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Santa Clarita Public Library Hosts Best-Selling Author W. Bruce Cameron and Summer Bag Sale

July 8, 2014

The “Paws to Read” Summer Reading Program continues the month of July and the Friends of Santa Clarita Public Library is offering a special lineup of events for readers.

All proceeds from the Bag Sale will benefit the Santa Clarita Public Library.

Beginning Monday, July 14, and continuing through Friday, July 18, community members can stop by any Santa Clarita Public Library branches to browse a fantastic selection of books at the Santa Clarita Public Library Bag Sale. Participants can fill a Friends of the Library book bag with their finds and take home the books and bag for just $7.  Additionally, each of the libraries will also accept donations of previously-owned books.

Dog lovers of all ages are also invited to a FREE special author event with New York Times best-selling author W. Bruce Cameron at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 17, at the Valencia Library.  Cameron will discuss his widely popular novels, A Dog’s Purpose, A Dog’s Journey and his most recent page-turner, The Dogs of Christmas. Light refreshments will be served and books will be available for purchase and signings.

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The Friends of Santa Clarita Public Library is an active group of Santa Clarita residents who volunteer, advocate and fund-raise to meet the needs of the Santa Clarita Public Library.  All of the proceeds from the events, fundraising efforts and programs sponsored by the Friends of Santa Clarita Public Library go towards providing new materials and programming.

For more information about the upcoming author event and book auction, contact Santa Clarita Public Library Project Manager Robin Hoklotubbe at (661) 799-6135 or via email at Friends@SantaClaritaLibrary.com.

SCV Food Pantry’s 6th Annual Summer Food Drive on Now through August 29

July 2, 2014

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The City of Santa Clarita in partnership with the Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry, is hosting the 6th Annual Summer Food Drive to help local families in need now through August 29.

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Items most needed this summer include: tuna, peanut butter, canned meats, fruit, tomatoes, dried soups, cereal, macaroni and cheese, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, bar soap, diapers and feminine hygiene products.

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Collection bins for non-perishable food donations have been set-up at eight city facilities including:

  • City Hall, located at 23920 Valencia Boulevard
  • Santa Clarita Sports Complex, located at 20880 Centre Point Parkway
  • Transit Maintenance Facility,located at 2400 Main Street
  • Central Park, located at 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road
  • City’s Corporate Yard, located at 25663 Avenue Stanford
  • Valencia Library,located at 23743 Valencia Boulevard
  • Old Town NewhallLibrary, located at 24500 Main Street
  • Canyon Country Jo Anne Darcy Library, located at 18601 Soledad Canyon Road
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Non-perishable items may also be directly donated to the Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry, located at 24133 Railroad Avenue.  Donations will be accepted from 9 a.m. to noon every Monday through Thursday.

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Since 1986, the Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry has been distributing food to low-income residents. The Food Pantry relies on donations from the community to provide supplemental food on a short-term basis to qualified, local residents.

For more information on the Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry, visit SCVFoodPantry.org  or contact Belinda Crawford of the Food Pantry at (661) 255-9078. 

Friends of the Santa Clarita Public Library to Host Week Long Book Auction

May 12, 2014

 

 

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The Friends of the Santa Clarita Library will host a book auction at all three library branches beginning today, May 12, at 10 a.m. and continuing through Monday, May 19, at 10:30 a.m.  The auction will feature a wonderful selection of rare and collectable books.

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The Friends of Santa Clarita Public Library is an active group of residents who volunteer, advocate and fundraise to meet the needs of the Santa Clarita Public Library.  All of the proceeds from the events, fundraising efforts, and programs sponsored by the Friends of Santa Clarita Public Library go towards providing new materials and programming.

For more information about the events hosted by Friends of Santa Clarita Public Library, contact Project Manager Robin Hoklotubbe at (661) 799-6135 or email her at Friends@SantaClaritaLibrary.com.  

City to Host ‘Meet and Greet’ with Artists at New Heights Panel Discussion May 6

May 2, 2014
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Old Town Newhall Library is located at 24500 Main Street.

The City of Santa Clarita invites local artists to explore the world of public art from a business perspective with a FREE Panel Discussion on Tuesday, May 6, at 6 p.m. at the Old Town Newhall Library.  No RSVP is required to attend.   

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The panel discussion will provide valuable information about how to break into a career in public art. Respected figures from the Los Angeles art scene comprise the panel, including Alan Nakagawa from Metro Arts’ Public Art program; Professor Renee Petropulous from the Otis College of Art and Design; and the Director of GLOW Marc Pally.  The panel’s moderator will be CalArts Director Tom Lesser who oversees the Arts and Technology Program in the School of Art and the Center for Integrated Media.

The panel discussion is being presented in conjunction with the City of Santa Clarita’s “New Heights” Artist Development Series.

For more information about the Panel Discussion, contact City Arts and Events Supervisor Jeff Barber at (661) 250-3779 or by email at JBarber@Santa-Clarita.com

Youth Employment Services Participants Receive Positive Feedback from ‘Employer Feedback Workshop’

April 23, 2014

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On Tuesday, April 15, 30 Youth Employment Services (YES) teens attended an Employer Feedback Workshop at the Newhall Library where they received an evaluation from their workplace supervisor based on their performance, attendance and attitude. Over 95% of the participants received “excellent and good” markings on their evaluations.

The goal of the YES program is to provide teens with job experience and life skills training to help them become more confident, employable and responsible.

For more information about the City’s Youth Employment Services program, visit Santa-Clarita.com.

 

Santa Clarita Public Library Offers a Multitude of Free Events in April for Readers of All Ages

March 24, 2014

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Community members of all ages are invited to enjoy the spring season by participating in engaging, interactive, FREE programming offered at all Santa Clarita Public Library branches.  A few of April’s free events include the following:

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  • Dia De Los Niños – Hosted on April 5, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Canyon Country Library branch, families are invited to celebrate El Dia de los Niños/El Dia de los Libros (Childrens’ Day/Book Day), which celebrates culture and heritage through reading with books.
  • National Library Week – Throughout the week April 13-19, attendees are invited to celebrate National Library Week at the Canyon Country, Old Town Newhall and Valencia branches, which will feature special displays and interactive activities around the theme “Lives Change @ Your Library.”
  • Email 101 – Hosted April 14, from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Old Town Newhall Library branch, adults are invited to learn the basics of emailing, including how to set up an account and how to stay connected with family and friends online.
  • Cowboy Cooking – Hosted on April 19, from 11 a.m. to noon at the Old Town Newhall Library branch, a local chef gets into the Cowboy spirit as he demonstrates a special western themed menu in honor of the Cowboy festivities taking place throughout the month of April.  Registration is required for this event as food samples will be provided.  Those interested in attending the demonstration should register online.
  • Spring Cleaning Swap – Hosted on April 26, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Valencia Library branch, residents are invited to trade their gently used DVDs, books and CDs with other attendees.  Magazines, papers, textbooks or anything else in poor condition will not be allowed at this event.  All items not exchanged will be donated to the Friends of Santa Clarita Public Library book store.

For more information about these events and other happenings at the Santa Clarita Public Library, visit SantaClaritaLibrary.com.

Best-Selling Author Jamie Ford to Speak at Old Town Newhall Library

March 7, 2014
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The Santa Clarita Public Library is inviting residents to attend a FREE special evening with New York Times and international best-selling author Jamie Ford at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 28, at the Old Town Newhall Library.

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Sponsored by the Friends of Santa Clarita Public Library, Ford will speak about his debut novel, The Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, which sold over one million copies, and his newest novel Songs of Willow Frost.  Ford’s books will be available for purchase and signings.

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A private reception with Ford will be held prior to the event at 6 p.m. and will include appetizers, beer, wine and desserts, with reserved seating available for the 7 p.m. author event.  Tickets are $15 for Friends of Santa Clarita Public Library members and $25 for all other guests. Tickets are now on sale at the Santa Clarita Public Library circulation desks at all three branches or online.

For more information about the upcoming author event and book auction, please contact Santa Clarita Public Library Project Manager Robin Hoklotubbe at (661) 799-6135 or via email at friends@santaclaritalibrary.com.   

Plenty to do at the Santa Clarita Public Library in March

March 3, 2014
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March right into the month of spring with the Santa Clarita Public Library as they host a variety of FREE educational events at each library branch, including Canyon Country, Valencia and Old Town Newhall.  Community members of all ages are invited to participate in engaging, interactive programming, including:

 

  • Coding Camp with MIT Scratch – These informative classes are designed for youth ages 10-17 and show them how to use computer programming language to create interactive stories, games and animation. Classes will be offered at the Valencia Library branch on Wednesday, March 5; at the Canyon Country Library branch on Wednesdays, March 12, March 19 and March 26; and at the Old Town Newhall Library on Fridays, April 4, April 11 and April 18 Registration is required.
  •  Try Your Hand @ Henna – On Saturday, March 22, at 12 p.m. at the Canyon Country Library, the Cultural Landscape Initiative invites teens to learn about the history of ancient body art with Henna Caravan before picking a pattern to decorate their own hands.

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  • Elementary Story TimeHosted every Tuesday at 6:15 p.m. at the Valencia Library branch, kindergarten through 3rd grade students are invited to further their reading skills as librarians host storytime.  Each week will feature a new theme and include a combination of non-fiction and fiction books and interactive activities.

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  • Pajama StorytimeHosted at the Old Town Newhall Library branch every Wednesday and Thursday at 6 p.m., school-aged children are invited to an old-fashioned bedtime storytime complete with flannel board stories for both early elementary students and their preschool siblings.
  • Read To Dogs – Young readers are invited to practice their reading skills aloud to gentle therapy dogs, helping children to relax and read more fluently in a friendly environment.  The program will be offered at each Santa Clarita Public Library branch as follows: Valencia Library branch on the first Saturday of each month at 1 p.m.; the Old Town Newhall Library branch on the third Saturday of each month at 1:30 p.m.; and at the Canyon Country Library branch on the first and third Thursdays of each month at 3:30 p.m.

For more information about these events and other happenings at the Santa Clarita Public Library, visit SantaClaritaLibrary.com.

Spring Events Aplenty Heading to the Santa Clarita Public Library

January 29, 2014

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February, March and April are great months to visit your local Santa Clarita Public Library branch as all three facilities will feature engaging, interactive programming for readers of all ages.  The following events are free to the public and headed to a local library near you soon.

Yum Chocolate! For Teens & Adults – On Saturday, February 1, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Valencia Library, teens can taste a variety of chocolate, learn the history of the decadent treat, and try their hand at a few recipes – just in time for Valentine’s Day.  The program is sponsored by the Cultural Landscape Initiative and presented by local pastry chef and cook, Theresa Frederickson.  Frederickson will also host Yum Chocolate! For Adults on Monday, February 10, 2014 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Old Town Newhall Library.

Erica Bauermeister Author Event – On Thursday, February 6, at 7 p.m. residents are invited to the Old Town Newhall Library as the Friends of Santa Clarita Public Library hosts national best-selling author Erica Bauermeister for an evening of food, rituals and family.  This FREE event will feature a discussion on her latest novel “The Lost Art of Mixing” and copies of her work will be available for purchase and signing.  Light refreshments will be served.

Antique Appraisal Day – On Saturday, February 8, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Old Town Newhall Library, residents can bring their family heirlooms or collectibles to be appraised by experienced professional appraisers for just $5 per item or $20 for five items.  All proceeds from this event will benefit the Friends of Santa Clarita Public Library.

Gary Soto Author Event – On Saturday, February 8, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., community members are invited to join acclaimed Mexican-American author Gary Soto for a special afternoon at Savia. Sponsored by the Friends of Santa Clarita Public Library and partially funded by the Cultural Landscape Initiative, this FREE event will feature discussions about Soto’s career and themes most prominent in his books, such as Mexican-American community and experience.

Start Smart Drivers Education – This informative program, presented by the California Highway Patrol, will educate newly-licensed and soon-to-be licensed drivers on ways to be a smart driver.  Topics will include driving responsibilities and ways to reduce teen-related accidents by making good decisions behind the wheel.  The program will be offered at each Santa Clarita Public Library branch as follows: Saturday, February 15 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Old Town Newhall Library; Saturday, March 15 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Valencia Library; and Saturday, April 19 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Canyon County Library.

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“Be Safe the Movie:  How to Interact Safely with the Police” – Enjoy a free, interactive screening of this movie at the Valencia Library on Monday, March 10, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.   The movie helps those with adaptive needs, learning differences and other special needs learn about potential encounters with law enforcement.  The movie will be presented by the writer and producer, Emily Iland, who is a Santa Clarita resident.  The film is in English with Spanish subtitles.

For more information about these events and other happenings at the Santa Clarita Public Library, visit SantaClaritaLibrary.com.

Around Town: Literacy and Arts Festival at the Old Town Newhall Library

December 11, 2013

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On Saturday, December 7, the Santa Clarita Public Library hosted the Literacy and Arts Festival at the Old Town Newhall Library.

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This event brought community members together to appreciate local artists, musicians and their favorite books.

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Guests were also entertained by storytellers that included their favorite characters.

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Attendees took photos with their favorite books.

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Mayor Pro Tem Marsha McLean also showed her two favorite books.

For more information about future Santa Clarita Public Library events, visit SantaClaritaLibrary.com.


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