Santa Clarita residents of all ages are invited to enjoy a variety of free events at several Santa Clarita Public Library branches in May.
“Anything that’s fun that draws families in so they can see the other resources we offer (is important),” said Shannon Lane, children’s librarian at the Canyon Country Jo Anne Darcy Library. “It’s a good way to build relationships with the community that might not come in otherwise, as well as provide cultural events for patrons that do already come in.”
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‘Learn a Library Database: Ancestry Library Edition’ at the Newhall Library
Attendees will learn how to use ancestry.com to research personal genealogical information and use database tools needed to assist in genealogy searches, including access to Census, SSDI and military records. Library staff will teach attendees how to make the most of their search.
Learn a Library Database is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on May 2 at the Old Town Newhall Library on Main Street.
Princess and Pirate Party at the Newhall Library
Children ages three to five are invited to dress up in princess or pirate outfits and join the library for a themed storytime complete with activities and crafts.
The Princess and Pirate Party is scheduled from 1 to 3 p.m. on May 10 at the Old Town Newhall Library on Main Street.
‘May the Fourth Be With You’ at the Canyon Country Library
May 4 marks the unofficial holiday celebrating the “Star Wars” franchise, “Star Wars” Day. The event features “Star Wars” themed activities and crafts, including learning how to make a light saber.
“May the Fourth Be With You” is planned from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. on May 4 at the Canyon Country Library on Soledad Canyon Road.
Science Book Club at the Canyon Country Library
Mike the Science Guy is hosting an interactive science program about the purpose of gears and how they function.
The event is scheduled from 1 to 3 p.m. on May 17 at the Canyon Country Library on Soledad Canyon Road.
Youth Chess Club at the Valencia Library
Children and teens can learn the basic skills and strategies of chess and enjoy open chess play with their peers at the Youth Chess Club. Attendees are asked to bring their own chess set, as the library is unable to provide them.
Youth Chess Club is planned from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on May 29 at the Valencia Library on Valencia Boulevard.
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