San Buenaventura Friends of the Library

Welcome!

Invitation.scaledThe San Buenaventura Friends of the Library board meeting

will be held on Thursday, August 21, 1:30 p.m. in the Topping Room.   Members are always welcome to attend the board meetings.  We’re looking for your fresh ideas!

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Make.show.tellLocal artists will be showing off their work at our monthly installment of make.show.tell. at E.P. Foster Library.

Tuesday, August 19

7:00 p.m.

Join in as community members give a demonstration of machine sewing and show off some stuffed toys and modified clothing.

There will also be a demonstration of acrylic painting, including images of completed works and small pieces for display.

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microphonePhil Taggart hosts an open mic night for poets, authors and everything in between!

Starts at 7:30 every Thursday except the fourth Thursday of the month.

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

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TAG Game Night

at E.P. Foster

Friday, August  22

5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

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Wii games and board games

hosted by the

Teen Activity Group

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Film_ReelSaturday Matinee

Saturday, August 23
4 to 6 pm

Last  Saturday Matinee  of the summer!Join us for the conclusion of the film serial about a supervillain and a counter-atomic device, followed directly by a classic film starring Boris Karloff.

This free screening will be held in the Topping Room.

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Writers and Performance Workshop for Young Adults on the first and third Monday of each month at 4:00. This workshop focuses on using informal, playful, expressive writing as a way to strengthen skills of language and thinking.

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First and third Mondays

4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Out of these informal writing activities, using techniques of peer response and performance, writers develop more polished pieces, ranging from personal narratives to stories, poems, and exploratory essays.


Askew Poetry Journal editor Phil Taggart leads this bimonthly writing and performance group for young adults working on their portfolios through lessons and exposure to a variety of mentors, performers and artists.

E.P. Foster Library Topping Room

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Ukuleles!

 Ukulele Jam Session

Every second and fourth Monday

August 11 and 25,    7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Join local ukulele lovers as they strum together in the Topping Room.

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Ukulele Class

Saturday,  August 30,  11:00 am to noon

Beginners welcome!

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NEW!MilkAndCookies  Cookies and Milk Storytime!

Join Star Soto at Panera

located 4910 Telephone Road, Ventura

First Monday of each month, 10:00 a.m.

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Story Times at E.P. Foster

Lapsit at 10:30 a.m. on 2nd and 4th Mondays, Story interaction for ages 0 to 18 months.

Preschool Storytime  10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays,  Stories and Crafts for Ages 5 and under.

Wednesday Wonders at 3:30 p.m., a storytime and activity program for children 5 and up.

Paws for Reading Saturdays 12 – 1 Read aloud to registered therapy dogs. (sign-up required, call 648-2716)

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TAG Large Beach.cropped                         Teen Activity Group  meets on the 1st & 3rd Thursday of the month at 4:00.

 For more information, please contact :Star or Jane @  (805) 648-2716

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Computer_MonitorClasses

Computer assistance

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.

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BookBlueOpenFriends of the Library book discussion

The San Buenaventura Friends of the Library  holds book discussions in the Topping room at E.P. Foster Library on the first Saturday of each month at 10:00 a.m.

This group reads a variety of fiction and non-fiction works and welcomes new members.

Book selection for September:   Blue Diary by Alice Hoffman.

Please feel free to call Marcia at 407-3510 or e-mail  mrortiz@earthlink.net, if you have any questions.

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Simple_Folder_PhotosSBFOL History Project

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.

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New Library Book Drop Box

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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.

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IMG_1295Book Donations

may be left in the blue bins located outside the Friends of the Library Bookstore in the E.P. Foster Library.

 

 

 

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