The Santa Clarita Public Library invites residents to enjoy the sights and tastes of the holiday season at a host of events in December. With cookie decorating, the annual Gingerbread Contest and other seasonal activities, readers of all ages can get in the holiday spirit at the following events:
· Cookie Decorating – Kids grades kindergarten to fifth grade are invited to spruce up gingerbread cookies from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at the Valencia Library. Registration is required at SantaClaritaLibrary.com.
· Learn how to make a Gingerbread House – The fun, free hands-on program is open to families, young and old from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 28 at the Canyon Country Jo Anne Library and from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 1 at the Old Town Newhall Library. Participants will learn the secrets of how to create a Gingerbread House by a professional cake decorator, Carmella’s Cookies. Decorators may even win a free Gingerbread House kit!
· Christmas Storytimes – Families are invited to enjoy classic Christmas tales at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 5, 2015 at the Newhall Farmers’ Market; at 2:00 p.m. on December 5 at the Old Town Newhall Library; at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 9 at the Valencia Library; and at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 22 at the Canyon Country Jo Anne Darcy Library.
· Hanukkah Storytimes – Families are invited to commemorate the Festival of Lights with exciting stories from Rabbi Mark Blazer at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, December 7, 2015 at the Canyon Country library branch; at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 9 at the Old Town Newhall Library; and at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, December 14 at the Valencia Library.
· Friends of the Santa Clarita Library Gingerbread House Contest – Santa Clarita community members are invited to roll up their sleeves show and off their decorating talents at the annual gingerbread house contest. Entries must be dropped off at the Valencia Library on Friday, December 4 between 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. All gingerbread houses will be on display at the Valencia library from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 5, and from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 6. The contest is free to enter and open to all ages. Applications and contest rules can be found at SantaClaritaFOL.com. Paper applications are also available at all three library branches.
The Valencia Library is located at 23743 Valencia Boulevard. The Old Town Newhall Library is located at 24500 Main Street. The Canyon Country Jo Anne Darcy Library is located at 18601 Soledad Canyon Road.
More information about all of these events can be found at SantaClaritaLibrary.com. For additional information, please contact the Santa Clarita Public Library at (661) 799-6135.