Library Events and Activities


Thousand Oaks Reads, One City One Book Selection - Mary Coin by Marisa Silver. Programs kick-off on Saturday, Oct. 4 with a special music event. www.thousandoaksreads.org
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Folk Legacy Music Program - OCOB Kick-off

Saturday, Oct. 4 - 1:00-3:00 p.m. - Grant R. Brimhall Library
Come hear the wonderful music of Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion. Sarah Lee, a third generation singer/songwriter, is the granddaughter of folk icon Woody Guthrie, and she will be joined on stage with her husband Johnny to sing traditional songs of Americana. A free program and the kick-off for Thousand Oaks Reads, One City One Book series of programs all month long.  Details at www.thousandoaksreads.org
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Family Farming in Ventura County

Sunday, Oct. 5 - 2:00-3:00 p.m. - Grant R. Brimhall Library
The McGrath Family has farmed in Ventura County since 1868 and fourth-generation farmer Phil Mcgrath will share stories from the farm. A Thousand Oaks Reads, One City One Book program. Details at www.thousandoaksreads.org
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Movie Matinees

Monday, Oct. 6, 13, 20 & 27 - 1 p.m. - Grant R. Brimhall Library

  • Oct. 6 - The Grapes of Wrath
  • Oct. 13- Bound for Glory with a special appearance by actor Ronny Cox who will answer questions and introduce the film
  • Oct. 20 - Places in the Heart
  • Oct. 27 - They Shoot Horses Don't They?

Free screening of films with themes of One City One Book. Bring your own snacks and enjoy. A Thousand Oaks Reads, One City One Book program. Details at www.thousandoaksreads.org

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THousand Oaks Reads Community Book Discussions

Monday. Oct. 6 - 7:00 p.m. - Barnes & Noble Booksellers - The Westlake Promenade
Saturday, Oct. 18 - 11:00 a.m. - Grant R. Brimhall Library
Saturday, Oct. 25 - 11:00 a.m. - Newbury Park Branch
Wednesday, Oct. 29 - 7:00 p.m. - Grant R. Brimhall Library
Come discuss the themes and issues of "Mary Coin" with other members of the community.  A Thousand Oaks Reads, One City One Book program. Details at www.thousandoaksreads.org
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Free Films at the Branch

Tuesday, Oct. 7 - SIGNS (PG-13, 106 min.) - 7:00 p.m. - Newbury Park Branch
Tuesday, Oct. 28 - JAWS (PG, 124 min.) - 7:00 p.m. - Newbury Park Branch
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CSU Channel Islands Lecture Series - Grant R. Brimhall Library

Wednesday, Oct. 8 - 7:00-8:30 p.m. - Beyond the Latino Sports Hero: the Role of Sports in Creating Communities, Networks and Identities
Wednesday, Nov. 12 - 7:00 -8:30 p.m. - Globalization, Niche Ports, and the Local Economy: A Look at Port Hueneme & the So Cal Logistics Industry
These lectures are given by CSUCI professors and are free and open to the public.
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An Evening with George Burns

Friday, Oct. 10 - 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. - Grant R. Brimhall Library
Enjoy dessert and coffee and watch actor Duffy Hudson's one man show that brings the comedian George Burns to life, cigar and all. Free and open to the public. A Thousand Oaks Reads, One City One Book program. Details at
www.thousandoaksreads.org
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Dog Days

Friday, Oct. 10 - 4:00-5:00 p.m. - Grant R. Brimhall Library
School age children can practice reading to therapy dogs. Sign up when you arrive for a 10-15 min. session.
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History Book Discussion

Thursday, Oct. 9  - 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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Margaret Mitchell presented by Martha Abbey Miller

Saturday, Oct. 11 - 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. - Grant R. Brimhall Library
In this one woman show, Miller presents a unique look at the author of "Gone With the Wind" who wrote it during the height of the Great Depression. Free and open to the public. A Thousand Oaks Reads, One City One Book program. Details at www.thousandoaksreads.org
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Ed Lawrence - Photos and Cameras

Sunday, Oct. 12 - 2:00 -3:30 p.m.- Grant R. Brimhall Library
The local photographer who has captured the growth of the Conejo Valley on film will share stories of his iconic photos and his extensive antique camera collection. Free and open to the public. A Thousand Oaks Reads, One City One Book program. Details at www.thousandoaksreads.org
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The Dust Bowl

Tuesdays, Oct. 14 & 21 - 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. - Newbury Park Branch
Wednesdays, Oct. 15 & 22 - 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. - Grant R. Brimhall Library
See the celebrated documentary by Ken Burns, which originally aired on PBS, that chronicles the legacy of the Depression-era ecological calamity, and brings to life the stories of human suffering, loss and perseverance.
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CLU Faculty Panel

Wednesday, Oct. 15 - 7:00 p.m. - CLU's Lundring Events Center
Faculty members offer insights into the book "Mary Coin" and answer questions about the book and history of the Great Depression. Free and open to the public. A Thousand Oaks Reads, One City One Book program. Details at www.thousandoaksreads.org
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Teen Read Week - 3D Printing

Thursday, Oct. 16 - 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Grant R. Brimhall Library
Teens come and see the library's new Makerbot 2x 3D printer in action. Also learn how to make 3D designs using free Internet tools.
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Art and Architecture in the Farmland

Saturday, Oct. 18 - 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. - Grant R. Brimhall Library
Learn about life at the turn of the century in Ventura County as Norma Fulkerson portrays Miriam Knox Dudley, whose 1892 Victorian farmhouse is a Ventura historical landmark and then at 1:30 p.m. hear from local painter Gail Pidduck, whose landscapes include many Ventura County farms. See some of her beautiful paintings too.  Free and open to the public. A Thousand Oaks Reads, One City One Book program. Details at www.thousandoaksreads.org
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Music from Jeni and Billy

Sunday, Oct. 19 - 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. - Grant R. Brimhall Library

The folk duo of Jeni and Billy features music from the Appalachian Mountains and American traditional music. Free and open to the public. A Thousand Oaks Reads, One City One Book program. Details at www.thousandoaksreads.org
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Mary Coin Today: A Forum about the Issues Facing Female Farm Workers

Sunday, Oct. 26 - 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Grant R. Brimhall Library

A panel discussion featuring area experts who will talk about such topics as housing, safety, health and child care, education, pay discrimination and other issues facing today's women who work in the local farms. Hosted by AAUW of Thousand Oaks and the Thousand Oaks Library. A Thousand Oaks Reads, One City One Book program. Details at www.thousandoaksreads.org
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An Afternoon with Marisa Silver

Saturday, Nov. 1 - 1:00 -3:00 p.m. - Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, Fred Kavli Theatre

The author of "Mary Coin" will discuss the book and her career and answer questions from the audience. Book sales and signing are also on the program. Free tickets can be picked up at either the Grant R. Brimhall Library or Newbury Park Branch beginning Oct. 4.  A Thousand Oaks Reads, One City One Book program. Details at www.thousandoaksreads.org
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Storytimes - 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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