Local Ojai resident Karen Banfield will visit the Ojai Library at 1pm on Saturday, December 18, to talk about The Good Guys Calendar. Join Banfield as she shares photos and stories about the creation of the 2022 Good Guys Calendar and the local men who inspired it.
During the pandemic, Banfield decided to focus on the goodness around her, specifically the men who were showing up with a generosity of spirit and open hearts. She focused on men because the news had been full of negative role models, and she believes having positive role models is essential. To that end, Banfield interviewed 12 men from diverse backgrounds, wrote their stories, and took their photos. These men have touched many lives in small, often unnoticed ways, bringing compassion that made her smile and just as often brought her to tears.
The calendar is selling around the world because it is more than a place to record appointments—it is a way to feel good about life and the people in it.
This event is free and open to the public.
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.