Library Events and Activities



 March Movies at the Libraries

Tuesday, March 31 - 7:00 p.m. - Newbury Park Branch - SILVERADO (Columbia, PG-13)


Author Event - Rob Goldman and John Klima

Monday, March 30 - 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Grant R. Brimhall Library
Join us for local baseball experts and authors Rob Goldman and John Klima who will discuss their careers and new books about baseball. Goldman, a former Angles bat boy, just came out with NOLAN RYAN: THE MAKING OF A PITCHER and Klima, sports columnist, is coming out with his new book, THE GAME MUST GO ON. Copies of their books will be for sale and they will sign copies following their talk. the pair have also written other books about America's pastime.


Activities for the Elderly

Wednesday, April 1 - 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. - Grant R. Brimhall Library
Master teacher and author Denise Calhoun will present her new book HANDBOOK OF ACTIVITIES FOR THE EDLERLY and share some of those activities that help stimulate the mind with patrons. Ms. Calhoun is a master teacher at CSU Northridge and does resarch in gerontology and healthcare. Copies of the book will be for sale fo $10 and she will sign copies following her talk.


Friendly Book Discussion

Thursday, April 2 - 6:30 p.m. - Grant R. Brimhall Library
This group meets the first Thursday of every month to discuss a different novel. Contact Sia Chandavarkar at 805-241-5205 for more information.


The Grant R. Brimhall Library will be CLOSED on Sunday, April 5, 2015 in observance of Easter.


Spring Break Films - all begin at 2:00 p.m.

Tuesday, April 7 - Grant R. Brimhall Library - Sing-a-Long FROZEN (Disney, PG, 108 min.)
Wednesday, April 8 - rant R. Brimhall Library - ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY ( Disney, PG, 81 min.)
Thursday, April 9 - Newbury Park Branch - THE BOXTROLLS (Focus Features, PG, 100 min.)


Wonders of the Aquarium

Wednesday, April 8 - 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. - Grant R. Brimhall Library
Aquatic Contractors owner Brian Hoover will talk about the library's 3,600 gallon salt-water aquarium and the fish that live in it. He might bring some surprises too. Meet us at the aquarium.


CLU Speaker Series on The 1960s

Thursday, April 9 - 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Grant R. Brimhall Library
Tonight's topic is "To the Moon and Back: Scientific Achievements in the Sixties" by CLU Professors David Marcey, Robert Rumer and Adina Nack. Introduction by Michaela Reeves.


History Book Discussion

Thursday, April 9 - 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. - Goebel Adult Center
Hosted by the Friends of the Library this group meets every second Thursday of the month to discuss a different historical book. For more information contact Jack Heller at 805-341-7585.


Lego Play

Friday, April 10 - 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. - Grant R. Brimhall Library
Bring the kids to play and create with Legos at the Library. Let their imaginations run wild. Lego donations welcome.


Sisters in Crime Panel - How to Get Published

Saturday, April 11 - 2:00-3:30 p.m. - Grant R. Brimhall Library
A panel of seasoned crime writers from the California Central Coast Sisters in Crime Chapter will discuss how to get your own novel published and what worked for them. Join us for Sue McGinty, Susan Tuttle, Tony Piazza and Barbara Hodges who will also have copies of their own books for sale. Presented by the Library, AAUW and Sisters in Crime.


National Library Week, April 12-18, 2015


Riverboat Dixie Jazz Band

Sunday, April 12 - 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. - Grant R. Brimhall Library
Bring the family to enjoy some good old dixieland jazz from this popular group of local musicians. Seating is first come, first serve.


Movie Matinee

Monday, April 13 - 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. - Grant R. Brimhall Library
Free screening of the 2014 film based upon the bestselling book, HEAVEN IS FOR REAL, starring Greg Kinnear. (PG, 100 min., Columbia)


Free Film at the Branch

Tuesday, April 14 - 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. - Newbury Park Branch
Free screening of the film, MAN OF STEEL, (PG-13, 142 min. Warner Bros.) This retelling of the Superman story stars Henry Cavill and Amy Adams.


CSU Channel Islands Speaker Series

Thursday, April 16 - 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. - Grant R. Brimhall Library
Tonight's topic is "Hidden Gems of Latin America" Fire by Stephen Clark with an overview of several of Latin America's lesser known but most intriguing cities.


Thousand Oaks Arbor Earth Day

Saturday, April 18 - 11:00 a.m. - 4 :00 p.m. - Conejo Creek Park (behind the library)
A fun, family festival highlighting "green" products and services with exhibitors, vendors, wild animals, workshops, hands-on children's activities, bike rodeo, green vehicles, entertainment, and more. Chumash Blessing Ceremony at noon. Free admission, parking and shuttle service. Also free bicycle valet parking.


Earth Day Film

Wednesday, April 22 - 4:00 - 3:30 p.m. - Grant R. Brimhall Library
Celebrate Earth day and bring the family and your own snacks to watch a mamma bear and her cubs survive in the Alaskan wilderness in the 2014 DisneyNature film, BEARS. Narrated by John C. Reilly.


Climate Reality

Thursday, April 23 - 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. - Grant R. Brimhall Library
Sharon Markenson, well-known presenter on climate issues, will discuss the science of global warming, how climate change affects Earth's natural systems and the effect on human civilization.


Author Event - Richard Reeves

Thursday, April 30 - 7:00-8:30 p.m. - Grnat R. Brimhall Library
Acclaimed historian and award-winning journalist Richard Reeves will share insights into his new book - INFAMY: The Shocking Story of the Japanese American Internment in WW II. Copies of the book will be for sale and the author will sign copies following his talk.


Cultural Bus Tour - Huntington Library and Botanic Gardens

Saturday, May 2 - 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. - bus leaves from Newbury Park Branch
Join the Friends of the Thousand Oaks Library for a cultural tour to the beautiful Huntington Library and Gardens. Members: $51, non-members: $56 includes bus, parking, admission, driver's gratuity, and docent led tour of the Chinese Garden. Reservations required. Call Carol at 805- 480-1450. Lunch is on your own at the Library.


Dog Days - every Tuesday from 3:30-4:30 p.m. at Grant R. Brimhall Library


Storytimes and Kindermusik with Katie - click here for schedule


Free Computer Classes - click here for schedule


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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.

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