May 31, 2012
You may have read Monday's article in the Los Angeles Times about James Patterson and his goal to steer children to reading. He considers himself "an evangelist for reading who believes in the power of reading to improve the school experience and transform them into better citizens leading quality lives. " I was unaware that he wrote children's books as well as novels for adults, so it was a pleasant surprise to see that he has written children's books that are on the New York Times bestseller list.
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.
August 8, 2013
"Libraries are more relevant than ever. " This statement is the title of an essay by Luis Herrera, director of the San Francisco Public Library, for the New York Times' "Room for Debate" series. Herrera's and other essays on the future of libraries were published in December to answer the question, "Do we still need libraries?" Despite many people feeling that we can get everything we need on the Internet, we need libraries more because of the Internet, not less. This point was stressed by Susan Crawford, another of the writers for this series.
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.