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Guitarist Barry Cooper - live!

Join us for a wonderful Sunday afternoon with guitarist Barry Cooper. Mr. Cooper will play selections from the music that is coming to be known as “The Great American Song Book” at the Ojai Library on Sunday December 5 at 1pm.

Mr. Cooper is a retired professional musician who has played with Natalie Cole, Waylon Jennings, Buddy Greco and many others. He will be joined by singer Ellen Johnson whose recordings have been featured in Down Beat Magazine, Jazz Times, and many other publications.

Photo by Susan Dean

 

 

A Winter's Tale by Alphabet Soup Puppeteers

Looking forward to winter break? Join Charley and the Alphabet Soup Puppeteers on Saturday, December 11 at 3pm in Simi Valley Library's Community Room.

Charley is also looking forward to winter break. He wants to have an adventure, not clean his room!  He dreams he learns to dance with a swan, sing with the sugar plum fairies, ride a skateboard and care about his family and friends.

Join us for this fun-filled program!

Celebrate Early literacy Nov. 6th!

Celebrate Early Literacy Month with the Ventura County Library at two special events on Saturday November 6, 2010:

The 1st World BookFest will be held from 9am - 2pm at Monte Vista Middle School.  Join us for multicultural stories and entertainment plus rescources for families.

The 5th annual Young Reader's StoryFest will be held in Ventura from 9am - 2pm at 255 W. Stanley Ave.

Join the celebration of stories, books and reading!

Student Strings at Ojai Library

Ojai Library and Amy Hagen, the Artistic Director of the Ojai Youth Symphony present a small string ensemble at the Ojai Library for the first Sunday in November.

The hour long program begins at 1 pm. Please join us for a restful afternoon, Sunday, November 7!

Bears at the Library?

Ojai Wildlife League presents a conversation with Marty Wall of the California Department of Fish and Game at Ojai Library on Tuesday, Nov. 9th at 7pm.

Learn about our local bears and how to live more humanely and harmoniously with them. Donations requested/accepted.

Move For Hunger Food Drive

Ventura County Library (VCL) is participating in the 2nd annual Move For Hunger holiday food drive. This is a campaign presented by VCL, Sheeler Moving and Food Share that extends through the month of November.

Unopened, nonperishable food items can be donated during the month of November at the following libraries: Avenue, Camarillo, Fillmore, E.P. Foster, Meiners Oaks, Oak Park, Oak View, Ojai and Ray D. Prueter. Expired food will not be accepted.

Sheeler Moving will deliver your donations to the food bank at the beginning of December. Donate to the closest library to help fight hunger this holiday season!

Gypsy Folk Ensemble at Simi Valley Library

The Gypsy Folk Ensemble are performing at Simi Valley Library on Sunday, November 14 at 3 pm

Holidays with Gypsy gives a glimpse of California's rich multicultural heritage as it explores the December holiday customs of several cultural groups: the Mexican-American tradition of Las Posadas, the Central European sources of Christmas customs such as the Christmas Tree and Santa Claus, the meaning of the eight day Jewish festival of Hanukkah, and the California roots of the African-American holiday and cultural celebration of Kwanzaa.

Celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza and Los Posadas with a colorful mixture of dances from various countries!

Camarillo patrons - action required before 15 Dec 2010

As was decided at the 13 October 2010 Camarillo City Council meeting, Camarillo Library will be withdrawing from Ventura County Library and transitioning to a Municipal City Library run by a subcontractor, Library Systems & Services LLC (LSSI). The date for LSSI to take over library operations is 1 January 2011.

For patrons with Camarillo as their home library: to keep your Ventura County Library services smooth during this transition, the first step is to change your home location to another Ventura County Library location before 15 December 2010.

Up through 15 December 2010, you may make this change at Camarillo Library or any other Ventura County Library location (excluding the Museum of Ventura County's Research Library). If you are not able to make the change during this time, on 1 January 2011, your account will be assigned to another library in our system.

Please watch this webpage for further developments. We have enjoyed a long relationship with the City and community of Camarillo and want to make this transition as smooth as possible for our patrons!

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
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