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Reader's Theatre Showcase

             ADVENTURES IN READER'S THEATRE SHOWCASE

       Join local actor/director Frank James Malle and student readers

Kyla Tate, Taylor Luckenbach, Gabrielle Castagne and Catalina Niessen

Monday, May 2 at 6:30pm in the Ojai Library for an evening of reader's theatre featuring selections from the works of Bronte, Poe, Carroll and Tolkien.

The showcase is part of a six week class entitled Adventures in Reader's Theatre facilitated by Frank James Malle.

Spring Carnival @ the Ray D. Prueter Library

Hurry, hurry, hurry and come celebrate spring at the Ray D. Prueter Library’s annual spring children’s carnival in Pt. Hueneme on Saturday, April 30 from 1:30 to 3:30pm

This year’s theme is “Welcome to the Jungle”, so be prepared to growl and snort your way through all the fun activities.  There will be plenty of games, face painting and crafts for children 4 to 10 years old.

Everyone is welcome! And, the price is FREE!  This carnival is a service project of the Ray D. Prueter Library Teen Advisory Board and is sponsored by the Friends of the Port Hueneme Library.

Celebrate National Library Week! April 10-16, 2011

Celebrate National Library Week this week! Visit your local library and let them know how important they are to you. Tuesday, April 12 is National Library Workers Day.

Library database vendors often celebrate National Library Week by offering free access to databases we normally don't have available. Here's Gale's offering:

            
Another vendor is ProQuest and by visiting their Celebrate National Library Week link, you can explore free access to several databases from Civil War & African American heritage to science, social studies and cultural sites.

Enjoy the free information! Celebrate your Library!

Career & Jobs Databases – Resources available free!

Looking for a career that matches your interests? Need help writing your resume and cover letters? Brush up on your interviewing skills? Need to master computer software? Not sure how to evaluate your skill level? Taking a test as part of the process? Ventura County Library's Career & Jobs databases can help!

Your Ventura County Library card is all you need to access the volumes of information, tutorials, computer courses and career assistance in these databases. And, it is all FREE! Select eLibrary to get started.

Our eLibrary Careers & Jobs suite includes:
* Gale Career Transitions
* LearningExpress Job & Career Accelerator
* LearningExpress Library of practice tests and skills courses

April Fool's Fun at Oak View Library

In preparation for April 1st frivolity, Oak View Library patrons received free "Doughnut Seed" packets.  As the packet indicates, seeds are suitable for Laurel & Hardy Zones 1-596, need to be planted by April 1st, sowed in a pile in a deep bowl, and covered with 1-2 inches of milk. 

While seed growth is unlikely, goofy grins and giggles are guaranteed!

Interested in learning the "secret" of these seeds? Click here to print out your own seed packet and instructions from Family Fun magazine's website.

Family Fest at Simi Valley Library - Sunday, April 10th

Barney Saltzberg - authorThis year's Children's Book Festival theme is "Passport to Adventure" and takes place on Sunday, April 10 from 1:30 to 4:30 pm at the Simi Valley Library.

Barney Saltzberg, noted children's author, illustrator, singer and songwriter, will be featured at two performances at 2 pm and 3:15 pm in the Community Room.

In addition, there will be story corners, book sales, author autographs, give-a-ways, coloring stations and more!

This event is FREE to the public and sponsored by the Simi Valley Friends of the Library. Come celebrate National Library Week with us!

Latin Jazz at Ojai Library - April 3rd

Francisco de Leon plays Latin Jazz on acoustic guitar at the Ojai Library on Sunday April 3, 12:30pm

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.

“The Good Side of Bad” at Ojai Library - April 5th

Join Beverly Olevin Tuesday, April 5th at 6:30pm for a reading and discussion of her new novel The Good Side of Bad.

The novel is an exploration of the mysterious world of mental illness, corruption, greed and the tangled ties of family.

Kirkus Reviews, a pre-publication review source, states, “This true and telling novel is optimistic, realistic and sensitively told.”

“Best Fiction Book” -- Kirkus Discoveries

NEW! NEW! NEW!

Ojai Library has over 250 new picture books!

Giggle over Betsy Red Hoodie, a modern version of Little Red Riding Hood.

Discover what is so scary about Frankie Stein.

Learn what a Reverso is while enjoying the poetry in Mirror Mirror.

Enjoy the traditional Little Red Riding Hood and the Red Hen with charming new illustrations.

Come to the Ojai Library Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10:30 for story time.

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