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Basic Internet Skills classes at Prueter Library

Need help computing? The Ray D. Prueter Library is offering one more session of: Basic Internet Skills on:
  * Thursday, Dec. 19 (10am-11am)

Learn Doug Taylor's five-step method for navigating the internet, including the three functions of navigation (scrolling, linking, back & forth) and the two ways to access information (URLs and search engines).

Reservations are required, please call 486-5460.

Ojai Library Presents: Spectacular Jeweled Skeletons - Heavenly Bodies

Dr. Paul Koudounaris will discuss and show pictures from his new book

Heavenly Bodies

Cult Treasures and Spectacular Saints from the Catacombs  

Death has never looked so beautiful.

Thursday, October 24 at 6:30pm

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.

 

Ojai Library Presents: Local Author Paul Herder

Paul Herder reads from his book

Revolutionary Minds

Saturday, October 12, 1pm

Ojai Library

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.

Tech Fest at Oak Park Library - October 12

What is Tech Fest?  A kickoff program for the new Robots at the Library program using the Vex IQ robotics kits and AutoDesk.

Tech Fest is for anyone over 8 years old who loves problem solving, computers, building, designing, robotics or engineering. The goal is to encourage the next generation of students to use their imagination, problem solving, team building, and mentoring skills to have fun and solve the problems of the future!

Tech Fest is at the Oak Park Library on the Oak Park High School campus on Saturday, October 12 from 2 to 5pmSign up sheet available at Oak Park Library.  Join Us!

♦ The Ventura County Sheriff’s Department will display their com-mand and control vehicle as well as their bomb disposal robot. 

♦ The Ventura County Fire Department will display their fire equipment.

♦  CSUN ASME Chapter will display, as well as the CSUN Computer Club and the CSUN chapter of the Society of Women Engineers.

♦ AeroVironments will display their drones.

 ♦  General Motors will display two electric cars.

♦  Northrop Grumman will bring a display.

Fiction Writing Essentials Workshop at Prueter Library

 

Join local author Doug Taylor in this interactive workshop at Prueter Library from 2-4pm on Saturday, October 12.

In the Fiction Writing Essentials Workshop, Doug will discuss how to map out a novel with an attention-grabbing beginning, plot twisting ending, character development, subplots and counterpoints. He'll include action, dialogue, and descriptive narrative as well.  

Doug will use his novel, Bogota by Bus, as a training template to illustrate these essentials for writing commercially successful fiction.  Workshop participants should come prepared with questions and thoughts!

Two Trees

In 1898, Joseph Sexton and Owen Marron planted thirteen Blue Gum eucalyptus trees on a hill overlooking the city of Ventura.  By 1940, only five remained, the rest were victims of a fire.  These five were featured on a bookplate designed by Cornelius Botke. Oddly enough, while Mr. Botke’s bookplate shows the hill with five trees directly behind the library, it is one of the few places in Ventura from which the trees cannot be seen.  Vandals chopped down three of the trees, which were later replaced.  
At some point, three of the replacement trees became victims of vandalism once again.  There is now one tree from the original thirteen and one replacement tree left.  These two trees have become the City of Ventura’s unofficial symbol and a beloved landmark for its citizens.  More stories of Ventura’s history  are available at Foster Library.

Resident Photographer, Aleta Rodriguez

 

 

First Staff Picks of the New Year!

Each month, our staff sends in a list of their favorite books, DVDs, children's and young adult materials they recommend.

See something you like? When viewing the list, click on the "Check Library Catalog" link to be taken directly to our catalog. Then, sign in and place a hold request to have the item brought to your local library for pick up!

Can't remember to check the list? You can sign up to receive this and many other book recommendation lists directly into your email box at our "Newsletter & Booklists" page found under Special Interests (on the left side of this page) > Books & Reading > Staff Picks.

Enjoy!

UC/Cal Application Help at the Ojai Library

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

A busy weekend at Foster Library!

Friday, Oct 11th

7-8 p.m.

Saturday, Oct 12th

5-6:30 p.m.

Sunday, Oct 13th

4:30-6 p.m.

  • Author talks with John Mulhall
  • Reading and book signing of Geddy's Moon
  • Bird watching
  • Basics of bird identification in an interactive workshop

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about any of these events, call the library at 648-2716!

The ABC's of Building an Opera at Foster Library

 

 

Foster Library Presents:

The ABC's of Building an Opera

A special talk with the director of the Santa Barbara Opera

Get a backstage look at what it takes to build and direct these magnificent productions!

6:30 p.m. on October 4th

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