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Magician Mike PennaMike Della Penna Magician

Saturday, January 28
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Grant R. Brimhall Library Community Room

A magic show inspired by the most magical season of the year, a time of shorter days, colder nights, and annual celebrations of light. Come warm yourself this season with a little fun and a whole lot of wonder! All ages are welcome to come laugh, smile, and participate in this very special magic show.

Download Mike Della Penna Magician Flyer [PDF].


Forensic Scienceforenic science

Saturday,February 4
2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Grant R. Brimhall Library Community Room

Teens and pre-teens ages 11 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.

Download Forensic Science Flyer [PDF].


Storyteller - Michael D. McCartymichael maccarty

Saturday, February 18
11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Grant R. Brimhall Library Community Room

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.

Download Storyteller Michael D. McCarty Flyer [PDF].


Newbury Park Branch

Newbury Park Branch

  • The Young Adult collection at Newbury Park offers books, graphic novels, and spoken word titles for teens grades 7-12.

  • Looking for recommendations? Check out our booklists, highlighted books, and the Y.A. bulletin board for titles that might catch your interest.

  • Got a school report that isn't writing itself? Our research stations have filtered Internet access, Microsoft Office programs.

  • Printing and photocopying are available in the library. Color prints cost $.50 per page and black and white prints cost $0.15. Wireless printing is also available.

  • Need email access?  If you need e-mail access to submit homework (or to ask your friends when that report is due), a parent or guardian can sign you up for an unfiltered Internet account with one hour per day time limit. You must be in 6th grade or above to get an Internet account. You can also bring in your own laptop and take advantage of our wireless network.


Grant R. Brimhall Library

Newbury Park Branch

  • Young Adult collection has books, magazines and audio books just for teens. Audio books for young adults are available in two formats: CDs, and Playaways.

  • Need a computer?

    These research workstations have filtered Internet access plus Microsoft Word, Powerpoint and Excel.  Some websites, including e-mail or chat, are not available. Unfiltered Internet is available to teens under 18 with their parent's or guardian's permission. A parent or guardian must accompany teens to the library to fill out a permission form, so that teens can access the unfiltered Internet. For more information, please see the library's Internet Use Policy.

  • Printing and photocopying are available in the library. Color prints cost $0.50 per page and black and white prints cost $0.15. Wireless printing is also available.

  • Need Wifi? Bring your laptop and log on to the Internet in the library.

  • Need a place to work with friends?  Head for the gardens or group study room located near the Gift Shop.