William Shakespeare was born on April 23, 1564 which makes today his 449th birthday.
"Born six years after Queen Elizabeth I had ascended the throne, contemporary with the high period of the English Renaissance, Shakespeare had the good luck to find in the theater of London a medium just coming into its own and an audience, drawn from a wide range of social classes, eager to reward talents of the sort he possessed."¹
Hmmm, from whence might thou begin?
¹ "William Shakespeare." Encyclopedia of World Biography. Detroit: Gale, 1998. Biography In Context. Web. 23 Apr. 2013.
Hundreds of books have been written about the Presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt, the influence of First Lady Eleanor, and the impact she had on the country, on her own. Most books touch on FDR’s close relationship with Lucy Mercer and other women throughout his life.
Join dramatist Martha Abbey Miller and learn more about these complex relationships in a interesting and insightful romp through an important part of history.
The afternoon will feature a mini story time, presentations by the Oak View Boys and Girls Club, and a Meet & Greet with music & refreshments on the new patio.
See flyer for more details. We hope to see you there!
Fillmore Library has started a monthly book club!The club, Fillmore Reads, is hosted by Fillmore Library Supervisor, Cathy Krushell, and meets the last Thursday of each month at 7pm at Fillmore Library.This month's discussion on March 28: The Union Quilters by Jennifer Chiaverini. Join in - refreshments are served!
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!