Wednesdays @ 10:30 am, beginning December 6
A great way to introduce your child to early literacy and the library. Join us every week for stories, poems, music, movement, a simple craft, and fun!
(closed during winter break)
E.P. Foster Library and Project Understanding provide students with tutors and a safe, nurturing environment in which to complete assignments and projects. To sign up, contact Maria Gonzales at
(805) 652-1326 ext 303
Mon – Thurs: 3 – 5 pm
There is a bilingual tutor on site.
Mon -Thurs: 3:30- 5:30 pm
Project Understanding provides tutors.To sign up,
contact Maria Gonzales at .
(805) 652-1326 ext 303
Mon – Thurs: 3 – 5 pm
Homework Centers provide free homework help, including free printing, computer access and research assistance for students K-12. Assistance is available on a first-come, first served basis.
Attend this hands-on workshop to improve memory, achieve mental clarity, and gain emotional calmness.
Facilitated by Ellen E. Morano
In the Meeting Room
Saturday, December 16
10:00 am—12:00 pm
10 am-6 pm
Drop-in craft table!
7:00 to 10:00 p.m.
Join local ukulele lovers as they strum together in the Topping Room on the first and third Monday of the month.
All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun!
Build, Learn, and Play! Bring your imagination and experiment with creative designs. Children of all ages welcome!
1:00 om to 5:00 pm
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
E.P. FOSTER LIBRARY:
Tuesdays @ 3pm
Saturdays @ 10:30 am
Saticoy Monthly Maker Day
12/5 & 19 Tuesdays @ 5-6pm
TAG (Teen Advisory Group) meets every month on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month.
Now is the time to join TAG, if you want to share ideas, meet new people and have a great time shaping the library teen program.
- Active members will get credit towards School Community Services Hours
- TAG meetings are at E. P. Foster Library, in the Young Adult area, on the 2nd floor.
Wednesdays @ 4-6 pm
Come by the Makerspace to learn, create, and share STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math). We have 3D printers, computer coding, stop motion animation, a laser cutter/engraver, and so much more! Play hard, have fun, explore, discover, connect.
New Early Literacy Class at Saticoy Library
This is a new class, in addition to the 11:00 am Early Literacy Class. Sponsored by Housing Authority, City of San Buenaventura.
For more info: contact Rick Gurrola (805) 673-3610, RGurrola@hacityventura.gov
Poetry Open Mic
Phil Taggart hosts an open mic night for poets, authors and everything in between!
December 7, 21, & 28
Saturdays, 10:30 am
December 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30
E.P. Foster – Spanish Conversation Group
Join this informal group to chat and practice your Español!
Bring your own coffee!
Meets in the Rentfrow Room.
Tuesdays & Wednesdays @ 10:30 am
December 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, & 27
Thursdays, December 7, 21 & 28
9:30 am – 10:30 am
and 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Mondays, 6:00 – 6:45 p.m. Dec. 4, 11 & 18
These classes are a great way to introduce your child to bilingual early literacy and the library. Join us every week for stories, poems, music, movement & fun! Totally free and open to the public.
Estas clases son una excelente manera de presentar a su hijo a la alfabetización temprana bilingüe y la biblioteca. Únete a nosotros cada semana para historias, poemas, música, movimiento y diversión! Totalmente gratuito y abierto al público.
Saturdays 12 – 1
E.P. Foster Library
Read aloud to registered therapy dogs.
call Phillip Yocham at 805 648-2716)
Every OTHER Saturday
December 9 and 23
call Jane Middleton at 805 647-5736)
English Classes for Adults
FREE/GRATIS ENGLISH CLASSES
- Monday/Lunes at 11 AM
Introductory English classes offered through Laubach Literacy at Avenue Library. Comenzando clases de inglés ofrecidos a través de Laubach Literacy en la biblioteca.
Pumarosa English Class
Mondays @ 9:00 – 10:00 am & 6:00-7 pm
Wednesdays @ 9:00 – 10:00 am & 6:00-7 pm
Learn English in a fun environment that combines conversation, singing, and technology.
FREE/GRATIS ENGLISH CLASSES – Mondays/Lunes Y Wednesday/Miércoles at 3 PM
ESL Conversation Groups hosted by Laubach Literacy of Ventura County
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
Friends of the Library Bookstore in the E.P. Foster Library, during hours when the bookstore is open:
Wednesday – Saturday
11:00 am to 4:00 pm
We accept HIGH QUALITY donations to generate revenue for library programs through our bookstore.
Please DO NOT DONATE: damaged, neglected books. No magazines, encyclopedias, or large dictionaries. We have limited volunteer help and cannot sell these items. Please take older collections to an interested thrift store or recycle venue.