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1914 - Signal newspaper owner-editor Scott Newhall born in San Francisco [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.

 

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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.”

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