The Bookmark About Librairies and Friends

by Mary Olson
Ventura County Library is offering a series of family-friendly sustainability-themed programs.
English/Spanish interpretation services and children’s activities will be available for all the programs at the Piru Library, Saticoy Library, and Soliz Library branches. The upcoming topic is:

Home Weatherization 101
Thursday, March 30, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Soliz Library
(2820 Jourdan Street, Oxnard) 805 485-4515
Thursday, April 6, 5:00 pm-7:00 pm at Piru Library
(3811 Center Street, Piru) 805 521-1753
Thursday, May 4, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Saticoy Library
(1292 Los Angeles Avenue, Ventura) 805 671-5148

These programs are made available through a Sustainable California Libraries Grant from the California State Library, and in collaboration with the County Executive Office’s Sustainability Division. To learn more about the Sustainable California Libraries grant, visit their website at

E.P. Foster Library is offering a new book club – Foster’s Young Reader Book Club will meet on the fourth Saturday of each month, from 1:00 to 2:00 pm, for children ages 9-12 (4th or 5th grade reading level). The selection to be discussed at the March 25 meeting is The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo. Despereaux Tilling is a mouse who sets out on a quest to rescue a beautiful human princess from the rats. The book won the 2004 Newbery Medal award and has been adapted into a film, a video game, and a stage musical.

Micaela Ellis, teen author, will visit E.P. Foster Library on Saturday, April 8, 11:00 am to noon to present her book, Autism Over The Years and share her perspective on life as a child with autism. She hopes to educate others on the challenges that people with autism face and the many opportunities for growth and learning that are available to children like her when they are respected and understood.

The Hill Road Library Book Club will discuss Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver on
Tuesday, March 28, 5:00 to 6:00 pm. The April book club selection is Bird Brother: A Falconer’s Journey
and the Healing Power of Wildlife by Rodney Stotts.

Hill Road Library also offers a quarterly Wise Owls Book Club for adults who enjoy reading children’s literature. The Spring meeting takes place on Tuesday, April 11, 5:00 to 6:00 pm. The book selection is : The Last Cuentista by Donna Barba Higuera. This middle-grade dystopian novel follows Petra Peña who, along with her family and a few hundred others, leaves Earth to continue the human race after a comet strikes the planet.

To join the mailing list for Hill Road Library book clubs, please email [email protected] . Visit
Hill Road Library to pick up the latest book club selections.

The Ventura County Library Foundation has announced its second Rising from the Ashes home tour to take place on Saturday, April 22, 12:00 to 4:00 pm.

The Thomas Fire of 2017 caused devastation, but not defeat. The Ventura County Library Foundation invites you to witness the resilience of Ventura as you tour some of the beautifully rebuilt homes and hear the stories of rebirth.

Proceeds will help fund important literacy programs, the Mobile Library, broader access to the internet and computers to close the digital divide, homework tutoring, STEAM initiatives, and much more.
For more information and to buy tickets, go to:

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