Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

  All libraries will be closing at 5pm Wednesday Nov. 26th.
Thursday Nov. 27 all branches will be closed.
Your eLibrary is open 24/7 

Laser-Cut Holiday Decorations @ Foster

On Tuesday, December 2, there will be a demonstration of the Ventura County Library's laser cutter and engraver at E.P. Foster Library!

At this event we will use the laser to cut out holiday ornaments so that you all can see what this technology is capable of. Come prepared with any questions you may have about materials or projects you have in mind.

It all starts at 5 p.m. in the Topping Room. Come see what's going on with the Ventura County Library's makerspace!

Prueter Library- Beginning Ukulele Classes

 

Learn to play ukulele in a day! 

Saturday December 13, 1pm

Adults and kids (7 and older) are welcome.  
Bring your ukulele and music stand if you have one. A limited number of ukuleles will be available.

Children under 10 must be accompanied by a
participating adult. 

What Do We Mean When We Talk About Nature?

 

Join Karen Zedlick, Ph.D

Saturday December 13 

for an exploration of biotechnological advances

from a Catholic perspective.

Ojai Library 

3pm

 

TAG's Teen Gift Drive 2014

Are you looking for a way to give more this holiday season? Consider contributing to our TAG group's Teen Gift Drive!

Gift donations received by December 19, 2014, will be distributed to teens from low-income homes, foster homes, or who are facing other hardships, such as homelessness.

Donations can be dropped off at the Avenue, E.P. Foster, and Saticoy branches. For more information, contact the library at (805) 648-2716 or (805) 647-5736 and ask for Jane Middleton or Star Soto.

Celebrate National Picture Book Month!

  • Read your favorite picture book to a little person.
  • Or take a peek at our special list of the books we love.
  • Tumblebooks offers wonderful selections in our eLibrary.

At just a few months of age an infant can listen to your voice and point to pictures, associate words to pictures and real life objects and learn the importance of language.

Give the gift of language and share a picture book today. 

 

Not Your Grandmother's Encyclopedia!

 

World Book Online
 Encyclopedias For a New Generation

  • Interactive Earth
  • Timelines
  • Tutorials
  • Life and Research Skills
World Book Online includes 23 subscription databases, every article in the print set as well as several thousand additional articles and the contents of every yearbook since 1922. The online version contains links to current web sites, magazine articles, primary source documents, a news section, and video and audio samples.  

The Whole World in Your Hands 24/7

Global Issues in Context uses a wealth of resources to explain the historical and contemporary conditions necessary to understand global issues, conflicts and events.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context features continuously updated viewpoints, topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio and links to vetted websites.

Worldcrunch translates articles from journalists with top news organizations and worldwide media sources in an effort to compensate for the decline in English-language foreign coverage. 

Debate with authority, be informed, win that argument once and for all.
The Ventura County eLibrary has all the tools you need 24/7. 

  Hands holding world

Together, California Reads

CalReads YouTubeKnow about the great work our adult literacy READ staff and volunteers are doing? Perhaps you know an adult who may benefit from reading instruction.

See the CalReads video here

"What is more basic than the ability to read?" 
        -- Jackie Griffin, Director of Ventura County Library

"Your library is really a welcoming place and no one is going to judge you ..."
        -- Christy Aguirre, Librarian at Sacramento Public Library

"We're a nation of second chances. And the library is a place to provide that second chance."
        -- Rivka Sass, Director of Sacramento Public Library

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