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Summer 2022

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2022 Summer Reading Program: Read Beyond the Beaten Path

Sign up for your reading log at or download the free Beanstack app. You can set up one account and add all the readers in your family! Preregistration begins June 1, start logging June 13.

Everyone is encouraged to log 20 or more days of reading to be entered into an opportunity drawing for a gift card courtesy of your branch’s Friends of the Libraries. Complete fun activities to earn virtual badges.

Enjoy our digital services or visit your local branch for programs and materials, and to collect special summer giveaways!

Follow OC Public Libraries on Facebook and Instagram for crafts, cooking and other fun projects to complete at home, and join us on Zoom for virtual events.

Events Calendar


Virtual Performances

Register for the programs below by emailing:

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Saturday, 6/11/2022 @ 11:00 am on Zoom

California Joe/Magician: The California Joe Adventure Magic Show is highly interactive with loads of audience participation. California Joe will take kids on a magical journey around the world!

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Wednesday, 6/15/2022 @ 2:00 pm on Zoom

Wild Wonders/Animals: The Walk on the Wild Side is a fun and educational program featuring a close-up look at six animal ambassadors from all over the world.

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Saturday, 6/25/2022 @ 11:00 am on Zoom

Noteworthy Puppets: Jack and the Beanstalk: The Puppet Musical – The classic tale of friendship, forgiveness and following your dreams comes to life with original songs and beautiful handmade puppets.

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Wednesday, 6/29/2022 @ 2:00 pm on Zoom

Ina Buckner- Barnett/Storyteller: Gather Around for Sunshine Stories and Songs – A collection of sunny and funny animal tales, movement games and sing-along songs from around the world. 

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Saturday, 7/09/2022 @ 11:00 am on Zoom

David Skale/Magician: Safari Dave is searching for the elusive Goliath, the white elephant. Dave’s tracked him to the library. Join Safari Dave on a magical safari adventure as you search for Goliath!

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Wednesday, 7/13/2022 @ 2:00 pm on Zoom

Talewise/Science & Stories: Set sail on an action-packed adventure with a crew of quirky pirates marooned on a desert island. Throughout the story, we’ll explore the incredible science behind clouds, air pressure, and more!

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Saturday, 7/23/2022 @ 11:00 am on Zoom

Environmental Nature Center/Animals & Stories: An ENC Naturalist reads classic children’s stories featuring animal characters and introduces you to their live animal counterparts; you’ll learn what makes these animals so special.

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Wednesday, 7/27/2022 @ 2:00 pm on Zoom

Luce Puppets: Sail the Seven Seas with Sailor Sam and his little pal Salty as they search for adventure and treasure! Pull up anchor and come ride the wild waves with our unlikely heroes!


Virtual Teen Programs

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Register for the programs below by emailing:


Camp Cooking

Tuesday, 6/28/2022 @ 4:00 pm on Zoom

Join us to try fun recipes for your next camping (or glamping) trip!


Trailblazing Taste Buds

Tuesday, 7/05/2022 @ 4:00 pm on Zoom

Learn about dehydrated meals that will keep yourself energized for the wildest adventures in the great outdoors.


Costume Craze Competition

Tuesday, 7/12/2022 @ 4:00 pm on Zoom

Join us for a costume creating competition, get your score cards ready and help the best team obtain fashionable victory


Teen Book/Manga Club

Tuesday, July 19, 2022 @ 4:00 pm on Zoom

Title: Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun by Aidairo

Virtual Author Events

Register for the programs below by emailing:

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Tuesday, 6/07/2022 @ 5:00 pm on Zoom

Meet Olivia A. Cole: Olivia A. Cole is the author of several books for children and adults including Time to Roar, one of this summer’s featured books.   


Tuesday, 6/14/2022 @ 4:00 pm on Zoom 

Meet Alyson Noël & Marlene Perez: Alyson Noël is a critically acclaimed author whose books are sold in over 200 countries and have made New York TimesUSA TodayLos Angeles Times, and Wall Street Journal bestsellers lists. Marlene Perez is an author of paranormal and urban fantasy books. The first book in her Dead Is series, Dead Is The New Black, was named an ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Readers. 

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Saturday, 6/18/2022 @ 11:00 am on Zoom 

Meet Deborah Underwood: Deborah Underwood is the author of numerous picture books including Loving Kindness, the 2021 Caldecott Honor Book Outside In, and New York Times bestsellers The Quiet Book and Here Comes the Easter Cat



Meet Maggie Rowe: Maggie Rowe has written for TV shows including Arrested Development and Flaked. Rowe is also the author of Sin Bravely: A Memoir of Spiritual Disobedience, an NPR Best Book of the Year. 

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Thursday, 7/21/2022 @ 6:00 pm on Zoom 

Meet Jean Chen Ho: Jean Chen Ho is the author of Fiona and Jane; her work appears in New York Times MagazineThe CutLos Angeles Times, and elsewhere. 

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Tuesday, 7/26/2022 @ 4:00 pm on Zoom 

Meet Annie Rains: Annie Rains is a USA Today bestselling author who writes contemporary romance and women’s fiction. Her first book was published in 2015 and she’s been writing heartfelt, page-turning stories ever since. Her debut teen novel, The Matchbreaker Summer, is out now! 

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Saturday, 7/30/2022 @ 11:00 am on Zoom 

Meet Kayla Miller: Kayla Miller is the author and illustrator of the New York Times bestselling Click graphic novel series and co-author of its spin-off series Besties; other graphic novels include Camp, and Act



In-Person Author Events

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Thursday, 6/16/ 2022 @ 5:30pm at Cypress Library

Author panel featuring New York Times bestselling authors Kelly Yang and Joanna Ho. They will discuss their latest releases: Private Label by Kelly Yang and The Silence That Binds Us by Joanna Ho. Books will be available for purchase, provided by Mysterious Galaxy/Creating Conversations.

More details: 714-826-0350 

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Wednesday, 6/22/2022 @ 6:30 pm at Tustin Library

In conversation w/Susan Meissner & Denny S. Bryce (in-person @ Tustin Library): Denny S. Bryce writes historical fiction and is the bestselling author of Wild Women and the Blues. Bryce has also written articles for USA Today and Harper’s Bazaar. Susan Meissner is the award-winning author of The Last Year of the WarAs Bright as HeavenA Bridge Across the Ocean, and A Fall of Marigolds, among other novels.

More details: 714-544-7725


Botanical Virtual Series

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Thursday, 6/09/2022 @ 6:00 pm on Zoom

Garden-Inspired Simple Syrup Demonstration

A live demonstration to learn recipe featured in Amy Stewart’s book, The Drunken Botanist.

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Thursday, 6/16/2022 @ 6:00 pm on Zoom

Edibles in the Landscape Presented by UCCE Master Gardeners of Orange County

Planting tips for a bountiful harvest all summer long.

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Thursday, 06/23/2022 @ 6:00 pm on Zoom

Author Amy Stewart: Amy Stewart is the New York Times bestselling author of The Drunken BotanistWicked Plants, and several other popular nonfiction titles about the natural world.

Zoom Storytimes

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Join us for Zoom Storytimes

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10:30am Lil’ Tots (for babies and toddlers)


10:30am Bilingual Chinese

4pm Bilingual Spanish


10:30am Kindergarten Readiness

4pm A Chapter at a Time


10:30am Music & Movement

Lunch at the Library


Costa Mesa Donald Dungan Library


El Toro Library


Garden Grove Chapman Library


Garden Grove Main Library


Tustin Library

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