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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Event at Thousand Oaks Library

May 16, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Tracy Newman with Charlotte Dean will kickoff 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten at a special event on Saturday, May 16 at 11 a.m. at the Grant R. Brimhal Library. Bring the little ones to enjoy music from musician and Emmy® Award-winner Tracy Newman who will perform selections from her album “I Can Swing Forever,” which she collaborated on with her daughter, Charlotte Dean, who designed an accompanying coloring book!

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is a new Library program that encourages all Thousand Oaks families and caregivers to read 1,000 books with their young children before they enter kindergarten. “If you read only three books per day to your child, in just one year you’ll have read 1,095 books together,” said Children’s Librarian Charlotte Burrows.

The library is delighted to host Tracy Newman for this event. She is a television producer, writer, musician and is a founding member of the improvisational theater troupe The Groundlings (as is her sister, Lorraine Newman). She was co-creator and executive producer of the 2001-09 sitcom, According to Jim. Tracy’s writing credits include Cheers, The Nanny, The Drew Carey Show and Ellen for which she won an Emmy Award® for the, now famous, “Coming Out” episode. She is also a singer-songwriter, as well as an original member of The New Christy Minstrels and lead singer of Tracy Newman and The Reinforcements. She is the mother of artist/writer Charlotte Dean, with whom she co-directs the live comedy show Charlotte’s Shorts.

Families with young children are invited to this free program. For more information, please call 805-449-2660, option 7. The Library is a shared community resource, open to all. 


May 16, 2015
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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