusts, Life Insurance, and more. This popular series is back for a 3rd straight year.

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November 2019

Money Matters

November 17, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Scotts Valley Library, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, CA 95066 United States
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Financial advisers George Haas and Anthony Rovai cover a variety of topics concerning financial literacy, wealth management, and retirement planning. Join us the 3rd Saturday of each month for a new topic, such as Health Insurance, Investments, Wills and Trusts, Life Insurance, and more. This popular series is back for a 3rd straight year.

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Book Talk: A Map of the World (With All Faults)

November 19, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Scotts Valley Library, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, CA 95066 United States
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Local author Edward Weingold will read from his new historical novel, A Map of the World (With All Faults). A bloodstained map published in the very first atlas of the world (1570) comes up for sale at a San Francisco auction house in 2016. The novel charts the journey of the map through WWII and its impact on all the owners from its creation to the adult daughter of the little girl who was hidden from the Nazis in 1944.…

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December 2019

Death Café

December 11, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Scotts Valley Library, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, CA 95066 United States
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Come gather to eat cake, drink tea and discuss death. A Death Café is a group directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives or themes. It is not a grief support group or counseling session, just some folks getting together to eat cake and talk about death. Talking about death can affirm what’s important about life. Program provided by Hospice of Santa Cruz County. Space is limited, please RSVP to Vanessa at Hospice of Santa Cruz County at [email protected]

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Money Matters

December 15, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Scotts Valley Library, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, CA 95066 United States
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Financial advisers George Haas and Anthony Rovai cover a variety of topics concerning financial literacy, wealth management, and retirement planning. Join us the 3rd Saturday of each month for a new topic, such as Health Insurance, Investments, Wills and Trusts, Life Insurance, and more. This popular series is back for a 3rd straight year.

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January 2020

Money Matters: Retirement and tax planning updates for 2020

January 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Scotts Valley Library, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, CA 95066 United States
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Are you ready to retire? Retirement and tax planning updates for 2020 Learn about the 401K Optimizer and general ideas of investment for retirement. Learn what will change in 2020. George and Anthony will answer questions about retirement planning, tax efficiency, risk management and more. All levels of knowledge and questions are welcome. These financial advisers can teach general principles or update you on recent changes.

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Art Reception: Photographer Michael Singer

January 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Scotts Valley Library, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, CA 95066 United States
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Meet the artist, photographer Michael Singer and enjoy his photography on exhibit at the Scotts Valley Library through March 28, 2020. From Abstract to Zebra: Our World and Beyond, the photographs of Michael Singer capture the realistic and abstract beauty of the natural and built worlds. A Friends of Scotts Valley Library program supporting the Scotts Valley Library.

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Money Matters

January 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Scotts Valley Library, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, CA 95066 United States
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Financial advisers George Haas and Anthony Rovai cover a variety of topics concerning financial literacy, wealth management, and retirement planning. Join us the 3rd Saturday of each month for a new topic, such as Health Insurance, Investments, Wills and Trusts, Life Insurance, and more. This popular series is back for a 3rd straight year.

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February 2020

Wireless Technology: Can It Harm You?

February 1 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Scotts Valley Library, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, CA 95066 United States
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Installation of 100’s of “small cell” antennas (4G/5G) in neighborhoods in SC County will bring wireless radiation closer to your homes and emit frequencies day and night. Is this safe? Evidence suggests that it is not. At wireless radiation levels far below the current FCC “safe” limits, scientific studies have shown clear evidence of DNA breakage, neurological damage to the blood/brain barrier (blocks toxins), cognitive and sleep disturbances, and in the long-term, cancer. ---Learn about cell phones, wifi, towers, antennas:…

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Money Matters

February 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Scotts Valley Library, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, CA 95066 United States
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Financial advisers George Haas and Anthony Rovai cover a variety of topics concerning financial literacy, wealth management, and retirement planning. Join us the 3rd Saturday of each month for a new topic, such as Health Insurance, Investments, Wills and Trusts, Life Insurance, and more. This popular series is back for a 3rd straight year.

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3 Keys to Weight Loss

February 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Scotts Valley Library, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, CA 95066 United States
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Rebecca Hazelton of Choosing Health Now (http://choosinghealthnow.com/) will help you Discover Your Best Health. · How the health of your gut is the #1 most important thing to releasing weight and feeling great · 3 causes of excess body fat · 3 secrets to weight loss · FREE GIFT TO help you release weight and have unstoppable health!

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March 2020

Money Matters

March 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Scotts Valley Library, 251 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, CA 95066 United States
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Financial advisers George Haas and Anthony Rovai cover a variety of topics concerning financial literacy, wealth management, and retirement planning. Join us the 3rd Saturday of each month for a new topic, such as Health Insurance, Investments, Wills and Trusts, Life Insurance, and more. This popular series is back for a 3rd straight year.

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