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

Avenue Game Week

Monday, March 31, 2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm


Avenue Library Art Quilt Display

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 11:00pm - Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 6:00pm

Sara Lee will be displaying her one of a kind art quilts.  A self-taught needlework artist, Sara Lee found inspiration and instruction by checking out books and magazines from the library.

It's your turn! Learn to use our 3D printer - Part 2

It's your turn to learn how to use our 3D printer - part 2
Tuesday, July 15 7-9 p.m.  E.P. Foster Topping Room, Ventura

Avenue - El Dia de Los Ninos/El Dia de Los Libros"

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Celebrate children and books with music by the DeAnza Mariachis,  stories with Sheridan Way teacher Patty Peniedo, activity and more.  Open to children and parents all ages.

Foster - Read Me a Story & More

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 6:00pm

Foster - A free early literacy educational workshop for parents and/or caregivers of children ages 0-5. Parents/caregivers will learn the six early literacy skills and the five 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 - The Sweetest Sounds: The Music of Richard Rodgers

Sunday, April 27, 2014 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Foster - Join OLLI presenter Bruce Collins as he explores this “American Master” from the onset of his career in 1924 with “Manhattan,” written with Lorenz Hart, through his Broadway triumphs of Pal Joey, and, with Oscar Hammerstein II, Oklahoma, South Pacific, and The Sound of Music. Using original cast recordings drawn from a collection of more than 200 CDs and featuring such performers as Bing Crosby, Ezio Pinza, Gertrude Lawrence, and Peggy Lee, the lecture will include such classics as “Blue Moon,” “Lover,” “Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered,” as well as “Some Enchanted Evening,” “Getting to Know You,” and ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone,” together with the stories behind their creations.

Foster - Eastern and Western Perspectives on Health and Well-Being

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 6:00pm

Foster - While some cultures seek happiness through success and materialistic possessions, others define happiness as being content and connected to one's family and community. Dr. Christy Teranishi Martinez will examine happiness and well-being from Eastern and Western perspectives. We will discuss strategies for alleviating stress and adding well years to your life.

Foster - Until Tuesday: A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 6:00pm

Foster - New York Times bestselling author Captain Luis Carlos Montalván and his service dog, Tuesday, come to E.P. Foster Library to discuss the "war after the war," the human-animal bond, and their inspirational story of healing and hope.

Foster - Book Discussion, "The Things They Carried"

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Foster - Join us as we read a chapter of the book to discuss together.

Foster - The Things They Carried: Why Fiction and Not Journalism?

Monday, April 7, 2014 - 6:00pm

Foster - Professor Chianese will speak at 6 p.m. before a film screening at 7. The featured film is the biography of Ron Kovic. Paralyzed in the Vietnam war, he becomes an anti-war and pro-human rights political activist after feeling betrayed by the country he fought for.

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