The Bookmark About Libraries 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 topics

Home Weatherization 101
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

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Thursday, April 13, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Soliz Library (2820 Jourdan Street, Oxnard) 805
Thursday, May 11, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Piru Library
Thursday, May 18, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Saticoy Library
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

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.

Nathalia brings Bilingual Music for Families to Hill Road Library on Tuesday, April 25 at 3:30
pm. Get ready to dance and sing in English and Espanol with Nathalia, a multi-talented singer
songwriter based out of Los Angeles. From rock to cumbia, jazz to reggaeton, Nathalia’s songs
are produced in a number of different musical styles and written with the whole family in mind.
This event is open to all ages.

Book Clubs at the Library
E.P. Foster’s Young Reader Book Club meets 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). For more information, call
(805) 648-2716.

Hill Road Library’s quarterly Wise Owls Book Club for adults who enjoy reading children’s
literature, meets on Tuesday, April 11, 5:00 to 6:00 pm. The book selection is: The Last
Cuentista by Donna Barba Higuera.

The Hill Road Library Book Club will discuss Bird Brother: A Falconer’s Journey and the
Healing Power of Wildlife by Rodney Stotts on Tuesday, April 25, 5:00 to 6:00 pm.
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.
Rising from the Ashes home tour will 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. Mid-Century Modern, Mediterranean, Spanish
Colonial, West Pueblo, Modern and French Country styles are represented.

Proceeds will help fund important literacy programs, including the Mobile Library. For more
information and to buy tickets, go to

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