November at the Library!

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Thank you all so much for staying tuned as we adjusted to our brand new hours. We are very happy to get to spend extra time with you all!

If you haven’t seen the new hours yet, here they are…

Monday 9:00am-5:00pm

Tuesday-Thursday 9:00am—7:00pm

Friday & Saturday 9:00am—4:00pm

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We have tons of fun programs planned and wanted to give you a little info on how to sign up 🙂

About Our Programs

If you would like to sign up for a program there are many ways to do so!

-Give us a call at 203-888-6944

-E-mail dhigginson@oxfordlib.org (for adult programs) or

-rrivero@oxfordlib.org (for children’s and teens programs)

-Register online at tinyurl.com/OxfordCTLibrary

-Visit us at 49 Great Oak Road

 It is greatly appreciated if you are able to sign up for a program in advance.  This way we can be sure we have enough space, materials, and other tools to make our programs amazing for you, our patrons!

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Here are some details about the exciting events coming up this November!

Weekly Programs

All Ages Story Time

Wednesdays and Fridays at 10:00am

Join us every Wednesday and Friday 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 🙂

Wednesday Mornings 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.

Saturday Mornings at 10:00am – 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.

Tuesday Evenings at 5:30pm – Evening 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 after the busy day.

Other Programs by Date:

FOLIO Meeting 6:30pm Thursday 11/1/18

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.

**Special Visitor** Veteran’s Program Author visit from Dr. Charles McNair, author of “Soldiers of a Foreign War”

2:00pm Saturday 11/3/18

Recommended for ages 16 – adult

It begins, the novel in December, 1971, finishing June, 2015. The title, “Soldiers of a Foreign War” alludes to the fact that the American and Vietnamese boys who were called upon, often unwillingly, to fight by their respective governments were fighting on alien soil.

The book follows two American infantry platoons, a three-man NVA combat cell, the staff of the 83rd Surgical Hospital and the villagers of An-Lat 5.  Through their story lines, I tell the effect of the war on all the participants in a more comprehensive way than other works in the genre.

“Soldiers of a Foreign War” tells the story of the combatants, civilians and mindless policies which drove them all through a futile war.

 

All Ages Game Day

2:00pm Monday 11/5/18

The children’s section will have board games, card games, and more available!  Bring your friends and family and enjoy a fun afternoon of games together!

Zen Coloring

12:00pm Tuesday 11/6/18

Join us for refreshments and relaxation all day long!  We will have coloring pages and supplies out in the Adult Section of the library.

 

**Special Visitor**  “Whoo’s Awake?” A Science Program About Nocturnal Animals

Tuesday 11/6/18 at 1:30pm

All Ages Welcome!

Ms. Jean Mai, Science Snooper Extraordinaire, will be visiting to host this special program about nocturnal animals!  Ms. Jean includes props, photos, and puppets to explain the topic of the day and always includes a story and craft!

 

**Special Visitor**  Veteran’s Day program: End of World War I and its Effect on Society and Politics Today

Wednesday 11/7/18

 Recommended for ages 16 – Adult

Join us as historian Bob Gardner of Oxford discusses the causes of World War I,

its effect in the local Connecticut economy, and then his talk focuses on the end of the war and the armistice agreements at the Treaty of Versailles that shape our world today. Explore these topics with us and reflect on the 100 years of history we have made since our first Armistice Day, now Veteran’s Day.

Middle School Book Club

2:45pm Tuesday 11/8/18

Grades 6th – 8th

Meets in Public Library—All students will need a note of permission which you can get from Ms. McConnell at the GOMS library

Every month we will be reading and discussing a different book.  At this meeting we will be discussing Need.

 

Pokémon Club

1:00pm 11/10/18

Bring along your cards to trade and play with!

We will watch a Pokémon TV episode and check out some cool Pokémon books and graphic novels.

 

**Special Visitor**  Live Music: Craig Harris-Bluegrass, Newgrass, Old-Time and Americana Music

2:00pm Saturday 11/10/18

Join us as author and musician Craig Harris performs and speaks about Bluegrass music in America and takes you on an interactive musical journey through wonderful songs and rhythms.

Craft Night! Fabric Ornaments

5:30pm 11/8/18

Ages 16 – Adult

Come enjoy a craft night for the grown ups!  We will be creating a beautiful and intricate fabric ornament.

Nutmeg Book Club

2:15pm Tuesday 11/13/18

Grades 9 – 12

Meets in the Library Media Center at Oxford Public High School

Join us every month to read and discuss a different book from the Nutmeg Nominee list!

Library Board Meeting

7:00pm Wednesday 11/14/18

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

Book Character Challenge!

1:00pm Thursday 11/15/18

Grades 6th – 12th

Come dressed as your favorite book character!

Test your knowledge with trivia questions that only “you” would know.

Act out different scenarios in which characters meet in the “real world.”

Have you ever wondered what would happen if Dobby and Dracula met at the grocery store?  Dress up and find out!

Book Discussion: Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

6:00pm Thursday 11/15/18

Ages 16 – Adult

From the bestselling author of Everything I Never Told You, a riveting novel that traces the intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and the enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives.
In Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything is planned – from the layout of the winding roads, to the colors of the houses, to the successful lives its residents will go on to lead. And no one embodies this spirit more than Elena Richardson, whose guiding principle is playing by the rules.
Enter Mia Warren – an enigmatic artist and single mother – who arrives in this idyllic bubble with her teenaged daughter Pearl, and rents a house from the Richardsons. Soon Mia and Pearl become more than tenants: all four Richardson children are drawn to the mother-daughter pair. But Mia carries with her a mysterious past and a disregard for the status quo that threatens to upend this carefully ordered community.
When old family friends of the Richardsons attempt to adopt a Chinese-American baby, a custody battle erupts that dramatically divides the town–and puts Mia and Elena on opposing sides.  Suspicious of Mia and her motives, Elena is determined to uncover the secrets in Mia’s past. But her obsession will come at unexpected and devastating costs.
Little Fires Everywhere explores the weight of secrets, the nature of art and identity, and the ferocious pull of motherhood – and the danger of believing that following the rules can avert disaster.

 

**Special Visitor**  Live Music: Sheri Miller

2:00pm Saturday 11/17/18

Sheri has released two critically acclaimed EP’s, and several singles as a solo artist. Her first EP, “Mantra” featured the popular songs, “Right Here, Right Now” and “All He Has To Do,” which have been covered at thousands of weddings. The success of this EP helped land Sheri on Music Connection’s list of “Hot 100 Unsigned Artists,” and receive airplay on prestigious radio station KCRW. Her second EP, “Winning Hand,” was produced and mixed by Kevin Killen (U2, Peter Gabriel). One of Sheri’s singles, “I Could Love You Still,” produced by Will Lee, features the legendary Steve Cropper on guitar, Paul Shaffer on organ, Will on bass, Shawn Pelton on drums, and Tabitha Fair and Will on harmonies. Sheri also was a member of The Delilahs, a four-part vocal harmony group that signed with Sony Music, produced by Marcus Hummon (Dixie Chicks, Rascall Flatts).

Sheri has co-written songs with Grammy-Award winning songwriters J.D. Souther (Eagles), Al Anderson (NRBQ), Marcus Hummon, Jill Sobule, Shawn Mullins, Tony Scalzo (Fastball), Lauren Christy (The Matrix), Keith Follese (Katy Perry), Maia Sharp (Bonnie Raitt) and Kim Richey, among others.

Sheri has performed locally before Lady Gaga and Norah Jones, and showcased a songwriter night with Lana Del Rey. She’s toured internationally, playing theaters in Ramin Karimloo’s band, as a duet vocalist, background singer and guitarist, and was featured playing her original “I Could Love You Still” every night on this tour, solo acoustic.

Sheri is working on new recordings in LA, Nashville and NY, with Grammy winner Jeff Bova, Tim Pierce (Bruce Springsteen, John Legend), Will Lee (Fab Faux), Aaron Sterling (Sara Bareilles, John Mayer) and Dave Eggar (Coldplay), mixed by Joe Zook (One Republic, Katy Perry) and legendary Frank Filipetti, to be released in 2018 / 2019.

Zen Coloring

12:00pm Tuesday 11/20/18

Ages 16 – Adult

Join us for refreshments and relaxation!  We will have coloring pages and supplies out in the Adult Section of the library.

Classic Books Discussion

6:00pm Tuesday 11/27/18

Recommended for ages 16 – Adult

Join us on last Tuesday each month for a classic of literature book discussion! This month we feature:

Native American honor month classic “Ceremony” by Leslie Silko!

Homeschool Round Table 11/20/18 at 2:00pm

We at the Oxford Public Library are hoping to benefit our homeschool community by holding a meeting of minds.  Our goal is to gather people together to share ideas, tips, experiences, and questions regarding education their children at home.

If you are experienced in homeschooling or are curious about the process, this is a perfect place to see some friendly faces and gather information.

 

Minute to Win It

Wednesday 11/28/18 at 3pm

Grades 3rd—6th

Come compete in tricky challenges!  Balance a book on your head, build a house of cards, keep a balloon in the air…but you only have 60 seconds to complete each task!

Craft Night! Fabric Ornaments

11/28/18 at 5:30pm

Ages 16 – Adult

Come enjoy a craft night for the grown ups!  We will be creating a beautiful and intricate fabric ornament.

**Special Visitor** “Brrrrr!”

3:00pm Thursday 11/29/18

All Ages Welcome!

Ms. Jean is back with a wonderfully wintery meeting of Science Snoopers!  Join us to learn all about animals and plant life in the winter.  Take a look at hibernation, migration, and the deep sleepers.

 

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