Library Events and Activities

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. Fid out more at

Movie Matinees

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)

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!

Flights of Fantasy Story Theatre: Here We Come to Save the Day

Wednesday, July 22 - 11:00-11:45 a.m. - Grant R Brimhall Library and 2:00 - 2:45 p.m. - Newbury Park Branch
Ages three and up will love this interactive show of folktales and fables that spring to life with creative costumes, props and more. 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. Every Hero Has A Story!

Dave Boatman: Super Hero Cartoon Class

Wednesday, July 29 - 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Newbury Park branch and 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. - Grant R. Brimhall Library
School age children can come learn cartoon illustration from professional cartoonist Dave Boatman in this step-by-step drawing class. Every Hero Has a Story!

Film at the Branch

Tuesday, July 28 - 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. - Newbury Park Branch
Free screening of the 2013 Disney film, THOR II: THE DARK WORLD. Rated PG-13 and 112 minutes. Every Hero Has a Story!

Used Book Sale @ Newbury Park Branch

Friday, July 31 - 6:00- 8:30 p.m. and Saturday, August 1 - 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Newbury Park Branch
Get great used books at rock-bottom prices and support the Library at the Friends of the Thousand Oaks Library Used Book Sale. FTOL members get an early bird sale from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Cory Hills: The Lost Bicycle

Saturday, August 1 - 11:00-11:45 a.m. - Grant R. Brimhall Library
Multi-award winning musician Cory Hills returns to the library to introduce his new children's book, THE LOST BICYCLE, and his wonderful interactive percussive storytelling. Perfect program for ages 3 and up. Copies of the book will be available for sale follwoing the performance.

Here Comes Mr. Jordan

Sunday, August 2, 2015 - 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. - Grant R. Brimhall Library
The classic film "Here Comes Mr. Jordan" takes a leap from the screen to a live Golden Age of Radio performance at the Library. Bring the family as Fried-Out Productions presents this performance as if for a live radio broadcast complete with actors, costumes and sound effects from the Library's American Radio Archives. Seating is first come, first served.

Outdoor Family Movie Night

Thursday, August 6 - 8:00 - 10:00 p.m. - Newbury Park Branch Parking Lot
Bring the family and your lawn chairs or blankets to enjoy this animated, Academy Award winning Disney film, BIG HERO 6. Robotics wiz, Hiro, leaps into action with his robot companion, Baymax, to save their City. (Rated PG, 102 min., 2014). Also bring your own snacks or enjoy dinner or refreshments at restaurants surrounding the Library prior to the movie starting at sundown.

David Cousin: Juggler

Saturday, August 8 - 11:00 - 11:45 a.m. - Grant R. Brimhall Library and 2:00 - 2:45 p.m. - Newbur Park Branch
Bring the family to enjoy this comedy, juggling show by 5-time World Champion, and local resident, David Cousin. Every Hero Has a Story!

Water Wise Gardening Series @ Brimhall Library

Saturday, July 25 - 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. - Waterwise Gardening 101

Learn how to have a beautiful and fruitful garden even while using less water from the Master Gardeners of Ventura County. Registration is required by visiting or the Reference Desk at the library.
Saturday, August 22, 10:00 -11:30 a.m. - Waterwise Plant Selection and Maintenance
Learn how to pick the perfect plants and take care of them. Registration is required by visiting the Master Gardeners website, or at the Library Reference Desk.
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.

Summer Family Films - all begin at 1:00 p.m.

Monday, August 10 - Grant R. Brimhall Library - ENCHANTED (Disney, PG, 108 min., 2007)
Wednesday, August 12 - Grant R. Brimhall Library - THE SPONGEBOB MOVIE: SPONGE OUT OF WATER (Paramount, PG, 92 min., 2015) A special musical performance by Peace Child will be prior to the start of the film.
Tuesday, August 18 - Newbury Park Branch - INTO THE WOODS (Disney, PG, 125 min., 2015)
Bring your family and your own snacks and enjoy these summer films for free.

Changing Lawns to Habitats

Monday, August 3 - 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Newbury Park Branch
Monday, August 24 - 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Grant R. Brimhall Library
Using California native plants, the Conejo Valley Aududon Society will offer step-by-step instructions to help you change your lawn into a habitat for birds, butterflies and other creatures.

Heading Back to School for Adults

Thursday, August 13 - 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. - Grant R. Brimhall Library
Author and educator Karen Gorback will offer tips to help older adults to go back to college. Suggestions to identity colleges, funding sources, online classes and resources wll also be part of this interactive program. She will also have copies of her book FRESHMAN MOM for sale for $15. A portion of the proceeds go the Friends of the Thousand Oaks Library.

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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