San Buenaventura Friends of the Library

Welcome!

Bag_paper.Sale1,2,4Buck-a-Bag Book Sale

On November 1, 2014

  9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

at the Albertsons at Kimball Road

Restock your bookshelves along with your groceries.  We’ll provide the bag  fill a plastic bag and take home a bag of books for just $1.00.  Fill a larger paper bag and take it home for $2.00.
We’ll even provide a box which you can fill for $4.00.
All funds raised are used to benefit Ventura’s libraries.

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 diadelosmuertosThe Mixteco/Indigena Community Organizing Project

presents a talk on

Dia de los Muertos

the Day of the Dead,

Wednesday, November 29, 7 – 8:30 pm

E.P. Foster Library  Topping Room

This talk, in Spanish, will discuss the history of this popular celebration, a tradition observed throughout Mexico honoring loved ones who have passed on.

Twenty headsets will be available for those interested in hearing an English translation of the talk.

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Phil Taggart hosts an open mic night for poets, authors and everything in between!

microphone Starts at 7:30 every Thursday

except the fourth Thursday of the month.

 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

For our November meeting,

Saturday, November 1, 10:00 am to noon

you have your choice to read:

Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky

or Lafcadio’s Adventure by Andre Gide

Please feel free to call Marcia at 407-3510 or e-mail  mrortiz@earthlink.net, if you have any questions.

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Ukulele Jam Session

Mondays , November 10 and 24

   7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Join local ukulele lovers as they strum together in the Topping Room.

Writers and Performance Workshop for Young Adults on the first and third Monday of each month at 4:00. This workshop focuses on using informal, playful, expressive writing as a way to strengthen skills of language and thinking.

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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

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Happenings at Saticoy Library

 

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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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NEW!MilkAndCookies  Cookies and Milk Storytime!

Join Star Soto 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,  Stories and Crafts for Ages 5 and under.

Wednesday Wonders at 3:30 p.m., a storytime and activity program for children 5 and up.

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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