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Ojai Library First Sunday presents Jesse Davis

Popular local guitarist, Jesse Davis, returns to the Ojai Library on Sunday, October 2, 1pm.

Jesse has studied under master guitarist Carlos Gonzales and is enrolled in the applied music program at Ventura College.  

Jesse is an accomplished performer who generously shares his talent so that people have a chance to hear great music in an informal, relaxed environment. 


Taro Wayama performs at Ojai Library Sept. 4th

Japanese born guitarist/composer

Taro Wayama

performs Sunday September 4, 1pm

Ojai Library

Soloist and chamber musician Taro Wayama has performed in Japan, Thailand, Canada and the US. He is the winner of numerous competitions.  Taro performs music from the Renaissance through the 20th century including folk and world music.  Join him for a concert that connects music from the East and West.

Ojai Library Presents Evergreen Recorder Consort

Sunday July 10th at 1pm the Evergreen Recorder Consort will perform Summer Breezes and Peanut Butter, a diverse selection of music that celebrates the unique qualities of the recorder. 

Demonstrating the different sizes and varieties of their intruments while playing music from the Baroque and Renaissance periods, 20th and 21st centuries the Evergreen Recorder Consort will delight and educate.

Ojai Library presents Cindy Kalmenson and the Lucky Ducks

Award winning singer/songwriter Cindy Kalmenson will perform with the Lucky Ducks at Ojai Library on Sunday June 5th at 1pm

The title track of Cindy's debut CD Let Me Out Here was featured in the HBO series BIG LOVE in 2006.  Her song I'm Not Leaving was nominated for song of the year and record of the year by the Los Angeles music awards. 

Kalmenson is a musician with a gift for storytelling and phrasing. Come to Ojai Library the first Sunday in June and enjoy the music!

Reader's Theatre Showcase


       Join local actor/director Frank James Malle and student readers

Kyla Tate, Taylor Luckenbach, Gabrielle Castagne and Catalina Niessen

Monday, May 2 at 6:30pm in the Ojai Library for an evening of reader's theatre featuring selections from the works of Bronte, Poe, Carroll and Tolkien.

The showcase is part of a six week class entitled Adventures in Reader's Theatre facilitated by Frank James Malle.

Latin Jazz at Ojai Library - April 3rd

Francisco de Leon plays Latin Jazz on acoustic guitar at the Ojai Library on Sunday April 3, 12:30pm

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.

Byron Katie Story Time


 Tiger-Tiger, Is It True? Four questions to make you smile again

An inspirational story by Byron Katie, creator of  The Work.

Ms. Katie will read her story Tuesday March 22, 10:30 am at the Ojai Library.


Bilingual Stories with Tawny!

Bring your little ones to the Ojai Library every Tuesday afternoon at 3pm for fun and stories with staff member Tawny Villaseñor.

Tawny reads picture books from Ojai Library's bilingual collection.  Parents and children of all ages will enjoy stories in both English and Spanish.

Come experience the joy!



Words Words and More Words

Ojai's first WordFest, 9 days of talks, workshops, readings and a book fair, may just put Ojai firmly on the map as a destination for the literary world. 

Ojai Library is a large part of this exciting event. Check the Ojai Library event calendar for a list of talks and readings.

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