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:
- 7/24: The Princess Bride (1987 PG)
- 7/31: Encounters at the End of the World (2007 G)
- 8/7: Looper (2012 R)
- 8/14: The Time Traveler's Wife (2009 PG-13)
- 8/21: 12 Monkeys (1995 R)
- 8/28: Stranger Than Fiction (2006 PG-13)
Monday Movie Matinees at T.O. Library at 1pm:
- 7/23: Midnight in Paris (2011 PG-13)
- 8/6: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017 PG-13)
- 8/20: The Hundred Foot Journey (2014 PG)
Sun 7/29 2-3pm TO Library - The Romantic Spirit - violin/piano duo from LA Phil.
Summer Trivia Challenge! Calling all trivia buffs! Teams of two compete in a battle of wits for a chance to win Amazon gift cards. All ages and spectators welcome. Find a partner and join the fun at the Thousand Oaks Grant R. Brimhall Library Saturday, August 11, 2018 from 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Sat 8/11 8-10pm NP Library Parking Lot - Outdoor Movie Night - E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (PG)
CReATE Studio - The library is excited to offer two free summer Pinterest inspired, Pinspired Crafternoons for Families, led by Jemma Wildermuth of CReATE Studio. Drop in and learn how to create one or all the great projects. All materials provided while supplies last. Dates and projects are Sunday, August 12, 2018 - Mason Jars: painted storage jars, vacation keepsake jars, and family fun idea jars and Sunday, August 26, 2018 - Yarn: canvas yarn wrapped paintings, yarn wrapped branches, yarn wrapped wire letters. This event is held at the Grant R. Brimhall library from 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Sun 8/19 2-3pm TO Library - New World String Project - Celtic/Nordic/American folk quartet.
Virtual Reality @ Your Library is an opportunity for teens and adults (ages 13 and older) to try out Oculus Rift glasses and experience 3D virtual reality. Drop in and sign-up for a 15-minute session on Thursday, July 12, 2018 and/or July 26, 2018 from 4:00 -6:00 p.m. at the Grant R. Brimhall Library.
7/24 4-6pm TO Library Teen Movie Tuesdays - Sister of the Traveling Pants 2
International Karaoke is part of Fabulous Friday programs series for teens (6 – 12 Grade). Sing popular karaoke songs from different places and in different languages on Friday, July 27, 2018, from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the Newbury Park Library.
7/31 4-6pm TO Library Teen Movie Tuesdays - UP
8/7 4-6pm TO Library Teen Movie Tuesdays - Monsters University
Henna Art is part of Fabulous Friday programs for teens. Learn about Henna and how the art is applied on skin from Henna Caravan on Friday, July 13, 2018, at 3:00 p.m. at the Newbury Park Library and on Friday, July 20, 2018, at 3:00 p.m. at the Grant R. Brimhall Library.
Duct Tape Luggage Tag & Passport Holders celebrate the Summer Reading Club theme “Reading Takes You Everywhere”. Teens (6 – 12 Grade) can create luggage tags and passport holders out of duct tape on Monday, July 16, 2018, at 4:30 p.m. at the Grant R. Brimhall Library and on Monday, July 23, 2018, at 4:30 p.m. at the Newbury Park Library.
STEAM: CD Robot Races groups will create a small robot using a CD, popsicle sticks, a motor, and battery, and race their creations! Members of the Westlake High School Robotics Club will help facilitate the program on Wednesday, July 18, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. at the Grant R. Brimhall Library and on Wednesday, July 25, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. at the Newbury Park Library. For ages 5 and older.
Mars 2020 Mission: A Family Program for Ages 5+
- 7/18/2018 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
- Grant R. Brimhall Library Community Room
- Speaker Michele Hooks will discuss the Mars 2020 Mission and how different aspects of STEM and teamwork come together to make the missions at NASA possible.
Sat 7/21 11-11:45am TO Library and 2-2:45pm NP Library - Best Bubble Parties - Become entranced by the science and magic of bubbles. Step inside a rainbow (literally!), see square-shaped bubbles and bubble fountains. Watch bubbles do what you never thought possible! Ages 5 and up.
Sat 7/28 11-11:45am TO Library and 2-2:45pm NP Library- Flights of Fantasy - Through humor and laughter, Flights of Fantasy share interactive folktales and fables that spring to life. Ages 5 and up.
Wed 8/1 11-11:45am TO Library and 2-2:45pm NP Library - The Found Object Juggling Show with Michael Rayner - Michael Rayner's show has been described as "preposterous brilliance" and "whackyjugglement", a combination of hilarious tricks and stunts with uproarious stand-up and a bounty of improvised fun and zingers. Ages 5 and up.
Sat 8/4 11-11:45am TO Library and 2-2:45pm NP Library - The Buster Balloon Show - The Buster Balloon Show is a wild and wacky mix of side splitting comedy, mind boggling magic, and the most amazing twisted balloon creations you have ever seen! Ages 5 and up.
Wed 8/8 11-11:45am TO Library and 2-2:45pm NP Library - Zoomation - Zoomation, a 3D interactive zoo, makes 3D animals come alive on-screen complete with video demonstrations, sounds and interesting facts. Ages 4 and up.