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Anacapa Island (Joel's Journeys #8)

Submitted by Bubbling Spring... on August 1, 2018 - 4:28pm

Here is an idea to beat the heat and escape from the crowds: take a boat ride to one of the Channel Islands. Island Packers offers round-trip boat rides to Anacapa Island for $59.00. The 11-mile trip leaves from Channel Islands Harbor at 9:30am and takes about an hour. You will likely see dolphins, sea lions, and even whales on the ride to or from the island.

Art Showcase at the Prueter Library

Submitted by Bubbling Spring... on March 25, 2017 - 12:44pm

You are invited to the Focus on the Masters Learning To See Outreach Art Showcase, from March 15 – April 24, 2017, with a special reception on March 29th from 4:30 to 6:30 pm for parents, students, and the general public. Come to this celebration of youthful expression, and see how art creates connections to cultures and histories from around the world.  This exhibit features artwork created in the World History class of Mr. Andrew Vasquez at Green Middle School in Port Hueneme.

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Backyard

Submitted by Fun at Foster on April 1, 2020 - 10:54am
Red Rose in backyard.

After channeling my inner Monty Don and polishing off a pot of tea I trudged to the backyard.

Weed infested beyond belief, I started tugging unwanted plants from Mother Earth.

The soil was soft which made my efforts much easier. I pulled the weeds that encircled the apple tree and long since dead apricot tree.

Hearing the birds chirp and the sweet aroma of orange blossoms made my labor quite pleasant.

CANCELLED: Mobile Library - Cabrillo Economic Development Corporation - Piru

Ventura County Mobile Library photo - a large while van with the VCL mountains, sea, and sun logo on the side
October 24, 2019 - 3:00pm

Learn about the Ventura County Mobile Library and all the wonderful services we have to offer. We will be at the Cabrillo Economic Development Corporation in Piru.

We will share a story and make a craft! You may also get a library card and check out books.

There will be free books for children and teens!

Central Coast (Joel's Journeys #5)

Submitted by Bubbling Spring... on November 8, 2016 - 2:19pm
Image of ocean's horizon from rocky coastline

One of the most scenic areas of our coast is north of San Luis Obispo. The shoreline turns rugged as the mountains rise steeply from the ocean.  Abundant coastal fog in the summer months makes conditions suitable for coast redwoods to grow.  One of the best spots to see the redwoods is Big Basin National Park.  To get there drive the 101 to just south of San Jose and head west towards the coast. From Big Basin our next attraction is Point Lobos, which is just south of Carmel, on Highway 1.

Death Valley (Joel's Journeys #4)

Submitted by Bubbling Spring... on October 17, 2016 - 11:49am
Horizon with goldish colored sandstone mountains

The lowest point in the United States, at 282 feet below sea level, is Death Valley National Park. In addition to being the lowest point, Death Valley has the hottest recorded temperature on earth—134 Fahrenheit! Average rainfall is less than two inches per year, making Death Valley a difficult environment for plants to grow. This produces a barren environment in which the amazing colors of the rocks are highlighted.

Fillmore - "The Day the Crayons Quit" Author Reading with Drew Daywalt

"Day the Crayons quit" flier for Fillmore Library. Text in calendar post.
November 2, 2019 - 1:00pm

New York Times' Bestselling Children's Author Drew Daywalt will be coming to Fillmore Library on Saturday, November 2nd, for a special author reading of one of his many beloved picture books, and do an illustration demonstration! Come early to get your seat, you don't want to miss this!

Event Date: Saturday November 2nd

Fillmore - Book Sale

March 23, 2019 - 1:00pm

Fillmore Friends of the Library are having a Book Sale. Come and browse our inventory, we have over 300 gently used books for sale! Coffee table volumes, children's books, novels and Spanish languages titles will be available for purchase. Proceeds will be used for programs and new book purchases for the Fillmore Library. Come and support your community Library and choose a book to enjoy. For more information call 805-524-3355,

Fillmore - Crafternoon

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April 10, 2019 - 3:30pm

Where: Fillmore Library

When: Every Wednesday afternoon from 3:30 - 4:30pm

Who:   School age kids and their parents!

How much: Free

Join us every Wednesday afternoon from 3:30-4:30 for a storytime and related craft! The storytime will begin at 3:30, but the craft will be available on a drop-in basis throughout the hour. All craft materials are provided free of charge by the Fillmore Friends of the Library. We hope to see you there!

For further information call the Library at 805-524-3355.

Fillmore - Crafternoon

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April 3, 2019 - 3:30pm

Where: Fillmore Library

When: Every Wednesday afternoon from 3:30 - 4:30pm

Who:   School age kids and their parents!

How much: Free

Join us every Wednesday afternoon from 3:30-4:30 for a storytime and related craft! The storytime will begin at 3:30, but the craft will be available on a drop-in basis throughout the hour. All craft materials are provided free of charge by the Fillmore Friends of the Library. We hope to see you there!

For further information call the Library at 805-524-3355.

Fillmore - Crafternoon

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July 17, 2019 - 3:30pm

Where: Fillmore Library

When: Every Wednesday afternoon from 3:30 - 4:30pm

Who:   School age kids and their parents!

How much: Free

Each Wednesday here at the library, we roll up our sleeves, and tap into our inner artists as we complete a unique art project, with all the materials provided by our Fillmore Friends of the Library! We hope to see you there!

For further information call the Library at 805-524-3355.

Summer Reading

Fillmore - Crafternoon

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March 20, 2019 - 3:30pm

Where: Fillmore Library

When: Every Wednesday afternoon from 3:30 - 4:30pm

Who:   School age kids and their parents!

How much: Free

Join us every Wednesday afternoon from 3:30-4:30 for a storytime and related craft! The storytime will begin at 3:30, but the craft will be available on a drop-in basis throughout the hour. All craft materials are provided free of charge by the Fillmore Friends of the Library. We hope to see you there!

For further information call the Library at 805-524-3355.

Fillmore - Crafternoon

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July 3, 2019 - 3:30pm

Where: Fillmore Library

When: Every Wednesday afternoon from 3:30 - 4:30pm

Who:   School age kids and their parents!

How much: Free

Each Wednesday here at the library, we roll up our sleeves, and tap into our inner artists as we complete a unique art project, with all the materials provided by our Fillmore Friends of the Library! We hope to see you there!

For further information call the Library at 805-524-3355.

Summer Reading

Fillmore - Crafternoon

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June 19, 2019 - 3:30pm

Where: Fillmore Library

When: Every Wednesday afternoon from 3:30 - 4:30pm

Who:   School age kids and their parents!

How much: Free

Each Wednesday here at the library, we roll up our sleeves, and tap into our inner artists as we complete a unique art project, with all the materials provided by our Fillmore Friends of the Library! We hope to see you there!

For further information call the Library at 805-524-3355.

Summer Reading

Fillmore - Crafternoon

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June 26, 2019 - 3:30pm

Where: Fillmore Library

When: Wednesday afternoon from 3:30 - 4:30pm

Who:   School age kids and their parents!

How much: Free

Each Wednesday here at the library, we roll up our sleeves, and tap into our inner artists as we complete a unique art project, with all the materials provided by our Fillmore Friends of the Library! This event is free and open to school age kids and their parents. For further information call the Library at 805-524-3355.

Summer Reading

Fillmore - Crafternoon

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May 22, 2019 - 3:30pm

Where: Fillmore Library

When: Every Wednesday afternoon from 3:30 - 4:30pm

Who:   School age kids and their parents!

How much: Free

Join us every Wednesday afternoon from 3:30-4:30 for a storytime and related craft! The storytime will begin at 3:30, but the craft will be available on a drop-in basis throughout the hour. All craft materials are provided free of charge by the Fillmore Friends of the Library. We hope to see you there!

For further information call the Library at 805-524-3355.

Fillmore - Crafternoon

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May 8, 2019 - 3:30pm

Where: Fillmore Library

When: Every Wednesday afternoon from 3:30 - 4:30pm

Who:   School age kids and their parents!

How much: Free

Join us every Wednesday afternoon from 3:30-4:30 for a storytime and related craft! The storytime will begin at 3:30, but the craft will be available on a drop-in basis throughout the hour. All craft materials are provided free of charge by the Fillmore Friends of the Library. We hope to see you there!

For further information call the Library at 805-524-3355.

Fillmore - Crafternoon

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May 1, 2019 - 3:30pm

Where: Fillmore Library

When: Every Wednesday afternoon from 3:30 - 4:30pm

Who:   School age kids and their parents!

How much: Free

Join us every Wednesday afternoon from 3:30-4:30 for a storytime and related craft! The storytime will begin at 3:30, but the craft will be available on a drop-in basis throughout the hour. All craft materials are provided free of charge by the Fillmore Friends of the Library. We hope to see you there!

For further information call the Library at 805-524-3355.

Fillmore - Crafternoon

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April 24, 2019 - 3:30pm

Where: Fillmore Library

When: Every Wednesday afternoon from 3:30 - 4:30pm

Who:   School age kids and their parents!

How much: Free

Join us every Wednesday afternoon from 3:30-4:30 for a storytime and related craft! The storytime will begin at 3:30, but the craft will be available on a drop-in basis throughout the hour. All craft materials are provided free of charge by the Fillmore Friends of the Library. We hope to see you there!

For further information call the Library at 805-524-3355.

Fillmore - Crafternoon

Photo of a bunch of craft supplies.
April 17, 2019 - 3:30pm

Where: Fillmore Library

When: Every Wednesday afternoon from 3:30 - 4:30pm

Who:   School age kids and their parents!

How much: Free

Join us every Wednesday afternoon from 3:30-4:30 for a storytime and related craft! The storytime will begin at 3:30, but the craft will be available on a drop-in basis throughout the hour. All craft materials are provided free of charge by the Fillmore Friends of the Library. We hope to see you there!

For further information call the Library at 805-524-3355.

Fillmore - Fun + Games Friday

Photo of a colorful pile of books.
July 26, 2019 - 12:00pm

Time to break out the good, old-fashioned board games! Turn off your XBoxes and come join us today to play the classics (checkers, tic-tac-toe, dominoes) as well as some others that may be new to you! This event is free and open to the public. Call for more information 805-524-3355.

Summer Reading

Fillmore - Fun + Games Friday

Photo of a colorful pile of books.
July 19, 2019 - 12:00pm

Time to break out the good, old-fashioned board games! Turn off your XBoxes and come join us today to play the classics (checkers, tic-tac-toe, dominoes) as well as some others that may be new to you! This event is free and open to the public. Call for more information 805-524-3355.

Summer Reading

Fillmore - Fun + Games Friday

Photo of a colorful pile of books.
July 12, 2019 - 12:00pm

Time to break out the good, old-fashioned board games! Turn off your XBoxes and come join us today to play the classics (checkers, tic-tac-toe, dominoes) as well as some others that may be new to you! This event is free and open to the public. Call for more information 805-524-3355.

Summer Reading

Fillmore - Fun + Games Friday

Photo of a colorful pile of books.
July 5, 2019 - 12:00pm

Time to break out the good, old-fashioned board games! Turn off your XBoxes and come join us today to play the classics (checkers, tic-tac-toe, dominoes) as well as some others that may be new to you! This event is free and open to the public. Call for more information 805-524-3355.

Summer Reading

Fillmore - Fun + Games Friday

Photo of a colorful pile of books.
June 28, 2019 - 12:00pm

Time to break out the good, old-fashioned board games! Turn off your XBoxes and come join us today to play the classics (checkers, tic-tac-toe, dominoes) as well as some others that may be new to you! This event is free and open to the public. Call for more information 805-524-3355.

Summer Reading

Fillmore - Fun + Games Friday

Photo of a colorful pile of books.
June 21, 2019 - 12:00pm

Time to break out the good, old-fashioned board games! Turn off your XBoxes and come join us today to play the classics (checkers, tic-tac-toe, dominoes) as well as some others that may be new to you! This event is free and open to the public. Call for more information 805-524-3355.

Summer Reading

Fillmore - Fun + Games Friday

Photo of a colorful pile of books.
June 14, 2019 - 12:00pm

Time to break out the good, old-fashioned board games! Turn off your XBoxes and come join us today to play the classics (checkers, tic-tac-toe, dominoes) as well as some others that may be new to you! This event is free and open to the public. Call for more information 805-524-3355.

Summer Reading

Fillmore - Guest Lecture with Jack Stethem

Flyer for Jack Stethem lecturer and local creative
July 13, 2019 - 2:00pm

Come and hear guest lecturer and local creative Jack Stethem. One of Mr. Stethem's many talents is woodworking, particularly creating replicas of historic Fillmore buildings! During his talk he will share his process behind creating these replicas, the history of the local landmarks he's chosen, and what functions the replicas are now serving in the community. Local historian Marie Wren will be speaking as well on the topic of the Little Free Libraries in Fillmore, both of which Mr. Stethem was commissioned to build.

Fillmore - Pumpkin Craft

Fillmore Pumpkin Craft flier. Event details in calendar text.
October 2, 2019 - 3:30pm

Fillmore Library invites you to celebrate the Fall season with Pumpkin Craft, October 2nd at 3:30.

Come decorate your very own mini pumpkin with puff paint and craft supplies! All ages are welcome, pumpkins will be provided for the first 50 participants. We hope to see you there!

For any questions call 805-524-3355

Fillmore - Silly & Spooky Storytime

Fillmore Silly & Spooky Storytime flier. Calendar entry has text of flier.
October 22, 2019 - 6:00pm

Join us at the Fillmore Library for a Silly & Spooky Storytime

Calling all boys and girls, bats and ghouls!

Dress up in costume, & join us for some silly spooky fun at the library, as we read TWO spook-tacular stories that are more sweet than scary, and have a haunted sing-a-long! We hope to see you there!

Call 805-524-3355 with any questions.

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Fillmore - STEM Saturdays

STEM Saturday flyer at Fillmore Library
May 4, 2019 - 12:00pm

Fillmore Library is excited to be hosting monthly 'STEM Saturdays', where families can come engage in a planned activity or experiment that helps kids develop skills related to the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math !

Our 'STEM Saturdays' will take place on the first Saturday of each month, and in keeping with our library hours on those days, will be available to the public during the afternoons from 12:00 - 4:00 PM on a drop-in basis. Staff members will be on hand to assist, but the activities will be self-led. 

Fillmore - STEM Saturdays

STEM Saturday flyer at Fillmore Library
September 7, 2019 - 12:00pm

Fillmore Library is excited to be hosting monthly 'STEM Saturdays', where families can come engage in a planned activity or experiment that helps kids develop skills related to the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math !

Our 'STEM Saturdays' will take place on the first Saturday of each month, and in keeping with our library hours on those days, will be available to the public during the afternoons from 12:00 - 4:00 PM on a drop-in basis. Staff members will be on hand to assist, but the activities will be self-led. 

Fillmore - STEM Saturdays

STEM Saturday flyer at Fillmore Library
October 5, 2019 - 12:00pm

Fillmore Library is excited to be hosting monthly 'STEM Saturdays', where families can come engage in a planned activity or experiment that helps kids develop skills related to the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math !

Our 'STEM Saturdays' will take place on the first Saturday of each month, and in keeping with our library hours on those days, will be available to the public during the afternoons from 12:00 - 4:00 PM on a drop-in basis. Staff members will be on hand to assist, but the activities will be self-led. 

Fillmore - STEM Saturdays

STEM Saturday flyer at Fillmore Library
December 7, 2019 - 12:00pm

Fillmore Library is excited to be hosting monthly 'STEM Saturdays', where families can come engage in a planned activity or experiment that helps kids develop skills related to the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math !

Our 'STEM Saturdays' will take place on the first Saturday of each month, and in keeping with our library hours on those days, will be available to the public during the afternoons from 12:00 - 4:00 PM on a drop-in basis. Staff members will be on hand to assist, but the activities will be self-led. 

Fillmore - STEM Saturdays

STEM Saturday flyer at Fillmore Library
July 6, 2019 - 12:00pm

Fillmore Library is excited to be hosting monthly 'STEM Saturdays', where families can come engage in a planned activity or experiment that helps kids develop skills related to the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math !

Our 'STEM Saturdays' will take place on the first Saturday of each month, and in keeping with our library hours on those days, will be available to the public during the afternoons from 12:00 - 4:00 PM on a drop-in basis. Staff members will be on hand to assist, but the activities will be self-led. 

Fillmore - STEM Saturdays

STEM Saturday flyer at Fillmore Library
August 3, 2019 - 12:00pm

Fillmore Library is excited to be hosting monthly 'STEM Saturdays', where families can come engage in a planned activity or experiment that helps kids develop skills related to the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math !

Our 'STEM Saturdays' will take place on the first Saturday of each month, and in keeping with our library hours on those days, will be available to the public during the afternoons from 12:00 - 4:00 PM on a drop-in basis. Staff members will be on hand to assist, but the activities will be self-led. 

Fillmore - STEM Saturdays

STEM Saturday flyer at Fillmore Library
April 6, 2019 - 12:00pm

Fillmore Library is excited to be hosting monthly 'STEM Saturdays', where families can come engage in a planned activity or experiment that helps kids develop skills related to the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math !

Our 'STEM Saturdays' will take place on the first Saturday of each month, and in keeping with our library hours on those days, will be available to the public during the afternoons from 12:00 - 4:00 PM on a drop-in basis. Staff members will be on hand to assist, but the activities will be self-led. 

Fillmore - Summer Reading STEM Saturdays

Photo of a colorful pile of books.
June 1, 2019 - 12:00pm

Fillmore Library is excited to be hosting monthly 'STEM Saturdays', where families can come engage in a planned activity or experiment that helps kids develop skills related to the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math !

Our 'STEM Saturdays' will take place on the first Saturday of each month, and in keeping with our library hours on those days, will be available to the public during the afternoons from 12:00 - 4:00 PM on a drop-in basis. Staff members will be on hand to assist, but the activities will be self-led.  

Fillmore - Technicolor Tuesdays

Photo of a bunch of craft supplies.
June 18, 2019 - 2:00pm

Join us today for some coloring fun! Choose from a few different coloring page options (or just plain paper), pick your tools- crayons, colored pencils, or markers- and bring your picture to life! This event is free and open to the public, sponsored by the Friends of Fillmore Library. Call 805-524-3355 with any questions.

Summer Reading

Fillmore - Technicolor Tuesdays

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June 11, 2019 - 2:00pm

Join us today for some coloring fun! Choose from a few different coloring page options (or just plain paper), pick your tools- crayons, colored pencils, or markers- and bring your picture to life! This event is free and open to the public, sponsored by the Friends of Fillmore Library. Call 805-524-3355 with any questions.

Summer Reading

Fillmore - Technicolor Tuesdays

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July 30, 2019 - 2:00pm

Join us today for some coloring fun! Choose from a few different coloring page options (or just plain paper), pick your tools- crayons, colored pencils, or markers- and bring your picture to life! This event is free and open to the public, sponsored by the Friends of Fillmore Library. Call 805-524-3355 with any questions.

Summer Reading

Fillmore - Technicolor Tuesdays

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July 23, 2019 - 2:00pm

Join us today for some coloring fun! Choose from a few different coloring page options (or just plain paper), pick your tools- crayons, colored pencils, or markers- and bring your picture to life! This event is free and open to the public, sponsored by the Friends of Fillmore Library. Call 805-524-3355 with any questions.

Summer Reading

Fillmore - Technicolor Tuesdays

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July 16, 2019 - 2:00pm

Join us today for some coloring fun! Choose from a few different coloring page options (or just plain paper), pick your tools- crayons, colored pencils, or markers- and bring your picture to life! This event is free and open to the public, sponsored by the Friends of Fillmore Library. Call 805-524-3355 with any questions.

Summer Reading

Fillmore - Technicolor Tuesdays

Photo of a bunch of craft supplies.
July 9, 2019 - 2:00pm

Join us today for some coloring fun! Choose from a few different coloring page options (or just plain paper), pick your tools- crayons, colored pencils, or markers- and bring your picture to life! This event is free and open to the public, sponsored by the Friends of Fillmore Library. Call 805-524-3355 with any questions.

Summer Reading

Fillmore - Technicolor Tuesdays

Photo of a bunch of craft supplies.
July 2, 2019 - 2:00pm

Join us today for some coloring fun! Choose from a few different coloring page options (or just plain paper), pick your tools- crayons, colored pencils, or markers- and bring your picture to life! This event is free and open to the public, sponsored by the Friends of Fillmore Library. Call 805-524-3355 with any questions.

Summer Reading

Fillmore - Technicolor Tuesdays

Photo of a bunch of craft supplies.
June 25, 2019 - 2:00pm

Join us today for some coloring fun! Choose from a few different coloring page options (or just plain paper), pick your tools- crayons, colored pencils, or markers- and bring your picture to life! This event is free and open to the public, sponsored by the Friends of Fillmore Library. Call 805-524-3355 with any questions.

Summer Reading

Fillmore -Summer Reading Crafternoon

Flyer for Crafternoon at Fillmore Library
June 5, 2019 - 3:30pm

Where: Fillmore Library

When: Every Wednesday afternoon from 3:30 - 4:30pm

Who:   School age kids and their parents!

How much: Free

Each Wednesday here at the library, we roll up our sleeves, and tap into our inner artists as we complete a unique art project, with all the materials provided by our Fillmore Friends of the Library! We hope to see you there!

For further information call the Library at 805-524-3355.

Foster - 2020 Census Job Fair

February 14, 2020 - 10:00am

Wishing to apply for a Census Taker? Meet with a US Census Representative to learn what it takes to assist people in taking the Census online. Come to Foster Library on Friday, February 14, between 10-12 pm, and fill out an application.

Census Job Fair 2/14/2020 10-12pm

Foster - Empowering Ventura County Small Businesses

Foster flyer Empowering Ventura County Small Businesses text in event description
November 13, 2019 - 4:00pm

Joseph “Joe” Lee Suh presents a special talk: Empowering Ventura County Small Businesses. Joe comes to us from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and is working with the Ventura County Library to explore how the SBA can help your business thrive.

Join us for this introductory seminar and learn more about how you can start, grow, expand, or recover your business with the SBA and Ventura County Library. This event is free and open to the public.

Foster - HomeShare

house
February 11, 2020 - 10:00am

HomeShare is a housing program that matches people looking for housing with people that have extra space and are looking for a roommate. The process includes an application, an interview, inspection of a home provider’s property, background checks and follow-up. Homesharing is an alternative way of meeting housing needs that benefits renters and homeowners alike. Some reasons people share include: companionship, help with chores and light housekeeping, or financial assistance with taxes, utilities and maintenance.

Foster - HomeShare

house
March 10, 2020 - 10:00am

HomeShare is a housing program that matches people looking for housing with people that have extra space and are looking for a roommate. The process includes an application, an interview, inspection of a home provider’s property, background checks and follow-up. Homesharing is an alternative way of meeting housing needs that benefits renters and homeowners alike. Some reasons people share include: companionship, help with chores and light housekeeping, or financial assistance with taxes, utilities and maintenance.

Foster - HomeShare

December 10, 2019 - 10:00am

HomeShare is a housing program that matches people looking for housing with people that have extra space and are looking for a roommate. The process includes an application, an interview, inspection of a home provider’s property, background checks and follow-up. Homesharing is an alternative way of meeting housing needs that benefits renters and homeowners alike. Some reasons people share include: companionship, help with chores and light housekeeping, or financial assistance with taxes, utilities and maintenance.

Foster - Mapping Your Successful Midlife Reinvention

woman jumping at sunset
February 23, 2019 - 1:00pm

Join Dr. Sirena Pellarolo board certified Holistic Health Coach, in an interactive workshop that will show participants how to effectively set a plan to jump-start a successful midlife re-launch. See you in the Topping Room! To register for this free event please click on the link below:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mapping-your-successful-midlife-career-reinvention-tickets-55371505664?aff=erelexpmlt

Foster - New Year New Business

women and laptop computer
January 29, 2020 - 4:30pm

Joseph “Joe” Lee Suh presents a special talk: New Year New Business.

Joe comes to us from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and is working with the Ventura County Library to explore how the SBA can help your business thrive.

Join us for this introductory seminar and learn more about how you can start, grow, expand, or recover your business with the SBA and Ventura County Library. This event is free and open to the public.

Foster - Sierra Club Educational Series

Sespe Wilderness
May 14, 2019 - 5:30pm

Venture (a) Out In The County...a Sierra Club Educational Series

Please join us as we learn about hiking, camping and natural resources in and around Ventura County. Presented by the Ventura Sierra Club. This month's presentation is "Understanding Southern California Coyotes" with Justin Brown, Ecologist with the National Park Service. See you in the Topping Room!


Foster - Sierra Club Educational Series

Sespe Wilderness
July 9, 2019 - 5:30pm

Venture (a) Out In The County...a Sierra Club Educational Series


Please join us as we learn about hiking, camping and natural resources in and around Ventura County. Tonight we will view the film Gaviota: The End of the Southern California. Stay for a Q & A with filmmaker Shaw Leonard after the presentation.  This event is sponsored by the Ventura Sierra Club. See you in the Topping Room!

Foster - Sierra Club Educational Series

Sespe Wilderness
September 10, 2019 - 5:30pm

Venture (a) Out In The County...a Sierra Club Educational Series


Please join us as we learn about hiking, camping and natural resources in and around Ventura County. Presented by the Ventura Sierra Club. This month's presentation is "The Beauty and Benefits of the Santa Clara River" with Jim Danza AICP, Chair, Friends of the Santa Clara River. See you in the Topping Room!

Free Noontime Opera Concert

Submitted by Ojai Valley Scribe on September 18, 2019 - 1:30pm
Flyer for event, info on calendar listing. Flyer is floral, colored navy and cotal with as images of the opera singers.

Opera Santa Barbara will return to the Ojai Library to present a Free Noontime Opera Concert on Tuesday, October 8, 2019. The concert will begin at 12 pm in the main room of the library and will last approximately 45 minutes.

Spend your lunch hour listening to members of the Opera Santa Barbara Studio Artists, who will perform a selection of popular opera arias and duets as well as some musical theatre pieces, all accompanied by piano.

This event is free and open to the public. For additional information, contact Ron Solórzano, Regional Librarian, at (805) 218-9146.

Hill Road - Author Talk with Mark Fargo

book cover for Mark Fargo's The Art of Motorcycle Haiku. Shows a road on a sunny day.
May 5, 2019 - 12:00pm

Mark Fargo, local author and motorcyclist, will be visiting Hill Road to discuss his latest travels and discoveries from the road, all of which are chronicled in his newest book of poetry, The Art of Motorcycle Haiku

"Mark is a storyteller in poetic ways, and when you read the writings in this book you feel what riding is about. Many can write about riding but I have never met someone who can put into poetry the love of riding and seeing all that is around us as we ride." - Paul Nielsen - Motorcycle Coaching 101

Hill Road - Author Talk: Micaela Ellis: Autism Through My Eyes

August 18, 2019 - 12:00pm

 Thirteen-year-old author Micaela Ellis will visit Hill Road Library at 12 p.m. on Sunday. August 18, 2019, to speak about her book, Autism over the Years: A Twelve Year Old’s Memoir. During this talk Micaela will share her perspectives on life as a kid with autism.

While expanding perceptions of autism, Micaela hopes to educate others on some of the challenges that people with autism might face and share the many opportunities for growth and learning that are available to children like her when they are respected and understood.

Hill Road - Book Club

February 26, 2019 - 6:00pm
Join us for a discussion of This is a Happy Marriage by Ann Patchett, our book club choice for the month of February. Read The New York Times review of this book here.
 
Come by the library to grab a print copy before our meeting.
 
All are welcome who have read the book!
 

Hill Road - Book Club: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

Hill Road Library April book club on Tuesday, April 30 at 6 p.m. Image shows cover of book, which is a woman in an orange sweater and brown skirt, and it is on a pink and orange background with a floral design
April 30, 2019 - 6:00pm

"A woman who knew her own mind and scorned the conventions of polite society. We were going to get along just fine." - Eleanor Oliphant

Our April book club choice at Hill Road Library is Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, the debut novel by Gail Honeyman. In this novel, the main character hilariously grapples with profound loneliness and isolation.

Hill Road - Book Club: The Soul of an Octopus

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January 28, 2020 - 6:00pm
Hill Road Library's Book Club meets to discuss The Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery.
 
Print and audio copies will be available after January 1st - just swing by the library to grab your copy. If you have a copy of this book at home, consider donating it to your local library's book club.
 
All are welcome who have read the book - hope to see you there!
 

Hill Road - Book Club: The Tattooist of Auschwitz

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December 30, 2019 - 6:00pm

Hill Road Library's Book Club meets Monday, December 30th @ 6 p.m., to discuss The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris.
 
Print and audio copies are available - just swing by the library to grab one. eBook or eAudiobook is also available on the cloudLibrary app. If you have a copy of this book at home, consider donating it to your local library's book club.
 

Hill Road - Census Job Fair

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January 25, 2020 - 10:00am

Every 10 years since 1790, the United States has undertaken the momentous task of counting its population. This is your chance to play a role. Join a Census 2020 Recruiting Specialist to discuss job opportunities available this year with pay rates of $21-23 per hour. Representatives of your Ventura County US Census Bureau will be there to answer questions and help you with the online application.

For more information, visit 2020census.gov/jobs or call 805-465-4500.

Hill Road - Drive Away Happy: Car Buying Decisions

May 30, 2019 - 6:00pm

Getting a car can be overwhelming and stressful with all of the decisions to make: New or Used? Buy or Lease? 0% Financing or Rebate? Not to mention what color to pick!

Participants will learn tips and tricks to have the best car buying experience possible, while also making wise financial decisions.

Hosted by Pattie Braga, Senior Community Development Officer at Ventura County Credit Union. Pattie has over 18 years of experience in the financial services field.

Questions? Call 805-477-4000.

Hill Road - Living Trust & Estate Planning Workshop

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October 24, 2019 - 6:00pm

Please join us for a Living Trusts and Estate Planning financial workshop! Presented to you by Ventura County Credit Union in partnership with Affinity Trusts, you will learn how to:

• Avoid the pitfalls of using joint ownership as a way to transfer property
• Choose the right person to make decisions for you in case of a medical emergency
• Nominate guardians and provide for minor children
• Distribute assets according to your wishes
• Establish a Living Trust to avoid probate

Hill Road - Medicare 101

Infographic about Medicare 101 at Hill Road Library on Thursday, May sixteenth, at 2:30 pm. Infographic is blue and red and shows pills, a heart with a heartbeat line, and a doctor's briefcase.
May 16, 2019 - 2:30pm

Are you turning 65 in the next six months?

Do you know the difference between Parts A, B, C and D?

Do you know how to avoid Medicare penalties?

Join us for this workshop about the basics of Medicare. Learn how to sign up and file claims. Medicare Specialist Deborah Hilgerman (CA License 0116019) will be able to answer any of your questions!

Hill Road - Medicare 101

Infographic about Medicare 101 at Hill Road Library on Thursday, June twentieth, at 2:30 pm. Infographic is blue and red and shows pills, a heart with a heartbeat line, and a doctor's briefcase.
June 20, 2019 - 2:30pm

Are you turning 65 in the next six months?

Do you know the difference between Parts A, B, C and D?

Do you know how to avoid Medicare penalties?

Join us for this workshop about the basics of Medicare. Learn how to sign up and file claims. Medicare Specialist Deborah Hilgerman (CA License 0116019) will be able to answer any of your questions!

Hill Road - Medicare 101

Infographic for Medicare 101 at Hill Road Library on April 18th at 2:30 pm
April 18, 2019 - 2:30pm

 

Are you turning 65 in the next six months?

Do you know the difference between Parts A, B, C and D?

Do you know how to avoid Medicare penalties?

Join us for this workshop about the basics of Medicare. Learn how to sign up and file claims. Medicare Specialist Deborah Hilgerman (CA License 0116019) will be able to answer any of your questions!

Hill Road - Medicare Changes 2020

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October 10, 2019 - 3:00pm

Questions about Medicare and Health Insurance? The transition to Medicare can be daunting - attend a presentation to understand plan options and the costs associated with each plan.

Talk to expert counselors to help navigate your Medicare journey while also learning about a variety of other benefits you may qualify for.

This event is free and hosted by Ventura County HICAP: Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program, in partnership with VCAAA: Ventura County Area Agency on Aging.

Hill Road - Monsters: The Dark Side of Human Imagination

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October 9, 2019 - 6:00pm

Don't miss out on this creepy cool lecture, presented by docent Kathryn Padgett from the Santa Barbara Museum of Art Community Speakers Program.

Human imagination moved to the dark side in an attempt to explain fearful, unknown, and hard to understand circumstances; thus, monsters were born. Many kinds of monsters have been imagined by humans and depicted in visual and performing arts. Enjoy learning about Frankenstein, Dracula, gorgons, demons, cyclops, Cerberus, Minotaur and much more.

Hill Road - Pi Day Celebration

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March 14, 2020 - 12:00pm

Pi Day - for the love of math...and pie. The Greek letter “π” is the symbol for pi (the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter). Pi Day is an annual celebration of math and learning, and it also happens to be Einstein’s birthday, so come celebrate with us!

We will be making pi day bracelets, printing π symbol cookie cutters on our 3D printer, and other fun Pi Day activities. Children ages 6-16 can complete our Pi Day challenge to win a certificate for a Pizza Man Dan’s personal pizza pie.

See you there!

Hill Road - Protecting Your Wishes & Loved Ones

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March 14, 2020 - 10:30am

Attorney H. Frederick Seigenfeld of Seige Law will visit the Hill Road Library to present a talk centered around protecting your loved ones, yourself and your assets. The presentation will cover subjects such as advanced healthcare directives, wills and trusts, probate, and more. The talk will include a slide presentation, real life examples, and a Q&A session.

Hill Road - Protecting Your Wishes & Loved Ones

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November 12, 2019 - 6:00pm

Attorney H. Frederick Seigenfeld of Seige Law will visit the Hill Road Library to present a talk centered around protecting your loved ones, yourself and your assets. The presentation will cover subjects such as advanced healthcare directives, wills and trusts, probate, and more. The talk will include a slide presentation, real life examples, and a Q&A session.

Hill Road - Road Scholar: Adventures in Lifelong Learning

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February 6, 2020 - 4:30pm

Jill Swaim visits the Hill Road Library to deliver a presentation entitled Road Scholar: Adventures in Lifelong Learning. Do you love to travel? Do you enjoy learning new things, exploring interesting places, and meeting people who share a love of adventure? Join us for a lively discussion of the many programs offered by Road Scholar, a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to inspire adults to learn, discover, and travel.

Hill Road - Sunday Matinee: Black History Month Series

Movie poster for Selma - shows the back profile of Martin Luther King Jr
February 2, 2020 - 11:30am

Join us for our Sunday Matinee film screening series celebrating Black History Month! We will be showing a different film each Sunday in February. Bring your favorite movie snacks.

Feb. 2: Selma - PG-13 - 128 min.

Feb. 9: Remember the Titans - PG - 114 min.

Feb. 16: Southside With You - PG-13 - 84 min.

Feb. 23: Harriet - PG-13 - 125 min.

Questions? Call (805) 677-7180.

Hill Road - Sunday Matinee: Black History Month Series

Movie poster for Remember the Titans- shows Denzel Washington's face and a silhouette of a football player
February 9, 2020 - 11:30am

Join us for our Sunday Matinee film screening series celebrating Black History Month! We will be showing a different film each Sunday in February. Bring your favorite movie snacks.

Feb. 2: Selma - PG-13 - 128 min.

Feb. 9: Remember the Titans - PG - 114 min.

Feb. 16: Southside With You - PG-13 - 84 min.

Feb. 23: Harriet - PG-13 - 125 min.

Questions? Call (805) 677-7180.

Hill Road - Sunday Matinee: Black History Month Series

Movie poster for Southside With You- shows two actors portraying Barak and Michelle Obama and the Chicago skyline
February 16, 2020 - 11:30am

Join us for our Sunday Matinee film screening series celebrating Black History Month! We will be showing a different film each Sunday in February. Bring your favorite movie snacks.

Feb. 2: Selma - PG-13 - 128 min.

Feb. 9: Remember the Titans - PG - 114 min.

Feb. 16: Southside With You - PG-13 - 84 min.

Feb. 23: Harriet - PG-13 - 125 min.

Questions? Call (805) 677-7180.

Hill Road - Sunday Matinee: Black History Month Series

Movie poster for Harriet- shows three actors and a silhouette of Harriet Tubman holding a revolver
February 23, 2020 - 11:30am

Join us for our Sunday Matinee film screening series celebrating Black History Month! We will be showing a different film each Sunday in February. Bring your favorite movie snacks.

Feb. 2: Selma - PG-13 - 128 min.

Feb. 9: Remember the Titans - PG - 114 min.

Feb. 16: Southside With You - PG-13 - 84 min.

Feb. 23: Harriet - PG-13 - 125 min.

Questions? Call (805) 677-7180.

Hill Road - VCCU Financial Education Workshop: Solving the Mystery of Credit Reports

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December 3, 2019 - 6:00pm

Credit report scores hold a lot of power—they can help buy that first home but can also take away financial opportunities. This session provides an overview of credit bureaus, credit scoring, guidance to dispute inaccuracies, improving credit scores, and dealing with identity theft and fraud.

Indie Authors Coming to Prueter Library

Submitted by Bubbling Spring... on October 6, 2016 - 11:59am
Indie Authors at Prueter Library Oct 8

On Saturday, October 8, the Prueter Library is pleased to welcome three authors from our local writing community to spend the afternoon with us to talk about their books, how they became writers, and what advice they would give to new authors. The presentations are part of Indie Author Day, a nationwide event designed to bring local writing communities together in their libraries.

Joel's Journeys #20 - Escalante National Monument & Capitol Reef National Park

Submitted by Bubbling Spring... on October 28, 2020 - 1:40pm
Waterfall formed by a rocky gulch with green trees below

This journey leads to one of the least crowded of the five national parks in Utah. Starting from Bryce Canyon National Park (blog #17) continue east on Utah Highway 12 to Lower Calf Creek Falls of Escalante National Monument.

Join a Book Club at the Prueter Library!

Submitted by Bubbling Spring... on January 24, 2017 - 2:41pm

Have you been thinking about about joining a book club?  You’re in luck!  Both of the Prueter Library's book discussion groups are looking for new members.

The Mystery Book Discussion Group will meet on the second Thursday of the month, beginning February 9th.  Members will discuss The Brass Verdict by Michael Connelly at their first meeting.

Join Prueter Library's Contemporary Literature Book Discussion Group!

Submitted by Bubbling Spring... on January 31, 2018 - 12:33pm
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Hey folks! Did you know there is room for you in Prueter Library's Contemporary Literature Book Discussion Group? This lively group will meet on the fourth Thursday of the month, beginning February 22nd and continuing through October 25th.  This is a great opportunity to meet up and engage in an animated conversation with those who share your love for great fiction and nonfiction. Don’t miss it! Copies of books to be discussed will be available each month to book club members.

Learn a New Language This Summer

Submitted by DatabaseDiva on June 5, 2019 - 4:24pm
Welcome in many languages

Where will the summer take you? Are you traveling to a foreign country or staying at home reading about places you would like to visit? Enhance the experience with Pronunciator. You may learn a new language, or a few handy phrases. Armchair adventurers, watch movies and listen to music to really get a feel for the country your novel is set in.

Local Blooming Flowers Part Two (Joel's Journeys #10)

Submitted by Bubbling Spring... on April 22, 2019 - 5:00pm

The wait is over for the additional installment of pictures we pledged in Joel's Journeys #9. If you missed the initial post and all of the orange California poppies on display in it you can circle back to the link above and find them there right now. So grab yourself a Yoo-Hoo so you match all of that yellow, use it to chase down your favorite antihistamine, breathe deep, then take a gander at the splendorous panoramas of the dizzying heights near Mugu Peak. That's about as southwest as the VC gets!

Medicare 101 at Prueter Library

Submitted by Bubbling Spring... on November 14, 2018 - 4:35pm
Medicare 101 at Prueter Library Friday November 30th, 1 to 2 pm

In case you missed it the first time over the summer, here's your second chance to join us for Medicare 101an informational session with Medicare Specialist, Deborah Hilgerman. On Friday, November 30, 2018 from 1:00 - 2:00pm, Deborah will explain parts A, B, C, and D of Medicare and how to avoid penalties. The presentation will include changes coming in 2019.

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Mobile Library - Official opening of Westview Village Sports Court

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August 31, 2019 - 3:00pm

Learn about the Ventura County Mobile Library and all the wonderful services we have to offer. We will be at the official opening of Westview Village Sports Court at 995 Riverside Street in Ventura.

We will share a story and make a craft!

You may also get a library card and check out books. There will be free books for children and teens!

Mobile Library - Special Event at Boys & Girls Club Nyeland Acres

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February 4, 2020 - 3:00pm

Find the Ventura County Mobile Library at the Boys & Girls Club in Nyeland Acres! This is a special event open to students and staff.

Come learn about the mobile library and all the wonderful services we have to offer. You may also get a library card and check out books. We'll share a book, make a craft, or play some games.

Mobile Library - Special Event at Boys & Girls Club Nyeland Acres

Ventura County Mobile Library photo - a large white van with the VCL mountains, sea, and sun logo on the side
December 3, 2019 - 3:00pm

Find the Ventura County Mobile Library at the Boys & Girls Club in Nyeland Acres! This is a special event open to students and staff.

Come learn about the mobile library and all the wonderful services we have to offer. You may also get a library card and check out books. We'll share a book, make a craft, or play some games.