January 30, 2004
Suzie Harrison Oh no, it seems that aliens have landed on Earth and are trying to eat library books. This concept is quite peculiar, except to fifth-graders in Rosy Haynes' Top of the World Elementary School class who watched students perform the play "The Book That Saved the Earth." Haynes explained that the play was a multidisciplinary activity provided by their language arts "Open Court" series. "It goes across the board," Haynes said. "It is science, drama and language arts, and we're teaching across the grade levels -- fifth-graders performing for the second-graders."
July 31, 2009
Local library patrons may go into withdrawal starting Aug. 17, when Laguna’s branch closes its doors for at least three months. The branch will be getting its long overdue overhaul. Unfortunately the library cannot stay open while the work is underway. “It’s a huge, huge undertaking,” said Martha Lydick , perennial president of the Friends of the Laguna beach Library. But don’t panic. The Friends bookstore will be open except for about 2 ½ weeks, with the dates to be announced, Lydick said.
March 12, 2010
With his wacky rhymes and silly illustrations, Theodor Seuss Geisel ? better known as ?Dr. Seuss? ? introduced an innovative and creative way to engage children in reading and learning. To commemorate the legendary children?s author and illustrator, Top of the World Elementary celebrated Read Across America on March 5. The a PTA-sponsored event, started by the National Education Assn., is observed on or around Dr. Seuss? birthday, March 2, to get youngsters excited about reading.
November 2, 2006
Internationally known storyteller Theodore "Ted" Taylor died Oct. 26 at his Woods Cove home. He was 85. Taylor's three children, his wife and her daughter were at his bedside. "He was at home in his own bedroom, which he wanted to be his final stopping place," said Flora Taylor, his wife of 25 years. "The room was just bursting with love. You could feel it." Taylor died five years after his first heart surgery. A celebration of his life will be held in January, most likely at the Canyon Lodge at Ben Brown's Golf Course Resort, where he and his wife often played golf, daughter Wendy Carroll said.
January 26, 2012
While many adults think back fondly to their bedtime stories as a child, Laguna Beach resident Dennis Yang knows firsthand that the experience is far from universal. Hoping to change that, last year he ran across the country to promote literacy and physical activity. "The Great Reading Run" started in Long Beach on Feb. 10 and ended in Coney Island, N.Y., on July 26. Yang, 37, is the author of four children's books and founder of the Papa Didos Ideals Foundation. On Wednesday, Yang read at the Boys & Girls Club in Laguna Beach.
April 4, 2003
Suzie Harrison The most valuable characteristic of volunteer Judie Lomax at the Friends of the Library bookstore is her willingness to give her time and her passion for books. "I've volunteered here for 8 years," Lomax said, adding that it was the Orange County bankruptcy that encouraged her to give her time. "The library budget comes from the county and it was cut," she said. All the funds from the bookstore go to support the library with whatever is needed, including computers, copiers and books.
May 30, 2003
The Laguna Beach Coastline Pilot went to the Laguna Beach Public Library, and asked the kids engaged in a story and arts and crafts activity, on Wednesday morning, the question, 'Who is your favorite story book character?' "All the Amelia Bedilia story books and Einstein Anderson too." DANIEL RING, 5 "Cats and princesses -- I love all the characters in the world and I like to read all the books in the world." LAUREN RING, 4 "Max and Ruby, they are brother and sister little rabbits."
September 19, 2003
The Laguna Beach Coastline Pilot went to the library and talked to children who were about to participate in the library's Story Time, asking them the question, 'What do you like about the library, do you have a favorite book and what do you like about Story Time?' "I like books like Miss Spider and I like Story Time." MILA KELLAM, 3 "The Little Mermaid video and fireman books." KYLE SHAW "I like the arts and crafts at Story Time." ABY JAEGER, 4 "I like Story Time because it's fun. I like watching the stories, I like Jungle Book."
April 19, 2012
Frazier to read at LAT Festival of Books Coastline Pilot City Editor Cindy Frazier will read a sample of her writing during the Saturday morning portion of the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books at USC. In an email to colleagues this week, Frazier announced that she has been invited to take part in "Dimestories," a three-minute prose reading event, scheduled for 11 a.m. at the festival's Etc. Stage. "The piece, 'Bleeding Hearts,' was voted number one of all the pieces presented during the run up to the festival, so I'm pretty stoked about it," she said in her email.
November 29, 2002
HOW I READ IT Well, here we go again -- the anticipation, fun, fear, depression, anxiety, love, anger, joy, plus every other human emotion we've inherited since our ancestors became fully upright and walking hominids. No, I'm not talking about having a baby; it's experiencing all these emotions that make the holiday season a very special time of year and create so many lifetime memories. And the library can enhance this season's celebrations in many ways.