Library Events and Activities




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Thousand Oaks Reads One City One Book 2015 Selection is The Book of Unkown Americans by Cristina Henriquez. Get your copy now from the library. Find out more at www.thousandoaksreads.org


Family Science Night

Wednesday, July 8 - 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. - Newbury Park Branch
For school age children and up, The Discovery Center for Science and Technology will present Family Science Nights with hands-on activities that will inspire young minds with joy and wonder and highlight heroes in science. A Summer Reading Club program - EVERY HERO HAS A STORY!


Both the Grant R. Brimhall and Newbury Park Branch Libraries will be CLOSED on July 4 in observance of the Independence Day holiday. Happy Birthday America!


Free Family Movie



Wednesday, July 8 - 2:00 - 4:00 - Grant R. Brimhall Library
THE INCREDIBLES is an animated Disney feature following the family of ex-superhero Bob Par who takes a job with a mysterious agency that turns out to be a trap and his family has to save him. (Rated PG, 115 min., 2004) Bring your own snacks and enjoy!
Summer Reading Club programs - EVERY HERO HAS A STORY!


Be An Eco-Hero

Monday, July 6 - 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Newbury Park Branch
Thursday, July 16 - 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Grant R. Brimhall Library
How can you be an eco-hero? Learn how one family did it by creating a habitat to help save Monarch butterflies. An Adult Summer Reading Club program that is good for teens and up as well - EVERY HERO HAS A STORY!


Movie Matinee

Tuesday, July 7 - 2:00 - 4:05 p.m. - Grant R. Brimhall Library
Free screening of the 2011 Disney Film, CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER. Rated PG-13, this film follows U.S. Army vet Steve Rogers as he uses his new government-infused super powers to battle the Red Skull. A Teen Summer Reading Club program - Every Hero Has a Story!


Film at the Branch

Tuesday, July 7 - 7:00 - 9:15 p.m. - Newbury Park Branch
Free screening of the 2014, Disney Film, CAPTAIN AMERICA II: THE WINTER SOLDIER. Rated PG-13 this film continues the struggles of Steve Rogers to embrace his role as Captain America in the modern world and he battles a new adversary, the Soviet agent known as the Winter Soldier. A Teen Summer Reading Club program - Every Hero Has a Story!


Movie Matinees

Mondays - 1:00 p.m. - Grant R. Brimhall Library
July 13 - McFARLAND USA - inspiring film based on actual events about a cross-country track team made up of lower-class Latino students. Stars Kevin Costner as the coach. (Disney, PG, 128 min., 2015)
July 20 - TO HELL AND BACK - Audie Murphy stars as himself in this film based on the star's autobiogaphy about his WW II experience and becoming America's most decorated hero. (Universal, Unrated, 106 min., 1955)
July 27 - DOLPHIN TALE 2 - actual events in Florida at a marine aquarium again inspire a heartwarming sequal to the 2011 hit film about saving a dolphin. Stars Harry Connick, Jr., Ashley Judd and Morgan Freeman (Warner Bros., PG, 104 min., 2014)
Sumer Reading Club films - EVERY HERO HAS A STORY!


Science of Super Heroes

Tuesday, July 14 - 2:00-2:45 p.m. - Grant R. Brimhall Library
Teens may join physics teacher, Scott Holloway, and students from Westlake High School as they discuss the reality of super hero powers. Explore the science behind the fantasy. How can normal humans turn into super-beings? Then stay and see the Iron Man movies (below). A Teen Summer Reading Club program - Every Hero Has a Story!


Iron Man Movie Marathon

Tuesday, July 14 - Grant R. Brimhall Library
3:00 - 5:05 p.m. - Free screening of the 2008 Disney Film, IRON MAN. Rated PG-13, this film shows how genius-industrialist Tony Stark is captured in enemy territory and builds a high-tech suit of armor to escape and then his mission to save the world.
5:30 - 7:35 p.m. -
Free screening of the 2008 Disney Film, IRON MAN 2. Rated PG-13, this film shows how Iron Man fights a man who wants the new technology for revenge
There will be pizza between films. A Teen Summer Reading Club program - Every Hero Has a Story!


Kyra Sundance - Do More with Your Dog


Wednesday, July 15 - 11:00 -11:45 a.m. - Grant R. Brimhall Library and 1:30 - 2:15 p.m. - Newbury Park Branch
Kyra Sundance is a world-acclaimed Stunt Dog Show performer; celebrity dog trainer and bestselling author. Ages 5 and up will be amazed as Kyra and her Weimaraner dog, Chalcy, perform acrobatic feats and humurous skits. Summer Reading Club program - EVERY HERO HAS A STORY!


Finding Your Inner Super Hero Power

Thursday, July 16 - 1:30- 3:00 p.m. - Grant R. Brimhall Library
Friday, July 17 - 1:30- 3:00 p.m - Newbury Park Branch
In this Mindful LIving Workshop for the 18 and over age group, Lindsay Byrd Leimbach will help you discover your inner super powers that make you unique and special. An Adult Summer Reading Club program - EVERY HERO HAS A STORY!


Joseph Peck's Caribbean Drum Circle

Saturday, July 11 - 11:00-11:45 a.m. - Grant R. Brimhall Library and 2:00 - 2:45 p.m. - Newbury Park Branch
Ages 3 and up will enjoy musician Joseph Peck and his captivating stories and music of the steel drum. Hands-on participation for children are part of the program. A Summer Reading Club program - EVERY HERO HAS A STORY!


To Hell and Back - Duffy Hudson as Audie Murphy

Sunday, July 19 - 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. - Grant R. Brimhall Library
Actor Duffy Hudson present a one-man show about the life of actor and veteran Audie Murphy, the most decorated hero of WW II and advocate for PTSD treatment. A Summer Reading Club program - EVERY HERO HAS A STORY!


Avenger Movies for Teens/Adults

Tuesday, July 21 - THE INCREDIBLE HULK (Universal, PG-13, 114 min., 2008
Tuesday, July 28 - THOR - (Disney, PG-13, 110 min., 2011)
Tuesday, August 4 - MARVEL'S THE AVENGERS (Disney, PG-13, 142 min., 2012)
All films begin at 2 pm at the Grant R. Bimhall Library. EVERY HERO HAS A STORY!


Jim Bates - Professional Skateboarder/Author

Saturday, July 25 - 11:00 -11:45 a.m. - Newbury Park Branch and 2:00 -2:45 p.m. - Grant R. Brimhall Library
Professional skateboarder, Jim Bates grew up in Newbury Park as a shy kid. He realized his childhood dream of being a professional skateboarder in 2002. Now the author and illustrator of the children's book, "The Boy Who Skated with Dragons," will talk about his career and inspire children to find their own unique qualities and to follow their dreams.



Play and Learn Storytimes - 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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Looking for information about California's drought? How can you be water-wise? Check out the new Water Conservation Guide on the library website. http://research.tolibrary.org/water


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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