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Both Libraries will be CLOSED Monday, May 30, in observance of the Memorial Day Holiday.

3D Printable Object Workshops

Ages 8 and up can come learn how to print on the 3D printer at any of these workshops at either library.
Newbury Park Branch
Monday, June 6 - 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 11 - 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Grant R. Brimhall Library
Wednesday, June 1 - 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 4 - 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Films at the Branch

Tuesday, June 7 - 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. - Newbury Park Branch
Free screening of the film, MILLION DOLLAR ARM, staring Jon Hamm and Bill Paxton.  A sports agent heads to India to find the next major league baseball star. (Disney, PG, 124 min., 2014)
Monday, June 14 - 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. - Newbury Park Branch
Free screening of the film, HOOSIERS, starring Gene Hackman, Barbara Hershey and Dennis Hopper. A failed college basketball coach takes over the high school underdogs and leads them to the state championship in 1950s Indiana. Based on a true story.  (Orion, PG, 115 min., 1986) Read for the Win!
Monday, June 21, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. - Newbury Park Branch
Free screening of the film, REMEMBER THE TITANS, staring Denzel Washington, and Will Patton. In 1971, integration was mandated by court order and an all white school and an all black school comes together through the football team and a new coach. (Disney, PG, 113 min., 2000) Read for the Win!
Monday, June 28 - 7:00 p.m. - 8L30 p.m. - Newbury Park Branch
Free screening of the comedy, TALLEDEGA NIGHTS: THE BALLAD OF RICKY BOBBY starring Will Farrell, Sacha Baron Cohen and Amy Adams. A NASCAR driver races a French Formula One champion. (Columbia, PG-13, 108 min., 2006)  Read for the Win!

Lisa Lynne & Aryeh Frankfurter

Sunday, June 12 - 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. - Grant R. Brimhall Library
Bring the family to enjoy Celtic harps, rare instruments and wondrous stories from Lisa Lynne and Aryeh Frankfurter. The musical program will get you in the mood for a wonderful summer line-up of special programs at the Library.

Summer Reading Clubs for children, teens and adults begin June 15 and run through Aug. 7. This year's theme is Read for the Win!


Movie Matinees

Monday, June 13 - 1:00 - 3:15 p.m. - Grant R. Brimhall Library
Free screening of the 2015 film,  MISSION IMPOSSBILE: ROGUE NATION, starring Tom Cruise and Jeremy Renner as the IMF agents who must find the Syndicate who wants a new world order.  (Paramount, PG, 131 min.)  Read for the Win!
Monday, June 27 - 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. - Grant R. Brimhall Library
Free screening of The Rookie, starring Dennis Quaid and Rachel Griffiths about the true story of a high school baseball coach who tries out for the Major Leagues and makes it. (BuenA Vista Pictures, G, 127 min., 2002)  Read for the Win!

Twinkle Time

Wednesday, June 15 - 11:00-11:45 a.m. - Grant R. Brimhall Library and 2:00-2:45 p.m. - Newbury Park Branch
Twinkle and her friends bring preschool through 3rd graders a coloful, high-energy pop concert fusing education and the arts to teach kids about teamwork and dreaming big.  Read for the Win!

Baseball's Power Shift

Wednesday, June 15 - 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Grant R. Brimhall Library
Krister Swanson will discuss his book, BASEBALL'S POWER SHIFT: HOW THE PLAYERS UNION, THE FANS AND THE MEDIA CHANGED AMERICAN SPORTS CULTURE. Swanson is an author and teacher at Thousand Oaks High School.  His book chronicles the growth and develpment of the union movement in Major League Baseball and the role of the press and public opinion in the success of the players in labor-management relations.  Copies of the book will be for sale. An Adult Summer Reading Club program, free and open to the public.

Teen Movie Mania

Thursday, June 16 - 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. - Grant R. Brimhall Library
Bring your snacks and your friends and enjoy this 2011 film based on the true story of teen surfer Bethany Hamilton, who lost an arm in a shark attack and yet came back to compete as a champion. (Columbia, PG, 106 min.)  Read for the Win!
Thursday, June 23 - 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. - Grant R. Brimhall Library
Bring your friends and your snacks to enjoy the film, WHEN THE GAME STANDS TALL, inspired by the true story of the De La Salle High School football team who gained fame for their 151-game winning streak. Stars Jim Caviezel and Laura Dern. (Columbia, PG, 115 min., 2014
) Read for the Win!

 California Joe - A Magical Adventure

Saturday, June 18 - 11:00 -11:45 a.m. - Grant R. Brimhall Library and 2:00-2:45 p.m. - Newbury Park Branch
Bring the preschoolers age 3 and up for this race around the world with California Joe and his Magical Adventrue. Explore magic from different cultures in this fun fast-paced interactive and action packed show. Read for the Win!

BMX Stuntmasters

Wednesday, June 22 - 11:00 -11:45 a.m. - Grant R. Brimhall Library Parking Lot (may bring lawn chairs or blankets)
School age children and their parents will love this 45-minute freestyle bicycle performance with spectacular stunts which also educates and empowers youth with messages of health and safety. Read for the Win!

10th Anniversary Celebration of the Children's Expansion

Saturday, June 25 - 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Grant R. Brimhall Library
Bring the family and help us celebrate the Children's library which opened in June 2006. We have lots of actitivites planned all day long.  Plan to have lunch here too with the Food Trucks and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Library Foundation.
10:00 a.m. - Statue dedication (outside Children's entrance)
11:00 a.m. - Flights of Fantasy Storytellers (Community Room)
12:00 - 3:00 p.m. - Food Trucks - The Grilled Cheese Truck, La Panini, and Shave It
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. - Crafts, Sidewalk art, Storytimes by special guests, Seed planting, Illustrators and Summer Reading Club sign-ups

Family Movie

Wednesday, June 29 - 11:00 a.m. - 12:35 p.m. - Grant R. Brimhall Library
Free screening of the animated film, SURF'S UP about a surfing penguin who enters his first competition with the help of a cantankerous King Penguin. (Columbia, PG, 85 min., 2007).  Feel free to bring the family and your own lunch or snacks.


Wednesday, June 29 - 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Newbury Park Branch
Preschoolers and up can come learn through playing and building with LEGOs Library will provide LEGO bricks and DUPLO bricks for the younger ones.  READ FOR THE WIN!

Fitness and Fun!

Thursday, June 30 - 3:00  - 4:00 p.m. - Grant R. Brimhall Library

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!

Play and Learn Storytimes  - click here for schedule

Dog Days

Tuesdays, through May 24 -  3:30 p.m. - Grant R. Brimhall Library
Children can practice their reading skills to therapy dogs. Upon arrival at the Library sign up for a 10-15 min. slot at the Help Desk.

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.

To view current issue of the Library Newsletter (The Oakleaf) and to sign up to receive the library newsletter by email  click here

The library is now Mobile!

The Library's new mobile site at 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.

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    Grant R. Brimhall Library 1401 E. Janss Road • Thousand Oaks, CA 91362 • (805) 449-2660
    Newbury Park Branch Library 2331 Borchard Road • Newbury Park, CA 91320 • (805) 498-2139

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