The Bookmark About Libraries and Friends

by Mary Olson

Ventura County Library Summer Reading Program continues with — Musician Craig Newton presenting Voice of America’s Fun Songs. Get ready for foot stomping, toe tapping, hand clapping, sing-along fun as musician Craig Newton brings a variety of instruments to the library. This free event is sponsored by the Ventura Friends of the Library.

  • Monday, July 17th at Hill Road Library, 3:00 pm
  • Monday, July 24th at Avenue Library, 3:30 pm
  • Thursday, July 27th at Saticoy Library, 1:30 pm

For more information, contact Sienna Sydlaske, Youth Librarian Specialist, at (805) 648-2716.

Wildlife Presentation with Saving Wildlife International

Explore, discover, and learn about the natural world through Saving Wildlife International’s unique live animal presentation. This exciting presentation is sure to entertain and educate! This free event is sponsored by the Ventura Friends of the Library.

  • Thursday, July 13th at Saticoy Library, 1:30 pm and at Avenue Library, 4:00 pm
  • Tuesday, July 25th at E.P. Foster Library, 11:00 am and at Hill Road Library, 2:00 pm

Find Your Voice! Family Musicals Film Fest and Coloring at Hill Road Library offers fun family musicals, drawing, and coloring for all ages.

  • Tuesday, July 18, 3:00 to 5:00 pm: Trolls World Tour
  • Tuesday, August 1, 3:00 to 5:00 pm: The Super Mario Bros. Movie

Foster Library’s Young Readers Book Club

For children ages 9-12 (4th or 5th grade reading level). E.P. Foster Library, Saturday, July 22, 1:00 to 2:00 pm: Discuss Amulet: The Stonekeeper by Kazu Kibuishi & create a graphic novel character.

Summer STEAM activities (science, technology, engineering, art and math):

E.P. Foster Library: Summer STEAM, Wednesdays, July 12 & 26, 2:00 to 4:00 pm; Maker Lab 3D Printing, Tuesdays, July 18 & 25, 2:00 to 4:00 pm.

Hill Road Library: Maker Lab, Thursdays, July 13, 20 & 17, 3:30 to 4:30 pm; Little Lab for ages 3 to 7, Tuesdays, July 18 & 25 & August 1, 10:30 to 11:30 am.

Hill Road Library Book Club: Tuesday, July 25, 5 to 6 pm: The Unlikely Adventures Of The Shergill Sisters by Balli Kaur Jaswal. To join the mailing list for this Book Club, please email [email protected].

Looking for a beach book? Or an audiobook for that long drive ? Or a jigsaw puzzle for your staycation?

Ventura Friends of the Library Bookstore in E.P. Foster Library is open Tuesday through Saturday, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm and Sunday 1:00 to 4:00 pm

We also invite you to browse anytime at our Online Bookstore for local sales. We are in the process of remodeling our online store, adding new categories such as Just Added! and Art, Architecture and Photography. Just order and pick up at the bookstore in E.P. Foster in as little as two days. Look for new arrivals of art books in the store in E.P. Foster, as well!

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