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.
The mural is a colorful exploration of literature and fantasy designed to encourage young people to come to the library. The available space is 15 inches by 16 feet, so entries should be limited to one or two short sentences.
Submit your quote on forms provided on the 2nd Floor of the E.P. Foster Library or email the quote to firstname.lastname@example.org using “quote” in the subject line. Please include your name and a phone number.
The contest ends Sunday, September 25th at 5pm. The winner will be notified and a prize awarded.
September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month! The staff of the Ray D. Prueter Library would like you to draw or paint or color (or a combination) a picture showing us how important your library is to you.
The pictures will be judged by age groups: 0-5 years old, 6-12 years old, & 13-18 years old. There will be one (1) winner from each age group.
The three (3) winners will each receive a Barnes & Noble $15 gift card (thanks to the Friends of the Port Hueneme Library). So stop by the Ray D. Prueter Library and pick up an Art Contest Entry Form.
All Art Contest entries must be submitted on an official entry form and are to be returned to the Ray. D. Prueter Library. Contest ends September 30, 2011. Happy drawing!
“Your library card is the most important school supply of all,” says Library Director, Jackie Griffin. “There’s a lot happening at Ventura County Library, and the best part for both children and parents, is that it’s all free with a library card.”
Getting a library card is easy. Visit a Ventura County Library, complete the library card application form and present it at the circulation desk along with picture identification showing your current street address.
VCL - the place to go when you want to know!
Japanese born guitarist/composer
performs Sunday September 4, 1pm
Soloist and chamber musician Taro Wayama has performed in Japan, Thailand, Canada and the US. He is the winner of numerous competitions. Taro performs music from the Renaissance through the 20th century including folk and world music. Join him for a concert that connects music from the East and West.