Tag Archives: Books

Prom Essentials

Prom Essentials

Prom is around the corner. Gear up with prom essentials by checking out books or attending our FREE programs.

Attend events at the Canyon Country Library to help you get your glam on!

  • Learn easy to do hair styles from professionals at Prom Prep on Thursday, April 13th from 4-6pm.
  • Use our supplies to do your nails during Nailed It! from 1:30-3pm on Saturday, April 8th AND Saturday, April 22nd.
  • Show off your prom finery one last time during Runway Prom on Saturday, May 6th from 10:30-11:30am.

Looking for additional tips? Check out these titles.

Can’t get enough of prom? Read these tales of sometimes funny, sometimes disastrous but always entertaining prom stories.

Royal Releases

Royal Releases

Check out the most recent installment of these popular teen books featuring royals. Need to catch up – borrow the first in the series at your local branch of the Santa Clarita Public Library.

Looking for more royal intrigue? These other books are sure to please.

One Story One City 2017

One Story One City 2017

2017’s One Story One City is almost here! This year features “Rise of the Rocket Girls” – the story of the women who helped launch a nation into space! Participate in an assortment of free events including:

Creation Station: Ultimate Maker Challenge featuring engineering

  • Wed. March 1st, 4-6pm @ Old Town Newhall
  • Tue. March 7th, 4-6pm @ Canyon Country
  • Mon. March 20th, 3:30-5:30pm @ Valencia

Balloon Racer Challenge featuring jet propulsion

  • Wed. March 8th, 3:30-5pm @ Old Town Newhall during DIY Designs
  • Tue. March 14th, 4-6pm @ Canyon Country during DIY Designs
  • Tue. March 14th, 4-6pm @ Valencia during Teen Study Hall

Female Fandom Friday: Girls Rock!

  • Fri. March 17th, 3:30-5pm @ Old Town Newhall
  • Fri. March 17th, 4-5:30pm @ Canyon Country
  • Fri. March 17th, 7-8pm @ Valencia Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd.

Be sure to check out the Events calendar for more details and additional programs.

Looking for more to read? Check out these fantastic books available from the Santa Clarita Public Library.

Discover Women Who Rock & Scientists Who Soar!

 

Pick Up Artists

Pick Up Artists

Can the first lines of these books get you to check them out?

“Looking back, none of this would have happened if I’d brought lip gloss the night of the Homecoming Dance.” “We do not know why we came from the sea to this hard and dusty earth, but we know that we are better than it.”
“They say death aims only once and never misses, but I doubt Ty Yorkshire thought it would strike with a scrubbing brush.” “I’m not a shitty person, but I’m about to do a shitty thing. And you will hate me, and some other people will hate me, but I’m going to do it anyway to protect you and also myself.”
“We went to the moon to have fun, but the moon turned out to completely suck.” “I wake up. Immediately I have to figure out who I am.”
“One summer night I fell asleep, hoping the world would be different when I woke.” “They say that just before you die your whole life flashes before your eyes, but that’s not how it happened for me.”
“After Anne’s father died, her mother often said that sorrow was the only sun that rose for them. Her mother had since followed him into the darkness of death, leaving Anne to face the dawn alone.” “It doesn’t start here. You’d think it would: two terrified girls in the middle of nowhere, cowering together, eyes bulging at the gun in his hand. But it doesn’t start here. It starts the first time I almost die.”
“Blue Sargent had forgotten how many times she’d been told that she would kill her true love.” “First the colors. Then the humans. That’s usually how I see things. Or at least, how I try.”
“I had just come to accept that my life would be ordinary when extraordinary things began to happen.” “You stop fearing the Devil when you’re holding his hand.”
 “Joost had two problems: the moon and his mustache.” “Everyone thinks it was because of the snow. And in a way, I suppose that’s true.”
“I’m a senior at Cesar Chavez High in San Francisco’s sunny Mission district, and that makes me one of the most surveilled people in the world.” “There is nothing more humiliating than being topless in the backseat of your boyfriend’s car when someone decides to throw an egg at the windshield.”
“There was a hand in the darkness and it held a knife.” “Today was the day a thousand dreams would die and a single dream would be born.”

The Reading Without Walls Challenge

The Reading Without Walls Challenge

Take part in the #ReadingWithoutWalls Challenge issued by the National Ambassador of Young People’s Literature!

Here’s how to do it:

1. Read a book about a character who doesn’t look like you or live like you.

2. Read a book about a topic you don’t know much about.

3. Read a book in a format that you don’t normally read for fun. This might be a chapter book, a graphic novel, a book in verse, a picture book, or a hybrid book.

If you really want to go for the gold star, read a book that fits all three criteria!

When you finish, take a photo of you and the book (or just the book if you’re shy) and post it on Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #ReadingWithoutWalls. You’ll inspire others to do the same!

Read without walls and see what happens.  You may surprise yourself!

Here are some titles to try out:

For more information, check out Gene Luen Yang, National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature.

The Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

The Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.

On January 16, 2017 we commemorate the birthday, and the life, of Martin Luther King Jr.. He was a major figure out the Civil Rights movement, perhaps the largest figure. Many of his quotes have become instantly recognizable and inspired countless kids. His dream became their dream, and it opened up possibilities that previously seemed impossible simply due the color of their skin. While Martin Luther King Jr. may be gone, his legacy lives on as a major defining part of American history.

Our libraries will be closed on Monday, January 16th to commemorate his birthday, but take this opportunity to swing by your library and pick up some books to delve into the history of this important movement.

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.