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Ojai Library Sunday Music Presents: Mark Parson and the Ventucky String Band

Mark Parson and the Ventucky String Band Sunday, December 23, 1-3pm at the Ojai Library

Matt Sayles, Dave White, Rick Clemens and Mark Parson combine their decades of musical experience into a thrilling musical ensemble that harkens back to a time when jazz bands featured banjo and bluegrass music. It was an excting new sound. 

Ventucky String Band, formed in 2010, will make you tap your toes and clap your hands to music reminiscent of dust-bowl era California and the roots of the "California Country" sound.

Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the season, come on down and bring the family.

Have you seen our online videos?

We have been hearing great feedback about our new streaming video collection: Access Video On Demand (AVOD). Our collection covers a wide range of subjects with quality content, both archival and current.

AVOD features streaming video from outstanding producers and broadcasters, including BBC, PBS, Biography, History Channel, National Geographic, Rick Steves and hundreds more! AVOD offers thousands of videos with more added every month.

AVOD is iPad, Android, PC and Mac friendly! Closed-captioning and interactive transcripts are available on thousands of titles. Additionally, students will find citations in Chicago, MLA, and APA styles.

Give it a try! All our eLibrary resources are free to you with your library card!

November is Early Literacy Month!

Ventura County Library and Ventura County First 5 have partnered to help young children obtain their first library card. 

During the month of November, any child that is 5 years old or younger, who receives their first Ventura County Library card will also receive a complimentary brightly colored, canvas READ bag to carry home their library books. 

Stop in any of our 12 branch locations and join us.  This promotion will run through November or until supplies last.

Ray Bradbury film presented at Ventura Library Benefit

LIVE FOREVER: The Ray Bradbury Odyssey, a film by Michael O’Kelly, is presented by the Ventura Film Society on Sunday Nov. 11, 2012, 4-6pm at the Century 10 Theatre, Downtown Ventura.

Tickets for the special advance, pre-release, benefit screening for San Buenaventura Friends of the Library (SBFOL) and the Ventura Film Society may be purchased at the following outlets: Trufflehound’s Fine Chocolates, Palermo, The Refill Shoppe B. on Main, and at the offices of the Ventura Visitors & Convention Bureau (101 S. California St., Ventura).

Please note! The remaining tickets are $90 “Library Benefit” ticket, which includes: pre-screening discussion, Screening and After-Party at Watermark Restaurant, 6-8pm.

Duffy Hudson brings Albert Einstein to Simi Valley Library!

Broadway and film veteran Duffy Hudson brings Albert Einstein to life in this unique one man show at Simi Valley Library on Saturday, November 10th at 2pm

Imagine Albert Einstein as he explains the Theory of Relativity in a fun, exciting way without mathematics or a knowledge of physics required.

This show will excite students and adults alike to look at workings of the universe with new eyes. We hope you find the time to come to see the show!

This event is sponsored by the Simi Valley Friends of the Library

Ojai Library Presents: Mystery is Murder

Mystery is Murder, A Sisters in Crime Author's Panel

Three mystery authors explore the challenges of plotting the perfect crime - then solving it.

Saturday, November 3, 1 to 3pm at Ojai Library

You're Invited to the 24th Annual Trivia Challenge!

Trivia lovers: come test your mind! Join us at the 24th Annual Trivia Challenge - a night of fun supporting READ Ventura County Library Adult Literacy Program.

The 24th Annual Trivia Challenge is Thursday, November 15th at 6pm at the Wedgewood Banquet Center at 5880 Olivas Park Drive, in Ventura 93003. Only $5 admission for audience members. Come and enjoy hors d'oeuvres, a no-host bar and an Opportunity Drawing!

Interested in participating on a team? Please call READ Ventura County Library at (805) 677-7160. This event is hosted by the Rotary Club of Ventura-South.

OneClickdigital (eaudiobooks) - free webinar!

Did you know Ventura County Library has over 5000 eaudiobooks just waiting for you to download? And, there's no waiting: all titles are ipod compatible and available at all times!

Recorded Books offers free webinars on OneClickdigital's features. The next training webinar is offered:

The 1 hour program also includes a complete tour of the service and will show you how to create an account, install the OneClickdigital Media Manager, search for content, manage checkouts, and download and transfer audiobooks to listening devices.

Recorded Books will continue to provide training webinars throughout the year. As new webinars are scheduled, the dates and times will be available here (scroll to the bottom - under "Product Demonstration for Patrons").

This Weekend! Booksale!

Come see the great selection of used books presented by the San Buenaventura Friends of the Library at their Weekend Booksale!

The booksale takes place this Saturday, October 13 from 10am to 4pm and Sunday, October 14 from 10am to 2pm.

Please note!  The sale is at a new location: the Historic Dudley House located on the corner of Loma Vista and N. Ashwood in Ventura. See you there!

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