Thursday, March 17, 2011

E-Recycling Event to Benefit Buena Park Library District

The Buena Park Library District will host an Electronic Recycling Fundraising Event on Saturday, March 26th, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the Library parking lot at 7150 La Palma Ave, Buena Park. You do not need to be a resident of Buena Park to participate.

This e-recycling event sponsored by Global e-Recyclers will provide an opportunity for citizens to properly dispose of their no longer needed electronics while at the same time help fund Library programs.

You may drop off a number of electronic items at the event, such as CRT Monitors, TVs, Cell Phones, Fax Machines, Printers, VCRs, Copiers, Toner, Monitors, Hard Drives, Servers, Telephones, Main Frames, Keyboards/Mice, Laptops, power supplies and other similar electronics. (No batteries and household or kitchen appliances will be accepted)

Volunteers will be available at Saturday’s event to help remove items from citizens’ vehicles. The “drive-through” feature will further make disposing of these items very convenient to participants.

Help the Buena Park Library and the environment at the same time!

Support Children's Services and WIN!!!!!

For just $1.00 you can take a chance on winning the gorgeous hand crocheted “Spring Flowers Baby Afghan” that has been lovingly hand-stitched and donated by Roma Macon of the In Stitches Knitting and Crocheting Group of the Buena Park Library. All proceeds will be used to support children’s programs or to purchase children’s books.

If you don’t wish to take a chance on the baby afghan – please consider making a monetary donation of any amount to help support children’s services. All supporters will get a flower to hang over the check-out area. Please show your support and help us “grow” a field of flowers.

If you can't make it to the Library; please send your check (made payable to the Buena Park Library District) to us at 7150 La Palma Ave., Buena Park, CA 90620, Attn: Spring Flowers Baby Afghan. Please include your name and phone number.

Chances will be available from March 1, 2011 through April 22, 2011 at the check-out counter. The winning name will be drawn on Saturday, April 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.

Buena Park Library's Volunteer Guild Bookstore Media Madness Sale

Starting Tuesday, March 15th, 2011, the Volunteer Guild of the Buena Park Library celebrates the return of its ever popular St. Patrick’s Media Madness Sale. The sale runs through Saturday, March 19th, at 4:30 p.m., but don’t wait until then to get the best bargains ever! It is a BOGO Event—Buy One, Get One Free of Equal or Lesser Value – of all audio items such as: DVDs, VHS, and all kinds of audio music in CDs, Cassettes and LPs. Come see for yourself the treasures you can find! Come early—come often to help the Guild help the Library. Cash is the accepted method of payment.
The Guild Bookstore is on the 2nd floor of the Library, located at 7150 La Palma Avenue in Buena Park, between Knott and Western Avenues. For further information about this and other upcoming sales, please call the Guild Bookstore at 714-826-4100 ext. 123.

Consumer Workshop on Surviving Unemployment at the Buena Park Library

On Saturday, March 19, 2011 the Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Orange County will present a workshop at the Buena Park Library on Surviving Unemployment. The workshop will be presented at 10:30 am to 11:30 am in English and will be followed by a Spanish version from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm. The workshop will discuss how to reduce expenses, how to address the financial challenges that come with unemployment, and how to find new sources of income.

These classes are free and open to the public. No registration required.

The Consumer Credit Counseling Service, located in Santa Ana, is the nation's oldest and largest credit counseling organization and is a member of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Special Performance by the Kennedy High School Jazz Band at the Buena Park Library District

Join us on Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at 6:30 pm for a special performance by La Palma’s Kennedy High School Jazz Band. The band members are a very talented group of students who have performed across the Southland. Their concert will feature songs from such jazz greats such as Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie and Benny Carter. Join us at the Library for this very musical and entertaining evening.

The music director of the group is Joshua Parsons who is a Southern California native. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education and a Master of Arts in Education from Biola University. Parson’s primary instrument is the euphonium, a tenor voiced brass instrument, but he also plays the trombone and tinkers on the guitar.

Admission is free and open to the public.

Buena Park Library Celebrates Community's Diversity in "Buena Park Reads Together"

The Buena Park Library District is proud to announce the selections for the inaugural Buena Park Reads Together program. This month-long program will feature books written around the theme “The Immigrant Experience.”

For adults, The Namesake by award-winning author Jhumpa Lahiri has been selected. Teens will enjoy the award-winning A Step from Heaven by Korean author An Na, while tweens (ages 9 -12) can enjoy the award-winning Esperanza Rising by Southern California author Pam Muñoz Ryan. The children’s selection is We All Have a Heritage by Sandy L. Holman.

The goal of Buena Park Reads Together is to embrace the diversity in the community through shared readings, discussions, food and fun. The Library, located at 7150 La Palma Avenue in Buena Park, will kickoff Buena Park Reads Together on Saturday, April 2, 2011, at 2 pm with food, poetry, storytelling, Readers Theater and much more.

“Buena Park is a very diverse community with many different cultures being represented,” said Patti Hanley, Library Director, “and we wanted to present something that people of all ages, cultures and ethnic backgrounds can come together and explore.”

Several special events focused around these books are planned throughout April. Activities will include book discussions, book-to-film viewing and discussion, and special programs for children. For more information regarding Buena Park Reads Together and other programs, please contact the Buena Park Library at 714.826.4100 x125 or visit us at

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Get Connected Series of Computer Classes @ the Buena Park Library

Learn some tips and tricks on using our online resources, including the Internet--all in less than an hour!

Join us at the Buena Park Library on Wednesdays during the month of March at 4 pm in the Computer Center!

Am I Contagious? Health Information on the Internet - March 2 @ 4 pm

Research your Report in a SNAP! - March 9 @ 4 pm

Free Homework Help @ Home - March 16 @ 4 pm

Get On Board the learning Express! Free Test Prep - March 23 @ 4 pm

How to Get That Job! - March 30 @ 4pm

Space is limited - Sign up at the information desk.

For more information, please contact the Information desk at 714.826.4100