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Bus Tour to Skirball Cultural Center

Bus Tour to Skirball Cultural Center

Good news for lovers of culture, adventure, and expanding horizons—the Friends of the Thousand Oaks Library have resumed their popular bus tours, starting with a trip you won’t want to miss! Join us for a trip on Saturday, July 29th, to see the Paul Simon Exhibition: Words

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A Special Fish for a Special Friend

A Special Fish for a Special Friend

The library’s aquarium has a special new resident! Hoover, a Purple Tang, has been donated to the aquarium in memory of one of the Friends of the Thousand Oaks Library’s most committed and beloved volunteers: Jim Neilson. Jim was a devoted volunteer both at the Friends of

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Reading in Community with the Friendly Book Discussion Group

Reading in Community with the Friendly Book Discussion Group

We recently sat down for a conversation with Sai Chandavarkar, leader and facilitator of the Friendly Book Discussion group, sponsored by the Friends of the Thousand Oaks Library. Sai joined the group in the early 1990’s, looking for people to talk to, and took over as group

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It Takes a Really Large Village

It Takes a Really Large Village

Our Spring Used Book Sale was a huge success, with hundreds of happy customers attending and leaving with armloads of bargain books. Readers of all ages left with rare books, books by favorite authors, cookbooks, craft books, manga, CDs, DVDs, puzzles, stuffed animals and more! One special

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Donating Books Is a Win-Win at Tax Time

Donating Books Is a Win-Win at Tax Time

It’s spring, and thoughts turn to birds, blooms, basketball, and oh yes—taxes. We often receive inquiries at this time of year, asking whether we accept donations of used books for tax purposes. We sure do, but keep in mind that donations for your 2016 tax return had

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Spring Used Book Sale

Spring Used Book Sale

The Friends of the Thousand Oaks Library will hold their spring used book sale on Friday, March 31st and Saturday, April 1st at the Newbury Park Library. Thousands of books will be available, most priced from $1-$2, with children’s books 50 cents. Book categories include fiction, nonfiction,

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Literary Tea Scheduled

Literary Tea Scheduled

Mark your calendars for a most elegant literary afternoon, as the Ventura County Reading Association, the Thousand Oaks Library, and the Friends of the Thousand Oaks Library bring you a Book Talk Tea! Saturday, January 29th, from 2-4pm, join us at the Thousand Oaks Library to meet,

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Friends Provide Movie Nights Under the Stars

Friends Provide Movie Nights Under the Stars

Library staff member Chris Coleman relaxes in front of the enormous new screen. The Friends of the Thousand Oaks Library have funded an outdoor theater system, featuring an inflatable 20-foot screen, for use at both libraries. The equipment arrived in time for the Newbury Park Library’s 25th

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Let Us Help You with Your Book Overflow!

Let Us Help You with Your Book Overflow!

Is your book collection beginning to take over the house? If so, or if your New Year’s resolutions include downsizing, streamlining, and getting organized, please donate your used books to the Friends of the Thousand Oaks Library. The Friends’ used book sales—daily, biannual big sales, and online

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Fall Used Book Sale a Tremendous Success

Fall Used Book Sale a Tremendous Success

The Friends of the Thousand Oaks Library’s Fall Used Book Sale was a tremendous success! Thousands of bargain-priced books brought out throngs of happy shoppers, and Friday evening was standing room only, as eager book buyers piled their arms high with bargains. All proceeds from the fall

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