September Program Descriptions

Summer was great but I’m ready for Autumn!  Here is a little more info about all of the programs coming up at the library!  If you see something that catches your interest, be sure to sign up ASAP!  You can do that by visiting us at the library, calling (203) 888-6944, e-mailing rrivero@oxfordlib.org, or registering at tinyurl.com/OxfordCTLIbrary!

Hope to see you soon!

Weekly Programs

Every Tuesday and Wednesday Morning at 10:00am – Story Time!

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. Check the calendar for each week’s themes! Come join us, we’d love to see you there 🙂

Suggested for Ages 18 months – 4 years old

**Special Note** Ms. Robyn will not be in Tuesday 9/26 and Wednesday 9/27; story time on those days will be “Show and Tell,” so bring something fun from home to share a story about! Ms. Dawn will be helping to oversee the programs J

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Every Wednesday Morning at 9:30am – Morning Baby Time!

Suggested for Infants to Toddlers

Registration Required

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.

**Special Note** Ms. Robyn will not be in Wednesday 9/27 so there will be no Baby Time on that day.

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Every Friday at 1:30pm – STEAM Story Time

Suggested for Ages 3 – 5

Registration Required

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 month’s themes include Clouds, Engineering, Matching, and Sorting!

**Special Note** Ms. Robyn will not be in Friday 9/29 so we will be showing “Animated Story Time Favorites” on that day in lieu of story time!

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Other Programs by Day

Friday September 1 – “We’ve Got Mad (Motor) Skills”  1:30pm

Suggested for Ages 3 – 5

Registration Required

As part of our weekly STEAM Story Time we will take one Friday each month to focus on our motor skills! This week we will work on writing and tracing; including holding writing utensils, tracing letters, and tracing different kinds of lines and shapes as well!

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Tuesday September 5 – National Cheese Pizza Day!  Make Your Own Pizza 4:00pm

Suggested for Grades K – 3rd

Registration Required

It’s National Cheese Pizza Day! Come join us for silly pizza stories, trivia, and (of course) a snack of DIY English Muffin Pizzas!

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Thursday September 7 – Middle School Book Club 5:00pm

Suggested for Grades 6th – 8th

Registration Required

Every month we will be reading and discussing a different book. At this meeting everyone will receive a copy of The Secret Garden which will be the first book we read.  We will vote on which books everyone would like to read for the upcoming months!

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Monday September 11 – Pokémon Club  5:00pm

All Ages Welcome!

Registration Required

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!

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Tuesday September 12 – National Video Game Day!  Open Wii Play 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Suggested for Grades 6th – 8th

Registration Required

It’s National Video Game Day! We’ll be hooking up the Wii to our big screen projector for you to play!  We have lots of games available, but feel free to bring your own as well!

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Thursday September 14 – Minute to Win It 5:00pm

Suggested for Grades 3rd – 6th

Registration Required

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

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Monday September 18 – Minecraft Mania 5:00pm

Suggested for Grades 3rd – 6th

Registration Required

A game day all about Minecraft! Create a pixel-drawing of yourself, decorate a Minecraft bookmark, answer Minecraft trivia, and more!

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Tuesday September 19 – National “Talk Like a Pirate” Day!  Pirate Story Time 4:00pm

Suggested for Grades K – 3rd

Registration Required

Stories! Games! Crafts! All with a fun pirate twist!

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Thursday September 21 – Mystery Night 5:00pm

Suggested for Grades 6th – 12th

Registration Required

Come take part in a literary mystery! There are strange happenings at the library.  You will follow clues, solve riddles, and try to crack the case!

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Monday September 25 – Playdough Craft-ernoon 3:30pm – 5:30pm

All Ages Welcome!

Registration Required

Come join us for an afternoon of playdough! We will have tons for you to play with as well as lots of neat tools to use!

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Thursday September 28 – Lego Club 4:30pm – 6:30pm

All Ages Welcome!

Registration Required

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.

**Special Note** Smaller Legos will be out for older kids to enjoy, please supervise young children around small Legos as they may be a choking hazard

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Adult Programs

Thursday September 7th – FOLIO Meeting 6:30pm

The purpose of the Friends of the Library in Oxford shall be to maintain an association of persons interested in the Oxford Public Library; to focus public attention on library services, facilities, and needs; and to stimulate gifts, endowments, and bequests to the Library. The Friends of the Library in Oxford is devoted to providing supplementary programs, services, and equipment to increase the scope and effectiveness of the Oxford Public Library and to raise funds to that end.

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Monday September 11th – Library Building Committee Meeting 7:00pm

The Library Planning and Building Committee is charged with studying the long-range library plan and the library siting committee reports, as well as studying area libraries. The committee has been working with the architectural firm Peter Gisolfi Associates and our lead architect is Michael Tribe. We are currently meeting monthly on the first Monday of the month at 7pm at Town Hall to move forward with our charge. Meetings are open to the public and we welcome citizen’s input.

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Monday September 18th – Advanced Care Planning Program 6:30pm

A representative from Griffin Hospital will be speaking on advanced care options including things such as medical directives, assisted living, creating a will, and more.

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Wednesday September 20th – Library Board Meeting 7:00pm

The Library Board discusses library policy, advocating, resources, and more. The Board meets 10 months a year, with occasional special meetings as needed. The regular schedule of meeting dates is the third Wednesday each month at 7pm

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Thursday September 21st – Adult Book Discussion 6:30pm

This month, the group will be discussing The Trespasser by Tara French. If you would like to read the book to join the discussion, let any of the library staff know so we can order you a copy!

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