Sunday, September 21, 2014

Read-A-Thon October 15

Wednesday, October 15
4:00-6:00 P.M., Felton Public Library


4:00 Joni Martin-Hansen -excerpt from “In a Sunburned Country” by Bill Bryson

4:10 Unhae Langis - Excerpt from her original writing

4:20 Georgie Purtscher – Excerpt from John Muth’s “Zen Shorts”

4:30 Cast members from SLVHS Drama Department performing  excerpt from Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night”

4:45 Karen Van Putten - Excerpt from Tim O’Brien’s “The Things They Carried”

5:00 Tandy Beal – Poetry Plus

5:15 Cast members from “Spamalot” currently playing at Mountain Theatre in Ben Lomond

5:30 SLV High School Students – original writing

5:45 Doug Morris – excerpt from author Lydia Davis

Drop by anytime!

Sponsored by Felton Library Friends, a Chapter of Friends of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Summer Children's Programs

 Tuesdays at 3:00 except as noted.

Family Crafts -- Tuesdays 3-4 pm -- Ages 3 to 100.
Join us on Tuesdays for a drop-in family craft time. We will get messy so wear proper attire for painting & other fun stuff! Crafts are subject to change...

Tuesday, June 10, 3:00 Pet Placemats

Friday, June 13, 2:00 Coventry & Kaluza
Coventry & Kaluza are devoted to the art of clown and circus. With a decade of collaboration, they have more acts than you can count on your fingers with various skills for your enjoyment and education. Coventry & Kaluza have made audiences laugh in schools, festivals, nightclubs, variety houses, private houses, circus tents, churches, conference rooms, elder care facilities, juvenile hall, on the street, and even in a castle! They’ve performed in the United States, Canada and the UK, France, Spain and Japan, by themselves and with: Circus Bella, Flynn Creek Circus, Cosmic Fools, Circus of Sound, One Thought Theatre, The Clown Cabaret, Sweet Can Productions, New Pickle Circus, Sun & Moon Ensemble, Vegetable Circus, The NY Clown Festival and more! They have also performed in seven and co-written two seasons of the Pickle Circus School Tour (produced by the SF Circus Center). Partners both onstage and off, they bring chemistry and devotion to every performance.

Tuesday, June 17, 3:00 Book bags

Friday, June 20, 2:30 Brian Scott --Magician
Brian Scott got interested in magic at a young age and was lucky enough to study with some of the top leading magicians as he grew as a performer, helping form him into an entertainer who is now one of the leading names in his business. Over the years, Brian has been hired to use his magic not only to entertain but also to promote movies and consult theatrical productions. In addition, Brian Scott writes for trade journals for the magic community and has had his ideas manufactured and marketed to other magicians for use in their own shows.Being described as a mix of one part Elvis impersonation, two parts goof, and the facial expressions of Jim Carrey, Brian Scott has traveled across the country entertaining audiences with his unique blend of magic and his down-to-earth yet mysterious personality.

Tues. June 24 3:00 Pet rocks
Tues. July 1 3:00 Foil painting
Tues. July 8 3:00 Fun with beads
Tues. July 15 3:00 Suncatchers
Tues. July 22 3:00 Clay art

Thursday, May 29, 2014

FLF Fundraiser -- Glenn Lyons Paintings

First Friday Felton Art Walk
Felton Library Friends Fundraiser
Friday, June 6, 6-9 p.m.
The Satellite (next to Don Quixote's)
6265 Highway 9, Felton

Many FLF members have enjoyed Felton's participation in First Friday Santa Cruz over the past five months. This Friday, one artist has offered to turn over all proceeds from sales of his work to FLF.  We invite you to view the large selection of paintings by Glenn Lyons and, if one seems perfect for your home or the home of a friend, please do discuss purchase with the artist, knowing that you will be contributing to the future Felton branch library. This offer stands only for paintings sold at the Friday opening.

Of his work, Glenn says, "I think of my paintings as experiments in color. Most paintings start out as imaginary landscapes—a seascape, mountain wall, cave or satellite image. The painting then moves sometimes toward more abstraction, other times towards more realism. Paintings often explore a group of analogous colors—blues and blue greens, earth colors, reds and oranges, etc."

Glenn's paintings are owned by over forty individuals in Hawaii, California, Oregon, Nevada, Illinois, New York and South Carolina. They are also in permanent collections of two clinics in California and Nevada as well as in Felton and San Jose.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Community Meeting May 29


Felton Library Friends Community Meeting
Thursday, May 29, 7-8:15  p.m.
Felton Fire House, 131 Kirby St, Felton
(next to Felton Community Hall)

Do you want to know what's happening with plans for the new library in Felton, see the architectural drawings, and be part of this project benefiting our SLV communities? Felton Library Friends invites you to a community meeting Thursday, May 29, 7-8:15 at the Felton Firehouse.

Library Board members Supervisor Bruce McPherson and Citizen Member Jim Mosher and FLF representative Nancy Gerdt will provide updates on proposals for a ballot measure to fund county library facilities, possible new structures for library administration, and a future campaign to pass a ballot measure. Bring your questions, comments, ideas and enthusiasm.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Call for Poems -- SLV Poetry Reading

Tenth Annual SLV Poetry Reading

Felton Library Friends invites SLV residents to submit poems on the theme of "Sharing" for the 10th Annual San Lorenzo Valley Poetry Reading.

Entries must be submitted by March 28 by email to or by mail to Felton Library Friends, PO Box 1245, Felton, CA 95018. One poem per poet may be submitted, accompanied by the poet's name, age category, email address, and phone number. The age categories are 4-8 (dictation OK), 9-12, 13-17, and adult.

Poems, selected from all age categories by former Santa Cruz County Poet Laureate David Swanger, will be read by their authors at the SLV Poetry Reading on Thursday, April 24, 7:00 p.m., at the Felton Community Hall. In addition, poems selected for the event will be published in the Press-Banner.

Poets may wish to consider the following questions in approaching this year's theme:

  • Are there things or feelings you share?
  • Are there things or feelings you choose not to share?
  • How do things like the web/facebook/texting affect what we share?
  • What are some important things/ideas/feelings to share?
  • How do we decide with whom we share what?
  • How does a street person with a sign asking for money make you feel?
  • When your family sits around the table at night, what kinds of things do you share? Or not share?
  • In school, in your classroom, how is sharing regarded? How is sharing practiced?
  • When is sharing prohibited? (e.g. when taking a test.). When is it encouraged? (e.g. when working as a team.)
  • Are there humorous situations related to sharing (e.g. when something is shared that is not wanted)?

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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Town Meeting with Bruce McPherson

Felton Library Friends urges you to come to an informational meeting with Supervisor Bruce McPherson on the Felton Library project.

The past several years have brought many changes to the Santa Cruz County Public Library system. Come learn about the accomplishments of the system as a whole and plans for its future. Then join a discussion on how the proposed Felton Branch would serve the San Lorenzo Valley.

This is an opportunity, for all of us who want better library services for Felton and surrounding communities, to work with our new supervisor to make that dream come true. 

CLICK HERE  to read a summary of previous community input on the Felton Library design. 

Tuesday, November 5, 7:00 p.m.
Felton Community Hall

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