Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Program of Supernatural Experiences -- Tuesday, Oct 25th

The Buena Park Library District will be presenting a talk program and slide show of supernatural experiences that have happened in Southern California and other parts of the United States and the world. The program, entitled, A Haunting We Will Go, will be held on Tuesday, October 25, 2005 at 6:30 p.m. in the Buena Park Library’s basement-level auditorium, located at 7150 La Palma Avenue, Buena Park, California. The guest speaker will be Mr. Hal Fowler, a local area resident.

During the program Mr. Fowler will present a slide show and talk about some of the strange and unexplained sightings and experiences that he has had during his lifetime. Many of the areas he will discuss are familiar to Southern California residents: the Queen Mary steamship; the University of Southern California campus; Downtown Long Beach; the Dominguez area near Long Beach; Buellton, Culver City, Fallbrook, and the San Bernardino Mountains. Other areas he will discuss include: Chapel Hill, North Carolina and Kwajalein in the Central Pacific Ocean.

This program is free of charge and the public is invited to attend. It is appropriate for teens and adults. Due to the nature of the topic, it is not recommended for children and preteens. No reservations are necessary. For more information, please call the Buena Park Library District Reference Desk at 714-826-4100, extension 125.

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Aviation Magazines on Display at the Buena Park Library District

Early aviation magazines are on display at the Buena Park Library District, located at 7150 La Palma Ave., in Buena Park, on La Palma between Knott and Western Avenues. The display is courtesy of Scott Ford, of Ford Electronics in Buena Park.

The earliest magazine on display is an issue of Aero-America’s Aviation Weekly dated October 14, 1911. The magazines chronicle the development of aviation in the United States from early days of flight through the 1940's. Also on display are photographs, including an aerial photograph of the "new" Los Angeles City Hall, dated January 9, 1928. Looking at the colorful magazine covers from the World War II years is like opening a time capsule and reliving the past.

The display will run through the end of October and can be viewed during library hours. The Buena Park Library is open Mondays through Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

For more on this topic:
Titles on Aviation at the Buena Park Library

Monday, October 03, 2005

BPLD Helps Voters Make Sense of Special Election

Between now and Election Day, the Buena Park Library District is ready to be a key point of nonpartisan information for voters. Starting October 3, 2005 voters preparing for the November 8, 2005 Special Election can visit the Buena Park Library District and pick up a free Easy Voter Guide in English, Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese or Korean.

"Voters are being asked to get up to speed quickly on many technical issues in this election. Record spending levels of competing partisan television advertising only adds to the confusion. We are pleased to be able to offer free Easy Voter Guides so our community can understand what will be on the ballot." explains Kathleen Wade, Public Services Manager.

The nonpartisan 8-page Easy Voter Guide provides a concise overview of each of the eight statewide propositions in layperson language. It also has voting tips and resources for more information. The guide’s straightforward language and user-friendly feel are the result of a community-driven design and editing process. The guide’s contents are also reviewed by an expert panel including the Legislative Analysts’ Office to ensure the distilled descriptions of the ballot measures are still accurate.

Downloadable versions of the Easy Voter Guide and a wide range of nonpartisan voter education tools are available here or at www.easyvoter.org in English, Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese and Korean. The Easy Voter Guides and www.easyvoter.org website are sponsored by the California State Library, in partnership with the California Secretary of State’s Office, the League of Women Voters of California Education Fund, with support from the James Irvine Foundation and the San Francisco Foundation.