Ukulele SOUP at the Library

The Orange Public Library & History Center in Orange, CA hosts a monthly program called Ukulele SOUP (Special Orange Ukulele Players) presented by Peggy Calvert who hosts several other ukulele programs in the area. Ukulele SOUP is a group of ukulele players, meeting once a month to play, sing and share songs. All ages are […]

Inspiring Solutions to Plastic Pollution

Long Beach-based nonprofit Algalita Marine Research and Education is hosting a fun and environmental friendly event on Saturday, December 2nd from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. “Get Off the Naughty List Beach Clean Up and Scavenger Hunt” was created to make a positive difference in the community. There will be prizes available by participating in […]

Absolutely Fabulous for the Holidays!

The nature of gift purchasing has changed greatly since the advent of the internet. How has Absolutely Fabulous stayed above the fray and blossomed while the rest of the gift industry flounders? “That’s easy,” responds Diane Silverstein, owner of the iconic Huntington Beach-based Absolutely Fabulous gift boutique, “quality, selection, price range, and ease of shopping.” […]

Library Helps Teens Find Their Dream Job

The Orange Public Library and Orange Public Library Foundation are proud to present year five of our exciting S.T.E.A.M for Teens series of hands-on workshops. This year tweens (6th grade and up) are invited as well. S.T.E.A.M. is an educational approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics as access points […]

ETERNAL ROOTS: Creating a Memory “Capsule” of a Life’s Stories to Cherish Forever

The idea of a time capsule is not a new one. Made with the intention that they should be opened at a later date to help future generations understand the current time more accurately, or to recall a celebratory time in history: like a World’s Fair, or momentous birthday. A collection of moments, or trinkets, […]

Help An Adult Read Better

Do you remember the moment you could read? Do you remember struggling with sounds or reading over and over your favorite story and practicing words you had just learned?  For most of us, reading was a gradual process, introduced in elementary school, fine-tuned in high school, and critically important in adulthood. However, for many adults […]

Upcoming Events at DiscoveryCube Orange County

Bubblefest – April 1–16, 2017 Visit Discovery Cube’s Orange County campus for the return of Bubblefest XXI! Watch the Mega Bubblefest Laser Show and witness art in motion as bubble scientist Deni Yang performs tricks and stunts with smoking bubbles, spinning bubbles, bouncing bubbles, and a laser light show. Then, learn the science behind the […]

Celebrate the Orange Public Library & History Center’s 10th Anniversary!

The tenth anniversary of the opening of the renovated and expanded Orange Public Library & History Center will be celebrated this year. Dedicated on April 21, 2007, the new library building marked a continued commitment to serving the community. The anniversary will be celebrated by looking back through the decades of Library history. First established […]

Surf and Turf

5,000 sq. ft. of Fun at Bark City in Surf City, U.S.A. “They have couches.” “Babe- they have couches for the dogs to sleep on!” I left my laptop open the other day to Bark City’s homepage. My husband used it for a minute to Google something and was grabbed by the photo of happy […]

Sketching a Future. David Velasquez and the Art of Doodling

Since shopfronts became shopfronts, there has been a need for signs: the need for signs begetting the craft of sign painting. Hand-lettering arose in America in the 1800’s as a means of distinguishing between products and companies when capitalism began to boom. Until the advent of vinyl lettering in the 80’s, hand-lettering and sign painting […]