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  1. Calendar Overlay Library - Adults (9)
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Library - Adults

  1. Booktalk (Main)

    December 10, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Library - Main - Rotary Conference Room

    Life isn’t genre specific, and neither is our reader’s group. The group picks the book that will be discussed the ahead of time, but everyone is welcome to join and talk about what they are reading. To find out which book we’re discussing, call the Reference Desk at (714) 288-2410.

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  2. Travelling Book Club

    December 11, 2018, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ The Woman's Club of Orange

    Explore Orange with the Library. This new book discussion group meets at a new location every other month. This month's stop: The Woman’s Club of Orange 121 S Center St, Orange CA 92866 Get in the holiday mood with a discussion of Hercule Poirot’s Christmas by Agatha Christie.

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  3. Ukulele SOUP Presented by Peggy Calvert (Main)

    December 15, 2018, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM @ Library - Main - Community Room

    Bring your ukulele, play, sing, and learn some songs. Beginners welcome. Don’t have a ukulele? Come sing along.

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  4. Monday Mysteries Book Club (Main)

    December 17, 2018, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Library - Main - Community Room

    Love mysteries? Read these and come share your thoughts. The library will have limited copies of these books for checkout. A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle This is the story that started it all. Doyle introduces his new characters Sherlock Holmes, a “consulting detective”, and Dr. Watson, physician late of the British Army. They are involved in a perplexing murder investigation with a surfeit of intriguing clues.

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  5. Help for Small Business Owners (Main)

    December 17, 2018, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Library - Main - Community Room

    SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow, and achieve their goals through education and mentorship. The Library is partnering with SCORE to present a monthly series of programs at the Orange Public Library & History Center. Each SCORE workshop provides free business advice to entrepreneurs with topics ranging from networking, social media, building capital, etc.

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  6. Tech Talk Tuesdays (Main)

    December 18, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Library - Main - Rotary Conference Room

    Learn how to download free library eBooks, eAudiobooks, and eMagazines onto your electronic device. Have other tech questions? Here's your chance to get them answered.

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  7. Tech Tutor Saturdays (Main)

    December 22, 2018, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Library - Orange Public Library & History Center (Main)

    Please call (714) 288-2410, or visit the Adult Services Desk the Friday (day before) the Saturday you'd like to be tutored. Walk-in sessions may be available on a first come, first serve basis. Tech Tutor sessions are taught by a volunteer and are limited to one 45 minute session per person. If the volunteer is absent, the sessions will be cancelled. All sessions are at the Orange Public Library & History Center (Main Library).

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  8. Main Library open until 2 PM, El Modena and Taft Branches Closed

    December 24, 2018, All Day

    Regular library hours at all locations resume on Wednesday, January 2 2019.

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  9. Libraries Closed - Holiday Hours

    December 25, 2018 - January 1, 2019

    Normal library hours at all locations resume on Wednesday, January 2 2019.

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Library - Kids

  1. Morning Storytime (El Modena)

    December 10, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Library - Elmo - Community Room

    (newborn - age 5) Mondays @ 10:30 a.m. Join us for fun stories, fingerplays, and songs to help young children learn about the world around them.

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  2. Here Comes Santa Claus (Taft)

    December 10, 2018, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM @ Library - Taft Branch

    Meet Santa at our annual holiday photo opportunity! Parents may bring cameras to take a picture of their child at this FREE event. Please arrive early - long wait times are expected. (all ages)

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  3. Morning Storytime (Taft)

    December 11, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Library - Taft Branch

    (newborn - age 5) Join us for fun stories, fingerplays, and songs to help young children learn about the world around them.

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  4. Here comes Santa (El Modena)

    December 12, 2018, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM @ Library - El Modena Branch

    Children can talk to Santa Claus and parents may bring cameras to take a picture of their child with Santa at this free event.

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  5. Nintendo Labo Workshop

    December 17, 2018, 10:00 AM - 12:15 PM @ Library - Main - Children's Homework Center

    We will use crafting and experimentation to introduce the basic principles of science and engineering.

    • Instructor-guided build of a Toy-Con RC Car from Nintendo Labo: Variety Kit
    • Craft supplies you can use to decorate your RC Car
    • Gameplay with your RC Car
    • An introduction to Toy-Con Garage mode


    Participants MUST be preregistered. Space is limited. Register at the Orange Public Library & History Center Children's Desk or by phone at (714) 288-2420.

    There will be three sessions:

    10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
    10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
    11:30 AM - 12:15 PM


    Participants may sign up for only one session.

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  6. Morning Storytime (El Modena)

    December 17, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Library - Elmo - Community Room

    (newborn - age 5) Mondays @ 10:30 a.m. Join us for fun stories, fingerplays, and songs to help young children learn about the world around them.

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  7. Morning Storytime (Taft)

    December 18, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Library - Taft Branch

    (newborn - age 5) Join us for fun stories, fingerplays, and songs to help young children learn about the world around them.

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  8. Holiday Crafts (Main)

    December 18, 2018, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ Library - Main - Community Room

    Make and take festive holiday crafts. Create gifts for friends and family. (ages 5-12)

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  9. Ruff Readers (Main)

    December 19, 2018, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Children can improve their reading skills and self-confidence in this program by reading to a certified therapy dog. Presented by Independent Therapy Dogs, Inc. (all ages)

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  10. Tweens Create: Gingerbread Houses (Main)

    December 20, 2018, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Library - Main - Community Room

    Tweens, get in the holiday spirit by building and decorating a ‘gingerbread’ house with graham crackers, frosting, and candy. (ages 8-12)

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Library - Teens

  1. Teen Movie Night: Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure

    December 12, 2018, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Library - Main - Community Room

    Eat some snacks and watch a movie with your friends, or come to make some new ones.

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  2. Teen Study Hall (Main)

    December 13, 2018, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM @ Library - Main - Community Room

    Teens are welcome to a space just for them to do homework, play board games, have snacks, and hang out.

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  3. S.T.E.A.M. for Teens and Tweens - The Curious Behavior of Light (Main)

    December 15, 2018, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Library - Main - Community Room

    Presented by the Orange Public Library Foundation, SoCal Edison, and Staples 2 Million and Change Grant. Our exciting Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math series just for teens and tweens (grades 6-12).

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