Summer Reading Clubs for children, teens and adults run June 15 and 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.
Fitness and Fun!
Thursday, June 30 - 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. - Grant R. Brimhall Library
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!
Satruday, July 2, 11:00 - 11:30 a.m. - Grant R. Brimhall Library
Bring the litte ones ages 1-5 to be enchanted by the original music of local musician Rebecca Strawberry. Her childlike enthusiasm keeps children engaged throughout the interactive program. Read for the win!
The Libraries will be CLOSED on Monday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day.
Best Bubble Parties
Wednesday, July 6, 11:00 - 11:45 a.m. - Grant R. Brimahll LIbrary and 2:00 - 2:45 p.m. - Newbury Park Branch
Ages 5 and up will be entrantranced by the science and magic of bubbles. Step inside a ranbow, see square-shaped bubbles and bubble fountains. Watch bubbles do what you never thought possible! Read for the win!
Saturday, July 9 - 11:00 - 11:45 a.m. - Grant R. Brimhall Library and 2:00 - 2:45 p.m. - Newbury Park Branch
This terrific puppet team presents "Sherlock Homerun: A Whodunit Puppet Musical." An interactive show about Sherlock Homerun and his soccer ball sidekick, Watson, who embark on a wacky musical mystery. For ages 5 and up. Read for the win!
Films at the Branch - Movie Mania
Tuesday, July 5 -7:00 p.m. - Newbury Park Branch
Free screening of the film, LORDS OF DOGTOWN, about the kids from Venice, CA who began the modern skateboard culture in the early 70s. (Columbia, PG-13, 107 min., 2005) Stars John Robinson, Emiel Hirsch and Rebecca De Mornay.
Tuesday, July 12 - 7:00 -9:00 p.m. - Newbury Park Branch
Free screening of the film FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS (Universal, PG-13, 118 min., 2004), H.G. Bissinger's best-selling true life account of a few months in the life of a Texas high-school football team. Stars Billy Bob Thornton and Lucas Black.
Tuesday, July 19 - 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. - Newbury Park Branch
Free screening of the film A KNIGHT'S TALE (Columbia, PG-13, 132 min., 2001) a medieval adventure tale loosely based on Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales and mixes rock music with period settings. Stars Heath Ledger and Paul Bettany.
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)
Dance - The Universal Sport with Teresa Smith
Wednesday, July 13 - 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. - Grant R. Brimhall Library and 2:00 -2:45 p.m. - Newbury Park Branch
Dance with Teresa as she examines various styles of dance that are customarily used in competitions such as Dancing with the Stars. For ages 5 and up. Read for the win!
Silver Strings Orchestra
Wednesday, July 13 - 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. - Grant R. Brimhall Library
The entire family will enjoy this free musical concert featuring local musicians who have banded together to play in harmony, the Silver Strings.
Wednesday, July 13 - 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. - Newbury Park Branch
Get your general financial questions answered by the Conejo Valley Financial Advocates, a team of financial experts who can answer general questions about insurance, mortgages, estate planning and taxes all in one place. Free and open to the public.
Monday, July 11 - 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. - Grant R. Brimhall Library
Free screening of TRHE GREATEST GAME EVER PLAYED, the true story of an upset victory that helped change the sport of golf forever provides the basis for this period drama. Stars Shea LeBeouf and Stephen Dillane. (Disney, PG, 120 min., 2005)
Monday, July 18 - 1:00 - 3:45 p.m. - Grant R. Brimhall Library
Free screening of FOR THE LOVE OF THE GAME, A star baseball pitcher, standing on the mound and throwing a perfect game, reflects on his career and life. Stars Kevin Costner and Kelly Preston. (Universal, PG-13, 138 min., 1999)
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!
Thursday, July 14 - 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. - Grant R. Brimhall Library
Calling all tweens ages 9-13, bring your friends and enjoy an afternoon of fun with Super Smash Bros, Mario Kart tournament at your library. While you waiting for your turn on Wii, try out a board game or two. Read for the win!
Saturday, July 16 - 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. - Grant R. Brimhall Librzry and 2:00 -2:45 p.m. - Newbury Park Branch
Bring children ages 5 and up for comedy, magic, amazing illusions, balloons, hilarious antics with audience participation, mayhem and more with Arty Loon. Read for the win!
The Power Seat
Sunday, July 17 - 3:00 -4:00 p.m. - Grant R. Brimhall Library
Former Ms. California and confidence coach Christina Nepstad will discuss her new book, THE POWER SEAT, and how you can take control in the hot seat of an interview. Copies of her book will be for sale and she will sign copies following her talk.
Ron Randi - You've Heard These Hands
Wednesday, July 20 - 7:00 -8:00 p.m. - Grant R. Brimhall Library
Musician and author Don Randi shares stories of working with famous musical stars of the 60s and 70s - The Beach Boys, Michael Jackson, Elvis, Neil Diamond and more from his new book. Copies will be for sale and he will sign them following his talk.
Thursday, July 21 - 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. - Grant R. Brimhall Library
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!
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!
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
Profeessional photographer Richard Smith will show you examples of his stunning photography and offer tips to ehlp 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 pro MLB shortstop Jack Wilson (Pirates/Mariners/Braves) and former Thousand Oaks High School player will discuss his career and how hard work pays off.
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.
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)
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.
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. 16 - 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.
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.