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 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.
Ready for story time fun?
Oak View Library's autumn session of story time begins Tuesday, October 25th. It will run eight weeks at 4pm on Tuesdays, concluding Tuesday, December 13.
This early literacy-based story time is filled with stories, songs, and movement. It is best-suited for infants and children up to five years of age.
No need to register, just come!
Trivia lovers: come test your mind! Join us at the 23rd Annual Trivia Challenge - a night of fun supporting READ Ventura County Library Adult Literacy Program.
Enjoy the 23nd Annual Trivia Challenge - Wednesday, November 16th at 6pm at the Wedgewood Banquet Center at 5880 Olivas Park Drive, in Ventura 93003. Snacks! An opportunity drawing! Only $5 admission for audience members.
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.
Technology challenged? Frustrated with your smart phone? Are your Techno gizmos making you crazy?
E.P. Foster Library is offering Teens Teaching Tech, every third Saturday of the month, between 10:00 am and noon. These sessions are hosted by the E.P. Foster's Youth Advisory Council (YAC) and offered free of charge.
The next session will be held in the Children's Computer lab on the second floor of the library on Dec. 17th. Come in with your questions and bring your laptop, phone, shuffle, nook, and/or iPad and let the techno teens teach you how to get the most out of your gadget.
Join experienced college counselor Judy Oberlander for a discussion on how to prepare for and navigate the world of college admission. Judy believes searching for a college should be a quest for the school that is the right "fit", a college where a student will thrive and be challenged to meet his or her potential.
This is an opportunity for parents to get help with the daunting college application process.
Do you knit? Crochet?
Would you like to share your skills or master a new one?
Join a group of like-minded needle arts enthusiasts at the Ojai Library for a weekly hour of fun and fiber.
All ages and skill levels are welcome, no reservation is necessary. Just drop in!
Mark your calendar - Wednesdays, 6:30pm
Simi Valley Library regrets to inform you this event has been cancelled - we hope to reschedule soon!
Cameron O’Connor, born and raised in Simi Valley, is an award-winning and critically acclaimed guitarist.
O'Connor has received a Master’s Degree from the Juilliard School of Music and is currently in the PhD program at the USC School of Music. His performances include the 9/11 Memorial in New York in 2010 and the Aspen Music Festival.
This program is sponsored by the Simi Valley Friends of the Library.
Celebrate open access to information and your freedom to read during Banned Books Week, September 24 though October 1.
"Intellectual freedom—the freedom to access information and express ideas, even if the information and ideas might be considered unorthodox or unpopular—provides the foundation for Banned Books Week." (ALA, 2011)
For the first time, everyone can participate in a Banned Books Week Virtual Read-Out on YouTube. Videos (no more than two minutes long) can be submitted by anyone as long as the video includes a reading from a banned or challenged book.
Or, find a Frequently Challenged Classic to read and celebrate your freedom!
Jesse has studied under master guitarist Carlos Gonzales and is enrolled in the applied music program at Ventura College.
Jesse is an accomplished performer who generously shares his talent so that people have a chance to hear great music in an informal, relaxed environment.