September Programs!

Can you believe I’m posting this?  I can. I love Fall, I know you may be sad Summer is ending but AUTUMN IS BEGINNING!

Don’t forget to sign up for programs!

 

September 2019 Program Description

 

Evening Baby Time – Every Tuesday Evening at 5:30pm

Suggested for Infants to Toddlers

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.

 

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

Suggested for Infants to Toddlers

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.

 

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Preschool Storytime – Every Wednesday and Friday Morning at 10am

Suggested for Ages 2 – 5 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 🙂

There will be no Friday Storytime On September 20th

 

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Sci Fri-days – Every Friday at 11am

Adult Program

Listen and/or read to discuss sci-fi short stories with Librarian Dawn.

 

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Board Game Club – Every Thursday Evening at 5pm

All Ages

Chess, Monopoly, Scrabble, and more!  Come play familiar favorites or introduce a new game to the group!

 

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**SPECIAL PROGRAM** Dungeons and Dragons (Session 1)

Ages 10 and Up (Attendees Under 12 MUST have parent/caregiver present in the building)

 

9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16

4pm – 5:45 pm

Each Session will be 6 weeks long and will only hold 6 players, so be sure to sign up ASAP

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!

 

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Tuesday September 3rd at 6pm – Tech Talk “Libby

Adult Program

Come learn about Libby, the library app for downloadable audiobooks and ebooks

 

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Wednesday September 4th at 6pm – “Get That Job!” Presentation

Adult Program

Led by Rich Gee, motivational speaker. Come learn about his program “Helping Job Seekers Find a Job” using networking and people skills.

 

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Thursday September 5th at 4:30pm – Big Kid Story Time

Grades K – 3rd

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

 

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Thursday September 5th at 5pm – FOLIO Meeting

Adult 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.

 

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Saturday September 7th at 1pm – Lego Disaster Island

Grades 3rd – 6th

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!

 

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Tuesday September 10th at 4:30pm – Big Kid Story Time

Grades K – 3rd

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

 

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Tuesday September 10th at 6:00pm– Diabetes 101 with Dr. Carney

Adult Program

Dr. Carney, Naturopath physician from Newtown, will speak about Diabetes 101.

 

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Wednesday September 11th at 1:00pm – Microsoft Office Learning Lab

Adult Program

Questions and answers from Microsoft store on topics that concern you!

Friday September 13th at 2:00pm – Crafternoon “Good Luck Charms”

Adult Program

Crafternoon for adults. Create a Good Luck Charm for Friday the 13th.

 

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Saturday September 14th at 10:00am – Learn Excel

Adult Program

Learn about the ins and outs of Microsoft Excel in this hands-on program.

This project is made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Connecticut State Library

 

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Saturday September 14th at 12:00pm – Murder They Wrote Book Club

Adult Program

The Girls of Murder City by Douglas Perry

With a thrilling, fast-paced narrative, award-winning journalist Douglas Perry vividly captures the sensationalized circus atmosphere that gave rise to the concept of the celebrity criminal- and gave Chicago its most famous story. The Girls of Murder City recounts two scandalous, sex-fueled murder cases and how an intrepid “girl reporter” named Maurine Watkins turned the beautiful, media-savvy suspects-“Stylish Belva” and “Beautiful Beulah”-into the talk of the town. Fueled by rich period detail and a cast of characters who seemed destined for the stage, The Girls of Murder City is a crackling tale that simultaneously presents the freewheeling spirit of the Jazz Age and its sober repercussions.

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Saturday September 14th at 1:00pm – Book Trailers

Ages 12 and Up

Like a movie trailer, book trailers give the audience enough juicy information to make them really, really want to read the book. Your job as movie creator is to get your audience of other kids to want to READ the book you read!

 

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Saturday September 14th at 1:30pm – Movie Screening w/ Director

Adult Program

Documentary Filmmaker Craig Dudnick will speak about his     experiences of making “Alice’s Ordinary People”, followed by a showing of the film that chronicles the life of Alice Tregay beginning in 1966, when Dr. King came to Chicago; Alice and her husband James Tregay, marched with him, often at great personal risk. It was at this time that Dr. King joined the Reverend Jesse Jackson, and the     Reverend James Bevel to form Operation Breadbasket (help finding jobs).  But it was through her Political Education class, that Alice had her most significant impact. Over a four year period, thousands were trained to work in independent political campaigns.

 

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Tuesday September 17th at 5:30pm – Health Talk “Rare Diseases”

Adult Program

Health experts will discuss some of the diseases that are considered “Rare” but still affect thousands all across the world.

Wednesday September 18th at 7:00pm – Library Board Meeting

Adult Program

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 19th at 4:30pm – Big Kid Storytime

Grades K – 3rd

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

 

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Thursday September 19th at 6:00pm – Book Discussion

Adult Program

“The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers” by Maxwell King

The Good Neighbor, the first full-length biography of Fred Rogers, tells the story of this utterly unique and enduring American icon. Drawing on original interviews, oral histories, and archival documents, Maxwell King traces Rogers’s personal, professional, and artistic life through decades of work, including a surprising decision to walk away from the show to make television for adults, only to return to the neighborhood with increasingly sophisticated episodes, written in collaboration with experts on childhood development. An engaging story, rich in detail, The Good Neighbor is the definitive portrait of a beloved figure, cherished by multiple generations.

 

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Saturday September 21st at 1:00pm – Pete the Cat: Missing Buttons Mystery

Grades K – 3rd

We know that Pete didn’t cry when his groovy buttons rolled away.  But where did they roll to?! Come participate in this fun mystery adventures perfect for fans of Pete!

 

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Saturday September 21st at 1:00pm – Peace Talks Program

Adult Program

For International peace Day, a discussion of current events and reflections on children moving forward on promoting peace with powerful talks to governments and other adults.

 

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BANNED BOOKS WEEK SEPTEMBER 22 – SEPTEMBER 28

 

Monday September 23rd at 3:30pm – DIY Craft: “Banned Books Rock”

All Ages

A DIY Crafternoon with a literary twist. We will provide a list of the most commonly challenged books. Pick your favorite and paint a rock with the cover art, a quote, or anything else that the book inspires in you!  You are welcome to bring your rock home after or leave it to add to a Banned Books Rock garden we will create later in the week!

Please note: this will be an open craft time, rocks, brushes, and acrylic paint will be available in the program room, but it is not an “instructor led” program.

 

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Tuesday September 24th at 4:30pm – Big Kid Story Time

Grades K – 3rd

Come enjoy stories, activities, and crafts with a story time for our older kids! This week, story time will feature some favorite books on the commonly challenged/banned list!

 

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Tuesday September 24th at 6:00pm – Classics Book Discussion

Adult Program

1984 by George Orwell

Winston Smith toes the Party line, rewriting history to satisfy the demands of the Ministry of Truth. With each lie he writes, Winston grows to hate the Party that seeks power for its own sake and persecutes those who dare to commit thoughtcrimes. But as he starts to think for himself, Winston can’t escape the fact that Big Brother is always watching…

 

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Wednesday September 25th at 1:00pm – “Learn Excel” Workshop

Adult Program

Learn about the ins and outs of Microsoft Excel in this hands-on program.

This project is made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Connecticut State Library

 

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Wednesday September 25th at 6:00pm – Banned Books Trivia

Adult Program

Banned Books Trivia Night with snacks and prizes!

 

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Thursday September 26th at 5:00pm – Empowering Students with Office 365 and Windows 10

Educational Program for Adults who work with children

Are you looking for more tools to support your students or child who may need a boost in reading comprehension and confidence, including those affected by dyslexia? Would you like to learn how to access and use the accessibility features built into Windows10 and Office 365?  Please join us at the Microsoft store for a free, informative, and hands-on workshop introducing educators and parents or caregivers to the Microsoft Learning Tools that implement proven techniques to improve reading and writing for people regardless of their age or ability.

 

Participants will:

 

Explore tools to empower different learning styles and abilities, and tools to support students with disabilities.

Get hands-on experience with Microsoft applications and tools including Learning Tools, the Ease of Access menu, and accessibility and productivity features of Office 365.

Gain resources to continue to explore Learning Tools and accessibility tools and features.

 

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Thursday September 26th at 5:30pm – Banned Books T-Shirts

Adult Program

Come check out the titles of commonly banned and challenged books, some on the list may surprise you!  Choose your favorite and create a t-shirt inspired by the book!

 

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Friday September 27th at 3:00pm – Banned Book Spine Label Poetry

Ages 12 – 18

Choose from a selection of banned and challenged books and stack them in order to make your own poetry from the book spines.

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Saturday September 28th at 1:00pm – Banned Book Trailers

Grades 3rd – 6th

Like a movie trailer, book trailers give the audience enough juicy information to make them really, really want to read whichever banned or challenged book you chose. Your job as movie creator is to get your audience of other kids to want to READ the book you read!

 

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Saturday September 28th at 2:00pm – Gardening With Rae

Adult Program

Join us for a presentation by local gardening specialist Rae Hodgson!

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