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Korean Calligraphy Exhibition @ Foster

From May 4 to May 10, E.P. Foster Library will host a special exhibition of Korean Calligraphy by Una Gil Deok Nam.

Gil Deok Nam is a well-known calligrapher and resides in the city of Gwangju, Jeon-Nam, South Korea. Her artistry has been well received by audiences not only in Korea but Japan and China as well. At present she is teaching calligraphy courses in Gwangju.

You can view this exhibit on the first floor of the library. Stop by to witness this showcase of the beauty of Korean culture and calligraphy in general.

David's Dish: Secret Baked Portobello

Shroom: Mind-bendingly Good Recipes for Cultivated and Wild Mushrooms by Becky Selengut was a mind-opening book for me as far as mushrooms are concerned. The first thoughts I have when someone mentions mushrooms either involve a lousy tin of squishy mushrooms or a Beatrix Potter illustration of a fly agaric (Amanita muscaria), neither of which is very appealing—one is just yucky, and the other is toxic. But I delved into the book deeper and was fascinated by the different mushrooms available. Also, the photography in the book is quite exceptional.

Portobello was the cry from most of the foodies I work with, so I began looking for what I deemed the best portobello recipe in the book in order to prepare that dish. The sad thing is I didn’t find a baked portobello recipe—which is what interested me—in the cookbook, but this would not stop me for I was truly inspired by this book to create a delicious mushroom dish.

I was tempted to make the savory mushroom bread pudding, but was spared by a crumbled-up piece of paper left on my desk. Scrawled on the paper was a baked portobello recipe. Such luck! Things like this happen to me quite frequently, who knows why. The recipe looked great; on the back side of the paper it read “keep this recipe a secret.” I can’t divulge much, but the recipe is fantastic. Some of the ingredients are cheese, garlic, and onions, but there are two secret ingredients that can’t be revealed. Needless to say, this dish was one of my best ever! If you have an interest in using mushrooms in your dishes, this is the cookbook for you.

 

*****David’s Dish

Check out the book at Foster Library, or put it on hold—we will send it to you. If there are any cookbooks in Foster Library’s collection that you would like me to try out, please leave the title on our Facebook page and I’ll get cooking!

The Lazy Loser @ Foster

Join us on Friday, May 1, for a special talk at E.P. Foster Library. Marie Bean, author of Lazy Loser, will speak on topics relating to health and fitness.

Marie Bean busts all the myths surrounding diets and exercise and will talk about how you can eat the foods you like, move the way you like, and never have to diet again.

This free event begins at 11 a.m. in the Topping Room. Stop by to learn more about losing weight the "lazy" way. We hope to see you there!

NOAA and the National Weather Service @ Foster

On Wednesday, April 29, E.P. Foster Library will host another STEM educational presentation, this time by Eric Boldt of NOAA.

Eric Boldt is a meteorologist who will speak on the role of the National Weather Service and how his organization contributes to climate monitoring and coastal restoration.

This talk begins at 5 p.m. in the Topping Room. Stop by to learn more about this exciting topic!

Handle with Care

As we gear up for the next round of Makeshop events taking place at E.P. Foster Library, plenty of makers continue to use the LAB for some interesting projects. One gentleman found that while the handle for his garden spade was damaged, the blade itself was still in good shape. His solution? Design and 3D print a replacement!

In addition to the new series of summer Makeshop events, the Library LAB will continue to host special workshops for individuals and groups who want to learn more about using our equipment. Whether you're a teacher, a parent, a student, or just someone with an interest in new technologies, contact the library for more information—or just drop by our open workshop hours on Wednesday evenings!

Can We Pray For Rain?


In this ‘First Saturday Talk’ Ian James will examine the efficacy or paucity of putting our hands together in the ritual of petitioning prayer
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How effective is prayer?  Do we pray in solitude or in community? We may have had a hand in creating this crippling drought.  Can we put our hands together in prayer to help alleviate it?

Let's discuss this fascinating topic
Saturday May 2, 
2pm at the Ojai Library.

  Link to event photo

Marie Bean at the Ojai Library

Would you like to improve your health?

Do it the "Lazy" way with the help of Australian author Marie Bean and her two successful books, 
Lazy Runner and Lazy Loser.

With good humor Marie Bean busts all the common myths about diet, exercise and fitness. Learn how to incorporate good eating and exercise into your daily routine without the stress of dieting.

Friday May 1, 3pm
Ojai Library

  Picture of Marie Bean

CI Lecture Series @ Foster

On Wednesday, April 22, E.P. Foster Library will host the final talk in the current CI Lecture Series.

Dr. Michelle Dean, Assistant Professor of Special Education, will present research that examines the social experiences of school children with high functioning autism, focusing on how gender relates to their relationships and social behaviors.

The talk will start at 5 p.m. in the Topping Room. We hope to see you there!

Mark Zuckerberg Book Club - A Year of Books

Are you looking for a new book club?  

A book club you can join without ever leaving home or changing out of your pajamas. Mark Zuckerberg started one. Participants will read a new book every two weeks and discuss it on Faceboook. The chosen books will emphasize learning about new cultures, beliefs, histories and technologies.  

We have purchased the first of the titles in ebook format. They are available through OverDrive in our eLibrary.

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  Mark Zuckerberg

It's a Small World After All

World Globe  

Planning a trip this summer? We can help. 

A to Z Travel & A to Z Maps

Research all you need to know about the country, state or city you want to visit or create a custom report.  Email or print the information you need.  And don't forget Mango Languages.
Language instruction at your pace.

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