Ojai resident Karen Banfield will talk about “The Good Guys Calendar,” 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 18, at the Ojai Library, 111 E. Ojai Ave. Banfield will share photos and stories about the creation of the 2022 “Good Guys Calendar” and the local men who inspired it.

During the pandemic, Banfield decided to focus on the goodness around her, specifically the men who were showing up with a generosity of spirit and open hearts. She focused on men because the news had been full of negative role models, and she believes having positive role models is essential.

To that end, Banfield interviewed 12 men from diverse backgrounds, wrote their stories, and took their photos. She said the men have touched s number of lives in small, often unnoticed ways, bringing compassion that made her smile and just as often brought her to tears.

This event is free to attend. For more information, contact Ron Solórzano, regional librarian, 805-218-9146.