April and May!

Check out what’s going on at the library this Spring!

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!

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

 

April 2019 Program Descriptions

Recurring Weekly Programs

Every Tuesday 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.

 

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 Wednesday at 4:00pm – Dungeons and Dragons

Suggested for 5th grade and up

Registration Required

One of our very own patrons will be hosting weekly campaigns in Dungeons and Dragons.  You may be familiar with the game via “Stranger Things” or even “Riverdale.”  Whether you’re just learning or have been playing regularly, you’ll definitely enjoy your weekly adventures playing this game!

 

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

Suggested for Ages 18 months – 4 years old

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. Come join us, we’d love to see you there 🙂

 

Every Friday Morning at 11:00am – Sensory Friendly Story Time

Registration Required

NEW!  An interactive and educational story time, designed for children with sensory integration challenges.  Books, songs, movement and therapeutic activities to help promote learning.  Please feel free to contact Ms. Robyn, our Children’s Services Librarian with any questions or suggestions.  Space is limited to 10 children +their caregiver.

 

Every Saturday Morning at 10:00am – Surprise Saturdays!

All Ages Welcome!

Registration Encouraged

Every Saturday morning we will have something fun and exciting in the program room at the library.  The activity may vary between story time, a craft, construction centers, or even special visitors!  No matter what activity is planned, you can be sure it will be something fun for the whole family!

 

 

Special Programs This Month

 

**Adult Program – April 2 6-7pm: Maximizing Your Social Security

Kathryn Dennen from the Society for Financial Awareness, will be holding a free workshop covering topics important to those nearing retirement or those just retired.

 

**Adult Program – April 3rd Movies at 2pm.

We will be viewing the Academy Award movie Green Book starring Viggo Mortensen and
Mahershala Ali – Popcorn provided!

 

Thursday 4/4 at 5:30pm – Poetry Slam

For Grades 6th – 12th

Registration Required

Come share your original poetry with other poetry lovers!  Not a writer?  Feel free to share your favorite poems written by a favorite author!

 

**Adult Program – April 6 2-3pm: Baseball Cards and Trivia

Come share those trading cards, baseball stories, and have fun with trivia as we celebrate the opening of the season.

 

April 8th – April 13th is National Library Week!

 

Monday 4/8 All Day Long – Library Scavenger Hunt

All Ages Welcome

No Registration Required

If you’re feeling up to a challenge, there will be scavenger hunt lists available all day.  By finding each solution on the list, you’ll gain more and more knowledge about all of the different ways to use library tools! Explore the library, internet, and databases in all the ways the library is more than just books!

 

**Adult Program – April 10 Movies at 2pm.

We will be viewing the movie The Mercy with Colin Firth and Rachel Weisz – Popcorn provided!

 

**Adult Program – April 9 6-7pm: Come join our Classics Book Discussion  “Alone : Britain, Churchill, and Dunkirk” for Winston Churchhill Day.

 

**Adult Program – April 11 6pm Creative Writing Musical Experiences Day

Write about your best concert experience, or your worst performance!

 

Thursday 4/11 at 2:45pm – Middle School Book Club

For tweens and teens

Registration Required

During April’s meeting, we will be discussing (and playing trivia about) the fantasy/supernatural book Small Spaces

 

Thursday 4/11 at 5:30pm – “Poem in Your Pocket” Craft

For Grades K – 3rd

Registration Required

We will be creating our own poems out of words and letters cut from magazines.  Then we will apply our DIY Poetry to pocket-sized shells or other items.

Friday 4/12 from 12pm – 2pm – D.E.A.R. “Read-In”

All Ages Welcome!

No Registration Required

In honor of “Drop Everything and Read” month, we will be hosting a 2 hour all ages “read-in!”  Bring a book or borrow one, stay for a little or a lot, but be sure to make time, even for a moment, to drop everything and read!

 

**Adult Program – April 12 1:30-3:30 pm: **Adult Book Handbag Craft

Make a handbag from a book and fabric. Limited to 6. $5 materials fee.

 

Saturday 4/13 from 10am – 12pm – Super Saturday With the Girl Scouts

All Ages Welcome!

No Registration Required

One of our local Girl Scout Troops is working toward their Bronze Award!  They will be hosting their own programs Saturday April 13, April 27, May 4, and May 11th.  Stop by to see what fun activities they have in store and to support them as they work toward their Bronze Award!

 

**Adult Program – April 13 2pm: Murder They Wrote Book Club

“Destroyer Angel” by Nevada Barr.

 

Monday 4/15 at 11:00am – Animal Babies: A “Science Snoopers” Program!

For Grades K – 3rd

Registration Required

Join us for a fun science program about baby animals and their parents!  Perfect for spring time! This program consists of a lecture enhanced with hands-on material, props, and other interactive components! A theme-related story and unique craft rounds out this amazing program!

 

Tuesday 4/16 at 1:00pm – Mad Libs Poetry Creations

For Grades 3rd – 6th

Registration Required

We will be removing words and lines from famous poems and replacing them with our own words.  Participants will not know what poem we are doing or in what context their word will be used, so it will be an amazing surprise to see how each poem turns out!

 

**Adult Program – April 16 6pm: Asthma Program

Dr. Shawn M. Carney, a naturopathic physician at Northeast Natural Medicine, LLC, will describe potential causes of ASTHMA including inflammation, food sensitivities and environmental allergens. He will also discuss how to identify and address these problems using natural medicines, avoidance of certain substances, dietary recommendations and lifestyle approaches.

 

**Adult Program – April 17 Movies at 2pm

We will be showing the movie King of Thieves with Michael Caine – Popcorn Provided!

 

**Adult Program – April 20 2pm: Earth Day Presentation

Topics  presented by area experts in health, recycling and environmental issues.

 

Tuesday 4/23 from 3:30pm – 5:00pm – “Soda Bottle Planters” Drop In Craft

For Grades K – 3rd

Registration Required

By signing up, we’ll save you a planter and supplies to decorate.  Then you can come in any time between 3:30 and 5:00pm to decorate your planter!  This is a super fun craft for young friends to add pizzazz to a garden!

 

**Adult Program – April 24 Movies at 2pm

We will be showing the movie Second Act starring Jennifer Lopez , Milo Ventimiglia and Vanessa Hudgens – Popcorn Provided!

 

Thursday 4/25 from 5:30pm – Lego Disaster Island!

For Grades 3rd – 6th

Registration Required

IT’S BACK!

We will work together to create a beautiful island paradise out of Legos.  Unfortunately, with every roll of the dice, a new disaster will hit Lego Island! You and your friends will have to create fixes to whatever problem (volcano, swarms of bats, the ocean turning to jello) arises to keep the peace on Lego Island!

Bring on the disasters!

 

**Adult Program – April 25 6pm: **Adult Book Discussion

“Give Me Your Hand” by Megan Abbot.

 

**Adult Program – April 26 2-4pm: **Adult Craft.

Found poetry Frames. Using words on a page to create a poem with techniques like blackout, gel pens, art  doodles, etc. and then place in a picture frame. Great Mother’s Day gift idea! $4 materials fee. Limit to 6.

 

Saturday 4/27 from 10am – 12pm – Super Saturday With the Girl Scouts

All Ages Welcome!

No Registration Required

One of our local Girl Scout Troops is working toward their Bronze Award!  They will be hosting their own programs Saturday April 13, April 27, May 4, and May 11th.  Stop by to see what fun activities they have in store and to support them as they work toward their Bronze Award!

 

**Adult Program – April 27 2pm: Poetry Reading

Local published poets Nancy Manning (Oxford) and friends will be sharing their poetry.
Refreshments provided.

May 2019 Program Descriptions

 

Recurring Weekly Programs

 

Every Tuesday in May at 4:00pm – Big Kid Story Time!

Suggested for Grades K – 3rd

Registration Required

Come enjoy stories, activities, and crafts with a story time for our older kids!

 

Baby Time!

Every Tuesday at 5:30pm and Every Wednesday at 9:30am

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.

 

Every Wednesday at 4:00pm – Dungeons and Dragons

Suggested for 5th grade and up

Registration Required

One of our very own patrons will be hosting weekly campaigns in Dungeons and Dragons.  You may be familiar with the game via “Stranger Things” or even “Riverdale.”  Whether you’re just learning or have been playing regularly, you’ll definitely enjoy your weekly adventures playing this game!

 

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

Suggested for Ages 18 months – 4 years old

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. Come join us, we’d love to see you there 🙂

 

Every Friday Morning at 11:00am – Sensory Friendly Story Time

Registration Required

NEW!  An interactive and educational story time, designed for children with sensory integration challenges.  Books, songs, movement and therapeutic activities to help promote learning.  Please feel free to contact Ms. Robyn, our Children’s Services Librarian with any questions or suggestions.  Space is limited to 10 children +their caregiver.

 

Every Saturday Morning at 10:00am – Surprise Saturdays!

All Ages Welcome!

Registration Encouraged

Every Saturday morning we will have something fun and exciting in the program room at the library.  The activity may vary between story time, a craft, construction centers, or even special visitors!  No matter what activity is planned, you can be sure it will be something fun for the whole family!

 

 

Special Programs This Month

 

**Adult Program – May 1st Movie at 2pm.

We will be viewing movie “Standoff at Sparrow Creek” – Popcorn provided!

“A former cop-turned-militia man investigates a shooting at a police funeral.” (Not Rated)

 

Thursday May 2 at 5:30pm – Spring Cleaning For Teens

For Grades 6th – 12th

Registration Required

If you need some methods to get your room, locker, notebooks, or backpack under control, join us for this workshop!  We will be talking about how to organize in a way that works and doesn’t feel like work, but also makes your life easier!

 

**Adult Program – Thursday May 2 at 6:00pm – FOLIO Meeting

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.

 

**Adult Program – Saturday May 4 at 10am: Medicare 101

Join special guest, Diedre Virgalla, as she goes through the facets of Medicare benefits.

 

Monday May 6 from 3:30pm – 4:30pm Kid’s Crafternoon

All Ages Welcome

Please be sure to register ahead so we have enough supplies!

Every Monday in May Kid’s Program Room will be a DIY craft for you to enjoy! This week, create unique artwork using painters tape applied to paper and watercolor paints.

 

**Adult Program – Tuesday May 7 at 6pm: Classic’s Book Discussion

We will be discussing “Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania” by Erik Larson

 

**Adult Program – May 8th Movie at 2pm.

We will be viewing the movie “Against the Clock” – Popcorn provided!

“After CIA Agent (Mark Polish) is seriously injured during a mission, his wife (Dianna Agron), a former CIA operative, becomes determined to find out what happened – a truth the CIA Director (Andy Garcia) wants concealed at all cost.” (Not Rated)

 

Thursday May 9 at 2:45pm – Middle School Book Club

For tweens and teens

Registration Required

During May’s meeting, we will be discussing (and playing trivia about) the fantasy/adventure book The Serpent’s Secret

 

Thursday May 9 at 5:30pm – Stuffed Animal Slumber Party Story Time

All ages welcome!

Registration Required

It is National Slumber Party Day!  Hop in your pajamas and bring a stuffed animal for this special story time!  Then, if you’d like, your stuffed animal can spend the night at the library!  When you pick them up on Friday, you can see all of the exciting things they did during their Library Slumber Party!

 

** Adult Program – Thursday May 9 at 6:00pm – Creative Writing Program

Registration Required

We will be writing and workshopping creative writing pieces themed around an alternate history of Nazi Germany.

 

** Adult Program – Friday May 10 from 1:30pm – 3:30pm – Crafternoon

Registration Required

Make Pina Colada Bath Salts/Scrubs. Limited to 8. $5 materials fee.

 

** Adult Program – Saturday May 11 at 2:00pm – “Murder They Wrote” Book Club

Registration Required

Nonfiction title “The Feathered Thief: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century” by Kirk Wallace Johnson.

 

Monday May 13 from 3:30pm – 4:30pm Kid’s Crafternoon

All Ages Welcome

Limit to 10 – Please be sure to register ahead so we have enough supplies!

Every Monday in May Kid’s Program Room will be a DIY craft for you to enjoy! This week, use washi tape of all different colors and designs to decorate a cover for your light switch at home!

 

** Adult Program – Tuesday May 14 at 6:00pm – Lyme Disease Program

Registration Required

Dr. Shawn M. Carney, a naturopathic physician at Northeast Natural Medicine, LLC, will describe Lyme Disease scientific findings and other tick-borne illnesses as well as the most sensitive testing available.  He will also discuss the role of integrative medicine as using effective anti-microbials, addressing other underlying conditions, which make symptoms worse and removing barriers to wellness.

 

** Adult Program – Wednesday May 15 at 7:00pm – Library Board Meeting

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 May 16 at 3:00pm– Pizza Party

For tweens and teens

Registration Required

It’s National Pizza Party Day!  We will be creating our own English muffin pizzas!

 

** Adult Program – Thursday May 16 at 6:00pm – Adult Book Discussion

Registration Required

“The House of Broken Angels” by Luis Urrea.

“In his final days, beloved and ailing patriarch Miguel Angel de La Cruz, affectionately called Big Angel, has summoned his entire clan for one last legendary birthday party. But as the party approaches, his mother, nearly one hundred, dies, transforming the weekend into a farewell doubleheader. Among the guests is Big Angel’s half brother, known as Little Angel, who must reckon with the truth that although he shares a father with his siblings, he has not, as a half gringo, shared a life. Across two bittersweet days in their San Diego neighborhood, the revelers mingle among the palm trees and cacti, celebrating the lives of Big Angel and his mother, and recounting the many inspiring tales that have passed into family lore, the acts both ordinary and heroic that brought these citizens to a fraught and sublime country and allowed them to flourish in the land they have come to call home.”

 

** Adult Program – Saturday May 18 at 2:00pm – Fresh Paint Program From Microsoft

Registration Required

Fresh Paint is an endeavor to reproduce the behavior of physical oil paint on a digital medium. Join our Microsoft specialists and learn how to navigate this amazing program.

 

Monday May 20 from 3:30pm – 4:30pm Kid’s Crafternoon

All Ages Welcome

Limit to 10 – Please be sure to register ahead so we have enough supplies!

Every Monday in May Kid’s Program Room will be a DIY craft for you to enjoy! This week, we will be stenciling on bookmarks and using markers to “dot” around the stencils, creating negative space artwork.

 

Thursday May 23 from 4:00pm – 5:00pm Be a Reading Buddy!

Grades 3rd – 6th (Readers) and Beginner Readers

Registration Required

Sign up to read along with beginner readers.  You can partner up to read out loud or help the younger kids as they develop their reading skills!

 

** Adult Program – Friday May 24 from 2:00pm – 4:00pm – Crafternoon

Registration Required

Come join us to create a beaded wind chime.

 

** Adult Program – Saturday May 25 at 1:00pm – Recipe Swap/Potluck

Registration Required

It’s National Salad Month! Come with your favorite salad and printed recipe, and we will eat, exchange and take home great recipe ideas for the weekend and summer parties!

 

Saturday May 25 at 3:00pm– Geek Pride Party!

For tweens and teens

Registration Required

It’s National Geek Pride Day! What is your fanatic obsession?  Is it manga?  Dr. Who?  Harry Potter? There are millions of things to fan out over, come meet other tweens and teens who share your obsession or be introduced to a new one!

 

Tuesday May 28 – Paper Airplane Craft Station All Day!

All ages welcome!

No Registration Required

It is National Paper Airplane Day!  We will have tons of paper and instructions available in the Kid’s Program Room for you to experiment with making the perfect paper airplane!

 

Thursday May 30 at 4:00pm – Board Game Afternoon

Grades 3rd – 6th

Registration Required

Board games and snacks. Come out with friends, make some new ones, enjoy a choice of games!

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