Writers and Performance Workshop for Young Adults
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.
The workshop is led by Phil Taggart.
Phil has been an editor for over 15 years. First with the ARTLIFE limited editions and now with the Askew poetry journal. He has taught poetry in the schools and is a coach for Poetry Out Loud! He’s worked as a video journalist and has taught video production. Phil also hosts the Thursday night poetry readings at the Foster Library. He’s received the Ventura’s Mayor’s Arts Award, the Ventura County Art Star Award and was named “Champion of Mental Health” by the Turning Point Foundation.
Heart Print – word of mouth on paper is on the First and Third Monday of the month. It runs from 4 to 6pm at the E.P. Foster Library at 651 E. Main Street – Ventura. Call (805) 648-2716 for more information.
Join in on it, talk about it, or bring your own project to work on.
Makers meet every Tuesday evening in the Topping Room at E.P. Foster Library.
There really is something for everyone. Don’t see what you like? Consider making it!
Join us as we celebrate the opening of the Veterans Resource Center at Foster Library.
The Big Read is a cooperative effort of the City of Ventura Department of Parks, Recreation & Community Partnerships and the Ventura County Library. It is designed to encourage the community to read, discuss and participate in activities inspired by this year’s featured book, The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien.
Big Read Kick Off at Bell Arts
Mayor Cheryl Heitmann officially opens the Big Read at First Fridays Ventura gallery crawl at Bell Arts Factory, which hosts an art exhibit, “From Hell to Healing: The Art of Vietnam Vets”. Ventura Film Society presents its special “The Things They Carried” compilation video with free books to the first 75 people. The event is free and open to the public.
Bell Arts Factory, 432 N. Ventura Ave, Ventura, Friday, March 7, 2014, 5:30pm
In conjunction with this year’s Big Read event, the E. P. Foster Library is sponsoring a design challenge inspired by The Things They Carried.
The goal of the Art Tag Design Challenge will be to create a miniature work of art on a shipping tag using Tim O’Brien’s book as a starting point. Images may reflect war and/or the consequences, aftermath, or results of war. You can use any medium as long as it is contained on the shipping tag. Blank shipping tags will be given to participants who register at the E. P. Foster Library.
Foster Library will have colored pencils available to use if you wish to create your tag inside the library.
The Art Tag Design Challenge will run March 3rd to March 28th.
For a list of all the Big Read events, see http://www.cityofventura.net/bigread
11:00 a.m. – noon
A free class where you can learn the basics of playing the ukulele.
Don’t have a ukulele? Check one out at the library! Call 648-2716.
Join Star Soto at Panera
located 4910 Telephone Road, Ventura
First Monday of each month, 10:00 a.m.
E.P. Foster Library offers a yoga class for parents while their children, four years and older, attend the 3:30 p.m. storytimes on Wednesdays.
In order to attend the free yoga class your child must be 4 years old and up. You must bring your own yoga mat or beach towel. Must be open to having fun and a relaxing time!
Teens ages 13 to 18 work on various community service projects, including:
OPEN MIC NIGHT
Event is free and open to the public, call (805) 648-2716 for more information.
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.
Come to Our Annual Meeting
This year, San Buenaventura Friends of the Library
Annual Membership Meeting showcases live entertainment. .
Meet your fellow Friends of the Library.
Enjoy poetry readings, music, drama vignettes
Rubicon Show Choir, Sr. Readers Theatre, Foothill H.S. Speech team,
Foster Library’s Heartprint and more!
Bring a friend ! Meeting is open to all.
Sunday, March 23rd, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
E.P. Foster Library’s Topping Room
Entertainment will be followed at 4:00 p.m. by a short meeting to elect officers for the new year. Nominations will be taken from the floor.
For more info, please contact Joanne @6505266.
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.