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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.

Ojai Library Presents: College Admission in the Age of Anxiety

Wednesday October 19, 7pm at the Ojai Library

Join experienced college counselor Judy Oberlander for a discussion on how to prepare for and navigate the world of college admission.  Judy believes searching for a college should be a quest for the school that is the right "fit", a college where a student will thrive and be challenged to meet his or her potential. 

This is an opportunity for parents to get help with the daunting college application process.

Knitting and More at the Ojai Library

Do you knit? Crochet?

Would you like to share your skills or master a new one?

Join a group of like-minded needle arts enthusiasts at the Ojai Library for a weekly hour of fun and fiber.

All ages and skill levels are welcome, no reservation is necessary. Just drop in!

Mark your calendar - Wednesdays, 6:30pm

 

Cameron O'Connor, Classical Guitarist at Simi Valley Library

Simi Valley Library regrets to inform you this event has been cancelled - we hope to reschedule soon!

Cameron O’Connor, born and raised in Simi Valley, is an award-winning and critically acclaimed guitarist. 

O'Connor has received a Master’s Degree from the Juilliard School of Music and is currently in the PhD program at the USC School of Music. His performances include the 9/11 Memorial in New York in 2010 and the Aspen Music Festival.

This program is sponsored by the Simi Valley Friends of the Library.

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