The GRAND OPENING of the new DONALD DUNGAN LIBRARY at Lions Park will be APRIL 26 at 10:00 a.m. This new two-story, 20,000 square foot library building has been a collaboration of the City of Costa Mesa and the Orange County Public Library system. The former Dungan Library will be a renovated Neighborhood Community Center. When completed (Phase 2) Lions Park will be a beautiful center for community events, education, and family activities.
Many thanks to the Foundation Committee members who have worked tirelessly to raise money for the new library and to coordinate The Friends and the City of Costa Mesa.
* Charlene Ashendorf - co-chair
* Barbara Steck - co-chair
* Dale Braun
* Norma Crosby
* Mary Ellen Goddard
* Donna Stapleton
The classic sci-fi novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? which inspired two major motion pictures: Blade Runner and Blade Runner 2049.
By 2021, the World War has killed millions, driving entire species into extinction and sending mankind off-planet. Those who remain covet any living creature, and for people who can't afford one, companies build incredibly realistic simulacra: horses, birds, cats, sheep.
Copies are available at the Service Desk.
"[Philip K. Dick] sees all the sparkling--and terrifying--possibilities . . . that other authors shy away from." -- Rolling Stone
"A kind of pulp-fiction Kafka, a prophet." -- The New York Times
We are celebrating our group of wonderful volunteers who are the heart of The Friends at a luncheon on Sunday, February 24 at the Mesa Verde Country Club. Entertainment will be provided by the International Peace Choir.
For more information please contact Alison Wright at 617-851-6555.
Our tech library will be closing on January 31, and much of its equipment will be moved to the new library at Lions Park. We are sad to lose this library since it is only one of two tech libraries in the county system. Staff will be transferred to our new library.
Friday, April 26th
The Friends are hoping to install 4 outdoor musical instruments in the grass/concrete area in front of the Mesa Verde Library. Freenotes instruments were developed by Grammy winning musician, Richard Cooke, in 1995 to help people of all ages experience the freedom of playing music instinctively without worrying about hitting wrong notes. Playing music in the library/park setting will be a community-building opportunity that encourages creativity, self-confidence, stress release, curiosity, and joy. We believe it will increase visibility for the library and its programs. The instruments are finely tuned with carefully chosen notes that invite easy improvisation with little musical skill.
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DO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY MEMBERS SHOP AT AMAZON?
NOW YOU CAN CONTINUE TO SHOP AT AMAZON AND GIVE .5% OF YOUR PURCHASES IN CASH TO THE FRIENDS OF THE COSTA MESA LIBRARIES
1. Instead of logging in at Amazon.com, log in at smile.amazon.com
2. Log in with your user name and password as you always do.
3. Go to the word SUPPORTING under the search box.
4. Type in FRIENDS OF THE COSTA MESA LIBRARIES and click SEARCH. When you see our name, click on SELECT.
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Book Club titles are on reserve at the Check Out Desk one month before the discussion.
For December 5th, we'll be discussing The Mistletoe Murder by P.D. James. Pick up a copy and join us!
The Friends of the Costa Mesa Libraries invite you to come and meet Tera Hilliard, President and CEO of Forgotten Children, Inc. Forgotten Children is a non-profit organization committed to assisting women and children caught in the viscous cycle of human trafficking in local communities. They operate on a local and state level with a hands-on approach to reaching out to women and children on the street along with those involved in human trafficking.
Tera will discuss issues related to human trafficking in Orange County and the nation.
Costa Mesa Senior Center
695 W. 19th Street
Costa Mesa 92627
$10 donation at the door (cash or check)
Donna Stapleton 714-432-7752
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.
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.
Bob Ooten 714-545-9613
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!
The Costa Mesa Historical Society
1870 Anaheim Avenue
Costa Mesa 92627
Reception to follow presentation - this is a free event!
Bob Ooten - 714-545-9613
Space is limited to 50 people, so be sure to RSVP soon!
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.
MESA VERDE COUNTRY CLUB
3000 Club House Road
$10.00 at the door (cash or check)