Collect some finds from our wide selection of hard back books, audiobooks, dvds and like new paperbacks at bargain prices.
This sale features Theater, Art, Special Interest, Biography, History, Cookbooks, Autographed Books, Classics, Psychology, Children’s Books and Reference.
We could use some more volunteers (especially heavy lifters) at the book sale — the more volunteers we have, the more books get moved out of the warehouse and on to the sale tables! To volunteer to help at the book sale, please email: email@example.com
This free event begins at 5 p.m. and will take place on the second floor of the library. We hope to see you there, and stay tuned for information on additional Makeshop events through February and March!
If you’ve been curious about the Library LAB’s 3D printer and laser engraver, you’re in luck! Starting January 7, library staff will be available to help you learn about this equipment.
The Library LAB will be open for walk-ins on Wednesday evenings from 5:30 to 7:30 pm starting on January 7.
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!
Ventura County’s Library LAB is a makerspace operating across the various branches of the county library system.
Makerspaces are community-operated workspaces where people with common interests—often in computers, technology, science, digital or electronic art, and DIY—can meet, socialize, and collaborate.
The Ventura County Library makerspace is free and open to the public.
Our goal is to reach the entire community by providing tools and guidance for all types of makers. To see more of what we’re doing, check out our blog!
Phil Taggart hosts an open mic night for poets, authors and everything in between!
1/8, 1/15, 1/22, 1/29
Event is free and open to the public, call (805) 648-2716 for more information.
1 to 3 p.m.
Doug Taylor, author of “Bogota by Bus,” will host a free interactive workshop at E.P. Foster Library discussing writing and the elements of a successful novel.
Topics will include mapping out a novel in advance, character development, creating good dialogue, and the differences between action and descriptive narrative
Join local ukulele lovers as they strum together in the Topping Room.
meets in the Topping Room on the first Saturday of the month from 10 am to noon. This group reads a variety of fiction and non-fiction and is always open to new members.
Saturday, April 4: Poetry Discussion
Saturday, May 2: The Judges of the Secret Court by David Stacton
Please feel free to call Marcia at 407-3510 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, if you have any questions.
First, PAWS for Reading comes to Saticoy. For information on how to sign up, contact: Jane.email@example.com or call (805) 647-5736.
Also, Laubach Literacy of Ventura County will be cosponsoring an English language class for adults on Mondays at 11 a.m., starting on November 17. This series is presented by Marilyn May; for more information, call (805) 647-5736 or (805) 506-0110.
Tuesdays, 2:30 p.m.
Crafts for school age children.
Thursdays, 11:00 a.m.
Storytime and crafts.
Best for children under age 5
meets every month at Saticoy Library
on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays.
For more info contact:
Jane at (805) 647-5736 firstname.lastname@example.org
Join Star Soto at Panera
located 4910 Telephone Road, Ventura
First Monday of each month, 10:00 a.m.
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.