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December Programs at the Thousand Oaks Library

 

CONTACT: Charlotte Burrows, Public Services Division Manager, cburrows@tolibrary.org; (805) 381-7338  

        Alexandra South, Director of Strategic Communications and Public Affairs, asouth@toaks.org; (805) 449-2120

December Programs at the Thousand Oaks Library 

All Ages 

BrainFuse HelpNow is a free online tutoring service available daily. For grades kindergarten through adult learners. Through HelpNow, live real-time homework assistance in core K-12 subjects is available by laptop, tablet, or phone from qualified tutors using state curriculum and standards. Assistance is available in English and Spanish for Language Arts and Mathematics. For California residents, a library card is not required to access HelpNow. California residents can access HelpNow for free using the link provided through the library’s Virtual Library. 

Children 

Homework Help Center  

Students in Kindergarten through 8th Grade can get free homework help from volunteers at the Grant R. Brimhall Library and Newbury Park Library. The Homework Help Center is open at the Newbury Park Library Meeting Room on Mondays from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on Tuesdays from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., and at the Grant R. Brimhall Library Community Room on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Closed on all CVUSD holidays and breaks. 

Super Puff Party 

Get creative and practice using fine motor skills with Super Puffs. This program will be held on Thursday, December 1, 2022 from 10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. in the Grant R. Brimhall Library Community Room. For ages 3-5. Walk-ins welcome. 

Dog Days  

Readers of all levels and abilities are invited to read to a certified therapy dog! Participants will sign up for a brief 10-minute session with a dog and their owner. This program will be held on Thursday, December 1, 2022 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Newbury Park Library Meeting Room. 

Trees – In Partnership with the Hansen Research and Extension Center 

For ages 5-8. Join us as we read Miss Twiggley's Tree by Dorothea Fox and make a tree ornament. This program will be held on Monday, December 5, 2022 from 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Grant R. Brimhall Library Community Room. Registration required. 

Make and Take Buttons 

Create up to three buttons, keychains, or bookmarks. This program will be held Monday, December 12, 2022 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Grant R. Brimhall Library Community Room, and on Wednesday, December 21, 2022 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Newbury Park Library Meeting Room. Recommended for school age. While supplies last. Walk-ins welcome. 

Winter Break Craft 

Stop by either library from December 17 – December 31 and create your own winter craft. 

Teens 

Books for Buttons & Boba 

All through December 2022 Tweens and Teens are invited to come to the Library and pick-up a “Books for Buttons and Boba” form. Finish a book, get a button and enter for a chance for a Boba gift card. The more books you finish, the more chances to win. Grades 6-12. 

Book & Movie Club in a Box 

Check out our new Book & Movie Club in a Box featuring the story The Maze Runner Start your own book club with friends. Read the book, watch the movie, and get inspired by suggested discussions and activities. Check it out at the Library Teen Space along with other Book and Movie Club boxes. 

Teen Art Showcase 

Calling Teen Artists – We will have a High School Art Showcase at the Grant R. Brimhall Library in January. If you are a High School Teen interested in showcasing your art at the Library, please fill out an application form and submit to the library by Dec. 31st. Details at: www.tolibrary.org/teens

Intro to 3D Printing 

Recommended ages 11 and up. Get an introduction into 3D printing at the Library. Learn about how you can design and create your own designs of little gifts, cookie cutters or holiday ornaments through TinkerCAD. This program will be held via Zoom on Thursdays, December 1 and 8, 2022 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Registration Required: www.tolibrary.org/teens 

Reading Rocks! Book Club 

Ages 10-12 are invited to join us on the second Tuesday of every month to discuss books with strong female characters. This program will be held on Tuesday, December 13, 2022 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Grant R. Brimhall Library Children’s Program Room. Registration Required.  

Holiday Crafts by CReATE STUDIO 

This Holiday Workshop series for teens is hosted by Jemma Wildermuth of CReATE STUDIO, offering D.I.Y. themed eco arts and crafts projects using recycled and crafty material. This program will be held on Tuesdays from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Grant R. Brimhall Library Teen Space. Registration Recommended: www.tolibrary.org/teens.  

December 6, 2022: DIY Snow Globes 

December 13, 2022: DIY Ornaments 

December 20, 2022: DIY Gift-making 

Adults 

Book A Librarian 

Free, one-on-one technology help with a librarian. Get help with Microsoft Office, devices, apps, email, social media, and our Virtual Library. Please contact the Information Desk to make an appointment 

Grant R. Brimhall Library 

805-449-2660, option 5 

30-minute appointments 

Newbury Park Library 

805-498-2139, option 5 

45-minute appointments 

Technology Training 

This month learn more about social related technologies with our Online Safety Series. Classes will be held on Thursdays at the Grant R. Brimhall Library in the Technology Training Room. Classes are free. Ages 14 and up. Please pre-register at www.tolibrary.org/classes.  

Thursday, December 1, 2022 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 

Internet Safety Basics 

Thursday, December 8, 2022 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.  

Teaching Kids About Internet Safety 

Virtual Author Talks 

Brought to you in partnership with the Library Speakers Consortium, enjoy a range of virtual talks from bestselling authors and thought leaders! For more information and to register for home viewing, go to: https://libraryc.org/tolibrary.  

Tuesday, December 6, 2022 at 4:00 p.m.  

Author Talk with Geraldine Brooks 

Saturday, December 10, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. 

Author Talk with Fredrik Backman 

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. 

Author Talk with Nicole Eustace 

ESL Conversation Group 

Practice speaking English with other adults in an informal and friendly group setting. Participants of varying levels of English proficiency and from all native languages are welcome. This program will be held on Thursday, December 1, 2022 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Grant R. Brimhall Library Technology Training Room. 

Coloring for Adults 

Relax with friends and other coloring enthusiasts once a month. This month’s theme is “Greeting Cards”. This program will be held on Friday, December 2, 2022 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Grant R. Brimhall Library Community Room. Materials provided. Walk-ins welcome. 

Conversations with Mom 

This free support group is for moms and their newborns to get together in a relaxed environment to express their joys and concerns. A safe place to ask questions and meet other new moms in the community. This program will be held Tuesdays December 6 and 13, 2022 at the Grant R. Brimhall Library Community Room from 10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. No sessions on December 20 and 27, 2022. 

Contemporary Art 

Third in a series designed to open the world of art to all. The “Enjoying Art” series will cover a variety of art topics designed to appeal to a wide range of art lovers and the art curious ranging from novice to knowledgeable. Led by local art enthusiast, collector, and author Richard Reitzell. This program will be held on Wednesday, December 7, 2022 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Grant R. Brimhall Library Community Room. NOTE: GRB will close at 4pm on Wed., Dec. 7, however, the main lobby and Community Room will open for this program. 

Drought-Tolerant Gardening 

Learn how to remove turf and other water-consumptive landscaping and how to select, plant, and maintain drought-tolerant alternatives. Taught by Certified Master Gardener Laura Pasetta. This program will be held on Wednesday, December 7, 2022 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Newbury Park Library Meeting Room.  

Open Mic Poetry Nights 

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 in person or online to local poets and share your own work. This program will be held on Wednesday, December 7, 2022 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Newbury Park Library. 

The Swingin’ with Dean Show 

Dean Ratzman is a pianist, trumpet player, and vocalist who plays a combination of jazz standards, 60s rock and soul hits, and original music. This program will be held on Thursday, December 8, 2022 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Grant R. Brimhall Library Community Room. All ages welcome! 

Crafting for Adults: Washi-tape Jewelry Boxes 

Adults are invited to join us at the Library to socialize and make a different craft each month! This program will be held in the Grant R. Brimhall Library Community Room on Friday, December 16, 2022 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Materials provided. Registration required. 

Holiday Movie Marathon 

Join us for a holiday movie marathon on Monday, December 19, 2022 in the Grant R. Brimhall Library Community Room.  

10:10 a.m. to 11:40 a.m. “The Grinch” (Universal Pictures, Rated PG, 85 minutes, 2018) 

11:45 a.m. to 1:22 p.m. “Elf” (New Line Cinema, Rated PG, 97 minutes, 2003) 

1:30 p.m. to 3:13 p.m. “Last Christmas” (Universal Pictures, Rated PG-13, 103 minutes, 2019)  

Many Voices Book Club 

There are many voices that make up this world. The Many Voices Book Club is a chance to explore some of them. Join us on the third Thursday of each month for discussing books in a wide variety of genres by authors from a wide variety of cultures. Our book this month is Binti: The Complete Trilogy by Nnedi Okorafor. This book club will meet on Wednesday, December 21, 2022 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Grant R. Brimhall Library Technology Training Room. Registration Required. 

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