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

All libraries to open later than usual (2pm) on Tues., Sept. 23rd

All Ventura County Libraries will open at 2:00 pm Tuesday, September 23, 2013
Libraries are opening later than usual due to a Library All Staff meeting
Thank you for your patience.

Your eLibrary is always open!

Read Me a Story & More @ Foster

E.P. Foster Library will be hosting an early literacy workshop on Tuesday, September 23.

Read Me a Story & More is an event for parents and caregivers of children ages 0-5 years old, and will provide information on the literacy skills children need to be reading-ready.

Registration is required for this event, so contact the library for more information. The workshop is for adults only, and starts at 6 p.m. in the Topping Room.

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Increase Your Financial IQ

 Ventura County Library 
invites you to attend, online:
Financing a College Education  
September 25th 4:30pm

College is expensive.  So how can you pay for it? During this lecture you will learn about:

     • The rising costs of college and the financial aid landscape
     • The Pros and cons of college savings vehicles
     • The role 529 savings plans can play and how to make the right selection

Get more information about registering for this lecture here if you know you need to begin saving but don’t know where to start.

The Chumash Maritime Culture @ Foster

On Wednesday, September 24, E.P. Foster Library will present a talk by Alan Salazar of the Chumash Maritime Association.

"The Chumash Maritime Culture, Past, Present, and Future" will focus on the seafaring tools used by the Chumash of the Santa Barbara coast and Channel Islands regions.

The talk begins at 6 p.m. in the Topping Room. We hope to see you there!

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Ojai Library - Norman Rockwell: His Life and His Art

Guest Speaker Monroe Kaplan will discuss Norman Rockwell

and the stories behind many of his works.

Mr. Kaplan has been a Rockwell collector and lecturer for many years.

Share Mr. Kaplan's passion for one of America's iconic artists:

Saturday September 27th at 2pm.

 

Overdue Fines to Change

Effective September 1st, 2014

Library fines for overdue items will be increasing

from 20 cents per day to 25 cents per day per item.

The maximum overdue fine will remain $6.00 per item.

Aquí aviso en español 

 

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