Ventura

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

Foster- Bird Watching

Date: 
Sunday, October 13, 2013 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Foster Library- Topping Room Sunday October 13th
  • Interactive workshop with Jeff Simeon founder of Birdeez
  • Learn the basics of bird watching and bird identification
  • Parents and children use play, observation, and smart phones to connect nature 

Foster- Author Talks - John Mulhall

Date: 
Friday, October 11, 2013 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Foster Library- Topping Room October 11th 7-8 PM


Foster: Book Apetit: Let's Talk Squash

Date: 
Saturday, October 5, 2013 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Foster Topping Room-Let's Talk Squash

Totally Local VC brings us the second in their Eat Local- Hug a Farmer Series

Join us as 5th Generation Farmer Mary McGrath and Chef Tim Kilcoyne teach us to Carve, Cook and Dry local squash

Foster- Santa Barbara Opera

Date: 
Friday, October 4, 2013 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

E.P. Foster Library- Topping Room- Friday October 4th 6:30- 7:30 PM

  • Stephen Sharpe, General Director of Opera Santa Barbara joins us 
  • The ABC's of Building an Opera
  • Multi-media Presentation 
  • Learn step by step what it takes to create a performance

Foster Library - The Tortilla Flats Mural Project

Date: 
Sunday, September 29, 2013 - 3:00pm

E.P. Foster Library - Topping Room

  • Moses Mora and MB Hanrahan discuss their Tortilla Flats Mural Project, which explores and documents the stories and lives of the people who lived in the westside, Ventura area known as “Tortilla Flats” 
  • By the 1950′s, Tortilla Flats was displaced by the Ventura Freeway. This multi-cultural neighborhood of working class Mexican, Chumash, African American and “dustbowl” Anglo-Americans who lived along Figueroa and Garden Street contributed greatly to the social, cultural and political Ventura history. 
  • In its hey-day, the area was a lively neighborhood that attracted some of the biggest band acts of the era including Tommy Dorsey and Chuck Berry. The Tortilla Flats Mural Project, located underneath the 101 freeway overpass, on Figueroa St., celebrates this neighborhood as an integral part of Ventura history not to be forgotten. 
  • Former residents of Tortilla Flats are invited to join in and share their stories and memories.
  • More information - flyer

Foster Library - Rock 'n' Roll made in Mexico

Date: 
Saturday, September 28, 2013 - 5:00pm

E.P. Foster Library - Topping Room

  • The film tells the untold story of Rock and Roll in Mexico through those who lived it, including Mexican rock icons and legends. 
  • A groundbreaking look at one of Mexico’s darkest secrets and inspiring comebacks. 
  • Special appearance by Fito de la Parra of the music group Canned Heat to talk and answer questions about the film. 
  • Free Screening! To reserve a seat call (805) 643-1960 
  • More information - flyer
  • Sponsored by Ventura County Library and the Bell Arts Factory 

Avenue - FALL FUN DAY

Date: 
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - 2:30pm - 3:30pm

Join us for spooky stories, pie eating contest and craft and games.

Literacy Fair at Prueter Library

Date: 
Sunday, October 6, 2013 - 10:00am - 2:00pm

Ray D. Prueter Library

  • Admission is FREE!
  • More information - flyer
  • Educational fun for the whole family
  • Meet the PAWS for Reading dogs and listen to a story read by the VCL Story Fairy
  • Talk to a real Firefighter and learn about fire trucks
  • Get emergency preparedness information from the Red Cross
  • Snack at some of Ventura County’s favorite Food Trucks
  • Checkout our opportunity drawing baskets 

Foster - Preschool Storytime and Craft

Date: 
Monday, September 9, 2013 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Foster Library

  • Preschool storytime and craft
  • 5 years old and under

Foster - Lecture Series

Date: 
Saturday, November 9, 2013 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm

 Stories Behind the Stories: CSUCI English Faculty Reading and Discussion Published authors and CI English Professors Brad Monsma, Bob Mayberry, Mary Adler, Sean Carswell and Sofia Samatar will read excerpts of their fiction, nonfiction or poetry and discuss the stories behind them, including experiences with multiple drafts, writing groups, writing stamina, and revisions.  Community members are invited to add their perspectives during a brief Q&A session that follows. 

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