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"Way beyond books" by By Alicia Doyle

Submitted by Maker on March 14, 2016 - 11:36am

Checkout this article in the Ventura County Star. It highlights the grant-funded MakerBox Collective, an innovative collaboration between the Ventura County Library and systems in Oxnard, Camarillo, Thousand Oaks, Moorpark, Simi Valley and Calabasas.

From the article:

Libraries are still all about literacy, said Jackie Griffin, Ventura County Library director.

#HiddenFigures

Submitted by Maker on December 8, 2016 - 8:14am
Rocket to the moon

Test yourself with online STEAM challenges in celebration of the film, Hidden Figures. Find the book in our catalog and reserve a copy today!

STEAM skills are the foundation of many of the world’s most important industries today, and they’re only becoming more important as we soar into the future. These fun, interactive games illustrate basic STEAM concepts that are the building blocks of many jobs in the field.

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Avenue - Christopher T. Magician

Christopher in a purple suit, hot pink shirt, green tie, yellow/purple/green striped socks, and blue sneakers. He is waving while sitting cross-legged and smiling.
July 3, 2019 - 3:00pm

After two decades performing for children and family audiences, Christopher knows the secret to making kids sit quietly and watch a magic show. The secret: they don’t! Children love Christopher T. Magician’s magic because his audiences never just sit and watch. His audiences are as much a part of the show as he is, constantly interacting, shouting, helping, and participating. This event is free and open to the public. Children of all ages welcome!

Summer Reading Performers

Avenue - David Cousin, Juggler

David Cousin standing in a red door way juggling
June 17, 2019 - 5:00pm

Join us for a dynamic, fun-filled show from our featured summer reading performer, Juggler David Cousin.  David Cousin is a holder of 5 world records in juggling and has performed professional family-oriented comedy juggling shows throughout the world.  This event is free and open to the public. Children of all ages welcome! Summer Reading Juggler David Cousin Performers

Foster - Game Night

Retro gaming scene with a pink background and the words 'Game Night for kids & teens plugged & unplugged'
January 3, 2020 - 5:00pm

Monthly after library hours on these dates: 01/03, 02/07, 03/20, 04/17, 

from 5-7 PM in the Makerspace Area on the 2nd Floor.

Play the Wii U, Wii, PS2, Minecraft PC, the Oculus Rift VR

(ages 13+), and some board games/puzzles on the 2nd Floor of the Library.  

All attendants must enter the library before 5:30 pm.

Sponsored by the Teen Advisory Group.

 

Foster - Game Night

Retro gaming scene with a pink background and the words 'Game Night for kids & teens plugged & unplugged'
February 7, 2020 - 5:00pm

Monthly after library hours on these dates: 01/03, 02/07, 03/20, 04/17, 

from 5-7 PM in the Makerspace Area on the 2nd Floor.

Play the Wii U, Wii, PS2, Minecraft PC, the Oculus Rift VR

(ages 13+), and some board games/puzzles on the 2nd Floor of the Library.  

All attendants must enter before 5:30 pm.

Sponsored by the Teen Advsory Group.

Foster - Kona Ice Summer Show

Black and white curtain with stars and swirlys overlaid, background is white with superheroes. Summer reading show and the performers name written in black lettering with an aqua shadow. Aqua colored circle frame with the performer in it.
August 2, 2019 - 3:00pm

It's Showtime at Your Library: Summer Reading Shows

Summer Reading Shows in the Topping Room.

 

Thursday, 06/20 - Christopher T. Magician 11 am

Thursday, 06/27/2019 - Jim Cogan Storyteller 11 am

Saturday, 06/29/2019 - Sub Zero Science, (50 Ice Creams) 3 pm

Thursday, 07/05 - Humane Society 11 am

Friday, 07/12 - David Cousin (Featured Performer)

11 am Thursday, 07/18/2019 - Alane Adams Author (Ventura Friends of the Library 50th) 11 am

Thursday, 07/18/2019 - Craig Newton (Ventura Friends of the Library 50th) 12 pm

Foster - Summer Reading Teen Volunteer Orientation

"Teen volunteer" badge like a blue ribbon. Three teens holding various items of interest: guitar, tablet, and camera.
June 8, 2019 - 10:30am

Summers are a busy time at the library and we need help supporting our Summer Reading Program which includes registering kids for the Summer Reading Program, distributing prizes to kids who read for 500 minutes, preparing craft and program materials, supporting library events and more. Contact Phillip at phillip.yocham@ventura.org OR use this link: https://bit.ly/2VeCgcS to sign-up. * All interested teen volunteers have to be 13 or older to volunteer with Ventura County Library. *

Foster - Summer Reading Teen Volunteer Orientation

"Teen volunteer" badge like a blue ribbon. Three teens holding various items of interest: guitar, tablet, and camera.
June 8, 2019 - 2:30pm

Summers are a busy time at the library and we need help supporting our Summer Reading Program which includes registering kids for the Summer Reading Program, distributing prizes to kids who read for 500 minutes, preparing craft and program materials, supporting library events and more. Contact Phillip at phillip.yocham@ventura.org OR use this link: https://bit.ly/2VeCgcS to sign-up. * All interested teen volunteers have to be 13 or older to volunteer with Ventura County Library. *

Foster - Summer Reading Teen Volunteer Orientation

"Teen volunteer" badge like a blue ribbon. Three teens holding various items of interest: guitar, tablet, and camera.
June 9, 2019 - 3:00pm

Summers are a busy time at the library and we need help supporting our Summer Reading Program which includes registering kids for the Summer Reading Program, distributing prizes to kids who read for 500 minutes, preparing craft and program materials, supporting library events and more. Contact Phillip at phillip.yocham@ventura.org OR use this link: https://bit.ly/2VeCgcS to sign-up. * All interested teen volunteers have to be 13 or older to volunteer with Ventura County Library. *

Foster - Summer Reading Teen Volunteer Orientation

"Teen volunteer" badge like a blue ribbon. Three teens holding various items of interest: guitar, tablet, and camera.
June 12, 2019 - 4:00pm

Summers are a busy time at the library and we need help supporting our Summer Reading Program which includes registering kids for the Summer Reading Program, distributing prizes to kids who read for 500 minutes, preparing craft and program materials, supporting library events and more. Contact Phillip at phillip.yocham@ventura.org OR use this link: https://bit.ly/2VeCgcS to sign-up. * All interested teen volunteers have to be 13 or older to volunteer with Ventura County Library. *

Foster - Summer Reading Teen Volunteer Orientation

"Teen volunteer" badge like a blue ribbon. Three teens holding various items of interest: guitar, tablet, and camera.
June 12, 2019 - 5:30pm

Summers are a busy time at the library and we need help supporting our Summer Reading Program which includes registering kids for the Summer Reading Program, distributing prizes to kids who read for 500 minutes, preparing craft and program materials, supporting library events and more. Contact Phillip at phillip.yocham@ventura.org OR use this link: https://bit.ly/2VeCgcS to sign-up. * All interested teen volunteers have to be 13 or older to volunteer with Ventura County Library. *

Foster - Summer Reading Teen Volunteer Orientation

"Teen volunteer" badge like a blue ribbon. Three teens holding various items of interest: guitar, tablet, and camera.
June 13, 2019 - 2:00pm

Summers are a busy time at the library and we need help supporting our Summer Reading Program which includes registering kids for the Summer Reading Program, distributing prizes to kids who read for 500 minutes, preparing craft and program materials, supporting library events and more. Contact Phillip at phillip.yocham@ventura.org OR use this link: https://bit.ly/2VeCgcS to sign-up. * All interested teen volunteers have to be 13 or older to volunteer with Ventura County Library. *

Foster - Summer Reading Teen Volunteer Orientation

"Teen volunteer" badge like a blue ribbon. Three teens holding various items of interest: guitar, tablet, and camera.
June 13, 2019 - 3:30pm

Summers are a busy time at the library and we need help supporting our Summer Reading Program which includes registering kids for the Summer Reading Program, distributing prizes to kids who read for 500 minutes, preparing craft and program materials, supporting library events and more. Contact Phillip at phillip.yocham@ventura.org OR use this link: https://bit.ly/2VeCgcS to sign-up. * All interested teen volunteers have to be 13 or older to volunteer with Ventura County Library. *

Foster - Summer Reading Teen Volunteer Orientation

"Teen volunteer" badge like a blue ribbon. Three teens holding various items of interest: guitar, tablet, and camera.
June 14, 2019 - 10:30am

Summers are a busy time at the library and we need help supporting our Summer Reading Program which includes registering kids for the Summer Reading Program, distributing prizes to kids who read for 500 minutes, preparing craft and program materials, supporting library events and more. Contact Phillip at phillip.yocham@ventura.org OR use this link: https://bit.ly/2VeCgcS to sign-up. * All interested teen volunteers have to be 13 or older to volunteer with Ventura County Library. *

Foster - Summer Reading Teen Volunteer Orientation

"Teen volunteer" badge like a blue ribbon. Three teens holding various items of interest: guitar, tablet, and camera.
June 14, 2019 - 3:00pm

Summers are a busy time at the library and we need help supporting our Summer Reading Program which includes registering kids for the Summer Reading Program, distributing prizes to kids who read for 500 minutes, preparing craft and program materials, supporting library events and more. Contact Phillip at phillip.yocham@ventura.org OR use this link: https://bit.ly/2VeCgcS to sign-up. * All interested teen volunteers have to be 13 or older to volunteer with Ventura County Library. *

Foster - Summer Show

Black and white curtain with stars and swirlys overlaid, background is white with superheroes. Summer reading show and the performers name written in black lettering with an aqua shadow. Aqua colored circle frame with the performer in it.
June 20, 2019 - 11:00am

It's Showtime at Your Library: Summer Reading Shows

Summer Reading Shows in the Topping Room.

 

Thursday, 06/20 - Christopher T. Magician 11 am

Thursday, 06/27/2019 - Jim Cogan Storyteller 11 am

Saturday, 06/29/2019 - Sub Zero Science, (50 Ice Creams) 3 pm

Thursday, 07/05 - Humane Society 11 am

Friday, 07/12 - David Cousin (Featured Performer)

11 am Thursday, 07/18/2019 - Alane Adams Author (Ventura Friends of the Library 50th) 11 am

Thursday, 07/18/2019 - Craig Newton (Ventura Friends of the Library 50th) 12 pm

Foster - Summer Show

Black and white curtain with stars and swirlys overlaid, background is white with superheroes. Summer reading show and the performers name written in black lettering with an aqua shadow. Aqua colored circle frame with the performer in it.
June 27, 2019 - 11:00am

It's Showtime at Your Library: Summer Reading Shows

Summer Reading Shows in the Topping Room.

 

Thursday, 06/20 - Christopher T. Magician 11 am

Thursday, 06/27/2019 - Jim Cogan Storyteller 11 am

Saturday, 06/29/2019 - Sub Zero Science, (50 Ice Creams) 3 pm

Thursday, 07/05 - Humane Society 11 am

Friday, 07/12 - David Cousin (Featured Performer)

11 am Thursday, 07/18/2019 - Alane Adams Author (Ventura Friends of the Library 50th) 11 am

Thursday, 07/18/2019 - Craig Newton (Ventura Friends of the Library 50th) 12 pm

Foster - Summer Show

Black and white curtain with stars and swirlys overlaid, background is white with superheroes. Summer reading show and the performers name written in black lettering with an aqua shadow. Aqua colored circle frame with the performer in it.
June 29, 2019 - 3:00pm

It's Showtime at Your Library: Summer Reading Shows

Summer Reading Shows in the Topping Room.

 

Thursday, 06/20 - Christopher T. Magician 11 am

Thursday, 06/27/2019 - Jim Cogan Storyteller 11 am

Saturday, 06/29/2019 - Sub Zero Science, (50 Ice Creams) 3 pm

Thursday, 07/05 - Humane Society 11 am

Friday, 07/12 - David Cousin (Featured Performer)

11 am Thursday, 07/18/2019 - Alane Adams Author (Ventura Friends of the Library 50th) 11 am

Thursday, 07/18/2019 - Craig Newton (Ventura Friends of the Library 50th) 12 pm

Foster - Summer Show

Black and white curtain with stars and swirlys overlaid, background is white with superheroes. Summer reading show and the performers name written in black lettering with an aqua shadow. Aqua colored circle frame with the performer in it.
July 12, 2019 - 11:00am

It's Showtime at Your Library: Summer Reading Shows

Summer Reading Shows in the Topping Room.

 

Thursday, 06/20 - Christopher T. Magician 11 am

Thursday, 06/27/2019 - Jim Cogan Storyteller 11 am

Saturday, 06/29/2019 - Sub Zero Science, (50 Ice Creams) 3 pm

Thursday, 07/05 - Humane Society 11 am

Friday, 07/12 - David Cousin (Featured Performer)

11 am Thursday, 07/18/2019 - Alane Adams Author (Ventura Friends of the Library 50th) 11 am

Thursday, 07/18/2019 - Craig Newton (Ventura Friends of the Library 50th) 12 pm

Foster - Summer Show

Black and white curtain with stars and swirlys overlaid, background is white with superheroes. Summer reading show and the performers name written in black lettering with an aqua shadow. Aqua colored circle frame with the performer in it.
July 5, 2019 - 11:00am

It's Showtime at Your Library: Summer Reading Shows

Summer Reading Shows in the Topping Room.

 

Thursday, 06/20 - Christopher T. Magician 11 am

Thursday, 06/27/2019 - Jim Cogan Storyteller 11 am

Saturday, 06/29/2019 - Sub Zero Science, (50 Ice Creams) 3 pm

Thursday, 07/05 - Humane Society 11 am

Friday, 07/12 - David Cousin (Featured Performer)

11 am Thursday, 07/18/2019 - Alane Adams Author (Ventura Friends of the Library 50th) 11 am

Thursday, 07/18/2019 - Craig Newton (Ventura Friends of the Library 50th) 12 pm

Foster - Summer Show

Black and white curtain with stars and swirlys overlaid, background is white with superheroes. Summer reading show and the performers name written in black lettering with an aqua shadow. Aqua colored circle frame with the performer in it.
July 25, 2019 - 11:00am

It's Showtime at Your Library: Summer Reading Shows

Summer Reading Shows in the Topping Room.

 

Thursday, 06/20 - Christopher T. Magician 11 am

Thursday, 06/27/2019 - Jim Cogan Storyteller 11 am

Saturday, 06/29/2019 - Sub Zero Science, (50 Ice Creams) 3 pm

Thursday, 07/05 - Humane Society 11 am

Friday, 07/12 - David Cousin (Featured Performer)

11 am Thursday, 07/18/2019 - Alane Adams Author (Ventura Friends of the Library 50th) 11 am

Thursday, 07/18/2019 - Craig Newton (Ventura Friends of the Library 50th) 12 pm

Foster - Summer Show: Craig Newton

Black and white curtain with stars and swirlys overlaid, background is white with superheroes. Summer reading show and the performers name written in black lettering with an aqua shadow. Aqua colored circle frame with the performer in it.
July 18, 2019 - 12:00pm

It's Showtime at Your Library: Summer Reading Shows

Summer Reading Shows in the Topping Room.

 

Thursday, 06/20 - Christopher T. Magician 11 am

Thursday, 06/27/2019 - Jim Cogan Storyteller 11 am

Saturday, 06/29/2019 - Sub Zero Science, (50 Ice Creams) 3 pm

Thursday, 07/05 - Humane Society 11 am

Friday, 07/12 - David Cousin (Featured Performer)

11 am Thursday, 07/18/2019 - Alane Adams Author (Ventura Friends of the Library 50th) 11 am

Thursday, 07/18/2019 - Craig Newton (Ventura Friends of the Library 50th) 12 pm

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.

Movie mentor

Submitted by Maker on April 17, 2017 - 3:11pm
Maker Mentor volunteer helping child create a stop-motion movie

A young creator at the Saticoy Library works with a Maker Mentor volunteer on a stop-motion animated movie. The short featurette is set on the lunar surface, and uses an inexpensive green screen poster board and the free Stikbot app to digitally impose the background. The volunteer shared her experience with storytelling, staging and art design to make the movie a success!

Noontime Opera

Submitted by Ojai Valley Scribe on January 2, 2019 - 11:19am
Opera singers standing outside the Ojai Library

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.

Opera Santa Barbara will be at the Ojai Library to present a Free Noontime Opera Concert on Thursday, January 17, 2019. The concert will begin at 12pm in the main room of the library and will last approximately 45 minutes.

Oja - Summer STEAM Lab

Yellow flyer with robot, info on calendar
June 17, 2019 - 3:00pm

Join us for special Summer Reading activities on Monday afternoons to explore concepts of science, technology, engineering, art, and math.

 

June 17: Build and launch paper rockets!

June 24: Special pop-up craft activity!

July 1: Explore the physics of bubbles!

July 8: Special pop-up craft activity!

July 15: Build and race small cars!

July 22: Explore animation using thaumatropes and flipbooks!

Oja - Summer STEAM Lab

Yellow flyer with robot, info on calendar
June 24, 2019 - 3:00pm

Join us for special Summer Reading activities on Monday afternoons to explore concepts of science, technology, engineering, art, and math.

 

June 17: Build and launch paper rockets!

June 24: Special pop-up craft activity!

July 1: Explore the physics of bubbles!

July 8: Special pop-up craft activity!

July 15: Build and race small cars!

July 22: Explore animation using thaumatropes and flipbooks!

Oja - Summer STEAM Lab

Yellow flyer with robot, info on calendar
July 1, 2019 - 3:00pm

Join us for special Summer Reading activities on Monday afternoons to explore concepts of science, technology, engineering, art, and math.

 

June 17: Build and launch paper rockets!

June 24: Special pop-up craft activity!

July 1: Explore the physics of bubbles!

July 8: Special pop-up craft activity!

July 15: Build and race small cars!

July 22: Explore animation using thaumatropes and flipbooks!

Oja - Summer STEAM Lab

Yellow flyer with robot, info on calendar
July 8, 2019 - 3:00pm

Join us for special Summer Reading activities on Monday afternoons to explore concepts of science, technology, engineering, art, and math.

 

June 17: Build and launch paper rockets!

June 24: Special pop-up craft activity!

July 1: Explore the physics of bubbles!

July 8: Special pop-up craft activity!

July 15: Build and race small cars!

July 22: Explore animation using thaumatropes and flipbooks!

Oja - Summer STEAM Lab

Yellow flyer with robot, info on calendar
July 15, 2019 - 3:00pm

Join us for special Summer Reading activities on Monday afternoons to explore concepts of science, technology, engineering, art, and math.

 

June 17: Build and launch paper rockets!

June 24: Special pop-up craft activity!

July 1: Explore the physics of bubbles!

July 8: Special pop-up craft activity!

July 15: Build and race small cars!

July 22: Explore animation using thaumatropes and flipbooks!

Oja - Summer STEAM Lab

Yellow flyer with robot, info on calendar
July 22, 2019 - 3:00pm

Join us for special Summer Reading activities on Monday afternoons to explore concepts of science, technology, engineering, art, and math.

 

June 17: Build and launch paper rockets!

June 24: Special pop-up craft activity!

July 1: Explore the physics of bubbles!

July 8: Special pop-up craft activity!

July 15: Build and race small cars!

July 22: Explore animation using thaumatropes and flipbooks!

Ojai - Community Puppet Making

flyer with an owl on it, info on calendar listing
May 19, 2019 - 11:00am

The Ojai Library is a planning a community-driven art project to create a puppet for the Fourth of July Parade! Please join us to create lasting memories as we build something amazing together. All ages are welcome; little ones (age 7 and younger) require adult supervision.

This group will be meeting weekly on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., beginning on Sunday, May 19. Supplies and tools will be provided. This event is made possible through a grant from the City of Ojai Arts Commission.

Ojai - Community Puppet Making

flyer with an owl on it, info on calendar listing
May 26, 2019 - 11:00am

The Ojai Library is a planning a community-driven art project to create a puppet for the Fourth of July Parade! Please join us to create lasting memories as we build something amazing together. All ages are welcome; little ones (age 7 and younger) require adult supervision.

This group will be meeting weekly on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., beginning on Sunday, May 19. Supplies and tools will be provided. This event is made possible through a grant from the City of Ojai Arts Commission.

Ojai - Community Puppet Making

flyer with an owl on it, info on calendar listing
June 2, 2019 - 11:00am

The Ojai Library is a planning a community-driven art project to create a puppet for the Fourth of July Parade! Please join us to create lasting memories as we build something amazing together. All ages are welcome; little ones (age 7 and younger) require adult supervision.

This group will be meeting weekly on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., beginning on Sunday, May 19. Supplies and tools will be provided. This event is made possible through a grant from the City of Ojai Arts Commission.

Ojai - Community Puppet Making

flyer with an owl on it, info on calendar listing
June 9, 2019 - 11:00am

The Ojai Library is a planning a community-driven art project to create a puppet for the Fourth of July Parade! Please join us to create lasting memories as we build something amazing together. All ages are welcome; little ones (age 7 and younger) require adult supervision.

This group will be meeting weekly on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., beginning on Sunday, May 19. Supplies and tools will be provided. This event is made possible through a grant from the City of Ojai Arts Commission.

Ojai - Community Puppet Making

flyer with an owl on it, info on calendar listing
June 16, 2019 - 11:00am

The Ojai Library is a planning a community-driven art project to create a puppet for the Fourth of July Parade! Please join us to create lasting memories as we build something amazing together. All ages are welcome; little ones (age 7 and younger) require adult supervision.

This group will be meeting weekly on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., beginning on Sunday, May 19. Supplies and tools will be provided. This event is made possible through a grant from the City of Ojai Arts Commission.

Ojai - Community Puppet Making

flyer with an owl on it, info on calendar listing
June 23, 2019 - 11:00am

The Ojai Library is a planning a community-driven art project to create a puppet for the Fourth of July Parade! Please join us to create lasting memories as we build something amazing together. All ages are welcome; little ones (age 7 and younger) require adult supervision.

This group will be meeting weekly on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., beginning on Sunday, May 19. Supplies and tools will be provided. This event is made possible through a grant from the City of Ojai Arts Commission.

Ojai - Community Puppet Making

flyer with an owl on it, info on calendar listing
June 30, 2019 - 11:00am

The Ojai Library is a planning a community-driven art project to create a puppet for the Fourth of July Parade! Please join us to create lasting memories as we build something amazing together. All ages are welcome; little ones (age 7 and younger) require adult supervision.

This group will be meeting weekly on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., beginning on Sunday, May 19. Supplies and tools will be provided. This event is made possible through a grant from the City of Ojai Arts Commission.

Ojai - Fiber Fun with Kids

Submitted by Ojai Valley Scribe on February 20, 2019 - 2:45pm
colorful yarnscape

Beginning on March 10, the Ojai Library’s Fiber Fun with Kids group will meet on Sundays from 2-3 p.m. for a weekly crochet workshop. This workshop will focus on basic crochet skills.

Crochet is both entertaining and educational. Participating in this type of crafting helps to improve problem solving, reading, and fine motor skills. Kids who take part in this program will learn to crochet different shapes that will help them to design and build all kinds of fun projects.

Ojai - Illithids & Islands

Flyer for event, info on calendar listing. Flyer is boldly colored red and purple with a 8-bit graphics.
October 7, 2019 - 4:00pm

D&D, or Dungeons and Dragons, is a paper and pencil tabletop role-playing game. 4-5 brave young adventurers (ages 10 and up), will travel new lands, discover treasure, and fight against evil, all within their imagination. Anyone who joins will be able to play whoever they want, from a elf sorcerer, to a dwarf with a big axe, all they need is their imagination.

Ojai - Illithids & Islands

Flyer for event, info on calendar listing. Flyer is boldly colored red and purple with a 8-bit graphics.
October 21, 2019 - 4:00pm

D&D, or Dungeons and Dragons, is a paper and pencil tabletop role-playing game. 4-5 brave young adventurers (ages 10 and up), will travel new lands, discover treasure, and fight against evil, all within their imagination. Anyone who joins will be able to play whoever they want, from a elf sorcerer, to a dwarf with a big axe, all they need is their imagination.

Ojai - Illithids & Islands

Flyer for event, info on calendar listing. Flyer is boldly colored red and purple with a 8-bit graphics.
November 4, 2019 - 4:00pm

D&D, or Dungeons and Dragons, is a paper and pencil tabletop role-playing game. 4-5 brave young adventurers (ages 10 and up), will travel new lands, discover treasure, and fight against evil, all within their imagination. Anyone who joins will be able to play whoever they want, from a elf sorcerer, to a dwarf with a big axe, all they need is their imagination.

Ojai - Illithids & Islands

Flyer for event, info on calendar listing. Flyer is boldly colored red and purple with a 8-bit graphics.
November 18, 2019 - 4:00pm

D&D, or Dungeons and Dragons, is a paper and pencil tabletop role-playing game. 4-5 brave young adventurers (ages 10 and up), will travel new lands, discover treasure, and fight against evil, all within their imagination. Anyone who joins will be able to play whoever they want, from a elf sorcerer, to a dwarf with a big axe, all they need is their imagination.

Ojai - Illithids & Islands

Flyer for event, info on calendar listing. Flyer is boldly colored red and purple with a 8-bit graphics.
September 23, 2019 - 4:00pm

D&D, or Dungeons and Dragons, is a paper and pencil tabletop role-playing game. 4-5 brave young adventurers (ages 10 and up), will travel new lands, discover treasure, and fight against evil, all within their imagination. Anyone who joins will be able to play whoever they want, from a elf sorcerer, to a dwarf with a big axe, all they need is their imagination.

Ojai - Poetry Series

photo of an open book
August 20, 2019 - 6:00pm

Come join us and be inspired! Read your own poems and listen to other local poets every third Tuesday of the month in the Ojai Library's public meeting room. Readers of all experience levels are welcome, and we will also feature student work from Ojai area schools. Participating poets may submit their work to the series anthology published annually.

For more information please email ojaipoetryseries@gmail.com(link sends e-mail).

Ojai - Poetry Series

photo of an open book
September 17, 2019 - 6:00pm

Come join us and be inspired! Read your own poems and listen to other local poets every third Tuesday of the month in the Ojai Library's public meeting room. Readers of all experience levels are welcome, and we will also feature student work from Ojai area schools. Participating poets may submit their work to the series anthology published annually.

For more information please email ojaipoetryseries@gmail.com(link sends e-mail).

Ojai - Poetry Series

photo of an open book
October 15, 2019 - 6:00pm

Come join us and be inspired! Read your own poems and listen to other local poets every third Tuesday of the month in the Ojai Library's public meeting room. Readers of all experience levels are welcome, and we will also feature student work from Ojai area schools. Participating poets may submit their work to the series anthology published annually.

For more information please email ojaipoetryseries@gmail.com(link sends e-mail).

Ojai - Poetry Series

photo of an open book
November 19, 2019 - 6:00pm

Come join us and be inspired! Read your own poems and listen to other local poets every third Tuesday of the month in the Ojai Library's public meeting room. Readers of all experience levels are welcome, and we will also feature student work from Ojai area schools. Participating poets may submit their work to the series anthology published annually.

For more information please email ojaipoetryseries@gmail.com(link sends e-mail).

Ojai - Poetry Series

photo of an open book
December 17, 2019 - 6:00pm

Come join us and be inspired! Read your own poems and listen to other local poets every third Tuesday of the month in the Ojai Library's public meeting room. Readers of all experience levels are welcome, and we will also feature student work from Ojai area schools. Participating poets may submit their work to the series anthology published annually.

For more information please email ojaipoetryseries@gmail.com(link sends e-mail).

Ojai - Teen Action Committee – Introductory Meeting

a person behind a stack of books.
December 13, 2019 - 4:30pm

Join us from 4:30pm - 6pm on December, Friday the 13th for our introductory Teen Advisory meeting. Earn service hours, make your voice heard, help plan programs, and so much more. Ages 13-19. We will have prizes and pizza will be served. To RSVP, or f you have questions, call the Ojai Library or Email Courtney Lerner, Youth Librarian at Courtney.Lerner@Ventura.org for more information. See you there!

Ojai - Ukulele Club

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October 2, 2019 - 4:00pm

Beginning in June, the Ojai Library’s Ukulele Club will resume meeting on Wednesdays from 4-6 p.m. for a weekly workshop and jam session.

The Ukulele Club is about sharing the fun, simplicity, and musicality that the ukulele offers, and learning and practicing with other players. The club was originally formed in 2015 and is open to all ages and levels of experience. If you have your own ukulele, bring it along! Alternatively, the club has a couple of extra ukuleles for drop-in guests to try out for the evening.

Ojai - Ukulele Club

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October 9, 2019 - 4:00pm

Beginning in June, the Ojai Library’s Ukulele Club will resume meeting on Wednesdays from 4-6 p.m. for a weekly workshop and jam session.

The Ukulele Club is about sharing the fun, simplicity, and musicality that the ukulele offers, and learning and practicing with other players. The club was originally formed in 2015 and is open to all ages and levels of experience. If you have your own ukulele, bring it along! Alternatively, the club has a couple of extra ukuleles for drop-in guests to try out for the evening.

Ojai - Ukulele Club

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October 16, 2019 - 4:00pm

Beginning in June, the Ojai Library’s Ukulele Club will resume meeting on Wednesdays from 4-6 p.m. for a weekly workshop and jam session.

The Ukulele Club is about sharing the fun, simplicity, and musicality that the ukulele offers, and learning and practicing with other players. The club was originally formed in 2015 and is open to all ages and levels of experience. If you have your own ukulele, bring it along! Alternatively, the club has a couple of extra ukuleles for drop-in guests to try out for the evening.

Ojai - Ukulele Club

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July 3, 2019 - 4:00pm

Beginning in June, the Ojai Library’s Ukulele Club will resume meeting on Wednesdays from 4-6 p.m. for a weekly workshop and jam session.

The Ukulele Club is about sharing the fun, simplicity, and musicality that the ukulele offers, and learning and practicing with other players. The club was originally formed in 2015 and is open to all ages and levels of experience. If you have your own ukulele, bring it along! Alternatively, the club has a couple of extra ukuleles for drop-in guests to try out for the evening.

Ojai - Ukulele Club

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October 23, 2019 - 4:00pm

Beginning in June, the Ojai Library’s Ukulele Club will resume meeting on Wednesdays from 4-6 p.m. for a weekly workshop and jam session.

The Ukulele Club is about sharing the fun, simplicity, and musicality that the ukulele offers, and learning and practicing with other players. The club was originally formed in 2015 and is open to all ages and levels of experience. If you have your own ukulele, bring it along! Alternatively, the club has a couple of extra ukuleles for drop-in guests to try out for the evening.

Ojai - Ukulele Club

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July 10, 2019 - 4:00pm

Beginning in June, the Ojai Library’s Ukulele Club will resume meeting on Wednesdays from 4-6 p.m. for a weekly workshop and jam session.

The Ukulele Club is about sharing the fun, simplicity, and musicality that the ukulele offers, and learning and practicing with other players. The club was originally formed in 2015 and is open to all ages and levels of experience. If you have your own ukulele, bring it along! Alternatively, the club has a couple of extra ukuleles for drop-in guests to try out for the evening.

Ojai - Ukulele Club

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October 30, 2019 - 4:00pm

Beginning in June, the Ojai Library’s Ukulele Club will resume meeting on Wednesdays from 4-6 p.m. for a weekly workshop and jam session.

The Ukulele Club is about sharing the fun, simplicity, and musicality that the ukulele offers, and learning and practicing with other players. The club was originally formed in 2015 and is open to all ages and levels of experience. If you have your own ukulele, bring it along! Alternatively, the club has a couple of extra ukuleles for drop-in guests to try out for the evening.

Ojai - Ukulele Club

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July 17, 2019 - 4:00pm

Beginning in June, the Ojai Library’s Ukulele Club will resume meeting on Wednesdays from 4-6 p.m. for a weekly workshop and jam session.

The Ukulele Club is about sharing the fun, simplicity, and musicality that the ukulele offers, and learning and practicing with other players. The club was originally formed in 2015 and is open to all ages and levels of experience. If you have your own ukulele, bring it along! Alternatively, the club has a couple of extra ukuleles for drop-in guests to try out for the evening.

Ojai - Ukulele Club

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November 6, 2019 - 4:00pm

Beginning in June, the Ojai Library’s Ukulele Club will resume meeting on Wednesdays from 4-6 p.m. for a weekly workshop and jam session.

The Ukulele Club is about sharing the fun, simplicity, and musicality that the ukulele offers, and learning and practicing with other players. The club was originally formed in 2015 and is open to all ages and levels of experience. If you have your own ukulele, bring it along! Alternatively, the club has a couple of extra ukuleles for drop-in guests to try out for the evening.

Ojai - Ukulele Club

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July 24, 2019 - 4:00pm

Beginning in June, the Ojai Library’s Ukulele Club will resume meeting on Wednesdays from 4-6 p.m. for a weekly workshop and jam session.

The Ukulele Club is about sharing the fun, simplicity, and musicality that the ukulele offers, and learning and practicing with other players. The club was originally formed in 2015 and is open to all ages and levels of experience. If you have your own ukulele, bring it along! Alternatively, the club has a couple of extra ukuleles for drop-in guests to try out for the evening.

Ojai - Ukulele Club

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November 13, 2019 - 4:00pm

Beginning in June, the Ojai Library’s Ukulele Club will resume meeting on Wednesdays from 4-6 p.m. for a weekly workshop and jam session.

The Ukulele Club is about sharing the fun, simplicity, and musicality that the ukulele offers, and learning and practicing with other players. The club was originally formed in 2015 and is open to all ages and levels of experience. If you have your own ukulele, bring it along! Alternatively, the club has a couple of extra ukuleles for drop-in guests to try out for the evening.

Ojai - Ukulele Club

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July 31, 2019 - 4:00pm

Beginning in June, the Ojai Library’s Ukulele Club will resume meeting on Wednesdays from 4-6 p.m. for a weekly workshop and jam session.

The Ukulele Club is about sharing the fun, simplicity, and musicality that the ukulele offers, and learning and practicing with other players. The club was originally formed in 2015 and is open to all ages and levels of experience. If you have your own ukulele, bring it along! Alternatively, the club has a couple of extra ukuleles for drop-in guests to try out for the evening.

Ojai - Ukulele Club

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November 20, 2019 - 4:00pm

Beginning in June, the Ojai Library’s Ukulele Club will resume meeting on Wednesdays from 4-6 p.m. for a weekly workshop and jam session.

The Ukulele Club is about sharing the fun, simplicity, and musicality that the ukulele offers, and learning and practicing with other players. The club was originally formed in 2015 and is open to all ages and levels of experience. If you have your own ukulele, bring it along! Alternatively, the club has a couple of extra ukuleles for drop-in guests to try out for the evening.

Ojai - Ukulele Club

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August 7, 2019 - 4:00pm

Beginning in June, the Ojai Library’s Ukulele Club will resume meeting on Wednesdays from 4-6 p.m. for a weekly workshop and jam session.

The Ukulele Club is about sharing the fun, simplicity, and musicality that the ukulele offers, and learning and practicing with other players. The club was originally formed in 2015 and is open to all ages and levels of experience. If you have your own ukulele, bring it along! Alternatively, the club has a couple of extra ukuleles for drop-in guests to try out for the evening.

Ojai - Ukulele Club

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November 27, 2019 - 4:00pm

Beginning in June, the Ojai Library’s Ukulele Club will resume meeting on Wednesdays from 4-6 p.m. for a weekly workshop and jam session.

The Ukulele Club is about sharing the fun, simplicity, and musicality that the ukulele offers, and learning and practicing with other players. The club was originally formed in 2015 and is open to all ages and levels of experience. If you have your own ukulele, bring it along! Alternatively, the club has a couple of extra ukuleles for drop-in guests to try out for the evening.

Ojai - Ukulele Club

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August 14, 2019 - 4:00pm

Beginning in June, the Ojai Library’s Ukulele Club will resume meeting on Wednesdays from 4-6 p.m. for a weekly workshop and jam session.

The Ukulele Club is about sharing the fun, simplicity, and musicality that the ukulele offers, and learning and practicing with other players. The club was originally formed in 2015 and is open to all ages and levels of experience. If you have your own ukulele, bring it along! Alternatively, the club has a couple of extra ukuleles for drop-in guests to try out for the evening.

Ojai - Ukulele Club

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December 4, 2019 - 4:00pm

Beginning in June, the Ojai Library’s Ukulele Club will resume meeting on Wednesdays from 4-6 p.m. for a weekly workshop and jam session.

The Ukulele Club is about sharing the fun, simplicity, and musicality that the ukulele offers, and learning and practicing with other players. The club was originally formed in 2015 and is open to all ages and levels of experience. If you have your own ukulele, bring it along! Alternatively, the club has a couple of extra ukuleles for drop-in guests to try out for the evening.

Ojai - Ukulele Club

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August 21, 2019 - 4:00pm

Beginning in June, the Ojai Library’s Ukulele Club will resume meeting on Wednesdays from 4-6 p.m. for a weekly workshop and jam session.

The Ukulele Club is about sharing the fun, simplicity, and musicality that the ukulele offers, and learning and practicing with other players. The club was originally formed in 2015 and is open to all ages and levels of experience. If you have your own ukulele, bring it along! Alternatively, the club has a couple of extra ukuleles for drop-in guests to try out for the evening.

Ojai - Ukulele Club

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December 11, 2019 - 4:00pm

Beginning in June, the Ojai Library’s Ukulele Club will resume meeting on Wednesdays from 4-6 p.m. for a weekly workshop and jam session.

The Ukulele Club is about sharing the fun, simplicity, and musicality that the ukulele offers, and learning and practicing with other players. The club was originally formed in 2015 and is open to all ages and levels of experience. If you have your own ukulele, bring it along! Alternatively, the club has a couple of extra ukuleles for drop-in guests to try out for the evening.

Ojai - Ukulele Club

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August 28, 2019 - 4:00pm

Beginning in June, the Ojai Library’s Ukulele Club will resume meeting on Wednesdays from 4-6 p.m. for a weekly workshop and jam session.

The Ukulele Club is about sharing the fun, simplicity, and musicality that the ukulele offers, and learning and practicing with other players. The club was originally formed in 2015 and is open to all ages and levels of experience. If you have your own ukulele, bring it along! Alternatively, the club has a couple of extra ukuleles for drop-in guests to try out for the evening.

Ojai - Ukulele Club

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September 4, 2019 - 4:00pm

Beginning in June, the Ojai Library’s Ukulele Club will resume meeting on Wednesdays from 4-6 p.m. for a weekly workshop and jam session.

The Ukulele Club is about sharing the fun, simplicity, and musicality that the ukulele offers, and learning and practicing with other players. The club was originally formed in 2015 and is open to all ages and levels of experience. If you have your own ukulele, bring it along! Alternatively, the club has a couple of extra ukuleles for drop-in guests to try out for the evening.

Ojai - Ukulele Club

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September 11, 2019 - 4:00pm

Beginning in June, the Ojai Library’s Ukulele Club will resume meeting on Wednesdays from 4-6 p.m. for a weekly workshop and jam session.

The Ukulele Club is about sharing the fun, simplicity, and musicality that the ukulele offers, and learning and practicing with other players. The club was originally formed in 2015 and is open to all ages and levels of experience. If you have your own ukulele, bring it along! Alternatively, the club has a couple of extra ukuleles for drop-in guests to try out for the evening.

Ojai - Ukulele Club

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September 18, 2019 - 4:00pm

Beginning in June, the Ojai Library’s Ukulele Club will resume meeting on Wednesdays from 4-6 p.m. for a weekly workshop and jam session.

The Ukulele Club is about sharing the fun, simplicity, and musicality that the ukulele offers, and learning and practicing with other players. The club was originally formed in 2015 and is open to all ages and levels of experience. If you have your own ukulele, bring it along! Alternatively, the club has a couple of extra ukuleles for drop-in guests to try out for the evening.

Ojai - Ukulele Club

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September 25, 2019 - 4:00pm

Beginning in June, the Ojai Library’s Ukulele Club will resume meeting on Wednesdays from 4-6 p.m. for a weekly workshop and jam session.

The Ukulele Club is about sharing the fun, simplicity, and musicality that the ukulele offers, and learning and practicing with other players. The club was originally formed in 2015 and is open to all ages and levels of experience. If you have your own ukulele, bring it along! Alternatively, the club has a couple of extra ukuleles for drop-in guests to try out for the evening.

Ojai – Autism over the Years

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June 1, 2019 - 1:00pm

Thirteen-year-old author Micaela Ellis will visit the Ojai Library at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 1, 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.

Ojai – Autism over the Years

Submitted by Ojai Valley Scribe on May 21, 2019 - 5:48pm
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Thirteen-year-old author Micaela Ellis will visit the Ojai Library at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 1, 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.

Ojai – Cadillac Desert

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January 26, 2019 - 3:00pm

At 3 p.m. on Saturday, January 26, 2019, the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) will visit the Ojai Library to host a viewing of a 1997 documentary titled “Cadillac Desert: Water and the Transformation of Nature.”

Ojai – Condors to Coolers

Submitted by Ojai Valley Scribe on February 27, 2019 - 5:15pm
Luke Matjas of a condor sitting on a recliner

Artist and CSUCI Professor Luke Matjas will visit the Ojai Library at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 9, 2019, to deliver a presentation titled “Condors to Coolers: An Exploration of SoCal’s Flora, Fauna, and Flotsam.” Matjas comes to us from CSU Channel Islands (CI) as part of this season’s CI Library Lecture Series.

Ojai – Condors to Coolers

March 9, 2019 - 1:00pm

Artist and CSUCI Professor Luke Matjas will visit the Ojai Library at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 9, 2019, to deliver a presentation titled “Condors to Coolers: An Exploration of SoCal’s Flora, Fauna, and Flotsam.” Matjas comes to us from CSU Channel Islands (CI) as part of this season’s CI Library Lecture Series.

Ojai – Explore the Magic of Clay

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September 29, 2019 - 2:00pm

Robin Nahin, owner of Firestick Pottery, will visit the Ojai Library on Sunday, September 29, at 2 p.m. to teach a hands-on pottery workshop. This interactive workshop will allow participants to learn the basics of working with clay to create art.

Clay is a magical material—use it to turn your fantasy into a real piece of art! Participants can make a bowl, a soap dish, or a planter, or can sculpt their favorite animal. You can take your project home with you or go to the Firestick Pottery Studio to have it kiln-fired.

Ojai – Explore the Magic of Clay

Submitted by Ojai Valley Scribe on September 8, 2019 - 9:42am
Flyer for event, info on calendar listing. Flyer is pastel colored with a geometric shapes.

Robin Nahin, owner of Firestick Pottery, will visit the Ojai Library on Sunday, September 29, at 2 p.m. to teach a hands-on pottery workshop. This interactive workshop will allow participants to learn the basics of working with clay to create art.

Clay is a magical material—use it to turn your fantasy into a real piece of art! Participants can make a bowl, a soap dish, or a planter, or can sculpt their favorite animal. You can take your project home with you or go to the Firestick Pottery Studio to have it kiln-fired.

Ojai – Free Noontime Opera Concert

Submitted by Ojai Valley Scribe on December 31, 2019 - 11:17am
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Opera Santa Barbara will return to the Ojai Library to present a Free Noontime Opera Concert on Thursday, January 30, 2020. The concert will begin at 12pm 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.

Ojai – Free Noontime Opera Concert

Submitted by Ojai Valley Scribe on February 4, 2020 - 12:25pm
Flyer for the event, info on the calendar listing. The flyer is olive and mustard  with photos of opera singers at the Ojai Library.

We apologize, but this event has been canceled.

Opera Santa Barbara will return to the Ojai Library to present a Free Noontime Opera Concert on Thursday, March 26, 2020. The concert will begin at 12pm 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.

Ojai – Free Noontime Opera Concert

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October 8, 2019 - 12:00pm

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.

Ojai – To Climb a Gold Mountain

May 10, 2019 - 1:00pm

Film director Alex Azmi will visit the Ojai Library at 1 p.m. on Friday, May 10, 2019, to host a screening and discussion of the 2015 documentary film To Climb a Gold Mountain.

To Climb a Gold Mountain tells the stories of four women of Asian descent who lived in America from the 1850s to the present day. The women came from different backgrounds and lived dramatically different lives. Some of the women featured in the film—such as Anna May Wong—have reached success and fame. Still others—like Sing Ye, who lived in the 1800s and fought for freedom—are all but forgotten.

Ojai – Walls that Talk

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September 21, 2019 - 1:00pm

Lori Mohr will visit the Ojai Library at 1 p.m. on Saturday, September 21, 2019, to deliver a talk entitled “Walls that Talk: Murals from the 1930s.” Ms. Mohr comes to us via the Santa Barbara Museum of Art’s Community Speakers Program.

What do public murals of the 1930s have in common with cave paintings dating back 40,000 years? One thing—they tell a story of their time.

Ojai – Words Count in Math

Submitted by Ojai Valley Scribe on March 26, 2019 - 12:54pm
woman teaching a child math with an abacus

BiJian Fan will visit the Ojai Library at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9, 2019, to deliver a workshop titled “Words Count in Math.” Dr. Fan teaches math at CSU Channel Islands.

Why does math trouble so many children? It’s the language! English words for the numbers 11 to 19 are irregular and form a stumbling block for children in counting and arithmetic. Unlike in other languages with consistent wording (ten-one, ten-two, etc. up to ten-nine), English masks the numeral’s base-10 structure, recurring pattern, and place value. This masking sets our children back up to two years.

Saticoy - David Cousin, Juggler

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June 22, 2019 - 11:30am

Join us for a dynamic, fun-filled show from our featured summer reading performer, Juggler David Cousin.  David Cousin is a holder of 5 world records in juggling and has performed professional family-oriented comedy juggling shows throughout the world.  This event is free and open to the public. Children of all ages welcome! Summer Reading

Juggler David Cousin
Performers

Saticoy - Ojai Raptor Center

Owl on handlers hand with one eye open.
July 8, 2019 - 3:00pm

The Ojai Raptor Center will educate children about the work that they do to rehabilitate and take care of wild animals in our community. There is usually a mix of hawks, owls, and falcons, and it is an incredible experience to see these magnificent animals up close.  This event is free and open to the public. Children of all ages welcome!

Summer Reading Performers 

Summer Adventures in Your Library

Submitted by Scribbles on June 26, 2019 - 11:38am
Positive thoughts written on scratch paper

Have you considered having an adventure at your library? Libraries are cool, peaceful places to spend a summer day. Each one of our branches is unique, with fun, interactive children's areas, comfortable reading spaces, magazines, puzzles, games, and even patios. But there is so much more to do with a little imagination*.

Take the kids to a Ventura County Library and do something different, be creative, and have an adventure.

Summer Reading 2017 Reading by Design: The Summer of STEAM

Submitted by Anonymous on May 25, 2017 - 1:02pm
STEAM workshop

Fun and excitement await those who journey to the Ventura County Library and participate in Summer Reading 2017, Reading by Design: The Summer of STEAM. Starting June 1 through August 12, register online  for the Summer Reading Challenge and chances to win a Chromebook & STEAM Kit.

Viewing the solar eclipse

Submitted by Maker on August 11, 2017 - 8:10am
Solar eclipse

Join us for live streaming of the solar eclipse on Monday, August 21st. See our events calendar for more info. From NASA, “You don't necessarily need fancy equipment to watch one of the sky's most awesome shows: a solar eclipse. With just a few simple supplies, you can make a pinhole camera that allows you to view the event safely and easily.

Virtual Horror in the Stacks: Spooky Stories 2

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October 29, 2020 - 7:00pm
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Join us for some Spooky Stories on Zoom. 

We will be offering two separate age groups and times. 

6-6:45 PM (Ages 2-8) - Virtual Horror in the Stacks: Spooky Stories 1

7-7:45 PM( Ages 9-17) - Virtual Horror in the Stacks: Spooky Stories 2

The older group of stories will be much scarier and will feature stories from "Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark" by Alvin Schwartz.