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):
Upcoming Special Programs - Adults
Mon 1/9: Intro to Mindfulness session 6:30-7:30pm
Tue 1/17 4-7pm: Camarillo Business Expo - event includes prize drawings, fun and free samples from over 40 vendors, including restaurants. Free and open to the public.
Wed 1/18 6:30-7:30pm: L.A. Opera: Great Opera Houses of the World showcase
Wed 1/25 7-8pm: Ray & Joan: The Man Who Made the McDonald's Fortune and the Woman Who Gave It All Away - Join author Lisa Napoli as she discusses a story of big business, big love and big giving. Register at bit.ly/RayandJoan
Sat 2/4 Noon to 4pm (rain or shine): Chinese New Year Celebration "Year of the Rooster" 1-2:30pm performance on lawn, dance and music performances, food trucks, family activities and more.
Wed 2/22 7-8pm: 11 Common Internet Scams and How to Avoid Them lecture
Black History Month Programs
Sat 2/11 2-3pm: BABA the Storyteller - award winning folklorist, musician and storyteller. Musi played on the Kora, a traditional African instrument.
Tue 2/14 7pm: Renowned storyteller Diane Ferlatte returns with musician Erik Pearson to present an energetic and interactive experience.
Sat 2/18 10:30am-noon - VCGS Genealogy Fair
Sat 2/18 1-2:30pm - VCGS Lecture: Freedmen's Bureau 2.0: A Better Way to do Slave Research - Janice M. Sellers is a professional genealogist who specializes in black, Jewish, forensic and newspaper research. Learn how Freedmen's Bureau records can be key to finding out more about your family.
Sat 2/18 2:30-4pm - VCGS Lecture: Using Online Historical Black Newspapers for Genealogical Research
Sat 2/18 11am to 1pm: African-American Children's Authors Showcase - Stories and activities based on the work of favorite African American children's authors.
Thu 2/23 6:30pm: Free screening of "The Birth of a Nation" (2016 - R)
MUST SEE MOVIES (Thursdays at 6:30PM)
1/12: Bridget Jones' Baby (R)
1/19: The Dressmaker (R)
YOUTH PROGRAMS (selected)
Sat 1/7 11am to noon - Toymaker Gene West and his wooden toys will be on hand for children to play with and enjoy as Mr. West talks about his creations.
Tue 1/10 7pm - Dinosaur Storytime
Tue 1/24 6:30-8:30pm: Get Kids Internet Safe - Dr. Tracy Bennett will present parenting strategies to help keep kids safe from Internet dangers.
Sat 2/11 11am to 1pm - Mo Willems Birthday Celebration - storytime and crafts
Mon 2/27-Wed 3/1 10-11am - Kindermusik with Kaite
Teen Programs (ages 12-18)
Thu 1/19 4-6PM - Makerspace: Makey Makey
Thu 2/16 4-6PM - Makerspace: Duct Tape
Sat 3/4 10am to noon: AAA Dare to Prepare free workshop for pre-permit teens (ages 13-15) and their parents. Register at bit.ly/camlibaaa
Storytime at the Library:
Check the library website for details.