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  • Check It Out: Plenty of tricks in these literary treats

    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. The hours of sunshine are fewer, the dark nights beginning much earlier. Bedtime book requests are made up of...
  • The God Squad: If it bleeds, it leads? Not for God

    Q: I love your column. You're so open, honest and straightforward with your answers. I'm 61 (a widow for 35 years) and was raised Catholic. I watch the news each night and see the weather that's occurring in the U.S., people rioting, etc. I'm scared to...
  • IVC teachers win top honors

    Irvine Valley College granted two language professors top honors this week. Virginia Shank, who teaches English, and Mercedes Julian, a Spanish instructor, were named Professor of the Year and Part-time Professor of the Year, respectively. Shank has...
  • Check It Out: Looking for a literary laugh?

    When a customer asks a librarian to help them find a funny novel, it can be a challenge to find one that fits an individual's sense of humor. One person may appreciate dark humor, while another may enjoy satire or gentle humor. If you think you might...
  • Friends of the Libraries: How to MashUp your media

    As public libraries direct more of their resources toward teens, a group of libraries across the nation has studied best practices in technology program implementation using rich media in a program called Media MashUp. The program also intends to...
  • Check It Out: Looking for a rebellious read?

    A cataclysmic event occurred. To control the chaos, society becomes highly ordered and stratified, with every person having a defined role and knowing what behaviors are expected. In these stories, teen characters break away from expectations, in some...
  • Girls' Water Polo: Sailors bounce back

    Leave it to longtime Newport Harbor High water polo coach Bill Barnett to compare his team's six-on-five to the old comic strip character Fearless Fosdick. Fearless Fosdick, a detective who was a parody of Dick Tracy, ran in cartoonist Al Capp's comic...
  • Friends Of The Library: Sign changes at Park Avenue branch

    "What happened to the big yellow sign?" people ask when they visit the library in Lions Park. "Does that mean you don't do the passport acceptance service anymore?" The passport service is still offered at the Costa Mesa Donald Dungan Library, 1855...
  • 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...
  • Books shed new light on Newport Beach

    As we approach Christmas, I wanted to recommend three books about our community that I think you will enjoy very much: The first is "Bawdy Balboa" by Judge Robert Gardner. Gardner, the father of Mayor Pro Tem Nancy Gardner, was beloved by many in Newport...
  • Bookmark: Sherlock Holmes in a skirt

    When Tasha Alexander strolls the streets of Chicago, she doesn't much see Wrigley Field or the Chicago River. She sees St. Paul's Cathedral and the River Thames and Belgrave Square and hansom cabs. Alexander's imagination is perpetually tuned in to...
  • Check It Out: Try 'Book Club in a Bag'

    Have you ever participated in a book club group, or wished you could form a group? There are so many reasons to join a book club or to start your own. It's an excellent way to enjoy books and challenge your mind. Participating in a book club encourages...