All libraries to open later than usual (2pm)Thursday, Jan. 29

All Ventura County Libraries will open at 2pm Thursday, January 29, 2015.

Libraries are opening later due to a library All Staff Meeting.

Thank you for your patience.

Your eLibrary is always open

Tarantulas, Fudge, and Altered Reality @ Foster

On Wednesday, January 28, author Karen Banfield will be at E.P. Foster Library for a special reading!

This event will feature selections from Banfield's book Tarantulas, Fudge, and Altered Reality, a collection of stories inspired by the author's unique perspective on the events of her life.

The reading begins at 6 p.m. in the Topping Room, and is completely free and open to the public. We hope to see you there!

Read Me a Story & More @ Foster

E.P. Foster Library will be hosting an early literacy workshop on Tuesday, January 27.

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.

CI Lecture Series @ Foster

The 2015 CI Lecture Series kicks off at E.P. Foster Library on Wednesday, February 4! Faculty from CSU Channel Islands will visit Foster to give talks on topics relating to children, education, and the sciences.

In our first talk, Dr. Blake Gillespie will discuss barriers that keep students from developing interest in science fields as well as his approach to drawing them in and increasing science literacy.

This talk begins at 5 p.m. in the Topping Room. It's totally free, so stop by and learn more about this important subject!

Library LAB: Makeshop @ Foster

The Ventura County Library LAB will hold its third Makeshop event on Tuesday, February 3, at E.P. Foster Library!

All ages are welcome to join us for this activity, where we will build dancing art robots out of motors, battery packs, washable markers, and other simple materials.

This free event will take place at 5 p.m. on the second floor of the library. Come by to learn about how science and art can complement each other!

SBFOL Book Sale @ Foster

On Saturday, January 31, the San Buenaventura Friends of the Library will host a special book sale at E.P. Foster Library.

The sale will feature books, audiobooks, and DVDs on the subjects of art, history, psychology, cooking, and more. Stop by the Topping Room from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. to check out their selection.

Additional volunteers are always welcome—especially those who can help move boxes of books! If you’d like to volunteer, please email info@sbfol.org.

Barbara Rosenblat Shines On-stage, On-screen and in Your Ears

Barbara Rosenblat
is one of the most distinguished and popular 
narrators in the audiobook industry.  Her portrayal of Rosa on Orange is the New Black is just one example of her gift for dialects and characterization. One critic hailed her as "the Merle Streep of audiobooks".

Search hoopla or OneClickDigital for audiobooks
read by Barbara Rosenblat in our eLibrary.

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Towards a Sustainable Global Community

 

Ojai Library
will welcome Craig Quick,
an international broadcast developer, 
Saturday, January 31 at 2pm
to speak about
 "Achieving a Sustainable Global Community".

 

War Comes Home: The Legacy @ Foster

Between January 20 and March 1, 2015, E.P. Foster Library will host War Comes Home: The Legacy, a traveling exhibition highlighting the experiences of veterans returning from war and their families.

Using both historical and contemporary correspondence, the exhibition explores the joys and hardships surrounding separation and reunion, and looks at the ways in which war shapes individuals and society.

The exhibit is located on the first floor of the library. MP3 players pre-loaded with a self-guided audio tour are available to borrow at the reference desk; for more information, call or drop by the library.

Taxes and Credit and Finance - Oh my!

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