Barry Sanders, author of “The Los Angeles 1984 Olympic Games” will be giving a free and fascinating presentation about Los Angeles Olympics history on Saturday, July 16 at 2 p.m. at the Valencia Library located at 23743 Valencia Blvd.
The presentation is being offered as part of the Santa Clarita Public Library’s Summer Reading 2016 “Read for the Win” program. No registration is required to attend.
Attendees will learn about the bid to bring the Olympics back to Los Angeles. Olympic and Los Angeles sports history fans will not want to miss this presentation. Sanders was the principal lawyer for the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games, and remains committed to the Olympic movement as Chair of the Southern California Committee for the Olympic Games – the organization that successfully bid for the 1984 Olympic Games and spearheads efforts to return the Games to Los Angeles.
Sanders will be signing copies of his book after his presentation. Copies of “The Los Angeles 1984 Olympic Games” books will be available for purchase on site.
The free Read for the Win program, presented in partnership with the Friends of Santa Clarita Public Library, encourages residents of all ages to celebrate sports and achievement with a variety of summer programming available at the Canyon Country, Valencia and Old Town Newhall library branches, including specially themed story times, sport-themed DIY crafts, dance and fitness classes, gaming and comic book themed workshops, family-friendly events, musical performances and more.
Summer Reading 2016 runs June 13 through July 30. To register for the Summer Reading 2016 program or to get more details on special events and challenge details, please visit the Summer Reading website at SCVSummerReading.com.