Monday, January 15, all libraries closed for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Official recovery information for Ventura County at: VenturaCountyRecovers.org and Wellness Everyday

Hill Road Library Now Open!

Hill Road Library Hours

Monday – Wednesday:  10 am to 6 pm

Thursday:  2 pm to 6 pm

Friday – Sunday:  10 am to 2 pmEarly Literacy Classes begin at Hill Road Library!

Wednesdays @ 10:30 am,   January 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31

E.P. Foster Library  Early Literacy Classes


Tuesdays & Wednesdays @ 10:30 am

January 2,  3, 9, 10, 16 17, 23, 24, 30 & 31

Saticoy  Library Early Literacy Classesz


Thursdays,  January 11, 18 & 25

9:30 am – 10:30 am  and 11:00 am – 12:00 pm


Bilingual Early Literacy Class

Avenue Library

Mondays, 6:00 – 6:45 p.m.  Jan.  8, 22 & 29

These classes are a great way to introduce your child to bilingual early literacy and the library. Join us every week for stories, poems, music, movement & fun!  Totally free and open to the public.

Estas clases son una excelente manera de presentar a su hijo a la alfabetización temprana bilingüe y la biblioteca. Únete a nosotros cada semana para historias, poemas, música, movimiento y diversión! Totalmente gratuito y abierto al público.

Homework Help at the Library

(closed during winter break)

E.P. Foster

E.P. Foster Library and Project Understanding provide students with tutors and a safe, nurturing environment in which to complete assignments and projects. To sign up, contact Maria Gonzales at
(805) 652-1326 ext 303
Mon – Thurs: 3 – 5 pm

Avenue Library
There is a bilingual tutor on site.
(805) 643-6393
Mon -Thurs: 3:30- 5:30 pm

Saticoy Library
Project Understanding provides tutors.To sign up,
contact Maria Gonzales at .
(805) 652-1326 ext 303
Mon – Thurs: 3 – 5 pm

Homework Centers provide free homework help,  including free printing, computer access and research assistance for students K-12. Assistance is available on a first-come, first served basis.




E.P. Foster


10 am-6 pm

Drop-in craft table!



Ukulele.scaledJam Sessions

January 8 & 22

7:00 to 10:00 p.m.

Join local ukulele lovers as they strum together in the Topping Room on the first and third Monday of the month.

All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun!

Lego Play:

Build, Learn, and Play! Bring your imagination and experiment with creative designs. Children of all ages welcome!



1:00 om to 5:00 pm



3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Tuesdays @ 3pm

Saturdays @ 10:30 am  (Foster – Lego Play canceled for Saturday, January 6, 2018 – 10:30am)

Venture (a) Out in the County… a Sierra Club Educational Series

Tuesday,   January 9,  2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Topping Room

Learn about great places to hike, camp, and scenic spots around Ventura County.

Speaker Ken McAlpine:
The Importance of Moments,
and the beauty of the Channel Islands.


Avenue – Crafternoon


January 13 & 27

12:30 – 1:30 pm

Get your craft on in the afternoon for this special crafternoon.

Saticoy – Crafternoon


January 13 & 27

12:30 – 1:30 pm

Get your craft on in the afternoon for this special crafternoon.

Saticoy Maker Mentors

Saticoy Library


January 16, 23, 30

4:00 pm –  5:30 pm
Join us for this design and 3D printer workshop.



1/2 & 16 Tuesdays @ 5-6pm

TAG (Teen Advisory Group) meets every month on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month.

Now is the time to join TAG, if you want to share ideas, meet new people and have a great time shaping the library teen program.

  • Active members will get credit towards School Community Services Hours
  • TAG meetings are at E. P. Foster Library, in the Young Adult area, on the 2nd floor.



Wednesdays @ 4-6 pm

Come by the Makerspace to learn, create, and share STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math). We have 3D printers, computer coding, stop motion animation, a laser cutter/engraver, and so much more! Play hard, have fun, explore, discover, connect.

Twisted Stitchers Fiber Arts Club

 Thursday, January 11 & 25


Get together with makers from all across the fiber-arts world.


Meet, teach, connect, share.

Poetry Open Mic

 January 4: 

Special reception and reading by the winner of the “The First Time” Poetry Contest

Free and open to the public! Open Mic night hosted by Phil Taggart.microphone

Enjoy a featured poet, then share your own work with the group. All are welcome to just sit and listen as well.

Starts at 7:30 every Thursday

 January 4, 11, 18, & 25

Friends of the Library Book Discussion

meets in the Topping on the First  Saturday  of the month 10 am to noon to discuss a variety of fiction and non-fiction.

Always open to new members.

January 6, 2018
Hunger of Memory: The Education of Richard Rodriguez by Richard Rodriguez

February 3
The Woman Next Door by Yewande Omotoso

More info:  Marcia at (805) 407-3510, marciarenee@gmail.com


Chess Around the Corner

Saturdays,  January 6, 13, 20 & 27

11:00 am to 4:00 pm,  E.P. Foster

Calling all chess players! Keep your skills sharp with this  drop-in session of free play.

Boards will be set up and ready to go. Bring your best moves!

familyColoringE.P. Foster, Avenue and Saticoy libraries.

Coloring sheets for children and adults are provided free of charge.

Saturdays,  10:30 am

spanish-375830_1280January 6, 13, 20 & 27

E.P. Foster – Spanish Conversation Group

Join this informal group to chat and practice your Español!

Bring your own coffee!

Meets in the Rentfrow Room.

2015_08_18_PAWS_for_ReadingPaws for Reading

Saturdays 12 – 1

E.P. Foster Library

Read aloud to registered therapy dogs.

(sign-up required,

call Phillip Yocham at 805 648-2716)

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Saticoy Library

January 27

(sign-up required,

call Jane Middleton at 805 647-5736)

Paws for Reading at Avenue Library

Saturday, January 20, 2018 –  12:00pm to 1:00pm

Call (805) 643-6393

English Classes for Adults

Avenue Library


  • Monday/Lunes at 11 AM

Introductory English classes offered through Laubach Literacy at Avenue Library. Comenzando clases de inglés ofrecidos a través de Laubach Literacy en la biblioteca.

Pumarosa English Class

Mondays @ 9:00 – 10:30 am & 6:00-7 pm

Wednesdays @ 9:00 – 10:30 am & 6:00-7 pm
Meeting Room

Learn English in a fun environment that combines conversation, singing, and technology.

Saticoy Library

FREE/GRATIS ENGLISH CLASSES – Mondays/Lunes Y Wednesday/Miércoles at 3 PM

ESL Conversation Groups hosted by Laubach Literacy of Ventura County

CompuComputer_MonitorClassester assistance

Computer classes are now one-on-one sessions.

Call the library (805) 648-2716 for more information.

Set up a time for one-on-one help with your favorite library staff! Appointments are free and open to the public, and typically last between 15-30 minutes. Classes are held at E.P. Foster library in downtown Ventura.

Submit request here.


Book Donations

Bookstore2015may be left in the blue bins located outside the

Friends of the Library Bookstore in the E.P. Foster Library, during hours when the bookstore is open:

Wednesday – Saturday

11:00 am to 4:00 pm


We accept HIGH QUALITY donations to generate revenue for library programs through our bookstore.

Please DO NOT DONATE:  damaged, neglected books.  No magazines, encyclopedias, or large  dictionaries.  We have limited volunteer help and cannot sell these items. Please take older collections to an interested thrift store or recycle venue.

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