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.