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!

July Program Descriptions

A little more detail about our fun programs coming up this July!

 

 

****All Programs from June 15th – August 10th Require Prior Registration****

 

Oh Baby! Friday July 1st 12:00PM

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

 

***Monday July 4th Library Closed***

 

Dance, Dance, Dance! – Tuesday July 5th 10:00AM

  • We’ll be putting on our dancing songs! We’ll dance along to fun songs like Freeze Dance, Animal Action, and more!
    • Registration for this program is required. Infants – Preschool

 

Musical Mornings – Wednesday July 6th  10:00AM

  • Fingerplay songs, large group movement, sing alongs, and instruments!
    • Registration for this program is required. Infants – Preschool

**SPECIAL VISITOR**  Kids Yoga Grades K-2nd – Wednesday July 6th 11:00AM

  • Jeanne, a yoga instructor right here in Oxford, will be leading two kid’s yoga programs. Each class is specifically tailored for each age group.  All kids are sure to enjoy this fun yoga program!
    • Registration for this program is required. Grades K-2nd

 

**SPECIAL VISITOR**  Kids Yoga Grades 3rd – 6th – Wednesday July 6th 12:00PM

  • Jeanne, a yoga instructor right here in Oxford, will be leading two kid’s yoga programs. Each class is specifically tailored for each age group.  All kids are sure to enjoy this fun yoga program!
    • Registration for this program is required. Grades 3rd – 6th

 

**SPECIAL VISITOR** Adult Yoga Program – Thursday July 7th July 21st July 28th and August 4th  11:30AM

  • Jeanne will be joining us again, this time to host a yoga program for the grown ups! You can sign up for just one or two classes or the whole series!
    • Registration for this program is required

 

The Great Pancake Race!  A Silly story/activity time – Thursday August 7th 5:00PM

  • The Great Pancake Race is an activity that is part of the feast day the UK celebrates before Lent. The idea of the race is to flip your pancake as you run to the finish line!  We’ll be having our own pancake race and enjoying some fun stories and activities as well!
    • Registration for this program is required. All ages welcome!

 

**SPECIAL VISITOR** “Good Idea” A Science Program About Inventions – Friday July 8th 1:00PM

  • Jean, our Science expert, will be hosting a program about inventions. Participants will also have a chance to try their hand at inventing something as well!
    • Registration for this program is required. Grades 7th – 12th

 

**SPECIAL VISITOR** Kids Zumba with Ms. Tracy – Monday July 11th 2:00PM

  • Miss Tracy is a Zumba instructor right here in Connecticut! She will be visiting the library to host a fun and energetic Zumba class just for kids!  Zumba helps develop a healthy lifestyle and incorporate fitness as a natural part of children’s lives by making fitness fun. Classes incorporate key childhood development elements like leadership, respect, team work, confidence, self-esteem, memory, creativity, coordination, cultural awareness.
    • Registration is required. Grades K-5

 

Air Battle of the Bands – Monday July 11th 6:30PM

  • Perform as an individual or make a band with other participants! You will be able to choose a song and have time to plan out an amazing performance for the rest of the group.  All instrument playing and singing must be mimed!
    • Registration for this program is required. Grades 7th – 12th

 

**SPECIAL VISITOR** Yummy (Part 1) Story time with Ms. Rachel – Tuesday July 12th 10:00AM

  • Rachel is back to host another immersive story time at the library. Rachel includes props to listen to or touch throughout the story to really engage the audience!
    • Registration for this program is required. Infants – Preschool

 

“Yummy” (Part 2) Story Time – Wednesday July 13th 10:00AM

  • Stories and activities about our favorite treats!
    • Registration for this program is required. Infants – Preschool

 

Oh Baby! Wednesday July 13th 11:30AM

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

 

**LIVE CONCERT** Survivor Swing Band – Thursday July 14th 1:30PM

  • Come experience the classic melodies from an era gone by–hot tunes and soothing ballads of the Swing Era–plus many of the wonderful melodies from the two decades that followed!
    • Registration for this program is required. All ages welcome!

 

Teen Coloring – Thursday July 14th 4:00PM

  • Coloring has been gaining tons of popularity recently. It’s relaxing, social, a stress reliever, and just plain fun!  We’ll provide the pictures, crayons, and colored pencils, you just come enjoy yourself!
    • Registration for this program is required. Grades 7th – 12th

 

**SPECIAL VISITOR** Gymnastic and Cheer Demonstration – Friday July 15th 4:00PM

  • Local cheer and gymnastic enthusiast, Anna, will be coming to the library to talk about her experiences with the sports as well as demonstrating some moves!
    • Registration for this program is required. All ages welcome!

 

“Let’s Play!” Story Time – Tuesday July 19th  10:00AM

  • Stories and activities about play time!
    • Registration for this program is required. Infants – Preschool

 

Sports Trivia – Tuesday July 19th  4:00PM

  • Test your knowledge about the sports world and win cool prizes!
    • Registration for this program is required. Grades 4th – 6th

 

“Hide and Seek” Story Time – Wednesday July 20th  10:00AM

  • Stories and activities with a “guess who” and “can you find?” theme!
    • Registration for this program is required. Infants – Preschool

 

**SPECIAL VISITOR** The Mascots From the Hartford Yard Goats Come Visit! – Thursday July 21st 3:30PM

  • The Hartford Yard Goats are a Connecticut baseball team that have invited our library to be a part of their Reading Books In Summer program! Their mascots will be visiting to promote summer reading and all participants in the program will receive a voucher for a complimentary ticket to one of two Hartford Yard Goats baseball game taking place August 16th or 17th !!
    • Registration for this program is required. All ages welcome!

 

Sports Mad Libs – Friday July 22nd 3:45PM

  • Come hang out at the library for a relaxing afternoon of playing sports themed Mad Libs with your friends!
    • Registration for this program is required. All ages welcome!

 

Teen Night: Video Game Trivia – Monday July 25th 4:00PM

  • Test your knowledge (and earn more prize tickets!!!) of all things video games, from Pong to Dark Souls!
    • Registration for this program is required. Grades 7th – 12th

 

“Move It!” Story Time – Tuesday July 26th   10:00AM

  • A fun story time about all the different ways to keep active!
    • Registration for this program is required. Infants – Preschool

“Beat the Record!”  Tuesday July 26th   2:00PM

  • We will be taking a look at some famous world records and finding a few that we can challenge ourselves with!
    • Registration for this program is required. Grades K – 3rd

 

“Keep On Moving!” Story Time – Wednesday July 27th   10:00AM

  • An active story time with some music and movement mixed in!
    • Registration for this program is required. Infants – Preschool

 

**SPECIAL VISITOR**  “The Tortoise and the Hare” Wednesday July 27th 2:00PM

  • A Creative Dramatics workshop and interactive story time. You will play a part in the classic story of the Tortoise and the Hare!  The program will be led by story and drama expert Ms. Ingrid!  Space for this program is limited to 20 participants so be sure to sign up soon!
    • Registration for this program is required. Grades K – 5th

 

Teen night: Live Action Pac Man – Thursday July 28th 2:00PM

  • We will take turns being Pac Man and try to make it through the mazes while collecting dots, special items, and avoiding ghosts!
    • Registration for this program is required. Grades 7th – 12th

 

“Beat the Record!”  Friday July 29th 3:00PM

  • We will be taking a look at some famous world records and finding a few that we can challenge ourselves with!
    • Registration for this program is required. Grades 4th – 6th  

 

Weekly Programs

Chess Club – Mondays at 5:30PM (library closed May 30th)

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 – Led by Jeanne

  • Thursday July 7th 11:30AM
  • Thursday July 21st 11:30AM
  • Thursday July 28th 11:30AM
  • Thursday August 4th 11:30AM
    • Registration is required. You may sign up for certain single sessions or all four

 

 

 

Adult Zumba – Led by Celeste

  • Thursday June 30th 6:30PM
  • Thursday July 7th 6:30PM
  • Thursday July 14th 6:30PM
  • Thursday July 21st 6:30PM
  • Thursday July 28th 6:30PM
    • Registration is required. You may sign up for certain single sessions or all four

 

Adult Book Discussion – July 21st 6:30PM

  • A Man Called Ove by Frederik Backman

May Program Descriptions!

Happy May everyone!

School is winding down and summer is almost here and the library is THE place to be!  We have tons of brand new programs for kids AND adults and we hope you’ll join us for the fun!  If any of the programs that you are interested require prior registration just give us a call at (203) 888-6944 or e-mail me at rrivero@oxfordlib.org  Don’t forget to check out our May Calendar

May 2016 Program Descriptions

Children’s Book Week May 2-May 6 

Mother Goose Story Time Monday May 2nd 2:00PM

  • May 1st is Mother Goose Day! We will be celebrating with a fun story time on Monday May 2nd with stories, rhymes, and flannel board fun!
    • All Ages Prior Registration Required

Kids Classics Story Time Tuesday Mary 3rd 10:00AM

  • We’ll be reading some of the best loved children’s stories!
    • All Ages

Storybook Bingo Tuesday May 3rd 4:15PM

  • Come for fun and a chance to win cool prizes with Bingo boards based on your favorite kids books!
    • Grades K-3rd Prior Registration Required

Musical Mornings Wednesday May 4th 10:00AM

  • Join us for a morning of music! We will be exploring instruments, dancing, sing alongs, finger plays, and more!  The program runs 30 minutes long and is fun for children of any age!
    • All Ages

Star Wars Craft Wednesday May 4th 4:15PM

  • In a library close, close to home we will be creating fun crafts inspired by a galaxy far, far away. May the fourth be with you!
    • All Ages Prior Registration Required

Book Posters Thursday May 5th 5:00PM

  • Come create a poster for your favorite book! You can bring them home to decorate your room or display them at the library!
    • Grades 4th-6th Prior Registration Required

Children’s Book Trivia Friday May 6th 4:00-4:30PM

  • How well do you know your favorite children’s books?
    • All Ages Prior Registration Required

  Junior Friends of the Library Planning Meeting – Monday May 9th  at 6:30PM and Tuesday May 10th  at 4:15PM

  • The Junior Friends group plays an active role in planning programs, fundraisers, and making the library a better place! During May’s meeting we will be planning on hosting a program over the summer!
    • Ages 8-18 Prior Registration Required

The Pond Storytime Tuesday May 10th 10:00AM

  • A fun storytime about ponds and the plants and animals that make their homes there!
    • All Ages

Oh Baby!  Infant Play Group Tuesday May 10th 3:00PM

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

Show and Tell Story Time Wednesday May 11th 10:00AM

  • 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! This program is walk-in welcome and fun for every age!
    • All Ages

Author Visit!!!  Wednesday May 11th 4:00PM

  • Holly Danowski, author of Who is the Sock Fairy?, will be joining us to share her new children’s book!
    • All Ages Prior Registration Required

Improv and Acting Games Thursday May 12th 5:30PM

  • Come perform and play! We’ll be trying out acting scenes and hilarious improve games!
    • Grades 7th -12th Prior Registration Required

Mad Libs Friday May 13th 4:00PM-4:30PM

  • Come relax and kick off your weekend with some silly Mad Libs!
    • Grades 4th-6th Prior Registration Required

All Ages Coloring Program Monday May 16th 6:30PM

  • Coloring has been gaining tons of popularity recently. It’s relaxing, social, a stress reliever, and just plain fun!  We’ll provide the pictures, crayons, and colored pencils, you just come enjoy yourself!
    • All ages Prior Registration Required

Story Time with Special Guest!  Tuesday May 17th 10:00AM

  • Our good friend Ms. Rachel will be joining us at story time! Rachel is a speech-language pathologist and will be hosting this fun, interactive, and educational story time!
    • All ages

Make Your Own Bookmark Tuesday May 17th 4:00PM

  • Your books say a lot about you so shouldn’t your bookmarks? Come create your own personalized page saver!
    • Grades 4th-6th Prior Registration Required

Art-Themed Story Time  Wednesday May 18th 10:00AM

  • Wednesdays story time will be all about colors and creativity!
    • All ages

Collector’s Club  Wednesday May 18th 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!
    • All ages

Craft Program Hosted by the Girl Scouts  Thursday May 19th 3:45PM

  • One of our local Girl Scout Troops is working toward their Bronze Award! Stop by to see what fun activities they have in store and to support them as they work toward their Bronze Award!
    • All Ages

Pokemon Club  Thursday  May 19th 4:15PM

  • Bring your cards, bring your friends!  Play against opponents and try to catch ’em all!
    • All ages Prior Registration Required

Teen Coloring Night  Thursday  May 19th 6:45PM

  • Coloring has been gaining tons of popularity recently. It’s relaxing, social, a stress reliever, and just plain fun!  We’ll provide the pictures, crayons, and colored pencils, you just come enjoy yourself!
    • Grades 7th-12 Prior Registration Required

Special Afternoon Storytime!  Friday May 20th 5:00PM

  • The Oxford Festival of Arts Cultural and Enterainment is schedule for May 20th, 21st, and 22nd. There will be a showcase exhibit in the Town Hall Meetingroom with a Meet the Artist Gala Opening on Friday May 20th from 6-9PM.  To get you in the mood for fun, the library will be hosting a story time and craft downstairs at 5:00PM!
    • All ages Prior Registration Required

Kids Yoga and Bedtime Stories Monday May 23rd 6:30PM

  • Come in your PJ’s and have a relaxing evening with us! We will be doing some unwinding yoga and reading a few bedtime stories!
    • Grades K-3rd Prior Registration Required

Musical Mornings Tuesday May 24thth 10:00AM

  • Join us for a morning of music! We will be exploring instruments, dancing, sing alongs, finger plays, and more!  The program runs 30 minutes long and is fun for children of any age!

Oh Baby!  Infant Play Group Tuesday May 24thth 11:30AM

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

On the Move in May Transportation Story Time Wednesday May 25th 10:00AM

  • All things that go! A fun story time with some of your favorite things, trains, buses, trucks, and more!
    • All ages

YA Book Reviews Wednesday May 25th 3:30PM

  • Write and share your reviews of books for the YA crowd! We’ll be posting a copy of the reviews in the teen section!
    • 7th-12th Grade Prior Registration Required

Craft Program Hosted by the Girl Scouts  Thursday May 26th  3:45PM

  • One of our local Girl Scout Troops is working toward their Bronze Award! Stop by to see what fun activities they have in store and to support them as they work toward their Bronze Award!
    • All Ages

Lego Club Thursday May 26th 4:30PM

  • Do you love Legos? We do! We will be clearing the Children’s Section and putting out our huge collection of blocks for you to explore and construct with!  We also have great Lego books and magazines for fun and inspiration!
    • Grades K-3rd Prior Registration Required

Opposite Day Story Time  Tuesday May 31st 10:00AM

  • We will be exploring the fun world of opposites during story time!
    • All ages

Weekly Programs

Chess Club – Mondays at 5:30PM (library closed May 30th)

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! 

**Infant – Preschool Play Group– Thursdays at 9:30AM

  • 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. Recommended age groups: 6mos – 3years.

**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 Coloring Program

  • Friday May 6th 1:00PM
  • Monday May 6th 4:00PM
  • Friday May 20th 2:00PM

 

  • Coloring has been gaining tons of popularity recently. It’s relaxing, social, a stress reliever, and just plain fun!  We’ll provide the pictures, crayons, and colored pencils, you just come enjoy yourself!
    • Registration is strongly encouraged.

 

Adult Book Discussion Thursday May 19th 6:30PM

  • Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Strada

April Programs!

Changes to April Calendar:

Harry Potter Trivia will now be Wednesday April 27th at 4:00PM

The Girl Scout Program will now be Thursday April 28th at 3:45PM

I apologize for the changes!

Hello everyone!  It’s Spring, it’s Spring!  I know you’re all having a blast outside but I hope you’ll find a little time to come hang out with us :) The April Program Calendar is available here and you can find some detailed descriptions of the programs below 🙂

Please note that some of the programs require prior registration so that we can get a more or less accurate idea of the materials we will need.  If you would like to sign up for a program you can sign up at the library, call us at (203) 888-6944, or e-mail Miss Robyn at rrivero@oxfordlib.org.  Hope to see you soon!!

Chess Club – Mondays in April 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!
    • Recommended age groups: All ages welcome!

 

**Infant – Preschool Play Group– Thursdays at 9:30AM

  • A perfect opportunity to meet families in the area! Different books, puzzles, and music will be displayed for families to explore and check out!
    • Registration is strongly encouraged. Recommended age groups: 6mos – 3years.

 

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

  • Kick off your weekend with some fun! We will have books, games, and puzzles in the kids section.  Come by, meet other familes, and have a great time!
    • Registration is strongly encouraged.

 

 Junior Friends of the Library Planning Meeting – Monday April 4th at 6:00PM and Tuesday April 5th at 4:15PM

  • The Junior Friends group plays an active role in planning programs, fundraisers, and making the library a better place! During April’s meetings we will be working on our upcoming fundraisers! We’ll be creating signs for our upcoming bottle and can drive as well as making some bracelets to raise money to sponsor programs for our Summer Reading Program!
    • Registration for this program is required.Recommended Age Group: 8 – 18

 

April Showers Story Time – Tuesday April 5th 10:00AM

  • Stories about the fun of rainy days!
    • All ages!

 

 Show and Tell Story Time – Wednesday March 6th  10:00AM

  • 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! This program is walk-in welcome and fun for every age!

 

 

 

 

**Kooky Chemistry – Wednesday April 6th 4:15PM

  • We will be making slime! We will learn about and observe the way different chemicals react, or don’t, with each other unless they are combined just the right way!
    • Registration required. Grades K-3

 

**Harry Potter Trivia – Thursday April 7th 6:30PM

  • Come test your knowledge about Hogwarts, the wizarding world, and the Boy Who Lived!
    • Registration required. Grades 3-6

 

**Sci Fri Short Story Chat – Friday April 8th 3:45PM – 4:30PM

  • Do you love Science Fiction? So do I!  If you’re into the genre or just looking for an interesting read, come join us to talk about some classic Sci Fi short stories!  If you would like to join, please sign up and ask Miss Robyn for a copy of the stories!
    • Registraion required. Grades 7-12

 

D.E.A.R Read-In – Monday April 11th 6:00PM – 8:00PM

  • 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!
    • Registration encouraged. All ages (adults, too!)

 

Musical Mornings – Tuesday April 12th 10:00AM

  • Join us for a morning of music! We will be exploring instruments, dancing, sing alongs, finger plays, and more!  The program runs 30 minutes long and is fun for children of any age!
    • Recommended age groups: All ages welcome!

 

**Infant/Toddler Play Group-Tuesday April 12th 2:00PM & Tuesday April 26th 2:00PM

  • Learn, laugh, and play with other friends in your special age group! Perfect for Infants to Two Year Olds.
    • Registration is required. Ages 6mos – 2y/o

 

**D.E.AR. Favorite Author – Tuesday April 12th 4:15PM

  • What better time to reach out to our favorite authors than during “Drop Everything and Read” month?! We invite you to join us to write letters to your favorite author which Miss Robyn will send out at the end of the program!
    • Registration is required. Grades 3-6

 

Clouds and Rainbows Storytime! – Wednesday April 13th 10:00AM

  • A story time and craft program all about rainbows and clouds!
    • All ages!

 

 

**Author Visit! Jessica Haight & Stephanie Robinson – Thursday April 14th 5:00PM

  • The authors of the book The Secret Files of Fairday Morrow will be visiting! They will be discussing the inspiration and process of writing a book and share tips and answer questions!  The book has a 780 lexile reading level and is suggested for readers 10 and up.  However, aspiring writers of any age would enjoy this program!
    • Registration required.

 

**Open Mic Night – Thursday April 14th 6:45PM

  • Come share your writing, songs, or anything else you can think of! This is a supportive and positive environment to show off all of the things that make you awesome!
    • Registration required. Grades 7-12 

 

** Kids Zumba – Monday April 18th 3:00PM

  • Miss Tracy is a Zumba instructor right here in Connecticut! She will be visiting the library to host a fun and energetic Zumba class just for kids!  Zumba helps develop a healthy lifestyle and incorporate fitness as a natural part of children’s lives by making fitness fun. Classes incorporate key childhood development elements like leadership, respect, team work, confidence, self-esteem, memory, creativity, coordination, cultural awareness.
    • Registration is required. Grades K-5

 

 

 Show and Tell Story Time – Tuesday April 19th   10:00AM

  • 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! This program is walk-in welcome and fun for every age!

 

**Sensational Science – Tuesday April 19th 2:00PM

  • We will be taking a look into all five senses and how we use them every day!
    • Registration is required. Grades K-3

 

Musical Mornings – Wednesday April 20th  10:00AM

  • Join us for a morning of music! We will be exploring instruments, dancing, sing alongs, finger plays, and more!  The program runs 30 minutes long and is fun for children of any age!
    • Recommended age groups: All ages welcome!

 

**Big Kid Story Time – Wednesday April 20th 2:00PM

  • You’re never too old to come relax and listen to some laugh out loud funny stories! We will be having snacks and making a craft too!
    • Registration required. Grades K-5

 

Girl Scout Hosted Program – Thursday April 21st 3:45PM

  • One of our local Girl Scout Troops is working toward their Bronze Award! They will be hosting their own programs the third Thursday of each month from 3:45PM to 5:15PM.  Stop by to see what fun activities they have in store and to support them as they work toward their Bronze Award!
    • All ages welcome!

 

**Pokemon Club – Thursday April 21st   4:15PM

  • Bring your cards, bring your friends!  Play against opponents and try to catch ’em all!
    • Registration for this program is required. All Ages!

 

** Earth Day Story Time – Friday April 22nd 1:00PM

  • Come enjoy stories and crafts celebrating our planet! We will be learning about the different animals, plants, and environments that all call Earth “home!”
    • Registration is strongly encouraged. All ages!

 

** Bedtime Stories and PJ Party!  Monday April 25th 6:45PM

  • We will be winding down in the evening with some stories about bed time! Jump in your pajamas and join us! (Milk and cookies included of course!)
    • Registration is required. All ages!

 

Garden Story Time – Tuesday April 26th 10:00AM

  • Come learn about plants and seeds with a special craft to take home!
    • All ages!

 

** ”No-Tech Coding” Code a Friend! – Tuesday April 26th 4:15PM

  • We will be learning about the basic ideas of computer programming by “programming” our friends! We’ll learn how code is structured and executed to make computer functions work!
    • Registration is required. Grades 4-6

 

Music and Stories – Wednesday April 27th 10:00AM

  • A fun combination of Musical Mornings and story time! We will not  be sitting still!
    • All ages

 

 

 

 

 

**Poetry Slam – Thursday April 28th 6:45PM

  • April 28th is “Great Poetry Day!” Come share your great poetry with other poetry lovers!  Not a writer?  Feel free to share your favorite poems written by an author!
    • Registration required. Grades 8-12

 

** Teen Trivia – Friday April 29th 3:45PM – 4:30PM

  • Are you a pro at knowing unique facts? Do people often ask, “How did you know that?!”  Come to Teen Trivia and test your knowledge!
    • Registration required. Grades 7-12