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

Spanish Conversation Group

11/3, 10, 17,& 24 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

10/18 & 25 and 11/1, 8, 15, 22, & 29 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

11/1 & 15 Thursday @ 10:30am

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

Ukulele Jam Session

10/22 and 11/26 Mondays @ 7-10pm in the Topping Room

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

Opera Santa Barbara

10/12 Friday @ 12pm

Please join us for a free noontime concert presented by Opera Santa Barbara!  Opera Santa Barbara will offer a concert featuring members of the Studio Artist Program. This concert series features a variety of popular and lesser-known arias and duets.

A California Native Plant Society Lecture 

 10/16 Tuesday @ 7-9pm in the Topping Room 

Please join us for an interesting and enlightening lecture series presented by the California Native Plant Society, Channel Islands Chapter.  

Adult STEAM Workshop

10/20 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. 

Veterans’ Resources Workshop with CalTAP– California Transition Assistance Program

11/3 Saturday @1-2:30pm

Join us for an informative program that will connect you with important federal and state Veterans benefits. Learn about: Veteran 101, CA benefits, financial literacy, educational benefits, business centers, and resources.

Venture(a) Out in the County: A Sierra Club Educational Series

Saving the Channel Islands Fox: The Interconnections between Land and Sea

11/13 Tuesday @ 5:30-7pm

Speakers: Pat Meyer & Keri Dearborn, Friends of the Island Fox

Adult STEAM Workshop 

11/17 Saturday @2-3pm 

3rd Saturday of the month. Each month a different themed program will be presented.  See you in the Makerspace!  

Children’s Events

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

Lego play

10/16, 23 & 30  Tuesdays @ 3-5pm

10/13, 20, & 27  Saturdays @ 10:30am-4pm

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

Monday Craft Madness

10/15, 22 & 29 Mondays @ 10am-6pm

Drop-in craft table!

Horror in the Stacks: The Summoning

10/24 Wednesday @ 7:30-9pm

A Haunted Library Experience Starting from the Second Floor/Children’s Department Entrance

Kids & Teens of All Ages Welcome & No Free

Ages 9 & Under Must Have An Older Sibling or Guardian, Won’t You Come In?