Ventura

Avenue Library 606 North Ventura Avenue, Ventura, CA 93001 (805) 643-6393 E.P. Foster Library 651 East Main Street Ventura 93001 (805)648-2716 H. P. Wright Library 57 Day Rd. Ventura 93003 (805)642-0336 Saticoy Library 11426 Violeta Street, Ventura, CA 93004 (805)647-5736

Foster - Are We Crazy About Our Kids?

Date: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Foster Library - The Cost/Benefit Equation: Video Screening, Discussion and Research Presentation. Economists today are contributing to an argument that educators have been making for many decades: the cost is high for spending too little on early childhood care and education; spending enough is literally a good investment. In this interactive session, Dr. Joan Karp and Dr. Kaia Tollefson will share research on the importance and the economics of investing in high-quality early childhood care and education.

Foster - Tell Me a Story & More

Date: 
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Foster Library - A free early literacy educational workshop for parents and/or caregivers of children ages 0-5. Parents/caregivers will learn the 6 early literacy skills and the 5 practices children need to be reading-ready and how to extend stories into activities that the whole family will enjoy, including flannel boarding. Reservations are required, call the library at 648-2716 for more information.

Foster - Tolstoy in Riyadh: A Story of a Teacher and Her Muse

Date: 
Sunday, February 9, 2014 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm

Foster Library - Author Chris Cryer will discuss her book, which tells of her divorced-single-mother adventure in the heart of the Islamic world and her exploration of the Saudi Kingdom's need to preserve old-world values and traditions in the face of change. It offers an antidote to Islamophobia with valuable insight into today's volatile Middle East.

Foster - Sounds of Second Sunday

Date: 
Sunday, February 9, 2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Foster Library - Toni Jannotta will be performing FREE music in the Topping Room.

Foster - Book Appetit

Date: 
Saturday, February 1, 2014 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Foster Library - Gluten-free food talk and tasting! A local cookbook author will be visiting the library to discuss gluten-free cooking.

Avenue Library - Hosting Pre-school storytime and activity

Date: 
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Ventura Neighborhood for Learning staff bring storytime to Avenue - parents with children 2-4 yrs. welcome

Foster - FOL Book Group

Date: 
Saturday, April 5, 2014 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Foster Library, Topping Room - The FOL Book Group reads novels, biographies, poems, plays, and non-fiction. Members decide as a group on the selections for the year. We enjoy spirited discussions. New members welcomed.

Foster - FOL Book Group

Date: 
Saturday, March 1, 2014 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Foster Library, Topping Room - The FOL Book Group reads novels, biographies, poems, plays, and non-fiction. Members decide as a group on the selections for the year. We enjoy spirited discussions. New members welcomed.

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