Science at the Library


Are you ready to experience some fun and interactive Science at the Library? Bring the kids to the Tustin Library and an educational evening to learn how animals survive in the winter!

Kids will learn about migration, hibernation and adaptation through games and fun activities. This event is best suited for kids 12 and under and their families.

  • When: Tuesday, December 29, 2015 from 7:00 – 8:00 pm
  • Where: Tustin Library, 345 E Main St, Tustin, CA 92780
  • Cost: FREE

Star Wars Reads Day

 Are you ready for the 4th annual Star Wars Reads Day? On October 10, 2015, bookstores, libraries, and retailers will participate in the fourth annual installment of the global event, featuring signings, parties, and more.

Here’s a list of events in and around Orange County. You can find more national and international events on the Star Wars Reads Day website.

Once Upon a Storybook

Join Once Upon a Storybook as they celebrate this national day of Star Wars celebration! Star Wars Storytime will take place at 4:00 and they will have specials on all of their Star Wars inventory! Be prepared as there will be a visit from a REAL, LIVE Star Wars character!!!! Parents, prepare your cameras! Cost is $10 per child. This event is likely to sell out, so reserve your spot. Email Susie@OnceUponaStorybook.us or call 714-669-4377 asap to secure your spot!

  • When: Saturday, October 10, 2015
  • Where: Once Upon A Storybook, 17300 E. 17th St. #C Tustin, CA 92780
  • Cost: $10.00 per child

Barnes & Noble

Star Wars Reads Day (may include a Make and Take LEGO Activity). Calling all Jedi and padawans, Star Wars Reads Day is back, celebrating a galaxy far, far away and the joy of reading for the fourth year in a row. Prepare for the Kessel Run in our special LEGO Make & Take activity, take a Stormtrooper selfie, and let the force guide you to your next favorite book.

Barnes & Noble events taking place locally will be in Orange, Irvine, Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, Aliso Viejo, South Corona, Long Beach, Chino Hills, Riverside, Montclair, Glendora, Rancho Cucamonga, Torrance, Glendale, Los Angeles, Temecula, Marina Del Rey, Redlands, Santa Monica & Oceanside  

Space for the LEGO Make & Take activity is limited and advanced sign up is required. Please check with your local store for details.

  • When: Saturday, October 10, 2015, times vary depending on store
  • Where: Barnes & Noble – check here for a event details at a store near you
  • Cost: FREE

Garden Grove Regional Library

Master Yoda scavenger hunt (started September 19, ends 10/10.15), a Light-Up Lightsaber craft, a Jedi/Sith Costume craft, Star Wars Storytime, a Mind Trick Trivia Contest, and a visit by some special guests. Family event, all ages welcome. Call or visit the library to register.

Friendly suggestion: if you think Jedi are cool, we suggest wearing light-coloured shirt and pants. If you think Sith are scary awesome (no judgment here), we suggest wearing dark-coloured clothing. Otherwise, come as you are!

  • When: Saturday, October 10, 2015 from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Where: Garden Grove Regional Library, 11200 Stanford Ave, Garden Grove, CA 92840
  • Cost: FREE

Mesa Verde Library, Costa Mesa

Join the Mesa Verde Library to celebrate Star Wars Reads Day, an international event that promotes reading and all things Star Wars!

There will be Jedi trivia games (with prizes), a special Padawan storytime, crafts, and an exciting choreographed lightsaber action sequence (totally non-lethal) performed by the Saber Guild dressed in full Jedi gear. Free family event, all ages welcome.

  • When: Saturday, 10, 2015 from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  • Where: Mesa Verde Library, 2969 Mesa Verde Drive, Costa Mesa, CA. 92626 
  • Cost: FREE

If you hear of any other events, please post them in the comments section.


Bounce into Spring

Katie Wheeler Library

Irvine Katie Wheeler Library’s Teen Advisory Group (TAG) invites you to their Bounce Into Spring event! This event is being held today, Friday, April 3rd from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm on the outside lawn.

Bring the kids for:

  • Doughnut-On-A-String Eating Contest!
  • Spoon Egg Races!
  • Cookie Decorating!
  • Bunny Hop!
  • Face Paint!
  • Coloring Pages!
  • Bunny Ears Making!
  • Egg Hunt!

No pre-registration required. Families with children of all ages are welcome.

Katie Wheeler Library is located at:  13109 Old Myford Rd, Irvine, CA 92602


Comic Book Creation Workshop

In this Comic Book Creation Workshop, kids ages 7 – 12 will learn how to write, draw, and express your stories in comics form. All levels of experience and draftsmanship welcome. Sign up for materials at the information desk, or bring your own drawing tools to this free workshop.

Image from ocpl.org
Image from ocpl.org


  • When: Wednesday, March 25, 2015 from 4:00 -5:00 pm

  • Where: OC Public Libraries – Rancho Santa Margarita Branch,30902 La Promesa Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688 

  • Cost: FREE 

Call 1-949-459-6094  for more information


Watt’s Current

Image from wikipedia.org
Image from wikipedia.org

 Watt’s Current is an electrifying and hair-raising program featuring a Tesla coil and an electrostatic generator Come and be amazed and amused as you witness the power of electricity.

The event takes place at the Foothill Library in the Library Community Room and is perfect for kids in grades 2 – 5. The presentation in brought to you by Discovery Cube OC and made possible by a grant from Target.

  • When: Today, Monday March 23, 2015 from 3:00 – 4:00 pm

  • Where: OC Public Libraries – Foothill Ranch, Community Room, 27002 Cabriole, Foothill Ranch, CA 92610

  • Cost: FREE

Please call 1-949-855-8072 with any questions.


How does your garden grow?

Master_GardenerJoin Masters Gardeners of Orange County for “Grow it now: Cool Season Vegetables”  to get all your questions answered.

This is a FREE informative presentation that will cover everything from gourmet selections to stir fry gardens ready to harvest in the fall, winter and spring.

  • September 16, 2014 at 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

  • Katie Wheeler Library – 13109 Old Myford Rd., Irvine, CA 92602 (714)669-8753