The Bookmark About Libraries and Friends

by Mary Olson

Rising from the Ashes Home Tour Saturday, April 22, 12:00 to 4:00 pm.

The strength and resilience of Ventura will be on view as the Ventura County Library Foundation presents a tour of some of the beautifully rebuilt homes after the devastation of the Thomas Fire. This tour of homes is being presented by the Ventura County Library Foundation to support the county libraries. Representatives from the Ventura Regional Fire
Safe Council will also be on hand to provide home hardening information.

The homes’ distinctive and unique architecture captures the views from these hills while new landscaping embraces fire mitigation measures.

This unique opportunity to tour newly rebuilt homes in the Ondulando and Clearpoint areas of Ventura promises to be a delightful afternoon that will showcase the resilience, creativity, and beauty of the Ventura hillside residences. The event will include local musicians and contact information for a variety of professional contractors, craftsmen, builders, and related services.

Tickets are $50.00 and on sale at

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.

Do you enjoy learning new things, exploring interesting places, and meeting people who share a love of adventure?
Hill Road Library will host a discussion of the many programs offered by Road Scholar on Thursday, May 4th, at 5:00 pm. Road Scholar is the world’s largest educational travel organization for adults, offering nearly 5,500 affordable programs each year in about 150 countries worldwide. These programs offer a chance to expand your mind while being
in the company of other people who believe that learning is one of the best parts of life. For more information, contact Linda Cherry, Librarian at 805-677-7180.

Take 5 and Read to Kids Storytime

Hill Road Library will be one of the locations of First 5 Ventura County’s annual advocacy and early literacy event that encourages caregivers and community members to Talk, Read, and Sing every day! A Ventura County local leader – To be announced – will lead the storytime. Each child will receive a bilingual book to build their home library. Hill Road Library Friday, May 5, 10:00 to 11:00 am.

There are still some events to come in Ventura County Library’s 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 and Saticoy Library branches. The upcoming topics are:

Home Weatherization 101

Thursday, May 4, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Saticoy Library (1292 Los Angeles Avenue, Ventura) 805 671-5148

How to Get Green Business Certified

Thursday, May 11, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Piru Library (3811 Center Street, Piru) 805 521-1753
Thursday, May 18, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Saticoy Library

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