San Buenaventura Friends of the Library

Welcome!

 

SRP2015readrhythmFrom June 1 through August 8, the library urges families to shake, rattle or roll to the library for Read to the Rhythm, a summer of fun and prizes.  Earn prizes for every 5 hours that you read (or are read to) or do some of the challenges offered and enter into an end-of-summer grand prize drawing.

Click on the buttons to register:

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SRP2013.balloonguyThe ever popular

Nifty Balloon Show

returns to E.P. Foster.

Wednesday, July 1

2 Shows:

11:00 am and 3:00 pm


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Join the Friends of the Library and Ventura County Library staff in a celebration sbowcasing the new Early Learning Center at E.P. Foster Library.

The grand opening will take place on

Wednesday, July 1 at 3:00 p.m.,

right before the second showing of the Nifty Balloon Show.

 


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Fridays:  June 12 & 26

July 10 & 24,  August 7 & 21

  10:30 a.m. – noon.

Building fun at the library!  Children of all ages welcome.

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Tuesdays:  June 16 & 30

July 14 & 28,  August 11 & 25

3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.     Build, Learn & Play!


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Calling all children and teen artists! Ventura County Library wants you to design new children and teen library cards.  The contest will run from June 1 through June 30.

Only children (ages 5-12) and teens (ages 13-17) are eligible to participate, one entry per person.  All entries must be submitted on a regulated contest form.  Here is a complete list of rules and the regulated contest form or you may pick up a regulated contest form with rules at any Ventura County Library.


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Starting on Thursday, June 25,

E.P. Foster Library will begin hosting a new series of special Crafternoons every week at 2 pm

During this time children of all ages can take part in various craft activities on the second floor of the library. For additional information, call the library (805) 648-2716  and ask for our youth librarian.


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Wii Day!

Avenue Library

Tuesday, June 30 at 2:00 p.m.


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 Jam Sessions

Mondays, June 8 and 22

   7:00 to 10:00 p.m.

Join local ukulele lovers as they strum together in the Topping Room.  All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun!


Library LAB Makeshop: Ethanol Fuel

Tuesday, June 23

3:00 p.m.

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A special STEM class for elementary and middle school students on the second floor of the library. Explore ethanol fuel and design a working circuit with conductive ink.


The Library LAB is open for walk-ins on Wednesday evenings3DprinterFosterLibrary from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.

6/3, 6/10, 6/17 & 6/24

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!

microphone Starts at 7:30 every Thursday

6/4, 6/11, 6/18 & 6/25

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


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BookBlueOpenFriends of the Library Book Discussion

  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.

Upcoming selections:

July: One Hundred Years Of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
August: All the Light we Cannot See  by Anthony Doerr

Please feel free to call Marcia at 407-3510 or e-mail  marciarenee@gmail.com, if you have any questions.


 

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Teens Do Tech!

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

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TAG, the Teen Activity Group, now has groups st both E.P. Foster and Saticoy libraries.
The E.P. Foster group meets every month on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays.
The Saticoy group meets every month on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays.
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. Members’  duties include promoting / co-hosting teen events & participating in library activities. Members also provide general feedback on various aspects of the teen programs: reviewing books, movies, music and other media plus suggestions for the Teen Collection.
Active members will get credit towards School Community Services Hours
For more info contact:
Jane at (805) 647-5736    jane.middleton@ventura.org

 Happenings at Avenue Library

AveLibrary.HomeworkCenter Homework help for students from elementary to high school provided by library staff.  Computers, printers, and wireless internet is also available through the homework center.

 

  •       Monday @ 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  •       Tuesday @ 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday @ 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Thursday @ 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

AveLibraryESLESL Classes – Beginning and Intermediate English Classes taught by tutors from Laubach Literacy of Ventura County every week.

More info,  call 805-643.7064.

  • Monday @ 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday @ 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday @ 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Saturday @11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

 

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Meets on the 1st and 3rd  Monday of the month for various fun and enriching events.

Counts for community service hours.

Light snack is provided.

 


Happenings at Saticoy Library

 

PawsforReadingSaticoy Library will be hosting two new programs starting in November.

First, PAWS for Reading comes to Saticoy.  For information on how to sign up, contact:   Jane.middleton@ventura.org  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.

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Crafts for Kids

 

Tuesdays, 2:30 p.m.

Crafts for school age children.

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Storytime

Thursdays, 11:00 a.m.

Storytime and crafts.

Best for children under age 5

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meets every month at Saticoy Library

on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays.

For more info contact:
Jane at (805) 647-5736    jane.middleton@ventura.org

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MilkAndCookies  Cookies and Milk Storytime!

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 and Wednesdays,  Stories and Crafts for Ages 5 and under.

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

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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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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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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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