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Library - Adults

  1. Adult Seasonal DIY Bead Bracelets (All Locations)

    December 6, 2021, 10:00 AM - December 11, 2021, 5:00 PM

    Stop by the 2nd Floor Reference Desk at the Orange Public Library & History Center or the One Desk at the El Modena or Taft Branch Libraries and grab one of our bracelet take and make craft kits for at-home constructing. Everything you need is included. Orange Public Library & History Center: December 6th to 11th El Modena and Taft Branch Libraries: December 6th to 10th While supplies last.

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  2. Interactive Film Screening of ELF (Ages 18+) (Main)

    December 6, 2021, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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    Library - Orange Public Library & History Center (Main)

    Interactive Film Screening of ELF (Ages 18+) Our adult audience will be given an interactive response movie script while watching the movie Elf. Everyone is invited to respond to what characters say, act out certain scenes, or interact with props provided for your enjoyment. Sponsored by the Orange Public Library Foundation

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  3. Monday Mysteries Book Club (Main)

    December 13, 2021, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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    Library - Main - Community Room

    Whether you’ve joined us in the past or are new to the group, join our Monday Mysteries Book Club to discuss the plot twists and turns with fellow mystery aficionados.

    Join us on Monday, December 13 from 2:00 – 3:00 pm in the Community Room at the Orange Public Library & History Center.

    December Book Selection: Murder for Christmas by Francis Duncan

    Questions? Please email Sarah Landreth at slandreth@cityoforange.org.

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  4. Cozy Winter Reading Club (18+)

    December 18, 2021, 10:00 AM - January 29, 2022, 5:00 PM
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    Library - Orange Public Library & History Center (Main)

    Cozy Winter Reading Club (18+) Choose and complete 7 challenge items to enter our prize drawing for a chance to win a gift card . Pick up your challenge card at the Orange Public Library & History Center or a Branch Library One Desk starting December 18. December 18 - January 29 Choose and complete 7 challenge items to enter our prize drawing for a chance to win a gift card . Pick up your challenge card at the Orange Public Library & History Center or a Branch Library One Desk starting December 18.

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  5. Ukulele SOUP Presented by Peggy Calvert (Main)

    December 18, 2021, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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    Library - Orange Public Library & History Center (Main)

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  6. Libraries Closed

    December 24, 2021 - January 2, 2022

    All Orange Public Libraries are closed from December 24th, 2021 until Monday January 3rd, 2022.

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  7. Special Holiday Hours

    December 24, 2021, All Day

    Orange Public Library and History Center (Main Library) will close on Thursday, December 23, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. and will re-open at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, January 3, 2022 Taft and El Modena branch libraries will close on Thursday, December 23, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. and will re-open at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, January 3, 2022.

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Library - Kids

  1. 1000 Books Before Kindergarten

    December 6, 2021, All Day
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    Library - Orange Public Library & History Center (Main)

    A free and fun reading program to encourage you to read 1000 books to your child before they enter kindergarten. Sign up at the Children's Desk at the Orange Public Library & History Center or via our READsquared app. Visit the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten webpage for more information, including tips, crafts, and activities for learning fun at home and on the go!

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  2. Hour of Code: Minecraft AI (online)

    December 7, 2021, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Have fun learning and practicing programming inspired by Minecraft, computer science, and Artificial Intelligence! Presented by Microsoft.

    Advanced Registration required. Please click here to register.

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  3. Scratch Coding Class - Chase Game (Main)

    December 8, 2021, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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    Library - Main - Community Room

    Build a chase game at scratch.it.edu. Presented by Mathmania Robotics. Ages 8-12.

    Space is Limited. Advance Registration Required. Please register at https://bit.ly/opl-coding-club

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  4. Here Comes Santa Claus (El Modena) - CANCELLED

    December 9, 2021, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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    Library - El Modena Branch

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  5. Here Comes Santa Claus (Main)

    December 11, 2021, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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    Library - Main - Community Room

    Santa will be at the Library! Parents may bring a camera to take a photo of their child, and kids can drop off or write a letter for Santa at this FREE event.* All ages.
    *Masks required for all attendees age 2 and up. Line ends at 3:30 p.m.

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  6. Crafts for Kids (El Modena)

    December 13, 2021, All Day
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    Library - El Modena Branch

    Visit the El Modena Library for drop-in holiday card and/or gift tag making.

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  7. I Can Relate: Tween Book Club Titles Available (Main)

    December 13, 2021, 10:00 AM - January 30, 2022, 5:00 PM
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    Orange Public Library & History Center

    Our February I Can Relate: Tween Book Club titles are now available for pick up!

    Multiple copies will be available on a first come, first served basis beginning December 13 at the Children's Desk at the Orange Public Library & History Center. Please call or visit us online or in person to reserve a copy. This project was supported in whole or in part by funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library. Grades 4-6

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  8. Here Comes Santa Claus (Taft) - CANCELLED

    December 13, 2021, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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    Library - Taft Branch

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  9. Crafts for Kids (El Modena)

    December 14, 2021, All Day
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    Library - El Modena Branch

    Visit the El Modena Library for drop-in holiday card and/or gift tag making.

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  10. Crafts for Kids (El Modena)

    December 15, 2021, All Day
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    Library - El Modena Branch

    Visit the El Modena Library for drop-in holiday card and/or gift tag making.

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  11. Crafts for Kids (El Modena)

    December 16, 2021, All Day
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    Library - El Modena Branch

    Visit the El Modena Library for drop-in holiday card and/or gift tag making.

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  12. Crafts for Kids (El Modena)

    December 17, 2021, All Day
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    Library - El Modena Branch

    Visit the El Modena Library for drop-in holiday card and/or gift tag making.

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  13. Crafts for Kids (El Modena)

    December 18, 2021, All Day
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    Library - El Modena Branch

    Visit the El Modena Library for drop-in holiday card and/or gift tag making.

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  14. Yeti, Set, Go! Winter Reading Program

    December 18, 2021, 10:00 AM - January 29, 2022, 5:00 PM
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    Orange Public Libraries

    Join our Yeti Set Go! Winter Reading Program and earn a prize once you have read or listened to 10 books or completed 10 hours of reading!

    Pick up your special winter reading bookmark beginning Saturday, December 18 through Saturday, January 29 at the Orange Public Library & History Center Children's Desk, or at the Taft & El Modena Libraries' One-Desk.

    For ages Newborn to 12 years.
    For more information, contact the Children’s Desk at (714) 288-2420.

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  15. Crafts for Kids (El Modena)

    December 19, 2021, All Day
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    Library - El Modena Branch

    Visit the El Modena Library for drop-in holiday card and/or gift tag making.

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  16. Crafts for Kids (El Modena)

    December 20, 2021, All Day
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    Library - El Modena Branch

    Visit the El Modena Library for drop-in holiday card and/or gift tag making.

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  17. Crafts for Kids (El Modena)

    December 21, 2021, All Day
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    Library - El Modena Branch

    Visit the El Modena Library for drop-in holiday card and/or gift tag making.

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  18. Crafts for Kids (El Modena)

    December 22, 2021, All Day
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    Library - El Modena Branch

    Visit the El Modena Library for drop-in holiday card and/or gift tag making.

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  19. Crafts for Kids (El Modena)

    December 23, 2021, All Day
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    Library - El Modena Branch

    Visit the El Modena Library for drop-in holiday card and/or gift tag making.

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