Monday, October 27, 2014

Book Spotlight: Defining Decade

The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter and How to Make the Most of Them Now
By Dr. Meg Jay
BF724.5 .J39 2013

Dr. Jay uses her experience as a clinical psychiatrist specializing in counseling twenty-somethings to write an engaging book about what the twenties mean in today's society. Much time is spent discussing how twenty-somethings can make their formative years meaningful and how what is done in the twenties greatly affects the rest of a person's life. Recommended for twenty-somethings and people who interact with young adults on a regular basis. 

Sunday, October 12, 2014

FOTL Event: Biking Across America at Age 70

When: Tuesday, October 28 at 7pm
Where: OCC Library
Admission: $5 or a gently used book; FREE for OCC students & FOTL members​
Speaker: Mick Donoff

Before he retired, Mick was a teacher and coach at Mission Viejo High School. He also taught part-time at OCC, leading skiing, hiking and backpacking field trips, often accompanied by his wife, Sharon. At age 40, he began his involvement in "ultra" sports – running and biking in 100-mile and multi-day events across the United States and Canada. On April 6, just three days after his birthday, he put the front tire of his bike in the Pacific Ocean in Laguna Beach, his hometown, and started riding across America. Final destination: St. Augustine, Fla., and the Atlantic Ocean. "It has been a journey of a lifetime," Mick said. During the Oct. 28 program, he will share a brief overview of his experiences, what he has learned, and talk about Stand Up 2 Cancer.

​​​Admission to the FOTL program is free for FOTL members and OCC students, who can pick up credit slips if they attend the presentation. All others are asked to donate $5 or a gently used book. All proceeds benefit the OCC Library.

Monday, September 29, 2014

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Friday, September 26, 2014

Book Spotlight: 10% Happier

10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in my Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing my Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works
by Dan Harris
BF161 .H29 2014
In 10% Happier, Harris details his search for a better way to live. He talks extensively about the mistakes of his past and how he came to believe that meditation could help you to become happier. Due to Harris' career as a national TV news journalist, this book also gives an insider view of that career and the stresses that go with being in such a demanding job. Refreshingly honest, this book is an entertaining read that just might teach you something about your own life.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

FOTL Fall 2014 Book Sale

Friends of the Library Book Sale 
Tuesday, October 21 - Hours: 10am - 3pm; (9 - 10am Friends of the Library members only)

Wednesday, October 22 - Hours: 9am - 3pm; $1-a-bag sale starts at 1pm

Great used books at incredible prices! The Friends of the Library will host their Fall Book Sale for two days. A variety of books will be available from bestsellers, romance, and mysteries to science, art, history and computers. Most books sell for $1.00. The sale will culminate with a "dollar-a-bag" sale from 1 - 3pm on the second day. Anyone may join the Friends of the Library prior to the book sale to take advantage of the first day one hour "pre-sale" exclusive for Friends members. The sale will be held inside of the library, with entry from the outside door. Metered parking is available in Lot E (take Merrimac Way to the southwest corner of campus). Please call (714) 432-0202 x21058 for further details.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

New Bestsellers in the Library - 09/2014

We've added several new bestsellers to our collection, thanks to the generous funding of the Friends of the Library!

All Fall Down by Jennifer Weiner - PS3573.E3935 A78 2014 
Capital in the Twenty-First Century by Thomas Piketty - HB501 .P43613 2014
The Care and Management of Lies by Jacqueline Winspear - PR6123.I575 C37 2014 
The Catch by Taylor Stevens - PS3619.T4924 C38 2014
The City by Dean Koontz - PS3561.O55 C58 2014
The Collector by Nora Roberts - PS3568.O243 C63 2014 
The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap by Matt Taibbi - HM671.T35 2014 
Fatal Fortune by Victoria Laurie - PS3612.A94423 F38 2014 
Field of Prey by John Sandford - PS3569.A516 F54 2014
Hunting Shadows by Charles Todd - PS3570.O37 H86 2014
Invisible by James Patterson - PS3566.A822 I58 2014
Keep Quiet by Lisa Scottoline - PS3569.C725 K44 2014
Midnight Crossroad by Charlaine Harris - PS3558.A6427 M53 2014 
Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King - PS3561.I483 M7 2014
Natchez Burning by Greg Iles - PS3559.L47 N38 2014 
Power Play by Catherine Coulter - PS3553.O843 P69 2014 
Resistant by Michael Palmer - PS3566.A539 R47 2014
The Son by Jo Nesbo - PT8951.24.E83 S6513 2014 
Think Like a Freak by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner - BF449 .L48 2014 (Circ.) 
Top Secret Twenty-One by Janet Evanovich - PS3555.V2126 T67 2014 
Unlucky 13 by James Patterson - PS3566.A822 U55 2014

Contact the Reference Desk for availability: 714-432-5900 or 

Monday, September 8, 2014

New Online Databases

Several new online databases are now available!

Please contact Lori Cassidy, Online Services Librarian, if you have any questions about these new resources.