The City of Camarillo Public Library is located at 4101 Las Posas Road and is open Monday through Thursday from 10 am to 9 pm and Friday through Sunday 10 am to 5 pm. It can be reached at 805.388.5222. The library hosts year-round free activities and programs for the general public, many of which will be highlighted right here (for a complete rundown, visit the library's website at www.camarillolibrary.org.
Upcoming Programs (prior events periodically removed):
Camarillo Reads 2017: One City One Book Programs
Sunday, May 21 from 2 - 3pm in the Community Room (Adults)
We will be hosting author Laura McBride for a discussion of her book, Q & A and book signing. Mrs. Figs’ will be at the event selling copies of the book. We Are Called to Rise is told in four distinct voices—an immigrant boy whose family is struggling to assimilate, a middle-aged housewife coping with an imploding marriage and a troubled son, a social worker at home in the darker corners of Las Vegas, and a wounded soldier recovering from an injury he can’t remember getting—voices that come together around a tragedy changing those four lives forever. Each of the four struggles with ramifications of the choices that have led to this event, and all four discover that our lives are connected and we are responsible for one another.
Guards of Reading
Thursdays, from 4 to 5pm Children’s Area (runs May 4 - June 15)
Ages 8 - 12. Welcome to the reading club. In May we’ll read Camarillo Reads companion book: “Every Soul a Star ” by Wendy Mass.
“Every Soul a Star” by Wendy Mass
May 1 - May 21st (grades 4 - 9)
Ally, Bree, and Jack meet at the Moon Shadow Ranch where the Great Eclipse can be seen in totality, each carrying their own personal stories.
Teen Book Club
Saturday, May 20, from 1 to 2:30pm, Homework Center
Get a free book each month and come to discuss it the following month. On May 20th, we’ll talk about the Camarillo Reads companion book: The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson!
“The Impossible Knife of Memory” by Laurie Halse Anderson
For the past five years, Hayley Kincain and her father, Andy, have been on the road, never staying long in one place as he struggles to escape the demons that have tortured him since his return from Iraq. Now they are back in the town where he grew up so Hayley can attend school.
Thursday Evening Book Club (Adults)
Thursday, May 25, from 7 - 8pm
“We Are Called to Rise” by Laura McBride Join us for this discussion of the Camarillo Reads 2017 selection. Author, Laura McBride will be here at the library on May 21 at 2pm for a Q & A of her book . We’ll continue the discussion at this book club.
Must See Movies (Thursdays at 6:30PM; doors open at 6:15PM)
- 5/11: Jackie (R)
- 5/18: Loving (PG-13)
- 5/25: Crash (R)
- 6/1: Passengers (PG-13)
- 6/8: Fences (PG-13)
- 6/15: Bleed for This (R)
- 6/22: Hidden Figures (PG)
- 6/29: La La Land (PG-13)
Upcoming Special Programs - Adults
CAMARILLO BUSINESS EXPO
Tuesday, June 6 from 4-7pm
Enjoy the best of local Camarillo businesses at the Camarillo Chamber Business Expo. There will be prize drawings, fun, and free samples from over forty vendors, including restaurants! After you’re done at the expo, come inside to explore the many unique features of our library, including the Russell Fischer Business Collection on the second floor.
YOUTH PROGRAMS (selected)
Superhero Comic Day
Saturday, May 6 from 11am to 12pm, Children’s Area
It’s FREE comic book day! join the fun with stories, crafts and more! Costumes welcome!
Origami and Mother’s Day Cards
Saturday, May 13 from 10am to 12pm, Children’s Area
To celebrate Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month we’ll learn origami, and then use your origami creations to create Mother’s Day cards!
Special Storytimes with Visiting Storytellers
Tuesdays and Wednesdays,
May 2 - May 17 at 10am, Pirate Ship
City officials and city staff will read their favorite books to preschoolers and their families.
Tuesday, May 9
Richard Petropulos, City Director of Administrative Services
Jeffrie Madland, City Clerk
Wednesday, May 10
Dave Norman, City Manager
Genie Wilson, City Finance Director
Tuesday, May 16
Dave Klotzle, Director of Public Works
Brian Pierik, City Attorney
Wednesday, May 17
Jan McDonald, City Mayor
Joe Vacca, City Director of Community Development
Teen Programs (ages 12-18) (selected programs)
Teen MakerSpace: Color Your Troubles Away, Thursday, May 18 from 4 to 5pm, Young Adult Area Join us to socialize, color and relieve some stress.
Upcycling with T-shirts - Thursday, June 15 from 4 to 5pm - Young Adult Area. Turn an old shirt into a new treasure: tote bags, headbands, and dog toys are all possible.
Storytime at the Library:
Check the library website for details.
Wonderful Wacky Wednesdays Programs (June 21 to August 16; Every Wed at 10am and 2pm in the Community Room)
6/21: Noteworthy Puppets “Steam Works! The Puppet Musical” - A S.T.E.A.M. musical and the debut of the world’s first 3D printed puppet character in a live puppet show!
6/28: Shawn McMaster - (Ages 6+) Our favorite magician returns with his wacky, silly show where you might learn a few tricks of the trade.
7/5: David Cousin - This five time world record juggler will amaze you! Come and find out what he will juggle this time!
7/12: Sciencetellers Building: Tall Ships and Pirate Tales - Join a crew of quirky pirates marooned on a desert island and learn how to escape by making a pirate ship with science.
7/19: One World Rhythm - High energy program where everyone makes music!
7/26: California Joe - Come on a magical adventure with California Joe and his amazing tricks from around the world!
8/2: Joseph Peck's Caribbean Drum Circle - Join the drum circle and learn about rhythm with the steel drum.
8/9: Musician Craig Newton - Come listen to “The Design of Music” with a variety of musical instruments.
8/16: Annie Banannie - Stories and balloons grand finale.
2017 Summer Reading Program Activities
Summer Storytimes: Mondays and Tuesdays, June 19 through August 14, 10 — 11am in the Pirate Ship. Our teen storytellers encourage participation in stories, songs, and crafts!
Crazy Crafts: Mondays - June 19 through July 10 (with teacher Gaby) and July 17 through August 14 (with Miss Susan) - 2-3pm in the Children’s Area. Create crafts from recycled materials such as bookmarks, puzzles, and other projects!
Pillow Pets & PJ’s Storytime: Tuesdays at 7pm in the Pirate Ship - Our talented teen storytellers present stories, songs and crafts. Wear your favorite PJ’s and join the fun.
Game Time Tuesdays: Tuesdays, June 20 through August 15 2-4pm in the Children’s Room - Games galore will be available. We’ll have Minute-to-Win-It competitions, board games, LEGOS, and supplies to create your own games!
Bricks 4 Kidz: Tuesdays, June 27 and July 18, 2- 3pm in the Community Room - Join our pirate’s quest as we learn, build and play with LEGO bricks! Come early, space is limited.
Guards of Reading: Wednesdays, June 21 through August 16 3 to 4pm, Children’s Area - Ages 8 - 12. Welcome to the reading club. We do fun crafts and read fun books. If you love reading, come join us!
Computer Coding Club: Thursdays, July 6 through July 27 2-4pm in the Homework Center - Children in 2nd through 8th grades meet to explore Scratch and other programs with guidance from staff and volunteers. All levels of experience are welcome.
Royal Party: Saturday, July 15 1 - 3pm in the Children’s Room - All will be welcome (yes, including dragons) to our royal party which will have stories, games and crafts. Dress in your royal best.
Family Karaoke: Saturday, August 5 10am - 12pm in the Community Room - All are welcome for a fun time of singing along with your favorite songs.
Sandbox Computers: 2 — 4pm in the Community Room - Space is limited! Free tickets will be handed out at the Children’s Desk starting at 1pm the day of the event. 6/24 (ages 6-16) Minecraft Modeling; 7/8 (ages 10-16) Multimedia Movies; 8/12 (ages 6-12) Hardware-Robots.