Avenue Library 606 North Ventura Avenue, Ventura, CA 93001 (805) 643-6393 E.P. Foster Library 651 East Main Street Ventura 93001 (805)648-2716 H. P. Wright Library 57 Day Rd. Ventura 93003 (805)642-0336 Saticoy Library 11426 Violeta Street, Ventura, CA 93004 (805)647-5736

Avenue Library - Fiction Writing Essentials Workshop

Saturday, March 15, 2014 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Avenue Library

  • Fiction Writing Essentials with Doug Taylor
  • Mapping out the novel to using various kinds of narrative and kinds of dialogue, Doug will discuss the importance of how to begin a novel, how to expand it with subplots and counter points and how to end it properly 
  • He'll use his novel, Bogota By Bus as a template. 
  • Interactive workshop with Q & A

Foster - Ukulele Class

Saturday, February 22, 2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Foster Library - A free class where you can learn the basics of playing the ukulele. Don't have a ukulele? Check one out at the library!

Foster - Movie Night!

Friday, February 21, 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Foster Library - The life of comedienne Fanny Brice, from her early days in the Jewish slums of the Lower East Side, to the height of her career with the Zeigfeld Follies, including her marriage to and eventual divorce from her first husband, Nick Arnstein.

Foster - Are We Crazy About Our Kids?

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Foster Library - The Cost/Benefit Equation: Video Screening, Discussion and Research Presentation. Economists today are contributing to an argument that educators have been making for many decades: the cost is high for spending too little on early childhood care and education; spending enough is literally a good investment. In this interactive session, Dr. Joan Karp and Dr. Kaia Tollefson will share research on the importance and the economics of investing in high-quality early childhood care and education.

Foster - Tell Me a Story & More

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Foster Library - A free early literacy educational workshop for parents and/or caregivers of children ages 0-5. Parents/caregivers will learn the 6 early literacy skills and the 5 practices children need to be reading-ready and how to extend stories into activities that the whole family will enjoy, including flannel boarding. Reservations are required, call the library at 648-2716 for more information.

Foster - Tolstoy in Riyadh: A Story of a Teacher and Her Muse

Sunday, February 9, 2014 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm

Foster Library - Author Chris Cryer will discuss her book, which tells of her divorced-single-mother adventure in the heart of the Islamic world and her exploration of the Saudi Kingdom's need to preserve old-world values and traditions in the face of change. It offers an antidote to Islamophobia with valuable insight into today's volatile Middle East.

Foster - Sounds of Second Sunday

Sunday, February 9, 2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Foster Library - Toni Jannotta will be performing FREE music in the Topping Room.

Foster - Book Appetit

Saturday, February 1, 2014 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Foster Library - Gluten-free food talk and tasting! A local cookbook author will be visiting the library to discuss gluten-free cooking.

Avenue Library - Hosting Pre-school storytime and activity

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Ventura Neighborhood for Learning staff bring storytime to Avenue - parents with children 2-4 yrs. welcome

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