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Coast To Coast

FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY PROGRAM TO EXPLORE CUBA
Thursday, January 30, 2014

Claudia Ackley, president of the Orange Coast College Friends of the Library (FOTL) and a retired OCC counselor, will present “Cuba: Our Nearest, Most Distant Neighbor” on Thursday, February 20. The lecture, sponsored by OCC’s Friends of the Library and the Lido Isle Women’s Club, will take place at 7:00 p.m. at the Lido Isle Clubhouse, 701 Via Lido Soud, Newport Beach. The public is invited to attend. Donation is $5 or a gently used book. Proceeds will benefit the OCC Library. Refreshments will be served.

Ackley will share her experiences during a recent visit to Cuba, with its historically rich culture and friendly people. “It is a land of contradictions,” Ackley observed. The average income is $25 a month, “but their free educational system boasts a 99% literacy rate.”