Blogs

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.

Has the banana hit the blender?

We know, here at Ventura County Library, the main reasons you visit our website is to access our online catalog, use one of our eLibrary databases, or find the library closest to you.

However, if you have a moment to spare, we’d like to point you to our favorite blog these days: Library Lad’s Blog. The Lad posts weekly, on Wednesdays, and the current blog can be found by clicking the link under “Special Interests” (on the left side of our home page) > Books & Reading > Library Lad’s Blog.

Only here can you experience a discussion of Google X, reflect on how technology is changing the way we cook, and be delighted by the expression, “the banana is going to hit the blender”. And, that’s just this week!

Or, sign up to 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: NOOK? We Can Help With That!

Need Help Downloading books to your NOOK? Ojai Library has a solution for you!

November 20th from 3pm to 4pm Ojai Library will host a demonstration with a NOOK expert from Barnes and Noble.

The demo will cover NOOK Color, NOOK Simple Touch and NOOK 1st Editon.

Remember! Ventura County Library's OverDrive collection has over 1000 titles available FREE for download to e-readers, the NOOK included!

Simi Valley Library's Day of Storytelling

A Day of Storytelling is presented at the Simi Valley Library on Saturday, November 12.

Jim Cogan's energetic, often hilarious and always moving oral presentations will be featured.

"American Tall Tales" for children will be presented at 11am.

"Legends and Lore of America's Past" for adults will be offered at 2pm. 

Engaging audiences of all ages is a noted feature of his programs.

Celebrate E.P. Foster Library's beautiful new mural!

Photo & mural by MB HanrahanThe art work is done & the paint is dry!  The quote has been chosen!

Join us for cookies & punch on Friday, October 28 at 3pm to celebrate the completion of our beautiful mural!

The celebration will take place at the E.P. Foster Library's second floor Children's entrance.

Mural (and the photo at left) by the artist MB Hanrahan

Horror in the Stacks at Prueter Library!

Ray D. Prueter Library's Teen Advisory Board invites teens and kids, ages 10-18, to a chilling stroll through the haunted library ... if you dare!!!

The haunting occurs Friday, October 28, 7:30 - 9pm.  Tickets required for entry. Pick up your free ticket at the library Oct. 20-28, as long as supplies last.

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Port Hueneme Library.

Bilingual Storytime at Prueter Library

The Ray D. Prueter Library is featuring a bilingual storytime For ages 0-5 Mondays @ 3:30pm for 6 weeks Oct. 24-Nov. 28.

Programa Bilingüe hasta 5 años de edad Los lunes a las 3:30 pm para 6 semanas 24 de Octubre - 28 de Noviembre.

¡Hola amigos - mira allí! Hello friends - see you there!

 

Ojai Library Presents Taro Wayama and Thomas Foster

Sunday November 6thTaro Wayama returns to the Ojai Library with fellow guitarist Thomas Foster.

Thomas Foster is currently completing his Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the USC Thornton School of Music.  He has performed in guitar master classes and was one of four guitarists selected to perform for John Williams at the Merida, Mexico Guitar Festival.  Mr. Foster teaches guitar in Los Angeles and its environs.

Come early for a seat.  September Sunday Music at the Ojai Library with Taro Wayama was standing room only.

World Book Encyclopedia additions!

World Book Encyclopedia has a fabulous suite of databases for all ages! The encyclopedia links to articles and websites using videos, animations, audio clips and read-alouds; the suite even includes a Spanish language encyclopedia.

Enjoy exploring the whole suite - and in particular - our new databases, Early World of Learning & Discover:
 
 - World Book Early World of Learning - for preschoolers and kids in early grades
 - World Book Online for Kids - for elementary school students
 - World Book Online Info Finder - for elementary and middle school students
 - World Book Discover - for middle and high school students
 - World Book Online Reference Center - high school level and above
Ventura County Library loves World Book - we think you will too!
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