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Winter Break at the Oak View Library

Need something to do in the Ojai Valley during Winter Break?
 

Families are welcome to drop in to the Oak View Library to play board games, solve puzzles, and make simple crafts.

See flyer for dates and times.

 

Get a discount on the Reagan Library Spy Exhibit!

Discover and explore the secret world of spies at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Museum!

Grab a bookmark/coupon at any of our Ventura Country Libraries or use the discount code: "VC Library" when purchasing online for admission to SPY: The Secret World of Espionage** - the exhibit is at the museum through March 9th.

Experience an up-close look at recently declassified CIA, FBI and KGB secrets and artifacts - including items that inspired the academy award winning film, Argo.

Navigate through an actual laser field, create your very own spy disguise and come face to face with the gadgets, tools and techniques used by real life spies.

** Cannot be combined with any other offer. Offer expires February 28, 2014.

-- Honoring Veterans Day - libraries are open --

Foster Con - Mini Comic Festival - this weekend!

     
 Click the above poster for details!    Click the above schedule for details!

Ojai Library is closed until Nov. 17 for remodeling

The Ojai Library will be closed for remodeling November 1 through 17. When Ojai Library reopens on November 18th, it will be with all new ADA compliant bathrooms!

Meiners Oaks Library will be open extra hours during construction.
From November 1 through 17, Meiners Oaks Library hours will be:     
  * Mondays: 10-6 
  * Tuesdays: 10-8
  * Wednesdays and Thursdays: 10-6
  * Friday & Saturday: 12-5

Requested items will be available to be picked up
at Meiners Oaks Library.

Story time will be at Meiners Oaks Library on Tuesdays & Wednesdays 10:30 – 11:30am.

The Homework Center will meet at St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 409 Topa Topa Dr. November 4th-7th, 11th-14th:
   Mondays & Tuesdays 3–5pm
   Wednesdays 1:30-4:30pm
   Thursdays 3-5pm
The Ojai Library book drops will be open and emptied daily.

Ukuleles - available for check out at E.P. Foster Library!

Catch the Aloha spirit with one of E.P. Foster Library's gorgeous Takamine concert size ukuleles. We only have five ukuleles for check-out and they are going fast!

There will also be a free beginner’s ukulele class: Brad from Anacapa Ukulele will guide you through the tranquil ways of the ukulele. The first class is in the Topping Room Saturday, November 9th at 1pm.

While we are on the subject of ukuleles, our databases [try searching "ukulele songbook"] and our catalog [try a Subject Keyword search for "ukulele"] have some delightful ukulele songbooks. Take some time to explore these options - you will be thoroughly entertained.

Plus! Check out the Fun at Foster blog and the link to Open Library where we discovered many ukulele songbook gems.

Basic Internet Skills classes at Prueter Library

Need help computing? The Ray D. Prueter Library is offering one more session of: Basic Internet Skills on:
  * Thursday, Dec. 19 (10am-11am)

Learn Doug Taylor's five-step method for navigating the internet, including the three functions of navigation (scrolling, linking, back & forth) and the two ways to access information (URLs and search engines).

Reservations are required, please call 486-5460.

Tech Fest at Oak Park Library - October 12

What is Tech Fest?  A kickoff program for the new Robots at the Library program using the Vex IQ robotics kits and AutoDesk.

Tech Fest is for anyone over 8 years old who loves problem solving, computers, building, designing, robotics or engineering. The goal is to encourage the next generation of students to use their imagination, problem solving, team building, and mentoring skills to have fun and solve the problems of the future!

Tech Fest is at the Oak Park Library on the Oak Park High School campus on Saturday, October 12 from 2 to 5pmSign up sheet available at Oak Park Library.  Join Us!

♦ The Ventura County Sheriff’s Department will display their com-mand and control vehicle as well as their bomb disposal robot. 

♦ The Ventura County Fire Department will display their fire equipment.

♦  CSUN ASME Chapter will display, as well as the CSUN Computer Club and the CSUN chapter of the Society of Women Engineers.

♦ AeroVironments will display their drones.

 ♦  General Motors will display two electric cars.

♦  Northrop Grumman will bring a display.

Fiction Writing Essentials Workshop at Prueter Library

 

Join local author Doug Taylor in this interactive workshop at Prueter Library from 2-4pm on Saturday, October 12.

In the Fiction Writing Essentials Workshop, Doug will discuss how to map out a novel with an attention-grabbing beginning, plot twisting ending, character development, subplots and counterpoints. He'll include action, dialogue, and descriptive narrative as well.  

Doug will use his novel, Bogota by Bus, as a training template to illustrate these essentials for writing commercially successful fiction.  Workshop participants should come prepared with questions and thoughts!

"A Place at the Table" at Oak View Library October 5th

In an effort to engage our community in a conversation about hunger, obesity, food insecurity, and the reforms needed to address the problem, the Book to Action group of the Oak View Library is inviting local residents to take their place in the fight to end hunger and ensure that all children and families have access to healthy, affordable foods.

The Oak View Library will host a community screening of "A Place at the Table" on Saturday, October 5

The critically acclaimed documentary A Place at the Table, directed by Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush, examines the crisis of food security, hunger, obesity and food access. The film will be screened at 6pm at the Oak View Park and Resource Center

A pre-screening reception begins at 5:30pm with refreshments. Admission is free; however, any donation of nutritious, non-perishable boxed or canned food will be gladly accepted.

 “This screening is a great opportunity to bring the community together to discuss what’s behind this food crisis and what might be done to address it,” said Oak View Librarian Sharon Dykstra, “Our library’s Book to Action group, after viewing the documentary and reading its companion book, thought a community screening would be the best way to share their newfound knowledge and also use this opportunity to raise food donations, as well.” 

Interested in attending the screening? Please RSVP to the library by calling 649-1523. 

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