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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 ImageAuthor Visit: Michael Connelly
The Orange Public Library & History Center is proud to present bestselling author, Michael Connelly, who will speak and present his latest Harry Bosch novel, The Wrong Side of Goodbye. Copies of the book will be available for purchase prior to, and immediately after, the program.

This will be a ticketed event. Space is limited. There is no charge for this event, but attendees must have a ticket issued by Book Carnival. Please call them at (714) 538-3210.

Author visits and book signings are made possible by Book Carnival (annesbookcarnival.com). Shop Orange! This program is sponsored by the Orange Public Library Foundation.

Sunday, November 6
4:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Orange Public Library & History Center - Community Room
Doors open at 3:00 p.m.


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

Saturday, November 19
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Orange Public Library & History Center - Community Room

Saturday, December 17
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 October discussion will be on
any book in the "chick lit" category of your choosing. See Goodreads for some book suggestions and then come to talk about the book and discuss how you feel about the label "chick lit." Don't know where to start? Try reading bestselling author Jennifer Weiner's defense of the genre.

The November discussion will be on The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls.


Mondays, October 17, November 21 & December 19

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, October 18, November 15 & December 20
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Orange Public Library & History Center - Rotary Room

News ImageFall Coloring Program
Children, teens, and adults are all welcome to drop in to color a picture or bookmark. Come by yourself or bring a friend! Materials will be provided or you can bring your own.

Saturday, October 29
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Orange Public Library & History Center

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

News ImageDear Soldier: Letters to Veterans – Past and Future
All ages are welcome to come write a letter or color a picture to give to a veteran you know in celebration of Veterans Day. Don't know a veteran? Come write a letter of appreciation that will be sent to veterans or deployed military through our non-profit partner Operation Gratitude. Also, come see a collection of heartfelt letters of the past from the Chapman Leatherby Library collection.

Saturday, November 5
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Orange Public Library & History Center - Community Room

News ImageMonday Mysteries Book Club
Love mysteries? Read Postcard Killers by James Patterson & Liza Marklund and come share your thoughts!

Monday, November 28
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Orange Public Library & History Center - Community Room

News ImageMystery Movie Matinee
Come and watch the PG-rated movie Bullitt (1968). Steve McQueen stars as a police detective seeking the killer of a mob informant, whose testimony may implicate people in power. Featuring a car chase still considered one of the most exciting ever filmed. Public screening of this film is made possible by the Orange Public Library Foundation.

Saturday, December 3
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Orange Public Library & History Center - Community Room

News ImageWinter Floral Designs
Presented by the Enchanted Florist - Orange

Learn how to create beautiful and unique floral designs from a professional designer. A few lucky winners will take home the floral arrangements created during the program through a drawing.

Monday, December 5
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Orange Public Library & History Center - Community Room

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