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February Events for Children, Teens, and Adults at the Thousand Oaks Library

CONTACT:    Charlotte Burrows, Children & Youth Svc, cburrows@tolibrary.org; 805.381.7338

                          Melissa Hurtado, Media Liaison, mhurtado@toaks.org; 805.449.2117

February Events for Children, Teens, and Adults at the Thousand Oaks Library

Children

Make & Take: Valentine’s Day Art *

Create a work of art for Valentine’s Day using air dry clay on February 5, 2020 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Newbury Park Library and February 10, 2020 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Grant R. Brimhall Library.

Storyteller Michael D. McCarty*

Folk Tales, Historical & Personal stories revealing the struggles, joys, triumphs and beauty of African & African-American history and culture. Recommended for School Age. February 15, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. at Thousand Oaks Library and 2:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. at Newbury Park Library.

Teens

Art Show - Redesign a Book Cover *

The Library is looking to display innovative re-designed book cover art from Middle and High School Students. Details and submission forms at the Library. Approved Book Cover designs will be displayed at the Library and entered into a raffle to receive a prize. Enter before February 29, 2020 to be considered for the art show.

Lego Hearts*

In the month of February, teens can make a variety of Lego Hearts in the Thousand Oaks Library Teen Space to help decorate the area.

Button Making*

Make custom buttons by drawing your own design or with discarded book pages on February 1st and 2nd from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and February 4, 6, 25, 27 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

at Thousand Oaks Library. Newbury Park Library will host the program on February 5 & 26 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Meeting Room.

Puyo Puyo Tetris Tournament* 

For Middle & High School Students. Participate in a Puyo Puyo Tetris tournament with a chance to win a prize! Tournament will be on February 13, 2020 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Newbury Park Library.

 Adults

ESL Conversation Group

Practice speaking English with other adults and meet new people in an informal & friendly group setting. Laubach Literacy trained staff and ESL trained volunteers provide tutoring to adults seeking to learn English. Wednesdays from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Grant R. Brimhall Library Conference Room.

Dungeons & Dragons   

Adventurers old and new take part in the classic role-playing game. Sign up is required to play. Register at Information Desk or call (805) 449-2660, option #5. Grouped by age 10 to 14 and 15+. The game will take place on February 1, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Grant R. Brimhall Library Community Room and February 22, 2020 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. in the Newbury Park Library Meeting Room.

Introduction to Yoga

Continuing from January, this class is designed as an introduction to some of the less strenuous forms of yoga. Styles will include Chair Yoga, Gentle Yoga, Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga, and Beginning Yoga. Participants must be able to get up and down from the floor unassisted; please bring yoga mat. Props (strap/block) will help you facilitate poses but are not required. Thursdays from February 6, 2020 through February 27, 2020 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Grant R. Brimhall Library Community Room. 

Confident Caregiver Series - Living with Alzheimer’s: Early Stage

What does the diagnosis mean? What kinds of plans need to be made? These are some of the question’s families face in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease. Hear practical answers from those affected to learn what you can do to cope with an early-stage diagnosis. Presented by the Alzheimer’s Association: California Central Coast Chapter on February 10, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Grant R. Brimhall Library Community Room.

Open Mic Poetry Night

Join a diverse local poetry community to read, listen, encourage, and inspire with Off Main: Ventura County Poetry Project and host Ken Jones. Program will be on February 12, 2020

6:00-8:00 p.m. at Newbury Park Library and February 26, 2020 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Grant R. Brimhall Library with featured reader, Phil Taggert.

Adult Coloring

Bring your friends or make some new ones while spending a relaxing afternoon coloring on February 21, 2020 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Grant R. Brimhall Library. Bring your own coloring book or use one of our coloring sheets. Colored pencils and markers will be provided.

Brother Yusef*

Brother Yusef has been described as a master solo guitarist, as well as a uniquely passionate vocalist. His performances are as raw, honest and real and include fatback blues for it’s a rich mix of Delta, Chicago and Texas blues alongside a hard driving Louisiana stomp. He approaches the blues from a musical, spiritual, and social context, and has said “for African-Americans blues has been about survival, healing and freedom.”  If you love the grit of grinding passionate blues, you’ll love Brother Yusef. Concert will be on February 23, 2020 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Grant R. Brimhall Library Community Room.

Adult Crafternoon: Paper Shamrock*

Get ready for St. Patrick’s Day with some handmade paper shamrocks. Make a single shamrock or string them together for a garland. Materials provided or bring your own. Program will be on February 28, 2020 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Grant R. Brimhall Library Community Room.

Thousand Oaks Reads Kickoff*

The Thousand Oaks Library is excited to kick off this year's One City, One Book program with bee-themed crafts, “inside the hive” virtual reality, a special visit from the L.A. Beekeepers Association, and a Flight of the Bumblebee performance by the Newbury Park High School Orchestra at 2:00 p.m. All ages welcome. Kickoff will be on February 29, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Grant R. Brimhall Library Community Room.

*Generously sponsored by The Friends of the Thousand Oaks Library

For more information about programs and services offered through the Thousand Oaks Library, please visit the Library’s website, www.tolibrary.org or call the Information Desk during open hours at 805-449-2660

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