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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!

Simi Valley Library's Day of Storytelling

A Day of Storytelling is presented at the Simi Valley Library on Saturday, November 12.

Jim Cogan's energetic, often hilarious and always moving oral presentations will be featured.

"American Tall Tales" for children will be presented at 11am.

"Legends and Lore of America's Past" for adults will be offered at 2pm. 

Engaging audiences of all ages is a noted feature of his programs.

Celebrate E.P. Foster Library's beautiful new mural!

Photo & mural by MB HanrahanThe art work is done & the paint is dry!  The quote has been chosen!

Join us for cookies & punch on Friday, October 28 at 3pm to celebrate the completion of our beautiful mural!

The celebration will take place at the E.P. Foster Library's second floor Children's entrance.

Mural (and the photo at left) by the artist MB Hanrahan

Horror in the Stacks at Prueter Library!

Ray D. Prueter Library's Teen Advisory Board invites teens and kids, ages 10-18, to a chilling stroll through the haunted library ... if you dare!!!

The haunting occurs Friday, October 28, 7:30 - 9pm.  Tickets required for entry. Pick up your free ticket at the library Oct. 20-28, as long as supplies last.

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Port Hueneme Library.

Bilingual Storytime at Prueter Library

The Ray D. Prueter Library is featuring a bilingual storytime For ages 0-5 Mondays @ 3:30pm for 6 weeks Oct. 24-Nov. 28.

Programa Bilingüe hasta 5 años de edad Los lunes a las 3:30 pm para 6 semanas 24 de Octubre - 28 de Noviembre.

¡Hola amigos - mira allí! Hello friends - see you there!

 

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.

World Book Encyclopedia additions!

World Book Encyclopedia has a fabulous suite of databases for all ages! The encyclopedia links to articles and websites using videos, animations, audio clips and read-alouds; the suite even includes a Spanish language encyclopedia.

Enjoy exploring the whole suite - and in particular - our new databases, Early World of Learning & Discover:
 
 - World Book Early World of Learning - for preschoolers and kids in early grades
 - World Book Online for Kids - for elementary school students
 - World Book Online Info Finder - for elementary and middle school students
 - World Book Discover - for middle and high school students
 - World Book Online Reference Center - high school level and above
Ventura County Library loves World Book - we think you will too!

Story time begins at Oak View Library!

Photo by daveparker (Flickr)Ready for story time fun?
 
Oak View Library's autumn session of story time begins Tuesday, October 25th.   It will run eight weeks at 4pm on Tuesdays, concluding Tuesday, December 13.
 
This early literacy-based story time is filled with stories, songs, and movement. It is best-suited for infants and children up to five years of age. 

No need to register, just come!

Join us at the 23rd Annual Trivia Challenge!

Trivia lovers: come test your mind! Join us at the 23rd Annual Trivia Challenge - a night of fun supporting READ Ventura County Library Adult Literacy Program.

Enjoy the 23nd Annual Trivia Challenge - Wednesday, November 16th at 6pm at the Wedgewood Banquet Center at 5880 Olivas Park Drive, in Ventura 93003. Snacks! An opportunity drawing! Only $5 admission for audience members.

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.

Teens Teaching Tech at E.P. Foster Library

Photo by Mostly Muppet (Flickr)Technology challenged? Frustrated with your smart phone? Are your Techno gizmos making you crazy?

E.P. Foster Library is offering Teens Teaching Tech, every third Saturday of the month, between 10:00 am and noon. These sessions are hosted by the E.P. Foster's Youth Advisory Council (YAC) and offered free of charge.

The next session will be held in the Children's Computer lab on the second floor of the library on Dec. 17th. Come in with your questions and bring your laptop, phone, shuffle, nook, and/or iPad and let the techno teens teach you how to get the most out of your gadget.

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