Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Friends of the Library Event on 02/20/14: Cuba

Cuba: Our Nearest, Most Distant Neighbor

Tobacco_field_cuba1.jpg When: February 20 at 7pm
Where: Lido Isle Clubhouse, 701 Via Lido Soud, Newport Beach
Admission: $5 or donation of a gently used book; FREE for OCC students with a valid ID

Claudia Ackley, president of the Orange Coast College Friends of the Library (FOTL) and a retired OCC counselor, will present “Cuba: Our Nearest, Most Distant Neighbor”. The lecture is sponsored by OCC’s Friends of the Library and the Lido Isle Women’s Club. The public is invited to attend. Proceeds will benefit the OCC Library. Refreshments will be served. To reserve a seat, please call (714) 432-5087. Ackley will share her experiences during a recent visit to Cuba, with its historically rich culture and friendly people. “It is a land of contradictions,” Ackley observed. The average income is $25 a month, “but their free educational system boasts a 99% literacy rate.”