Kids! Learn to draw pirate cartoons from Dave Boatman at the Simi Valley Library on Sunday, March 7th at 3 pm.
The one hour class features warm-up and imagination exercises, demonstrations of various cartoon facial expressions, and a step-by-step follow-the-instructor drawing period.
Have fun! Get creative - drawing cartoons in an interactive hour of instruction.
Join us in celebrating Simi Valley Library’s 30th Anniversary Sun. Feb. 21st - 2 to 4 pm.
Featuring: a guest speaker from the Simi Valley Historical Society discussing the history of libraries in Simi Valley ...
And, a variety of children’s events, including:
* Performance by the Alphabet Soup Puppeteers, "A Red, White, and Blue Day"
* Storytelling with local children’s book author and artist Mary Ann Fraser
* Paws 4 Healing, Inc. READ Program: dogs helping children discover the joy of reading
* Arts and crafts
It's easier than ever to check out items! Self-check is available now at Camarillo, E.P. Foster, Ojai, Ray D. Prueter, Oak Park & Fillmore Libraries.
It's coming soon to Simi Valley, Avenue, El Rio, Oak View, Meiners Oaks, Saticoy and Piru Libraries. We anticipate item tagging and self-check installations will be completed by the end of 2010.
Avoid the lines and the wait - why not give it a try?
Art and the Olympics DO mix! Janet Echelman created two suspended net forms that float above a pond in Richmond (site of the skating events.) "Water Sky Garden ... is a 75,000-square foot installation that functions as a filtration system for the rainwater runoff from the building." [From Stephanie Cash's article "Art takes the Olympic podium" in Art in America Feb. 2010 General Reference Center Gold.]
* 2010 Winter Olympics began February 12.
* Winter Olympics: Dewey 796.98; Vancouver, B.C. Guidebooks: Dewey 917.1133
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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!
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.)