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April 2, 1988 | Clipboard researched by Rick Vanderknyff, Susan Greene, and Henry Rivero / Los Angeles Times
The Orange County Public Library was established in December, 1919 and began operating in September, 1921 in Santa Ana with a staff of three sharing a room with the county farm advisor. It opened its first branches in October and November of 1921 in Brea, Costa Mesa, Garden Grove, Laguna Beach, La Habra, San Juan Capistrano, Seal Beach and Westminster.
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October 12, 2002 | From Times staff and wire reports
A nonprofit group of volunteers has announced that it will pay for the proposed renovation of the Lake Forest branch of the Orange County Public Library. El Toro Friends of the Library said it would pick up the $120,000 tab for improving the 11,400-square-foot branch on Raymond Way. The face-lift will add more than 2,000 square feet to the building. It includes a new entry, new landscaping, upgraded restrooms and public computer workstations.
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August 29, 2000 | Judy Silber, (714) 966-5988
The Stanton branch of the Orange County public library will hold a story hour for preschoolers at 10 a.m. on Wednesday. The library is at 7850 Katella Ave. Information: (714) 898-3302.
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November 22, 2000 | Dana Bushee, (714) 966-5636
A free holiday concert will be held Dec. 6 at the city's Orange County Public Library branch. Craig Newton will play a variety of instruments, including trombone, flute and guitar. The family event begins at 7 p.m. at the library, 5331 Orange Ave. Information: (714) 826-0350.
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July 31, 2000 | Alex Katz, (714) 966-5977
The Cypress Branch of the Orange County Public Library will present "The Crazy Music Machine" puppet show for children at 1:30 p.m. Thursday. The library is at 5331 Orange Ave. Information: (7140 826-0350.
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May 3, 2000 | Ana Beatriz Cholo, (714) 966-5890
Studies indicate that 27% of adults in the country cannot read, according to the Orange County Public Library, but it's never too late to learn. A literacy tutor training workshop will be held Saturday and May 20 at the Orange County Public Library, 1501 E. St. Andrew Place, Santa Ana, for new volunteers who are able to write, read and speak English. Volunteers must complete 23 hours of tutor training and are expected to tutor people for 50 hours. Information: (714) 566-3079.
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January 6, 1999 | Jason Leopold, (714) 966-5634
"A Chekhov Concert," a blending of scenes from Anton Chekhov stories "Seagull," "Uncle Vanya," "Three Sisters" and "The Cherry Orchard," will be performed by the Readers Theater Repertory for adults Jan. 20 at the Crown Valley branch of the Orange County Public Library, 30341 Crown Valley Parkway. Information: (949) 566-3000.
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August 29, 2000 | Judy Silber, (714) 966-5988
The Stanton branch of the Orange County public library will hold a story hour for preschoolers at 10 a.m. on Wednesday. The library is at 7850 Katella Ave. Information: (714) 898-3302.
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July 21, 2000 | Alex Murashko, (714) 966-5974
Jean Lamb, 87, was recently recognized by the Orange County Public Library for her work with the Friends of the Tustin Library. She was selected from 12 finalists to receive the annual Best Friend Award, which honors outstanding service within the volunteer program. Lamb has been involved with the group since 1975.
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May 3, 2000 | Ana Beatriz Cholo, (714) 966-5890
Studies indicate that 27% of adults in the country cannot read, according to the Orange County Public Library, but it's never too late to learn. A literacy tutor training workshop will be held Saturday and May 20 at the Orange County Public Library, 1501 E. St. Andrew Place, Santa Ana, for new volunteers who are able to write, read and speak English. Volunteers must complete 23 hours of tutor training and are expected to tutor people for 50 hours. Information: (714) 566-3079.
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March 13, 2000 | Andre Briscoe, (714) 966-5848
The Recreation Center and the community-based organization Youth 20/20 will present a free "Kids of Character Night" storytelling session Wednesday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the local branch of the Orange County Public Library. Children will get the opportunity to watch cartoons and listen to stories representative of one of 12 character-development words introduced by project BEST (Building Ethical Standards Today). The library is at 7842 Walker St. Information: (714) 690-3353.
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January 13, 2000 | Ana Cholo-Tipton, (714) 966-5890
Children are invited to get their crayons and markers out for the annual Orange County Public Library bookmark design contest. The theme this year is "Once Upon a Millennium. . . ." The winners will be announced in April selected from four categories. The contest is for students in kindergarten through ninth grade. First-place winners will have their bookmarks reproduced and distributed during National Library Week, April 9 to 15. Information: (562) 430-1048.
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