Friday, December 22, 2006

Christmas and New Year's Holiday Closure Dates -- Library and the Volunteer Guild Bookstore

The Buena Park Library District will be closed on Monday, December 25th, in recognition of Christmas, and will be resuming normal hours on Tuesday, December 26th, opening at 10 a.m. and closing at 8 p.m. The library will also be closed on Monday, January 1st, for New Year's Day, reopening on Tuesday, January 2nd for normal hours.

The Volunteer Guild Bookstore will be closed from Monday, December 18th, through Wednesday, January 3rd, and will be resuming regular bookstore hours on Thursday, January 4th, opening at 12 p.m. and closing at 7:30 p.m.

Monday, December 04, 2006

Volunteer Guild Having Members Only Double Discount Sale, Saturday, Dec. 16

The Volunteer Guild of the Buena Park Library, located at the Buena Park Library District, 7150 La Palma Avenue, is offering a few hours of unbridled joy for Volunteer Guild members at very reasonable prices. This annual special sales event will be held Saturday, December 16, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Guild’s second floor bookstore. Tables full of donations, including a large selection of audio books, music CDs and cassettes, music LPs, VHS movies, magazines, Christmas themed books of all kinds, and a ton of fiction and non-fiction titles will be on display for perusal and purchase. Come early for best selection!

Non-members can take this opportunity to purchase a membership for only $5.00 for a year’s worth of savings! If you remain a non-member, though, you will pay regular bookstore prices … which are still the best in town.

Also available at this sale is the 2007 Orange County edition of the Entertainment Books for $35.00, which is chock-full of discounts and coupons for a number of events and eateries all over Orange County. A limited number are still available, so stop by and purchase one for that certain someone who has everything!

For further information, please contact the Bookstore at (714) 826-4100, x123.

Friday, December 01, 2006

Tinker Bell Collectibles on Display


Tinker Bell
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A fantastic collection of Tinker Bell collectibles are now on display at the Buena Park Library District, located at 7150 La Palma Avenue in Buena Park, between Knott and Western Avenues. Caroline Egan, a Buena Park Library District staff member, has been collecting Tinker Bell memorabilia for a few years but states that Tinker Bell has always been a childhood favorite. A small portion of her collection is on exhibit in the Library lobby now through the end of December 2006.

Included in the display are mugs, watches, snow globes, music boxes, figurines, original artwork, pins, key chains, tea sets, desk accessories, and a set of "Disney Fairies," a new series of books about Tinker Bell’s friends from Pixie Hollow. The collectibles are from Tokyo Disney, Disneyland Paris and from London’s Disney Store, as well as our local Disneyland.

Tinker Bell originally appeared in the J. M. Barrie play "Peter Pan" in 1904. According to the Disney website, the pixie debuted on May 5, 1953 in the animated movie "Peter Pan" and is still used as an icon for Walt Disney films and television shows.

The Buena Park Library is open Monday through Thursday, 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. and Friday and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., but closed on Federal holidays. For information on how you might want to display your own collections for the public to see, please call the Library’s Reference Desk at 714-826-4100, ext. 125.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Thanksgiving Closures for Library and Volunteer Guild Bookstore

The Buena Park Library District will be closed on Thursday and Friday, (November 23 and 24) in recognition of Thanksgiving, and will be resuming normal hours on Saturday, November 25, opening at 10 a.m. and closing at 5 p.m.

The Volunteer Guild Bookstore will be closed from Monday through Saturday (November 20-25) and will be resuming regular bookstore hours on Monday, November 27, opening at 12 p.m. and closing at 6 p.m.

Monday, November 20, 2006

National Book Award Winners for 2006 Announced

The National Book Award Winners for 2005 are listed below:

  • Fiction:
    Richard Powers
    The Echo Maker (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)

  • Young People's Literature:
    M.T. Anderson
    The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume One: The Pox Party (Candlewick Press)

  • Nonfiction:
    Timothy Egan
    The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl (Houghton Mifflin)

  • Poetry:
    Nathaniel Mackey
    Splay Anthem (New Directions)

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Library Closure -- Veterans' Day

The Buena Park Library District will be closed on Saturday, November 11, 2006, in recognition of the Veterans' Day holiday, and will be resuming normal hours on Monday, November 13, 2006, opening at 10 a.m. and closing at 8 p.m.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Buena Park Library's Activities for Children - Halloween and After School

On Tuesday, October 31st, the Buena Park Library is having a Halloween Celebration in its downstairs auditorium, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. We are going to have some fun and games on Halloween Night and we are requesting all the children who attend to be IN COSTUME! We are planning games, crafts and a Costume Parade! So come ready to have a ghoulishly good time! For more information about this, please call the Library at (714) 826-4100 x126 in the Children's Area or go to our web page at www.buenapark.lib.ca.us.

Starting Wednesday, November 1st, we are having our annual "Krafts for Kids" event in November and December. It is a joint after-school FREE craft program with the Library and the Buena Park Recreation & Parks Department starting at 3:30 p.m. in the Library’s downstairs auditorium for six Wednesdays. The first program begins Wednesday, November 1st and runs through to December 13th, with no class on November 22 due to the Thanksgiving Holiday. For more information about "Krafts for Kids," call the City at (714) 236-3860 or go to www.buenapark.com or call the Library at (714) 826-4100 x126 in the Children’s Area.

Friday, October 13, 2006

It is flu season again. Where do I get a flu shot?

Attention seniors 60 years of age and older. Receive free flu shots at the annual Flu Shot Clinic on Monday, November 6, 2006 at the Buena Park Senior Center, 8150 Knott Avenue in the Community Recreation Center. Flu Shots will be available from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on a first come, first served basis or until serum runs out. Call the Senior Center at 1-714-236-3870 for additional information.

The County of Orange Office on Aging also has an updated schedule of additional flu clinics. Call the Office on Aging at 1-800-510-2020 or 1-714-567-7500 or go on line with www.findaflushot.com to find a flu shot clinic near you.

A flu shot is the best way to prevent the flu and avoid unnecessary complications or hospitalizations. However, there are additional preventive measures you can take to further reduce your chance of getting sick and spreading any respiratory illnesses to others: cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze, wash your hands often with soap and water, try to avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth, avoid close contact with those who are sick and if you get sick, stay home until you are better.

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Teen Read Month Planned for October 2006 at the Buena Park Library District

Area teens will be reading for the fun of it as Buena Park Library District, located at 7150 La Palma Ave., celebrates Teen Read Week for the entire month of October. The Library will join thousands of other libraries, schools and bookstores across the country who are encouraging teens to celebrate this year’s theme, “Get Active @ your library®.” This year’s theme encourages teens to use the resources in their library to lead active lives.

Youth Services Librarian, Phyllis Nisle, hopes to increase teen literacy locally by offering a Get Active Reading Program from October 2nd through October 31st. Participating teens in the 7th – 12th grade can pick up a Get Active BINGO card at the Information and Reference desk beginning October 2nd or download it from our web page at www.buenapark.lib.ca.us and look for BINGO hotlink under “Library Information Links and Forms” on the first page, or just click here. Complete instructions are on the BINGO card. All participants will receive a Get Active bookmark at the time they receive their BINGO card. The first 100 participants to turn in their completed BINGO card will receive a special READ wrist band and will have their name entered into a drawing for a great prize.

Other activities and programs planned for Teen Read Month include a bookmark design contest, a Dance Dance Revolution Tournament that will be held Saturday, October 14th, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and a Karaoke Contest to be held Saturday, October 28th from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. These last 2 musical events will be held in the downstairs auditorium. For more information, call the library at 714-826-4100 ext. 125 and ask for Phyllis.

Monday, September 18, 2006

New Book Discussion Groups for Adults Starting at the Buena Park Library

Two new book discussion groups for adults, hosted by the Buena Park Library District, located at 7150 La Palma Ave. (between Knott and Western), will begin Thursday, September 28th, 2006.

The Thursday afternoon group meets the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month at 1:00 p.m. in the Library’s board room on the 2nd floor. Participants are encouraged to bring a sack lunch. Book selections for this twice-a-month group evolve around a predetermined theme. Participants are encouraged to read different titles, thus giving others in the group new ideas for future reads. The themes for September and October include a “classic” title that will be discussed September 28th, a book that has been made into a movie on October 12th, and a nonfiction book on October 26th.

The Thursday evening group meets at 6:30 p.m. in the board room on the 4th Thursday of the month. This is a traditional book discussion group in which participants read and discuss a pre-selected title. September’s selection is The Keep by Jennifer Egan. Upcoming titles that will be discussed include The Sea by John Banville, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See and Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer.

You are welcome to attend either or both book discussion groups. For more information, call the Library at 714-826-4100 ext. 125 and ask for Phyllis.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Come Celebrate Endless Summer at the Buena Park Library Volunteer Guild Bookstore and its Vendors' Faire

As our long California summer draws to a close, it’s time for us to have a “NIGHT OUT” with food, fun and shopping! On Tuesday, September 19th, the Volunteer Guild Bookstore at the Buena Park Library, located on the 2nd floor at 7150 La Palma Avenue, and Ms. Sandy Smith of SLS Creative Business Solutions will present its popular Vendors’ Faire from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. to all interested parties.

A Flip-Flop Contest will be held at 6:00 p.m. for all those who wear their most creative flip-flops. There will be complimentary chair massages provided by Smith Chiropractic, too. Prize tickets are earned for attending the event, making vendor purchases, booking a show with any of the home-based business being represented at the faire, and for each book purchased in the bookstore during the faire. Free refreshments will be served for a limited time.

SPECIAL NOTE: There are also a few home-based business/vendor spaces still available, so please contact Sandy Smith at 714-521-4420 for more details. No time like now!

Proceeds benefit the Volunteer Guild of the Buena Park Library. Come on over and join the fun. For more information about this faire or any future Bookstore events, please call 714-826-4100, x123, and a friendly volunteer will assist you.

Monday, September 11, 2006

Author Talk and Book Signing on the Historic Ridge Route Highway at the Buena Park Library District

The Buena Park Library District will present an author talk and book signing with Southern California author and highway historian Harrison I. Scott, speaking about his recent book on one of the most historic highways in our state — “Ridge Route: The Road That United California.”

The presentation at Buena Park Library District, 7150 La Palma Avenue, Buena Park, CA 90620, will begin at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 13, 2006 in the 2nd floor Board Room. The program will cover the highway that links Northern and Southern California via Los Angeles and Bakersfield. When it opened in 1915 the Ridge Route was celebrated as a marvel of mountain highway engineering. It has been improved and renamed several times in the years that followed, among them: U.S. Highway 99, also called “The Ridge Alternate,” and Interstate 5.

Harrison Scott looks forward to sharing stories from The Ridge Route and answering your questions. Autographed copies of the book will be available for sale during the presentation at $20.00 including sales tax.

This program is free of charge for the author talk and the public is invited to attend. No reservations are necessary. For more information, please call the Buena Park Library District Reference Desk at 714-826-4100, extension 125.

Thursday, August 31, 2006

Find Your Treasure @ the Library -- September is Library Card Sign-up Month

September is Library Card Sign-up Month - a time when the American Library Association and libraries across the country remind parents that a library card is the most important school supply of all.

Libraries play an important role in the education and development of children. Studies show that children who are read to in the home and who use the library perform better in school and are more likely to continue to use the library as a source of lifetime learning.

During the month of September the Buena Park Library District, located at 7150 La Palma Avenue between Knott and Western Avenues, will be giving all 1st time new borrowers a treasure bag. Inside they will find a pencil, a bookmark and a special pirate coloring page. In addition, all new borrowers will be able to enter an opportunity drawing for a family pack of 4 Knott’s Berry Farm Theme Park tickets generously donated by Knott’s Berry Farm.

To get your free library card, present verification of your current California street address (e.g. CA Driver’s License or ID card) to the Check-Out desk. Children 17 and under must have parent or guardian present.

The Buena Park Library has books, magazines, DVD’s, Videos, music CD’s, audiobooks, Internet connections and a variety of databases than can be accessed from our website. The Library also offers several programs to stimulate an interest in reading and learning. Preschool story hours expose young children to the joy of reading, and our librarians are on hand to help recommend materials suitable for various ages and interests. You can also contact the Library at 714-826-4100 at extension125 or visit us at our website www.buenapark.lib.ca.us to find out more about what we have to offer.

Be a “Book-A-Neer” and find your treasure @ the Library!

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Congratulations and Thank You, Buena Park -- The Library's Blood Drive was a Resounding Success!

The Buena Park Library District and the American Red Cross were terrific partners on Thursday, August 17, 2006, for the Library’s first hosting of an American Red Cross Blood Drive. Not only did the Library meet its goal of 24 donors, we beat it! The Blood Drive brought in a total of 41 units which, according to the Red Cross, will save 123 lives. So, on behalf of the Buena Park Library District, a special “shout out” of tremendous thanks goes to all the donors, both in Buena Park and from other communities, who came in to our facility on that day to donate blood. Excellent job, one and all!

“Many of the participants said that holding the Blood Drive here was very convenient for them, so we are hoping to have another one in April during National Library Week, April 15-21, 2007,” said Kathleen Wade, Public Services Manager. “We hope that our next one will be as successful as this one was.”

The Library is located at 7150 La Palma Ave., between Knott and Western Avenues. The Library’s hours are Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. We have a used bookstore on the 2nd floor run by our library support group, the Volunteer Guild of the Buena Park Library. Call the Library at 714.826.4100 for information about programs, bookstore hours or anything else you are interested in, and we’ll help you find what you need.

Buena Park Library District - check it out. We connect you to the world of knowledge.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Vendor Recall Issued on Toys Given by Library's Summer Reading Program

A vendor recall from Highsmith due to lead content has been issued on bendable toys that many public libraries across the country, including those in Buena Park, used as prizes during Summer Reading Programs for children.

The toys, a bendable dog and cat (image right), were found to have 0.4 and 0.24 percent of lead. The maximum safety limit is currently 0.06 percent. The toys are roughly 3.75 inches long and are similar in shape to a lollipop.

“We’d like all children and parents to return these toys ASAP to the Buena Park Library District for safe disposal,” said library director Louise Mazerov. “We’ve got other reading prizes available in exchange for these bendable toys. We’ll be happy to replace them.”

According to The Star Press newspaper website, the Indiana State Department of Health has sent a letter to the Indiana-based distributor of the bendable toys to urge a voluntary recall. Stamped “Made in China,” no other identifying information is available. The matter has been referred to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission for further investigation and follow-up.

For more information, please contact the Children’s department at 714-826-4100 x126.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Check out the Buena Park Library's Blood Drive!

Red Cross Logo The Buena Park Library District is having an American Red Cross Blood Drive from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 17, 2006 in the downstairs auditorium. Appointments are appreciated, and potential donors are requested to call 714.826.4100 x125 or go to www.givelife.org and put in our sponsor code: BPL to make your appointments. Either way is really simple. The Library is located at 7150 La Palma Ave., between Knott and Western Avenues.

The American Red Cross has provided a couple of incentives to help donors get here: all participants will receive a coupon for a free “Skillet Queso” appetizer at Chili’s and everyone has an opportunity to enter a raffle to win a $1,000 gas gift card.

Please call or log on to make appointments now. There is no time like the present to donate, and the need is urgent as there is “a severe blood shortage” according to the American Red Cross.

For more information about the Blood Drive and to make an appointment, call the Library at 714-826-4100 ext. 125. You can also visit our web site at www.buenapark.lib.ca.us to link to the web site for the American Red Cross Blood Drive (www.givelife.org) to sign up online.

“Buena Park Library District - check it out. We connect you to the world of knowledge.”

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Nautical Memorabilia on Display in July and August


Semaphore Flags
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Nautical memorabilia are now on display at the Buena Park Library District, located at 7150 La Palma Avenue in Buena Park, between Knott and Western Avenues. Mr. James Paterson, a longtime Buena Park resident, has been collecting maritime artifacts since the early 1960’s. A small portion of his large collection is on exhibit in the Library lobby now through the end of August 2006.

Mr. Paterson served in the U.S. Navy from 1960 - 1979. Mr. Paterson’s collection includes U.S. Navy magazines, crew books, postcards, signal flags, photographs, plaques, and pennants. Some of his most interesting relics are from the USS Dixie (AD-14), a “destroyer tender” which is a ship that provided repair and technical services to destroyers and other warships. A piece of the deck, a rivet from the hull and even a porthole from the USS Dixie are on view. One of the longest serving vessels in the Navy, the USS Dixie was decommissioned in 1983 and scrapped in 1993.

Also displayed are some memorabilia from the Cunard Line ships RMS Queen Mary and MV Britannic. Menus from 1937 evoke a time when transatlantic travel was mainly by ship.

The Buena Park Library is open Monday through Thursday, 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. and Friday and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., but closed on Federal holidays. For information, please call the Reference Desk at 714-826-4100, ext. 125.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Angels Baseball Hits Buena Park Library District -- August 16

Baseball fans are invited to come meet Bucky Fox, author of The Highflying Angels: Their 50 Greatest Hits, Pitches and Plays, who steps up to the plate with an author talk and book signing on Wednesday evening, August 16, 2006 at 6:30 p.m., in the 2nd floor Library Board Room of Buena Park Library District. The Buena Park Library is located at 7150 La Palma Avenue, located between Knott and Western Avenues. Fox’s previous book, The Mets Fan's Little Book of Wisdom (available on Amazon.com), is selling in the gift shop of the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY. He looks forward to talking about the Angels and fielding questions. Fox will have copies of the Angels book available for sale and signing at $8.00 per copy.

The Highflying Angels covers the team's 2005 American League West championship season, and highlight stars of the last four decades -- from Dean Chance to Nolan Ryan to Reggie Jackson to Tim Salmon to Bartolo Col√≥n. This is a free program and the public is invited to attend. For more information, please call 714-826-4100, ext. 125 - the Reference Desk, or visit the Library’s Web site: www.buenapark.lib.ca.us.

When he's not having a ball writing baseball books, Fox is editing copy at Investor's Business Daily and running his website: BuckyFox.com

Saturday, July 22, 2006

MEMBERSHIP MANIA! at the Volunteer Guild Bookstore

Purchase or renew your Volunteer Guild membership during its annual membership drive from now until September 27th, 2006, and be eligible for an opportunity drawing of a brand new DVD/VHS player. The drawing takes place at the Guild's annual meeting on Thursday, September 28th, 2006. You need not be present to win, so make sure you give the Guild your correct contact phone number ... you never know!

Basic membership is still ONLY $5.00 per year, per person. Anyone renewing their membership will have 1 year added to their current expire date. There are additional discounts to membership, too. Come in to the Library located at 7150 La Palma Avenue and wander up to the 2nd floor, or call 714-826-4100 x123 to find out all the details.

BOGO at the Guild Bookstore, 2nd floor of the Buena Park Library

Going on now through Saturday, August 12th, the Volunteer Guild Bookstore is having a "Buy One Get One* Free" Sale!

Customers are encouraged to buy any bookstore merchandise at regular price and then get the second item for free *of equal or lesser value. One can also mix items of equal or lesser value. If you buy just one, though, it will be regular price.

Come in to the Library located at 7150 La Palma Avenue and wander up to the 2nd floor, or call 714-826-4100 x123 to find out all the details, and ask about all the other special events "on tap" for this busy bookstore.

Monday, July 03, 2006

Independence Day Closure -- Tuesday, the 4th of July

The Buena Park Library District will be closed on Tuesday, July 4, 2006, in recognition of the Independence Day holiday, resuming normal hours Wednesday, July 5, 2006, opening at 10 a.m. and closing at 8 p.m.

Thursday, June 29, 2006

Buena Park Library District's School Library Card Campaign is Winding DOWN but HURRY IN by Saturday, July 1st!

This is for all the 2nd, 4th and 6th Graders from Saint Pius School, the Buena Park School District and the Centralia School District! Those "OPEN ME" library information packets you received at the end of school since April and this past month ARE STILL GOOD to get your library card and special surprise!

  • Saint Pius students are leading the pack with 16% of its students getting new or renewing their library cards!
  • The Buena Park School District is second with 5% of its students from all six schools participating.
  • The Centralia School District is third with just 2% of their students from all nine schools participating.

So come on over to the Library and let us know what grade you WERE in -- 2nd, 4th, or 6th grade -- and get your new library card or get a different library card for FREE! Or you can come to collect your surprise if you like the card you have -- show us your card, let us know which school and you're done!

Pssst! We are having a new online tutoring service that you will be able to use pretty soon from home. It is for math, English and science for the 4th graders on up ... so you need your library card for that!

July 1st is the last day!

For information, call 714-826-4100 or come by! We look forward to seeing you here!

Monday, June 26, 2006

Get LOST in a Good Book -- New Summer Reading Program for Adults

Beginning July 3, 2006, all adults may sign-up for a new Adult Summer Reading Program happening at the Buena Park Library District, with generous funding provided by the Library’s support group, the Volunteer Guild. The theme for this inaugural program is "Get LOST in a Good Book."

Every adult reader who signs up will get a bookmark and a reading log to keep track of the books read. For the first book or audio-book completed, readers will get a pen and a bookstore buck to use in the Volunteer Guild’s book store. For every book finished, readers will get an entry form for the opportunity drawings at the end of the program for one of the five (5) fabulous gift baskets that are incentives to help make this new program a success. The gift baskets are "thematically arranged" and include a Spa Basket, a Chocolate Lover’s Basket, a Book Lover’s Basket, a Movie Lover’s Basket and an Art Lover’s Basket.

So please stop by the Buena Park Library District this summer to sign up for this brand new reading program. Sign-ups begin on July 3rd and the program ends August 12th. Check out some of the other fun summer activities including the Women of Mystery Book Discussion Group, kindly sponsored by the California Center for the Book.

The Adult Summer Reading Program is sponsored entirely by our generous support group, the Volunteer Guild of the Buena Park Library.

For more information on how you can sign up for the program, visit the Library at 7150 La Palma Ave., between Knott and Western Avenues, or call 714-826-4100 or visit the Library’s website. The Library’s hours are Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Friday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Summer Reading Kicks Off This Saturday, June 24 at the Buena Park Library.

Summer Reading kicks off this Saturday, June 24 at the Buena Park Library outside on the lawn, from noon to 3:00 p.m. Fun, games, prizes, snacks, balloons ... you name it, it's probably here.

Sign up for the all new reading programs for Children and Teens!

The themes this year are PAWS, CLAWS, SCALES and TALES for the Children and CREATURE FEATURE for the Teens. Included in our splashy event is the Police Dept.'s Bicycle Rodeo and Bicycle Registration, and its KID ID program. The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim "Strike Girls" will be here, too, to share in the fun.

Come join us!

For more information, please call 714-826-4100 x126 in the Children's Department.

Thursday, June 15, 2006

"Every Student Succeeds" at the Buena Park Library District -- Beyond the School Year, Too!

"Every Student Succeeds @ Your Library" is the school and library card campaign that began in April and is winding down this month here at the Buena Park Library District for the 2005-2006 school year. A crucial piece of information in the packets went home with over 4,300 2nd, 4th and 6th grade students from St. Pius V School, the Buena Park and the Centralia School Districts – a library card application and "special surprise" coupon! There was also program information for the children’s, and teens’ programs plus our new adults’ summer reading program starting June 24, 2006.


All these students are ENCOURAGED and WELCOME to bring in their new library card coupons until Saturday, July 1st, 2006, to get their new cards and their “Every Student Succeeds” surprise.

SUPERIOR thanks to Office Depot of Buena Park and Wal*Mart of Buena Park for their very generous sponsorship of this library card campaign. The Library would not have been able to “pull off” this promotion without their support. Office Depot provided all the printing, and Wal*Mart helped underwrite all the costs involved. When you go to these stores, please remember to thank them for their considerable support of the Buena Park Library District.

The Buena Park Library District is located at 7150 La Palma Ave., between Knott and Western Avenues. The hours are Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and closed on Sunday. We also have a bookstore which sells gently used books for everyone. For more information, call the library at 714-826-4100 ext. 135 and ask for Kathleen. Or visit our web site at http://www.buenapark.lib.ca.us/.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Seal Beach National Wildlife Refuge Program -- Tuesday, June 20th

The Buena Park Library District will be presenting a free evening program featuring the Friends of the Seal Beach National Wildlife Refuge with Tim Anderson as speaker. The program will be held on Tuesday, June 20, 2006 at 6:30 p.m. in the lower-level auditorium. The Buena Park Library District is located at 7150 La Palma Avenue in Buena Park, between Knott and Western Avenues.

Topics to be covered during the program include:

  • A video presentation about endangered species living in Orange County
  • The successes of the Refuge in endangered species recovery
  • Opportunities for volunteering on our public lands
  • A discussion of the state of this national heritage
  • A public question and answer session

The Seal Beach National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1972 on the Seal Beach Naval Weapons Station. The Refuge encompasses 923 acres of tidal salt marsh in Anaheim Bay and is managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. It was established to protect and provide quality habitat for endangered and threatened species migrating through Orange County. The Seal Beach National Wildlife Refuge has an exhibit of bird specimens on display at the Buena Park Library through the month of June 2006.

This program is free of charge and the public is invited to attend. No reservations are necessary. For more information, please call the Buena Park Library District Reference Desk at 714-826-4100, extension 125. You may also visit the Library’s website.

Monday, June 12, 2006

Cancellation of Free Financial Planning Seminar on Saturday, June 17th

Please note: We have received news from the Society for Financial Awareness that a seminar that they were planning to run at the Buena Park Library District has been cancelled. The program, which is entitled, “Exploring” Your Options for a Quality Retirement, was to have been held on Saturday, June 17, 2006.

Sunday, June 04, 2006

"Women of Mystery" Book Discussion Planned for July 2006

Women of Mystery is a compelling and innovative book discussion program provided free to libraries by the California Center for the Book. The Buena Park Library District will be hosting two simultaneous sessions of this program in the month of July. The Library is located at 7150 La Palma Ave., between Knott and Western Avenues.

One session will be offered on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 pm-8:00 pm on July 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th; the other on Thursday afternoons from 2:30 pm-4:00 pm on July 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th.

In Week One, participants view and discuss the film, Women of Mystery: Three Writers Who Forever Changed Detective Fiction, which profiles mystery writers Sue Grafton, Marcia Muller, and Sara Paretsky, and delves into the worlds of their detectives. In Weeks Two, Three, and Four, books by Muller (Shape of Dread), Paretsky (Tunnel Vision), and Grafton (F is for Fugitive) are discussed.

Copies of each of these books are available for check-out at the Library. It is recommended that the books be read prior to the start of the program. For more information, call the library at 714-826-4100 ext. 125 and ask for Phyllis.

Monday, May 15, 2006

100 attend the Imagination Celebration Event in Buena Park!


Monster Mash Workshop
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About 100 people participated in the Imagination Celebration event at the Buena Park Library District on Saturday, May 13, 2006. Disney Entertainment Presents gave a very interesting and informative “behind the scenes” look at the magic created by Disney Entertainment Productions when they prepare floats for the various parades around the country, including the annual Tournament of Roses Parade and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Afterwards all the children took part in a hands-on Monster Mash Workshop where, with the help of professional artist Margie Zuliani, they made their own MONSTER! A number of the creative creatures are on display in the Volunteer Guild’s Bookstore on the 2nd floor of the Library, located at 7150 La Palma Ave, between Western and Knott. The monsters will be “corralled” for about a month here, so come by and see how creative these children really are!

“We found out that a number of participants in our workshop had visited other Imagination Celebration events this same day, in the morning, so this really was their own “Imagination on the Move” weekend!” said Kathleen Wade, Public Services Manager. The Buena Park Library thanks Disney Entertainment, Ms. Zuliani, and Ms. Pat Wayne of the Arts Orange County organization for co-hosting this event here in Buena Park to represent our part of the annual Imagination Celebration.

More events with the “Imagination of the Move” theme are still being offered for the next few weeks and are brought to you by the Arts Orange County and Orange County Department of Education, as a presentation of the Imagination Celebration, “a county-wide spring arts festival for families, children and creative people of all ages.” For more details and events, please their website.

Catch the Buena Park Library again at their booth at the Cultural Art Faire presented by the City of Buena Park’s Recreation, Park and Community Services Department’s Cultural and Fine Art’s Division on Saturday, May 20, 2006 from 11 am to 3 pm at the Ehlers Recreation Center, 8150 Knott Ave., just south of the intersection of Knott and La Palma. Admission and parking are free.

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Free Financial Planning Seminar -- Saturday, May 20th

The Buena Park Library District is co-sponsoring a free financial awareness seminar with the Society for Financial Awareness, a California non-profit organization that provides financial education through seminars and workshops. The seminar, entitled, Legal lessons for Life, will be held on Saturday, May 20, 2006 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. in the Buena Park Library’s 2nd floor Board Room, located at 7150 La Palma Avenue, Buena Park, California. The guest speaker will be Arthur Swerdloft, a member of SOFA.

Topics to be covered during the program include:

  • The best way to hold title to the home and protect it from creditors.
  • Uniform Gift to Minors Act, does it help or hurt your children.
  • Select the guardians for your children.
  • Use a living trust to eliminate probate delays, costs and legal fees.
  • Minimize the federal death tax by doubling your estate tax exemptions.

This program is free of charge and the public is invited to attend. No reservations are necessary. For more information, please call the Buena Park Library District Reference Desk at 714-826-4100, extension 125.

Stock up on your Summer Reading! 75 cent sale at the Volunteer Guild Bookstore

Starting Monday, May 15, 2006, and for about 2 weeks only, the Volunteer Guild Bookstore at the Buena Park Library – located on the 2nd floor at 7150 La Palma Avenue – will have a 75 cent sale on all items normally priced at $1.00. SUCH A DEAL! The sale ends Saturday, May 27th, at 4:30 p.m.

This sale includes music cassettes, vinyl records children’s books, and popular magazine titles normally sold for $1.00 have been slashed 25%! The donations to the Bookstore have been remarkable, so come by early to the sale for the best selection! No other discounts apply because these are such great bargains!

For more information about this sale or any future Bookstore sale events, please call 714-826-4100, x123.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Seal Beach National Wildlife Refuge Display -- May/June 2006


Snow Goose
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An exhibit about the Seal Beach National Wildlife Refuge (NWR), a critical bird habitat located in Orange County, is now on display at the Buena Park Library District. Esther Cummings of the Friends of the Seal Beach National Wildlife Refuge has included some specimens of the birds that can be found in the Refuge. Among the birds displayed, you can see a snow goose, short-eared owl, California quail (the state bird) and a California least tern, an endangered species. None of the animals were killed for display - they died due to accidents. Also included in the display are maps, information on tours and volunteer opportunities at the Refuge. The display is on exhibit in the lobby now through the end of June 2006.

The Buena Park Library District is located at 7150 La Palma Avenue in Buena Park, between Knott and Western Avenues.

The Seal Beach NWR was established in 1972 on the Seal Beach Naval Weapons Station. The Refuge encompasses 923 acres of tidal salt marsh in Anaheim Bay and is managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The Refuge was established to protect the endangered California least tern and the light-footed clapper rail, and to provide quality habitat for other threatened species. Tours of the Refuge are conducted on the last Saturday of the month. For more information, about the National Wildlife Refuge, call (562) 598-1024 or visit its website.

The Buena Park Library is open Mondays through Thursdays, 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. For information, please call the Reference Desk at 714-826-4100, ext. 125.

Monday, May 01, 2006

A "Disney Entertainment Presents" Special Program -- Imagination Celebration Event at the BPLD!

Disney Entertainment Presents at the Buena Park Library District on Saturday, May 13, 2006 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Join us for a “behind the scenes” look at the magic created by Disney Entertainment Productions. Meet a Disney Art Director and discover how Disney shows come to life, from concept to the finished design. Then step outside and take part in our hands-on workshop guided by professional artist Margie Zuliani. Ages 5 and up are welcome to attend. Reservations required. Call (714) 826-4100 x 125 or x126 to place your reservations. Space is limited.

This is all part of the “Imagination of the Move” theme of programs brought to you by the Arts Orange County and Orange County Department of Education, as a presentation of the Imagination Celebration, “a county-wide spring arts festival for families, children and creative people of all ages.” For more details and events, please visit the Imagination Celebration website.

For more information, please contact Kathleen Wade at the Reference Desk, 714-826-4100 ext. 125.

Monday, April 10, 2006

It's TV- Turnoff Week April 24th-29th @ the Buena Park Library District

It's TV- Turnoff Week April 24th-29th @ the Buena Park Library District

The Buena Park Library District will be hosting a variety of special programs during TV -Turnoff Week April 24th through 29th, 2006. The Library is located at 7150 La Palma Avenue in Buena Park, between Knott and Western Avenues.

The week kicks off Monday, April 24th at 4:00 p.m. with a special production presented by Kaiser Permanente’s educational theatre group. This twenty minute theatrical production entitled The Swashbuckling Adventures of Jamie in the World of Red, the Reading Pirate will inspire and promote the importance of reading to children ages four and up.

Other children’s programs during the week include:

  • Tuesday, April 25th at 10:00 a.m. – Storytime
  • Tuesday, April 25th at 3:30 p.m. – Craft time
  • Wednesday, April 26th at 11:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. - Storytime
  • Thursday, April 27th at 7:00 p.m. - Special storytime where teens will read their favorite children’s book
  • Friday, April 28th at 3:30 p.m. – Craft time
  • Saturday, April 29th at 10:00 a.m. – Storytime

Turning off the television gives us a chance to think, read, create, and do. Sound like fun? Join other families in the community by celebrating TV-Turnoff Week at the Buena Park Library District. For further information please call the Children’s Room at 714-825-4100 ext. 126.

Free Financial Planning Seminar -- Saturday, April 22nd

The Buena Park Library District is co-sponsoring a free financial awareness seminar with the Society for Financial Awareness, a California non-profit organization that provides financial education through seminars and workshops. The seminar, entitled, Investing Concerns in a “Fragile” Market, will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2006 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. in the Buena Park Library’s 2nd floor Board Room, located at 7150 La Palma Avenue, Buena Park, California. The guest speaker will be George McGehee, a member of SOFA.

Topics to be covered during the program include:

  • The U.S. economy is heating up. Learn how to grow your money wisely.
  • Why “down” markets create investment “opportunities” for the wise investor.
  • Do you know what you’re doing when you invest?
  • The “cash flow” eliminator: debt. How spending before planning is “terminal” to investing.

This program is free of charge and the public is invited to attend. No reservations are necessary. For more information, please call the Buena Park Library District Reference Desk at 714-826-4100, extension 125.

Saturday, April 01, 2006

Bunny Rabbit Teapots on Display through April


A collection of charming bunny rabbit teapots and figurines are now on display at the Buena Park Library District. The spring display is courtesy of Linda Hudson, a long-time area resident. “The Bunny Lady” collection is on display in the lobby now through the end of April 2006. The Buena Park Library District is located at 7150 La Palma Avenue in Buena Park, between Knott and Western Avenues.

The hand-painted collectibles include those made by Fitz & Floyd, Otagiri and Omnibus. Hudson has been collecting for nearly 20 years, and has over 200 ceramic bunny figurines at her home. She is an Orange County native, born in Fullerton. She often has afternoon teas at her home for friends, using one of her unique teapots.

Hop on by the Buena Park Library District and take some time to enjoy the delightful works. The Buena Park Library is open Mondays through Thursdays, 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. For information, please call the Reference Desk at 714-826-4100, ext. 125.

Thursday, March 30, 2006

National Library Week Coming to the Buena Park Library District

The “American Dream” is alive and well at the Buena Park Library District as we celebrate National Library Week starting Sunday, April 2nd through Saturday, April 8th, 2006 at 7150 La Palma Ave., between Western and Knott on La Palma. Where else can you get something for nothing? With a free Library card for California residents, a card holder can check out books for three weeks on nearly any subject imaginable, listen to music and audio books, borrow a current movie for one week and use the Library’s online databases from home when you access our web page at www.buenapark.lib.ca.us. Upstairs in our hugely stocked and attractively priced Guild Bookstore, a cup of coffee is just 75 cents! Do you need a passport? The Buena Park Library is now an official US Passport Acceptance Agency! Call 714-826-4100 x125 for details about these and the many storytimes for children and special events for teens that are going on here. Look for a new Summer Reading Club for Adults, too.

In the words of Buena Park Councilmember Steve Berry at the City Council meeting held March 28, 2006, “[t]he City Council of the City of Buena Park does hereby proclaim April 2-8, 2006 as National Library Week in Buena Park and encourages all residents to take advantage of all their library has to offer and come discover all the ways they can change their world at [our] Library.”

Buena Park Library District - check it out. We connect you to the world of knowledge.

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Change your Luck -- Come to the Media Madness Sale at the Volunteer Guild Bookstore!

Starting Friday, March 17, 2006, on St. Patrick’s Day no less, the Volunteer Guild Bookstore at the Buena Park Library, located on the 2nd floor at 7150 La Palma Avenue, will present its popular St. Patrick’s Media Madness Sale to all interested parties. No blarney! The sale runs through to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 1st, 2006.

All music items are on sale 50% off – cassettes, CD’s, vinyl records, sheet music, books, etc., plus videos and audio books. The donations have been remarkable, so come by early for the best selection. As an added bonus, the $1.00 magazines are also 50% off!

No other discounts apply because these are such great bargains!

For more information about this sale or any future Bookstore sale events, please call 714-826-4100, x123.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Free Financial Planning Seminar -- Saturday, March 25th

The Buena Park Library District is co-sponsoring a free financial awareness seminar with the Society for Financial Awareness, a California non-profit organization that provides financial education through seminars and workshops. The seminar, entitled, Getting “Fiscally” Fit, will be held on Saturday, March 25, 2006 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. in the Buena Park Library’s Basement-level Small Meeting Room, located at 7150 La Palma Avenue, Buena Park, California. The guest speaker will be George McGehee, a member of SOFA.

Topics to be covered during the program include:

  • How to overcome the roadblocks to financial success
  • Creating and maintaining a financial blueprint
  • How our daily habits influence our financial fitness
  • How to develop your own action steps to financial freedom
  • The need to identify cash flow traps
  • Why tax-planning vs. tax-preparation can put dollars back into your monthly cash flow

This program is free of charge and the public is invited to attend. No reservations are necessary. For more information, please call the Buena Park Library District Reference Desk at 714-826-4100, extension 125.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Apply for your U.S. Passport at the Buena Park Library

Planning to travel soon? Take advantage of the Library’s convenient Passport Application Services!

The Buena Park Library District has recently been designated an official Passport Application Acceptance Agency. Library staff have been designated by the U. S. Department of State as Passport Acceptance Officers and have been trained to assist you in applying for your passport.

Plan ahead and get your passport now! By December 31, 2006, you will need a passport for air and sea travel to and from Canada, Mexico, Central America, South America, the Caribbean and Bermuda. By December 31, 2007, you will need a passport for land border crossings to the above destinations. This means a big increase in the number of passports that will be issued.

Passport services are offered on the 2nd floor of the Library. When applying for your passport you will need to bring 2 passport photos, proof of U.S. citizenship such as a certified birth certificate, naturalization certificate or previous U.S. Passport and proof of identity, such as a state issued driver’s license or Identification card. Passport application forms are available at the Library. The cost of a passport is $97.00 for adults (16 & older) and $82.00 for children under 16. This cost includes a $30.00 execution fee set by the U.S. Congress that is paid to the Acceptance Agency which will become an additional revenue source for the Library.

Take advantage of the Buena Park Library District’s convenient passport services and help support library programs at the same time.

Passport Application Acceptance Hours are:

Tuesdays 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Thursdays 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturdays 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

For more information and details, call the Library at (714) 826-4100 or visit the Buena Park Library District's website. You may also refer to the U.S. Department of State website for application forms, information on documentation required, fees and a wealth of other passport and international information.

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Holiday Closure -- President's Day on Monday, February 20th, 2006

The Buena Park Library District will be closed on Monday, February 20th, 2006, in observation of the President's Day holiday. Normal hours will resume on Tuesday, February 21st.

Saturday, February 11, 2006

Library Closure -- Monday, February 13th

The Buena Park Library District will be closed for staff training on Monday, February 13th.

Normal hours will resume Tuesday, February 14th.

Friday, February 10, 2006

Free Financial Planning Seminar -- Saturday, February 25, 2006

The Buena Park Library District is co-sponsoring a free financial awareness seminar with the Society for Financial Awareness, a California non-profit organization that provides financial education through seminars and workshops. The seminar, entitled, Year End Tax Planning, will be held on Saturday, February 25, 2006 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. in the Buena Park Library’s 2nd floor Board Room, located at 7150 La Palma Avenue, Buena Park, California. The guest speaker will be William Dove, a member of SOFA.

Topics to be covered during the program include:
  • Most common tax mistakes made by people
  • Tax “planning” vs. tax “preparation”
  • The impact of taxes on investments and qualified plan distributions
  • Current tax law changes
  • Determining the “formula” for one’s tax liability
  • What to do in an IRS audit

This program is free of charge and the public is invited to attend. No reservations are necessary. For more information, please call the Buena Park Library District Reference Desk at 714-826-4100, extension 125.

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Slate of Free Financial Awareness Seminars at the Buena Park Library

The Society for Financial Awareness – “a non-profit educational organization” and the Buena Park Library District have teamed up once again for another round of free informative noontime Saturday seminars to educate anyone interested on some specific financial topics. The seminars are available to everyone and are generally held from 12 NOON to 1:00 p.m. in the second floor Library Board Room, at the Buena Park Library, 7150 La Palma Ave., on La Palma, between Western and Knott Avenues. The speakers are from Society for Financial Awareness’s Culver City, Orange County and Torrance Chapters.

The first seminar is scheduled for Saturday, February 25, 2006, and the topic is “Tax Planning” with speaker William Dove. The rest of the Saturday line-up is as follows (as of February 1, 2006) with one room change* noted:

  • March 25, 2006, Getting Fiscally Fit, Downstairs Small Meeting Room*, Speaker: Rayna Elmendorf
  • April 22, 2006, Investing Concerns in a “Fragile” Market, Speaker: Rayna Elmendorf
  • May 20, 2006, Legal Lessons for Life, Speaker: Arthur Swerdloft
  • June 17, 2006, “Exploring” Your Options for a Quality Retirement, Speaker: Rayna Elmendorf

For more detailed information about the seminar topics, please contact Bruce Pasarow in the Library’s Reference Department at 714-826-4100 ext. 125.

Tuesday, January 31, 2006

In February, Love is in the Air at the Volunteer Guild Bookstore!

Starting Monday, February 6th, 2006 and lasting until Saturday, March 4, 2006 the Buena Park Library’s Volunteer Guild Bookstore is having its annual Romance Paperback Sale up on the 2nd floor. Come by for the latest escapist stories of forbidden passion, dastardly villains, brooding heroes and damsels in distress. There are some other “sweetheart” deals to be found, too, like all the 50 cent paperbacks are now 25 cents! Buy 100 of these paperbacks at a time and receive 20 free – that’s 10 more than last year! Just a note: there will be no discounts for items under $1.00. February is also known as Library Lovers’ Month.

The Library is located at 7150 La Palma Ave., between Knott and Western Avenues. The Guild Bookstore hours are Monday through Wednesday, 12 noon to 6:00 p.m., Thursday, 12 noon to 7:30 p.m., Friday, 12 noon to 3:00 p.m., and Saturday, 12 noon to 4:30 p.m. For further information, please contact the Volunteer Guild Bookstore at (714) 826-4100 x123.

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Come Celebrate the Volunteer Guild Bookstore's 5th Birthday in February!

The Volunteer Guild Bookstore, located at the Buena Park Library District, at 7150 La Palma Avenue, on La Palma between Knott and Western, is celebrating its 5th Birthday with a little open house party on Tuesday, February 7th, 2006, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Light refreshments will be served, and Birthday Book Bucks will be available for all attendees.

The Guild Bookstore is run 100% by volunteers and has had some amazing years of revenue that all goes back to funding programs and providing monies for special projects for the Buena Park Library. Guild Memberships are as low as $5.00 for an entire year, with some neat member benefits, too. Stop by to say “Happy Birthday” and see what a great selection they have to offer … you might pick up some great deals on books, paperbacks and magazines.

For more information about the Bookstore, its hours or possibly volunteering, please call 714-826-4100 x123.

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Holiday Closure -- Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

The Buena Park Library District will be closed on Monday, January 16th, 2006, in observation of the Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. Normal hours will resume on Tuesday, January 17th.

Southern California Rocket Association Display

Members of the Southern California Rocket Association (SCRA) are displaying many of their model rockets at the Buena Park Library District. They will be on display in the lobby now through the end of February. The Buena Park Library District is located at 7150 La Palma Avenue in Buena Park.

The items on display include many types of model rockets, a launch system and pad, pictures and posters of model rockets, and a blueprint drawing of one of the first model rockets from 1957. The group has a centrally located, legal, supervised and controlled model rocket launch site serving the Los Angeles/Orange County area and they use the Lucerne Dry Lake Bed site in San Bernardino County. In addition, they also conduct model rocket building and design classes for individuals, families and youth groups. For more information please visit their web site: http://home.earthlink.net/~mebowitz/

The SCRA (as part of the National Association of Rocketry) is about having fun and learning more with and about sport rockets. A benefit of membership is getting together with other model rocket flyers to participate in building sessions, launches, and more.

ReferenceUSA Business Database Available From Your Internet Station

The ReferenceUSA database is now available remotely from your home or work. Just log onto the Buena Park Library’s website , click on the “Online Databases” icon and choose “ReferenceUSA”. Enter your Buena Park Library Card number (no spaces between the numbers) to access the database.

Why use ReferenceUSA? This database has detailed information on over 12 million U.S. businesses. Included are addresses and phone numbers, contact person, type of business, sales figures, parent companies and URL’s. Job seekers, small business owners, and market researchers can use the database to find businesses. Consumers - if you can’t remember the name of a business, but know they are located on La Palma Avenue in Anaheim, ReferenceUSA can help!

It’s just one more service brought to you by the Buena Park Library District.

Monday, January 09, 2006

Community Event: Buena Park Woman's Club Fashion Show

Come join the annual fun at the Buena Park Woman’s Club on January 28, 2006 for a noontime luncheon and 1:00 p.m. fashion show, “Spotlight on Fashion” featuring the wardrobe stylings of Nena’s Fashions of La Habra. The models are club members and friends. To those who have attended these last few years, this has been a favorite event of members and their guests. Ms. Nena herself puts the gilding on these local lilies with terrific clothes and accessories. Most items, plus lots of others, are available for purchase at the show, too.

The cost of the day’s event is $30.00 per person, and the deadline is January 20, 2006. Checks can be made payable to the Buena Park Woman’s Club, and mailed to Sally Riggs, 5912 Homewood Ave., Buena Park, 90621.

The Buena Park Woman’s Club is located on the corner of Beach and 11th Street, at 6711 Beach Blvd. Parking is available on 11th and 12th Streets, and across the street in the City Hall complex. There is no parking at the Enterprise Car Rental lot to the south or the small shopping plaza next door, just north of the Woman’s Club.

Nena’s Fashions, is an amazing store full of a variety of women’s clothing, hats, jewelry and other accessories, and is located at 581 West La Habra Blvd, La Habra, 90631, phone (562) 697-7885.

For information about this or other Buena Park Woman’s Club events, please call Sally Riggs (714) 523-4567 or Tess Rupe (714) 527-5502.