Current Happenings

NEW! Movie Club

posted Mar 4, 2014, 9:52 PM by Margie Bowles

Meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month, 1:00-2:00.  Two Oscar nominated movies (Best Picture) "Her" and "Nebraska" were discussed at the previous meetings.  For information call 831- 427-7710.

Re-Visioning Our Poems

posted Mar 4, 2014, 5:16 PM by Margie Bowles   [ updated Mar 4, 2014, 9:55 PM ]

Bring drafts of your poems to our editing workshop, led by local poet, MAGDALENA MONTAGNE. Develop your ideas in a supportive group.

Third Wednesday of the month, between 2:30 and 4:00 pm at the La Selva Beach Library.   Program offered from January 6 until May 30, 2014

No registration required.  No fees.  All are welcome.  For information call Programs 831-427-7717  or email:

Armchair Travel Adventure

posted Oct 16, 2013, 7:44 PM by Margie Bowles   [ updated Mar 17, 2014, 2:04 PM ]

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

Thursday, April 3rd   - Tanzania

Wednesday, May 7th at 12:00 - Ukraine

Would you like to share your travel adventure?

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

Lego: Simple Machines Studio

posted Oct 16, 2013, 7:39 PM by Margie Bowles   [ updated Mar 4, 2014, 10:01 PM ]

Third Thursday of the Month from 3:00PM to 4:30PM

Children and Teens ages 9-18  create Lego devices with gears,

levers & motors.

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

Homework Assistance

posted Mar 16, 2013, 5:49 PM by Margie Bowles   [ updated Mar 4, 2014, 9:59 PM ]

Free homework help at the library:

Tuesday 3:00 – 5:00

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 Mar 14, 2014, 4:33 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.  Check back to find out when the next books sale will take place.
We  collect gently used books in the La Selva Beach Library.  Donations may be made any time the Library is open.

Tales To Tails

posted Sep 16, 2012, 1:41 PM by Margie Bowles   [ updated Oct 16, 2013, 7:27 PM ]

1st and 3rd Saturdays 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

A literacy program for young readers.  Trained therapy dogs and a rabbit  (Araishii) will be available at the Library to be attentive non-judgmental reading partners for children reading aloud.
Children have individual 20 minute time slots to sit quietly with a therapy dog or rabbit, and a book to read.  Research shows that frequent reading opportunities in a comfortable environment
help children become better readers.

Story Time

posted Sep 16, 2012, 1:39 PM by Margie Bowles   [ updated Mar 4, 2014, 10:09 PM ]

Tuesdays 10:30-11:30am! 

The Cat FROM CAT IN THE HAT   visited our Library on March 4th.  ONE FISH, TWO FISH craft activity followed the visit!

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

 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 Mar 14, 2014, 4:25 PM ]

March 17, 2014 at 3:00 pm in the boardroom of the Clubhouse.  Join us!
LSB Friends of the SCPL
A.  Review and approval of 2/17/14 Minutes
B.  Financial Report:  Lesli
C.  Current Programs
     1.  Homework Help --
     2.  Travel series --
     3.  Movie discussion group -- next mtg on the film Philomena 3/18
     4.  Oral history project
     5.  LSB history book
     6.  Legos 3/13 had 18, off on 3/20
D.  New Program ideas?  

Book Clubs

posted May 9, 2012, 8:10 PM by Margie Bowles   [ updated Mar 31, 2014, 3:49 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
  1. "The Book Discussion Group" meets the second Thursday of each month at 10:30 a. m. in the Library.  Books are chosen by the group.    Book scheduled for discussion:
    • April – Justine(Alexandria) by Lawrence Durrell and Robert Ryan

  2. "The Passionate Readers" meet on the fourth Thursday of each month at 10:30 a.m. We choose books as a group. Please join us for our lively discussions.  We will be reading the following books in the months to come:
    April - West with the Night by Beryl Markham
    May - Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver
    June - The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
    July - Me Before You by JoJo Moyers

    Join us!

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