The Bookmark About Libraries and Friends

by Mary Olson

It’s time for another Ventura Friends of the Library Book Sale
Saturday, April 6, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
at the Vons at Telegraph & Victoria

Children’s books – buy one get one Free (except graphic novels)
Puzzles; DVDs and CDs $1.00 each; Books on CD $1.50-$2.00 each

BUNNY BONANZA HUNT at E.P. Foster Library, Friday, March 22, 5 :00 pm – 6:30 pm
Fun for the all the family – Bunny Petting Zoo, Spring Crafts, Spring Scavenger Hunt!

Presented by EP Foster Library’s Teen Advisory Group. The Teen Advisory Group is open to students, 13 to 18 years. Students earn community service hours while planning fun TEEN and CHILDREN’S events! For more information, call 805 626-READ.

Ventura author P. Scott Corbett will visit the Ojai Library at 2 pm on Saturday, March 23, to talk about his new trilogy of books: Harvest of Hunger, Fortune’s Retrieval, and Pursuing Shadows.

Meet the author who turned a lifelong passion for writing, China, and Asia into compelling historical fiction. He’ll discuss his works, the creative process, and publishing.

P. Scott Corbett received his Ph.D. in History from the University of Kansas Columbia University. He has taught American history at the college level for over 30 years, including at Ventura College and CSUCI. He has also taught American history in China and Singapore.

The trilogy recounts the saga of four generations of an American family serving as missionaries and cultural ambassadors in China. Though a certain amount of literary license has been used in developing the narratives, they do track closely actual historical events and experiences of actual people encompassing the North China famine of 1920-21, war-torn China from 1937 to 1945 and China in the 1980s.

This event is free and open to the public. For additional information, contact Ron Solórzano, Regional Librarian, at (805) 218-9146 or [email protected].

Discover Science at Hill Road Library, Saturday, March 23, 11:00 am to noon This Rainbow in a Jar water density experiment with sugar uses only a few kitchen ingredients but produces an amazing science experiment for kids!

STEAM SATURDAY at Avenue Library –Saturday, March 30, 12:00 to 2:00 pm.
Art Dice: Create a set of dice to gamify your art! Create randomly generated art, where every toss of the dice provides the chance to practice drawing skills, color and shape recognition, art vocabulary, and more.
Space and supplies are limited. This program is free and open to the public.

The Ventura County Library Foundation is bringing its Rising from the Ashes Home Tour back for a third year, on Saturday, April 20, 12:00 to 4:00 pm. Visions to See – Stories to Tell – The 2024 tour features five homes, a native plant garden, refreshments, live music, and more.

The Thomas Fire caused devastation, but not defeat. Join us and witness the resilience of Ventura, as we tour some of the beautifully rebuilt homes and hear the stories of rebirth.

Tickets are $50 each. To purchase tickets, visit Proceeds benefit the Ventura County Libraries.

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