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):

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.