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/epfoster

Adult Events

A California Native Plant Society Lecture

10/17 Tuesday @ 7-10pm

Frederique Lavoipierre "Planting native hedgerows to    increase agricultural production"  presented by the California Native Plant Society, Channel Islands Chapter.

Ukulele Blowout with Jim D’VilleWorkshop and Concert

10/21 Saturday @ 1-5pm

Join us at E.P. Foster library for the 3rd annual Ukulele Blowout! Sing, strum, and learn how to play the ukulele. Hawaiian attire is encouraged. Prizes too! Workshop and concert by Jim D’Ville!

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

10/7 Saturday @ 2-4pm

Ventura County Library System in partnership with theSierra Club Ventura presents: Speaker Nicole Norelli from the California Alliance for Tamarisk Biocontrol. Ms. Norelli will speak about “Past, Present, and Future: Saltcedar (Tamarisk) and Biological Control in California.

“The First Time” Poetry Contest

10/1-31 Entire month of October

Prompt: There are so many first times in our lives. Theyare often revelatory, mark beginnings, transitions, and new ways of thinking and being.

Submit 5 fastened copies of each poem, up to 3 entries, each up to 30 lines. Include name and contact info. There will be prizes.  Presented by theVC Arts Council.

E.P. Needlecraft and Fiber Arts Club

10/12 & 26 Thursdays @ 10:30am

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

Ongoing Events

Spanish Conversation Group

10/7, 14, 21, & 28Saturdays @ 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

10/ 4, 11, 18, & 25 Wednesdays @ 4-6 pm 

Come by the Makerspace to learn, create, and share STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math). We have 3D printers, computer coding, stop motion animation, a                       laser cutter/engraver, and so much more! Play hard, have fun, explore, discover, connect.

Poetry Open Mic Night

10/5, 12, 19, & 26 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

10/9 & 23 Mondays @ 7-10pm

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

Chess Around the Corner

10/7, 14, 21, & 28Saturdays @ 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

Early Literacy Class

10/ 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, & 25

Tuesdays & 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!

 “The First Time” Poetry Contest

Entire month of October 1-31

Prompt: There are so many first times in our lives. Theyare often revelatory, mark beginnings, transitions, and new ways of thinking and being.

Submit 5 fastened copies of each poem, up to 3 entries, each up to 30 lines. Include name and contact info. There will be prizes.  Presented by theVC Arts Council.

Family Coloring                        

10/7, 14, 21, & 28Saturdays @ 10:30am – 12pm                              

Saturday Family Coloring Fun!

Monday CraftMadness

10/ 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30Mondays @ 10am-6pm

Drop-in craft table!

Gaming Daze—Unplugged

10/6, 13, 20, & 27Fridays @ 2-4pm

Board not bored games!

Paws for Reading

10/7, 14, 21, & 28Saturdays @ 12-1pm

Read aloud to a registered service dog.  (sign-up required)

Lego Play                                                                                     

10/ 3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28, & 31 

Tuesdays @ 3pm& Saturdays @ 10:30am

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

Teen Happenings

Horror in the Stacks: Nightmare on Main St.

10/26Thursday @ 7:30-9pm

Our Teen Advisory Group is creating a horrifyingly scary maze out of the second floor of the library! The TAG group and teens from different high schools are putting on this community event at E.P. Foster Library on the Second Floor.

Makerspace Open Workshop

10/ 4, 11, 18, & 25 Wednesdays@ 4-6 pm 

Come by the Makerspace to learn, create, and share STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math). We have 3D printers, computer coding, stop motion animation, a                       laser cutter/engraver, and so much more! Play hard, have fun, explore, discover, connect.

TAG Teen Advisory Group

10/3 & 17Tuesdays @ 5-6pm

TAG meets every month on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month. Now is the time to join TAG, if you want to shareideas, meet new people and have a great time shaping the library teen program.

Homework Center

Open Monday—Thursday @ 3-5pm
The Foster Library hosts Project Understanding who
provides students with tutors in a safe, nurturing
environment in which to complete assignments and projects. To sign up, contact (805) 652-1326 ext 303.