Do you know the Answer to Life, the Universe and Everything?¹
Do you know the Question to the Answer to Life, the Universe and Everything?²
Do you know where your towel is and why that question is important?³
If you know the answer to any of these questions you have Douglas Adams to thank. Douglas, who sadly died in 2001, was born on March 11th in 1952. He is the author of the five book Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy trilogy (Yes, trilogy) as well as the Dirk Gently Holistic Detective Agency novels, a handful of Doctor Who episodes and more.
If you have never read one of his works, pick one up and give him a shot.
²According to some, "What do you get when you multiply six by nine?" (Which actually works in base 13). According to others, it is impossible to know both the answer and the question in the same universe lest the universe destroy itself.
³A towel has immense psychological value. For some reason, if a strag (strag: nonhitchhiker) discovers that a hitchhiker has his towel with him, he will automatically assume that he is also in possession of a toothbrush, washcloth, ...soap, tin of biscuits, flask, compass, map, ball of string, gnat spray, wet-weather gear, space suit etc., etc. ... What the strag will think is that any man who can hitch the length and breadth of the galaxy, rough it, slum it, struggle against terrible odds, win through, and still knows where his towel is, is clearly a man to be reckoned with.” —The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Chapter 3.
Bring your little ones to the Ojai Library every Tuesday afternoon at 3pm for fun and stories with staff member Tawny Villaseñor.
Tawny reads picture books from Ojai Library's bilingual collection. Parents and children of all ages will enjoy stories in both English and Spanish.
Come experience the joy!
Ventura County Library has completed the move of their systemwide network and related hardware.
Our public computer labs, wireless access and in-library catalogs are all back up and running.
From all of us: THANK YOU for your patience!
This year's Women's History Month theme recognizes women's tenacity, courage, and creativity throughout the centuries. Explore the history of generations of women whose commitment to nature and humanity have proved invaluable to society.
Gale PowerSearch on our eLibrary page is a great place to start along with Biography In Context, the U.S. & World History In Context and World Book.
Our photo is of Aviator Amelia Earhart.
Ventura County Library will be conducting the final phase of the systemwide computer hardware move that impacts computer use at the Ventura County Libraries. The move is a result of the Library's consolidation of Administration, Support and Children's Services offices to one location.
Beginning Thursday, February 24, 2011 and continuing through Thursday, March 3, 2011, online capable computers including public internet, wireless and the in-library catalog will not be available for public use.
Home access to the Ventura County Library website, www.vencolibrary.org will not be affected.
Library staff will be available to assist in finding items during the transition. All Ventura County Library locations are impacted. We thank you for your patience!
Come to Ojai Library on Tuesday, February 22, at 6:30pm and learn how to reduce your utility costs through energy efficiency opportunities.
Representatives from Ventura County Regional Energy Alliance will provide a public workshop to explain common efficiencies useful in homes. You will learn how to conserve electricity and gas, where to obtain utility rebate information and how to use utility efficiencies to benefit other conservation measures.
Bring your questions and join the discussion!