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 Events

Adult STEAM Workshop

8/21 Saturday @2-3pm (3rd Saturday of the month)

Do you want to learn about what's new in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM)? Each month a different themed program will be presented. 

Spanish Conversation Group

7/7, 14, 21, & 28 Saturdays @ 10:30am in the Rentfrow Room

Are you learning Spanish but need some practice speaking? Join this informal group to chat and practice your Español! Bring your own coffee!

Poetry Open Mic Night

8/2, 9, 16, 23, & 30 Thursdays @ 7:30-9pm in the Topping Room

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

Twisted Stitchers Fiber Arts Club

8/2 & 16 Thursday @ 10:30am

Get together with makers from all across the fiber-arts world. Meet, teach, connect, share.

Ukulele Jam Session

7/23, 8/13, 8/27 Mondays @ 7-10pm in the Topping Room

Locals gather to play the ukulele on the first and third Monday of the month.

Children’s Events

Reading Takes You Everywhere Summer Reading Shows - Wednesdays @ 3-4pm

  • 7/25 Caterpillar Puppets
  • Wed 8/1: Humane Society of Ventura County
  • Thu 8/2: Kona Ice - A cool sweet way to end the summer!
  • Wed 8/8: Ojai Raptors

All Summer Reading (SR) Shows on the 2nd floor, all at 3pm

Lego play

7/24, & 31, 8/7, 14, 21, & 28 Tuesdays @ 3-5pm

7/28, 8/4, 11, 18, & 25 Saturdays @ 10:30am-4pm

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

Monday Craft Madness

7/23 & 30, 8/6, 13, 20 & 27  Mondays @ 10am-6pm

Drop-in craft table!

Teen Events


7/24 & 31 Tuesdays @ 2-4pm

Try out a Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and/or Math challenge.  Each week will have a new and exciting challenge. (For kids and teens!) 7/24 Code It Necklace, 7/31 Ice Excavation

Makerspace Open Workshop

7/25 and 8/1 Wednesdays @ 4-6pm

For Kids and Teens! Free, drop-ins welcome, no prior experience needed. Try out the new maker menu!