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READ Ventura County Library - Book Fair!

Have fun and celebrate & support our Ventura County Library Adult Literacy program at the same time! Visit our table at Barnes & Noble in Ventura Sept. 10 - 13 with special events Friday evening, Sept. 10 and Saturday afternoon, Sept. 11. See our flyer (vouchers included)!

Almost EVERYTHING in the store counts which means you can enjoy food in the café, pick up a new game, choose from loads of CDs & DVDs, and lots more! 

Check out the exciting new areas including Educational Toys & Games, Adult Games & Puzzles, BN@School, and NOOK the Barnes & Noble e-reader.  There’s something for EVERYONE!

Can't attend our bookfair at Barnes & Noble? Visit bn.com/bookfairs and support READ Ventura County Library Barnes & Noble Bookfair from the comfort of your home from 09/10/10 to 09/13/10 or enter Bookfair ID 10267466 at online checkout at bn.com/bookfairs.

See Comedian Jason Love at Camarillo Library!

Come see Jason Love - comedian, guitarist, cartoonist and author - at Camarillo Library on Sunday, Sept. 26 at 2pm.

The program is for all ages. Jason performs standup comedy all over the country at venues such as The Improv, Funny Bones, Laugh Factory, Punchline and Zanies. He also syndicates his daily cartoon "Snapshots" to millions of readers in print and on the Internet. His humor column "So It Goes" has run in over 50 publications including the Ventura County Star.

His mother still asks when he is going to get a job!

September is Library Card Sign-up Month

Do you know someone who might benefit from online database access? Children's storytimes? Free Internet access? Books on CD? Downloadable audiobooks? 

September is Library Card Sign-up Month, observed nationally since 1987, and the Ventura County Library wants to make sure all residents of Ventura County have the smartest card of all – a library card.

Getting a library card is easy.  Visit a Ventura County Library, complete the library card application form and present it at the circulation desk along with picture identification showing your current street address.

“Your library card is the most important school supply of all,” says our Library Director, Jackie Griffin.  “There’s a lot happening at Ventura County Library, and the best part for both children and parents, especially in these tough economic times, is that it’s all free with a library card.”

There's a whole world waiting for you @ your library!

Classical Guitar at Ojai Library - Jesse Davis

Please join us at Ojai Library for an hour of beautiful acoustic guitar by Jesse Davis on Sunday afternoon, September 5 at 1pm.

Jesse has performed with the Ventura County Classical Guitar Society. He studies with Master Guitarist, Carlos Gonzales.

 

 

County Libraries at the Fair!

Jordan enjoys a book!Ventura County Library, Oxnard Public Library, Blanchard/Santa Paula Public Library and Moorpark City Library joined forces to promote our libraries at this year's Ventura County Fair.

The booth, located in the Children's Building, promoted County-wide library services, Adult Literacy programs, and Childrens' & Adult programming. Fair attendees gathered information about library events, services & programming, and signed up for library cards.

Every year, the children's craft side of the booth is a big hit, and this year was no different! Children decorated hats and bandanas, played western dress-up and enjoyed a story time or two.

To those of you who visited: thanks for stopping by, we appreciated your energy, questions and suggestions!

To all: hope to see you next year!

Mom reads to her kids... Bridget shows off her hat!

Focus on the Masters at Camarillo Library

Join Donna Granata, Founder and Executive Director of Focus on the Masters, this Sunday, August 8 at 2pm in the Camarillo Library Community Room.

Ms. Granata will present a visual journey through the unique life of Horace Bristol (1908 - 1997), a notable photojournalist from Ventura County. His photographs, depicting the plight of American migrant workers during the Dust Bowl era, inspired John Steinbeck. He also went on to document World War II.

Learn more about this historic Ventura County artist from one of Ventura County's current artistic stars!
[Photo credit: Horace Bristol]

Free iPhone app for database access!

It's now easier than ever for users of the iPhone to access library databases. Gale's AccessMyLibrary Public uses GPS to find public libraries within a 10-mile radius of the user's location.

Download through your phone's App Store or visit Gale's AccessMyLibrary download page for more information. Our eLibrary's A to Z list has links to the app for each available database. Identical apps are in-the-works for the Android and Blackberry.

Blood Drive at E.P. Foster

Donate blood - give hopeThe American Red Cross, radio station 95.5 KLOS, and the E.P. Foster Library are hosting a blood drive in the Topping Room at the E.P. Foster Library in Ventura on Thurs. & Fri. July 29 & 30, from 2pm to 8pm each day.

Make an appointment and show up to receive a commemorative t-shirt, a concert voucher and a Chili's skillet appetizer coupon. Appointments may be scheduled by calling 1-800-RED CROSS or by logging onto redcross.org and entering KLOS for the Sponsor Code. Identification is required to donate.

Textile Weaver Deborah Jarchow at the Camarillo Library

Award winning textile weaver Deborah Jarchow will be at Camarillo Library - Sunday, July 11th at 2 pm to discuss weaving, color and how she explores the endless ways hues can be combined, blended and interwoven.

Deborah has created hundreds of garments and accessories for sale and exhibitions which have brought her national and international awards and acclaim. Her designs use a plain weave so the color combinations and fiber textures can be fully sppreciated.

Career Assistance? Ventura County eLibrary has your back!

Want to find a career that matches your interests? Need help writing your resume or with your interviewing skills? Need to learn Microsoft Office skills? Taking a test as part of the process? Interested in hearing how people in a given field spend a typical day?

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

These user-friendly databases offer complementary, in-depth, step-by-step assistance and resources for preparing for a job search, narrowing your field of interest, expanding and refining your skills, locating current opportunities, and on-the-job growth. Give them a try - it's time well spent!

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