The Palmdale City Library, 700 E. Palmdale blvd., will host at 6 p.m. July 6 a special presentation about “Hiking Those Mountains You See Every Day.”

Hiking expert Tim Cummings will be on hand to discuss where the best trailheads may be found in the nearby San Gabriel Mountains, what hikers should bring with them, and important tips on how to have a successful and safe hike.

“There are wonders to be found in our backyard, and the library is proud to be able to offer this informative presentation,” said Thomas Vose, library director.

The Friends of the Palmdale Library will also meet on July 6. The 4 p.m. gathering is designed to support the library and, since 1977, the group has contributed funds which are not within the city budget and advances programs to create a level of enthusiasm for the library and also to foster enrichment of the community. The Friends of the Palmdale Library has donated more than $150,000 toward library programs and special events.

“We love our ‘Friends,’” Vose said. “It’s thanks to them that our Summer Reading Program is possible. Join the Friends and add your voice to what’s happening at your library.”

On July 9, the library will host a free “Genealogy and the Internet” seminar at 11 a.m.

“We’re excited to have guest instructor Karla Archuleta back to demonstrate the ins and outs of using Ancestry.com,” said Debbie Petersen, assistant library director. “Ancestry.com offers access to billions of genealogy records including Census, SSDI and military records.”

The event marks the fourth in a series of classes taught by Archuleta.

The library is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call (661) 267-5600 or visit www.cityofpalmdale.org/library.