Current Happenings

Indie/Documentary Movie Lovers Club

posted Jun 4, 2018, 6:48 PM by Margie Bowles   [ updated Jul 18, 2018, 5:19 PM ]

1stWednesday of the month at 6:00pm

Notice the date change for July:

Next meeting: August 1st

 FACES PLACES (VISAGES, VILLAGES)2017 Documentary 1h 34m

Director Agnès Varda and photographer and muralist JR journey through rural France and form an unlikely friendship.

One-on-One Tech Tutoring

posted Jan 22, 2018, 3:29 PM by Margie Bowles   [ updated Jun 4, 2018, 7:19 PM ]

4th Friday of the month from 1pm-2pm 

Trying to play with technology and getting frustrated? A tech savvy librarian will provide instruction in the use of a wide range of technology services. Drop-in weekly appointments, 20 minute slots available. To best support learning, please bring the following items: devices (i.e., laptops, tablets, and/or smartphones), necessary passwords (Google Play, App Store), and library card! First-come, First-served. FREE!

Genealogy Group

posted Jan 22, 2018, 3:25 PM by Margie Bowles   [ updated Jul 18, 2018, 5:16 PM ]

Meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the month


Next meeting –  August 15th

Join us for hands-on research using the library's databases and internet resources. We will have laptops available for your use. 


posted May 16, 2016, 9:11 PM by Margie Bowles   [ updated Jun 18, 2018, 5:11 PM ]

Directed Minecraft play. Space limited.

First-come, first-served. (Ages 8-18yrs.)

Thursdays 1:00-3:30pm (6/28 – 7/26)


Questions?  Call 831-427-7710

R.E.A.D. : Reach Every Amazing Detail

posted Sep 28, 2015, 10:33 PM by Margie Bowles   [ updated Jun 4, 2018, 6:21 PM ]

Will resume in OCTOBER

You may sign up now for October slots.

This program is one-on-one reading comprehension instruction for readers 2nd through 12th grade.  Instructors are California credentialed teachers. Sessions are by appointment only.  Contact Programs (831.427.7717 or to make an appointment for a 30 minute session.

Movie Matinee@ the Library

posted Mar 4, 2014, 9:52 PM by Margie Bowles   [ updated Jul 18, 2018, 5:14 PM ]

 Meets on the 4th Friday of the Month from 10:00 (before the Library opens at 1:00pm)

Bring  your lunch and enjoy the movie in the library.

Next meeting – August 24th at 10:00 am

Viceroy’s House

2017 Bio/ Drama/History 1h 46min 

In 1947, British statesman Lord Mountbatten serves as India's last Viceroy and is charged with handing India back to its people.

Call for information on upcoming movies - 831-427-7710

Armchair Travel Adventure

posted Oct 16, 2013, 7:44 PM by Margie Bowles   [ updated Jul 18, 2018, 5:21 PM ]

Join us for travelers’ stories, photos, books, cultural crafts, music and food!

Thursday, August 2nd at 10:30am. 


Join us for local photographer Chelsea George’s photo journey to Dhaka & surrounding areas.

Want to share your travel adventure?  Let us know!

For information call  831-427-7710

Lego: Not-So-Simple Machines II

posted Oct 16, 2013, 7:39 PM by Margie Bowles   [ updated Jun 4, 2018, 7:09 PM ]

Call to see when it is scheduled.

Thursdays from 3:00PM to 4:30PM 

Create Lego simple machines using gears, levers & pulleys, then motorize them.

Children and Teens ages 7-18.  Limited to 16 participants.

For information call 831-427-7717 or 831-427-7710

Homework Help

posted Mar 16, 2013, 5:49 PM by Margie Bowles   [ updated Jun 4, 2018, 6:50 PM ]

Free homework assistance at the library:

Every Tuesday 3:00 – 5:00 - During the school year. 

The Santa Cruz Public Libraries and the Friends of the La Selva Beach Library are offering FREE homework help.  Assistance to school age children is provided by a California credentialed teacher.

No appointment necessary.  Question? Contact Sandi at 427.7706 x7665 or

Book Sale

posted Sep 26, 2012, 4:44 PM by Margie Bowles   [ updated Jun 4, 2018, 7:08 PM ]

Every summer and fall the Friends of the Library have a used book sale which helps provide funds for activities that the Friends offer at the La Selva Beach Library.  We do this in conjunction with the Art and Craft Faire. 

We  collect gently used books, audio and music CDs,  and movies on DVD and blu-ray in the La Selva Beach Library.  Donations may be made any time the Library is open.  If you would like to have your donations picked up, please contact Cindy Jackson at or 662-2374.

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