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ReferenceUSA to offer online training!

ReferenceUSA will be offering training available online every Friday from January 13 through March 30, 2012. Designed for those new to using the ReferenceUSA database, these hour-long sessions will cover all the basics of getting started with ReferenceUSA. 

ReferenceUSA is a great database for job hunters as well as those looking to start a new business. The training will cover the Four Essentials you'll want to know in order to be successful using the resource. 

This is also a great opportunity for current users to learn some new tips, tricks and techniques. Lots of time will be reserved at the end of the session for questions.

To register for any of the sessions, follow this link. To explore ReferenceUSA - see the eLibrary under Subjects "Business", "Careers & Jobs" or "Phone Books".

Artists Show at Fillmore Library

Artists Guild of FillmoreArtists Guild of Fillmore members Wana Klasen, Luanne Perez, Karen Browdy, Lois Freeman-Fox, Joanne King, Virginia Neuman (in the back row) and Jan Faulkner and Judy Dressler (front row left and middle) have just shown our Fillmore Library Supervisor, Cathy Krushell (front row right) their new group of paintings.

This is the 5th One-Per-Member-Mini-Show of original art by local artists on the north wall inside the Fillmore Library. The Library is located at 502 Second Street.

[Click on the photo for a larger view]

Ojai Library Book Group Presents Local Author Ken McAlpine

Ken McAlpine will be at the Ojai Library on Wednesday, February 1 at 7:30

McAlpine will be discussing his latest book, Islands Apart: A Year On The Edge Of Civilization, a description of his solo excursions to the Channel Islands.  Islands Apart is a touching and often humorous look at our hectic life and how time alone in nature can give us a fresh perspective and greater clarity about what matters most.  

Ken McAlpine's writing has appeared in national magazines and newspapers.  He has earned three Lowell Thomas Awards, the premier award for travel writing.

This event is open to the public, all are welcome!

3 Reasons to Visit Oak View Library this holiday season!

Click here for the reasons:
 1. Stock up on books to read, audio-books to listen to, and DVDs to watch during long car trips and family vacations.

 2. Tired of sitting at home?  Bring your family to play board games & solve puzzles (available daily during open hours Dec. 19-31).

 3. Help your local feathered friends.  Stop by between 2-4 pm on Tuesday, Dec. 27 or Thursday, Dec. 29 to make a pine cone bird feeder.

Holiday Hours at Oak View Library:
Monday-Thursday 1-6 pm, Saturday 10-2 pm
The library will be CLOSED Monday, Dec. 26 & Monday, Jan. 2 for the Christmas & New Year holidays.

Margaret Mitchell: The Voice Behind Scarlett O'Hara at Simi Valley Library

Simi Valley Library presents Margaret Mitchell: The Voice Behind Scarlett O’Hara performed by Martha Abbey Miller on Saturday, January 7th, 2012 at 2pm.

Martha Miller is a writer, actor, director  and producer rolled into one. She  becomes Margaret  Mitchell, the author of  Gone with the Wind.  What did this notable book mean to its author and the world? 

Enjoy meeting Margaret Mitchell whose life changed the day Gone with the Wind was published. This program is sponsored by the Simi Valley Friends of the Library.

A Holiday Celebration at Simi Valley Library

Join us Thursday, December 8 from 3-5pm as we celebrate the holidays with crafts, food, songs and stories.

The event is at Simi Valley Library and open to the whole family.

This program is presented at Simi Valley Library in partnership with the Moorpark/Simi Valley Neighborhood for Learning.

Come by and join the fun!

Ojai Library Presents: Grampa's Stories and More with Matt Wall

Thursday December 8 at 6:30pm, join us at Ojai Library to hear local author Matt Wall read selections from his books.

Mr. Wall, owner of the Corner Gallery in Ojai, has been an accountant, farmer and business owner.  His full and interesting life lends depth and complexity to his intriguing stories. 

Grandfather to 12, Matt Wall is uniquely qualified to tell tales to children of all ages.

 

Downloadable ebooks and you

Looking for free downloadable ebooks for your Nook, Kindle, iPad or Sony eReader? We have them!

OverDrive is our database vendor supplying downloadable ebooks.  You can find our OverDrive collection by accessing our eLibrary > Subject: "eBooks" >  OverDrive eBooks.

OverDrive ebooks are compatible with many devices. See the list here.  OverDrive also offers downloadable audiobooks (eaudiobooks).

If you have questions about ebooks, see our eBooks Explained page.  For eAudiobook help see our eAudiobook Help page.  Enjoy!

Library Lad returns ...

Library Lad strikes again! See his new post, found by clicking the link under “Special Interests” (on the left side of our home page) > Books & Reading > Library Lad’s Blog.

This week you'll discover brinicle, in all its scientific glory (from Open Culture), get several book recommendations, updates on library happenings around the world and catch up with the National Book Awards.

It was just last week that you were invited to discuss your favorite app, kept up-to-date on the neutrino-Einstein debate and learn whether making a cell phone call from the driver's seat while at a stop light is legal. As a bonus, the Lad included a list of new nonfiction at E.P. Foster Library.

You can receive the Lad’s blog directly into your email inbox. To sign up for the Lad’s Blog or any other booklist newsletter, click here.

Ojai Library Presents: First Sunday Sing-a-long with the Ojai Choraliers

Salute Old Man Winter on Sunday December 4th at 1pm.

The Ojai Library as part of their First Sunday Music series is hosting a winter sing-a-long with the Ojai Choraliers.

The Choraliers led by Ojai Living Treasure Betsy Goodspeed are 23 strong and enthusiastic voices who share their talent with service groups and care centers. 

Raise your voice in song!  (or follow along quietly) But do join your friends and neighbors for this fun and festive opening to the season.

Copies of the music will be provided.

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