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Adult Programs and Events

Conversations with MomConversations with Mom 

Next session: Tuesday, August 27
No sessions on August 13 and 20

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.


Astronomy for Everyone - Size and Scale of the Universe

astronomy a program

Thursday, August 22
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Grant R. Brimhall Library 
Community Room

Take a journey into the cosmos to look at the very small and the very large. Astronomer Kevin Manning will present an inspiring and uplifting presentation that will give a deeper understanding of the workings of the universe. View th rings of Saturn and the craters of the moon through a hand-crafted telescope, weather permitting. Enjoyable for both
adults and children 8 years and older.


Dungeons & Dragons

Saturday, September 7  (1st Saturday of each month) dungeons-and-dragons
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Grant R. Brimhall Library Community Room

Saturday, August 24 (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

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

Wednesday, August 28 (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 a program

Adult Coloring: Animal Theme 

Friday, September 13 (2nd Friday of each month)
3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Grant R. Brimhall Library Community Room 

Enjoy a relaxing afternoon coloring at the library while music plays in the background. Supplies are provided.


Sundays on Stage - Free Autumn Concerts

Rupert WatesRupert Wates

Sunday, September 8
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Grant R. Brimhall Library 
Community Room

Rupert Wates was born in London and has been based in the US since 2007. He is the recipient of well over 40 songwriting and performing awards, and his songs have been recorded by other performers in Los Angeles, Nashville, Colorado, Canada and the UK. His material is acoustic melodic art/folk - haunting songs that ring true.
www.rupertwatesmusic.com

Billy Kemp: Another LifeBilly Kemp

Sunday, October 20
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Grant R. Brimhall Library 
Community Room

From the Land of Plenty, Billy Kemp is a Baltimore native who is a gifted multiinstrumentalist, but best known for his inventive guitar playing. Reviewed as “having a collection of down- to- earth tales punctuated by vivid lyrics and crisp guitar work.”

Exotic Music of FrenchThe Exotic Music of French, Spanish, and Jewish Composers

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

Violinist Paul Stein and pianist Bridget Haugh will perform the evocative Poulenc Sonata, Bloch’s great trilogy Baal Shem Suite, the charming and introspective Estrellita, and John Williams’ virtuosic Fiddler on the Roof. Anecdotes and memories of their musical lives will be shared.

KimeraKimera

Sunday, December 1
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Grant R. Brimhall Library 
Community Room

Kimera Is a Latin Flamenco band based in Los Angeles, California. Their sound is an amazing musical journey with a mix of the finest rhythms of Latin America and Spain.

Download Autumn Concerts Flyer [PDF]


Crafternoon: Tassel Wine Charms tassel wine charm a program

Friday, August 23
3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Grant R. Brimhall Library
Marvin E. Smith 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, October 11
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Grant R. Brimhall Library 
Community Room

Join us for an after-hours reading of selected autobiographical stories, read on stage by the authors. They are funny, poignant or compelling and they are all true! Selected storytellers open their hearts for a glimpse into their world. Audience favorite will win a prize! 

Eight selected autobiographical stories will be read on stage by the authors on Friday, October 11, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 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, September 16, 5:00 P.M.
    Selected authors will be notified by September 27th.

ESL Conversation Group esl a program

Wednesdays/Miércoles
6:0
0 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Grant R. Brimhall Library Conference Room

Practice speaking English with other adults and meet new people in an informal & friendly group setting. Laubach Literacy trained staff and ESL trained volunteers provide tutoring to adults seeking to learn English.

Grupo de conversacion en ingles como segundo idioma. Practique hablar ingles con otros adultos y conozca apersonas nuevas en un ambiente de grupo informal y amistoso.