Upcoming Events and Activities at the Camarillo Public Library

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)

  • 1/4 - The Glass Castle (PG-13)
  • 1/11 - American Made (R)
  • 1/18 - Citizen Kane (1941) (PG)
  • 1/25 - Victoria and Abdul (PG-13)
  • 2/1 - Oscar Contender TBA (R)
  • 2/8 - Oscar Contender TBA (R)
  • 2/15 - In the Heat of the Night (1967 Best Picture)
  • 2/22 - Oscar Contender TBA (R)

Classic Movies with Librarian Bob (2pm in the Community Room)

Including a brief introduction about the film by host, Librarian Bob. Our resident film buff will share little known facts and interesting trivia, plus host a Q&A after the film.

Monday, January 22 - Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein [1941]
Two hapless freight handlers find themselves encountering Dracula, the Frankenstein Monster and the Wolf Man....The world of freight handlers Wilbur Grey (Costello) and Chick Young (Abbott) is turned upside down when the remains of Frankenstein’s monster and Dracula arrive from Europe to be used in a house of horrors.

Friday, February 2 - Bob Dylan - Don’t Look Back [1967]
The film chronicles Dylan’s concert appearances, hotel room conversations, and transportation downtime, pulling back the curtain on the folk messiah at the end of his relationship with Joan Baez and on the cusp of his creative shift toward rock music. Directed by D.A. Pennebaker.

Monday, February 5 - Blue Hawaii [1961]
After arriving back in Hawaii from the Army, Chad Gates (Elvis Presley) defies his parents’ wishes for him to work at the family business and instead goes to work as a
tour guide at his girlfriend’s agency.

Programs for Adults

Chinese New Year Celebration
Saturday, February 24 from 11am to 4pm
Performances on two stages: Camarillo Library Lawn & Rancho Campaña Auditorium
The Camarillo Public Library and Ventura County Chinese American Association welcomes the community in celebrating the Year of the Dog! Families can bring blankets or lawn chairs to watch the performances and enjoy a picnic on the lawn. (ADA compliant space and seating will be available.) The event will include dance and music performances, food trucks, and family activities. Plus a special appearance by the PAWS for Reading therapy dogs, who will be available to listen to children reading stories to them.
Performances on the Lawn Stage will be from 12 - 1pm
Performances at Rancho Campaña Auditorium will be from 2 - 3pm
The event will end with the very popular Camarillo Lion Dance Troupe.

Introduction to Mindfulness
Wednesday, January 3 at 6:30pm, Community Room
Audrey Walzer’s Mindfulness workshops have helped people of all ages deal with our hectic 24/7 world. Find out more about this stress reduction practice for everyone, and you don’t have to sit cross-legged on the floor to do it!

Camarillo Camera Club
Wednesday, January 10 and February 14 from 6:30 – 8pm, Community Room
Photographers of all ages and experiences meet to share their photos, ideas, and learn techniques. This club meets monthly on the 2nd Wednesday of every month.

African American History Month Performance
Sunday, February 25 at 2pm Community Room
Selected songs from “Porgy & Bess” featuring Aria Elan (vocals) and Eden Edwards on piano and the story about the man the musical was based on. Aria and Eden will perform Theolonius Monk and Billie Holiday jazz standards with a brief history of jazz, followed by Q & A.

Composer and Pianist, Robert Correll, in Concert
Saturday, January 13 from 2 to 3pm, Community Room
Robert Correll is a prolific composer in all genres, including several symphonic works. His vast repertoire includes standards, Latin, soft rock, soft country and jazz.

Children's Programs

Scavenger Hunt Thursday, January 4, from 3 - 5pm
Children’s Area
Explore, solve clues and figure out mysteries in the library. Are you a tween who is willing to try our scavenger hunt? Compete in our first Tween Scavenger Hunt!

Sean Gaskell Plays West African Kora
Sunday January 7, from 2 - 3pm
Community Room
Join us for a special musical event. Sean Gaskell will play the kora, a West African harp, and tell us of life in the African country of Gambia. A charming and engaging family event for all.

Winnie the Pooh
Saturday, January 20 from 11am - 12pm
Children’s Area
Bring your Teddy Bear to celebrate everybody’s favorite bear, Winnie-the-Pooh. Hear stories about how a bear found in 1914 became loved by children of all ages.

Valentine’s Day Storytime
Saturday, February 10 at 11am
Pirate Ship
Listen to some Valentine’s stories and make some crafts. Children can learn how to make their very own Valentine to give to someone they care about.

Kindermusik with Katie
Monday, February 5, Tuesday, February 6, and Wednesday, February 7 at 10am
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.

Teen Programs (ages 12-17)

Maker Mondays Craft projects for Teens and Adults!
Monday, January 8 and February 12 from 6:30 - 8pm
Community Room
Join us every 2nd Monday for a new series of events! Crafty teens and adults can join us for a new craft each month!

January 8: Book Folding Art - Transform an old book into a new work of art!
February 12: Bath Bombs - Learn how to make your own version of this relaxing bath treat!