May 5, 2010
Three years ago, Barbara Steck looked out at her backyard and saw that a new library was coming to Costa Mesa. The mini-billboard, posted on a 2.5-acre grassy knoll just west of the Costa Mesa Police Department on Fair Drive, proclaimed: “This is the home of the city’s new central library.” “I thought to myself at the time, ‘Oh, that’s interesting! A new library! Wow! How can I get involved?’” said Steck, a 60-something who’s retired from commercial real estate management and an assortment of public relations jobs.
February 22, 2010
GET READY at the City’s Disaster Preparedness Expo The Huntington Beach Fire Department, coordinating with the Emergency Operations Center, is sponsoring a Disaster Preparedness Expo on Saturday, February 20 at the Central Library from 10:00 am-2:00 pm. Learn from experts what types of City resources are available, at this first of an annual event. The event is free and will include fun and exciting demonstrations, information about local disaster volunteer organizations, disaster preparedness vendors (no sales only literature)
October 13, 2009
Newport Beach City Manager Dave Kiff will give a presentation on the new Civic Center project at the next Speak Up Newport meeting today at the Newport Beach Yacht Club. A reception with appetizers and a cash bar begins 5:30 p.m. The program will start at 6 p.m. The yacht club is at 1099 Bayside Drive. Newport Beach has plans to build a new city hall and parking structure next to the central library on Avocado Avenue. The project also will include a 16-acre park, adding as much as 17,000 square feet to the library.
June 26, 2009
Your article on the Newport Beach City Hall in the Park Measure B appeals court ruling (“Measure on city hall will stand, court rules,” June 25), which upheld the election, was very informative. However, some clarification is needed regarding the project description. The project as it is evolving is much more than a city hall in a park. Included in the current planning is a needed expansion of the Central Library, which will also create a strong connection to the city hall.
April 7, 2009
A speech by a renowned physicist, children’s story times with the Newport Beach mayor and city council members, and balloon animals will be among the attractions at the Newport Beach Public Library for National Library Week, starting Sunday. String theorist Brian Greene, author of “The Elegant Universe,” will speak as part of the library foundation’s Distinguished Speakers Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday, along with a high school question- and-answer session at 11 a.m. Saturday.
March 4, 2009
When was the last time you got to stop and enjoy the world around you? Not the latest gadgets or newest hand-held device, but return to the roots of Southern California. In the demanding pace of today, odds are it ain’t great. With that in mind, the Newport Beach City Arts Commission is inviting you to take some time out for yourself these next few weeks and stop by the Central Library, 1000 Avocado Ave. Local artist Lili Dierenfield is showcasing her latest exhibition, “Impressions of a California Landscape.
January 22, 2009
It may be winter, but Newport Beach Public Library is all set for “Indian Summer.” That’s the educational play, put on by the South Coast Repertory, set to raise its curtains Saturday at the Central Library. Set in the middle of the 19th century during California’s Gold Rush, “Indian Summer” explores the true story of Thomas Jefferson Mayfield, a boy who lived with the friendly Choinumne Yokuts tribe. The production revives a play written for South Coast Repertory’s annual Educational Touring Productions, a program that commissions original musical plays dealing with important issues and tour them around Southern California elementary schools.
September 6, 2008
Back to school means back to books, but at the library you’ll find a lot more than books this fall. The Newport Beach Public Library is starting a new season of programs and special events for all ages, including ongoing computer classes, story times for children, craft programs, classical music concerts and special events. One of the most exciting programs being introduced is “Seasoned with Theatre,” a series of free performing-arts enrichment programs for young people.
June 20, 2008
The Newport Beach Public Library will kick off its 2008 summer reading program Saturday with family events at three libraries. Registration begins at 10 a.m. at the Central Library, Crean Mariners Branch Library and Balboa Branch Library. The festivities will include music, magic, balloons and family entertainment that will begin at 10:30 a.m. As part of the reading program, children of all ages will track their reading time or time spent reading with an adult throughout the summer.
April 8, 2008
Sergeant Evan Sailor The Newport Beach Police Department is hosting a community meeting on April 16, 2008 at the Central Library - Friends Room located at 1000 Avocado Avenue, Newport Beach. The meeting will be held from 6:30 p.m. to approximately 7:30 p.m. Please show your support for your community and Police Department by participating in this "Town Hall" style meeting. It will be an open forum and is a chance for individuals to voice their concerns about quality of life issues that may be affecting their residence and/or business.