Friday, June 19, 2015

Lauch Party: Everyone's Invited

What: A celebration of my first book, with trivia, a reading, Q and A, free food, and a raffle!
Where: Brea Library, 1 Civic Center Circle, Brea, CA 92821
When: Saturday, June 20, 2015, 2:00-3:30

Tomorrow, I'm having the launch party for my first novel, The Changelings, an epic fantasy about a wayward prophecy, an identity crisis, and adventures in a land of Gryphons, shapeshifters, and tree people.

Books will be available for $20, and I will be signing.

I just wanted everyone to know that they're invited. Feel free to show up and eat all our food. We'll be happy to have you stop by the Brea Library and say hello.

Wait a Minute? Brea Has a Library?

It's funny, but even long-term residence of Brea has missed this little, local library. In fact, I almost missed it myself, and it was only because I spotted the bookstore sign that I saw it at all!

For this reason, I've included pictures and a painfully detailed description of how to get to the library.

The Brea Branch of the Orange County Public Libraries is actually inside the Brea Civic and Cultural Center, which is on the corner of Birch Street and Randolph Street, close to Brea Mall, across from the Post Office, and near the Target shopping center. You should see a gray stone building with a roof of solar panels.

Look for this building!
That's the place. Don't worry if you don't see anything that says library. Trust me, it's in there.

Look for this sign!
I'm Here. Where Do I Park?

In front of the Civic and Cultural Center, you will notice that the road turns into a circle and perhaps a few cars parked inside this area. Now you may be tempted to pull in, but be warned: the parking here is only 10 minutes. It's drop-off parking for people returning books. (The exception is that people with a handicap placard; they may park as long as they want.)

Your best bet is the underground parking. Where is that? Well, if you're driving on Birch, you'll see a cross street that either say Civic Center Drive or Marketplace, depending on which direction you're coming from.

It's between Embassy Suits and a bunch of flags.

Parking is in here!
 As you turn in, you may briefly see this sign.

You're in the right place!
As soon as you go down this street, you'll find it ends and you'll be confronted with a heart-palpitating decision. Left or right?

Help! The road is ending! What do I do?

If you see this, you have chosen wisely.

I'm Parked. Now Where's the Library?

Take the elevators to the Plaza Level (or walk to the ground floor, if you prefer), and you'll come across this curved wall.

The potted plants will guide you to your destination.
Follow it toward the bike rack, the tables, and the drop off circle. But don't go too far. When you see a glass wall with glass double doors and signs that say "Orange County Library" and "Ambassador Church," do not hesitate. Seize the doors and pull!

Even if the doors stick, THEY ARE OPEN! Don't let them intimidate you!
You are near your destination. Do not waiver. Head straight into the library. Go past the front desk, continue beyond the information desk, maneuver between shelves of YA and Adult Fiction, and head for the World Languages.

You're so close!
There shall our party meet you.

1 comment:

  1. Holy $%^&. I have never known that there was a public library here!!! Thanks for the directions. I will have to check it out.