"The Power of Love" by Dr. Benito F. Reyes, founder of World University in Ojai, read by his grandson local songwriter'artist Ramel Reyes.
"The Star Thrower" by Loren Eisley read by Brain Bemel, director of Ojai Storytelling Festival. A short story about how one person can make a difference.
Writer's Workshop with doc and Zoe Murdock. A weekly critique and discussion group for writers of fiction. focuses on advanced writing techniques and is patterned on writing workshops taught at the University of Utah and UCLA
"Women, Food and God: An unexpected Path to Almost Everything" by Geneen Roth presented by local author Carrie Triffet
Puppet Theater Playtime, professor Marbles (Robert Gluckson) presents a puppet-making workshop. Make paper bag puppets and create stories you can act out with friends.
"What is a Living Book?" Mary Lynch, City Librarian explains Ojai Library's newest program-launching in April-that enables Ojai residents to "check out" actual people, similar to the way one might check out a book from the library. The new program matches "readers" with individuals who are "living books" for a pre-determined time on library premises, allowing the reader to share the life and/or talents of the "living book".
"The Glass Castle" by Jeanette Walls presented by Ojai writer Sharon MaHarry. This is a poignant and evocative memoir by a woman who triumphed over the challenges of being raised by parents who suffered from alcoholism, mental illness and chased away the grind of poverty with flights of magical thinking
"The Art of Hearing Heartbeats" by Jan-Phillips Sendker read by Lisa Luckenbach. A poignant and inspirational love story set in Burma, spanning the decades between the 1950s and the present
"Torn by God: A Family's Struggle with Polygamy" with Ojai author Zoe Murdock. A novel based on lher childhood experience with polygamy, Murdock will discuss current developments in the mainstream Mormon Church ( including Mitt Romney's run for the presidency) and explore unsettling developments in the FLDS, still under the control of Warren Jeffs from his prison cell.