December events at Foster Library

Adult Programs/Special Events

H.O.P.E. for Warriors (12/5 @ 1pm) – A presentation by Reins of H.O.P.E., a Ventura County based organization dedicated to offering Equine Assisted Psychotherapy. The talk will address how sessions help veterans develop coping skills for PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury, anger, depression, addiction, and grief.

Flowering Plants of the Mt. Piños Area (12/ 9 @ 7:15pm) – California Native Plant Society Channel Islands Chapter – Join us to learn more about the native plants of this mountain region located in the Los Padres National Forest on the boundary between Ventura and Kern Counties.

Ongoing Events

Library LAB Open Workshop (12/9 & 12/23 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! Ask the library staff about what you need to bring to print or engrave an item of your own, or just drop in to see what we’re up to in our library makerspace.

Poetry Open Mic Night (12/3, 10, 17 Thursday 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 (12/14 & 28 Mondays 7-10pm) – Locals gather to play the ukulele on the first and third Monday of the month.

Teens Teaching Tech (12/12 Saturday 12-1pm) – Need help with technology? Bring your device to the library to get help from local teens.

*Computer classes are now one-on-one sessions. Call the library for more information.

Children’s Events

Dance Party! (12/4 Friday 10:30-11:30 am) Enjoy non-stop music and movement for children ages 2-5 and their grownups in the Topping Room!

After School Reading Crew (12/9 Wednesday 5:30-6:30pm) – K-3rd grade elementary students and their families are invited to this literacy enrichment class.

Early Literacy Class (12/1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, & 30 Tuesdays & Wednesdays 10:30am) – A great way to introduce your child to early literacy and the library. Join us every week for stories, poems, music, movement, a simple craft, and fun!

Homework Center (12/1, 3, 8, 10, 15, & 17 Tuesdays & Thursdays 3-5pm) – Homework Helpers will be available to help students in grades K through 12 with their homework assignments.

Paws for Reading (12/5, 12, 19, & 26 Saturdays 12-1pm) – Read aloud to a registered service dog (sign-up required).

Teen Happenings

TAG Teen Advisory Group (12/2 & 16 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 (12/7, 14, 21, & 28 Mondays 3pm) – Learn to play chess or improve your current ability! Assisted by Class A tournament player Jack Cashman.

Special Events

Winter Crafternoon (12/16 Wednesday @ 3:30-5pm) – Get your craft on in the afternoon at E.P. Foster Library. Enjoy a special winter themed craft!

Makeshop (12/1 &15 Tuesdays 3-5pm) – Building fun at the library! Learn to build for wind. Children of all ages welcome.

Holidays in December
We will be closed:
Friday, December 25 in observance of Christmas Day
Friday, January 1 in observance of New Years Day

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