| Oct 31, 2010
The Authorized Biography of Roald Dahl
Simon & Schuster: 658 pp., $30
I was sitting on an airplane with a copy of "Storyteller: The Authorized Biography of Roald Dahl" when an elegant woman in the seat next to me murmured,...
| Apr 6, 2011
| 7:37 PM
'God Is Speaking To You'
Elise Moore from Nashville, Tenn., will be speaking about prayer from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Costa Mesa Community Center, 1845 Park Ave., Costa Mesa. The event is sponsored by the Christian Science church. For...
| Apr 7, 2011
| 7:05 PM
Temple Bat Yahm, 1011 Camelback St., Newport Beach, holds its Friday night Shabbat Service at 6 p.m. in the Morgan Chapel. The service will be led by Rabbi Mark S. Miller, Rabbi Gersh Zylberman and Cantor Grant and will be...
| Apr 8, 2011
| 6:27 PM
Temple Bat Yahm, 1011 Camelback St., Newport Beach, hosts its weekly Torah Study from 9 to 10:30 a.m., followed by the Saturday Shabbat Service at 10:40 a.m. Guests are welcome and childcare is available. For more information,...
| Apr 9, 2011
| 4:32 PM
Organist Ken Cowan performs in Costa Mesa as part of the Pacific Symphony's "Pedals and Pipes" series at 7 p.m. in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. Tickets start at $25. For more information, call (714) 755-5799 or...
| Apr 11, 2011
| 9:42 PM
The Friends of the Newport Beach Library celebrate its 50th anniversary with a luncheon for volunteers. For more information, call (949) 759-9667.
Best Business Practices Speech
Matthew Cryer and Nic Horn, of Turner &...
| Apr 12, 2011
| 8:16 PM
Pacifica Quartet (Postponed)
The Pacifica Quartet, a string quartet, which was set to make its Segerstrom Center for the Arts debut at 8 p.m. in the Samueli Theater with an all-Beethoven program, will have its performance postponed to Nov. 8...
| Apr 14, 2011
| 7:35 PM
Vanguard University offers a dynamic, passionate and visceral production of Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet."
Director Susan Berkompas has set her concept of this classic tragedy in the here and now. Her vision of a "modern day, industrial Verona"...
| May 2, 2011
Poets read to rapt audiences, and authors of fiction tried to explain the creative process. Celebrity chefs lured big crowds to sit under a hot sun, and mystery writers answered questions in SRO auditoriums. There was something for almost everyone at...
| Jun 21, 2011
| 2:42 PM
In her bracingly tough-minded tale of a discontented librarian who hits the road with a maladjusted 10-year-old, Rebecca Makkai tips her hat to a shelf-load of children's literature, offering sly echoes of everything from "Charlotte's Web" by E.B. White...
| Jun 25, 2011
| 4:51 PM
When a thousand people each give $1,000 that equals $1 million. This major capital support campaign of the Costa Mesa Library Foundation — to raise a substantial sum of money for a new central library in Costa Mesa from a large number of residents...
| Sep 15, 2011
| 2:17 PM
Throughout the country, most children have recently started a new academic year. Teachers are sending out their lists of required readings, and parents are beginning to gather books.
The American Library Association uses this time of year for an...