Thursday, December 30, 2010

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 will have EVERYTHING ON SALE FOR 99 CENTS or less beginning Tuesday, January 4 through Saturday, January 8, 2011. 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.

The Guild Bookstore is on the 2nd floor of the Library, located at 7150 La Palma Avenue (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
  • Saturdays from noon to 4:30 PM

The Bookstore is elevator-accessible. For further information, please contact the Volunteer Guild Bookstore at 714-826-4100 x123.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Buena Park Library -- Holiday Closures

The Buena Park Library will be closed:
Friday, December 24, 2010 through Monday, December 27, 2010 for the Christmas Holiday
AND
Friday, December 31, 2010 through Monday January 3, 2011 for the New Years Holiday.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Celebrate the Holidays with a Movie at The Buena Park Library

Enjoy Movie Time at the Library to celebrate the holidays. Showtime is on Saturday, December 18, 2010 from 2:30 to 4:00 pm.

Bring the whole family and take a break from shopping, baking, or whatever else is keeping you busy this holiday season and enjoy a wonderful movie filled with humor and warmth. This movie is a nostalgic and witty remembrance of a time gone by.

Due to our licensing agreement, we cannot disclose the title of the film here; but if you want to see the famous leg lamp and hear dialog such as: "I want an official Red Ryder, carbine action, two-hundred shot range model air rifle!" and "No, you'll shoot your eye out" --- join us on Saturday!!

The movie is rated PG (please call the Library at 714-826-4100 x125 for the title of the movie--if you haven't guessed already from the above clues). Bring your favorite snack and join us for this entertaining movie.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

99 Cent Sale in the Volunteer Guild Bookstore of the Buena Park Library

Just in time for the holidays, the Volunteer Guild Bookstore is holding a 99 Cent Sale to help you find some great gifts and stocking stuffers for your family and friends! 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 for ONE DAY ONLY between noon and 4:00 pm on Saturday, December 18, 2010.

We've got many things to please the book lover, the music lover and the movie lover with our vast assortment of books, movies, music and much more! 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.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Buena Park Library's Volunteer Guild Bookstore Members Only Double Discount Sale

The always popular Double Discount Sale of the Volunteer Guild Bookstore will be held Saturday, December 11, 2010, from 12 pm to 4:30 PM in the Guild's bookstore, located on the 2nd floor of the Buena Park Library District at 7150 La Palma Avenue.

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. The Bookstore is elevator-accessible.

For further information, please contact the Volunteer Guild, 714.826.4100 x123.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Learn a New Language with Mango! It's fun, fast and FREE!


Did you know we have a fun, fast and easy language learning program called Mango Languages? The best part is it’s FREE—all you need is your Buena Park Library card and internet access! Visit http://www.buenaparklibrary.org/, scroll down and click on the Mango Languages icon at the bottom of the page. If you don’t have a Buena Park Library card, don’t worry. You can apply for one by visiting us at the library or apply for a library card online.

Mango is the easiest and most effective way to learn to speak a foreign language. Mango is available in two versions:

Mango Basic:
Perfect for a foreign language beginner, Mango Basic teaches everyday greetings, gratitudes, goodbyes and helpful phrases in a short period of time. The courses, which require only two to five hours of time to complete, are currently available in 22 foreign languages and 14 English as a Second Language (ESL) courses.

Mango Complete:
Mango Complete offers a 100-lesson course that digs much deeper and is designed to provide a more complete understanding of the entire language and culture. It is available in nine foreign language and three ESL courses. Foreign language courses include Chinese, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. ESL courses include Polish, Spanish and Portuguese.

Even better, you can visit http://www.buenaparklibrary.org/ and start learning today!
For more information, please contact the Library at 714.826.4100 x125.

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Celebrate National Gaming Day at the Buena Park Library

Bring your friends and family and have fun at National Gaming Day


Join us for an afternoon of fun and games on
Saturday, November 13, 2010 from 2:30--4:00 pm

Kids, teens and adults of ALL AGES are invited to try a new game or play an old family favorite!!

Games will include:
  • Wii: Super Smash Bros.
  • Wii: Mario Kart
  • X-Box: Halo
  • Monopoly Deal
  • Connect Four
  • Chutes & Ladders
  • Candyland
  • Sorry
  • and more!!!
Kids and teens -- are you ready to challenge your parents, grandparents and fellow gamers to find out who gets schooled!

Bring your hand held devices to play alone or challenge a new friend.

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Meet Edgar Allan Poe at the Buena Park Library District

Duffy Hudson, an acclaimed actor, director, and filmmaker will perform his one-man play, In the Shadow of the Raven: The Life and Works of Edgar Allan Poe in the Downstairs Community Room at the Buena Park Library on Tuesday, November 16, 2010 at 6:30 pm. You will think that you have met Mr. Poe himself after spending the evening in the presence of Broadway and film veteran Duffy Hudson, who brings his talent and fascination for Edgar Allan Poe to life in his unique one-man play.

The play, In the Shadow of the Raven, begins as Edgar Allan Poe rises from the scene of his mysterious death and continues as he pieces together the events of his life. Using a combination of biographical information and the dramatic interpretation of Poe’s literature, Annabel Lee, The Raven, and The Tell-Tale Heart, Hudson provides a unique, in-depth theatrical experience of the life and works of one of America’s best-known and enigmatic personalities.

Mr. Hudson is a co-owner of a film company, has many film acting credits, and has co-founded several theatre companies. He has also performed on Broadway and directed more than 300 theatrical pieces, working with Brooke Shields, Jessica Lange, Don Johnson, Tatum O’Neal, and Marlo Thomas. Duffy is also the author of the children’s book, The Boy Who Came From Heaven and another one-man show, The Relativity of Albert Einstein.

The program is made possible by funding from the Volunteer Guild of the Buena Park Library. Admission is free and no tickets or reservations are necessary.

The Buena Park Library District is located at 7150 La Palma Avenue, Buena Park, California. For more information, please call the library at 714-826-4100, ext. 125, or visit our virtual branch at www.buenaparklibrary.org. The Buena Park Library is open Tuesday through Thursday, 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. and Friday and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Celebrate American Indian Heritage Month with a Movie at the Buena Park Library District

Enjoy Movie Time at the Library to celebrate American Indian Heritage Month. Showtime is on Wednesday, November 10, 2010 from 3:30 to 5:00 pm.

The plot of this movie involves two Coeur d'Alene Indians who trek from their Idaho reservation to Phoenix. It is based on Sherman Alexie's The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven. This is the first film written, directed and acted completely by American Indians. Janet Maslin (of the New York Times) said this movie is "warmly comic with charming performances and a splendid screenplay!"

The movie is rated PG-13 (please call the Library for the title of the movie at 714-826-4100 x125). Bring your favorite snack and join us for this entertaining movie.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The Great California Shakeout at the Buena Park Library

On Thursday, October 21, 2010 at 10:21 a.m., the Buena Park Library District will be participating in the Great California Shakeout. At 10:21 a.m., there will be some "earthquake sounds" alerting us to the start of the "earthquake" -- this begins the "Drop, Cover, Hold" portion of the drill. At the end of the "earthquake", the evacuation of the building will begin. Once the evacuation has been completed and the building has been declared "safe", everyone can reenter.

Why is it important to do a Drop, Cover, and Hold on drill? As with anything, to react quickly you must practice often. You may only have seconds to protect yourself in an earthquake, before strong shaking knocks you down--or drops something on you.

If you are in the Library at the time of the drill you will be part of the largest earthquake drill ever!!


Monday, October 11, 2010

Opportunity Drawing for the Autumn Leaves Afghan at the Buena Park Library


Take a chance on winning the beautifully hand-knit "Autumn Leaves Afghan" that has been donated by the In Stitches Knitting and Crocheting Group of the Buena Park Library. All proceeds will be used to support children's programs at the Library. The suggested donation is $1.00 (or feel free to donate more!!!) -- so, please visit the Library and stop at the Check-Out desk to view the afghan and purchase your chance.

Chances will be available from October 12th through November 20th, 2010. The winning name will be drawn on Tuesday, November 23rd (winner need not be present).

The In Stitches group meets once a month to knit or crochet for charity or just for fun. New members are always welcome. Please join the group the 2nd Thursday of each month from 2:00 to 4:00 pm in the 2nd Floor Boardroom.

Friday, October 01, 2010

Buena Park Library Taking Part in "Snapshot: One Day in the Life of California Libraries"

The Buena Park Library is joining libraries across the state in participating in “Snapshot: One Day in the Life of California Libraries” on October 5, 2010, to show how important academic, public, school, and special libraries and library systems are to the state of California. This Snapshot Day has been developed by the California Library Association (CLA).

On October 5, 2010, Buena Park Library will compile statistics, users’ comments, photographs, and other data chronicling a typical library day. The results collected at Buena Park Library will be added to those of other libraries across California, by CLA, to show how libraries provide invaluable services to California citizens.

Buena Park Library is also planning several programs that day for patrons of all ages. We will also be taking photos and collecting comments:

• Preschool Storytime, 11 am, Downstairs Community Room, Enjoy stories & songs. For kids ages 3 to 5 years old.

• Get in the Picture!, 11 am – 6 pm, Get your picture taken with your library card or your favorite book! For all ages.

• Books with Beat Reading Program for Teens, Sign up and participate in the library’s online reading program at www.buenaparklibrary.org. Teens that read at least one book and write a review on the book will be entered into a drawing for a special prize. For teens only.

• Magic Show with Rafael & Katia, 6:30 PM, Downstairs Community Room, Come celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with your favorite magicians! For all ages.

BOGO Sale in the Guild Bookstore, 12 pm – 6 pm, 2nd floor Bookstore, EVERYTHING in the Bookstore is BUY-ONE, GET-ONE FREE!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

BOGO Sale at the Volunteer Guild Bookstore at the Buena Park Library

The Volunteer Guild Bookstore is having a large BOGO sale of ALL items beginning Tuesday, October 5th and ending on Saturday, October 9th. The Guild Bookstore is located on the 2nd floor of the Buena Park Library District, 7150 La Palma Ave., between Knott and Western Avenues.

Here's your chance to stock up on GREAT books, CDs, and DVDs to entertain you as fall approaches. EVERYTHING in the Bookstore will be on SALE this week--BUY ONE GET ONE FREE. You will be able to “buy one at regular price, get one free of equal or lesser value.” Items may be mixed. Come early for the best selection. Cash only please.

The Guild 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 about other upcoming sales, please call the Guild Bookstore at 714-826-4100 ext. 123.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Phil Brigandi presents A Discussion of the History of Scouting in Orange County at the Buena Park Library


Noted local historian and former Orange County archivist, Phil Brigandi, will discuss the history of scouting in Orange County on Saturday, October 2, 2010 at 2:00 pm at the Buena Park Library. As an historian, his emphasis has always been on telling the story. He says that: "Orange County has always been fertile ground for Scouting. Our first troop was founded in Anaheim in 1910, the same year the Boy Scouts of America was founded." Brigandi is a third generation scout and over the years he has also been an historical society volunteer, a museum curator, an archivist, and an author, just to name a few. He will also be available after the talk to sell and sign his excellent new book, On My Honor, a Century of Scouting in Orange County.

This program is being presented by the Buena Park Historical Society and the Buena Park Library District. Light refreshments will be served. Scouts (past and present), their families, and the general public are welcome.

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

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Learn How to Create an Email Account at the Buena Park Library

This class is for you if you have ever tried to apply for a job online and find that you need an email or if you just want to catch up with family news online. Join us to learn how to create a Yahoo! Mail account at the Buena Park Library on Saturday, September 25, 2010 from 9:00 to 9:45 am. We will walk you through the steps to create your own email account. Please call the Library to register at 714.826.4100 x125. The only requirement is that you must know how to use a mouse and keyboard.

The Buena Park Library District is located at 7150 La Palma Avenue, Buena Park, California. For more information, please call the library at 714-826-4100, ext. 125, or visit our virtual branch at www.buenaparklibrary.org. The Buena Park Library is open Tuesday through Thursday, 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. and Friday and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Halo Reach Event for Teens at the Buena Park Library


Teens, be one of the first to play the NEWLY RELEASED Halo Reach on Saturday, September 18th from 2:30-4:00 p.m. in the Buena Park Library’s community room. The game will be system linked for 8 players. Other video and board games will be available to play.

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 District is located at 7150 La Palma Ave, Buena Park, CA. The Library is open Tuesday through Thursday, 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. and Friday and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

99 Cent Back to School Sale in the Volunteer Guild Bookstore of the Buena Park Library

Get all your “Back to School” tools at the Volunteer Guild Bookstore’s 99¢ SALE! 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¢ or less for ONE DAY ONLY between noon and 4:30 pm on Saturday, September 18, 2010.

This is a great time to stock up on books, DVDs, videos, audiobooks and much more to help you succeed in school! 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 Guild proceeds are used to generously fund and support Library programs and collections.

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. For further information, please contact Luann O’Hara, Bookstore Manager and President of the Volunteer Guild at 714.826.4100 x123.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Show Us Your Library Card, Buena Park!

September is National Library Card Sign-up Month, and the Buena Park Library District wants to make sure that you and your child carry the most valuable card of all – a library card.

In honor of National Library Card Sign-Up Month, some local businesses are offering discounts and other perks if you show your library card during the month of September. “This is a great way to promote library card sign-up month and give local businesses an opportunity to partner with us to show their support for reading,” said Library Director, Patti Hanley. Visit the Buena Park Library or the Library website for a list of the discounts or special offers you will receive from the following businesses:
  • Auntie Anne's Pretzels
  • Avon
  • Bags & Bling
  • Benny the DJ
  • Bella Dia Salon & Day Spa
  • Buena Park Library Volunteer Guild Bookstore
  • Golden Spoon Frozen Yogurt
  • Granny's Flowers
  • Quiznos
  • Tutti Frutti Frozen Yogurt
There’s a lot happening at the Buena Park Library for everyone in our community, and the best part is that in these tough economic times, it’s all free with a library card. The Buena Park Library has books, magazines, DVDs, CDs, Audiobooks, computers, and a variety of helpful, informative databases that can be accessed using your Buena Park Library card. The Library also offers several free programs for all ages to stimulate the joy of reading. Librarians are available to help recommend material suitable for various ages and interests.

Getting a library card is easy. For information on how you can sign up for your library card, visit the Buena Park Library at 7150 La Palma Avenue, call 714-826-4100 or see the library’s Web site at www.buenaparklibrary.org. Library hours are Tuesday through Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Friday and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sign-up for your free Buena Park Library Card today and then Show us Your Library Card, Buena Park!

Gardening: A Family Affair at the Buena Park Library

Sherry, and her grandson, in the garden

Did you know that Fall is the best time to plant a garden in Southern California? Two of our local gardeners, Sherry Jones & Rosalyn Strickler, are going to show you the many fun ways to create a garden in any space. Rosalyn said that some of the best gardens she has seen have been planted in children's wading pools. They will talk about how to create butterfly, pizza, salsa and stir fry gardens. Or if you like the idea of having fresh tomatoes for the holidays -- they will show you how to make it happen. There will be many more great ideas, information, and fun!!!

Join us on Saturday, September 11, 2010 at 2:30 pm in the Downstairs Auditorium of the Buena Park Library District at 7150 La Palma Avenue.

This program is for ALL gardeners or want-to-be gardeners (young and old). Everyone will go home with a starter kit to plant their very own vegetable or flower in their garden. There will also be a drawing for a door prize. So, come one, come all, to find out fun ways to create your very own garden.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

A Free Practice ACT/SAT to be Held At The Buena Park Library District

The Buena Park Library District, located at 7150 La Palma Ave., will be hosting a free practice ACT/SAT combo test on Saturday, August 28th from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. This practice test is perfect for the student who is trying to decide whether he/she wants to take the ACT or the SAT test. This combo test includes a condensed version of both the SAT and ACT.

High School age students are welcome to participate. Registration is required for this event. Students can register in person at the Information/Reference desk at the Library or by calling 714-826-4100 ext.125. Participating students need to bring a calculator and two #2 pencils to the practice test.

For all participating students and their parents, there will be a combo test results and ACT & SAT Workshop on September 1st from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Any questions call the Library at 714-826-4100 ext.125 and ask for Phyllis.

Buena Park Library District Offers Free Bilingual Beginning Computer Classes

The Buena Park Library District will be offering a bilingual beginning computer class (computaciĆ³n para principiantes) on Saturday, September 11, 2010, from 10 am to 11:30 am in the Library’s Boardroom. This class is designed for those who have little or no experience with computers. Attendees will learn basic mouse and keyboard skills. Participants are asked to call the Information/Reference Desk at 714.826.4100 x125 to sign up since space is limited.

The Buena Park Library District is located at 7150 La Palma Ave., Buena Park, CA. The Library has over 5,000 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 Tuesday through Thursday, 10:00 am – 8:00 pm and Friday and Saturday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.
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Monday, August 02, 2010

Healthy Body, Happy Heart and Power Brain Workshop at the Buena Park Library

Please join us for a free training clinic with Master Amy Ko of Dahn Yoga in Buena Park. She will teach ancient meditation techniques and healthy yoga postures that will help you deal with the modern stresses of society. This class is beneficial for all age groups, so bring the whole family!!

The workshop will be on Saturday, August 14, 2010 from 2:00 to 3:30 pm in the downstairs community room at the Library.

Some of the highlights of the class will be:
Water Up, Fire Down
This is the core principle for Dahn Yoga. It is the complete cycle of energy circulation and by repeating this cycle, life maintains its balance and continuity.

Ki Gong Exercises
These energy martial arts help practitioners completely rebalance their body. Practitioners of Ki Gong learn to keep a peaceful, confident mind even in the face of stress.

Brain Wave Vibration
This is the signature exercise of Dahn Yoga. It is a simple, easy-to-follow brain fitness and holistic healing method that helps bring your body and mind back into balance.

Energy Meditation
Serenity, clarity, and creativity are unleashed through this subtle free-form energy meditation.

There will be books about these techniques available for sale after the class. In addition, there will be a 20% discount off a one month membership at Dahn Yoga for those who sign up after the class.

Free Summer Concert at the Buena Park Library

Please join us as we present a free summer concert for all ages by talented local pianist, Paul Kosmala. The performance will be on Wednesday, August 11, 2010 at 7:00 pm in the 2nd floor Board Room.

Kosmala will be performing his most requested tunes on the keyboard. There will be everything from Gershwin to Broadway and he'll also take requests. He has been playing professionally since the age of 16 and is also an experienced piano teacher.

Every adult attending will get one free entry slip for a chance to win one of the end-of-summer gift baskets from the Adult Summer Reading Program and a raffle ticket for a chance to win a bucket of cool merchandise donated by Hooters of Costa Mesa. (The gift bucket includes: 2 T-shirts, a certificate for a VIP Wing Party, plus much more.)

The joint will be jumpin' -- come for the music and fun!

Friday, July 30, 2010

Buena Park Library Volunteer Guild Book Sale

A large BOGO sale of ALL items will be held on Saturday, August 7, 2010, from noon to 4:30 pm in the Volunteer Guild of the Buena Park Library’s Bookstore, located on the 2nd floor of the Buena Park Library District, 7150 La Palma Ave., between Knott and Western Avenues. You will be able to “buy one at regular price, get one free of equal or lesser value.” Items may be mixed. This is a great time to stock up on all your summer and leisure reading. Stop by on August 7 for a really great selection of books, videos, DVDs, audiobooks and much more!

All Guild proceeds are used to generously fund and support Library programs and collections. The Guild 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 about other upcoming sales, please call the Guild Bookstore at 714-826-4100 ext. 123.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Thank you to the Sponsors of the 2010 Summer Reading Clubs at the Buena Park Library

A BIG Thank You to all of our 2010 Summer Reading Sponsors
Please give them your support


Knott's Berry Farm
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  • Camelot Golfland
  • Concourse Bowling
  • COSTCO La Habra
  • Del Taco
  • Festival of the Arts Laguna Beach
  • Golden Spoon Frozen Yogurt
  • Hof's Hut
  • In-N-Out Burger
  • Krikorian Premiere Theatres
  • LEGOLAND
  • McDonald's
  • Nika Water
  • Papa John's Pizza
  • Rainforest Cafe
  • Renaker-Klockgether Mortuary
  • Speed Zone
  • Salts' Family
  • Santa Ana Zoo
  • Scholastic Books
  • Six Flags Magic Mountain
  • Taco Bell
  • Yamaha Music
And a Special Thank You to
The Volunteer Guild of the Buena Park Library

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Book Discussion Groups at the Buena Park Library

Join the monthly meetings of the two book discussion groups at the Library and enjoy a pleasurable conversation about the book of the month.

The Afternoon Group meets the fourth Thursday of the each month (except Nov & Dec) from 1:00 to 2:30 pm in the downstairs meeting room. On July 22nd they will be discussing The Secret Between Us by Barbara Delinsky.

The Evening Group also meets the fourth Thursday of each month (except Nov. & Dec.) from 6:30 to 7:45 pm in the 2nd floor board room. On July 22nd they will be discussing The American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House by Jon Meacham.

New members are always welcome.

Friday, July 09, 2010

Free Cartooning Class at the Buena Park Library

On Saturday, July 17th from 2:00 to 3:00 pm the Buena Park Library will present a free cartooning class for children and teens. Dave Boatman will be teaching students how to draw cartoons based on a Pirate theme. This class is designed to inspire and motivate the students to improve their drawing skills. It’s a fun interactive drawing experience. Students will also learn a little history on the historic Pirates of the Caribbean.

This class is free, but registration is required. Be sure to sign-up right away because class size is limited. This class was generously sponsored by the Volunteer Guild of the Buena Park Library District.

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 District is located at 7150 La Palma Ave, Buena Park, CA. The Library is open Tuesday through Thursday, 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. and Friday and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

New Passport Fees Effective July 13, 2010

The Buena Park Library District is your United States Passport Acceptance Facility. Take advantage of this convenient service and help support library programs at the same time. Our service hours for walk-in service are Tuesday through Thursday from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm and Saturday from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

New passport fees for the U.S. Passport Book, the U.S. Passport Card, and other passport services will be in effect on Tuesday, July 13, 2010. The schedule of new fees for passport books and passport cards are as follows:

U.S. Passport Book
Adults (Age 16 and older): Passport fee-$110
Minors (Under age 16): Passport fee-$80

U.S. Passport Card
Adults (Age 16 and older:) Passport fee-$30
Minors (Under age 16): Passport fee-$15

For further details please visit the U.S. Department of State website or call the Library at 714-826-4100.

Family Game Afternoon at the Buena Park Library District

The Buena Park Library District will be holding a Family Game Afternoon on Saturday, July 10th from 2:30-4:00 pm, in the Library's downstairs community room.

Families will be able to participate in a variety of video, board, and table games. There will be Wii games: MarioKart and Super Smash Bros.; plus board and table games: Monopoly, Sorry, Uno, Scrabble, Boggle, Candyland, Chess, Checkers, and more. This will be a fun-filled afternoon for toddlers, children, teens, and adults. Children under 10 years-old must be accompanied by their grown-up.

Thursday, July 01, 2010

The Fairy God Mother Show at the Buena Park Library

On Thursday, July 8th at 6:30 pm the Fairy God Mothers will entertain children and their grown-ups at the Buena Park Library with their fun-filled musical show. The Fairy God Mother Show is an enchanting magical musical theatre show that promotes literacy, diversity, self esteem and team work. Children will be dancing along, singing the songs and amazed by the magic. This show is free, but seating is limited to the first 250 people. This performance was generously sponsored by the Volunteer Guild of the Buena Park Library District.

For more information, please call the library at 714.826.4100 x126, or visit our virtual branch at www.buenaparklibrary.org. The Buena Park Library District is located at 7150 La Palma Ave, Buena Park, CA. The Library is open Tuesday through Thursday, 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. and Friday and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

BOGO Sale at the Volunteer Guild Bookstore at the Buena Park Library

A large BOGO sale of ALL items will be held on Saturday, July 10, 2010, from noon to 4:30 pm in the Volunteer Guild of the Buena Park Library’s Bookstore, located on the 2nd floor of the Buena Park Library District, 7150 La Palma Ave., between Knott and Western Avenues. You will be able to “buy one at regular price, get one free of equal or lesser value.” Items may be mixed. This is a great time to stock up on all your summer and leisure reading. Stop by on July 10 for a really great selection of books, videos, DVDs, audiobooks and much more!

All Guild proceeds are used to generously fund and support Library programs and collections. The Guild 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 about membership and other upcoming sales, please call the Guild Bookstore at 714-826-4100 ext. 123.

Robert P. Williams is newest recipient of Buena Park Library “Wall of Stars” award

From left to right: Louise Mazerov (Library Director), Robert P. Williams

The Buena Park Library District announced its newest recipient for the "Jerry Guthrie Wall of Stars" award. Robert P. Williams, a long time Buena Park resident and a strong supporter of the Buena Park Library was awarded with his Star on Thursday, June 10, 2010. Mr. Williams is being honored for his generous donations to the Buena Park Library.

Robert Williams, who turns 93 this month, has been supporting the Buena Park Library with an annual donation he makes to the Library on his birthday each year. In addition, he generously donates recently purchased books, magazines, CDs and DVDs from his own collection. “I love my Library. I can see you folks are doing all kinds of wonderful things here, and I want to help out by giving you money to buy books!” Williams exclaims.

“The Library staff looks forward to his weekly visits and appreciates his donations to the Library. It is a pleasure to award him with a Star”, added Library Director Louise Mazerov.
The Jerry Guthrie Wall of Stars was started when Jerry Guthrie, a library volunteer received the “Spirit of Volunteerism” award from J.C. Penney for his dedicated service to the Library. Jerry wanted to be sure that all volunteers who supported the Library were acknowledged and so the Wall of Stars was created. Since that time many organizations and individuals who have provided support to the Library have been added to the Wall. The Wall of Stars is a permanent display in the lobby of the Library.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Buena Park Library Announces Patti Hanley as New Director

From Left to Right, Patti Hanley, Louise Mazerov

The Buena Park Library District is proud to announce that Patricia (Patti) Hanley has been named the new Director for the Library. The Library began recruiting for a new director following the announcement that current Library Director Louise Mazerov will retire at the end of June 2010.

Ms. Hanley has been a director or manager for 3 libraries and has over 20 years of library experience. Her most recent experience was working in a special district library as Banning Library District’s director from 2007-2009. She earned her Master’s in Library Science (MLS) from the University of Oregon and her law degree from Northwestern School of Law (Lewis and Clark) in Oregon. She has worked in private practice and as a district attorney, and although she enjoyed law, she loves libraries and library work more!

"I grew up in and attended school in Orange County, so for me, this is like coming home. I am looking forward to working with the wonderful staff and to becoming reacquainted with the community to learn how we can continue to provide top notch library services to the district."

Monday, June 21, 2010

Keeping Cool in Summer Dishcloth Exchange at the Buena Park Library District

The In Stitches Knitting & Crocheting Group at the Buena Park Library District will be having a "Keeping Cool in Summer Dishcloth Exchange". Members of the group will be knitting or crocheting dishcloths or washcloths over the summer and then exchanging them with other members at our September meeting.

The In Stitches group is open to anyone interested in knitting or crocheting. Beginning instruction is available. Teens are also welcome to the group for this special summer event.

Yarn is being provided for the dishcloths & washcloths through a generous donation from the Volunteer Guild of the Buena Park Library. The yarn is available to pick up at the next 2 meetings on July 8, 2010 or August 12, 2010 and then the dishcloths will be exchanged at our September 9, 2010 meeting.

Be cool and join us for this fun summer activity!!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Summer Reading Clubs for All Ages at the Buena Park Library

The Buena Park Library District will be hosting three Summer Reading Programs for children, teens, and adults this summer.

Children, ages 2-12, are invited to Make a Splash...Read by joining the Summer reading club for a summer filled with reading, prizes, entertainment, and fun. The Children's Summer Reading Club begins June 19th with a kick-off celebration from 2:00-4:00 pm that will include a petting zoo, face painting, games, and more. On Thursday evenings all summer long, the Library will host special entertainment programs for families including magicians, jugglers, storytellers, and more.


Teens, grades 7-12, can Make Waves--READ for a summer of reading, prizes, game tournaments and more. Sign-ups for the Teen Summer Reading Club begin on June 18, 2010 with a kick-off celebration from 2:30-4:00 pm that will include Wii and board games, food and prizes. Teens will have a chance to participate in a variety of video and board game tournaments during the summer, as well as, a special after-hours Amazing Race on August 14th.



Adults, 18 and over, have their own summer reading program, Water Your Mind--READ, where they have a chance to win one of many great end-of-summer gift baskets. The Adult Summer Reading Program begins on June 19th.



All reading programs continue through August 14, 2010. This summer you will also be able to sign up and track your reading progress online. Just go to the Library's web page at www.buenaparklibrary.org for all of the details.