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Mission Viejo Library

The Mission Viejo Library showcases artwork of talented local artists. On display through September 20 is impressive artwork by Pam Wagoner and Tanya Lozano.

Pam is an advocate for sustainability and reuse education through the arts, a community volunteer, artist and owner of GreenLifeGallery.com. She is passionate about making and promoting works of art that are handmade in the U.S. using recycled, reclaimed, salvaged and repurposed materials. Pam transforms trash into inspirational works of art.

If you want to be part of the popular ancestry search trend, look no further than our library. The Genealogy Research Center at the Mission Viejo Library is now a FamilySearch Affiliate, with access to more genealogy resources to help you make exciting family discoveries.  The Genealogy Research Center is run by the South Orange County California Genealogical Society, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.

The next time you drop by the Mission Viejo Library, check out the Yellow Line exhibit by Quilts On The Wall.

Quilts On The Wall is an association of textile artists founded in 1998 in response to a growing number of folks who wanted to take traditional quilting into the realm of one-of-a-kind artwork pieces adorned on walls.

If you want to learn about becoming a naturalized citizen, head to the Mission Viejo Library next month for the next round of free tutoring sessions. 

Beginning August 1, the sessions will take place each Wednesday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at 100 Civic Center and will focus on filling out Form N-400 and studying for the civics portion of U.S. Naturalization Test. Additional study guides and other materials for new immigrants are also available at the library.

The Friends of the Library are hosting their summer book sale on Thursday, July 12 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Heritage Room at the Mission Viejo Library, 100 Civic Center.

A large array of materials will be available at discounted prices including children’s and coffee-table books along with CDs and DVDs. Most of the materials will range from .25 cents to $2. Credit cards will be accepted for payments over $5 and cash will be taken for all sales.

If you served our country, you won’t want to miss the new Retirement Financial Literacy course designed to provide local veterans with life and retirement planning concepts.

Open to all veterans and their partners, the free program is from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 20 at the Norman P. Murray Community Center, 24932 Veterans Way.

Did you know you can support the Mission Viejo Library just by filling your recycling cart?  Throughout this month, Waste Management is donating $5 for every ton of recyclables picked up curbside in our City to the Friends of the Mission Viejo Library. 

Thanks to this annual spring effort, last year alone, the Friends received nearly $4,200 to help support numerous collections and programs at the library.

Just after the New Year, the Mission Viejo Library will begin offering a new free program designed to help folks interested in becoming naturalized U.S. citizens.

Naturalization is the process by which U.S. citizenship is granted to a foreign citizen or national after he or she fulfills the requirements established by Congress in the Immigration and Nationality Act.

With an excessive heat warning issued through Wednesday night, the City of Mission Viejo is encouraging residents to take precautions to prevent heat-related illnesses. The Mission Viejo Library at 100 Civic Center; Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center, 24932 Veterans Way; and Marguerite Tennis Pavilion at 27474 Casta Del Sol all serve as comfortable cooling centers for folks to beat the heat.

To stay safe during extreme heat, remember the following tips:

Local teens are in for a treat during Teen Gaming Day from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday, October 29 at the Mission Viejo Library Storytime Room, 100 Civic Center.

Held in honor of International Games Week, this fun free event for teens ages 13-18 will feature a host of card, electronic and board games including Munchkin, Pandemic and Catan.  Many provided by The Game Chest of Mission Viejo. Teens will also enjoy tabletop roleplaying and virtual reality (VR) games.  The event includes free pizza.