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):

  • 6/18: Now You See Me 2 (PG-13, 129 min, 2016)

  • 6/25: The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (PG-13, 100 min, 2013)

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

  • 6/24: BlackkKlansman (R, 135 min, 2018)

Adult and Family Programs

Yoga for Beginners and Boomers - Join a safety-conscious, lighthearted yoga class which will help improve balance and create space in both mind and body. Please bring a mat or a towel. Participants should be able to get off the floor unassisted. Classes are on Mondays, May 6 through June 24 (no class on May 13 and June 10) from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the Grant R. Brimhall Library Community Room.

Play the Guitar! Free Workshop - Dive into playing with Grammy-nominated musician Pete Pidgeon. He has a bachelor’s degree in jazz studies from the University of New York and Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. Learn tools to either start as a beginner or take your playing to the next level. No guitar required, or feel free to bring your own. The program will take place on June 23, 2019 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Thousand Oaks Library Community 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 June 26, 2019 (4th Wednesday of each month) from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Grant R. Brimhall Library Community Room.

Adult Crafternoon: Card Making - Join other crafters every 4th Friday to learn and complete a new craft idea. Materials provided or bring your own on Friday, June 28, 2019 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Grant R. Brimhall Library Community Room. Sponsored by the Friends of the Thousand Oaks Library.

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 July 10, 2019 (second Wednesday of each month) from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Newbury Park Meeting Room.

Adult Coloring: Bird Theme - Relax with friends and other coloring enthusiasts the second Friday of each month. Materials provided. Event will take place on July 12, 2019 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Thousand Oaks Library Community Room. Sponsored by the Friends of the Thousand Oaks Library.

Summer Concert Series: Kátia Moraes & Brazilian Hearts

Brazilian singer Kátia Moraes is an absolute dynamo on stage. Kátia’s voice can be powerful and heartfelt, coy and compelling, expansive or intimate. The energy, the charisma, the sheer joy of Brazilian music just fills a space. Her band features Nando Duarte, Ted Falcon and Clarice Cast. The concert will be on July 14, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Thousand Oaks Library Community Room. www.katiamoraes.com

Adult Crafternoon Hodge Podge: Open Crafting Night - Bring your unfinished crafts from home or create something new with our supplies. No formal craft will be planned, but we will have a variety of supplies available to spark your imagination. Teens and adults only please. Program will be on July 17, 2019 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Thousand Oaks Library Community Room.

Financial Literacy: Drive Away Happy - Auto Buying from A-Z - Please join us for a car buying workshop at the Thousand Oaks Library. Getting a car can be overwhelming and stressful with all the decisions to make: new or used; buy or lease; zero percent financing or rebate (not to mention what color to pick). Participants will learn tips and tricks to have the best car shopping experience possible, while also making wise financing decisions. Register on the library's website. Sign-up for our FREE workshop here: https://mbr411.com/es959The program will take place on July 18, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. in the Thousand Oaks Library Community Room.

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

Teen Programs

Book Making: Create Your Own One of a Kind Journal/Book

With a variety of fancy papers, connectors, stamps, and origami-like folds, this book will carry you through the summer as a place to draw and hold the memories of your best days. The program is taught by ArtTrek on June 18, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Thousand Oaks Library Community Room.

Video Games: Friendly Games for Fun

Play Mario Kart or Super Smash Bros on June 19, 2019 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Newbury Park Library Tech Space.

Fabulous Fridays: Karaoke

Come read and sing your favorite tunes at the Library. Recommended for teens grades 6 to12. Karaoke will be held on June 21, 2019 at the Newbury Park Library from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and Thousand Oaks Library from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Quick Intro to 3D Printing for Teens

Get an introduction to 3D Printing, see how to do simple designs on TinkerCad, and learn how to submit 3D print jobs to the Library to print on June 27, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Newbury Park Library Meeting Room.

Movie Marathon

Watch “It’s Showtime” themed movies all day beginning at 10:00 a.m. on June 28, 2019. Check the Library's website for showtimes.

10am-Noon: COCO - A boy journeys into the Land of the Dead to seek forgiveness from his ancestors and lift a curse. (2017, PG, Walt Disney Pictures, 109 minutes)

Noon-2pm: INTO THE WOODS - A witch curses a baker and his wife, binding their fates to fairy-tale characters such as Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel and others. Walt Disney Pictures, Rated PG, 124 min., 2014

2-4pm: PITCH PERFECT - A feisty college student gives her school's a cappella group a much-needed makeover by adding some modern hits into the mix in the run-up to a big competition.
2012, PG-13, Universal Pictures, 112 minutes

4-6pm: LA LA LAND - Mia and Sebastian, an actress and a jazz musician pursuing their Hollywood dreams — and finding each other — in a vibrant celebration of hope, dreams, and love.
2016, PG-13, Summit Entertainment, 128 minutes

One Page Contest – “It’s Showtime”

Create something amazing on an 8.5” x 11” size sheet of paper and share it at the Library. Use the theme “It’s Showtime” to create an original short story, poem, lyrics, comic, art, design, word drawing, or something else to show off your talent. Your work may be chosen to win a prize and could be displayed at the Library. Come to the Library for submission forms and contest rules and details. Only for grades 6 to12. Submit BEFORE JULY 30, 2019.

Kids' Programs

Flights of Fantasy

Through humor and laughter, Flights of Fantasy share interactive folktales and fables that spring to life. Recommended for ages 5 and up on June 19, 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.

Free Outdoor Movie

Spider Man meets many different versions of himself when a gateway into the multiverse opens up (PG, 117 minutes, 2018). The free outdoor movie will be playing on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 8:15 p.m. in the Newbury Park Library Parking Lot.

“It’s Showtime at Your Library” Carnival!

Join us for games, crafts and much more. Recommended for school age children, ages 4 and up. The carnival will be taking place on June 26, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Thousand Oaks Children’s Library.

Mr. Twister

Learn how to make balloon creations with Mr. Twister, the Balloon Man on Saturday, June 29, 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 event is recommended for ages 5 and up.

Music and Movement Class with Jessica

Dance, clap, and sing along with Jessica Vang and her guitar during this fun, interactive program. This program is recommended for ages 0-5 and will take place on June 7, 2019 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the Newbury Park Library Meeting Room and June 21, 2019 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the Thousand Oaks Library Community Room.

7/3 11am-1pm TO Library - Frozen Sing-A-Long - A young woman must break a curse that has plunged her kingdom into eternal winter. In order to do so, she must find her estranged sister with the help of a mountaineer and reindeer. Walt Disney Pictures, 108 minutes, 2013, Rated PG

7/3 2-4PM NP Library - Mary Poppins Returns during Michael’s most desperate hour to lend him a helping hand. With his house in danger of being repossessed, she whips up a little magic to remind him of the importance of family. Walt Disney Pictures, 130 minutes, 2018, Rated PG

7/10 11am-11:45am TO Library and 2am-2:45am NP Library - Razzle Bam Boom performs a diverse genre of America’s music from the past two centuries – Bluegrass, Hawaiian, Western, Jazz, Patriotic, Folk and Rock ‘n Roll. Ages 5 and up

Best Bubble Parties - Become entranced by the science and magic of bubbles. Step inside a rainbow (literally) and see square-shaped bubbles and bubble fountains. Watch bubbles do what you never thought possible on July 13 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 the Newbury Park Library. This event is recommended for ages 5 and up.

It's Showtime, Mask! Embrace your creativity and decorate a mask for Summer Reading Club on July 17 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 4 and up.

7/20 11-11:45am T.O. Library, 2-245pm NP Library - One World Rhythm - All guests play percussion instruments in this unique interactive stage show. No experience is necessary, and One World Rhythm provides the instruments. Ages 5 and up

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

8/3 11-11:45am T.O. Library, 2-2:45pm NP Library - 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! Ages 5 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.