Sunday, October 6 at 1:00 p.m. , Grant R. Brimhall Library
Who’s on First? An afternoon of Improv Comedy and music with The Dixie Dazzlers. The award-winning improv comedy team, The Crackerjacks, knock it out of the park with improv comedy; they’ll share the afternoon with The Dixie Dazzlers, whose banjo and barbershop vocals have entertained for more than two decades.
October – November 2013 at Grant R. Brimhall Library
Local History Sports Photography Exhibit. From the library’s Special Collections archives, photos of Thousand Oaks High School games and athletes from the 1960s-1990s.
Wednesday, October 9 at 6:00 p.m. Newbury Park Branch One City, One Book Film Festival begins.
Monday, October 14, 21 and 28 at 7:00 to 8:00 p.m., Newbury Park Branch
Monday Evenings with 30 for 30. In the acclaimed ESPN documentary film series, gifted filmmakers bring their passion and POV to the issues, trends and personalities transforming the sports landscape.
Saturday, October 12 at 12:30 to 5:00 p.m., Grant R. Brimhall Library
Teen Day: Enjoy baseball-themed electronic and board games, hot dogs, popcorn and more; stay for a free screening of a custom Baseball Hall of Fame live podcast, direct from Cooperstown: Joy in Mudville: Baseball and Pop Culture at 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 19 at 2:00 p.m., Grant R. Brimhall Library
Heart of a Tiger: growing Up with My Grandfather, Ty Cobb. Author Herschel Cobb discusses growing up in an abusive household, and finding support, security and love with his beloved granddaddy, who was also history’s most aggressive, controversial ballplayer. “Elegantly written… genuinely moving.” -- Publishers Weekly. Book signing following the author’s talk.
Friday, October 25 at 6:30 to 9:00 p.m., Grant R. Brimhall Library
Hotdogs and a Movie. Enjoy an All-American supper and stay for a screening of 42: The Jackie Robinson Story (Warner Bros., PG-13) starring Harrison Ford and Chadwick Boseman as the iconic ball player.
Saturday, October 26. The Tour of Dodger Stadium Trip has been rescheduled to Saturday, November 9.
Sunday, October 27 at 2:00 p.m., Grant R. Brimhall Library
More Than a Game: A Conversation about Baseball:
On and off the field, baseball has been a part of the fabric of American life for more than a century. What does it have to tell us about our society and ourselves?
A panel discussion moderated by:
- Ron Rapoport, author and former sports columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times and the Daily News of Los Angeles, and radio commentator for NPR’s Weekend Edition. He is editor of the new anthology From Black Sox to Three-Peats: A Century of Chicago’s Best Sports Writing.
- Terry Cannon, executive director of The Baseball Reliquary, which explores American art and culture through the context of baseball history.
- Chris Epting, popular culture historian and the author of several sports related books, including Roadside Baseball: A Guide to Baseball Shrines Across America.
- Jon Leonoudakis, film producer/director, most recently of the new documentary Not Exactly Cooperstown.
Copies of From Black Sox to Three-Peats: A Century of Chicago’s Best Sports Writing and DVDs of Not Exactly Cooperstown, will be on sale.
Wednesday, October 30 at 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., California Lutheran University, Lundring Events Center
CLU Panel Discussion. Hosted by CLU President Chris Kimball, members of the CLU faculty and retired baseball player Steve Garvey, discuss The Art of Fielding.
Saturday, November 2 at 1:00 p.m., Civic Arts Plaza Fred Kavli Theatre
An Afternoon with Chad Harbach. A conversation with the author of The Art of Fielding followed by a book signing. Free tickets are required; available beginning October 5.
Saturday, November 9 at 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Grant R. Brimhall Library
Tour of Dodger Stadium and the Los Angeles Sports Museum. $55 per person includes roundtrip transportation, tours of the stadium and museum and driver’s gratuity; lunch at Philippe’s The Original paid separately. Bus leaves from Grant R. Brimhall Library. Advance registration and payment is required by October 1, 2013. For tickets and information, call 805 449-2660, option “5.” Sponsored by The Friends of the Thousand Oaks Library.