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November is Early Literacy Month!

Ventura County Library and Ventura County First 5 have partnered to help young children obtain their first library card. 

During the month of November, any child that is 5 years old or younger, who receives their first Ventura County Library card will also receive a complimentary brightly colored, canvas READ bag to carry home their library books. 

Stop in any of our 12 branch locations and join us.  This promotion will run through November or until supplies last.

Ray Bradbury film presented at Ventura Library Benefit

LIVE FOREVER: The Ray Bradbury Odyssey, a film by Michael O’Kelly, is presented by the Ventura Film Society on Sunday Nov. 11, 2012, 4-6pm at the Century 10 Theatre, Downtown Ventura.

Tickets for the special advance, pre-release, benefit screening for San Buenaventura Friends of the Library (SBFOL) and the Ventura Film Society may be purchased at the following outlets: Trufflehound’s Fine Chocolates, Palermo, The Refill Shoppe B. on Main, and at the offices of the Ventura Visitors & Convention Bureau (101 S. California St., Ventura).

Please note! The remaining tickets are $90 “Library Benefit” ticket, which includes: pre-screening discussion, Screening and After-Party at Watermark Restaurant, 6-8pm.

Duffy Hudson brings Albert Einstein to Simi Valley Library!

Broadway and film veteran Duffy Hudson brings Albert Einstein to life in this unique one man show at Simi Valley Library on Saturday, November 10th at 2pm

Imagine Albert Einstein as he explains the Theory of Relativity in a fun, exciting way without mathematics or a knowledge of physics required.

This show will excite students and adults alike to look at workings of the universe with new eyes. We hope you find the time to come to see the show!

This event is sponsored by the Simi Valley Friends of the Library

The Cristero Revolution - a Presentation at Ray D. Prueter Library

Join Sylvia Muñoz Schnopp on Saturday, October 13 at 2pm at Ray D. Prueter Library in Port Hueneme.

Sylvia, a local author and Port Hueneme City Council member, will lead a discussion and Q&A on the history of Mexico’s Cristero Revolution.

Sylvia is the author of ABANDONED ANGELS, a forthcoming historical novel based on her family’s true story during the Cristero Revolution.

Refreshments will be served. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Port Hueneme Library.

Joyful Acoustic Americana at Simi Valley Library

Simi Valley Library proudly presents Bettman & Halpin: Joyful Acoustic Americana on Saturday, October 20 at 2pm.

Stephanie Bettman and Luke Halpin create uplifting, original Folk/Americana/Blue Grass with Jazz and Blues influence.  Ms. Bettman is an accomplished writer, singer and fiddler.  Mr. Halpin is a renowned multi-instrumentalist, master of the guitar and mandolin and impressive on the fiddle and banjo. 

Enjoy an afternoon of great music at Simi Valley Library!

Celebration of Reading: Authors' Panel at Simi Valley Library

Celebrate the finale of Simi Valley Library's first Summer Reading Program for Adults by attending an Author's Panel moderated by local author Alexis O'Neill on Saturday, August 18 at 2pm at Simi Valley Library.

Panelists will include Margaret Brownley, author of western romance and self-help; Jerilyn Farmer, author of contemporary mysteries; Jeri Westerson, author of historical mysteries set in medieval times and Diantha Ain, haiku poet.

A drawing for prizes for participants in Between the Covers Summer Reading Program for Adults will also be part of the festivities. Come join us!

Learn about Mars Science Laboratory - at Simi Valley Library!

Come to the Simi Valley Library on Saturday July 7 at 2pm to learn more about the Mars Science Laboratory Mission.

Mars Science Laboratory mission is part of NASA’s Mars Exploration Program, a long term robotic exploration of the red planet. A rover named Curiosity, designed to assess whether Mars ever had an environment able to support small life forms, will be landing on Mars this August. Mars Science Laboratory Mission will begin the next decade of Mars exploration.

This presentation by Kirk Breitenbach, a spacecraft engineer who has worked for Jet Propulsion Laboratory for 22 years, will give an overview on this exciting mission to Mars. Mr. Breitenbach will describe the scientific purpose, engineering challenges and accomplishments, mission status and near term mission events.

Celebrate Oak Park History Month at Oak Park Library!

How do you plan a community? Find out at Oak Park Library on Saturday, June 23 from 4:30-6:30pm.

Join Oak Park master planner/architect/environmentalist, Richard W. Smith, and find out how Oak Park became such a beautiful place to live.

Mr. Smith will show rare 1970s plans and area photographs. Come to the library and learn about your town!

The Elements of Style: Building the Oak Park Library

Today, June 18 from 6:30 to 8pm, come to Oak Park Library to enjoy an evening with the library's lead architect/designer, James Weiner and Oak Park pioneer Ron Stark and learn about this award winning library building design. 

The authors of Images of America: Oak Park will sign copies of their new book with the proceeds from book sales at this event benefiting the Oak Park Library.

We're offering a Summer Reading Program for adults too!

That's right! Ventura County Library is offering adults a chance to join the fun this summer with the Adult Summer Reading Program, June 18 through August 18, 2012.

Participating libraries include: Simi Valley Library, Oak Park Library, Oak View Library, Meiners Oaks Library and the Ray D. Prueter Library.

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