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Library 20th Anniversary Celebration

Please join us Saturday, October 14th as we celebrate 20 years in the heart of Mission Viejo! We have a great day planned, full of fun and activities for the whole family. To see a full schedule of the day's events, please go here. Some of special the events and guest appearances for the day include:

11:00 a.m. - Join Jacque Nuñez of the Juaneño Indian Tribe for Native American storytelling about the native people and culture of this area.

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Meet “Fancy Nancy” illustrator Robin Preiss Glasser! Robin has illustrated dozens of books throughout her career as a children’s illustrator. She will delight young guests while revealing how she created Fancy Nancy’s unique style as well as Nancy Clancy’s detective look. Guests will have the opportunity to purchase books from our bookseller Whale of a Tale Bookshoppe and have their books signed.  A host of fun activities are planned throughout the day. We hope to see you there! No registration required.

3:00 p.m. - Come meet nationally syndicated “Drabble” creator and longtime Mission Viejo resident Kevin Fagan in the City Hall Council Chamber at 3:00 pm on Saturday, October 14. Kevin will talk about the life and deadlines of a syndicated cartoonist, show original strips, draw his characters and discuss the creative process.  He will also reveal some of the subtle Mission Viejo influences on “Drabble.”  Kevin will also have time to field your questions. Join the fun!  This presentation is perfect for kids 8 and older.

5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. - 80z All-Stars rock band performs your favorite 80s tunes on stage. Bring chairs or blankets for grass seating


Schedule of Events:

10:00 – Welcome ceremony

11:00 – Library history and architecture tour

11:00 – Native American Storytime with Jacque Nuñez

11:30 – Meet Roxy (PAW Readathon Therapy Dog)

12:00 – 3:00 Train rides for kids

12:00 – Bones of Contention trombone quartet

1:00 – Fancy Nancy with Robin Preiss Glasser

2:30 – Library history and architecture tour

3:00 – Kevin Fagan

3:00 – Family Storytime

4:00 – Family Storytime

5:00 – 6:30 – 80z All-Stars concert and beer & wine garden