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Both Libraries will be CLOSED on Monday, May 25, in observance of Memorial Day.


Water Wise Gardening Series @ the Newbury Park Branch

Saturday, May 30 - 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. - Water Wise Gardening
Saturday, June 6 - 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. - Garden Design 101
Saturday, June 13 - 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. - Home Landscape Plant Selection & Maintenance
Taught by Master Gardeners of Ventura County, these classes are free and open to the public but registration is required. Sign up for each class on the Master Gardeners of Ventura County wesbite - http://ucanr.edu/sites/VCMG


Summer Reading Clubs for children, teens and adults begin June 15 and go all summer. We have a terrific line-up of programs, events, and contests. Watch for details coming soon. Every Hero Has a Story!


New Water Conservation Mandates, What Do They Mean for You?

Wednesday, June 3, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Grant R. Brimhall Library
Monday, June 15 - 7:00 -8:00 p.m. - Newbury Park Branch
City of Thousand Oaks Public Works Department will explain what the City is doing at City facilities and what the mandates mean for you at home. Also learn the facts and rumors about California's drought. This talk will apply whether you are a City of Thousand Oaks, CalAm, or CalWater customer.


June 2, 2015 - Please vote in the City of Thousand Oaks Special Election to fill the vacant City Council seat.


Films at the Branch

Tuesday, June 2 - 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. - Newbury Park Branch
Crime Series - Free screening of THE USUAL SUSPECTS (Spelling Films, Rated R, 106 min., 1995) starring Stephen Baldwin, Gabriel Byrne, and Kevin Spacey. Con artist attempts a multi-million dollar heist. No one under 18 admitted without a parent or guardian.

Tuesday, June 9 - 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. - Newbury Park Branch
Crime Series - Free screening of LA CONFIDENTIAL (Warner Bros, Rated R, 138 min., 1997) starring Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe and Kim Basinger. Corruption surrounds an unsolved murder in downtown Los Angeles in the 1950s. No one under 18 admitted without a parent or guardian.

Tuesday, June 16 - 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. - Newbury Park Branch
Superhero Series - Free screening of THE DARK KNIGHT (Warner Bros., Rated PG-13, 152 min., 2008) starring Christian Bale, Michael Caine and Heather Ledger. Batman is keeping crime at bay in Gotham City when the Joker comes to town. Heather Ledger (Joker) was posthumously awarded the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for this role. An Adult Summer Reading Club program - Every Hero Has Story.

Tuesday, June 23 - 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. - Newbury Park Branch
Superhero Series - Free screening of THE DARK KNIGHT RISES (Warner Bros, Rated PG-13, 165 min., 2012) starring Christian bale, Tom Hardy and Anne Hathaway. Batman comes out of hiding to battle the cat burglar and a terrorist. An Adult Summer Reading Club program - Every Hero Has Story.


Movie Matinee

Monday, June 8 - 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. - Grant R. Brimhall Library
Free screening of the 2013 film ABOUT TIME (Universal, R, 124 min.) starring Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams and Bill Nighy. A man who can time travel finds love but his ability cannot shield him from the problems of ordinary life. (No one admitted under 18 without a parent or guardian.)

Monday, June 22 - 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. - Grant R. Brimhall Library
Free screening of the 2014 film GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (Disney, PG-13, 122 min.) starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana. A space adventurer and his band of misfits must save the universe. An Summer Reading Club program - Every Hero Has Story.


The Nick and Jen Show

Wednesday. June 17 - 11:00 - 11:45 a.m. - Grant R. Brimhall Library and 2:00 - 2:45 p.m. - Newbury Park Branch
Perfect for preschoolers, this live interactive concert will inspire kids to use their "super powers" to implement healthy habits. A Summer Reading Club program - EVERY HERO HAS A STORY!


Local Heroes Day

Wednesday, June 24 - 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Grant R. Brimhall Library and 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. - Newbury Park Branch
Come meet Police, Fire and Military personnel and see some cool vehicles and make some crafts too. Children can get fingerprinted too for parents peace of mind. A Summer Reading Club program - EVERY HERO HAS A STORY!


Silver Strings Orchestra

Wednesday, June 24 - 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. - Grant R. Brimhall Library
Bring the family and enjoy the beautiful music of these local talented musicians. A Summer Reading Club program - EVERY HERO HAS A STORY!


Water Wise Gardening Series @ the Brimhall Library

Saturday, June 27 - 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. - Vegetable Gardening with Less Water
Saturday, July 25 - 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. - Water Wise Gardening 101
Saturday, August 22 - 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. - Water Wise Plant Selection & Maintenance
Saturday, Sept. 26 - 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. - Front Yard Landscape Design 101
Taught by Master Gardeners of Ventura County, these classes are free and open to the public but registration is required. Sign up for each class on the Master Gardeners of Ventura County wesbite - http://ucanr.edu/sites/VCMG


20'20 Sale

June 20 - 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Grant R. Brimhall Library
Come shop the Library Foundation Gift Store and get some unique gifts for any occasion at 20% off.


Dog Days - every Tuesday from 3:30-4:30 p.m. - Grant R. Brimhall Library
Therapy dogs needed. Please contact Judi Bumstead, 805-381-7325 or jbumstead@tolibrary.org


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.


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


The library is now Mobile!

The Library's new mobile site at http://research.tolibrary.org/mobile.php. 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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