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First Sunday Music at the Ojai Library: Polecat Ramblers

The Polecat Ramblers return to the Ojai Library on Sunday May 6th at 1pm

Ramblers, David Roine (fiddle, guitar, mandolin and accordion) and Christian Gallo (guitar and five- and six-string banjos) play traditional old-timey acoustic fiddle tunes and string band music.

Join us for an hour of music from our nation’s history.

 

Please stand by - the library catalog is not fully functional

We are having technical difficulties - some catalog searches are not functioning correctly.

We expect to have the catalog fixed sometime Monday, June 25.

We apolgize for the service interruption and thank you for your patience!

Author Niki Bahara at Fillmore Library!

Author Niki Bahara will present her award winning book Unpaved Road at the Fillmore Library on Saturday, April 21 at 10am.

After acquiring her BS in Finance from the University of Tehran, she worked for two years in Iran until she was forced to flee the Islamic Regime when she was only twenty-three.

Married, with one daughter, her story recounts her journey of escaping Iran through the underground network across many borders.

Celebrate Earth Day!

Earth Day is an annual observance, held on April 22, to increase public awareness of environmental issues. Each year on Earth Day, millions of people throughout the world gather to clean up litter, to protest threats to the environment, and to celebrate progress in reducing pollution.¹

There are many events in and around Ventura County! To name a few:
Day of Learning at Simi Valley
Beautify McGrath State Beach
United Way Beach Cleanup

Reduce waste? * Earth friendly crafts? * More earth friendly crafts? How will you celebrate Earth Day?

¹Hayes, Denis. "Earth Day." World Book Online Reference Center. World Book, 2012. Web. 13 Apr. 2012.

Ojai Library Presents: Check Me Out, the Human Library

What is a Human Library?

It is a unique experience, an opportunity to explore a subject, a book and its author.

Saturday April 28th from 1pm until 3pm Ojai Library's first ever Human Library will be available for 30 minute loan.

Choose a subject, check out the Human Book and turn its pages.

For more information click: HERE

To insure your book is available - reservations suggested, 646-1639

Celebrate National Library Week! April 8-14, 2012

Celebrate National Library Week @ Ventura County Library, April 8-14, 2012!

Every day across the country, libraries open their doors to everyone: students, parents, seniors, teachers, writers, artists, job seekers, entrepreneurs, readers, gamers, movie lovers and travel buffs.

Visit your local library and let them know how important they are to you. Tuesday, April 10 is National Library Workers Day.

Website maintenance, Saturday evening, April 7, 9-11pm PDT

Maintenance on our website host servers will take place this Saturday, April 7, from 9 to 11pm PDT.

During this period, our web site at vencolibrary.org will be unavailable.

Our eLibrary page will still be available if you bookmark a direct link.

Our library catalog will still be available if you bookmark a direct link.

Thank you for your patience!

April is Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month!

Check out your Library's Dewey 811, 821, 831 (etc.) shelves or take a gander at our eLibrary Literature databases: Literature Resource Center and the literature links in Gale Virtual Reference Library.

Don't miss out! There's a way to celebrate every day of the month! Or, try out alternative forms of poetry: book spine poems, zombie haiku, rhyme, song, prose poetry and hymns.

For fun, why not sneak a peak at Crayola.com's Calendar activities to celebrate National Poetry Month?

What do YOU geek?

Public libraries across the country, including Ventura County Libraries, have seen usage numbers go up in the past few years as funding has remained stagnant or decreased. Communities rely on libraries more than ever for a diverse list of programs and services - making the library a true community center.

geek /verb
    1. To love, to enjoy, to celebrate, to have an intense passion for
    2. To express interest in
    3. To possess a large amount of knowledge in
    4. To promote

The people who work at your local library are amazing. Why don’t you ask them what they geek? You might be surprised by what you learn.
What do YOU geek?

"Libraries ... are being asked to perform a number of functions that most people probably don't associate with libraries. They really are supporting and complementing the work of other public agencies,”
 -- Larry Eichel, The Pew Charitable Trusts, in a recent article.

Libraries can do amazing things with small budgets, but they need your support! Start the conversation in your community!

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