Monday, May 21, 2007

Asian / Pacific American Heritage Month -- Display in the Library lobby -- now through the end of May

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The Buena Park Library District celebrates Asian / Pacific American Heritage Month with a display of Asian and Hawaiian arts, crafts and other cultural items. The display is on exhibit in the Library lobby and runs now through the end of May 2007. The Library is located at 7150 La Palma Avenue in Buena Park, between Knott and Western Avenues.

Objects on display range from musical instruments, clothing, jewelry, and art objects. Also available for checkout are books which highlight the Asian American and Pacific Islander experience.

May is Asian / Pacific American (APA) Heritage Month—a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. In May 1990, President George H.W. Bush designated May to be Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. May was chosen to commemorate the immigration of the first Japanese to the United States May 7, 1843 and to mark the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869. The majority of the workers who laid tracks for the Central Pacific portion of the railroad were Chinese immigrants. According to U.S. Census statistics, there are 16.3 million residents who said they were Asian or Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, alone or in combination with another race.

Stop by the Buena Park Library and take in the amazing range of items. 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, May 17, 2007

The BOGO Cookbook Sale at the Guild Bookstore Continues! We're Doing a Children's Books BOGO, Too!

The monster BOGO sale of cookbooks continues through Saturday, June 2nd, 2007, in the Volunteer Guild of the Buena Park Library’s Bookstore, located on the 2nd floor of the Buena Park Library District, 7150 La Palma Ave., between Knott and Western Avenues. It is a “buy one at regular price, get one free of equal or lesser value” – in other words, a BOGO! There are STILL some really good choices available.

There will also be a large BOGO sale of children’s books, beginning Monday, June 4th, 2007, and ending Saturday, June 30th, 2007. There large selection of titles available for this sale, but remember – it doesn’t start until June 4th!

The Guild Bookstore sales proceeds benefit the Volunteer Guild which supports all the Library’s programs and collections. The Guild is a 100% sponsor of the Youth Services and Adult programs offered annually here at the Library. If you want to become a member, it is just $5.00 a year!

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

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

An Imagination Celebration Event at the Buena Park Library: "Harry and the Tyrannosaurus Rex"

Swazzle – the amazing puppetry duo of Sean and Patrick Johnson – will be presenting "Harry and the Tyrannosaurus Rex" at the Buena Park Library District on Saturday, May 19, 2007 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Join us for a special program and workshop designed for the whole family. Join Swazzle puppeteers ( in an interactive puppet show about Harry, a young mammal of the Late Cretaceous Period, who learns that meaning of true friendship. Afterwards, the attendees will be able to make their own puppets in the workshop following the show. Call Mary or Lynn at the Children’s Desk, (714) 826-4100 x126 to place your reservations, as space is limited. We have a list already started. The Library is located at 7150 La Palma Avenue between Knott and Western Avenues.

This is all part of the “Creative Faces, Creative Places” 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 program is also sponsored by the Library’s support group, the Volunteer Guild of the Buena Park Library.