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2012 WordFest at Ojai Library

Ojai WordFest 2012 is coming to the Ojai Library.

WordFest is a  festival of words, ideas and stories that encourages readers and writers of all genres, skill level, and ages to partake in an extravaganza of individually-hosted events around Ojai. 

Many of the free events will take place at the Ojai Library.

Ojai Library Presents: Sunday Music with Mark Parson

Mark Parson

Returns to the Ojai Library!

  Eclectic Music for Educated People

Mark plays Dixie and Cajun music and his own compositions

on guitar, fiddle and flute

Sunday, September 30, 1pm

Mardi Gras at the Ojai Library

    

Hey Kids - Laissez Le Bon Temps Rouler!

    
 

Yes it's Mardi Gras time at the
Ojai Library

Time to let the good times roll!
Tuesday February 21, 2:30pm

Wear your masks and beads and head to the Ojai Library.

There will be games, crafts, raffles, music and fun galore!

 

 

Ojai Library Book Group Presents: Making the Reata with Local Author Terry Tallent

The Ojai Library Book Group welcomes everyone to a discussion of Making the Reata by Terry Tallent, March 7, 7:30pm.

Mr. Tallent has written a moving coming of age tale set in 1832, the end of the California Mission Period. 

Making the Reata is a beautifully written and carefully researched story that weaves the history of Ventura County into an informative depiction of the conflict between the Chumash and the Spanish invaders as well as an enchanting story of the relationship between a Mission Padre, Chumash Elder and a young boy. 

Woven into the story is the construction of a reata (lariat) by the Mestizo protagonist and his Chumash mentor, an apt metaphor for the complex task of respecting tradition and heritage while adapting to change.

Latin Jazz at Ojai Library - Sunday, Feb. 5

Francisco de Leon plays Latin Jazz on acoustic guitar at the Ojai Library on Sunday February 5 at 1pm.

Accompanying himself on a nylon string guitar, Francisco sings a vast repertory blending his own original compositions with classic standards from Antonio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius De Moraes, Carlos Gardel and other Latin masters.

Francisco's influences are Brazilian bossa nova and Argentine tango.

Come and hear both the sadness and joy in his music.

Ojai Library Book Group Presents Local Author Ken McAlpine

Ken McAlpine will be at the Ojai Library on Wednesday, February 1 at 7:30

McAlpine will be discussing his latest book, Islands Apart: A Year On The Edge Of Civilization, a description of his solo excursions to the Channel Islands.  Islands Apart is a touching and often humorous look at our hectic life and how time alone in nature can give us a fresh perspective and greater clarity about what matters most.  

Ken McAlpine's writing has appeared in national magazines and newspapers.  He has earned three Lowell Thomas Awards, the premier award for travel writing.

This event is open to the public, all are welcome!

Ojai Library Presents: Grampa's Stories and More with Matt Wall

Thursday December 8 at 6:30pm, join us at Ojai Library to hear local author Matt Wall read selections from his books.

Mr. Wall, owner of the Corner Gallery in Ojai, has been an accountant, farmer and business owner.  His full and interesting life lends depth and complexity to his intriguing stories. 

Grandfather to 12, Matt Wall is uniquely qualified to tell tales to children of all ages.

 

Ojai Library Presents: First Sunday Sing-a-long with the Ojai Choraliers

Salute Old Man Winter on Sunday December 4th at 1pm.

The Ojai Library as part of their First Sunday Music series is hosting a winter sing-a-long with the Ojai Choraliers.

The Choraliers led by Ojai Living Treasure Betsy Goodspeed are 23 strong and enthusiastic voices who share their talent with service groups and care centers. 

Raise your voice in song!  (or follow along quietly) But do join your friends and neighbors for this fun and festive opening to the season.

Copies of the music will be provided.

Ojai Library Presents: NOOK? We Can Help With That!

Need Help Downloading books to your NOOK? Ojai Library has a solution for you!

November 20th from 3pm to 4pm Ojai Library will host a demonstration with a NOOK expert from Barnes and Noble.

The demo will cover NOOK Color, NOOK Simple Touch and NOOK 1st Editon.

Remember! Ventura County Library's OverDrive collection has over 1000 titles available FREE for download to e-readers, the NOOK included!

Ojai Library Presents Taro Wayama and Thomas Foster

Sunday November 6thTaro Wayama returns to the Ojai Library with fellow guitarist Thomas Foster.

Thomas Foster is currently completing his Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the USC Thornton School of Music.  He has performed in guitar master classes and was one of four guitarists selected to perform for John Williams at the Merida, Mexico Guitar Festival.  Mr. Foster teaches guitar in Los Angeles and its environs.

Come early for a seat.  September Sunday Music at the Ojai Library with Taro Wayama was standing room only.

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