Upcoming Events and Free Programs at the Thousand Oaks and Newbury Park Branch Libraries

Thousand Oaks (Grant R. Brimhall) Library.

Thousand Oaks (Grant R. Brimhall) Library.

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):

  • 7/23: Stan & Ollie (2018, PG, 98 min)

  • 7/30: All is True (2019, PG-13, 101 min)

  • 8/6: August Rush (2017, PG, 114 min)

  • 8/13: Whiplash (2014, R, 107 min)

  • 8/20: Green Book (2018, PG-13, 130 min)

  • 8/27: O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000, PG-13, 108 min) - In the deep south during the 1930s, three escaped convicts search for hidden treasure while a relentless lawman pursues them.

Monday Movie Matinees at T.O. Library at 1pm:

  • 8/12: Holmes & Watson (2018, PG-13, 90 min) - A humorous take on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic mysteries featuring Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson.

  • 8/26: Alpha (2018, PG-13, 96 min) - In the prehistoric past, a young man struggles to return home after being separated from his tribe during a buffalo hunt. He finds a similarly lost wolf companion and starts a friendship that would change humanity.

Adult and Family Programs

Open Mic Poetry - Join a diverse local poetry community to read, listen, encourage, and inspire. In partnership with the Ventura County Art Council and hosted by Ken Jones on July 24, 2019 (fourth Wednesday of each month) from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Thousand Oaks Library Community Room.

Adult Crafternoon: Wine Cork Hearts - Join other crafters to create a sweet heart out of wine corks. All supplies are provided, but feel free to bring your own corks to make the heart even more meaningful. Teens and adults only please. Program will be on July 26, 2019 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Newbury Park Library Meeting Room.

Dungeons and Dragons - Adventurers old and new take part in the classic role-playing game. Grouped by age 10 to14 and 15+. Pre-sign-up is required for ages 10 to 14. Sign up at the Information Desk or call 805-449-2660, option #5. The game will take place on July 27, 2019 (fourth Saturday of each month) from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Newbury Park Library Meeting Room. Sponsored by the Friends of the Thousand Oaks Library.

Summer Concert Series: Westlake Village Symphony Chamber Strings

Dianne Ramon is a solo violin and concertmaster. This innovative approach to performing adds a new player to each piece of music. The first piece starts with solo violin, the second piece a duo, the third piece a string trio, until the finale ending with a group of about 7-8 string players. The Westlake Village Orchestra is a dedicated group of local music professionals with a common goal of providing exposure to the arts. The concert will be on July 28, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Thousand Oaks Library Community Room. www.westlakevillagesymphony.com

It’s Showtime Summer Concerts: hONEyhoUSe

hONEyhoUSe combines the talents of three very diverse and seasoned artists into one unexpected powerhouse. Consisting of award-winning R&B/Gospel soulstress Hillary Smith, earthy Blues/Folk singer-songwriter Yvonne Perea, and sweet voiced Mandy Buchanan. “hONEyhoUSe” seamlessly melds blues, soul, folk, and Americana. The concert will be on August 10, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Thousand Oaks Library Community Room. www.honeyhouse.me *

Open Mic Poetry Night

Join a diverse local poetry community to read, listen, encourage, and inspire. In partnership with the Ventura County Art Council and hosted by Ken Jones on August 14, 2019 (second Wednesday of each month) from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Newbury Park Library Meeting Room.

Crafternoon: Crochet Hats

Come to the library for a fun evening spent learning how to make an adorable hat for the babies in your life. Patterns and yarn provided, please bring your own 5.00 mm/H hook. For advanced beginners. Program will be on August 15, 2019 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Thousand Oaks Library Technical Training Room. *

Story Slam

Eight selected autobiographical stories will be read on stage by the authors on Friday, August 16, 2019, at 7:00 P.M. at the Thousand Oaks Library. Audience favorite will win a prize.

Astronomy for Everyone: Size and Scale of the Universe

Take a journey into the cosmos to look at the very small and the very large. Astronomer Kevin Manning will present an inspiring and uplifting presentation that will give a deeper understanding of the workings of the universe. View the rings of Saturn and the craters of the moon through a hand-crafted telescope, weather permitting. Enjoyable for both adult and children 8 years and older. Program will be on August 22, 2019 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Thousand Oaks Library Community Room. *

Crafternoon: Tassel Wine Charms

Make a set of four tassel wine charms or pendants, while supplies last. These make a unique gift, or a fun conversation starter. Materials are provided, but feel free to bring your own jewelry making tools if you have them. Program is intended for teens and adults only. Program will be on August 23, 2019 from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. in the Thousand Oaks Library Community 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 August 24, 2019 (fourth Saturday of each month) from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Newbury Park Library Meeting Room. *

Open Mic Poetry Night

Join a diverse local poetry community to read, listen, encourage, and inspire. In partnership with the Ventura County Art Council and hosted by Ken Jones on August 28, 2019 (fourth Wednesday of each month) from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Thousand Oaks Library Community Room.

Teen Programs

Willy Wonka Escape Room at the Library

Solve puzzles to escape the Library on August 2, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Thousand Oaks Library. Teams consisting of two to six teens can compete together to find their way out of the escape room. Program is intended for teens Grades 6-12 only. *

Book Fold a Star

Fold a star in book pages provided by Library. Program is on August 8, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Newbury Park Library. This program is intended for Grades 6 and older. *

The Ultimate Scholarship Search Workshop

Learn the best strategies for winning scholarships in this valuable workshop on August 17, 2019 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Thousand Oaks Library Community Room.

Teen Thursday Movie: Shazam!

Start off school with a bang by coming to the Library for a free fun movie on August 22, 2019 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. in the Newbury Park Library Meeting Room.

Finding the Right Fit College

A workshop designed to help you create your potential college list. Learn about the college search process on August 24, 2019 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Thousand Oaks Library Community Room.

Button Making

Come make buttons and relax in the new Teen Space on August 29, 2019 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Program is intended for teens only. *

Kids' Programs

Michael Rayner Juggling Show - A combination of hilarious tricks and stunts with uproarious stand-up and fun on July 24 from 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. at the Thousand Oaks Library and 2:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. at Newbury Park Library. This event is recommended for ages 5 and up.

7/27 11-11:45am NP Library, 2-2:45pm T.O. Library - Magician Mike Della Penna - He’s silly, he’s funny and he’ll make you go WOW! Mike Della Penna creates family magic performances that are equal parts playful and astonishing. Ages 4 and up

8/10: 8:15-10:15pm T.O. Library Parking Lot - Family Outdoor Movie Night “The Wizard of Oz” - A young farm girl and her little dog are magically transported into the enchanted land of Oz via a Kansas tornado. As they travel down Oz’s Yellow Brick Road to find the Wizard and ask him to send them home, they encounter a wonderful, funny, terrifying and, ultimately, enlightening group of characters, human and otherwise.

Bookworm Kids Club

Discuss "Inside Out & Back Again" by Thanhha Lai with peers and participate in fun activities. Sign up at the Children's Desk at Thousand Oaks Library and check out a copy of the book. The selected book should be completed before attending the program on Friday, August 2, 2019 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Thousand Oaks Library Children's Program Room. Registration is required. Bookworm Kids Club is intended for Grades 3-5. *

ScienceTellers: Alien

Don’t miss this action-packed and educational alien adventure that uses science experiments for special effects. It’s totally out of this world. Program is on August 3, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. at the Thousand Oaks Library and 2:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. at Newbury Park Library. This program is intended for ages 5 and up. *

Annie Banannie: Wacky Alien Talent Show

A zany extraterrestrial talent show where creatures from across the galaxy show off their strange talents with balloons, magic, music, and comedy. Program is on August 7, 2019 at the

Thousand Oaks Library from 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. at the Newbury Park Library. This program is intended for ages 5 and up. *

Bookworm Kids Club

Discuss "Fish in a Tree" by Lynda Mullaly Hung with peers and participate in fun activities. Sign up at the Children's Desk at the Thousand Oaks Library and check out a copy of the book. The selected book should be completed before attending the program on Friday, August 9, 2019 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Thousand Oaks Library Children's Program Room. Registration is required. Bookworm Kids Club is intended for Grades 3-5. *

“It’s Showtime” One Page Contest

Showcase your talent at the Library. Create something amazing on an 8½″ X 11″ size sheet of paper and have your work displayed at the Library. Create an original poem, comic, short story, or art. Details for submissions at the Library. Submit by August 10, 2019.

* This program is generously supported by the Friends of the Thousand Oaks Library.

Fireball Tim's Wheels & Waves Classic Car Event in Malibu 3rd Sunday of Month

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Malibu Country Mart is the official host of vintage and exotic car meet-up, Fireball Tim’s Wheels and Waves. The ongoing event series is the third Sunday of most months. Hours are 7-9 am.

Upcoming meetups on Jul 21, Aug 18 and Sep 15

Auto enthusiasts will show their collections and the entire community can join in to experience eye-catching automotive inspiration. Families, kids, and guests of all ages are invited to enjoy vintage, exotic, and rare cars of all types. Photo opportunities are welcome and all events are free and open to the public.

Fireball Tim’s Wheels and Waves was created by accomplished car designer, award-winning filmmaker, and automotive T.V. host, Fireball Tim. A legend in the car design industry and in Hollywood, Fireball’s designed vehicles for over 400 A-list projects and major motion pictures. For more information, visit fireballtim.com.

Malibu Country Mart is located at 3835 Cross Creek Rd., Malibu

ABOUT MALIBU COUNTRY MART

The Malibu County Mart encompasses six acres of prime real estate in the heart of Malibu. The 67 unique tenants comprised of high-end retail, dining, and service offerings are housed in an eclectic mix of architectural styles including Mediterranean, modern and rustic influences. The structures are complimented by world-class gardens, unique sculptures, outdoor dining and picnic areas, and the popular children’s playground. The Malibu County Mart is leading the trend in Malibu in eco-friendly practices, from three electric car charging stations to a chemical-free sandbox in the children’s playground. For more information visit, www.MalibuCountryMart.com

2019 Camarillo Fiesta Association Fiesta & Street Fair, July 18-21

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The Camarillo Fiesta & Street Fair is a large community celebration in Old Town Camarillo along Ventura Boulevard planned for July 18-21, 2019. This event features carnival rides, food and crafts vendors, entertainment, car show, kids' activities, carnival rides and a beer and wine garden. We've been to this event a number of times and always enjoy the live music and carnival setting. The event is free to attend. Tickets for carnival rides for sale at the event.

Thursday, July 18th: Carnival Special Dollar Day 6-10PM (rides only $1 each this night only!)

Friday, July 19th 6-10pm: Dizdar Stage Entertainment, Beer and Wine Garden, Kids Fun Zone and Carnival

  • 6pm Ozzmania on Dizdar Stage

  • 8pm Fan Halen, Van Halen Tribute, on Dizdar Stage

Saturday, July 20th 10am to 8pm: Camarillo Street Fair, Live Music, Carnival, Kids Fun Zone, Motorcycle Show, etc.

  • 1:15pm Mini Driver on Dizdar Stage

  • 3:30pm Beatles Tribute on Dizdar Stage

  • 5:45pm Twisted Gypsy - Fleetwood Mac Tribute on Dizdar Stage

  • 8pm DSB Journey Tribute on Dizdar Stage

Sunday, July 21st: 10am to 8pm: Camarillo Street Fair, Live Music, Carnival, Kids Fun Zone, Motorcycle Show, etc.

  • 1:15pm Wanted, Bon Jovi Tribute on Dizdar Stage

  • 3:30pm Rod Stewart Tribute on Dizdar Stage

  • 5pm Led Zepagain, Zeppelin Tribute on Dizdar Stage

For more information and event details and shuttle schedule, visit www.CamarilloFiesta.com.

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Ventura Art & Street Painting Festival September 7-8, 2019

The Ventura Art & Street Painting Festival will take place September 7-8, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Ventura Harbor Village, 1583 Spinnaker Dr., Ventura. This waterfront juried art festival features more than over 40 talented street chalk artists creating colorful murals along the Village promenade overlooking the boats.

Visitors to the seaside event will watch as street painters create spectacular chalk pastel murals along the promenade, and enjoy original artwork available for purchase including paintings, sculptures, woodwork and wearable items.

Ventura Harbor Village has free admission and complimentary parking and over 30 seaside restaurants, boutiques, new waterfront coffee house, and several local artist galleries to enjoy during the two day festival. For artist application or sponsorship information visit venturaartfestival.com.

Upcoming Events and Activities at the Camarillo Public Library

The City of Camarillo Public Library is located at 4101 Las Posas Road and is open Monday through Thursday from 10 am to 9 pm and Friday through Sunday 10 am to 5 pm. It can be reached at 805.388.5222. The library hosts year-round free activities and programs for the general public, many of which will be highlighted right here (for a complete rundown, visit the library's website at www.camarillolibrary.org.

Upcoming Programs (prior events periodically removed):

Must See Movies (Thursdays at 6:30PM; doors open at 6:15PM)

  • 7/18: Fighting with my Family (PG-13)

  • 7/25: The Upside (PG-13)

  • 8/1: Captain Marvel (PG-13)

  • 8/8: Five Feet Apart (PG-13)

  • 8/15: Shazam! (PG-13)

  • 8/22: Best of Enemies (PG-13)

  • 8/29: Dumbo (PG)

Special Events / Programs for Adults

Camarillo State Hospital - Author Talk

Sunday, July 28, 2 - 3pm

Authors of Camarillo State Hospital, Evelyn S. Taylor and Mary E. Holt will talk about Camarillo State Hospital’s history beginning in 1936, and how it has achieved notoriety as one of two state

institutions that accommodated children and as the first state hospital to receive certification for treatment of the developmentally disabled. Book signing to follow.

A Path to Home Ownership

Thursday, Aug. 1, 6pm Conference Room - Join us for this educational workshop sponsored by The Area Housing Authority and The Camarillo Public Library. Learn about planning and budgeting to determine what you can afford with safe, responsible loan options. Call to reserve a seat (805) 480-9991 ext. 235.

Interactive Movie: : Grease (1978) [PG-13]

Saturday Aug. 3 from 2 - 4pm

Unleash your inner T-Bird or Pink Lady and experience the friendships, romances and adventures of a group of high school kids in the 1950s. Everyone is welcome to participate in the musical world of “Grease.” Audience members are encouraged to dress up in 1950’s style, sing-a-long to their favorite Grease tunes and call out the best lines from the movie. Don’t be square, we’ll see you there!

The Hopes and Hypes of Stem Cells in Medicine

Monday, Aug. 5, 6:30 - 8pm

Vigneshwari Easwar Kumar, CIRM Scholar and Graduate Student in Biotechnology, CSUCI will present a brief information session on Stem Cells and its applications in treating degenerative diseases and the various promises and hypes of stem cell research.

Rock Painting

Sunday, Aug. 11 from 2 - 4pm

Come paint rocks with us! Painting rocks allows you to get creative and is perfect for artists of all levels from beginner to expert. We can’t wait to see your rock masterpieces!

Maker Mondays

Mondays from 6:30 - 8pm

A craft project workshop for Adults and Teens! Crafty teens and adults can join us for a new craft each month!

Monday, July 8: Introduction to Pocket-Size Bookmaking

Monday, Aug. 12: Introduction to Hand Spinning (Make your own yarn!)

Beginning Ukulele Lesson with Ventura County Music Academy

Tuesday, Aug. 20 at 7pm

The ukulele offers an easy introduction to playing music that is approachable for any age. With just a quick introduction you can easily play a song or two! A limited number of ukuleles can be borrowed to play during the program! Spaces are limited. Please sign up on our calendar to reserve your seat.

RC Makes: Virtual Reality

Saturday, Aug. 24 at 3pm - RC Makes Presents an introduction into virtual reality where you will experience the new world of VR with an Occulus Rift.

Children's Programs

Wacky Wednesdays - 7/3 to 8/14 10am and 2pm in the Community Room:

7/17: Annie Banannie Balloon Fun

7/24: Flights of Fantasy Story Theatre

7/31: Noetworthy Puppets - The Three Little Pigs

8/7: California Joe Magic Show

8/14: David Cousin - World Record Juggler

Fri 8/2: 5-10PM - Free screening of The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part at the Library Lawn - bring blanket, lawn chair and a snack. Food trucks on hand.

Teen Programs (ages 12-17)

Teen Movie Series on Tuesdays

7/16 2pm: The DUFF (PG-13)

7/23 2pm: Love, Simon (PG-13)

7/30 2pm: The Hate U Give (PG-13)

8/6 2pm: Every Day (PG-13)

8/13 2pm: Everything, Everything (PG-13)

Karaoke in the Library on Sat, 7/13 from 11am to 4pm in the Community Room.

6th Annual Coppers and Choppers Event in Camarillo on Saturday, September 14, 2019

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The Ventura County Sheriff's Foundation presents "Coppers and Choppers" free family event on Saturday, September 14, 2019 from 11am to 3pm at the Ventura County Sheriff's Dept Air Unit, 375 Durley Ave, Ste A, Camarillo. Event features deputies, K-9 units and up close viewing of squad cars, helicopters, search and rescue vehicles and more. Visit vcsheriffsfoundation.org/event/2019-coppers-and-choppers for more information.

17th Annual Summer Jazz Concert Series at Gardens of the World Thousand Oaks in August

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The 17th Annual Summer Jazz Concert Series at Gardens of the World, 2001 Thousand Oaks Boulevard will take place on Sundays once again this year from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. August 4th through 25th, 2019.

The Lineup:

August 4th: Barbara Morrison - Queen of the Blues

August 11th: Freddy Lopez and the Vibe Tribe - Featuring the blues and gospel legend, Tata Vega

August 18th: The Carl Verheyen Band - World class guitar virtuoso and singer.

August 25th: Darrell Leonard’s Line Up - The best horn blowers meet the best rhythm players.

Parking available on Thousand Oaks Blvd. and may be available at the Civic Arts Plaza (fee may apply). Get there EARLY for best seats! This is a POPULAR series!

Lawn seating, please bring lawn chairs/blankets for your comfort. Please remember: no pets, smoking, alcohol or glassware allowed.

More at www.gardensoftheworld.info/GardensEvent.cfm