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!
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").
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!
Sylvia, a local author and Port Hueneme City Council member, will lead a discussion and Q&A on the history of Mexico’s Cristero Revolution.
Sylvia is the author of ABANDONED ANGELS, a forthcoming historical novel based on her family’s true story during the Cristero Revolution.
Refreshments will be served. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Port Hueneme Library.
Opulent - Lavish - Exciting - Spectacular
How does such beauty get to the stage?
Steven Sharpe, director of Opera Santa Barbara knows. In a multi-media presentation featuring films from past operas and plans for the upcoming season Mr. Sharpe will explain the step-by-step process for coordinating the voices, music, sets and costumes required to bring your favorite opera to life.
Stephanie Bettman and Luke Halpin create uplifting, original Folk/Americana/Blue Grass with Jazz and Blues influence. Ms. Bettman is an accomplished writer, singer and fiddler. Mr. Halpin is a renowned multi-instrumentalist, master of the guitar and mandolin and impressive on the fiddle and banjo.
Enjoy an afternoon of great music at Simi Valley Library!
Our newest database in the Ventura County eLibrary, DemographicsNow: Business & People, is the ideal resource for those in need of a comprehensive business and residential research tool.
DemographicsNow: Business & People provides in-depth demographic variables and trends through reports, maps, and charts. Use DemographicsNow for tools to find businesses and target populations for informed and timely decision making.
Begin at the Ventura County eLibrary > Business subject link. Click on DemographicsNow: Business & People and get started with the great information found in the "VIEW OUR TUTORIALS" link (see the red arrow in the screen shot shown). Take the step-by-step instructions to learn how to:
- Generate a demographic report
- Find businesses and people
- Use maps to find your competition and choose a location for your business
- Create a sales lead list
- Access the 2010 Census Data
- Assess the market and risk factors for your business
“Your library card is the most important school supply of all,” says Library Director, Jackie Griffin. “There’s a lot happening at Ventura County Library, and the best part for both children and parents, is that it’s all free with a library card.”
Getting a library card is easy. Visit a Ventura County Library, complete the library card application form and present it at the circulation desk along with picture identification showing your current street address.
VCL - the place to go when you want to know!
We are extremely pleased to introduce three exciting new databases in our eLibrary, including a streaming video collection, a world almanac and a set of online biographies!
Access Video On Demand (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 on a variety of topics.
The World Almanac Online features authoritative, essential statistics on hundreds of topics. Includes full color maps, flags, graphs, and charts. This database uses Google Translate to offer content in 53 languages.
Chelsea Biographies Online is an online biography resource for middle and high school students. Includes both contemporary and historical subjects. This database uses Google Translate to offer content in 53 languages.
If you do nothing else - enjoy the video selection at AVOD!
Celebrate the finale of Simi Valley Library's first Summer Reading Program for Adults by attending an Author's Panel moderated by local author Alexis O'Neill on Saturday, August 18 at 2pm at Simi Valley Library.
Panelists will include Margaret Brownley, author of western romance and self-help; Jerilyn Farmer, author of contemporary mysteries; Jeri Westerson, author of historical mysteries set in medieval times and Diantha Ain, haiku poet.
A drawing for prizes for participants in Between the Covers Summer Reading Program for Adults will also be part of the festivities. Come join us!