May 2019 Program Descriptions!

Happy May!

Below are details about all of our programs this month.  Don’t forget to sign up by emailing me at, calling 203-888-6944, or visiting


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 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 Thursday at 3:30pm – 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 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!

Every Saturday Afternoon at 2:00pm – Comic Club

For Tweens and Teens  Registration Required

Create original storylines and work together to sketch, ink, and publish your own comic strips! Be sure to sign up ASAP!

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.


Tuesday May 7 at 2:05pm: High School Nutmeg Book Club

We will be discussing the dramatic fiction The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner.


**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.


Saturday May 11 at 11:00am – “ResuMakeovers – How to Make Your Resume ResuMAZING”

For Tweens and Teens

Registration Required

Tweens and teens can come learn how to build a resume even with no work experience.  We’ll also exchange questions and tips about entering the workplace.  Great practice for those thinking about a summer job.


** 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 2:00pm – Movie

“If Beale Street Could Talk” (Rated R) “A woman in Harlem embraces her pregnancy while she and her family struggle to prove her fiancé innocent of a crime.”


** 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 1:00pm – 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 hang out with friends, make some new ones, enjoy a choice of games!