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Ojai Library Presents: Local Author Katy Meigs

Mishopshno: A Novel of the Early Chumash

In the prehistoric Chumash Indian village of Mishopshno, life follows the rhythms of nature and cultural tradition.  Over the course of a year, members of the community hunt and fish, celebrate, mourn, gamble, woo, tell stories, and undertake a perilous trading trip to the off-shore islands.

In Mishopshno we relive an existence handed down through countless generations, coherent and intact, long before the arrival of Europeans, who changed that world forever.

 
Join Local author Katy Meigs for a discussion of her book

W. Michael Blumenthal discusses his book From Exile to Washington at Ojai Library

Come to the newly renovated Ojai Library on Tuesday, November 19 from 6 to 8pm to hear former U.S. Treasury Secretary W. Michael Blumenthal discuss his book From Exile to Washington.

Mr. Blumenthal was the 64th United States Secretary of the Treasury in the Carter administration, the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Bendix, and later Burroughs/Unisys. Currently he is the President and Chief Executive of the Berlin Jewish Museum (the largest Jewish museum in Europe).

In a riveting memoir that spans the course of seven decades, Mr. Blumenthal documents his extraordinary life. As an observer and participant of some of the century’s milestone events, he tells the story of those influential political affairs that played a part in shaping the 20th century through the lens of both history and his own remarkable experience.

Ojai Library Presents: Spectacular Jeweled Skeletons - Heavenly Bodies

Dr. Paul Koudounaris will discuss and show pictures from his new book

Heavenly Bodies

Cult Treasures and Spectacular Saints from the Catacombs  

Death has never looked so beautiful.

Thursday, October 24 at 6:30pm

Paul Koudounaris gained unprecedented access to religious institutions to reveal these fascinating historical artifacts known as “the catacomb saints”.

Richly dressed in fantastic costumes, wigs, crowns, jewels, and armor and hidden for over a century, some of these ornamented skeletons appear in publication  for the first time.

 

Ojai Library Presents: Local Author Paul Herder

Paul Herder reads from his book

Revolutionary Minds

Saturday, October 12, 1pm

Ojai Library

Revolutionary Minds explores J. Krishnamurti's vision of education and the way in which his views on teaching and learning can inform the day to day challenges of the classroom.

Paul Herder has taught in Krishnamurti schools in America and England.  He is currently teaching at Oak Grove School in Ojai.

UC/Cal Application Help at the Ojai Library

UC/CAL STATE APPLICATION HELP

Mondays 5:30pm - 8:00pm October through November

College Counselor Judy Oberlander will be at the Ojai Library to answer your questions about the UC/CAL applications.  With 28 years of experience Judy is well qualified to help you and your future college student navigate the admissions process.

Ojai Library     * * *   (805) 646-1639

Ojai Library Presents: Local Author Susan Salguero

Susan Salguero will read from her new book

Lighten the Load;

Tips and Tools to Ease Aging, Dying, Grieving

Saturday October 5th at 2pm

at the Ojai Library

After a life altering three years in an Indian asram, Ms. Salguero became a bereavement and hospice counselor.  Her book is a wealth of wisdom that comes from 27 years counseling, facilitating support groups, teaching hospice volunteers and public education courses.  Lighten the Load offers tips and tools for getting your affairs in order and making yourself available to help others in distress.

Teens Teach Tech at the Ojai Library

Take control of your technology!

Bring your iPhone, iPad, Android, Nook, Kindle or Smartphone to the Ojai Library and let one of our helpful teen volunteers demystify your device.

Get the help you need:

Every Saturday at 11am * * * Ojai Library   * * * (805) 646-1639

Ojai Library Presents: Local Author Doug Parker

 

Ogden Nash: The Life and Work of America's Laureate of Light Verse

"The book I would rather find in a hotel drawer than the Gideon Bible"

                                      -- Mark Russell, humorist

Doug Parker will discribe his experiences writing his
acclaimed biography of Ogden Nash
at the Ojai Library on Saturday September 28 at 2pm.

Ojai Library Presents Local Author Daniela Alriati

   
   
Daniella Alraiti leerá de su novela
Sabado Sept. 7, 2pm.
 
at the
Daniella will be reading from her
first novel
 Invierno en La Habana.

Being Muslim in America - - Program at Ojai Library

 

A Mother's Journey to Promote Interfaith Dialogue

Don't miss this exciting opportunity to hear author Soraya Deen discuss:

  • Being Muslim in America
  • Her life in an American Christian home
  • Enemy images promoted by the media
  • Her journey from Sri Lanka
  • Her commitment to compassionate communication and empathy
  • Islam, Muslims and the hijab, women's rights and terrorism

 Saturday, August 24th at 1-2pm  ***  Ojai Library

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