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


5/12 Friday at 12pm

Spend Your Lunch Hour listening to members of the Mosher Studio Artist Program, who will perform a selection of popular opera arias and duets as well as some musical theatre pieces. The concert will also offer a “preview” of Opera Santa Barbara’s upcoming productions.

A California Native Plant Society Lecture

6/20 Tuesday @ 7-9pm

Tarja Sader "Studies of a National Park Botanist" presented by the California Native Plant Society, Channel Islands Chapter.

E.P. Needlecraft and Fiber Arts Club

6/8 & 22 Thursdays @ 10:30am

Get together with makers from all across the fiber-arts world.

Meet, teach, connect, share.

Ongoing Events

Spanish Conversation Group

4/15, 22, & 29  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     

Makerspace Open Workshop

5/17, 24, & 31 and 6/3, 10, & 17 Wednesdays @ 5-6 pm Come by the library on Wednesday evenings to learn more about our 3D printer and laser cutter—or to use them yourself! Ask the library staff about what you need to bring to print or engrave an item of your own, or just drop in to see what we’re up to in our library Makerspace, now upstairs!

Poetry Open Mic Night

5/18 & 25 and 6/1, 8, 15, 22, & 29   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. Locals gather to play the ukulele on the first and third Monday of the month.

Ukulele Jam Session

4/24, 5/8 & 22   Mondays @ 7-10pm

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

Spontaneous Chess

4/15, 22 & 29 Saturdays @ 1pm

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

Friday Films with Craft

5/12, & 19   Fridays @ 2:00pm

Films: Ratatouille (14th), Lego Movie (21st), The Muppets (2011) (28th), Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (5th), Jumanji (12th), The Wizard of Oz (19th)

Join us each Friday for a film screening and a specially themed craft!

Summer Reading (SR) Show: Luce Puppets!

6/21 Wednesday @ 11am & 3pm

Luce Puppets: Puppet Masters &

Summer Reading (SR) Show: Silly Science!

6/28 Wednesday @ 3pm

Silly Science Ric Morton Science Extraordinaire!

Teen Happenings

Makerspace Open Workshop

5/3, 10, 17, 24, & 31 Wednesdays @ 5-6 pm