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.


stone artifacts

 

John Wayne Airport and Make-A-Wish® Orange County and the Inland Empire Introduce First “Wish Lounge” in a North American Airport
John Wayne Airport and Make-A-Wish® Orange County and the Inland Empire are excited to debut the first-ever North American airport children's "Wish Lounge."
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“Real Heroes” Comic Book Artwork on Display at John Wayne Airport
Mixed Media Collage artist Fernando Del Rosario brings his "Real Heroes" collection of inspiring quotes and original composed art to John Wayne Airport (JWA). Del Rosario's artwork is on display in the JWA Community Focus Space from August 15 – September 17, 2019.
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John Wayne Airport Posts June 2019 Statistics
Airline passenger traffic at John Wayne Airport decreased in June 2019 as compared with June 2018. In June 2019, the Airport served 918,913 passengers, a decrease of 3.4% when compared with the June 2018 passenger traffic count of 950,834.

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Wednesday August 21, 2019 (Today)
All Day EventArt is for Everyone - Fountain Valley

August 1st through November 30th 2019

Let your story become part of the library!

We welcome art about stories of coming to California or that share cultural traditions.

Adults can pick up a free blank notebook, fill it with art, and return it to the library by November 30th. Art will be exhibited and the notebooks will become part of the library's collection. Opening exhibition and reception held in December.

Notebooks can be picked at the Fountain Valley, Garden Grove Main, and Westminster Libraries.

This project was made possible with support from California Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Visit www.calhum.org.

All Day EventTeen Volunteer School Session - Costa Mesa Donald Dungan Library

The Costa Mesa Library is in need of TeenVolunteers for the 2019/2020 school year. If you are interested please fill outthe attached Teen Volunteer Form and return it to the Costa Mesa Donald DunganLibrary.

We have two special volunteer opportunities:

  • TAG, Teen Advisory Group, which will meet on Tuesday, August 6th at 3:45 p.m.
  • Homework Helpers, which will meet on Tuesday, August 13th at 5:00 p.m.

If you have any questions please call us at949-646-8845.

9:00 AMTech Tutor - Los Alamitos-Rossmoor Library
Twice-a-month tech tutoring on basic computer skills or how to use your device. Call the branch at 562-430-1048 to sign-up beginning August 12th.
10:00 AMESL (English as a Second Language) - 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 Conference Room. Please check ocpl.org for latest updates. For Intermediate-advanced level.

Please email barbaramamato@gmail.com with any questions.

10:00 AMBaby Lapsit - Cypress
Books, songs, rhymes, and activities for our youngest patrons (ages birth-2 years) and their caregivers, followed by free play time with caregivers. Age limits strongly encouraged.
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 AMBaby/Toddler Storytime - Garden Grove Tibor Rubin
Join us for stories, finger plays, movement and music! Children should be accompanied by a caregiver. Playtime with library toys is available from 10:00 - 10:15 am and immediately after storytime.This storytime is repeated at 11:00 am.
10:30 AMPreschool Storytime - Westminster
Help encourage early literacy skills in your children--and have fun--with stories, songs and a craft. Recommended for children 3 to 4 years old. No registration required.
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.
10:30 AMColoring Club for Adults - Costa Mesa Donald Dungan Library

Take some time and relax with this creative program. All supplies provided. Select your design and color.

This program is designed for adults 18 and up.

Coloring Club is every Wednesday at 10:30 am.

10:30 AMWorkout Club --Library of the Canyons
Boost metabolism and build lean muscle while taking in the Silverado views. Workout includes: light walking, yoga warm up, aerobics, and cardio. This program is for all fitness levels, modifications will be offered throughout the workout. (Signed waiver 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 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 AMStory Time and Play Time - Fountain Valley

Visit the library for stories, songs and more! There will be 20-30 minutes of stories, songs and rhymes followed by 30 minutes for Stay N' Play playtime.

At storytime, caregivers can also sign their children up for our preschool reading program 1000 Books Before Kindergarten! Children can earn free books and other prizes from the library for every 100 books they read.

11:00 AMToddler Storytime - Aliso Viejo
Join us in the Programs Room for stories, fingerplays, songs, and personal flannel board play. Babies up to 3 year olds with an adult. No registration required.
11:00 AMBaby/Toddler Storytime - Garden Grove Tibor Rubin Library

    Join us for stories, finger plays, movement and music! Children should be accompanied by a caregiver. Playtime with library toys is available from 10:45 - 11 am and immediately after storytime. This storytime is a repeat of the 10:15 am storytime.

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 AMPlay-Time for Toddlers - 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.
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 PMProtecting Your Retirement Savings
You've made it to retirement, but how can you sustain your retirement income over time? At this seminar you will learn about some tactics and strategies that you can utilize to protect your savings - along with research options you have as a retiree that you may want to keep in mind before making big investment decisions.
12:30 PMEnglish Conversation Group - Foothill Ranch
Come practice yourEnglish language skills. Bring your coffee and snack and join the conversation.
2:00 PME-Help Wednesdays - Irvine Katie Wheeler
Need assistance navigating your laptop, tablet, or smartphone? Want to learn how to checkout digital books, audiobooks, magazine, and music on your device? 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.
2:00 PMGenealogy Class - Foothill Ranch
Curious about your ancestors? This class will equip you with the organizational skills you need to begin your research. Registration required - please call the branch.
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 PMComputer Help - Irvine University Park Library

Computer Help

Wednesdays from 3-5PM

Need help with your computer or mobile device? Get one-on-one help! Hands-on assistance will be available for patrons of all ages! No appointment is necessary.

This program is presented by the University Park Library Teen Advisory Board

3:30 PMTeens Back to School DIY Crafts--Rancho Santa Margarita
Teens--ready for the new school year? Make some buttons for flair and DIY cool school supplies.
3:30 PMTAB (Teen Advisory Board) - La Habra
Welcome to the teen leadership team for the La Habra Library. Our TAB group is responsible for planning teen events, activities, and volunteer opportunities in the library. If you are interested in a leadership role or just want to socialize with other teens and plan teen activities then TAB is for you. Applications for volunteering in TAB are available at the checkout desk. Light refreshment provided.
4:00 PMSpare Time Crafts - Los Alamitos-Rossmoor Library
Come be creative with Spare Time Crafts. This month we will be decorating tote bags! Make a tie-dye bag or use some fun stencils to create a bag that's just your style. All supplies will be provided, but feel free to bring any extra materials that you would like. Sign-ups begin August 12th. Call us at 562-430-1048 to reserve your spot or inquire at the Service Desk.
4:00 PMFamily Movie - San Clemente
Join us for a free family movie at the library! This month's movie is How To Train Your Dragon The Hidden World.
4:00 PMKids Imagine Nation - Music Show - San Juan Capistrano
Come celebrate the beginning of school with a high-energy music show with Kids Imagine Nation!
5:00 PMSit n' Stitch with 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.

Makerspace will be open for lab time with sewing machines!
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 PMPersian Storytime - Irvine University Park Library

Persian Storytime

Wednesdays @ 5:00PM

This storytime is held in Persian and includes stories, songs, and a craft! For children ages 3-6. Free! No registration is required.

5:00 PMRead to a Dog with Lilo - Garden Grove Chapman Library
Come read with a gentle therapy dog at our Reading 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 PMConverstation Club -- El Toro Library

Join us for an hour of ESL conversation. Practice your English, learn new words, and meet new friends. This program is for adults 18 years and over.

¡Acompáñenos durante una hora de conversación ESL! Practica tu Inglés. Aprende palabras nuevas. Conoce a nuevos amigos. Este programa es solamente para mayors de 18 anos.

5:00 PMTeen Craft Night - Costa Mesa Donald Dungan Library

Teens ages 12-17 years can get crafty in this one hour program! We will provide the materials for all the crafts we will be making. Teen Craft Night is every 3rd Wednesday of the month at 5:00 pm.

5:30 PMAdulting 101: Fit & Healthy on a Budget - Seal Beach Mary Wilson
Stay Fit & Healthy on a Budget
Learn how to keep your body strong and healthy by staying active anywhere and planning simple snacks and meals ... on a budget!
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. During the spring, summer and fall, hikers will enjoy wonderful sunset views and a panoramic overview of Orange County. This hike travels about 3.5 miles, up to the top of Loma Ridge and back down. Ages 16 and up. Registration is required.
6:00 PMRead to a Dog - Cypress
1st & 3rd Wednesdays
Read to and pet 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.
Thursday August 22, 2019
All Day EventArt is for Everyone - Fountain Valley

August 1st through November 30th 2019

Let your story become part of the library!

We welcome art about stories of coming to California or that share cultural traditions.

Adults can pick up a free blank notebook, fill it with art, and return it to the library by November 30th. Art will be exhibited and the notebooks will become part of the library's collection. Opening exhibition and reception held in December.

Notebooks can be picked at the Fountain Valley, Garden Grove Main, and Westminster Libraries.

This project was made possible with support from California Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Visit www.calhum.org.

All Day EventTeen Volunteer School Session - Costa Mesa Donald Dungan Library

The Costa Mesa Library is in need of TeenVolunteers for the 2019/2020 school year. If you are interested please fill outthe attached Teen Volunteer Form and return it to the Costa Mesa Donald DunganLibrary.

We have two special volunteer opportunities:

  • TAG, Teen Advisory Group, which will meet on Tuesday, August 6th at 3:45 p.m.
  • Homework Helpers, which will meet on Tuesday, August 13th at 5:00 p.m.

If you have any questions please call us at949-646-8845.

12:00 AMMovie Matinee-- Library of the Canyons

Join us for a movie, free pizza, and fun! For kids 12 and under and their families!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

8:30 AMFitness Hike Ridge Park

Please note, this is a fitness hike; the pace is approximately a 19-minute mile.

Raise your heart rate and your spirits on this difficult, strenuous and fast-paced, 6.6-mile hike (1,100-ft. elevation gain) over very steep, uneven terrain with Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteers.

  • For ages 15 and up. Ages under 18 with a signed waiver from parent. The waiver can be downloaded here: www.lagunacanyon.org/waiver.
  • Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, Ridge Park Staging Area (Newport Coast Drive to Ridge Park Rd. east to end; meet at the gate.)
  • Online reservations required: www.lagunacanyon.org/events.
  • For questions, call 949-497-8324 Mon-Fri or 949-923-2235 Sat/Sun.
  • Parking: $3/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 AMBook Babies - Westminster
Get your littlest one started early at this lapsit program filled with songs, dance, play, and books! Recommended for children from 3 months to 1 year old, or until they are walking. No registration required.
10:00 AMCoffee and Computers --Library of the Canyons

Drop in on Thursday mornings for a cup of coffee and some basic computer help! We can assist you with internet navigation, Email, Facebook, saving photos, and more! Find out more about the library's e-books, online courses, and Ancestry family research as well! Call for more information!

10:00 AMPreschool Playtime - Foothill Ranch
Stop by the branch anytime between 10 and 11 to play with the library's toys and meet some new friends.
10:00 AMESL Conversation Group - Foothill Ranch
Come practice your English language skills. Bring your coffee and snack and join the conversation.
10:00 AMMorning Book Club - Seal Beach Mary Wilson

Join us, every 4th Thursday, for our monthly book discussion. Pick up your copy of the current month's title at the library.

Refreshments generously provided by The Friends of the Library.

10:00 AMBaby Lapsit - Garden Grove Chapman Library
Join us for a 20 minute storytime followed by a 30 minute playtime. For children, ages birth to 2 years old with a parent or caregiver.
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!
10:00 AMSavvy Caregiver Family Caregiver Training

The Savvy Caregiver program is an evidence-based training, 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.

Those completing this nationally acclaimed course gain:

  • Personal knowledge, skills and caregiving perspective
  • Skills to assess abilities of their loved one with dementia
  • Confidence to set and alter caregiving goals
  • Strategies to manage activities of daily living
  • Understanding of the disease progression
  • Essential abilities to attend to self-care
  • Increased ability to work effectively with professionals providing care

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!
10:15 AMPreschool Storytime - Tibor Rubin Library

Preschool-aged children and their loved ones are invited to a weekly thematic storytime featuring stories, music and movement followed by a literacy activity. Participants are encouraged to sign up for a library card - a free ticket to a lifetime love of learning.

10:30 AMFamily Storytime -- Laguna Beach Library
Peapod Academy Storytime Welcome to the Peapod Academy. Join some of the cutest babies, toddlers, & preschoolers in town and adults of their choice at the Library. Little peas will enjoy books & storytime, songs & music, fingerplays, movement, hands on activities, arts & crafts, and other cadets. Each week has a different theme. Get to know others and support your little one’s developmental skills. No preregistration required.
10:30 AMPlay and Learn - Irvine Heritage Park
Children of all ages will have an opportunity to learn through play.
10:30 AMBilingual Storytime - Costa Mesa Donald Dungan Library
Bilingual Storytime is for toddlers and their parents/caregivers. Join us for stories, songs and fun in English and Spanish. Every Thursday of each month at 10:30 am.

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

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 AMToddler Storytime - Irvine Heritage Park
Children 1-3 years old and their parents or caregivers will enjoy stories, songs, and rhymes.
11:00 AMToddler Play & Learn - Aliso Viejo
Join us in our Programs Room for free play and music for babies up to 3 years old with an adult. No registration required.
11:00 AMMusic and Movement Storytime- Villa Park Library
Stretch with us and discover a new story. A great storytime for toddlers and preschoolers.
11:00 AMBilingual Storytime
Bilingual Storytime is for children of all ages accompanied by a parent or caregiver. This program include stories and songs in English and Spanish. Stay for craft time after story time. All our programs are free. No registration is required.Para niños de todas las edades acompañados por un padre o cuidador. ¡Este programa incluye cuentos, canciones, y una actividad artesanal! ¡Todos nuestros programas son gratuitos! No es necesario registrarse.
11:00 AMNature Walk Storytime--Library of the Canyons
This active and awesome stroytime will introduce a different native animal at an outdoor storytime. The program will feature a brief nature walk suitable for all ages, but no strollers!
11:30 AMBaby and Toddler Storytime - Los Alamitos-Rossmoor Library
Our youngest patrons, birth to 3 years, and caregiver can join in on storytime fun. Books will be read with songs, rhymes, and activities to get started on the path to Early Literacy.
11:50 AMSensory Play - Los Alamitos-Rossmoor Library
Expand your child's learning through hands on activities that stimulate the senses! Open to ages birth to 5 years old, different activities will be provided based on age range.
12:00 PMESL Class - Foothill Ranch
South Coast Literacy council is offering free English classes. For more information, please email ocpl.fhr@occr.ocgov.com or call the branch at 949-855-8072.
12:00 PMESL Fun Club - Irvine Heritage Park Library
Have fun learning and using English through songs, conversations, board and card games. No RSVP required. Walk-ins welcome. For adults ages 18 years and older. Free!
1:00 PMSenior Salon - Rancho Santa Margarita


salon (n): a social gathering often hosted on a monthly basis, wherein individuals seek to entertain and enlighten one another through the art of conversation and shared intellectual amusements.


The Rancho Santa Margarita Library is bringing back the classical-style “salon,” inviting senior members of our community to gather together every month for cards, chess, musical bingo, and other games; crafts, conversation, the occasional visiting lecturer or musician, and various other “entertaining and enlightening” pursuits.

No registration required; please join us!
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.
3:00 PMSTEAM FUN - La Palma Library
Fun activities in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math. A free program with hands on activities.
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. First come, first served. Please contact the library for additional details.

3:30 PMMAKERspace: Jr Engineer at Rancho Santa Margarita
MAKERspace: Jr Engineer is a one hour program where kids ages 5 and older can come and play with nuts, bolts, blocks and other STEAM/STEM toys!
3:30 PMFamily Movie Night - Costa Mesa Donald Dungan Library

Lights! Camera! Action! Every Thursday @ 3:30 PM, enjoy some of your favorite children's movies at your library. Titles are subject to change. Please call to see which movie we will be showing every week @ 949-646-8845. No registration required.

8/22: Hotel Transylvania 3 (PG)

8/29: Monsters University (G)

9/5: The Muppets (PG)

9/12: Kung Fu Panda (PG)

9/19: The Jungle Book (G)

9/26: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (PG)

4:00 PMTeen Game Night - Fountain Valley
Hey teens, come to the library for some fun and games! We have board games, card games and a Virtual Reality computer! Don’t forget to bring your friends! If you have a cool game you think no one else has heard of, feel free to bring it to share with the group! For ages 11-18. No registration required.
4:00 PMS.T.E.A.M Workshop
Join us for fun educational activities about Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math! Fun for families and children. No registration is required.Located at the Children’s Craft Table area. Craft materials will be provided.
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 PMTeen/Adult Arts & Crafts - San Juan Capistrano
Meet monthly to create a beautiful art! This month make felt succulents! All materials are provided. No registration required.
4:30 PMHomework Help - La Palma Library

Homework help is offered by teen and adultvolunteers. Students should bring homework and other materials needed inorder to complete their homework. Volunteers will help the child but willnot do the homework for them. For grades K-8.

5:00 PMTijuana Dogs and Family Style: 2019 OC Parks Summer Concert Series

The County of Orange and OC Parks welcome back the annual outdoor summer concert series with 10 free outdoor concerts Thursday evenings, June 20 – August 29 from 5 – 8 p.m. Enjoy live music under the summer sky at Craig Regional Park, Mason Regional Park, Irvine Regional Park, Mile Square Regional Park and Bluff Park at Salt Creek Beach.

Join us Thursday, August 22 at Bluff Park at Salt Creek Beach for live music featuring Tijuana Dogs and Family Style.

Event opens at 5 p.m. for guests to enjoy the beer garden, food trucks, and to save their spot on the grass for the concert! All concerts are from 6 to 8 p.m., free and open to the public of all ages. Concertgoers 21 and over can purchase beer and wine at the beer tent. Bring your family and enjoy live music under the stars with OC Parks this summer.

  • Event: Free
  • Parking: Free after 4 p.m.
  • Click link below for a complete list of OC Parks Summer Concert Series events.

#OCSummerNights

5:30 PMOC Read Speaker Series - Garden Grove Main

Join OC Read and the Family Caregiver Resource Center to learn about practical tips and community support for caregivers.

  • Discover resources for your tutoring sessions
  • Network with fellow tutors/learners
  • Learn how you can help yourself or another OC adult improve their reading and writing skills.
5:30 PMWriters Read & Review - Foothill Ranch
Join this unique critique group that provides a supportive environment to share and discuss your writing projects. All writing levels welcome.
5:30 PMFamily Fun Night - Dana Point Library

Family Fun Night is an evening of activities, crafts, and a story based on our favorite characters. This month we celebrate The Very Hungry Caterpillar and friends!

We will read The Very Hungry Caterpillar at 5:30pm and then families can have fun with activities at their own pace. Best for families with children under 7. Free! No registration required.

5:30 PMShhh...Hike, Look and Listen
Come end your day with a quiet walk through the calming canyons on the Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks. We will watch for soaring red-tailed hawks, listen to birds quietly sing, and inhale the fragrance of fresh sage. Shed away the day’s repetitions and join us as we take a “slow walk” into Baker Canyon, mindful of all that is happening around us. Ages 18 and up. Registration is required.
5:30 PMFamily Storytime -Stanton

All ages arewelcome to enjoy songs, rhymes and stories which celebrate reading, books andusing the library as a family. After storytime we will have a coloring sheet orcraft available.

Registrationis not required.

6:00 PMEmail 201 for Adults - Irvine University Park Library
Email 201 for Adults

Thursday @ 6PM

Already got the basics down but don't know how to see the pictures you receive from your friends? We're here to help!

Email 201 is an intermediate course where you will learn how to:

  • Forward emails
  • Send an email with an attachment
  • Open attachments
  • Print your email (email address and password required!)

Seating is limited to 12! Please register at the Service Desk. Sign-ups will be available 2 weeks before each session.

Friday August 23, 2019
All Day EventArt is for Everyone - Fountain Valley

August 1st through November 30th 2019

Let your story become part of the library!

We welcome art about stories of coming to California or that share cultural traditions.

Adults can pick up a free blank notebook, fill it with art, and return it to the library by November 30th. Art will be exhibited and the notebooks will become part of the library's collection. Opening exhibition and reception held in December.

Notebooks can be picked at the Fountain Valley, Garden Grove Main, and Westminster Libraries.

This project was made possible with support from California Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Visit www.calhum.org.

All Day EventTeen Volunteer School Session - Costa Mesa Donald Dungan Library

The Costa Mesa Library is in need of TeenVolunteers for the 2019/2020 school year. If you are interested please fill outthe attached Teen Volunteer Form and return it to the Costa Mesa Donald DunganLibrary.

We have two special volunteer opportunities:

  • TAG, Teen Advisory Group, which will meet on Tuesday, August 6th at 3:45 p.m.
  • Homework Helpers, which will meet on Tuesday, August 13th at 5:00 p.m.

If you have any questions please call us at949-646-8845.

10:00 AMColoring Club - Dana Point Library

Coloring Club

Fridays, 10am-noon

Let out your inner artist while surrounded by books and good company! All coloring materials provided. Free! No registration required.

10:00 AMThe Lure and Lull of Limestone Canyon and the Sinks Equestrian Ride
Take a leisurely equestrian ride through beautiful Limestone Canyon, home of oak woodlands, grasslands, and coastal sage scrub. View evidence of the old ranch days when cattle once roamed the area and see plants that are native to our area. You will be touring the beautiful Natural Landmarks. Ages 16 and up. Registration is required.
10:00 AMHousing Opportunities Committee Meeting

Location
Jamboree Office
17701 Cowan Ave. Suite 200 (upstairs)
Irvine, CA 92614

Agenda
TBD

10:30 AMWild Tales

Bring your little wild ones to learn about nature and enjoy the outdoors. Join us for a fun-filled parent and child experience including storytelling, a guided nature walk, and arts and crafts. Trails are sandy/muddy so wear closed-toe shoes and clothing suitable for outdoors. Strollers are not recommended on the trails.

  • Program and crafts are tailored for preschool level (ages 2-5), however all ages that enjoy the experience are welcome to attend.
  • Registration required, please visit letsgooutside.org and make sure you select the correct date.
  • Fee: $5 per child. Payment collected at the event.
11:00 AMGentle Yoga - Fountain Valley

Adults are welcome to join us for a gentle yoga session with yoga instructor Pam Gerber. Please bring a yoga mat or beach towel, and wear stretchy, comfortable clothing.

For more info contact the library.

1:00 PMBook Chat - Laguna Woods

Books take us to new places! Please come prepared to discuss a book set in a place you have been or would like to go to. It can be a fiction or nonfiction book.

Please RSVP to the Laguna Wood Public Library branch at 949-639-0500.

3:30 PMCode Club - Westminster
$0For Children ages 10 to 12. Do you have a favorite computergame? Would you like to learn how to make your own computer games?$0$0At Code Club, you can learn how to make cool games,animations, and websites too! Space is limited, so registration isrequired. Sign up today! Ask for Ben or Andrew in person or byphone, or email: ocpl.westminster@occr.ocgov.com.$0
6:00 PMThe Lego Movie 2: 2019 OC Parks Sunset Cinema

The annual Sunset Cinema film series returns, featuring 14 free movies at Carbon Canyon Regional Park, Craig Regional Park, Yorba Regional Park, Mason Regional Park, Irvine Regional Park, Laguna Niguel Regional Park, and Bluff Park at Salt Creek Beach. The series will screen recent favorite and popular classic films June 14 – September 13 around sunset. Friday, August 23 welcomes The Lego Movie 2 (2019) at Laguna Niguel Park.

Pack a picnic, blankets, and beach chairs and head to OC Parks Sunset Cinema. All movies are free to attend, with free parking beginning at 6 p.m. and show times starting around 8 p.m. after the sun has set. Food trucks will be serving on-site.

  • Event: Free
  • Parking: Free after 5 p.m.
  • Click link below for a complete list of Sunset Cinema film series events.

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8:00 PMAstronomy Night with OC Astronomers

Join local astronomers and OC Parks staff to view the night sky, learn to identify stars and constellations, and get a chance to view the heavens through a variety of telescopes. The Muth Interpretive center will also be open with space themed activities and crafts.

  • Minors aged 16 and younger must have legal guardian present at all times.
  • Rain and excessive cloud cover will cancel the event.
  • Walk-ins are welcome, however registration is suggested so that we can contact you directly if there is a change or cancellation.
  • To register click here
  • For more information call (949) 923-2250 or email unbic@ocparks.com.