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Buena Park Reads 2016


Our sixth annual Buena Park Reads is underway. Every year we read one book together as a community. This year’s selection is Gail Tsukiyama’s The Samurai’s Garden, a poignant story set in 1930s Japan.

Stephen is a young Chinese painter who goes to his family’s summer home in a Japanese coastal village to recover from tuberculosis. There, he meets Matsu, a master gardener, and Sachi, a beautiful woman with leprosy, who change his life profoundly.

Be a part of this communal reading experience by reading this year’s selection (we have several copies at the library) and then joining us for one of our book discussion meetings in April.


Buena Park Reads: Upcoming Events

The Buena Park Library District Presents:

manzanar movie

“Farewell to Manzanar” Film Screening
This film gives us a look at the Manzanar internment camp in California.
The film will be shown at 3:00 pm and 6:00 pm on Thursday, April 18th and again at 1:00 pm on Saturday, April 27th
The Library would like to thank the Japanese American National Museum for donating the DVD Farewell to Manzanar and providing the viewing rights for the film.

Panel Discussion With Former Internees
A panel of local Japanese Americans who lived in an internment camp during World War II will take part in a question and answer session on Saturday, April 20th at 2:00 pm
Invited panelists include Alcene Cain, Alice Okimoto and Minori Higashi.

Buena Park Reads is a month long event in which the community has been reading When the Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka. Told from five different points of view, it is a novel chronicling the internment experiences of a Japanese American family during World War II.

For more information, please call the library at 714.826.4100 x125,
or visit our virtual branch at www.buenaparklibrary.org.
The Library is located at 7150 La Palma Ave, Buena Park, CA.
We are open Tuesday through Thursday, 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
and Friday and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.