Catch the Aloha spirit with one of or gorgeous Takamine concert size ukuleles. Yes, we are a library and yes, we do check-out ukuleles, we do things a bit differently around here! One word of warning, we have five ukuleles for check-out and they are going fast!!
There will also be a free beginner’s ukulele class, so check one of our ukuleles out or bring your own. Brad from Anacapa Ukulele will guide us through the tranquil ways of the ukulele. The first class is in the Topping room Saturday, November 9th at 1 P.M.
While we are on the subject of ukuleles, our databases have some classic ukulele songbooks, delightful old books that are still relevant today. Our brick and mortar library has some great ukulele books too! Take some time to explore these options, you will be thoroughly entertained.
Check out the link to Open Library where I discovered many ukulele songbook gems.
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.
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.
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 5pm. Sign 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.
♦ AeroVironments will display their drones.
♦ General Motors will display two electric cars.
♦ Northrop Grumman will bring a display.
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!
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
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