Reading Program:

Trick or Treat: Is This Book Sweet?
October 1 - 30
Looking for a sweet treat this Halloween? Let the Library send you on a tantalizing reading adventure. We’ll connect Teens (13+) and Adults (18+) with a mysterious wrapped book. Discover a new author, genre, or series! Check it out, take it home, and give it a chance to make an impression.


Recurring Programs:

Stitchin’ in the Stacks
Saturday, November 6 -- 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 4 -- 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Whether you've been knitting or crocheting for decades or days, join this welcoming group of needlecrafters in the Library's DIY Studio. Can't commit to the first Saturday of every month? No problem – drop ins welcome. Ages 13+

Genealogy Investigators
Thursday, October 14 -- 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 28 -- 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, December 9 -- 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Stumped and need genealogy assistance? Visit the library and get help with all your genealogy questions from our skilled volunteers. This program is provided in partnership with Genealogical Society of North Orange County.


Craft to Go Kits:

Craft to Go Kits: Fall Chalkboard Sign
Available starting Saturday, September 18
Get crafty at home! Teens (13+) and Adults (18+), stop by the Library to pick up your Craft to Go Kit that includes instructions and supplies to create a fall themed chalkboard sign. Kits available while supplies last.

Craft to Go Kits: Fox Needlepoint
Available starting Saturday, October 16
Get crafty at home! Teens (13+) and Adults (18+), stop by the Library to pick up your Craft to Go Kit that includes instructions and supplies to create a mini fox needlepoint.
Kits available while supplies last.

Craft to Go Kits: Wooden Turkey
Available starting Saturday, November 13
Get crafty at home! Teens (13+) and Adults (18+), stop by the Library to pick up a Craft to Go Kit that includes instructions and supplies to paint a wooden turkey.Kits available while supplies last.

Craft to Go Kits: Snowman Ornaments
Available starting Saturday, December 4
Get crafty at home! Teens (13+) and Adults (18+), stop by the Library to pick up a Craft to Go Kit that includes instructions and supplies to create a snowman ornament.Kits available while supplies last.


Small Business Workshops:

Small Business Workshop:
Great Hiring + Great Team Building = Great Customer Service

Thursday, October 14 -- 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Learn all about the basics, from start to finish of providing good customer service from hiring, building a dynamic team, and finally focusing on what every customer really wants.The event is presented by Daniel Quinn and held in partnership with ScoreOC.

Small Business Workshop: Starting a Business
Thursday, November 4 - 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Learn all the necessary steps about starting a business. This includes identifying a specific market for what you’ll be selling, creating a sales message that works, where funding may be available to help get you started, avoiding common mistakes made in choosing a business location, and deciding what business structure is best for you. This event is presented by Dennis Wright and held in partnership with ScoreOC.

Small Business Workshop: Having a Business Plan
Thursday, December 9 - 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
A Business Plan is an important document for raising start-up capital, helping you to monitor progress and achieving your goals. Learn how to prepare a realistic plan that will document your vision, goals and strategy. No business should be started or maintained without a Business Plan. This presentation will also help you understand the three financial statements and how they relate to risk and performance. This event is presented by Jim Chamberlain and held in partnership with ScoreOC.


DIY Programs:

DIY Terrarium
Saturday, October 16 -- 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Monday, October 18 -- 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, October 20 -- 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, October 20 -- 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Beautify your space! Supplies, tips, and written instructions will be provided to help create your own terrarium to take home. Optional spooky decorations will be provided, to create a Halloween themed terrarium. Adults 18+. Registration required; space is limited. Attendance is limited to one session. Registration begins Monday, October 4.

Dia de los Muertos Fiesta
Saturday, October 30 -- 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Monday, November 1 -- 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Celebrate Día de los Muertos as we decorate paper mache skull masks and create tissue paper flowers. Adults 18+. Registration required; space is limited. Attendance is limited to one session. Registration begins Monday, October 18.

DIY Mini Ceramic Pumpkin Bowls
Wednesday, November 3 -- 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 6 -- 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Fill your fall with a fun DIY mini ceramic pumpkin bowl. Paint and decorate this mini bowl which makes a great catchall for jewelry, paper clips, pins, rubber bands and other office supplies.Adults 18+. Registration required; space is limited. Attendance is limited to one session. Registration begins Monday, October 18.

DIY Gift It Nite
Monday, December 6 -- 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, December 8 -- 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday, December 8 -- 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 11 -- 2:00 - 3:00 p.m

This year your gifts won’t be re-gifted! Get into the holiday gift giving spirit by creating an edible gift, ornament, and more to give to friends and family. Free supplies and written instructions will be provided. Enjoy festive refreshments and spread some holiday cheer! Adults 18+. Registration required, space is limited. Attendance is limited to one session. Registration begins Monday, November 29.


Genealogy Programs:

Family History Month: What We Learn from Commentaries
Wednesday, October 27 -- 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Join Genealogist Hal Horrocks as he explores different types of cemeteries in Orange County, just in time for Halloween. Journey back in time to look at death and burial customs from around the world, learn about the symbols on tombstones and what they tell us, and even dig into Yorba Linda’s own “Pink Lady” Ghost Story. This program is provided in partnership with Genealogical Society of North Orange County California.

Genealogy Investigators
Thursday, December 9 -- 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Stumped and need genealogy assistance? Visit the library and get help with all your genealogy questions from our skilled volunteers. This program is provided in partnership with Genealogical Society of North Orange County.


Reading Program

Trick or Treat: Is This Book Sweet?
October 1 - 30
Looking for a sweet treat this Halloween? Let the Library send you on a tantalizing reading adventure. We’ll connect Teens (13+) and Adults (18+) with a mysterious wrapped book. Discover a new author, genre, or series! Check it out, take it home, and give it a chance to make an impression.


Contests

Exposed: Golden Hour
An Art and Literature Contest for Teens
Teens 13+, express yourself through art and literature in the library’s annual Exposed Contest. Entries are due to the library by 7:59 p.m. on Wednesday, November 10, 2021. For official guidelines and entry forms, please contact the library or click below.

Teen Film Festival
Film Contest for Teens Grades 7-12
The Yorba Linda Public Library Teen Film Festival is an annual film contest designed for teens grades 7th – 12th. Categories include animation, advertisement, documentary, feature film, and music video.Entries are due to the library by before 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, February 12, 2022 For official guidelines and entry form, please contact the library or click below.


Craft to Go Kits

Craft to Go Kits: Fall Chalkboard Sign
Available starting Saturday, September 18
Get crafty at home! Teens (13+) and Adults (18+), stop by the Library to pick up your Craft to Go Kit that includes instructions and supplies to create a fall themed chalkboard sign. Kits available while supplies last.

Craft to Go Kits: Fox Needlepoint
Available starting Saturday, October 16
Get crafty at home! Teens (13+) and Adults (18+), stop by the Library to pick up your Craft to Go Kit that includes instructions and supplies to create a mini fox needlepoint.
Kits available while supplies last.

Craft to Go Kits: Wooden Turkey
Available starting Saturday, November 13
Get crafty at home! Teens (13+) and Adults (18+), stop by the Library to pick up a Craft to Go Kit that includes instructions and supplies to paint a wooden turkey.Kits available while supplies last.

Craft to Go Kits: Snowman Ornaments
Available starting Saturday, December 4
Get crafty at home! Teens (13+) and Adults (18+), stop by the Library to pick up a Craft to Go Kit that includes instructions and supplies to create a snowman ornament.Kits available while supplies last.


DIY & Game Programs

Library for All!
Thursday, October 7 -- 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 4 -- 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m
Thursday, December 2 -- 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Join us as we read together and create a fun eco-friendly craft with students from My Day Counts, a local organization supporting individuals with disabilities.This program is presented in partnership with My Day Counts and Republic Services.

Teen Game Night
Tuesday, October 12 -- 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, November 9 -- 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Bring your game face and get your competitive side on as we play a variety of board games, including a fun one-shot tabletop RPG! Teens 13+.

Teen Craft n’ Study
Tuesday, October 26 -- 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, November 16 -- 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Need a space to meet with your friends to study and relax? Come on down to the Library to enjoy a space of your own, study and craft! Did we mention we have crafts? Teens 13+.

Teen Dia de los Muertos Fiesta
Saturday, October 30 -- 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Monday, November 1 -- 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Join us as we celebrate Día de los Muertos by decorating paper mache skull masks, and create tissue paper flowers. Teens 13+. Registration required; space is limited. Attendance is limited to one session. Registration begins Monday, October 18.

Teen Homemade Holiday
Saturday, December 11 -- 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Tuesday, December 14 -- 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Spread some holiday cheer this year by crafting holiday gifts for your family and friends. We’ll be making ornaments, an edible treat, and more! Materials are provided.Registration required; space is limited. Attendance is limited to one session. Registration begins Monday, November 29.


Community Service Programs

Teen Craft for a Cause
Tuesday, October 19 -- 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Teens (13+) are invited to help decorate spooky cards and doorhangers that will be delivered to a local senior center. We’ll provide the supplies; you bring the creativity! Students may receive school community service credit; please bring your school form.

Teen Craft for a Cause
Tuesday, November 30 -- 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Teens (13+) are invited to decorate fun holiday cards and
ornaments that will be delivered to a local senior assisted
living center. We’ll provide the supplies, you bring the creativity!Students may receive school community service credit; please bring your school form.

Youth Empowerment Day
Saturday, November 13 -- 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Located at Thomas Lasorda Jr. Field House

Donate your time by writing Thanksgiving letters, creating origami flowers, decorating paper place mats and holiday ornaments for the Placentia Yorba Linda Meals on Wheels Program. Youth Empowerment Day is for students in 6th – 12th grades. Along with the service projects, volunteers will enjoy a continental breakfast and lunch for participating in Youth Empowerment Service Day. For more information, please call (714) 961-7192. Located at Thomas Lasorda Jr. Field House 4701 Casa Loma Ave. Students may receive school community service credit; please bring your school form.