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Ray Bradbury film presented at Ventura Library Benefit

LIVE FOREVER: The Ray Bradbury Odyssey, a film by Michael O’Kelly, is presented by the Ventura Film Society on Sunday Nov. 11, 2012, 4-6pm at the Century 10 Theatre, Downtown Ventura.

Tickets for the special advance, pre-release, benefit screening for San Buenaventura Friends of the Library (SBFOL) and the Ventura Film Society may be purchased at the following outlets: Trufflehound’s Fine Chocolates, Palermo, The Refill Shoppe B. on Main, and at the offices of the Ventura Visitors & Convention Bureau (101 S. California St., Ventura).

Please note! The remaining tickets are $90 “Library Benefit” ticket, which includes: pre-screening discussion, Screening and After-Party at Watermark Restaurant, 6-8pm.

Duffy Hudson brings Albert Einstein to Simi Valley Library!

Broadway and film veteran Duffy Hudson brings Albert Einstein to life in this unique one man show at Simi Valley Library on Saturday, November 10th at 2pm

Imagine Albert Einstein as he explains the Theory of Relativity in a fun, exciting way without mathematics or a knowledge of physics required.

This show will excite students and adults alike to look at workings of the universe with new eyes. We hope you find the time to come to see the show!

This event is sponsored by the Simi Valley Friends of the Library

Ojai Library Presents: Mystery is Murder

Mystery is Murder, A Sisters in Crime Author's Panel

Three mystery authors explore the challenges of plotting the perfect crime - then solving it.

Saturday, November 3, 1 to 3pm at Ojai Library

You're Invited to the 24th Annual Trivia Challenge!

Trivia lovers: come test your mind! Join us at the 24th Annual Trivia Challenge - a night of fun supporting READ Ventura County Library Adult Literacy Program.

The 24th Annual Trivia Challenge is Thursday, November 15th at 6pm at the Wedgewood Banquet Center at 5880 Olivas Park Drive, in Ventura 93003. Only $5 admission for audience members. Come and enjoy hors d'oeuvres, a no-host bar and an Opportunity Drawing!

Interested in participating on a team? Please call READ Ventura County Library at (805) 677-7160. This event is hosted by the Rotary Club of Ventura-South.

OneClickdigital (eaudiobooks) - free webinar!

Did you know Ventura County Library has over 5000 eaudiobooks just waiting for you to download? And, there's no waiting: all titles are ipod compatible and available at all times!

Recorded Books offers free webinars on OneClickdigital's features. The next training webinar is offered:

The 1 hour program also includes a complete tour of the service and will show you how to create an account, install the OneClickdigital Media Manager, search for content, manage checkouts, and download and transfer audiobooks to listening devices.

Recorded Books will continue to provide training webinars throughout the year. As new webinars are scheduled, the dates and times will be available here (scroll to the bottom - under "Product Demonstration for Patrons").

This Weekend! Booksale!

Come see the great selection of used books presented by the San Buenaventura Friends of the Library at their Weekend Booksale!

The booksale takes place this Saturday, October 13 from 10am to 4pm and Sunday, October 14 from 10am to 2pm.

Please note!  The sale is at a new location: the Historic Dudley House located on the corner of Loma Vista and N. Ashwood in Ventura. See you there!

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.

Ojai Library Presents: The ABCs of Building an Opera

Opera

Opulent - Lavish - Exciting - Spectacular

How does such beauty get to the stage?

Steven Sharpe, director of Opera Santa Barbara knows. In a multi-media presentation featuring films from past operas and plans for the upcoming season Mr. Sharpe will explain the step-by-step process for coordinating the voices, music, sets and costumes required to bring your favorite opera to life.

Sunday, October 14, 3pm at Ojai 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!

Entrepreneurs! Researchers! Small Business Owners!

Our newest database in the Ventura County eLibrary, DemographicsNow: Business & People, is the ideal resource for those in need of a comprehensive business and residential research tool.

DemographicsNow: Business & People provides in-depth demographic variables and trends through reports, maps, and charts. Use DemographicsNow for tools to find businesses and target populations for informed and timely decision making.

Begin at the Ventura County eLibrary > Business subject link. Click on DemographicsNow: Business & People and get started with the great information found in the "VIEW OUR TUTORIALS" link (see the red arrow in the screen shot shown). Take the step-by-step instructions to learn how to:

  • Generate a demographic report
  • Find businesses and people
  • Use maps to find your competition and choose a location for your business
  • Create a sales lead list
  • Access the 2010 Census Data
  • Assess the market and risk factors for your business
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