Uploaded:, Wednesday 1 Dec. 2021

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The Santa Clarita Public Library turns the page on a new month with events and programs for all to enjoy.

A family adventure
Adventure awaits at Old Town Newhall Library on Saturday, December 4, so come join 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the 14th Annual Family Literacy Festival. Bring the whole family to enjoy a day filled with hands-on activities, storytelling hours, shows, freebies and much more free entertainment for everyone.

The month at the library

Join the library throughout the month of December for an assortment of programs and activities, including Tween Crafternoon + Movie, Afternoon at the cinema, Books and beers at the Pocock brewery, color yourself calmly, DIY birdhouse, Pencil-me-in, a variety of adult book clubs and more. Visit the Event calendar for more details and information.

Book auctions

Are you looking for rare and collectible books at a price you want to pay? The Friends of Santa Clarita Public Library have a silence Book sales starting at 10:00 a.m. on Monday December 13 and ending at 10:00 a.m. on Monday December 20. A different selection of items will be displayed at each location, so all stop by to check out what’s up for sale and place your bids. All proceeds from the auction directly support the Santa Clarita Public Library.

Entertainment for all

The library offers entertainment for all ages. A Santa Clarita Public Library card gives access to thousands of favorite kids’ TV shows, movies, documentaries, movies and more via streaming services Hoopla, Kanopy, Kanopy Children and Overdrive via eLibrary as well as on DVD and Blu ray of the catalog.

Handmade for the Holidays

Want to DIY and make Christmas gifts? Consult the library catalog to find books on Handmade goods and homemade Arts and crafts that will stimulate creativity, and discover the Reference center for leisure and crafts. This online database offers step-by-step instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually any craft and hobby enthusiast.

Holiday fun

The Santa Clarita Public Library has fun and festive events for adults in December. Join Talks stories! Holiday traditions in history Take 2 December 9 Make your own clay ornaments December 14 Final Holiday Conclusion! December 15 and Classic cult films: Santa Claus conquers the Martians December 22.

Holiday hours and closures

Check online calendar for details and information on holiday closures and special hours affecting all branches of the Santa Clarita Public Library.

Q&A with Library Assistant Jeni Rendahl

Library Assistant, Adult Services, Canyon Country Library Jo Anne Darcy

Q: What are your areas of expertise?
I really like the customer service aspect of working at the library. I am drawn to digital services and I feel very accomplished helping clients navigate the different aspects of our electronic library. It is very rewarding to show people how to use digital platforms like Libby, Freading, Hoopla and Kanopy. Helping people get the most out of our databases is also a big plus as it helps customers broaden their experiences in the library, often showing them a service they didn’t know we had. The one aspect of my job that is the most rewarding is creating book displays and interactive signage. Not only do customers find them useful and fun, so do my colleagues.

Q: What’s your next adventure?
I want to deepen my digital knowledge and improve my understanding of Excel. I also toyed with the idea of ​​acquiring a master’s degree in library and information science.