Tuesday, August 28, 2012

John Mayer, a Submarine, and Your Library Card

On John Mayer’s latest album Born and Raised, Mayer introduces listeners to Walt Grace, a man who buried himself in his basement to build a submarine.

And his wife told his kids he was crazy
And his friends said he’d fail if he tried

But Mr. Grace paid them no attention. He kept dreaming his dream and working hard to reach it. And, eventually, he succeeded in building his submarine. How?

… with the will to work hard and a library card 
He took a homemade, fan blade, one-man submarine ride

He used the resources available to him at his local library to gain the knowledge he needed to build his submarine.

That’s the power of your library card, folks! With it, you have free access to the world’s information. Your library card can help you, too, to reach your dreams.

On a related note, give Mayer's latest album a listen! We have it available here at the library.

"The stylistic change-up and unburdening tone
make for some of the most convincing
music of Mayer's career." (Rolling Stone)

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Book vs. Movie: The Thin Man

 The Movie: Starring Myrna Loy and William Powell (1934)

I'm starting with the movie because, like so many of these pairings, that's what I fell in love with first.  How much do I love this movie (and all of its sequels)?  I own the box set.  I've watched it more times than I can count.  I love it so much that when rumors started circulating that there was going to be a remake with Johnny Depp I was filled with a righteous indignation that anyone would dare tamper with my beloved Nick and Nora.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

The Age of Enthusiasm

Conclusive evidence that libraries are an exhilarating place to be:

 Exclamation points!  Make! Life!  Exciting!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Overdue Library Book

The Buena Park Library recently received an overdue book (pictured above).  It is the 1932 Newbery Award book by Laura Adams Armer titled "Waterless Mountain" which is set among the Navajo people.

If you haven't noticed, the due date is March 2, 1974.  ABBA released the album "Waterloo", the first issue of People magazine was published and first class postage was 10 cents.  The book is 38 years, 5 months and 8 days overdue.  Someone else will have to calculate the amount of the fine (if we left it to accrue indefinitely).

The Library appreciates the (timely) return of materials so others may enjoy their use.

Friday, August 03, 2012

Bon Voyage!

I’ll keep it short and sweet.  I’m going to miss working here.  I’m going to miss working with all the wonderful people here.  I’m going to miss helping our patrons out.  I’m going to miss chatting about movies.  Heck, I'm going to miss a lot of things about working at the Buena Park Library District.

I started as a Page when I finished high school and first saw this as just another part-time job.  I was a bushy-haired college student.  I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life.  But the longer I worked here, the more I wanted to become a librarian.  The fact that I was surrounded by knowledgeable people and resources while helping the community better themselves was something that I felt really good about and something that I wanted to be a part of.  The library has influenced and impacted me in so many positive ways that it would be impossible to name them all.  I’m now about to become a Librarian at another library but my roots will always be at the Buena Park Library District.
This place rocks!

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

August Sale in the Volunteer Guild Bookstore

30% OFF 


Volunteer Guild Bookstore Hours:
Tues & Wed: 10am - 6 pm
Thurs: 10am - 7:30 pm
Fri & Sat: 10am - 4:30 pm
Refreshments for Sale • For more info call 714-826-4100 x 123