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Heart of Africa: Bonobos and Lowland Gorillas 

When: Tuesday, September 23 at 7pm

Where: Lido Island Clubhouse, 701 Via Lido Soud, Newport Beach

Admission: $5 or a gently used book for the general public; FREE for OCC students, FOTL members and members of the Lido Island Women’s Club



Nancy, recently elected president of FOTL, will describe her three-week expedition to Democratic Republic of Congo and the Republic of Congo last September. World traveler and Orange Coast College retiree, Nancy Timmons, will present “Heart of Africa - Bonobos and Lowland Gorillas” at this year’s inaugural program for OCC Friends of the Library. “I visited two research camps that were studying the lowland gorilla and a sanctuary for bonobos,” which is an endangered great ape species found exclusively in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Nancy said. “The camps are not on the tourist circuit and only receive about 200 visitors a year. They are in very remote locations and require plane flights, driving, boating, canoeing and hiking in forest and swamp to get to them.” Her exploits have taken Nancy to more than 37 countries, including nine in Africa. She visited the Congo with three friends, including one who lives in Africa for most of the year. 

For general information, call (714) 432-0202 x21058.  All proceeds benefit the OCC Friends of the Library.


Radical Reels Film Festival

When: Wednesday, October 1 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



FASTER, STEEPER, HIGHER, DEEPER! Catch the steepest and deepest in high-adrenaline outdoor sport films when the 2014 Radical Reels Tour comes to Orange Coast College on Wednesday, October 1st. Hurtle down steep untouched powder in Norway, feel the cold spray of whitewater kayaking in Southern Mexico, and follow wingsuit flyers taking crazy lines in France and Switzerland! Growing out of the famous Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour, Radical Reels screens the best in action sports filmmaking, audience-tested and programmed for maximum excitement!

Radical Reels Films 2014.pdfList of Films

Film Previews

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


Fall FOTL Book Sale

FOTL_Sale1sm.jpgFriends of the Library Book Sale  


Tuesday, October 21 - Hours: 10am - 3pm; (9 - 10am Friends of the Library members only)
Wednesday, October 22 - 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.

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