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!
Click here for the reasons:
1. Stock up on books to read, audio-books to listen to, and DVDs to watch during long car trips and family vacations.
2. Tired of sitting at home? Bring your family to play board games & solve puzzles (available daily during open hours Dec. 19-31).
3. Help your local feathered friends. Stop by between 2-4 pm on Tuesday, Dec. 27 or Thursday, Dec. 29 to make a pine cone bird feeder.
Holiday Hours at Oak View Library:
Monday-Thursday 1-6 pm, Saturday 10-2 pm
The library will be CLOSED Monday, Dec. 26 & Monday, Jan. 2 for the Christmas & New Year holidays.
Martha Miller is a writer, actor, director and producer rolled into one. She becomes Margaret Mitchell, the author of Gone with the Wind. What did this notable book mean to its author and the world?
Enjoy meeting Margaret Mitchell whose life changed the day Gone with the Wind was published. This program is sponsored by the Simi Valley Friends of the Library.
Join us Thursday, December 8 from 3-5pm as we celebrate the holidays with crafts, food, songs and stories.
The event is at Simi Valley Library and open to the whole family.
Come by and join the fun!
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.
OverDrive ebooks are compatible with many devices. See the list here. OverDrive also offers downloadable audiobooks (eaudiobooks).
Library Lad strikes again! See his new post, found by clicking the link under “Special Interests” (on the left side of our home page) > Books & Reading > Library Lad’s Blog.
This week you'll discover brinicle, in all its scientific glory (from Open Culture), get several book recommendations, updates on library happenings around the world and catch up with the National Book Awards.
It was just last week that you were invited to discuss your favorite app, kept up-to-date on the neutrino-Einstein debate and learn whether making a cell phone call from the driver's seat while at a stop light is legal. As a bonus, the Lad included a list of new nonfiction at E.P. Foster Library.
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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.
However, if you have a moment to spare, we’d like to point you to our favorite blog these days: Library Lad’s Blog. The Lad posts weekly, on Wednesdays, and the current blog can be found by clicking the link under “Special Interests” (on the left side of our home page) > Books & Reading > Library Lad’s Blog.
Only here can you experience a discussion of Google X, reflect on how technology is changing the way we cook, and be delighted by the expression, “the banana is going to hit the blender”. And, that’s just this week!
Or, sign up to receive the Lad’s blog directly into your email inbox. To sign up for the Lad’s Blog or any other booklist newsletter, click here.
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!