Aptos is well known for being a beautiful place to live. Home to the “World’s Shortest Parade,” stunning coast and redwoods, Aptos is a special place to all who live and visit here.
Recently a rumor has been circulating that Aptos is being considered for “Reading Town USA.” We know our library is enormously popular, and the recent project, “Our Community Reads” has been widely embraced by the community. The events have been diverse in nature, packed attendance, and everyone is reading Trevor Noah’s, “Born A Crime.” Almost 70 people attended the kick-off film, “You Laugh but It’s True.”
County Supervisor Zach Friend was the emcee for a lively trivia night and they had Dr. Enrique Buelna, a Cabrillo College History Professor lead a great discussion with a big crowd at the high school….to name only a few of the recent Our Community Reads events.
Fortunately there are some remaining events left and it’s not too late to join in!
Upcoming Our Community Reads Events
This week on February 21st they will start the Speaker series featuring Dr. Cath Byrne: “Trevor was born a crime, I was not: reflections growing up under apartheid.” – Rio Sands Community Room, 116 Aptos Beach Drive, 6:30-8:30pm.
February 24th, Speaker Series, Reverend Deborah Johnson – “Making Sense of Racial Nonsense” at Inner Light Ministries, 5630 Soquel Drive, 3:00-4:30pm.
February 27th, Hidden Gems Film Club Series presents “The Color of Friendship” at the Aptos Library. Educator and Santa Cruz Superintendent of Schools, Michael Watkins will introduce the film and lead a discussion. 6:30-8:30pm at the Aptos Library.
March 1st – Poetry Slam and Art exhibit at Aptos High School, 100 Mariner Way, Aptos High Library Upper Campus. 6-8pm.
March 6th – Speaker Series features Dr. Tyler Stovall: “White Freedom: The Racial History of an Idea.” Rio Sands Community Room, 116 Aptos Beach Drive. Doors open at 6pm. Event is 6:30-8:30pm.
For more information and details about ALL the events go to: