July 26, 2012
I know there are a lot of published authors in Costa Mesa. I decided I wanted to find out who they all are, and searched my browser for a nice little list. Not so easy. So I am going to cheat and ask you for a list of those you know about. Why am I doing this? Simple! It might be fun to read some of these books. And maybe we can give some credit to "our own. " Send your contributions to: email@example.com . * Visit used bookstores This is another reminder that the Friends of the Costa Mesa Libraries group has two used bookstores ready to serve you. The larger of the two is behind the Mesa Verde Library in a separate building.
June 21, 2011
WEDNESDAY Mobility Expo Oasis Senior Center, 801 Narcissus Ave., Corona del Mar, hosts the Mobility Expo, featuring guest speakers from the DMV and AARP. For more information, call (949) 644-3244. TILL SUNDAY 'Mamma Mia!' The hit musical "Mamma Mia!," based on songs by ABBA, returns to the Segerstrom Center for the Arts. The shows are at Segerstrom Hall and tickets start at $23.75. For more information, call (714) 556-2787 or visit http://www.scfta.org. THURSDAY Real Office Centers The Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce is hosting an event highlighting the executive office offerings of Real Office Centers from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 23 Corporate Plaza, Suite 150, Newport Beach.
July 13, 2001
Along with the pleasures they can find between two covers, kids can win a galaxy of goodies in Books and Beyond, the Newport Beach Public Library's 2001 summer reading program for toddlers through sixth-graders. Prizes include stickers, toys, paperbacks, food coupons and T-shirts. New this year is a weekly drawing for a free pass to the Orange County Discovery Museum, open to cyber-scientists who correctly answer a quiz question appearing every Tuesday on the Kids Page at o7 http://www.
June 27, 2004
Now that school is over and you've finished all your required summer reading -- what, you haven't finished yet? Take a break from those schoolbooks and check out some of these titles for a fun summer read. All fast-paced and enjoyable, nobody will be asking you to interpret the themes or compare and contrast any imagery. For those of you yearning for a little adventure, meet Alex Rider, the young protagonist in a new series of spy thrillers by Anthony Horowitz.
July 11, 2004
Are you a loyal John Grisham fan? Are you following the alphabet with Sue Grafton's mysteries? Or maybe you enjoy a good romance. Whatever your reading interests, you can continue your literary adventure this summer by joining the Adult Summer Reading Program. Just mosey on over to your nearest branch library and register for the Lone Star Reading Program. If you are at least 18 years old, you can register at the Balboa, Corona del Mar or the Mariners Branch Library from June 28 through Aug. 20. After you've saddled up at a branch, you will receive blank book-review sheets that you will use to record your own review of each selection and will turn in to the library.