Choose Privacy Week is May 2 - 8, 2010. For libraries in America, protecting privacy has always been a major concern. In fact, libraries in this country have been talking about privacy for library users since 1939, when privacy first showed up in the ALA Code of Ethics.¹
¹Privacyrevolution.org blog. (2010). [Web]. Retrieved from http://www.privacyrevolution.org/index.php/blog/C18/
Celebrate! El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day), known as Día, is a celebration every day of children, families and reading that culminates every year on April 30. The celebration emphasizes the importance of advocating literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds.
Celebremos! El 30 de abril es una fecha muy significativa para los niños. Se celebra el día de los niños y de los libros. Esta celebración se conoce como El día de los niños/ El día de los libros, y celebra la alegría y las maravillas de la infancia y la importancia de los libros en nuestra vida.
Ventura County Library events: Avenue Library - Thursday, April 29th from 3 - 5pm
Simi Valley Library - Firday, April 30th at 2pm
Join Craig Newton for a free musical performance for kids and families! See How the West Was Sung on Sunday, May 2nd - 3pm at the Simi Valley Library.
How the West Was Sung is a fast-paced program taking audiences on a Westward Movement journey across America. It features songs from cowboys, miners, settlers, farmers, laborers, soldiers and more. History and music in one delightful program, filled with singing, clapping and interaction. See you there!
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!
¹"St. Patrick's Day." Holidays, Festivals, and Celebrations of the World Dictionary. Ed. Helene Henderson. 3rd ed. Detroit: Omnigraphics, Inc., 2005. 480-481. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Web. 16 Mar. 2010.
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