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

  • 3/12: Interstellar (Rated PG-13, 169 min., 2014)

  • 3/19: Gravity (Rated PG-13, 91 min., 2013)

  • 3/26: First Man (Rated PG-13, 142 min., 2018)

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

  • 3/11: First Man - PG-13, 2018, 142 min

  • 3/25: Operation Finale - PG-13, 2018, 127 min

  • 4/8: Can You Ever Forgive Me (R, 2018, 107 min)

  • 4/22: Green Book (PG-13, 2018, 130 min)

Adult and Family Programs

Ventura County Master Gardeners Series 6:30-8PM at T.O. Library:

  • 3/11/19: Garden Design 101 for a Water Wise Garden

  • 4/8/19: Lawn Alternatives, Removal and Composting

  • 5/13/19: Water Wise Plant Selection and Maintenance

Yoga for Beginners and Boomers - Join us for a safety-conscious, lighthearted yoga class which will help you improve balance and create space in both mind and body. All levels welcome. Please bring a mat or a towel. Participants should be able to get off the floor unassisted. Class takes place Mondays beginning March 4, 2019 to April 15, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the Thousand Oaks Library Community Room.

Adult Coloring - Relax with friends and other coloring enthusiasts the second Friday of each month. April 12, 2019 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Thousand Oaks Library Community Room. Materials provided.

Charged Particles Concert at the Thousand Oaks Library - The Thousand Oaks Library will be hosting the band Charged Particles, which Downbeat Magazine calls “inventive, invigorating, mesmerizing, beautiful, virtuosic, and lyrical.” In this concert, the band will be celebrating the late Michael Brecker, whose unique voice and approach to the tenor saxophone was innovative and has been influential to jazz music. Winner of 15 Grammy Awards, he was a prolific composer and leader of many bands. The concert will be held on March 18, 2019 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Thousand Oaks Library Community Room.

Financial Literacy: ID Theft - Identity theft is becoming more common and sophisticated. Learn the methods that identity thieves use to access confidential information, tools for preventing identity theft, and steps to take if identity theft occurs. Presented by the Ventura County Credit Union on March 28, 2019 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Thousand Oaks Library Community Room.

Teen Programs

Design a Robot - 3D Printing Class - Teens grades 6-12 can learn how to use Tinkercad to design and create a 3D mini robot. Register at the Library Information Desk or call 805-449-2660. Space for class is limited. Event is on March 29, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Thousand Oaks Library Technology Training Room.

Blackout Poetry and Art Contest - Use your poetry and artistic skills for a chance to win gift cards. Create blackout poetry and art with discarded book pages from the Library. Submit your entry by April 15, 2019 for a chance to win gift cards and be featured at the Library. For teens only, grades 6-12. Details at the Library.

Kids' Programs

STEAM: Rockets - Assemble a paper rocket and then watch your creations blast off. The event is recommended for school-age children. Program will be on February 27th (rescheduled from the 13th and 21st due to rain) from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Grant R. Brimhall Library Staff Parking Lot.

Flipbook - Learn how to make an animation flip book. Recommended for school age. Program will be on March 11, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Thousand Oaks Library Community Room and March 20, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Newbury Park Library Meeting Room.

Astronaut Andy Reads Across the Universe - Join Astronaut Andy as he travels the universe searching for the excitement of reading. Richard Rumble from Full Spectrum Educational Services presents this fun family event, full of comedy and audience participation. For families and children in Kindergarten up. Same day performances on March 16, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. in the Thousand Oaks Library Community Room and 2:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. in the Newbury Park Library Meeting Room.