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

Open Mic Poetry Night on Wed evenings 10/11, 11/8, 12/13 6-8pm Newbury Park Library - Bring your own poems to share or come just to listen.

10/10 10:30am-12:15pm at NP Library - Windows 10 Basic class

10/10 7pm at NP Library - Free screening of "Little Big Man" (1970, PG-13)

10/12 5:30-7:15pm at T.O. Library - Intro to PowerPoint class.

10/12 6:30pm T.O. Library - Join a distinguished panel of current and former journalists as they discuss the challenges and complexities of delivering the news in a 24-hour, social media driven environment.  Former journalist and current Thousand Oaks Mayor Claudia Bill-de la Pena will moderate this timely discussion.

10/16 1pm T.O. Library - Free screening of "Open Range" (2003, R)

10/17 7pm NP Library - Free screening of "Unforgiven" (1992, R)

10/18 7-8pm T.O. Library - CSUCI Lecture Series-Environmental War and Peace - Traceylee Clarke, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Communication. Dr. Clarke will discuss the unique aspects of environmental conflict and current practices in the field to address controversial issues. The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and collaborative policy development processes will be highlighted using local case studies from Ventura County.

10/21 6:30pm NP Library - Outdoor Movie Night "Tombstone" - (1993, R), Stars Kurt Russell and Val Kilmer. Bring beach chairs and snacks.

10/23 1-3pm T.O. Library - Free screening of "The Cowboys" (1972, PG) starring John Wayne, Bruce Dern, Slim Pickens.

10/24 10:30am to 12:15pm NP Library - Microsoft Excel Basics class

10/24 7pm NP Library - Free screening of "The Revenant" (R, 2015)

10/25 6:30-7:30 T.O. Library - Book Folding: Ghost - Adults and teens (12+) are invited to the Library to use the art of bookfolding to create a ghost. Reuse discarded books and construct new art that can be shared with friends and family. You may bring your own disposable paperback or hardcover book (must at least 8½ inches in height and 115 pages) or use one provided by the library. No prior experience needed!

10/27 11am to 12:30pm NP Library - Fright Fest Movie: "Frankenweenie" (2012, PG)

10/27 1-3pm NP Library - Fright Fest Movie: "Warm Bodies" (PG, 2013)

10/27 3-5PM NP Library - Fright Fest Movie - "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" (PG-13, 2016)

10/27 5-7PM NP Library - Fright Fest Movie - "Split" (PG-13, 2016)

10/29 3-4:30PM T.O. Library - Spend an "Afternoon with Paulette Jiles" the author of NEWS OF THE WORLD, the 2017 Thousand Oaks Reads One City One Book selection.  The author will talk about her book and her career.  She will sign copies of her book following her presentation. Copies will be for sale in the lobby prior to the event.  Free tickets will be available at the Libraries beginning Oct. 1.   www.thousandoaksreads.org 

10/30 1-3pm T.O. Library - Free screening of "The Rare Breed" (1966) featuring James Stewart, Maureen O’Hara, Brian Keith and Juliet Mills.

10/31 7pm NP Library - Free screening of "Dead Man" (1995, R)

11/13 1-3pm T.O. Library - Free screening of "Hacksaw Ridge" (2016, R) - WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people, and becomes the first man in American history to receive the Medal of Honor without firing a shot. Starring: Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington and Luke Bracey. 

11/15 7-8PM T.O. Library - CSUCI Lecture Series - To Infinity and Beyond - Jesse Elliott, Ph.D. Professor of Mathematics/ We will examine various paradoxes of the infinite and various mathematical attempts to resolve them, ranging from Zeno of Elea (c. 490 - c. 430 BC), Georg Cantor (1845-1918), Bertrand Russell (1872-1970), and Kurt Godel (1906-1978).

11/27 1-3pm T.O. Library - Free screening of "Lion" (PG-13, 2016) - Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia. 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family. Starring: Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman and Rooney Mara. 

12/11 1-3pm T.O. Library - Free screening of "The Founder" (PG-13, 2016) - The story of Ray Kroc, a salesman who turned two brothers’ innovative fast food eatery, McDonald’s, into one of the biggest restaurant businesses in the world with a combination of ambition, persistence, and ruthlessness. Starring: Michael Keaton, Nick Offerman, John Carroll Lynch and Linda Cardellini. 

Teen Programs

10/16 4:30-5:30pm Tween/Teen Program: Pumpkin Decorating

10/19 4:30-5:30pm Teen Program "FrankenToys"

10/26 6:30-7:30pm T.O. Library - Teen Public Speaking Workshop - Interested in becoming a better speaker? Join Distinguished Toastmaster Liz Brenner to discuss the skills needed to ace the art of public speaking. Learn why public speaking is important and become a better communicator in your everyday life with these confidence building techniques.  (Recommended 6th-12th Grade)

Kids' Programs

10:00 AM and 10:45 AM - Kindermusik – GRB - Kindermusik teachers Katie, Angie and more will teach these delightful monthly musical programs for ages 0-2 years at the Brimhall Library the second Friday of every month. Oct. 13, Nov. 10, Dec. 8.  

10/31 4-6PM at T.O. Library - Halloween Festival for ages 3 to 6...crafts, stores and costume parade. Stories at 4:30 and 5:30. Parade at 5pm.