Children of all ages are invited to enter a contest to win two tickets to Scooby Doo Live! Musical Mysteries at the Palace Theater in Waterbury on April 13 at 11 a.m. Contestants must use logical reasoning to solve this mystery; correct solutions will be entered into a drawing for the tickets. Mystery solutions must be turned in to Miss Marissa by Friday, March 21.
Can’t get enough Scooby Doo? Check out the library’s collection of Scooby Doo DVDs and Books!
Join our monthly girls-only and boys-only playgroups for toddlers – preschoolers! These special events were requested by storytime parents and are a fun way for kids and their caregivers to make friends!
1st Tuesday Girls’ Club – March 4 at 10:45 a.m.: Girls are invited to wear princess costumes! Bring along princess dolls for playtime! Beads and pipe cleaners will be provided to make jewelry befitting royalty!
1st Wednesday Boys’ Club - March 5 at 11:30 a.m.: Boys are invited to dress in superhero outfits! Bring along superhero action figures for playtime! Balloons will be provided to make superhero sidekicks!
No registration is required for these free events.
For more information about March events, visit our Calendar Page.
Our Valentine’s Day Party will now be held on Thursday, February 20 at 4:30 p.m. Children of all ages are invited to make a snack, play a game, and make a melted-crayons heart! Space is limited so call the library to register: 203-888-6944!
Could you make a Valentine that would melt Cupid’s heart? Win a prize for making a super-creative Valentine! Download a Valentine Contest Entry Form!
There are tons of reasons to love the library in February! We’ll be making No-Bake Valentine’s Day Cookies, throwing a Valentine’s Day Party, and hosting a contest for the most creative Valentine! Plus, we’ll have a Skype chat with The Bully Book author Eric Kahn Gale. But that’s not all! We’ll also enjoy a read-aloud of Strega Nona, and we’ll celebrate a special Disney Day! Want to know more? Check out our February Calendar!
The library invites children of all ages to illustrate comic strips inspired by the prompt “If I lived in a snow globe…” Blank comic strips can be downloaded here - or pick one up at the library! Comic strips should be handed in by February 10 when they will be displayed in the library. Participants will receive a small prize! Visit or call the library to register.
Make it a lucky 2014 at the library! In January, we’ll welcome the new year with a Lucky Charms Party, and we’ll make our own luck with Homemade Scratch-Off Tickets. Plus, we’ll improve our logic and prediction skills as we look ahead to the coming year with That’s a Possibility!: A Book About What Might Happen. Check out the January Calendar to learn more!
Celebrate the villains who ended up loving Christmas! On Monday, December 16 at 5:30 p.m., children of all ages are invited to our Bah Humbug Party! Play games, make a craft, and eat snacks at an event inspired by Ebenezer Scrooge, the Grinch, Bumble the Abominable Snowman, the Magician from Frosty the Snowman, and Lucy from the Peanuts. Registration is required for this free event so call the library at 203-888-6944 to register today!
This summer, Miss Marissa and Joe filmed young patrons to find out what they like about our library. After an autumn filled with editing and producing, the film, Sunny Days at Oxford Library!, is ready for its premiere! Watch the film at the library on Monday, December 9 at 5:30 PM!
Copies of the film will also be available to borrow from the library. Plus, Sunny Days at Oxford Library! will air on Comcast’s Public Access Channel 10 later in December. Check back for exact dates and times!
To find out more about upcoming library events, check out our December Calendar!
Find out what happened on The Day the Crayons Quit! Try to win Sound BINGO! Participate in musical activities during Lil Scholars: Music Edition!
Check out our November Calendar for a peek at these events and more!
And don’t forget about the exciting programs during the last boo-tiful week of October! On October 28 at 6 PM, a representative from PEZ will discuss the candy’s sweet history. (Registration is required.) Plus, Trick-or-Treat Storytime will be held on October 29 at 9:30 AM and October 30 at 10:30 AM and 2 PM. (No registration is required. Costumes are encouraged!) And on October 31, the library will show the classic film The Goonies at 4 PM! (No need to register.)
See you at the library!