Ojai – Island of the Blue Dolphins

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Flyer for the event, info on the calendar listing. The flyer is colored blue, white, and teal with a photo of San Nicholas Island.

On Saturday, February 1, from 1 to 2pm, retired Park Ranger Carol Peterson will visit the Ojai Library to deliver a special talk entitled Island of the Blue Dolphins: Discover the True Story That Inspired the Book. This is a presentation for young readers and their families.

Attendees will explore a new Channel Islands National Park website to learn more about the Lone Woman of San Nicolas Island, the Native American woman whose life inspired Scott O’Dell to write the award-winning novel. The website includes photos, videos, historical resources, research from experts, and more to enhance the reader’s experience. Visit the site at www.nps.gov/islandofthebluedolphins.

Peterson was the education coordinator at the national park for 17 years and has been involved with the website since its inception.

This event is free and open to the public. For additional information, contact Ron Solórzano, Regional Librarian, at (805) 218-9146.

The Ojai Library is located at 111 East Ojai Avenue in Ojai, CA. Hours of service are 10am to 8pm Monday through Thursday and 12pm to 5pm Friday through Sunday.

Ventura County Library: Inspiring our community to explore, discover, and connect. The Ventura County Library is available 24/7 at www.vencolibrary.org.