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Saturday May 25, 1pm
Taro Wayama, in his third appearance at the Ojai Library, will be joined by Thomas Foster and Sara Mori. Wayama and Foster comprise the classical guitar ensemble Duo Ex Ovo. They will be playing selections from their latest recording Transatlantique. Accompaning them will be percussionist Mori.
Come early for best seating.
Enjoy frame drums, native flutes and didgeridu.
Brought to you by Ojai Academy for the Arts
Saturday May 25, 11am
All ages welcome.
Charles Freericks will read from his hysterical book:
My Imaginary Friend Was Too Cool To Hang Out With Me
Mr. Freericks has enjoyed a successful career in television as an executive and executive producer. As a young boy he wasn't always popular. The journey from "loserdom" to popularity takes many an amusing turn in his collection of true stories about growing up in New Jersey.
For more information call the Ojai Library, 646-1639
Ojai WordFest 2013 A festival of words, ideas and storiesintroducing Ojai to the world as a literary destination.If you love words, this is for you. Workshops, discussions and readings at the library are free. Check here for dates and times.
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.
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.
Three mystery authors explore the challenges of plotting the perfect crime - then solving it.
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.
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