JUNE 1 to AUGUST 9
for a summer of fun and prizes.
Download a reading log at the Ventura County Library website:
Color a paw for every hour that you read or someone reads to you.
Complete 5 hours of reading, return your log to any Ventura County Library and pick a small prize.
Turn in 1 log per week for a maximum of 10 logs to be entered into an end of summer grand prize drawing.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 – 3:00pm – 4:00pm
All adults with a valid Ventura County Library card can enter once per week starting on June 15 by filling out the online entry form. Form will be active June 15. The contest runs for six weeks, and at the end will be a grand prize drawing for all entrants. The big winner will receive an Amazon Kindle Paperwhite!
Call or visit the library for more information. Remember, summer reading isn’t just for kids; plan your own private getaway with a good book! _______________________________________________
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.
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.
Askew Poetry Journal editor Phil Taggart leads this bimonthly writing and performance group for young adults working on their portfolios through lessons and exposure to a variety of mentors, performers and artists.
E.P. Foster Library Topping Room
Drop in to play board games
Thursdays, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Event is free and open to the public, call (805) 648-2716 for more information.
Saturday, July 26, 11:00 am to noon
Join local ukulele lovers as they strum together in the Topping Room.
The films will be shown in the Topping Room, and will include a 1960s fantasy feature based on Greek mythology and a 1940s film serial about an arch-criminal attempting to steal a superweapon.
This event is free and open to the public.
The first film starts at 4 p.m. We hope to see you there!
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!
For more information, please contact :Star or Jane @ (805) 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.
The San Buenaventura Friends of the Library holds book discussions in the Topping room at E.P. Foster Library on the first Saturday of each month at 10:00 a.m.
This group reads a variety of fiction and non-fiction works and welcomes new members.
Book selection for August: Bootlegger’s Daughter by Margaret Maron
Please feel free to call Marcia at 407-3510 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, if you have any questions.
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.