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Starr Beach Library is a branch of OC Public Libraries, serving the Taiwanese community of Orange County. On this web site, you will find information about resources and services available at the library, as well as access to the latest news and our digital collection.

Terra Cotta Warriors Exhibition comes to the County

Terra cotta warriors slideshow...

From the Bowers Museum press release:

SANTA ANA, CA—The Bowers Museum presents Terra Cotta Warriors: Guardians of China's First Emperor, the largest loan of terra cotta figures and significant artifacts to ever travel to the U.S. from the tomb complex of China's First Emperor, Qin Shi Huang (259–210 B.C.). Considered one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of the 20th century, the First Emperor's enormous mausoleum features thousands of terra cotta warriors that were intended to protect him throughout eternity. Since their discovery, the terra cotta army has often been termed the Eighth Wonder of the Ancient World. The exhibition provides a deeper knowledge of this historical site and showcases 100 sets of objects, which includes 14 complete life-size terra cotta warriors representing all aspects of the Emperor's army.

Books from the Library

Want to learn more about the terracotta warriors? What about Qin Shi Huang, China's fascinating first emperor who is both admired for feats such as the building of the first Great Wall and the unification of China and reviled for commanding the burning of thousands of books? Starr Beach Library has books that will satisfy your curiousity about these and other subjects of Chinese history. Stop by the reference desk and our friendly librarians will be happy to help you locate your materials.

New Arrivals

Ang Lee DVD Collection

Ang LeeThanks to the generosity of the Friends of Starr Beach Library, we have acquired a collection of movies directed by Academy Award-winning Taiwanese film maker Ang Lee.

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to view the list of DVDs.

Chinese Language Books

We have added an additional 25 books to our Chinese language collection! New titles include:

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to view the list of new titles.

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