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by Mary Olson

California State University, Channel Islands Broome Library Lecture Series
Faculty from disciplines across the CSUCI campus participate in these unique and informal lectures at local libraries throughout the county as a way to engage with the broader public and participate in community outreach. Events are free and open to the public.
Who Wrote Shakespeare?
Hill Road Library Tuesday, May 7, 5:00 pm
Ojai Library Wednesday, May 8, 6:00 pm
Shakespeare’s plays are known world-wide and have shaped our languages and literary imaginations for centuries. But is Willam Shakespeare truly the author of the works we know as “Shakespeare’s”? English Professor Bob Mayberry will host a presentation and discussion of the myths, legends, and theories surrounding the authorship of what we know as “Shakespeare” as part of the Broome Library Lecture Series. Professor Mayberry has taught classes on English, poetry, composition, swearing, and even baseball literature during his 16 years at CSU-CI,
Hill Road Library is located at 1070 S. Hill Road, Ventura. For additional information,
contact Linda Cherry, Hill Road Librarian, at [email protected]
Ojai Library is located at 111 East Ojai Avenue in Ojai. For additional information,
contact Ron Solórzano, Regional Librarian, at (805) 218-9146 or [email protected].

Get a Vehicle Day Use Pass for California State Parks at your library.
In partnership with California State Parks and the California State Library, free State Parks vehicle-day use passes are available for circulation to help Californians access beautiful parks, lakes, beaches, and monuments in the State Parks system free. The Library Parks Pass is valid for vehicle day use at 200+ participating state park units of the California State Park System operated by State Parks. The pass is not valid for per-person entry or tour fees (such as museums), boat use, group use or sites, special events, additional/extra vehicle fees, sanitation disposal use or for supplemental fees. Passes circulate for 21 days and are renewable if no other customers are waiting. For more information, go to or call 805 626-READ.

The Ventura Friends of the Library Bookstore in E.P. Foster Library
2nd Look Books is now open 7 days a week,Monday through Saturday, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm and Sundays, 1:00 to 4:00 pm.
New donations arrive every week and the stock in our store is regularly refreshed.
We also invite you to visit our online bookstore for local sales for unique items, including Manga, Vintage, Art and Architecture. Find the link at our website: Orders are picked up at our bookstore in E.P. Foster Library, 651 East Main Street, Ventura.
With our extended hours, we could use more volunteers to staff the store. If you would like to help, please stop by the store and speak to a volunteer or email [email protected].

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