Upcoming Free Events and Programs at the E.P. Foster Library in Ventura

Here is a compilation of selected upcoming planned events at the E.P. Foster Library. All events are free and open to the public. The Library is located in Historic Downtown Ventura, 651 East Main Street, Ventura. (805) 648-2716 www.vencolibrary.org/locations/ep-foster-library.

Adult Programs & Special Events

A California Native Plant Society Lecture

6/18 Tuesday @ 7-9pM

Please join us for an interesting and enlightening lecture series presented by the California Native Plant Society, Channel Islands Chapter. See you in the Topping Room!

Virtual Reality

6/4, 11, 18, & 25 Tuesdays @ 3:30-5:30pm

Tuesdays @ 3:30-5:30pm on the 2nd Floor. Explore the virtual world with these different gaming VR platforms during Summer Reading :Samsung Gear VR, Oculus Go, Oculus Rift, and HTC Vive. All VR Platforms are for ages 13 and up including adults.

Makerspace Open Workshop

6/18 &25 Tuesdays and 6/19& 26 Wednesdays @ 3-6pm

For All Ages, kids, teen, adult. Free, drop-ins welcome, no prior experience needed. Try out the New Maker Menu!

Ongoing Events

Poetry Open Mic Night

6/6, 13, 20, & 27 Thursdays @ 7:30-9pm

On these Thursday nights, come join this group of writers as they meet in the Topping Room to share their work.

Ukulele Jam Session

6/10, & 24 Mondays @ 7-10pm

Locals gather to play the ukulele on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month.

Chess Around the Corner

6/1, 8, 15, 22, & 29 Saturdays @ 11am-4pm

Calling all chess players! Keep your skills sharp with this one-hour, drop-in session of free play. Boards will be set up and ready to go. Bring your best moves!

Children’s Events

Summer Reading Shows

Christopher T. Magician

6/20 Thursday @ 11am

Jim Cogan Storyteller

6/27 Thursday @ 11am

For 25 years Jim Cogan has been inspiring and motivating children to jump into the joy of reading through a wealth of oral tales told in language rhythms that tout positive values and highlight heroic actions in an endless stream of exciting adventures.

Sub Zero Science

6/29 Saturday @ 3pm

Sub Zero will be a performing a delicious science show. One free ice cream ticket will be given out to the first 50 kids & teens.

Early Literacy Class

6/4, 11, 18, & 25 Tuesdays &

6/5, 12, 19, & 26 Wednesdays @ 10:30am

A great way to introduce your child to early literacy and the library. Join us every week for stories, poems, music, movement, a simple craft, and fun!

Lego play

6/4, 11, 18, & 25 Tuesdays @ 3-5pm

6/1, 8, 15, 22, & 29 Saturdays @ 10am-4pm

Build, Learn, and Play! Bring your imagination and experiment with creative designs. Children of all ages welcome!

Monday Craft Madness

6/3, 10, 17, & 24 Mondays @ 10am-6pm

Drop-in craft table!

Paws for Reading

6/1, 8, 15, 22, & 29 Saturdays @ 12-1pm

Read aloud to registered therapy dogs. A reading program designed to help improve a child’s reading skills. For additional information or to schedule an appointment, call 805-648-2716 & ask for the 2nd Floor Service Desk.

Teen Happenings

Gaming Daze

6/18 &25 Tuesdays @3:30-5:30pm

Play the Wii U & Other Gaming Systems during, the Oculus Rift VR (ages 13+), and some board games on the second floor. For Kids & Teens. Space: The blower pillar in the Makerspace.

STEAM Boxes

6/17& 24 Mondays @4-5:30pm

Try out a Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and/or Math challenge. Each week will have a new and exciting challenge.

Virtual Reality

6/4, 11, 18, & 25 Tuesdays @ 3:30-5:30pm

Tuesdays @ 3:30-5:30pm on the 2nd Floor. Explore the virtual world with these different gaming VR platforms during Summer Reading:Samsung Gear VR, Oculus Go, Oculus Rift, and HTC Vive. All VR Platforms are for ages 13 and up including adults.

3D Printing Club

6/5, 12, 19, & 26 Wednesdays @ 4-5pm

Explore this emerging technology through hands-on experiences! Discover new skills through design-based problem solving, and connect with others in a collaborative and positive learning environment.
Age Group: Tweens, Teens

Makerspace Open Workshop

6/18 &25 Tuesdays and 6/19& 26 Wednesdays @ 3-6pm
For All Ages, kids, teen, adult. Free, drop-ins welcome, no prior experience needed. Try out the New Maker Menu!