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I have talked a lot about our Costa Mesa libraries and their history and tried to get more people involved in the quest for larger facilities that allow for expanded services for our residents. So now, I am trying another tack. As you read this,...
"Libraries are not a destination, they are the transportation. The Grand Central Station of every great city and town." This was a comment by a reader in praise of a Forbes Magazine article, "Why Public Libraries Matter: And How They Can Do More"...
Happiness — it's a quality we are all looking to find and keep. Although no one is happy all the time, some people appear to feel more fulfilled than others. Being happy with yourself isn't so much about pursuing it, but finding things that you...
Harbor Day School in Newport Beach was built with a library at its center. Students filter through it all day, and librarian-taught classes rotate in. The lessons often include activities such as kids feeding their "bookworm" earth worms or using...
It's wedding season and love is in the air. Some women dream of the perfect day, dressed all in white, sharing the day with family and friends, marrying their prince and living happily ever after. Whether you're looking for love or have already found it,...
Chip Fesko keeps a folder of his past correspondence, a nearly inch-thick stack of the words that cause less-resilient authors to pack it in: "We have now had a chance to consider your material, and we regret to say that it is not right for us."...
Tags: Arts and Culture, A.A. Milne, Poetry
"A library should be the heart of a city." Steven S. Choi, mayor of Irvine, said this in his Jan. 29 article in the Orange County Register. This is a theme that has been repeated many times by those who know the benefits of libraries, who know that even...
Local history has long been a part of the Newport Beach Public Library's collections. Now, in addition to books, periodicals and documentary films, the library is adding an online resource: "Kids These Days: Growing up in Newport Beach," accessible at...
Tags: Arts and Culture, Fiction, Book, Literature, Sailing
Whether they love it, hate it or didn't know it was there, Newport Beach residents will finally have their chance Saturday to see for themselves what the city's new Civic Center has to offer. "I think the Civic Center is going to be a focal point of...
Tags: Arts and Culture, Ceremonies, Culture
With completion of the Newport Beach Civic Center, the city of Newport Beach has a civic landmark in which it can take pride. The move from the ugly, crumbling, crowded City Hall that served this city for so many years has finally taken place. In the...
The Costa Mesa Technology Branch Library reopened Tuesday in a new location that administrators hope will better accommodate users. The branch is now in Fairview Court shopping center, 2263 Fairview Road, near Wilson Street. The Technology Branch...
The Costa Mesa Technology Library is set to re-open in its new location on the northwest corner of Fairview Road and Wilson Street, next to the Subway sandwich shop, on April 30. The "Open House" will be from 1 to 4 p.m., complete with prizes. Check it...
Tags: Arts and Culture, Landforms, Jane Austen, Mountains
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