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How to get a Library Card

About Newport Beach

History and general information about the City of Newport Beach.

History of the Newport Beach Public Library

The Newport Beach Public Library has a long history of service to the community beginning in the 1909.

Board of Library Trustees

Information about the governing Board of the library.

Library Policies

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Literacy Services

Newport/Mesa ProLiteracy, located on the lower level of the Central Library, provides services for adults seeking to improve their English reading and writing skills.

Cultural Arts

The Cultural Arts Division of the Newport Beach Public Library, with guidance and support by the Newport Beach City Arts Commission, brings cultural and arts programming to the community.

Friends of the Library

The Friends fund children's programs, Sunday Musicales and other library programs through used book sales and donations.

NBPL Foundation

The Newport Beach Public Library Foundation funds valuable library resources and services , and presents a variety of literary programs design to engage the community.

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Storytellers Writing Workshop (Adult Class)

Learn to tell your story. Best-selling author Chris Epting will help you learn how to draw out, recount, organize and document your life’s stories. This 3-part workshop series will provide guidance in developing stories in a first person narrative. We live in an age where your voice matters more than ever, by learning how to effectively craft thoughts and ideas, you can develop storytelling skills and learn to cultivate your voice for your memoir, social media and more.  

 

Dates for this session are: February 8, 15, and 22. Participants are expected to attend all 3 dates.  

*Please note: due to the high demand for this workshop, priority is given to patrons who have not yet participated in the Storytellers series. If you have already attended this workshop in the past, your registration will be moved to waitlist status. 

Registration is required and free for the 3-class session. Register here  *This is an adult class. 

Chris Epting has written several high profile memoirs for celebrities such as Leif Garret, Phil Collen, and John Oates.  It doesn’t matter whether you write on a regular basis or have never attempted to write a story, the class is designed for anyone and everyone that is ready to unpack the most memorable moments of their lives. 

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