Library Events and Activities


National Library Week - April 13-19, 2014 - "Lives Change @ Your Library."
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Legos at your Library

Wednesday, April 16 - 2:00-3:30 p.m. - Grant R. Brimhall Library
Come "play @ your library and build your own Lego creations. Donations of legos welcome.
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Spring Break Films

Thursday, April 17 - 2:00- 3:30 p.m. - Newbury Park Branch
Free screening of the Disney film PLANES (PG, 92 min.) about a crop duster who joins a race around the world. Bring your own snacks.
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Dog Days at the Library

Fridays, April 18 & May 16 - 4:00-5:00 p.m. - Grant R. Brimhall Library
Fridays, April 25 & May 23 - 4:00-5:00 p.m. - Newbury Park Branch
Children can practice their reading skills by reading to local therapy dogs at the library. Sign up the day of the event for a 10-15 minutes session.
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Live at the Library

Saturday. April 18 - 8:00 p.m. - Grant R. Brimhall Library
An evening with Ellis Paul, one of the leading voices of the American singer-songwriting world. Tickets $20, visit www.liveatthelibrary.org for more information and tickets.

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Grant R. Brimhall Library will be CLOSED on Sunday, April 20, in observance of Easter.
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Earth Day Films

Tuesday, April 22 - 3:00 p.m. - Newbury Park Branch & 6:30 p.m. - Grant R. Brimhall Library
Celebrate Earth Day with a free screening of the Disneynature film THE CRIMSON WING: MYSTERY OF THE FLAMINGOS (2008, G). Bring your own snacks to enjoy.

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Women of Shakespeare

Saturday, April 26 - 1:00-2:00 p.m. - Grant R. Brimhall Library
Saturday, May 3 - 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. - Newbury Park Branch
The California Shakespeare Company will present a series of vignettes starring the famous women of the Bard's great plays. Free and open to the public.
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Grant R. Brimhall Library will be CLOSED on Sunday, April 27, due to a special event in Conejo Creek Park.
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Cultural Bus Tour of the Getty Center

Saturday, May 10 - 8:30 am to 4:00 p.m. - Newbury Park Branch
Join the Friends of the Thousand Oaks Library for a tour of the beautiful Getty Center. There is a cost involved. Patrons will board the bus at 8:15 a.m. at Newbury Park Branch Library, 2331 Borchard Road, and depart at 8:30 a.m. Cost is $20 for members; $25 for non-members. Bus will return approximately at 4 pm. For more information or reservations, call Carol at (805) 480-1450.
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Friendly Book Discussion

Thursday, May 1 - 6:30 p.m. - Grant R. Brimhall Library
Hosted by the Friends of the Thousand Oaks Library, this group meets the first Thursday of every month at the library. For more information contact Sai Chandavarkar at 805-241-5205 or chitra.sai.chandavarkar@hotmail.com
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CSUCI Speaker Series

Thursday, May 1 - 7:00 -8:30 p.m. - Grant R. Brimhall Library
Join Tiina Itkonen, Associate Professor of Education, for a discussion of "Education System in Finland: From Equity to Excellence."
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History Book Discussion

Thursday, May 8 - 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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Live at the Library

Saturday. May 10  - 8:00 p.m. - Grant R. Brimhall Library
An evening with A.J. Croce, playing his genre-spanning music. He has headlined festivals, concerts, and major venues worldwide and played with such top names as Willie Nelson, Ray Charles, James Brown, Rod Stewart and Ben Harper. Tickets $20, visit www.liveatthelibrary.org for more information and tickets.

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Movie Matinee

Monday, May 12  - 1:00-3:00 p.m. - Grant R. Brimhall Library
Free screening of the 2012 film HOPE SPRINGS starring Academy Award winners Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones.  (Columbia., 100 min, PG-13)
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Memorial Day Movies at NPB

Tuesday, May 13 - 7:00 p.m. - Newbury Park Branch Library
Free screening of THE HURT LOCKER Best picture and Director Oscar winner. Rated R.
Tuesday, May 27 - 7:00 p.m. - Newbury Park Branch Library
Free screening of the film BLACK HAWK DOWN won 2 Oscars and is rated R.
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Author Event with Rip Rense

Sunday, May 18 - 3:00-4:00 p.m. - Grant R. Brimhall Library
Join author Rip Rense as he reads from and discusses his latest book, STRANGE PLACES OF THE HEART. Copies will be for sale and the author will sign copies following his talk. Free and open to the public.
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Author Event - Angel's Truck Stop

Wednesday, May 21 - 7:00-8:00 p.m. - Grant R. Brimhall Library

Meet the first woman officer of an Officer's Club during the Vietnam war and hear her story of making it in a man's world. Meet Angelica "Angel" Pilato, Ph.D., Lt. Col. USAF (Ret.), author of ANGEL'S TRUCK STOP. Copies will be for sale and she will sign copies following her talk. 
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Labak the Magician

Saturday, May 24 - 10:30 am - Grant R. Brimhall Library and 1:30 pm Newbury Park Branch

Abracadabra! It's magic! LaBak the Magician will present mysteries from the enchanting world of magic for the whole family to enjoy.  Free and open to the public courtesy of the Friends of the Thousand Oaks Library.
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No Summit Out of Sight

Saturday, May 24 - 2:00-3:00 p.m. - Grant R. Brimhall Library
Hear the incredible story of Jordan Romero - the youngest person to climb Mt. Everest and seven world summits. See pictures of his amazing journey, get copies of his book, NO SUMMIT OUT OF SIGHT,  and get his autograph. You will be inspired. Free and open to the public courtesy of the Friends of the Thousand Oaks Library.
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Both libraries will be CLOSED on Monday, May 26, in observance of Memorial Day.
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Storytimes  - click here for schedule
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Winter Computer Classes  -
click here for schedule
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For more information on these programs call the library at 805-449-2660.   

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