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  • Friends of the Libraries: Seeing the world on the page

    For some reason, I have been reading a number of books set in foreign countries. Three that I will recommend are "Say You're One of Them" by Uwem Akpan (Africa), "Finding Nouf" by Zoe Ferraris (Saudi Arabia) and "Death in a Strange Country" by Donna Leon (Italy).
  • Friends of the Libraries: Remembering those who helped out

    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...

    Letters From The Editor: On the border of a cultural shift

    I spent a recent lunch break at Borders, which is writing its final chapter — 11. As someone who still reads books that don't require batteries, I headed down to the clearance sale at the South Coast Plaza location with a lot of optimism, a...

    Friends of the Library: Check out the Mesa Verde bookstore

    Dedicated members of Friends of the Costa Mesa Libraries and volunteers at the Mesa Verde bookstore descended on Mesa Verde Library earlier this month to assist at a two-day used-book sale, one of which was a buck-a-bag sale day. A customer was so...

    Friends of the Libraries: Plan for the holiday

    For those who dislike being stuck without a good book to read, remember that our Costa Mesa libraries will be closed on May 28 for Memorial Day. The Friends of the Costa Mesa Libraries Bookstore behind the Mesa Verde Library will be closed May 26 and...