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OCTOBER

Friday, October 1, 2010
Essay and Poster Contest Kick-Off
*Children's/Teen Program
Students throughout Santa Clarita will have the opportunity to celebrate their differences. This year, the contest features the theme: "What does cultural diversity mean to you?" All students, first grade through high school (including home-schooled students), are welcome to participate! Entries are due by Friday, December 3, 2010.

Monday, October 11, 2010 ¨C 6:00 p.m.
Speaker Presentation:
Married to the Ku Klux Klan
*Adult/Teen/Family Program - Open to the Public
The speaker will tell the story of meeting and marrying a California member of the nations' oldest hate group, the Ku Klux Klan. Her story is one of making choices and taking responsibility for them.
Location: Saugus High School
21900 Centurion Way, Santa Clarita, CA 91350

Tuesday, October 19, 2010 ¨C 6:00 p.m.
Theatrical Presentation:
STAND UP Presents, Experiences
*Adult/Teen/Family Program - Open to the Public
Multicultural performers use real life experiences, language and ethnic stereotypes to make the point that bigotry and intolerance can be hurtful and demeaning.
Location: Canyon High School
19300 W. Nadal Street, Santa Clarita, CA 91351

Tuesday, October 26, 2010 - 3:30 p.m.
Celtic Adventures
*Children and Family Program
With her interactive and sparkling style, Rebecca Martin takes listeners through the hills of Scotland and Ireland with folk and fairytales.
Location: Newhall Library
22704 W. Ninth Street, Santa Clarita, CA 91321

NOVEMBER

Tuesday, November 2, 2010 - 10:30 a.m.
All Kinds of Friends
*Children's Program
Preschool story time.
Location: Newhall Library
22704 W. Ninth Street, Santa Clarita, CA 91321

Tuesday, November 9, 2010 ¨C 4:00 p.m.
Anime - Pop Culture of Japan
*Teen Program
Learn about the history of anime and watch an anime film.
Location: Valencia Library
23743 W. Valencia Boulevard, Santa Clarita, CA 91355

Tuesday, November 16, 2010 ¨C 4:00 p.m.
Paper Magic with Origami
*Teen Program
Learn simple paper folding techniques and create origami animals and other amazing forms.
Location: Valencia Library
23743 W. Valencia Boulevard, Santa Clarita, CA 91355

Wednesday, November 17, 2010 ¨C 4:00 p.m.
Make a Native American Medicine Wheel
*Teen Program
Celebrate Native American Heritage Month. Registration required.
Location: Newhall Library
22704 W. Ninth Street, Santa Clarita, CA 91321

Tuesday, November 30, 2010 ¨C 6:30 p.m.
Whales and Walruses: Canadian Eskimo Art
*Children's Program
The simple and beautiful drawings of the Cape Dorset Eskimos inspire a drawing and painting program for children in second through sixth grade. Registration required.
Location: Valencia Library
23743 W. Valencia Boulevard, Santa Clarita, CA 91355

DECEMBER

Wednesday, December 1, 2010 - 7:00 p.m.
Friends of All Kinds
*Children's Program
A special preschool story time and art activity, that is open to all children, ages two to five years old.
Location: Valencia Library
23743 W. Valencia Boulevard, Santa Clarita, CA 91355

JANUARY

Sunday, January 16, 2011 ¨C 3:00 p.m.
MLK and Cookies
*All Ages and Families
Blessing, prayers, and a few songs for unity honoring Martin Luther King, and enjoying some good homemade cookies.
Location: St. Stephen's Episcopal Church
24901 Orchard Village Road, Santa Clarita, CA 91355

Wednesday, January 19, 2011 ¨C 7:00 p.m.
Wonder Around the World
*Children's Program
This highly participatory program, with sing-a-long, and call and response for all ages, weaves through the international "wonder tales" of heart and humor.
Location: Valencia Library
23743 W. Valencia Boulevard, Santa Clarita, CA 91355

Thursday, January 20, 2011 ¨C 6:00 p.m.
Theatrical Presentation:
The Whole World 's A-Talkin'
*Adult/Teen/Family Program - Open to the Public
Joyce Lee weaves her story-telling magic in this collection of international folktales, written by Brigitte Viellieu-Davis, including "Neelam and the Jackel" from India, "A Tiger's Whisker" from Korea, and "Talk" from Ghana.
Location: Rio Norte Junior High School
28771 Rio Norte Drive, Santa Clarita, CA 91355

Friday, January 21, 2011 ¨C 5:00 p.m.
Culture Night
*Family Program - Open to the Public
"Culture Night" celebration. During this event, participants will enjoy multi-cultural performances, arts and crafts, and a diverse selection of food from a variety of cultures, countries, and continents. Special cultural artifacts will also be on display.
Location: Newhall Community Center
22421 Market Street, Santa Clarita, CA 91321

Sunday, January 23, 2011 ¨C 2:00 p.m.
We Shall Overcome
*All Ages and Families
Musical theater, educational and historical journey through African and African-American music. In this animated and interactive show, Makinto explains the history of black people in America through the evolution of black music.
Location: Valencia Library
23743 W. Valencia Boulevard, Santa Clarita, CA 91355

Sunday, January 30, 2011 ¨C 2:00 p.m.
Celebrate Lunar New Year with Dance
*Family Program - Open to the Public
Enjoy traditional Lunar New Year performances, including Chinese and other Asian dances, songs, and drums.
Santa Clarita Valley Committee on Aging/Senior Center
22900 Market Street, Santa Clarita, CA 91321

FEBRUARY

Tuesday, February 1, 2011 ¨C 3:30 p.m.
Chinese New Year: Celebrate the Year of the Rabbit
*Children's Program
Tales of Asia and the Pacific Islands are shared, as we celebrate the Chinese New Year. Registration required.
Location: Newhall Library
22704 W. Ninth Street, Santa Clarita, CA 91321

Tuesday, February 1, 2011 - 6:30 p.m.
China's Golden Carp Boy: A New Year's Good Luck Fable
*Children's Program
Children in kindergarten through sixth grade will create an interactive art piece to represent the Chinese tale of the Golden Carp Boy. Registration required.
Location: Valencia Library
23743 W. Valencia Boulevard, Santa Clarita, CA 91355

Sunday, February 6, 2011 ¨C 2:00 p.m.
Adelante: Let's Go!
*All Ages and Families
This is a musical theatre program about Hispanic heritage in America. Follow Carlos, a modern Latino boy living in Los Angeles, as he tells the story of his ancestors migrating from the Caribbean over Mexico to California.
Location: Valencia Library
23743 W. Valencia Boulevard, Santa Clarita, CA 91355

Tuesday, February 15, 2011 ¨C 6:00 p.m.
Theatrical Presentation:
Freedom Child
*Adult/Teen/Family Program - Open to the Public
Dr. Bernadette McAllister was 13 years old on May 3, 1963, the day this drama unfolds. She lied to her mother and went to the Civil Rights demonstration in downtown Birmingham instead of to school. Her powerful one-woman show recalls the courage it took for her to march with the freedom fighters. She portrays a young white female college student who marched with her and protected her when the peaceful march took a dangerous turn. McAllister dramatizes the unforgettable events of the "Children's Crusade," and shares with the audience her painful experience in helping to change race relations in America.
Location: La Mesa Junior High School
26623 May Way, Santa Clarita, CA 91351

Wednesday, February 16, 2011 - 7:00 p.m.
Celebration of Music Around the World
*Children's Program
Summary: This special puppet show, for all ages, celebrates the diversity of music around the world.
Location: Valencia Library
23743 W. Valencia Boulevard, Santa Clarita, CA 91355

Monday, February 28, 2011 - 6:00 p.m.
A Season of Diversity Contest Awards Ceremony
*Family Program - Open to the Public
The winners of the contest will be honored. An invite-only event.
Location: Santa Clarita Activities Center
20880 Centre Pointe Parkway, Santa Clarita CA 9135

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