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2007 - Buckweed fire chars 38,000 acres, destroys 21 homes in Canyon Country and Agua Dulce [story]

Learn About Space & Telescopes!

We’re teaming up with the Local Group Astronomy Club to present Astronomy Day 2016 on Saturday, October 8th at the Valencia Library from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm.  Night sky telescope viewing starts at 7:00 pm in the parking lot.  Visit Santa Clarita Library Events for more information.


Tips & Tricks on Handling Adult Responsibilities

Hey teenagers! Thinking about your first job or learning how to cook on a budget? Come to our workshop (open to young adults ages 16-21). Get details on our Events calendar.


Go on a Math Adventure

(Grades K-3) Join us in weekly math adventures, such as making geometric patterns with glow sticks while learning all about math!  Tuesday, October 18th – 4:00 pm at Canyon Country Library
Program runs through December 6.


Interactive Coding Workshop

(Grades 3-8) Learn the basics of coding through fun challenges and unplugged activities in our Coding Decoded workshop!Thursday, October 13th at 3:30 pm at the Old Town Newhall Library.


Unwind and Color for Adults

Coloring can be a relaxing and therapeutic way to de-stress while being creative. Join other artists at coloring events in our library branches. Supplies provided but feel free to bring your own! Times and dates available on our Events calendar.


Swallow the Leader

by Aaron Becker

“This is a fun book to read when your little one is learning to count to ten and back.  Explore numbers under the sea with fish and other ocean creatures.  Invite a shark to play, and see what happens.  Happily, it all works out swimmingly.”

Angela Chadbourne
Youth Services Librarian (Children’s)


By Noelle Stevenson

“For fans of fantasy with a tongue-in-cheek humor, this graphic novel is a winner. Readers will be charmed and intrigued by the mysterious young shapeshifter who aspires to become a supervillain, and the chaos she creates when she gets in the middle of a long-held rivalry.”

Meredith Sires
Youth Services Librarians (Teens)

Lost Canyon

By Nina Revoyr

“This present-day, fast-paced thriller takes 4 unique individuals on a backpacking trip in the Sierra Mountains. They end up overcoming a lot more than just their differences on this trip. The plot and characters are very carefully thought out till the last page.”

Marie Risis
Collection Development Librarian

Zombie Felties: How to Raise 16 Gruesome Felt Creatures from the Undead

By Nicola Tedman and Sarah Skeate

“With only the most basic of sewing skills, crafters can raise their own macabre multitude of Zombie Feltie creations from the undead with an average construction time of less than one hour per pattern. Visit our e-library to download   this e-book.”

Julie 0’Shiro
Digital Services Librarian

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