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.
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 - 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.
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!
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.
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!
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
Hmmm, from whence might thou begin?
¹ "William Shakespeare." Encyclopedia of World Biography. Detroit: Gale, 1998. Biography In Context. Web. 23 Apr. 2013.
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.
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 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!
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