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.

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.

History Book Discussion

Thursday, Sept. 11 - 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

Dog Days

Friday, Sept. 12 - 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.

Movie Matinees

Monday, Sept. 15 - 1:00-3:00 p.m. - Grant R. Brimhall Library
Free screening of the 2013 Lee Daniel's THE BUTLER starring Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker as a White House butler. A former slave ends up a butler in the White House while his son fights for civil rights. (Rated PG-13, Follow Through Productions/Salamander, 132 min.) Bring your own snacks and enjoy.


Robin Williams Film Series at Newbury Park Branch

Monday, Sept. 22 - 7:00 p.m. - GOOD MORNING VIETNAM (R, 1987, Buena Vista, 121 Min.)
Tuesday, Sept. 30 - 7:00 p.m. - GOOD WILL HUNTING (R, 1997, Miramax, 126 min.)
Free screenings of these films honoring the late great Oscar winning actor. 

20/20 Sale

Saturday, Sept. 20 - 12:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Grant R. Brimhall Library
Find great gifts and jewelry in the Library Foundation Gift Store at great prices with the 20% off sale.

Cultural Bus Tour

Saturday, Sept 20 - 9:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Bus leaves and returns to Newbury Park Branch
Friends of the Thousand Oaks Library host a visit to The Autry Center where you will get a guided tour of the new exhibit "Route 66: The Road and the Romance." Cost is $26 for members and $31 for non-members, includes bus, driver's gratuity, and admission. Reservations required, call Carol at 805-480-1450.

Thousand Oaks Arts Festival

Saturday & Sunday, Sept 20 & 21 - Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza and the Lakes

Two day Festival featuring 60 plus visual artists and performers including musicians, actors and dancers. Children's art area and wine tasting for adults. Ed Lawrence and some of his historical photos will be on display.  Free admission and parking. More detials at

Thousand Oaks 50th Anniversary Parade

Saturday, Sept. 27 - 9:00 a.m. - Thousand Oaks Blvd. (between Duesenberg and Erbes)

Bring the family and help the City celebrate its 50th anniversary with a parade with more than 140 entries - bands, floats, classic cars, many former mayors, fire trucks and more. More detials at

Friendly Book Discussion

Thursday, Oct. 2 - 6:30 p.m. - Grant R. Brimhall Library
Friends of the Library host this discussion of a different book each month. For more information, contact Sai Chandavarkar at 805-241-5205 or at

Storytimes - click here for schedule

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July - August newsletter and calendar in pdf format - (click here to view)

For more information on these programs call the library at 805-449-2660.

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