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Faery Time at the Simi Valley Library

On Sunday, Sept. 12, come join Faery Boon and Brownie Cletus as they take you to an enchanted place through stories, songs and laughs.

The magical faery adventure happens in the Community Room at the Simi Valley Library at 3pm. Costumes are optional!

READ Ventura County Library - Book Fair!

Have fun and celebrate & support our Ventura County Library Adult Literacy program at the same time! Visit our table at Barnes & Noble in Ventura Sept. 10 - 13 with special events Friday evening, Sept. 10 and Saturday afternoon, Sept. 11. See our flyer (vouchers included)!

Almost EVERYTHING in the store counts which means you can enjoy food in the café, pick up a new game, choose from loads of CDs & DVDs, and lots more! 

Check out the exciting new areas including Educational Toys & Games, Adult Games & Puzzles, BN@School, and NOOK the Barnes & Noble e-reader.  There’s something for EVERYONE!

Can't attend our bookfair at Barnes & Noble? Visit bn.com/bookfairs and support READ Ventura County Library Barnes & Noble Bookfair from the comfort of your home from 09/10/10 to 09/13/10 or enter Bookfair ID 10267466 at online checkout at bn.com/bookfairs.

See Comedian Jason Love at Camarillo Library!

Come see Jason Love - comedian, guitarist, cartoonist and author - at Camarillo Library on Sunday, Sept. 26 at 2pm.

The program is for all ages. Jason performs standup comedy all over the country at venues such as The Improv, Funny Bones, Laugh Factory, Punchline and Zanies. He also syndicates his daily cartoon "Snapshots" to millions of readers in print and on the Internet. His humor column "So It Goes" has run in over 50 publications including the Ventura County Star.

His mother still asks when he is going to get a job!

Classical Guitar at Ojai Library - Jesse Davis

Please join us at Ojai Library for an hour of beautiful acoustic guitar by Jesse Davis on Sunday afternoon, September 5 at 1pm.

Jesse has performed with the Ventura County Classical Guitar Society. He studies with Master Guitarist, Carlos Gonzales.

 

Focus on the Masters at Camarillo Library

Join Donna Granata, Founder and Executive Director of Focus on the Masters, this Sunday, August 8 at 2pm in the Camarillo Library Community Room.

Ms. Granata will present a visual journey through the unique life of Horace Bristol (1908 - 1997), a notable photojournalist from Ventura County. His photographs, depicting the plight of American migrant workers during the Dust Bowl era, inspired John Steinbeck. He also went on to document World War II.

Learn more about this historic Ventura County artist from one of Ventura County's current artistic stars!
[Photo credit: Horace Bristol]

Blood Drive at E.P. Foster

Donate blood - give hopeThe American Red Cross, radio station 95.5 KLOS, and the E.P. Foster Library are hosting a blood drive in the Topping Room at the E.P. Foster Library in Ventura on Thurs. & Fri. July 29 & 30, from 2pm to 8pm each day.

Make an appointment and show up to receive a commemorative t-shirt, a concert voucher and a Chili's skillet appetizer coupon. Appointments may be scheduled by calling 1-800-RED CROSS or by logging onto redcross.org and entering KLOS for the Sponsor Code. Identification is required to donate.

Make a Splash - Read! Make Waves!

“Make a Splash – READ!” is the theme for this year’s Summer Reading Program. Save the dates! Through August 13, Ventura County children will explore the world of water and water fun through stories, songs, games and other activities about the oceans, rivers, lakes, and pools and the creatures that live there.

To find events near you, check the Kid's & Teen Events calendar (please be patient - it can take a few moments to load) or check your Library's webpage under "Programs & Special Events".

Make an impact in your community!

United Way of Ventura County is conducting a “Stuff the Bus” campaign which is part of the United Way’s Day of Action. United Way is asking people to donate new school supplies to benefit children who are homeless, living in shelters or foster care.

Simply stop by a participating Ventura County Library (E.P Foster, Ray D. Prueter and Simi Valley) through Thursday, July 21 and look for the yellow ‘stuff the bus’ bin and place the donated school supplies inside.

Book Publishing 1-2-3

Are you a writer? Do you want to get published?
 
Join us at Ojai Library on Thursday, July 1st at 6:30 pm for this popular lecture/workshop. Pick up practical tips to help boost your chances of getting published (for example, how to find literary agents). We’ll also follow the behind-the-scenes journey of a manuscript as it becomes an actual book, briefly discuss self-publishing and the children’s literature market, and look at how writers can sell their books.
 
Other highlights include a couple of quick creativity exercises, our “Editor’s Tips on Craft” segment, and a Q&A session. Our presenter is Laurie Gibson, whose editing/proofreading projects range from “The Color Purple” (Alice Walker) to “Tales from Margaritaville” (Jimmy Buffett) and several titles by Brian Tracy, the bestselling business author.

1st Annual Chalk Art Festival

Join in the fun at this free art event this Saturday, May 8th at Simi Valley Library. From 10am to 2pm, the community will come together just for the "ART" of it.  Use chalk as the medium to express your inner artist. Fun for the whole family!

Bring your creativity, chalk, art and a cushion to sit on. Learn to use a grid to draw and enlarge a design. There will even be a "look alike" special guest appearance from Mary Poppins!

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