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chineseyearofthesheep2015All three branches of the Santa Clarita Public Library will host a range of engaging and interactive programming in February to celebrate “Heart Month” and Chinese Lunar New Year. The following events are FREE and open to readers of all ages:

* DIY Valentine – From 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 10 at the Canyon Country Jo Anne Darcy Library and from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 11 at the Old Town Newhall Library, teens can try their hands at making their own extra special Valentines. All materials will be provided.  Space is limited.

* All About the Heart – From 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 11 at the Canyon Country Jo Anne Darcy Library, children in kindergarten and up will learn about the biology of the heart. Other scientific activities and books on heart science will also be available.

* Valentine’s Day Card Craft – From 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 11 at the Valencia Library, make your very own card to give to your Valentine. Craft supplies will be provided. Limit one valentine per child.

* Essential Oils for Your Heart – At 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 11 at the Old Town Newhall Library, adults can learn which essential oils are best for a healthy heart.

* Anti-Valentine’s Day – From 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 12 at the Valencia Library, kids in fourth to seventh grades can “uncelebrate” Valentine’s Day with games, “spiteful” snacks and a black duct-tape rose craft.

* ‘Have a Heart’ Art Project – From 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 12 at the Canyon Country Jo Anne Darcy Library, Thursday, February 19 at the Old Town Newhall Library and Thursday, February 26 at the Valencia Library, school-age kids, teens and their families can engage in a cooperative art project to help support children and their rights around the world. The project is presented by the Human Rights Watch Student Task Force.

* Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Olivia – From 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 13 at the Canyon Country Jo Anne Darcy Library, enjoy a special story time by children’s fictional pig Olivia and make valentines for your family.

* Fortune Cookies: Free History and Baking Demonstration – From 11:00 am – 12:00 pm on Saturday, February 21 at the Valencia Library; learn about the history of fortune cookies and the best way to make your own. Open to adults, teens, and tweens ages 10 and up. Space is limited.

* Chinese Lunar New Year Celebration – From 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 22 at the Valencia Library, families can celebrate the arrival of the Year of the Sheep with free entertainment, including lion dancers, traditional Chinese musicians and storytelling, performances by the SCV Chinese School, crafts, a Chinese fusion food truck and much more.

The Canyon Country Jo Anne Darcy Library is located at 18601 Soledad Canyon Road. The Old Town Newhall Library is located at 34500 Main Street. The Valencia Library is located at 23743 W. Valencia Boulevard.

For more information about these events or other happenings at the Santa Clarita Public Library, visit SantaClaritaLibrary.com or contact Robin Hoklotubbe, Santa Clarita Public Library Marketing, PR, and Special Projects Coordinator, at (661) 799-6135.

 

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