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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!

The Journey of Italians in America

The Simi Valley Library will host a lecture by University of Oregon historian and professor Vincenza Scarpaci, author of The Journey of Italians in America, on Monday, April 12 at 7:00 pm.

Dr. Scarpaci explores the contradictions of the Italian-American legacy, considering the ways in which Italians became an essential part of American history. Every aspect of life ranging from religion, the struggle for citizenship, anti-Italian prejudice, WWII, and of course, food, all come to life in this insightful illustrated talk. A book signing will follow the lecture.

If you're interested in Italian-American history, or history in general, it should be a very interesting evening!

Irish Percussion from Pulse Drumming

Celebrate your inner leprechaun! Join in an afternoon of Irish fun on Wednesday March 17th, 3:30pm at Fillmore Library with Pulse Drumming. Learn about the origins of Irish music and try your hand at playing a bodhran!

The patron saint of Ireland, St. Patrick, was born about 390 in Roman Britain. His association with the shamrock stems from his use of its 3 part leaf to explain the Christian Holy Trinity.¹

¹"St. Patrick's Day." Holidays, Festivals, and Celebrations of the World Dictionary. Ed. Helene Henderson. 3rd ed. Detroit: Omnigraphics, Inc., 2005. 480-481. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Web. 16 Mar. 2010.

Duffy Hudson brings Albert Einstein to life!

Sunday, March 21st at 2pm, come see actor Duffy Hudson perform as Albert Einstein at the Camarillo Library.

As Einstein, Mr. Hudson will explain the Special and General Theories of Relativity in a fun and engaging way. Learn about Einstein's life, gravity, speed of light and time travel.

Celebrate Dr. Seuss' Birthday at Simi Valley Library!

Join in the fun of Simi Valley's Annual Read Across America Celebration and celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday this Saturday, February 27 at Simi Valley Library from 10am to 12 noon. The event is free and includes performances and readings by special guests. There will be drawings for prizes, photo opportunities and much more.

NEA's Read Across America is an annual reading motivation and awareness program that encourages every child in every community to celebrate reading on March 2, the birthday of beloved children's author Dr. Seuss.

Free Cartooning Class for Kids!

Kids! Learn to draw pirate cartoons from Dave Boatman at the Simi Valley Library on Sunday, March 7th at 3 pm. 

The one hour class features warm-up and imagination exercises, demonstrations of various cartoon facial expressions, and a step-by-step follow-the-instructor drawing period.

Have fun! Get creative - drawing cartoons in an interactive hour of instruction.

Celebrate Simi Valley Library's 30 year Anniversary!

Join us in celebrating Simi Valley Library’s 30th Anniversary Sun. Feb. 21st - 2 to 4 pm.

Featuring: a guest speaker from the Simi Valley Historical Society discussing the history of libraries in Simi Valley ...
And, a variety of children’s events, including:
 * Performance by the Alphabet Soup Puppeteers, "A Red, White, and Blue Day"
 * Storytelling with local children’s book author and artist Mary Ann Fraser
 * Paws 4 Healing, Inc. READ Program: dogs helping children discover the joy of reading
 * Arts and crafts

Celebrate the Year of the Tiger

Saturday, Feb. 13 at 10am, come celebrate a centuries old tradition: Chinese New Year, at Camarillo Library. Join in the celebration of the Year of the Tiger with the Camarillo Lion Dance Troupe,Ventura County Chinese Language School students and crafts.

Ventura County Library has lots of resources on the Chinese New Year: from books (Dewey 394.261) to eLibrary encyclopedia or magazine and journal articles.

"To Kill A Mockingbird" Screening in Ojai

In celebration of the Ventura County Big Read, "To Kill a Mockingbird" starring Gregory Peck will be screened at the Ojai Playhouse on Sat. Feb. 20th at 4:30 pm.

Following the movie, join others for a discussion of the book and movie at Jesters.
The Ojai Playhouse is located at 145 E. Ojai Ave. in Ojai.
Jesters is located at 139 E. Ojai Ave. in Ojai.

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