Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Read-to-Me Reading Program at the Buena Park Library

The Buena Park Library District's Read-to-Me Reading Program will begin January 2nd and will continue until February 6th, 2010. The Read-to-Me Reading Program, for children through age 5, stresses the importance of reading to young children. Parents who read 25 picture books to their child will be entered into a drawing and may win four Knott's Berry Farm tickets. All children who complete the program may choose a prize from the reading prize box.

For more information, please call the Children's Room at 714-826-4100 x126.

Buena Park Library Offers Free Beginning Computer Class

The Buena Park Library District will be offering their "Beginning Computer Class" on the following dates:
  • Saturday, January 9, 2010
  • Saturday, February 20, 2010

The class will be from 9 am to 10:30 am in the Library's Boardroom.

The class is designed for those who have little or no experience with computers. Attendees will learn basic mouse and keyboard skills.

The class is limited to an enrollment of 10 people. If you would like to register for one of the classes, please visit the Library or call the Information/Reference Desk at 714-826-4100 x 125 to sign up.

Ring in the New Year with the 99 cent Sale in the Volunteer Guild Bookstore of the Buena Park Library

To welcome you back after closing for the holidays, the Volunteer Guild Bookstore, located on the 2nd floor of the Buena Park Library at 7150 La Palma Ave., will have EVERYTHING ON SALE FOR 99 CENTS or less beginning Tuesday, January 5 through Saturday, January 9. You can apply the discount to EVERYTHING in the store! This includes the large selection of books, audio books, music CDs and much more! Come early for the best selection! Cash will be the only accepted method of payment. Sale proceeds will benefit the Volunteer Guild, which generously funds Buena Park Library programs and services.

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. The Bookstore hours are Tuesday thru Wednesday from noon to 6 pm, Thursdays from noon to 7:30 pm, Fridays from noon to 3 pm, and Saturdays from noon to 4:30 pm. The Bookstore is elevator accessible. For further information, please contact Luann O'Hara, Bookstore Manager and President of the Volunteer Guild, 714-826-4100 x123.

The Orange County DREAM team to Present "Access to Higher Education" at the Buena Park Library

The Orange County DREAM Team (OCDT) will present "Access to Higher Education" at 2pm on Saturday, January 9, 2010, at the Buena Park Library, located at 7150 La Palma Ave., in Buena Park. The OC DREAM Team will discuss AB 540, which allows undocumented students of all nationalities (that meet specific requirements) to pay in-state tuition fees if they wish to attend California's public community colleges and universities. They will also provide information on the DREAM ACT.
This program is aimed at helping students complete high school and prepare for college or the workforce. It is made possible through a generous AT&T Foundation grant.


About the Orange County DREAM Team (OCDT)
The Orange County Dream Team (OCDT) was born out of a community's profound need to help its talented undocumented youth obtain access to higher education. Established in 2004, the OCDT began with a small but diverse group of high school, college and university students united under a common goal of passing the DREAM and Student Adjustment Acts.
At present time, the OCDT has grown into a dedicated Organization and has gained support from several community organizations such as Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles, League of United Latin American Citizens, and Los Amigos de Orange County. We will continue to grow and strongly believe that all sectors of the Orange County Community will ultimately benefit from our accomplishments.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Christmas and New Year's Holiday Closure Dates

The Buena Park Library District will be closed on Thursday and Friday, December 24th and 25th, in recognition of Christmas and will be resuming normal hours on Saturday, December 26th, opening at 10 a.m. and closing at 5 p.m. The Library will also be closed on Thursday and Friday, December 31st and January 1st for New Year's, reopening on Saturday, January 2nd for normal hours.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Win an afghan!! Support children's programming!!

The Volunteer Guild of the Buena Park Library is sponsoring the "Keep Warm This Winter" Opportunity Drawing. Take a chance on winning one of two hand knitted and crocheted afghans. The two afghans are the "Cheerful Squares" afghan (made of multicolored knitted or crocheted squares) and the "Stained Glass" afghan (made to resemble a stained glass window). Both afghans were made and generously donated by the members of the "In Stitches" Knitting and Crocheting Group of the Buena Park Library.

All proceeds from this opportunity drawing will be used to support children's programs at the Library. The chances are $1.00 each, 6 for $5.00, or 12 for $10.00. Tickets are available at the Library in 3 locations: the Check Out desk, the Reference desk, and the Volunteer Guild Bookstore.

The afghans will be on display in the Library and the last day to purchase tickets is January 22, 2010. The drawing will be held Saturday, January 23, 2010. The winner need not be present.

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Volunteer Guild Bookstore Holds Members Only Double Discount Sale

The always popular Double Discount Sale of the Volunteer Guild Bookstore will be held Saturday, December 12, 2009 from 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM in the Guild's bookstore, located on the 2nd floor of the Buena Park Library. Just in time for the holiday gift shopping, tables full of donations, including a large selection of audio books, music CDs and cassettes, music LPs, VHS movies, magazines, Christmas themed books of all kinds, and a ton of fiction and non-fiction titles will be on display for perusal and purchase. Come early for best selection! Cash only, please.

Non-members can take this opportunity to purchase a membership for only $5.00 for a year's worth of savings! If you remain a non-member, though, you will pay regular bookstore prices ... which are still the best in town.

For further information, please contact the Bookstore at 714-826-4100 x123.

The Buena Park Library District Presents an Identity Theft Workshop

Learn what the thieves don't want you to know about identity theft. This program will be presented by Detectives Pimentel and Tewell, specialists in Economic Crimes at the Buena Park Police Department. The program will be on Saturday, December 12, 2009 from 2pm to 3pm in the Downstairs Community Room at the Library.

Identity theft (also knows as identity fraud) is one of today's fastest growing crimes. Learn what to do if you ever find that your personal identifying information is being used by someone else for fraudulent or criminal purposes. Join us for this informative program that you can't afford to miss.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Special Storytime at the Buena Park Library

On Wednesday, December 2nd from 6:30-7:45 PM, there will be a special storytime celebrating healthy eating. Principal Rene Jeffery of Pendleton Elementary will be reading stories at the Buena Park Library to encourage children to make healthy choices. This special storytime is the second of three in conjunction with the Buena Park School District promoting healthy lifestyles among children.

Please join us for a fun evening of stories, learning about good nutrition, and a craft.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Thanksgiving Holiday Closures

The Buena Park Library District will be closed on Thursday and Friday, (November 26 and 27) in recognition of Thanksgiving, and will be resuming normal hours on Saturday, November 28, opening at 10 a.m. and closing at 5 p.m.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

The Buena Park Library District Celebrates Year's End with a Display of Holiday Buttons













The Buena Park Library District hosts an exhibit of holiday-themed buttons courtesy of Buena Park resident Dennis Doran. The display is located in the Library lobby and runs now through December 29, 2009.

Mr. Doran has been wearing and collecting buttons and pins for over 20 years. He has displayed his button collection at college and public libraries throughout Orange County. His collection has grown to over 7,000 buttons. Almost all of Mr. Doran's buttons have been given to him by family, friends and colleagues. According to Mr. Doran, he would wear a different button to work everyday from November to the end of December. He has brought a small portion of his collection to share with the patrons of the Buena Park Library. Included in the display are some buttons from local businesses and amusement parks.

Catch some holiday cheer and enjoy a unique way to celebrate the festive season.

Friday, November 13, 2009

The Buena Park Library District Hosts a Mysterious Evening

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Join other mystery lovers to listen to a panel of mystery authors discuss their books and how they have mastered the art of mystery writing. The panel will consist of three California authors: Teresa Burrell, Gayle Carline, and Jeff Sherratt. Please join us at the Buena Park Library District on Thursday, December 3, 2009 at 6:00 pm in the 2nd Floor Board Room for a mysterious evening.

Teresa Burrell's debut novel is The Advocate, reviewed as a "wonderful twisty novel...not your normal court room story". It is a suspenseful drama that transports the reader into the heart of the juvenile court system and provides critical insight into the labyrinth of child welfare. Burrell maintained a private law practice in San Diego and focused on domestic, criminal, and civil cases. She has also enjoyed a satisfying career as a teacher.

Gayle Carline, a Placentia resident, will talk about her novel, Freezer Burn which has been reviewed as a must read for lovers of murder and mayhem. Carline writes a humor column for her local newspaper, the Placentia News-Times. She has been a software engineer, a dancer, and even a flying angel for the Crystal Cathedral's Glory of Christmas.

Jeff Sherratt will discuss this book The Brimstone Murders, which is the first of his Jimmy O'Brien Mystery series. His mystery story is said to be "filled to the brim with good fun and great action". Sherratt currently lives in Newport Beach and is a member of Sisters in Crime and the Mystery Writers of America.

After the discussion, the authors will be available to sign their books and answer questions. Attendees will also have an opportunity to win a door prize.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

LIBRARY CLOSED NOV 14-18 TO MAKE WAY FOR NEW ON-LINE CATALOG

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On November 19th, the Buena Park Library will “GO LIVE” with the Polaris Library System--its new online catalog. The Library will be closed November 14th thru November 18th to prepare for the new system. To assist you during the Library’s closing, the Library will be offering extended checkout prior to closing. Also, there will be no fines for any Library items returned between November 19th and November 28th.

“Dynix Classic,” our current Library computer system, was installed over 20 years ago, and although it has served the Library well for many years, our current vendor will not be supporting our system much longer. Therefore, we have been saving for the past few years knowing the day would come when we would have to move on to a new system.

The Polaris system uses current technologies and will improve the library’s entire scope of automated services, from ordering and tracking materials, to a more efficient check-in and check-out process. Best of all, it offers many new features for our customers including an enhanced library catalog with book cover images, book reviews, tables of contents and summaries, and a special children’s catalog. The Polaris System uses a standardized Web-based interface, and, as a result, customers will feel comfortable using the new system since it functions much like their computers at home or at work.

“You can do so much more with this new system, including keeping a list of books you’ve read and receiving pre-notification emails to remind you that your library materials will be due soon,” exclaimed Library Director Louise Mazerov. “We are confident the new system will improve your library experience.”

The Buena Park Library District has over 6,000 visitors per week and lends out 500,000 books, DVDs, audiobooks and music CDs per year. The Library is located at 7150 La Palma Ave. in Buena Park. For more information, please call the library at 714.826.4100 x125, or visit our virtual branch at www.buenaparklibrary.org.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

99 Cent Storewide Sale in the Volunteer Guild Bookstore

Beginning Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009 the Volunteer Guild Bookstore, located on the 2nd floor of the Buena Park Library, will have a 99 cent STOREWIDE SALE. Everything in the bookstore will be 99 cents or less. You can apply the discount to their large selection of books, audio books, music CDs and much more! This sale lasts through Saturday, November 7th, but don't wait until the last minute to get the best bargains ever! Come early for the best selection! Cash will be the only accepted method of payment. All Volunteer Guild Bookstore procees are used to generously fund and support Library programs and collections.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Knott’s Berry Farm Book Author Talk at the Buena Park Library

The Buena Park Library District will be hosting a book talk featuring author Jay Jennings at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 7, 2009 in the Downstairs Community Room of the Library.

Mr. Jennings will be speaking about his newly published book: Knott’s Berry Farm: the Early Years, which covers Walter Knott and the history of Knott’s from its humble beginnings as a roadside berry stand in the 1920s, to the 1970s, by which time it had grown into a world-class amusement park. Copies of the book will be available for sale at $21.99, and for signing by the author following his presentation.

Jay Jennings is a Los Angeles native who has spent many years visiting Knott’s Berry Farm and researching its history. He is also the owner of one of the largest collections of Knott’s souvenirs and memorabilia in the country. In addition, he is a writer, director, producer and music composer in the motion picture business.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Writer's Workshop: The Bumpy Road to Getting Published

The Buena Park Library is presenting a writer's workshop by local author and writing teacher, Maralys Wills. In this workshop called "The Bumpy Road to Getting Published" Wills will offer real-world suggestions for writing novels or non-fiction and turning them into salable works. This workshop is designed for readers who aspire to be published writers. She will suggest concrete writing tips, such as saving your strongest word for the end of the sentence and upgrading dialogue so even dull characters sound interesting. Maralys Wills, a college creative writing teacher for more than 20 years and author of 12 books shares the dos and don'ts of getting published.

The workshop will be on Thursday, October 29, 2009 at 6:30 pm. It will be held in the Downstairs Community Room of the Library.

Marayls Wills, an award-winning author, brings her varied and exciting lifestyle to the podium. An author of twelve books in a variety of genres, she was never content to contemplate life in the abstract: she was too buy living it. Even as her six children (five boys and a girl), were growing up, Wills began teacher novel-writing to adults, bestowing on them her energy, her enthusiasm and her passion for good writing.

Her most recent book is Damn the Rejections Full Speed Ahead and copies of this will be available for sale and signing at the workshop

Friday, October 09, 2009

Buena Park Library Offers Free Beginning Computer Classes

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The Buena Park Library District will be offering a beginning computer class on Saturday, October 17, 2009 from 9 am to 10:30 am in the Library's Boardroom. The class is designed for those who have little or no experience with computers. Attendees will learn basic mouse and keyboard skills.

The class will be repeated on November 7th and 21st. If you would like to register for one of the classes, please call the Information/Reference Desk at 714-826-4100 x125 to sign up. Space is limited.

Friday, October 02, 2009

Bestselling Author Gustavo Arellano (and the Los Hermanos Taco Truck) to Visit the Buena Park Library


Orange County native Gustavo Arellano is a nationally bestselling author, syndicated columnist, and the spiciest voice of the Mexican-American community. He is a staff writer with the OC Weekly in Orange County and a contributing editor to the Los Angeles Times Op/Ed pages.

During this program Arellano will be talking about his book, Ask A Mexican!. Books will be available for sale, and Arellano will be signing them after the discussion. Gustavo Arellano will be at the Library on Thursday October 8, 2009 at 6:00 pm in the Downstairs Community Room.

From 4-6PM (in front of the Library) the local Los Hermanos Taco Truck will be on hand selling some of their famous tacos and more! Part of the proceeds will go the the Library. Please come and enjoy a taco with Gustavo and help benefit the Library as well!!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Buena Park Library Celebrates National Piano Month

The Buena Park Library is offering an evening of music by local pianist, Paul Kosmala to celebrate National Piano Month. The program will be on Tuesday, September 29, 2009 at 7:00 pm in the Downstairs Community Room at the Library. Kosmala will "tickle the ivories" of his keyboard and perform a variety of his most requested tunes. These will range from ragtime, blues, Gershwin, show tunes, classical, movie themes, etc.

Mr. Kosmala grew up in Buffalo, New York where he studied classical and popular music with several private teachers. He began performing professionally at age 16. Since moving to Southern California in 1979, he has performed with many local orchestras and bands, at many hotels, restaurants, countless private parties, and as a solo pianist on Sitmar Cruises. He is also an experienced piano teacher and has been inspiring students for over thirty years.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Mariachi 101 at the Library


The Buena Park Library will be hosting an author talk on Thursday, September 17, 2009 at 6:00 pm. Gil Sperry, author of Mariachi for Gringos: Unlocking the Secrets of Mexico's Macho Music will be presenting his most entertaining talk called "Mariachi 101."

Have you ever wondered what the top 50 mariachi songs are? Or have you asked yourself last time you were at a Mexican restaurant -- do we stop eating and drinking when the mariachi arrive at our table? Sperry will entertain you with answers to these questions plus much more. He'll talk about the history of mariachi music, women and mariachi, the musicians and their instruments, and famous mariachi songs and their composers.

Gil Sperry is a modern-day renaissance man who delights in entertaining and informing audiences through both the spoken and the written word. His first book, Mariachi for Gringos, was originally released in 2006. His second book Soccer's Story & A Futbol Fable was released in 2009 and is currently being adapted into a screenplay by two veteran Hollywood screenwriters. His third book, The Hispanic Heritage of the Food We Eat, is now under construction.

Sperry lives with his wife in Baja where he enjoys the Mexican lifestyle, food, and music. He makes time to teach elementary school in Chula Vista, California and is an avid sports enthusiast, fisherman, and jazz aficionado. He is a graduate of Ohio's Kenyon College and also holds an M.A. in History from Stanford University.

This program is appropriate for the whole family and should be a very entertaining evening of all things mariachi. Refreshments will be provided and autographed copies of his book will be available for purchase.

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Text Your Questions

Get answers to questions fast through a new Buena Park Library District service by texting My Info Quest at 309-222-7740, entering the code “bpl” and then your question. The service is available Monday through Thursday from 6:00 am to 9:00 pm, Friday from 6 am to 4 pm, Saturday from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm, and Sunday from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. A librarian will text back with an answer within 10 minutes.

The service is a new option for patrons to get information on the go. This service is ideal for questions that must be answered immediately and allows more access to library information from remote locations.

Questions are answered by librarians from across the country who take turns fielding incoming texts. Patrons can simply enter the phone number into their directory and have an immediate way to get answers.

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

The Buena Park Library District Says Farewell to Summer with a Seashell Display


"She sells seashells by the seashore" ... so goes the tongue twister. At the Buena Park Library District, Margaret Cooney presents an exhibit of shells collected by her late mother, Elizabeth M. Schofield, over the past 40 years. Friends, family and neighbors brought Mrs. Schofield shells from their travels. Currently on display in the library lobby, the exhibit will run through September 30, 2009.

Shells are the external skeleton of a soft-bodied animal known as a mollusk. Clams, snails, abalones are all mollusks. Mollusks live in the oceans and in fresh water, as well as on land. The shell is composed of calcium carbonate and other substances which are secreted by the mantle of the mollusk. The mantle is also responsible for the formation of pearls in oysters and mussels. Mollusks have been used as a source of food for thousands of years. Shells have been prized from ancient times. Shells have decorated Mesoamerican temples and Greek and Roman vases. They have also been used as a form of currency by Native Americans.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The Buena Park Library will Host a Writer's Workshop

The Buena Park Library is presenting a writer's workshop by local author and writing teacher, Barbara French. The workshop topic is "Seven Ways to Hook Your Reader." French says, "Whether you want to hook an agent, publisher, or book buyer, you need to know how." The workshop will be on Thursday, September 3, 2009 at 6:30 pm in the 2nd Floor Board Room.

Barbara has taught creative writing for 17 years in Anaheim and Cypress for the North Orange County Community College District. Her novelized memoir, Someday Street, is an inspiring story of a family surmounting dire circumstances in the Great Depression with economizing, humor and life-affirming philosophies. Besides publishing a book, she has also published 28 articles, a newspaper column and has won short story and poetry prizes.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Buena Park Library to be Closed on Mondays Effective August 24th

At their meeting on August 11, 2009 the Buena Park Library District Board of Trustees made budget revisions based on the recent State budget which allows the transfer of 8% of library property tax revenue to the State. In order to save the amount needed, the Board voted to close the Library on Mondays beginning August 24th and to pass on additional retirement costs to the employees. These reductions will be in addition to the reductions made in January 2009 and July 2009, including a 50% reduction in the materials budget and a reduction in hours of part time employees.

"While the earlier decisions were made in order to not reduce hours or services, that is no longer possible. The Library Board deeply regrets the impact of these decisions on the community," commented Board President Bob Niccum. "The Library continues to be used more than ever during these bad economic times, but like everyone else, the Library has to live within its means."

Please contact the Library Director at 714-826-4100 x121 with any questions.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

The Buena Park Library Presents a Talk on Backpack Safety

It is time to start thinking about back to school supplies and backpacks to carry all those supplies. Did you know that using a backpack improperly can cause long-term back problems? Do you have more questions about backpack safety and correct posture for kids? Dr. Stephen Smith will be giving a short talk at the Library on just this. It will also include correct posture for computer use, cell phone use and video gaming posture. His presentation at the Library will be on Wednesday, August 19, 2009 at 7:00 pm and is appropriate for both kids and adults.

Dr. Smith has run a successful chiropractic practice in Buena Park since 1981. He has been active in his profession having served on the Board of Directors of the California Chiropractic IPA and on the board of Regents of The Los Angeles College of Chiropractic. Locally, Dr. Smith has twice served as president of the Buena Park Chamber of Commerce and is currently on the Board of Directors of the Boys and Girls Club of Buena Park. Before becoming a chiropractor, Dr. Smith was a professional musician and stand-up comedian, which comes through in his presentations.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Library Closure -- Labor Day -- Monday, Sept 7, 2009

The Buena Park Library District will be closed on Monday, September 7th, 2009, in recognition of the Labor Day holiday. Normal hours will resume on Tuesday, September 8th, 2009, opening at 10 a.m. and closing at 8 p.m.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Change in Meeting Date for August 2009 Library Board of Trustees Meeting

The August meeting of the Buena Park Library District Board of Trustees has been rescheduled to ensure all members are present to discuss changes to the 2009/2010 budget due to the recent passage of the State budget allowing the State to borrow 8% of the District's property tax revenue. This will require additional cuts to the Library's budget in addition to the 10% reduction already in the budget. This Board meeting will take place at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, August 11, 2009, in the Board Room located on the second floor of the Library. All Board meetings are open to the public.

Monday, July 27, 2009

American Red Cross Blood Drive at the Library

The Buena Park Library District is having an American Red Cross Blood Drive from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm on Thursday, August 6, 2009 in the downstairs community room.

Appointments are appreciated, and potential donors are requested to go to www.givelife.org and put in our sponsor code: BPL to make your appointment. It is really very simple -- save a life and donate a pint.

The Library is located at 7150 La Palma Ave., between Knott and Western Avenues.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Cracking the Case Using Handwriting Analysis

On Saturday, August 8th, 2009 graphologist Paula Sassi will present a program on handwriting analysis at the Buena Park Library District. This program will appeal to teens and adults. Please join us in the Downstairs Meeting Room at 2:00 pm for an afternoon of mystery solving through handwriting.

Uncover the secrets revealed in the strokes of handwriting to help solve real and fictional mysteries. Handwriting analysis can be a useful tool in discovering the honesty or dishonesty of the wrtier. Hundreds of indicators found in the strokes of writing can reveal whether the writer has a tendency to lie, cheat, steal or worse. Learn some basic dishonesty indicators and help solve interesting cases using handwriting analysis.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Paper Flower Making Class at the Buena Park Library

A paper flower making class will be held at the Buena Park Library on Saturday, July 25, 2009 at 3:00 pm in the Downstairs Community Room.

Handmade crepe paper flowers are elegant, delicate and easy to make. Join instructor Rosa Armendariz to learn the basics of paper flower making from start to finish. Instruction will be given on making five different styles of flowers so that you will leave with a completed bouquet.

This program will be of interest for teens through adults. All adult attendees will receive an entry drawing slip for a chance to win one of several gift baskets being given as prizes at the end of the Adult Summer Reading Program.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Summer Sales Event

The Volunteer Guild of the Buena Park Library
will be having a special sale for one week only:


Sale Dates: July 20-25th
Where: Volunteer Guild Bookstore (2nd floor of the Library)
What: ALL DVDs and Videos are 99 cents!!


There is a large selection of children's animated movies, TV series of yesteryear, feature films, exercise DVDs/videos and much more! Everyone in the whole family will have something from which to choose. The sale begins Monday, July 20th and lasts until Saturday, July 25th, but don't wait until the last minute to get the best selection! Cash will be the only accepted method of payment. All Guild proceeds are used to generously fund and support Library programs and collections.

The bookstore hours are Monday thru Wednesday from noon to 6 PM, Thursdays from noon to 7:30 PM, Fridays from noon to 3 PM, and Saturdays from noon to 4:30 PM. For further information, please contact Luann O'Hara, Bookstore Manager and President of the Volunteer Guild at 714-826-4100 x123.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Harp & Flute Music Program at the Buena Park Library

The Buena Park Library District will present a Harp & Flute Music Program on Saturday, July 18, 2009 at 2:00 pm in the Downstairs Community Room.

The program features Peggy Skomal playing Concert and Celtic Harp, and Susan Craig Winsberg playing a variety of flutes, recorders and pennywhistles. Together they perform Celtic, Classical and Folk music with contrasting moods and melodies. Explanations and stories about the instruments and music are presented in an educational and entertaining manner for all age groups.

One lucky adult attendee will receive a deli restaurant coupon, and all adult attendees will receive an entry drawing slip for a chance to win one of several gift baskets being given as prizes at the end of the Buena Park Library's Adult Summer Reading Program.

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

In Stitches: A Knitting and Crocheting Group


The next meeting of In Stitches will be on Thursday, July 9, 2009 from 2-4 pm in the 2nd floor Board Room at the Buena Park Library District.

Please join us as we knit or crochet items for charity. The group has already made afghans and lap robes to give to some of the residents of the Knott Avenue Care Center in Buena Park. They have also been knitting and crocheting blankets and baby items for Project Linus and Newborns in Need.

New attendees are always welcome. Please bring your own yarn and knitting needles or crochet hooks. If you have any questions about this event, please call the Library at 714-826-4100 x 125 and ask for Chris or Phyllis.

Monday, July 06, 2009

Wii Bowling at the Library (for Adults)

The Wii Bowling Alley at the Buena Park Library will reopen on Monday, July 13th for 4 weeks of virtual bowling fun. The lanes in the 2nd floor Board Room will be open from 2:00-3:00 pm for all adults to try their hand at virtual bowling.

Be sure to mark your calendar for the following Wii Bowling dates:
  • Monday, July 13th: 2-3pm
  • Monday, July 20th: 2-3 pm
  • Monday, July 27th: 2-3 pm
  • Monday, August 3rd; 2-3 pm

The Wii interactive video game is a fun and easy way to get some light exercise and socialize with friends. Wii bowling is easy to learn and the motions are quite similar to real bowling. Players stand or sit in front of a screen and manipulate a remote control to "throw a virtual ball." Join us for a little exercise and fun! ADULTS only -- no children please.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Independence Day Closure

The Buena Park Library District will be closed Friday and Saturday, July 3rd and 4th, 2009, in recognition of the Independence Day holiday, resuming normal hours Monday, July 6, 2009, opening at 10 a.m. and closing at 8 p.m.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Summer Reading Clubs for All Ages at the Buena Park Library District

The Buena Park Library District will be hosting three Summer Reading Programs for children, teens, and adults this summer. Children, ages 2 to 12, are invited to join the Home Run Readers Summer Reading Club for a summer filled with reading, prizes, entertainment, and fun. Teens can participate in the Grand-Slam--Summer Reading Club, for a summer of reading, prizes, game tournaments and more. Adults, 18 and over, have their own summer reading program, Slide into Summer Reading, where they have a chance to win one of many great thematic gift baskets.

Sign-ups for the Teen Summer Reading Club begin June 19th with a kick-off celebration from 2:00-4:00 p.m. that will include Wii games such as Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Guitar Hero, as well as, caricaturist Dave Boatman and food.

The Children's and Adult Summer Reading Clubs begin June 20th with a kick-off celebration for the children from 2:00-4:00 p.m. that will include a petting zoo, balloon animals, face painting, games, and more. On Monday evenings all summer long, the Library will host special entertainment programs for families including magicians, jugglers, storytellers, and more.

Teens will have a chance to participate in a variety of video and board game tournaments, as well as, a special after-hours Amazing Race on August 15th.

Adults will be able to enjoy an author talk by Gustavo Arellano in June, a harp and flute concert in July, and learn how handwriting is used in Cracking the Case with graphologist Paula Sassi in August. All reading clubs continue through August 22nd, 2009.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Gustavo Arellano to Speak at the Buena Park Library

Popular author and columnist, Gustavo Arellano, will be speaking on Thursday, June 25, 2009 from 6:00-7:30 pm in the Downstairs Meeting Room at the Buena Park Library District.

Arellano is an Orange County native, a nationally bestselling author, syndicated columnist, and voice of the Mexican-American community. He is a staff writer with the OC Weekly and a contributing editor to the Los Angeles Times Op/Ed pages.

His writing credits include: a nationally syndicated column, ¡Ask a Mexican!, author of two books, ¡Ask a Mexican!, based on the writings in his column, and Orange County: A Personal History, part personal narrative, part cultural history.

During this program, Gustavo Arellano will be talking about his books. Books will be available for sale and Arellano will be signing them after the discussion.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Injury Prevention Seminar at the Buena Park Library

The Buena Park Library District will present a program entitled: Injury Prevention Seminar at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 27, 2009 in the 2nd floor Library Board Room. This program, emphasizing work injury prevention, covers all aspects of work that require standing, lifting, bending, and sitting. The information presented will be particularly helpful for heavy labor jobs. Home care, including sleep positioning, stretching, and strengthening exercises, will also be covered.

The program will be presented by Dr. Steve Smith. Dr. Smith is a magna cum laude graduate of the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic, and has been a post graduate extension faculty member of two chiropractic colleges, training extern doctors.

Developing an Unforgettable Image : A Program for Women at the Buena Park Library

The Buena Park Library District will present a program entitled: Developing an Unforgettable Image: A Program for Women, at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 26, 2009 in the 2nd floor Library Board Room. During the program, you will learn to reinvent your image and wardrobe through the use of accessories and make-up, keeping you in line with the latest trends and styles.

In today's market you must make a statement in order to excel, and it starts with developing your image. You have 30 seconds to make a first impression. Remember, it's all about the WOW factor!!! If you are interested in entering or re-entering the work force or working your way up the corporate ladder, this program is for you.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Holiday Closure -- Memorial Day on Monday, May 25th, 2009

The Buena Park Library District will be closed on Monday, May 25th, 2009 in observation of the Memorial Day holiday. Normal hours will resume on Tuesday, May 26th.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Celebrate Dia de los Ninos/Dia de los Libros (Day of the Child/Day of the Book) at the Buena Park Library

Join the Buena Park Library as it celebrates Dia de los Ninos/Dia de los Libros (Day of the Child/Day of the Book) during the week of April 27 through May 2nd. Dia is a nationwide celebration of children, families and reading held annually, and this year the library will have 3 special events for children and their families. Enjoy the Magic of Rafael on Monday, April 27th at 6:30 pm. Storyteller Tio Alec and his pink gorilla will take you on a treasure hunt on Thursday, April 30th at 7 pm. There will be a Children's Fun Fiesta with games, prizes and more on Saturday, May 2nd from 2 pm to 4 pm. Children will also be able to create their own "Book about Me" during the Fiesta.

Dia de los Ninos/Dia de los Libros (Day of the Child/Day of the Book) is an enhancement of Children's Day, which began in 1925. Children's Day was designated as a day to bring attention to the importance and well-being of children. Dia brings families together and emphasizes the importance of literacy for every child regardless of linguistic or cultural background. Hundreds of libraries, schools and communities throughout the country will host celebrations and programs that honor multiculturalism and stress the importance of books and literacy.

The Buena Park Library District has over 6,000 visitors per week and lends out 500,000 books, DVDs, audiobooks and music CDs per year. For more information, please call the Library at 714-826-4100 x125. The Buena Park Library is open Monday through Thursday, 10 am - 8 pm and Friday and Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm.

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Celebrate National Library Week at the Buena Park Library

Join us as we celebrate National Library Week at the Buena Park Library located at 7150 La Palma Ave., between Western and Knott Aves. We will kick off the week by taking a "Journey through Grimm's Fairytales" at 6:30 pm on Monday, April 13, 2009. This performance will feature a dynamic combination of dance, theatre, story-telling, clown and puppets with an emphasis on the importance of literature and a celebration of National Library Week. This will be an all-ages show, especially geared towards children 3 to 14 years old.

"Worlds Connect" at the Buena Park Library as we celebrate National Library Week starting Sunday, April 12 through Saturday, April 18, 2009. This is a special time to celebrate the Library and all the wonderful possibilities and worlds that open up within the pages of a book, a movie or other materials you can find at the Library. With a free Library card for California residents, a card holder can check out books for three weeks on nearly any subject imaginable, listen to music and audio books, borrow a current movie for one week and use the Library's online databases from home when you access our web page at www.buenaparklibrary.org. Do you need a passport? The Buena Park Library is an official US Passport Acceptance Agency.

Call 714-826-4100 x125 for details about these and the many storytimes for children and special events for teens that are going on here. The Buena Park Library encourages all residents to take advantage of all their library has to offer and come discover all the ways "Worlds Connect" at our Library.

Check it out....we connect you to the world of knowledge

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Buena Park Library Celebrates its 90th Birthday during National Library Week

This year marks the 90th anniversary of the founding of the Buena Park Library District located at 7150 La Palma Ave. To help celebrate this momentous occasion, the Library is holding an Open House on Saturday, April 18th from 10 AM to 2 PM. The fun begins with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 10 AM followed by storytelling, refreshments and multicultural performances. The multicultural performances will include Ballet Folkorico by students in Project SAY, Hula/Tahitian dancing by Hiya Papaya Productions, Indian Bollywood dancing, and a Korean kayakum performance by Esther Lee. Please join us as we celebrate our 90th Birthday!

Thanks to the Buena Park Women's Club petition for a public library, the Buena Park Library District was formed in 1919. What began as a simple collection of books by the Buena Park Women's Club has grown into the full service library of today, serving the diverse community of Buena Park and the surrounding communities of Southern California.

The Buena Park Library District has over 6,000 visitors per week and lends out 500,000 books, DVDs, audiobooks and music CDs per year. For more information, please call the Library at 714-826-4100 x125, or visit our virtual branch at www.buenaparklibrary.org. The Buena Park Library is open Monday through Thursday, 10:00 am -- 8:00 pm and Friday and Saturday, 10:00 am -- 5:00 pm.

Volunteer Guild Bookstore Holds 99 cent Sale in Honor of National Library Week

In honor of National Library Week, the Volunteer Guild Bookstore, located on the 2nd floor of the Buena Park Library at 7150 La Palma Ave., will have EVERYTHING ON SALE FOR 99 CENTS or less beginning Monday, April 13. This is a great way to support the Buena Park Library since all Guild proceeds are used to generously fund and support Library programs and collections. You can apply the discount to our large selection of books, audio books, music CDs and much more! This sale lasts until Saturday, April 18, but don't wait until the last minute to get the best bargains ever! Come early for the best selection! Cash will be the only accepted method of payment.

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. The Bookstore hours are Monday thru Wednesday from noon to 6 PM, Thursdays from noon to 7:30 PM, Fridays from noon to 3 PM and Saturdays from noon to 4:30 PM. For further information, please contact Luann O'Hara, Bookstore Manager and President of the Volunteer Guild, 714-826-4100 x123.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Wii Bowling for Adults (for the Young at Heart)

Adults are invited to come to the Buena Park Library to participate in our weekly Wii bowling games on Monday mornings from April 6 through May 11, 2009. The downstairs community room will be turned into a bowling alley from 10:30 am to 11:30 am.

The Wii interactive video game is a fun and easy way to get some light exercise and socialize with friends. Wii bowling is easy to learn and the motions are quite similar to real bowling. Players stand or sit in front of a screen and manipulate a remote control to "throw a virtual ball." Join us for a little exercise and fun! ADULTS only -- no children please.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Free Computer Classes (Clases de Computacion) for Spanish Speakers

The Buena Park Library District will be teaching a series of four (4) Spanish computer classes on Wednesdays from 6 pm to 7:30 pm during the month of April in the Library's Boardroom. The topics are:
  • Computadoras para principiantes (April 1st)
  • Introduccion a la Red (April 8th)
  • Correro Electronico (April 15th)
  • Microsoft Word Basico (April 22nd)

Participants are asked to call the Information Desk at 714-826-4100 x125 to sign up since space is limited.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

90th Anniversary Display at the Buena Park Library




The Buena Park Library celebrates 90 years of service with a display of photographs, artifacts, and newspaper clippings about the history of the library. The exhibit is on display in the library lobby now through April 28, 2009.

The early residents of Buena Park created a library in 1905 with donated books in a spare room of the old Lily Creamery. In 1919, the Buena Park Woman's Club sponsored a petition drive and election forming the Buena Park Library District. A library was built on the corner of what are now Beach Boulevard and Pinchot Court. The 18 x 22 foot building was stocked with 283 books. After several remodels, the facility proved inadequate for the growing community. Land was purchased and a new library constructed on La Palma Avenue in 1969.

The above photographs by Marcia Miyoshi will give you a flavor of the display:
  • 1960's: Photographs of the groundbreaking and construction of the library in the early 1960's. Dedication program from April 1961.
  • 1930's: Photograph of the Buena Park Library circa 1935, after the remodeling using WPA labor (Photograph courtesy of the Buena Park Historical Society)
  • 1920's: Picture of Katherine Berkey (Librarian 1924-1946) and library accession books from the 1920's. Every book acquired by the Library was recorded in the accession book, including price, title, author, publisher, etc. Catalogue cards were created and filed in the card catalogue.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Passport Day in the USA

The Buena Park Library is hosting a Passport Fair on Saturday, March 28th, 2009 from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm to provide passport information and accept U.S. passport applications. The Buena Park Library is joining the Department of State in celebrating "Passport Day in the USA", a national passport acceptance and outreach event.

Plan ahead and apply for your U.S. passport now! On June 1, 2009, the second phase of the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative will go into effect. At that time, U.S. citizens must present a passport book, passport card, or other travel documents approved by the U.S. government to enter the United States from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Bermuda at land borders and sea ports of entry.

For more information and details, call the Library at 714-826-4100 or visit our website at www.buenaparklibrary.org. You may also refer to the U.S. Department of State website at travel.state.gov for application forms, information on documentation required, fees and a wealth of other passport and international travel information.

The Buena Park Library is located at 7150 La Palma Avenue (between Western and Knott) in Buena Park.

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Annual St. Patrick's Day Media Madness Sale Returns

Starting Monday, March 16, 2009, the Volunteer Guild celebrates the return of its ever popular Media Madness Sale in honor of St. Patrick's Day. The sale ends Saturday, March 21, at 4:30 p.m., but don't wait until then to get the best bargains ever!

It is Buy One, Get One of Equal or Lesser Value" of all sale items such as: DVDs, videos, 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, too, 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. All Guild proceeds are used to generously fund and support Library programs and collections.

Bookstore Hours are: Monday-Wednesday 12 noon to 6 pm; Thursday 12 noon to 7:30 pm; Friday 12 Noon to 3 pm; and Saturday 12 noon to 4:30 pm. For further information about this and other upcoming sales, please call the Guild Bookstore at 714-826-4100 ext. 123.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

The Buena Park Library Receives Grant for Multicultural Program "Telling Stories"

The Buena Park Library recently received a mini-grant from the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation for a multicultural family program called "Telling Stories". Families with children of all ages will have the opportunity to tell their story through art. All materials are provided, but families can bring in pictures and other mementos to make their story more personal.

“Telling Stories” will begin at 2:30 pm on Saturday, March 7, 2009, at the Buena Park Library. Participants are encouraged to sign up as space is limited and should plan to attend the four Saturday sessions in March. For more information or to sign up, please contact the Childrens Desk at 714.826.4100 x126.

This is a great way to bring parents and children together to teach them how to share their stories using art. Regardless of someone’s writing or English-speaking ability, they can use art to tell about their experiences. Each participant shares a story from his/her history and culture on a felt square. As the squares are sewn together, so are the lives of those who made them. “There will also be storytelling of folktales from different cultures so it’s a storytime and crafts for the WHOLE family,” according to Mary Ivelia, Childrens Specialist.

At the final class, the families all come together to sew the "Stories" to create a quilt or several mini-quilts that will be presented at the annual Childrens Art Festival in April 2009 at the Buena Park Recreation Center.

The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation is known for its pioneering support of bookmaking programs, portrait projects, book festivals, libraries, mural projects throughout all of the United States, as well as emerging authors and illustrators of children's books. For more information about the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation, please visit their website at www.ezra-jack-keats.org.

The Buena Park Library District is located at 7150 La Palma Ave, Buena Park, CA. The Library has over 6,000 visitors per week and lends out 500,000 books, DVDs, audiobooks and music CDs per year. For more information, please call the library at 714.826.4100 x125, or visit our virtual branch at www.buenaparklibrary.org. 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.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Buena Park Library Reduces Budget Without Reducing Service

On Tuesday, February 3, the Buena Park Library District Board of Trustees approved the last of a series of mid-year budget reductions. These reductions are necessary due to reduced revenues during the current economic crisis.
“We have concentrated on making adjustments that would not reduce the hours we are open or the services we provide,” stated Board President Bob Niccum. This included a decision by the Library Board to reduce employee benefits and to require that employees take four regularly scheduled holidays without pay in the next fiscal year as well as the remaining two holidays in this fiscal year (President’s Day and Memorial Day). These budget cutting decisions began with a special meeting of the Board on January 20.

“As the economy worsens the busier we get at the Library,” reports Library Director Louise Mazerov. “People need us more than ever as they cope with job losses and reduced income. The Library provides resources that can be used to update resumes, improve interview skills and identify potential employers. People also come in for books, CDs and DVDs for relaxation and entertainment. In addition the Library has programs for children and teens that are free.”

“The Board deeply regrets having to reduce pay and benefits for our employees, because they are the most valuable resource our library has,” Niccum added. “But we chose cuts that best balance service to our patrons and fairness to our staff.

The Library’s schedule and additional information can be found at www.buenaparklibrary.org. Please contact the Library Director at 714-826-4100 x121 with any questions.

Friday, February 06, 2009

Volunteer Guild Bookstore Holds Sweetheart-of-a-Deal Sale

The Volunteer Guild Bookstore of the Buena Park Library is offering a few hours of unbridled joy for book lovers at a very reasonable price. On Saturday, February 14, they will hold their Sweetheart-of-a-Deal Sale in front of the Volunteer Guild Bookstore on the 2nd floor of the Library at 7150 La Palma Avenue from 10 AM to 2 PM. Tables full of donations will be on display for perusal and purchase, and everything on those tables will be 50 cents. Come early for the best selection!

The Sweetheart-of-a-Deal Sale will include fiction and non-fiction, paperback and hardcover, magazines, videos/DVDs, audiobooks and plenty of children's books. Cash will be the only accepted method of payment. All Guild proceeds are used to generously fund and support Library programs and collections.

For further information, please contact Luann O'-Hara, Bookstore Manager and President of the Volunteer Guild, 714-826-4100, ext. 123.

Sunday, February 01, 2009

It's February and Romance is in the Air at The Buena Park Library District

In recognition of February as Library Lover's Month, the annual Volunteer Guild's Romance Paperback Sale is here! Starting Tuesday, February 10th and ending Saturday, February 21st, come by and spend some time and money and take advantage of BUY ONE GET ONE FREE in Romance Paperbacks and all media-sized (4"x6") paperbacks. 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. All Guild proceeds are used to generously fund and support Library programs and collections.

For further information about this and other upcoming sales, please call the Guild Bookstore at 714-826-4100 ext. 123.

Monday, January 26, 2009

February Library Closures

On Monday, February 9, 2009, the Buena Park Library District will be closed to the public due to Staff Development Day activities. The Library will resume regular hours, Tuesday, February 10, 2009, opening at 10 a.m. and closing at 8 p.m.

The Library will also be closed on Monday, February 16, 2009, in recognition of the Presidents' Day holiday, resuming normal hours Tuesday, February 17, 2009, opening at 10 a.m. and closing at 8 p.m.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

The Buena Park Library Goes "Batty"


Pictured above: Blue Bat and Library Director, Louise Mazerov

The Buena Park Library goes “batty” with special bat-themed storytimes the week of January 26, 2009, through January 29, 2009, in honor of its guest, “Blue Bat.” The Buena Park Library is one of only 25 libraries nationwide chosen to be on Blue Bat’s tour. The Library is located at 7150 La Palma Avenue in Buena Park, between Knott and Western Avenues. Storytimes are Tuesday and Wednesday mornings at 11:00 a.m. and Wednesday and Thursday evenings at 7:00 p.m.

Blue Bat is one of three handmade, stuffed “book bats” created by Brian Lies, the author and illustrator of “Bats at the Library.” Blue Bat is traveling in his special “steamer trunk” with his own passport and a copy of the book. According to Lies, “Bats at the Library” and the “Bat to Basics” Tour is meant to remind people that “they can go ‘bat’ to the basics – simple, inexpensive entertainment, such as the joy of getting lost within the pages of a book.” The author has loved libraries and books since he was little, and when he travels, he rarely misses an opportunity to explore the local library. The author states, “Things are tough right now. The economy is in rough shape, and people are looking for cost-effective things to do with the family. What’s better than free? … Books, DVDs, magazines, newspapers. All free. The only thing you have to do is promise to bring stuff back.”

When he is not visiting storytimes, Blue Bat will be in his “Bat Cave” in the Childrens’ Room. Stop by and visit him. 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 Childrens’ Room at 714-826-4100, ext. 126.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Creole Portraits by LeDOUX on Display at the Buena Park Library District

Portrait of A.P. Tureaud
by LeDOUX

Currently on display at the Buena Park Library are the portraits of Creole men and women, rendered in pencil and charcoal on paper, by the artist LeDOUX. His work is on display in the Library lobby until February 28, 2009. The Library is located at 7150 La Palma Avenue in Buena Park, between Knott and Western Avenues.

LeDOUX's career has spanned the fashion industry as a designer and a business owner. He has imparted his knowledge and experience in the fashion industry as a lecturer at fashion schools and colleges in the Los Angeles area. Mr. LeDOUX's interest in his Creole culture and genealogy has influenced the portraits presented in this exhibit.

There are many definitions of the term "Creole" and the meaning has changed through the centuries. It originally referred to anyone born in the French and Spanish colonies of the Caribbean and Gulf Coast of North America, regardless of race. Later, after the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, it was used to differentiate between those native to Louisiana and the Anglo-American newcomers. Today, the term Creole often refers to a mixture of French or Spanish, African, and Native Indian culture. Creoles can be found in Haiti, Cuba, Guadeloupe, and Martinique. In the United States, the Creole community is concentrated in Louisiana. They developed a distinct identity and culture, especially in language, food, religious practices, and architecture (as seen in the French Quarter of New Orleans).

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.

Friday, January 09, 2009

In Stitches -- A Knitting and Crocheting Group

The first meeting of our In Stitches group was held on January 8th, 2009 and we started working on our first charity project, which will be a WarmUpAmerica! afghan (made of 7" x 9" squares) to be given to a local Buena Park charitable group.

Our next meeting will be on February 12, 2009 (Thursday) from 2-4 PM in the Board Room on the 2nd floor of the Library.

If you can't make the meetings, but would still like to contribute to our project -- please stop by the reference desk to get the directions for crocheted or knitted squares. The patterns can also be found online at the WarmUpAmerica! site. We do have some donated yarn left that we can give out until it's gone. Or you can choose your own yarn. Currently the colors we are using are a dark blue, medium blue, and light blue (or any color that would complement that color scheme) of 100% acrylic worsted weight yarn.

Squares can be dropped off anytime to the reference desk or at our monthly meeting. The group is open to the idea of working on other charity projects in the future, some things that have been mentioned are preemie caps, chemo caps, knitting for the troops.... Please join us!

For further information please contact Phyllis or Chris at 714-826-4100 x 125

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Holiday Closure -- Martin Luther King, Jr. Day -- Monday, Jan 19th

The Buena Park Library District will be closed on Monday, January 19th, 2009, in observation of the Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. Normal hours will resume on Tuesday, January 20th.

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Volunteer Guild Bookstore 99 Cent Sale

Ring in 2009 with the 99 cent sale in the Volunteer Guild Bookstore of the Buena Park Library. Beginning Monday, January 12, 2009, the Volunteer Guild Bookstore will have EVERYTHING ON SALE FOR 99 CENTS or less. You can apply the discount to their large selection of books, audio books, music CDs and much more! This sale lasts through Saturday, January 17, 2009, but don't wait until the last minute to get the best bargains ever! Come early for the best selection! Cash will be the only accepted method of payment. Sale proceeds will benefit the Volunteer Guild, which generously funds Buena Park Library programs and services.

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. The Bookstore hours are Monday through Wednesday from noon to 6 PM, Thursdays from noon to 7:30 PM, Fridays from noon to 3 PM, and Saturdays from noon to 4:30 PM. For further information, please contact Luann O'Hara, Bookstore Manager and President of the Volunteer Guild, 714-826-4100 x123.