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.