Author Visit from Lisa See

March 2, 10:30 a.m.
Newhall Family Theater for the Performing Arts
24607 Walnut Street, Newhall, CA 91321

You are cordially invited to a special visit by Lisa See, the author of The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane, the 2019 title for One Story One City!  Ms. See will share with us her research process, highlights from her book, and answer some of our questions!


Adaptive One Story One City: Make and Take Travel Mugs

March 4, 1:00 p.m. at Canyon Country Library

March 25, 2:30 p.m. at Old Town Newhall Library

March 26, 12:30 p.m. at Valencia Library

Adults (18 and over) and their Coaches/ Caregivers are invited to participate in this fun craft relating to our One Story One City selection!  We will be decorating travel mugs to celebrate the tea that is central to the story. Coaches/Caregivers are required to supervise and participate in the program.


Somewhere Between: A Documentary Screening

March 5, 6:30 p.m. at Valencia Library

March 13, 5:30 p.m. at Old Town Newhall Library

March 28, 3:30 p.m. at Canyon Country Library

International adoption, and its impact on the child’s sense of identity is a critical part of the featured title.  Please join us for this special screening to hear the authentic voices of 4 adoptees and their journey to discovering who they are and where they came from.


Make and Take: Tea Cakes!

March 7, 3:30 p.m. at Canyon Country Library

March 11, 6:00 p.m. at Valencia Library

March 19, 5:30 p.m. at Old Town Newhall Library

Come join us for a fun make and take program!  We provide the materials, and you provide the creativity!  Design a beautiful tea cake wrapper that speaks to who you are and where you are from—just like the tea cake that linked Li-yan and Haley in The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane!


Tea Ceremony

March 9, 10:30 a.m. at Old Town Newhall Library

Join us for a special event with Denong Tea, purveyor of premium Pu-erh tea since 1998! Tea masters from Denong Tea will be showcasing the ancient Chinese tea ceremony and sharing their knowledge of Pu-erh tea.


Linda Louie: A Presentation on Pu-erh

March 9, 1:30 p.m. at Valencia Library

Come learn about Pu-erh, the tea discussed in our featured title!  Ms. Linda Louie is an expert on Pu-erh and took Lisa See to Yunnan to conduct research for the book.  She will be here to share about the tea, her adventure with the author, and provide a tea tasting following the lecture.


Special Art Exhibition

“Traditions and Connections” Art Reception

March 9, 6:00 p.m.
First Floor Gallery at City Hall
23920 Valencia Boulevard, Santa Clarita, CA 91355

Come see artwork inspired by love, family, and traditions. Enjoy appetizers, entertainment, meet the artists and celebrate art!

Art in this show features and highlights family connections, traditions, or mother-daughter relationships. The exhibit will be on display from March 1, 2019 to May 31, 2019.


Chinese Zither/Guzheng Performance

March 14, 3:30 p.m. at Canyon Country Library

For centuries, music has carried the stories, history, and culture of the Chinese people.  From the hill tribes in Yunnan to those in the big cities, songs and music played an integral role in the life and traditions of its people.  Please join us for a captivating afternoon performance featuring one of China’s classical instruments.


Genealogy Workshop

March 16, 2:00 p.m. at Valencia Library

Have you ever wanted to learn more about your own family history and roots?  Welcome to the world of genealogy!  Genealogist Charlotte Bocage will be presenting a beginner’s workshop on how to get started with your own research, and help you identify some resources to locate the information you seek!


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