The Bookmark About Libraries and Friends

by Mary Olson

One County One Book
The Ventura County Library and Ventura County Library Foundation are beginning planning for One County One Book for 2023. One County, One Book unites the members of the Ventura County community in order to spread interest and facilitate discussion about selected books. The selected title for 2023 is Solito by Javier Zamora. This year, the author talk will take place earlier than in past years, on Saturday, September 30, 2023. The main author event, VIP Reception with the author, and booths featuring vendors, non-profits, local authors and children’s story time will take place on the campus of CSU Channel Islands.

Are you a local author, vendor, or non-profit who would like to participate?
Please contact: [email protected]

Legos at the Library
On Fridays, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm, E.P. Foster Library hosts Lego Play. Children of all ages are invited to bring their imaginations and experiment with creative designs.

Hill Road Library’s Maker Lab offers Lego Challenge on Thursdays, from 3:30 to 4:30. On
Thursday, May 25, children can bring a favorite stuffed animal to Maker Lab and create protective
armor out of Legos to shield it with an exoskeleton or create a camouflage suit!

Find Your Voice! Family Musicals Film Fest and Coloring

Beat the heat this summer at Hill Road Library with air conditioning, fun family musicals, drawing,
and coloring for all ages.

Tuesday, June 6, 3:00 to 5:00 pm: Encanto
Tuesday, June 13, 3:00 to 5:00 pm: Sing II
Tuesday, June 20, 3:00 to 5:00 pm: The Lego Movie Part 2: The Second Part
Tuesday, July 11, 3:00 to 5:00 pm: Soul
Tuesday, July 18, 3:00 to 5:00 pm: Trolls World Tour

Find your Beach Reads
(and audiobooks and jigsaw puzzles)

Ventura Friends of the Library Bookstore in E.P. Foster Library
open Tuesday through Saturday, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm and Sundays, 1:30 to 4:00 pm.
You can also shop at our online store at and pick up your purchase at the store in E.P. Foster.

At Hill Road Library, check the Friends of the Library sales shelves, directly ahead of you as you enter the library. Choose your books and deposit payment in the box whenever you visit the library.

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