Posted on: December 14, 2016

Yorba Park Improvements

After consideration and approval by City Council on December 13, 2017, Phase I of the Yorba Park Renovation Project is scheduled to commence in mid-January 2017. The park will need to remain closed for approximately 8-10 months. The City of Orange is work...

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Posted on: May 1, 2017

Urth Caffe is Coming to Old Towne Orange

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Urth Caffe is lovingly restoring a historic building that was originally built in 1888 overlooking Orange’s iconic plaza for its new flagship restaurant. The construction at 100 W. Chapman Avenue began in 2015, and in addition to the typical restaurant bu...

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Economic Development
Posted on: April 25, 2017

Outlets at Orange Expansion

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The Outlets at Orange continues to draw shoppers from all over the region as well as being a destination shopping experience for tourists visiting Orange County. Simon Mills, the mall owner, works with retailers to provide the best in retail, dining, and ...

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Posted on: January 20, 2017

Irvine Company Delays Santiago Hills II Development


Last December, the City was informed by The Irvine Company that they will be placing the Santiago Hills II residential development project on hold for two additional years. All of the work planned to begin this year, including the clearing of vegetation, ...

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Posted on: April 19, 2018

Friends of the Library Donate $25,350

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The generous dollar amount coming from FOPL will be used to purchase audiobooks, fund the library’s annual Summer Reading Club and OPL Comic-Con programs, and fund the digitization of local history photos.

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Library Spotlight
Posted on: February 6, 2018

Teen Study Hall

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Teens (grades 7-12 ) are welcome to a space just for them. Do homework, hang out, play games and join in. Thursdays from 3:00 - 4:30 PM in the Community Room at the Orange Public Library & History Center.

Library Spotlight
Posted on: April 11, 2018

Literacy Program Celebrates Anniversary

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Congratulations to our Literacy Tutors and Students on the one year anniversary of the Adult Literacy Program.

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Posted on: March 20, 2018

Orange Public Library Foundation 2018 Legacy Awards and Celebration


Silent and live auction, two live musical performances. Specialty cocktails, appetizers, wine and dinner with Deanna Durigon's Sodexo Chefs.

Unable to attend?  Sponsor a Firefighter of First Responder - $125 per ticket (deadline May 1st) or place ...

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Posted on: March 19, 2018

Celebrate Volunteer Recognition Week

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We will be recognizing 49 volunteers who served over 100 hours in 2017 with Presidential Service Awards.  Volunteers will have an opportunity to enjoy dinner, receive awards, and have an opportunity to win prizes donated by our generous supporter...

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Library Spotlight
Posted on: January 6, 2018

Download Free eMagazines With RBDigital


Choose from current and back issues of 140+ popular titles to download and read at your convenience.

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Posted on: January 6, 2018

Download Free Music With Freegal


Download music with your library card and PIN (your birthdate in MMDDYYYY format). As a cardholder, download up to five MP3 digital music files every week.

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Posted on: January 13, 2017

Visit our eBranch - Open all day, every day


Our eBranch (electronic branch) is always open - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  You can download eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMusic and eMagazines, learn a new language, do online research, search our Local History digital archives, place holds on item...

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Posted on: September 16, 2016

Show Your Orange Public Library Card and Save

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In addition to using your library card to check out books, CDs, and DVDs and for free music downloads, you can also use it to save money. When you show your library card at these local businesses you will receive a discount or special deal. Check this pag...

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Click here for a list of participating businesses. Library Spotlight
Posted on: December 14, 2016

OPL Seed Lending Library

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The Orange Seed Lending Library is made possible through a collaboration of the Orange Public Library Foundation and Orange Home Grown.

The Orange Seed Lending Library is located at the Orange Public Library & History Center, upstairs next to the Refer...

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Library Spotlight

Posted on: April 17, 2018

Compost Time


In commemoration of Earth Day, the City of Orange and CR&R Environmental Services will be providing two free bags of compost to Orange residential solid waste customers this Saturday, April 21, 8 am to 10 am, or until we run out of compost.

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Spotlight on Orange
Posted on: April 7, 2018

Yorba Park Re-Opens to the Public

Elected Officials cut the ribbon to re-open Yorba Park to the public.

A big "Thank you" to all who attended our 130th Birthday Celebration and Grand Re-Opening of Yorba Park.

Cutting the ceremonial ribbon to officially open Yorba Park and Yorba Dog Park are Orange Mayor Teresa “Tita” Smith, Mayo...

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Spotlight on Orange
Posted on: March 22, 2018

State of the City of Orange, 2018

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At an event hosted by the Orange Chamber of Commerce, Mayor Teresa "Tita" Smith presented the 2018 State of the City of Orange address to the Orange business community.  At the event, the Chamber of Commerce named local realtor Doug Wil...

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Spotlight on Orange
Posted on: March 15, 2018

Metrolink Parking Structure Update

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Starting in mid-March, OCTA will begin concrete work on the structure and will require lane closures on North Lemon Street and Maple Avenue. The intermittent lane closures will occur a couple of days a week for the next six months during construction hour...

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