Art Tales Writing Contest: Enter by April 1, 2015!

Attention local writers: there's still time to enter the City of Ventura's Art Tales Writing Contest!

Up until April 1, 2015, you can submit your writing for this year's competition. E.P. Foster Library is hosting inspirational artwork that you can view on the first and second floor in order to get your creative gears turning.

Contest rules, past winners, and digital representations of this year's art can be viewed on the city's website, and library staff can direct you to the display areas at Foster. Stop by the library and see if these pieces move you!

Dress Up for Storytime @ Foster

E.P. Foster Library is bringing something new and exciting to storytime on Tuesday, April 7, and Wednesday, April 8.

On these special mornings, come to storytime dressed as your favorite character! Be as creative as you'd like; we would love to see a mix of new and classic costumes.

Early literacy storytimes begin at 10:30 a.m. on the second floor of the library. We hope to see you there!

Read Along With Us

Would you like to participate in the Big Library Read?

Shakespeare Saved My Life: Ten Years in Solitary with the Bard by Laura Bates will be available to borrow without any wait lists or holds from March 17 - March 31. Customers from 20,000 libraries can read Dr. Bates' story of teaching Shakespeare in a supermax solitary confinement prison and how she formed a lasting friendship with a convicted murderer.

Join the largest eBook club! Book discussion guide pdf here.

  Book cover Shakespeare Saved my Life

What to Read Next?

Where do you look when you have finished a book and
loved it so much you just have to have another like it?

Where can you search by genre?

What book comes next in your favorite series? 

Reading Suggestions in our eLibrary is a 
great place to begin.  Select NoveList and explore the options.

Searching our catalog? Look for Novelist content. You will find it under the available copy information. Open the drawer and there will be suggestions for your next book.

Need help? Phone your local library for assistance.

 

March is Women's History Month

Suffragettes  

Weaving the Story of Women's Lives

 Accounts of the lives of individual women are critically important because they reveal exceptionally strong role models who share a more expansive vision of what a woman can do. The stories of women’s lives, and the choices they made, encourage girls and young women to think larger and bolder, and give boys and men a fuller understanding of the female experience. Knowing women’s achievements challenges stereotypes and upends social assumptions about who women are and what women can accomplish today. 

For videos, biographies and historical information look in our eLibrary.  

Gale PowerSearch is a great place to start along with Biography In Context, Gale Virtual Reference Library and World Book.

Vencolibrary.org, your research partner 24/7


The Ultimate Car Exhibit!

 

  The first of a three part series: 
Classic and Hollywood Cars

Until May 1st at Reagan Library.
 
Tickets: Reaganlibrary.com/tickets 
Use discount code "VCLIBRARY"
for $3.00 off admission when 
purchasing online. 

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