In the Fiction Writing Essentials Workshop, Doug will discuss how to map out a novel with an attention-grabbing beginning, plot twisting ending, character development, subplots and counterpoints. He'll include action, dialogue, and descriptive narrative as well.
Doug will use his novel, Bogota by Bus, as a training template to illustrate these essentials for writing commercially successful fiction. Workshop participants should come prepared with questions and thoughts!
In an effort to engage our community in a conversation about hunger, obesity, food insecurity, and the reforms needed to address the problem, the Book to Action group of the Oak View Library is inviting local residents to take their place in the fight to end hunger and ensure that all children and families have access to healthy, affordable foods.
The critically acclaimed documentary A Place at the Table, directed by Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush, examines the crisis of food security, hunger, obesity and food access. The film will be screened at 6pm at the Oak View Park and Resource Center.
A pre-screening reception begins at 5:30pm with refreshments. Admission is free; however, any donation of nutritious, non-perishable boxed or canned food will be gladly accepted.
“This screening is a great opportunity to bring the community together to discuss what’s behind this food crisis and what might be done to address it,” said Oak View Librarian Sharon Dykstra, “Our library’s Book to Action group, after viewing the documentary and reading its companion book, thought a community screening would be the best way to share their newfound knowledge and also use this opportunity to raise food donations, as well.”
Interested in attending the screening? Please RSVP to the library by calling 649-1523.
September 24th is National Voter Registration Day. If you are a US citizen, 18 or older on Election Day, have not registered before, have changed your name or have moved since the last election, now is the time to register.
Registration forms are available at fire stations and libraries, or you can register online at http://registertovote.ca.gov/. You’ll need your driver license or state ID card number, or the last four numbers of your social security number.
Find out about upcoming elections here. Assistance in languages other than English, voting for those serving overseas, voter qualifications, and questions concerning voting for those with criminal convictions are answered on this page.
This month's title is: The Sespe Wild: Southern California's Last Free River
by Bradley John Monsma. Refreshments will be served.
|Foster Library is proud to present a new series
geared towards writing and writers
8/25 at 5:00pm – Charles Freericks - Writing a Memoir
Charles Freericks, author of the comedic memoir, "My Imaginary Friend Was Too Cool to Hang out With Me" speaks on how your own life may be the best grist for the mill for your writing - whether you choose to pen your memoirs or just to use autobiographical incidents for your characters in your fiction.
Save the NEW date! Tuesday, September 17, from 7:00 to 9:00pm, when Ventura County Library launches weekly Maker meetings - to be held every Tuesday evening in the Topping Room at E.P. Foster Library.
The meetings will begin at 7:30 every Tuesday, except the first Tuesday of each month, when they will start at 8pm.
Come learn what Maker Spaces are all about - see examples of robotics and media projects, 3D printers (see photo), and knitting & crafting projects.
Learn about the local and national Maker network - tap into your neighbors' interests and share equipment.
There really is something for everyone. Don't see what you like? Consider making it!
Fillmore Library Presents:
Swazzle Puppets and “The Grasshopper and the Ant”.
A story for all ages!
In “The Grasshopper and the Ants”, young audiences will be introduced to a classic story and laugh along with the fun-loving Grasshopper as he learns the value of dedication and handwork.
This program is sponsored by the Fillmore Friends of the Library.
You are invited to Oak View Library’s Book-to-Action series of discussions to be held during the month of July, featuring the book, A Place at the Table: The Crisis of 49 Million Hungry Americans and How to Solve It edited by Peter Pringle.
This book is a companion to the 2012 nationally released documentary of the same title, which shed light on the fact that nearly 50 million Americans and one in four children - don’t know where their next meal is coming from.
Registration is limited, so please call 805-649-1523 or visit the Oak View Library to sign-up, pick up a copy of the book, and get reading. The discussions/viewings will take place on Thursday evenings from 6-7pm on July 11, 18, and 25.