Participate in teen programming during the week of May 15th for a chance to win a *FREE pair of tickets to watch Everything Everything in theaters!
- Level Up! – Tuesday, May 16th from 4:00-5:30pm
- Teen Study Hall – Wednesday, May 17th from 4:00-6:00pm
- Fandom Friday – Friday, May 19th from 4:00-5:30pm
Old Town Newhall
- Teen Study Hall – Tuesday, May 16th from 4:00-6:00pm
- Movie Madness – Wednesday, May 17th from 3:30-5:30pm
- Fandom Friday – Friday, May 19th from 3:30-5:00pm
- Creation Station: Ultimate Maker Challenge – Monday, May 15th from 3:30-5:30pm
- Youth Chess Club – Thursday, May 18th from 3:30-5:00pm
We’ve read the book, have you?
Already read Everything, Everything? Check out these other fantastic titles.
*FREE tickets and promotional items provided courtesy of Allied Integrated Marketing.
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.
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!
For those of you participating in National Novel Writing Month, whether you’re striving to become the next big author of our time or simply because of a deep enjoyment of writing, congratulations for taking part in this creative journey. As of today, we are just about half-way through our writing journey through November. Keep up the good work and keep that word count going!
Do remember that if you need a nice place to focus and keep wrwitign without the many distractions that you may have at home, the library is a great place to visit! Each of our libraries not only have space to spread out and get to work in a more distraction-free environment, we also have many resources that may help with your writing struggles. We have numerous books for everything from writing short stories to mysteries to science-fiction. Take a look at some of these if you need inspiration. Even take a look at such books as The Curiosities or The Anatomy of Curiosity wherein real authors write notes in the margins of their short-stories about their process, their editing,and comment on one another’s writing.
We have our finale celebrations for each branch coming at the end of the month:
- Valencia: 11/29 4-6p.
- Newhall: 11/30 3:30-5:30
- Canyon Country: 11/30 6:30-7:30p
Good luck, and keep writing!
*Image courtesy of National Novel Writing Month
Looking for inspiration? Check out these titles from your local branch of the Santa Clarita Public Library.
Did you know that Charlotte’s Web, just ten years ago, was banned from some libraries in Kansas because “talking animals are blasphemous and unnatural”, or that the Diary of Anne Frank was once restricted because it may be “too depressing” for young readers?”
Throughout history books have been banned or restricted from access by those that would rather simply remove a book rather than read, think, and engage. Many of these are books that you may recognize: Alice in Wonderland (talking animals, again), 1984 (pro-communism), Lord of the Flies (depressing, again), Looking For Alaska (language, and content unsuited for the age-group), The Giver (for discussion relating to death). Each of these books are intense but amazing, and there are so many more.
Librarians, however, wish to make books and information accessible to as many people as possible. These are the stories that make people think, that take people on adventures, that inspire readers.
Join us this week in celebrating Banned Book Week, where we feature books for all ages that for some reason or another have been contested, restricted, or banned throughout the years. We’ll also be having a Banned Books related activity at each of our branches:
- Valencia Public Library: September 27th, 4-6p
- Newhall Library: September 27th, 3:30-5:30p
- Canyon Country Library: September 27th, 4-6p.
If you’re interested in more statistics as to why books are banned, and by who, take a look here.