Tag Archives: Current Events

Countdown to Election Day!

The Buena Park Library District Staff have created a display near the Reference Desk to help you as Election Day grows near. The League of Women Voters of California has created a free, non-partisan “Easy Voter Guide” pamphlet about the general election and the propositions on the state ballot.  

You are welcome to take a copy to assist in your decision-making process. The Guide can also be downloaded at www.easyvoterguide.org
While supplies last, you may also pick up a copy of the “Official Voter Information Guide” produced by the Secretary of State, which includes the text of the propositions.  It can also found online at http://voterguide.sos.ca.gov

If you need to find your polling place or sample ballot you can go to the Orange County Registrar of Voters website at www.ocvote.com
The City of Buena Park has election information on their website at www.buenapark.com

Remember to vote on Tuesday, November 6, 2012!

Polling places are open 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Do You Believe in Magic?!

I’m sure you’ve heard by now that Magic Johnson has bought the Los Angeles Dodgers (not to be confused with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim who got Albert Pujols) for a cool 2 billion dollars.  Too bad that McCourt guy still owns the surrounding lands of the stadium including the parking lots. 

But another baseball tidbit slipped by many people.  Today was actually the first official baseball game of the regular season.  Yup, the Seattle Mariners duked it out with the Oakland Athletics in Japan and the Mariners won 3 to…ah, who cares about those teams because baseball season is finally here!

The Buena Park Library District has many baseball books to help you get back in the swing of things ranging from famous players to teams to seasons. 

Maybe your child, grandchild, or yourself (there’s no late starts in baseball!) are joining a baseball league?  The BPLD has many books to help them throw that curveball, steal that base, and become an all-around Babe Ruth on the baseball diamond.

This season should be a doozy, especially for Dodger fans (and Angel fans too, I haven’t forgotten).  Reading can only enhance it.  And the Buena Park Library District has got it covered!

Time for Tin Foil Hats?

There have been a number of stories in the news about the recent coronal mass ejections from the sun. (CMEs are bursts of super hot plasma – charged particles – speeding away from the sun at incredible rates of speed). You can take a look at the websites of Popular Science , the Los Angeles Times, and NASA for more information on solar flares and CMEs.

If you would like more information about how solar flares can affect life on this planet, the Buena Park Library has the book by Jeff Kanipe “The Cosmic Connection: how astronomical events impact life on Earth“.

We also have some new acquisitions on astronomical topics:

Celestial delights: the best astronomical events through 2020 by Francis Reddy

Reports of the effects of the solar flare washing over the earth this morning have noted minimal effects; however, this might be a candidate for the list of ever popular excuses … “Why didn’t you finish your homework?” “Sorry, coronal mass ejection”. Now, where is that aluminum foil?