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  • ScotsFest 2012 starts Saturday

    ScotsFest 2012 starts Saturday
    Locals don't need to go see "The Avengers" this weekend to watch telephone poles get chucked end-over-end, or see 300 pounds of weight carried with ease. The real-life version will be in Costa Mesa, at the annual ScotsFest — a tribute to all things...
  • 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....
  • Bookmark: Farewell to the wild one

    For every kid with a scraped knee, a skinned elbow, a bumped head and a torn shirt — the inevitable result of being very determined not to learn from one's mistakes — Maurice Sendak was your man. For every kid who builds forts out of old...
  • Friends of the Libraries: Resources available for children's books of all levels

    You may have read Monday's article in the Los Angeles Times about James Patterson and his goal to steer children to reading. He considers himself "an evangelist for reading who believes in the power of reading to improve the school experience and...
  • Friends of the Libraries: Don't miss upcoming book sale

    Everybody loves a book sale, and there will be one at the Costa Mesa Donald Dungan Library on July 14 and 15. On July 14, the action will go from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with most books priced from 50 cents to $1. On July 15, the sale will continue from noon...
  • Check It Out: Taking comic books seriously

    Last week, San Diego once again was the scene for the world's largest and most notable gathering of comic aficionados. Comic Con is an opportunity for fans the world over to descend onto one city and meet their favorite comic book authors and...
  • 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...
  • Friends of the Libraries: A buck a bag of books

    A two-day book sale is coming up this weekend at the Costa Mesa/Donald Dungan Library. On Saturday, the sale begins at 9 a.m. and goes until 3 p.m. Most books will be $1 or less. On Sunday, the sale goes from noon to 3 p.m. and — what many people...
  • Friends of the Library: Don't forget about Literary Orange event

    It is time to remind you to sign up for this year's Literary Orange 2012 event, to be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 14 at the UC Irvine Student Center. The keynote speakers will be Paula McLain and Lisa See. There will be sessions on everything from...
  • Bookmark: Timing is everything

    Take a minute, if you will, to consider the prominence of time travel as a theme in the arts. You don't have to be a brilliant but evil scientist huddled in a secret mountaintop laboratory, rubbing your hands together and cackling with glee as you...