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by Mary Olson

Summer Reading Program 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! Tuesday, August 15th at E.P. Foster Library, 4:00 pm
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)

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 available and attendees are encouraged to bring their own seating 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.

Trio Manise will visit the Ojai Library at 2 pm on Sunday, August 20, for a special afternoon of music by Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Villa-Lobos, Malcolm Arnold, and Benjamin Britten. The members of Trio Manise are David Singer (clarinet), Ann Erwin (flute), and Fred Beerstein (oboe).

David Singer’s reputation as one of the most highly-respected clarinetists in the U.S. has been established through performances and recordings as principal clarinetist of the Grammy Award-winning Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, two separate performances at the White House and in chamber music performances with some of the greatest musicians of our time, including Yo-Yo Ma, Yehudi Menuhin, and Rudolf Serkin.

Ann Erwin has performed with the San Diego Symphony and Opera Orchestras, Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra, New Hampshire Music Festival and Santa Barbara Chamber Music Festival. She is currently principal flute of San Diego’s Classics Philharmonic and a member of the Channel Islands Chamber Orchestra.

Fredric Beerstein, oboe instructor at California Lutheran University, is a member of the New West Symphony, as well as the Thousand Oaks Philharmonic and the Channel Islands Chamber Orchestra. He has also performed with the LA Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra on tour and the Pacific Symphony Orchestra.

The performance will take place in the main library space, and is sponsored by the Ojai Valley Library Friends & Foundation. This event is free and open to the public.

For additional information on these special events, contact Ron Solórzano, Regional Librarian, at (805) 218-9146 or [email protected]

Ventura Friends of the Library invite you to visit our 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. We have a variety of nonfiction from history, memoirs, current events to true crime. We have DVDs and CDs to entertain you. Come and browse!

We also invite you to browse anytime at our Online Bookstore for local sales. Volunteers have been busy adding lots of exciting new inventory, so come take a look. In August, Notable Books for Youth are 10% off! Just order and pick up at the bookstore in E.P. Foster in as few as two days.

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