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Make a Splash - Read! Make Waves!

“Make a Splash – READ!” is the theme for this year’s Summer Reading Program. Save the dates! Through August 13, Ventura County children will explore the world of water and water fun through stories, songs, games and other activities about the oceans, rivers, lakes, and pools and the creatures that live there.

To find events near you, check the Kid's & Teen Events calendar (please be patient - it can take a few moments to load) or check your Library's webpage under "Programs & Special Events".

Make an impact in your community!

United Way of Ventura County is conducting a “Stuff the Bus” campaign which is part of the United Way’s Day of Action. United Way is asking people to donate new school supplies to benefit children who are homeless, living in shelters or foster care.

Simply stop by a participating Ventura County Library (E.P Foster, Ray D. Prueter and Simi Valley) through Thursday, July 21 and look for the yellow ‘stuff the bus’ bin and place the donated school supplies inside.

Book Publishing 1-2-3

Are you a writer? Do you want to get published?
 
Join us at Ojai Library on Thursday, July 1st at 6:30 pm for this popular lecture/workshop. Pick up practical tips to help boost your chances of getting published (for example, how to find literary agents). We’ll also follow the behind-the-scenes journey of a manuscript as it becomes an actual book, briefly discuss self-publishing and the children’s literature market, and look at how writers can sell their books.
 
Other highlights include a couple of quick creativity exercises, our “Editor’s Tips on Craft” segment, and a Q&A session. Our presenter is Laurie Gibson, whose editing/proofreading projects range from “The Color Purple” (Alice Walker) to “Tales from Margaritaville” (Jimmy Buffett) and several titles by Brian Tracy, the bestselling business author.

1st Annual Chalk Art Festival

Join in the fun at this free art event this Saturday, May 8th at Simi Valley Library. From 10am to 2pm, the community will come together just for the "ART" of it.  Use chalk as the medium to express your inner artist. Fun for the whole family!

Bring your creativity, chalk, art and a cushion to sit on. Learn to use a grid to draw and enlarge a design. There will even be a "look alike" special guest appearance from Mary Poppins!

Bilingual Storytime - Lectura de Cuentos en Familia

Simi Valley Library is launching a new, monthly, bilingual storytime event on Monday, May 24th in the Children's Story Corner at 11 am. 

The bilingual storytime will feature stories & songs. Watch for the event on the fourth Monday of each month. Sponsored by the Simi Valley Library and Simi Valley First 5. 
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La biblioteca de Simi Valley esta lanzando un nuevo evento mensual, la hora de cuentos bilingüe, el lunes 24 de mayo a las 11:00 de la mañana, en el rincón de cuentos para los niños.
 
La hora de cuentos bilingüe contara con cuentos y canciones en español e ingles. Estén pendiente de este evento el cuarto lunes de cada mes.  Patrocinado por la biblioteca de Simi Valley y Los Primeros 5 de Simi Valley.

Ojai Local Authors Series

Meet your favorite local author! Ojai Library hosts local authors on a series of Wednesday evenings, 6:30 to 8pm June 9 - 30. For more information, call 646-1639.
SCHEDULE:
JUNE 16 – Sucinno: Walking Between Trees, the current plight of humankind
JUNE 23 – Elise De Puydt: Photo Guide to Fountains and Sculptures of Ojai,  art and historic places of the Ojai Valley       
JUNE 30 – Polly Bee: Scattershot, poetry direct and honest with humor & insight

Togen Daiko Drum Taiko Ensemble

Camarillo Library presents the Togen Daiko Drum Taiko Ensemble on Sunday, June 27 at 2 p.m.  Togen Daiko's style can be described as a group effort of taiko players working towards creating harmony with their drums and each other. The emphasis is on group harmony and shared development.

“Taiko” is used to mean the relatively modern art of Japanese drum performances (kumi-daiko), but the word actually refers to the taiko drums themselves. Togen Daiko is a local group that was formed in 1996. They have performed at many events including the Oxnard Buddhist Temple Obon Festival.

Choose Privacy!

Choose Privacy Week is May 2 - 8, 2010. For libraries in America, protecting privacy has always been a major concern. In fact, libraries in this country have been talking about privacy for library users since 1939, when privacy first showed up in the ALA Code of Ethics

See the trailer, enjoy our computers & privacy word search and Choose Privacy now!

Choose Privacy Week Trailer from 20K Films on Vimeo.

¹Privacyrevolution.org blog. (2010). [Web]. Retrieved from http://www.privacyrevolution.org/index.php/blog/C18/  

El Día de los Niños / El Día de los Libros

Celebrate! El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day), known as Día, is a celebration every day of children, families and reading that culminates every year on April 30. The celebration emphasizes the importance of advocating literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds.

Celebremos! El 30 de abril es una fecha muy significativa para los niños. Se celebra el día de los niños y de los libros. Esta celebración se conoce como El día de los niños/ El día de los libros, y celebra la alegría y las maravillas de la infancia y la importancia de los libros en nuestra vida.

Ventura County Library events: Avenue Library - Thursday, April 29th from 3 - 5pm
                                               Simi Valley Library - Firday, April 30th at 2pm

How the West Was Sung - free musical performance!

Join Craig Newton for a free musical performance for kids and families! See How the West Was Sung on Sunday, May 2nd - 3pm at the Simi Valley Library.

How the West Was Sung is a fast-paced program taking audiences on a Westward Movement journey across America. It features songs from cowboys, miners, settlers, farmers, laborers, soldiers and more. History and music in one delightful program, filled with singing, clapping and interaction.  See you there!

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