Library Events and Activities


It's Summer Reading Club time -
Children - "Fizz, Boom, Read!" click here for details
Teens - "Spark a Reaction!"  - click here for details
Adults - "Literary Elements" - click here to review a book and enter the drawing for prizes

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Family Movie Double Feature

Wednesday, July 23
- Grant R. Brimhall Library
2:00 p.m. - CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS (Columbia, PG, 90 min.)
4:00 p.m. - CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2 (Columbia, PG, 95 min.)
Bring the family to the library and enjoy these two fun films. Bring your snacks and a blanket if you wish. A Summer Reading Club Wacky Wednesday event - Fizz, Boom, Read!
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Family Science Night

Wednesday, July 23, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
- Newbury Park Branch Library
Bring the family to the library where the Discovery Center for Science and Technology will provide over 15 interactive activities that will inspire scientific minds with joy and wonder. A Summer Reading Club Wacky Wednesday event - Fizz, Boom, Read!
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Dog Days of Summer

Fridays, July 25 - 10:30-11:30 a.m. - Grant R. Brimhall Library
Children in grades K-5 can practice their reading skills with therapy dogs. Sign up the day of at the Help Desk for a 10-15 min. session.
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Dave Boatman: Basic Cartooning

Saturday, July 26, 11:00-11:45 a.m. - Grant R. Brimhall Library and 2:00 - 2:45 p.m.
- Newbury Park Branch Library
A fun, creative Basic Cartoon Class. Students will improve their drawing via a follow-the-instructor process and be inspired and motivated in their love of drawing. A Summer Reading Club Super Saturday event - Fizz, Boom, Read!
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Albert Einstein: Theory of Relativity

Sunday, July 27 - 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. - Grant R. Brimhall Library
Actor Duffy Hudson will portray the famous scientist Albert Einstein and help us understand his Theory of Relativity, the speed of light, time travel and E-MC2 and more. Free and open to the public. An Adult Summer Reading Club event - Literary Elements!
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Abbit the Average, Comedy & Magic & Juggling

Wednesday, July 30 - 11:00-11:45 a.m. at Grant R. Brimhall Library and 2:00-2:45 p.m. at Newbury Park Branch
Bring the children of all ages to enjoy a hilarious, high-energy entertainment experience with audience participation and packed with non-stop laughs. The greatest average magic show you will ever see. A Summer Reading Club Wacky Wednesday event - Fizz, Boom, Read!
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Flights of Fantasy Story Theatre

Saturday, August 2, 11:00-11:45 a.m. - Grant R. Brimhall Library and 2:00 - 2:45 p.m. - Newbury Park Branch Library 

Enjoy a fresh spin on multicultural folktales as they spring to life with zany costumes and props. A Summer Reading Club Super Saturday event - Fizz, Boom, Read!
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Teen After-hours Movie Night

Tuesday, August 5 - 7:30-10:00 p.m. - Grant R. Brimhall Library
Teens in grades 6-12 enjoy a pizza and snacks and watch THE HUNGER GAMES - CATCHING FIRE (PG-13, Lionsgate, 146 min.)  A Teen Summer Reading Club event - Spark a Reaction!  **Parents-please pick up your child promptly at 10 pm.

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Nature of Wildworks: Animal Adaptations

Wednesday, August 6 - 11:00-11:45 a.m. at Grant R. Brimhall Library and 2:00-2:45 p.m. at Newbury Park Branch
Bring children of all ages to discover how wild and exotic birds, mammals and reptiles survive in their environents, protect themselves against predators and hunt for food. A Summer Reading Club Wacky Wednesday event - Fizz, Boom, Read!
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Friendly Book Discussion

Thursday, August 7 - 6:30 p.m. - Grant R. Brimhall Library
Friends of the Library host this discussion of a different book each month. This month's book is INFERNO by Dan Brown. For more information, contact Sai Chandavarkar at 805-241-5205 or at chitra.sai.chandavarkar@hotmail.com
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Movie Matinee

Monday, August 11 - 1:00-3:00 p.m. - Grant R. Brimhall Library
Free screening of the 2013 Oscar winning animated Disney film FROZEN starring Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, and Jonathan Groff. Story inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's beloved fairy tale The Snow Queen.  Also won the Oscar for Best Original Song "Let It Go." Rated PG. Bring your own snacks and enjoy.
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History Book Discussion

Thursday, August 14- 7:00-9:00 p.m. - Goebel Adult Center
Hosted by the Friends of the Thousand Oaks Library, this group meets the second Thursday of every month. For more information contact, Jack Heller, 805-341-7585 or
jheller14@roadrunner.com
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Storytimes - click here for schedule
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Sign up to receive the Library Newsletter (Oakleaf) and Calendar by email - click here
July - August newsletter and calendar in pdf format - (click here to view)
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For more information on these programs call the library at 805-449-2660.

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