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Friends of the Santa Clarita Public Library to Host “Celebration of Local Authors” January 17: VIDEO

January 11, 2015

The Santa Clarita Public Library and the Friends of the Santa Clarita Public Library are inviting community members to attend the Celebration of Local Authors event happening on Saturday, January 17, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Old Town Newhall Library.

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This free event will have panel discussions highlighting local authors as well as books sales and signings.

For more information about the event, visit SantaClaritaFOL.com.

Santa Clarita Public Library Presents 2015 Winter/Spring Storytime

January 11, 2015
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Winter/Spring Storytime returns to the Santa Clarita Public Library beginning the week of January 12 through to the week of April 17. No registration is necessary for any Storytimes, and residents are invited to begin attending any time during any session.

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These programs are designed to appeal to the social, emotional, physical, and intellectual needs of a particular group and their caregivers.

  • Baby and Toddler Storytime helps build early language and literacy foundations for children 6-36 months old.
  • School Readiness Storytime is a fun and interactive way to build early literacy, listening, and group participation skills with childrens books, rhymes, songs, and engaging projects.
  • Family Storytime is a great way to get together with the family to listen to a wide array of stories for all age groups. The event is free and is open to the public.
  • Bilingual Storytime is a new addition to Storytime with fun and interactive activities, rhymes, songs, and stories in both Spanish and English.

For details on programs and performances at each location, visit the library events calendar at SantaClaritaLibrary.com.

Santa Clarita Public Library Hosts “Meet the Dancers” Ballet Event, Gingerbread Demos & Contest

November 25, 2014

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This season, the sights, sounds and smells of the holidays come to life at the Santa Clarita Public Library with Gingerbread House building demonstrations, the second annual Gingerbread House Contest, and the “Meet the Dancers” Nutcracker Ballet event.

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The Friends of the Santa Clarita Public Library invite Santa Clarita community members to roll up their sleeves and grab their frosting tube for FREE interactive Gingerbread House building demonstrations offered at all three branches. Participants will learn to build and create beautiful gingerbread houses from professional pastry chefs at these delicious events:

  • Old Town Newhall Branch – Kake Kreations presents a demonstration from 4 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. on Monday, December 1, located at 24500 Main Street.

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Residents of Santa Clarita can also put their gingerbread house building skills to the test at the Santa Clarita Public Library’s second annual Gingerbread House Contest. Viewing of the frosted masterpieces will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 6, and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, December 7, at the Valencia Library Branch. The contest is free to enter and open to all ages.

All interested participants must fill out an entry form found here and deliver their gingerbread houses to the Valencia library branch between the hours of 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Friday, December 5.

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In the spirit of the holiday season, the Santa Clarita Public Library will host a “Meet the Dancers” Nutcracker Ballet Event at 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 30, at the Valencia branch and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, December 7, at the Old Town Newhall Library branch.

These family-friendly events allow residents to meet and greet with costumed dancers from the Santa Clarita Ballet Company’s Nutcracker production. Participants can pose for pictures, ask questions and will enjoy a reading of the famous story The Nutcracker by E.T.A. Hoffman.

For more information about all of these events can be found at SantaClaritaLibrary.com.

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.


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