The Bookmark About Libraries and Friends

by Mary Olson

It’s time for another Ventura Friends of the Library Book Sale
Saturday, November 18, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
at the Vons at Telegraph & Victoria

On Saturday, December 2, noon to 1:00 pm, Ray D. Preuter Library will host a Living History performance. Connie Korenstein continues her performances of historical figures as part of the 150th anniversary of Ventura County. She portrays Lucy Levy, a Parisian socialite born in 1882. Lucy’s tale is one of love, travel, and surprise, as she adjusts to life in Hueneme, California, during the Roaring Twenties and the Great Depression. This event is sponsored by the Ventura County Library Foundation. The event is free and open to the public. Ray D. Prueter Library is located at 510 Park Avenue, Port Hueneme For additional information please, contact Timothy Furgal, Regional Librarian, at (805) 486-5460 or [email protected].

For the Fall Season, Ventura County Library is offering a Fall Snack Program at Albert H. Soliz (2820 Jourdan Street, Oxnard), Avenue (606 North Ventura Avenue, Ventura) and Saticoy (1292 Los Angeles Avenue, Ventura) branches. The library will provide after-school snacks for children under 18 years of age. A variety of packaged snacks and juices will be served to all children on weekday afternoons on a first come, first served basis.
The children will also have the opportunity to participate in STEAM activities, enriching their understanding of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math.

Avenue Library is hosting STEAM Mondays, from 2:00 TO 4:00 pm. New experiments every day! On Tuesday, December 12, 3:00 to 4:00 pm, Avenue Library will host an Engineering Exploration. Marta Alvarez, a civil engineer who founded YCE, Inc., an agricultural surveying company in Ventura County and member of the Society of Women Engineers, will present what it takes to become an engineer & land surveyor, provide a demo of surveying equipment and show examples of projects.

Saticoy Library is hosting STEAM Days daily, 3:00 to 6:00 pm throughout the Fall. Fun science activities change weekly. Saticoy hosts the Engineering Exploration program with Marta Alvarez on Thursday, November 30, 4:00 to 5:00 pm.

For more information on these activities, call 805 626-READ.

The Hill Road Library Book Club’s last meeting of the year will take place on Tuesday, November 28 at 4:00 pm.
We’ll discuss The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir by Thi Bui.

The book club will return in January at its regular time – 5:00 pm on the last Tuesday of the month. To join the mailing list for Hill Road Library book clubs, please email [email protected]. Visit Hill Road Library to pick up the latest book club elections.

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