Paleontology Archaeology Collections

Welcome to the home of the County of Orange’s Paleontology and Archaeology collections, or the COPA. Since the 1970s, the County has been accepting cultural materials from development projects in order to preserve artifacts and fossils for the benefit of the scientific community and for the enjoyment of the citizens of Orange County. As stewards of this collection, OC Parks manages the 6 million artifacts and fossils the County has acquired.

The COPA has a word class paleontology collection, including fossils as far back as the Jurassic period 180 million years ago. Notable specimens include Eocene terrestrial mammals, late Oligocene-early Miocene terrestrial mammals; and Miocene-Pliocene marine mammals.

The COPA also contains an archaeological collection that reveals the human history of Orange County, including evidence of the first humans to arrive here 12,000 years ago up to the historic period 50 years ago.

Explore these pages to learn more about the evidence of the ancient history of life and humans in Orange County.


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Armory Shelters in Santa Ana and Fullerton Extend Hours Due to Rain
With coordination and support from the California Military Department, the Orange County Armory Emergency Shelter Program in Santa Ana and Fullerton is operating on a 24-hour basis beginning today through Saturday morning to provide shelter and protection to the homeless community during the current and predicted rain.

2018 a Historic Year for Dogs and Cats at OC Animal Care
OC Animal Care broke its organizational record in 2018 by achieving a combined save rate of 81.74 percent for dogs and cats, almost 10 percent higher than in 2017.

Frost Advisory Issued for Orange County
The National Weather Service has issued a Frost Advisory for Orange County coastal and inland areas beginning at 10 p.m. this evening to 9 a.m. tomorrow morning.

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Tuesday February 19, 2019 (Today)
All Day EventFebruary is Adopt a Shelter Rabbit Month!
During the month of February, OC Animal Care is celebrating Adopt a Shelter Rabbit Month! All Rabbit adoptions during this month are $14! We hope you hop on down and find some bunny to LOVE!
9:00 AMLearn Basic Computer Skills - Dana Point Library
Learn basic computer skills with a free, three-part, hands-on class. The classes will cover computer vocabulary, using a mouse, Email, and internet searching. Registration is required. Please call or visit the library to register.
9:00 AMTuesday Morning Fitness Hike on Paved Hicks Haul Road
Ready for a workout? Forget the gym for the day and head outside! Join us for an exhilarating morning fitness walk on the paved Hicks Haul Road. This hike allows you to choose between a 3, 6, or 8 mile route, all of which are conducted at the speed of about 3.0 to 3.5 miles per hour. Ages 16 and up; minors must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required.

9:30 AMANAHEIM CENTER ADULT EDUCATION CLASS SCHEDULE

ANAHEIM CENTER ADULT EDUCATION CLASS SCHEDULE

10:00 AMPreschool Storytime - Rancho Santa Margarita
Preschoolers and caregivers join us for stories, songs, and crafts!
10:00 AMESL Fun Club - Cypress
English class with a gaming twist, centered around conversation and games. For adults and teens, all ESL levels.
10:00 AMPreschool Storytime-Garden Grove Chapman Library
Storytime for children, recommended ages 3-5. Songs, activities, fingerplays, stories and much more! No registration required.
10:00 AMPreschool Storytime- Villa Park Library
Spend a great morning playing and listening to stories.
10:00 AMESL (English as a Second Language) Class - Irvine Katie Wheeler

South Coast Literacy Council, in partnership with the Katie Wheeler Library, offers free English as a Second Language (ESL) classes.

10:00-11:30am in the downstairs Community Room. Please check ocpl.org for the latest schedule updates. For intermediate-advanced level.

Please email barbaramamato@gmail.com with any questions.

10:00 AMToddler Storytime - Irvine Heritage Park
Children 1-3 years old and their parents or caregivers will enjoy stories, songs, and rhymes.
10:15 AMToddler Storytime - Laguna Niguel
Children ages 1-3 and their caregivers are invited to join us for stories, songs, rhymes, and fun! Walk-ins welcome, no registration required.
10:15 AMBook Camp: Let's Read Together at Tustin Library

Book Camp: Let's Read Together

Tuesdays 10:15 - 11:15am

Bring your child and join us for this 6-week session of activities and tip to make reading a regular and enjoyable part of your family!

Please register at the Tustin Library Service Desk.

Space is limited.

Workshop runs Tuesdays from January 22nd- March 5th.

10:30 AMStorytime - Seal Beach Mary Wilson
Join us for a hand-clapping, foot-stomping, giggly-good time. Older siblings welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Latter storytime includes playtime with age-appropriate toys. Registration is not required.

Storytime is offered four times per week for your convenience:
•Mondays 10:30 - 11am or 11:30 - 12pm
•Tuesdays 10:30 - 11am or 11:30 - 12pm
10:30 AMBook Groups for Adults - Aliso Viejo
Join the Aliso Viejo Book Club on the third Tuesday of the month for a stimulating discussion of recent fiction and/or non-fiction titles. Copies of each month's books are located at the front desk. Ask any staff member on desk for a copy to check out. No registration required.

This month's title is Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift.

10:30 AMStorytime - San Clemente

Storytime includes stories and activities to help children prepare for andsucceed in school. Storytime is aimed at children ages 3-5,although parents and siblings are also welcome.

10:30 AMToddler Storytime - Dana Point Library
Stories, activities, and songs for children under 3 and their favorite adults to enjoy together. Free. No registration required.

Storytime is held in the program room.
10:30 AMBaby Sweet Time - Ladera Ranch Library
Baby Sweet Time, for children ages birth to 2 years of age. A special time for our youngest library patrons and an accompanying adult, join us for a twenty minute time of bouncing, singing and board books. We play with toys too! Two sessions one at 10:30 am and one at 11:00 am. Free.
10:30 AMToddler Storytime -Costa Mesa Donald Dungan Library

This storytime is for toddlers ages 18 months to 4 years old. Join us as we read stories, sing songs, dance, and play in this weekly event!

*Due to the new construction, storytime will be held at the Downtown Recreation Center next to the Costa Mesa Donald Dungan Library*

*Debido a la nueva construcción, Tiempo De Cuentos para los Niños Pequeños se llevará a cabo en el Centro Recreativo, junto a la Biblioteca de Costa Mesa Donald Dungan*

10:30 AMToddler Time - Westminster
This movement-based program is just right for the new walkers! We’ll be doing lots of singing, dancing, playing—and we’ll do our best to squeeze a book or two in there as well! Recommended for children 1-2 years old. No registration required.
10:30 AMPlay & Learn - Irvine Heritage Park
Children of all ages will have an opportunity to learn through play. Children 1-3 years old and their parents or caregivers will enjoy stories, songs, and rhymes.
10:30 AMPreschool Storytime
Join us for stories, fingerplay, songs, and a craft. No reservations required. Ideal for ages 3-5.
10:30 AMCreate!- Adult Art Program - Fountain Valley
Discover your creative side, make new friends, and have fun when you join us for an hour of exploring the arts! This program is designed for adults with disabilities but all adults are welcome.
11:00 AMPre-School Storytime - Irvine University Park Library

Pre-School Storytime

Tuesdays @ 11:00 AM

Children, ages 3 to 5, enjoy stories, songs, and a craft! Free! No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

11:00 AMBraille Institude Free Workshops Calendar
Braille Institute, Anaheim Center - Free Workshops Calendar
11:00 AMBouncing Baby Storytime - Rancho Santa Margarita
For our littlest storytimers, ages 0 to 2, join us for nursery rhymes, songs, and play!
11:00 AMPreschool Storytime - Garden Grove Main
Preschool Storytime
Tuesdays
11:00 AM

Stories, songs and rhymes followed by a Craftivity. For ages 3-5 with a parent or caregiver.
11:00 AMToddler Storytime -- Library of the Canyons
Join some of the cutest toddlers in town and adults of their choice at the library. We will enjoy story time, songs, music, finger plays, movement, and hands-on activities. Get to know others and support your little one’s developmental skills.

Our Toddler Story hour is designed for children 0-3 and their families, but all ages are welcome! No preregistration required.

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11:00 AMStay and Play - San Clemente
Stay and Play with toys and games after Toddlertime, Storytime, and Bilingual Storytime. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
11:00 AMStay & Play - Dana Point Library
Join us after Toddler Storytime for a chance to socialize with others and play with puzzles and toys. Children must be accompanied by a grown-up. No registration required.
11:00 AMBaby Sweet Time - Ladera Ranch Library
Baby Sweet Time, for children ages birth to 2 years of age. A special time for our youngest library patrons and an accompanying adult, join us for a twenty minute time of bouncing, singing and board books. We play with toys too! Two sessions one at 10:30 am and one at 11:00 am. Free.
11:00 AMStorytime - La Palma Library
Books, songs and fun! Aimed at children ages 4 and under, but all ages welcome. Little ones need to be accompanied by a caregiver.



11:00 AMCrafty Adults @ the Library

Crafty Adults @ the Library

Adults are invited to join us as we complete a craft inspired by cherry blossoms and friendship. This monthly craft program is a fun way to make something creative while socializing with other adults. Tuesday, February 19th at 11 am. No registration is required and all supplies will be provided.

11:00 AMPreschool Storytime - Irvine Heritage Park
Children 3-5 years old and their parents or caregivers will enjoy stories, songs, and rhymes.
11:00 AMBaby Lapsit Tuesday Stortyimes - Costa Mesa - Mesa Verde Library
Baby Lapsit Storytime is for babies 0-2 years old accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Lots of songs and finger plays! After Storytime, stay for Playdate at the Library!
11:00 AMStorytime -- El Toro Library

Our storytime is for children of all ages accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Stay for crafts and playtime after stories. No registration required.

11:00 AMTech Tuesdays-Fountain Valley
Learn how to download e-books, movies, music, and more. Every Tuesday by appointment.
11:15 AMPreschool Storytime - San Juan Capistrano

Childrenages 3-6 and their caregivers are invited to join us for stories, songs, craftsand fun. No registration is required. For more information, please contact thelibrary

11:15 AMPreschool Storytime - Laguna Niguel
Children ages 3-6 and their caregivers are invited to join us for stories, songs, and silliness! Walk-ins are always welcome, no registration required.
11:30 AMStorytime - Seal Beach Mary Wilson
Join us for a hand-clapping, foot-stomping, giggly-good time. Older siblings welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Latter storytime includes playtime with age-appropriate toys. Registration is not required.

Storytime is offered four times per week for your convenience:
•Mondays 10:30 - 11am or 11:30 - 12pm
•Tuesdays 10:30 - 11am or 11:30 - 12pm
11:30 AMToddler Storytime
Join us for some stories, lap sit rhymes, and a play time designed especially for very young book lovers ages 1-3.
12:00 PMBeginner/Intermediate ESL Class - Irvine Heritage Park
South Coast Literacy Council (SCLC), in partnership with the Heritage Park Library, offers free English as a Second Language (ESL) classes for adults in the library program room. For beginner/intermediate level. To register, please call SCLC at (949)770-0642, or email: info@southcoastliteracy.com
12:30 PMNeedlework Circle - San Clemente
Stop by to knit and crochet for a community service project.
1:00 PMWriters' Group - Laguna Niguel

Do you have a book, a story, or some poetry to write?

Join a group of people who write all of the above and also critique constructively. Some are beginners, some are already published, and others are on their way. Come visit and see if you'd be interested in joining Orange Coast Writers.

2:00 PMAfternoon Storytime - Aliso Viejo
This storytime is for kids ages 3 and older; parents are welcome to stay. Located in the Children's Reading area. No registration required.
2:15 PMShort Story Book Group - Irvine Heritage Park
The Short Story Discussion Group is led by Doug Brown and meets on Tuesdays from 2:15-4:15 p.m. The discussion provides a structure for each person to share his or her individual reaction to the story. The group discusses a different short story each week. Here is this week's selection in our current book, The Best American Short Stories 2005 edited by Michael Chabon: Justice Shiva Ram Murthy by Richi Reddi
3:00 PMTeen Games - Garden Grove Main

Join us for Wii and tabletop games! For grades 7-12.

3:30 PMRookie Readers - Cypress
Practice reading skills and comprehension with a friendly and supportive teen volunteer. Focused, timed sessions:
Grades K-2 read 20 min.
Grades 3-5 read 30 min.
3:30 PMSuper-K Math Club - Rancho Santa Margarita
Join us for a half an hour of math based games and activities just for kindergartners. Session runs for 8 weeks. Registration is required. Registration opens January 8th.
3:30 PMAfter School Club - San Clemente

AfterSchool Club is for children ages 5 and older. A variety of activities isprovided, including stories and crafts.

3:30 PMTeen Program - Aliso Viejo Library
Come hang out in our new programming space, The Orange Box! On Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-5:30, Teens ages 11-18 can hang out, relax, play virtual reality, study, or work on the weekly STEAM activity! Program is free, no registration required, limited supplies available for weekly STEAM activity.
3:30 PMKnit and Crochet Group - Ladera Ranch Library
A place to socialize, and share the joy of knitting and crocheting together. The opportunity to create projects for charity organizations such as Loma Linda Hospital and Warm Up America! Encouraged to bring your own tools and materials. Some materials are provided for teaching purposes. People of all ages and skill levels are welcome to join!
3:30 PMMath at the Laguna Beach Library

After our successful Bedtime Math: Crazy 8’s program, the Laguna Beach Library designed a series of fun math activities for kids K-2nd grade.

4:00 PMHomework Help - Laguna Hills Technology Library

Get help from our teen tutors!

Students in grades K-6 can drop in to receive FREE homework assistance on Tuesdays from 4:00 to 5:00pm.

4:00 PMReading Is Fun - Laguna Niguel
Beginning readers can practice fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension by reading to teen volunteers.
4:00 PMMath Help - Irvine Katie Wheeler

Free math help from Portola High School math club members. This program is for children in grades 1-5.

4:00-4:45pm in the Community Room.

4:00 PMMath Homework Help
Portola High School math club members will be available to help children in grades 1 through 8 with their math homework. No fee.
4:00 PMDiscovery Club - Los Alamitos-Rossmoor Library
STEAM program intended for ages 5-10 where we get creative with fun projects. Supplies are limited so call us to register a spot at 562-430-1048.
4:15 PMCrazy 8s Math Club - Rancho Santa Margarita
Join us for math based games and activities for 1st-2nd graders. Session runs for 8 weeks. Registration required. Registration opens January 8th.
4:30 PMHomework Help - La Palma Library
Homework Help is offered by teen & adult volunteers. Volunteers will help the child but will not do the homework for them. Students must bring all materials necessary to complete homework. For grades K-8.



4:30 PMHomework Help - Irvine Heritage Park
Students from grades 2nd through 8th are invited to receive free homework assistance from our volunteer teen tutors. Please bring all supplies and materials. Parents must attend with their children.Homework Help will be available on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting on January 15 until May 23 with a break the first week of April.
4:30 PMTinker Tuesday - Dana Point
Join us for a different project every Tuesday. Create something! Learn something new! No registration required. Ages 12 and up.
4:45 PMAnime Club - Cypress
Do you like anime? Like reading manga? Join our teen Anime Club.
For teens, ages 13-17.
5:00 PMRough Drafts Writers' Group
Welcome novelists, poets, essayists, and scribes of all stripes! Whether you’re published or aspiring, come share your work and receive constructive feedback from a friendly community of writers. No registration is required.
5:00 PMWrite On! Writer's Group - Dana Point Library
Write On! is a group of Orange County writers who meet twice a month at the Dana Point library to read, critique, and support each other's work.
5:00 PMMs. Jaime's Sunset Storytime - Ladera Ranch Library
Sunset Storytime for families and children with the fantastic Ms. Jaime. Held in the upstairs Library. Please call for more information if you would like. (949) 234-5940
5:00 PMTeen Study Hall - Irvine Katie Wheeler
Come to the library to get some studying done on Tuesday evenings in the Quiet Room & 2nd Floor. Look for the purple reservation signs.
5:30 PMRead to a Dog - Tibor Rubin Library
Meet Hogan our new certified therapy dog. He is a chocolate lab who is sweet and gentle. Come read and/or pet him. Read from one of our books or bring your own! Hogan wants to listen to your favorite book! For ages 6-10.
5:30 PMClub de Lectura en Español/Spanish Language Book Group - San Juan Capistrano

Nosreuniremos para leer y comentar libros en espanol. Nos reuineremos el tercer martes del mes a las 5:30 de la noche.Para mayor informacion, llamar a la biblioteca.

6:00 PMCozy Culinary Mystery Book Group - Seal Beach Mary Wilson
Check out the latest book and discuss all the tasty details. Pick up this month's selection at the library.
6:00 PMFamily Storytime - La Habra
Join Ms. Jessica for Storytime on Tuesday evenings at the library! This program is for children of all ages. Program includes books, songs, felt boards followed by a craft at the end. No registration required.
6:30 PMAdult Book Club - Irvine Heritage Park
Join us for our book discussion on "Small Great Things" by Jodi Picoult. No RSVP required. Titles are available at the Service Desk for checkout.
7:00 PMFull Moon Hike: Hicks Haul Road
Enjoy the trails under the full moon's light! We will hike along the paved Hicks Haul Road, traveling through coastal sage scrub in this dark canyon's interior. The hike will cover about 3 miles round trip at a moderate pace as we hike along our trail discussing the night sky.

This program is for those that are interested in experiencing the trails after sunset and taking in the night sounds and smells along with the full moon's glow! Ages 12 and up, accompanied by an adult. Registration is required.
Wednesday February 20, 2019
All Day EventFebruary is Adopt a Shelter Rabbit Month!
During the month of February, OC Animal Care is celebrating Adopt a Shelter Rabbit Month! All Rabbit adoptions during this month are $14! We hope you hop on down and find some bunny to LOVE!
9:30 AMANAHEIM CENTER ADULT EDUCATION CLASS SCHEDULE

ANAHEIM CENTER ADULT EDUCATION CLASS SCHEDULE

10:00 AMToddler Storytime - Rancho Santa Margarita
Toddler Storytime. Join us for stories, motor skill development, and songs!
10:00 AMESL (English as a Second Language) Class - Irvine Katie Wheeler
South Coast Literacy Council, in partnership with the Katie Wheeler Library, offers free English as a Second Language (ESL) classes.

10:00-11:30am in the downstairs Community Room. Please check ocpl.org for the latest schedule updates. For intermediate-advanced level.

Please email barbaramamato@gmail.com with any questions.

10:00 AMESL Classes
Free ESL classes offered by South Coast Literacy Council volunteers. For more information, please email ocpl.fhr@occr.ocgov.com or call 949-855-8072.
10:00 AMBouncing Babies - Irvine Heritage Park
Babies birth to 12 months and their parents or caregivers will enjoy stories, songs, and rhymes. Walk-ins are welcome!
10:15 AMBilingual Storytime - Tustin Library
Bilingual Storytime
Join us for a fun mix of Spanish and English songs, stories and games for toddlers and preschoolers. No Spanish experience necessary. All are welcome.

10:15 AMToddler Storytime - Laguna Niguel
Children ages 1-3 and their caregivers are invited to join us for stories, songs, rhymes, and fun! Walk-ins welcome, no registration required.
10:30 AMBaby/Toddler Storytime - Garden Grove Tibor Rubin
Join us for stories, finger plays, movement and music! Children must be accompanied by a caregiver. Playtime with library toys is available from 10:00-10:30am and immediately after storytime.
10:30 AMB.A.R.K. Stay & Play - Seal Beach Mary Wilson
Visit or read with Lily, a therapy Bulldog from B.A.R.K. Great for children 5 and under.
10:30 AMStay and Play - Rancho Santa Margarita
Stay and Play is an opportunity for kids and parents to come enjoy our toys, socialize, and learn from each other for 45 minutes after storytime.
10:30 AMPreschool Storytime - Dana Point Library
Stories, activities, and fun for children ages 3-5 years and their favorite grown-up. Free. No registration required.

Storytime is held in the program room.
10:30 AMPreschool Storytime - Ladera Ranch Library
It's preschool storytime! Two session times are available, you choose either 10:30 or 11:00. Join other adorable children and families as we celebrate picture books, songs and scarves. Take home crafts are available. Free.
10:30 AMPreschool Storytime - La Habra
Wednesdays @ 10:30am. We welcome children and caregivers to come and enjoy books, songs, finger plays, and a craft in our Library Program Room. We work to build pre-reading skills in children and to help parents to learn these skills to use at home. No registration necessary. Stay-&-Play for a little bit longer too!
10:30 AMPre-School Storytime - Westminster
Help encourage early literacy skills in your children--and have fun--with stories, songs and a craft. Recommended for children 2-4 years old. No registration required.
10:30 AMPlay & Learn - Irvine Heritage Park
Children of all ages will have an opportunity to learn through play.
10:45 AMChinese Storytime - Irvine University Park Library
Chinese Storytime

First and Third Wednesdays @ 10:45 AM

This storytime is held in Chinese and includes stories, songs, and a craft! For children ages 0-5. Free! No registration required.

11:00 AMToddler Storytime - Aliso Viejo
Stories, finger plays, and songs for infants to 3 and a half with an adult. Located in our Programs Room, no registration required.
11:00 AMTED Talks
Join us as we watch inspirational videos covering topics such as health, technology, entertainment, design, science and business given by the best thinkers of our time. A group discussion will follow each video. Every first and third Wednesday of the month. Free!
11:00 AMBraille Institude Free Workshops Calendar
Braille Institute, Anaheim Center - Free Workshops Calendar
11:00 AMStay & Make - Dana Point Library
Join us after Preschool Storytime for a fun craft or project. Kids must be accompanied by a grown-up. No registration required.
11:00 AMPreschool Storytime - Ladera Ranch Library
It's preschool storytime! Two session times are available, you choose either 10:30 or 11:00. Join other adorable children and families as we celebrate picture books, scarf play songs. Take home crafts are available. Free.
11:00 AMToddler Wednesday Storytimes - Costa Mesa - Mesa Verde Library
Toddler Storytimes is for children 1 to 3 years old accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Stay after Storytime for Stay and Play, where children can work on social and sensory skills.
11:00 AMToddler Storytime - Irvine Heritage Park
Children 1-3 years old and their parents or caregivers will enjoy stories, songs, and rhymes.
11:00 AMToddler Story Time and Play Time - Fountain Valley
Visit the library for stories, songs and more! There will 20-30 minutes of stories, songs and rhymes followed by 30 minutes for Stay N' Play playtime.
11:00 AMToddler Techy Storytime with Ms. Niloo at the Laguna Beach Library

Wednesdays, February 9, 13. 20, & 27 from 11:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.— Toddler Techy Storytime

Stories are important. That’s why we combined the classic storytime with technology to introduce Techy Storytime. We are going to use iPad, Apple TV, and occasionally 3D printer to make it fun and educational.

11:00 AMPlay-Time - Garden Grove Main
Play-Time
Wednesdays
11:00 AM


Let's move! Let's practice motor skills! Let's play and interact with each other! So much fun and social time for little ones and their caregivers at the library! For ages 0-5.
11:15 AMPreschool Storytime - Laguna Niguel
Children ages 3-6 and their caregivers are invited to join us for stories, songs, and silliness! Walk-ins are always welcome, no registration required.
12:00 PMReaders' Cafe - Rancho Santa Margarita

Stop by our community room every 3rd Wednesday from 12:00 noon for Readers' Café! Feel free to bring a bag lunch and we will provide coffee, tea, and dessert. We discuss fiction and nonfiction, print and audio format.

Discover some delicious new reading ideas and share your own latest favorites!

12:00 PMAdult Movie Matinee - Library of the Canyons
Enjoy a recent film and light refreshments. All library programs are free.
1:00 PMLiving Well with Early Memory Loss

A four-week , supportive/educational group for people with early memory loss due to Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), Alzheimer’s or a related dementia, to attend with their partner.
To RSVP, please contact Donna Velarde.

1:00 PMAdult Walk-in Tutoring
Walk-in Tutoring
1:00-3:00pm



short tutoring sessions for adults 18 and older.

Tutor can help with things such as basic reading and writing, understanding paperwork, filling out forms, phone use, or using the internet.


Walk-in tutoring sessions are on a first-come, first-served basis.

Schedule is subject to change
1:30 PMOC Subdivision Committee
All Subdivision Committee hearings are scheduled to be held at 1:30 pm, every first and third Wednesday of each month at the County of Orange, H.G. Osborne Building, 300 North Flower Street, Room B-10, Santa Ana, CA 92703, unless no items are scheduled to be heard.
2:00 PMFuture Makers - Westminster
Kids 6-12 years old can join us for a fun makerspace activity once a month. Each of these STEAM-based projects is sure to get kids thinking, building, and discovering! No registration required.
2:00 PME-Help Wednesdays - Irvine Katie Wheeler
Need assistance navigating your laptop, tablet, or smartphone? We can help! Book an appointment with a staff member for Wednesdays between 2:00-3:00pm. Call or come in to make an appointment.
2:30 PMBeginning Genealogy Class
Curious about where your ancestors came from? This class will equip you with the organizational skills you need to begin your research. Registration required.
3:00 PMAfterschool Storytime - Brea
Join us at the library for stories and crafts. This storytime is geared for elementary school aged children, however the entire family is welcome!
3:00 PMAnime Club - La Palma Library
Share your favorites or discover new anime shows after school! Certain Wednesdays after school.



3:00 PMRead to a Dog - Irvine Heritage Park
Read a story to specially trained dogs in a relaxed and dog-friendly atmosphere.
3:00 PMEAP Manager & Supervisor Training
The Employee Assistance Program will be facilitating Manager and Supervisor Training. Topics will include:

  • Types of EAP Referrals
  • Steps to Reconcile Performance Problems
  • How the EAP can assist Managers & Supervisors
3:00 PMTeen Academy Award Nominee Screening - Garden Grove Main
Join us to watch Bohemian Rhapsody, a PG-13 Academy Award-nominated film! Snacks for attendees.
3:00 PMBilingual Storytime -- El Toro Library
Bienvenidos! Bilingual storytime is for children of all ages accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Hear stories in English and Spanish. Stay for a craft after storytime.
3:00 PMDo Your Worsted ! --San Juan Capistrano Library
Do Your Worsted!--Drop-in Stitching Group. Share tips and tricks. Check out the Library's vast collection of knitting, crochet, and quilting books and magazines.
3:20 PMTeen Advisory Board
Welcome to the teen leadership team for the La Habra Library. From Halloween parties to movie days and volunteer opportunities, TAB is involved in the planning of teen events at the library. If you are interested in a leadership role, or just want to come socialize with other teens and talk about what things there are to do at the library, all are welcome. Volunteer hours received for attendance. Light refreshments provided.
3:30 PMToddler Play & Learn - Aliso Viejo
This program for toddlers & parents features free playtime & occasional guest speakers on topics such as early literacy & development. Located in our Programs Room. No registration required.
3:30 PMHomework Help - Cypress
Mon & Wed. Grades K-8:
Drop in for help with daily homework. Provided by high school volunteers. Focused time limits may be implemented. Bring all materials and supplies.
3:30 PMTeen Anime Club--Rancho Santa Margarita
Teens grades 7th-12th join RSM Anime Society, our monthly anime club. We'll watch anime, discuss manga, do crafts, and more!
4:00 PMMovie at the Library - San Clemente
Join us for a movie at the library! Today's movie is The Incredibles 2 (PG).
4:00 PMMath Club - Irvine University Park Library

Math Club

Wednesdays, 4:00-4:45pm

Need some help with your math problems? Wantto take on some new challenges? Get some free help from high schoolmath club members from around the area, and when you're done, you can play math games! For children in grades 1-5.

Free! No registration required.

4:00 PMHomework Help - Garden Grove Main
Homework Help
Wednesdays & Thursdays
4:00-5:00 PM


High school volunteers help elementary and middle school students with homework. For first grade to eighth grade students.

No Homework Help on school holidays and breaks.
4:00 PMTeen Volunteer Orientation
Learn what you'll be doing to earn community service volunteer hours at the library. Expectations and requirements will be explained. For teens ages 13-17.
4:00 PMLittle Architects - Los Alamitos-Rossmoor Library

Little Architects ages 4 and up can drop in to get creative with Legos and Duplos. Free build for creative play or follow one of our themes for fun. The possibilities are endless!

Meets the first and third Wednesdays of each month.

4:00 PMCrazy 8's Math Club - Laguna Hills Tech Library

Laguna Hills Library presents Crazy 8s Math’s club season 4, where you’ll race across the country, make music with hands and feet, train to be a firefighter...It’s totally new kind of math club.

4:00 PMHomework Help - Brea

Brea Library's Homework Help program is for children in 2nd - 8th grade. Children are welcome to complete their homework in our Homework Help area.

Teen volunteers from our local high school will be available to assist children with their homework. No registration is required, but feel free to call the library if you have further questions.

4:30 PMHomework Help - Laguna Niguel
Teen volunteers give one-on-one homework help to elementary school-aged children.
5:00 PMMovie - Seal Beach Mary Wilson
Join us for a whimsical and enjoyable family movie, rated PG. Bring a picnic dinner and blankets. See the library for movie title and details.
5:00 PMRead to a Dog with Lilo - Garden Grove Chapman Library
Come read with a gentle therapy dog at our Read to a Dog program. Kids can read, pet, and cuddle with our lovable pal, Lilo! This is a great opportunity for reluctant or emergent readers.
5:00 PMPersian Storytime - Irvine University Park Library

Persian Storytime

Wednesdays @ 5:00PM

This storytime is held in Persian andincludes stories, songs, and a craft! For children ages 3-6. Free! Noregistration required.

5:00 PMFamily Storytime - Tustin Library

Family Storytime

Wednesday evenings at 5:00 pm. This storytime is an opportunity for families to unplug, relax and spend some quality time together. Enjoy new and classic stories then make a craft together to take home. All children and families are welcome to attend this free program.

5:00 PMSit n' Stitch w/ Open Sewing Lab- Fountain Valley
A casual social knitting and crochet group. Drop in and bring your knitting, crochet, or other yarn project to work on. Trade tips, patterns, troubleshoot, or make new friends. All skill levels welcome. Some starter supplies may be available.

Makerspace will be open for lab time with sewing machines!
5:30 PMFull Moon Cardio Night Hike: Limestone Canyon
Join us for a strenuous, extremely challenging, fast-paced cardio hike in Limestone Canyon under the light of a full moon. Along the way we'll be rewarded with canyon views and possible nocturnal wildlife sightings. This is an advanced 8-mile cardio hike, completed in less than 2.5 hours, and includes 1700 feet of elevation gain. Ages 18 and up. Registration is required.
5:45 PMEat, Move, Grow: Healthy Living Yoga Classes - San Juan Capistrano
EAT, MOVE, GROW: HEALTHY LIVING

Join us for a restorative hour of yoga with YOGA BUNGALOW instructor, Tam Nguyen. We will focus on breathing techniques and relaxation skills. Adults, teens and school age children are welcome. No reservations are required, but space is limited.
Please note that program is subject to change.

This program is supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.

The opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect the position or policy of the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services or the California State Library, and no official endorsement by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services or the California State Library should be inferred.

6:00 PMRead to a Dog - Cypress
1st & 3rd Wednesdays
Read to and/or pet one of our gentle, furry friends! Studies show that children can improve their reading skills and boost their self-confidence by interacting with a licensed therapy dog.
6:00 PMBilingual Storytime - La Habra
Wednesdays @ 6pm. Stories for little ones in both English and Spanish in the Library Program Room. No registration necessary.
6:00 PMAfter Work Fitness Hike on Paved Hicks Haul Road
Join us every Wednesday night for a fitness-focused hike on the paved Hicks Haul Road. Ages 16 and up; minors must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required.
6:00 PMHorror Club - La Palma Library
Watch and discuss a variety of topics in the horror genre from books to movies to television shows. Meets 3rd Wednesday of the month.



6:30 PMPajama Storytime - Irvine University Park Library

Pajama Storytime

Wednesdays @ 6:30pm

Join us for a fun-filled family storytime with stories, songs, and activities for children ages 3-7. Older and younger siblings are welcome! Pajamas are optional!

Free! No registration required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Thursday February 21, 2019
All Day EventFebruary is Adopt a Shelter Rabbit Month!
During the month of February, OC Animal Care is celebrating Adopt a Shelter Rabbit Month! All Rabbit adoptions during this month are $14! We hope you hop on down and find some bunny to LOVE!
8:30 AMFitness Hike at Little Sycamore

Raise your heart rate and your spirits on this difficult, strenuous and fast-paced 4.8-mile hike (400-foot elevation gain) over very steep, uneven terrain with Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteers.

  • Ages 15 and up.
  • Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, Little Sycamore Canyon Staging Area/Nix Nature Center (west side of Laguna Canyon Road/SR-133, approximately 3.5-miles south of I-5/405).
  • Online reservations required.
  • For questions, call 949-497-8324 Monday-Friday or 949-923-2235 Saturday and Sunday.
  • Parking: $3 per vehicle.
9:00 AMBeginning Computer Class - Laguna Niguel
Learn the basics in this free, three-part, hands-on class. Each class is limited to four people for individual attention. Registration is required. Call or come in to register.
9:30 AMANAHEIM CENTER ADULT EDUCATION CLASS SCHEDULE

ANAHEIM CENTER ADULT EDUCATION CLASS SCHEDULE

9:30 AMArabic Storytime - Irvine Heritage Park
Children and their parents or caregivers will enjoy stories, songs, and crafts in Arabic. This new program will take place on the third Thursday of the month.
10:00 AMBook Chat Group - Cypress
Join us for a lively discussion. This month's title is Every Note Played by Lisa Genova. Pick up your reserved copy from the front Service Desk or at the meetings.
10:00 AMNon-Fiction Book Club

Dewey Calls! A Non-Fiction Book Club

Join us for a readers' tour of the non-fiction stacks every third Thursday! Unlike other book clubs, YOU choose what you read within that month's field of subjects from the Dewey Decimal System, then share the interesting knowledge you discover! Contact the Tustin Library staff with questions about this book club or to find out which Dewey number is selected for each month.

10:00 AMKniterary Fiber Art & Craft Society - Brea
Join us for an enjoyable time to socialize and work on your own fiber arts projects - knitters, weavers, embroiderers, quilters, cross-stitchers and any other fiber-related crafters are welcome!
10:00 AMBaby Lapsit - Garden Grove Chapman Library
Join us for a 20 minute storytime followed by a 30 minute playtime. For children, birth to 2 years old with a parent or caregiver.
10:00 AMPreschool Playtime
Stop by the branch between 10:00 and 11:00 to play with the library's toys and meet some new friends. All ages welcome.
10:30 AMAvoiding Scams and Schemes - Dana Point Library

Swindlers use clever schemes to defraud millions of people every year, and often combine sophisticated technology with age-old tricks to get people to send money or give out personal information.

Stay a step ahead with the latest information provided by the Better Business Bureau.

10:30 AMBilingual Storytime - San Clemente

Bienvenidos! Allages are invited to enjoy canciones y cuentos!

10:30 AMThursday Philosophy Group - Irvine University Park Library

Thursday Philosophy Group

Third Thursdays, 10:30am - Noon

Friendly! Relaxed! Informed! Join us for a major philosopher's life and ideas. Bring your thoughts and opinions! Every thinking person is a philosopher; discover the philosopher in you.

10:30 AMBook Babies - Westminster
Get your littlest one started early at this lapsit program filled with songs, dance, play, and books! Recommended for children 0-1 year old, or until they are walking. No registration required.
10:30 AMBilingual Storytime -Costa Mesa Donald Dungan Library

BilingualStorytime is for toddlers and their parents/caregivers. Join us forstories, songs and fun in English and Spanish. Every Thursday of eachmonth at 10:30 a.m.

Únete anosotros para cuentos, canciones y un tiempo divertido en Inglés y Español.Tiempo de Cuentos Bilingüe es todos los Jueves a las 10:30 am.

*Due to the new construction, Bilingual Storytime will be held at the Downtown Recreation Center next to the Costa Mesa Donald Dungan Library*

*Debido a la nueva construcción, Tiempo de Cuentos Bilingüe se llevará a cabo en el Centro Recreativo, junto a la Biblioteca de Costa Mesa Donald Dungan*

10:30 AMToddler Storytime - Irvine Katie Wheeler
This drop-in event is for children 0-3 years old accompanied by a parent or caregiver. It is held upstairs in the Children's Area. We look forward to seeing you there!
11:00 AMToddler Play & Learn - Aliso Viejo
This program for toddlers & parents features free playtime & occasional guest speakers on topics such as early literacy & development. Located in our Programs Room. No registration required.
11:00 AMBraille Institude Free Workshops Calendar
Braille Institute, Anaheim Center - Free Workshops Calendar
11:00 AMBaby/Toddler Storytime --Library of the Canyons

This lap sit story time will introduce a love for books to your baby and/or toddler by using song, movement, and rhyme. It will also improve motor, sensory, and social skills with play time.

11:00 AMStay and Play - San Clemente
Stay and Play with toys and games after Toddlertime, Storytime, and Bilingual Storytime. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
11:00 AMDigital 1-on-1 - Garden Grove Main

Bring inyour smart phone/tablet/laptop and learn how to use our digital resources:

  • Learn a language with Mango

  • Learn a new skill with Universal Class

  • Learn to program with Lynda.com

  • Download a ebook with Libby

  • Download a movie with Hoopla

Half-hour sessions at 11am and 11:30am--call or stop by to register.

11:00 AMMusic and Movement Storytime- Villa Park Library
Move to the beat and share fun books.
11:00 AMTechy Storytime - Laguna Hills Technology

Join us for a Techy Storytime fun!

Enjoy stories, songs and tech activities using iPads, virtual reality viewers, Makey Makey, 3D printer and more!

For ages 3-6 with accompanying adult; siblings are welcomed too!

11:00 AMBilingual Thursday Storytimes - Costa Mesa - Mesa Verde Library
Bilingual Storytime is for children of all ages accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Hear stories in English and Spanish. Stay for craft time after Storytime.
11:00 AMIntermediate/Advanced ESL Class - Irvine Heritage Park
South Coast Literacy Council (SCLC), in partnership with the Heritage Park Library, offers free English as a Second Language (ESL) classes for adults in the library program room. For intermediate/advanced level. To register, please call SCLC at (949)770-0642, or email: info@southcoastliteracy.com
11:00 AMRoad Scholar - Los Alamitos-Rossmoor Library
Do you love to travel, enjoy learning, exploring interesting places, and meeting people who share a love of adventure? Come by to learn how to plan inexpensive, fun, and enriching trips from Road Scholar. Free and open to the public.
11:00 AMStorytime -- El Toro Library
Our storytime is for children of all ages accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Stay for crafts and playtime after stories.
11:00 AMToddler Storytime - Garden Grove Main
Toddler Storytime
Thursdays
11:00 AM

Stories, songs and movement for toddlers. Stay afterward for playtime!
12:00 PMESL Class
Free ESL classes offered by South Coast Literacy Council volunteers. For more information, please email ocpl.fhr@occr.ocgov.com or call 949-855-8072.
12:15 PMRethinking breakfast, lunch and dinner
Running out of ideas for your meals? Not sure what a healthy meal consists of? Come learn ways to ensure you eat healthy even when you choose to eat out.

All attendees will be entered into a drawing for a fitness tracker.
1:00 PMSavvy Caregiver - Special 6 week Series for Family Caregivers

Savvy Caregiver series is evidence-based, and consists of a 12-hour training provided over a six-week period, resulting in caregivers who possess greater confidence, greater understanding of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia, and practical skills to improve quality of life and support care.
Seating is limited. RSVP mandatory. Free Respite care can be arranged. For information or to RSVP, please call 844-435-7259.

1:00 PMGuided Autobiography for Seniors-Garden Grove Main

Are you 55-plus and looking for a way to make a record of your life story? In this interactive class you will learn the tools for recalling and writing your own life story. This is a 5-week workshop, meeting Thursdays at 1:00 pm from Feb. 14th until March 14th. the first session is a 1-hour orientation, the remaining sessions run for 2-hours.

Please register by visiting Garden Grove Main library, or call us at

714-530-0711, or email us at: ocpl.ggr@occr.ocgov.com

1:00 PMESL Conversation Club - Irvine Katie Wheeler
Join us for an hour and a half of conversation where you can practice your English on various topics. This is a walk-in club. No registration required.
1:30 PMOC Zoning Administrator
All Zoning Administrator hearings are scheduled to be held at 1:30 pm, on the first and third Thursday of each month at the County of Orange, H.G. Osborne Building, 300 North Flower Street, Room B-10, Santa Ana, CA 92703, unless no items are scheduled to be heard.
3:00 PMRead to a Dog with BARK - San Juan Capistrano

Read to a Dog with BARK

Studies have shown that children can improve their reading skills and boost their self-confidence by reading to a licensed therapy dog. Sign up today at the Children's or Information desk or by phone to reserve your spot to read to a dog. Please contact the library for additional details.

3:00 PMStorytime and Craft - Irvine Heritage Park
Join us for a fun and exciting afternoon of stories, songs, and and making yarn art! For toddlers and preschoolers. No registration required.
3:00 PMEAP Manager & Supervisor Training
The Employee Assistance Program will be facilitating Manager and Supervisor Training. Topics will include:

  • Types of EAP Referrals
  • Steps to Reconcile Performance Problems
  • How the EAP can assist Managers & Supervisors
3:30 PMTeen Program - Aliso Viejo Library
Come hang out in our new programming space, The Orange Box! On Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-5:30, Teens ages 11-18 can hang out, relax, play virtual reality, study, or work on the weekly STEAM activity! Program is free, no registration required, limited supplies available for weekly STEAM activity.
3:30 PMTeen Tutors - Aliso Viejo Library
Volunteers for the National Honors Society meet every Thursday to provide free tutoring to middle school and high school students. Program is free, no registration required. Please check in with the front desk to see where Teen Tutors are located.
4:00 PMHomework Help--Rancho Santa Margarita
Homework Help--Students grades K-6 can drop in between 4-5:30 pm on Thursday afternoons for homework help. One session is 30 minutes. No appointment required.
4:00 PMKids Book Club - Los Alamitos-Rossmoor Library
Open to ages 8 – 12,grab a copy of the current book club choice at the Service Desk.
4:00 PMI Love Math?! - Garden Grove Tibor Rubin

Don't think math can be fun? We hope to prove you wrong with a series of challenges and games for math lovers and less enthusiastic kids alike. Designed for ages 4-10.

4:00 PMKids' Crazy 8's Club - Seal Beach Mary Wilson
Join the Crazy 8's math club, where you'll build stuff, run and jump, make music, make a mess...it's a totally new kind of math club. Children in grades K - 2 will participate in mischief-making activities that kids love, like Bouncy Dice Explosion, Glow in the Dark Geometry, and Toilet Paper Olympics. The club will meet once a week for one hour, limited to 12 spots for each session.

Please register at ocpl.sealbeach@occr.ocgov.com to reserve a spot beginning January 5 for the first session on Thursday January 10.
4:00 PMChess Club - Irvine University Park Library

Chess Club

Thursdays @ 4:00PM

Learn techniques and sharpen your skills at Chess Club! Play and learn with University High School's Chess Club members. Free! No registration required.

4:00 PMHomework Help - Garden Grove Main
Homework Help
Wednesdays & Thursdays
4:00-5:00 PM

High school volunteers help elementary and middle school students with homework. For first grade to eighth grade students.

No Homework Help on school holidays and breaks
4:00 PMHomework Help - Irvine Katie Wheeler

Teen volunteers assist elementary and middle school students with completing their homework assignments. This drop-in program is held downstairs in the Community Room.

A responsible parent or guardian is required to sign the student in/out and provide a valid contact number in case of emergency.

When school is not in session, there will be no Homework Help.

4:00 PMTeen Game Night - Fountain Valley

Hey teens, come to the library forsome fun and games! We have board games, card games and a VirtualReality computer! Don’t forget to bring your friends! If you have acool game you think no one else has heard of, feel free to bring it toshare with the group! For ages 11-18. No registrationrequired.

4:30 PMHomework Help - Irvine Heritage Park
Students from grades 2nd through 8th are invited to receive free homework assistance from our volunteer teen tutors. Please bring all supplies and materials. Parents must attend with their children. Homework Help will be available on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting on January 15 until May 23 with a break the first week of April.
4:30 PMHomework Help - La Palma Library
Homework Help is offered by teen & adult volunteers. Volunteers will help the child but will not do the homework for them. Students must bring all materials necessary to complete homework. For grades K-8.

5:00 PMBARK - Rancho Santa Margarita
BARK! Beach Animals Reading with Kids. Come to the library and practice your reading skills by reading for ten minutes to a certified therapy dog. Parent/legal guardian permission is required. Parent/guardian may sign permission at the time of the event
5:00 PMDungeons and Dragons - Brea

On February 21, we'll be hosting an introductory session all about Dungeons & Dragons. If you're interested in this creative, cooperative game full of improv and quick thinking, join us to find out what you'll need to get started playing with us here at Brea Library!

5:00 PMTeen Crafternoon - Garden Grove Chapman Library
Teens can spend a relaxing afternoon of crafting. This month we'll make nerdy designs with perler beads. All materials provided at this free event.
5:30 PMFamily White Elephant BINGO - Garden Grove Main
Family White Elephant Bingo
Third Thursday each month
5:30-6:30 PM


Play bingo at the library and win a range of fun, mystery prizes. For all ages!
5:30 PMWriters - Read & Review
Join this unique critique group that provides a supportive environment to share and discuss writing projects. All writing levels welcome.
5:30 PMIntermediate Evening Mountain Bike Ride
Explore Limestone Canyon by night on this intermediate mountain bike night ride. We will ride out of Augustine, up Loma Ridge, down to the Sinks, and along Limestone Ridge or Limestone Valley, depending on the group. Ages 18 and up. Registration is required.
5:30 PMPajama Storytime - Laguna Niguel
SUNSHINE READERS STORYTIME
High school volunteers from the National Charity League will spread a little sunshine by reading and playacting stories to children.
5:30 PMPajama Storytime - Laguna Niguel
SUNSHINE READERS STORYTIME
High school volunteers from the National Charity League will spread a little sunshine by reading and playacting stories to children.
6:00 PMNonfiction Book Club - La Palma Library
Nonfiction Book Club meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month. Copies of this month's selection can be picked up in the library.



7:00 PMThursday Evening Book Club - Irvine University Park Library

Thursday Evening Book Club

Third Thursdays @ 7:00PM

Join our friendly group; you are welcome! Books are available at the Service Desk. This month's title is Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah. For ages 18 and older.