On Saturday, December 19, from 1 to 2 p.m., Jill Swaim will visit the Ojai Library to deliver a talk entitled Road Scholar: Adventures in Lifelong Learning. Love to travel? Enjoy learning new things, exploring interesting places, and meeting people who share a love of adventure? Swaim will speak about Road Scholar, the world’s largest—and America’s first—educational travel organization for adults. Road Scholar offers nearly 8,000 affordable programs each year in about 90 countries worldwide. These programs offer a chance to expand your mind while being in the company of other people who believe that learning is one of the best parts of life. This event is free and open to the public. For additional information, contact Ron Solórzano, City Librarian, at 218-9146.
From December 16 to December 23, the Ojai Valley Libraries will be marking the
launch of the MakerBox Collective by holding numerous 3D printing demonstrations using a LulzBot Mini 3D printer. This printer is featured in one of seven MakerBoxes, each containing materials and instructions for a different activity. These boxes will travel between the participating libraries of the MakerBox Collective, bringing the maker experience to library users across Ventura and Los Angeles Counties.
The Ojai Library will have the 3D printer until Sunday, December 20, during which time they will hold occasional demonstrations and information sessions. The printer will then travel to the Meiners Oaks Library on Monday, December 21, and to the Oak View Library Tuesday and Wednesday, December 22 and 23.
These events are free and open to the public. For additional information, contact Ron Solórzano, City Librarian, at 218-9146. The Ojai Library is located at 111 East Ojai Ave. Hours of service are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday.
The Meiners Oaks Library is located at 114 North Padre Juan. Monday hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. The Oak View Library is located at 555 Mahoney Avenue in Oak View. Tuesday and Wednesday hours are 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. The Ventura County Library is available 24/7 at www.vencolibrary.org.
A new show by visionary artist Joyce Huntington, “Painting in the Light,” will fill the Ojai Art Center from January 9 through February 3, 2016. A reception for the artist will take place on Saturday, Jan. 16th, from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at the Center, 113 S. Montgomery St.
The internationally known Huntington spent most of her childhood in the desert southwest. A precocious, dance-obsessed child, she faced a near-death bout with polio, which left her confined to a wheelchair. No longer able to dance, her creative spirit found new expression in painting. She has since dedicated her life to bringing feelings of peace, healing, and inspiration to others through her artwork, which springs from visions she receives in meditation.
In addition to many gallery showings, her paintings have illustrated many children’s books, as well as the cover of Ojai-resident Rev. Karen S. Wylie’s Into Me See.