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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.

Now Read This: ‘Literacy and Arts’ Festival Coming to Old Town Newhall Library this Saturday

December 5, 2013
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The City of Santa Clarita and the Santa Clarita Public Library is celebrating the Literacy and Arts Festival happening this Saturday, December 7, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Old Town Newhall Library.

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.

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

Experience the Total Holiday Transformation in Old Town Newhall: VIDEO

December 4, 2013

This Week in Santa Clarita previews the upcoming Winter events that will be happening in the month of December in Old Town Newhall.

For more information and to check out all the events happening in Old Town Newhall, visit MyNewMainStreet.com.

Get in ‘The Hobbit’ Spirit with a Variety of Themed Events at the Santa Clarita Public Library

November 25, 2013
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In anticipation of the upcoming release of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, the Santa Clarita Public Library invites community members to celebrate the new film with special themed activities and programming beginning today, November 25, and continuing through Saturday, December 14.

All three library branches and several community partners will offer three weeks of FREE programs, movie screenings, and literary discussions in November and December including:

  • Monday, November 25 through Monday, December 9 – All Santa Clarita Public Library branches, including Canyon Country, Old Town Newhall and Valencia invite patrons to test their luck at guessing the total number of Smaug’s gold coins.  Each branch will also host a hobbit scavenger hunt around the library.   Winners will receive a pair of tickets to the December 14 private screening of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.
  • Saturday, November 30 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. – The Valencia Library branch will host a free showing of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.
  • Tuesday, December 3 from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. – The Old Town Newhall Library will host a free showing of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.
  • Tuesday, December 3 at 6:30 p.m. – Hosted at the Valencia Library branch, Tolkien scholar Cliff Broadway will present a special program and slideshow about the publishing history of Tolkien’s works followed by a discussion.
  • Thursday, December 5 at 7 p.m. – Join Professor Josh Long of Azusa Pacific University at the Old Town Newhall Library as he explores the character Smaug and his draconic influence on Tolkien’s legendary series, focusing primarily on Smaug and Gollum in The Hobbit, as well as the influence Smaug exerted on The Lord of the Rings.

 

After each event referenced above, participants will have the opportunity to win free pairs of tickets to a private screening of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug on Saturday, December 14 at 10 a.m. at the Valencia Stadium 12 Theater.  In order to be eligible to win a ticket, library guests must participate in at least one activity, have a Santa Clarita Public Library card and be 13 years or older.

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All events are sponsored by the Friends of Santa Clarita Public Library.  To learn more or to become a member, visit SantaClaritaFOL.com

Stay connected on all Hobbit Happenings by liking the Santa Clarita Public Library Facebook page at Facebook.com/SCVPublicLibrary or following the Twitter account at Twitter.com/SCVPublicLib.  For further information, visit SantaClaritaLibrary.com or contact your local Santa Clarita Public Library branch.  

Literacy and Arts Festival Coming to Old Town Newhall Library December 7: VIDEO

November 25, 2013

This Week in Santa Clarita previews the upcoming Literacy and Arts Festival happening on Saturday, December 7, 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.

History Awareness Month Begins Tomorrow at the Santa Clarita Public Library

November 1, 2013

The Santa Clarita Public Library will host four weeks of programming for History Awareness Month at the three library branches, including Canyon Country, Old Town Newhall, and Valencia beginning tomorrow, November 2, through Saturday, November 23.

Each Santa Clarita Public Library branch, in partnership with several community partners, will offer FREE movie screenings, educational discussions and interactive activities including:

  • November 2, at 1 p.m. – The Old Town Newhall Library will screen the feature film, Lincoln, in honor of the 150th Anniversary of the Gettysburg Address.
  • November 12, at 6:30 p.m. – Join Santa Clarita Valley historian John Boston at the Old Town Newhall Library as he discusses the famous Santa Clarita Valley landmark, Beale’s Cut.
  • November 17, at 1:30 p.m. – The Valencia Library will screen the feature film, Lincoln, in honor of the 150th Anniversary of the Gettysburg Address.
  • November 19, at 7 p.m. – The Canyon Country Library will host Hart District educators, Laura Arrowsmith and Ron Ippolito, as they discuss the connection between the Gettysburg Address and the JFK Civil Rights Address.
  • November 23, at 1 p.m. – The Old Town Newhall Library will screen the feature film, JFK, in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the JFK Civil Rights Address.
  • November 23, at 3 p.m. – Celebrate Native American Heritage Month at the Valencia Library with Ben Hale as he demonstrates traditional Native American dances.

No RSVP is needed to attend events, but seating and space is offered on a first-come, first-serve basis.

For more information on all of the events happening throughout the month of November, visit SantaClaritaLibrary.com or contact your local Santa Clarita Public Library branch.  


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