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Around Town: Old Town Newhall Library Hosts ‘Literacy and Arts Festival’

November 18, 2014

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On Saturday, November 15, hundreds of residents attended the 8th annual Literacy and Arts Festival, presented by the SCV Education Foundation, in partnership with the City of Santa Clarita, held at the Old Town Newhall Library.

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This event offered community members an opportunity to explore, play and create the different forms of arts and literacy.

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Festival goers also had the opportunity to participate in a bookmark contest and writing contest for a chance to win prizes.

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Guests were entertained by storytellers which included their favorite authors and performers.

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For more information about the Literacy and Arts Festival, visit Santa-Clarita.com.

‘Literacy and Arts’ Festival Coming to Old Town Newhall Library Tomorrow from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

November 14, 2014

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The City of Santa Clarita and the Santa Clarita Public Library will host the Literacy and Arts Festival happening on tomorrow, November 15, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Old Town Newhall Library.

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This event offers community members an opportunity to explore, play and create the different forms of arts and literacy. Guests will be entertained by storytellers that include favorite authors and performers.

For more information about the Literacy and Arts Festival, visit Santa-Clarita.com.

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Later that night, join the Santa Clarita City Council when they ‘Light Up Main Street’ later on Saturday night at 6:30 p.m. 

For more information on events happening in Old Town Newhall, visit OldTownNewhall.com.

Literacy and Arts Festival Coming to Old Town Newhall Library November 15: VIDEO

November 4, 2014

This Week in Santa Clarita previews the upcoming Literacy and Arts Festival happening on Saturday, November 15, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Old Town Newhall Library.

For more information about the Literacy and Arts Festival, visit Santa-Clarita.com/Arts.

Santa Clarita Public Library to Host Second Annual Celebration of Local Authors

November 3, 2014

The Santa Clarita Public Library, with support from the Friends of Santa Clarita Public Library, will once again sponsor the Celebration of Local Authors event on Saturday, January 17, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Old Town Newhall branch.

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Local authors interested in applying to be part of the second annual Celebration of Local Authors event must complete and submit an application by Saturday, November 15.

The inaugural event took place in January of this year and highlighted 31 local authors, providing residents with opportunities to learn more about their work, participate in question and answer workshops, and purchase signed books.  The second annual event will include space for up to 50 authors and will once again include moderated panel discussions and opportunities for authors to sell and sign books. The entire community is invited to attend the free programming.

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

For more information about Friends of the Santa Clarita Public Library events, email friends@santaclaritalibrary.com.  

Santa Clarita Public Library Seeks Feedback as Part of Three-Year Strategic Planning Process

October 29, 2014

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The Santa Clarita Public Library is currently working on a three-year strategic plan to advance and expand the programs and services at all three branches.  Santa Clarita Public Library users and residents are invited to share their thoughts and feedback with the Santa Clarita Public Library team at an upcoming planning meeting, or online via a six-question survey.

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The Santa Clarita Public Library will host five planning meetings in the next two weeks, providing residents with the opportunity to share feedback and ask questions.  Light refreshments will be served. The upcoming meetings will take place on:

  • Saturday, November 1, at 10 a.m. at the Canyon Country branch
  • Sunday, November 2, at 2 p.m. at the Valencia branch
  • Monday, November 3, at 5 p.m. at the Old Town Newhall branch
  • Monday, November 10, at 4 pm: Spanish session at the Old Town Newhall branch

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The City of Santa Clarita and Santa Clarita Public Library take great pride in offering programs and services to meet the needs of residents and business owners.  Feedback is extremely helpful as the Library works to develop new services that are in line with the specific interests of Library users and meet the community’s needs.

For more information about the Santa Clarita Public Library’s three-year strategic plan, contact Santa Clarita Public Library Marketing, PR, and Special Projects Coordinator Robin Hoklotubbe at (661) 799-6135 or via email at friends@santaclaritalibrary.com

Working Towards an Energy Efficient Home, November 6 Workshop to Provide Tips

October 24, 2014
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The Old Town Newhall Library is located at 24500 Main St.

The City of Santa Clarita, in partnership with the Community Energy Partnership and Energy Upgrade California, invites residents to attend a FREE Home Upgrade Workshop on Thursday, November 6, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Old Town Newhall Library.

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The workshop, hosted by The Energy Network, will inform Santa Clarita residents on the benefits of upgrading their homes to be more energy efficient. The meeting will include basic building science, such as the steps to take before adding solar to a home, and the numbers and facts behind the way homes use and lose energy. Additionally, participants will learn about available rebates and financing to help make upgrading easier.

Panelists at the workshop will include contractors with the statewide Energy Upgrade California home upgrade rebate program, who will provide information and tips to help interested residents get started on making money-saving home upgrades. The event will also feature refreshments and the opportunity to win prizes.

Space at the workshop is limited, so interested participants are encouraged to RSVP soon online.

For more information about the Energy Network Home Upgrade Workshop, call (877) 785-2237 or email homeupgrade@theenergynetwork.com.

Santa Clarita Public Library Has ‘Ion’ Fun this September

September 9, 2014

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In the spirit of back-to-school, the Santa Clarita Public Library will offer free educational events in September at each Library branch.  Residents of all ages are invited to sign up for a variety of unique, science-focused, engaging and interactive programs headed to the Santa Clarita Public Library, including:

  • Curiosity CourseOn September 15 and 22 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Old Town Newhall Library, this three-session course will encourage families to work together as a team to tackle complex engineering challenges, think creatively, devise solutions and make redesigns. Registration is required and available online.
  • Science ClubOn September 17 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Canyon Country Library, school-age kids can take part in fun, hands-on science activities with an emphasis on physics, astronomy, architecture and problem solving.
  • Diggin’ for Dinosaurs – On September 17 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Valencia Library, kids in Grades K-3rd can explore the enormous world of dinosaurs. Dig for dinosaur bones, see how big dinosaur feet actually were, and look at real fossils. Registration is required and available online.
  • CalTech Earthquake Seminar – On September 18 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Old Town Newhall Library, join Caltech Administrator Margaret Vinci for a free presentation on the different magnitudes, threats and warning systems associated with natural disasters.  No registration is required. 
  • Paleontology Workshop for TweensOn September 24 from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Valencia Library, kids in 4th – 6th grades can explore the world of Paleontology with crafts and projects focused on dinosaurs.

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

City Kicks Off ‘National Preparedness Month’ with Several Community Safety Workshops

September 6, 2014

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This September, the City of Santa Clarita will participate in National Preparedness Month, a nationwide campaign designed to educate the public on how to prepare for emergencies and disasters.  Several training opportunities will be available to promote community preparedness and help remind residents to make family plans, create emergency kits, stay informed and get involved in the event of an emergency. Scheduled workshops include:

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  • Family Preparedness Workshop – Join the City at the Canyon Country Community Center on September 9 from 6 pm to 7:30 pm. for this free preparedness event. The workshop will focus on making effective plans for getting families back together in a disaster, including building an affordable emergency kit and securing homes from damages.  Registration is not required to attend.

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  • CalTech Earthquake Seminar – On September 18 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Old Town Newhall Library, join Caltech Administrator Margaret Vinci for a free presentation on the different magnitudes, threats & warning systems associated with natural disasters.  No registration is required.

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  • Pet Preparedness Workshop – Residents can help prepare their pets for emergencies by attending a free community workshop at the Valencia Library on September 22 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The workshop will teach animal owners how to take care of family pets before, during and after crises such as fires, earthquakes and severe weather.  Registration is not required to attend the workshop.

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  • Community Emergency Response Training (CERT) – Throughout the month of September, residents join the City’s Community Emergency Response Training (CERT) to equip themselves with the skill needed to act quickly and successfully in emergencies. The training will be conducted by the Los Angeles County Fire Department in cooperation with the City of Santa Clarita and held at the Activities Center.  The course will educate participants on how to respond in an emergency, particularly when emergency services personnel are not immediately available. The training course will be held on three consecutive Saturday mornings from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on September 6 through September 20.

For more information on National Preparedness Month or any of the City’s community preparedness workshops, contact EmergencyManagement@Santa-Clarita.com or visit Santa-Clarita.com/Emergency .

Around Town: City Begins Installation on Old Town Newhall Wayfinding and Directional Signage

July 29, 2014
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The City recently began installation of the new Old Town Newhall directional and monument wayfinding signage.

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The first two monument signs are being installed along Lyons Avenue, with a third directional sign under construction in the median directly adjacent to the Old Town Newhall Library.  Installation of all three signs will be completed by the first week of August.

SCV Food Pantry’s 6th Annual Summer Food Drive in Full Swing: VIDEO

July 29, 2014

The SCV Food Pantry’s 6th Annual Summer Food Drive is in full swing and the City needs food donations 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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Click to visit SCV Food Pantry’s website.

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, visitSCVFoodPantry.org  or contact Belinda Crawford of the Food Pantry at (661) 255-9078. 


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