Book signings, food and entertainment at Oxnard Public Library’s 110th anniversary celebration April 29, 2017
OXNARD, Calif.–Join us from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 29, 2017, at the Oxnard Main Library, 251 S. A St., to celebrate the Oxnard Public Library’s 110 years of offering enriching services to the community.
The event will feature complimentary refreshments, live music, bilingual story time, arts and crafts, face painting, train rides and many other exciting activities for people of all ages. View 3D printing and robotic demonstrations, stop by the authors’ booth to have your books signed by local authors and pay a visit to the Friends of the Oxnard Library to purchase books.
All activities and refreshments are free to the public, with the exception of for-sale books as well as ice cream and frozen treats by Mister Softee. A brief event schedule is listed below:
|10- 11 a.m.||Opening Ceremony will feature City officials and keynote speaker Monica Pereira, California State University Channel Islands Library. Oxnard staff will announce the bookmark contest winners.|
|11 a.m. to 3 p.m.||Book Signings by local authors Dr. Frank Barajas and Jose Alamillo from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.; Jeffrey Maulhardt and Sheila Lang from 12-1 p.m.; Javier Gomez and Maricarmen Ohara from 1-2 p.m.; and Shelley Savren and David Keith from 2-3 p.m.
Bilingual Story Time will feature Oxnard Public Library staff and librarians, library board members, and Oxnard Elementary School District principals and personnel presenting stories in both Spanish and English.
|11 a.m. to 12 p.m.||Balloon Sculptures|
|12-1 p.m.||Live Music by Inlakech Children’s Mariachi Group|
|12-2 p.m.||Face Painting|
|12:30-1:30 p.m.||Refreshments include hot dogs and punch|
|1-2 p.m.||Roving Entertainment by international performance artist, comic actor and magician Christopher Yates who will greet guests in character as “Star War’s Wookie,” an interactive, fun character that is sure to dazzle kids and adults of all ages.|
Not only does 2017 mark 110 years of library services in Oxnard, but it is also significant because it is the 40th anniversary of the Colonia Branch Library; the 10th anniversary of the South Oxnard Branch Library; and 25th anniversary of the Main Library’s current site. From 5-6 p.m. Thursday, April 27, there will be a celebration at the Colonia Library, 1500 Camino del Sol #26, featuring dancers with the Inlakech Cultural Arts Center.
View a short video about how the Oxnard Library has transformed the community at www.vimeo.com/212801854. An extended version of the video will be available at www.vimeo.com/cityofoxnard on April 29 and will also be played during the April 29 event.
For 110 years, the Oxnard Public Library has enriched the lives of the City’s diverse community by providing free and equal access to resources, services and programs that encourage lifelong learning and lead to future success. Voted a “Best of 2016” library in Ventura County, the library welcomes more than 400,000 visitors per year; provides more than 500 programs for all ages each year; and offers a vibrant annual summer reading program. In addition to providing books, the Oxnard Public Library offers downloadable movies and music, e-books, DVDs, CDs, comic books, graphic novels and more. Each of the three branches provides free Wi-Fi to patrons with a valid library card. For more information about the Oxnard Public Library, visitwww.oxnard.org/library.
The City of Oxnard is a full-service general law city incorporated in 1903. Oxnard is the largest and most populous city in the County of Ventura, serving 200,000 culturally diverse residents. Read more about the City of Oxnard at www.oxnard.org. Follow us on social media atwww.twitter.com/CityofOxnard (@CityofOxnard),www.facebook.com/CityofOxnard and www.vimeo.com/cityofoxnard.