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Free Programs for Adults

News ImageSCORE: Mentoring for Entrepreneurs
SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship.

Orange County SCORE offers free personal mentoring at locations throughout Orange County, including the Orange Public Library & History Center. These appointments offer entrepreneurs, which are either launching a start-up or growing an existing business, no-charge face-to-face mentoring by men and women who have had successful careers as executives or business owners. Your mentors meet with you personally, confidentially and as frequently as necessary to define and analyze your opportunities; then help you find the solutions.

Visit the SCORE website to learn more about the mentoring program and to book an appointment. Or call their Main Office at (714) 550-7369 for more information.

News ImageTech Tutor Saturdays
Sessions take place every Saturday, from 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. Adults - Need help using your smartphone, tablet, or with downloading eBooks, eAudiobooks, or eMagazines to your eReader?
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News ImageMonday Mysteries Book Club
Love mysteries? Read A Morbid Taste for Bones by Ellis Peters and come talk about it!

Monday, August 29
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Orange Public Library & History Center - Community Room

News ImageDelicious Reads: A Tasty Cookbook Club
Monday, September 12
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Orange Public Library & History Center - Community Room

Delicious Reads is a cookbook club where you can cook and sample some new recipes! Here is how to participate:

1. Choose a recipe from the book Cravings: Recipes for All the Food You Want to Eat by Chrissy Teigen. A copy will be available to view at the library's 2nd floor Adult Reference Desk beginning August 1st.

2. Register with the library at 714-288-2410 or visit the 2nd floor Adult Reference Desk to sign up with the recipe that will be brought. Registration is required to participate and begins August 1st. Space is limited.

3. Prepare one regular sized recipe at home so each member gets a taste and then join in the discussion led by Cheri Liefeld of “Adventures in the Kitchen.” The group will discuss the book, the recipes, and the author’s style, while sampling the dishes the others made.

News ImageUkulele SOUP!
Bring your ukulele, play, sing and learn some songs. Join our Ukulele SOUP (Special Orange Ukulele Players)! Beginners and children accompanied by parents are welcome.

Saturday, September 17
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
El Modena Public Library - Community Room

Saturday, October 15
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Orange Public Library & History Center - Community Room


News ImageBooktalk! Book Club
Life isn't genre-specific and neither is our reader's group! Each month the group picks a title to discuss at the next Booktalk. The September discussion will be on any frequently banned or challenged book of your choosing in recognition of Banned Books Week. You can find a list of frequently challenged books here. Celebrate your right to read and come talk about what you're reading!

Mondays, September 19 & October 17

7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Orange Public Library & History Center - Community Room

News ImageTech Talk Tuesdays
Learn how to download free Library eBooks, eMagazines, and eAudiobooks to your electronic device. Have other Tech questions? Here's your chance to get them answered - for free!

Tuesdays, September 20 & October 18
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Orange Public Library & History Center - Rotary Room

News ImageAuthor Visit & Book Signing - Craig Johnson
In collaboration with Book Carnival, the library is proud to present bestselling author, Craig Johnson, who will speak and present his latest book An Obvious Fact. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and autograph.

Author visits and book signings are made possible by Book Carnival. Shop Orange and buy your books at Book Carnival to continue these free programs!

This program is sponsored by the Orange Public Library Foundation.

Friday, September 23 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Orange Public Library & History Center - Community Room

News ImageDigital Saturday
Join us for a digital open house showcasing several free electronic resources available for Orange Public Library cardholders. Learn about our eBook collection, downloadable magazines, and other digital resources that help you learn a language, let you download free music, and more. Bring your electronic device for one-on-one tech help and then visit the Axis360 table to see how you may enter to win a free iPad!

Saturday, September 24
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Orange Public Library & History Center - Community Room



News ImageMonday Mysteries Book Club
Love mysteries? Read Killer by Jonathan Kellerman and come share your thoughts!

Monday, September 26
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Orange Public Library & History Center - Community Room

News ImageAlzheimer's and Dementia: The Basics
Presented by Alzheimer's Orange County
Learn the difference between Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia, how to recognize the first signs, and the importance of a diagnosis and about the valuable resources available through Alzheimer's Orange County.

Saturday, October 1
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Orange Public Library & History Center - Community Room

News ImageMonday Mysteries Book Club
Love mysteries? Read the book Obsession in Death by J.D. Robb (Nora Roberts) and come talk about it!

Monday, October 31
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Orange Public Library & History Center - Community Room

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