[Sign Up Now] to Receive Our FREE Daily SCVTV-SCVNews Digest by E-Mail

SCVNews.com | Slots Open on City Library’s Teen Advisory Board; more | 08-31-2016
Inside
Weather
Santa Clarita CA
Sunny
Sunny
48°F
 
Calendar
Today in
S.C.V. History
December 7
1921 - William S. Hart marries actress Winifred Westover [story]


Got Fines? Bring Food!

During the month of September, in partnership with the Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry, we will be launching our first-ever Food for Fines program allowing customers to donate one food item (list of items most needed) to waive up to $20 of overdue library fines or replacement card fees.Up to $20 waived per person/account.


Storytimes Begin September 12

Storytimes begin again on Monday, September 12th at all three Santa Clarita Public Library branches.  For a complete list of storytimes and fall programming for children, please visit the Santa Clarita Library Events calendar.


Join Us For A “Thrilling” Dinner

Tickets for the Friends of Santa Clarita Public Library’s 2nd Annual Author Dinner go on sale on Friday, August 19, 2016 at all three Santa Clarita Public Library locations.  Tickets are $35 each or $25 with a Friends of the Library membership and include a catered dinner.For more information about the author dinner and the Friends of Santa Clarita Public Library please visit SantaClaritaFOL.com.


Calling All Teenagers to Join the Teen Advisory Board

Teens in grades 7-12 are invited to make their voices heard and help shape teen library services and programs by joining the Teen Advisory Board at their local branch. Meetings are held monthly during the school year and begin in September.

Interested teens can learn more and apply here


Explore the Film and Television Industry

Join Ryan Gibson for a presentation on “Writing for the Big Screen.”

This new program series will explore aspects of the film and television industry as well as speak with those who have knowledge of creating videos.
Date: Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Time: 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Location: Old Town Newhall Library – Community Room


Why Read Alone? Join A Book Club!

Did you know that the Santa Clarita Public Library hosts five different book clubs each month, including one especially for elementary-aged children?

A list of book clubs can be found on our website SCPL Book Clubs and dates, times and even book titles for each month can be found on our library events calendar Santa Clarita Library Events.

 

Return

by Aaron Becker

Chris Baker
Senior Children’s Librarian


“Breathtaking illustrations return us to a hidden magical world in this culminating edition to Becker’s Journey trilogy. An epic tale of castles, dangerous foes and a larger than life griffin unfold to awe and amaze readers in this wordless picture book.”

What I Call Life

by Jill Wolfson

Nicole Ramirez
Teen Librarian


“A craftily woven tale of young girls brought together by challenging circumstances. Friendships, trust and understanding grow as the girls learn not only knitting but powerful life lessons from their mentor.”

The House Girl

by Tara Conklin

*October selection for  Valencia Library’s “Up For Discussion” Book Club*

Michael Bozyk
Adult Librarian


The House Girl is a historical fiction story of a modern day character Lina Sparrow, a junior lawyer, as she seeks compensation for families of slaves.  The story is told in modern day New York mixed with the story of an escaped slave set in 1852 Virginia.”

Comment On This Story
COMMENT POLICY: We welcome comments from individuals and businesses. All comments are moderated. Comments are subject to rejection if they are vulgar, combative, or in poor taste.
REAL NAMES ONLY: All posters must use their real individual or business name. This applies equally to Twitter account holders who use a nickname.

0 Comments

You can be the first one to leave a comment.

Leave a Comment


Related Content
LATEST CITY HEADLINES
Tuesday, Dec 6, 2016
On Thursday, December 15, 2016, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., the city of Santa Clarita and the American Red Cross are partnering to provide a Community Blood Drive at the central location of City Hall. Residents will have the opportunity to donate blood at City Hall in the Century Room, located at 23920 Valencia Boulevard.
Tuesday, Dec 6, 2016
The Santa Clarita Public Libraries are providing families with plenty of occasions to embrace the spirit of the holidays through the month of December.
Monday, Dec 5, 2016
The Wings for Life World Run has announced its return to the city of Santa Clarita for the fourth consecutive year, as participants everywhere unite to find a cure for spinal cord injury.
Thursday, Dec 1, 2016
Winter holidays are a time for families and friends to get together, but that also means a greater risk for fire.
Tuesday, Nov 29, 2016
During the month of October, Drug Free Youth in Town clubs from 15 junior high and high schools in Santa Clarita participated in SOCKTOBER.
Keep Up With Our Facebook
-->
Latest Additions to SCVNews.com
1921 - William S. Hart marries actress Winifred Westover [story]
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, a father and daughter who died on the same day are remembered by loved ones. Plus, your chance to donate toys or blood is coming up. Check out these stories and more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Tuesday, December 6, 2016
The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station will be collecting toys starting on Wednesday as part of their Annual Holiday Toy Drive.
SCV Sheriff’s Deputies Collecting Toys for Community Children
All Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department personnel are maintaining a heightened state of situational awareness and remain vigilant after uncorroborated threats were made to the LA County mass transit system.
LASD on Alert After Threats Made to Transit System
The South Coast Air Quality Management District has issued a residential no-burn alert effective Tuesday, December 6, 2016, for all those living in the South Coast Air Basin, which includes Orange County and non-desert portions of Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino counties
Indoor, Outdoor Residential Wood Burning Prohibited Tuesday
Assemblyman Tom Lackey (R-Palmdale), a former 28-year veteran of the California Highway Patrol, introduced state legislation today that would authorize use of roadside drug testing devices for evaluating drivers stopped under suspicion of driving under the influence. The proposed law takes on new importance in wake of California voters approving Proposition 64 to allow marijuana for recreational use.
Lackey Bill Seeks Roadside Drug Testing Devices Following Marijuana Legalization
On Thursday, December 15, 2016, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., the city of Santa Clarita and the American Red Cross are partnering to provide a Community Blood Drive at the central location of City Hall. Residents will have the opportunity to donate blood at City Hall in the Century Room, located at 23920 Valencia Boulevard.
Dec. 15: City to Host Community Blood Drive
The Santa Clarita Ballet Academy is planning to send another dancer to compete at the Royal Academy of Dance Genée International Competition for the second year in a row.
Santa Clarita Dancer Heads to International Compeititon
A Saugus High School teacher is reaching out to the community to give her classroom a modern update.
Saugus High Teacher Looks to Community for Modernization Help
The Domestic Violence Center of Santa Clarita Valley is hosting a teen PSA contest as part of National Teen Violence Dating Awareness Month.
DVC Hosts Teen Violence Dating Awareness PSA Contest
The Santa Clarita Public Libraries are providing families with plenty of occasions to embrace the spirit of the holidays through the month of December.
Santa Clarita Libraries Host Family-friendly Holiday Events
Public Safety and Crime Prevention Information for Valencia Zone 5 for the week of 11/21/2016- 11/27/2016.
Crime Blotter: Thefts, Vehicle Burglaries in Valencia
Crime Information and Public Safety Report for Saugus (Zone 4) for the week of November 21, 2016 through November 27, 2016.
Crime Blotter: Burglaries in Saugus
Maybe a new tradition to consider is a visit with Santa at the Valencia Town Center Mall adjacent to Sisley Restaurant. Santa’s house is available now through December 23.
Dec. 16: City Staff Hands Out Reusable Bags to Santa Visitors at Valencia Town Center
1864 - Actor William S. Hart born in Newburgh, New York [Hart Index]
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, Kathryn Barger was sworn in as L.A. County Supervisor for the Fifth District. Plus, the audience at COC's PAC was dazzled by an electrifying performance on Sunday. Check out these stories and more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Monday, December 5, 2016
A construction worker who fell off a four-foot wall at Six Flags Magic Mountain around 4:30 p.m. Monday sustained minor injuries after colliding with a short stake, officials said.
Construction Worker OK After Falling onto Stake
District Attorney Jackie Lacey announced today that she plans to focus more attention on protecting children from abuse and neglect and addressing the growing opioid abuse epidemic. She also said she plans to mandate elimination of bias training for all prosecutors.
DA Jackie Lacey Announces Goals at Oath of Office Ceremony
The California Department of Transportation will close portions of the I-5 between the SR-170 and the Kern County line as part of a sign replacement project.
Dec. 5-9: Caltrans Lane Closures on I-5
The Wings for Life World Run has announced its return to the city of Santa Clarita for the fourth consecutive year, as participants everywhere unite to find a cure for spinal cord injury.
Wings for Life World Run Set to Return to Santa Clarita on May 7, 2017
See what's coming from the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce.
Upcoming SCV Chamber of Commerce Events
TV shows, commercials and a student project are currently being filmed in Santa Clarita this week.
Currently Filming in SCV: Germany’s Next Top Model, Fan Slam, Magic Camp
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has been awarded a $1,945,000.00 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for a year-long program of special enforcements and public awareness efforts to prevent traffic related deaths and injuries.
LASD Receives Grant for Special Traffic Enforcement, Crash Prevention
University of Antelope Valley Men’s (2-5, 1-0 Cal Pac) and Women’s Basketball (5-2, 1-0 Cal Pac) successfully opened up Cal Pac Conference play at La Sierra University in Riverside, CA with two huge wins in two high scoring match-ups.
UAV Basketball Dominates in Cal Pac Opener
Jean Dobre and Wendy Yamada will have the Grand Opening of their new Arthur Murray Valencia Dance Studio, Friday Dec. 9 and Saturday, Dec. 10 at 24165 Magic Mountain Parkway.
Dec. 9-10: Arthur Murray Valencia Dance Studio to Host Grand Opening
In a musical holiday extravaganza, the award-winning Hart High School Show Choir will perform “Nightmare Before Christmas” in a whole new way. Rather than bringing the performance to the stage, attendees will be led through a sequence of scenes each telling a piece of this fun holiday story. Groups of 20 will be escorted on their adventure every 20 minutes from 3 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10 and between 2 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 11 at Hart High School.
Dec. 10-11: Hart Choir to Perform “Nightmare Before Christmas”
Castaic/ Val Verde Crime Report for the week of November 21, 2016 - November 27, 2016
Crime Blotter: Grand Theft in Castaic, Val Verde
1938 - Supervisors award construction contract for jail at Wayside Farms in Castaic (later called Pitchess Detention Center). [story]
1962- Actress and future Soledad Canyon big-cat rescuer Tippi Hedren, "Hitchcock's New Grace Kelly," makes cover of Look magazine for upcoming thriller, "The Birds" [story]
1887 - Prohibitionist Henry Needham purchases land in Newhall, attempts to establish "dry" colony [story]
The Latino Business Alliance will be hosting a "Posada Breakfast" on December 6, which will be an opportunity to network with others in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Dec. 6: Network with Fellow Business Owners at the Posada Breakfast
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Los Angeles, or CASA/LA, a non-profit organization that drastically improves the lives of abused and neglected foster children in LA County through trained volunteer advocates, will be hosting its first CASA Book Fair in collaboration with Barnes & Noble of Valencia December 8.
Dec. 8: CASA/LA Book Fair Fundraiser to be Held at Barnes & Noble in Valencia
The County Interim Health Officer is issuing a Cold Weather Alert due to the National Weather Service’s forecast for low temperatures.
Cold Weather Alert for Antelope Valley, L.A. County Mountain Areas
Just as people plan for retirement, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) urges them to plan for changing needs and abilities in their driving as they age.
CHP Recommends Planning for Senior Drivers
Here it is the end of the year and the culmination of a lot of programs, services and projects for us at the city
Message from the City Manager
Santa Clarita Valley firefighters handled a pair of brush fires Friday, officials said, leaving none injured and no structures threatened.
LACoFD Battle 2 Brush Fires, Both Now Under Control