Summer Reading Clubs for children, teens and adults run through Aug. 7. This year's theme is Read for the Win! Join the fun and keep reading all summer long. Do reviews of books you have read and enter to win prizes.
Olympic Training Camp
Saturday, July 23 - 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. - Grant R. Brimhall Library
Wednesday, July 27 - 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. - Newbury Park Branch
Children ages 5 -10 years old can come and participate in their own Olympic Training Camp to prepare for the world's biggest games. Different stations offer challenges of fun, strength, skill and more. READ FOR THE WIN!
3D Printable Workshops
Grant R. Brimhall Library Tech Training Room
Friday, July 22 - 10:15am-12:00pm
Friday, August 5 - 3:00-5:00pm
Friday, August 19 - 10:15am-12:00pm
Newbury Park Branch Library Meeting Room
Thursday, July 28 - 3:00-5:00pm
Wednesday, August 17 - 6:00-8:00pm
Thursday, August 25 - 3:00-5:00pm
For all ages 8 and up. (Children 8-11 years old must have an adult present.) REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Call 805-449-2660, option 5, or stop by the Info desk at either library to sign up. 3D printing is a process for making a three dimensional solid object of virtually any shape from a digital model. All participants will use Tinkercad to create a 3D digital model of a name badge suitable for printing.
Monday, July 25 - 1:00 - 3:05 p.m. - Grant R. Brimhall Library
Free screening of CHARIOTS OF FIRE, based on the true story of two runners in the 1924 Paris Olympics. Film won four Oscars. (Warner Bros, PG, 125 min., 1981) Read for the Win!
Monday, Aug. 1 - 1:00 - 3:15 p.m. - Grant R. Brimhall Library
Free screening of the 2006 film, WE ARE MARSHALL, about a new college football coach who has to rebuild the program following a tragic loss. Based on the true story of Marshall University starring Matthew MsConaughey and Matthew Fox. (Warnoer Bros., PG, 131 min.)
Monday, Aug. 8 - 1:00 - 2:45 p.m. - Grant R. Brimhall Library
Free screening of the family film, MAX, about a Marine service dog, whose handler is killed, and his brother takes the dog in. Together they learn the truth about the handler's death. (Warner Bros., PG, 111 min., 2015)
Films at the Branch - Movie Mania
Tuesday, July 26 - 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. - Newbury Park Branch
Free screening of the film CREED starring Sylvestor Stallone and Michael B. Jordan. Adonis Creed enlists Rocky Balboa to help him follow in his father's boxing footsteps. (New Line Cinema, PG-13, 132 min., 2015) READ FOR THE WIN!
Tuesday, Aug. 2 - 7:00 - 8:45 p.m. - Newbury Park Branch
Free screening of the film, GLORY ROAD, starring Josh Lucas and Jon Voight. In 1966 Texas, a new basketball coach decides to build a team according to talent rather than race and raises the town's ire.
Family Film: Cinderella
Wednesday, July 27 - 11:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. - Grant R. Brimhall Library
This Disney live-action film retells the classic story of a dream coming true for a girl mistreated by her stepmother and stepsisters with help from her Fairy Godmother. Bring your own refreshments. (Disney, PG, 112 min., 2015) Stars Lily James and Cate Blanchett. READ FOR THE WIN!
The Art of Digital Photography
Wednesday, July 27 - 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. - Newbury Park Branch
Professional photographer Richard Smith will show you examples of his stunning photography and offer tips to hellp you take great digital photos.
Jack Wilson - Retired Pro Baseball Player
Satruday, July 30 - 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. - Grant R. Brimhall Library
Retired MLB shortstop Jack Wilson (Pirates/Mariners/Braves) and former Thousand Oaks High School player will discuss his career and how hard work pays off. Wilson was just recently named the new Head Baseball Coach for TOHS.
Saturday, July 30 - 3:00 -4:00 p.m. - Newbury Park Branch
Calling all tweens ages 9-13, come construct your own BrushBot made from a toothbrush and battery, then race to the finish. Read for the win!
Teen Movie Mania
Thursday, July 28 - Grant R. Brimhall Library
3:30 - 5:30 p.m. - free screening of the film DIVERGENT, (Summit, PG-13, 140 min., 2014) first film based on the first novel in the Divergent series by Veronica Roth. Pizza immediately follows the film. AND
6:00 - 8:00 p.m. - free screening of the film, INSURGENT, the second film in the Divergent series. (Summit PG-13, 119 min., 2015) both films star Shailene Woodley, Theo James, and Kate Winslet. READ FOR THE WIN!
Thursday, August 4 - 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Grant R. Brimhall Library
Free screening of the film ALLEGIANT, the third film in the Divergent series. (Summit, PG-13, 120 min., 2016)
Fitness and Fun!
Tuesday, Aug. 2 - 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. - Newbury Park Branch
We all know fitness is important. But why? Tweens and teens can come find out from the experts at Conejo Recreation and Park District. Learn some simple exercises to do at home or at one of our beautiful parks! Also learn about the wonderful programs the Park District has for your age group. READ FOR THE WIN!
Mighty Mickey's Magic Circus
Wednesday, Aug. 3 - 11:00 -11:45 am - Grant R. Brimhall Library and 2:00 - 2:45 pm - Newbury Park BrancH
Come enjoy a fun, family-friendly show starring a father and his multi-talented daughter with magic, juggling, unicycles and more. Read for the Win!
Wildlife Learning Center
Saturday, August 6 - 11:00 -11:45 a.m. - Grant R. Brimhall Library and 2:00 -2:45 p.m. - Newbury Park Branch
Bring school age children to learn about local rescued wildlife from the experts at Wildlife Learning Center. Read for the Win!
Sedalia Ragtime Orchestra
Sunday, August 7 - 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. - Grant R. Brimhall Library
Come along and listen to some old ragtime jazz with this family-friendly, free concert featuring music from the ragtime era 1897-1917. The local musicians will be in period dress.
Films at the Branch - THE LORD OF THE RINGS TRILOGY
Tuesday, Aug. 9 - 7:00 - 10:00 p.m. - Newbury Park Branch
Free screening of the film, FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING, the first film in the trilogy. (New Line Cinema, PG-13, 178 min., 2001)
Tuesday, Aug. 16 - 7:00 - 10:00 p.m. - Newbury Park Branch
Free screening of the film, THE TWO TOWERS, the second film in the trilogy. (New Line Cinema, PG-13, 179 min., 2002)Tuesday, Aug. 23 - 7:00 - 10:00 p.m. - Newbury Park Branch
Famly Summer Films
Monday, Aug. 15 - 2:00 - 3:45 pm - Grant R. Brimhall Library
Free screening of the animated film, ZOOTOPIA, (Disney, PG, 108 min., 2016)
Tuesday, Aug. 16 - 2:00 - 4:00 pm - Grant R. Brimhall Library
Free screening of the film, JEM & THE HOLOGRAMS. (Universal, PG, 118 min., 2015)
Thursday, Aug. 18 - 2:00 - 3:40 p.m. - Newbury Park Branch
Free screening of the film, GOOSEBUMPS, starring Jack Black. (Columbia, PG, 103 min., 2015)
Bring your family and friends along with your own snacks to enjoy and relax at the library with these great films.
Tuesdays, July 12, 19, 26 & Aug. 2 at 3:30 p.m. - Grant R. Brimhall Library
Elementary school children can sign up upon arrival for a 10-15 minute reading session with a therapy dog.
Off to a Great Start
Wednesday, Aug. 17 - 10:30 - 11:00 a.m. - Grant R. Brimhall Library
Thursday, Aug. 18 - 10:30 - 11:00 a.m. - Newbury Park Branch
A special storytime for children entering Kindergarten. Help get them ready to learn.
Play and Learn Storytimes - click here for schedule
Learning @ your Library Classes - free computer classes available. Click here for schedule.
Friends of the Thousand Oaks Library hosts two book discussions each month for patrons. The Friendly Book Discussion meets the first Thursday of every month at the Grant R. Brimhall Library. For information contact Sai Chandavarkar at 805-241-5205. The History Book Discussion meets the second Thursday of every month at the Goebel Adult Center. For information, contact Jack Heller at 805-341-7585.
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The library is now Mobile!
The Library's new mobile site at http://research.tolibrary.org/mobile.php. You can scan the library mobile site QR code on your mobile device. This website allow users to check their account, download ebooks. Patron can put an icon on their iPhone. If you have an android device, please share with us if you have problem getting the mobile site onto the home screen.
For more information on these programs call the library at 805-449-2660.