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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Inspiring Humanitarian Artwork on Display at John Wayne Airport
Artist, philanthropist, and retired federal law enforcement official, Elizabeth (Liz) Nguyen-Espinoza, creates thought-provoking art to carry on her mother’s charity work of raising awareness of the social issues affecting children and promoting their overall health through fundraising. Her paintings are on display in the John Wayne Airport Community Focus Space from January 16 – February 13, 2020.

Supervisor Steel Elected 2020 Board Chair
Supervisor Michelle Steel, Second District, has been chosen unanimously by her colleagues to serve as Chairwoman of the Orange County Board of Supervisors for 2020. Supervisor Andrew Do, First District, will serve as the Board's Vice Chairman.

Orange County Auditor-Controller Release Annual Citizen's Report
ORANGE COUNTY, CA – The Orange County Auditor-Controller's office has released this year’s Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR), also known as the Citizen’s Report, a summary guide to the in-depth County Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). The PAFR summarizes key aspects of the CAFR in layman's terms and is designed specifically to help taxpayers understand the larger and more complex report on County financial data. Both reports reflect information from the 2018-2019 Fiscal Year which began on July 1, 2018 and ended on June 30, 2019.

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Sunday January 19, 2020 (Today)
7:30 AMPeters Canyon Habitat Restoration Event

Join OC Parks staff and other volunteers in enhancing habitat at Peters Canyon Regional Park! Activities may include watering, removing invasive plants, planting native plants, mulching, or weeding.

  • No experience is necessary.
  • Water will be provided.
  • Tools will be available.
  • Minors aged 16 and younger must have a legal guardian present at all times.
  • Rain or heat advisories will cancel the event.

Please Wear: long pants, closed-toe shoes, and a hat.

Please Bring: sunscreen, work gloves, reusable water container, and any tools you may have.

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. The 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.
8:00 AMWaterworks Nature Hike: Fremont Canyon
Join an OC Parks staff-led interpretive nature hike along the “Waterworks Trail” in the Irvine Ranch Open Space. We’ll depart from Irvine Regional Park “Lot P” and head towards beautiful Fremont Canyon Nature Preserve, part of the Landmarks on the back side of the Irvine Lake dam before crossing Santiago Creek and heading back on the other side. Beautiful views are plentiful on this route. Route and mileage may change dependent on trail conditions. Ages 12 and up; minors must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required.
8:30 AMIntro to Mountain Biking

Join Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteer mountain bike trail assistants on this beautiful 8-mile bike ride (400-ft. 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 a 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).
  • For questions, call 949-497-8324 Mon-Fri or 949-923-2235 Sat/Sun.
  • Parking: $3/vehicle.
8:30 AMIntermediate Mountain Biking

Catch beautiful canyon views on this 10-mile ride over steep and uneven terrain (1,600-ft 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.
  • 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.
  • Parking: $3/vehicle.
  • If we have to cancel the event due to weather or other circumstances we will notify you through your provided email address.
11:00 AMDeveloping Readers Storytime - Irvine Heritage Park
These storytimes are designed to build reading comprehension and vocabulary skills in children ages 6-8. No registration is required. Space is limited to the first 24 children.
11:00 AMArabic Storytime - Irvine University Park Library

Arabic Storytime

3rd Sunday of each month @ 11AM

Storytime is held in Arabic and includes stories, songs, and a craft! Free for all ages! No registration is required.

11:00 AMRabbit Adoption Promotion!
Hop on down to OC Animal Care and FIND SOME BUNNY TO LOVE!

Beginning January 11th through the month of February, we are having $14 bunny adoptions.

Please help all of our floppy eared friends find the homes they've been waiting for!
1:00 PMIntroduction to Nature Writing and Journaling

Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve presents- Introduction to Nature Writing and Journaling. Join us for a classroom workshop followed by time in the field where participants will get an introduction to nature journaling, learn some basic nature observation techniques, and explore the art of creative writing and sketching. No experience necessary!

  • All ages are welcome, but this program will be geared toward adult learners.
  • Minors aged 16 and younger must have legal guardian present at all times.
  • Walk-ins are welcome, however seating is limited, so registration is suggested.
  • For more information call (949) 923-2250 or email unbic@ocparks.com.
  • Click the link below to register.
1:30 PMTeen Game Day - Irvine Heritage Park Library
Come join us for an afternoon of playing games.
1:30 PMLove is Always in Style - Costa Mesa Donald Dungan
Join us for a special screening as we watch The Shop around the Corner. Afterwards, we’ll discuss South Coast Repertory’s new play, She Loves Me, which was inspired by the story that also gave us The Shop Around the Corner and You’ve Got Mail.

All attendees will be able to enter an opportunity drawing to win 2 free tickets to the SCR production of She Loves Me.

FREE. Walk-ins welcome!
2:00 PMShowtime! - Laguna Niguel
Blinded by the Light (2019) PG-13 | 1h 58min | Comedy, Drama, Music | 16 August 2019 (USA) - In England in 1987, a teenager from an Asian family learns to live his life, understand his family and find his own voice through the music of American rock star Bruce Springsteen.
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 we will be traveling to Europe with Rick Steves via DVD.
2:00 PMVision Board Workshop - Garden Grove Main Library
Vision Board Workshop
Sunday, January 19
2:00-3:30 pm


Put a vision to your 2020 new year's goals by creating a Vision Board

We will briefly talk about the creation, process and purpose and then make our own boards. Supplies will be provided, but this is YOUR vision, so if you have anything you would like to bring to put on your vision board, please do so!

This event is for adults and limited to the first 12 people
2:00 PMLEGO Club - Garden Grove Main
LEGO Club
Sundays
2:00 PM

Create, build and express your creativity with Legos. We supply the Legos. Sign-up not required. Just show up for a buildin' good time!
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. The route takes us to The Sinks, Orange County’s own mini “Grand Canyon.” Along the way, we will stop and talk about the local habitat, and hope to see some of our local native animals and raptors. For mountain bikers with a minimum of six months of trail experience who would like to join IRC-certified volunteers on an 8 – 9 mile ride with 400 – 800 feet of elevation gain. This ride is for adult riders only. Allow up to 2.5 hours of riding time. Ages 18 and up. Registration is required.
Monday January 20, 2020
All Day EventHoliday Closure
County offices will be closed today in observance of the holiday.
All Day EventHoliday Closure
All locations closed in observance of the holiday.
All Day EventShelter Closed
OC Animal Care is closed today in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The shelter will reopen for regular business hours from 11 am to 5 pm on Tuesday, January 21st.

Thank you.
10:00 AMReach for the Heights with Quotes from Martin Luther King, Jr.

Hike up Little Sycamore trail with your family and friends, elevated by the words of our brave, brilliant and compassionate American hero, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drop in between 10:00 and 2:00 pm to hike on your own, reading inspirational quotes along the path to lift your spirits. From the ridge, enjoy the view of the canyons. This moderate 2-mile hike is over uneven, steep and sometimes rocky terrain with a 400-ft. elevation gain.

  • Hiking poles are recommended.
  • Recommended for hikers ages 9 and up.
  • Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, Little Sycamore Canyon Staging Area/Nix Nature Center (west side of Laguna Canyon Rd/SR-133, approximately 3.5 miles south of I-5/405).
  • For questions call: 949-497-8324 Mon-Fri or 949-923-2235 Sat/Sun.
  • Parking: $3 per vehicle.
11:00 AMRabbit Adoption Promotion!
Hop on down to OC Animal Care and FIND SOME BUNNY TO LOVE!

Beginning January 11th through the month of February, we are having $14 bunny adoptions.

Please help all of our floppy eared friends find the homes they've been waiting for!
4:00 PMHomework Help - Costa Mesa - Mesa Verde Library
Need help with homework? Come visit the library for free homework help! First come, first serve, our teen volunteers are ready to assist children in grades K-5 with their homework.
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. During the spring, summer and fall, hikers will enjoy wonderful sunset views and a panoramic overview of Orange County. Ages 16 and up; minors must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required.

Tuesday January 21, 2020
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.

9:00 AMMorning Yoga Hike in Baker Canyon
Enjoy a short hike and a gentle yoga practice in nature. A short, level hike through the Baker Canyon meadow warms us up for a gentle morning yoga flow under a shaded canopy. Please bring water, your own yoga mat and large beach towel. Mats will not be provided. Closed-toe shoes, hats and sunscreen recommended for the hike. Ages 16 and up; minors must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required.
10:00 AMToddler Storytime - Irvine Heritage Park
Children 1-3 years old and their parents or caregivers will enjoy stories, songs, and rhymes.
10:00 AMPreschool Storytime-Garden Grove Chapman Library
Storytime for children, recommended ages 3-5. Songs, activities, fingerplays, stories, and more!
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 Conference Room. Please check ocpl.org for latest updates. For Intermediate-advanced levels.

10:00 AMESL English Conversation
Learn and use English in a fun way with easy conversation. No registration required. For adults and teens, all ESL levels.
10:00 AMMixed Age Storytime - Stanton
Join us for hand-clapping and foot stomping interactive storytime for children ages 1-5. Children must always be accompanied by an adult. After storytime stick around for some playtime with age-appropriate toys. Registration is not required.
10:15 AMToddler Storytime - Laguna Niguel
Simple stories, finger plays, songs, rhymes and fun for children ages 1 to 3.
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 AMPlay & Learn - Irvine Heritage Park
Children of all ages will have an opportunity to learn through play.
10:30 AMPreschool Storytime - Foothill Ranch
Join us for stories, fingerplay, songs, and a craft. No reservations needed. Ideal for ages 3-5.
10:30 AMBook Club - 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 Great Alone by Kristin Hannah.

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!

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

Storytime is offered four times per week:
  • Mondays 10:30-11am and 11:30am-noon
  • Tuesdays 10:30-11am and 11:30am-noon
10:30 AMBaby Sweet Time - Ladera Ranch Library
Baby Sweet Time is for children ages birth to 2 years. Join us for a twenty minute time of bouncing, singing, finger plays and flannel boards. It's a special time for our youngest library patrons and an accompanying adult. We play with toys too!
10:30 AMBook Club - Westminster
Please join us at 10:30 on December 17th for the Westminster Library Book Group. Every third Tuesday our Adult Services Librarian leads a lively discussion over coffee about a popular fiction or non-fiction book. This month we will be reading Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan. Pick up a copy inside at the Service Desk while they last.
10:30 AMToddler Time - Westminster Library
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 in a book or two as well! Recommended for children ages 1-3 years old.
10:30 AMStorytime - San Juan Capistrano
Storytime includes stories, songs, movement, and activities to help children prepare for and succeed in school.
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 AMPreschool Storytime - Irvine Heritage Park
Children 3-5 years old and their parents or caregivers will enjoy stories, songs, and rhymes.
11:00 AMPre-School Storytime - Irvine University Park Library

Pre-school Storytime

Tuesdays @ 11AM

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

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 AMTech Tuesdays-Fountain Valley
Learn how to download e-books, movies, music, and more. Every Tuesday by appointment.
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 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 AMBabytime at Rancho Santa Margarita Library
Please join us for songs, rhymes and play time with your babies. This is a great opportunity for parents and caregivers to have bonding time with their little ones. This program is perfect for ages 7 weeks to 2 years.
11:00 AMBaby Sweet Time - Ladera Ranch Library
Baby Sweet Time is for children ages birth to 2 years. Join us for a twenty minute time of bouncing, singing, finger plays and flannel boards. It's a special time for our youngest library patrons and an accompanying adult. We play with toys too!
11:00 AMStay and Play - San Juan Capistrano
Stay and Play with toys and games after Storytime. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
11:00 AMToddler Storytime - El Toro Library

Join us as we read stories, sing songs, and play! Our storytime is for children of all ages accompanied by a parent or caregiver.

No registration required.

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 AMBilingual Storytime - La Habra
Tuesdays @ 11am Stories for little ones in both English and Spanish in the Children's Corner. No registration necessary.

11:00 AMRabbit Adoption Promotion!
Hop on down to OC Animal Care and FIND SOME BUNNY TO LOVE!

Beginning January 11th through the month of February, we are having $14 bunny adoptions.

Please help all of our floppy eared friends find the homes they've been waiting for!
11:15 AMPreschool Storytime - Laguna Niguel
An active storytime including puppets, finger plays, songs and silliness for children ages 3 to 6.
11:30 AMToddler Storytime - Foothill Ranch
Storytime for book-lovers ages 1-3 and their caregivers. No reservations required.
11:30 AMStorytime - Seal Beach Mary Wilson
Join us for a hand-clapping, foot-stomping, giggly good time. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Older siblings welcome. Registration is not required.

Storytime is offered four times per week:
  • Mondays 10:30-11am and 1130am-noon
  • Tuesdays 10:30-11am and 1130am-noon
1:00 PMOC Writers - Laguna Niguel
Join a group of people who write all of the above and also critique constructively.
1:00 PMNeedlework Circle - San Clemente
Stop by to knit and crochet for a community service project.Want to learn? We can help!
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. We read the short story we discuss out loud so newcomers can take part in the discussion the first time they come. This week's selection in our current book, The Best American Short Stories 2011 edited by Geraldine Brooks, is Out of Body by

JenniferEgan.

3:00 PMAfterschool STEM Challenges - Ladera Ranch Library
Drop in afterschool for weekly STEM challenges designed to motivate and encourage students to become thinkers, problem solvers, innovators and inventors. A new challenge is presented each week! Appropriate for grades K-8.
3:00 PMTech Tuesday -- Rancho Santa Margarita Library

Register at the Service Desk for one-on-assistance using your smart phone or tablet to access OC Public Libraries' collection of eBooks & eAudiobooks, digital movies, music, and magazines through Overdrive/Libby, Hoopla, Freegal, RB Digital, and more!

3:00 PMTeen Games - Garden Grove Main
Teen Games
1st and 3rd Tuesdays
3:00PM


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


3:00 PMTeen TV - La Palma Library
Take a load off after school. Watch a teen TVshow at the library. Ages 14 and up.
3:30 PMWestminster - Teen Volunteer Orientation
Forteens ages 12 to 17. If you would like to volunteer at the library, you mustattend a volunteer orientation. Volunteer applications must be completed andturned in the day of the orientation. Volunteer applications are available atthe library.
3:30 PMHomework Help - Cypress
Teen-led homework and reading assistance for kids in grades K-8. Bring all supplies, materials, and texts. Focused time limits by grade: K-2 <20min, 3-5 <30min, 6-8 <45min.
3:30 PMAfter School Club - San Juan Capistrano
After School Club is for children ages 5 and older. A variety of activities are provided, including stories and crafts.
3:30 PMTech Tutors - Dana Point

Free Tech Help

Do you have a tech question?
Bring your device and let our
Teen Tech Tutors help you.


Every Tuesday from 3:30-4:30.
First come, first served.
No reservations needed.

3:30 PMHomework Help - Tibor Rubin Library
Teen volunteers are available Tuesday and Thursdays to help elementary aged students with their homework. This free program is first-come, first-served. No registration is required.
4:00 PMReading is Fun! - Laguna Niguel
Beginning readers can practice fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension by reading a good book to teen volunteers.
4:00 PMCrazy 8s Math Club - Garden Grove Main

Crazy 8s Math Club
Tuesdays
4:00-5:00PM

Join our new after-school club where kids will be able to experience fun math activities and games! For grades 1-3 only. No registration required! Limited to the first 10 kids.

4:00 PMTeen Program - Aliso Viejo

Hang out at the Orange Box! You can explore a virtual reality, play ping-pong, get crafty, work on a STEAM activity, or study. Snacks welcome!

Teen programs are for ages 12-18. Supplies limited. No registration required. Events are subject to change without notice.

4:00 PMHomework Help - Costa Mesa Donald Dungan Library

Students in Kindergarten to Fifth grade are welcome to receive free homework help from Teen Volunteers every Tuesday and Thursday from 4:00-6:00pm. This is on a first come, first serve basis. No registration is required. Please bring all materials necessary to complete the student's homework. For more questions please call the library at 949-646-8845.

Ven a la biblioteca para recibir ayuda con la tarea gratis. Voluntarios adolescentes ayudan a los estudiantes en kindergarten a 5to grado con la tarea. Por favor traiga sus propios materiales para completer la tarea. No se tiene que registrar. Se le seirve en la orden de llegada. Para mas informacion porfavor llame a la biblioteca, 949-646-8845.

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 PMFilm Club for Adults - Costa Mesa Donald Dungan Library

Enjoy an afternoon watching a free movie at your library every Tuesday at 4:00PM. No registration needed. Walk-ins welcome.

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JANUARY MOVIES:

Tuesday, January 7
The Visitor (2008) PG-13

Tuesday, January 14
Little Women (1933) NR

Tuesday, January 21
Enough Said (2014) PG-13

Tuesday, January 28
Mission Impossible (1996) PG-13

*Movies are subject to change. Please call the library at 949-646-8845 if you have any questions.


4:00 PMPerler Bead Crafts at Rancho Santa Margarita Library
Make your own designs out of melted perler beads. For grades 2 and up with an adult present. While supplies last!
4:00 PMDiscovery Club - Los Alamitos-Rossmoor Library
STEAM program intended for ages 5-10 where weget creative with fun projects. Supplies are limited so call us to register aspot at 562-430-1048 at least a week prior to each session.
4:00 PMHomework Help-La Habra
Homework Help for Students Kindergarten up to 6th grade, Tuesdays @ 4pm to 5:30pm in Programming Room. Trained High School students assist students doing their homework. It is not one-on one tutoring, but guidance.
4:00 PMBuilder's Club - Costa Mesa - Mesa Verde Library
Children and their families are welcome to come build and play in the children's area every Tuesday. Lego and Duplo Blocks will be provided, you supply the creativity!
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 PM--CANCELLED--Homework H.E.L.P. - Irvine University Park Library
CANCELLED
4:30 PMKids Idea Lab - Fountain Valley
Calling all kids! Get crafty and enjoy the library’s makerspace every Tuesday after school! You can complete the weekly craft or STEM project (which takes place on the last Tuesday of the month), play with one of our many STEM kits, or do almost anything else you can think of. For ages 9 and up.
4:30 PMKnit & Crochet Group-La Habra

Join us in the La Habra Library programming room for this event happening every Tuesday. Come and learn how to knit/crochet, pick up different tips/techniques, look at the different resources available through your library, or simply socialize and show us what you have been

working on.

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 PMSundown Storytime - Ladera Ranch Library
End the day with an enchanting Sundown Storytime presented by Ms. Jaime. Families and children of all ages are welcome to attend. Join us in the Upstairs Storytime Alcove.
5:00 PMWrite On! Writer's Group - Dana Point Library
Write On! is a group of Orange County writers that meets twice a month at the Dana Point library to read, critique, and support each other's work.
5:00 PMTeen Orientation - El Toro Library

Volunteers! Teens in grades 7-12

Need service hours for school? Come in for an application and attend one of our orientations. Orientation is mandatory for new teen volunteers. See Ms. Letty for more information.

5:00 PMLunar New Year Dragon Workshop - Tibor Rubin Library
Families can work together to create a miniature dragonor lion for Lunar New Year. Shoe boxes and other crafts supplies provided. Noregistration required.
5:00 PMRead to a Dog - Stanton

Come read with a gentle therapy dog at ourRead to a Dog program. Kids can read, pet, and cuddle with our lovable palsfrom the SPCA. The patient, non-judgmental attention these dogs offer helpsreluctant readers gain confidence and improve their reading skills.

5:30 PMClub de Lectura en Español/Spanish Language Book Group - San Juan Capistrano

¿Te gustaría leer en español y compartir tus impresiones con un grupo de amigos lectores?

Ven a formar parte de nuestras tertulias mensuales

El tercer martes del mes a las 5:30 de la tarde

¡Te esperamos!

5:30 PMCulinary Fiction 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 PMPersian Kids Club - Aliso Viejo
Children kindergarten and up are invited to learn the Persian alphabet, practice letters, read and write, sing songs, and play games. Instruction is in Farsi.
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.
6:00 PMPublic Information Meeting
Join OCWR staff at a public information meeting for discussion, questions and answers about the proposed Capistrano Greenery composting operation.