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

November Program Descriptions!

This afternoon’s program “Super Sweet Haunted Houses” will be cancelled today (10/26/16). We will work on constructing our edible Haunted Houses on Monday October 31st at 3:30 instead. I apologize for the change! If you would like to sign up for Monday, please call (203) 888-6944 or email rrivero@oxfordlib.org

November 2016 Program Descriptions

To register for a program you can sign up int he binder at the library, call us at (203) 888-6944, or e-mail rrivero@oxfordlib.org

  • Story Time Theme “Dinovember!” – Tuesday 11/1      10:00AM
    • Stories, songs, and activities about dinos!
      • Suggested age group 2 – 4 years old 
  • Preschool Story Time – Tuesday 11/1 12:30PM
    • Fun stories and lots of movement for the preschool crowd!
      • Suggested age group 3 – 5 years old
      • Registration Required
  • Story Time Theme “Owls” – Wednesday 11/2      10:00AM
    • Whoooooo doesn’t like owls?! Stories, songs, and activities!
      • Suggested age group 2 – 4 years old
  • Coloring Club – Wednesday 11/2      3:45PM
    • Not only is coloring fun and allows you to bring home some creative awesome art; it also helps with relaxation and concentration!
      • Suggested age group Grades 4th – 6th
  • Homework/Study Group – Thursday 11/3 5:00PM
    • Don’t let your homework loom over you!  Finish it up at the library and relax later at home! Bring your friends and tackle your homework in the relaxing and peaceful environment!
      • All Ages Welcome!
      • Registration Required
  • Preschool Story Time – Friday 11/4 12:30PM
    • Fun stories and lots of movement for the preschool crowd!
      • Suggested age group 3 – 5 years old
      • Registration Required
  • Coloring Club – Friday 11/4      3:30PM
    • Not only is coloring fun and allows you to bring home some creative awesome art; it also helps with relaxation and concentration!
      • Suggested age group Grades 7th – 12th
  • Baby Time – Monday 11/7 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.
      • Age Range: Infants to 18 months
      •  **Registration Required**
  • Junior Friends of the Library – 11/7  3:45PM
    • Be a part of how the library works! At this meeting we will be organizing donated books to be part of a book sale!  We’ll be organizing the books and making signs to promote the sale!
      • Ages 8 – 18
      • **Registration Required**
  • Baby Time – Tuesday 11/8 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 Theme “Animals at Night” – Tuesday 11/8      10:00AM
    • It’s darker earlier and there is tons of life out there! We’ll take a look at the kinds of critters who wake up when the sun goes down!
      • Suggested age group 2 – 4 years old

***SPECIAL EVENT** “It’s a Jungle Out There!”  Tuesday 11/8

  • Jean from Science Snoopers will be coming to do an exciting program about the wonders of the rainforest! But Ms. Robyn, you say, it’s November and chilly and gloomy out!  Exactly!  This program will transport us to the warm and thrilling rain forest to the explore the exotic plant and animals that can be found there!  Be sure to sign up for this program ahead of time!
    • All Ages Welcome
    • Registration Required
  • Story Time Theme “Dinosaur Roar!” – Wednesday 11/9      10:00AM
    • Because there is no such thing as too many dinosaurs!
      • Suggested age group 2 – 4 years old
  • Kids Craft Night! – Wednesday 11/9 3:45PM
    • We’ll be making bird feeders for our feathered friends!
      • Grades K – 3rd
      • Registration Required
  • Minute to Win It – Thursday 11/10 4:00PM
    • Can you build an uneven lego tower, walk across the room with a book on your head, or move cotton balls from one plate to another? Can you do any of these in under 60 seconds?  Come find out!
      • Grades 7th – 12th
      • Registration Required
  • Show and Tell Story Time – Thursday 11/10 7:00PM
  • Come join us for story time with a twist! We invite you to bring a favorite toy or special item from home to talk about with our friends! We’ll also be reading some great stories and doing some fun activities
    • All Ages Welcome
    • Registration Required
  • Homework/Study Group – Monday 11/14 3:45PM
    • Don’t let your homework loom over you!  Finish it up at the library and relax later at home! Bring your friends and tackle your homework in the relaxing and peaceful environment!
      • All Ages Welcome!
      • Registration Required
  • Late Night Story Time – Monday 11/ 14 7:00PM
    • What’s better than a story before bed?  How about some songs, yoga, and friends?
    • All Ages Welcome
    • Registration Required 
  • **SPECIAL VISITOR** Ms. Rachel Hosting Story Time – Tuesday 11/15 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 11/15 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 11/16 10:00AM
    • Come shake your sillies out with dancing, sing alongs, and instruments!
      • Suggested age group 2 – 4 years old
  • Wii Wednesday – Wednesday 11/16 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 4th – 6th
      • Registration Required
  • Pokémon Club – Thursday 11/17 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
  • Music and Movement – Thursday 11/17 6:00PM
    • Come shake your sillies out with dancing, sing alongs, and instruments!
      • Suggested age group 2 – 4 years old
      • Registration Required 
  • Preschool Story Time – Friday 11/18 12:30PM
    • Fun stories and lots of movement for the preschool crowd!
      • Suggested age group 3 – 5 years old
      • Registration Required
  • Scavenger Hunt and Other Fun Games – Friday 11/18 3:45PM
    • Come unwind after school with a fun scavenger hunt, bingo, and more fun games!
      • Grades K – 3rd
      • Registration Required
  • Hands on Poetry – Monday 11/21 3:30PM
    • Making poetry a tactile experience! We’ll be using magnets, book spines, and magazine clippings to create unique poetry!
      • Grades 7th – 12th
      • Registration Required
  • Baby Time – Tuesday 11/22  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 Theme “Please and Thanks” – Tuesday 11/22 10:00AM
    • Stories about what it means to be thankful! And  a silly turkey story thrown in for good measure!
      • Suggested age group 2 – 4 years old
  • Middle School Book Discussion – Tuesday 11/22 3:45PM
    • We will be discussing last month’s book, Skulduggery Pleasant, and voting on a book for next month! If you would like to attend but didn’t make it to the last meeting, just ask Ms. Robyn for a copy of the book and we’ll get it to you asap!
      • Grades 6th – 8th
      • Registration Required
  • Story Time Theme “Turkey and Thanks!” – Tuesday 11/23 10:00AM
    • A story time about feasts and family!
      • Suggested age group 2 – 4 years old
  • Pokémon Club – Monday 11/28 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
  • Spy Night! – Monday 11/28 6:00PM
    • We will be coming up with disguises and testing your spy skills in different areas such as memory, code breaking, clue finding, and sneakiness! Be sure to sign up early for this program!  Space is limited!
      • Grades 4th – 6th
      • Registration Required
  • Music and Movement – Tuesday 11/29 10:00AM
    • Come shake your sillies out with dancing, sing alongs, and instruments!
      • Suggested age group 2 – 4 years old
  • Big Kid Story Time – Tuesday 11/29 3:45PM
    • Come hang out after school for some fun stories, a craft, and lots of movement!
      • Grades K – 3rd
      • Registration Required
  • Music and Movement – Wednesday 11/30 10:00AM
    • Come shake your sillies out with dancing, sing alongs, and instruments!
      • Suggested age group 2 – 4 years old
  • Wii Wednesday – Teens – Wednesday 11/30 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

 

 

  • Every Monday – All Ages Chess Club at 5:30PM
    • Registration Required
  • Every Friday – All Ages Play Group at 10:00AM
    • Registration Strongly Suggested
    • A perfect opportunity to meet families in the area! Though Ms. Robyn is not present during the program, we wanted to provide a common meeting place for families looking to socialize or for a fun morning activity!  Different books, puzzles, and music will be displayed for families to explore and check out!

 

Adult Programs

  • Pharmacist Chat For Parents/Caregivers 11/1       10:30AM
    • Leslie, the Pharmacist at Market 32, will be joining us right after story time for a casual chat about health and wellness for your little one. She is super nice and an open book so feel free to come with any questions or suggestions for programs she may host in the future about health and wellness!
  • Friends of the Library Meeting
    • Thursday 11/3 6:30PM
  • Building Committee Meeting
    • Monday 11/7 7:00PM
  • Library Board Meeting
    • Wednesday 11/17 7:00PM
  • Adult Book Discussion
    • Thursday 11/17 6:30PM
    • This months book I am Madame X by Gioia Diliberto
  • An Introduction to American Indian Music
    • Monday 11/21 6:00PM

October Programs

**EVENT ADDED**  There will now be a Fire Safety Story Time on Wednesday October 12th at 12:30PM  The Oxford Fire Department will be visiting that day to read a story and give us a tour of a real fire engine!  Please be sure to sign up for this program🙂

October is jam packed with programs!  We have so many different things planned for every age group and interest, we can’t wait to see you here!  Don’t forget to also check out our Calendar and if you would like to register for any of the programs below just give us a call at (203) 888-6944, e-mail rrivero@oxfordlib.org, or visit us at the library!

October 2016 Program Descriptions

  • Toddler/Preschool Story Time – “Pets!” Tuesday 10/4 10:00AM
    • A story time in appreciation of our furry, scaly, gilled, slimy, and feathered friends!
  • Pokémon Club – Tuesday 10/4 4:15PM
    • 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!
      • Registration Required. All Ages Welcome!
  • Toddler/Preschool Story Time – “Birds!” Wednesday 10/5 10:00AM
    • We’ll be taking a look at birds! Birds we see every day and those that are more exotic!  Their homes, their calls, and their feathers!!
  • **SPECIAL VISITOR** Yoga Story Time – Wednesday 10/6 5:45PM
    • So many of our favorite stories have tons of yoga poses hidden right in the pages! Nicole, a local kid’s yoga teacher, will joining us to lead the story time!  We’ll be interacting with some fun books by becoming certain animals or items in the books via different poses!
      • Grades K – 3rd **Registration Required**
  • Toddler/Preschool Story Time – “Fire Safety!” Tuesday 10/11 10:00AM
    • October is Fire Safety Month! We’ll have stories, songs, and crafts about fire safety!
  • SPECIAL EVENT! Junior Friends Welcome Meeting! October 11th 4:15pm
    • The Junior Friends of the Oxford Public Library is back for the 2016-2017 session! 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!  At this meeting we will be introducing ourselves, looking through book catalogs, and planning our first program!

  • Ages 8 – 18 **Registration Required**

 

  • Toddler/Preschool Music and Movement – Wednesday 10/12 10:00AM
    • Come shake your sillies out with dancing, sing alongs, and instruments!
  • Afternoon Preschool Story Time – Wednesday 10/12 12:30PM
    • A story time for our afternoon friends! After morning preschool come hang out at the library for fun stories, songs, and crafts!
      • Ages 2 – 5 **Registration Required**
  • Lego Club – Wednesday 10/12 4:00PM
    • 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)
  • Afternoon Preschool Story Time – Thursday 10/13 12:30PM
    • A story time for our afternoon friends! After morning preschool come hang out at the library for fun stories, songs, and crafts!
      • Ages 2 – 5 **Registration Required**
  • Teen Book Night/ Teen Read Week Celebration – Thursday 10/13 6:00PM
    • October 9th—15th is teen read week! Come celebrate your love of all things literary at our teen read week party!  There will be bingo, trivia, charades, pizza, and prizes!
    • Grades 7th – 12th **Registration Required**
  • Fun Fridays – Charades! – Friday 10/14 4:00 – 4:30PM
    • Bring your friends and your acting skills! You will have to act out movies, books, songs, and objects all without saying a word!
      • Grades 4th – 6th **Registration Required**
  • Toddler/Preschool Story Time – “Pumpkins!” Tuesday 10/18 10:00AM
    • Stories about growing, transforming, and even eating our favorite Autumn gourd.
  • Craft Night! – Tuesday 10/18 4:15PM
    • Bring your friends and come construct at the library! We’ll have lots of different materials to work with while you craft and hang out with your pals!
      • Grades 4th – 6th **Registration Required**
  • Toddler/Preschool Story Time – “Farms!” Wednesday 10/19 10:00AM
    • Farmers, tractors, crops, and animals!
  • Pokémon Club – Thursday 10/20 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!
      • Registration Required. All Ages Welcome!
  • Homework/Study Club – Friday 10/21 4:00-4:30PM
    • Don’t let your homework loom over your whole weekend! Finish it up    Friday at the library!  Bring your friends and tackle your homework in the relaxing and peaceful environment🙂
      • All Ages welcome **Registration Required**
  • Not-So-Scary Story Time – Monday 10/24 7:00PM
    • Ghost, goblins, monsters, and witches!! These spooktacular characters don’t need to scare you!  They can make one monsterously fun story time!  Join us for an evening story time all about the fun side of our favorite spooky pals!
      • Grades K-3rd **Registration Required**
  • Toddler/Preschool Story Time “Halloween Fun!” (PARADE!) Tuesday 10/25 10:00AM
    • Wear your costume to story time today because we will be trick or treating in a Halloween Parade upstairs in Town Hall! We’ll meet in the Children’s Section of the Library at 10:00AM and then head upstairs!  After, we will come back downstairs for some Halloween stories, songs, and crafts!
  • Kid’s Book Discussion Grades 6th – 8th Tuesday 10/25 3:45PM
    • Looking for a great group to share your love of reading? Join us for our Middle School Book  Discussion; we’ll be reading a new book each month and then getting together at the Oxford Public Library to talk about it!  If you’d like to join us, please sign up and Ms. Robyn will order you a copy of the book!  At the October meeting we’ll be introducing ourselves, talking about what kind of things we like to read, and     receiving our first book…Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy.
      • Grades 6th – 8th **Registration Required**
  • Toddler/Preschool Story Time “Monsters!” – Wednesday 10/26 10:00AM
    • Cute monsters, wacky monsters, not-so-scary monsters
  • Super Sweet Haunted Houses – Wednesday 10/26 3:30PM
    • We’ll be constructing haunted houses out of candy, crackers, sauces, and more!
      • Grades 7th – 12th **Registration Required**
  • SPECIAL EVENT “Creature Feature” A Science Snoopers Program – Thursday 10/27 5:30PM
    • Jean will visit with a spectacular science program all about the octopus and its relatives! The program includes some awesome information, hands on props, stories, and a craft!
      • All Ages Welcome! **Registration Required**
  • SPECIAL EVENT All Ages Halloween Party! – Thursday 10/27 6:30 – 7:30PM
    • Come in your costume! Games, music, snacks, and more!
      • All Ages Welcome! **Registration Required**
  • Fun Fridays! Halloween Mad Libs – Friday 10/28 4:00 – 4:30PM
    • Come relax Friday after school with some silly and spooky Mad Libs! So funny, it’s scary!
      • Grades 4th – 6th **Registration Required**

 

Recurring Programs:

  • Chess Club – Every Monday at 5:30PM (Library Closed 10/10)
    • Whether you are an expert or are interested in learning, our weekly chess club is a great place to meet new friends and challenge yourself with learning this exciting game!
      • All Ages welcome!
  • Baby Time – 10/4 and 10/18 at 9:30AM 10/24 and 10/31 at 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.
      • Age Range: Infants to 18 months **Registration Required**
  • All Ages Play Group – Every Friday at 10:00AM
    • A perfect opportunity to meet families in the area! Though Ms. Robyn is not present during the program, we wanted to provide a common meeting place for families looking to socialize or for a fun morning activity!  Different books, puzzles, and music will be displayed for families to explore and check out!
      • **Registration is strongly encouraged**

 

Adult Programs

  • SPECIAL VISITOR – Ghost Hunting 101 – Monday 10/3 5:30PM
    • Have you ever wanted to meet a real Ghost Hunter? Do you want to hear actual recordings of ghosts captured at haunted houses in and around the Connecticut and New York area? Join paranormal investigator Barry Pirro of ConnecticutGhostHunter.com who will share chilling stories from recent investigations, play recordings of real ghosts, and share ghost hunting tips. Questions will be answered and members of the audience will have a chance to share their ghost stories. He visits many libraries and the testimonials will assure you that this lecture is not to be missed! Check out testimonials from other libraries and get more info on Barry and his research at ConnecticutGhostHunter.com
      • This program is for adults and young adults ages 12 and up **Registration Required**

 

  • Friends of the Library Meeting – Thursday 10/6 6:00PM

 

  • AUTHOR VISITOR – Brianna Dunlap Author of “Connecticut Valley Tobacco” – Monday 10/17 6:00PM
    • Cigar tobacco runs in the blood of Connecticut River Valley farmers. Delve into the surprising history of the region’s most iconic crop, all the way back to early Native American uses and the boom of the Civil War. Though fashionable in the 1950s, the popularity of cigars declined a decade later, nearly destroying the region’s tobacco industry. A resurgence in the 1990s brought new life to the crop, and the reopening of Cuba in 2015 added a new chapter for cigar tobacco. Brianna Dunlap, director of the Connecticut Valley Tobacco Museum, provides a guide to important tobacco landmarks from East Haddam to Brattleboro, featuring stunning photography from Leonard Hellerman. It is the story of the people―the farmers and field hands―who made tobacco the soul of the valley.
      • **Registration Required** 
  • Building Committee Meeting – Monday 10/17 7:00PM 
  • Board Meeting – Wednesday 10/19 7:00PM Library Board Meeting 
  • Adult Book Discussion – Thursday 10/20 6:30PM 
    • Proof of Guilt by Charles Todd

 

September Program Descriptions!

September is almost here!  Just because Summer is ending, we hope you won’t lose the momentum of coming to the library, we’d miss you all!

We’re always here with great book recommendations (for school or pleasure!), a meeting place for your study group or to do homework with friends, to just hang out, and (of course) SUPER fun programs!  Check out the programs we have planned (below or on our Calendar) and be sure to sign up ahead of time for those which require registration.

Whatever you’re up to this September, we hope to continuing seeing you often!

If you have any questions or need to sign up for a program; give us a call at (203) 888-6944 or e-mail me at rrivero@oxfordlib.org  :)

September Library Program Descriptions

“My Library Card is Cool Because…” Contest! 

  • Write a brief paragraph about why your library card is important to you to celebrate National Library Card Sign Up Month! The writing contest is open to grades K-12 and one winner from each other following age groups will be selected Friday, September 23rd.  Kindergarten – 2nd    3rd – 5th Grade. 6th – 8th Grade. 9th – 12th Grade.  You can officially sign up for the contest Thursday September 3rd from 3-8pm or simply submit your paragraph any day before the 23rd with your name, grade, and phone number on it.  Good luck!

Fun Fridays: Library Scavenger Hunt!  Friday 9/2    4:00PM – 4:30PM

  • How well can you get around your library? Come test your skills and go on a treasure hunt for magazines, reference, and more!
    • Registration Required. Grades 4th – 6th

Story Time Theme: The Jungle! Tuesday 9/6     10:00AM

  • A fun story and craft time all about the jungle! This Tuesday, story time will be led by Ms. Dawn as a special treat!
    • Suggested for ages 2 – 5 (younger and older siblings welcome!)

Music and Movement! Wednesday 9/7     10:00AM

  • Come shake your sillies out with dancing, finger play songs, and instruments!
    • Suggested for ages 2 – 5 (younger and older siblings welcome!)

Teen Night: Chopped: Craft Edition  Thursday 9/8    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 7th – 12th

National Teddy Bear Day! Teddy Bear Picnic! Friday 9/9    4:00PM – 4:30PM

  • Bring your bears for a fun story time all about our furry friends!
    • Registration Required. All Ages Welcome!

Infant Fun and Interactive Program! – Tuesday 9/13     9:30AM – 10:00AM

  • A program just for your little one! Simple songs, bouncing, and finger play games your baby will love!
    • Registration Required. Great for babies under 2!

Story Time Theme: Apples! Tuesday 9/13     10:00AM

  • September is the best for apple picking! Join us for a fun story and craft program all about yummy apples!
    • Suggested for ages 2 – 5 (younger and older siblings welcome!)

Story Time Theme: Crayons! Wednesday 9/14     10:00AM

  • A fun and interactive story time about our favorite art medium!
    • Suggested for ages 2 – 5 (younger and older siblings welcome!)

Preschool Afternoon Story Time!  Wednesday 9/14 12:30PM

  • Join us after preschool for some fun and unwinding!  A story, some songs, even a little yoga!  A great way for your preschool to relax after a busy morning!
      • Registration Required.   Suggested for ages 3 and 4 (younger and older siblings welcome!)

Pokémon Club Thursday 9/15     4:15PM

  • 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!
    • Registration Required. All Ages Welcome!

Fun Fridays: An Olympic “Games” Program!  Friday 9/16    4:00PM – 4:30PM

  • Olympic Bingo, Olympic Trivia, Olympic Charades! Join us for these fun Olympic games!
    • Registration Required. Grades 4th – 6th

**SPECIAL EVENT!** Library Card Sign Up Party!  Monday 9/19 6:00PM – 7:00PM

  • September is National Library Card Sign Up Month! If you are a kid and do not have your library card yet, come join us for games, snacks, and fun!  While you’re there, sign up for your library card!
    • Registration Required. All Ages Welcome! (Friends who already have library cards also welcome to join the fun!!)

**SPECIAL Visitor!** Barnyard Friends Science Program With Special Visitor Ms. Jean!    Tuesday 9/20     10:00AM

  • Jean, of Science Snoopers fame, will be joining our Tuesday morning with a whole barnyard! This science program is great for toddler and preschoolers with easy to grasp info about farms, animals who live there, and crops that grow there.  Also, Ms. Jean bring a barn full of friendly toy animals to play with!
    • Registration Required.

Story Time Theme: Autumn Tuesday 9/21     10:00AM

  • September 22nd is the first day of Autumn! Let’s get ready with fabulously fun Fall stories, songs, and crafts!
    • Suggested for ages 2 – 5 (younger and older siblings welcome!

Infant Fun and Interactive Program! – Thursday 9/22     6:15PM – 6:45PM

  • A program just for your little one! Simple songs, bouncing, and finger play games your baby will love!
    • Registration Required. Great for babies under 2!

Lego Club – Friday 9/23     4:00PM – 4:45PM

  • 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. Grades K – 3rd (Friday Note: Program will end promptly at 4:45PM)

September 26th – September 30th is National Banned Books Week!  Celebrate writing and reading what matters to you!

Banned Books Based Movies: Every evening we will be showing a movie based on a popular banned books.  Title, time, and ratings are listed below

  • Charlotte’s Web (Rated G) Monday 9/26 at 6:00PM
  • A Collection of Curious George Cartoons from PBS Kids – Tuesday 9/27 4:00PM
  • Babar (Rated G) Wednesday 9/28 4:00PM
  • Matilda (Rated PG) Thursday 9/29 6:00PM
  • Winnie the Pooh (Rated G) Friday 9/30 10:00AM

Story Time Theme: Banned Story Time Tuesday 9/27     10:00AM

  • We’ll be reading two favorites; Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? And Where the Wild Things Are, both of which have been briefly challenged or banned in certain states!  Fun activities and crafts to go along with these favorite picture books!
    • Suggested for ages 2 – 5 (younger and older siblings welcome!)

Teen Night: Banned Book Trivia Tuesday 9/27      3:00PM

  • Trivia will include knowledge about book plots, authors, and reasons for the book being challenged or banned.
    • Registration Required. Grades 7th – 12th

Music and Movement! Wednesday 9/28     10:00AM

  • Come shake your sillies out with dancing, finger play songs, and instruments!
    • Suggested for ages 2 – 5 (younger and older siblings welcome!)

Big Kid Story Time: Banned Books  Thursday 9/29    4:30PM

  • Come enjoy stories, activities, and crafts with a story time for our bigger kids! We’ll be reading Where the Wild Things Are and The Lorax!
    • Registration Required. Grades K – 3rd

Banned Books Week Readathon!  Thursday 9/29 7:00PM

  • A fun excuse to sit, relax, and read! Come join us with whatever you’re reading, banned or not, to get cozy and enjoy an hour to celebrate reading whatever you’d like!
    • All ages, kids and grown ups!

**Weekly Programs**

  • Chess Club: Every Monday at 5:30PM (Library closed Monday September 5th)  All ages and skill levels
  • All Ages Play Group: A perfect opportunity to meet families in the area!  Though Ms. Robyn is not present during the program, we wanted to provide a common meeting place for families looking to socialize or for a fun morning activity!  Different books, puzzles, and music will be displayed for families to explore and check out!
    • Registration is strongly encouraged.

 

**Adult Programs**

  • Adult Book Discussion: Thursday 9/22 7:00PM
    • This month’s book The Girl in the Blue Beret by Bobbie Ann Mason
  • Adult Library Card Sign Up Part: Thursday 9/22 7:00PM
    • Come enjoy some snacks, and join us for a trivia game. All patrons who register for a library card during September will receive a free book courtesy of the Friends of the Library!

August Program Descriptions

A little more info about the fun goings on at the library this month!  All of our programs this month require registration, you can give us a call at 203-888-6944, e-mail at rrivero@oxfordlib.org, or simply visit us to sign up!

August 2016 Program Descriptions

“G is for Gold Medal” An Olympic Games Program – Monday August 1st  2:00PM

  • Stories and activities about the Olympic Games!
    • Grades 4th – 6th

Story Time: “Round and Around” (Hosted by Ms. Dawn) – Tuesday August 2nd10:00AM

  • Stories about things that go! Robyn will be out for the morning so Ms. Dawn will be hosting this story time!
    • Ages Toddler – Preschool

Story Time: “Zoom!”  – Wednesday August 3rd 10:00AM

  • Robyn is back and will be hosting a second story and activity time about the world of transportation@
    • Ages Toddler – Preschool

**SPECIAL VISITOR**  Teen Yoga led by Jeanne – Wednesday August 3rd 3:00PM

  • Local yoga instructor, Jeanne, will be hosting a yoga program tailored specifically for our teens! Whether you’ve been doing yoga for a while or if this will be your first try, you’re sure to have a great time!
    • Grades 7th – 12th

Big Kid Story Time: “The Olympics” – Thursday August 4th 3:30PM

  • Stories and activities about the Olympic Games!
    • Grades K-3rd

All ages activity program: “Summer Fun!” – Monday August 8th 5:00PM

  • Stories, games, and crafts all focused on the things that make summer special

 

Story Time: “Back to Nature” – Tuesday August 9th 10:00AM

  • Stories, songs, and crafts about the great outdoors!
    • Ages Toddler – Preschool

Story Time: “The Beach” – Wednesday August 10th 10:00AM

  • Stories, songs, and crafts about the surf, sun, and sand
    • Ages Toddler – Preschool

End of Kids Summer Reading Challenge!  Family Game Day – Wednesday August 10th 2:30-4:30 PM

  • Stop in any time between 2:30 and 4:30 PM to enjoy snacks and games at the library. This will also be the last day to turn in any reading logs and receive prizes for your reading!  Registration is not required for this program, however, two parts of it will be at specific times; please sign up  for the following specific portions.  We will play Bingo at 3 pm and host some large group games (freeze dance, hot potato, etc) at 4 pm.
    • All Ages!

Bookmark Coloring Activity – Thursday August 11th 6:00PM

  • Personalize bookmarks to make every time you read special!
    • Grades K-3rd

Teen Night: Letters to Your Favorite Author – Monday August 15th 6:30PM

  • Have you ever wished you could tell your favorite author how much you loved their book? Or ask them to explain something?  Now is your chance!  On Monday August 15th we invite you to come hang out, chat with friends, and write to your favorite author!  After the program I will find contact info for each and send your letters!
    • Grades 7th – 12th

Story Time: “Shapes” – Tuesday August 16th 10:00AM

  • Stories, activities, and crafts about shapes!
    • Ages Toddler – Preschool

Big Kid Story Time:  Robots! – Tuesday August 16th 4:00PM

  • A story time for our school age friends focusing on silly stories starring robots!
    • Grades K – 3rd

Story Time: “Bubble Bonanza”  – Wednesday August 17th 10:00AM

  • Stories about bubbles, songs about bubbles, and of course, play time with bubbles!
    • Ages Toddler – Preschool

“Oh Baby!” An Infant Play Program – Thursday August 18th 3:30PM

  • Join us for fun songs, stories, and interactions with you and your little one!
    • Recommended Age: 6month-18months

Pokémon Club – Thursday August 18th 6:00PM

  • Bring your cards, bring your friends, or come to meet new friends! A relaxed meet up to chat about all things Pokémon!
    • Grades 4th – 6th

Story Time: “Playful Picnics” – Tuesday August 23rd 10:00AM

  • Stories, activities, and crafts about enjoying the food, family, friends, and fun of a picnic!
    • Ages Toddler – Preschool

Collectors Club – Tuesday August 23rd 4:00PM

  • 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!
    • Grades 4th – 6th

Story Time: “ABC’s” – Wednesday August 24th 10:00AM

  • A story time featuring the alphabet!
    • Ages Toddler – Preschool

Teen Night: Trivia – Thursday August 25th 6:00PM

  • Hang out with friends, learn new facts, and test your knowledge about topincs ranging from History to movies and much more!
    • Grades 7th – 12th

Story Time: “Cool Preschool” – Tuesday August 30th 10:00AM

  • A special story time all about the excitement of going to preschool!
    • Ages Toddler – Preschool

Story Time: “Star Light, Star Bright” – Wednesday August 31st 10:00AM

  • A special story time about space and stars.
    • Ages Toddler – Preschool

 

Weekly Programs

Chess Club – Mondays at 5:30PM

 

Make new friends, learn the game, or test new strategies.  All ages and skill levels are welcome.  This is one of our fastest growing programs so we encourage registration for this event each week to aid with partner match ups, however, drop in guests are always welcome!

  • All ages welcome!

 

**All Ages Play Group– Fridays at 10:00AM

  • A perfect opportunity to meet families in the area! Though Ms. Robyn is not present during the program, we wanted to provide a common meeting place for families looking to socialize or for a fun morning activity!  Different books, puzzles, and music will be displayed for families to explore and check out!
    • Registration is strongly encouraged.

 

Adult Programs

Adult Yoga – Thursday August 4th 10:15 AM

 

Adult Zumba – Thursday August 4th 6:30PM

 

Author Visit – Janet Barrett, author of They Called Her Reckless

 

Adult Book Discussion – Thursday August 18th 6:30PM

This month’s book Vanessa and Her Sister by Priya Parmar

July Special Events!

Every program at the library is a blast, but this month we have some very special visitors coming that we are EXTRA excited about! All of these programs require prior registration so make sure to call, e-mail, or visit us to sign up!

Wednesday July 6th:  We will be having a professional yoga instructor coming to teach two yoga programs!  For grades K-3rd the program will be at 11:00 am.  for grades 4th – 6th the program will be at 12:00 pm.

Friday July 8th:  Ms. Jean will be hosting a special science program about the history of inventions for grades 7th – 12th.

Monday July 11th:  Tracy is back to lead a fun and energetic kids Zumba program!  The program will start at 2:00 pm and is tailored for grades K-5th though younger and older participants are welcome if interested!

Thursday July 14th:  Live Concert! The Survivor Swing Band will be visiting the library to perform upbeat and energetic swing music at 1:30 pm!

Friday July 15th: At 4:00 pm, local gymnast and cheer enthusiast, Anna, will be coming by to talk about her experiences in gymnastics and cheer as well as to show us some cool demonstrations!

Thursday July 21st: The mascots for the Hartford Yard Goats baseball team are coming to the library at 3:30!  All participants for the program will receive a voucher for a free Hartford Yard Goats baseball game!!

Wednesday July 27th: An interactive drama production at 2:00 pm!  Come be a part of the action as we learn and act out the story “The Tortoise and the Hare” with special visitor and story time theater expert, Ms. Ingrid, leading the group!  This program is for kids grades K-5th.  Space limited to 20 participants so be sure to sign up asap!

 

We hope to see you soon!  As always, give us a call with any questions!