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The Family Legacy Writing Workshop

Turn Your family history into a variety of interesting stories! Make your ancestors come alive on paper. Learn the most important elements of writing.

Author Linda Weaver Clarke joins us to give the Family Legacy Writing Workshop:
at Simi Valley Library on Thursday, March 15 from 6-8pm

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.

Happy Birthday Dr. Suess! Celebrate with Read Across America

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!

Ojai Library Presents: Sunday Music with Mark Parson

Mark Parson

Returns to the Ojai Library!

  Eclectic Music for Educated People

Mark plays Dixie and Cajun music and his own compositions

on guitar, fiddle and flute

Sunday, September 30, 1pm

Mardi Gras at the Ojai Library

    

Hey Kids - Laissez Le Bon Temps Rouler!

    
 

Yes it's Mardi Gras time at the
Ojai Library

Time to let the good times roll!
Tuesday February 21, 2:30pm

Wear your masks and beads and head to the Ojai Library.

There will be games, crafts, raffles, music and fun galore!

 

 

Ojai Library Book Group Presents: Making the Reata with Local Author Terry Tallent

The Ojai Library Book Group welcomes everyone to a discussion of Making the Reata by Terry Tallent, March 7, 7:30pm.

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.

Databases highlight African American History Month

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.

See Biography In Context (in our eLibrary under "Biography") for articles about famous figures in African American history, including Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks and Barack Obama.

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!

Love your job? You might not need Career Transitions ...

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:

Best of all, this resource is available for free with your Ventura County library card!

What's All That Jazz About at Simi Valley Library?

Shenole Latimer is an award winning saxophonist performing Sunday, February 5 at 2pm at Simi Valley Library.

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

Latin Jazz at Ojai Library - Sunday, Feb. 5

Francisco de Leon plays Latin Jazz on acoustic guitar at the Ojai Library on Sunday February 5 at 1pm.

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.

ReferenceUSA to offer online training!

ReferenceUSA will be offering training available online every Friday from January 13 through March 30, 2012. Designed for those new to using the ReferenceUSA database, these hour-long sessions will cover all the basics of getting started with ReferenceUSA. 

ReferenceUSA is a great database for job hunters as well as those looking to start a new business. The training will cover the Four Essentials you'll want to know in order to be successful using the resource. 

This is also a great opportunity for current users to learn some new tips, tricks and techniques. Lots of time will be reserved at the end of the session for questions.

To register for any of the sessions, follow this link. To explore ReferenceUSA - see the eLibrary under Subjects "Business", "Careers & Jobs" or "Phone Books".

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