Ojai Valley Scribe's blog
Classes will be conducted in both English and Spanish.
No pre-registration is necessary please drop in to any class.
Doug Taylor, author of Bogota by Bus, hosts an interactive workshop focusing on the elements of a successful novel at Ojai Library on Saturday, January 11, from 2 to 4pm.
Using his own novel as a template, Doug will cover mapping out a novel in advance, character development, creating good dialogue and the differences between action and descriptive narrative.
In the prehistoric Chumash Indian village of Mishopshno, life follows the rhythms of nature and cultural tradition. Over the course of a year, members of the community hunt and fish, celebrate, mourn, gamble, woo, tell stories, and undertake a perilous trading trip to the off-shore islands.
In Mishopshno we relive an existence handed down through countless generations, coherent and intact, long before the arrival of Europeans, who changed that world forever.
Come to the newly renovated Ojai Library on Tuesday, November 19 from 6 to 8pm to hear former U.S. Treasury Secretary W. Michael Blumenthal discuss his book From Exile to Washington.
Mr. Blumenthal was the 64th United States Secretary of the Treasury in the Carter administration, the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Bendix, and later Burroughs/Unisys. Currently he is the President and Chief Executive of the Berlin Jewish Museum (the largest Jewish museum in Europe).
In a riveting memoir that spans the course of seven decades, Mr. Blumenthal documents his extraordinary life. As an observer and participant of some of the century’s milestone events, he tells the story of those influential political affairs that played a part in shaping the 20th century through the lens of both history and his own remarkable experience.
Dr. Paul Koudounaris will discuss and show pictures from his new book
Cult Treasures and Spectacular Saints from the Catacombs
Death has never looked so beautiful.
Paul Koudounaris gained unprecedented access to religious institutions to reveal these fascinating historical artifacts known as “the catacomb saints”.
Richly dressed in fantastic costumes, wigs, crowns, jewels, and armor and hidden for over a century, some of these ornamented skeletons appear in publication for the first time.
Paul Herder reads from his book
Saturday, October 12, 1pm
Revolutionary Minds explores J. Krishnamurti's vision of education and the way in which his views on teaching and learning can inform the day to day challenges of the classroom.
Paul Herder has taught in Krishnamurti schools in America and England. He is currently teaching at Oak Grove School in Ojai.
UC/CAL STATE APPLICATION HELP
Mondays 5:30pm - 8:00pm October through November
College Counselor Judy Oberlander will be at the Ojai Library to answer your questions about the UC/CAL applications. With 28 years of experience Judy is well qualified to help you and your future college student navigate the admissions process.
Ojai Library * * * (805) 646-1639
Susan Salguero will read from her new book
Lighten the Load;
Tips and Tools to Ease Aging, Dying, Grieving
at the Ojai Library
After a life altering three years in an Indian asram, Ms. Salguero became a bereavement and hospice counselor. Her book is a wealth of wisdom that comes from 27 years counseling, facilitating support groups, teaching hospice volunteers and public education courses. Lighten the Load offers tips and tools for getting your affairs in order and making yourself available to help others in distress.
-- Mark Russell, humorist