The Bookmark About Libraries and Friends

by Mary Olson

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.

Leslie Rinchen-Wongmo, local textile artist, teacher and author of Threads of Awakening: An
American Woman’s Journey into Tibet’s Sacred Textile Art, will visit the Ray D. Prueter Library on Saturday, December 9 at 1:00 pm. Trained by two of the finest living Tibetan appliqué artists, Leslie learned to stitch bits of silk into elaborate figurative mosaics that bring the transformative images of Buddhist meditation to life.

These events are 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].

Saticoy Library will host an after-school Engineering Exploration program with Marta Alvarez on Thursday, November 30, 4:00 to 5:00 pm. 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. This program will also be offered at Avenue Library on Tuesday, December 12 at 3:00 to. 4:00 pm. For more information on these activities, call 805 626-READ.

Local author and Ventura County prosecutor Richard Simon will visit the Ojai Library at 6 pm on
Thursday, December 7, to talk about his book, Bring Me to Life. Simon has worked on high-profile, local cases featured on television and in media, and was Ventura County’s assigned prosecutor on the Golden State Killer case. Bring Me to Life is Simon’s mystery thriller about a top prosecutor who is assigned the case of his career. This event is free and open to the public. For additional information, contact Ron Solórzano, Regional Librarian, at (805) 218-9146 or [email protected].

Ventura Friends of the Library Bookstore, 2nd Look Books, in E.P. Foster Library
is open Tuesday through Saturday, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm and Sundays, 1:00 to 4:00 pm.
We also invite you to visit our online bookstore for local sales

You can find unique items in the Art, Architecture & Photography category such as “The Antiquarian Sticker Book:An Illustrated Compendium of Adhesive Ephemera” . The Performing Arts category covers the territory from the legendary Hammer Studio to Star Wars. The Vintage & Collectible offerings will pique your nostalgia for old comics, classic cars or classic literature. When you make a purchase at the online store, you will receive an email letting you know when your order will be ready for pickup at the bookstore in E.P. Foster.

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