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

Comedy Night

Friday, August 28 - 7:30 p.m. - Grant R. Brimhall Library
Thousand Oaks Library Foundation presents Comedy Night at the Library with famous funny men, Jason Love, Frank Luscero and Don Friesen with PG rated comedy for the whole family. This special evening will also include a silent auction, refreshments and a cash bar. Suggested donation is $20. All proceeds benefit the Foundation which supports library special collections and services.

Wonders of the Aquarium

Saturday, Aug. 29 - 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. - Grant R. Brimhall Library
Come learn about the Library's 3600 gallon saltwater aquarium and see some ocean life in a touch tank with Brian Hoover of Aquatic Contractors. It all happens near the aquarium.

End of Summer Music Program

Sunday, August 30 - 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. - Grant R. Brimhall Library
Bring the family to enjoy the sweet sounds of the ChannelAir Chorus. The award-winning barbershop chorus has been sharing its exciting barbershop sound throughout Southern California for more than 40 years.

Films at the Branch

Tuesday, Sept 1 - 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. - Newbury Park Branch - STAR TREK (PG-13, Paramount, 2009)
Tuesday, Sept. 15 - 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. - Newbury Park Branch - STAR TREK: INTO DARKNESS (PG-13, Paramount, 2013)

The Libraries will be CLOSED on Monday, September 7, in observance of Labor Day.

Medicare 101

Wednesday, Sept. 9, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. - Newbury Park Branch and
Thursday, Sept. 10, 6:30 -7:30 p.m. - Grant R. Brimhall Library
Turning 65 and don't know how or when to sign up for Medicare and what plans you need? Come get all the information you need to make the right decision from Belinda Lang.

STEAM Program - Juno and the New Renaissance

Saturday, Sept. 12 - 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. - Grant R. Brimhall Library
Theo Clarke, consultant on NASA's Juno mission to Jupiter and engineer at Jet Propulsion Laboratory, will speak about the Juno mission and has lots of photos to share. Juno mission is the emobdiment of a remakable union of science, technology, history, literature, music, art and public engagement. This program is for middle school age and up.

Movie Matinees

Monday, Sept. 14 - 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. - Grant R. Brimhall Library - THE HUNDRED FOOT JOURNEY (PG, Disney, 2014)
Monday, Sept. 28 - 1:00 -3:00 p.m. - Grant R. Brimhall Library - AMERICAN SNIPER (R, Warner Bros., 2014)

Discovering the History of the Conejo Valley

Wednesday, Sept 16, 7:00 -8:00 p.m. - Grant R. Brimhall Library
Who settled the Conejo Valley? Where did they come from? Miriam Sprankling, Curator of the Stagecoach Inn Museum and local author, will share the early history of our community with pictures. She will have copies of some of her books of the early history of the valley for sale at the event as well.

Dog Days

Sept 15 - Nov. 17 - every Tuesday from 3:30 -4:30 p.m. - Grant R. Brimhall Library
Children can practice their reading skills by reading to therapy dogs.

Water Wise Gardening Series @ Brimhall Library

Saturday, September 26 - 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. - Front Yard landscape Design 101
Learn the basics of beautiful front yard landscaping during the draught from the Master Gardeners. Registration is required by visiting the Master Gardeners website, or at the Library Reference Desk.

Lego Play @ your Library

Saturday, Sept. 26 - 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. - Grant R. Brimhall Library
Come build your own Lego creations and these free sessions. Donations of Legos are always welcome.

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.

To view current issue of the Library Newsletter (The Oakleaf) and to sign up to receive the library newsletter by email click here

Looking for information about California's drought? How can you be water-wise? Check out the new Water Conservation Guide on the library website.

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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