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Newsletter October 2018

Don’t Miss Celebrity Candace Cameron Bure in Mission Viejo Oct. 17

Candace Cameron Bure and her book Candace Center Stage

Meet beloved celebrity author Candace Cameron Bure as she reads and signs her children’s book “Candace Center Stage” at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, October 17 in Mission Viejo.

“Candace Center Stage” tells the story of a little girl who dances to the beat of her own drum.  She loves to dance, but when her mother signs her up for ballet lessons, Candace quickly realizes she’s no ballerina.  When disaster strikes on recital night, Candace saves the day by doing what she does best – being Candace.

New York Times bestselling author Candace Cameron Bure is a producer and actress beloved by millions worldwide for her role as D.J. Tanner on the iconic family sitcoms “Full House” and “Fuller House.” She has appeared in Hallmark Channel movies, is a former co-host of “The View” and was a Season 18 finalist on “Dancing with the Stars.” Candace continues to flourish in the entertainment industry as a role model to women of all ages.  She lives in the Los Angeles area with her husband and three children.

This fun Writers Present event in the City Hall Saddleback Room is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Mission Viejo Library and A Whale of a Tale Bookshoppe. Book sales begin at 5 p.m., with first-come, first-served seating starting at 5:30 p.m.

For more information, call 949-854-8288.

‘The Book Thief’ author coming to Mission Viejo this month

Markus Zusak and his book The Bridge of Clay

Buy a ticket today to meet Markus Zusak, the New York Times bestselling author of “The Book Thief,” who will make a special Mission Viejo appearance on Friday, October 26. Tickets are going fast!

Markus, who hails from Australia, will discuss his much-anticipated novel “The Bridge of Clay” at 7 p.m. at the Norman Murray Community Center.

This unforgettable and sweeping family saga is about five brothers who bring each other up in a world run by their own rules. As the Dunbar boys love, fight and learn to reckon with the adult world, they discover the moving secret behind their father’s disappearance. At the center of the Dunbar family is Clay, a boy who will build a bridge—for his family and a miracle.

Written in powerfully inventive language and bursting with heart, “Bridge of Clay” is signature Markus Zusak.  The $29.50 ticket price includes one hardcopy book, admission for you and a guest and signing in the order of online purchase at https://markuszusak.brownpapertickets.com.  Seats are limited. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to meet Markus Zusak in person!

This Writers Present program is sponsored by the Friends of the Mission Viejo Library and A Whale of a Tale Bookshoppe.

Jingle all year round at the Friends’ Holiday Tea

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Support our library and have fun during the third annual Friends’ Holiday Tea from noon to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, December 9 at the Mission Viejo Country Club, 26200 Country Club Drive.  This year’s Tea, a fundraiser benefiting the great programs and resources at the Mission Viejo Library, features a musical presentation on the joys of singing by Dr. Scott Farthing, noted speaker, choir director, pianist and professor of music at Saddleback College (www.scottfarthing.com/bio).  

Each $80 ticket includes a three-course tea lunch, entertainment, silent auction and cool door prizes. To purchase an event ticket and support the library, see this ticket order form.   A table of eight can be purchased before November 1 for the discounted price of $600.  Don’t delay in signing up for this lovely and festive event!

Mission Viejo is Kinder-Ready!

Photograph of a child reading a red book with a teddy bear looking on

Do you have a child under five at home? The library has many resources and programs designed specifically for young children. Reading and visiting the library is one of the best ways to prepare them for school. Whether it’s a storytime program or with parents at bedtime, children learn essential skills from reading that will help them prepare for kindergarten. The library has thousands of children’s books available to check out. Visit our website for other resources including:

- Early Childhood Programs

  • Storytime
  • Kinder-Ready!
  • Stay & Play

- 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program

- Booklists and recommended reading

- Storytime in a Bag

Save the date for a Celebration of Classic Rock’s Greatest Hits

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Save the date for Saturday, October 13 when Reloaded and Vinyl Mavericks rock the Mission Viejo stage with classic rock’s greatest hits.

Benefitting the nonprofit Mission Viejo Friends of the Arts, the live concert kicks off at 7 p.m. at the Norman P. Murray Community Center, 24932 Veterans Way.

Reloaded is a Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute band that burst onto the SoCal scene six years ago and has been entertaining the masses by recreating the heyday period of 1975-1977. Vinyl Mavericks is a band that plays rock, pop, soul and blues songs across the decades, offering something for everyone.

Don’t miss this awesome opportunity to enjoy talented musicians pumping out great tunes for a good cause. Beer and wine will be available for purchase.

Tickets are available now for $10 or $15 at the door. Purchase them at this link or at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3599899. For more information, call 949-470-8440.

South Orange County California Genealogical Society  

Genealogy research

Take part in the South Orange County California Genealogical Society’s annual seminar featuring nationally prominent genealogist Thomas MacEntee presenting “Successful Tools for Genealogy Research.” 

Thomas is the founder of the “High-Definition Genealogy” website, an author of numerous genealogy guides and books and an expert on genealogy social media and technology.  He will discuss four of his most popular topics: 10 Ways to Jumpstart Your Genealogy, Mind Mapping your Research Plans & Results, How Do I Know What I Don’t Know, and After You’re Gone: Future Proofing Your Genealogy Research.  The seminar is from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, October 20 in the Mission Viejo City Hall Council Chamber.  

Cost is $35; pre-registration must be received by October 17 if you want to purchase a box lunch.  For more information or to download the registration form, visit www.soccgs.org.

‘Books are Better Shared’ event Oct. 13

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Registration is available for the 3rd "Books are Better Shared" on Saturday, October 13 at the Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center, 24932 Veterans Way.

For book lovers and book clubs, the event is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with registration starting at 9:30 a.m.

Hosted by the Mission Viejo Library in partnership with Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore, Books are Better Shared is a social and literary gathering of book readers and noted authors including James Frey, Tilar J. Mazzeo, Tatjana Soli, Amy Stewart and Cherise Wolas.

Guests spend the day with book club leaders and authors who help them explore exciting new ways to share books and give them the tools necessary to pick the perfect books. The event also gives folks the chance to meet Simon & Shuster and Penguin-Random House publisher representatives who share books they think will generate great book group discussions. 

To register for this fun literary event, visit http://booksarebettershared.com/register/.   The $50 registration fee includes lunch and refreshments throughout the day; programming; an on-site bookstore; and giveaways. This event sells out fast!


MV Life

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