Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

 

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday Nov. 27 all branches will be closed.

 Your eLibrary is open 24/7

We will be open our regular Friday hours on Nov. 28.

Laser-Cut Holiday Decorations @ Foster

On Tuesday, December 2, there will be a demonstration of the Ventura County Library's laser cutter and engraver at E.P. Foster Library!

At this event we will use the laser to cut out holiday ornaments so that you all can see what this technology is capable of. Come prepared with any questions you may have about materials or projects you have in mind.

It all starts at 5 p.m. in the Topping Room. Come see what's going on with the Ventura County Library's makerspace!

Prueter Library- Beginning Ukulele Classes

 

Learn to play ukulele in a day! 

Saturday December 13, 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. 

Give Yourself the Gift of Music

Don't deprive yourself this holiday season.

  • Download songs from Hozier, Beyonce and Meghan Trainor.
  • Stream your favorite classical, hip hop or country artists.
  • Watch music videos of Adele, Britney Spears or Chris Brown.

It's all available from Freegal in our eLibrary.

3 hours of streaming each day and 5 downloads each week.
It's all yours with your library card 24/7

And don't forget there are 177+ albums to stream on hoopla.

 

Skip the Commercials This Holiday Season

Are you a fan of American Horror Story?

 Do you love Sherlock or Elementary?

 Watch the film that inspired the series!

Try indieflix for great

independent films,

festival films and classics.

Free with your library card 24/7

   

What Do We Mean When We Talk About Nature?

 

Join Karen Zedlick, Ph.D

Saturday December 13 

for an exploration of biotechnological advances

from a Catholic perspective.

Ojai Library 

3pm

 

TAG's Teen Gift Drive 2014

Are you looking for a way to give more this holiday season? Consider contributing to our TAG group's Teen Gift Drive!

Gift donations received by December 19, 2014, will be distributed to teens from low-income homes, foster homes, or who are facing other hardships, such as homelessness.

Donations can be dropped off at the Avenue, E.P. Foster, and Saticoy branches. For more information, contact the library at (805) 648-2716 or (805) 647-5736 and ask for Jane Middleton or Star Soto.

Celebrate National Picture Book Month!

  • Read your favorite picture book to a little person.
  • Or take a peek at our special list of the books we love.
  • Tumblebooks offers wonderful selections in our eLibrary.

At just a few months of age an infant can listen to your voice and point to pictures, associate words to pictures and real life objects and learn the importance of language.

Give the gift of language and share a picture book today. 

 

Together, California Reads

CalReads YouTubeKnow about the great work our adult literacy READ staff and volunteers are doing? Perhaps you know an adult who may benefit from reading instruction.

See the CalReads video here

"What is more basic than the ability to read?" 
        -- Jackie Griffin, Director of Ventura County Library

"Your library is really a welcoming place and no one is going to judge you ..."
        -- Christy Aguirre, Librarian at Sacramento Public Library

"We're a nation of second chances. And the library is a place to provide that second chance."
        -- Rivka Sass, Director of Sacramento Public Library

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