make.show.tell. @ Foster

On Tuesday, September 16, 2014, local makers will return to E.P. Foster Library for our second installment of make.show.tell.

This series allows makers, builders, and craftspeople from all around the Ventura area to share their skills with you! Join us for demonstrations of techniques and displays of finished works.

It all starts at 7 p.m. in the Topping Room. Stop by to see what your community is making!

Ojai Library - Parent & Child Together Classes

 

 

Encourage your child's self-discovery

through art and play.

Classes are free and will be conducted in Spanish and English.

Tuesdays in September 10am to 11am.

For more information click here

 

September is Library Card Sign-up Month

Sign up Today and enjoy our new digital 

streaming service - hoopla!

Borrow up to 8 items each month,

Movies, music, audio-books and
television shows
.

Your local library is always open.  
Join today. 

Overdue Fines to Change

Effective September 1st, 2014

Library fines for overdue items will be increasing

from 20 cents per day to 25 cents per day per item.

The maximum overdue fine will remain $6.00 per item.

Aquí aviso en español 

 

Ojai Library - Norman Rockwell: His Life and His Art

Guest Speaker Monroe Kaplan will discuss Norman Rockwell

and the stories behind many of his works.

Mr. Kaplan has been a Rockwell collector and lecturer for many years.

Share Mr. Kaplan's passion for one of America's iconic artists:

Saturday September 27th at 2pm.

 

All libraries to open later than usual (2pm) on Tues., Sept. 23rd

All Ventura County Libraries will open at 2:00 pm Tuesday, September 23, 2013
Libraries are opening later than usual due to a Library All Staff meeting
Thank you for your patience.

Your eLibrary is always open!

Increase Your Financial IQ

 Ventura County Library 
invites you to attend, online:
Financing a College Education  
September 25th 4:30pm

College is expensive.  So how can you pay for it? During this lecture you will learn about:

     • The rising costs of college and the financial aid landscape
     • The Pros and cons of college savings vehicles
     • The role 529 savings plans can play and how to make the right selection

Get more information about registering for this lecture here if you know you need to begin saving but don’t know where to start.

Upgrades to OverDrive Digital Books

  •  * Suspend Your Hold
    Don't miss out on that book you have been waiting for!
  •  
    * Hold Auto Checkout
    You will be notified when your book is on your account bookshelf.

 * "Recommended for You" Collection
Titles recommended for you based on titles currently checked out or on hold.

 * Maturity Settings
Customize your browsing history based on content maturity level.

 * "And" Boolean Searching
Improve the relevancy of your search results.

ReferenceUSA Online Training coming in September

 

 

ReferenceUSA Webcasts

ReferenceUSA, a valuable database for job hunters and anyone starting a new business, is offering online training in September.

These hour-long classes will help new users get started and provide a great opportunity for current users to learn some new tips, tricks and techniques. Classes are: 

  • Search Essentials
  • Discover the Hidden Job Market
  • Big Data and Mapping
 
  • Start, Manage and Grow Your Business 
  • Consumer Data
  • US Business Historical Data

Schedule for all classes here                To register click here

Try our new library catalog!

 

We have launched our new catalog.  Try it now!

The new catalog, called "Enterprise", has a more efficient search than our "Classic Catalog".

After your initial search, see the left sidebar of the search results for filters (include or exclude): authors, other titles, publication year, languages, library, series, etc.

We welcome your feedback - tell us what you think!
Send your comments to: library.postmaster@ventura.org

For our patrons who wish to download books: Search with the default setting ("Everything"), you can then limit results to ebook and eaudiobook content by selecting/checking the eBook, eAudiobook, Electronic Resources, etc. filter under "Format" in the left sidebar.

"Classic Catalog" is still available with the link below our logo in the upper left corner.

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