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Library - Adults

  1. Orange Seed Lending Library

    February 14, 2020 - September 1, 2020

    The Orange Public Library Foundation and Orange Home Grown continue to encourage education and healthy food choices through our free Seed Lending Library. Pick up free seeds or donate seeds at the Orange Public Library & History Center, 407 E. Chapman Ave., in Old Towne Orange or at our newest location, the El Modena Branch Library, 380 S. Hewes Ave. You can plant a garden. Email the Foundation pictures of your beautiful plants to OPLibraryFoundation@gmail.com, and we will share them online. If you would like to volunteer or donate to any of the Orange Public Library Foundation initiatives or programs, please contact Executive Directors Linda Cundiff or Lynn-Marie Frediani at (714) 288-2470 or OPLibraryFoundation@gmail.com.

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  2. Volunteers Needed - Friends of the Library

    February 14, 2020 - December 31, 2020 @ Library - Orange Public Library & History Center (Main)

    Looking to get more involved with the Library? Then come volunteer with the Friends of the Orange Public Library. You could work in book donation services, internet services, the Bookstore, or share a special talent that you think the Friends could utilize. The Friends donate over $65,000 annually to the Library from our all-volunteer organization. We need volunteers, and we need you. For more information, visit the Bookstore, call (714) 288-2424 or email fopl2424@gmail.com.

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  3. Yoga for Beginners (Main)

    February 22, 2020, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Library - Main - Community Room

    Join instructor Pearl Hong Tjoa as she presents a workshop for “non-yogis.” This is an introduction to yoga for people who are interested in trying yoga for the first time or to learn more about it.

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  4. Monday Mysteries Book Club (Main)

    February 24, 2020, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Library - Main - Community Room

    Love a good mystery? Whether it's a heart-pounding thriller that's mere steps behind the killer until the end or a cold case finally solved as newly uncovered clues start to link everything together, discuss the plot twists and turns with our Monday Mysteries Book Club.

    Titles are chosen by members in collaboration with the staff lead. Past titles have included classics by Agatha Christie and Raymond Chandler to titles by contemporary authors like Craig Johnson and Jonathan Kellerman. The club meets on the last Monday of the month from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. at the Orange Public Library & History Center.

    This month, we'll be discussing: The Fame Thief by Timothy Hallinan.

    Burglar-turned-private-eye-for-crooks Junior Bender really can’t say no when asked by Hollywood’s scariest movie king to solve a supposed sabotage that happened years ago. Turns out some vendettas never go away.

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  5. Help for Small Business Owners (Main)

    February 24, 2020, 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. For SCORE one-on-one mentoring appointments, call (714) 550-7369.

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Library - Kids

  1. Bilingual Storytime/Cuenta Cuentos (Main)

    February 20, 2020, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Library - Main - Community Room

    Join us for rhymes, songs, and stories in both Spanish and English. Acompáñeros para canciones, rimas, e historias en español y inglés. (ages 2-5)

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  2. Storytime & Yoga (Main)

    February 21, 2020, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM @ Library - Main - Steve Ambriz Storytime Room

    We will read books in both English and Japanese, while also focusing on fun exercises, breathing, and meditation for a healthy mind and body. (ages 3-6)

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  3. Lapsit Storytime (Main)

    February 24, 2020, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Library - Main - Community Room

    Provides babies with a first group experience in enjoying books, nursery rhymes, songs, and fingerplays. (newborn - age 2)

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  4. Morning Storytime (El Modena)

    February 24, 2020, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Library - El Modena Branch

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

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  5. Morning Storytime (Taft)

    February 25, 2020, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Library - Taft Branch

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

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  6. Pajama Storytime (Main)

    February 25, 2020, 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM @ Library - Main - Community Room

    Features stories, fingerplays, and songs, for its target audience of 4 to 8 year-olds. Children are invited to wear their pajamas.

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  7. Toddler Storytime (Main)

    February 26, 2020, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Library - Main - Community Room

    Provides active young children with stories, fingerplays, and songs based on simple concepts, repetition, and lots of movement. (ages 2-5)

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  8. Bilingual Storytime/Cuenta Cuentos (Main)

    February 27, 2020, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Library - Main - Community Room

    Join us for rhymes, songs, and stories in both Spanish and English. Acompáñeros para canciones, rimas, e historias en español y inglés. (ages 2-5)

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  9. Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss (Main)

    February 29, 2020, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Library - Main - Community Room

    It’s Dr. Seuss’s birthday and we are ready to celebrate. We will be reading stories and making crafts with our friends from the Orange Blossoms, An Auxiliary of Assistance League of Orange. Each child will receive a free book. (all ages)

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Library - Teens

  1. College Financial Planning (El Modena)

    February 22, 2020, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Library - El Modena Branch

    Learn how to fund your college education with the help of rigorous financial planning. Parents welcome to attend along with their teens. Presented by HIFE College Planning.

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  2. TAG: Teen Advisory Group (Main)

    February 26, 2020, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Library - Orange Public Library & History Center (Main)

    The library is looking for teens with leadership, organizational, and creative skills. TAG members must be reliable and available to attend monthly meetings held on Wednesdays. TAG membership qualifies as community service and would benefit any college or job application. Meet at the Children's Reference Desk. (Grades 7-12)

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