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 - Writing a Memoir

Date: 
Sunday, August 25, 2013 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm

Charles Freericks Writing a memoir - Charles Freericks, author of the comedic memoir, "My Imaginary Friend Was Too Cool to Hang out With Me" speaks on how your own life may be the best grist for the mill for your writing - whether you choose to pen your memoirs or just to use autobiographical incidents for your characters in your fiction. He will describe techniques he uses for stitching together real memories with literary threads in order to make them function dramatically and not seem like journal entries. There will be time for questions and answers and he will give those who wish an assignment that then may email their first draft to him for a critique.

Foster - One Act Play Cocaine

Date: 
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Public domain plays at your public library! Contains adult material.

Foster - What is an electric car?

Date: 
Sunday, August 11, 2013 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

A free screening of this exciting documentary will take place in the Topping Room. What is the Electric Car? is a new feature length documentary about Electric Vehicles (EVs) which are now on sale & arriving in showrooms in 2013. This entertaining film will trace the early history of EVs and continue forward 100 years later to follow the re-birth of an entire industry. This film is not just for EV enthusiasts or those passionate “Green” consumers, but will be an exciting journey for all audiences to go “Back to the Future!” EVs will be on site. You don’t want to miss this opportunity as Ventura is part of a nationwide Ride the Future tour.

FOSTER - Fifty Wonders of Korea

Date: 
Friday, August 2, 2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Two film screenings focused on Korea's past and present. There will also be a traditional wedding ceremony re-enactment.

Avenue - Reading is so Delicious! Sprout Spectacular with Maryjane Bauleke

Date: 
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Maryjane Bauleke will demonstrate sprouting techniques and tell how you can use this nutricious powerhouse food.  Leave with sprout beginnings to grow at home.

Foster - So, You Think You Want to PUBLISH a Book

Date: 
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Writers have more options than ever to share their work - great news, indeed, but navigating the options can be daunting!We will talk about creating a publishing plan before, during and after finishing your written work.This is a practical overview, focusing on key questions to consider about the wide world of publishing platforms available today.

Foster - Computer Class, eBooks and eAudiobooks

Date: 
Monday, July 15, 2013 - 11:00am - 11:45am

See what the library has to offer! Free computer classes at Foster Library, call (805) 648-2716 for more information. Level: Beginner

Foster - Ed Provost, Sounds of Second Sunday

Date: 
Sunday, July 14, 2013 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

This very talented and experienced musician will showcase his variety of skills by playing jazz, blues, rock; a little something for everyone. The Topping Room is a family friendly atmosphere where you can truly listen and enjoy our local talent. 

Foster - Geocaching

Date: 
Saturday, July 13, 2013 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Geocaching is a free real-world outdoor treasure hunt. Players try to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, using a smartphone or GPS and can then share their experiences online.Come learn about geocaching while meeting experienced geocachers. You will also have the opportunity to find geocaches nearby! We will have geocaching related games and prizes. Light refreshments will also be served. Mini starter kits will be available so you can place your own geocache!

Foster - Join the Farm!

Date: 
Saturday, July 6, 2013 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Join local farmers as they discuss the importance of supporting the community through providing agriculture.

Presenters will focus on organic farming and what it takes to supply local produce to restaurants. You can be a part of this movement by supporting local farms while enjoying fresh, farm to table, food.

Event is free and open to the public, call (805) 648-2716 for more information.

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