The Ventura County Library celebrated 100 years of service to the county on January 1

“The libraries of today are all about literacy, and that comes in many forms,” said Library Director Jackie Griffin. “We will always have books, but many of our services are now online as well. We have music, video, computer stations and even 3-D printers for the public to use.”

The County Library now has 11 branches, including one in Saticoy that was recently moved into a beautiful new building in the central part of the community. Each of the County libraries has high-speed Internet service and, in some branches, patrons can checkout laptop computers to use in the library. During the last fiscal year, the Library’s website had a half-million visits and a circulation of more than one million traditional and electronic materials.

Ventura’s Foster Library offers many things besides the reading of books.

Opera Santa Barbara will present a series of Free Noontime Concerts at Foster Library on the third Friday of February, March, and April. The concerts will feature members of the Mosher Studio Artist Program, a residential training program for accomplished young singers. These concerts are offered free to the public, and will feature a diverse repertoire of popular and lesser-known operatic offerings, all accompanied by piano. Concert dates are: February 19, March 18 and April 15.
For more information 648-2716,

California Native Plant Society Speaker Series February 16, at 7 pm
Scott Tomkinson will speak about restoration versus nature.

Adult Coloring Book Break February 3, 10, 17, 24 at noon.
Join in for some stress relieving coloring. Coloring sheets and pencils provided. Available from 12pm to 2pm so stop by for a minute or ten!

 

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