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.
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.
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!
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!
Makerspace Open Workshop
5/3, 10, 17, 24, & 31 Wednesdays @ 5-6 pm