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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!

Fillmore Library book club meets this Thursday night

Fillmore Library has started a monthly book club!The club, Fillmore Reads, is hosted by Fillmore Library Supervisor, Cathy Krushell, and meets the last Thursday of each month at 7pm at Fillmore Library.This month's discussion on March 28: The Union Quilters by Jennifer Chiaverini. Join in - refreshments are served! 

Family Legacy Writing Workshop at Prueter Library - April 9

Meet author Linda Weaver Clarke at the Family Legacy Writing Workshop on Tuesday, April 9 from 6-8pm at the Ray D. Prueter Library in Port Hueneme.

Turn your family history into a variety of interesting stories. Make your ancestors come alive on paper. Learn the most important elements of writing.

“Ms. Clarke is terrific. She appeals to genealogists and aspiring authors. I was terribly impressed! She instructs for two hours; the people were genuinely attuned to what she presents. . . She KNOWS her subject and can present it wonderfully. As I say, she is terrific, thorough, professional, yet strikes just the right chord with her audience.”  
                                                                              – Mary Jo Gohlke

National Library Week is April 14 - 20

New Speakers Series at Foster Library!

CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI) and Foster Library are proud to present a new lecture series.

Professors from the university will visit the library during the semester to share with the community. Talks will range over a wide variety of topics and will be held in the Topping Room.

For additional information, check the Fun at Foster blog! All events are free and open to the public. We hope to see you there!

Schedule:
Wednesday, April 24, 6 - 7pm “Evolution of Surfing and the Culture Surrounding It” with Professor Jack Reilly, CSUCI

Wednesday, May 22, 6 - 7pm “Tearing the Fabric: Exploring and Predicting Elevated Vertebrate Road Kill from Ventura County to Louisiana to the Middle East” with Dr. Sean Anderson, CSUCI

Lots of choices this weekend!

Looking for something to do this weekend? From Ventura and Ojai to Port Hueneme and Simi Valley, Ventura County Libraries have choices for the whole family!

On Saturday, March 16:

11:30a - 1:30p is Open House at Foster Library

1pm is Book Reading and Signing at Ojai Library

2pm is Be Your Own Editor at Prueter Library

And, on Sunday, March 17:

1 - 4pm Go Green @ Family Fest at Simi Valley Library

Learn How to Be Your Own Editor at Prueter Library

Have you written a book?  Are you planning to write one?  Whether you find a publisher for it or self-publish, that book must be edited.  Learn the most important steps in the editing process on Saturday, March 16 at 2pm at Prueter Library with Mary Embree.

Mary is an author, editor, literary consultant, and public speaker.  She has written The Author's Toolkit; Abused, Confused & Misused Words and Starting Your Career As a Freelance Editor

Come and learn how to take the first steps this Saturday at Preuter Library!

Simi Valley Library Goes Green at Family Fest on March 17!

Grab your little Leprechauns and come to the Simi Valley Library on Sunday, March 17th from 1pm to 4pm for the 17th annual Family Fest.

We’ll be “Going Green @ the Library” celebrating  St. Patrick’s Day, Spring and recycling.

Our special guest is storyteller Jim Cogan with performances at 1:30pm and 3pm.

To promote book recycling bring a gently used children’s book and pick another book to take home. There will be Story Corners hosted by Simi Valley and Santa Susana High School drama students, coloring stations and a special craft.

Fun for all ages and it’s FREE!   * * *   Remember to wear green!

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