| Jun 1, 2012
| 8:53 PM
I love online dictionaries. They're so convenient, especially for someone who, like me, must consult two different ones on a regular basis.
Within minutes of checking Webster's New World College Dictionary at yourdictionary.com for a newspaper article I'...
| Jun 3, 2012
Viking: 373 pp.: $17.99, ages 12 and up
When Japanese culture is fused with teen fiction, the result is usually shojo manga — black-and-white graphic novels with a girlish romantic twist. In "Tokyo Heist," Japanese...
| Jun 14, 2012
| 7:42 PM
Money that was earmarked for a master plan for Costa Mesa's Library Services has instead been used to supplement Orange County funds for repairing the roof of the Costa Mesa Donald Dungan Library.
When money is tight, I can understand this. However,...
| Jun 14, 2012
| 1:37 PM
What are your summer plans? Plenty of people prefer some quiet, idle time in a hammock or lounging beside the body of water of their choice. And what better time to relax with a good book? Here is a selection of books to keep you occupied no matter...
| Jun 14, 2012
| 7:43 PM
As Connor Jessup explains it, he didn't see much action in the first season of TNT's alien invasion drama "Falling Skies." Not that the 17-year-old is complaining.
"I was more than happy last season," said Jessup, whose character Ben Mason spent half...
| Jun 18, 2012
| 12:54 PM
Now that "Falling Skies"fans have seen how easily Ben Mason took down his older brother, Hal, in the Season 2 premiere of the TNT hit, Connor Jessup can reveal how shooting that scene with Drew Roy really went down.
"I push him down, right? But I'm not...
| Jul 17, 2012
Richard B. Scudder
Co-founder of MediaNews Group
Richard B. Scudder, 99, co-founder and former chairman of MediaNews Group Inc., the nation's second-largest newspaper company, who also helped invent a process allowing newsprint to be recycled, died...
| Jul 18, 2012
Deep Purple keyboard player
Jon Lord, 71, a British keyboardist for Deep Purple and Whitesnake, died in London on Monday of a pulmonary embolism after a battle with pancreatic cancer, said a statement on his official website.
| Nov 8, 2012
10375 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia. 410-313-7800.
•All Together Now. Saturdays, 10:15 and 11:30 a.m. All ages; 30 minutes.
•Book Boosters. First Wednesdays, 7 p.m.
•Chemistry in the Library – Nanotechnology...
| Nov 17, 2012
| 4:25 AM
Ashley Edward Miller and Zack Stentz
Razorbill: 256 pp, $17.99
Every high school student could use a friend like Colin Fischer, the protagonist in a new teen mystery novel called, as...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 9:11 PM
It came to my attention Saturday that a group using the community room at the Costa Mesa Donald Dungan Library was the OC Writers Guild, which has been meeting weekly since July 2011.
This group, which met through http://www.meetup.com, has aspiring...