This free literary event will include both a discussion of Bradbury's writing and excerpts from his classic works read by commmunity members.
E.E. King will share the imagery and imagination of Ray Bradbury and discuss other short story techniques. Learn how short stories can be transformed into longer works and how fact is utilized in fiction, no matter how strange.
Photo credit: Lennox McLendon / AP
That's right! Ventura County Library is offering adults a chance to join the fun this summer with the Adult Summer Reading Program, June 18 through August 18, 2012.
Each month, we publish a new list of our Staff Picks: books, ebooks, books on CD, DVDs, picture books, children's and young adult books that our staff members recommend.
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 at: http://www.vencolibrary.org/ > Special Interests > Books & Reading > Staff Picks.
See something you like? When viewing the list, click on the "Check Library Catalog" link to be taken directly to our catalog, where you can sign in and place a hold request to have the item brought to your local library for pick up! Enjoy!
The City of Ventura and the E.P. Foster Library are pleased to announce the winners of the fourth annual Art Tales creative writing contest. You are invited to hear the winners read from their entries on the library's 2nd floor located at 651 East Main Street in Ventura on Wednesday, June 6, 5:30-6:30pm. Refreshments will be served.
Area youth, high school and adult writers submitted 72 short stories and poems inspired by one of the six Municipal Art Collection works of art currently on exhibit in the E.P. Foster Library. Deputy Mayor Cheryl Heitmann will present the cash prizes for 1st and 2nd place, certificates to 3rd place, bound editions of the winning entries to all winners and journals to all youth winners.
In addition there will be a special ceremony in appreciation of Jack Halbert, the prize winning local artist who created the wonderful indoor mural in the H.P. Wright Children's Department. The 120' long mural entitled "Tropical Frieze" provides a whimsical, colorful feeling in the children's reading area.
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).
It's Wednesday, so grab your favorite beverage and sit down to enjoy the latest Library Lad, which comes out each week.
Our generation and the next cannot lose the significance of Anne’s story. Now, you can experience Anne’s story in a fresh and impactful way.
Come inside Anne’s life and inside her heart. Savor the hope and maturity of this talented writer hiding in Amsterdam amidst WWII.
This program is designed for middle school and above.
This Sunday, May 20, 2012, an annular eclipse of the Sun will be visible from many parts of California. An annular solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes in front of the sun, creating the appearance of a "Ring of Fire."
We are sorry to report: the performer has cancelled!
Guitarist Chaz Prymek will not perform at the Ojai Library on Sunday, June 3.
Chaz plays American Primitive Guitar, a genre created by John Fahey in the 1950s.
American Primitivism is a blend of blues, classical and folk styles combined with country blues finger-picking techniques. Chaz also performs under the name Lake Mary.