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Walking with Dr. King

When: Tuesday, February 24 at 7pm

Where: OCC Library

Admission: $5 or a gently used book; FREE for OCC students & FOTL members​

Speaker: Douglas Parks


The Friends of the Library (FOTL) and the International and Multicultural Committee (IMC) will host a talk by Douglas Parks. The talk will focus on Parks’ work and relationship with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during the 1960s. Parks, a minister and lifelong member of the NAACP, joined Dr. King in Selma, Ala., in 1964, where they worked to register black voters and eliminate poll taxes. During that time, he became close friends with Dr. King, and worked with him throughout the South and elsewhere to combat racial inequality. Parks also participated in the March on Montgomery in 1965, where he was arrested (one of many arrests in his lifetime of activism).

Extra credit slips will be available at the event. For more information, contact Vinta Oviatt at or (714) 432-0202 ext. 21057.

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Banff Film Festival World Tour


When: Tuesday, March 17 at 7pm & Wednesday, March 18 at 7pm

Where: Robert B. Moore Theatre

Admission: $10 for advance tickets; $12 at the door; $5 for OCC students with current ID. Save $2 on admission at the door by donating two or more books, DVDs or CDs per person! *Does not apply to $5 student admission

The film festival has been expanded to two nights! Each night will offer a completely different selection of films. Orange Coast College will host the "best of the best" from the annual Banff Mountain Film Festival on Tuesday, March 17th and Wednesday, March 18th.  The program will begin at 7pm both days in the OCC Robert B. Moore Theatre. The BMFF World Tour features an international selection of films that present a wide range of outdoor adventures and portraits, including climbing, mountain expeditions, remote cultures and the world’s last great wild places.

For tickets, go to the campus Bursar's Office or call (714) 432-5880.  Tickets are also available online at and at local REI stores.  For general information, call (714) 432-0202 x21058.  All proceeds benefit the OCC Friends of the Library.

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A Family Sails Around the World

When: April TBD at 7pm

Where: Lido Island Clubhouse

Admission: $5 or a gently used book; FREE for OCC students & FOTL members​

Speaker: Tony Spooner & Carolyn Heath

More information coming soon. All information subject to change.


Spring FOTL Book Sale

FOTL_Sale1sm.jpgFriends of the Library Book Sale  


Tuesday, April 28 - Hours: 10am - 3pm; (9 - 10am Friends of the Library members only)
Wednesday, April 29 - Hours: 9am - 3pm; $1-a-bag sale starts at 1pm

Great used books at incredible prices! The Friends of the Library will host their Fall Book Sale for two days. A variety of books will be available from bestsellers, romance, and mysteries to science, art, history and computers. Most books sell for $1.00. The sale will culminate with a "dollar-a-bag" sale from 1 - 3pm on the second day. Anyone may join the Friends of the Library prior to the book sale to take advantage of the first day one hour "pre-sale" exclusive for Friends members. The sale will be held inside of the library, with entry from the outside door. Metered parking is available in Lot E (take Merrimac Way to the southwest corner of campus). Please call (714) 432-0202 x21058 for further details.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​