Vol. 13, No. 3 – Nov 6 – Nov 19, 2019 – Ojai News & Events

Assistant Professor of Biology Dr. Rudolf von May will visit the Ojai Library at 1pm on Saturday, November 16, to deliver a presentation entitled “Natural History, Amphibians, and Biodiversity Conservation in the Andes-Amazon Region.” Dr. von May comes from CSU Channel Islands (CI) as part of this season’s CI Library Lecture Series.

CSU Channel Islands hosts dozens of free public lectures at libraries throughout Ventura County as part of this program.

Jill Swaim will visit the Ojai Library on Wednesday, November 20, at 6pm to deliver a presentation entitled Road Scholar: Adventures in Lifelong Learning. Do you love to travel? Do you enjoy learning new things, exploring interesting places, and meeting people who share a love of adventure? Join us for a lively discussion of the many programs offered by Road Scholar, a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to inspire adults to learn, discover, and travel.

These programs offer a chance to expand your mind while being in the company of other people who believe that learning is one of the best parts of life.

Author Robert Kerbeck will visit the Ojai Library at 3pm on Friday, November 22,to talk about his new book, Malibu Burning: The Real Story Behind LA’s Most Destructive Wildfire.

Malibu is known as an earthly paradise of multi-million-dollar mansions, movie stars, and unimaginable natural beauty. But all that changed on November 8, 2018.

Go deep behind the scenes of the most destructive wildfire in Los Angeles history. Alongside his wife and son, Robert Kerbeck battled the fire that threatened to take their home. He knows first-hand how the Malibu fires affected everyone—from the rich and famous to the firefighters who often risked their lives.

Lori Mohr will visit the Ojai Library at 1pm on Saturday, November 23, deliver a talk entitled “Uptown, Downtown: American Art for a New Century.” Ms. Mohr comes via the Santa Barbara Museum of Art’s Community Speakers Program.

America at the turn of the 20th Century was being reshaped by engineering, nowhere more dramatic than in New York City. Skyscrapers, cars, and telephones stood as signs of a changing culture. Tagged “apostles of ugliness” for their depiction of working-class life in Lower Manhattan, Ashcan artists such as Robert Henri, George Glackens, and George Bellows created a new art rooted in the raw, unpolished, day-to-day world of dockworkers, nightclub performers, saloonkeepers, and street vendors.

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 Ave. Hours of service are 10am to 8pm Monday through Thursday and 12pm to 5pm Friday through Sunday.

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