This Teen Tech Week™ (March 4–10), YALSA invites you to Geek Out @ your library! This year’s theme encourages libraries to throw open their physical and virtual doors and showcase the outstanding technology they offer, from services as digital literacy-focused programs to resources like ebooks, movies, music, audiobooks, databases and more.
Teen Tech Week is a national initiative sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association and is aimed at teens, their parents, educators and other concerned adults.
The purpose of the initiative is to ensure teens are competent and ethical users of technologies, especially those offered through libraries such as DVDs, databases, audiobooks, and videogames.
Teen Tech Week encourages teens to use libraries' nonprint resources for education and recreation, and to recognize that librarians are qualified, trusted professionals in the field of information technology. Teen Tech Week began in 2007 and has a general theme of Get Connected @ your library.
Turn Your family history into a variety of interesting stories! Make your ancestors come alive on paper. Learn the most important elements of writing.
Each of us has a story from our ancestors or even our own story to tell. If these stories remain unwritten, how will your children know of their heritage? You'll be encouraged to write stories and experiences and turn your family history into a variety of interesting works - something your children will be proud of.
This program is especially suited for genealogists and aspiring authors.
NEA's Read Across America is an annual reading motivation and awareness program that encourages every child in every community to celebrate reading on March 2, the birthday of beloved children's author Dr. Seuss.
Join in the fun of Simi Valley's Annual Read Across America Celebration and celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday this Saturday, March 3 at Simi Valley Library from 10am to 12 noon. The event is free and includes performances and readings by special guests. There will be drawings for prizes, photo opportunities and much more!
Mr. Tallent has written a moving coming of age tale set in 1832, the end of the California Mission Period.
Making the Reata is a beautifully written and carefully researched story that weaves the history of Ventura County into an informative depiction of the conflict between the Chumash and the Spanish invaders as well as an enchanting story of the relationship between a Mission Padre, Chumash Elder and a young boy.
Woven into the story is the construction of a reata (lariat) by the Mestizo protagonist and his Chumash mentor, an apt metaphor for the complex task of respecting tradition and heritage while adapting to change.
February is African American History Month. Ventura County Library joins the Library of Congress and many others in paying tribute to the generations of African Americans who struggled with adversity to achieve full citizenship in American society.
Or, try U.S. History In Context (in our eLibrary under "History & Social Studies") to get information for things like Abolition and the Underground Railroad, Brown v. Board of Education and the Civil Rights Movement.
It's all free with your library card!
Looking for a job and drowning in a sea of applications? New to the world of interviewing, or just a little bit rusty? Are you finding it difficult to match your current experience to a new career, or looking for an entry-level position and wondering how best to format your resume?
Career Transitions is a powerful resource that was recently updated to make it even easier for you to find everything you need to assess your interests, sharpen your resume, tighten your interviewing skills, customize your job search and build the career of your dreams.
Career Transitions also offers YouTube tutorials to help you better use the resource. Available YouTube tutorials are:
- Access Your Career Interests
- Browse Career Paths
- Interview Simulation
- Match Experience to New Careers
- Search Jobs
- Search Schools & Programs
- Write a Cover Letter
- Write a Resume
Best of all, this resource is available for free with your Ventura County library card!
In order to offer listeners an appreciation of jazz, Latimer will present a program featuring lively storytelling, group participation, entertaining demonstrations and live performance.
Gain a better understanding of the colorful and expressive American music genre of jazz! The entire family will enjoy this entertaining program.
This program is sponsored by the Simi Valley Friends of the Library
Accompanying himself on a nylon string guitar, Francisco sings a vast repertory blending his own original compositions with classic standards from Antonio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius De Moraes, Carlos Gardel and other Latin masters.
Francisco's influences are Brazilian bossa nova and Argentine tango.
Come and hear both the sadness and joy in his music.