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December Events for Teens and Adults at the Thousand Oaks Library


CONTACT:    Charlotte Burrows, TO Library,; 805.381.7338

                          Dayna Canada, TO Library,; 805.381.7347

                          Robin Godfrey, Media Liaison,; 805.449.2120

December Events for Teens and Adults at the Thousand Oaks Library 


Word Games & Puzzles for Teens

Try solving different word puzzles and games available in the teen sections of the Library. Turn in the correct completed activity worksheets for a chance to win a prize. Participate all December during Library open hours.

Homemade Cards and Gifts by Teens

Teens grade 6 and older can come make homemade cards and crafty gifts to give away for the holidays. Decorate and give away a tote bag. Create various crafts using duct tape, discarded books and other materials. Get homemade craft gift ideas at the Library on December 4 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Grant R. Brimhall Library Community Room.

Teen Book Discussion “Fantasy Genre”

A friendly discussion about favorite books in the Fantasy genre. Learn about new books that may interest you as well. Teens ONLY are invited to this discussion on Tuesday, December 18 from 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. in the Grant R. Brimhall Library Community Room.


Tabletop Saturdays @ Your Library

Dungeons and Dragons @ Your Library has expanded as we now welcome the biggest trading card game in the world: Magic the Gathering. Tables will now be available for Magic and D&D players alike. Meet with friends and make new ones with the greatest tabletop fantasy games available today. Programs take place on the 1st Saturday of each month at Grant R. Brimhall Library and the 4th Saturday of each month at Newbury Park Library. Join the fun on December 1, 2018, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Grant R. Brimhall Library Community Room and December 22, 2018, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Newbury Park Meeting Room. Players grouped into ages 10 to14 years and 15+ years. For more information, please call 449-2260, option #5.

Open Mic Poetry Night “Special Holiday Date”

Join a diverse local poetry community to read, listen, encourage, and inspire. In partnership with Phil Taggart, Ventura County Poet Laureate, and host Ken Jones. On Wednesday, December 12, 2018, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Grant R. Brimhall Library Community Room. The Newbury Park Library will be combined with Grant R. Brimhall Library for this special holiday reading. 

Screen Do's and Don'ts Presentation for Parents

Social media causing problems for your kids? Do you need more strategies and support? Is your child too distracted to meet their academic goals? Join Dr. Tracy Bennett, author of Screen Time in the Mean Time: A Parenting Guide to Get Kids and Teens Internet Safe, adjunct faculty at CSUCI, clinical psychologist, and screen safety expert, as she discusses how to help families avoid digital injuries from unsafe screen use. This current, entertaining, relatable presentation will offer parenting strategies that make a real difference. Dr. Tracey Bennett, Founder of GetKidsInternetSafe, will present on Tuesday, December 4, 2018, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Grant R. Brimhall Library Community Room.

Adult Coloring: Special Stained-Glass Edition

Join us for a unique twist on adult coloring. Stained glass designs printed on translucent paper are colored and then glow when held up to a light source. Supplies will be provided. On December 14, 2018, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Grant R. Brimhall Library Community Room.

For more information about these and other programs for teens and adults offered through the Thousand Oaks Library, please visit the Library’s website, or call the Reference Desk during open hours at 805-449-2660.


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