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):
Must See Movies (Thursdays at 6:30PM; doors open at 6:15PM)
- 9/14: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 (PG-13)
- 9/21: The Promise (PG-13)
- 9/28: Zookeeper's Wife (PG-13)
- 10/5: Grey Lady (R)
- 10/12: Gifted (PG-13)
- 10/19: King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (PG-13)
- 10/26: Get Out (R)
Programs for Adults
Marine Microplastics: Is Plastic Pollution Hiding At Your Local Beach?
Monday, September 11, 6:30pm, Community Room
Plastics are a significant component of marine debris, and may break down into tiny fragments called microplastics. Other sources of microplastics are synthetic fibers and microbeads from personal-care products. These microplastics are too small to be collected during beach clean-ups but may be accumulating, unseen, and causing problems in local coastal systems. Dr. Clare Steele, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of ESRM, will present this lecture.
Sunday, September 17, at 2pm - The Idiomatiques formed about three years ago, and recently became the first Gypsy Jazz band in history to place in Billboard’s contemporary jazz top 30 chart, spending eleven weeks there. Members of the band have worked with Michael Jackson, Boyz II Men, Michael McDonald & Larry Carlton among a host of other world renowned recording artists. www.theidiomatiques.com
Diving into the World of Fiction
Monday, September 18 and Wednesday, October 25 at
6:30pm, Community Room
If you are looking for a fiction writing group that will complement your high-class adventure, add spice to your innovative work of science-fiction, or bring order and balance to your historical period piece...look no further! The Ventura County Writers Salon welcomes writers of all genres of fiction.
The Orange County Guitar Orchestra
Saturday, September 30 from 2 – 3pm, Community Room
The Orange County Guitar Orchestra is the first professional level performing guitar orchestra in Southern California. Under the direction of David Grimes, the Orchestra has already developed a reputation for presenting unique and colorful repertoire. Their performances include music from Mexico, South America, and France. Currently, the orchestra is promoting the release of its first cd album, Toccata!
Fake News! Read All About It!
Monday, October 9, 6:30pm, Community Room
Dr. Brian Thoms, Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Information Technology,
will present on issues surrounding fake news. While the subject has received widespread
attention in the run-up to the 2016 U.S. presidential election and post-election, the concept has been around for centuries and refers to the deliberate publication of misinformation and or hoaxes in mainstream media.
Poetry Workshops and Contest
POETRY CONTEST: Deadline October 31, 2017
The Camarillo Public Library, in partnership with the Ventura County Arts Council, is pleased to announce two poetry writing contests in October, one for adults and
one for writers ages 12 to 18. Prizes will include an invitation to present as an honored guest at a public reading, a copy of the county laureate’s volume of poetry, a set of broadsides of the winning poems, and visa gifts cards. For details, and how to enter, please visit camarillolibrary.org/poetrycontest
There will be two single-session poetry workshops to help you hone your work and your skills.
Adult Workshop: Saturday, October 14 from 2 - 3:30PM
Youth Workshop: Monday, October 16 from 3 - 4:30PM
Master Gardeners of Ventura County - Gardening in Fall and Winter
Mondays , October 16, 23 and 30 from 6 – 7:30pm,
Join us for a fall series of the popular Master Gardeners spring series. Local experts will share steps to creating your own home garden - including soil preparation, plant selection, composting, water usage, and using herbicides and pesticides wisely with special attention given to fall/ winter vegetable gardening.
Sunday Movie Matinee: Horror of Dracula (1958)
Sunday, October 22 at 2pm
Vampire hunter Dr. Van Helsing (Peter Cushing) is led to Count Dracula’s (Christopher Lee) castle on a search for his missing friend Jonathan Harker (John Van Eyssen). Upon arriving, Van Helsing finds an undead Harker in Dracula’s crypt and discovers that the count’s next target is Harker’s ailing fiancée, Lucy Holmwood (Carol Marsh). With the help of her brother, Arthur (Michael Gough), Van Helsing struggles to put an end to Count Dracula’s parasitic reign of terror.
“Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” - Silent Film with Live Piano Accompaniment
Saturday, October 28 at 2pm
Back by popular demand! Join us for a special Halloween screening of the 1920 silent film classic “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” with live piano accompaniment by composer Cliff Retallick.
Storytime at the Library:
Mondays at 10am in the Story Corner. Begins Monday, September 11
Join in a special time of stories and songs for your wiggly toddlers and growing babies. (No Toddler Storytime on Oct. 30, 31, & Nov. 1)
Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10am in the Pirate Ship. Begins Tuesday, September 5
Our storytellers encourage preschoolers & their families to participate in interactive stories and songs, followed by a quick craft project! (No Preschool Storytime on Oct. 30, 31, & Nov. 1)
Guards of Imagination
Thursdays from 4 to 5pm, Children’s Room
Welcome kids ages 8-12 to our reading club. We’ll read some books, do some crafts and let our imagination run wild.
PAWs for Reading
Mondays and Wednesdays at 3:30pm in the Story Corner
Runs September 6 - October 30
Children practice their reading skills with special certified therapy dogs who love to listen to stories
PJ’s & Pillow Pets Storytime
Tuesdays at 7pm in the Pirate Ship
Our talented storytellers present stories, songs & crafts. Come wearing your favorite PJ’s, lounge on a comfy pillow pet, and join the fun! (Children’s Author, Amada Irma Perez, will be here on Oct. 10)
Talk Like a Pirate Day with Cap’n True
Saturday, September 16 from 11am-12pm in the Children’s Room
Come show off your skills in Pirate lingo. Learn how to pass yourself off as a pirate with Cap’n True. Sing songs, play games, hear stories and participate in our treasure hunt that starts in our pirate ship.
National Hispanic Heritage Month Storytime
Tuesday, October 10 from 7-8pm in the Pirate Ship
Children’s book author Amada Irma Perez will be sharing her stories in both English and Spanish during this family storytime as we celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month.
Star Wars Reads Day on Saturday, 10/14 from 11am to 4pm in the Children's Area
6th Annual Star Wars Reads event encourages everyone to read and come in your favorite Star Wars costume. We will be having a storytime, origami, coloring sheets and more. Come make your very own paper lightsaber and interact with some costumed characters! Fun for the whole family.
Fall Reading Fair
Thursday, October 19 from 10 - 11 am in the Community Room
Children and their families are invited to a reading fair. Kids can make a craft project about a book they’ve read. Come dressed in costume as your favorite book character! Share your favorite books with others or just come to get ideas for new books to read. Includes an optional tour of the library.
‘Shh’ or Treat Halloween Event
Saturday, October 28 from 11am-12pm in the Children’s Room
Come to the library in your Halloween costume and have some fun. Hear stories about monsters and ghosts. Play some games and win some prizes. Don’t forget to say “Shh or treat” to get the best toys.
Kindermusik with Katie
Monday, October 30; Tuesday, October 31; Wednesday, November 1 at 10am in the Pirate Ship
Katie and her Kindermusik staff return to share their music, movement and stories with Toddlers, Preschoolers and their families. These activities encourage discovery and exploration. Come in costume on October 31st!
Teen Programs (ages 12-17)
Teen Makerspace: Bibliocraft
Thursday, September 21 from 4 to 5pm, YA Area
This popular event returns! Upcycle with old books and create awesome new things!
Teen Makerspace: Wizarding Crafts
Thursday, October 19 from 4 to 5pm, YA Area
Inspired by our favorite boy wizard, create crafts using your house colors and more!
Save the Date: Teen Readers Conference
Saturday, November 4 from 2-4pm, Community Room
Don’t miss this event created by teen readers for teen readers! All new and better than ever! Activities, giveaways, YA authors, and more!