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May Virtual Programs for Children, Teens, and Adults at the Thousand Oaks Library

CONTACT:    Charlotte Burrows: Division Manager of Public Svc’s, 805.381.7338; cburrows@tolibrary.org

                          Melissa Hurtado, Assistant to the City Manager, 805.449.2117; mhurtado@toaks.org

May Virtual Programs for Children, Teens, and Adults at the Thousand Oaks Library

Children

Storytime

Join the Thousand Oaks Library online for Virtual Storytime from May 5, 2021 to May 26, 2021. Storytime videos are available to watch on the library's website or Facebook page on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.

Bilingual Storytime

Join the Thousand Oaks Library online for Virtual Bilingual Storytime on May 27, 2021. Bilingual Storytime videos are available to watch on the library's website or Facebook page on the last Thursday of the month at 10:30 a.m.

Homework Center

Get homework help from Thousand Oaks Library volunteers via Zoom! A parent or guardian must sit in on the Zoom session. Homework help is available on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Not affiliated with Conejo Valley Unified School District. Registration required.

Take & Make: Sun Catchers

Register for a free Sun Catchers kit between May 1 - 20, 2021 and pick up before the end of the month. Participants will receive a confirmation email when their kit is ready for pick up at the library. For ages 5+. Adults are welcome to participate. One kit per library card. While supplies last.

Virtual Bingo for Children

Children ages 4 through 5 and their family members are invited to play a virtual game of picture bingo. Please select the total number of members in your household who plan on playing bingo when registering for the program, adults included. After registering for the class, you will receive an email regarding your bingo card pick up preferences. A confirmation email will be sent to you when your bingo card is ready for pick up. The program will be hosted via Zoom on Thursday, May 20, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Registration required.

Teens & Tweens 

Anime Your Way Drawing Class

Learn to draw Anime, Manga, Comic style from a local artist and make your own drawings and characters. The program will be hosted via Zoom on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Registration required.

Virtual Teen Space

Check back every month for creative writing prompts, AP exam resources, and book and movie recommendations from the Thousand Oaks Teen Advisory League.

Adults

ESL Conversation Group

This program is open to all non-native English language speakers who are interested in developing their speaking fluency. Participants of varying levels of English proficiency are welcome. The program will be hosted via Zoom on the first Tuesday of the month on May 4, 2021 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Registration required.

Google Drive

Learn how to create, format, save, download and upload documents, and collaborate with others on Google Drive. Prerequisites: You must have a Google Gmail account prior to class and be familiar with using keyboard and mouse. The program will be hosted via Zoom on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Open Mic Poetry

Join us for a joint program between the Thousand Oaks Library and The Ventura County Poetry Project as we present Open Mic Poetry Nights. Come listen to local poets and share your own work every second and fourth Wednesday of the month. Every fourth Wednesday will include a reading from a guest reader. Open Mic will be hosted via Zoom on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 and May 26, 2021 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Next Level Guitar Playing

This two-part course is designed to equip you with the tools you need to take your guitar playing from a beginner to an intermediate level. The course will cover learning the fret board, relating chords to scales, the modes of the major scale, alternate tunings, and playing with other musicians. The program will be hosted via Zoom on Friday, May 14, 2021 and May 28, 2021 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Job Search Resources

Learn to use Brainfuse JobNow, VetNow, and other library eResources to help create or improve your resume and interviewing skills. The program will be hosted via Zoom on Thursday, May 20, 2021 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Thousand Oaks Film Club - Chinatown

Based on the same format as a book club, this once-a-month film club is a place for film lovers to meet and talk about a movie they have watched in the last month. Movies are selected from the digital collection available on Kanopy and can be watched there before each meeting. Librarians will lead a discussion on each film and participants are invited to bring everything they liked, disliked, and any other thoughts. Participants must be 17 or older. The program will be hosted via Zoom on Thursday, May 20, 2021 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

B.Y.O. Book Club

In a new take on book clubs, the Thousand Oaks Library invites readers to bring their current or recent read to discuss with others. A perfect way to find new book recommendations!  Whether it be a mystery, biography, graphic novel, fantasy, romance, thriller, history, or science fiction, all genres are welcome at the Bring Your Own Book Club. Registration required. The program will be hosted via Zoom on Monday, May 24, 2021 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

For more information about programs and services offered through the Thousand Oaks Library, please visit www.tolibrary.org or contact Ask a Librarian at 805-449-2660.

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