Tag Archives: Free Programs

Live Chat with the Author of “Weekends with Daisy”

CaptureThursday, April 24, at 1 pm

Do you have a question for the author or thoughts on the book you would like to share?
Join us for a lively discussion of this year’s Buena Park Reads Together selection, “Weekends with Daisy” and a live phone chat with the author, Sharon Kahn Luttrell!

Weekends with Daisy
by Sharron Kahn Luttrell

“A deceptively simple but powerful   account of family bonds, friendship, and the special relationship we have with dogs.” —Kirkus Reviews

After the death of her own beloved dog, journalist Sharron Luttrell decided to volunteer for the NEADS Prison PUP program, acting as a weekend trainer and foster parent for Daisy, a yellow Labrador puppy.

During the week, Daisy spent her days in prison, living and training with an   inmate named Keith who, like the other inmates in the program, sought         rehabilitation through training dogs to be service animals for the disabled.

Luttrell could never have anticipated how her weekends with Daisy and her unlikely bond with the man who shared Daisy’s training would change her life.

 Check out our Buena Park Reads Together schedule of events HERE

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Pet Prescription Team Therapy Dogs at the BPLD!

Capture Saturday, April 19th, 2 pm
Meet real therapy dogs, learn about the amazing benefits of pet therapy and find out what it takes to get your pup certified as a therapy dog! 

Pet Prescription Team was founded in 2003 to help pet owners train and certify their pets as therapy animals.  Their motto is “Healing Hearts Through Pets”.

This event is part of our fourth annual “Buena Park Reads Together” program.  During the month of April, we will be offering interactive programs, book discussions and family fun inspired by this year’s chosen book, Weekends with Daisy by Sharon Kahn Luttrell.

In Weekends with Daisy, a volunteer service dog trainer tells the story of her relationships with an endearing yellow Labrador puppy and its felon partner in the Prison PUP program.  Join us this April for a month-long celebration of service animals and their caretakers, and the joy that animals bring to our lives!

For more information, please call the library at 714.826.4100 x125, or visit our virtual branch at http://www.buenaparklibrary.org.

Responsible Pet Ownership for Kids at the BPLD!

petsSaturday, April 12th, 2 pm
Kids ages 3-12 and their parents can learn about animal behavior and responsible pet ownership with games and activities
provided by OC Animal Care!

OC Animal Care promotes responsible pet ownership; health and safety for people and animals and spay/neuter programs. They provide shelter and medical care for lost or stray animals and opportunities for adoption.

This event is part of our fourth annual “Buena Park Reads Together” program.  During the month of April, we will be offering interactive programs, book discussions and family fun inspired by this year’s chosen book, Weekends with Daisy by Sharon Kahn Luttrell.

In Weekends with Daisy, a volunteer service dog trainer tells the story of her relationships with an endearing yellow Labrador puppy and its felon partner in the Prison PUP program.  Join us this April for a month-long celebration of service animals and their caretakers, and the joy that animals bring to our lives!

For more information, please call the library at 714.826.4100 x125, or visit our virtual branch at http://www.buenaparklibrary.org.

Pathways to Hope comes to the BPLD!

pathways2Saturday, April 5th, 2 pm
Learn all about Pathways to Hope’s Cell Dogs training programs
and meet a service dog in training! 

Pathways to Hope is a nonprofit organization that partners with OC Animal Care and local correctional facilities to improve the lives of incarcerated individuals and shelter dogs. The dogs in this program are housed with and trained by selected prison inmates in preparation for becoming service dogs.

This event is part of our fourth annual “Buena Park Reads Together” program.  During the month of April, we will be offering interactive programs, book discussions and family fun inspired by this year’s chosen book, Weekends with Daisy by Sharon Kahn Luttrell.

In Weekends with Daisy, a volunteer service dog trainer tells the story of her relationships with an endearing yellow Labrador puppy and its felon partner in the Prison PUP program.  Join us this April for a month-long celebration of service animals and their caretakers, and the joy that animals bring to our lives!

For more information, please call the library at 714.826.4100 x125, or visit our virtual branch at http://www.buenaparklibrary.org.

Meditation Techniques Workshop at the Buena Park Library

meditation-mudraThe Buena Park Library will be holding a workshop series on Meditation Techniques during the month of April on Monday evenings from 6:00-6:30.

Adults and children seven and older are invited to come and learn some basic meditation techniques to ease your stress and relax your family.  Dress comfortably. You may choose to sit on the carpet or in a chair as you participate in this half hour of calm.

For more information, please call the library at 714.826.4100 x125
or visit our virtual branch at www.buenaparklibrary.org.

Buena Park Reads Together 2014!

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This April, The Buena Park Library will be holding its fourth annual community wide event: Buena Park Reads Together!

This program is designed to bring our community together through interactive programs, discussions and family fun inspired by this year’s chosen book, Weekends with Daisy by Sharon Kahn Luttrell.

In Weekends with Daisy, a volunteer service dog trainer tells the story of her relationships with an endearing yellow Labrador puppy and its felon partner in the Prison PUP program.

Join us this April for a month-long celebration of service animals and their caretakers, and the joy that animals bring to our lives!

Schedule of Events

  • April 1st – 5th: All regularly scheduled children’s storytimes will be dog-themed!
  • Saturday April 5th at 2 pm: Family Program – Learn about the California prison dog programs and meet a service dog in training with Pathways to Hope.
  • April 7th – 27th: Monday nights at 6:30, kids can practice reading aloud to a friendly dog with the BARK program.
  • Saturday April 12th at 2 pm: Family Program – Responsible Pet Ownership for Children and Their Parents.
  • Saturday April 19th at 2 pm: Family Program – Meet certified therapy dogs and learn about animal therapy with the Pet Prescription Team.
  • Thursday April 24th at 1 & 6:30 pm: Book discussion meetings for Weekends with Daisy.
  • Friday April 25th at 3 pm: Family Program – special dog-themed Fantabulous Friday!

For more information, please call the library at 714.826.4100 x125
or visit our virtual branch at http://www.buenaparklibrary.org.

Fall Storytime Schedule!

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Tuesdays at 11 am

Early Literacy Storytime for Preschoolers
Stories, songs, crafts and playtime especially planned to help your 3 – 5 yr old prepare for Kindergarten.  This storytime is sponsored by a generous grant from the Target Corporation.

Wednesdays & Thursdays at 11 am
Early Literacy Storytime for Baby & Toddlers
Stories, songs, activities and playtime planned just for babies and toddlers up to 3 yrs old. This storytime is sponsored by a generous grant from the Target Corporation.

Wednesdays at 6:30 pm
Pajama Storytime for the Whole Family
Children of all ages are invited to join us for stories, songs, crafts, and lots of fun.  Wear your P.J.s and bring your cuddly toy.

Saturdays at 11 am
Family Storytime
Children of all ages are invited to join us for stories, songs, crafts, and lots of fun.

And don’t miss our Fantabulous Fridays!
Every Friday from 3 – 4 pm
Children of all ages are invited to join us for Wii games, board games, a craft and a FANTABULOUS time!

The BPLD Travel Club Explores Canada & New England

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Wednesday, September 18th at 10:30 a.m.

Experience the splendid colors of autumn of Canada and New England during the Buena Park Library’s Travel Club. This hour long travel adventure will include photographic slides, travel tips and places of interest for armchair adventurers and those interested in planning a foliage tour of eastern U.S. and Canada.

Books and DVDs related to our travel adventure will be available for checkout. Light refreshments will be served prior to the program which will be held in the Library’s Board Room, located on the second floor. Please join us as we leaf-peep in Canada and New England.

For more information, please call the library at 714.826.4100 x125
or visit our virtual branch at www.buenaparklibrary.org.

Aloha from the Buena Park Library Travel Club!

hawaiiWednesday, August 21st at 10:30 a.m.

Experience the Aloha spirit as we visit the Hawaiian Islands during the Buena Park Library’s Travel Club.
This hour long travel adventure will include photographic slides, travel tips and places of interest for armchair adventurers and those interested in visiting the Aloha State.
Books and DVDs related to Hawaii will be available for checkout.
Light refreshments will be served prior to the program which will be held in the Library’s Board Room, located on the second floor.
Please join us as we discover the beautiful Hawaiian Islands…Aloha!

For more information, please call the library at 714.826.4100 x125
or visit our virtual branch at www.buenaparklibrary.org

Bento Box Workshop for Teens!

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Saturday, July 20th from 2:30-4:00 pm

          Teens can make their own delicious bento box lunch!
Bento boxes are yummy, healthy lunches that are all the rage in Japan.

Teens grade 7 – 12 are welcome, space is limited to 30 participants.

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For more information, please call the library at 714.826.4100 x125, or visit our virtual branch at www.buenaparklibrary.org