Hey, we’re back! And with news of a fun event being hosted by the E.P. Foster Library, part of the Ventura County Library System.
Foster Con 2016 is the 3rd such event hosted by the library. Foster Con happens on Saturday, February 27th, from 10am to 4pm. Comics, anime, and games vendors will be there to help you out with your geek needs. There will even be people dressed up like characters from the original Star Wars trilogy — come and get your picture taken with them!
Of course, events like this are generally more fun if you’re dressed like Deadpool or your favorite Firefly character, so go ahead and bust out the cosplay outfits!
WHAT: Foster Con 2016
WHEN: Saturday, February 27th, 10am to 4pm
WHERE: E.P. Foster Library, 651 East Main Street, Ventura, CA 93001
For more information: http://www.vencolibrary.org/news/foster-con-2016
Are you confused by all of the pamphlets, phone calls, and emails that you’re getting about the election tomorrow? Here are a few resources that can help you out:
- The Ventura County Star has an Elections section that talks about the candidates, including those for the Community College District: http://www.vcstar.com/elections
- The League of Women Voters has a website called Vote411 that tells you your voting place and all about the issues on your ballot: http://www.vote411.org/
- Votesmart.org is a great place to go for information on the issues: http://votesmart.org/
Don’t forget to do your civic duty tomorrow! As they say in Chicago, vote early and vote often!
The campus is currently reading the book The Things They Carried for One Book One Campus. We have several events planned this semester surrounding this book, some of which are in conjunction with the City of Ventura, which is reading this book as part of the Big Read:
- Big Read Event: Monday, April 7, 2014, 6:00pm, E.P. Foster Library, 651 E. Main St.: “Why Fiction and Not Journalism?” Presentation by Dr. Robert Chianese, followed by a movie
- Joint Event: Friday, April 18, 2014, 7:30pm, Performing Arts Center (PAC):
“Under Fire: Stories of Combat Veterans Across Generations” (Play)
- Joint Event: Saturday, April 19, 2014, 7:30pm, Performing Arts Center (PAC): “Under Fire: Stories of Combat Veterans Across Generations” (Play)
- Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 10:30am, Guthrie Hall: Panel of Student Veterans
Check out the Big Read events, too!
Next Wednesday at 5:30pm, we will be discussing the sixth book in our six-book Let’s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys series. The book is Dreams of Trespass, which tells of a woman who grew up in a harem in 1940’s Morocco.
Is this the end of Muslim Journeys? No, Faithful Reader! In April, we will be viewing the documentary New Muslim Cool, which is all about a young man who spreads the word of Islam through rap, and the troubles he runs into. Quite an amazing story. We hope you will join us for this closing event!
As always, snacks and beverages will be served. If you have any questions, feel free to call the library at 805-289-6382.
As you may know, the campus is reading the book The Things They Carried for One Book One Campus this year. This is a book that we hope everyone gets a chance to experience this year. It tells of a squadron of soldiers during the Vietnam War, and their experiences. Their stories are all intermingled, telling of their many different experiences, from love to death.
It turns out that, this spring, the City of Ventura is reading this book as part of the National Endowment for the Arts’ Big Read program! In February, March, and April, they will have several different events featuring different aspects of this book. There are art exhibits, readings, even a play. Students are heavily encouraged to attend. Check out the list of events here.
Keep track of the College events for One Book One Campus here. Look for more events soon!
Interested in reading a good book over Thanksgiving Break? The Library has extra copies of the book Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi (call number DS 318 .S245 P471 2003). Check it out, and then come discuss it with other smart people on December 4th at 5:30 during our second “Let’s Talk About It” session. There will be coffee and refreshments in the LRC on the 2nd floor in the Library. For more information, check out the Library’s website and click on “Muslim Journeys.” Hope to see you there!
Tomorrow, Wednesday, the 13th of November, the Library will have its first Let’s Talk About It session. Part of a five-part reading and discussion series, we will meet at 5:30 to talk about the book In the Country of Men by Hisham Matar. This book is about a young boy, Suleiman, who wonders at the changes in his world as the new regime of Gaddafi takes hold in Libya.
We hope you can join us!