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
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.
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
On Saturday, March 16:
11:30a - 1:30p is Open House at Foster Library
And, on Sunday, March 17: