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The Cristero Revolution - a Presentation at Ray D. Prueter Library

Join Sylvia Muñoz Schnopp on Saturday, October 13 at 2pm at Ray D. Prueter Library in Port Hueneme.

Sylvia, a local author and Port Hueneme City Council member, will lead a discussion and Q&A on the history of Mexico’s Cristero Revolution.

Sylvia is the author of ABANDONED ANGELS, a forthcoming historical novel based on her family’s true story during the Cristero Revolution.

Refreshments will be served. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Port Hueneme Library.

Joyful Acoustic Americana at Simi Valley Library

Simi Valley Library proudly presents Bettman & Halpin: Joyful Acoustic Americana on Saturday, October 20 at 2pm.

Stephanie Bettman and Luke Halpin create uplifting, original Folk/Americana/Blue Grass with Jazz and Blues influence.  Ms. Bettman is an accomplished writer, singer and fiddler.  Mr. Halpin is a renowned multi-instrumentalist, master of the guitar and mandolin and impressive on the fiddle and banjo. 

Enjoy an afternoon of great music at Simi Valley Library!

Celebration of Reading: Authors' Panel at Simi Valley Library

Celebrate the finale of Simi Valley Library's first Summer Reading Program for Adults by attending an Author's Panel moderated by local author Alexis O'Neill on Saturday, August 18 at 2pm at Simi Valley Library.

Panelists will include Margaret Brownley, author of western romance and self-help; Jerilyn Farmer, author of contemporary mysteries; Jeri Westerson, author of historical mysteries set in medieval times and Diantha Ain, haiku poet.

A drawing for prizes for participants in Between the Covers Summer Reading Program for Adults will also be part of the festivities. Come join us!

Learn about Mars Science Laboratory - at Simi Valley Library!

Come to the Simi Valley Library on Saturday July 7 at 2pm to learn more about the Mars Science Laboratory Mission.

Mars Science Laboratory mission is part of NASA’s Mars Exploration Program, a long term robotic exploration of the red planet. A rover named Curiosity, designed to assess whether Mars ever had an environment able to support small life forms, will be landing on Mars this August. Mars Science Laboratory Mission will begin the next decade of Mars exploration.

This presentation by Kirk Breitenbach, a spacecraft engineer who has worked for Jet Propulsion Laboratory for 22 years, will give an overview on this exciting mission to Mars. Mr. Breitenbach will describe the scientific purpose, engineering challenges and accomplishments, mission status and near term mission events.

Celebrate Oak Park History Month at Oak Park Library!

How do you plan a community? Find out at Oak Park Library on Saturday, June 23 from 4:30-6:30pm.

Join Oak Park master planner/architect/environmentalist, Richard W. Smith, and find out how Oak Park became such a beautiful place to live.

Mr. Smith will show rare 1970s plans and area photographs. Come to the library and learn about your town!

The Elements of Style: Building the Oak Park Library

Today, June 18 from 6:30 to 8pm, come to Oak Park Library to enjoy an evening with the library's lead architect/designer, James Weiner and Oak Park pioneer Ron Stark and learn about this award winning library building design. 

The authors of Images of America: Oak Park will sign copies of their new book with the proceeds from book sales at this event benefiting the Oak Park Library.

We're offering a Summer Reading Program for adults too!

That's right! Ventura County Library is offering adults a chance to join the fun this summer with the Adult Summer Reading Program, June 18 through August 18, 2012.

Participating libraries include: Simi Valley Library, Oak Park Library, Oak View Library, Meiners Oaks Library and the Ray D. Prueter Library.

2012 Art Tales winners honored June 6 at E.P. Foster Library

The City of Ventura and the E.P. Foster Library are pleased to announce the winners of the fourth annual Art Tales creative writing contest. You are invited to hear the winners read from their entries on the library's 2nd floor located at 651 East Main Street in Ventura on Wednesday, June 6, 5:30-6:30pm. Refreshments will be served.

Area youth, high school and adult writers submitted 72 short stories and poems inspired by one of the six Municipal Art Collection works of art currently on exhibit in the E.P. Foster Library. Deputy Mayor Cheryl Heitmann will present the cash prizes for 1st and 2nd place, certificates to 3rd place, bound editions of the winning entries to all winners and journals to all youth winners.
 
In addition there will be a special ceremony in appreciation of Jack Halbert, the prize winning local artist who created the wonderful indoor mural in the H.P. Wright Children's Department. The 120' long mural entitled "Tropical Frieze" provides a whimsical, colorful feeling in the children's reading area.

Anne Frank at Simi Valley Library!

Anne Frank: Hiding and Writing comes to Simi Valley Library.  This program features Martha Abbey Miller on Saturday June 9th at 2pm.

Our generation and the next cannot lose the significance of Anne’s story.  Now, you can experience Anne’s story in a fresh and impactful way. 

Come inside Anne’s life and inside her heart.  Savor the hope and maturity of this talented writer hiding in Amsterdam amidst WWII.

This program is designed for middle school and above.

Abigail Adams at Simi Valley Library!

Actress Judith Helton brings Abigail Adam, wife of John Adams to life. She will be speaking at Simi Valley Library on Saturday, May 19 at 2pm.

She weaves the tale of Abigail’s life into America’s struggle for freedom and salutes the female side of the American Revolution. Abigail will also bring tools from everyday life including a spinning wheel.

This program is for the whole family and is sponsored by the Simi Valley Friends of the Library.

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