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.
Join Dr. Marc D. Rayman, chief engineer and mission director on NASA’s Dawn mission, to learn about the two largest unexplored worlds in the inner solar system.
The ambitious and exciting Dawn mission is one of NASA’s most remarkable ventures into the solar system. The spacecraft has recently completed an exploration of Vesta and is now traveling to Ceres; these were among the last uncharted worlds in the inner solar system prior to Dawn. The alien landscapes Dawn reveals provide humankind with a new perspective on the solar system.
Free and open to the public. Call (805)648-2716 for more information.
A drop in session focused on helping with computer skills.
Classes are free and open to the public. For more info, call 648-2716.
Fresh Food Chef & Wellness Educator
Author of The Passionate Vegetable
and learn about the “tips chefs love” while sampling a delicious recipe from her book.
Saturday, June 1, 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.
✳ Restore your youthful vitality
✳ End your cravings and feel more satisfied with every bite
✳ Satisfy all your nutrition needs from vegetarian to flexitarian
✳ Discover delectable choices for gluten or dairy-free diets
✳ Have fun preparing quick, delicious and nutritious meals
Local writers Esther & Les Cole will share their stories on travel and writing. Both published authors, they will cover topics from self-publishing to honing your craft.
Over the last 60 years, dozens of Les’ stories have been published in science fiction magazines. He has published 5 novels and has won advertising awards for his scientific and industrial copy. Esther has been writing for 22 years, completing her first novel, a light mystery, at age 88. She has been a contributing writer to the Ventura Breeze for several years.
Free concert series in the Topping Room. Bring your mom down for a special treat this Mother’s Day. Comprised of four veteran musicians from around Ventura County, Lucky Break performs Classic Pop Rock you know and love! Striving to entertain with an upbeat mix of material from the 60′s and the 70′s, you won’t be let down hearing songs by such great artists as The Doors, Stevie Wonder, The Monkees, and many more! Music is the medium, FUN is the goal! Call Foster Library at 648-2716 for more information.
Dr. Frank Barajas, Professor of US History
“Early Farm Worker Housing on the Oxnard Plain”
Dr. Barajas specializes in the history of Southern California. He has published peer-reviewed essays on agricultural labor in Ventura County, the Sleepy Lagoon Trial, the Oxnard schools, and the 2004 implementation of a civil gang injunction in the City of Oxnard. Free and open to the public. Call Foster Library at 648-2716 for more information.
Saturday, May 11 6:00 — 7:00 p.m.
E.P. Foster Library, Topping Room
Local hiker Craig Carey will discuss his hiking adventures. Free and open to the public. Call Foster Library at 648-2716 for more information
11:00-11:45 – Learn about various online databases.
Wednesday, April 24 6:00 — 7:00 p.m.
E.P. Foster Library Topping Room
“Evolution of Surfing and the Culture Surrounding It”
with Jack Reilly, Professor of Art
Professor Jack Reilly attributes his career as an artist largely to surfing. He began surfing in the mid-1960s at the age of 14. Later, as a surf shop owner and board painter, he discovered his love for art, prompting him to leave the beach to study painting in Paris and earn his M.F.A. at Florida State University. Reilly is an internationally renowned artist, widely recognized as one of the key players in the Los Angeles art scene and the “Abstract Illusionism” movement. He has continued surfing as an important aspect of his life, while maintaining his art and teaching careers. In addition to chairing CI’s Art Program, Reilly also teaches a course called “Zen of Surfing.” Throughout Reilly’s 47 years of surfing, he has observed many cultural shifts, from the surfer as “outlaw” to the worldwide acceptance and professionalism of the sport. Reilly will also discuss how innovative technologies are involved in the production of surfing equipment, along with the extensive use of the Internet in long-range wave prediction and the observation of surf local conditions.