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New Arrivals: Movies

Suffering from a case of post-holiday malaise?  Pop in one of our newly arrived DVDs to relax and recover from your winter blues!  Action, comedy, sci-fi, horror, drama — we have a film for every mood and taste, from the biggest Hollywood blockbuster to little known foreign gems.  We even have TV shows!

And don’t forget about our special discount on DVD rentals: checkout 4 DVDs and get 1 free!  Take advantage of our current promotion and checkout 5 movies for $2 (that’s 50 cents for each film) with loan periods that last one week.


These are just a few of the new arrivals at the Library.  We are always adding new books, movies, CDs, and audiobooks to our collection.  You can discover our new titles by subscribing to our RSS feeds or browsing the New Titles feature on our online catalog.

Fundraiser at the the Habit Burger Grill

The Habit Burger Grill will generously donate 100% of its profits to the Buena Park Library from sales made between the hours of 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. on Monday, November 18th. That means that during this special 2-hour window, the entire cost of your meal will be donated to the library. Attend this event to support the BPLD — and enjoy some great food while you’re at it!

                                             The Habit Burger Grill
                5968 Orangethorpe Ave. (off Valley View)
                                 Buena Park, CA 90620
                                     (714) 690 – 0336
                                                 Event Flyer

New Arrivals: Movies

Autumn’s cold, crisp weather sets the perfect backdrop for curling up on the couch and watching a movie…  or two, or three… or four — wait make it 5! Currently we are running a special promotion on our DVDs: checkout 4 movies and get one free!  That’s right, 5 DVD rentals for $2.00 which you get to keep for one week.  And with the Library’s wide variety of DVDs , you’ll have plenty of films to choose from.  Comedy, romance, horror, drama, adventure, documentaries, foreign film — we have them all!

This month’s new DVDs span the fantastic — robots battling monsters for the fate of humanity in Pacific Rim (which yes,  is as awesome as it sounds), to the more familiar — a long term couple contemplates  love and commitment in Before Midnight.  We also have two notable TV series in, each featuring iconic characters: Don Draper and the irrepressible Kenny Powers.


This is just a small sampling of our new items.  We are always adding new books, movies, audiobooks, and CDs to our collection.  Keep up to date with all our new additions by subscribing to our New Titles RSS feed or by clicking the New Titles link on our online catalog.

Teens, is Fear a Factor For You?


Celebrate Halloween by testing your courage (and appetite!) at our Teen Halloween Fear Factor event on Saturday, October 26th from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.  Teams of 2 will compete in terrifying games that will require skill, brains, and a strong stomach!

A prize will be awarded to the team that demonstrates that fear is not a factor for them. Teens have the option of wearing their Halloween costumes to the event, though it is not mandatory.

New Arrivals: Movies

This month’s crop of  new release DVDs offers a little something for everyone: drama, horror, comedy, sci-fi, documentaries, foreign film, thrillers — we’ve got them all!  We’ve also received a number of television series on DVD like Girls, The Walking Dead, Boardwalk Empire, Southland, House of Cards, and the Newsroom.


Keep up to date with our new releases by  subscribing to the Library’s  RSS feeds or by browsing the New Titles feature on our online catalog.  We’re always adding new movies, books, music, and audiobooks to our collection, making the BPLD your one stop shop for entertainment!

New Arrivals: Music

Summer may have come to a close, but you can bump your favorite warm-weather tunes into the fall by checking out the latest NOW compilation. Loved 2013’s unofficial song of the summer “Blurred Lines”?  Why not give Robin Thicke’s full album a try?  The Library has also received two of this year’s most anticipated hip-hop releases: Kanye’s Yeezus and Jay-Z’s Magna Carta Holy Grail.  Not into top 40 fare?  Give No Age, Disclosure, The National or Yo La Tengo a listen.


This is just a small selection of new titles at the Library; we’re always adding items to our collection.  Subscribe to our RSS feeds or browse the New Titles feature on our online catalog to keep up to date with new arrivals.

New Arrivals: Movies

This month’s new release DVDs are chock-full of variety:  from acclaimed television series and documentaries to blockbusters as well as  independent fare, the Library has your cinematic needs covered!


The Library is always adding new titles to our collection.  You can keep track of new items by subscribing to our New Titles RSS feeds or by browsing the New Titles lists in our online catalog.

New Arrivals: Movies

These are just a few of the new arrivals at the Library.  You can discover new additions to our collection by subscribing to our RSS feeds or browsing the New Titles feature on our online catalog.

Macarons vs. Macaroons


Did you know that today is National Macaroon Day?  A rather obscure holiday to be sure, so you’d be forgiven for overlooking it.  But do you know your macaroons from macarons?  While both are delicious treats, they are quite different from one another.  So lest you look like a neophyte in front of your foodie friends, read on for a crash course on macarons versus macaroons.


Macarons are flourless cookies made of egg whites, sugar, ground almonds, coconut and sometimes, chocolate. Parisian style macarons are colorful, sandwich-like confections filled with jam, ganache, or butter. The fillings come in a variety of flavors (my personal favorites are earl grey and orange blossom), and they’re encased by cookies made of egg whites, sugar and ground almonds.  While Parisian macarons have gained a fervent following of sweet-toothed fanatics, coconut macaroons have remained largely overlooked.


The word macaroon is a generic phrase that is applied to a number of small, sweet confections. Mostly, the term is equated with the the moist and dense coconut macaroon, which is composed of egg whites, sugar, and dried coconut, piped with a star-shaped tip, and sometimes dipped in chocolate.  Though less flashy and fashionable than their French counterparts, the macaroon is one tasty cookie.  Why not celebrate the macaroon this May 31st and try your hand at a few of these recipes?

Prefer their pretty pastel cousin, the macaron?  Well the Library has a cook book that you may be interested in.  You’ll have plenty of time of master those recipes as  Macaron Day doesn’t fall until March 20th of next year.

Happy Mother’s Day!

Tomorrow is Mother’s Day!  If you are finding it difficult to muster up the sentiments necessary to properly express your admiration, gratitude, and devotion, why not take inspiration from these wise words?


Motherhood is still the biggest gamble in the world. It is the glorious life force. It’s huge and it’s scary — it’s an act of infinite optimism.
— Gilda Radner

A mother is a person who, seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie.
– Tenneva Jordan

Love as powerful as your mother’s for you leaves it’s own mark.  To have loved so deeply… will give us some protection forever.
— J.K. Rowling

All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That’s his.
– Oscar Wilde