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.
Saticoy Library Tech Help
Monday, July 11 & 25
1:00 to 2:00 pm
July 11, 18, & 25
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!
July 25 at 3:30 pm
E.P. Foster Library
July 27 at 3:00 pm
2nd Floor of the library
July 28 at 3:30 pm
July 29, 2:00 pm
Maker Camp provides a simple way for kids to get involved in making and STEM subjects. They have a worldwide network of affiliates with more than 1 million kids since 2012. Their project ideas are free, flexible, and fun.
Ventura County Library is a Maker Camp affiliate and encouraging everyone to learn the basics of creating your own video game in Scratch. Drop into E.P. Foster’s makerspace Wednesdays, 4:30 to 6:30 pm (July 6, 13, 20, & 27) to find out more, or simply participate from home using this online guide: http://makercamp.com/projects/scratch-game
Wednesdays July 6, 13, 20, & 27 @ 12pm E.P. Foster
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!
Saticoy Library offers help with creating and updating resumes.
This service is open to the public at no cost.
Wednesdays, July 13 & 27 @ 6:30pm
This poetry performance and writing workshop with an open mic is geared towards high school and college students but all are welcome. Specific emphasis is on SLAM Poetry. Presented by Phil Taggart and Aaron Gardner.
Phil Taggart hosts an open mic night for poets, authors and everything in between!
July 7, 14, 21, & 28
Calling all chess players! Keep your skills sharp with this one-hour, drop-in session of free play.
E.P. Foster, Avenue and Saticoy libraries.
Saturday, July 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.
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.
Saturday, August 6: Americanah
by Chimamanda Nzozi Adichi
More info, call Marcia at 407-3510 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.