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[21 Sep 2012 | admin | Comments Off | 1,150 views]
A Fun-filled Literary Event for the Whole Family

Sunday, September 30 9:30 a.m. Location: Orange Coast College
With more than 100 authors, illustrators, storytellers and entertainers along with more than 90 exhibitors and 14 food vendors, the Orange County Children’s Book Festival is touted as the largest free children’s book festival in the world, and a perfect way to spend a Sunday with the family. Admission and parking are free!
This year, the Main Stage will welcome basketball legend and children’s book author, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar who wrote What Color is My World?
At the Animal Stage, you can see real animals …

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[31 Aug 2012 | admin | Comments Off | 19,154 views]
Literature Discussion Series: “Seating Arrangements” by SMES Alumna Maggie Shipstead

Tuesday, September 11, 10:15 a.m. Location: Library
Join us in the Library from 10:15–11:15 a.m. following the Parent Teacher Fellowship Welcome Back Coffee for the first literature discussion of the school year. The discussion, led by Library Director Darla Magaña, will focus on Seating Arrangements by St. Margaret’s alumna Maggie Shipstead, Class of 2011.
This wise, funny and brilliantly written story about family, fidelity, and social class takes place on an exclusive island off the coast of Cape Cod over a three-day wedding weekend. But Shipstead’s deceptively frothy novel is a piercing …

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[1 Jun 2012 | admin | Comments Off | 3,069 views]

What are you planning on reading this summer? The St. Margaret’s Library has some great summer reading suggestions, Lower School book discussions, online reading groups and, of course, books! Click here to find out what the St. Margaret’s Library has going on this summer.
 

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[1 Jun 2012 | admin | One Comment | 3,389 views]
2012 Library Luncheon: An Afternoon in the Gardens of Versailles

By Heather Lasting, Library Luncheon Co-Chair
St. Margaret’s Episcopal School Parent Teacher Fellowship welcomed 400 guests to the 31st Annual Library Luncheon “Let Them Eat Cake” on Friday, May 4. This spectacular fundraiser was hosted by Cindy and Ron McMackin in the majestic gardens of the Shady Canyon Golf Club.
Ladies began their adventure by strolling the Gardens of Versailles where they enjoyed catching up with friends at the overflowing pink champagne tower and nibbling on French hors d’oeuvres. Thanks to two generous St. Margaret’s families, we were excited to offer an …

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[24 May 2012 | admin | 2 Comments | 4,839 views]
E-Pals: Connecting the World…One Class at a Time

During their Library time on Monday May 21, Lore Fredette’s Preschool class experienced connected via Skype with students from the Pueri Regnum Preschool in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Both classes exchanged classic children’s songs and dances in both English and Portuguese.

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[27 Apr 2012 | admin | Comments Off | 3,553 views]
2012 Library Luncheon Registration Closes Wednesday

Don’t wait another moment to register for this year’s Library Luncheon, “Let Them Eat Cake!” Shady Canyon Golf Club will be transformed into the Gardens & Palace of Versailles next Friday, May 4. Please register online at smes.org or ring Marie at 949.661.4808, ext. 688. Registration will close at noon next Wednesday, May 2 and seating is limited.
Guests will stroll through the Gardens where they will encounter spectacular fundraising opportunities, including a Paris getaway with two round-trip flights to Paris, France and seven nights of luxurious accommodations; Lugano Diamonds Riviera …

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[26 Apr 2012 | admin | Comments Off | 1,533 views]
*DATE CHANGE* New Author to Share Book and Publishing Journey

Monday, May 21, 6:30 p.m. Location: Library
Parents, you are invited to join St. Margaret’s Episcopal School parent and new Author Anita Hughes for a wine and cheese reception in the Library on May 21 (new date). Anita will be reading from her first book Monarch Beach, sharing about her publishing journey, and answering questions.
Monarch Beach, set here in Orange County, will be released to the public in June and is currently available for pre-order via most online booksellers. Advance reviews have called the book “easy-breezy fun,” “inspiring” and “utterly …

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[26 Apr 2012 | admin | Comments Off | 2,164 views]
Literature Discussion Series: “Poser: My Life in Twenty-Three Yoga Poses” by Claire Dederer

Join us on Monday, May 7 from 10:15-11:15 a.m. for our next book discussion in the St. Margaret’s Library. Poser: My Life in Twenty-Three Yoga Poses is the subject, and Upper School Latin teacher Donna Jacobsen will lead the conversation—no yoga mats required!
This quick-witted and fun read by Claire Dederer is a memoir of her life in north Seattle during the 1990s with its cultural dictates about the proper ways to parent, work, play and wed (and divorce). As the author takes up yoga—becoming fast friends with some poses and …

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[20 Apr 2012 | admin | One Comment | 2,037 views]
Register Today for the 2012 Library Luncheon

Friday, May 4, 11 a.m. Location: Shady Canyon Golf Club
Accompany Marie Antoinette for this year’s Library Luncheon, “Let Them Eat Cake!” Shady Canyon Golf Club will be transformed into the Gardens & Palace of Versailles on Friday, May 4. Please click here, or visit www.smes.org, to register online, or ring Marie at 949.661.4808, ext. 688. If you’d like to be a hostess, please contact Gloria Luna at lunamuro@cox.net or Ellen Edington at ellen.edington.com.
Guests will stroll through the Gardens where they will encounter spectacular fundraising opportunities including, a Paris getaway with …

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[23 Mar 2012 | admin | Comments Off | 2,689 views]

Friday, May 4, 11 a.m. Location: Shady Canyon Golf Club
At Marie Antoinette’s request, we are thrilled to invite you to participate in the 2012 PTF Library Luncheon, “Let Them Eat Cake.” The luncheon is hosted by Cindy and Ron McMackin at the Shady Canyon Golf Club on Friday, May 4 from 11 a.m. till 2 p.m.
The Dauphine is looking for hostesses to create the perfect French table. If you are interested in being a hostess, please don’t hesitate to contact Gloria Luna at lunamuro@cox.net or Ellen Edington at ellen@edington.com. Click here for …

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