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Margaret Mitchell: The Voice Behind Scarlett O'Hara at Simi Valley Library

Simi Valley Library presents Margaret Mitchell: The Voice Behind Scarlett O’Hara performed by Martha Abbey Miller on Saturday, January 7th, 2012 at 2pm.

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.

A Holiday Celebration at Simi Valley 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.

This program is presented at Simi Valley Library in partnership with the Moorpark/Simi Valley Neighborhood for Learning.

Come by and join the fun!

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.

 

Downloadable ebooks and you

Looking for free downloadable ebooks for your Nook, Kindle, iPad or Sony eReader? We have them!

OverDrive is our database vendor supplying downloadable ebooks.  You can find our OverDrive collection by accessing our eLibrary > Subject: "eBooks" >  OverDrive eBooks.

OverDrive ebooks are compatible with many devices. See the list here.  OverDrive also offers downloadable audiobooks (eaudiobooks).

If you have questions about ebooks, see our eBooks Explained page.  For eAudiobook help see our eAudiobook Help page.  Enjoy!

Library Lad returns ...

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.

You can 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.

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.

Has the banana hit the blender?

We know, here at Ventura County Library, the main reasons you visit our website is to access our online catalog, use one of our eLibrary databases, or find the library closest to you.

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.

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

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