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Story time begins at Oak View Library!

Photo by daveparker (Flickr)Ready for story time fun?
 
Oak View Library's autumn session of story time begins Tuesday, October 25th.   It will run eight weeks at 4pm on Tuesdays, concluding Tuesday, December 13.
 
This early literacy-based story time is filled with stories, songs, and movement. It is best-suited for infants and children up to five years of age. 

No need to register, just come!

Join us at the 23rd Annual Trivia Challenge!

Trivia lovers: come test your mind! Join us at the 23rd Annual Trivia Challenge - a night of fun supporting READ Ventura County Library Adult Literacy Program.

Enjoy the 23nd Annual Trivia Challenge - Wednesday, November 16th at 6pm at the Wedgewood Banquet Center at 5880 Olivas Park Drive, in Ventura 93003. Snacks! An opportunity drawing! Only $5 admission for audience members.

Interested in participating on a team? Please call READ Ventura County Library at (805) 677-7160. This event is hosted by the Rotary Club of Ventura-South.

Cameron O'Connor, Classical Guitarist at Simi Valley Library

Simi Valley Library regrets to inform you this event has been cancelled - we hope to reschedule soon!

Cameron O’Connor, born and raised in Simi Valley, is an award-winning and critically acclaimed guitarist. 

O'Connor has received a Master’s Degree from the Juilliard School of Music and is currently in the PhD program at the USC School of Music. His performances include the 9/11 Memorial in New York in 2010 and the Aspen Music Festival.

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

Quote contest - for E.P. Foster Library's new mural

We need your help with a suitable “library” or “literary” quote for the new mural at the E.P. Foster Library 2nd Floor children’s entrance.

The mural is a colorful exploration of literature and fantasy designed to encourage young people to come to the library. The available space is 15 inches by 16 feet, so entries should be limited to one or two short sentences.

Submit your quote on forms provided on the 2nd Floor of the E.P. Foster Library or email the quote to mary.stewart@ventura.org using “quote” in the subject line. Please include your name and a phone number.

The contest ends Sunday, September 25th at 5pm. The winner will be notified and a prize awarded.

Prueter Library Art Contest for Kids, Ages 0-18

September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month! The staff of the Ray D. Prueter Library would like you to draw or paint or color (or a combination) a picture showing us how important your library is to you.

The pictures will be judged by age groups: 0-5 years old, 6-12 years old, & 13-18 years old.  There will be one (1) winner from each age group.

The three (3) winners will each receive a Barnes & Noble $15 gift card (thanks to the Friends of the Port Hueneme Library).  So stop by the Ray D. Prueter Library and pick up an Art Contest Entry Form. 

All Art Contest entries must be submitted on an official entry form and are to be returned to the Ray. D. Prueter Library.  Contest ends September 30, 2011.  Happy drawing!

Johnny Cash Tribute Sept. 10th at Simi Valley Library

Come to Simi Valley Library on Saturday, September 10th at 2pm to see Michael J's fun and educational tribute to music legend Johnny Cash.

Joining Michael is his singing partner and bass player, Leticia Blumette (June Carter).

This program showcases the music, roots and history of Johnny Cash spanning six decades from the 1950s thru 2003.

Don't miss the last week of Summer Reading Program events!

For other Library locations' events, see our Kids' & Teen Events Calendar.

All aspects of the Summer Reading Program are open to youth of all ages and are free of charge! In addition, each branch library has planned storytimes, events, games, and demonstrations.

"In the Shadow of the Raven" at Simi Valley Library

In the Shadow of the Raven: the Life and Works of Edgar Allan Poe comes to Simi Valley Library on Saturday, July 9th at 2pm.

Duffy Hudson - actor, writer and filmmaker - becomes Edgar Allan Poe rising from the scene of his mysterious death to tell his life story.

A famous short story and several poems are also presented.

This program is ideal for middle school & high school students and adults.

Oak Park Library presents Oak Park History Night Part 2!

Wanted: historic photos of Oak Park, California. Do you have photos of historic Oak Park from the 1960s and 70s?  

Bring them to the Oak Park Library on Tuesday, July 12 from 7-8 pm to help us preserve Oak Park’s 45 year past for the library archives and for use in the upcoming book, Oak Park, California.  

Enjoy refreshments, learn about our community and see film clips of recent movies shot in Oak Park including: "Role Models", "Just Go With It" and "Faster".  

Take the City of Ventura's survey about library services

The City of Ventura would like to get your opinion on library services. Take their survey at: http://www.cityofventura.net/libraries

This survey is designed to gather your input on what public library services you would like to see delivered in the City of Ventura. 

All who live, work or go to school in the City of Ventura are encouraged to complete this survey.  The online survey will be available through June 3, 2011. 

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