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Helen Jacqueline "Jackie" Nelson

Helen Jacqueline “Jackie” Nelson

Helen Jacqueline “Jackie” Nelson died peacefully in Mission Viejo on Jan. 23, 2014,  at the age of 94. Born to Emelia Hagely and Amos Sapp on Oct. 27, 1919, in Newnan, Ga., Jackie grew up in Quartzsite, Ariz., and entered Colton Union High School at the age of 12. She graduated with honors as the valedictorian, […]

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The Write Stuff 8/30/13

The Write Stuff 8/30/13

  Library Hosts Local Author   Thomas Osborne, local author and columnist for Laguna Beach Independent, will be at Laguna Beach Library on Monday, Sept. 16, at 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. He will answer questions and sign copies of his most recent work, “Pacific Eldorado,” which will be available for purchase. The library is […]

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Responding to Constant Complaints

Responding to Constant Complaints

Editor: Answer to Roger Carter’s letter re: library Mr. Carter must not read the papers or he would know that the county is nearly broke. Yet, our library has 18 computers for public use bought by the Friends of the Laguna Beach Library, which also refurbished our library in and out. Since Carter cannot wait until […]

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The Write Stuff 5/31/13

The Write Stuff 5/31/13

Poetry Winners To Be Announced The winners of the 15th Annual Poetry Contest will be announced at an event Saturday, June 1 beginning at 1 p.m. at the Laguna Beach Library, 362 Glenneyre St. More than 300 entries were taken for seven categories in this year’s contest.

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Friends Read Between the Lines

Friends Read Between the Lines

By Justin Swanson | LB Indy   Soldiering on is the way of the Friends of the Laguna Beach Library, who intend to run business as usual while awaiting a redraft of the licensing agreement from the Orange County Public Library that they initially rejected. In a spat fit for a romance novel and a […]

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Unusual Dining Venue Among the Stacks

Unusual Dining Venue Among the Stacks

On Oct. 11, at 6:30 p.m., the Friends of the Laguna Beach Library will hold its annual dinner in the refurnished Laguna Beach Library, 363 Glenneyre St. Dan Duling, long time narrative writer for the “Pageant of the Masters” will be the guest speaker. Duling is also a screenwriter, an actor, and a director. There will be […]

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Amid the Stacks, a New Edition of Folk Music

Amid the Stacks, a New Edition of Folk Music

The Friends of the Laguna Beach Library present a free evening of music with Jennings and Keller at 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 7, in the library, 363 Glenneyre St. They describe themselves as fusion folk Americana musicians.

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Taking the Mystery Out of Writing

Taking the Mystery Out of Writing

University of Arizona professor and author Gloria McMillan will present her mystery novel “The Blue Maroon Murder,” at 2 p.m. Friday, June 29, at the Laguna Beach Library, 363 Glenneyre St. McMillan will answer questions and discuss the writing of her book.

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Library Group Befriends Poets

Library Group Befriends Poets

The Friends of the Laguna Beach Library honored the winners of the Laguna Beach Library’s 14th Annual Poetry Contest on Saturday, June 9. The winning poems have been published in the library’s annual booklet, available at the library, and the winners each receive a gift card to Laguna Beach Books, courtesy of the Friends. Local […]

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The Write Stuff

The Write Stuff

Local Author Sets Romance Novel in Her Hometown Dana Point author Anita Hughes, author of the novel “Monarch Beach,” visits Laguna Beach Books on Friday, June 22, at 6 p.m. The debut novel is about a woman’s journey back to happiness after an affair splinters her perfect marriage and life. The main character spends the […]

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The Write Stuff

The Write Stuff

Book Club Signs Up for ‘The Hunger Games’ A discussion group about “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins is scheduled for Wednesday, May 23, at 6:30 p.m. at Laguna Beach Books, 1200 S. Coast Highway. The book club is usually the third Wednesday of every month. For more info: visit www.lagunabeachbooks.com or call 949-494-4779.   […]

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The Write Stuff

The Write Stuff

Disciple Writes on Laughter’s Leaders    Jeffrey Briar, director of Laguna’s Laughter Yoga Institute, has published “Laughter Revolutionaries:  Making the World Safe for Hilarity.”  The book features interviews with Drs. Patch Adams, Madan Kataria and Gita Suraj-Narayan, as well as others in the field of therapeutic laughter.     Briar is a master trainer for […]

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A New Chapter for Local Volunteer

A New Chapter for Local Volunteer

Laguna Beach resident Pamela Talarico will receive a “Volunteer of the Year” Award from the Orange County Board of Supervisors on Thursday, April 5, at 11 a.m. at the Laguna Beach Library, 363 Glenneyre St.   Talarico will be awarded for her dedicated volunteer service to the library system, where she volunteers to teach small […]

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Eva Bloom Weitzman Schweitzer

Eva Bloom Weitzman Schweitzer

May 12, 1919-April 21, 2011 Born in Madison, Wisconsin, Eva Schweitzer spent most of her life in Los Angeles and Laguna Beach. She was beautiful, gracious and accepting of all.  She enjoyed books, Scrabble, music, her strong Jewish heritage and especially her family. Predeceased by her beloved husbands Hyman Weitzman and Sam Schweitzer, she is […]

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Poetry Contest’s Fairness Questioned

Poetry Contest’s Fairness Questioned

Editor I am writing as a concerned citizen in regards to the annual Laguna Beach Library poetry contest. There is a growing concern about bias and pre-selection by those overseeing. The same contestants have won just as annually as the contest being held. As this is a diverse and growing community of many cultures and voices, I […]