The City of Ventura and the E.P. Foster Library are pleased to announce the winners of the fourth annual Art Tales creative writing contest. You are invited to hear the winners read from their entries on the library's 2nd floor located at 651 East Main Street in Ventura on Wednesday, June 6, 5:30-6:30pm. Refreshments will be served.
Area youth, high school and adult writers submitted 72 short stories and poems inspired by one of the six Municipal Art Collection works of art currently on exhibit in the E.P. Foster Library. Deputy Mayor Cheryl Heitmann will present the cash prizes for 1st and 2nd place, certificates to 3rd place, bound editions of the winning entries to all winners and journals to all youth winners.
In addition there will be a special ceremony in appreciation of Jack Halbert, the prize winning local artist who created the wonderful indoor mural in the H.P. Wright Children's Department. The 120' long mural entitled "Tropical Frieze" provides a whimsical, colorful feeling in the children's reading area.
Our generation and the next cannot lose the significance of Anne’s story. Now, you can experience Anne’s story in a fresh and impactful way.
Come inside Anne’s life and inside her heart. Savor the hope and maturity of this talented writer hiding in Amsterdam amidst WWII.
This program is designed for middle school and above.
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.
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.
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
¹Hayes, Denis. "Earth Day." World Book Online Reference Center. World Book, 2012. Web. 13 Apr. 2012.
|Simi Valley Library, 11am||Family Storytime & Craft|
|E.P. Foster Library, 12pm||PAWS for Reading - read to dogs!|
|Avenue Library, 1-2:30pm||El Dia de los Niños / El Dia de
los Libros with music at 1pm
and storytelling at 1:30pm
|Ojai Library, 1-3pm||Check out a human book!|
|Ray D. Prueter Library, 1-3pm||The 2012 Spring Children's
Festival; special attraction:
PartiAnimalz Petting Zoo!
|Oak Park Library, 1-3pm||LEGOS in the Library - all ages
|In support of READ Ventura County
Library's Adult Literacy
|Participate in the Gold Coast
(bicycle) Ride for Literacy;
distances of 10, 30, 62 and 100 miles!
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.
Turn Your family history into a variety of interesting stories! Make your ancestors come alive on paper. Learn the most important elements of writing.
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.
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!
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