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Reading Is Fundamental. Congress Should Try It.

Reading Is Fundamental. Congress Should Try It.

  by Thomas L. Knapp As the US House of Representatives took up the Affordable Care Act, aka “ObamaCare,” in 2010, then Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) famously told her fellow members of Congress “we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it.” The 900-plus page bill (which […]

Ventura County Mobile Library Visits the Midtown Ventura Certified Farmers’ Market at the Pacific View Mall on Wednesday, August 28

Ventura County Mobile Library Visits the Midtown Ventura Certified Farmers’ Market at the Pacific View Mall on Wednesday, August 28

Ventura, CA – The Midtown Ventura Certified Farmers’ Market will welcome the Ventura County Mobile Library on Wednesday, August 28 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Pacific View Mall.  The mobile library will be offering many of the main services offered at a small branch library. The community will be able to obtain […]

Take 5 And Read To Kids! Campaign Coming to a Library near you!

Take 5 And Read To Kids! Campaign Coming to a Library near you!

The fourth annual Take 5 and Read to Kids campaign, a partnership between the Ventura County Star and First 5 Ventura County to raise awareness about the importance of early childhood literacy is coming to Ventura County Libraries all throughout the month of May! Take 5 encourages parents and caregivers to talk, read, and sing […]

Boys & Girls Club Members Improve Reading 113 Percent in New Program

Boys & Girls Club Members Improve Reading 113 Percent in New Program

OXNARD, Calif.—Club members at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme Squires Housing satellite site showed impressive results after taking the Hardy Brain Wordquest reading fluency tests. These youth participated in the site’s first-ever Summer Learning Academy, which was funded by local philanthropist Bill Wilson, through the Ventura County Community Foundation. […]

The 805 Writer’s Conference in Thousand Oaks | Early Bird Discounts Available until April 15!

The 805 Writer’s Conference in Thousand Oaks | Early Bird Discounts Available until April 15!

Bringing top authors and publishing professionals to speak on the Craft and Business of Writing Early bird discounts for full weekend or day passes available until April 15. The 805 Writers’ Conference returns with a stellar lineup of speakers for its seventh conference taking place May 19 & 20. This year the conference will be held at the […]

The 805 Writer’s Conference in Thousand Oaks Early Bird Discounts Available until April 15!

The 805 Writer’s Conference in Thousand Oaks  Early Bird Discounts Available until April 15!

Bringing top authors and publishing professionals to speak on the Craft and Business of Writing. Early bird discounts for full weekend or day passes available until April 15. The 805 Writers’ Conference returns with a stellar lineup of speakers for its seventh conference taking place May 19 & 20. This year the conference will be held at the Thousand […]

Book Fair | Feria de los Libros | The Acuna Arts Collective

Book Fair | Feria de los Libros | The Acuna Arts Collective

 With Books You Can Let Your Imagination Fly | Con Libros Puedes Volar con tu Imaginacion The Acuna Arts Collective  is proud to present a Book Fair on March 9 featuring local writers/Escritores: Florencia Ramirez, Amada Perez, Rene Corado, Leo Hernandez, Martin Gonzalez, Jose Mendoza, Dennis O’Leary, Javier Gomez, Frank Barajas, Ana Bermudez, Jose Alamillo, […]

California isn’t doing enough to teach kids how to read, lawsuit says

California isn’t doing enough to teach kids how to read, lawsuit says

LOS ANGELES — Too many California children can’t read, and the state doesn’t have an adequate plan to fix the problem, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday. The complaint, filed in Los Angeles County …

11th Annual StoryFest to Celebrate Kids and Books

11th Annual StoryFest to Celebrate Kids and Books

Young children and their families are invited to celebrate the joy of reading at the 11th annual StoryFest, Saturday, October 14, 2017 in Ventura, 9 AM to 2 PM.  The free event features story-telling, book giveaways, musical activities, Truckfest (opportunity for children to get up close and touch trucks and a fire engine), food for […]

Ventura Art Tales Honors Writers of All Ages — June 8th

Ventura Art Tales Honors Writers of All Ages — June 8th

Art Tales contest honors writers of all ages, from across the country; public invited to reception & reading June 8 at 5:30pm All participants of the City of Ventura’s 9th annual Art Tales “writing contest inspired by art” and the public are invited to attend a special reception and reading with refreshments at E.P. Foster […]

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