Brea Library Sign Unveiling

Saturday January 14, 2017 was a historic moment for the City of Brea with the unveiling of the much anticipated sign for the library.  Stu Lerner, President of the Friends, started the program by introducing Sherry Toth, Programs Coordinator OCPL and Julia Reardon, Brea branch manager.  After their speeches Mayor Cecilia Hupp spoke on the value of a library and unveiled the new Brea Library sign to an enthusiastic audience.

Councilmen Christine Marick and Marty Simonoff were in attendance, as well as Chris Emeterio Assistant City Manager/Community Services Director, and Steve Franks Director OC Community Resources.

Linda Shay Curator of the Brea Museum gave a presentation using panels on the history of the Library since 1921. The Friends of the Brea Library gave tours of the Library and hosted a reception afterwards for guests.

For the Friends of the Brea Library this was a long awaited remarkable day.

Bilingual Storytime/Cuentos Bilingues
A Learning opportunity

This new preschool story time builds language skills in English and Spanish.  Featuring songs, picture books, and flannel board activities, it is fun and designed to teach basic words in English and Spanish.  Join us for this monthly event held on the first Tuesday at 11 am in the childrens’ area of the library.



            A science fiction and fantasy author event is being presented at the Brea Library on Saturday, November 12 at 11 a.m.  Three prominent local figures in the world of science fiction literature will participate in a panel discussion, speak individually and answer questions from the audience.

Nalo Hopkinson, an award winning author and editor is one of the featured speakers.  She is also a professor of creative writing at the University of California, Riverside.  She has published several award winning books.

Todd McCaffrey is a New York Times bestselling science fiction and fantasy author who has written more than a dozen books.  He is best known for continuing the Dragonriders of Pern series in collaboration with his mother Anne McCaffrey.

John Joseph Adams is the editor of a science fiction/fantasy Imprint.  He is also the series editor of Best American Science Fiction & Fantasy and many other anthologies.

Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore of San Diego will be on hand and will make books available for purchase and signing.  The event is free and open to the public.  Light refreshments will be served.

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Brea Library and a generous grant from Arisia Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the science fiction and fantasy genres.

The Brea Library is located in the Plaza level of the Brea Civic and Cultural Center at the corner of Randolph and Birch.  Parking is free in the underground level.