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 - Counting the Days: Stories of Tenacity and Courage of POWs

Saturday, April 5, 2014 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Foster - In this presentation, Craig B. Smith discusses his latest book, Counting the Days: POWs, Internees, and Stragglers from WWII in the Pacific. He tells the stories of six prisoners of war imprisoned by both sides during the conflict the Japanese called the "Pacific War."

Foster - Book Appetit: Baking Demonstration

Saturday, April 5, 2014 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Foster - A local bakery owner will be visiting the Topping Room to discuss great baking techniques.

Foster - “Monsoon Blues” Poetry Reading

Friday, March 21, 2014 - 7:30pm

Foster - Poet Elijah Imlay reads from his collection inspired by his experiences as a soldier in Vietnam.

VCL Maker Space

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Foster, Topping Room - Family night! Learn the ancient art of origami.

VCL Maker Space

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Foster, Topping Room - CAPS media night.

Come tonight and learn about 3-D printing!

  • Open Tech Night at make!
  • 3D Printing, 3D Modeling, Microcontrollers and whatever you are working on.
  • Tonight, Tuesday March 4, 2014 at 8:00 pm in the E.P. Foster Library Topping Room
  • Presented by Ventura County Library, CAPS TV, Ventura Area Makers/Builders/Hackers

VCL Maker Space

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Foster, Topping Room - 3D Modeling and 3D Printing, join in on it, talk about it, or bring your own project to work on.

Foster - Book Discussion, "The Things They Carried"

Monday, March 31, 2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Foster - Join us in the Topping Room as we read a chapter of the book and discuss it together.

Foster - Women in the Vietnam Era

Sunday, March 30, 2014 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Foster - OLLI presenter Roz McGrath will give a free talk exploring how women were a large part of the antiwar movement, even though they were relegated to second-class status within organizations such as the SNCC (Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee) and the SDS (Students for Democratic Society). Despite these inequities, women were able to gain experience with organizing protests and crafting effective antiwar rhetoric that would later serve to form the Women's Movement.

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