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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Operation Santa Claus, Senior Santa & Friends Drives Collecting Donations for the Holidays
The Operation Santa Claus and Senior Santa & Friends annual gift drives are currently collecting donations for children and seniors across the county, respectively.

Orange County Clerk-Recorder to Move North County Branch Office to New Location in Anaheim
Clerk-Recorder Hugh Nguyen will be moving his North County Branch Office in Fullerton to a new location in Anaheim in an effort to address increasing demand for services and also to offer expanded services.

Secured Property Tax Payment Deadline is Monday, December 10!
Orange County Treasurer-Tax Collector Shari Freidenrich reminds Orange County taxpayers that the first installment of secured property taxes is due no later than Monday, December 10, 2018.

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Sunday December 16, 2018 (Today)
All Day EventBusy Family Book Club - Library of the Canyons

Check out an awesome book and read together as a family! Each week you can receive activities via email to enhance what you’ve read! Participants will receive a delicious prize of 2 free hot cocoas from the Silverado Café when they return their copy! Our first selection is the classic The 101 Dalmatians by Dodie Smith. Pick up your copy today!

7:00 AMBeginning Fitness Hike: Limestone to Dripping Springs

Ready for a workout, but not sure where to start? Join us for a fitness-focused hike in Limestone Canyon.

  • Registration is required.
  • Ages 16 and up. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.
8:00 AMRanger Led Hike

Join OC Parks Rangers for a one-mile nature hike in the beautiful Bell Canyon area of Caspers Wilderness Park. Hike lasts approximately one hour and is suitable for all ages.

  • Contact park office for hike updates.
  • Parking: $5 per vehicle (day use fee).
  • Meet at the Old Corral Day Use Area.
8:30 AMIntermediate Mountain Biking

Catch beautiful canyon views on this 10-mile ride over steep and uneven terrain (1,600-foot elevation gain) with Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteer mountain bike trail assistants. This is for intermediate riders with mountain biking experience.

  • Appropriate mountain biking equipment required.
  • Must have helmet, gloves, hydration; a snack is strongly suggested. Also, be prepared for varied weather out in the canyons.
  • This bike ride is not for beginners, please consider if riding at an intermediate level.
  • Ages 15 and up with signed waiver from parent.
  • Aliso & Wood Canyons Wilderness Park Ranger Headquarters, 28373 Alicia Parkway (from southbound Aliso Creek Road, turn right on Alicia Parkway, first right on Awma Road, left into parking lot).
  • For questions, call 949-497-8324 Mon-Fri or 949-923-2235 Sat/Sun.
  • Online reservations required: www.lagunacanyon.org/activities.
  • Parking: $3 per vehicle.
8:30 AMIntro Mountain Biking

Join Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteer mountain bike trail assistants on this beautiful 8-mile bike ride (400-foot elevation gain) on uneven terrain. Learn mountain biking basics and trail etiquette while enjoying the canyon views.

  • Please come prepared with a bike suitable for off-pavement riding, sturdy shoes, helmet, gloves, water and snack.
  • Ages 15 and up with signed waiver from parent.
  • Aliso & Wood Canyons Wilderness Park, Ranger Headquarters, 28373 Alicia Pkwy (from southbound Aliso Creek Road, turn right on Alicia Parkway, first right on Awma Road, then left into parking lot).
  • Online reservations required: www.lagunacanyon.org/activities.
  • For questions, call 949-497-8324 Mon-Fri or 949-923-2235 Sat/Sun.
  • Parking: $3 per vehicle.
9:00 AMPython - Irvine Heritage Park
For grades 4-6. Learn the basics of Python in a 4-week class. Must commit to coming every class. Register at the service desk.
11:00 AMYA Book Club for Teens & Adults - Garden Grove Main

Try YA (young adult literature) and our new book club! For ages 14-adult. Donuts and YA book prizes at each meeting.

December: Gloria Chao's American Panda is an insightful, often funny novel about self-identity and family.

Get a copy at our upstairs display or from staff at our downstairs information desk.

11:00 AMArabic Storytime - Irvine University Park Library

Arabic Storytime

Third Sundays @ 11:00 AM

This storytime is held in Arabic and includes stories, songs, and a craft! For children all ages. Free! No registration required.

12:00 PMWinter Craft Day - Irvine University Park Library

Winter Craft Day

Sunday, 12:00 - 3:00pm

Join us for crafts celebrating winter! This is a drop-in program so stop by anytime between 12:00 to 3:00pm. For kids of all ages. Free! No registration required. Sponsored by the Assisteens of Irvine.

2:00 PMTeen Movie - Irvine Heritage Park
Enjoy a free screening of “Erased” Rated TV-14. Grades 6-12. No registration required.
2:00 PMHoliday Music Performance - Los Alamitos-Rossmoor Library

Please join the Friends of the Los Alamitos-Rossmoor Libraryfor a wonderful musical holiday program! Featuring the Trio Festivo! withFlutist Cheryl Loofbourrow and her gifted friend on violin and cello. Thisevent is free to all. Refreshments will be served.

2:00 PMFilm - Laguna Niguel

Showtime! A current, popular film will be shown on the first and third Sunday of each month.

Crazy Rich Asians (2018) PG-13 (120 min.) Comedy/romance.

2:00 PMAfternoon Adult Beginner Mountain Bike Ride: Limestone Canyon to the Sinks

A slow-paced beginner mountain bike ride for adults in Limestone Canyon through sycamores, oaks and habitat native to California.

  • Registration is required.
  • Ages 18 and up.
  • Six months of trail experience required.
  • Riders must have their own mountain bike, helmet, water and snacks.
2:00 PMTravel Club - Dana Point Library
Do you love travel, learning new things, exploring interesting places and meeting fellow adventurers? Join the travel club as we continue our voyage to exotic locations.This month Rick Steves will be our guide as we travel to a European winter by DVD.
2:00 PMLEGO Club
LEGO Club
Sundays @ 2 - 3 pm

Stop by the library and build with LEGOs to your heart’s content. For all ages (under 6 with accompanying adult).
5:00 PMHoliday Lights at Heritage Hill
Heritage Hill Historical Park in Lake Forest will stay open late on Saturday, December 15 and Sunday, December 16 for all to enjoy the beautiful holiday lights. Visit the park from 5 to 9 p.m. and experience the magic of the festive holiday lighting displays. Selected historic buildings filled with holiday decor will be also be open.

Please note, there will not be any luminarias or vendors and musicians on site that typically are found at the annual Heritage Hill Candlelight Walk. Only the lights and decorations will remain, making for wonderful photo opportunities and a great stroll with your family and friends this holiday season.

  • Admission and parking are free.
  • Limited parking is available in the parking lot immediately in front of the Heritage Hill entrance at Heritage Plaza. Additional parking is available along the neighboring Serrano Road west of the park.
Monday December 17, 2018
All Day EventOne-on-One Computer Training--Library of the Canyons

Need help with your computer skills?

Specialized tutoring is available Monday to Thursday by appointment. A one-hour session will be tailored to your needs. We can also help you download our digital media collection to your Kindle, e-Reader or tablet.

Call the library to reserve a time. 714-649-2216.

All Day EventGenealogy Research Help--Library of the Canyons

Need help searching for your ancestors?

Schedule one-on-one assistance with a staff member using Ancestry Library Edition to discover your family roots. Monday through Thursday one hour sessions by appointment. Please call the library 714-649-2216.

All Day EventBusy Family Book Club - Library of the Canyons

Check out an awesome book and read together as a family! Each week you can receive activities via email to enhance what you’ve read! Participants will receive a delicious prize of 2 free hot cocoas from the Silverado Café when they return their copy! Our first selection is the classic The 101 Dalmatians by Dodie Smith. Pick up your copy today!

9:00 AMTai Chi in the Canyon

Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese exercise renowned for the benefits of its slow, non-stressful physical exercises as well as its meditative qualities. Baker Canyon offers a natural setting as a perfect location for deep breathing of the fresh air, energizing our internal energy (Qi) and using it to root ourselves to the land.

  • Registration is required.
  • Ages 16 and up. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.
9:30 AMToddler Storytime - Cypress
Books, songs, rhymes and activities for children 18-35 months and their favorite caregivers. Age limits strongly encouraged. Enter through the Program Room door accessible on the north side of the building.
10:00 AMThird Street Writers Group--Laguna Beach
Third Street Writers Group Ink Serious writers working on projects (short stories, novels, plays) meet to share feedback and support. This is not a workshop for beginners. Please contact the library for additional information.
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. Meets most Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, from 10:00-11:30am in the downstairs Community Room. Please check ocpl.org for the latest schedule updates. For intermediate-advanced level.

Please email ocpl.katiewheeler@occr.ocgov.com or call 714-669-8753 for more information.

10:00 AMAdvanced 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 advanced level. To register, please call SCLC at (949)770-0642, or email: info@southcoastliteracy.com
10:00 AMEnglish as a Second Language
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.
10:30 AMBaby Band -Costa Mesa Donald Dungan Library
Baby Band is our brand new storytime for ages 0-18 months! Come listen to short stories, music, and play with our baby approved instruments for 15 minutes and after, stay for playtime. This whole program lasts for 30 minutes.
10:30 AMStay & Play Activities - Seal Beach Mary Wilson
Self-guided activities/toys/crafts will be available for children to enjoy with parents or friends.
10:30 AMPreschool Storytime - Cypress
Books, songs, rhymes and activities for children 3-5 years and their favorite caregivers. Age limits strongly encouraged.
11:00 AMToddler Storytime - Irvine University Park Library

Toddler Storytime

Mondays @ 11:00 AM

Children, ages 3 and under, enjoy stories and songs! Everyone sits on the floor to be close to their child. Free! No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

11:00 AMPreschool/Toddler/Baby Storytime- Brea

Preschool/Toddler/Baby Storytime

Please join us every Monday morning at 11 AM for a fantastic storytime. Storytime is designed for little ones and their families to help develop literacy skills at young age with songs, stories, and free play.

11:00 AMCrafty Adults @ the Library

Crafty Adults @ the Library

Adults are invited to join us as we complete a garden rock themed craft. This monthly craft program is a fun way to make something creative while socializing with other adults. Monday, December 17th from 11 am - 12 pm. No registration is required and all supplies will be provided.

11:00 AMPreschool Storytime - Library of the Canyons

Calling all preschoolers! You are invited to join our Monday story time. Stories, songs, finger plays, movement and more will encourage a love of books and learning in a fun, interactive environment.

Our Preschool Story hour is geared toward kids 3-5 and their families, but all ages are welcome! No preregistration required.

11:30 AMPreschool Storytime - Los Alamitos-Rossmoor Library
Storytime is a simple and fun way to get your kids excited about books and reading. Each week we’ll read funny books and sing silly songs. Parents/caretakers can chat with one another and make friends. Ages 2 to 6.
11:45 AMPreschool Craft Time - Los Alamitos-Rossmoor Library
Stay after preschool storytime or join us to take part in a craft activity! All supplies are available. Open to ages 2-6.
12:00 PMBeginner 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 level. To register, please call SCLC at (949)770-0642, or email: info@southcoastliteracy.com
1:00 PMEnglish Class - Dana Point Library
Learn to read, write, and speak English. Registration is required. Register at ESL.DanaPt@gmail.com. Free! Presented by the South Coast Literacy Council.
2:00 PMBuild and Play -Costa Mesa Donald Dungan Library
Join us for our weekly Lego and Duplo play day! Use you imagination to build you own unique creations with Lego and Duplo blocks. Children and their families are welcome between the hours of 2 pm and 4 pm every Monday.
3:00 PMAdult Computer Tutoring - Rancho Santa Margarita

Every Monday

3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Individualized instruction on:

  • mouse and keyboard use
  • creating MS Word & Publisher files (e.g. resumes)
  • navigating the Web
  • your library ONLINE
  • creating an email account
  • ... and more!

Adults: register at the Rancho Santa Margarita Library Service Desk (or by calling 949-459-6094, ext. 3) for a Monday session to receive basic computer instruction. Progress at your own pace with guidance specific to your own needs!

3:30 PM12 Days of Craftmas - La Palma Library

12 Days of Craftmas. Enjoy fun seasonal crafts at the library. Make gifts for others or unique items to decorate your home. Get into the holiday spirit with some library cheer.

3:30 PMMaker Mondays - Garden Grove Main
Maker Mondays
Mondays @ 3:30-4:30 pm

Calling all kids and teens! Come and enjoy the makerspace every Monday! Have fun with Perler Beads, button maker, Shrinky Dinks and more!! For ages 9 and up. (Younger children must be accompanied by an adult.)
4:00 PMDigital Demo Day - Aliso Viejo
Demonstrations and walk-in help with downloading library ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, movies and music.
4:00 PMFandom Club--Rancho Santa Margarita
What do you geek about—anime, manga, tv shows, games, movies, books? Chat, watch shows, make geeky crafts, play games and eat snacks! This month's activity: Design lovely holiday cards or art with Foil Art.
4:30 PMMake N' Play - Fountain Valley
Calling all kids and teens! Come and enjoy the makerspace every Monday! Suggested ages are 9 and up. (Younger children must be accompanied by an adult.)
4:30 PMGinger Bread House - La Habra

Make your own Ginger Bread House

All supplies will be provided.

Must register at the information desk.

Limited space is available.

Ages 7-18

4:30 PMTeen Advisory Board Meeting-Garden Grove Chapman
Teen Advisory Board - Teens (ages 12 - 17) meet once a month to discuss and plan up-coming programming, library decorations, and other library related subjects.
4:30 PMLibrary Writer's Circle - Garden Grove Main

Library Writer's Circle
1st Sunday @ 1:00 PM, 3rd Monday @ 4:30 PM

The Library Writer's Circle meets twice a month to share and get feedback. We meet on the first Sunday at 1:00 - 3:00 pm, and the third Monday from 4:30 - 6:30 pm. Our members cover all genres and levels, from hobbyists to professionals. Join us for our holiday party today! Writers write for all the right reasons!

5:15 PMMindful Mondays - Irvine Heritage Park
Relax with simple guided meditations led by Karina De Allicon, UCLA Mindfulness Facilitator, followed by coloring and tea. No registration required.
5:30 PMPajama Storytime - Dana Point
Children of all ages with a parent or caregiver will love the Sunshine Readers! The wearing of pajamas is encouraged. A snack and water is served after.

No registration required. Walk-ins welcome!

Presented by the National Charity League's Sunshine Readers.

5:30 PMBook Club/Discussion - Laguna Hills Technology Library

Join the Laguna Hills Tech Library's Book Club for a discussion.

We meet on the 3rd Monday of the month in the 2nd Floor Art Room of the Laguna Hills Community Center.

Copies of the current month's book are available in the library.

5:30 PMAdult Book Discussion Group

We meet to discuss the book The Man Who Invented Christmas by Les Standiford. With warmth, wit, and an infusion of Christmas cheer, Les Standiford whisks us back to Victorian England, its most beloved storyteller, and the birth of the Christmas we know best. The Man Who Invented Christmas is a rich and satisfying read for Scrooges and sentimentalists alike.

5:30 PMFamily Storytime - San Juan Capistrano

Sunset Stories with the Sunshine Readers

Third Monday of every month at 5:30 pm

The National Charity League Sunshine Readers offer energetic and entertaining stories for kids of all ages at this family storytime. Wear your pjs and join the fun!

6:00 PMFamily Storytime - Garden Grove Tibor Rubin
Join us for stories, music, movement, and a simple craft of coloring sheet. Playtime with library toys is available from 5:30-6:00pm and immediately after storytime. All ages are welcome but little ones under 4 will need to be accompanied by a caregiver.
6:00 PMAfter Work Fitness Hike on Paved Hicks Haul Road

Join us every Monday night for a fitness-focused hike on the paved Hicks Haul Road. Please bring appropriate clothing, water, and a snack.

  • Registration is required.
  • Ages 16 and up. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.
7:00 PMPajama Storytime - Irvine Heritage Park
Children of all ages and their families will enjoy stories, songs, and rhymes. Feel free to wear your PJs.
Tuesday December 18, 2018
All Day EventBusy Family Book Club - Library of the Canyons

Check out an awesome book and read together as a family! Each week you can receive activities via email to enhance what you’ve read! Participants will receive a delicious prize of 2 free hot cocoas from the Silverado Café when they return their copy! Our first selection is the classic The 101 Dalmatians by Dodie Smith. Pick up your copy today!

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.

  • Registration is required.
  • Ages 16 and up. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.
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.
9:30 AMBoard of Supervisors Meeting
Regular Meeting of the Board of Supervisors
10:00 AMToddler Storytime
Children 1-3 years old and their parents or caregivers will enjoy stories, songs, and rhymes.
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. Meets most Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, from 10:00-11:30am in the downstairs Community Room. Please check ocpl.org for the latest schedule updates. For intermediate-advanced level.

Please email ocpl.katiewheeler@occr.ocgov.com or call 714-669-8753 for more information.

10:00 AMPreschool Storytime- Villa Park Library
Spend a great morning together playing and listening to interesting stories.
10:30 AMBook Group 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 The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg.

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 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.
10:30 AMToddler Storytime -Costa Mesa Donald Dungan Library
Toddler Storytime is for toddlers and their parents/caregivers. Join us for stories and songs, followed by crafts and playtime.
10:30 AMToddler Storytime - Stanton
An early literacy storytime with music, movement and stories for children ages 12 - 24 months old and their caregiver.
10:30 AMStay & Play Activities - Seal Beach Mary Wilson
Self-guided activities/toys/crafts will be available for children to enjoy with parents or friends.
10:30 AMPlay & Learn - Irvine Heritage Park
Children of all ages will have an opportunity to learn through play.
10:30 AMDecember Story and Craft Time - Irvine Katie Wheeler
Join us upstairs in the Children's Area for fun winter themed stories, songs, activities and crafts. Children of all ages are welcome. No registration required.
10:30 AMPreschool Storytime
Foothill Ranch's Storytime is BACK! Join us for stories, fingerplay, songs, and a craft. Nor reservations required. Ideal for ages 3-5.
10:30 AMKatie Wheeler Morning Book Group - Irvine Katie Wheeler

The Katie Wheeler Morning Book Group for adults meets on the last Tuesday of every month in the downstairs Community Room.

***For the month of December we are meeting one week early, December 18th, in Myford's Garage (the building right next to the library)***

Refreshments are provided. Copies of the book selection will be available at the checkout desk about one month prior to the next meeting date, while supplies last.

This month, we will be reading and discussing Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate.

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 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 AMPreschool Storytime & Craftivity
Preschool Storytime & Craftivity
Tuesdays @ 11 am

Stories, songs and more! 30 minutes of stories, songs and rhymes followed by 30 minutes of a craft or activity. Recommended for ages 3-5. Younger children welcome with accompanying adult. Older siblings also welcome.
11:00 AMTech Tuesdays-Fountain Valley
Learn how to download e-books, movies, music, and more. Every Tuesday by appointment.
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 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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11:30 AMToddler Storytime
Foothill Ranch's Storytime is BACK!! Join us for stories, lap sit rhymes, and a playtime designed especially for very young book lovers ages 1-3.
12:30 PMNeedlework Circle - San Clemente
Join us on Tuesdays as we knit and crochet for a community serviceproject.
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
Please join us for fun stories in the Children's Reading Nook area, ages 3 and up.
2:15 PMShort Story Book Club - 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 2015:

The Scheme of Things by Charles D'Ambrosio
3:00 PMFamily Crafternoon- Brea Library

Family Crafternoon

Please join us every Third Tuesday of the month for at 3:00 PM for craft time for the whole family. All instructions and materials will be provided. Registration is not required for this afternoon of fun.

3:00 PMTeen TV - La Palma Library

Take a load off after school. Watch a teen TV show at the library. Ages 14 and up.

3:30 PM12 Days of Craftmas - La Palma Library

12 Days of Craftmas. Enjoy fun seasonal crafts at the library. Make gifts for others or unique items to decorate your home. Get into the holiday spirit with some library cheer.

3:30 PMAfter-School Club
After School Club
Tuesdays, 3:30-4:30 PM

Come to the Garden Grove Main Library for fun activities after school for grades 3-6. Every month the club has a different theme!
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.

3:30 PMTwilight Hike in the Canyons

Join us for some after work exercise on the Mesa Loop. The hike will cover close to 3 miles round trip at a moderate pace and will offer us beautiful panoramic views of the surrounding canyons and sunset.

  • Registration is required.
  • Ages 12 and up. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.
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.
4:00 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.

4:30 PMHomework Help - La Palma Library

Homework help is offered by teen and adult volunteers. Students should bring homework and other materials needed in order to complete their homework. Volunteers will help the child but will not do the homework for them. 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 September 11th and will run through December 20th, resuming in January after the winter break.
4:45 PMFilm Club - Costa Mesa Donald Dungan Library

Join the Film Club, featuring award winning films every Tuesdays at 4:45PM, unless otherwise noted on the list. For ages 18 . Bring light jacket and comfortable wear. Free.

4/3 Mutiny on the Bounty

4/10 The Last Picture Show

4/17 Unforgiven

4/24 Chariots of Fire

5/1 The Dresser

5/8 Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

5/15 Cider House Rules

5/22 Prizzi's Honor

5/29 Jaws

6/5 The Mission

6/12 Raider's of the Lost Ark

6/19 My Left Foot

6/26 Accidental Tourist

7/3 West Side Story

7/10 Fugitive

7/17 Hustler

7/24 Bonnie & Clyde

7/31 The Sting

8/7 Quiz Show

8/14 Million Dollar Baby *4:30PM

8/21 Up

8/28 Seabiscuit *4:30PM

9/4 Gigi

9/11 Shape of water

9/18 Out of Africa *4:00PM

9/25 Bridge on the river Kwai *4:00PM

10/2 On the waterfront

10/9 Victor Victoria *4:30PM

10/16 Star Trek (2009)

10/23 Mildred Pierce

10/30 Misery

11/6 Phantom Thread

11/13 Arrival

11/20 Lala Land

11/27 Danish Girl

12/4 Theory of Everything

12/11 Bridge of Spies *4:30PM

12/18 Wall-E

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.
5:30 PMBARK Read to a therapy dog - Stanton
Kids can practice reading to Hogan, a dog who always listens and never judges.
5:30 PMTierney Center at Goodwill OC Holiday Open House
Tierney Center at Goodwill OC Holiday Open House
5:30 PMKnit Lit Book Club - San Juan Capistrano

KnitLit, The Knitting Book Group

KnitLit, the Knitting Book Group at the San Juan Capistrano Library meets the third Tuesday of this month at 5:30 p.m. due to Christmas. Bring your knitting or other project and join a lively discussion of our latest book. Copies of the next month's book will be available for checkout following the meeting. For more information, please contact the library.

6:00 PMFamily Storytime - Stanton
Join us for fun stories, music and movement along with a simple craft or coloring sheet. For children ages 4 and up with a caregiver.
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.