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!!