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.