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Abigail Adams at Simi Valley Library!

Actress Judith Helton brings Abigail Adam, wife of John Adams to life. She will be speaking at Simi Valley Library on Saturday, May 19 at 2pm.

She weaves the tale of Abigail’s life into America’s struggle for freedom and salutes the female side of the American Revolution. Abigail will also bring tools from everyday life including a spinning wheel.

This program is for the whole family and is sponsored by the Simi Valley Friends of the Library.

Author Niki Bahara at Fillmore Library!

Author Niki Bahara will present her award winning book Unpaved Road at the Fillmore Library on Saturday, April 21 at 10am.

After acquiring her BS in Finance from the University of Tehran, she worked for two years in Iran until she was forced to flee the Islamic Regime when she was only twenty-three.

Married, with one daughter, her story recounts her journey of escaping Iran through the underground network across many borders.

Celebrate Earth Day!

Earth Day is an annual observance, held on April 22, to increase public awareness of environmental issues. Each year on Earth Day, millions of people throughout the world gather to clean up litter, to protest threats to the environment, and to celebrate progress in reducing pollution.¹

There are many events in and around Ventura County! To name a few:
Day of Learning at Simi Valley
Beautify McGrath State Beach
United Way Beach Cleanup

Reduce waste? * Earth friendly crafts? * More earth friendly crafts? How will you celebrate Earth Day?

¹Hayes, Denis. "Earth Day." World Book Online Reference Center. World Book, 2012. Web. 13 Apr. 2012.

Spring break & Oak View Library!

Having a local stay-cation, rather than a vacation this Spring break? Check out the activities at the Oak View Library during the week of April 2nd:

To enjoy a planting activity, stop by between 2 and 4pm on Tuesday, April 3 or Thursday, April 5 to plant a seed and create a plant life-cycle wheel.

Come and play board games and solve puzzles! Available daily during open hours the week of April 2nd.

The Family Legacy Writing Workshop

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

Author Linda Weaver Clarke joins us to give the Family Legacy Writing Workshop:
at Simi Valley Library on Thursday, March 15 from 6-8pm

Each of us has a story from our ancestors or even our own story to tell. If these stories remain unwritten, how will your children know of their heritage? You'll be encouraged to write stories and experiences and turn your family history into a variety of interesting works - something your children will be proud of.

This program is especially suited for genealogists and aspiring authors.

Happy Birthday Dr. Suess! Celebrate with Read Across America

NEA's Read Across America is an annual reading motivation and awareness program that encourages every child in every community to celebrate reading on March 2, the birthday of beloved children's author Dr. Seuss.

Join in the fun of Simi Valley's Annual Read Across America Celebration and celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday this Saturday, March 3 at Simi Valley Library from 10am to 12 noon. The event is free and includes performances and readings by special guests. There will be drawings for prizes, photo opportunities and much more!

What's All That Jazz About at Simi Valley Library?

Shenole Latimer is an award winning saxophonist performing Sunday, February 5 at 2pm at Simi Valley Library.

In order to offer listeners an appreciation of jazz, Latimer will present a program featuring lively storytelling, group participation, entertaining demonstrations and live performance.

Gain a better understanding of the colorful and expressive American music genre of jazz! The entire family will enjoy this entertaining program.

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

Artists Show at Fillmore Library

Artists Guild of FillmoreArtists Guild of Fillmore members Wana Klasen, Luanne Perez, Karen Browdy, Lois Freeman-Fox, Joanne King, Virginia Neuman (in the back row) and Jan Faulkner and Judy Dressler (front row left and middle) have just shown our Fillmore Library Supervisor, Cathy Krushell (front row right) their new group of paintings.

This is the 5th One-Per-Member-Mini-Show of original art by local artists on the north wall inside the Fillmore Library. The Library is located at 502 Second Street.

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3 Reasons to Visit Oak View Library this holiday season!

Click here for the reasons:
 1. Stock up on books to read, audio-books to listen to, and DVDs to watch during long car trips and family vacations.

 2. Tired of sitting at home?  Bring your family to play board games & solve puzzles (available daily during open hours Dec. 19-31).

 3. Help your local feathered friends.  Stop by between 2-4 pm on Tuesday, Dec. 27 or Thursday, Dec. 29 to make a pine cone bird feeder.

Holiday Hours at Oak View Library:
Monday-Thursday 1-6 pm, Saturday 10-2 pm
The library will be CLOSED Monday, Dec. 26 & Monday, Jan. 2 for the Christmas & New Year holidays.

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