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ENTERTAINMENT
By Mary Ellen Goddard | 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: costamesalibr@gmail.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.
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NEWS
By Mary Ellen Goddard | 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.
ENTERTAINMENT
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Mary Ellen Goddard | 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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
By Sarah Peters | September 14, 2011
NEWPORT BEACH - Nearly 400 cumulative years of memories stood before the iconic Balboa Fun Zone carousel Wednesday morning as seven riders prepared to saddle up one last time. The group of senior women connected by mutual friends, family and a shared love of the brightly painted ponies came to reminisce and have one more adventure on the soon-to-close attraction. "It was always a big deal to come down to the Fun Zone," said Pat Newton, 82, of Pomona. "It was the in place to be, especially if you were a teenager.
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