There are two great Thousand Oaks libraries; the Grant R. Brimhall Library at 1401 E. Janss Road in Thousand Oaks (805.449.2660) and the local Newbury Park Branch is at 2331 Borchard Road (805.498.2139). These libraries provide year-round free events, activities and programs for all ages that from time to time will be summarized right 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
Jan 21 2pm - A STEAM Program for ages 6-13: Recycled Words with Mod Art from Art Trek at Thousand Oaks Library
Wed, 1/25 1-3pm at Thousand Oaks Library - Social Security Workshop - Social Security Administration's Public Affairs Specialist Essie Landry will inform you of everything you need to know about Social Security and Medicare in this two hour workshop. Free and open to the public at the Brimhall Library. Programs and Special Events
Thu 1/26 7-8pm at Thousand Oaks Library - Trials of the Century Author Event - This author event features Trials of the Century: A Decade by Decade Look at Ten of America's Sensational Crimes by local father-daughter duo Mark J. Phillips and Aryn Z. Phillipps. They will talk about their research, their book and careers. Copies of the book will be for sale for $15 and the authors will sign copies following their talk.
Sat 1/28 11am to noon at Thousand Oaks Library - Magician Mike Della Penna will present a magic show celebrating the winter season for the whole family to enjoy at the library on Jan 28 at 11am. Program is free courtesy of the Friends of the Thousand Oaks Library.
02/1- 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM CSU Channel Islands University Lecture in Grant R. Brimhall Library Meeting Room - Channel Islands University faculty brings a lecture series to the library in February, March and April 2017. Tonight's topic is Poets of Dissent presented by Maythe Ruffino. Three different poets will focus on solidarity, transformation, and protest. Free and open to the public.
02/04/2017 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM, Grant R. Brimhall Library Meeting Room - Teens and pre-teens ages 10 and up are invited to learn about the exciting field of Forensic Sciences from Christina Tokatlian, MS, MBA, Forensic Scientist - Forensic Biology/DNA, Ventura County Sherriff’s Office, Forensic Services Bureau. Ms. Tokatlian will discuss what forensic science is, careers in the field, as well as her job and share some real case studies. *STEAM is Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics. This FREE program is ideal for grades 6-12.
02/07 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM - Music at Noon – Opera Santa Barbara at Grant R. Brimhall Library Meeting Room - Opera Santa Barbara will offer a series of free concerts at noon featuring members of the Mosher Studio Artist Program, performing a selection of popular opera arias and duets. Concerts will also offer a “preview” of upcoming Opera Santa Barbara productions. Future dates are - March 7 and May 9. There will also be music at noon on April 11 at the library by a different group.
2/8 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM, - CLU Lecture Series - Trying to Hold the Moon: The 14th Century World - Grant R. Brimhall Library Meeting Room - Lecture series presented by California Lutheran University faculty relating events from the 14th century to today. Free and open to the public.
Fri, 2/10 3:30-4:30pm at Thousand Oaks Library - Adult Coloring Hour - 18+ bring own book or use a coloring sheet provided. Crayons and markers provided.
2/15 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM - Sisters in Crime Panel - Grant R. Brimhall Library - Trying to get published? Learn from the pros. Gary Phillips has published various novels, novellas, comics, short stories and edited or coedited several anthologies. Désirée Zamorano is a Pushcart prize nominee novelist and award-winning short story writer. Rachel Howzell Hall is the author of seven novels, including the critically acclaimed Detective Elouise Norton series. Avril Adams’ crime fiction is the noir genre and she also writes science fiction with a humanist twist, and children’s stories. This program is free and open to the public and brought to you by the Thousand Oaks Library, AAUW and Sisters in Crime LA Chapter. For more information, please call 805-381-7358.
2/18 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM Grant R. Brimhall Library and 2:00 -2:45 pm at Newbury Park Library - Storyteller Michael D. McCarty- Black History Month Program - Michael D. McCarty is a multicultural storyteller of African, African-American and International folktales, historical tales, spiritual stories as well as stories of things he has done in his life. His stories inform, educate, inspire, and amuse. Michael has traveled to many countries including: South Africa, Zimbabwe, India, China, Jamaica, and his travels have reaped a harvest of tales that testify to the unity within the diversity of the human spirit.
2/23 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM - Alzheimer's Workshop - Grant R. Brimhall Library Meeting Room - TOPIC: Early Stages 1 - Understanding the Disease, Symptoms, Communication and Intimacy. This workshop presented by the Alzheimer’s Association will help family caregivers learn about resources and strategies to help them provide quality care for their loved ones.
2/23 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM - Heart Like a Starfish - Heart Month Author Event - Grant R. Brimhall Library - American Heart Month program. Allen Callaci’s debut novel, Heart Like a Starfish, is the frenetic account of his death-defying heart transplant and the healing that follows for both himself and those around him. Callaci is the lead singer for the band, Refrigerator, an adjunct professor, and a librarian whose work has appeared in MungBeing, BK Nation, the Poly Post, The Huffington Post, Cinefantastique, Crump Comics and various magazines. He lives in Southern California. Copies of the book will be for sale and the author will sign them following his talk.
02/4 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM - Forensic Science in Grant R. Brimhall Library Meeting Room - Teens and pre-teens ages 10 and up are invited to learn about the exciting field of Forensic Sciences from Christina Tokatlian, MS, MBA, Forensic Scientist - Forensic Biology/DNA, Ventura County Sherriff’s Office, Forensic Services Bureau. Ms. Tokatlian will discuss what forensic science is, careers in the field, as well as her job and share some real case studies. *STEAM is Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics. This FREE program is ideal for grades 6-12.
Free Movie Matinees at the T.O. Library (1PM)
Mon 1/23 - Florence Foster Jenkins (PG-13, 110 min)
Mon 2/13 - Selma (PG-13, 127 min)
Mon 2/27 - Race (PG-13, 134 min)
Mon, 3/13 - Brooklyn (PG-13, 112 min)
Mon, 3/27 - The Martian (PG-13, 141 min)
Mon, 4/10 - Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (PG-13, 127 min)
Mon 4/24 - The Longest Ride (PG-13, 139 min)
Mon, 5/8 - Joy (PG-13, 124 min)
Mon, 5/22 - The Other Woman (PG-13, 109 min)
Mon 6/12 - Sully (PG-13, 96 min)
Free Movie Nights at Newbury Park Library at 7PM
Tue, 1/24 Big Trouble in Little China (PG, 99 min)
Tue, 1/31 The Big Lebowski (R, 117 min)
Tue 2/7: The French Connection (R, 104 min, 1971)
Tue 2/14: Fast & Furious 7 (PG-13, 130 min, 2013)
Tue 2/21: Bullitt (PG, 113 min, 1968)
Tue 2/28: Furious 7 (PG-13, 137 min, 2015)