Themed Early Literacy Class- For the month of January Early Literacy Class at all Ventura Libraries will be themed around things you find in Ventura in celebration of the city turning 150 this year.
Early Literacy Class – The Beach & Ocean – January 12 & 13 @10:30am
Early Literacy Class – Gardens – January 19 & 20 @10:30am
Early Literacy Class – Cars – January 26 & 27 @10:30am
STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) Workshops will teach young folks about the STEAM of Ventura!
150th Themed STEAM Workshop – January 6 @4pm
Adult Programs/Special Events
Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation – January 6 @12pm Join Audrey Walzer to learn about the stress reducing practice of mindfulness meditation and how it can help you be more effective in daily life.
Adult Coloring Book Break – January 20 @12pm Join us in the library for some stress relieving coloring. Coloring sheets and pencils provided. Available from 12pm to 2pm so stop by a minute or ten!
Library LAB Open Workshop TBD 4:30-6:30pm Come by the library on alternating Wednesday evenings to learn more about our 3D printer and laser cutter—or to use them yourself!
Poetry Open Mic Night January 7, 14, 21 & 28 Thursdays 7:30-9pm On these Thursday nights, come join this group of writers as they meet in the Topping Room to share their work.
Ukulele Jam Session January 11 & 25 Mondays 7-10pm Locals gather to play the ukulele on the first and third Monday of the month.
Teens Teaching Tech 1/9 Saturday Noon – 1pm Need help with technology? Bring your device to the library to get help from local teens.
Early Literacy Class January 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 & 27 Tuesdays & Wednesdays 10:30am A great way to introduce your child to early literacy and the library.
Homework Center January 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26 & 28 Tuesdays & Thursdays 3-5pm Homework Helpers will be available to help students in grades K through 12 with their homework assignments.
Paws for Reading January 9, 16, 23, 30 Saturdays noon- 1pm Read aloud to a registered service dog (sign-up required).
TAG Teen Advisory Group January 6 & 20 Wednesdays 4pm Active members will get credit towards School Community Services Hours. TAG meetings are in the Young Adult area on the 2nd floor.
Youth Chess Club January 11 & 25 Mondays 3pm Learn to play chess or improve your current ability! Assisted by Class A tournament player Jack Cashman.
Dance Party! January 16 & 21 Friday 10:00-11:00am Enjoy non-stop music and movement for children ages 2-5 and their grownups in the Topping Room!
Lego LAB: Build, Learn, and Play! January 19 Tuesdays 3pm January 9 Saturday 10am Exciting challenges every meeting. Bring your imagination and experiment with creative designs.
The Library will be holding its third annual Foster Con Mini Comic Festival on Saturday, February 27, 2016, from 10am to 4pm. For comic lovers of all ages, there will be many activities, including a comic workshop for kids, vendor tables, raffle prizes, and special guests, including True Thomas the Storyteller, and the Mandalorian Mercs, a very special Star Wars cosplay group.
For information about Foster Con, contact Heather Seaton, Library Technician I, at (805) 641-4413.