The Bookmark About Libraries and Friends

by Mary Olson

Ventura County Library Summer Reading Program continues with Kyle Tiernan, Draw Along Art Kyle, a Visual Educator, will teach everyone (kids and grown-ups alike!) how to draw pictures in a hilariously fun and entertaining show. This free event is sponsored by the Ventura Friends of the Library and is open to the public.
Thursday, August 3rd at Saticoy Library, 1:30 pm
Thursday, August 3rd at Avenue Library, 4:00 pm
Friday, August 4th at Hill Road Library, 11:00 am
Friday, August 4th at E.P. Foster Library, 2:00 pm
For more information, contact Sienna Sydlaske, Youth Librarian Specialist, at (805) 648-2716.

Find Your Voice! Family Musicals Film Fest and Coloring at Hill Road Library final film of the summer:Tuesday, August 1, 3:00 to 5:00 pm: The Super Mario Bros. Movie

End of Summer Party
You completed the Summer Reading Challenge, so visit the library for an end of summer celebration with Kona Ice!
Free for kids and teens!
Wednesday, August 2nd at Avenue Library, 3:00 pm
Thursday, August 3rd at Hill Road Library, 3:00 pm
Tuesday, August 8th at Saticoy Library 3:00 pm
Tuesday, August 15th at E.P. Foster Library, 4:00 pm

Filmmakers Robin Rosenthal and Bill Yahraus will visit the Albert H. Soliz Library (2820 Jourdan Street in Oxnard) at 7:30 pm on Saturday, August 12, for a screening of their film Mariposas del Campo. The film will be shown outdoors in the library’s parking lot; limited seating will be available, and attendees are encouraged to bring their own seating as well if they wish. Mariposas del Campo shares the stories of indigenous Mixtec, Zapotec, and Purépecha teenagers from Mexico striving to change their families’ destinies in the strawberry fields of Oxnard. This screening is being put on as part of Ventura County’s celebration of its 150th Anniversary.
This event is free and open to the public. For additional information, contact Ron Solórzano, Regional Librarian, at
(805) 218-9146 or [email protected]

Foster Library’s Young Readers Book Club
For children ages 9-12 (4th or 5th grade reading level). E.P. Foster Library, Saturday, Aug. 26, 1:00 to 2:00 pm
Discuss The Human Kaboom by Adam Rubin & create a character sheet (DND style)

Ventura Friends of the Library are able to fund summer reading program events through our sales of donated books.
We invite you to visit

Ventura Friends of the Library Bookstore in E.P. Foster Library
Tuesday through Saturday, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm and Sunday 1:00 to 4:00 pm
We have rows and rows of fiction, from $.25 paperbacks to current bestsellers and a comprehensive children’s section from board books for toddlers to novels for young adults. We have coffee table art books and vintage books, pre-1950, some much worn and beloved, and some with beautiful covers and gilt pages. Come and browse!
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.

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