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Fillmore Library hosts the Swazzle Puppets

Fillmore Library Presents:
Swazzle Puppets and “The Grasshopper and the Ant”.

This event takes place Friday, July 19th at 3pm at Fillmore Library.

A story for all ages!

In “The Grasshopper and the Ants”, young audiences will be introduced to a classic story and laugh along with the fun-loving Grasshopper as he learns the value of dedication and handwork.

This program is sponsored by the Fillmore Friends of the Library.

Discussion Series on Hunger in America comes to Oak View Library

You are invited to Oak View Library’s Book-to-Action series of discussions to be held during the month of July, featuring the book, A Place at the Table: The Crisis of 49 Million Hungry Americans and How to Solve It edited by Peter Pringle.

This book is a companion to the 2012 nationally released documentary of the same title, which shed light on the fact that nearly 50 million Americans and one in four children - don’t know where their next meal is coming from.

This Book-to-Action program offers participants the opportunity to collectively read and discuss a book as well as view the documentary, meet a local expert in the field of hunger abatement, and put their newfound knowledge into action by engaging in a modest community service project.

Registration is limited, so please call 805-649-1523 or visit the Oak View Library to sign-up, pick up a copy of the book, and get reading. The discussions/viewings will take place on Thursday evenings from 6-7pm on July 11, 18, and 25

Sisters in Crime coming to Avenue Library

Coming to Avenue Library on Saturday,
July 20 at 12:00 noon
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Sisters in Crime - everyone loves a mystery - four authors discuss "Who dunit?"

  • Dr. Joan Blacher, psychotherapist and author of the mysteries, Murder Canyon and Lethal Lake
  • Sheila Lowe, forensic handwriting expert whose fictional character, Claudia Rose, testifies in cases where her handwriting analysis skills are put to the test
  • Paul D. Marks, former script doctor and author of the award winning noir thriller, White Heat
  • Sally Carpenter, whose book The Baffled Beatlemaniac Caper was a Eureka! Award finalist for best first novel

The mystery is solved at Avenue Library, 606 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura.

Ventura County Library offers Big Library Read

What is Big Library Read?

The Ventura County Library offers Big Library Read May 15th through June 1st. Libraries worldwide spotlight one title for library patrons to read simultaneously, creating a global “library book club”.

The Four Corners of the Sky is master storyteller Michael Malone’s novel of love, secrets, and the mysterious bonds of families. Malone brings characters to life as only he can, exploring the questions that defy easy answers: Is love a choice or a calling? Why do the ties of family bind so tightly? And is forgiveness a gift to others… or a gift we give ourselves?

This program is sponsored by OverDrive and Sourcebooks, Inc. and brought to you by Ventura County Library. Enjoy!

Artists Guild of Fillmore Hangs New Paintings in Fillmore Library

On a quiet Saturday morning, before the Fillmore Library opens to the public, members of the Artists Guild of Fillmore were waiting at the doors. Their purpose for being there was to mount a new mini-show of art works.

As the Library doors opened, the artists outside were found catching up with each others' news. Carrying one painting apiece, they turned one by one to enter the building. This event occurs four times each year in order to decorate the Library walls. It also gives the public an opportunity to consider owning and hanging an original piece of art in their own home. All the artists live in Fillmore and meet together monthly.

Click here to see a larger image and to be introduced to the artists. The painting's titles, from the top row, left, "Edge of Town - Rothenburg, Germany" by Luanne Hebner Perez; "Walk in Beauty" by Lady Jan Faulkner; "Autumn Afternoon" by Karen Scott Browdy, "Intent" by Joanne King; and the bottom row: "Sheep in Orchard Sun" by Virginia Neuman; "Flora and Fauna" by Lois Freemen Fox; "Santa Inez Oak" by Judy Dressler; and Untitled by Wana Klasen.

New Bookdrop!

Ventura County Libraries now have a new bookdrop at Kimball Park!

Drop your materials off at this convenient spot right across from the aquatic center.

Make sure it is a library book from the Ventura County Libraries before dropping it in the box!

Shakespeare at 449

William Shakespeare was born on April 23, 1564 which makes today his 449th birthday.

"Born six years after Queen Elizabeth I had ascended the throne, contemporary with the high period of the English Renaissance, Shakespeare had the good luck to find in the theater of London a medium just coming into its own and an audience, drawn from a wide range of social classes, eager to reward talents of the sort he possessed."¹

There are countless opportunities to discover Shakespeare from direct sources about the man, his writing and his life and times as well as through inspired derivative works.

For now, perhaps it's best to learn to write in blank verse, or talk like Shakespeare, or, throw some Shakespearean flair or Shakespearean insults in to your next conversation.  

Hmmm, from whence might thou begin?

¹ "William Shakespeare." Encyclopedia of World Biography. Detroit: Gale, 1998. Biography In Context. Web. 23 Apr. 2013.

A Perspective on FDR at Simi Valley Library

The Simi Valley Friends of the Library are hosting Eleanor, Lucy, and the Man in the Middle: A Perspective on FDR at the Simi Valley Library on Saturday, April 27th at 2pm.

Hundreds of books have been written about the Presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt, the influence of First Lady Eleanor, and the impact she had on the country, on her own. Most books touch on FDR’s close relationship with Lucy Mercer and other women throughout his life.

Join dramatist Martha Abbey Miller and learn more about these complex relationships in a interesting and insightful romp through an important part of history.

Oak View Library Open House - Thursday, April 18

In honor of National Library Week and the timely theme, "Communities Matter!", come celebrate a year of library improvements at the Oak View Library on Thursday, April 18, from 3:30-5:30pm.  

The afternoon will feature a mini story time, presentations by the Oak View Boys and Girls Club, and a Meet & Greet with music & refreshments on the new patio. 

See flyer for more details. We hope to see you there!

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