We hope this missive finds you well in these strange times while we hunker-down and each do our part. We are inspired by Queen Elizabeth II’s recent address to her public: “While we have faced challenges before, this one is different. This time we join with all nations across the globe in a common endeavor, using the great advances of science and our instinctive compassion to heal. . . We will succeed — and that success will belong to every one of us.”
The Public Library also belongs to every one of us. Too keep the flow of knowledge moving along, the Newport Beach Public Library will begin curbside service on Tuesday, April 7, 9am-5pm, Monday-Saturday at all branches. The Librarians will be available by using the online contact form or calling 949-717-3800. To learn more visit: https://www.newportbeachlibrary.org/
We do have a request for those who attended our Medicine in Our Backyard programs this season. Would you PLEASE HELP us with our planning for next year and take a moment to fill out this brief survey? Click here. If you complete the survey you will be entered to win a Book Collector Level Gift Membership to the Newport Beach Public Library Foundation ($250 value). Thank you!
Show n’ Tell: A few of our colleagues and members have thought to share a couple of pastimes they have discovered. See below and if you have any recommendations, please share. While the Foundation team continues to work remotely, we want you to know, we appreciate you. We miss you.  We wish you and yours good health and joy.
All the best,  Meg, Kunga, and Shawn  The Newport Beach Public Library Foundation Team
Please note new e-mails Meg Linton – mlinton@nbplfoundation.org Shawn Boeker-Romero – sromero@nbplfoundation.org Kunga Wangmo-Upshaw – kupshaw@nbplfoundation.org
NBPLF Show n’ Tell for the week:
Newport Beach Public Library StoryTime online.  Podcasts: UCI Humanities – Social Distancing Play List – Listen Here
Podcast: Peter Sellars on the Role of Art in Times of Crisis, UCLA, Listen Here Podcast: San Francisco City Arts and Lectures, click here
Book: My Italian Bulldozer by Alexander McCall Smith: An author goes to Italy to find peace and quiet and finish his book. And there is no rental car, only a bulldozer. Complications ensue.  Click here
Research: Ancestry Library Edition is now accessible from home with an NBPL library card. Newport Beach Public Library card holders will be able to trace their roots from home during the library closure. Just log on to Ancestry through the library website with your NBPL card number and you will be able to search billions of records: census data, birth records, passenger lists, military service records, photos and lots more – for free!