Monday, 03/05/2012

The participants of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) grant project from the Santa Ana Public Library recently received first place for their entry for the 2012 Teen Video Challenge. This video depicts this year’s theme for the Summer Reading Program “Own the Night.” The participants of the program came up with the lyrics to a rap that inspires reading and learning in people of all ages. With the help of the mentors and instructors from the Rancho Santiago Community College District, this group of proactive teens came up with a universal story that is worthy of national notoriety.

The WIA participants worked around the clock to film, edit, record audio, sound mix, and upload the video onto the library’s YouTube channel. The video is now up for viewing.

The Santa Ana Public Library “Seeds to Trees” video was up against fourteen other entries in California. After being posted to YouTube, the video received more “Likes” than any other entry and has been viewed nearly 16,000 times. Once the YouTube “Likes” were counted and ranked, the contest was decided by a panel of judges consisting of the California State Librarian, Stacey Aldrich, film and music producer, Jerry Kramer, and director, Dave Laden. The teens will be awarded a cash reward and the Santa Ana Public Library will also receive prizes from the Collaborative Summer Library Program. These hardworking individuals put their hearts and souls into this project and are thrilled to have received recognition for their efforts.

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The video makes me proud of the teens from my city. Great job!

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An estimated 1,500 children from across Orange County will descend upon Santa Ana, as the Santa Ana Public Library will join hundreds of libraries across the country in celebration of Día de los niños/Día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day). The celebration will take place at the Main Library on Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The event will include a variety of fun-filled activities and services for children and their families.

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Wednesday, 03/19/2014

The City of Santa Ana is proud to announce the First Annual “Plaza Primavera” event, Saturday, March 22, 2014 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Plaza Santa Ana (Corner of Fourth and French Street). This spring Plaza event will offer free to the public, Mariachi, dance performance, singing, arts and crafts, and the conclusion of the City’s first Best Bakery (Panaderia) contest.

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Wednesday, 01/08/2014

President Barack Obama has proclaimed January as “National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month”. On January 11th, the Santa Ana Public Library will present an information and resource workshop on Human Trafficking and Domestic Abuse.

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Thursday, 09/12/2013

This Sunday, September 15th, 2013 the annual parade celebrating Mexican Independence Day will kick off at 4:00 p.m at the corner of Main and 15th St. in the City of Santa Ana. Renowned Mexican television producer Carla Estrada will be the Grand Marshal for this year’s Fiestas Patrias parade.

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Thursday, 09/12/2013

The Friends of the Santa Ana Public Library will hold a Children’s and Young Adult Book Sale on Friday, September 20, 2013 and Saturday, September 21, 2013. The sale will take place on the second floor of the Main Library in meeting room A. We will be selling books, videos, DVDs and other items for children and teens. Most items will be priced at 25 cents or 50 cents.

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