During Canine Book Buddies, book lovers in preschool – sixth grade are invited to look at books with a dog certified by Therapy Dogs International! Participants can register for a fifteen-minute session with Duncan on Thursday, May 23 between 4 PM and 5 PM or Thursday, May 30 between 5 PM and 6 PM.
Duncan will return during the first two weeks of June as well so check back for additional chances to read with him!
Infants – four-year-olds are invited to the library’s 4th annual Potty Party on Wednesday, May 8 at 10:30 a.m. Read potty stories, sing potty songs and offer encouragement to potty trainees! No registration is required for this free celebration.
To learn about more exciting May events, including yoga, a Star Wars snack, and a Ninja Turtle party, check out our calendar page.
The photos of yesterday’s Precious Prom have been posted on our “Pics” page! Check them out for a super-sized dose of cuteness!
More photos and a video are on Oxford Patch !
Thanks again to our fantastic musical performer Mr. Gym and to our sponsor Rodriguez Family McDonald’s for making this event possible! Additional thanks to library staff member June McEnteer, volunteers Claudia Ciullo and Rebecca Senior, and Oxford High School student Kaitlyn Carey for their help! And thanks to the wonderful attendees who made this event truly special with their smiling faces, fancy clothes, and their energetic dancing feet!
P.S. If attendees have additional photos that they’d like to share, please send them to Miss Marissa at mciullo [at sign] oxfordlib.org
Join us for our fifth annual Precious Prom featuring live music by Mr. Gym! Toddlers – seven-year-olds are invited to dance the morning away on Wednesday, April 17 at 10:30 a.m. Formal attire is encouraged. Call to register today!
Thanks to our friends at the Rodriguez Family McDonald’s for sponsoring this event!
The library is celebrating an Artistic April with events that encourage creativity and imagination!
On April 8 at 4:30 p.m., second graders – fifth graders are invited to listen to Magritte’s Marvelous Hat, a unique book with surrealist illustrations reminiscent of hidden-picture puzzles. After the story, children will make their own drawings inspired by the surrealist art movement! Registration is required.
On April 25 at 5 p.m., children of all ages can create Picasso Pictures during an introduction to cubism! Registration is required.
To learn about our entire schedule, check out our April calendar!
Improve your mystery-solving skills with four detective-themed events for kids in grades 2-5! Registration is required for each of the following FREE events. To sign up, call the library at 203-888-6944.
On March 6 at 4:15 p.m., make paper Secret Decoder Badges and scytales, the ancient Greek version of a decoder! Then, pass secret messages back and forth with friends!
On March 11 at 4:15 p.m., solve Jigsaw Puzzle Mysteries by listening to short stories and then putting together related picture puzzles!
On March 20 at 4:15 p.m., use simple addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to become a Math Detective!
On March 25 at 4:15 p.m., discuss the novel Mr. and Mrs. Bunny — Detectives Extraordinaire! Can Mr. and Mrs. Bunny help Madeline find her missing parents? To find out, read the book ahead of time; then share what you thought with other kids! Copies of the novel are available to borrow from the library.
One thing that’s no mystery? When it comes to springtime fun, the library is the place to be!
Check out the calendar tab for a complete schedule of upcoming events!
Winter Writing Club members are encouraged to bring in their completed books so that videos can be posted to our website by the end of the month. Videos will also be shown on a big screen at the library on February 28 at 5:15 p.m. Show off your writing and illustrating skills and gain fans of your work!
Enter our Lovesick Valentine’s Day Dessert Contest on February 7 at 4:30 p.m! Show how this holiday makes you feel! Either make a treat that is “love”-ly or a treat that is edible but “sick!”
The winner of the best nut-free treat will receive a human-heart-shaped gelatin mold and Roald Dahl’s Revolting Recipes!
This contest is open to all ages. Contestants are also the judges so come ready to eat! Registration is required. Call the library for more information!
On January 24, the library’s 2nd annual Winter Writing Club will begin! Kindergartners – eighth graders will receive blank books in which they can write and illustrate their own stories. New authors who create a book by February 28 will have their stories recorded on video and posted to the library’s website. Registration is required and will continue through the first week of February.
To celebrate the start of Winter Writing Club, the library will offer a Skype chat with author Eric Berlin at Center School on January 24 at 4:30 p.m. Children in grades 3-5 are invited to learn what it’s like to be a real author at this exciting event! Mr. Berlin is the author of The Potato Chip Puzzles, as well as other children’s mystery novels about puzzle whiz kid Winston Breen. No registration is required. In case of snow, this event will occur at the library on January 31 at 4:30 p.m.
Join us for these cultural events in January!
Parlez-vous francais? The library will offer Muzzy French programs at 4:15 p.m. on January 16, January 23, and January 30. Children in preschool – fifth grade can enjoy cartoons that teach French through language immersion. The easy-to-comprehend cartoons feature a friendly monster named Muzzy. An activity that reinforces new vocabulary will close each event. Separate registration is required for each Muzzy French program.
The library will host Muzzy Spanish at 4:15 p.m. on January 11, January 18, and January 25. Children of all ages can learn Spanish by watching cartoons. No registration is required for Muzzy Spanish.
On January 28 at 4:30 p.m., the Korean Spirit and Culture Promotion Project will teach Korean folk tales to children of all ages. Registration is required.
To find out about our other upcoming events, check out our calendar.