The Ventura County Libraries have TWO exciting Summer Reading Programs which will run from June 12 through August 13, 2011: "ONE WORLD, MANY STORIES” for grades K-6 and "YOU ARE HERE” for grades 6-12. Teens also may volunteer at their local library branch to help run the programs.
Mr. Nifty, balloon artist extraordinaire, is the featured performer at the kickoff program in each library branch. See our kickoff program schedule for a library near you and our Kids' & Teen Events Calendar for all events!
Ventura County Library will be conducting a computer systems upgrade that will impact all online access and computer use at the Ventura County Libraries.
Starting early June 21 through June 22, 2011, all online services will be unavailable. This includes the online catalog, express checkouts, wireless and database access. All public internet labs will be closed.
While online services will be interrupted, Ventura County Libraries will remain open and library staff will be available to assist during the downtime.
The title track of Cindy's debut CD Let Me Out Here was featured in the HBO series BIG LOVE in 2006. Her song I'm Not Leaving was nominated for song of the year and record of the year by the Los Angeles music awards.
Kalmenson is a musician with a gift for storytelling and phrasing. Come to Ojai Library the first Sunday in June and enjoy the music!
This survey is designed to gather your input on what public library services you would like to see delivered in the City of Ventura.
All who live, work or go to school in the City of Ventura are encouraged to complete this survey. The online survey will be available through June 3, 2011.
Xavier Montes, affectionately known as The Big X, for both his size and talents, is an accomplished harpist, guitarist and vocalist as well as an artist and educator. He will be presenting a variety of music including Mexican folk songs. His performance will be entertaining for the whole family.
This program is sponsored by the Simi Valley Friends of the Library.
Have fun while supporting a great cause: the Ventura County Library Adult Literacy Program!
Enjoy the 22nd Annual Trivia Challenge - Wednesday, April 27th at the Wedgewood Banquet Center 5880 Olivas Park Drive, in Ventura 93003. Snacks! An opportunity drawing! Only $5 admission for audience members.
Appetizers are served at 6pm and the Program begins at 6:30pm.
Saturday, April 16th is the Gold Coast Ride for Literacy - from 7am to 4pm. Choose to ride one of 5 different routes: 10 miles (on the bike path to Foster Park and back) and 30, 55, 62 and 100 miles up and down our coast. Registration required (you may register at the ride!) Funds support READ Ventura County Library - Reading Instruction for Adults.
This year's ride features metric (62) and century (100) routes! Same great ride experience, same great SAG support (Support Assistance & Gear), same great volunteers and great snacks too! Check out this great Star article about the ride and see you on the course!
READ Ventura County Library - Reading Instruction for Adults: We change lives.
Join local actor/director Frank James Malle and student readers
Kyla Tate, Taylor Luckenbach, Gabrielle Castagne and Catalina Niessen
Monday, May 2 at 6:30pm in the Ojai Library for an evening of reader's theatre featuring selections from the works of Bronte, Poe, Carroll and Tolkien.
The showcase is part of a six week class entitled Adventures in Reader's Theatre facilitated by Frank James Malle.
This year’s theme is “Welcome to the Jungle”, so be prepared to growl and snort your way through all the fun activities. There will be plenty of games, face painting and crafts for children 4 to 10 years old.
Everyone is welcome! And, the price is FREE! This carnival is a service project of the Ray D. Prueter Library Teen Advisory Board and is sponsored by the Friends of the Port Hueneme Library.
Library database vendors often celebrate National Library Week by offering free access to databases we normally don't have available. Here's Gale's offering:
Another vendor is ProQuest and by visiting their Celebrate National Library Week link, you can explore free access to several databases from Civil War & African American heritage to science, social studies and cultural sites.
Enjoy the free information! Celebrate your Library!