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Birds of the Ojai Valley with Allen Bertke

Join Allen Bertke, a photographer and the official leader of the Beginning Bird Walks sponsored by the Ventura Audubon Society for Birds of the Ojai Valley, Monday, October 18th, 6pm at Ojai Library.

Mr. Bertke will be leading a discussion and showing his photographs of Ojai Valley birds. Come and learn about the local winged ones!

E.P. Foster Community Open House

Foster Fun @ the Library
Sunday, October 17, 1 to 5 pm - during Harvest Walk!

Enjoy an afternoon of fun art and literary activities for adults & children:

  • Book Signing - author Don Borchert of “Free For All”
  • Meet children’s book author Alexis O’Neill
  • Mural Workshop by MB Hanrahan - help design a colorful entrance for kids
  • PAWS for Reading - read aloud to a therapy dog
  • Art Tales - youth winners share their stories and poems inspired by art
  • Wooden Toys by Gene West - discover vintage toys for all ages
  • Plus: Hands on Arts and Crafts, Music & Storytelling

Aimee French visits E.P. Foster Library Wed. October 6

Aimee French will offer a program on Humane Education Wednesday, October 6 at 3:30pm at the E.P. Foster Library. The presentation is a free service from the Humane Society of Ventura County that teaches compassion, empathy, respect and kindness for all living things. The program uses the irresistible draw of live animals to captivate and tap into the minds and hearts of the audience.

Pictured is Charlie, a 3 year old neutered male Rottweiler. He has been at the shelter since July 6, 2010. Charlie was kept as an outdoor only dog and is now looking for a home where he can be a companion to a family.


"Saving just one dog won't change the world...but surely the world will change for that one dog." -- Unknown

Snapshot Day is Monday, October 4th

Ventura County Libraries are taking part in "Snapshot: One Day in the Life of California Libraries" on and around Monday, October 4th, 2010.  We Want YOU in the Picture!

On this day libraries across California will participate by collecting comments and photographs from events in a typical library day. The results will offer proof of the invaluable services libraries consistently provide to our community.

For more information on what your local library is doing, contact library staff. For information on the state-wide event, visit: www.cla-net.org. Snapshot Day is a project of the California Library Association.

OverDrive - a new look *and* downloadable ebooks!

Our OverDrive database has a new look and now features downloadable ebooks as well as audiobooks!

The downloadable ebooks are compatible with the Sony eReader, Nook and Kobo e-readers [the Kindle is not compatible]. OverDrive ebooks will soon be downloadable to the iPad as well.

Keeping track of all the ebook and eaudiobook compatible file types and devices can be daunting - so OverDrive provides a great Help Page for your convenience. Enjoy the new selections!

The Humane Society of Ventura County

This Saturday, October 2 at 3pm, come see Humane Education at Simi Valley Library.

Humane Education is a free service from the Humane Society of Ventura County that teaches compassion, empathy, respect and kindness for all living things.

The program uses the irrestistible draw of live animals to captivate and tap into the minds and hearts of our audience. We'll see you Saturday!


"Saving just one dog won't change the world...but surely the world will change for that one dog." -- Unknown

Ojai Library Sunday Music: Polecat Ramblers

Ojai Library's Sunday Music continues on October 3rd at 1pm with the Polecat Ramblers who bring old timey, traditional music to the Library. Come see and hear great banjo, fiddle, guitar and mandolin music on a Sunday afternoon.

Christian Gallo and David Roine have played at various festivals and parties around the County. Come and be entertained at the Ojai Library!

Banned Books Week: Celebrate Your Freedom to Read

Celebrate open access to information and your freedom to read during Banned Books Week, September 25 though October 2.

"Intellectual freedom—the freedom to access information and express ideas, even if the information and ideas might be considered unorthodox or unpopular—provides the foundation for Banned Books Week." (ALA, 2010)

Find a Frequently Challenged Classic to read and celebrate your freedom!

Photo credit: florian.b on Flickr

Read Me a Story & More!

Come to Oak View Library for a 6 week reading and play group for parents and children (age 5 and under).  Read Me a Story & More is designed to help parents choose what and how to read to their children and activities that bring it all together.

Presented by The Nan Tolbert Nurturing Center, Ojai Neighborhood for Learning and the Ojai Valley Libraries, this event is being held on Tuesday mornings at Oak View Library from October 12 through November 16, 10am to 11am.

Pre-registration required. For more information, please contact Julie at the Ojai Library (805) 646-1639 or The Nan Tolbert Nurturing Center at (805) 646-7559.

Complimentary Newsletter for Genealogy Research

Register today for the new ProQuest Genealogy News & Notes, a free, quarterly newsletter featuring genealogy stories, research tips and content updates for ProQuest's online genealogy resources.

View the inaugural issue and sign-up to receive the next issue - due out November 2010. Remember, you can access ProQuest's Heritage Quest database from your home computer (in our eLibrary). Ancestry is available in-library only.

Don't miss out - your family's story awaits! Only those who sign up will receive future issues.

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