Join us for a wonderful Sunday afternoon with guitarist Barry Cooper. Mr. Cooper will play selections from the music that is coming to be known as “The Great American Song Book” at the Ojai Library on Sunday December 5 at 1pm.
Mr. Cooper is a retired professional musician who has played with Natalie Cole, Waylon Jennings, Buddy Greco and many others. He will be joined by singer Ellen Johnson whose recordings have been featured in Down Beat Magazine, Jazz Times, and many other publications.
Photo by Susan Dean
Charley is also looking forward to winter break. He wants to have an adventure, not clean his room! He dreams he learns to dance with a swan, sing with the sugar plum fairies, ride a skateboard and care about his family and friends.
Join us for this fun-filled program!
Celebrate Early Literacy Month with the Ventura County Library at two special events on Saturday November 6, 2010:
The 5th annual Young Reader's StoryFest will be held in Ventura from 9am - 2pm at 255 W. Stanley Ave.
Join the celebration of stories, books and reading!
Ventura County Library (VCL) is participating in the 2nd annual Move For Hunger holiday food drive. This is a campaign presented by VCL, Sheeler Moving and Food Share that extends through the month of November.
Unopened, nonperishable food items can be donated during the month of November at the following libraries: Avenue, Camarillo, Fillmore, E.P. Foster, Meiners Oaks, Oak Park, Oak View, Ojai and Ray D. Prueter. Expired food will not be accepted.
Sheeler Moving will deliver your donations to the food bank at the beginning of December. Donate to the closest library to help fight hunger this holiday season!
Holidays with Gypsy gives a glimpse of California's rich multicultural heritage as it explores the December holiday customs of several cultural groups: the Mexican-American tradition of Las Posadas, the Central European sources of Christmas customs such as the Christmas Tree and Santa Claus, the meaning of the eight day Jewish festival of Hanukkah, and the California roots of the African-American holiday and cultural celebration of Kwanzaa.
Celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza and Los Posadas with a colorful mixture of dances from various countries!
Mr. Bertke will be leading a discussion and showing his photographs of Ojai Valley birds. Come and learn about the local winged ones!
Foster Fun @ the Library
Sunday, October 17, 1 to 5 pm - during Harvest Walk!
Enjoy an afternoon of fun art and literary activities for adults & children:
- Book Signing - author Don Borchert of “Free For All”
- Meet children’s book author Alexis O’Neill
- Mural Workshop by MB Hanrahan - help design a colorful entrance for kids
- PAWS for Reading - read aloud to a therapy dog
- Art Tales - youth winners share their stories and poems inspired by art
- Wooden Toys by Gene West - discover vintage toys for all ages
- Plus: Hands on Arts and Crafts, Music & Storytelling
Aimee French will offer a program on Humane Education Wednesday, October 6 at 3:30pm at the E.P. Foster Library. The presentation is a free service from the Humane Society of Ventura County that teaches compassion, empathy, respect and kindness for all living things. The program uses the irresistible draw of live animals to captivate and tap into the minds and hearts of the audience.
Pictured is Charlie, a 3 year old neutered male Rottweiler. He has been at the shelter since July 6, 2010. Charlie was kept as an outdoor only dog and is now looking for a home where he can be a companion to a family.
"Saving just one dog won't change the world...but surely the world will change for that one dog." -- Unknown