Porter Memorial Public Library

Soquel California

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Sadly our Spring and Summer events have been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The library board is working on how to reopen the library and will report here when a plan is in place.

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Meet the Author Series

Spring 2020

10:30 AM to 11:30

Click on the author's name for more information.

February 12: Our series continues with STANLEY STEVENS, noted local educator and historian, who will speak about researching local history which was his avocation during nearly thirty years (1965-1993) as Map Librarian at the University Library, UCSC. His research, writing, and indexing local history publications continues as his principal interest and daily activity. Stanley is an expert on the life of Frederick Augustus Hihn, a German Immigrant who came to California during the Gold Rush. He made his way to Santa Cruz County in 1851 and was the founder of Capitola.


Porter Memorial Library is operated by volunteers and provides services to communities in the Soquel California area. The library also features a History Room maintained by the Soquel Pioneer and Historical Association The room is open to anyone who wants to explore Soquel history through displays, books and scrapbooks.

The library, located at 3050 Porter Avenue, phone (831) 475-3326, is open to the public each week day from noon until 4 PM and on Saturday from 10 AM until 2 PM.

You can view some pictures of the library by clicking_here.

The Porter Library book collection includes a selection of recent popular and best seller books. These are listed here on the web site - CLICK_HERE to see a listing of them.The library also has a growing collection of DVDs you can click to see a list of available titles.

In addition to having a good collection of books and providing a pleasant place to read or study, a series of talks by local authors is featured each Spring. Check our EVENTS section for details about lecture series. Keep checking here for information about our annual series.

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