Celebrations began in March at Avenue Library with a visit from best-selling bi-lingual author Amada Perez and music from Inlakech Cultural Arts, and continued on July 18, in coordination with the Summer Reading Program at E.P. Foster Library, with Alane Adams, author of the Legend of Orkney fantasy novels for middle grade readers and multi-instrumentalist Craig Newton.
The 50th anniversary celebration at Saticoy Library on August 10 will reflect a whimsical aspect of 1969 with a visit from Ivor Davis, author of “Ladies and Gentlemen . . . The Penguins”. This picture book tells a fanciful fable about a famous Penguin rock group from the remote British Falkland Islands in the South Atlantic, who grew up to become one of the most successful pop groups in the world. Even bigger—well almost—than the Beatles.
He will be accompanied by Alan Shapiro, songwriter/singer who has created songs to accompany readings from the book. Alan is a singer/songwriter, from Brooklyn, New York, currently living in Oxnard.
Ivor Davis is generously donating 50 copies of his book in honor of the 50th, to be autographed and given to children attending the program.
Please join in at 1:00 pm on Saturday, August 10 at Saticoy Library, 1292 Los Angeles Ave., Ventura, for a tunaful…and sophisticated occasion.
The final event of the 50th anniversary celebration will take place in October at Hill Road Library in conjunction with their Annual Membership Meeting.