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Film at the Branch

Tuesday, April 28 - 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. - Newbury Park Branch
Free screening of the film HELLBOY. (PG-13, 122 min., Columbia)

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.

Checklist for My Family

Wednesday, May 6 - 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. - Grant R. Brimhall Library
This program is presented courtesy of AARP and Thousand Oaks Council on Aging by Sally Balch Hurme from the AARP Health Education Team and internationally- recognized expert on elder law. Ms. Hurme will guide you through the process of gathering in one place your finances, legal documents, online accounts, wishes about medical care, and more. This program is free and open to the public.

Westlake Symphony

Wednesday, May 6, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Grant R. Brimhall Library
Come and enjoy the beautiful music of the Westlake Symphony under the direction of Michael Ryan Armstrong.

Movie Matinee

Monday, May 11 - 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. - Grant R. Brimhall Library
Free screening of the 2014 film MILLION DOLLAR ARM (Disney, PG, 124 min.) starring Jon Hamm and Aasif Mandvi. Sports agent JB Bernstein goes to India to find a baseball pitcher. Based on a true story.

Films at the Branch

Tuesday, May 5 - 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. - Newbury Park Branch
Free screening of HELLBOY 2: THE GOLDEN ARMY (Universal, PG-13, 124 min., 2008) Ron Perlman returns to the role of the big red BPRD agent in this sequel to 2004's Hellboy, directed once again by Guillermo del Toro and scripted as before in collaboration with original Hellboy creator Mike Mignola.

Tuesday, May 19 - 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. - Newbury Park Branch
Free screening of SPAWN (New Line Cinema, PG-13, 93 min. 1997) One of the most popular independent comic books of its decade was transformed into this dark, bloody adventure.

Writing Your Own Novel

Wednesday, May 13 - 7:00 -8:30 p.m. - Grant R. Brimhall Library
Learn tips for turning your life experience into fiction (not a memoir) from two L.A. writers and educators - Diane Haithman and Charles Degelman. Haithman, a former LA Times staff writer, is an adjunct professor at USC School of Journalism and the author of Dark Lady of Hollywood. Degelman, an award-winning writer, is on staff at CSU, Los Angeles and is the author of two novels, the most recenlty published A Bowl Full of Nails. This program is free and open at all aspiring writers.

Tracy Newman Kicks-Off 1,000 Books

Saturday, May 16, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Grant R. Brimhall Library
Award-winning musician Tracy Newman will perform song selections from her CD, "I Can Swing For Ever," in a special event to kick-off the Library's 1,000 Books before kindergarten program. Bring the little ones and enjoy this free concert and learn a simple way to help your children be ready for kindergarten.

Dog Days - every Tuesday from 3:30-4:30 p.m. at Grant R. Brimhall Library
Therapy dogs needed. Please contact Charlotte Burrows at the library 805-381-7338.

Play and Learn Storytimes - click here for schedule

Free Computer Classes - 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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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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