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June Programs and Events at the Thousand Oaks Library

CONTACT: Charlotte Burrows, Public Services Division Manager,; 805-381-7338

       Alexandra South, Director of Strategic Communications and Public Affairs,; 805-449-2120


June Programs and Events at the Thousand Oaks Library 

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., May 31, 2024- The following is a list of programs happening at the Thousand Oaks Library during the month of June with GRB denoting Grant R. Brimhall Library and NPL denoting Newbury Park Library:


LibCon Kickoff  

Saturday, June 15 • 10:00 am – 4:00 pm • Newbury Park Library   

Swing by the Newbury Park Library for the ultimate kickoff! Dive into the Summer Reading fun & catch a sneak peek of what LibCon 2024 has in store! Crafts, board games, a scavenger hunt, and tons of geeky programs await! Learn more at 

Summer Reading Club  

June 17 to August 11 

Join Summer Reading Club (SRC) and earn rewards for reading! Complete SRC by reading 8 books or reading 8 hours to earn a reward from our Treasure Chest and a ticket to enter one of the Grand Prize Opportunity Drawings. All ages welcome. Track your reading either on paper OR online. Get a head start on tracking your reading as preregistration opens on June 1st. Learn more at 

LevelUp Lounge  

Fridays • 10:00 am – 5:30 pm • GRB Teen Space   

Access all ages gaming with the Library’s Xbox Game Pass! Hang out and relax with games like No Man’s Sky, Powerwash Simulator, Forza, Sea of Stars, and over 250 more options!  

Spanish at Your Library  

Wednesdays, June 12 & 26 • 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm • GRB Technology Training Room 

Intermediate and advanced learners will gain a better understanding of how to express themselves in Spanish under the gentle guidance and support of a language-learning professional. For ages 14+. Registration preferred. Walk-ins are welcome if space allows. 

English as a Second Language (ESL) Conversation Group  

Thursday, June 13 • 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm • GRB Technology Training Room 

Practice speaking English in an informal and friendly group setting. All skill levels are welcome, from beginners to advanced. For ages 14+. Registration preferred. Walk-ins welcome. 

Gosh Yarn It 

Friday, June 14 • 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm • GRB Community Room 

Relax, crochet, and socialize at the Thousand Oaks Library’s crochet club! Beginners and experts alike are welcome to bring your own supplies and hang out with fellow crocheters as we sip tea and work on our projects. For ages 11+.  

Microsoft Word Basics   

Thursday, June 27 • 11:30 am – 1:30 pm • GRB Technology Training Room  

Gain confidence using Microsoft Word to write resumes, lists, stories, or whatever you like by learning the basics. For ages 14+. Registration required. 


Dog Days  

Tuesdays • 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm • GRB Children’s Program Room   

Thursday, June 6 • 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm • NPL Meeting Room 

Readers of all levels and abilities are invited to come and read to a certified therapy dog! Participants will sign up for a brief 10-minute session with a dog and their owner. Recommended for school-age.  

Parent & Child Class for Toddlers  

Mondays, June 17 & 24 • 10:15 am – 10:35 am & 11:00 am – 11:20 am • GRB Community Room 

Enjoy 20 minutes of simple stories and songs. For ages 12-36 months. Registration required. 

Reading Buddies  

Tuesdays, Starting June 18 • 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm or 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm • NPL Meeting Room 

Wednesdays, Starting June 26 • 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm or 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm • GRB Community Room 

Each week, your child gets 30 minutes of in-person reading and book discussion. This series boosts your child's read aloud confidence and encourages them to share their thoughts and opinions. For students finishing grades 1-4. Registration required. 

Ina Buckner-Barnett, The Sunshine Storyteller 

Wednesday, June 19 • 11:00 am – 11:45 am • GRB Community Room 

Wednesday, June 19 • 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm • NPL Meeting Room 

Ina weaves international tales, movement, and song together to create an interactive storytelling experience. Recommended for ages 5+. 

Low Sensory Storytime 

Thursday, June 20 • 10:15 am – 10:35 am • GRB Community Room 

A storytime for children with sensory processing disorders, including ASD, featuring dimmed lights, quiet songs, and books highlighting characters with sensory processing disorders. For ages 3-5. Registration required.    

Flights of Fantasy Storytelling Theatre  

Saturday, June 22 • 11:00 am – 11:45 am • GRB Community Room 

Saturday, June 22 • 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm • NPL Meeting Room 

Through humor and laughter, Flights of Fantasy share interactive folktales and fables that spring to life. Recommended for ages 5+. 

Enrichment Playtimes 

For babies (0-12 months) • Tuesday, June 25 • GRB Community Room 

For preschoolers (ages 3-5 years) • Thursday, June 27 • GRB Community Room 

For toddlers (12-36 months) • Thursday, June 27 • NPL Meeting Room 

Join us for 30 minutes of unstructured playtime from 10:15 am – 10:50 am. 

Billy Bonkers Magic Show  

Wednesday, June 26 • 11:00 am – 11:45 am • GRB Community Room 

Wednesday, June 26 • 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm • NPL Meeting Room 

The Billy Bonkers Magic Show is 45-minutes of bonkers fun and interactive magic with a unique British Twist! Recommended for ages 5+. 

Writing Buddies 

Thursday, June 27 • 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm • GRB Community Room 

Join our monthly Roll-a-Story program for a creative writing experience and engage with provided story elements! For grades 2-5. Space is limited. Registration required. 

Music & Movement 

Friday, June 28 • 10:15 am – 10:45am & 11:15 am – 11:45 am • GRB Community Room 

Dance, clap, and sing along with Ms. Cheryl and her guitar during this fun, interactive program for ages 0-5 years. Registration required. 

Magician Tony Daniels  

Saturday, June 29 • 11:00 am – 11:45 am • GRB Community Room 

Saturday, June 29 • 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm • NPL Meeting Room 

Discover reading is magic with Magician Tony Daniels! Recommended for ages 5+. 


Summer Teen Volunteers Needed!  

The Library needs friendly teen volunteers during the Summer to help with Summer Reading Club, LibCon, and Library programs and activities. Apply ASAP for first choice in Library and volunteer shifts. Orientation Training sessions available starting in May. Volunteer shifts available June 15-August 11, 2024. Go to for more information and application details.  

Reading Rocks Book Club 

Tuesday, June 11 • GRB Children’s Program Room   

Rocks (Grades 4-5) • 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm 

Boulders (Grades 6-8) • 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm    

Join us monthly to discuss books with strong female characters. This month’s books are Wish by Barbara O’Connor for the Rocks and A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park for the Boulders. Registration required. 

Genre Badge Brag Tags   

June 17 – Aug 11, 2024   

Read a book in a specific genre, finish a scavenger hunt in the Library, and claim your Genre Badge Brag Tag at the Library by August 11. While supplies last. 

Summer Journal 

Tuesday, June 18 • 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm • GRB Teen Space    

Create your own custom adventure journal for your summer with CReATE Studio. For grades 6-12. Registration Recommended. Waitlist and walk-ins only accepted if space available. 

Star Gazer Pencil Case     

Tuesday, June 25 • 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm • NPL Meeting Room  

Create glow in the dark designs with stars and galaxies on a black canvas pencil case. For grades 6-12. Registration Recommended. Waitlist and walk-ins only accepted if space available. 

Cursive for Tweens  

Wednesdays, Starting June 26 • 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm • GRB Technology Training Room 

30-minute workshops to practice writing the 26 letters of the alphabet, simple words, and short sentences. For students entering grades 6-8. Registration required. 


Free Movie Matinée    

Mondays, June 3 & 17 • 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm • GRB Community Room  

Friday, June 7 • 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm • NPL Meeting Room 

Watch free movie matinées at the library! View the movie schedule online. 

Conversations with Mom 

Tuesdays • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm • GRB Community Room  

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. 

Happily Ever After Book Club 

Monday, June 10 • 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm • GRB Technology Training Room   

Join us as we chat about our favorite romance novels, where a Happily Ever After (HEA)—or a Happily For Now (HFN)—is always guaranteed. This month’s book is The Duke Who Didn't by Courtney Milan. Walk-ins welcome. 

Board Game Club 

Tuesdays, June 11 & 25 • 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm • GRB Community Room 

Adults are invited to join us monthly to play strategy board games like Forbidden Island, Dungeon Mayhem, and Wingspan. Walk-ins welcome.  

Fire Wise Landscaping  

Thursday, June 13 • 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm • GRB Community Room  

Presented by Certified Master Gardener Dani Brusius, learn how to increase the survivability chances of your home and landscape in the event of a wildfire. 

Open Mic Poetry Nights  

Wednesday, June 12 • 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm • NPL Meeting Room 

Wednesday, June 26 • 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm • GRB Community Room 

Come listen to local poets and share your own work! Poets include members of the Ventura County Poetry Project, local poets, and special guest readers. 

Many Voices Book Club (Hybrid) 

Wednesday, June 19 • 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm • GRB Tech Training Room or Zoom 

Join us in reading and discussing books in a wide variety of genres by authors from a wide variety of cultures. This month’s book is Ten Steps to Nanette by Hannah Gadsby. Walk-ins welcome.  


Friday, June 21 • 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm • NPL Meeting Room  

Friday, June 28 • 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm • GRB Community Room  

This month we will be bedazzling beautiful diamond coasters. Registration required.   

An Afternoon with Sam Weller 

Saturday, June 29 • 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm • GRB Community Room 

Ray Bradbury’s official biographer Sam Weller will give a presentation about his time working with Bradbury and his life as a member of the Thousand Oaks community. 

Virtual Author Talks 

Monday, June 3 • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm • Virtual 

For the Love of Mars: A Human History of the Red Planet with Smithsonian Curator Matt Shindell 

Thursday, June 13 • 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm • Virtual  

Psychological Thrillers and the Queen of Twists with Freida McFadden 

Thursday, June 20 • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm • Virtual 

Unpacking a History of Systemic Racism in the American Education System with Tiffany Jewell