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"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...
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...
Probably not too many people notice the plaque just to the left, inside the door of the Costa Mesa Donald Dungan library. It reads: "This Orange County Branch Library is dedicated to the memory of Judge Donald Dungan, an avid reader and a dedicated...
Tags: Passover, Libraries, Books, Amazon Kindle, Apple iTunes
Climbing Mt. Everest is the theme of the program at the Feb. 23 Speaker's Series event sponsored by the Friends of the Costa Mesa Libraries. Bill Burke, who has reached the summit of Mt. Everest twice, will be the evening's speaker. Burke has scaled the...
If you are looking for Christmas gifts that are something special, why not check the Collectible Books listed on the Friends of the Costa Mesa Libraries web page? "Wild Life in the Far West, or A Detective's Thrilling Adventures Among the Indians and...
It came to my attention Saturday that a group using the community room at the Costa Mesa Donald Dungan Library was the OC Writers Guild, which has been meeting weekly since July 2011. This group, which met through http://www.meetup.com, has aspiring...
Tags: Mystery (genre), Authors, Book, Arts and Culture, Mountains
I have mentioned before that the Costa Mesa Donald Dungan Library needs to have its roof repaired. The closing time for the library was to have been Nov. 18, but due to contract complications, the date has been pushed back three months. Presumably that...
Tags: Music, Dog (animal), Holidays, Libraries, Entertainment
The opening of school is fast approaching, and students will be doing research papers. Many will probably just use the Internet, grab some "facts" and let that be the total of their effort. I have heard teachers comment about this kind of reporting, and...
Money that was earmarked for a master plan for Costa Mesa's Library Services has instead been used to supplement Orange County funds for repairing the roof of the Costa Mesa Donald Dungan Library. When money is tight, I can understand this. However,...
Tags: Authors, Mystery (genre), Arts and Culture, Mountains, Books
I have been reading a lot about libraries in the past few years. I have read that, because of the Internet and eBooks, they are likely to become extinct. And then I read that "it is a big mistake to confuse the future of books or publishing with the...
Tags: Music, Book, Arts and Culture, Mountains, University of Oxford
Those of you reading books electronically will be happy to know that the Friends of the Costa Mesa Libraries has given the Orange County Public Libraries $1,000 to purchase more "best-seller" e-books. Costa Mesa's three libraries are branches of the...
Tags: Music, Music, Religion and Belief, Holidays, Libraries
Glimmers, at last, of a dream come true! On Jan. 31, the Costa Mesa City Council's study session included planning for the next five years. In that planning is a Library Master Plan for Costa Mesa, and a marker for debt financing to pay for a new...
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