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    4300 Saviers Road
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September 01, 2014

    Labor Day Holiday - Library Closed
    Monday, September 1
    All Oxnard Libraries

    All Oxnard Public Libraries will be closed in observance of Labor Day.

Upcoming Events

    Library Board Meeting
    Monday, September 8, 4:30 pm
    Main Library Meeting Room A

    The Library Board of Trustees meets the second Tuesday of each month at 4:30 p.m. in Meeting Room A at the Main Library. The public is welcome to attend.

    Volunteerism: Help a Veteran
    Monday, Sept. 8, 22, Oct. 6, 20, Nov. 3 at 10:15 am
    TBA

    Spend time socializing with senior veterans, putting together puzzles, playing games, etc. Call Karen Schatz for information on how you can be involved at (805) 240-7344.

    Oxnard Purple Heart City Proclamation and Grant Kickoff
    Tuesday, September 9, 4:00–6:30 pm
    Main Library Meeting Room B

    Oxnard City Council will officially declare Oxnard as a Purple Heart City to honor those who have been wounded or killed in battle. We will have a pre-reception in the library at 4:00 with local members of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, and then we will move to City Hall at 6:00 for the official Proclamation. The public is invited to attend.

    Book Discussion "What It Is Like to Go to War"
    Monday, September 15, 1:30 - 2:45 pm
    Main Library Meeting Room B

    Led by Librarian Bob Franks, participants will discuss themes in Karl Marlantes’ book. Marlantes is a Vietnam veteran and a Rhodes Scholar, and his book has often been cited by veterans as the work that best expresses their experience. Marlantes will make a personal appearance at the Reagan Library in November.

    Reins of Hope
    Monday, September 15, 10:30 - 11:30 am
    Main Library Meeting Room B

    Learn how Julie Sardonia, M.A., LMFT, and her specially trained horses provide cutting edge therapy to veterans with PTSD, TBI and various emotional issues where traditional therapy was less successful.

    Movie Matinee (rated PG) Kids
    Wednesday, September 17, 3:30 pm
    South Oxnard Branch Library Computer Center

    An international criminal is pretending to be Kermit the Frog. Can all his Muppet friends save the day? Find out in this hilarious adventure.

    Young Adults - Web Series “Things Left Unsaid” Teens
    Thursday, September 18, 4:30–5:30 pm
    Main Library Meeting Room B

    This web series brings PTSD front and center by portraying a Marine veteran with PTSD and an artsy hipster struggling to find love and acceptance. The writer, producer, director, and one of the lead characters who actually has PTSD will be present for the screening to answer questions.

    Documentary: “Ground Operations: Battlefields to Farmfields”
    Saturday, September 20, 2:30–3:30 pm
    Main Library Meeting Room B

    Film producer Dulanie Ellis will present the screening of her documentary celebrating the continuing service veterans give to their community as some transition into agricultural careers as sustainable farmers, ranchers, and artisan food producers.

    Veterans’ Contributions through the Arts and Humanities
    Saturday, September 27, 3:30–4:30 pm
    Main Library Meeting Room B

    Many veterans have distinguished themselves in the arts and humanities; e.g., Julia Child and James Earl Jones. Executive Director Keith Jeffreys from the United States Veterans Artists Alliance will touch on some of their contributions, the work of the USVAA, and tell his own personal story.

    Storytelling Fiesta presented by Flights of Fantasy Kids
    Wednesday, October 1, 4 pm
    South Oxnard Center Multipurpose Room

    Listen to stories from throughout Latin America in this fun, interactive storytelling presentation in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month.

    Tempered Steel – The Story Behind the Scars and Wounds of War
    Saturday, October 4, 2:30–3:30 pm
    Main Library Meeting Room B

    A warrior who has been injured in the Iraq or Afghanistan war will tell of his physical or psychological injury and how he perseveres in his new life. Warrior TBD.

    Ride2Recovery – Making A Difference in the Lives of Healing Heroes
    Saturday, October 11
    TBA

    Come and spend time in Ventura with active duty and wounded veterans who are riding bicycles from San Francisco to Santa Monica to raise funds for rehabilitation programs for veterans. Ventura will be their last overnight stop before going on to Santa Monica.

    A Grateful Nation Honors Our Veterans
    Monday, October 13, 10:30–11:30 am
    Main Library Meeting Room B

    Learn about the ways in which veterans have been honored for their service through public monuments and ceremonies in the United States - and even abroad.

    Documentary “Killing Memories”
    Saturday, October 18, 2:30 pm
    Main Library Meeting Room B

    Vietnam veteran and documentarian Peter Pepper will present his 85-minute documentary exploring a personal and shared journey of Vietnam veterans who reconnect with their commander in the midst of his darkest hours.

    The Arty Loon Variety Show: Halloween Edition Kids
    Wednesday, October 29, 4 pm
    South Oxnard Center Multipurpose Room

    Join us for some spooky, silly fun with this wacky performance full of magic, juggling, puppetry and more!