Turn your family history into a variety of interesting stories. Make your ancestors come alive on paper. Learn the most important elements of writing.
“Ms. Clarke is terrific. She appeals to genealogists and aspiring authors. I was terribly impressed! She instructs for two hours; the people were genuinely attuned to what she presents. . . She KNOWS her subject and can present it wonderfully. As I say, she is terrific, thorough, professional, yet strikes just the right chord with her audience.”
– Mary Jo Gohlke
Professors from the university will visit the library during the semester to share with the community. Talks will range over a wide variety of topics and will be held in the Topping Room.
Wednesday, April 24, 6 - 7pm “Evolution of Surfing and the Culture Surrounding It” with Professor Jack Reilly, CSUCI
Wednesday, May 22, 6 - 7pm “Tearing the Fabric: Exploring and Predicting Elevated Vertebrate Road Kill from Ventura County to Louisiana to the Middle East” with Dr. Sean Anderson, CSUCI
On Saturday, March 16:
11:30a - 1:30p is Open House at Foster Library
And, on Sunday, March 17:
Have you written a book? Are you planning to write one? Whether you find a publisher for it or self-publish, that book must be edited. Learn the most important steps in the editing process on Saturday, March 16 at 2pm at Prueter Library with Mary Embree.
Mary is an author, editor, literary consultant, and public speaker. She has written The Author's Toolkit; Abused, Confused & Misused Words and Starting Your Career As a Freelance Editor.
Come and learn how to take the first steps this Saturday at Preuter Library!
We’ll be “Going Green @ the Library” celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, Spring and recycling.
Our special guest is storyteller Jim Cogan with performances at 1:30pm and 3pm.
To promote book recycling bring a gently used children’s book and pick another book to take home. There will be Story Corners hosted by Simi Valley and Santa Susana High School drama students, coloring stations and a special craft.
Fun for all ages and it’s FREE! * * * Remember to wear green!
Join us at Ray D. Prueter Library on Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 2pm for Sixty Days to Honor; One Hundred Thirty-Five Years of Sacrifice, a program presented in celebration of Black History Month.
Authors Mary Main and Cathy Thomason will give the audience an overview of their book for elementary school children, African Americans in Law and Politics, that Booklist has said “shines a spotlight on those who made a difference.”
The authors will also provide a glimpse into the process of writing the book in sixty days.
This event is sponsored by the Friends of Port Hueneme Library.
The Silver Strings consists of violins, violas, celli and bass with the conductor incorporated in the middle of the ensemble. Their selections encompass a varied and broad range of music from classical, semi-classical, pop and Broadway musicals.
Dianne and Phillip Rammon formed this ensemble in 1999 to bring quality music to the community. Dianne, who conducts the group, and her husband Phillip are both professional violinists.
This free concert is sponsored by the Simi Valley Friends of the Library.