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Book Publishing 1-2-3 at Ojai Library

Join us for a quick peek at the book business  (including traditional electronic and self-publishing) followed by ideas for connecting with literary agents and suggestions to help writers refine their craft. Click here for Flyer.

Laurie Gibson, Publishing 1-2-3

Free Chess Classes at Prueter Library

Learn to play chess or improve your skills with Jack Cashman,
a class A ranked player with the U.S. Chess Federation.
Tuesdays (11:30-1:00) Fridays (2:30-4:00) July 28-August 21
Ray D. Prueter Library (805) 486-5460 

           Chess board

Industrial Applications

While it can be a lot of fun to download models other people have made and shared, some of the most rewarding aspects of 3D printing open up when you learn to design your own objects.

One customer created these microphone capsule mounts, unique items which he customized to hold specific pieces of equipment. These same mounts, printed on E.P. Foster Library's LulzBot Mini, will be incorporated into a very high-end recording studio microphone.

Do you have a design you've been playing around with that you'd like to see printed? Come by the Library LAB on Wednesday evenings to workshop your model and see about getting it printed out!

Two black 3D-printed microphone capsule mounts are shown with their respective gold-plated capsules.

Football! The Exhibition -- Now Open at the Reagan Library

Hold that line!

Don't miss out on a great family experience!

 Football! The Exhibition

The exhibition features rare, historic and iconic football artifacts, including game-worn and signed jerseys, Lombardi and Heisman Trophies, Super Bowl Rings, and more.

For a discount coupon
visit your local Ventura County Library!

  Reagan Library bookmark front Old time football player photo Reagan Library bookmark back

David's Dish: Indian-Spiced Tomato Soup

I never knew that oatmeal was such a versatile food, but a new book in our collection certainly illustrates this. OATrageous Oatmeals: Delicious and Surprising Plant-based Dishes by Kathy Hester is an eye-opening book. I was shocked by the variety of both sweet and savory dishes!

Once again I had to make a choice—so many recipes, so little time. I went with the Indian-Spiced Tomato Soup, which is made with oatmeal (I know, it sounds weird). We have scads of homegrown tomatoes, so it would be a very inexpensive meal to prepare.

The book cover for "OATrageous Oatmeals" featuring wooden spoons and bowls with a variety of oats.
A bowl of Indian-Spiced Tomato Soup with a parsley garnish and tortilla strips on the side.

The recipe is quite simple: all the ingredients are thrown into the pot, brought to a boil, then simmered for twenty minutes, blended, and served. I ended up serving it over basmati rice which made it a very satisfying meal. Indian food goes fast in my household. By the time I returned home the soup and rice had been devoured, so the photo of the meal is from the cookbook.

 

*****David's Dish


Check out the book at E.P. Foster Library, or put it on hold—we will send it to you. If there are any cookbooks in Foster Library’s collection that you would like me to try out, please leave the title on our Facebook page and I’ll get cooking!

Ojai Library Presents a Book Club just for Kids!

Join us for a BookCLub for Kids Wed 8/5/15 at 3:00pm

Our first meeting will be Wednesday, August 5, at 3:00pm, and our first book will be INKHEART by Cornelia Funke.  Book discussions will conclude with dinner and a movie version of the book we’ve read!  Click here for press release.

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Anytime you see this banner
click on it and it takes you to our eLibrary.

Whatever your interest there is something
for you in the eLibrary 24/7.
Drop in and explore. 

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Join us at Oak View Library for MusicMake

Join us at OakView Library for MusicMake Craft Class on Thursdays at 3:30

Don't forget to RSVP for Our end of summer Party at Ojai Library

Please RSVP for Our Year End Kona Ice Party

Maritime History of Ventura County @ Foster

A three-masted wooden sailing ship on the open ocean under a blue sky.

On Sunday, July 26, E.P. Foster Library will host Jim Kosinski and Jerry Leckie of the Channel Islands Maritime Museum for a special historical presentation.

In their talk, "The Rich Maritime History of Ventura County and the Pacific Coast," Kosinski and Leckie will discuss the rich and varied history of ships along the Ventura County coast. This event is free and open to the public.

The talk begins at 2 p.m. in the Topping Room. Stop by to learn more about this fascinating topic!

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