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 - Lecture Series

Date: 
Saturday, October 12, 2013 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm

The Era of the Celebrity CEO is Over Recent data indicates that consistently “great” companies were not led by charismatic or transformational leaders but rather by leaders who possessed a blend of humility and strong personal will.  Join Dr. Andrew Morris, Professor in CI’s Martin V. Smith School of Business and Economics, as he examines our fascination with leaders, possible predictors of humility, and ways in which we can develop greater humility and enhance our leadership abilities.

Foster - Lecture Series

Date: 
Saturday, September 14, 2013 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm

Drawing from 20 years of research experience, Anthropology Professors Jennifer Perry and Colleen Delaney will present an overview of the prehistory of coastal Ventura County and the Channel Islands from an archaeological perspective.  Learn why this region is so unique and the importance of the islands to people today.  

Saticoy—End of Summer Reading Program Party

Date: 
Saturday, August 31, 2013 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Saticoy Library celebrates the completion of Summer Reading Program 2013!Saticoy Library festeja la finalización del Programa de Lectura de Verano 2013! The party begins at noon with the drawings for the special SRP prizes at 1:30pm.La fiesta empieza al mediodía con el sorteo de los premios especiales para el Programa empieza a 1:30pm.

VCL booth at the Golden Future 50+ Senior Expo

Date: 
Saturday, August 24, 2013 - 10:00am - 3:00pm

Ventura County Fairgrounds - Anacapa Hall

Maker Space Showcase!

Date: 
Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

E.P. Foster Library - Topping Room

  • Ventura County Library launches a weekly Maker meeting - to be held every Tuesday evening in the Topping Room at E.P. Foster Library.
  • Come learn what Maker Spaces are all about - see examples of robotics and media projects, 3D printers, and knitting & crafting projects.  
  • Learn about the local and national Maker network - tap into your neighbors' interests and share equipment

Foster - Discovering your roots

Date: 
Monday, August 19, 2013 - 11:00am - 11:45am

Discovering your roots – A basic introduction to using Ancestry.com in the library. The class will cover how to search, print and save information using the library computers.

Foster - Facebook Basics

Date: 
Monday, August 12, 2013 - 11:00am - 11:45am

Facebook Basics – We will review the basics of creating and maintaining a Facebook account. Required: active email account. 

Foster - Writing a Memoir

Date: 
Sunday, August 25, 2013 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm

Charles Freericks Writing a memoir - Charles Freericks, author of the comedic memoir, "My Imaginary Friend Was Too Cool to Hang out With Me" speaks on how your own life may be the best grist for the mill for your writing - whether you choose to pen your memoirs or just to use autobiographical incidents for your characters in your fiction. He will describe techniques he uses for stitching together real memories with literary threads in order to make them function dramatically and not seem like journal entries. There will be time for questions and answers and he will give those who wish an assignment that then may email their first draft to him for a critique.

Foster - One Act Play Cocaine

Date: 
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Public domain plays at your public library! Contains adult material.

Foster - What is an electric car?

Date: 
Sunday, August 11, 2013 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

A free screening of this exciting documentary will take place in the Topping Room. What is the Electric Car? is a new feature length documentary about Electric Vehicles (EVs) which are now on sale & arriving in showrooms in 2013. This entertaining film will trace the early history of EVs and continue forward 100 years later to follow the re-birth of an entire industry. This film is not just for EV enthusiasts or those passionate “Green” consumers, but will be an exciting journey for all audiences to go “Back to the Future!” EVs will be on site. You don’t want to miss this opportunity as Ventura is part of a nationwide Ride the Future tour.

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