Saturday, January 29, 2011

Teen Volunteers to Have a Car Wash & Bake Sale

The Buena Park Library teen volunteers will be holding a car wash and bake sale at the Library on Saturday, February 5th, 2011, from 12 noon to 4:00 p.m. The money raised from this fund raiser will be used to furnish and purchase books for the new teen space in the library. Treat yourself to yummy brownies, delicious cookies and other tasty baked goods. So, bring your dirty car, dusty van or muddy truck and let us send you home sparkly clean!!

Movie Time at the Buena Park Library

  • Movie Time: Saturday, January 29, 2011
  • Show Time: 2:30-4:30
  • The movie is rated PG. Please call the Library for the title. All ages welcome.

Based on the remarkable true story, this film chronicles the spectacular journey of the 1973 Triple Crown winner. Housewife and mother Penney Chenery agrees to take over her ailing father’s Virginia-based Meadow Stables, despite her lack of horse-racing knowledge. Against all odds, Chenery – with the help of veteran trainer Lucien Laurin – manages to navigate the male-dominated business, ultimately fostering the first Triple Crown winner in 25 years and what may be the greatest racehorse of all time.

Enjoy Wii Games (For All Ages) at the Buena Park Library

Stay active and get fit during American Heart Month in February by playing Wii games at the Buena Park Library. The Wii sports nights will be on February 3, 10 and 17th at 6:30 pm in the downstairs auditorium of the Buena Park Library. Compete in a different sport each week: try to get a strike while bowling, win a grand slam in tennis, or win a race in the Summer Olympics. It’s fun and easy!!
The series of programs is free and open to the public—ALL AGES INVITED, but remember each child 10 and under must be accompanied by their grown-up.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Tax Forms at the Buena Park Library

The IRS and the California Franchise Tax Board have provided us with supplies of frequently used individual tax forms for free distribution to the public.

You can download and print copies of other forms which are not supplied to libraries for 15 cents per page. Bring your library card to use one of the computers. You may also order free tax forms to be mailed to your home by calling the IRS at 1-800-829-3676 and the California Franchise Tax Board at 1-800-338-0505.

NOTE: Because the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 wasn’t signed until recently, some forms and instructions have been delayed and probably won’t arrive until late January or early February. Those affected that are of note are the 1040 and 1040A Instructions.

The staff at the Buena Park Library District cannot help with tax advice. Please consult a tax professional.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Linking Libraries to Help Haiti

The Buena Park Library has teamed up with other libraries in Orange County to raise money for a Haitian community library destroyed in last year's earthquake. The fundraising project "Linking Libraries to Help Haiti" will begin on Wednesday, January 12, 2011; – exactly one year after the 7.0-magnitude earthquake devastated the country.

Library patrons can donate 25 cents to write their name on a fabric link that will help form a chain of support. Links can be purchased at the Library’s Check-Out desk through February 9, 2011. At the end of the four-week program, chains from each of the participating libraries in the county will be connected. The chain of support and the money will be sent to FOKAL, the American Library Association's organization for Haitian library aid. The money has been designated to Centre Culturel Pyepoudre, a community library in Haiti's capital Port-au-Prince.

Saturday, January 08, 2011

Find Out How to "Stop the Clutter" at a Program at the Buena Park Library

Do you have too much stuff? Do you want to know how to stop the clutter? Join us on Thursday, January 20, 2011 at 6:30 pm to hear Penny Lambright of Clutter Cleaners, Inc. speak on living a clutter free life. If you are never sure what to keep, or what to throw out, or spend too much time looking for lost items – then this is the program for you. As a organizer and “clutterologist”, Penny will provide many hints on how to stop those packrat habits.

In 2000, Penny Lambright started Clutter Cleaners, after leaving the comforts of corporate America. She is a long time resident of Orange County and lives in the home where she grew up. She has been featured on Dateline, NBC and in the Orange County Register. She is a member of the Orange County Task Force on Hoarding and The National Association of Professional Organizers.

The program is free and open to the public.