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Ojai Library Book Group Presents: Making the Reata with Local Author Terry Tallent

The Ojai Library Book Group welcomes everyone to a discussion of Making the Reata by Terry Tallent, March 7, 7:30pm.

Mr. Tallent has written a moving coming of age tale set in 1832, the end of the California Mission Period. 

Making the Reata is a beautifully written and carefully researched story that weaves the history of Ventura County into an informative depiction of the conflict between the Chumash and the Spanish invaders as well as an enchanting story of the relationship between a Mission Padre, Chumash Elder and a young boy. 

Woven into the story is the construction of a reata (lariat) by the Mestizo protagonist and his Chumash mentor, an apt metaphor for the complex task of respecting tradition and heritage while adapting to change.

Latin Jazz at Ojai Library - Sunday, Feb. 5

Francisco de Leon plays Latin Jazz on acoustic guitar at the Ojai Library on Sunday February 5 at 1pm.

Accompanying himself on a nylon string guitar, Francisco sings a vast repertory blending his own original compositions with classic standards from Antonio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius De Moraes, Carlos Gardel and other Latin masters.

Francisco's influences are Brazilian bossa nova and Argentine tango.

Come and hear both the sadness and joy in his music.

Ojai Library Book Group Presents Local Author Ken McAlpine

Ken McAlpine will be at the Ojai Library on Wednesday, February 1 at 7:30

McAlpine will be discussing his latest book, Islands Apart: A Year On The Edge Of Civilization, a description of his solo excursions to the Channel Islands.  Islands Apart is a touching and often humorous look at our hectic life and how time alone in nature can give us a fresh perspective and greater clarity about what matters most.  

Ken McAlpine's writing has appeared in national magazines and newspapers.  He has earned three Lowell Thomas Awards, the premier award for travel writing.

This event is open to the public, all are welcome!

Ojai Library Presents: Grampa's Stories and More with Matt Wall

Thursday December 8 at 6:30pm, join us at Ojai Library to hear local author Matt Wall read selections from his books.

Mr. Wall, owner of the Corner Gallery in Ojai, has been an accountant, farmer and business owner.  His full and interesting life lends depth and complexity to his intriguing stories. 

Grandfather to 12, Matt Wall is uniquely qualified to tell tales to children of all ages.

 

Ojai Library Presents: First Sunday Sing-a-long with the Ojai Choraliers

Salute Old Man Winter on Sunday December 4th at 1pm.

The Ojai Library as part of their First Sunday Music series is hosting a winter sing-a-long with the Ojai Choraliers.

The Choraliers led by Ojai Living Treasure Betsy Goodspeed are 23 strong and enthusiastic voices who share their talent with service groups and care centers. 

Raise your voice in song!  (or follow along quietly) But do join your friends and neighbors for this fun and festive opening to the season.

Copies of the music will be provided.

Ojai Library Presents: NOOK? We Can Help With That!

Need Help Downloading books to your NOOK? Ojai Library has a solution for you!

November 20th from 3pm to 4pm Ojai Library will host a demonstration with a NOOK expert from Barnes and Noble.

The demo will cover NOOK Color, NOOK Simple Touch and NOOK 1st Editon.

Remember! Ventura County Library's OverDrive collection has over 1000 titles available FREE for download to e-readers, the NOOK included!

Ojai Library Presents Taro Wayama and Thomas Foster

Sunday November 6thTaro Wayama returns to the Ojai Library with fellow guitarist Thomas Foster.

Thomas Foster is currently completing his Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the USC Thornton School of Music.  He has performed in guitar master classes and was one of four guitarists selected to perform for John Williams at the Merida, Mexico Guitar Festival.  Mr. Foster teaches guitar in Los Angeles and its environs.

Come early for a seat.  September Sunday Music at the Ojai Library with Taro Wayama was standing room only.

Ojai Library Presents: College Admission in the Age of Anxiety

Wednesday October 19, 7pm at the Ojai Library

Join experienced college counselor Judy Oberlander for a discussion on how to prepare for and navigate the world of college admission.  Judy believes searching for a college should be a quest for the school that is the right "fit", a college where a student will thrive and be challenged to meet his or her potential. 

This is an opportunity for parents to get help with the daunting college application process.

Knitting and More at the Ojai Library

Do you knit? Crochet?

Would you like to share your skills or master a new one?

Join a group of like-minded needle arts enthusiasts at the Ojai Library for a weekly hour of fun and fiber.

All ages and skill levels are welcome, no reservation is necessary. Just drop in!

Mark your calendar - Wednesdays, 6:30pm

 

Ojai Library First Sunday presents Jesse Davis

Popular local guitarist, Jesse Davis, returns to the Ojai Library on Sunday, October 2, 1pm.

Jesse has studied under master guitarist Carlos Gonzales and is enrolled in the applied music program at Ventura College.  

Jesse is an accomplished performer who generously shares his talent so that people have a chance to hear great music in an informal, relaxed environment. 

 

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