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New Art Exhibit at Old Town Newhall Library Highlights Contemporary Native American Culture

February 9, 2015
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The City of Santa Clarita is showcasing a new art exhibit, “Surviving Assimilation: The Contemporary Native American Through the Lens of Peggy Fontenot,” on display now through June 5 in the Community Room at the Old Town Newhall Library.

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The photographic art exhibit will feature a collection of images portraying the strength of Native Americans in the face of assimilation.

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Peggy Fontenot is an award-winning local artist whose photography has been displayed at the Smithsonian’s Museum of the American Indian, the New Mexico Museum of Art, the Eiteljorg and Heard Museums, the Autry National Center, the Museum of History and Art Ontario and the National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum.

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A free public reception to celebrate the exhibit and Fontenot’s work will be held from on Wednesday, February 25, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Community Room at the Old Town Newhall Library. Guests will be able to greet Fontenot and enjoy live music and light appetizers.

For more information about City of Santa Clarita-sponsored art exhibits, Arts.Santa-Clarita.com/Arts/Galleries.

Friends of the Santa Clarita Public Library to Host Book Bag Sale & Antique Furniture Appraisal Events

February 5, 2015

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The Friends of Santa Clarita Public Library will host two exciting events in February, including a Bag Sale and highly-anticipated Antique Appraisal Day. Both events are open to the public and include opportunities for residents to learn more about the wide variety of resources available at the Santa Clarita Public Library.

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Old Town Newhall Library is located at 24500 Main St.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 7, the Antique Appraisal Day will be held at the Old Town Newhall Library. Interested residents can bring their family heirlooms or antique collectibles to the library to be evaluated by experienced professional appraisers. Costs include $5 per item appraised or $20 for five items. All proceeds from the event will benefit the FOL.

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Now through Saturday, February 7, the Bag Sale will happen at all branches of the Santa Clarita Public Library during normal operating hours. For just $7, participants can fill the provided bag with any books they find for sale in the book store.

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Light refreshments will be served at the Bag Sale event.

An exclusive Friends of the Library member pre-sale will occur from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, February 2. The pre-sale will allow current members first choice of the books available.

For more information about the Bag Sale and Antique Appraisal Day, visit SantaClaritaFOL.com. For more information about the Santa Clarita Public Library, including branch locations and times of operation, visit SantaClaritaLibrary.com.

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


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