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National Voter Registration Day - September 24th

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.

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month!

Fillmore Reads!

 

Join your neighbors and friends for a lively book discussion
at Fillmore Library on Thursday, August 29 at 6pm.

This month's title is: The Sespe Wild: Southern California's Last Free River
by Bradley John Monsma. Refreshments will be served.

“Fillmore Reads” is sponsored by: Soroptimist International of Fillmore and the Fillmore Library

VCL will be at the Golden Future 50+ Senior Expo!

 

Come visit Ventura County Library at the Golden Future 50+ Senior Expo on Saturday, August 24 from 10am to 3pm at the Ventura County Fairgrounds.

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Admission is free - to Southern California's premier lifestyle, health & active aging expo for baby boomers and seniors!

Writer's Series event at Foster Library

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.

Calling All Makers!

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.  

See our launch party video announcement!

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 hosts the Swazzle Puppets

Fillmore Library Presents:
Swazzle Puppets and “The Grasshopper and the Ant”.

This event takes place Friday, July 19th at 3pm at Fillmore Library.

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.

Discussion Series on Hunger in America comes to Oak View 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.

This Book-to-Action program offers participants the opportunity to collectively read and discuss a book as well as view the documentary, meet a local expert in the field of hunger abatement, and put their newfound knowledge into action by engaging in a modest community service project.

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

Sisters in Crime coming to Avenue Library

Coming to Avenue Library on Saturday,
July 20 at 12:00 noon
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Sisters in Crime - everyone loves a mystery - four authors discuss "Who dunit?"

  • Dr. Joan Blacher, psychotherapist and author of the mysteries, Murder Canyon and Lethal Lake
  • Sheila Lowe, forensic handwriting expert whose fictional character, Claudia Rose, testifies in cases where her handwriting analysis skills are put to the test
  • Paul D. Marks, former script doctor and author of the award winning noir thriller, White Heat
  • Sally Carpenter, whose book The Baffled Beatlemaniac Caper was a Eureka! Award finalist for best first novel

The mystery is solved at Avenue Library, 606 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura.

Ventura County Library offers Big Library Read

What is Big Library Read?

The Ventura County Library offers Big Library Read May 15th through June 1st. Libraries worldwide spotlight one title for library patrons to read simultaneously, creating a global “library book club”.

The Four Corners of the Sky is master storyteller Michael Malone’s novel of love, secrets, and the mysterious bonds of families. Malone brings characters to life as only he can, exploring the questions that defy easy answers: Is love a choice or a calling? Why do the ties of family bind so tightly? And is forgiveness a gift to others… or a gift we give ourselves?

This program is sponsored by OverDrive and Sourcebooks, Inc. and brought to you by Ventura County Library. Enjoy!

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