May Program Descriptions!

Happy May everyone!

School is winding down and summer is almost here and the library is THE place to be!  We have tons of brand new programs for kids AND adults and we hope you’ll join us for the fun!  If any of the programs that you are interested require prior registration just give us a call at (203) 888-6944 or e-mail me at rrivero@oxfordlib.org  Don’t forget to check out our May Calendar

May 2016 Program Descriptions

Children’s Book Week May 2-May 6 

Mother Goose Story Time Monday May 2nd 2:00PM

  • May 1st is Mother Goose Day! We will be celebrating with a fun story time on Monday May 2nd with stories, rhymes, and flannel board fun!
    • All Ages Prior Registration Required

Kids Classics Story Time Tuesday Mary 3rd 10:00AM

  • We’ll be reading some of the best loved children’s stories!
    • All Ages

Storybook Bingo Tuesday May 3rd 4:15PM

  • Come for fun and a chance to win cool prizes with Bingo boards based on your favorite kids books!
    • Grades K-3rd Prior Registration Required

Musical Mornings Wednesday May 4th 10:00AM

  • Join us for a morning of music! We will be exploring instruments, dancing, sing alongs, finger plays, and more!  The program runs 30 minutes long and is fun for children of any age!
    • All Ages

Star Wars Craft Wednesday May 4th 4:15PM

  • In a library close, close to home we will be creating fun crafts inspired by a galaxy far, far away. May the fourth be with you!
    • All Ages Prior Registration Required

Book Posters Thursday May 5th 5:00PM

  • Come create a poster for your favorite book! You can bring them home to decorate your room or display them at the library!
    • Grades 4th-6th Prior Registration Required

Children’s Book Trivia Friday May 6th 4:00-4:30PM

  • How well do you know your favorite children’s books?
    • All Ages Prior Registration Required

  Junior Friends of the Library Planning Meeting – Monday May 9th  at 6:30PM and Tuesday May 10th  at 4:15PM

  • The Junior Friends group plays an active role in planning programs, fundraisers, and making the library a better place! During May’s meeting we will be planning on hosting a program over the summer!
    • Ages 8-18 Prior Registration Required

The Pond Storytime Tuesday May 10th 10:00AM

  • A fun storytime about ponds and the plants and animals that make their homes there!
    • All Ages

Oh Baby!  Infant Play Group Tuesday May 10th 3:00PM

  • Join us for fun songs, stories, and interactions with you and your little one!
    • Recommended Age: 6month-18months Prior Registration Required

Show and Tell Story Time Wednesday May 11th 10:00AM

  • Come join us for story time with a twist! We invite you to bring a favorite toy or special item from home to talk about with our friends! This program is walk-in welcome and fun for every age!
    • All Ages

Author Visit!!!  Wednesday May 11th 4:00PM

  • Holly Danowski, author of Who is the Sock Fairy?, will be joining us to share her new children’s book!
    • All Ages Prior Registration Required

Improv and Acting Games Thursday May 12th 5:30PM

  • Come perform and play! We’ll be trying out acting scenes and hilarious improve games!
    • Grades 7th -12th Prior Registration Required

Mad Libs Friday May 13th 4:00PM-4:30PM

  • Come relax and kick off your weekend with some silly Mad Libs!
    • Grades 4th-6th Prior Registration Required

All Ages Coloring Program Monday May 16th 6:30PM

  • Coloring has been gaining tons of popularity recently. It’s relaxing, social, a stress reliever, and just plain fun!  We’ll provide the pictures, crayons, and colored pencils, you just come enjoy yourself!
    • All ages Prior Registration Required

Story Time with Special Guest!  Tuesday May 17th 10:00AM

  • Our good friend Ms. Rachel will be joining us at story time! Rachel is a speech-language pathologist and will be hosting this fun, interactive, and educational story time!
    • All ages

Make Your Own Bookmark Tuesday May 17th 4:00PM

  • Your books say a lot about you so shouldn’t your bookmarks? Come create your own personalized page saver!
    • Grades 4th-6th Prior Registration Required

Art-Themed Story Time  Wednesday May 18th 10:00AM

  • Wednesdays story time will be all about colors and creativity!
    • All ages

Collector’s Club  Wednesday May 18th 4:15PM

  • Do you collect shells, cards, figurines, or anything else? Join us at the Collectors Club to show off your awesome collection and learn about other people’s as well!
    • All ages

Craft Program Hosted by the Girl Scouts  Thursday May 19th 3:45PM

  • One of our local Girl Scout Troops is working toward their Bronze Award! Stop by to see what fun activities they have in store and to support them as they work toward their Bronze Award!
    • All Ages

Pokemon Club  Thursday  May 19th 4:15PM

  • Bring your cards, bring your friends!  Play against opponents and try to catch ’em all!
    • All ages Prior Registration Required

Teen Coloring Night  Thursday  May 19th 6:45PM

  • Coloring has been gaining tons of popularity recently. It’s relaxing, social, a stress reliever, and just plain fun!  We’ll provide the pictures, crayons, and colored pencils, you just come enjoy yourself!
    • Grades 7th-12 Prior Registration Required

Special Afternoon Storytime!  Friday May 20th 5:00PM

  • The Oxford Festival of Arts Cultural and Enterainment is schedule for May 20th, 21st, and 22nd. There will be a showcase exhibit in the Town Hall Meetingroom with a Meet the Artist Gala Opening on Friday May 20th from 6-9PM.  To get you in the mood for fun, the library will be hosting a story time and craft downstairs at 5:00PM!
    • All ages Prior Registration Required

Kids Yoga and Bedtime Stories Monday May 23rd 6:30PM

  • Come in your PJ’s and have a relaxing evening with us! We will be doing some unwinding yoga and reading a few bedtime stories!
    • Grades K-3rd Prior Registration Required

Musical Mornings Tuesday May 24thth 10:00AM

  • Join us for a morning of music! We will be exploring instruments, dancing, sing alongs, finger plays, and more!  The program runs 30 minutes long and is fun for children of any age!

Oh Baby!  Infant Play Group Tuesday May 24thth 11:30AM

  • Join us for fun songs, stories, and interactions with you and your little one!
    • Recommended Age: 6month-18months Prior Registration Required

On the Move in May Transportation Story Time Wednesday May 25th 10:00AM

  • All things that go! A fun story time with some of your favorite things, trains, buses, trucks, and more!
    • All ages

YA Book Reviews Wednesday May 25th 3:30PM

  • Write and share your reviews of books for the YA crowd! We’ll be posting a copy of the reviews in the teen section!
    • 7th-12th Grade Prior Registration Required

Craft Program Hosted by the Girl Scouts  Thursday May 26th  3:45PM

  • One of our local Girl Scout Troops is working toward their Bronze Award! Stop by to see what fun activities they have in store and to support them as they work toward their Bronze Award!
    • All Ages

Lego Club Thursday May 26th 4:30PM

  • Do you love Legos? We do! We will be clearing the Children’s Section and putting out our huge collection of blocks for you to explore and construct with!  We also have great Lego books and magazines for fun and inspiration!
    • Grades K-3rd Prior Registration Required

Opposite Day Story Time  Tuesday May 31st 10:00AM

  • We will be exploring the fun world of opposites during story time!
    • All ages

Weekly Programs

Chess Club – Mondays at 5:30PM (library closed May 30th)

Make new friends, learn the game, or test new strategies.  All ages and skill levels are welcome.  This is one of our fastest growing programs so we encourage registration for this event each week to aid with partner match ups, however, drop in guests are always welcome!

  • All ages welcome! 

**Infant – Preschool Play Group– Thursdays at 9:30AM

  • A perfect opportunity to meet families in the area! Though Ms. Robyn is not present during the program, we wanted to provide a common meeting place for families looking to socialize or for a fun morning activity!  Different books, puzzles, and music will be displayed for families to explore and check out!
    • Registration is strongly encouraged. Recommended age groups: 6mos – 3years.

**All Ages Play Group– Fridays at 10:00AM

  • A perfect opportunity to meet families in the area! Though Ms. Robyn is not present during the program, we wanted to provide a common meeting place for families looking to socialize or for a fun morning activity!  Different books, puzzles, and music will be displayed for families to explore and check out!
    • Registration is strongly encouraged.

Adult Programs

Adult Coloring Program

  • Friday May 6th 1:00PM
  • Monday May 6th 4:00PM
  • Friday May 20th 2:00PM

 

  • Coloring has been gaining tons of popularity recently. It’s relaxing, social, a stress reliever, and just plain fun!  We’ll provide the pictures, crayons, and colored pencils, you just come enjoy yourself!
    • Registration is strongly encouraged.

 

Adult Book Discussion Thursday May 19th 6:30PM

  • Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Strada

April Programs!

Changes to April Calendar:

Harry Potter Trivia will now be Wednesday April 27th at 4:00PM

The Girl Scout Program will now be Thursday April 28th at 3:45PM

I apologize for the changes!

Hello everyone!  It’s Spring, it’s Spring!  I know you’re all having a blast outside but I hope you’ll find a little time to come hang out with us :) The April Program Calendar is available here and you can find some detailed descriptions of the programs below :)

Please note that some of the programs require prior registration so that we can get a more or less accurate idea of the materials we will need.  If you would like to sign up for a program you can sign up at the library, call us at (203) 888-6944, or e-mail Miss Robyn at rrivero@oxfordlib.org.  Hope to see you soon!!

Chess Club – Mondays in April 5:30PM

  • Make new friends, learn the game, or test new strategies.  All ages and skill levels are welcome.  This is one of our fastest growing programs so we encourage registration for this event each week to aid with partner match ups, however, drop in guests are always welcome!
    • Recommended age groups: All ages welcome!

 

**Infant – Preschool Play Group– Thursdays at 9:30AM

  • A perfect opportunity to meet families in the area! Different books, puzzles, and music will be displayed for families to explore and check out!
    • Registration is strongly encouraged. Recommended age groups: 6mos – 3years.

 

**All Ages  Play Group – Fridays at 10:00AM

  • Kick off your weekend with some fun! We will have books, games, and puzzles in the kids section.  Come by, meet other familes, and have a great time!
    • Registration is strongly encouraged.

 

 Junior Friends of the Library Planning Meeting – Monday April 4th at 6:00PM and Tuesday April 5th at 4:15PM

  • The Junior Friends group plays an active role in planning programs, fundraisers, and making the library a better place! During April’s meetings we will be working on our upcoming fundraisers! We’ll be creating signs for our upcoming bottle and can drive as well as making some bracelets to raise money to sponsor programs for our Summer Reading Program!
    • Registration for this program is required.Recommended Age Group: 8 – 18

 

April Showers Story Time – Tuesday April 5th 10:00AM

  • Stories about the fun of rainy days!
    • All ages!

 

 Show and Tell Story Time – Wednesday March 6th  10:00AM

  • Come join us for story time with a twist! We invite you to bring a favorite toy or special item from home to talk about with our friends! This program is walk-in welcome and fun for every age!

 

 

 

 

**Kooky Chemistry – Wednesday April 6th 4:15PM

  • We will be making slime! We will learn about and observe the way different chemicals react, or don’t, with each other unless they are combined just the right way!
    • Registration required. Grades K-3

 

**Harry Potter Trivia – Thursday April 7th 6:30PM

  • Come test your knowledge about Hogwarts, the wizarding world, and the Boy Who Lived!
    • Registration required. Grades 3-6

 

**Sci Fri Short Story Chat – Friday April 8th 3:45PM – 4:30PM

  • Do you love Science Fiction? So do I!  If you’re into the genre or just looking for an interesting read, come join us to talk about some classic Sci Fi short stories!  If you would like to join, please sign up and ask Miss Robyn for a copy of the stories!
    • Registraion required. Grades 7-12

 

D.E.A.R Read-In – Monday April 11th 6:00PM – 8:00PM

  • 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!
    • Registration encouraged. All ages (adults, too!)

 

Musical Mornings – Tuesday April 12th 10:00AM

  • Join us for a morning of music! We will be exploring instruments, dancing, sing alongs, finger plays, and more!  The program runs 30 minutes long and is fun for children of any age!
    • Recommended age groups: All ages welcome!

 

**Infant/Toddler Play Group-Tuesday April 12th 2:00PM & Tuesday April 26th 2:00PM

  • Learn, laugh, and play with other friends in your special age group! Perfect for Infants to Two Year Olds.
    • Registration is required. Ages 6mos – 2y/o

 

**D.E.AR. Favorite Author – Tuesday April 12th 4:15PM

  • What better time to reach out to our favorite authors than during “Drop Everything and Read” month?! We invite you to join us to write letters to your favorite author which Miss Robyn will send out at the end of the program!
    • Registration is required. Grades 3-6

 

Clouds and Rainbows Storytime! – Wednesday April 13th 10:00AM

  • A story time and craft program all about rainbows and clouds!
    • All ages!

 

 

**Author Visit! Jessica Haight & Stephanie Robinson – Thursday April 14th 5:00PM

  • The authors of the book The Secret Files of Fairday Morrow will be visiting! They will be discussing the inspiration and process of writing a book and share tips and answer questions!  The book has a 780 lexile reading level and is suggested for readers 10 and up.  However, aspiring writers of any age would enjoy this program!
    • Registration required.

 

**Open Mic Night – Thursday April 14th 6:45PM

  • Come share your writing, songs, or anything else you can think of! This is a supportive and positive environment to show off all of the things that make you awesome!
    • Registration required. Grades 7-12 

 

** Kids Zumba – Monday April 18th 3:00PM

  • Miss Tracy is a Zumba instructor right here in Connecticut! She will be visiting the library to host a fun and energetic Zumba class just for kids!  Zumba helps develop a healthy lifestyle and incorporate fitness as a natural part of children’s lives by making fitness fun. Classes incorporate key childhood development elements like leadership, respect, team work, confidence, self-esteem, memory, creativity, coordination, cultural awareness.
    • Registration is required. Grades K-5

 

 

 Show and Tell Story Time – Tuesday April 19th   10:00AM

  • Come join us for story time with a twist! We invite you to bring a favorite toy or special item from home to talk about with our friends! This program is walk-in welcome and fun for every age!

 

**Sensational Science – Tuesday April 19th 2:00PM

  • We will be taking a look into all five senses and how we use them every day!
    • Registration is required. Grades K-3

 

Musical Mornings – Wednesday April 20th  10:00AM

  • Join us for a morning of music! We will be exploring instruments, dancing, sing alongs, finger plays, and more!  The program runs 30 minutes long and is fun for children of any age!
    • Recommended age groups: All ages welcome!

 

**Big Kid Story Time – Wednesday April 20th 2:00PM

  • You’re never too old to come relax and listen to some laugh out loud funny stories! We will be having snacks and making a craft too!
    • Registration required. Grades K-5

 

Girl Scout Hosted Program – Thursday April 21st 3:45PM

  • One of our local Girl Scout Troops is working toward their Bronze Award! They will be hosting their own programs the third Thursday of each month from 3:45PM to 5:15PM.  Stop by to see what fun activities they have in store and to support them as they work toward their Bronze Award!
    • All ages welcome!

 

**Pokemon Club – Thursday April 21st   4:15PM

  • Bring your cards, bring your friends!  Play against opponents and try to catch ’em all!
    • Registration for this program is required. All Ages!

 

** Earth Day Story Time – Friday April 22nd 1:00PM

  • Come enjoy stories and crafts celebrating our planet! We will be learning about the different animals, plants, and environments that all call Earth “home!”
    • Registration is strongly encouraged. All ages!

 

** Bedtime Stories and PJ Party!  Monday April 25th 6:45PM

  • We will be winding down in the evening with some stories about bed time! Jump in your pajamas and join us! (Milk and cookies included of course!)
    • Registration is required. All ages!

 

Garden Story Time – Tuesday April 26th 10:00AM

  • Come learn about plants and seeds with a special craft to take home!
    • All ages!

 

** ”No-Tech Coding” Code a Friend! – Tuesday April 26th 4:15PM

  • We will be learning about the basic ideas of computer programming by “programming” our friends! We’ll learn how code is structured and executed to make computer functions work!
    • Registration is required. Grades 4-6

 

Music and Stories – Wednesday April 27th 10:00AM

  • A fun combination of Musical Mornings and story time! We will not  be sitting still!
    • All ages

 

 

 

 

 

**Poetry Slam – Thursday April 28th 6:45PM

  • April 28th is “Great Poetry Day!” Come share your great poetry with other poetry lovers!  Not a writer?  Feel free to share your favorite poems written by an author!
    • Registration required. Grades 8-12

 

** Teen Trivia – Friday April 29th 3:45PM – 4:30PM

  • Are you a pro at knowing unique facts? Do people often ask, “How did you know that?!”  Come to Teen Trivia and test your knowledge!
    • Registration required. Grades 7-12

March Programs!

Hello everyone!  It’s hard to believe Spring is almost upon us, I hope it will bring nicer weather and lots of fun!  The March Program Calendar is available here and you can find some detailed descriptions of the programs below:)

Please note that some of the programs require prior registration so that we can get a more or less accurate idea of the materials we will need.  If you would like to sign up for a program you can sign up at the library, call us at (203) 888-6944, or e-mail Miss Robyn at rrivero@oxfordlib.org.  Hope to see you soon!!

Chess Club – Mondays in March 5:30PM

  • Make new friends, learn the game, or test new strategies.  All ages and skill levels are welcome.  This is one of our fastest growing programs so we encourage registration for this event each week to aid with partner match ups, however, drop in guests are always welcome!
    • Recommended age groups: All ages welcome! 

Create Your Own Dr. Seuss Character– Monday, February 29th  and Tuesday March 1st   All Day!

  • March 2nd is Dr. Seuss’ birthday! There will be art supplies at the craft table to draw pictures of your own wacky Dr. Seuss inspired character. You can keep these drawings or give them to Ms. Robyn to be featured on our Dr. Seuss bulletin board!  There will be examples of Dr. Suess characters available such as the Lorax, a Sneetch, and more!
    • Recommended age groups: All ages welcome! 

“In Like a Lion” Story Time – Tuesday, March 1st 10:00AM

  • We’ll be kicking off March with a fun lion themed story time!
    • Recommended age groups: All ages welcome! 

Dr. Seuss Story Time!  Wednesday March 2nd 10:00AM

  • March 2nd is Dr. Seuss’ birthday! Come join us for a special story time celebrating his classic works!
    • Recommended age groups: All ages welcome! 

Play Group – Every Thursday in March 9:30AM

  • Every Thursday in March we will be hosting a play group at 9:30AM! This will be an independently run program, and the whole Children’s Section will be open for parents and caregivers to bring their little ones for play and socialization.  We will have play space on the carpet cleared and the toy box (as always) will be available for use.  There will also be specially selected stories available to look at or check out displayed on the table.  Great opportunity to meet other families in the area!
    • Recommended age groups: Infants – Preschool 

Movie Night: Balto (rated G) – Thursday March 3rd 5:00PM

  • The famous dog sled race across Alaska, the Iditarod, will begin this coming Saturday! We will be showing the movie Balto which is based on the true story of a dog who led a sled team 600 miles across Alaska to deliver medical supplies during an outbreak of diphtheria.  Balto’s quest inspired the Iditarod dog sled race!
    • Registration is encouraged! Recommended age groups: All ages welcome! 

Children’s Movies Shorts –  Every Friday in March at 10:00AM

  • We will be showing fun short children’s Children’s shows at 10:00AM every Friday in the Children’s Section! Clifford, Curious George, and Cailou will be featured!
    • Recommended age groups: All ages welcome!

 Teen Tech Week!  March 7th – March 11th

  • Teen Tech week encourages teens to explore libraries’ nonprint resources for education and recreation! There will be a Teen Tech Scavenger Hunt available all week.  Teens are welcome to grab a Scavenger Hunt form available on the meeting table at the library and explore the library, internet, and databases in all the ways the library is more than just books!
  • Teen Tech Trivia Night – Thursday March 10th 6:30PM
      • Come test your tech knowledge during this fun trivia program for bragging rights and the chance to win fabulous prizes! (Registration Required)
  • #bookfacefriday Friday March 11th 2:00PM – 4:30PM
    • #bookfacefriday is one of Instagrams most pages. Participants select book covers that show partial shots of people or places and then match the covers to real life objects to complete the picture!  There will be examples of books like this available for you to come complete the pictures!  If you have an Instagram account, don’t forget to geotag us and mention @oxfordlibct (Registration Required)

 Junior Friends of the Library Planning Meeting – Monday March 7th at 6:00PM and Tuesday March 8th at 4:15PM

  • The Junior Friends group plays an active role in planning programs, fundraisers, and making the library a better place! At the previous meeting we discussed hosting a “March Madness Movie Night!” Monday and Tuesday we will be planning which movie to show and working on movie posters to advertise the program!
    • Registration for this program is required. Recommended Age Group: 8 – 18

 Show and Tell Story Time – Tuesday March 8th 10:00AM

  • Come join us for story time with a twist! We invite you to bring a favorite toy or special item from home to talk about with our friends! This program is walk-in welcome and fun for every age!

Musical Mornings – Wednesday March 9th 10:00AM

  • Join us for a morning of music! We will be exploring instruments, dancing, sing alongs, finger plays, and more!  The program runs 30 minutes long and is fun for children of any age!
    • Recommended age groups: All ages welcome!

 Iditarod Research Project Help – Thursday March 10th 5:00PM – 6:00PM

  • Robyn will be a stocking the Children’s Section with plenty of material all about the Iditarod for all those interested as well as to aid with research for Center School’s research project! I will also be available during this time to help you find anything else you may need to make your project awesome!
    • Registration is encouraged. Recommended age groups: Grades 3 – 6

 Butterfly Story Time – Monday March 14th 6:30PM

  • Monday March 14th is National “Learn About Butterflies” Day! We will be reading fun stories and making crafts all about butterflies!
    • Registration encouraged. Recommended age groups: All ages welcome!

 “All About Agriculture” Story Time – Tuesday March 15th 10:00AM

  • March 15th is National Agriculture Day! We will be reading all about farms and food and making fun crafts too!
    • Recommended age groups: All ages welcome!

 Extreme Alaska Program – Tuesday March 15th 4:00PM – 4:30PM

  • As the Iditarod nears its end, we will be taking a look at some of the trials the racers and their dogs have faced over the course of the race! We will explore Alaskan wilderness and weather!
    • Registration required. Recommended age groups: Grades 3 – 6

 St. Patrick’s Day Story Time – Wednesday March 16th 10:00AM

  • We’ll be reading fun stories about all of the great traditions associated with St. Patrick’s Day!
    • Recommended age groups: All Ages Welcome!

  Special Program Hosted by the Girl Scouts!  Thursday March 17th   3:45PM

  • One of our local Girl Scout Troops is working toward their Bronze Award! They will be hosting their own programs the third Thursday of each month from 3:45PM to 5:15PM.  Stop by to see what fun activities they have in store and to support them as they work toward their Bronze Award!
    • All ages welcome!

 

Pokemon Club – Thursday March 17th  4:15PM

  • Bring your cards, bring your friends!  Play against opponents and try to catch ’em all!
    • Registration for this program is required.All Ages!

Movie Night Hosted by the Junior Friends of the Library! – Monday March 21st 6:00PM

  • The Junior Friends of the Library will be hosting a family movie night! Come enjoy a movie and snacks with us!
    • Registration for this program is encouraged.All Ages!

“Ewe and I” a Science Snoopers Program!  Tuesday March 22nd 10:00AM

  • Take a trip to the “baa-baa” shop as we kick off Spring with a science program about sheep and the process of shearing!
    • Registration for this program is encouraged.All Ages!

Show and Tell Story Time –Wednesday March 23rd 10:00AM

  • Come join us for story time with a twist! We invite you to bring a favorite toy or special item from home to talk about with our friends! This program is walk-in welcome and fun for every age!

Collectors Club – Wednesday March 23rd   4:15PM

  • Do you collect shells, cards, figurines, or anything else? Join us at the Collectors Club to show off your awesome collection and learn about other people’s as well!
    • Registration for this program is encouraged. Recommended age group: Grade3 – Grade6

Kid’s Yoga – Thursday March 24th 6:30PM 

  • Join us for a relaxing afternoon to unwind at the end of the week! The program will consist of deep breathing and simple stretches, no previous experience necessary, just wear comfy clothes bring a towel for a mat!
    • Registration for this program is required. Recommended age group: Grade K – 3

Egg Decorating – Monday March 28th 6:30PM

  • Kick off Spring by decorating some eggs with us!
    • Registration for this program is encouraged.All Ages!

 Musical Mornings – Tuesday March 29tth  10:00AM

  • Join us for a morning of music! We will be exploring instruments, dancing, sing alongs, finger plays, and more!  The program runs 30 minutes long and is fun for children of any age!
    • Recommended age groups: All ages welcome!

 Wacky Wednesday Silly Story Time – Wednesday March 30th 10:00AM

  • Today’s story time will feature laugh out loud silliness in all of the chosen books. Feel free to come in dressed in your wackiest outfit!
    • Recommended age groups: All ages welcome!

 “Out Like a Lamb” Story Time – Thursday March 31st 6:30PM

  • We’ll be saying goodbye to March with a sweet story time about lambs and spring!
    • Registration is encouraged. Recommended age groups: All ages welcome!

February Program Descriptions!

Hello all!

Despite February being the shortest month it is chock full of fun activities at the library!  You can check out our full calendar here!  Please keep in mind that some of our programs do require prior registration; to register for a program or to get more info about a program you can drop by the library, call us at (203) 888-6944, or e-mail me at rrivero@oxfordlib.org.  I hope to see you all soon!

 

Chess Club – Mondays in February 5:30PM

  • Make new friends, learn the game, or test new strategies.  All ages and skill levels are welcome.  This is one of our fastest growing programs so we encourage registration for this event each week to aid with partner match ups, however, drop in guests are always welcome!
    • Recommended age groups: All ages welcome!

 

Creating Our February Bulletin Board – Monday 2/1  6:30PM

  • We will be making Valentine’s for the books we love! All of our book Valentine’s will be displayed on the bulletin board in the Children’s section of the library!
    • Recommended age groups: All ages welcome!

 

Groundhog Day Crafts and Story Time – Tuesday 2/2  10:00AM

  • We will be reading fun stories about Groundhog Day and making cute crafts! We will also vote on whether we think Spring will come early or if Winter is hanging around!
    • Recommended age groups: All ages!

 

Junior Friends of the Library Planning Meeting – Tuesday 2/2  4:15PM

  • The Junior Friends group plays an active role in planning programs, fundraisers, and making the library a better place! At the previous meeting we discussed hosting a Valentine Craft program. This meeting will be spent planning the when, what, and how of the program!
    • Registration for this program is required. Recommended Age Group: 8 – 18

 

Science Snoopers: Whoooose Awake?  – Wednesday 2/3  10:00AM

  • Come learn all about owls with special visitor, Ms. Jean! Science Snoopers brings science to life!  Each meeting consists of a lecture, enhanced with hands-on material, props, or experiments!  A short story, related to the theme, is read and an art project will be involved!
    • All ages welcome!

 

Teen Craft Night: Yarn Sculptures – Wednesday 2/3  4:15PM

  • We will be creating cool sculptures out of yarn that can be mounted on your wall or hung up.
    • Registration required. Recommended age groups: 13 – 18 

 

 

Infant and Toddler Play Group – Thursday 2/4  5:45PM and Thursday 2/25  6:00PM

  • A fun and relaxed atmosphere to bring your little one and play, read, and get to know other families in the area! We do recommend registering for this program to give a general idea of how many children we are expecting.
    • Recommended age groups: 6month – 3years

 

Take Your Child to the Library Day – Friday 2/5 

  • Saturday 2/6 is Take Your Child to the Library Day, we will be celebrating on Friday 2/5! Be sure to come by to check out materials, do a craft, or just say hi! Stay tuned to our website and calendar for a special announcement about the day!
    • Recommended age groups: All ages welcome!

 

 

Chinese New Year Pajama Party and Story Time – Monday 2/8  6:30PM

  • Jump in your PJ’s and come visit us to learn about Chinese New Year! We will be reading fun stories about the exciting celebrations and making crafts as well!
    • Prior registration is encouraged. Recommended age groups: 4-8

 

 

Musical Mornings – Tuesday 2/9 and Wednesday 2/24 at 10:00AM

  • Join us for a morning of music! We will be exploring instruments, dancing, sing alongs, finger plays, and more!  The program runs 30 minutes long and is fun for children of any age!
    • Recommended age groups: All ages welcome!

 

Mardi Gras Crafts and Story Time – Tuesday 2/9  4:15PM

  • We will be exploring the food, music, and festivities of Mardi Gras! We will be reading stories about music and the celebration as well as making fun crafts!
    • Prior registration is encouraged. Recommended age groups: All ages welcome!

 

Science Snoopers: Take Heart!  – Wednesday 2/10  10:00AM

  • Jean will lead us in a special program about the heart in honor of Valentine’s Day! Science Snoopers brings science to life!  Each meeting consists of a lecture, enhanced with hands-on material, props, or experiments!  A short story, related to the theme, is read and an art project will be involved!
    • Prior Registration is encouraged. All ages welcome!

 

Teen Homework Club – Wednesday 2/10  4:15PM

  • Everything is more fun with friends. Even homework! Come relax at the library to work on your homework and have some snacks.  We’ll be enjoying fun breaks throughout the evening such as yoga, a dance break, funny youtube videos, and more to refresh our brains and bodies and take on our homework!
    • Registration for this program is required. Recommended age group: 6thGrade – 12thGrade

 

National Inventor’s Day!  Invent and build a Rube Goldberg Machine! – Thursday 2/11  5:00PM

  • In honor of National Inventor’s Day we will be putting our creativity and problem solving skills to the test to try and build a Rube Goldberg machine.  A Rube Goldberg machine is a device that is designed to complete a very simple task in the most elaborate way possible.  We will be trying to simply hit an “Easy” button!
    • Prior registration for this program is required. Recommended age group 8-12

 

Valentine’s Day Pajama Party, Crafts, and Story Time – Thursday 2/11  6:30PM

  • We will be reading stories, making Valentines, and having snacks! Feel free to come in your PJs and join the fun!
    • Prior registration for this program is encouraged.  All ages welcome!

 

 

Valentine Creation Station – Friday 2/12  12:00PM – 4:00PM

  • Our craft table will be filled with everything you need to create Valentines for the special people in your life! Drop by any time between 12:00 and 4:00 to make a Valentine!
    •  All ages welcome!

 

Show and Tell Story Time – Tuesday 2/16 and 2/23  10:00am

  • Come join us for story time with a twist! We invite you to bring a favorite toy or special item from home to talk about with our friends! This program is walk-in welcome and fun for every age!

 

Show and Tell Story Time – Tuesday 2/16 and 2/23  10:00am

  • Come join us for story time with a twist! We invite you to bring a favorite toy or special item from home to talk about with our friends! This program is walk-in welcome and fun for every age!

 

Tabletop Game Tuesday – Tuesday 2/16   3:00PM – 4:45PM

  • Bring your family and friends to enjoy a huge assortment of board games on Tuesday afternoon! Games will be set up at tables in the Children’s section to be played at your leisure and we encourage the whole family to come and enjoy some time together!

 

“Love Your Pet” Story Time and Crafts – Wednesday 2/17  10:00am

  • Friday 2/19 is National Love Your Pet Day! We will be having a fun story time all about our pets on Tuesday 2/17 to celebrate! Feel free to bring along a photo of your pet pal!
    • All ages welcome!

 

 

Collectors Club – Wednesday 2/17  4:15PM

  • Do you collect shells, cards, figurines, or anything else? Join us at the Collectors Club to show off your awesome collection and learn about other people’s as well!
    • Registration for this program is encouraged. Recommended age group: Grade 3 – Grade 6

 

Special Program Hosted by the Girl Scouts!  Thursday 2/18  3:45PM

  • One of our local Girl Scout Troops is working toward their Bronze Award! They will be hosting their own programs the third Thursday of each month from 3:45PM to 5:15PM.  Stop by to see what fun activities they have in store and to support them as they work toward their Bronze Award!
    • All ages welcome!

 

Pokemon Club – Thursday 2/18  4:15PM

  • Bring your cards, bring your friends!  Play against opponents and try to catch ’em all!
    • Registration for this program is required.All Ages!

 

National “Love Your Pet” Day – Friday 2/19  3:30PM – 4:30PM

  • National Love Your Pet Day” is a day to celebrate the pets in our lives whether they be furry, fluffy, scaly, or spiky! Pets rock!  And to celebrate in our own way we will be decorating Pet Rocks to keep for your very own!  We will also be reading some silly pet themed stories, it is sure to be a blast!
    • Registration for this program is encouraged to make sure we have Pet Rocks for everyone! All ages welcome

 

Music and Movement – Monday 2/22  6:30PM

  • We will be shaking our sillies out Monday evening! Join us as we dance and sing along to fun action and movement songs!
    • Registration for this program is encouraged! Recommended Age Range:  5-8

 

Lego Club – Tuesday 2/23  4:00PM – 4:45PM

  • Do you love Legos? We do!  In the Children’s Section we will have lots of Legos out and available to build with!  We will also have Lego magazines to look through for ideas!
    • Registration for this program is encouraged! All ages welcome!

 

Teen Night: Minute to Win It – Wednesday2/24 4:00PM – 4:30PM

  • Can you make a pyramid using 36 cups? Can you move a cookie from your forehead to your mouth without using your hands?  Can you balance six dice on a craft stick?  If you said yes to any or all of these questions, ask yourself this; can you do it in under 60 seconds?  Come to teen night at the library to find out!  We’ll be trying out all these different challenges and more while competing against others and the clock to win bragging rights and some cool prizes.
    • Registration for this program is required. Recommended age range:  13 – 18

 

Making a Comic Book – Thursday 2/25  5:00PM – 6:00PM

  • Ever wonder what goes into making a comic book? We will be working together to create our own!  As a team we will create story boards, designate writers, illustrators, and editors to bring it all together!  When we are done, Miss Robyn will bring the comic home to bind it and make copies for all of the members of our program!
    • Registration for this program is required. Recommended age range:  8 – 11

 

National “Tell a Fairy Tale” Day – Friday 2/26  4:00PM – 4:30PM

  • We will be having a special Story Time for “Tell a Fairy Tale” Day! Along with fun and fantastical stories we will also create magic wands, crowns, and swords!
    • Registration for this program is required. All ages welcome!

 

Late Night Leap Day Pajama Party – Monday 2/29  6:30PM

  • Jump in your PJ’s and come visit us to celebrate Leap Day! We will be learning just what Leap Year is and reading silly stories about frogs, crickets, and other lovely leapers!
    • Prior registration is encouraged. All ages welcome!

January Program Descriptions

Happy New Year everyone!

I am so excited for this month’s programs!  There are details about each program below and you can check out our January Calendar here.   We will be starting a Winter Reading program which will run January 4 – March 18.  During this time you can come get a special bookmark to keep track of all your winter reading.  See Miss Robyn any Friday between 12pm and 5pm to receive a prize for every 3 chapter books, 5 easy readers, or 10 picture books read!

Also, Winter Reading Week is 1/11 – 1/15, we will be holding special programs for each age group to create a winter newsletter for all of our patrons!

Happy Reading!

To sign up for any of the programs which require registration just give us a call, e-maill Miss Robyn at rrivero@oxfordlib.org, or sign up in the program binder at the library!

 

Big Kid Story Time – Mondays in January 4:30PM

  • Join us for a get together with stories specially selected for grades K-3! A snack will be provided and we encourage you to bring your friends, your enthusiasm, and your imagination!
    • Registration for this program is required. Recommended age group: Grades K-3

 

Chess Club – Mondays in January 5:30PM

  • Make new friends, learn the game, or test new strategies.  All ages and skill levels are welcome.  This is one of our fastest growing programs so we encourage registration for this event each week to aid with partner match ups, however, drop in guests are always welcome!
    • Recommended age groups: All ages!

 

Barnyard Friends – Tuesday 1/5/16 10:00AM

  • Come learn about a variety of farm animals as well as food crops with special visitor, Ms. Jean! Science Snoopers brings science to life!  Each meeting consists of a lecture, enhanced with hands-on material, props, or experiments!  A short story, related to the theme, is read and an art project will be involved!
    • Registration for this program is required. All ages!

 

National Bird Day Craft!  – Tuesday 1/5/16 4:00PM

  • January 5th is National Bird Day! To celebrate and show our love for our feathered friends we will be making bird feeders!
    • Registration for this program is required. All ages!

 

Musical Mornings – Wednesdays in January 10:30AM

  • Join us for a morning of music! We will be exploring instruments, dancing, sing alongs, finger plays, and more!  The program runs 30 minutes long and is fun for       children of any age!
    • Recommended age group: Preschool – Kindergarten

 

Sherlock Holmes’ Birthday! Story Time – Wednesday 1/6/16 4:00PM

  • We will be celebrating at the library with a very special story time with picture books filled with “Guess Who’s” and “Who Dunnits!”
    • Registration for this program is required. All ages!

 

Storybook Bingo – Thursday 1/7/16  4:30PM

  • Come play Bingo on boards made with some of your favorite childhood characters!
    • Registration for this program is required. All ages!

Junior Friends of the Library Introductory Meeting – Thursday 1/7/16  5:45PM

  • The Junior Friends group plays an active role in planning programs, fundraisers, and making the library a better place! This first meeting will be just to talk about the kinds of things the group would like to do and do talk about the role of the Junior Friends! Pizza and snacks included!
    • Registration for this program is required. Recommended Age Group: 8 – 18

 

Fantasy Friday Dragon Themed Story Time – Friday 1/7/16  3:00PM

  • Come to a story time all about dragons and other fantastical creatures! All ages welcome!

 

Winter Reading Week 1/11 – 1/15

  • We will be creating a Winter Newsletter made by the kids and teens of the library! We need your help to fill the pages with fun games, pictures, poetry, and recommendations of games, books, movies, and music! Registration is required so sign up today!
    • Winter Wonderland Drawings: Create wintery scenes to put in our newsletter! Monday 1/11 4:30PM  (Ages 3 – 7)
    • Reviews and Contributions: Join us to write recommendations, add your own pictures, poetry, and more! Thursday 1/14  5:30PM (Ages 8-11)
    • Reviews and Contributions: Join us to write recommendations, add your own pictures, poetry, and more!  We will also be figuring out the layout and design during this program! Friday 1/15  2:30PM (Ages 12-18)

 

Show and Tell Story Time – Tuesday 1/12, 1/19, 1/26  10:00am

  • Come join us for story time with a twist! We invite you to bring a favorite toy or special item from home to talk about with our friends! This program is walk-in welcome and fun for every age!

 

Little Learners Activity Group – Tuesday 1/12 and 1/26 at 2:30PM

  • Bring your infants and toddlers to our “Little Learners” Activity Group!  This is a fun and casual program to play with toys and sensory items, sing along to classic songs and finger plays, and spend time with friends!  We will develop large and small motor skills, cognitive development, and communication skills!
    • Registration for this program is required. Recommended age group: Infants and Toddlers

 

Rubber Ducky’s Birthday! Sesame Street Party – Wednesday 1/13/16  3:30PM

  • We will be celebrating Rubber Ducky’s birthday with stories about all of our Sesame Street Pals! Snacks and a craft will follow!
    • Registration for this program is required. All Ages!

 

 

Winter Water – Thursday 1/14/16  4:30PM

  • Winter is never boring for water! See water in all its wonderful winter beauty: frost, ice, and snow.  This program will be led by our Science Snoopers expert Ms. Jean!
    • Registration for this program is required. Recommended age group: Preschool – 5 th Grade

 

Winnie the Pooh Day! – Tuesday 1/19/16  3:45PM

  • We will be celebrating national Winnie the Pooh Day with a fun Pooh Bear movie and snacks!
    • Registration for this program is required.

 

Collectors Club – Wednesday 1/20/16  4:15PM

  • Do you collect shells, cards, figurines, or anything else? Join us at the Collectors Club to show off your awesome collection and learn about other people’s as well!
    • Registration for this program is required. Recommended age group: Grade 3 – Grade 6

 

Pokemon Club – Thursday 1/21/16  4:15PM

  • Bring your cards, bring your friends!  Play against opponents and try to catch ’em all!
    • Registration for this program is required. All Ages!

 

Teen Homework Club – Thursday 1/21/16 and Thursday 1/28/16  6:30PM

  • Everything is more fun with friends. Even homework! Come relax at the library to work on your homework and have some snacks.  We’ll be enjoying fun breaks throughout the evening such as yoga, a dance break, funny youtube videos, and more to refresh our brains and bodies and take on our homework!
    • Registration for this program is requires. Recommended age group: 6th Grade – 12th Grade

 

Tall Tails – Friday 1/22/16  3:30PM

  • A fun filled look at animal tails and why they are important. This science program will be led by Ms. Jean and include fun props, crafts, and a story!
    • Registration for this program is required. Recommended age group: Preschool – 5th Grade

 

Lewis Carroll’s Birthday!  Alice in Wonderland Story Time – Wednesday 1/27/16  4:15PM

  • Come celebrate Lewis Carroll’s birthday with us as we share fun short stories about the whole Wonderland gang and enjoy some iced tea in our own “Mad Tea Party!”
    • Registration for this program is required. All Ages!

 

Library Scavenger Hunt – Thursday 1/28/16  4:30PM

  • How well do you know the library? Can you find a book about a whale?  A book on tape?  Hidden treasures?  Come join us for this fun scavenger hunt!
    • Registration for this program is required.  Recommended age group: Grade 3 – Grade 6

 

Sci-Friday!  Science Fiction Short Story Discussion – Friday 1/29/16  2:30PM

  • Do you love Science Fiction? So do I!  If you love the genre or just enjoy an interesting read come on over for our Sci Fri story discussion.  We will be chatting about two different Sci-Fri short stories.  If you would like to join just ask me (Miss Robyn) for a copy of the stories any time this month.
    • Registration for this program is required. Recommended age group: Grade 7 – Grade 12

Calendar Change

There has been a small change to our December Calendar.  On Friday December 18th at 3:45pm Santa and Mrs. Claus will be visiting and reading a story!  If you would like to join this program please give us a call at (203) 888-6944, e-mail Miss Robyn at rrivero@oxfordlib.org, or sign up in the binder at the library!

 

Thank you!