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Adult Programs and Events

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Summer Reading Club ·  June 10 - August 10 
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Financial Literacy: Auto Buying from A to ZCarbuying

Thursday, July 18
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Grant R. Brimhall Library Community Room

Please join Ventura County Credit Union for a car buying workshop at the Thousand Oaks Library! Getting a car can be overwhelming and stressful with all the decisions to make: new or used; buy or lease; zero percent financing or rebate (not to mention what color to pick). Participants will learn tips and tricks to have the best car shopping experience possible, while also making wise financing decisions. Sign-up for the FREE workshop here: https://mbr411.com/es959


Conversations with MomConversations with Mom 

Next session: Tuesday, July 23

Tuesdays, 9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Grant R. Brimhall Library Marvin E. Smith Community Room
(Before Library hours, participants should enter the Main Library entrance)

Conversations with Mom is a free group for mothers with newborns 0-6 months to learn about parenting. A family therapist is available to answer questions. Co-sponsored by Los Robles Hospital.


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Dungeons & Dragons

August 3  (1st Saturday of each month)
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Grant R. Brimhall Library Meeting Room

July 27 (4th Saturday of each month)
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Newbury Park Library Meeting Room

Adventures old and new take part in the classic role-playing game. Grouped by age 10-14 and 15+
Pre-sign-up required for ages 10-14. Sign up at Information Desk or call 449-2260, option 5.


Open Mic Poetry Nights

poetry night

Featured Reader: Ron Fullerton

Wednesday, August 14 (2nd Wednesday of each month)
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 
Newbury Park Library Meeting Room

Wednesday, July 24 (4th Wednesday of each month)
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Grant R. Brimhall Library Community Room

Join a diverse local poetry community to read, listen, encourage, and inspire. In partnership the Ventura County Art Council and host Ken Jones. 


Adult Coloring

Friday, August 9 (2nd Friday of each month)
3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Grant R. Brimhall Library Community Room

Relax with friends and other coloring enthusiasts the 2nd Friday each month. Materials provided.


It's Showtime - Summer Concerts

Westlake Village Symphony Chamber StringsSymphony

Sunday, July 28
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Grant R. Brimhall Library Community Room

Dianne Ramon, solo violin & concertmaster. This innovative approach to performing adds a new player to each piece of music. The first piece starts with solo violin, the second piece a duo, the third piece a string trio, until the finale ending with a group of about 7-8 string players. The Westlake Village Orchestra is a dedicated group of local music professionals with a common goal of providing exposure to the arts.

Marc BergersMarc Bergers

Sunday, August 4
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Grant R. Brimhall Library Community Room

Marc Berger & Ride bring a well choreographed mix of deep country folk songs with touches of bluegrass, roots, Americana, a little spicy cajun, and even a little indie with an effects laced lead acoustic guitar. It’s near impossible to sit through a set without feeling a musical kinship to something in every song.

hONEyhoUSeHoneyhouse

Saturday, August 10
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Grant R. Brimhall Library Community Room

hONEyhoUSe combines the talents of three very diverse and seasoned artists into one unexpected powerhouse. Consisting of award winning R&B/Gospel soulstress Hillary Smith, earthy Blues/Folk singer-songwriter Yvonne Perea, and sweet voiced Mandy Buchanan, “hONEyhoUSe” seamlessly melds blues, soul, folk and Americana.

Download Summer Concerts Flyer [PDF]


Crafting Hodge Podge: Open Crafting Night

Wednesday, July 17
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Grant R. Brimhall Library Community Room

Bring your unfinished crafts from home or create something new with our supplies. (Teen and Adult program)


Crafternoon: Wine Cork Hearts

Friday, July 26
3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Grant R. Brimhall Library Community Room

Create a sweet heart out of wine corks.  All supplies are provided, but feel free to bring your own corks to make the heart even more meaningful! Teens and Adults only please. (Teen and Adult program)


STORY SLAM!story slam

Calling for submissions!

Friday, August 16
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Grant R. Brimhall Library Community Room

Eight selected autobiographical stories will be read on stage by the authors on Friday, August 16, 2019, at 7:00 P.M.
Audience favorite will win a prize!

Submissions Guidelines:

  • Stories can be funny or poignant, uplifting or compelling… but they must be autobiographical, and they must be true. (Please keep your story PG-rated!)
  • Maximum word count for entries is 1,200 words. (about 8 minutes)
  • Email to: library@toaks.org   
    Print: Library Administration Offices (in a sealed envelope)
  • Direct to: Thousand Oaks Library Story Slam
  • Entries MUST include your name and contact information.
  • Deadline for submissions is: Monday, July 22, 2019, 5:00 P.M. Selected authors will be notified by August 8th.