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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!

Bilingual Storytime - Lectura de Cuentos en Familia

Simi Valley Library is launching a new, monthly, bilingual storytime event on Monday, May 24th in the Children's Story Corner at 11 am. 

The bilingual storytime will feature stories & songs. Watch for the event on the fourth Monday of each month. Sponsored by the Simi Valley Library and Simi Valley First 5. 
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La biblioteca de Simi Valley esta lanzando un nuevo evento mensual, la hora de cuentos bilingüe, el lunes 24 de mayo a las 11:00 de la mañana, en el rincón de cuentos para los niños.
 
La hora de cuentos bilingüe contara con cuentos y canciones en español e ingles. Estén pendiente de este evento el cuarto lunes de cada mes.  Patrocinado por la biblioteca de Simi Valley y Los Primeros 5 de Simi Valley.

Ojai Local Authors Series

Meet your favorite local author! Ojai Library hosts local authors on a series of Wednesday evenings, 6:30 to 8pm June 9 - 30. For more information, call 646-1639.
SCHEDULE:
JUNE 16 – Sucinno: Walking Between Trees, the current plight of humankind
JUNE 23 – Elise De Puydt: Photo Guide to Fountains and Sculptures of Ojai,  art and historic places of the Ojai Valley       
JUNE 30 – Polly Bee: Scattershot, poetry direct and honest with humor & insight

Togen Daiko Drum Taiko Ensemble

Camarillo Library presents the Togen Daiko Drum Taiko Ensemble on Sunday, June 27 at 2 p.m.  Togen Daiko's style can be described as a group effort of taiko players working towards creating harmony with their drums and each other. The emphasis is on group harmony and shared development.

“Taiko” is used to mean the relatively modern art of Japanese drum performances (kumi-daiko), but the word actually refers to the taiko drums themselves. Togen Daiko is a local group that was formed in 1996. They have performed at many events including the Oxnard Buddhist Temple Obon Festival.

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