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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.

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This April: Buena Park Reads Together!

This April, the Library will be holding its third annual community wide event
BUENA PARK READS TOGETHER

This year’s selection is 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.

This program is designed to get the entire community reading and discussing the same book.  It is our hope that the community will gain an understanding of this event from our nation’s history, and relate it to our present lives by considering our treatment of and compassion towards the “other” in our society.

Check out a copy of this unforgettable story today and join us in April for book discussions, performances, crafts and games, movie screenings, and a special panel discussion with former internees…
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