June Program Descriptions!

Summer is almost here!  Ignore the rain and the fact that it’s about 50 degrees out, I promise Summer is coming!  Check out these amazing Summer Programs for June and make sure to sign up ASAP!

We’ll be having special programs all day on June 20th to celebrate the kick off to Summer Reading so be sure to check out those programs!

Our Summer Reading Challenge is ALL AGES this year (yes even babies, yes even adults) and you can sign up to join the challenge starting June 20th!

 

Program Descriptions: Kids and Teens

Book Roast – Thursday 6/1     6:00PM

  • Have you ever SUPER disliked a book, character, or author? Come share your rant about the why’s of your disdain!  Let it all out!  Your criticisms should be specific and, if possible, humorous!  Everyone loves to gush about books they love, but don’t you wish you had somewhere to go and rave about what you hated?!  Then sign on up for our book roast!
  • Grades 7th – 12th
  • **Registration Required** 

Preschool Story Time “Mirrors” – Friday 6/2     1:30PM

  • During this week’s STEAM Story Time, we’ll be taking a look at mirrors and reflections! We will explore reflections of physical things and also how reflections change how we see images!
    • Age Range: 3 – 5 years old
    • **Registration Required** 

Evening Baby Time – Monday 6/5     5:00PM

  • Baby time is composed of a lot of fun songs, rhymes, and movement games to do any time with your baby! It’s also just a special time to work in a little one on one time during the busy day.
    • Age Range: Infants to 18 months
    • **Registration Required** 

Story Time “Friendship!” – Tuesday 6/6   10:00AM

  • Since we love making new friends and playing with our friends at story time, we’ll have a program all about how much fun it is to be around your pals.
    • Age Range: 18months – 4 years old 

Music and Movement – Tuesday 6/6   1:00PM

  • Come get your wiggles out with a program full of singing, dancing, and musical instruments.
    • Age Range: All Ages Welcome! 

Morning Baby Time – Wednesday 6/7     9:30AM

  • Baby time is composed of a lot of fun songs, rhymes, and movement games to do any time with your baby! It’s also just a special time to work in a little one on one time during the busy day.
    • Age Range: Infants to 18 months
    • **Registration Required** 

Story Time “Art!” – Wednesday 6/7   10:00AM

  • We will be exploring artists, creativity, art tools, and so much more!
    • Age Range: 18months – 4 years old

Lego Club – Thursday 6/8     4:30PM

  • We will be taking out the smaller Legos, Lego books, Lego magazines, Lego EVERYTHING. All materials will be out in the children’s section available for you to play and build with at your leisure.
    • Registration Required. All Ages (Note: smaller Legos will be out for older kids to enjoy)

Teen Trivia  – Thursday 6/8     6:30PM

  • Come test your trivia knowledge! Categories will include Reading, Art, History, Tech, TV and Movies, Sports, and more!
    • 7th – 12th Grade
    • **Registration Required** 

Preschool Story Time– Friday 6/9     1:30PM

  • Join us Fridays at 1:30PM for story times that focus on the wonders of our world! These STEAM based story times are great for kids 3 – 5 years old and who are curious explorers!
    • Age Range: 3 – 5 years old
    • **Registration Required** 

K – 3 Help With Picking a Summer Reading Book – Monday 6/12    4:30PM – 5:30PM

  • The library staff is, of course, always available to help you find just the right book! But to kick off the summer the right way, Ms. Robyn will be setting aside time this week for children in each grade who would like to come get some help picking their books to read over the summer!  If you are a rather reluctant reader, in between reading levels, or just want to make sure you have a book picked before August, this is a perfect time for you to come in and get a little assistance J
    • Age Range: Grades K – 3rd
    • **Registration Strongly Encouraged** 

Story Time “Fairy Tales and Nursery Rhymes!” – Tuesday 6/13   10:00AM

  • Stories, songs, games, and crafts inspired by Nursery Rhymes and Fairy Tale characters!
    • Age Range: 18months – 4 years old 

7th – 12th  Help With Picking a Summer Reading Book – Tuesday 6/13    3PM – 4PM

  • The library staff is, of course, always available to help you find just the right book! But to kick off the summer the right way, Ms. Robyn will be setting aside time this week for children in each grade who would like to come get some help picking their books to read over the summer!  If you are a rather reluctant reader, in between reading levels, or just want to make sure you have a book picked before August, this is a perfect time for you to come in and get a little assistance J
    • Age Range: Grades 7th – 12th
    • **Registration Strongly Encouraged**

Story Time “What A Wonderful World” – Wednesday 6/14   10:00AM

  • We live in a big, wide, wonderful world and today we will be learning about some of the trillions of people, places, and things to experience in it!
    • Age Range: 18months – 4 years old 

 

4th – 6th   Help With Picking a Summer Reading Book – Tuesday 6/13    3PM – 4PM

  • The library staff is, of course, always available to help you find just the right book! But to kick off the summer the right way, Ms. Robyn will be setting aside time this week for children in each grade who would like to come get some help picking their books to read over the summer!  If you are a rather reluctant reader, in between reading levels, or just want to make sure you have a book picked before August, this is a perfect time for you to come in and get a little assistance J
    • Age Range: Grades 4th – 6th
    • **Registration Strongly Encouraged** 

Preschool Story Time– Friday 6/16     1:30PM

  • Join us Fridays at 1:30PM for story times that focus on the wonders of our world! These STEAM based story times are great for kids 3 – 5 years old and who are curious explorers!
    • Age Range: 3 – 5 years old
    • **Registration Required** 

PJ Party Story Time and Stuffed Animal Sleep Over! – Monday 6/19     5:00PM

  • Come hang out in your PJs for a fun and silly story time! If you’d like, you can bring a stuffed animal who will spend the night at the library!  On Tuesday, you can pick up your stuffed animal and see how their slumber party was!
    • Age Range: Grades K – 3rd
    • **Registration Required** 

 

Summer Reading Kick Off Party! Tuesday June 20th!  5 Different Programs!

  • 10am – 11am: “Build a Better World” Story Time!
    • Age Range: 18 months – 4 years old
    • **Registration Required**

 

  • 11:30am – 12:30pm LEGO Brick Challenge hosted by the Children’s Museum
    • Age Range: All Ages
    • **Registration Required** Limit of 30 attendees

 

  • 1pm – 2pm: “Good Idea!” A program about inventions, hosted by special visitor Jean Mai.
    • Age Range: Grades 6th – 12th
    • **Registration Required**

 

  • 2:30pm – 3:30pm: Three Little Pigs Engineering Challenge! Can your structures stand up to the Big Bad Wolf?
    • Age Range: Grades K – 3rd
    • **Registration Required**

 

  • 4pm – 5pm: “Amazing Mazes!” Build a Marble Maze and challenge others to try to complete yours!
    • Age Range: Grades 4th – 6th  
    • **Registration Required** 

Morning Baby Time – Wednesday 6/21     9:30AM

  • Baby time is composed of a lot of fun songs, rhymes, and movement games to do any time with your baby! It’s also just a special time to work in a little one on one time during the busy day.
    • Age Range: Infants to 18 months
    • **Registration Required** 

Story Time “Construction!” – Wednesday 6/21   10:00AM

  • Trucks, tools, workers, and more!
    • Age Range: 18months – 4 years old 

Pokémon Club – Wednesday 6/21    2:00PM

  • Whether you play the video games or cards or enjoy the show and movies, come play against or just chat with other friends interested in Pokémon!
    • Age Range: All Ages
    • **Registration Required** 

Building Bonanza – Thursday 6/22    3:00PM

  • We will be building all afternoon! Come use Legos, Paint Swatches, and play Giant Jenga!
    • Age Range: All Ages
    • **Registration Required** 

Getting To Know You – Thursday 6/22    5:00PM

  • We have a tall order for teens this summer. We are asking that you create a promotional video or presentation for the library!  You will have all summer long, you will be able to work with others or alone!  We’ll go over more details at this “Getting to Know You” program!  See you then!
    • Age Range: 7th – 12th Grade
    • **Registration Required** 

Preschool Story Time– Friday 6/23    1:30PM

  • Join us Fridays at 1:30PM for story times that focus on the wonders of our world! These STEAM based story times are great for kids 3 – 5 years old and who are curious explorers!
    • Age Range: 3 – 5 years old
    • **Registration Required** 

Build A Better Story – Monday 6/26    2:00PM

  • What makes a story great? We will be building stories together as a group using improvisation, planning skills, and a sense of humor!
    • Age Range: All Ages Welcome!
    • **Registration Required** 

Story Time “Summer Fun!” – Tuesday 6/27    10:00AM

  • A story time about fun in the sun!
    • Age Range: 18 months – 4 years old 

Design Challenge: Build a Better Neighborhood – Tuesday 6/27    2:00PM

  • We will brainstorm ideas of how to build a better world starting right in our own neighborhood! You will also create artistic representations of your great ideas!
    • Age Range: Grades K – 3rd
    • **Registration Required** 

Story Time “The Wide World” – Wednesday 6/28     10:00AM

  • A story time about people and places all around the world!
    • Age Range: 18 months – 4 years old 

Teen Book Club – Wednesday 6/28    11:30AM

  • Each month we will research and read a different book, we will also watch movies based on books and hold discussions about he comparisons!
    • Age Range: Grades 7th – 12th
    • **Registration Required**

 Famous Structures – Wednesday 6/28    2:00PM

  • Come learn about some of the planet’s most famous structures!
    • Age Range: Grades 4th – 6th
    • **Registration Required** 

Books as a Base For Building – Thursday 6/29     3:00PM

  • We will look at inspiration for building a better world from some of our favorite books.
    • Age Range: Grades 7th – 12th
    • **Registration Required** 

Paper Bridges – Thursday 6/29    5:30PM

  • Come solve an engineering challenge! Build a bridge out of paper and test how much it can hold!
    • Age Range: Grades 4th – 6th
    • **Registration Required** 

Preschool Story Time– Friday 6/30    1:30PM

  • Join us Fridays at 1:30PM for story times that focus on the wonders of our world! These STEAM based story times are great for kids 3 – 5 years old and who are curious explorers!
    • Age Range: 3 – 5 years old
    • **Registration Required**

 

Program Descriptions: Adults

Sign Up to Host an “Armchair Travel” 6/1 – 6/9

  • Sign up for our weekly installation of “Armchair Travelers.” You will host a 30-minute talk about somewhere you have traveled to!  Present photos, souvenirs, bring cultural snacks, or anything else you would like to do!  Please find the signup sheet to host, at the beginning of the signups for June.  The sign ups to attend other patron’s presentations are available further on in the sign up binder
    • **Registration Required**

Book Tasting – Monday 6/5     5:30PM

  • The best way to find a new book or series! A whole bunch of books will be available at different stations through the library.  Each “taster” will have 5 minutes to spend with the book and a review card to make notes of their thoughts about it.  At the end of the tasting you can check out the book you liked best!
    • **Registration Required**

Homeschool Round Table: Monday 6/5     6:30PM

  • We are asking any parent or caregiver who has provided or is considering homeschooling for their child to join us! Our goal is to get a large gathering of people together to share their ideas or tips or to ask advice from experienced families!  We will also be speaking about how the library can offer fun and helpful programs for your family!  This month we will be discussing different curriculums!
    • **Registration Encouraged**

Board Games– Friday 6/9     11:00AM

  • Friday morning we will be taking out all of our board games for you to enjoy! Get some friends together or come solo and make new friends!
    • **Registration Required**

Begin Your “Good Deed Scavenger Hunt” – Monday 6/12

  • As part of the library’s Summer Reading Program for adults, we will be having a Good Deed Scavenger Hunt all summer! Every time you witness or perform a good deed for another person, animal, your community, the Earth (you get the idea) snap a picture!  Bring it to the library and receive a prize ticket to enter in our Summer Reading Prize Giveaway!
    • **Registration Required** 

Trivia Night – Monday 6/12     5:30PM

  • Come test your knowledge of an array of different subjects! History, geography, music, books, and more!
    • **Registration Required** 

Cookie Swap– Friday 6/16     11:00AM

  • Bake your specialty and come in to share and swap! When signing up please specify what you’ll be baking and if you have any food allergies or specifications!  We’ll be making 6 cookies per person J
    • **Registration Required** 

**SPECIAL VISITOR!** Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame – Monday 6/19    6PM

  • Women have been involved in military conflicts from the beginning of time; some as warriors, some as spies and others who made the munitions or simply called for peace.  Connecticut women are among the finest and bravest who have stood for their cause – sometimes defying gender norms, and often without the recognition they deserved.  CWHF Inductees prove that women are just as tough as men and will inspire others to shatter gender barriers. Learn about a teenager who helped save Danbury during the Revolutionary War, how Harriet Beecher Stowe sowed the seeds of conflict leading to the Civil War, and how Margaret Bourke-White’s photography brought civilians face to face with the war front for the first time.
    • **Registration Required**

Armchair Travelers– Friday 6/23     11:00AM

  • Every week we will hear from one of our own patrons! They will share their experiences, photos, souvenirs, and more from their travels!
    • **Registration Required**

Armchair Travelers– Monday 6/26     5:30PM

  • Every week we will hear from one of our own patrons! They will share their experiences, photos, souvenirs, and more from their travels!
    • **Registration Required**

May Program Descriptions

May 2017 Program Descriptions

Ms. Robyn will be out from May 3—May 18, but never fear!  All programs during that time period will either be DIY with instructions and materials provided, or will be hosted by one of our other amazing staff members!  See you the 19th!

 

Junior Friends of the Library – Monday 5/1     3:45PM

  • Be a part of how the library works! Help pick books, movies, and games, make displays, and plan programs for other patrons!
    • Age Range: Ages 8-18
    • **Registration Required** 

Chess Club – Monday 5/1      5:30PM

  • Whether you’ve been playing for years or have never even seen a chess board you’re sure to love our chess club. Kids of all ages are welcome to come by and learn the rules, new strategies, or just test your skills against others!
    • **Registration Required** 

Precious Prom – Tuesday 5/2      10:00AM

  • It’s prom season and we won’t be missing out on the fun! During this special story time be sure to come dressed to the nines!  We’ll be dancing, playing games, singing songs and will even have a set up available for “prom photos!”
    • **Registration Required** 

Movie Mornings – Wednesday 5/3     10:00AM

  • A great way to mark mid-week is with a relaxing and fun Moving Morning! On May 3rd, 10th, and 17th, we will be showing short films/show episodes appropriate for the Toddler and Preschool Story Time crowd 🙂 Feel free to bring your friends and even some morning snacks!
    • Age Range: All Ages welcome

Movie Night: Lego Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles – Thursday 5/4     5:00PM

  • May the 4th be with you! Join us for this awesome Lego adventure starring Yoda and the rest of your star wars friends  (Each episode is 22 minutes long)
    • Age Range: Suggested for ages 6 and up
    • **Registration Required**

 

Craft Morning – Tuesday 5/9     10:00AM

  • We will have tons of materials available in the children’s section for you to explore and create your own masterpiece!
    • Age Range: All Ages Welcome!

Movie Mornings – Wednesday 5/10     10:00AM

  • A great way to mark mid-week is with a relaxing and fun Moving Morning! On May 3rd, 10th, and 17th, we will be showing short films/show episodes appropriate for the Toddler and Preschool Story Time crowd 🙂 Feel free to bring your friends and even some morning snacks!
    • Age Range: All Ages Welcome

Pokémon Club – Thursday 5/11     5:00PM

  • Whether you play the video games or cards or enjoy the show and movies, come play against or just chat with other friends interested in Pokémon!
    • Age Range: All Ages
    • **Registration Required**

National Twilight Zone Day! – Thursday 5/11     6:00PM – 8:00PM

  • Enter the Twilight Zone at the library! We will be showing episodes of the show from 6 to 8pm!
    • Age Range: Recommended for ages 10 and up
    • **Registration Required** 

Show and Tell – Tuesday 5/16      10:00AM

  • Bring in a special item, photo, or story from home to show your friends and tell them about it!
    • Age Range: All Ages Welcome 

Pokémon Club – Tuesday 5/16     3:45PM

  • Whether you play the video games or cards or enjoy the show and movies, come play against or just chat with other friends interested in Pokémon!
    • Age Range: All Ages
    • **Registration Required**

Movie Mornings – Wednesday 5/17     10:00AM

  • A great way to mark mid-week is with a relaxing and fun Moving Morning! On May 3rd, 10th, and 17th, we will be showing short films/show episodes appropriate for the Toddler and Preschool Story Time crowd 🙂 Feel free to bring your friends and even some morning snacks!
    • Age Range: All Ages Welcome 

Lego Club – Thursday 5/18    4:30PM

  • We will be taking out the smaller Legos, Lego books, Lego magazines, Lego EVERYTHING. All materials will be out in the children’s section available for you to play and build with at your leisure.
    • Registration Required. All Ages (Note: smaller Legos will be out for older kids to enjoy)

Preschool Story Time “Observation Station” Friday 5/19     1:30PM

  • “Seeing,” “noticing,” “observing.” These are all pretty similar words!  How are they different?  What excitement will we discover when we flex our observation muscles and really try to notice things?  Join us at Preschool Story Time to find out!
    • Age Range: Ages 3-5
    • **Registration Required** 

Evening Baby Time – Monday 5/22     5:00PM

  • Baby time is composed of a lot of fun songs, rhymes, and movement games to do any time with your baby! It’s also just a special time to work in a little one on one time during the busy day.
    • Age Range: Infants to 18 months
    • **Registration Required** 

“Riddle Me This” Monday 5/22     6:00PM

  • In honor of one of our new favorite books (Gabriel Finley and the Raven’s Riddle) we will be having a riddle party! You’ll learn the basics of riddle solving, participate in a riddle-off, and even create your own riddles!  Don’t miss out!
  • Side Note: You do not need to have read the book before this program! However, if you would like to, just ask Ms Robyn to put one on hold for you J
    • Age Range: Grades 4th – 6th
    • **Registration Required** 

Story Time “Space!” – Tuesday 5/23    10:00AM

  • So excited to be back to our regular out of this world story time! Come join us for a universe of books, games, and songs!
    • Age Range: 18months – 4 years old 

Morning Baby Time – Wednesday 5/24     9:30AM

  • Baby time is composed of a lot of fun songs, rhymes, and movement games to do any time with your baby! It’s also just a special time to work in a little one on one time during the busy day.
    • Age Range: Infants to 18 months
    • **Registration Required** 

Story Time “Picnics!” – Wednesday 5/24    10:00AM

  • There is nothing better than kicking back with your friends and family to enjoy a picnic on a nice spring day! At story time today we will be reading stories and doing activities about all the fun you can have on a picnic!
    • Age Range: 18months – 4 years old 

“Story Time Swap” Kids Run the Program! – Thursday 5/25    5:30PM

  • The grown ups will enjoy a fun flip for this program! The kids who sign up will be reading stories, leading songs, and generally running the whole story time!  Come a little early to choose a book to read to the group!
    • Age Range: Grades K-3rd
    • **Registration Required** 

Preschool Story Time “Counting and Measuring” Friday 5/26     1:30PM

  • We will learn all about size, counting, measuring, and comparing!
    • Age Range: Ages 3-5
    • **Registration Required**

Middle School Book Club – Friday 5/26   3:45PM

Book TBD at April’s Meeting. It will either be The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, or Beyond the Burning Time by Kathryn Lasky.

    • Age Range: Grades 6th – 8th
    • **Registration Required** 

Library Closed May 29th

 Story Time “Relatives and Siblings!” – Tuesday 5/30    10:00AM

  • Stories and activities about our families J
    • Age Range: 18months – 4 years old

 Story Time “Gross and Messy!” – Wednesday 5/31    10:00AM

  • A story time about everything that makes us say, “YUCK!”
    • Age Range: 18months – 4 years old

 Book Roast – Thursday 6/1     6:00PM

  • Have you ever read a book you hated? No, like hated.  How much?  Enough to rant and rant about all the things you couldn’t stand?  GREAT!  Come tell us why!  Rant, rave, give the worst review ever!  Reading is always awesome but sometimes there are books or characters we just love to hate! (No books will be harmed)
    • Age Range: Grades 7th – 12th
    • **Registration Required**

Preschool Story Time “Mirror, Mirror” Friday 6/2     1:30PM

  • We will learn all about mirrors and reflections!
    • Age Range: Ages 3-5
    • **Registration Required**

So Close to Spring!

I know it is technically already Spring, but the weather is tiptoeing toward an actual Spring-like atmosphere.  Regardless, our April calendar is ripe with fun and Springy programs!

Also, National Library Week is in April so you have to come see us!

 

April 2017 Program Descriptions

 

Junior Friends of the Library – Monday 4/3     3:45PM

  • Be a part of how the library works! Help pick books, movies, and games, make displays, and plan programs for other patrons!
    • Age Range: Ages 8-18
    • **Registration Required**

 

Movie Night: Kubo and the Two Strings– Monday 4/3     5:00PM

  • Join us for this amazing stop-motion action and fantasy movie! It is a fable of a young boy on a magical quest!  (Rated PG)
    • Age Range: Grades 4th – 6th
    • **Registration Required**

 

Story Time “April Showers” – Tuesday 4/4     10:00AM

  • We’ll enjoy fun stories, songs, and crafts all about fun on a rainy day!
    • Age Range: 18months – 4 years old

 

Story Time “Weather” – Wednesday 4/5     10:00AM

  • The snow has melted and the weather is changing! We’ll take a look at lots of different kinds of weather!
    • Age Range: 18months – 4 years old

 

Pokémon Club – Thursday 4/6     5:00PM

  • Whether you play the video games or cards or enjoy the show and movies, come play against or just chat with other friends interested in Pokémon!
    • Age Range: All Ages
    • **Registration Required**

Preschool Story Time –Friday 4/7      at 1:30PM

  • Whether your morning preschool has ended for the day or you’re just looking for a mid-day break, come see us for a fun story time with a twist! Every week we will be exploring a new theme through stories, art, science, and more!  This week we will be exploring gardens!
    • Age Range: 3-5 Years Old
    • **Registration Required**

National Library Week!  4/10-4/13

Evening Baby Time – Monday 4/10     5:00PM

  • Baby time is composed of a lot of fun songs, rhymes, and movement games to do any time with your baby! It’s also just a special time to work in a little one on one time during the busy day.
    • Age Range: Infants to 18 months
    • **Registration Required**

Library Mystery Game – Monday 4/10     6:00PM

  • Come take part in a literary mystery! There are strange happenings at the library.  You will follow clues, solve riddles, and try to crack the case!
    • Age Range: 7th-12th Grade
    • **Registration Required**

Story Time “Frogs and Turtles” – Tuesday  4/11     10:00AM

  • We’ll enjoy fun stories, songs, and crafts all about our favorite pond pals!
    • Age Range: 18months – 4 years old

**Special Visitor! Science Snoopers “Animal Babies”– Tuesday  4/11    11:30AM

  • Join us for a fun science program about baby animals and their parents! Perfect for spring time!
    • Age Range:3 – 8 years old

Morning Baby Time – Wednesday 4/12     9:30AM

  • Baby time is composed of a lot of fun songs, rhymes, and movement games to do any time with your baby! It’s also just a special time to work in a little one on one time during the busy day.
    • Age Range: Infants to 18 months
    • **Registration Required**

Story Time “Caterpillars and Butterflies” – Wednesday 4/12   10:00AM

  • We’ll enjoy stories and songs about this exciting transformation!
    • Age Range: 18months – 4 years old

D.E.A.R Read-In – Wednesday 4/12    12-2PM

  • In honor of “Drop Everything and Read” month, we will be hosting a 2 hour all ages “read-in!” Bring a book or borrow one, stay for a little or a lot, but be sure to make time, even for a moment, to drop everything and read!
    • All ages welcome (adults, too!) Registration encouraged.

Movie Night “Beezus and Ramona” – Wednesday 4/12   3-5PM

  • It’s Beverly Cleary’s Birthday! We’ll be watching the movie adaptation of her beloved books about Beezus, Ramona, and the rest of the Quimby family!
    • Age Range: All Ages Welcome
    • **Registration Required**

 

“Story Time Swap” Kids Run the Program! – Thursday 4/13    2:30PM

  • The grown ups will enjoy a fun flip for this program! The kids who sign up will be reading stories, leading songs, and generally running the whole story time!  Come a little early to choose a book to read to the group!
    • Age Range: Grades K-3rd
    • **Registration Required**

Literary Costume Party – Thursday 4/13     5:00-6:00PM

  • Come to our party dressed as your favorite book character! We’ll have a costume contest and a fun trivia games in which you will have to answer questions about your character!
    • Age Range: All Ages Welcome
    • **Registration Required**

Library Closed Friday April 14th

Chess Club – Monday April 17th      5:30PM

  • Whether you’ve been playing for years or have never even seen a chess board you’re sure to love our chess club. Kids of all ages are welcome to come by and learn the rules, new strategies, or just test your skills against others!
    • **Registration Required**

DIY Story Time– Tuesday 4/18   10:00AM

  • Ms. Robyn will be away for a few days, but we will make sure our story time crowd is taken care of!  Favorite books will be placed out for families to enjoy, as well as bubbles, our song cube, and a craft!  So be sure to come down and enjoy this Do It Yourself Story Hour!  I will miss you and see you next week!

    Age Range: 18months – 4 years old

    • Age Range: 18months – 4 years old

Story Time with Ms. Dawn – Wednesday 4/19     10:00AM

  • Our very own Ms. Dawn will be stepping in for story time today! She is so excited to get to hang out with our great story time group!
    • Age Range: 18months – 4 years old

Pancakes and Pajamas Night – Thursday 4/20    5:00PM

  • Breakfast for dinner is always the best! Come in your PJs and enjoy some pancakes and silly stories!
    • Age Range: All Ages Welcome
    • **Registration Required**

Preschool Story Time –Friday 4/21      at 1:30PM

  • Whether your morning preschool has ended for the day or you’re just looking for a mid-day break, come see us for a fun story time with a twist! Every week we will be exploring a new theme through stories, art, science, and more!  This week we will be enjoying stories and science about worms!
    • Age Range: 3-5 Years Old
    • **Registration Required**

Evening Baby Time – Monday 4/24     5:00PM

  • Baby time is composed of a lot of fun songs, rhymes, and movement games to do any time with your baby! It’s also just a special time to work in a little one on one time during the busy day.
    • Age Range: Infants to 18 months
    • **Registration Required**

Story Time “Bugs!” – Tuesday 4/25    10:00AM

  • We’ll enjoy fun stories, songs, and crafts all about creepy, crawly, fuzzy, slimy bugs!
    • Age Range: 18months – 4 years old

Middle School Book Club – Tuesday 4/25   3:45PM

  • We will be discussing the book Far Far Away which is one of 2017s Teen Nutmeg Nominees! If you’d like to join, please sign up at least 2 weeks prior and visit the library to get a copy of the book!
    • Age Range: Grades 6th – 8th
    • **Registration Required**

Morning Baby Time – Wednesday 4/26     9:30AM

  • Baby time is composed of a lot of fun songs, rhymes, and movement games to do any time with your baby! It’s also just a special time to work in a little one on one time during the busy day.
    • Age Range: Infants to 18 months
    • **Registration Required**

 

Story Time “The Garden” – Tuesday 4/26     10:00AM

  • We’ll enjoy fun stories, songs, and crafts all about this special spring time transformation!
    • Age Range: 18months – 4 years old

Lego Club – Thursday 4/27    4:30PM

  • We will be taking out the smaller Legos, Lego books, Lego magazines, Lego EVERYTHING. All materials will be out in the children’s section available for you to play and build with at your leisure.
    • Registration Required. All Ages (Note: smaller Legos will be out for older kids to enjoy

“Book Tasting” – Thursday 4/27     6:00PM

  • The best way to find a new book or series! A whole bunch of books will be available at different stations through the library.  Each “taster” will have 5 minutes to spend with the book and a review card to make notes of their thoughts about it.  At the end of the tasting you can check out the book you liked best!
    • Age Range: 7th – 12th Grade
    • **Registration Required**

Preschool Story Time –Friday 4/28      at 1:30PM

  • Whether your morning preschool has ended for the day or you’re just looking for a mid-day break, come see us for a fun story time with a twist! Every week we will be exploring a new theme through stories, art, science, and more!  This week we will be exploring our five senses!
    • Age Range: 3-5 Years Old
    • **Registration Required**

I Spy in the Library – Friday 4/28     3:45PM

  • There are so many hidden nooks and crannies in the library, it’s a perfect place to play I Spy!
    • Age Range: Grades K – 3rd
    • **Registration Required**

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adult Programs

 

 

  • Friends of the Library Meeting – Thursday 4/6 6:30PM
  • Coffee and Coloring! – Monday 4/10 All Day!
    • Join us for refreshments and relaxation all day long! We will have coloring pages and supplies out for adults!
    • **Registration Encouraged**
  • E.A.R Read-In – Wednesday 4/12 12-2PM
    • In honor of “Drop Everything and Read” month, we will be hosting a 2 hour all ages “read-in!” Bring a book or borrow one, stay for a little or a lot, but be sure to make time, even for a moment, to drop everything and read!
    • All ages welcome (adults, too!)
    • Registration encouraged.
  • Adult Program TBA – Thursday 4/13 6:30PM
  • Library Board Meeting – Wednesday 4/19 7:00PM
  • Afternoon Adult Book Club – Thursday 4/20 1:30PM
    • **Registration Encouraged**
  • Evening Book Club – Thursday 4/20 6:30PM
    • **Registration Encouraged**
  • Homeschool Round Table: Monday 4/24 6:30PM
    • We are asking any parent or caregiver who has provided or is considering homeschooling for their child to join us! Our goal is to get a large gathering of people together to share their ideas or tips or to ask advice from experienced families!  We will also be speaking about how the library can offer fun and helpful programs for your family!
      • **Registration Encouraged**

March Program Descriptions!

Can you believe it’s March?!  The snow will melt soon!  Flowers will start to sprout!  Rainy Spring days do happen though and we’ve got you covered with tons of fun programs for every age at the library!  Don’t forget to sign up by e-mailing me at rrivero@oxfordlib.org, calling 203-888-6944, or visiting our events page!  Hope to see you soon!

 

Morning Baby Time – Wednesday 3/1     9:30AM

  • Baby time is composed of a lot of fun songs, rhymes, and movement games to do any time with your baby! It’s also just a special time to work in a little one on one time during the busy day.
    • Age Range: Infants to 18 months
    • **Registration Required**

 

Story Time “Lions and Lambs” – Wednesday 3/1     10:00AM

  • What better theme to kick off March with than these animals! March’s temperamental weather comes in like a lion and leaves like a lamb
    • Age Range: 18months – 4 years old

 

Movie Night “Balto” – Wednesday 3/1     3:00PM

  • The Iditarod starts this weekend! We’ll be watching the movie “Balto” to get ready for this exciting event!
    • Age Range: All Ages
    • Registration Required

 

Dr. Seuss Movie Shorts – Thursday 3/2    3:00-4:00PM

  • Happy birthday Dr. Seuss! Join us for some fun movie shorts with your favorite Dr. Seuss characters!
    • Age Range: All Ages
    • Registration Required

 

Dr. Seuss Mad Libs – Thursday 3/2     4:00PM

  • Happy birthday Dr. Seuss! Mad Libs is a great way to invent some Seussical worthy words and make our own wacky Dr. Seuss stories!
    • Age Range: Grades 4th – 6th
    • Registration Required

 

Trivia Day for Early Readers – Friday 3/3     3:45PM

  • A fun trivia game based on all of our beginning reader and early chapter books! Come test your knowledge about Jack and Annie, Princess in Black, Nate the Great, and more!
    • Age Range: Grades Kindergarten – 3rd Grade
    • Registration Required

 

Junior Friends Meeting – Monday 3/6     3:45PM

  • The Jr. Friends are an important part of how our library runs!  This year the Jr. Friends will be…

Helping to choose books to add to the library

Planning and hosting a program

Writing and posting book reviews

Helping with the Friends Book Sale

Participating in volunteer days at the library… And much more!

Be a part of how the library works!  At this meeting we will be planning a program to host at the library!

  • Ages 8-18
  • ** Registration Required**

 

Story Time “All Around Town” – Tuesday 3/7     10:00AM

  • We’ll be exploring all the different parts of town in story time! We’ll read about post offices, restaurants, and more!
    • Age Range: 18months – 4 years old

 

Music and Movement – Wednesday 3/8     10:00AM

  • Come get your wiggles out with a program full of singing, dancing, and musical instruments.
    • Age Range: 18months – 4 years old

 

Pokémon Club – Thursday 3/9     5:30PM

  • Whether you play the video games or cards or enjoy the show and movies, come play against or just chat with other friends interested in Pokémon!
    • All Ages Welcome
    • Registration Required

 

Evening Baby Time – Monday 3/13     5:00PM

  • Baby time is composed of a lot of fun songs, rhymes, and movement games to do any time with your baby! It’s also just a special time to work in a little one on one time during the busy day.
    • Age Range: Infants to 18 months
    • **Registration Required**

 

Story Time “Colors” – Tuesday 3/14     10:00AM

  • Stories, songs, and a craft about our favorite colors!
    • Age Range: 18months – 4 years old

 

Morning Baby Time – Wednesday 3/15     9:30AM

  • Baby time is composed of a lot of fun songs, rhymes, and movement games to do any time with your baby! It’s also just a special time to work in a little one on one time during the busy day.
    • Age Range: Infants to 18 months
    • **Registration Required**

 

Story Time “Rainbows” – Wednesday 3/15     10:00AM

  • We’ll look at individual colors and how they come together to make a rainbow! We’ll also see how rainbows are made!
    • Age Range: 18months – 4 years old

 

“Book Tasting” – Thursday 3/16     4:00PM

  • The best way to find a new book or series! A whole bunch of books will be available at different stations through the library.  Each “taster” will have 5 minutes to spend with the book and a review card to make notes of their thoughts about it.  At the end of the tasting you can check out the book you liked best!
    • Age Range: 4th – 6th Grade
    • **Registration Required**

 

 

Lego Club – Friday 3/17 3:45PM

  • We will be taking out the smaller Legos, Lego books, Lego magazines, Lego EVERYTHING. All materials will be out in the children’s section available for you to play and build with at your leisure.
    • Registration Required. All Ages (Note: smaller Legos will be out for older kids to enjoy)

 

Special Story Time for Bill Martin Junior’s Birthday – Monday 3/20     6:00PM

  • It’s Bill Martin Junior’s birthday! We’ll celebrate with some fun stories, activities, and  crafts!
    • Age Range: Grades K – 3rd
    • **Registration Required**

 

Story Time “Bunnies and Chicks” – Tuesday 3/21    10:00AM  **With real live bunny visiting!**

  • Dottie will be joining story time with her pet bunny! After our stories are over, Ms. Dottie’s bunny will come out to say hi!
    • Age Range: 18months – 4 years old
    • Registration Required

 

Middle School Book Club – Tuesday 3/21     3:45PM

  • Do you love reading? Join us every month to read new books and hang out with other kids your age who love to read too!  We’ll all read the same book each month and talk about the things about it we liked (or disliked) at the meetings!
    • Age Range: 6th – 8th grade
    • **Registration Required**

 

Story Time “Spring” – Wednesday 3/22     10:00AM

  • Spring is finally here! We’ll explore all the great things about this season!
    • Age Range: 18months – 4 years old

 

All Ages Wii Wednesday – Wednesday 3/22      2:30-4:30PM

  • We’ve hooked up the Wii to our giant projector screen! Bring your friends and come enjoy the afternoon playing tons of different games!
    • Registration Required

 

Candy Sushi – 3/23     5:00PM

  • Yup, candy sushi!  Come create tasty rolled up morsels, creative and delicious!
    • All Ages
    • Registration is required.  

 

Music and Movement – Friday 3/24     2:30PM

  • Come get your wiggles out with a program full of singing, dancing, and musical instruments.
    • Age Range: All Ages

 

Evening Baby Time – Monday 3/27     5:00PM

  • Baby time is composed of a lot of fun songs, rhymes, and movement games to do any time with your baby! It’s also just a special time to work in a little one on one time during the busy day.
    • Age Range: Infants to 18 months
    • **Registration Required**

 

Music and Movement – Tuesday 3/28     10:00AM

  • Come get your wiggles out with a program full of singing, dancing, and musical instruments.
    • Age Range: 18months – 4 years old

 

Pokémon Club – Tuesday 3/28     3:45PM

  • Whether you play the video games or cards or enjoy the show and movies, come play against or just chat with other friends interested in Pokémon!
    • All Ages Welcome
    • Registration Required

 

Story Time “The Zoo” – Wednesday 3/29     10:00AM

  • A great place to visit! We’ll talk about travelling to the zoo and what we can see there!
    • Age Range: 18months – 4 years old

 

Movie Night: 10 year anniversary of “Meet the Robinsons” – Thursday 3/30     5:00PM

  • Meet the Robinsons is a fun and hilarious movie about inventions, the future, and family! Join us for movie night and we celebrate the movie’s 10th birthday!
    • All Ages Welcome
    • Registration Required

 

 

Weekly Programs

 

Chess Club – Every Monday at 5:30PM

  • Whether you’ve been playing for years or have never even seen a chess board you’re sure to love our chess club. Kids of all ages are welcome to come by and learn the rules, new strategies, or just test your skills against others!
    • **Registration Required**

 

Preschool Story Time – Every Friday at 12:30PM

  • Whether your morning preschool has ended for the day or you’re just looking for a mid-day break, come see us for a fun story time! We’ll have stories, songs, and LOTS of movement for the preschool crowd!
    • Age Range: 3-5 years old
    • **Registration Required**

 

 

Teen Tech Week  3/6 -3/10

 

Teen Tech Trivia – Monday 3/6     6:00PM

  • Come test your tech knowledge during this fun trivia program for bragging rights and the chance to win fabulous prizes!
    • Grades 7th – 12th
    • Registration Required

Teen Library Scavenger Hunt – Tuesday 3/7     3:45PM

  • Explore the library, internet, and databases in all the ways the library is more than just books!
    • Grades 7th – 12th
    • Registration Required

 

Teen Wii Wednesday – Wednesday 3/8     3:45PM

  • We’ve hooked up the Wii to our giant projector screen! Bring your friends and come enjoy the afternoon playing tons of different games!
    • Grades 7th – 12th
    • Registration Required

 

Teen Tech Movie Night “Big Hero 6” – Thursday 3/9     6:00PM – 8:00PM

  • One of my favorite tech inspiration movies! Big Hero 6 is hilarious, filled with gadgets, and generally awesome.
    • Grades 7th – 12th
    • Registration Required

 

Teen Tech Week: Book Trailers – Friday 3/10     3:45PM

  • We’ll be recording and posting book trailers on our Facebook and website. Create and record previews or reviews for your favorite books!
    • Grades 7th – 12th
    • Registration Required

 

Adult Programs

Friends of the Library Meeting – Thursday 3/2     6:30 PM

Building Committee Meeting – Monday 3/6     7:00PM

Library Board Meeting – Wednesday 3/15     7:00PM

Afternoon Adult Book Club – Thursday 3/16     1:30PM

Evening Adult Book Club – Thursday 3/16     6:30PM

February Programs!

We want to make sure you’re having fun all winter long so the program descriptions and sign up are available for February!  If you’d like to sign up for a program you cal call 203-888-6944, email rrivero@oxfordlib.org, or visit our sign up page here !  Can’t wait to see you!

February 2017 Program Descriptions

Baby Time – Wednesday 2/1     9:30AM

  • Baby time is composed of a lot of fun songs, rhymes, and movement games to do any time with your baby! It’s also just a special time to work in a little one on one time during the busy day.
    • Age Range: Infants to 18 months
    • **Registration Required**

 

Morning Story Time “Shadows” – Wednesday 2/1     10:00AM

  • This story time will be full of fun guessing games as we explore shadows!
    • Age Range: 18months – 4 years old

 

Wii Wednesday – Wednesday 2/1     2:30PM

  • We’ve hooked up the Wii to our giant projector screen! Bring your friends and come enjoy the afternoon playing tons of different games!
    • Registration Required

 

Groundhog Day Story Time – Thursday 2/2     5:00PM

  • At this story time we will be reading about what Groundhog Day is and making our own predictions of the weather.
    • Age Range: All Ages
    • **Registration Required**

 

Preschool Story Time – Friday 2/3     12:30PM

  • Whether your morning preschool has ended for the day or you’re just looking for a mid-day break, come see us for a fun story time! We’ll have stories, songs, and LOTS of movement for the preschool crowd!
    • Age Range: 3-5 years old
    • **Registration Required**

 

Library Games – Friday 2/3     3:45PM

  • Saturday 2/4 is National Take Your Child to the Library Day! We will be celebrating Friday 2/3 with an hour of library games!  There will be a scavenger hunt, Bingo, and “Who Am I?” game!
    • Age Range: All Ages
    • **Registration Required**

 

Junior Friends of the Library – Monday 2/6     3:45PM

*          The Jr. Friends are an important part of how our library runs!  This year the Jr. Friends will be… Helping to choose books to add to the library

Planning and hosting a program

Writing and posting book reviews

Helping with the Friends Book Sale

Participating in volunteer days at the library… And much more!

Be a part of how the library works!  At this meeting we will be planning a program to host at the library!

  • Ages 8-18
  • ** Registration Required**

Evening Baby Time – Monday 2/6     5:00PM

  • Baby time is composed of a lot of fun songs, rhymes, and movement games to do any time with your baby! It’s also just a special time to work in a little one on one time during the busy day.
    • Age Range: Infants to 18 months
    • **Registration Required**

 

Chess Club – Monday 2/6     5:30PM

  • Whether you’ve been playing for years or have never even seen a chess board you’re sure to love our chess club. Kids of all ages are welcome to come by and learn the rules, new strategies, or just test your skills against others!
    • **Registration Required**

 

Morning Story Time “Friendship” – Tuesday 2/7     10:00AM

  • Since we love making new friends and playing with our friends at story time, we’ll have a program all about how much fun it is to be around your pals.
    • Age Range: 18months – 4 years old

 

Preschool Story Time – Tuesday 2/7     12:30PM

  • Whether your morning preschool has ended for the day or you’re just looking for a mid day break, come see us for a fun story time! We’ll have stories, songs, and LOTS of movement for the preschool crowd!
    • Age Range: 3-5 years old
    • **Registration Required**

 

  • **SPECIAL VISITOR** “Teeth” Story Time – Wednesday 2/8 10:00AM
    • One of the enthusiastic and wonderful Dental Hygenists from “The Smile Spot” will be visiting the library to teach us how to take care of our teeth through a fun and interactive story time!  What better time to do this than during National Children’s Dental Health Month?!
      • Suggested age group 2 – 4 years old

 

Teen Craft Night: Poetry Shells – Thursday 2/9     6:00PM

  • We will be cutting words from magazines and creating mini poems to glue inside shells!
    • Age Range: 7th – 12th Grade
    • **Registration Required**

 

Preschool Story Time – Friday 2/10 12:30PM

  • Whether your morning preschool has ended for the day or you’re just looking for a mid day break, come see us for a fun story time! We’ll have stories, songs, and LOTS of movement for the preschool crowd!
    • Age Range: 3-5 years old
    • **Registration Required**

 

Valentine’s Creation Station – Friday 2/10     3:45PM

  • We will have paper, ribbon, lace, and more art supplies available to make Valentines for the ones you love!
    • Age Range: Grades K – 3rd
    • **Registration Required**

 

Afternoon Movie! – Monday 2/13    1:30PM

  • Grown ups deserve a movie break too!  Join us for a midafternoon break to relax and watch a movie.  Bring some friends and we’ll provide the snacks!
    • **Registration Required**

 

Pokémon Club – Monday 2/13     5:00PM

  • Whether you play the video games or cards or enjoy the show and movies, come play against or just chat with other friends interested in Pokémon!
    • All Ages Welcome
    • Registration Required

 

Teen Night: Bookface Photo Program – Monday 2/136:00PM

  • Find a book cover that matches up with your head…or hands…or that if you hold juuuusssst right looks like maybe it’s chasing you. Lots of fun ways to bring book art to life!
    • Age Range: 7th – 12th Grade
    • **Registration Required**
  • **SPECIAL VISITOR** Ms. Rachel Hosting Story Time – Tuesday 2/14 10:00AM
    • Local library goer and speech pathologist Ms. Rachel will be hosting story time! She always brings amazing props and games to make story time a hands on and interactive experience!
      • Suggested age group 2 – 4 years old

 

Valentine’s Day Party – Tuesday 2/14     3:45PM

  • We’ll have music, snacks, crafts, and games for Valentine’s Day!
    • **Registration Required**

Morning Baby Time – Wednesday 2/15     9:30AM

  • Baby time is composed of a lot of fun songs, rhymes, and movement games to do any time with your baby! It’s also just a special time to work in a little one on one time during the busy day.
    • Age Range: Infants to 18 months
    • **Registration Required**

 

Morning story Time “Love and Hearts” – Wednesday 2/15     10:00AM

  • A special story time about the people we care about!
    • Age Range: 18months – 4 years old

 

Chopped: Craft Edition – Thursday 2/16     5:00PM

  • Join us for this awesome twist on a favorite show! You will receive a box of secret “ingredients” with which you will create a unique craft; all of the mystery items must be included in your craft and your creation.
    • Registration Required. Grades 4th-6th

 

Preschool Story Time – Friday 2/17     12:30PM

  • Whether your morning preschool has ended for the day or you’re just looking for a mid day break, come see us for a fun story time! We’ll have stories, songs, and LOTS of movement for the preschool crowd!
    • Age Range: 3-5 years old
    • **Registration Required**

 

Lego Club – Friday 2/17     3:45PM

  • We will be taking out the smaller Legos, Lego books, Lego magazines, Lego EVERYTHING. All materials will be out in the children’s section available for you to play and build with at your leisure.
    • Registration Required. All Ages (Note: smaller Legos will be out for older kids to enjoy)

 

Library is Closed February 20th


Music and Movement – Tuesday 2/21     10:00AM

  • Come get your wiggles out with a program full of singing, dancing, and musical instruments.
    • Age Range: 18months – 4 years old

 

*SPECIAL VISITOR* Science Snoopers “Arctic Adventures” – Tuesday 2/21  11:30AM

  • Join our science expert Ms. Jean as she visits to visit the frozen poles and explore penguin and polar bear life!
    • Age Range: All Ages
    • **Registration Required**

 

Middle School Book Club – Tuesday 2/21    3:45PM

  • Do you love reading? Join us every month to read new books and hang out with other kids your age who love to read too!  We’ll all read the same book each month and talk about the things about it we liked (or disliked) at the meetings!
    • Age Range: 6th – 8th grade
    • **Registration Required**

 

Story Time “Pets” – Wednesday 2/22     10:00AM

  • A story time all about our furry, scaly, fuzzy, or winged friends.
    • Age Range: 18months – 4 years old

 

Kid’s Minute to Win It – Wednesday 2/22     3:45PM

  • Balance a book on your head, build a house of cards, keep a balloon in the air…but you only have 60 seconds!
    • Age Range: Grades K – 3rd
    • Registration Required

 

Graphic Novel Fan Fic – Thursday 2/23     6:00PM

  • Did you read Roller Girl, Smile, or Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life? We’ll be creating short stories based on or inspired by components of our favorite graphic novels!
    • Age Range: 4th – 6th Grade
    • **Registration Required**

 

Preschool Story Time – Friday 2/24     12:30PM

  • Whether your morning preschool has ended for the day or you’re just looking for a mid day break, come see us for a fun story time! We’ll have stories, songs, and LOTS of movement for the preschool crowd!
    • Age Range: 3-5 years old
    • **Registration Required**

 

Pokémon Club – Friday 2/24     3:45PM

  • Whether you play the video games or cards or enjoy the show and movies, come play against or just chat with other friends interested in Pokémon!
    • All Ages Welcome
    • Registration Required

 

Evening Baby Time – Monday 2/27     5:00PM

  • Baby time is composed of a lot of fun songs, rhymes, and movement games to do any time with your baby! It’s also just a special time to work in a little one on one time during the busy day.
    • Age Range: Infants to 18 months
    • **Registration Required**

Family Fort Night – Monday 2/27     6:30PM

  • What we’ll be doing: Building blanket forts! Having an evening story time, enjoying snacks and juice, watching a movie short, playing board games.  What you’ll need:  A thin bed sheet from home!  Just that and pajamas/stuffed animal if you’d like!
    • All Ages Welcome
    • Registration Required – Space is limited to 10 families

 

Story Time “Feelings” – Tuesday 2/28     10:00AM

  • Sometimes it can be tricky figuring out all the different emotions we have. We’ll have fun stories, songs, and games to help us out and get us happy!
    • Age Range: 18months – 4 years old

 

Mardi Gras Party and Story Time – Tuesday 2/28    3:45PM

  • Decorate a mask! Join in a parade!  Try some King Cake!
    • Age Range: All Ages
    • **Registration Required**

January Programs!

Yes January 2017.  Yikes!  But you need to have plans for those gray days so we’ve planned lots of fun programs all winter long!  February’s Calendar and Program Descriptions are on their way too!

To register for a program online click here!

January 2017 Program Descriptions

Library Closed Monday January 2nd 

Bookmark Challenge Begins!  – Tuesday 1/3 

There will be a display with blank bookmarks available.  Take one of the blank bookmarks provided and design it with your own original artwork!

Write your name, grade, and phone number on the back and turn it into Ms. Robyn at the library any time between January 23rd and 27th!

The winner will be announced January 31st and will receive a $5 Studio Pass to Rad Art as well as having their bookmark printed and made available for everyone at the        library!

Artwork must be inspired by reading! Examples would be your favorite character or scene from your favorite book or a slogan for reading, use your imagination! 

Story Time “The Sniffles” – Tuesday 1/3     10:00AM

  • It’s the time of year when everyone is grabbing for a tissue! This story time will be all about how to feel better when you’re under the weather!
    • Suggested Age Groups 2.5 – 4 years old

Morning Baby Time – Wednesday 1/4     9:30AM

  • Baby time is composed of a lot of fun songs, rhymes, and movement games to do any time with your baby! It’s also just a special time to work in a little one on one time during the busy day.
    • Age Range: Infants to 18 months
    • **Registration Required** 

Story Time “Mother Goose” – Wednesday 1/4     10:00AM

  • It’s the time of year when everyone is grabbing for a tissue! This story time will be all about how to feel better when you’re under the weather!
    • Suggested Age Groups 2.5 – 4 years old

Teen Trivia  – Thursday 1/5     4:00PM

  • Come test your trivia knowledge! Categories will include Reading, Art, History, Tech, TV and Movies, Sports
    • Suggested Age Groups 7th – 12th Grade
    • **Registration Required**

My Snowman Melted Because…– Friday 1/6     3:45PM

  • A fun writing workshop for our younger friends! We will write and illustrate a short story about a snowman and how he melted!
    • Suggested Age Groups K – 3rd Grade
    • **Registration Required**

Junior Friends of the Library – Monday 1/9          3:45PM

  • Be a part of how the library works! At this meeting we will be planning a program to host at the library!
    • Ages 8 – 18
    • **Registration Required**

Evening Baby Time – Monday 1/9     5:00PM

  • Baby time is composed of a lot of fun songs, rhymes, and movement games to do any time with your baby! It’s also just a special time to work in a little one on one time during the busy day.
    • Age Range: Infants to 18 months
    • **Registration Required** 

Minecraft Mania – Monday 1/9     6:00PM

  • A game day all about Minecraft! Create a pixel-drawing of yourself, decorate a Minecraft bookmark, answer Minecraft trivia,
    • Suggested Age Range: Grades 4th – 6th
    • **Registration Required** 

Story Time “Day and Night” – Tuesday 1/10     10:00AM

  • A lot is different between day and night! The world changes and so do our routines and even our clothes!  We’ll have stories, songs, and games about the difference between “Good Morning” and “Good Night!”
    • Suggested Age Groups 2.5 – 4 years old

Preschool Story Time – Tuesday 1/10     12:30PM

  • Whether your morning preschool has ended for the day or you’re just looking for a mid day break, come see us for a fun story time! We’ll have stories, songs, and LOTS of movement for the preschool crowd!
    • Age Range: 3-5 years old
    • **Registration Required**

Music and Movement – Wednesday 1/11     10:00AM

  • Sing along songs, action rhymes, finger plays, instruments, and of course dancing!
    • Suggested Age Groups 2.5 – 4 years old

Movie Night “Peppa Pig and the Cold Winter Day” – Thursday 1/12 6pm – 7pm

  • 10 whole episodes of Peppa Pig! Stay for a little or for the whole hour, we’d love to have you either way!  All the episodes are perfect for a cold winter day!
    • **Registration Required**

Preschool Story Time – Friday 1/13     12:30PM

  • Whether your morning preschool has ended for the day or you’re just looking for a mid day break, come see us for a fun story time! We’ll have stories, songs, and LOTS of movement for the preschool crowd!
    • Age Range: 3-5 years old
    • **Registration Required** 

Lego Club – Friday 1/13      3:45PM

  • We will be taking out the smaller Legos, Lego books, Lego magazines, Lego EVERYTHING. All materials will be out in the children’s section available for you to play and build with at your leisure.
    • Registration Required. All Ages (Note: smaller Legos will be out for older kids to enjoy)

Library Closed Monday January 16th

 

Story Time “Snowflakes and Snowmen”– Tuesday 1/17     10:00AM

  • There are tons of fun things to do in the snow! From sledding to snowmen we’ll explore them all with stories, songs, and crafts!
    • Suggested Age Groups 2.5 – 4 years old

Morning Baby Time – Wednesday 1/18    9:30AM

  • Baby time is composed of a lot of fun songs, rhymes, and movement games to do any time with your baby! It’s also just a special time to work in a little one on one time during the busy day.
    • Age Range: Infants to 18 months
    • **Registration Required** 

Story Time “Super Sweet Story Time” Wednesday 1/18     10:00AM

  • Songs, stories, and crafts about cookies, ice cream, cupcakes, and more!
    • Suggested Age Groups 2.5 – 4 years old

Winnie the Pooh Movie!   Wednesday 1/18     3:45PM

  • It’s National “Winnie the Pooh” Day so we are celebrating with everyone’s favorite silly old bear! We will begin the Winnie the Pooh movie at 3:45PM and enjoy some snacks and juice during the film!
    • **Registration Required**

 

Pokémon Club – Thursday 1/19        5:30PM

  • Whether you play the video games or cards or enjoy the show and movies, come play against or just chat with other friends interested in Pokémon!
    • All Ages Welcome
    • Registration Required

Preschool Story Time – Friday 1/20     12:30PM

  • Whether your morning preschool has ended for the day or you’re just looking for a mid day break, come see us for a fun story time! We’ll have stories, songs, and LOTS of movement for the preschool crowd!
    • Age Range: 3-5 years old
    • **Registration Required**

Evening Baby Time – Monday 1/23    5:00PM

  • Baby time is composed of a lot of fun songs, rhymes, and movement games to do any time with your baby! It’s also just a special time to work in a little one on one time during the busy day.
    • Age Range: Infants to 18 months
    • **Registration Required** 

Teen Night: Silent Library – Monday 1/23     6:00PM

  • Teens will have to complete tricky tasks such as popping a balloon and and making your way through a “laser” maze with bells attached all without making the slightest noise! How good are your ninja skills?
    • Age Range: 7th – 12th Grade
    • **Registration Required** 

Story Time “Who is Sleeping?”– Tuesday 1/24     10:00AM

  • We see many different animals that we don’t see during other seasons! We’ll take a look at who is awake and who sleeps through the winter!
    • Suggested Age Groups 2.5 – 4 years old

Preschool Story Time – Tuesday 1/24     12:30PM

  • Whether your morning preschool has ended for the day or you’re just looking for a mid day break, come see us for a fun story time! We’ll have stories, songs, and LOTS of movement for the preschool crowd!
    • Age Range: 3-5 years old
    • **Registration Required**

Middle School Book Club – Tuesday 1/24     3:45PM

  • Do you love reading? Join us every month to read new books and hang out with other kids your age who love to read too!  We’ll all read the same book each month and talk about the things about it we liked (or disliked) at the meetings!
    • Age Range: 6th – 8th grade
    • **Registration Required** 

Story Time “Socks and Shoes!”  Wednesday 1/25     10:00AM

  • Wear your zaniest socks and favorite shoes to story time! We’ll have stories, songs, and crafts all about our favorite footwear!
    • Suggested Age Groups 2.5 – 4 years old 

Pokémon Club – Wednesday 1/25    3:45PM

  • Whether you play the video games or cards or enjoy the show and movies, come play against or just chat with other friends interested in Pokémon!
    • All Ages Welcome
    • Registration Required

Family Fort Night – Thursday 1/26  6:30PM

Family Fort Night has been rescheduled for Monday February 27th at 6:30PM

I apologize for any inconvenience!

  • What we’ll be doing: Building blanket forts! Having an evening story time, enjoying snacks and juice, watching a movie short, playing board games.  What you’ll need:  A thin bed sheet from home!  Just that and pajamas/stuffed animal if you’d like!
    • All Ages Welcome
    • Registration Required – Space is limited to 10 families

Preschool Story Time – Friday 1/27     12:30PM

  • Whether your morning preschool has ended for the day or you’re just looking for a mid day break, come see us for a fun story time! We’ll have stories, songs, and LOTS of movement for the preschool crowd!
    • Age Range: 3-5 years old
    • **Registration Required**

Music and Movement – Tuesday 1/31     10:00AM

  • Sing along songs, action rhymes, finger plays, instruments, and of course dancing!
    • Suggested Age Groups 2.5 – 4 years old

Gaming Unplugged – Tuesday 1/31     3:45PM

  • Where: The Library! When: Tuesday 1/31   3:45PM  Who: 4th, 5th, and 6th Graders   What: No-tech games!  Scavenger hunts, charades, board games, and card games!
    • Age Range: 4th – 6th Grade
    • **Registration Required**

Chess Club – Every Monday at 5:30PM (Library closed 1/2/17 and 1/16/17)

  • Whether you’ve been playing for years or have never even seen a chess board you’re sure to love our chess club. Kids of all ages are welcome to come by and learn the rules, new strategies, or just test your skills against others!
    • **Registration Required**

December Programs!

Winter is coming!  Personally, I love winter!  And I love being outdoors in winter!  Walks through town are a little sweeter and a hike in the woods becomes magical.  However there are those days when the weather is simply against you and you can’t bring yourself to spend hours out in the slushy drizzle but don’t want to veg on the couch all day either.  Don’t worry!  We have tons of activities for all ages and interests here at the library!   The Calendar is here!  Throw on your fuzzy socks and come hang out with us 🙂

❤ Ms. Robyn

PS: Don’t forget to sign up for programs that require it!  You can do that by e-mailing me at rrivero@oxfordlib.org, calling (203) 888-6944, or signing up in the binder at the circ desk!

December 2016 Program Descriptions

  • Elf on the Shelf Story Time Thursday 12/1 5:15PM
    • Come listen to the modern fable of Santa’s main helper!
      • All Ages (Registration Required)
  • **SPECIAL EVENT!** After Hours Story Time Friday 12/2 5:30PM
    • Come warm up at the library before the town’s tree lighting festivities with a fun all-ages story time!
      • All Ages (Registration Required)
  • Junior Friends Monday 12/5 3:45PM
    • At this meeting we will be discussing ideas for a program to host!
      • Ages 8 – 18 (Registration Required)
  • Story Time! Monday 12/5 6:30PM
    • Join us for stories, songs, and activities to wind down in the evening! Feel free to wear your PJs!
      • All Ages (Registration Required)
  • Baby Time! Tuesday 12/6 9:30AM
    • Baby time is composed of a lot of fun songs, rhymes, and movement games to do any time with your baby! It’s also just a special time to work in a little one on one time during the busy day.
      • Ages: Infants-18 months (Registration Required)
  • Story Time: “Winter Wonderland” Tuesday 12/6 10:00AM
    • It’s getting chilly out! Today’s story time will be about all the fun you can have even when the weather is cold!
      • Suggested Ages 2 – 4 years old 
  • Story Time: “Penguins” Wednesday 12/7 10:00AM
    • We’ll be reading books, singing songs, and making crafts all about penguins! There are so many different kinds of penguins from so many different places!
      • Suggested Ages 2 – 4 years old 
  • Write a Letter to Santa Wednesday 12/7 3:45PM
    • Today we’ll be writing letters to the North Pole, we’ll decorate the letters and bring them home! You can make your gift wish list, send good thoughts Santa’s way, ask questions, or just say hi!
      • Suggested Ages: Grades K – 3rd (Registration Required) 
  • Nail Art Night Thursday 12/8 5:00PM
    • Tons of different nail colors and tools to create unique looks!
      • Suggested Ages: Grades 4th – 6th (Registration Required)
  • Baby Time! Thursday 12/8 6:15PM
    • Baby time is composed of a lot of fun songs, rhymes, and movement games to do any time with your baby! It’s also just a special time to work in a little one on one time during the busy day.
      • Ages: Infants-18 months (Registration Required)
  • Lego Club! Friday 12/9     3:45 – 4:45PM
    • We’ll have TONS of Legos out! We will also have Lego books and magazines for inspiration.  Smaller Legos will be available for older children only.
      • All Ages (Registration Required) 
  • Decorate a Gingerbread House! Monday 12/12      5:00PM
    • We’ll be making a gingerbread library! A super sweet construction in a snowy frosting setting!  Sign up soon!  Space is limited!
      • All Ages (Registration Required)

 Story Time: Ms. Rachel Visits! Tuesday 12/13      10:00AM

    • Local library goer and speech pathologist Ms. Rachel will be hosting story time! She always brings amazing props and games to make story time a hands on and interactive experience!
      • Suggested age group 2 – 4 years old 
  • Preschool Story Time Tuesday 12/13 12:30PM
    • Fun stories and lots of movement for the preschool crowd!
      • Suggested age group 3 – 5 years old (Registration Required) 
  • Music and Movement Wednesday 12/14 10:00AM
    • Come shake your sillies out with dancing, sing alongs, and instruments!
      • Suggested age group 2 – 4 years old 
  • **SPECIAL EVENT** Santa Comes to Visit! Thursday 12/15       5:15PM
    • Santa and Mrs. Claus will be swinging by the Oxford Public Library to say hello, listen to requests, and Santa will read his favorite story ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas!
      • All Ages (Registration Required) 
  • Holiday Minute to Win It Friday 12/16 3:45PM
    • Our favorite game with a seasonal twist! Balance ornaments on a tight rope!  Link candy canes with no hands!  Quick, you only have 60 seconds!
      • Grades 7th – 12th (Registration Required) 
  • Sense-Sational Seasonal Science! Monday 12/19 4:45PM
    • This time of year is a treat for our five senses! We’ll be taking a look at each of our senses and how we use them!
      • Grades 4th – 6th (Registration Required) 
  • Hanukkah Story Time Monday 12/19 6:30PM
    • The Festival of Lights is coming up! We’ll be taking a look at the fun and special traditions that are a part of this celebration!
      • All Ages (Registration Required)
  • Baby Time! Tuesday 12/20 9:30AM
    • Baby time is composed of a lot of fun songs, rhymes, and movement games to do any time with your baby! It’s also just a special time to work in a little one on one time during the busy day.
      • Ages: Infants-18 months (Registration Required)
  • Story Time: “Sweet Treats and Traditions” Tuesday 12/20 10:00AM
    • Treats and tradition go hand in hand this time of year. We’ll be having a super sweet story time about cookies, cupcakes, and more!
      • Suggested age group 2 – 4 years old
  • Middle School Book Club Tuesday 12/20 3:45PM
    • We’ll be discussing “The Ruins of Gorlan” and receiving our book for next month!
      • Grades 6-8 (Registration Required)
  • Story Time: “The First Day of Winter” Wednesday 12/21 10:00AM
    • It may have been chiily for a while but Winter officially begins today! At story time we will be exploring songs, books, and games about the season!
      • Suggested age group 2 – 4 years old
  • Story Time: “Jingle Bells” Wednesday 12/21 4:00PM
    • A cheery, Christmassy, all ages story time to bring out the elf in you!
      • All Ages Welcome! (Registration Required)
  • Baby Time! Thursday 12/22 5:00PM
    • Baby time is composed of a lot of fun songs, rhymes, and movement games to do any time with your baby! It’s also just a special time to work in a little one on one time during the busy day.
      • Ages: Infants-18 months (Registration Required)
  • Winter Movie Night: “Frozen!” Thursday 12/22 6:00PM
    • Since yesterday was the first day of Winter we will kick off the season with our favorite winter movie! Bring any Frozen toys you may have and we will have snacks and hang out with friends while we watch!
      • All Ages (Registration Required)
  • Music and Movement Tuesday 12/27     10:00AM
    • Come shake your sillies out with dancing, sing alongs, and instruments!
      • Suggested age group 2 – 4 years old
  • Preschool Story Time Tuesday 12/27 12:30PM
    • Fun stories and lots of movement for the preschool crowd!
      • Suggested age group 3 – 5 years old (Registration Required)
  • Collector’s Club Wednesday Tuesday 12/27      4:15PM
    • Do you collect shells, cards, figurines, or anything else? Join us at the Collectors Club to show off your awesome collection and learn about other people’s as well!
      • Suggested age group Grades 4th – 6th (Registration Required)
  • Story Time: “Family/Home” Wednesday 12/28 10:00AM
    • Families and homes come in so many forms it’s fun to explore them all! If you’d like, bring a family photo to this story time to show the group!
      • Suggested Ages 2 – 4 years old 
  • Kwanzaa Story Time! Wednesday 12/28 12:30PM
    • All this month we have taken a look at different kinds of families and the traditions and celebrations they have! This story time falls right in the middle of Kwanzaa!  We will be taking a look at some of the traditions that go with this celebration of family and togetherness!
      • All Ages (Registration Required) 
  • **SPECIAL VISITOR** Yoga with Ms. Nicole!! Wednesday 12/2 4:00PM
    • Nicole is back at the library! We’ll be laughing, learning, and moving along with her high energy and creative yoga class!
      • Grades K – 3rd (Registration Required) 
  • New Year’s Eve Crafts Thursday 12/29 3:30PM -5:00PM
    • The end of the year is almost here! Come make some crafts to help you ring in the new year this weekend!
      • All Ages (Registration Required) 
  • Teen Night: Murder Mystery Thursday 12/29 5:30PM
    • It’s a WhoDunIt at the library! Uncover clues and solve the mystery to save Library Land from a sinister force!
      • Grades 7th – 12th (Registration Required) 

Weekly Programs

  • Friday Afternoon Preschool Story Time
    • Every Friday at 12:30PM come join us for a Preschool-Perfect story time! (note: the library is closed Friday 12/23)
      • Registration Required
    • Chess Club
      • Every Monday at 5:30 come to chess club! Whether you’re a pro or just learning you’re bound to have a blast! (noe
        • Registration Required

 

Adult Programs

  • Friends of the Library Thursday 12/1 6:30PM
  • Adult Book Club Thursday December 15th 6:30PM