Vol. 17, No. 20 – June 26 – July 9, 2024 – The Bookmark About Libraries and Friends

by Mary Olson

Time for another large book sale – Ventura Friends of the Library Book Sale at the Vons grocery at Telegraph and Victoria, Ventura. Saturday, July 13, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Fiction, Non-fiction, Children’s books, Puzzles DVDs and CDs $1.00 each; Books on CD $1.50-$2.00 each We have a nice collection of well cared for CDs: Bruce Springsteen, Eric Clapton, John Hiatt, Joni Hendrix, Herbie Hancock, Wynton Marsalis, Van Morrison, to name a few. All proceeds benefit Ventura libraries.

Summer Reading Program: Read, Renew, Repeat is well underway at Ventura County Library. Kids, teens and adults can register at vencolibrary.beanstack.org and record their reading for opportunities to win prizes for reaching reading goals. Youth may visit their local branch to choose a free new book to add to their personal collection when signing up, with additional prizes for completing 500 minutes and 1000 minutes of reading.

Science Heroes reveal secrets of chemical reactions, the transfer of energy, physical explosions, and more, in the course of an “Adventure of the Lost Treasure”. Experiment with adventure! Help act out a story about a lost treasure deep within the jungle.

  • Avenue Library: Wednesday, June 26, 3 to 4 pm
  • Hill Road Library: Thursday, June 27, 3 to 4 pm

Learn all about bees with Ventura Bee Rescue:

  • Avenue Library: Monday, July 1, 1:00 pm
  • Saticoy Library: Monday, July 1, 4:00 pm
  • E.P. Foster Library: Thursday, July 11, 11:00 am
  • Hill Road Library: Thursday, July 11, 3:00 pm

Christoper T. Magician performs magical feats inspired by and based upon popular children’s books, bringing each book to life with wacky, interactive, and hysterical magic.

  • E.P. Foster Library: Tuesday, July 9, 11:00 am
  • Saticoy Library: Tuesday, July 9, 3:00 pm
  • Avenue Library: Monday, July 15, 3:00 pm
  • Hill Road Library: Friday, August 2, 10:30 am

Innovations Lab at E.P. Foster Library. Tuesdays, 2 to 3:30 pm. Unleash your imagination in a world of hands-on exploration, where science, technology, engineering, art, and math collide to spark innovation and creativity. Each week offers an exciting opportunity to learn, discover and invent.

Little Lab at Hill Road Library. Tuesdays, 10:30 to 11:30 am. Children, ages 3 to 7, side-by-side with caregivers as co-learners, explore and experiment with sensory play, process art, and constructive play outdoors on the patio.

Book Clubs in July

Girls Who Code Book Club at Hill Road Library Tuesday, July 9, 2:00 to 3:00 pm. Pick up your copy of Girls Who Code #2 Team BFF: Race To The Finish at the Hill Road Library Service Desk. After the book discussion, make binary bracelets!

The Graphic Novel Guild, recommended for 3rd – 6th graders, explores exciting stories with amazing artwork and a creative activity related to the story. Space is limited. Sign up at the 2nd floor desk and pick up a copy of the selected book. E.P. Foster Library July 23: INK GIRLS and August 27: NEW KID @ 4 – 5 pm

Hill Road Library Book Club: Tuesday, July 30, 4:00 to 5:00 pm.

The Music of Bees by Eileen Garvin –Visit the Hill Road Library to pick up the latest Book Club selection.

For questions about what’s happening at any of the library branches, call (805) 626-READ.

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