Summer Program Descriptions!!

 

July Program descriptions

Renew and Repurpose – Monday 7/17     2:00PM

We’ll be taking a look at how you can take old materials, clothes, and more and remake them into something amazing!

Age Range: Grades 7th – 12th

**Registration Required**

Evening Baby Time – Monday 7/17     5:00PM

Baby time is composed of a lot of fun songs, rhymes, and movement games to do any time with your baby! It’s also just a special time to work in a little one on one time during the busy day.

Age Range: Infants to 18 months

**Registration Required**

Story Time “Helping Hands” – Tuesday 7/18     10:00AM

At this story time we will be talking about how great it is to help others!

Age Range: 18months – 4 years old

**SPECIAL VISITOR** – “New England Forests” – Tuesday 7/18     2:30PM

Jean will be coming to help us explore the amazing things in nature that are all around us right here in New England!

Age Range: All Ages

**Registration Required**

Morning Baby Time – Wednesday 7/19     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 “Trucks” – Wednesday 7/19     10:00AM

Need we say more?!

Age Range: 18months – 4 years old

Teen Book Club – Wednesday 7/19     11:30AM

We will be talking about Gabriel Finley and the Raven’s Riddle as well as The Last Boy at St. Edith’s. However, with the state library delivery system being down, we completely understand if you haven’t been able to receive/read these titles.  Come join us anyway and we will all chat about what we have been reading!

Age Range: Grades 7th – 12th

**Registration Required**

Renew and Reuse – Wednesday 7/19     2:00PM

We’ll be taking a look at how you can take old materials, clothes, and more and remake them into something amazing!

Age Range: Grades K – 3rd

**Registration Required**

**SPECIAL VISITOR** “Construct Creatively” – Thursday 7/20     2:00PM

Come learn how to create origami!

Age Range: Grades 3rd – 6th

**Registration Required**

“Construction Zone” – Thursday 7/20     6:00PM

Tons of things to build and play with!

Age Range: All Ages

**Registration Required**

**Preschool Story Time will be Cancelled Friday 7/21**

Create Communication – Monday 7/24     5:00PM

We will explore the evolution of communication and how are lives would be different if they ways we communicate were different.

Age Range: All Ages

**Registration Required**

Story Time “Tools” – Tuesday 7/25     10:00AM

All kinds of tools and how they help us!

Age Range: 18months – 4 years old

Minute to Win It – Tuesday 7/25     2:00PM

Balance a book on your head, build a house of cards, keep a balloon in the air…but you only have 60 seconds!

Age Range: Grades 7th – 12th

Registration Required

Story Time “Home Sweet Home” – Wednesday 7/26     10:00AM

We will talk about different kinds of homes around the world!

Age Range: 18months – 4 years old

Teen Book Club – Wednesday 7/26     11:30AM

We will be talking about Gabriel Finley and the Raven’s Riddle as well as The Last Boy at St. Edith’s. However, with the state library delivery system being down, we completely understand if you haven’t been able to receive/read these titles.  Come join us anyway and we will all chat about what we have been reading!

Age Range: Grades 7th – 12th

**Registration Required**

Engineering Challenge – Wednesday 7/26     2:00PM

You will be presented with a problem to solve and will build the solution!

Age Range: Grades K – 3rd

**Registration Required**

Neighborhood Nature – Thursday 8/27     2:00PM

Taking care of nature can start right in your neighborhood!

Age Range: Grades K – 3rd

**Registration Required**

Teen Trivia – Thursday 7/27     5:00PM

Are you good at remembering random acts?  Do people often ask you, “How do you know that?”  Come to Teen Trivia Night and test your knowledge!

Age Range: Grades 7th – 12th

**Registration Required**

Preschool Story Time – Friday 7/28     1:30PM

Join us Fridays at 1:30PM for story times that focus on the wonders of our world! These STEAM based story times are great for kids 3 – 5 years old and who are curious explorers!  This week we are exploring shapes!

Age Range: 3 – 5 years old

**Registration Required** 

 

August Program Descriptions

Beyond the Library Walls – Monday 7/31     2:00PM

Come join us to talk about how to be a more active part of your community beyond the library!

Age Range: Grades 7th – 12th

**Registration Required**

Teen Book Club – Monday 7/31     7:00PM

We know summer is a time when you have been reading a ton! With the state library delivery system being down, we haven’t chosen specific titles to discuss, instead we’d like to just all get together and talk about what you’ve read this summer!

Age Range: Grades 7th – 12th

**Registration Required**

Story Time “All Around Town: The Library” – Tuesday 8/1      10:00AM

Join us every Tuesday and Wednesday morning for Story Time!  During story time we learn songs together and include lots of movement such as dancing, yoga, ASL, and more!  The stories are chosen with interaction in mind to hold children’s attention and get them excited about reading!  We include number and letter recognition through games and songs as well.  At each story time we create a special project to take home that reflects our theme of that week. Come join us, we’d love to see you there 🙂

Suggested Age Range: 18 months  – 4 years old

The Clothes We Wear – Tuesday 8/1      1:00PM

How we dress is a great way to express ourselves! We will explore clothing around the world, including special occasion outfits and everyday wear!

Age Range: Grades K – 3rd

**Registration Required**

Morning Baby Time – Wednesday 8/2     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 “All Around Town: Fire and Police Stations” – Wednesday 8/2    10:00AM

Join us every Tuesday and Wednesday morning for Story Time!  During story time we learn songs together and include lots of movement such as dancing, yoga, ASL, and more!  The stories are chosen with interaction in mind to hold children’s attention and get them excited about reading!  We include number and letter recognition through games and songs as well.  At each story time we create a special project to take home that reflects our theme of that week. Come join us, we’d love to see you there 🙂

Suggested Age Range: 18 months  – 4 years old

Music and Movement – Wednesday 8/2    3:00PM

Come get your wiggles out with a program full of singing, dancing, and musical instruments.

Age Range: All Ages

Lego Club – Thursday 8/3     2:00PM

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)

**SPECIAL VISITOR** Animal Embassy – Thursday 8/3     4:00PM

Library patrons will meet live AnimalAmbassadors such as a Monk Parakeet, a Red Foot Tortoise, a Mandarin Duck, a Chilean Rose-Haired Tarantula, a Ferret, an Argentinian Horned Frog and an African Hedgehog or African Porcupine. We will also see artifacts & photographs representing one of nature’s most prolific builders, the beaver, along with bird & paper wasp nests. Together, we’ll draw parallels with our own lives while exploring how we can build a better world!

Age Range: Ages 4 and up

**Registration Required**

Preschool Story Time – Friday 8/4      1:30PM

Join us Fridays at 1:30PM for story times that focus on the wonders of our world! These STEAM based story times are great for kids 3 – 5 years old and who are curious explorers!  This week we are talking about transportation!

Age Range: 3 – 5 years old

**Registration Required**

“Sense-Sational” Touch and Smell – Monday 8/7     2:30PM

We’ll be focusing on and exploring our sense of touch and our sense of smell.

Age Range: Grades K – 3rd

**Registration Required** 

Teen Book Club – Monday 8/7     7:00PM

We know summer is a time when you have been reading a ton! With the state library delivery system being down, we haven’t chosen specific titles to discuss, instead we’d like to just all get together and talk about what you’ve read this summer!

Age Range: Grades 7th – 12th

**Registration Required**

Story Time “All Around Town: Doctor and Dentist” – Tuesday 8/8      10:00AM

Join us every Tuesday and Wednesday morning for Story Time!  During story time we learn songs together and include lots of movement such as dancing, yoga, ASL, and more!  The stories are chosen with interaction in mind to hold children’s attention and get them excited about reading!  We include number and letter recognition through games and songs as well.  At each story time we create a special project to take home that reflects our theme of that week. Come join us, we’d love to see you there 🙂

Suggested Age Range: 18 months  – 4 years old

“Sense-Sational” Sight and Sound – Tuesday 8/8      2:30PM

We’ll be focusing on and exploring our sense of sight and our sense of sound.

Age Range: Grades 3rd – 6th

**Registration Required**

Story Time “All Around Town: The Grocery Store” – Wednesday 8/9    10:00AM

Join us every Tuesday and Wednesday morning for Story Time!  During story time we learn songs together and include lots of movement such as dancing, yoga, ASL, and more!  The stories are chosen with interaction in mind to hold children’s attention and get them excited about reading!  We include number and letter recognition through games and songs as well.  At each story time we create a special project to take home that reflects our theme of that week. Come join us, we’d love to see you there 🙂

Suggested Age Range: 18 months  – 4 years old

Pokémon Club – Wednesday 8/9      2:00PM

Whether you play the video games or cards or enjoy the show and movies, come play against or just chat with other friends interested in Pokémon! This is an independent program at which you can bring your own cards and relax and meet other players.  It is not a formal librarian-run program, but still a ton of fun!

Age Range: All Ages

**Registration Required**

Reading Partner Dogs – Thursday 8/10      2:00 – 3:30PM

What better way to practice reading than to cozy up with a furry friend?! A group of Reading Helper Therapy dogs will be visiting the library for a relaxing, fun, and pressure free practice session for our early readers!  Each child can sign up for a 15 minute block to read with the dogs.  You will have to call the library to sign up, sign up will not be available on our event webpage.

**Registration Required**

Library Promo Party – Thursday 8/10     6:00PM

Today is the day to present your library promotion materials! Whether it is a video, poster, or pamphlet, bring it in and present it to our group!

Age Range: Grades 7th – 12th

**Registration Required**

Summer Reading Wrap Up Party – Friday 8/11     12:00 – 2:00PM

Come celebrate the end of Summer Reading with games and more! We will be taking out the giant games from last summer and enjoying the sunshine and outdoors!

Age Range: All Ages

**Registration Required**

Teen Book Club – Monday 8/14     7:00PM

We know summer is a time when you have been reading a ton! With the state library delivery system being down, we haven’t chosen specific titles to discuss, instead we’d like to just all get together and talk about what you’ve read this summer!

Age Range: Grades 7th – 12th

**Registration Required**

Story Time “My Day” – Tuesday 8/15      10:00AM

Join us every Tuesday and Wednesday morning for Story Time!  During story time we learn songs together and include lots of movement such as dancing, yoga, ASL, and more!  The stories are chosen with interaction in mind to hold children’s attention and get them excited about reading!  We include number and letter recognition through games and songs as well.  At each story time we create a special project to take home that reflects our theme of that week. Come join us, we’d love to see you there 🙂

Suggested Age Range: 18 months  – 4 years old

Scavenger Hunt – Tuesday 8/15      2:30PM

Explore the library, internet, and databases in all the ways the library is more than just books!

Grades 3rd – 6th

Registration Required

Morning Baby Time – Wednesday 8/16     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 “Beach Day” – Wednesday 8/16    10:00AM

Join us every Tuesday and Wednesday morning for Story Time!  During story time we learn songs together and include lots of movement such as dancing, yoga, ASL, and more!  The stories are chosen with interaction in mind to hold children’s attention and get them excited about reading!  We include number and letter recognition through games and songs as well.  At each story time we create a special project to take home that reflects our theme of that week. Come join us, we’d love to see you there 🙂

Suggested Age Range: 18 months  – 4 years old

Book Reviews/Letters to the Author – Wednesday 8/16    3:30PM

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!

Age Range: Grades K-3rd

**Registration Required**

**SPECIAL VISITOR** Kid’s Yoga – Thursday 8/17     2:00PM

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!

Age Range: All Ages Welcome!

**Registration Required**

Book Roast – Thursday 8/17     3:30PM

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

Age Range: Grades 7th – 12th

**Registration Required**

Preschool Story Time – Friday 8/18     1:30PM

Join us Fridays at 1:30PM for story times that focus on the wonders of our world! These STEAM based story times are great for kids 3 – 5 years old and who are curious explorers!  This week we are talking about trees!

Age Range: 3 – 5 years old

**Registration Required**

Teen Book Club – Monday 8/21     7:00PM

We know summer is a time when you have been reading a ton! With the state library delivery system being down, we haven’t chosen specific titles to discuss, instead we’d like to just all get together and talk about what you’ve read this summer!

Age Range: Grades 7th – 12th

**Registration Required**

Story Time “Camping and Hiking” – Tuesday 8/22      10:00AM

Join us every Tuesday and Wednesday morning for Story Time!  During story time we learn songs together and include lots of movement such as dancing, yoga, ASL, and more!  The stories are chosen with interaction in mind to hold children’s attention and get them excited about reading!  We include number and letter recognition through games and songs as well.  At each story time we create a special project to take home that reflects our theme of that week. Come join us, we’d love to see you there 🙂

Suggested Age Range: 18 months  – 4 years old

Library Games – Tuesday 8/22     2:00PM

Tons of fun library themed games! There will be a scavenger hunt, Bingo, and “Who Am I?” game!

Age Range: Grades K – 3rd

**Registration Required**

Story Time “Cool Preschool” – Wednesday 8/23    10:00AM

Join us every Tuesday and Wednesday morning for Story Time!  During story time we learn songs together and include lots of movement such as dancing, yoga, ASL, and more!  The stories are chosen with interaction in mind to hold children’s attention and get them excited about reading!  We include number and letter recognition through games and songs as well.  At each story time we create a special project to take home that reflects our theme of that week. Come join us, we’d love to see you there 🙂

Suggested Age Range: 18 months  – 4 years old 

Teen Trivia – Wednesday 8/23      2:00PM

Are you good at remembering random acts?  Do people often ask you, “How do you know that?”  Come to Teen Trivia Night and test your knowledge!

Age Range: Grades 7th – 12th

**Registration Required**

Book Reviews/Letters to the Author – Thursday 8/24     4:00PM

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!

Age Range: Grades 3rd – 6th

**Registration Required**

Spy Night! – Thursday 8/24   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 All Ages

Registration Required

Preschool Story Time – Friday 8/25     1:30PM

Join us Fridays at 1:30PM for story times that focus on the wonders of our world! These STEAM based story times are great for kids 3 – 5 years old and who are curious explorers!  This week we are talking about rhythm and sound!

Age Range: 3 – 5 years old

**Registration Required**

Minute to Win It – Monday 8/28      5:00PM

Balance a book on your head, build a house of cards, keep a balloon in the air…but you only have 60 seconds!

Age Range: Grades 7th – 12th

Registration Required

Teen Book Club – Monday 8/28     7:00PM

We know summer is a time when you have been reading a ton! With the state library delivery system being down, we haven’t chosen specific titles to discuss, instead we’d like to just all get together and talk about what you’ve read this summer!

Age Range: Grades 7th – 12th

**Registration Required**

Music and Movement – Tuesday 8/29      10:00AM

Come get your wiggles out with a program full of singing, dancing, and musical instruments.

Suggested Age Range: 18 months  – 4 years old 

Maker Masters: Open Craft-ernoon! – Tuesday 8/29     3:30PM

Come craft with us! There will be tons of odds and ends to put your craft skills to the test and see what you can come up with!

Age Range: Grades 7th – 12th

**Registration Required**

Morning Baby Time – Wednesday 8/30     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**

Music and Movement – Wednesday 8/30    10:00AM

Come get your wiggles out with a program full of singing, dancing, and musical instruments.

Suggested Age Range: 18 months  – 4 years old

Better Together Movie Night! – Thursday 8/31     5:30PM

To conclude our summer of building a better world through hard work, compassion, and empathy, we will have a movie night with a film that celebrates all of these things! Come for a movie night to watch “Remember the Titans!” (Rated PG)

Age Range: Grades 7th – 12th

**Registration Required**

 

July and August Adult Programs

The De-Clutter Specialist – Friday July 14th       11:30AM

THE DECLUTTER SPECIALIST offers a variety of services to help you take control of your surroundings and your life! Services include

o     Small to large organizing projects
o     Downsizing your home
o     Organizing your home or office for maximum efficiency
o     Personal paperwork organization
o     Senior downsizing or decluttering
o     Staging your home for the resale

About the Founder
After a long career in the real estate field, Elaine Turek realized the best way to use her experience, natural talent and compassion for people was to help them de-clutter  and de-stress their lives as The De-Clutter Specialist!

Registration Required!

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The CT Women’s Hall of Fame Presents  “Women and War” Monday July 17th     6PM

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

Registration Required!

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Operation Gratitude Knit-A-Thon – Friday July 21   11:30AM

Knit for a cause!  Bring your knitting supplies and some friends and we will provide the space and refreshments!  We will be sending the knit projects to the troops!

 **Registration Required**

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Powerful Beyond Measure – Monday July 24th    1:00PM

Cynthia Mazzaferro is a Motivational Speaker, #1 Amazon Best-Selling Author, Energy and Intuitive Healer, Reiki Master, and Powerful Beyond Measure Life Coach.   She is a retired Physical Therapist of over 30 plus years and previous owner of an Ergonomic company where she performed work site analysis and spent thousands of hours training and teaching individuals on injury and stress reduction. Cindy’s passion is to assist people in their personal growth, health, and purpose.

Powerful Beyond Measure

Powerful Beyond Measure is a captivating, empowering guide to personal healing, transformation, and success beyond imagination! Cynthia Mazzaferro expertly leads readers to connect the dots from their past and realize the impact they continue to have in the present. This enables them to heal the root cause of their pain and let go of those old self-limiting beliefs and behaviors that keep them stuck in a cycle of unhappiness.

Following Cindy’s revolutionary P-O-W-E-R steps, readers discover the Power Within that propels them towards positive changes in every aspect of life. Powerful Beyond Measure gives specific tools and well-proven techniques that promote emotional health, well-being, and vibrancy. Readers will see shifts in their consciousness that supports growth, adventure, and success. Be empowered to ignite your passions, desires, and goals!

If you’re searching for something greater—inner peace, happiness, resolution, purpose, and success—Powerful Beyond Measure is the answer to a future filled with hope, abundance, and triumph.

You hold the keys to unlock all that you desire…a more powerful you!

***Registration Required***

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Homeschool Round Table: Monday 7/24     6:30PM

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

**Registration Encouraged**

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Homeschool Roundtable – Thursday 8/3     6:30PM

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

**Registration Required**

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Good Deed Exhibition – Monday 8/7      5:30PM

All summer we have encouraged you to document good deeds!  We invite you now to come join us as we all share the good we have experienced over the summer!  Let’s focus on the good in our community and building a better world!

**Registration Required**

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Good Deed Exhibition – Friday 8/11      11:00AM

All summer we have encouraged you to document good deeds!  We invite you now to come join us as we all share the good we have experienced over the summer!  Let’s focus on the good in our community and building a better world!

**Registration Required**

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Yoga Workshop – Monday 8-14     1:30PM

B.E.N.D.Y. was created when Nicole Kristoff had a vision of  teaching fitness and wellness while building a positive self-esteem. She has returned to Connecticut to share her expertise and love for yoga, fitness, and health. She applies her experiences from travel and teaching into her programs. Through fun games and creative classes, she engages and empowers students to get moving!

**Registration Required**

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Cookbook Club and Recipe Swap – Monday 8/14      5:30PM

Come share your favorite recipes and cookbooks with others!  Share family traditions and helpful hints! If possible, bring a copy of the recipe and we will make copies for everyone to bring home!

**Registration Required**

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Adult Book Club – Monday 8/17      6:30PM

We will be discussing Under a Summer Sky by Nan Rossiter – who will be joining us at the book discussion!

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“Build a Better Community” Pot Luck Lunch!

Friday 8/18      11:00AM

Get to know the people in your community!  Bring your favorite dish and come relax, eat, and socialize!

**Registration Required**

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Oxford Town Trivia – Monday 8/21     5:30PM

How well do you know your town?  Come find out at a special trivia night where you will be tested on your knowledge of the town’s history, architecture, current events, and more!

**Registration Required**

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Adult Coloring – Friday 8/25     11:00AM

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!

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“Open Mic” Share Your Art – Monday 8/28     5:30PM

Come share your writing, songs, art, 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**

 

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