Vol. 10, No. 16 – May 10 – May 23, 2017 – Ojai News & Events

The Ojai Library Ukulele Club meets every Wednesday, rain or shine, from 6 to 7 p.m. in the main library building. Continuously meeting since its formation in 2015, the club is open to all ages and levels of experience. If you have your own ukulele, bring it along! The club has a couple of extra ukuleles for drop-in guests.

Feel free to bring a copy of a song; the club collects these in a book of songs used during meetings. Each songbook includes a chord chart and is easy to follow—each song has the accompanying chords and lyrics listed and ready to play!

These events are free and open to the public. For additional information, contact Ron Solórzano, Regional Librarian, at (805) 218-9146.

The Ojai Library is located at 111 East Ojai Avenue in Ojai, CA. 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.

Local author Edward Webster will visit the Ojai Library at 1 p.m. on Sunday, May 21, 2017, to deliver a talk on his third book, Soul of Toledo. Described as a “suspenseful and ambitious historical novel,” this work is based on a detailed history by B. Netanyahu, a renowned scholar and father of Israel’s Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu. Webster will talk about the historical context of the novel, his meetings with professors in Spain, and how he wove the novel around what he learned.

Visit www.edwardwebster.com for more information about the author.

Local author Gaelle Lehrer Kennedy will visit the Ojai Library at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 20, 2017, to deliver a talk on her novel Night in Jerusalem. Night in Jerusalem is a love story and a glimpse into Israel’s turmoil in 1967. The book depicts the religious immigrant, the secular Israeli born Sabra, those living in Jerusalem, and those outside the city during turbulent times. Academy Award-winning director Moshe Mizrahi described it as “a bewitching love story that is also an extraordinary portrait of Jerusalem, its faith, spirituality, identity, and kaleidoscope of clashing beliefs.”

This event is free and open to the public. For additional information, contact Ron Solórzano, Regional Librarian, at (805) 218-9146.

The Ojai Library is located at 111 East Ojai Avenue in Ojai, CA. 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 Ojai Photography Club welcomes Ojai-based photographer and educator, Greg Cooper, as its May presenter. Cooper, Director of Community Outreach for the Humane Society of Ventura County, will bring together volunteering and photography in his presentation,  “Volunteerism: Putting Your Photographic Skills to Use in the Community.” The event will take place Tuesday, May 16, at 7:00 p.m. in Help of Ojai’s Kent Hall, 111 W. Santa Ana St., Ojai, CA.

A volunteer for the Humane Society since 1990, Cooper will speak and share images from his long and fulfilling experience in community service.

In addition to the focus on volunteering, Cooper will present strategies for creating successful pet portraits based on his experience with shelter animals and his own HSVC rescued dog, Biskit.

The Ojai Photography Club meets on the third Tuesday of each month, February – November. Only members may submit images for review. For additional information please visit: www.ojaiphotoclub.com/.

The Ojai Valley Library Friends and Foundation (OVLFF) and its newly renovated used book store, “Twice- Sold Tales” will have its Annual Memorial Day Weekend Book Sale on Saturday, May 27, Sunday May 28 and Monday 29 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The sale will be held on the patio and parking lot of the Ojai Library, 111 E. Ojai Avenue. A huge amount of high quality books will be sold at prices that range from 50 cents to $2.00.

All profits from the book store go to providing the three Ojai Libraries: Oak View, Meiners Oaks and downtown Ojai, with revenue for special programs for children and adults and for the purchase of additional materials and books.

The library bookstore has added a community room and it is available to the community to use for events. Please contact the library if you wish to reserve the room.

For further information, visit http://www.ovlff or check out the OVLFF Facebook page.

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