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Book Reading and Signing at the Ojai Library

Author Kevin Wallace will read from his book Shadow of the Turning on Saturday, March 16 at 1pm.

Featuring the work of Vietnamese artist Binh Pho, Shadow of the Turning focuses on art, philosophy and storytelling, yet is an entirely ficitonal story, blending the mythic worlds of fairy tale, fantasy, romance and adventure. Not surprisingly the characters find themselves journeying to Ojai where their lives are transformed.

Ojai Library Celebrates Chess!

Ojai Library invites anyone 10 years of age or older for free classes and open play.

Drop in on Tuesday, March 19 at 3pm. Chess boards will be provided or bring your own.

For more information call the Ojai Library 646-1639

Ojai Library Sunday Music Presents: Mark Parson and the Ventucky String Band

Mark Parson and the Ventucky String Band Sunday, December 23, 1-3pm at the Ojai Library

Matt Sayles, Dave White, Rick Clemens and Mark Parson combine their decades of musical experience into a thrilling musical ensemble that harkens back to a time when jazz bands featured banjo and bluegrass music. It was an excting new sound. 

Ventucky String Band, formed in 2010, will make you tap your toes and clap your hands to music reminiscent of dust-bowl era California and the roots of the "California Country" sound.

Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the season, come on down and bring the family.

Ojai Library Presents: Mystery is Murder

Mystery is Murder, A Sisters in Crime Author's Panel

Three mystery authors explore the challenges of plotting the perfect crime - then solving it.

Saturday, November 3, 1 to 3pm at Ojai Library

Ojai Library Presents: The ABCs of Building an Opera

Opera

Opulent - Lavish - Exciting - Spectacular

How does such beauty get to the stage?

Steven Sharpe, director of Opera Santa Barbara knows. In a multi-media presentation featuring films from past operas and plans for the upcoming season Mr. Sharpe will explain the step-by-step process for coordinating the voices, music, sets and costumes required to bring your favorite opera to life.

Sunday, October 14, 3pm at Ojai Library

 
     

Ojai Library Zombie Lock-down

Zombies Invade Ojai Library

The Ojai Library is joining 71 public libraries nationwide in an all-night program featuring contests, author visits via Skype, Wii games, stories, movies, food and fun. Each library will post game scores to a dedicated website where national winners will be selected.

Zombies ages 10 to 16 are welcome.

SLEEP IS OPTIONAL. PARENT PERMISSION FORMS ARE MANDATORY!

Lock-down begins 6:30pm Friday August 3. Zombies will be released 8:00am Saturday August 4.

For more info: your Zombie contact is Julie Albright 646-1639

Knights in Training at the Ojai Library

Calling all aspiring knights!

More Summer Fun at the Ojai Library

Join us Thursday July 26th at 10:30am for a Knights in Training program. 

We will craft a shield, forge a sword and slay a dragon.

So boys and girls - grab your armour, suit up and head to the Ojai Library for some medieval fun. 

Magician Shawn McMaster at Ventura County Library

Summer Reading Program Fun and Frivolity Continues!

"Every idea you have of what a magician is will be shattered!"


Magician Shawn McMaster
uses no live animals, magic wands, or tacky old props. You will be amazed by his sophisticated, high-energy interactive program punctuated with astonishment and hilarity.

Join us for a rollicking good time. Come early for best seating.

Shawn McMaster's VCL performances:

Ojai Library Presents: Mime Workshop

Ojai Academy Sidewalk Saturday upcoming event this month is a fun filled one hour event with Mime artist Candace Hull.

Candace Hull has practiced the art of pantomime for over 35 years.  She studied with Anne Dennis Yankovitch of the San Francisco Mime Troupe and the Mime Project.

Candace will teach the art of Pantomime to adults and children at the Ojai Library on Saturday June 30 from 11am-12pm. All material and supplies will be provided.

Come and join us for an unforgettable experience.

Ojai Library Presents: Ray Bradbury, A Tribute

Join E.E. King at the Ojai Library for a tribute to her godfather, Ray Bradbury on Saturday June 23 from 2-5.

This free literary event will include both a discussion of Bradbury's writing and excerpts from his classic works read by commmunity members.

E.E. King will share the imagery and imagination of Ray Bradbury and discuss other short story techniques.  Learn how short stories can be transformed into longer works and how fact is utilized in fiction, no matter how strange.

Photo credit: Lennox McLendon / AP

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