Saturday, December 22, 2007
The Writer’s Club of Whittier has been helping writers achieve their publishing goals since 1953, and helps serious writers unlock the door to publication through active participation in workshops using the club’s proven workshop methods. Join the Buena Park Library District and Writer’s Club of Whittier for the afternoon to learn more. The Buena Park Library District is located at 7150 La Palma Ave., between Knott and Western Avenues. This information is also on its web page at http://www.buenaparklibrary.org/. 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.
Monday, December 17, 2007
The Board of Trustee meeting returns to its regular “first Tuesday” schedule with the February 2008 meeting on February 5th, at 5:30 in the second floor Board Room. The Library is located at 7150 La Palma Ave., between Knott and Western Avenues.
For more information about this and other programs offered by the Library, please call 714-826-4100, x125 or visit our web page at buenaparklibrary.org.
Friday, December 14, 2007
Mysterious California 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 January and February. The Library is located at 7150 La Palma Ave., between Knott and Western Avenues.
One session will be offered on Thursday afternoons from 1:00-2:30 p.m. on January 3rd, 10th and 24th and February 7th and 21st; the other on Thursday evenings from 6:30-7:45 p.m. on January 3rd, 10th and 24th; and February 7th and 21st. The afternoon group meets in the meeting room in the downstairs auditorium and the evening group meets in the board room on the second floor.
In Week One (January 3rd), participants view and discuss the short film, Mysterious California: Four Authors, in which the writers talk about the influence of California’s places on their work. For each of the following meeting dates, one of the four mysteries chosen to represent a cross-section of crime fiction written by California authors will be discussed. The writers and novels to be discussed include Southland by Nina Revoyr (January 10th), The Art of Detection by Laurie R. King (January 24th), Shell Games by Kirk Russell (February 7th) and Sharpshooter by Nadia Gordon (February 21st). Copies of each of these books are available for check-out at the Library.
For more information on the books to be discussed, go to the Library’s web site at www.buenaparklibrary.org and select Buena Park Library District Book Blog. Any questions, call the Library at 714-826-4100 ext. 125 and ask for Phyllis.
Monday, December 10, 2007
Wednesday, December 05, 2007
At the Consumer Corner on the above web site, the switch from analog to digital broadcast television is referred to as the digital TV (DTV) transition. In 1996, the U.S. Congress authorized the distribution of an additional broadcast channel to each broadcast TV station so that they could start a digital broadcast channel while simultaneously continuing their analog broadcast channel. Later, Congress mandated that February 17, 2009 would be the last day for full-power television stations to broadcast in analog. Broadcast stations in all U.S. markets are currently broadcasting in both analog and digital. After February 17, 2009, full-power television stations will broadcast in digital only.” The www.dtv.gov website also provides a DTV shopper’s guide, frequently asked questions (FAQs) section, news and regulatory developments regarding DTV, a quiz to test yourself on DTV information so that you can teach others (optional), the converter box coupon program and its details, plus publications both in English and Spanish to help answer your DTV questions. At the head of all this information is a “countdown” clock that shows you the days, hour, minutes and seconds from now until the DTV transition date of February 19, 2009.
This consumer information is brought to you by the Buena Park Library District, located at 7150 La Palma Ave., between Knott and Western Avenues. This information is also on its web page at www.buenaparklibrary.org. 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.