The Big Read

Welcome from OC Public Libraries!

OC Public Libraries is proud to participate in the NEA Big Read of “In the Time of the Butterflies” by Julia Alvarez. Funded by the National Endowment of the Arts, the aim of the NEA Big Read is to restore reading to the center of American culture by bringing communities together and connecting them to other people’s lives. Join us September 2016 through May 2017 for exciting programs, book discussions and a culminating meet-the-author event. “In the Time of the Butterflies” is a story of courage, love and the strength and determination of the Mirabal sisters.  

- Helen Fried, County Librarian


Meet Matt de la Peña

Matt de la Pena is a New York Times Best Selling and Newbery Medal-winning author for his picture book, “Last Stop on Market Street.” De la Peña currently lives in Brooklyn, NY where he teaches creative writing and visits high schools and colleges throughout the country.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
(2 appearances)

Fountain Valley Library - 10:30 a.m. (Preschool Storytime)

La Habra Library - 6:00 p.m.   (Bilingual Storytime)