Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Congratulations, William and Anne!

William Shakespeare and Anne Hathaway wed in late November of 1582. Happy 430th anniversary! When they wed, William was 18, and Anne was 26.

In his will, dated 25 March 1616, William bequeathed £300 to his younger daughter Judith and most of his estate to his elder daughter Susannah. To his wife Anne, William bequeathed his second-best bed.

If you’re tempted to knock William, the creator of Romeo, for being so unromantic himself in giving nothing but a mediocre piece of furniture to his bride, keep in mind that 17th century England had a culture far different from ours, and perhaps bequeathing only this bed to Anne was not such an insult to her as we may think. Then again, perhaps it was. We may never know for sure.

One of three of William's signatures on his will

Thursday, November 08, 2012

Silent Auction in the Volunteer Guild Bookstore: New Item!



Come on in to the Volunteer Guild Bookstore
Check out the items & make a bid
Everyone is welcome!

November's Auction Item

Faberge: Treasures of Imperial Russia
by Geza von Habsburg, 2004
First Edition
Text in English and Russian

The history of 16 Faberge eggs is elaborately chronicled in this volume with lavish illustrations, archival photos, and exhibition history.  This book is in mint condition and will make a stunning addition to your collection of books.  Currently there are fewer than a dozen copies of this book available of equal quality!

This month's auction will run until 4 pm December 15
Bidding starts at $175

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

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Free Performance in Honor of Native American Heritage Month

November is Native American Heritage Month (see the presidential proclamation here).  On Wednesday, November 14th at 6:30 the Buena Park Library District will present Native American Storyteller and Dancer, Rodney Howard. Join us for this free show as we celebrate Native American culture and heritage. Rodney Howard, world-performing Maricopa dancer, will be performing traditional North American dances in authentic costume with traditional music. Dances include the Eagle dance, Horse dance, Grass dance, and the very impressive Hoop Dance.  Mr. Howard will also entertain children and their grown-ups with traditional Native American stories.

After the performance, there will be a drawing for four Knott’s Berry Farm tickets. This show is free, but seating is limited to the first 250 people, so come early.

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Harry Potter and the Order of Felt

Blogger Julie Gillrie has created an amazing Harry Potter activity book made entirely of felt! Although her "quiet book" is intended for toddlers, it certainly appeals to Potterheads of all ages.


 I mean, who doesn't like finger puppets?

Julie has patterns for purchase on her Etsy store, so you can make your very own Harry Potter Quiet Book. And rejoice sci-fi fans, she has also created felt books for
 Star Wars and Star Trek (the Next Generation it should be noted, lest you pine for a "Pet the Tribble" activity).  

Let's sign off with this priceless Picard page:

Saturday, November 03, 2012

November Sale in the Volunteer Guild Bookstore


All Hardback Fiction Books Are $1.00 Each

Guild Members Get 30% Off  
All Non-Fiction Books

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for updates on weekly sales!

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

The bookstore will be closed from Nov. 20 - 24 
for the Thanksgiving holiday