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Celebrate the Year of the Tiger

Saturday, Feb. 13 at 10am, come celebrate a centuries old tradition: Chinese New Year, at Camarillo Library. Join in the celebration of the Year of the Tiger with the Camarillo Lion Dance Troupe,Ventura County Chinese Language School students and crafts.

Ventura County Library has lots of resources on the Chinese New Year: from books (Dewey 394.261) to eLibrary encyclopedia or magazine and journal articles.

"To Kill A Mockingbird" Screening in Ojai

In celebration of the Ventura County Big Read, "To Kill a Mockingbird" starring Gregory Peck will be screened at the Ojai Playhouse on Sat. Feb. 20th at 4:30 pm.

Following the movie, join others for a discussion of the book and movie at Jesters.
The Ojai Playhouse is located at 145 E. Ojai Ave. in Ojai.
Jesters is located at 139 E. Ojai Ave. in Ojai.

Documentary showing - "The Welcome Table"

"The Welcome Table", a documentary film project of the University of Mississippi and the Southern Foodways Alliance, will be shown on Tues., Feb. 23rd at 6:30 p.m. at the Prueter Library in Port Hueneme in conjunction with Ventura County's Big Read Program, Black History Month, and Women's History Month. 

The film provides a look at the roots of the Civil Rights Movement and the role of two African-American women who ran food establishments in Montgomery, Alabama, during this period.

Celebrate the Year of the Tiger

Saturday, Feb. 13 at 10am, come celebrate a centuries old tradition: Chinese New Year, at Camarillo Library. Join in the celebration of the Year of the Tiger with the Camarillo Lion Dance Troupe, Ventura County Chinese Language School students and crafts.

Ventura County Library has lots of resources on the Chinese New Year: from books (Dewey 394.261) to eLibrary encyclopedia or magazine and journal articles.

February is African American History Month

The History of Black Economic Empowerment - This year's theme recognizes the enterprise and entrepreneurship of African Americans, both past and present, that helped strengthen and invigorate the nation.

Our resources: start with a subject search (african american(s) in our library catalog, check the eLibrary resources under Biography, Encyclopedias, History & Social Studies, Magazine & Journal Articles, and more!

'The Catcher in the Rye' author, J.D. Salinger, dies at 91

J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye has been required reading in countless English courses for more than five decades. The classic novel is notable for its timeless depiction of teenage angst and vulnerability personified in the memorable character of Holden Caulfield.

The reclusive author died this week in New Hampshire at 91. Why not re-visit his works in our catalog, or check out his biography? Also, the feeds coming into our Book Reviews Plus page link to several articles about him (scroll to bottom of page.)

Map fans - you're going to love this!

We have another brand new database! A to Z Maps Online has an amazing array of map types, including the following: outline, political, topographic, historic, geological, animal and plant species distribution, climate change, weather, earthquake, NASA, Flags of the World and much more.  

Check it out!

 

The passing of a giant in American crime fiction

Robert B. Parker, beloved creator of the street-smart Boston private eye Spenser (among others), has died. He was 77.

Fans old and new can find many titles by him in our catalog, articles about him in our literature databases, biography database and on many sites on the web, including the L.A. Times and Wikipedia. He will be missed.

Job seekers - help has arrived!

We have just launched LearningExpress Job & Career Accelerator which provides personalized, step-by-step assistance for job seekers at all experience and education levels.

Explore occupations from over 1000 detailed profiles and find available jobs from a database of over 5 million up-to-date job postings! Create professional resumes and cover letters, learn interviewing and networking techniques, and prepare for occupation related exams.

This is a great supplement to the LearningExpress Library database of skills courses and tests designed to assist everyone from grade school through college and beyond. Give it a try!

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