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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. 

The Big X at Simi Valley Library, Saturday, May 14

Come to the Simi Valley Library on Saturday May 14 at 2pm and enjoy the musical stylings of Xavier Montes in the Library Community Room.

Xavier  Montes, affectionately known as The Big X, for both his size and talents, is an accomplished harpist, guitarist and vocalist as well as an artist and educator.  He will be presenting a variety of music including Mexican folk songs.  His performance will be  entertaining for the whole family.

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

READ - Annual Trivia Challenge - Wednesday, April 27

Have fun while supporting a great cause: the Ventura County Library Adult Literacy Program!

Enjoy the 22nd Annual Trivia Challenge - Wednesday, April 27th at the Wedgewood Banquet Center 5880 Olivas Park Drive, in Ventura 93003. Snacks! An opportunity drawing! Only $5 admission for audience members.

Appetizers are served at 6pm and the Program begins at 6:30pm.

Cycle for Literacy - Saturday, April 16

Saturday, April 16th is the Gold Coast Ride for Literacy - from 7am to 4pm. Choose to ride one of 5 different routes: 10 miles (on the bike path to Foster Park and back) and 30, 55, 62 and 100 miles up and down our coast. Registration required (you may register at the ride!) Funds support READ Ventura County Library - Reading Instruction for Adults.

This year's ride features metric (62) and century (100) routes! Same great ride experience, same great SAG support (Support Assistance & Gear), same great volunteers and great snacks too! Check out this great Star article about the ride and see you on the course!

READ Ventura County Library - Reading Instruction for Adults: We change lives.

Spring Carnival @ the Ray D. Prueter Library

Hurry, hurry, hurry and come celebrate spring at the Ray D. Prueter Library’s annual spring children’s carnival in Pt. Hueneme on Saturday, April 30 from 1:30 to 3:30pm

This year’s theme is “Welcome to the Jungle”, so be prepared to growl and snort your way through all the fun activities.  There will be plenty of games, face painting and crafts for children 4 to 10 years old.

Everyone is welcome! And, the price is FREE!  This carnival is a service project of the Ray D. Prueter Library Teen Advisory Board and is sponsored by the Friends of the Port Hueneme Library.

April Fool's Fun at Oak View Library

In preparation for April 1st frivolity, Oak View Library patrons received free "Doughnut Seed" packets.  As the packet indicates, seeds are suitable for Laurel & Hardy Zones 1-596, need to be planted by April 1st, sowed in a pile in a deep bowl, and covered with 1-2 inches of milk. 

While seed growth is unlikely, goofy grins and giggles are guaranteed!

Interested in learning the "secret" of these seeds? Click here to print out your own seed packet and instructions from Family Fun magazine's website.

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