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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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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. 

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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Click to visit SCV Food Pantry website.

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


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