Free Computer Classes at Santa Cruz Libraries

The Santa Cruz Public Library system will be offering a series of free computer classes and tutoring at its branches throughout the county, including our own Aptos Public Library. According to Library Director Susan Nemitz, improving digital literacy in Santa Cruz County is one of the most important goals of the library system. She says, […]

Aptos Library to host Journaling, Writing Workshops

The Aptos Public Library will host several journal making and writing workshops in October, led by local poet, author and artist Patrice Vecchione. Called “Step into Nature,” the journaling workshops will teach participants how to discover and tell their stories by recording thoughts, feelings and observations. Vecchione will discuss her new book Step into Nature: […]

Chess Tournament at the Aptos Library

The annual youth Chess Tournament at the Aptos Library will be held on Saturday, May 16 from 12-4 PM. Children between the ages of 6-18 years old are invited to participate. All participants will receive a certificate, and medals will be awarded to the top three finalists. The tournament is free to enter, but preregistration […]

Driver Safety Workshops at the Aptos Library

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) will be holding two free driver safety workshops at the Aptos Library in April. The workshops are designed both for teen drivers and their parents, as well as for mature drivers to teach them how to drive smart as they age. The dates and times for the workshops are: Start […]

Free Income Tax Help at the Aptos Library

It’s tax time! There’s some good news for Aptos tax payers – Project SCOUT (Senior Citizen Outreach) will be offering free income tax help at the Aptos library. Project SCOUT’s IRS-trained volunteers will be available in person for help – at no charge! – at the Aptos Library from 1 to 3 PM on the […]

Cyber Security Workshop at Aptos Library on Wednesday

The Santa Cruz Public Library System, in partnership with the Santa Cruz Police Department, the County Office of Education and the District Attorney’s Office is putting a spotlight on the need for cybersecurity. The Libraries are hosting a series of free cyber security workshops in January. The first Cyber Security Workshop is at the Aptos […]

Mar Vista Read-a-Thon 2014

Mar Vista Elementary School is having its first-ever Read-a-Thon this year! This is a new fundraising initiative being organized by the Mar Vista Parent’s Club (the Mar Vista version of a PTA). Funds raised from the Read-a-Thon will go in large part to the Mar Vista Elementary library, which suffers from limited and outdated reading […]

Aptos Library is to Receive $8.2 million enhancement

Under a plan being devised by the Santa Cruz Library trustees, the Aptos branch of the Santa Cruz Public Library system is to receive a $8.2 million enhancement. The enhancement will come in the form of a 25% expansion of size and a renovation. The goal of the project would be to serve a more […]

Aptos Public Library

The Aptos Public Library is an awesome community resource for the people of Aptos. Any day of the week, you’re likely to find a surprisingly large number of cars in the parking lot and people inside, reading books, newspapers, magazines, or surfing the Internet. The Library does provide free WiFi and electricity to plug in […]