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Art in the Library

The Friends have sponsored numerous shows over the past 12 years including group and solo shows showcasing painting, photography, and sculpture. A recent favorite featured art created by library staff and volunteers. Most shows include opportunities to meet the artist, with receptions and snacks provided by Friend’s volunteers. Since its inception, this program has showcased the work of more than 250 local artists.

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Current Art Show
Marc Shargel

Marc Shargel, photographer and marine conservationist, will exhibit his wide-ranging portfolio of spectacular photographs documenting nearly four decades of underwater photography.


He’s written four books including three lavish coffee-table volumes from his Wonder of the Sea series and presented at nearly every dive club and dozens of civic organizations in the greater Bay Area.


His show runs from July 1 - September 26. For more information about Marc’s photography, visit his webpage, Living Sea Images.

Previous Art Shows

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Watercolors by Heidi Michelle

Into the Woods by Aaron Johnson.

Art by the Library Volunteers and Staff of the SCPL

This unique show was curated by our own


Photo Credit: Jim Sullivan

Book Lover's Mural

The Friends commissioned a new mural to adorn the library’s back patio. The muralist, Bruce Harman, designed a magical scene showcasing the love of reading. It features a squirrel reading, flying books, a bookworm, and the perfect oak tree for shady reading.

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Mural by
Bruce Harman

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