Ms. Granata will present a visual journey through the unique life of Horace Bristol (1908 - 1997), a notable photojournalist from Ventura County. His photographs, depicting the plight of American migrant workers during the Dust Bowl era, inspired John Steinbeck. He also went on to document World War II.
Learn more about this historic Ventura County artist from one of Ventura County's current artistic stars!
[Photo credit: Horace Bristol]
It's now easier than ever for users of the iPhone to access library databases. Gale's AccessMyLibrary Public uses GPS to find public libraries within a 10-mile radius of the user's location.
Download through your phone's App Store or visit Gale's AccessMyLibrary download page for more information. Our eLibrary's A to Z list has links to the app for each available database. Identical apps are in-the-works for the Android and Blackberry.
The American Red Cross, radio station 95.5 KLOS, and the E.P. Foster Library are hosting a blood drive in the Topping Room at the E.P. Foster Library in Ventura on Thurs. & Fri. July 29 & 30, from 2pm to 8pm each day.
Make an appointment and show up to receive a commemorative t-shirt, a concert voucher and a Chili's skillet appetizer coupon. Appointments may be scheduled by calling 1-800-RED CROSS or by logging onto redcross.org and entering KLOS for the Sponsor Code. Identification is required to donate.
Award winning textile weaver Deborah Jarchow will be at Camarillo Library - Sunday, July 11th at 2 pm to discuss weaving, color and how she explores the endless ways hues can be combined, blended and interwoven.
Deborah has created hundreds of garments and accessories for sale and exhibitions which have brought her national and international awards and acclaim. Her designs use a plain weave so the color combinations and fiber textures can be fully sppreciated.
Want to find a career that matches your interests? Need help writing your resume or with your interviewing skills? Need to learn Microsoft Office skills? Taking a test as part of the process? Interested in hearing how people in a given field spend a typical day?
Our eLibrary Careers & Jobs suite includes:
* Gale Career Transitions
* LearningExpress Job & Career Accelerator
* LearningExpress Library of practice tests and skills courses
These user-friendly databases offer complementary, in-depth, step-by-step assistance and resources for preparing for a job search, narrowing your field of interest, expanding and refining your skills, locating current opportunities, and on-the-job growth. Give them a try - it's time well spent!
“Make a Splash – READ!” is the theme for this year’s Summer Reading Program. Save the dates! Through August 13, Ventura County children will explore the world of water and water fun through stories, songs, games and other activities about the oceans, rivers, lakes, and pools and the creatures that live there.
Ventura County eLibrary has added Mango Languages to its list of patron resources. Mango is an easy and effective way to learn to speak a foreign language and is available in two versions:
Mango Basic: Perfect for a foreign language beginner, Mango Basic teaches everyday greetings and helpful phrases in a short period of time. The courses, which require only two to five hours of time to complete, are currently available in 22 foreign languages and 14 English as a Second Language (ESL) courses.
Mango Complete: Mango Complete offers a 100-lesson course that digs much deeper and is designed to provide a more complete understanding of the entire language and culture. It is available in nine foreign language and three ESL courses.
United Way of Ventura County is conducting a “Stuff the Bus” campaign which is part of the United Way’s Day of Action. United Way is asking people to donate new school supplies to benefit children who are homeless, living in shelters or foster care.
Simply stop by a participating Ventura County Library (E.P Foster, Ray D. Prueter and Simi Valley) through Thursday, July 21 and look for the yellow ‘stuff the bus’ bin and place the donated school supplies inside.
Are you a writer? Do you want to get published?
Join us at Ojai Library on Thursday, July 1st at 6:30 pm for this popular lecture/workshop. Pick up practical tips to help boost your chances of getting published (for example, how to find literary agents). We’ll also follow the behind-the-scenes journey of a manuscript as it becomes an actual book, briefly discuss self-publishing and the children’s literature market, and look at how writers can sell their books.
Other highlights include a couple of quick creativity exercises, our “Editor’s Tips on Craft” segment, and a Q&A session. Our presenter is Laurie Gibson, whose editing/proofreading projects range from “The Color Purple” (Alice Walker) to “Tales from Margaritaville” (Jimmy Buffett) and several titles by Brian Tracy, the bestselling business author.