Volume 8, Issue 44  |  June 2, 2023Subscribe

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“Checking it Out”…at the NBPL

There’s always something happening at the Newport Beach Public Library (NBPL) with each of the four branches buzzing with activity. From children’s arts & crafts, educational workshops and a college essay writing seminar to LEGO building, Cardboard City creations and submissions to the Newport Beach Art Exhibition, your calendar will be full each month.

Here are some highlights for the month of May.


Checking it Out BARK dog

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Reading to a dog helps youngsters become better readers, as pups are great listeners

23: BARK: Read to a Dog at Crean Mariners Library Branch, 4-5 p.m. Come read to a dog at Mariners Library! Reading out loud helps is become better readers, and these pups are great listeners! For ages 5 and up. Registration is not required. Readers will be scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Checking it Out cardboard city

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Children ages 5 and up are invited to build a Cardboard City

23: Cardboard City Extravaganza! at Central Library’s Friends Meeting Room, 4-5 p.m. Stretch your imagination by helping build a cardboard city! They’ll provide the supplies, you bring your ideas and building skills. For ages 5 and up. No registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

24: LEGO Wednesday at Crean Mariners Library Branch, 3-4 p.m. Drop into the Mariners Library every Wednesday to create with LEGO. From buildings to action figures – design, build and invent at this casual but creative program for elementary age children. No registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Checking it Out art exhibition 2

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Call for entries for the Newport Beach Art exhibition closes May 26

31: College Essay Writing Seminar at Central Library’s Friends Meeting Room, 7-8 p.m. Learn about the most common college essay topics and how to approach them in the College Essay Workshop. This free workshop provided by Collegewise will help you gain the confidence and skills to write college application essays that stand out. Register for College Essay Writing.

Newport Beach Public Library locations:

–Central Library is located at 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach.

–Balboa Branch is located at 100 E. Balboa Blvd., Newport Beach.

–Corona del Mar Branch is located at 410 Marigold Ave., Corona del Mar.

–Crean Mariners Branch is located at 1300 Irvine Ave., Newport Beach.

For a complete list of library events, visit

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