E.P. Foster Library – February events
Adult Programs & Special Events
Poetry Out Loud County Competition
2/3 @ 3 pm
High school students from across Ventura County will recite poetry in the hopes of moving on to regional, state, and national contests.
Forgotten Foster Park
2/3 @ 6:30 pm
Come hear local author, Gwen Alfares, talk about her book, Forgotten Foster Park. Foster Park was a small rural community that existed along Highway 33 from the 1920s to the 1960s and hosted such music greats as Johnny Cash, the Everly Brothers and Jerry Lee Lewis.
Between Two Rivers- Poetry Documentary
2/6 @ 3 pm
SOLO Press just celebrated 50 years of publishing. This film celebrates Glenna Luschei, found of the small, woman run poetry press.
Plastic Pollution: How Microplastics are Impacting Beaches in Southern California
2/7 @ 3 pm Channel Islands Lecture SeriesClare Steel, PhD, Environmental Science Lecturer will present this lecture in the Topping Room.
2/10 @ 6pm
Local Artist Ron Smith will conduct an Assemblage workshop. If you loved collages you won’t want to miss this fun craft night. Some supplies will be provided.
You are welcome to bring your own supplies as well as curious and peculiar curios for art construction.
Valentine to Ventura
Poetry Writing Workshop
2/13 @ 3 pm
Special 150th anniversary event. Beginning to expert poets aged 13 and up are welcome to attend and compose a Valentine to Ventura.
Meditation and Inspirational Books
2/20 @ 12 pm
Join us for an afternoon of meditation and inspirational books. John Landa will discuss the books that guided him to the path he is now on. In addition to the discussion there will be a tranquil meditation session.
Library LAB Open Workshop 2/10 & 2/24 4:30-6:30 pm Alternating Wednesday evenings to learn more about the 3D printer and laser cutter—or to use them yourself!
Poetry Open Mic Night 2/4, 11, 18, 25 Thursdays 7:30-9 pm On these Thursday nights, join this group of writers as they meet in the Topping Room to share their work.
Ukulele Jam Session 2/8 & 22 Mondays 7-10 pm Locals gather to play the ukulele on the first and third Monday of the month.
Early Literacy Class 2/2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, & 24
Tuesdays & Wednesdays 10:30am A great way to introduce your child to early literacy and the library.
Homework Center 2/2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23 & 25
Tuesdays & Thursdays 3-5pm Homework Helpers will be available to help students in grades K through 12 with their homework assignments.
Paws for Reading 2/6, 13, 20, & 27
Saturdays noon- 1pm Read aloud to a registered service dog (sign-up required).
TAG Teen Advisory Group 2/3 & 17 Wednesdays 4 pm Active members will get credit towards School Community Services Hours.
Youth Chess Club 2/1, 8, 22, & 29 Mondays 3 pm Learn to play chess or improve your current ability! Assisted by Class A tournament player Jack Cashman.
Makeshop 2/9 & 23 Tuesdays 3-5 pm Building fun at the library! Makerspace event.
Lego LAB: Build, Learn, and Play! 2/2 & 16 Tuesdays 3 pm 2/6 Saturday 10 am
Exciting challenges every meeting. Bring your imagination and experiment with creative designs.
Dynamic Dinosaurs 2/10 Wednesday 4 pm Become a paleontologist by examining museum quality replicas of real dinosaur fossils!
Valentine’s Day Crafternoon 2/11 Thursday 3 pm A craft in the afternoon themed to Valentine’s Day.
Dance Party! 2/12 & 18 Friday and Thursday 10-11 am Enjoy non-stop music and movement for children ages 2-5 and their grownups in the Topping Room!
FosterCon 2/27 Saturday 10 am The mini-comic festival in Downtown Ventura.
Closed Monday, February 15th in observance of President’s Day.