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  • James (Jim) Kirkpatrick II

    James (Jim) Kirkpatrick II
    James (Jim) Kirkpatrick II from Newport Beach passed away peacefully at home on November 16th, 2012 at the age of 87. Jim was born April 23rd, 1925 in Norfolk, Virginia.  He graduated from Fishburne Military Academy before earning his Bachelor’s...
  • Check It Out: Settle in for a spooky read

    Beware! The spooky season is upon us. Children often love to scare themselves silly and this is the perfect time of the year for that fun. Bedtime book requests are made up of spooky tales. From picture books for toddlers all the way up to chapter...
  • Check It Out: Ghosts, vampires, werewolves and zombies

    Late October brings many strange creatures to the library, just in time for Halloween. Popular culture is once again infatuated — smitten, even — with dark characters suffering from vampiric curses, terribly monstrous afflictions and other...
  • Reel Critics: 'Cloud Atlas' stretches through time

    Reel Critics: 'Cloud Atlas' stretches through time
    "Cloud Atlas" is a magnificent patchwork quilt of a movie. It crosses several film genres sprawling across many centuries of time and space. It boggles your mind with dazzling visuals. It features heart-pounding action with sometimes graphic violence....
  • Friends of the Libraries: Enjoy Dungan before it's (temporarily) gone

    The next book sale at the Costa Mesa Donald Dungan Library will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and noon to 3 p.m. Sunday. There will be books of all sorts appealing to all ages and interests — fiction and nonfiction, biography, cookbooks...
  • Carnett: Others' histories stand as great inspirations

    I was led quite by accident last week to peruse a pair of highly absorbing memoirs. That's the nice thing about being retired. You have time to indulge your reading passions, from selections on the latest bestseller lists to enduring works you've long...
  • Check It Out: Finding the right book

    How do you find a good book to read? Ask a friend for a recommendation? Look up bestseller lists online? Visit a bookstore? Scan the books on the library shelves? At the Newport Beach Public Library, we love to recommend books! Let us help you find the...
  • Remembering Bukowski with O.C.'s 'poet grandfather'

    Remembering Bukowski with O.C.'s 'poet grandfather'
    I am not a writer of prose. This is not an article, an anecdote or short story. It is simply the imperfect account of an evening from several points of view. So begins the document that Lee Mallory has set in front of me at a cramped wooden table in the...
  • Schafer returns to Sanitary District board

    Schafer returns to Sanitary District board
    The Costa Mesa Sanitary District board of directors appointed Arlene Schafer on Friday morning to fill a vacancy created after a recent resignation. She will serve out the remainder of former Director Jim Fitzpatrick's term, which runs until December...
  • On Theater: Comedy is 'Stiff' in name only

    On Theater: Comedy is 'Stiff' in name only
    They've explored the world of history ("Ragtime") and fantasy ("Seussical"), but the creative team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty earlier elected to tackle two other genres — mystery and farce — in their offbeat musical comedy "Lucky...
  • The College Conversation: A lot to learn from making mistakes

    As students enter the final weeks of the academic school year, the pressure to perform is tremendous. Some students pace themselves for the culminating exams and projects, therefore reaping the benefits of careful planning and hard work. Others hole...
  • Check It Out: Picking stuff off of the 'spooky shelves'

    Beware: The spooky season is upon us! Children often love to scare themselves silly and this is the time of the year for such fun. The hours of sunshine are shorter, and the dark nights begin much earlier. Bedtime book requests are made up of spooky...