The Bookmark About Libraries and Friends

by Mary Olson

Hill Road Library celebrates its fifth birthday on Saturday, December 3rd, at 10:30 am! The celebrations begins with a Decorate Your Own Party Hat craft activity at 10:30 am. Then, at 11:00 am, welcome the fabulous magician Zany Zoe. Zoe has performed magic and illusion arts for over 15 years in the Los Angeles area and brings unrivaled energy and comedy to her family-friendly performance. All ages are welcome!

Every Tuesday in December at 3:00 pm, Hill Road Library will host a Winter Wonderland simple craft and seasonal movie! The first event on December 6th, will be creating a star ornament. The movie selection will be Abominable: A story about a teenager and her friends who go on a quest to reunite a Yeti with his family.

On December 13th, make your own Christmas card. The movie selection will be The Nightmare Before Christmas. On December 20th, create your own wrapping paper. The movie selection will be The Polar Express. The fourth and final event on December 27th, will be creating Pom Pom Party Poppers. The movie selection will be High School Musical.

At 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 31, you and your little ones are invited to a special New Year’s Eve
event at Hill Road Library – a “Noon Year’s Eve” countdown party! Enjoy storytime, crafts, and
countdown fun as we ring in the New Year at noon.

All events are free and open to the public. For additional information, contact Linda Cherry, Librarian, at 805-677-7180.

The Hill Road Library is located at 1070 S. Hill Road, Ventura. Hours of service are Monday through
Wednesday 10 am to 6 pm, Thursday 2 pm to 6 pm, Friday through Sunday 10 am to 2 pm.

Whenever you visit Hill Road Library, be sure to take a look at the Ventura Friends of the Library sales shelves. The shelves have been restocked with holiday selections! Meet some Friends of the Library at the birthday celebration — we’ll bring along more children’s and craft books to sell.

The Friends Bookstore in E.P. Foster Library will be open for some extra shifts in December.

The store will be open Tuesday through Saturday, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. AND, the store will be open
Sundays, 1:30 to 4:00 pm.

We also invite you to visit our online bookstore for local sales When you make a purchase there, you will receive an email letting you know when your order will be ready for pickup at the bookstore in E.P. Foster. You can also join or renew your membership to Ventura Friends of the Library for 2023 through the online store.

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