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Friends of the Library: Help celebrate library's 90th birthday

July 23, 2011|By Mary Ellen Goddard

When 90th birthdays come around, people usually stand up and pay attention. Well, the Orange County Public Library is celebrating its 90th birthday on Aug. 1, and a lot of us are paying attention. We invite you to celebrate this event at our three Costa Mesa libraries. There will be special events, including refreshments, to mark the day.

The libraries will honor those who donate money to the Friends of the Costa Mesa Libraries with a special bookplate and a candle on the libraries' birthday cakes. Ask a library staff member for titles that the library would like to add.

The Costa Mesa Donald Dungan Library will hold a special Storytime for Preschoolers from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. From noon to 2 p.m., there will be a movie, "Tangled," for children. At 4 p.m., there will be refreshments and live music. And from 6:30 to 8 p.m., the regularly scheduled Book Club will be in session, discussing Jon Krakauer's "Under the Banner of Heaven."

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Other programs scheduled near this celebration day are the Classic Mystery Book Club at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, when "Have His Carcase" by Dorothy Sayers will be discussed.

Wild Wonders Animal Show with animals from around the world will be presented at 2 p.m. Thursday. And because kids aren't the only people who like being creative, from 1 to 4 p.m. July 30, the library will offer an Arts and Crafts for Adults program. Come and create a personalized bookmark or keychain.

The Mesa Verde Library does not have any special programs on the "birthday" day, but there are several scheduled near that time.

"Flights of Fantasy Story" will come as a Story Theater to Mesa Verde Library at 1 p.m. Tuesday. This interactive performance will come as a rollicking story circus with mime, masks, props and costumes.

As part of a six-week session of "Switch on the Night," Pajama Story times will take place from 7 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Aug. 3. Children aged 3 to 8 years old will have the opportunity to participate in and listen to songs, stories, and rhyme.

David Cousins will bring his comedy juggling show to the children at the Mesa Verde Library at 1 p.m. Aug. 2. His show consists of audience involvement, interaction and music to dazzle and entertain.

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