Current Happenings

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

posted Sep 28, 2015, 10:33 PM by Margie Bowles

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.


La Selva Beach: October 14, 2015 to May 25, 2016       Wednesdays 3:00-5:00p

Movie Matinee@ the Library

posted Mar 4, 2014, 9:52 PM by Margie Bowles   [ updated Jan 15, 2016, 6:17 PM ]

 Meets on the 4th Friday of the Month from 11:00 (before the Library opens at 1:00)

Bring  your lunch and enjoy the movie in the library.

Next meeting – February 26th at 11:00AM.

Coco Chanel and Igor Stravinsky

Library opens at 1:00PM on Fridays.

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

Armchair Travel Adventure

posted Oct 16, 2013, 7:44 PM by Margie Bowles   [ updated Jan 15, 2016, 5:46 PM ]

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

Thursday at 10:30am,  February 4th.

South Carolina Low Country and the Gullah Culture

Want to share your travel adventure?  Let us know!

For information call  831-427-7710

Lego: Simple Machines Studio

posted Oct 16, 2013, 7:39 PM by Margie Bowles   [ updated Mar 16, 2015, 8:57 PM ]

Thursdays from 3:00PM to 4:30PM 

Create Lego devices with gears, levers & pulleys.

Call if interested to find out when program begins again!

Children and Teens ages 9-18 

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

Homework Help

posted Mar 16, 2013, 5:49 PM by Margie Bowles   [ updated Oct 20, 2015, 7:22 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 at the Art, Antique, & Craft Faire

posted Sep 26, 2012, 4:44 PM by Margie Bowles   [ updated Oct 15, 2015, 7:23 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, Antique, and Craft Faire.  On November 21, 2015 we will have another Book Sale.
We  collect gently used books in the La Selva Beach Library.  Donations may be made any time the Library is open.

Movie Club

posted Sep 16, 2012, 1:41 PM by Margie Bowles   [ updated Jan 16, 2016, 6:18 PM ]

Please come to the La Selva Beach library on Tuesday, January 19th at 1:00PM.
We will be discussing Golden Globe Awards
 Best and Worst movies of 2015.

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Meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the Month from 1:00 to 2:00
Next meeting - February 16th

For information on upcoming movies to discuss call 831-427-7710

Pre-School Story Time

posted Sep 16, 2012, 1:39 PM by Margie Bowles   [ updated Dec 14, 2015, 6:18 PM ]

Weekly Pre-School Story Time

Tuesdays 10:30-11:30am! 

Designed for families with children 3 - 6 years old.  The Pre - School Story time is a fun way to introduce your child to the library and the magic of reading. 

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

 The Librarian reads a story and provides a craft for children and

 adults to do together.

Join us!

Next Friends Meeting

posted Jul 11, 2012, 9:58 AM by Margie Bowles   [ updated May 26, 2015, 6:46 PM ]

June 15, 2015.  Join us!

AGENDA to be posted when available.










Book Clubs

posted May 9, 2012, 8:10 PM by Margie Bowles   [ updated Jan 30, 2016, 8:16 PM ]

La Selva Beach has 2 book groups that read contemporary fiction and non-fiction.  Both groups welcome visitors and new members.  
Call the La Selva Beach Library for information. (831)427-7700 x 6000

Adult Book Discussion Group:

Meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 10:30

Upcoming books to discuss:

February 11 - The Oregon Trail by Rinker Buck

March 10 - The Wright Brothers by David McCullough

Passionate Readers Book Discussion: 

Meet on the 4th Thursday of the Month at 10:30 AM                                                    

Upcoming books to discuss:

January 28 - Blue Highways: journey into America by William Least Heat Moon

February  25 - The Underground Girls of Kabul by Jenny Nordberg

March 24 -  Desert Queen  by Janet Wallach

April 28 - Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman

May 26 - The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin

Join us!

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