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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: 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...

    Friends of the Libraries: Master plan for libraries is important

    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,...

    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...

    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...