Monday, July 23, 2007

Colorful and Unique Button Display now through the end of August!

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Button, button, who has the button? The Buena Park Library District has buttons galore! Currently on display are sports and geographical buttons. Appropriately themed for summer, these pins are just a small part of the over 7,000 buttons collected by Buena Park resident Dennis Doran. The exhibit is on display in the Library lobby and runs now through the end of August 2007. The Library is located at 7150 La Palma Avenue in Buena Park, between Knott and Western Avenues.

Mr. Doran began collecting pin-back buttons during the 1970’s at an anti-Vietnam war rally. He has displayed his button collection at college and public libraries throughout Orange County for the past 20 years. His collection has grown to over 7,000 buttons which allows him to create themes for his displays. As a long-time Cypress College employee, most of the buttons have been given to him by colleagues and friends. He has even received buttons from people who have seen his exhibits! Stop by the Buena Park Library this summer and take a trip to faraway places through this amazing button collection.

The 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.

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