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.