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 […]

Calling all Superheroes to Orange Public Library Comic-Con®!

The Orange Public Library & History Center will present its first ever Orange Public Library Comic-Con® on Saturday, May 20 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Comic, fantasy, and science-fiction lovers of all ages are invited to join in on exciting events taking place throughout the day. All ages are invited to participate in cosplay […]

Giving Back: Orange Rotary Club

The Orange Rotary Club is on a mission to impact the City of Orange. Founded in 1921 Orange Rotary has been passionate about impacting their community for over 95 years, and the schools of the Orange Unified School District are a main focus. Starting with Orange High School, Orange Rotary has completed two beautification projects […]

Orange Seed Lending Library

The mission of the Orange Seed Lending Library is to inspire and educate a community of backyard farmers in and around the City of Orange as well as to bring new users to the Orange Public Library (OPL). Created as a joint partnership between OPL, Orange Home Grown, and the Orange Public Library Foundation, the […]

Preparing for Takeoff Colonel Gregory G. Raths Reports for Congressional Duty

McDonnell’s “masterpiece fighting jet,” the F-4 Phantom, rolled off the production line in December 1960, as a fleet defender built to intercept nuclear foes. Delivered to Miramar Naval Air Station, the jet was eventually bound for nearly four decades of service in the U.S. military.  For a rookie pilot, the F-4 could be a little […]

Spotlight On: Mr. Vernon Clover

I’ve always been partial to people who go above and beyond. It’s a character trait I seem to consistently run across when conducting interviews with individuals utilizing the services of Hospice Care of the West and this showcase on Mr. Vernon Clover and his wife, Donna, is no exception. Vernon, who suffers from Parkinson’s Disease, […]