Join this informal group to chat and practice your Español! Bring your own coffee!
Meets in the Rentfrow Room.
Saturday, June 25
1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
E.P. Foster Library – Rear Children’s Library Entrance
Early readers, classics, storybooks and non-fiction.
Bi-lingual children’s books, skill builder workbooks,
and young adult books.
STOCK UP FOR SUMMER READING!
Summer Reading 2016
Read for the Win!
Kids & Teens, get ready to read! From June 1 through August 13, join us for a summer celebration of sports and achievements.
On your mark, get set, read!
Adults can also Read for the win! Enter to win a host of fun prizes every time you read a book.
Monday, June 13 & 27
Learn to play chess or improve your current ability! Assisted by Class A tournament player Jack Cashman.
Join local ukulele lovers as they strum together in the Topping Room. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun!
June 23 at 3:30 pm
June 21, 3:30 pm
Join us in the library for some stress relieving coloring. Coloring sheets and pencils provided. Available from 12 pm to 2 pm so stop by a minute or ten!
This is the second round of training in the Maker Mentor volunteer program for 3D printing. If you’d like to become a Maker Mentor, please email the Makerspace Librarian to get involved: Antonio.Apodaca@ventura.org (link sends e-mail)
We welcome all inquiries!
from 4:30 to 6:30 pm.
Whether you want to find out
more about the software and hardware involved or use the printer or engraver for a project of your own, staff can walk you through the process and get you ready to start making!
Phil Taggart hosts an open mic night for poets, authors and everything in between!
June 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30
June 9: Haiku Night
Our Haiku Contest was a stellar success! Join us for the reading of the winning haikus and stick around for all the other amazing local poets.
Event is free and open to the public, call (805) 648-2716 for more information.
Bring a brown bag lunch and enjoy some art on your lunch break!
12:00 to 1:00 pm
E.P. Foster Library Topping Room
Friday, June 17
Ancient Mystery Cults of Greece and Rome
Calling all chess players! Keep your skills sharp with this one-hour, drop-in session of free play.
Saturday, June 18
E.P. Foster – Spanish Conversation Group
Meets in the Rentfrow Room.
meets in the Topping Room on the first Saturday of the month from 10 am to noon and is always open to new members!
This group reads a variety of fiction and non-fiction.
More info, call Marcia at 407-3510 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
The Teen Advisory Group at E.P. Foster Library have launched their own website. They plan to create 2 more websites for the Avenue and Saticoy TAG groups and teach one of their members how to keep it updated.
Check it out: http://tagepfoster.wix.com/tagepfoster
located 4910 Telephone Road, Ventura
First Monday of each month, 10:00 a.m.
Paws for Reading
Saturdays 12 – 1
E.P. Foster Library
Read aloud to registered therapy dogs.
(sign-up required, call 648-2716)
Computer classes are now one-on-one sessions.
Call the library (805) 648-2716 for more information.
Set up a time for one-on-one help with your favorite library staff! Appointments are free and open to the public, and typically last between 15-30 minutes. Classes are held at E.P. Foster library in downtown Ventura.
Submit request here.
Yvonne Seabold, Marianne Coffey and Joanne Fields are working on a history of the SBFOL.
We would like to remember all our wonderful Friends throughout the years, record all of our accomplishments in our efforts to keep libraries open and services available, and perhaps inspire future Friends who will follow us.
We are hoping many of you have photos and other memorabilia, stories and suggestions for how our history should be written. We would appreciate anything you could contribute to this effort.
Our history will be self-published and offered for sale in our bookstore, County Museum and other venues.
Please send anything you may have to SBFOL Attn: History Project, P.O. Box 403, Ventura, CA 93002. If you have photos through the years to lend us and need them picked up instead, Marianne Coffey can be reached at (805) 558-0756.
A new drop box has been installed at Ventura Community Park at 901 S. Kimball Road.
This convenient box drop is now available for returning Ventura County Library books.
may be left in the blue bins located outside the Friends of the Library Bookstore in the E.P. Foster Library.