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


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