January 2012
Childrens Programs

Teen Programs

Cultural Arts
Friends of the Library
Literacy Program
NBPL Foundation
New at the Library
Use the NBPL website catalog to find books, DVDs, CDs, and Books on CD.  Place a "Hold" and the item will be retrieved and waiting for you to pick up.

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This e-newsletter is designed to give you a quick look at some of the many special programs held at the Newport Beach Public Library.  For a complete schedule, visit the Events Calendar on the NBPL website.


In addition to these programs, NBPL offers all the latest in books, books on CD, DVDs, video games and music CDs.  If you know what you'd like to read,  find it quickly using the online CATALOG and place a hold for easy pick up.  If you'd like some ideas for good reading or listening, check out the lists of Bestsellers, Award Winners and New Titles.  


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eBooks Made Easy  

Wednesday, January 4, 1pm, Central Library 

Wednesday, January 11, 1pm, Central Library 


Did you recently purchase or receive a new iPad, Kindle, Nook or Sony eReader?  Not sure how to download free books from the Newport Beach Public Library website?
Library staff can help. 
Just bring your Kindle, Nook, iPad or Sony eReader to one of theses special sessions for instruction in downloading Overdrive titles. 


Staff will give demonstrations, answer questions and provide tips to make eReading easy.  

One World Rhythm

Tuesday, January 10, 4 pm, Central Library


One World Rhythm engages and inspires children of all ages with this  fun, noisy, interactive program that lets the participants play drums, percussion and other melodic instruments!
Funded by generous donations from the Friends of the Library. Free admission.  Seating is first-come, first-serve.

Youth Concert: Musical Adventure

Saturday, January 14, 11am, Central Library


Debussy TrioTwo talented members of the Debussy Trio will present a Musical Adventure for the whole family, performing and talking about music from some of the world's great composers. It's free but seating is first-come, first-seated, limited by room capacity.
Funded by generous donations from the Friends of the Library.

What's Cooking at the Library

Chef Ryan Wilson, Five Crowns

Tuesday, January 17, 7pm, Central Library


Chef Ryan Wilson, from Five Crowns and SideDoor, returns to the library to introduce guests to some of the gourmet dishes that earned SideDoor the honor of 2010 Top New Restaurant in Orange County.


Tickets are $20 each.  What's Cooking events are held in the Central Library Friends Room.



Check the library website for more information at www.newportbeachlibrary.org.

Sunday Musicale

Bronwyn Banerdt and David Kaplan

Sunday, January 22, 3pm, Central Library



BronwynBanerdtTwo marvelous talents will be performing in this cello and piano recital at the Central Library. Pianist David Kaplan has been lauded for his "grace and fire" at the keyboard, and by The New York Times for "striking imagination and creativity." Cellist Bronwyn Banerdt has appeared in concert throughout the United States, Europe, Russia, and southern Africa. She made her solo debut with Los Angeles Philharmonic in 2002. 

Photographer Peter McBride

The Colorado River: Flowing through Conflict

Thursday, January 26, 7pm, Central Library

Suggested admission: $10.00



Pete McBride closeupThe NBPL Foundation presents photographer Pete McBride who has spent almost two decades studying the world with his camera. A self-taught, award-winning photographer and filmmaker, he has traveled to over 60 countries on assignment. McBride's most recent project took over two years, documenting his local river - the Colorado. One of the most loved and litigated rivers in the world, it ceases to reach the sea.


McBride's journey culminated in an acclaimed coffee table book: "The Colorado River: Flowing through Conflict," and an award-winning short film, "Chasing Water."

Library Hours and Closure Dates

Central Library and Branches Closed:
January 16 - MLK Day

Corona del Mar Hours: 
Tuesday and Thursday - 9am-9pm
Wednesday, Friday and Saturday - 9am-6pm
Closed on Sunday and Monday 
Balboa Branch Hours: 
Monday and Wednesday - 9am-9pm
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday - 9am-6pm
Closed on Sunday 
Central Library Hours: 
Monday-Thursday - 9am-9pm
Friday-Saturday - 9am-6pm
Sunday - Noon - 5pm

Mariners Branch Hours: 
Monday-Thursday - 9am-9pm
Friday-Saturday - 9am-6pm
Sunday - Noon - 5pm

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