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June 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

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

 Children

Summer Reading Club

Unlock the magic of reading at the Thousand Oaks Library! Readers of all ages are invited to sign up and participate in a newly designed virtual Summer Reading Club (SRC) from June 1, 2021 to July 31, 2021. Earn points and badges by logging reading minutes and taking part in activities. Earn 1,000 points to receive a small prize and be entered in the Grand Prize Opportunity Drawing. The library will also host free programs and challenges to encourage and support a love of reading. The theme this summer is “Imagine Your Story” and centers around fables, fairytales, folklore, and legends. While many may be staying close to home this summer, readers can go anywhere using their imagination! Sign up for SRC at www.tolibrary.org/src.

Take & Make: Glass Bead Magnets

Register for a free Glass Bead Magnet kit between June 1 - 20, 2021 and pick up before the end of the month. Participants will receive a confirmation email when their kit is ready for pickup. 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 ABC and 1-2-3 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, June 10, 2021 and June 24, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Registration required.

Early Readers Virtual Book Club 

Join the library for a virtual reading and discussion of a book. Book discussions encourage young readers to explore literature while promoting a love of reading. This program does not teach children to read but aims to excite children about reading by exploring books. Each month, participants will be introduced to a book that we will read aloud with the group, followed by an activity. The program will be hosted via Zoom on Monday, June 21, 2021 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. Registration required.

Reading Buddies

Virtual Reading Buddies is a program for elementary school-aged students. It is free to participate in the program, thanks to the generous support of volunteers. The goal of the program is for children in 1st through 4th grades to gain confidence in their reading with the help of an interactive Volunteer reading buddy.  A parent or guardian must be present during the Zoom session. This series will be hosted via Zoom on Tuesdays, June 22, 2021 through July 27, 2021 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Bilingual Storytime

Join the Thousand Oaks Library online for Virtual Bilingual Storytime on June 24, 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.

Writing Buddies

Virtual Writing Buddies is a program for elementary school-aged students. It is free to participate in the program, thanks to the generous support of volunteers. The goal of the program is to provide children in 2nd through 5th grades the opportunity to practice their writing with the help of an interactive Volunteer Writing Buddy. A parent or guardian must be present during the Zoom session. This series will be hosted via Zoom on Thursday, June 24, 2021 through July 29, 2021 from 4:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Teens & Tweens

Teen Space

Check our website for virtual bulletin boards activities, book recommendations from the Thousand Oaks Teen Advisory League, and programs that will be popping up over the summer. Discover so much more at your library this summer!

Summer 2021 Volunteer Opportunities for Teens

Learn about volunteer opportunities over the summer at Thousand Oaks Library. Complete your application to be notified of all opportunities as they become available. For teens ages 14-19.

Kahoot Trivia Tuesday - For Tweens and Teens

Students in Grades 6-12 can play virtual trivia on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 and June 29, 2021 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Registration required.

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 Tuesday, June 22, 2021 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Registration required.

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 June 1, 2021 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Registration required.

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, June 9, 2021 and June 23, 2021 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Thousand Oaks Library Film Club – Lady Bird

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, June 17, 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, June 28, 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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