Van Gogh's Untold Journey

William Havlicek Shares His New Book

The Friends of the Costa Mesa Libraries invite you to come and meet William Havlicek as he shares his book Van Gogh's Untold Journey.   Dr. William J. Havlicek has over 40 years of experience in fine art/studio production, exhibition, publishing, museum administration and college teaching.  He holds a Ph.D. from Claremont Graduate University and is a graduate of the University of Iowa with both Masters of Arts and Masters of Fine Arts degrees.  He currently teaches at the Laguna College of Art and Design.   

Come hear about his beautifully produced and acclaimed book, which is now considered by many to be a seminal work on the genius that was Vincent Van Gogh.

SUNDAY, APRIL 8th at 4:00PM

Inspired Art Wine

1500 Adams Avenue

Costa Mesa, 92626

(next to Haus of Pizza)


Reception to follow presentation.  $10 per guest at the door - cash or check only.

RSVP

Bob Ooten  714-545-9613

THE LIBRARY'S BOOKCLUB

Enjoy a book discussion with this month's book selection!

Costa Mesa Donald Dungan Library

1855 Park Avenue

Costa Mesa, 92627

Selected titles are on reserve at the Check Out Desk a month before the discussion.

History Comes Alive!

New York Times Best Selling Author Chris Enss to Speak

The Friends of the Costa Mesa Libraries and the Costa Mesa Historical Society invite you to meet Chris Enss.  Writer for television and film, Chris Enss has a talent and passion for telling the stories of the men and women who shaped the history and mythology of the American West.  Some of the most famous names in history, not to mention film and popular culture, populate her 40+ books.  But perhaps most extraordinary are the stories of the ordinary men and women who shaped American history when they came west!

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22nd at 7:00PM

The Costa Mesa Historical Society

1870 Anaheim Avenue

Costa Mesa 92627


Reception to follow presentation - this is a free event!

RSVP

Bob Ooten - 714-545-9613


Space is limited to 50 people, so be sure to RSVP soon!

Making Waves!

OLYMPIAN & AUTHOR SHIRLEY BABASHOFF TO SPEAK

Olympian and author Shirley Babashoff and her co-author Chris Epting will speak about her book Making Waves.  During her impressive swimming career,  Ms. Babashoff set 39 national records, 11 world records and was widely considered to be the greatest female swimmer in the world. Heading into the 1976 Olympic Games  in Montreal, Babashoff was pictured on the cover of Sports Illustrated and followed closely by the media. 


All that changed once Babashoff questioned the shocking masculinity of the swimmers on the East German women's team.  Once celebrated as America's golden girl, Babashoff was accused of poor sportsmanship and vilified by the press with a new nickname: "Surley Shirley".


Her novel, Making Waves, tells her story in the same unflinching manner that made her both the most dominant female swimmer of her time and one of the most controversial athletes in Olympic history.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2nd at 7:00 PM

MESA VERDE COUNTRY CLUB

3000 Club House Road

Costa Mesa


$10.00 at the door (cash or check)

RSVP

Bob Ooten--714-545-9613

Our October Booksale Was A great success!

Our Best Sale Ever!

Three great days of book sales!  We netted over $1,100 to support our libraries.

Sang Bukaty & Barbara DeMarco - A Huge Success!

Our First Author Event in September

Author Sang Bukaty spoke at our first author event in September.  Her talk was presented in an interview format with the founder of Pen on Fire, Barbara DeMarco, acting as interviewer.  We were honored to host both of these accomplished authors!