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To Better Serve You We Are Upgrading Our Skills

All branches of Ventura County Library will open at 2pm Thursday, April 30th.  
Libraries are opening later than usual due to a library All-staff training.
Thank you for your patience.

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Read Me a Story & More: Coming Soon to E.P. Foster Library

At 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 28, E.P. Foster Library will host the early literacy workshop Read Me a Story & More.

In this workshop, parents and caregivers will learn the five early literacy practices that children need to be reading ready. They will learn how to extend stories into activities, including using a flannel board that the whole family can enjoy.

Class size is limited, and advanced registration is required. This workshop is for adults ONLY. Sign up at the children’s desk or call 648-2716 and ask for the children’s department.

The Lazy Loser @ Foster

Join us on Friday, May 1, for a special talk at E.P. Foster Library. Marie Bean, author of Lazy Loser, will speak on topics relating to health and fitness.

Marie Bean busts all the myths surrounding diets and exercise and will talk about how you can eat the foods you like, move the way you like, and never have to diet again.

This free event begins at 11 a.m. in the Topping Room. Stop by to learn more about losing weight the "lazy" way. We hope to see you there!

NOAA and the National Weather Service @ Foster

On Wednesday, April 29, E.P. Foster Library will host another STEM educational presentation, this time by Eric Boldt of NOAA.

Eric Boldt is a meteorologist who will speak on the role of the National Weather Service and how his organization contributes to climate monitoring and coastal restoration.

This talk begins at 5 p.m. in the Topping Room. Stop by to learn more about this exciting topic!

Can We Pray For Rain?


In this ‘First Saturday Talk’ Ian James will examine the efficacy or paucity of putting our hands together in the ritual of petitioning prayer
.

How effective is prayer?  Do we pray in solitude or in community? We may have had a hand in creating this crippling drought.  Can we put our hands together in prayer to help alleviate it?

Let's discuss this fascinating topic
Saturday May 1, 
2pm at the Ojai Library.

  Link to event photo

Marie Bean at the Ojai Library

Would you like to improve your health?

Do it the "Lazy" way with the help of Australian author Marie Bean and her two successful books, 
Lazy Runner and Lazy Loser.

With good humor Marie Bean busts all the common myths about diet, exercise and fitness. Learn how to incorporate good eating and exercise into your daily routine without the stress of dieting.

Friday May 1, 3pm
Ojai Library

  Picture of Marie Bean

Mark Zuckerberg Book Club - A Year of Books

Are you looking for a new book club?  

A book club you can join without ever leaving home or changing out of your pajamas. Mark Zuckerberg started one. Participants will read a new book every two weeks and discuss it on Faceboook. The chosen books will emphasize learning about new cultures, beliefs, histories and technologies.  

We have purchased the first of the titles in ebook format. They are available through OverDrive in our eLibrary.

Vencolibrary.org, your reading partner 24/7

  Mark Zuckerberg

It's a Small World After All

World Globe  

Planning a trip this summer? We can help. 

A to Z Travel & A to Z Maps

Research all you need to know about the country, state or city you want to visit or create a custom report.  Email or print the information you need.  And don't forget Mango Languages.
Language instruction at your pace.

 vencolibrary.org, take us with you 24/7  

Because You Know You Will Be Assigned a Biography

It's inevitable. It's required.  
It can be fun and interesting.

We have resources available 24/7 to make that assignment one you enjoy not dread.

Biography In Context - Search for people by name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, and gender.

Chelsea House Biographies Online – Biography resource for middle and high school students. Includes both contemporary and historical subjects.

Vencolibrary.org, your research partner 24/7

 

Learn to Play Ukulele at Prueter Library

Learn to Play Ukulele in One Day
with Alan Ferentz

Saturday, May 9 at 1pm

Adults and kids (7 and older) are welcome.  
Bring your ukulele and music stand if you have one. 

A limited number of ukuleles will be available.
Children under 10 must be accompanied by a
participating adult. 

  Ukuleles
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