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February 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

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

Children

Storytime

Join the Thousand Oaks Library online for Virtual Storytime from February 3, 2021 to March 31, 2021. Storytime videos are available to watch on the library's website or Facebook page on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.

Bilingual Storytime

Join the Thousand Oaks Library online for Virtual Bilingual Storytime on February 25, 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.

Homework Center

Get homework help from Thousand Oaks Library volunteers via Zoom! A parent or guardian must sit in on the Zoom session. Homework help is available on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Not affiliated with Conejo Valley Unified School District. Registration required.

Reading Buddies

Students in Grades 1 - 4 can gain confidence in reading with the help of an interactive volunteer reading buddy. This free program will be hosted via Zoom on Tuesdays from February 2, 2021 to March 30, 2021 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. or 4:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Live Chess Tutoring

Brainfuse now offers live chess tutoring & resources from expert chess players. All you need is your library card! Live Chess Tutoring is available from Monday through Thursday from 3:00 p.m. to 8:59 p.m.

Beanstack Reading Challenge – Black History Month

Learn about Black history makers, explore cultural traditions, and honor the evolution of Black history in America. From the Civil Rights Movement to #BlackLivesMatter, it is vital to understand our history so that we can impact our future. Join the challenge at the Thousand Oaks Library.

Beanstack 2021 Reading Challenge

Can you rise to the challenge to keep reading all year long? Studies show that just six minutes of reading decreases blood pressure, lowers heart rate, and reduces stress by up to 68%. Just imagine if you read 100 books! Join fellow readers for a chance to earn badges all year long.

Teens & Tweens

Biology Tutoring for High Schoolers

Volunteer tutors are available to assist high school students with biology. The program will be hosted via Zoom on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Registration required.

Chemistry Tutoring for High Schoolers

Volunteer tutors are available to assist high school students with chemistry. The program will be hosted via Zoom on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Registration required

Virtual Teen Space

Check back every month for a creative writing prompts, coloring pages, and book & movie recommendations from the Thousand Oaks Library’s teen volunteers.

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. Registration required. The program will be hosted via Zoom on the first Tuesday of the month on February 2, 2021 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

OneDrive: Saving Your Data in the Cloud

Save your files and photos to OneDrive and get them from any device, anywhere. Registration required. The program will be hosted via Zoom on Thursday, February 4, 2021 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Adult Virtual Crafternoon: Yarn-Wrapped Hearts

Wrap up your heart in yarn and give it to someone you love. This tutorial will be available to watch on Friday, February 12, 2021 at 3:30 p.m. on the library’s website and social media pages.

 

How to Be a D&D Dungeon Master

Learn how to run your own game of Dungeons & Dragons and how to set up socially distanced games using online resources. Registration required. The program will be hosted via Zoom on Tuesday, February 16, 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 books are welcome at the Bring Your Own Book Club. Registration required. The program will be hosted via Zoom on Monday, February 22, 2021 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Google Docs

With Google Docs, a free online word processor, you can write letters, résumés, school assignments, and more. Prerequisites: You must have a Google Gmail account prior to class and be familiar with using the keyboard and mouse. Suggested: complete the Google Drive class. Registration required. The program will be hosted via Zoom on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 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.