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
2/19: Solaris (Rated PG-13, 120 min., 2002)
2/26: The Martian (Rated PG-13, 99 min., 2002)
3/5: Hidden Figures (Rated PG, 127 min., 2016)
3/12: Interstellar (Rated PG-13, 169 min., 2014)
3/19: Gravity (Rated PG-13, 91 min., 2013)
3/26: First Man (Rated PG-13, 142 min., 2018)
Monday Movie Matinees at T.O. Library at 1pm:
2/25: Searching - PG-13, 2018, 101 min
3/11: First Man - PG-13, 2018, 142 min
3/25: Operation Finale - PG-13, 2018, 127 min
Adult and Family Programs
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)
Ventura County Master Gardeners Series 6:30-8PM at T.O. Library:
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
2/16/19 Noon to 4pm - Space Comedy Double Feature: Noon - Mars Attacks! This quirky science fiction comedy comically parodies the science-fiction film of the 50s and 60s. Directed by Tim Burton and staring Jack Nicholson, Pierce Brosnan, and Glenn Close. Rated PG-13. 2pm - Men in Black
Crafternoon - Paper Quilling Heart: This month we’ll be creating a simple heart with paper quilling to keep the spirit of love going throughout the month. All instructions and supplies provided while supplies last. The program will be held on February 22, 2019 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Grant R. Brimhall Library Tech Training Room.
Yoga for Beginners and Boomers - Join us for a safety-conscious, lighthearted yoga class which will help you improve balance and create space in both mind and body. All levels welcome. Please bring a mat or a towel. Participants should be able to get off the floor unassisted. Class takes place Mondays beginning March 4, 2019 to April 15, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the Thousand Oaks Library Community Room.
3/7/19 6:30-7:30pm at T.O. Library - “Talking to the Stars” - Jim Lux of JPL will describe how we use the Deep Space Network (DSN) to communicate with spacecraft at the Moon, Mars, and past the end of the Solar System. He’ll discuss the challenges of communicating with a lander that’s not visible from Earth, and how cubesats like the MarCO relays (Wall-E and Eve) enabled controllers on the ground to know that Insight had landed successfully a few minutes after it happened.
Jim Lux is part of the Communications, Radar, and Tracking Division at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He is currently managing the DARPA High Frequency Research (DHFR) Space Testbed, a cubesat measures tiny signals from galaxy’s center from above the ionosphere. Mr. Lux has been at JPL for 19 years, following award winning work in physical special effects for film and TV, design and development of electronic warfare.
Adult Coloring - Relax with friends and other coloring enthusiasts the second Friday of each month. March 8, 2019 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Thousand Oaks Library Community Room. Materials provided.
Charged Particles Concert at the Thousand Oaks Library - The Thousand Oaks Library will be hosting the band Charged Particles, which Downbeat Magazine calls “inventive, invigorating, mesmerizing, beautiful, virtuosic, and lyrical.” In this concert, the band will be celebrating the late Michael Brecker, whose unique voice and approach to the tenor saxophone was innovative and has been influential to jazz music. Winner of 15 Grammy Awards, he was a prolific composer and leader of many bands. The concert will be held on March 18, 2019 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Thousand Oaks Library Community Room.
Financial Literacy: ID Theft - Identity theft is becoming more common and sophisticated. Learn the methods that identity thieves use to access confidential information, tools for preventing identity theft, and steps to take if identity theft occurs. Presented by the Ventura County Credit Union on March 28, 2019 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Thousand Oaks Library Community Room.
Virtual Reality: Out of this World - Experience outer space through virtual reality.Try the outer space programs on the Oculus Rift and Oculus Go at your Library. Recommended for grades 6 and up. Sign up for a 10-minute session on February 8, 2019 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Grant R. Brimhall Library Technology Training Room and February 22 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Newbury Park Library Technology Room.
Teen Trivia: Out of this World - The theme for this trivia will be “Out of this World,” which will explore outer space, science fiction, astronauts and rocket technology. Individuals or a team of 2 people can compete to win gift cards. Children must be in Grades 6-12 to compete. To guarantee your spot, come early and sign-up before Trivia Session, as space may be limited. Program will be on February 26, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Grant R. Brimhall Library Community Room.
Video Gaming Wednesdays - Super Smash Bros @ The Library - Play Super Smash Bros on Nintendo Switch every third Wednesday of the month. Program will be on February 20, 2019 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Newbury Park Library Technology Room.
Design a Spaceship - 3D Printing Class - Teens grades 6-12 can learn how to use Tinkercad to design and create a 3D mini model spaceship. Register at the Library Information Desk or call 805-449-2660. Space for class is limited. Program will be held on February 15, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Grant R. Brimhall Library Technology Training Room.
Practice SAT Test with Revolution Prep - Take a free practice SAT test to help you strategize and prepare for taking the real SAT. Revolution Prep will be proctoring a practice SAT Test and they can provide feedback and insight on a student’s multiple-choice answers and essay. Participation will require setting up a free account with Revolution Prep to submit test and essay for feedback. Registration recommended to guarantee a spot. Register at the Library Information Desk or call 805-449-2660. Sign in at 7:30 a.m. Program takes place on February 2, 2019 from 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Thousand Oak Library Community Room.
Practice ACTTM Test with Revolution Prep - Revolution Prep will be proctoring a practice ACTTM Test and can provide feedback and insight on a student’s multiple-choice answers and essay. Participation will require setting up a free account with Revolution Prep to submit test and essay for feedback. Registration recommended to guarantee a spot. Register at the Library Information Desk or call 805-449-2660. Sign in at 7:30 a.m. Program takes place on March 2, 2019 from 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Thousand Oak Library Community Room.
Robotics Showcase - Learn about robotics from a local robotics club for teens. See what a robotics club does and learn about different types of robots. The showcase will be on March 9, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Thousand Oaks Library Community Room.
Design a Robot - 3D Printing Class - Teens grades 6-12 can learn how to use Tinkercad to design and create a 3D mini robot. Register at the Library Information Desk or call 805-449-2660. Space for class is limited. Event is on March 29, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Thousand Oaks Library Technology Training Room.
Blackout Poetry and Art Contest - Use your poetry and artistic skills for a chance to win gift cards. Create blackout poetry and art with discarded book pages from the Library. Submit your entry by April 15, 2019 for a chance to win gift cards and be featured at the Library. For teens only, grades 6-12. Details at the Library.
Flipbook - Learn how to make an animation flip book. Recommended for school age. Program will be on March 11, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Thousand Oaks Library Community Room and March 20, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Newbury Park Library Meeting Room.
Astronaut Andy Reads Across the Universe - Join Astronaut Andy as he travels the universe searching for the excitement of reading. Richard Rumble from Full Spectrum Educational Services presents this fun family event, full of comedy and audience participation. For families and children in Kindergarten up. Same day performances on March 16, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. in the Thousand Oaks Library Community Room and 2:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. in the Newbury Park Library Meeting Room.