The Bookmark About Libraries and Friends

by Mary Olson

There has been a date change update to two special events coming up through the Ventura County Library. Program staff from Women’s Economic Ventures (WEV) will join the Ventura County Library to lead a
Financial Education Webinar titled “How to Navigate your Budget with Confidence and Purpose.” This program will take place virtually via Zoom, and will be offered in English on Tuesday, February 28, and in
Spanish on Wednesday, March 1.

Previously these events were scheduled for January 17 and 18; we apologize for the inconvenience.

This 75-minute workshop will help you to identify your financial priorities so you can manage your numbers and budget with confidence and purpose. This interactive session will be facilitated by Irene Kelly, WEV’s Financial Education and Community Engagement Manager.

The program in English begins at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, February 28. To register, visit .

The program in Spanish begins at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, March 1. To register, visit

These events are free and open to the public. For additional information, contact Ron Solórzano, Regional Librarian, at (805) 218-9146 or [email protected].

Micaela Ellis, teen author, will visit the Hill Road Library on Saturday, March 4th, at 11:00 am to deliver a presentation on her book, Autism Over The Years. In her presentation, Micaela will share her experiences as a young adult navigating autism in today’s world. She hopes to expand community perceptions and educate others on some of the challenges that autistic people may face, as well as share the many opportunities for growth that are available to children and young adults like her when their needs are respected, understood, and celebrated. This event is free and open to the public. For additional information, contact Linda Cherry, Hill Road Librarian, 805-677-7180.

Ventura Friends of the Library Bookstore in E.P. Foster Library is open Tuesday through Saturday, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. AND, we are still able to keep the store open on Sundays, 1:30 to 4:00 pm in February.
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.

We also list some books and media for sale on Amazon. We receive donations of a wide variety of books and media and would welcome new volunteers who could research other specialized online selling platforms and help us with us setup and maintenance. Please contact [email protected] if you can help us navigate the ever-evolving online environment.

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