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We are sorry to report: the performer has cancelled!
Guitarist Chaz Prymek will not perform at the Ojai Library on Sunday, June 3.
Chaz plays American Primitive Guitar, a genre created by John Fahey in the 1950s.
American Primitivism is a blend of blues, classical and folk styles combined with country blues finger-picking techniques. Chaz also performs under the name Lake Mary.
Ramblers, David Roine (fiddle, guitar, mandolin and accordion) and Christian Gallo (guitar and five- and six-string banjos) play traditional old-timey acoustic fiddle tunes and string band music.
Join us for an hour of music from our nation’s history.
What is a Human Library?
It is a unique experience, an opportunity to explore a subject, a book and its author.
Saturday April 28th from 1pm until 3pm Ojai Library's first ever Human Library will be available for 30 minute loan.
Choose a subject, check out the Human Book and turn its pages.
For more information click: HERE
To insure your book is available - reservations suggested, 646-1639
A life-long lover of music and singing, Robbie added songwriting to her talents after she discovered an abandoned guitar. Robbie has a large repertoire of folk music and encourages her audiences to sing along. John Wilson will accompany on bass, adding warmth and texture to Robbie's beautiful music.
For more information call the Ojai Library 646-1639.
WordFest is a festival of words, ideas and stories that encourages readers and writers of all genres, skill level, and ages to partake in an extravaganza of individually-hosted events around Ojai.
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.
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.
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!