Dr. Scarpaci explores the contradictions of the Italian-American legacy, considering the ways in which Italians became an essential part of American history. Every aspect of life ranging from religion, the struggle for citizenship, anti-Italian prejudice, WWII, and of course, food, all come to life in this insightful illustrated talk. A book signing will follow the lecture.
If you're interested in Italian-American history, or history in general, it should be a very interesting evening!
Celebrate your inner leprechaun! Join in an afternoon of Irish fun on Wednesday March 17th, 3:30pm at Fillmore Library with Pulse Drumming. Learn about the origins of Irish music and try your hand at playing a bodhran!
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Join in the fun of Simi Valley's Annual Read Across America Celebration and celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday this Saturday, February 27 at Simi Valley Library from 10am to 12 noon. The event is free and includes performances and readings by special guests. There will be drawings for prizes, photo opportunities and much more.
NEA's Read Across America is an annual reading motivation and awareness program that encourages every child in every community to celebrate reading on March 2, the birthday of beloved children's author Dr. Seuss.
Kids! Learn to draw pirate cartoons from Dave Boatman at the Simi Valley Library on Sunday, March 7th at 3 pm.
The one hour class features warm-up and imagination exercises, demonstrations of various cartoon facial expressions, and a step-by-step follow-the-instructor drawing period.
Have fun! Get creative - drawing cartoons in an interactive hour of instruction.
Join us in celebrating Simi Valley Library’s 30th Anniversary Sun. Feb. 21st - 2 to 4 pm.
Featuring: a guest speaker from the Simi Valley Historical Society discussing the history of libraries in Simi Valley ...
And, a variety of children’s events, including:
* Performance by the Alphabet Soup Puppeteers, "A Red, White, and Blue Day"
* Storytelling with local children’s book author and artist Mary Ann Fraser
* Paws 4 Healing, Inc. READ Program: dogs helping children discover the joy of reading
* Arts and crafts
Saturday, Feb. 13 at 10am, come celebrate a centuries old tradition: Chinese New Year, at Camarillo Library. Join in the celebration of the Year of the Tiger with the Camarillo Lion Dance Troupe,Ventura County Chinese Language School students and crafts.
Following the movie, join others for a discussion of the book and movie at Jesters.
The Ojai Playhouse is located at 145 E. Ojai Ave. in Ojai.
Jesters is located at 139 E. Ojai Ave. in Ojai.
"The Welcome Table", a documentary film project of the University of Mississippi and the Southern Foodways Alliance, will be shown on Tues., Feb. 23rd at 6:30 p.m. at the Prueter Library in Port Hueneme in conjunction with Ventura County's Big Read Program, Black History Month, and Women's History Month.
The film provides a look at the roots of the Civil Rights Movement and the role of two African-American women who ran food establishments in Montgomery, Alabama, during this period.