October Program Descriptions

October Programs already?!  There are so many exciting things next month that I couldn’t wait to let you know about them 🙂

Don’t forget to sign up for anything that catches your eye!

Weekly Programs

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

Suggested for Ages 18 months – 4 years old

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 🙂

Every Wednesday 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.

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 Simple Machines, Cutting and Tracing, Pumpkin Science, and Spooktacular STEAM!

**Special Note** Ms. Robyn will not be in Friday 10/13 but there will still be activity centers set up in the children’s section pertaining to that week’s theme of “Cutting and Tracing!”

Other Programs by Day 

Monday October 2 – 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!

Thursday October 5 – 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

Thursday October 12 – 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 each meeting you will receive of a copy of the book to be discussed for next month!

Monday October 16 – Word and Letter Games 3:00pm

Suggested for Grades 6th – 12th

Registration Required

It’s National Dictionary Day!  We will be celebrating with word games such as word jumbles, crosswords, definition trivia, and more!

Monday October 16 – Tissue Box Design Derby 5:00pm

Suggested for Grades K – 3rd

Registration Required

You and your grown up will work together in teams to transform a simple tissue box into a race car! All materials will be provided, just bring your imagination and be ready for a race!

Thursday October 19 – DIY Haunted Houses 5:00pm

Suggested for Grades 3rd – 6th

Registration Required

We will be transforming empty boxes into diabolical dioramas using recycled materials!  We will display your DIY creations for the duration of the month!

Monday October 23 – SPECIAL VISITOR – Ghost Hunting 101  6:30pm

This program is for adults and young adults ages 12 and up

Registration Required

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

Tuesday October 24 – After School Snack Potluck!  4:00pm

Suggested for Grades 3rd – 6th

Registration Required

It’s National Food Day!  Sign up to bring your favorite after school snack to the library; we will be sharing the snacks with all who attend!  This is a great chance to have some yummy snacks and share your family favorites!

Thursday October 26 – Haunted Gingerbread Houses 5:00pm

Suggested for Grades K – 3rd

Registration Required

Join us to create spooky and edible masterpieces out of gingerbread houses, candy, and more!

Monday October 30 – Halloween Party and Magic Show!  5:30pm

All ages welcome!!

Registration Required

Mr. Magic has performed at over 70 libraries in the state this year alone!  He is a legend among magical performers in our state!  Don’t miss his incredible and hilarious performance at the library!  After the show, feel free to stay for fun Halloween games, crafts, and more!  Costumes encouraged!!

Adult Programs

Monday October 2 – 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.

Thursday October 5– 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.

Thursday October 12 – Homeschool Round Table   6:30PM

 Registration Required

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!

Wednesday October 18 – 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

Thursday October 19 – Adult Book Discussion 6:30pm

This month, the group will be discussing My Italian Bulldozer by Alexander McCall Smith. 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!

Monday October 23 – SPECIAL VISITOR – Ghost Hunting 101  6:30pm

This program is for adults and young adults ages 12 and up

Registration Required

Have you ever wanted to meet a real Ghost Hunter? Do you want to hear actual recordings of ghosts captured at haunted houses?  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. He visits many libraries and the testimonials will assure you that this lecture is not to be missed!

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