The Parks, Recreation, and Community Services Agency is proud to present the Seeds to Trees Community Spotlight Website! The “Seeds to Trees Digital Media Technology Academy” program developed by the Santa Ana Public Library in partnership with the Rancho Santiago Community College District’s (RSCCD) Corporate Training Institute (CTI) and Digital Media Center (DMC) will provide training and work experience in various fields of digital media technology for 20 youth ages 16-21. The goal of the Seeds to Trees Community Spotlight is to create creative digital content while fostering leadership, teamwork, and self-expression through civic engagement. This site provides a canvas for the interns to collaborate and produce digital projects over the course of 9 months. These interns are posting mini-documentary video pieces that chronicle their exploration of issues that impact their community, such as green living, health, fitness, science, and the arts; they are also contributing weekly blog entries about their internship experiences.

Designed to engage young people in digital media production, this one year grant-funded program integrates classroom training with hands on work experience. All interns are receiving state of the art training in video production, graphic and web design, digital music production, screen writing, and marketing. In addition to the formal coursework, staff from the Library’s Technology and Support Services will also mentor and supervise the interns to produce content for The City of Santa Ana’s CTV-3 channel and for websites of City agencies and affiliates. Successful completion of the program will earn each participant a Certificate in Digital Video Production. The professional experience will prepare these young people for the educational and career opportunities in the high-growth field of digital media.

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Wednesday, 08/06/2014

The Santa Ana Public Library will begin a series of free programs under the War Comes Home: Finding Peace at the Home Front CA Reads funded project. The first program is a discussion of the book Blue Cascade and viewing of the film Severe Clear.

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Wednesday, 04/23/2014

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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