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. 

Newbury Park Library will be closed 12/24/17 to 1/1/18

(The programs below are updated periodically to remove past events)

Programs and Special Events

Free Tuesday Night Movie Screenings at NP Library at 7pm include Super 8 (PG-13) on Jan 2, Cowboys & Aliens (PG-13) on Jan 9, War of the Worlds (2005 PG-13) on Jan 16, Mars Attacks (PG-13) on Jan 23 and Arrival (PG-13) on Jan 30, followed by La Dolce Vita (1960, Italian, Not Rated, 2 hrs, 54 min) on Feb 6, Amelie (French, 2001, Rated R) on Feb 13, El Jeremias (Spanish, PG-13, 2015) on Feb 20 and Bang Bang (Hindi, 2014, 2 hrs, 36 min) on Feb 27. 

Monday Movie Matinees at T.O. Library at 1pm include The Big Sick (2017, R) on Jan 8, The Glass Castle (2017, PG-13) on Jan 22, Dunkirk (2017, PG-13) on Feb 5 and Victoria and Abdul (2017, PG-13) on Feb 26

Author Talks and Book Signing at T.O. Library on 1/14 2-3:30pm - Russ Goodenough (Why Johnny Came Marching Home: A Fighter Pilot's History of Why We Lost the Clandestine Air Wars in Southeast Asia.  An examination of the war through his personal experiences as fighter pilot during the Vietnam War.) and Jenn Bregman (Timekeepers.  A fast-paced legal thriller that plunges headlong into the underbelly of big law and money. Publisher’s Weekly described as “featuring a plucky solo practitioner fighting for the little guy.”)

Author Talks and Book Signing at T.O. Library on 3/11 2-3:30pm - Maryann Ridini Spencer (Lady in the Window - An award-winning inspirational novel of hope and healing. Maryann is noted for co-producing/writing the classic Hallmark Hall of Fame movie, The Lost Valentine) and  Linda Ballou (Wai-nani: A Voice from Old Hawaii - Told through the eyes of free-spirited Wai-nani, old Hawai’i is woven into a story rich with vivid imagery, historical detail, and emotional impact.)

Poetry Nights 6-8pm planned at NP Library (Jan 10, Feb 14) and TO Library (Jan 24, Feb 28) - Join a diverse local poetry community to read, listen, encourage, and inspire. In partnership with Phil Taggart, Ventura County Poet Laureate, and host Ken Jones.

Stuffed Animal Sleepover on Jan 26 at T.O. Library 6-7pm (ages 3 and up) - Pajama Storytime and craft activity and then tuck your stuffed animal in and follow their overnight adventure via Thousand Oaks Library Facebook! (After Library closes in Community Meeting Room - use Main Library entrance/exit) Stuffed animal pickup on Saturday morning, January 27th at the Children's Library Help Desk.

Teen Programs

Feb 15 6:30-7:30PM at TO Library Chinese New Year Program for grades 6-12. Crafts and fun activities for tweens and teens.  Celebrate the coming Year of the Dog!

Kids' Programs

Craft your own “car” out of a cardboard box* and settle into our the T.O. Library indoors “drive-in” theatre. Or come at 1pm to watch the movie. Chairs are provided. Crafting: 12:30 – 1:00pm. Movies start at: 1:00pm. Movie lineup: Jan 2 "Cars," Jan 3 "Cars 2," Jan 4 "Cars 3."
Grant R. Brimhall Library Meeting Room

CATAPULTS - STEAM Program on January 6, 2018
Build a catapult using popsicle sticks and defend your hand-drawn fort against marshmallow attack! 11:00am - 12:00pm - Grant R. Brimhall Library Marvin E. Smith Community Room and at 2:00pm - 3:00pm - Newbury Park Library Meeting Room. Recommended for School Age

Feb 3 2-3pm at NP Library - Make & Take Valentine's Day Watercolor for school age kids. And again on Feb 10 2-3pm at the TO Library.