Monday, March 19, 2007

The Definitive 200 -- Where Would You Be Without Them?

The Buena Park Library District is pleased to announce the addition of more than 60 titles to our Music CD collection for your listening pleasure. This is in response to the Definitive 200 campaign launched by the National Association of Recording Merchandisers and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The campaign which asksWhere Would You Be without Them?” is an attempt to rank some of the most commercially and critically successful albums of all time. The list of 200 ranked albums celebrates the classic recordings by favorite iconic and contemporary artists and is proclaimed to be albums that every music lover should own – or check out from the library.

The list can be found at The top ten albums on the list are:

  • Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club by the Beatles
  • Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd
  • Thriller by Michael Jackson
  • Led Zeppelin IV by Led Zeppelin
  • Joshua Tree by U2
  • Exile on Main Street by the Rolling Stones
  • Tapestry by Carole King
  • Highway ’61 Revisited by Bob Dylan
  • Pet Sounds by the Beach Boys
  • Nevermind by Nirvana
The Buena Park Library will be adding the titles that we do not already own in our collection to make sure we have at least the top 50 from the Definitive 200 list, plus selected other classics. Visit us at 7150 La Palma Ave., between Western and Knott, to “check-out” the music or visit our website to see what titles are available.

Friday, March 16, 2007

Gourd Art Exhibit on Display from March through April

Art pieces created from a stunning variety of gourds are now on display at the Buena Park Library District, located at 7150 La Palma Avenue in Buena Park, between Knott and Western Avenues. The decorative and utilitarian pieces, created by artist Fayme Harper, are on exhibit in the Library lobby now through the end of April 2007.

Objects on display range from musical instruments, such as the ocarina and guiro, to birdhouses, to fanciful creatures and gourds adorned with Celtic knot work. The artist states that her art designs have been inspired by her interest in “primitive archery and fantasy art.”

The artist said she fell in love with this medium four years ago after a visit to a farm in Fallbrook, California. The gourds are embellished with a wide variety of materials including paint, gold leaf, beads, Teneriffe weaving, and eggshells. Techniques such as carving and pyrography (the burning of the gourd) have also been employed. Harper states that all over the world, people have used hard-shelled gourds for centuries for eating and drinking vessels, musical instruments, sacred masks and costumes, and art.

Stop by the Buena Park Library and take in the amazing range of items that can be created from gourds. 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. For information, please call the Reference Desk at 714-826-4100, ext. 125.

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Free Financial Planning Seminar -- Wednesday, March 28

The Buena Park Library District is sponsoring a free financial awareness seminar presented by Buena Park Chamber of Commerce members Peter Chow and Sylvia Woodside, who represent a large dealer/broker in financial planning. The seminar, entitled, Options for Quality Retirement, will be held on Wednesday, March 28, 2007 from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. in the Buena Park Library’s 2nd floor Board Room, located at 7150 La Palma Avenue, Buena Park, California.

Topics to be covered during the program include:

  • Retirement Facts
  • Will You be Able to Retire?
  • Sources of Retirement Funds
  • Expenses
  • Road Blocks to Retirement
  • Retirement Funding
  • Senior Health Care

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.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Annual Media Madness Sale Returns to the Buena Park Library District

Starting Saturday, March 10th, 2007, the Buena Park Library District will be taking part in the annual reading program sponsored by the In-N-Out Burger. the Volunteer Guild celebrates the return of its ever popular Media Madness Sale in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. The sale ends March 31st at 4:30 p.m., but don’t wait until then to get the best bargains ever! It is a “Buy One, Get One of Equal or Lesser Value” of all sale items such as: VHS videos, CD-Roms, Sheet Music books, and all kinds of audio music in CDs, Cassettes and LPs – that’s long-playing albums, folks. Yes, WE HAVE A LOT of LPs, of all different kinds – classical, easy listening, rock … you name it. In fact, come see for yourself! We will have magazines on sale during this event, too, so all your bases are covered during the March Media Madness Sale. Come early for the best selection!

The Guild Bookstore is on the 2nd floor of the Library, located at 7150 La Palma Avenue in Buena Park, between Knott and Western Avenues. Sale proceeds benefit the Volunteer Guild which supports all the Library’s programs and collections.

For further information about this and other upcoming sales, please call the Guild Bookstore at 714-825-4100 ext. 123.

Friday, March 02, 2007

Teen Tech Week March 3rd - 10th at the Buena Park Library District

Buena Park Library District, located at 7150 La Palma Ave., is pleased to announce its participation in the American Library Association’s first annual Teen Tech Week, March 3rd – 10th, 2007. The Library will join thousands of other libraries across the country who are encouraging teens to use their libraries for the different technologies available to them as they "Get Connected @ your library®." This program is designed to show teens that the library is a trusted resource for accessing information and that librarians are the experts who can help them develop the skills they need to use electronic resources effectively and efficiently.

Youth Services Librarian, Phyllis Nisle, hopes to increase teen awareness of the different technological services that are available at the Library by offering a variety of events in which teens can participate. Events planned for this week include an Online Scavenger Hunt, a video contest, a Web Design class on Saturday, March 3rd from 9:00 am – 10:00 am (pre-registration is required), and a Sudoku Tournament on Tuesday, March 6th from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm. Visit the Library’s web page at to download the Online Scavenger Hunt or to obtain the entry form for the video contest.

For more information, or to register for the Web Design class, call the library at 714-826-4100 ext. 125 and ask for Phyllis.