Check out the lively new carpet in the Teen Room! Thanks to generous donors, FLF is able to provide significant funding to make the Teen Room more welcoming. Look for further upgrades in the coming months, including reupholstered couches.
Kristi Locatelli, Wild Roots Market COO, presents FLF Treasurer Michele Mosher with a donation of $1,574 from the FLF Community Day. Thank you for your support of the library and park, Wild Roots!
The FLF budget for programs and improvements to the library and park in 2023 was discussed and passed at the October 26 meeting. See meeting notes here. All are welcome to the November 30 meeting!
Community-Led Art Classes
Collage with Marilyn Robertson & Nancy Gerdt.Mondays, November 7, 14, & 21, 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m. Each class will complete a different collage project.
November 7, “construct” a poem inspired by found words. Register here.
November 14, create a collage postcard. Register here.
No experience needed. Materials supplied; bring magazines for classes 2 and 3 and a small box for class 3 if you can. These classes are part of FLF’s Community-Led Learning—of, by, and for SLV.
Library Programs for Adults
Knitting @ the Library. Mondays 12:30–2 p.m.
In-Person Tech Help. Mondays 10 a.m–12 p.m.
Reading in the Redwoods Book Group. Fourth Wednesday of the month, 6–7:30 p.m.
Board in the Library. Second Saturday of the month, 12–5 p.m.
Community Poetry Circle. Third Saturday of the month, 1–3 p.m. Registration required.
See details for all adult programs at Felton here.
Library Programs for Youth
Preschool Story Time. Thursdays, 11 a.m.–12 p.m. with Librarian Jackie.
Make & Explore @ Felton. Thursdays, October 6 & 20, 3:00–5:00 p.m. STEAM possibilities with a new project idea every week to build or explore.
R.E.A.D.: Reach Every Amazing Detail. Thursdays, October 6, 20, & 27. 3:00–5:00 p.m. Reading comprehension instruction for 2nd–12th grade with a credentialed teacher. Sessions are 25 minutes long. By appointment only. To register: 831-427-7713 or email here.
Homework Help. Tuesdays 3:00–5:00 p.m. Bring your assignments to one of our FREE drop-in Homework Help sessions with a credentialed teacher. For students to grade 12. Call 831-427-7713 for more information.
See details for all youth programs at Felton here.
The Community Altar is here again for the Dia de los Muertos. It will be up for a while afterward, so if you’d like to add something to it in honor of a loved one, please feel free to do so now. If you contribute a photo or artifact, please put your name on it so you can get it back from the library desk. Gracias, Librarian Jackie!
Art in the Library
Felton artist Glenn Lyons says, “I am always imagining landscapes in my head, the ocean, mountains, and satellite images. Color comes first for me. I use a pouring medium with my acrylic paints which ensures an organic look to the paintings—no straight lines just as there are no straight lines in nature. Much like raku pottery, the flow medium imparts a randomness to my results. The challenge is channeling it in the directions I desire.”
Many thanks to the four volunteer presenters in the community-led environmental series Focus on Fire this fall. Clockwise from top left: Audrey Dawson, Felton Fire Captain, Home hardening property tour; Peter Gelblum, Mountain Community Theater, "The CZU Fire in Their Own Words"; Tim Hyland, Santa Cruz District of CA State Parks, "Fire and Recovery in Our State Parks"; and Spencer Klinefelter, San Jose State University, "People and Fire in California."
Saturday, November 5, 9–11 a.m. The garden work party will focus on planting lots of new native plants provided by FLF and a generous donor to beautify the Felton Discovery Park. All are welcome to come help out for a while or the whole time! For more information, email email@example.com.
The Earth Stewards, a team of sixteen students and three teachers from El Nido High School and Highlands High School, removed sixty-one pounds of invasive species from the park on October 6. This program of the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History provides STEM education to alternative education high school students through outdoor experiences. The team is led by Field Programs Coordinator Chris Soriano, who says, “The classroom experience is important, but it needs to be supplemented by students going outside and seeing science and nature in action—getting outside actually helps kids learn better.” Thank you, Earth Stewards!
She'd absolutely adored the library—an entire building where anyone could take things they didn't own and feel no remorse about it. — Ally Carter, Heist Society