There are two great Thousand Oaks libraries; the Grant R. Brimhall (GRB) Library at 1401 E. Janss Road in Thousand Oaks (805.449.2660) and the local Newbury Park Branch (NPB) is at 2331 Borchard Road (805.498.2139). These libraries provide year-round free events, activities and programs for all ages. Selected events from time to time will be covered here.
Visit the library website at www.toaks.org/library to learn more.
(The programs below are updated periodically to remove past events)
Programs and Special Events
Free Tuesday Night Movie Screenings at NP Library (6:30pm):
12/18 - A Christmas Story
Monday Movie Matinees at T.O. Library at 1pm:
12/17: Four Christmases (2008 PG-13, 88 min)
1/14: Crazy Rich Asians
1/28: Puzzle (2018, R, 103 min)
Weekly on Friday 1/4/19 to 2/1/19, 2/15, 2/22 10-11am -Yoga for Beginners at T.O. Library Community Room - Join us for a safety-conscious, lighthearted yoga class which will help you improve balance and create space in both mind and body. No flexibility or experience needed! Great for people brand new to yoga or who want to avoid strenuous practice. All levels welcome.
Weekly on Tuesdays, 1/8/19 to 2/12/19 1-2pm - Beginning Tai Chi at T.O. Library Community Room - Join instructor Ron Hickman to discover how Tai Chi can help to improve your balance, increase your range of motion and lower blood pressure. Must be able to stand unassisted for an hour. (6 week series)
1/9/19 6-8PM NP Library - Open Mic Poetry Night - 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.
Ventura County Master Gardeners Series 6:30-8PM at T.O. Library:
1/14/19: All About Roses
2/11/19: Create a Water Wise Garden
3/11/19: Garden Design 101 for a Water Wise Garden
4/8/19: Lawn Alternatives, Removal and Composting
5/13/19: Water Wise Plant Selection and Maintenance
Saturday 1/19 2:30-4PM - Create a Vision Board at NP Library - Did you make a New Year’s Resolution? A Vision Board that you create is a collage of pictures and words to be a source of inspiration and motivation. Visualize your future to help you reach life goals. All supplies provided.
Sunday 1/20 2-3PM - On Stage: Petrella & Mixed Influence at T.O. Library - Petrella, The First Lady of Country Soul, and her band "Mixed Influence" will play their blend of R&B, Blues, Country with a Rock edge featuring songs from her 25th year Anniversary CD entitled “Shine on Me” as well as other tunes including her hit “I Found Somebody” written by Glen Frey (Eagles) and and cover songs such as Etta James “Lovin Arms” and Tony Joe White’s “Ain’t Going Down this Time.” She has released fourteen albums.
1/23/19 6-8PM - Open Mic Poetry Night at TO Library - 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.
Sat 1/26 11am to noon - Home Organization Program - TO Library - Start the new year by turning your home into the retreat you know you want, by designing with a purpose. Cynthia Montoya of Urban Gypsy Styled gives insights into design functionality along with beauty to allow you creatively organizing and paint the canvas where your memories will be made for years to come.
1/28/19 1-2PM at TO Library - Healthy Habits for a Healthy You - One hour workshop for individuals of any age who are looking for information on ways to age as well as possible. At any age, there are lifestyle habits we can adopt to help maintain or even potentially improve our health. These habits may also keep our brains healthy as we age and possible delay the onset of cognitive decline. Presented by the Alzheimer's Association California Central Coast Chapter
1/19/19 Billy Bonkers Magic Show for ages 4+ 11am at NP Library, 2pm at TO Library