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The Lazy Loser @ Foster

Join us on Friday, May 1, for a special talk at E.P. Foster Library. Marie Bean, author of Lazy Loser, will speak on topics relating to health and fitness.

Marie Bean busts all the myths surrounding diets and exercise and will talk about how you can eat the foods you like, move the way you like, and never have to diet again.

This free event begins at 11 a.m. in the Topping Room. Stop by to learn more about losing weight the "lazy" way. We hope to see you there!

NOAA and the National Weather Service @ Foster

On Wednesday, April 29, E.P. Foster Library will host another STEM educational presentation, this time by Eric Boldt of NOAA.

Eric Boldt is a meteorologist who will speak on the role of the National Weather Service and how his organization contributes to climate monitoring and coastal restoration.

This talk begins at 5 p.m. in the Topping Room. Stop by to learn more about this exciting topic!

Handle with Care

As we gear up for the next round of Makeshop events taking place at E.P. Foster Library, plenty of makers continue to use the LAB for some interesting projects. One gentleman found that while the handle for his garden spade was damaged, the blade itself was still in good shape. His solution? Design and 3D print a replacement!

In addition to the new series of summer Makeshop events, the Library LAB will continue to host special workshops for individuals and groups who want to learn more about using our equipment. Whether you're a teacher, a parent, a student, or just someone with an interest in new technologies, contact the library for more information—or just drop by our open workshop hours on Wednesday evenings!

Can We Pray For Rain?


In this ‘First Saturday Talk’ Ian James will examine the efficacy or paucity of putting our hands together in the ritual of petitioning prayer
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How effective is prayer?  Do we pray in solitude or in community? We may have had a hand in creating this crippling drought.  Can we put our hands together in prayer to help alleviate it?

Let's discuss this fascinating topic
Saturday May 2, 
2pm at the Ojai Library.

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Marie Bean at the Ojai Library

Would you like to improve your health?

Do it the "Lazy" way with the help of Australian author Marie Bean and her two successful books, 
Lazy Runner and Lazy Loser.

With good humor Marie Bean busts all the common myths about diet, exercise and fitness. Learn how to incorporate good eating and exercise into your daily routine without the stress of dieting.

Friday May 1, 3pm
Ojai Library

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CI Lecture Series @ Foster

On Wednesday, April 22, E.P. Foster Library will host the final talk in the current CI Lecture Series.

Dr. Michelle Dean, Assistant Professor of Special Education, will present research that examines the social experiences of school children with high functioning autism, focusing on how gender relates to their relationships and social behaviors.

The talk will start at 5 p.m. in the Topping Room. We hope to see you there!

Mark Zuckerberg Book Club - A Year of Books

Are you looking for a new book club?  

A book club you can join without ever leaving home or changing out of your pajamas. Mark Zuckerberg started one. Participants will read a new book every two weeks and discuss it on Faceboook. The chosen books will emphasize learning about new cultures, beliefs, histories and technologies.  

We have purchased the first of the titles in ebook format. They are available through OverDrive in our eLibrary.

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  Mark Zuckerberg

It's a Small World After All

World Globe  

Planning a trip this summer? We can help. 

A to Z Travel & A to Z Maps

Research all you need to know about the country, state or city you want to visit or create a custom report.  Email or print the information you need.  And don't forget Mango Languages.
Language instruction at your pace.

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"Have Space Suit—Will Travel," by Robert A. Heinlein

Having originally published this work in 1958 before the first manned mission to the moon, renowned and award winning science fiction author Heinlein dreamed of space flight and life in lunar colonies. The title of Have Space Suit—Will Travel comes from an old TV show of the time, Have Gun—Will Travel, about a brave and honorable mercenary character in the frontiers of California and an old saying then that went “have tux, will travel.”

Funny name aside, the book is about a young man’s high-adventures in space, eventually saving earth and a young girl in the process. This is one of Heinlein’s best novels written for young readers and will appeal to anyone of any age.

A clever and resourceful young man named Kip is obsessed with space flight and determined to go to the moon, but despairs at the difficulty. Only the best of the best are stationed there, and it requires a huge sum of money to visit as a tourist.

When his eccentric father shows him an ad in the paper for an advertising jingle contest, Kip goes all in and submits thousands of entries in hopes of winning. What follows is exciting, fast-paced, and humorous. Heinlein, in his characteristic style and voice, carries the reader through to the end and leaves you wanting more.

I enjoyed our audio version of Have Space Suit—Will Travel, available free through Hoopla Digital in our eLibrary.

 

Alan Martin, Your Friendly Reader

Read Me a Story & More: Coming Soon to E.P. Foster Library

At 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 28, E.P. Foster Library will host the early literacy workshop Read Me a Story & More.

In this workshop, parents and caregivers will learn the five early literacy practices that children need to be reading ready. They will learn how to extend stories into activities, including using a flannel board that the whole family can enjoy.

Class size is limited, and advanced registration is required. This workshop is for adults ONLY. Sign up at the children’s desk or call 648-2716 and ask for the children’s department.

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