December Program Descriptions!

Take a break from the chilly weather with these fun programs at the library! You can check out the December Calendar here and see details of the programs below!  If anything catches your eye, be sure to register ASAP!  Hope to see you all soon!

**To Register For a Program:  Call (203) 888-6944, email me at rrivero@oxfordlib.org, or sign up online at tinyurl.com/OxfordCTLibrary**

Weekly Programs

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

Suggested for Ages 18 months – 4 years old

Join us every Tuesday and Wednesday morning for Story Time!  During story time we learn songs together and include lots of movement such as dancing, yoga, ASL, and more!  The stories are chosen with interaction in mind to hold children’s attention and get them excited about reading!  We include number and letter recognition through games and songs as well.  At each story time we create a special project to take home that reflects our theme of that week. Check the calendar for each week’s themes!  Come join us, we’d love to see you there 🙂

Weekly Programs

Every Tuesday and Wednesday Morning at 10:00am – Story Time!
Suggested for Ages 18 months – 4 years old
Join us every Tuesday and Wednesday morning for Story Time! During story time we learn songs together and include lots of movement such as dancing, yoga, ASL, and more! The stories are chosen with interaction in mind to hold children’s attention and get them excited about reading! We include number and letter recognition through games and songs as well. At each story time we create a special project to take home that reflects our theme of that week. Check the calendar for each week’s themes! Come join us, we’d love to see you there 🙂
**The Library Will Be Closed Tuesday December 26th**

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 Friday at 1:30pm – STEAM Activity Stations
Suggested for Ages 3 – 5
Registration Required
Join us Fridays at 1:30PM for play time that focus on the wonders of our world! These STEAM based stations are great for kids 3 – 5 years old and who are curious explorers! This month’s themes include Textures, Hibernation, North and South Poles, and Time! There is a different activity for kids to explore the theme at every station as well as example questions to help start a conversation with your little one about what they are observing!

Other Programs by Day

Monday December 4 at 5:00pm – Monday Music Mixers
Grades 6-12
Registration Required
Come experiment with different musical mixing apps and software!

Tuesday December 5 – Middle School Book Club 3:00pm
Grades 6th – 8th
Meets in Library Media Center of Great Oak Middle School
Every month we will be reading and discussing a different book. At this meeting we will be discussing I Am Princess X.

Thursday December 7 at 2:15pm – Nutmeg Book Club
Grades 9 – 12
Meets in the Library Media Center at Oxford Public High School
Join us every month to read and discuss a different book from the Nutmeg Nominee list!

**SPECIAL VISITOR** Kid’s Yoga – Thursday December 7 at 5:00pm
All Ages Welcome!
Registration Required
So many of our favorite stories have tons of yoga poses hidden right in the pages! Nicole, a local kid’s yoga teacher, will joining us to lead the story time! We’ll be interacting with some fun books by becoming certain animals or items in the books via different poses!

**SPECIAL VISITOR** “Brrrrr!” – Thursday December 11 at 5:00pm
All Ages Welcome!
Registration Required
Ms. Jean is back with a wonderfully wintery meeting of Science Snoopers! Join us to learn all about animals and plant life in the winter. Take a look at hibernation, migration, and the deep sleepers.

Thursday December 14 at 5:00pm – Gingerbread Houses
All Ages Welcome!
Registration Required
We’ll be making a gingerbread library! A super sweet construction in a snowy frosting setting! Sign up soon! Space is limited!

Friday December 15 at 4:00pm – Five Fandom Friday
Grades 6th – 12th
Registration Required
This month we are doing Harry Potter!  Come play games, trivia, Quidditch, make Butterbeer, and more!

Monday December 18 at 6:30pm – PJ Party and Big Kid Story Time!
Grades K – 3rd
Registration Required
Jump in your jammies and come hang out for some fun stories, a craft, and lots of movement!

Thursday December 21 at 4:30pm-6:30pm – Lego Club
All Ages Welcome!
Registration Required
We will be taking out the smaller Legos, Lego books, Lego magazines, Lego EVERYTHING. All materials will be out in the children’s section available for you to play and build with at your leisure.
**Special Note** Smaller Legos will be out for older kids to enjoy, please supervise young children around small Legos

Thursday December 28 at 2:00pm – Karaoke
Grades 3rd – 6th
Registration Required
Choose from a selection of songs to rock out to! Perform on your own or with your friends!

Thursday December 28 at 4:30pm – “SING-O” Musical Bingo
Grades K – 3rd
Registration Required
Come play along and win fun prizes during a musical version of BINGO!

Adult Programs

Monday December 4 – Adult Crafteroon  6:30pm

Bring your friends and get creative and crafty this afternoon!  We will supply everything you need to make a cool, fun craft to take home!

 

Thursday December 7– FOLIO Meeting 6:30pm

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.

 

Monday December 11 – Library Building Committee Meeting 7:00pm

The Library Planning and Building Committee is charged with studying the long-range library plan and the library siting committee reports, as well as studying area libraries.  The committee has been working with the architectural firm Peter Gisolfi Associates and our lead architect is Michael Tribe. We are currently meeting monthly on the first Monday of the month at 7pm at Town Hall to move forward with our charge. Meetings are open to the public and we welcome citizen’s input.

Wednesday December 20 – Library Board Meeting 7:00pm

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 December 20 – Adult Book Discussion 6:30pm

This month, the group will be discussing Redbird Christmas by Fannie Flagg. If you would like to read the book to join the discussion, let any of the library staff know so we can order you a copy!

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December Programs

There is SNOW much to do at the library in winter.  Am I right?  Check out some of these exciting programs we have coming up.  You can also take a look at the whole month on our Calendar or sign up for any of these events on our event site!  Hope to see you soon!

 

Weekly Programs

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

Suggested for Ages 18 months – 4 years old

Join us every Tuesday and Wednesday morning for Story Time!  During story time we learn songs together and include lots of movement such as dancing, yoga, ASL, and more!  The stories are chosen with interaction in mind to hold children’s attention and get them excited about reading!  We include number and letter recognition through games and songs as well.  At each story time we create a special project to take home that reflects our theme of that week. Check the calendar for each week’s themes!  Come join us, we’d love to see you there 🙂

**The Library Will Be Closed Tuesday December 26th**

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 Friday at 1:30pm – STEAM Activity Stations

Suggested for Ages 3 – 5

Registration Required

Join us Fridays at 1:30PM for play time that focus on the wonders of our world! These STEAM based stations are great for kids 3 – 5 years old and who are curious explorers!  This month’s themes include Textures, Hibernation, North and South Poles, and Time! There is a different activity for kids to explore the theme at every station as well as example questions to help start a conversation with your little one about what they are observing!

Other Programs by Day

Monday December 4 at 5:00pm – Monday Music Mixers

Grades 6-12

Registration Required

Come experiment with different musical mixing apps and software!

Tuesday December 5 – Middle School Book Club 3:00pm

Grades 6th – 8th

Meets in Library Media Center of Great Oak Middle School

Every month we will be reading and discussing a different book.  At this meeting we will be discussing I Am Princess X.

Thursday December 7 at 2:15pm – Nutmeg Book Club

Grades 9 – 12

Meets in the Library Media Center at Oxford Public High School

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

**SPECIAL VISITOR** Kid’s Yoga – Thursday December 7 at 5:00pm

All Ages Welcome!

Registration Required

So many of our favorite stories have tons of yoga poses hidden right in the pages! Nicole, a local kid’s yoga teacher, will joining us to lead the story time!  We’ll be interacting with some fun books by becoming certain animals or items in the books via different poses!

**SPECIAL VISITOR** “Brrrrr!” – Thursday December 11 at 5:00pm

All Ages Welcome!

Registration Required

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

Thursday December 14 at 5:00pm – Gingerbread Houses

All Ages Welcome!

Registration Required

We’ll be making a gingerbread library!  A super sweet construction in a snowy frosting setting!  Sign up soon!  Space is limited!

Friday December 15 at 4:00pm – Five Fandom Friday

Grades 6th – 12th  

Registration Required

One Friday a month, we’ll focus on a new theme.  Some ideas include Harry Potter, Studio Ghibli, Hunger Games, Doctor Who, etc. But we are not tied down to these suggestions.  We’ll compare notes about things we “geek out” over and choose some common themes!  We’ll have crafts, trivia, games, and more every meeting relating to the theme.  The “five” comes in when we choose a theme to blog about.  For example; 5 Fictional Bffs, 5 Favorite Fictional Places, 5 Fictional Pets I’d Like to Own.  Whatever we write will be put up on the teen blog of the library’s website.

Monday December 18 at 6:30pm – PJ Party and Big Kid Story Time!

Grades K – 3rd 

Registration Required

Jump in your jammies and come hang out for some fun stories, a craft, and lots of movement!

Thursday December 21 at 4:30pm-6:30pm – Lego Club

All Ages Welcome!

Registration Required

We will be taking out the smaller Legos, Lego books, Lego magazines, Lego EVERYTHING.  All materials will be out in the children’s section available for you to play and build with at your leisure.

**Special Note** Smaller Legos will be out for older kids to enjoy, please supervise young children around small Legos

Thursday December 28 at 2:00pm – Karaoke

Grades 3rd – 6th

Registration Required

Choose from a selection of songs to rock out to!  Perform on your own or with your friends!

Thursday December 28 at 4:30pm – “SING-O” Musical Bingo

Grades K – 3rd 

Registration Required

Come play along and win fun prizes during a musical version of BINGO!

November Program Descriptions

The weather may be getting a bit more gloomy, but we have tons of cheery activities planned at the library!  You can check out the November Calendar here and see details of the programs below!  If anything catches your eye, be sure to register ASAP!  Hope to see you all soon!

Weekly Programs

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

Suggested for Ages 18 months – 4 years old

Join us every Tuesday and Wednesday morning for Story Time!  During story time we learn songs together and include lots of movement such as dancing, yoga, ASL, and more!  The stories are chosen with interaction in mind to hold children’s attention and get them excited about reading!  We include number and letter recognition through games and songs as well.  At each story time we create a special project to take home that reflects our theme of that week. Check the calendar for each week’s themes!  Come join us, we’d love to see you there 🙂

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 Friday at 1:30pm – STEAM Activity Stations

Suggested for Ages 3 – 5

Registration Required

Join us Fridays at 1:30PM for play time that focus on the wonders of our world! These STEAM based stations are great for kids 3 – 5 years old and who are curious explorers!  This month’s themes include Fine Motor Skills, and Magnets. There is a different activity for kids to explore the theme at every station as well as example questions to help start a conversation with your little one about what they are observing!

**Special Note** The library is closed Friday November 10th and Friday November 24th

Other Programs by Day

 Thursday November 2 at 2:15pm – Nutmeg Book Club

Grades 9 – 12

Meets in the Library Media Center at Oxford Public High School

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

Thursday November 2 at 5:00pm – Dino-Vember Story Time!

All Ages Welcome!

Registration Required

A roaring good story time with books, songs, games, and crafts all about dinosaurs!

Monday November 6 at 5:00pm – Game Show Night

Grades 3rd – 6th

Registration Required

A mash up of different games including trivia, physical challenges, number problems, and more!  Come play against your friends and see who will be the champion!

Tuesday November 7 at 1:00pm – Pen Pal Program

All Ages Welcome!

Registration Required

We will be starting a pen pal program with members of the Oxford Senior Center.  At this first program you will write a letter to send to the Senior Center.  We will have questionnaires and ideas to help you get your letter started.

 Tuesday November 7 at 3:00pm – Crafternoon!

All Ages Welcome!

Registration Required

Bring your friends and get creative and crafty this afternoon!  We will supply everything you need to make a cool, fun craft to take home!

Thursday November 9 at 4:30pm-6:30pm – Lego Club

All Ages Welcome!

Registration Required

We will be taking out the smaller Legos, Lego books, Lego magazines, Lego EVERYTHING.  All materials will be out in the children’s section available for you to play and build with at your leisure.

**Special Note** Smaller Legos will be out for older kids to enjoy, please supervise young children around small Legos as they may be a choking hazard

Monday November 13 at 5:00pm – Learn to Play Chess

Grades 3rd – 6th

Registration Required

Whether you’ve been playing for years or have never even seen a chess board you’re sure to love chess night!  Come by and learn the rules, new strategies, or just test your skills against others!

Tuesday November 14 – Middle School Book Club 3:00pm

Grades 6th – 8th

Meets in Library Media Center of Great Oak Middle School

Every month we will be reading and discussing a different book.  At this meeting we are sharing “commercials” we’ve created for our favorite books.  We will also talk about if anyone has received their copy of I Am Princess X which is the book we will focus on during Decembers meeting.

Thursday November 16 at 2:30pm – Pixel Art

Grades 6th and Up

Registration Required

Create a handmade pixelated masterpiece!  We will use graphing paper, colored pencils, gel pens, and other mediums to transform your original artwork into a pixel-perfect piece!

Friday November 17 at 4:00pm – Fandom Friday

Grades 6th and Up

Registration Required

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!  After this week, Fandom Fridays will focus on one theme with crafts, snacks, games, and more!

Monday November 20 at 6:30pm – PJ Party and Big Kid Story Time!

Grades K – 3rd 

Registration Required

Jump in your jammies and come hang out for some fun stories, a craft, and lots of movement!

Wednesday November 29 at 3:00pm – Music and Movement

Grades K – 3rd 

Registration Required

Come get your wiggles out with a program full of singing, dancing, and musical instruments.

Thursday November 30 at 2:00pm – Live Concert!  Swing Band!

All Ages Welcome!

Registration Required

The Survivors Swing Band generates energy and excitement everywhere they perform. They are a 7-piece professional jazz band, based in Connecticut, that plays the classic melodies from an era gone by–hot tunes and soothing ballads of the Swing Era–plus many of the wonderful melodies from the two decades that followed. Your memories of the “good old good ones” that we play will be readily revived!  With trumpet, saxes, piano, guitar, bass, and drums, let us entertain you!

Adult Programs

 Thursday November 2– FOLIO Meeting 6:30pm

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.

 Wednesday November 8 – Library Building Committee Meeting 7:00pm

The Library Planning and Building Committee is charged with studying the long-range library plan and the library siting committee reports, as well as studying area libraries.  The committee has been working with the architectural firm Peter Gisolfi Associates and our lead architect is Michael Tribe. We are currently meeting monthly on the first Monday of the month at 7pm at Town Hall to move forward with our charge. Meetings are open to the public and we welcome citizen’s input.

Wednesday November 15 – Library Board Meeting 7:00pm

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 November 16 – Adult Book Discussion 6:30pm

This month, the group will be discussing Beartown by Fredrick Backman. If you would like to read the book to join the discussion, let any of the library staff know so we can order you a copy!

Monday November 27 – Tax-Free Retirement

Registration Required

Join special visitor Mike Alimo to learn about strategies that can help you get closer to a tax-free  retirement!

Thursday November 30 at 2:00pm – Live Concert!  Swing Band!

Registration Required

The Survivors Swing Band generates energy and excitement everywhere they perform. They are a 7-piece professional jazz band, based in Connecticut, that plays the classic melodies from an era gone by–hot tunes and soothing ballads of the Swing Era–plus many of the wonderful melodies from the two decades that followed. Your memories of the “good old good ones” that we play will be readily revived!  With trumpet, saxes, piano, guitar, bass, and drums, let us entertain you!

October Program Descriptions

October Programs already?!  There are so many exciting things next month that I couldn’t wait to let you know about them 🙂

Don’t forget to sign up for anything that catches your eye!

Weekly Programs

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

Suggested for Ages 18 months – 4 years old

Join us every Tuesday and Wednesday morning for Story Time!  During story time we learn songs together and include lots of movement such as dancing, yoga, ASL, and more!  The stories are chosen with interaction in mind to hold children’s attention and get them excited about reading!  We include number and letter recognition through games and songs as well.  At each story time we create a special project to take home that reflects our theme of that week. Check the calendar for each week’s themes!  Come join us, we’d love to see you there 🙂

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 Friday at 1:30pm – STEAM Story Time

Suggested for Ages 3 – 5

Registration Required

Join us Fridays at 1:30PM for story times that focus on the wonders of our world! These STEAM based story times are great for kids 3 – 5 years old and who are curious explorers!  This month’s themes include Simple Machines, Cutting and Tracing, Pumpkin Science, and Spooktacular STEAM!

**Special Note** Ms. Robyn will not be in Friday 10/13 but there will still be activity centers set up in the children’s section pertaining to that week’s theme of “Cutting and Tracing!”

Other Programs by Day 

Monday October 2 – Pokémon Club  5:00pm

All Ages Welcome!

Registration Required

Whether you play the video games or cards or enjoy the show and movies, come play against or just chat with other friends interested in Pokémon! This is an independent program at which you can bring your own cards and relax and meet other players.  It is not a formal librarian-run program, but still a ton of fun!

Thursday October 5 – Lego Club 4:30pm – 6:30pm

All Ages Welcome!

Registration Required

We will be taking out the smaller Legos, Lego books, Lego magazines, Lego EVERYTHING.  All materials will be out in the children’s section available for you to play and build with at your leisure.

**Special Note** Smaller Legos will be out for older kids to enjoy, please supervise young children around small Legos as they may be a choking hazard

Thursday October 12 – Middle School Book Club 5:00pm

Suggested for Grades 6th – 8th

Registration Required

Every month we will be reading and discussing a different book.  At each meeting you will receive of a copy of the book to be discussed for next month!

Monday October 16 – Word and Letter Games 3:00pm

Suggested for Grades 6th – 12th

Registration Required

It’s National Dictionary Day!  We will be celebrating with word games such as word jumbles, crosswords, definition trivia, and more!

Monday October 16 – Tissue Box Design Derby 5:00pm

Suggested for Grades K – 3rd

Registration Required

You and your grown up will work together in teams to transform a simple tissue box into a race car! All materials will be provided, just bring your imagination and be ready for a race!

Thursday October 19 – DIY Haunted Houses 5:00pm

Suggested for Grades 3rd – 6th

Registration Required

We will be transforming empty boxes into diabolical dioramas using recycled materials!  We will display your DIY creations for the duration of the month!

Monday October 23 – SPECIAL VISITOR – Ghost Hunting 101  6:30pm

This program is for adults and young adults ages 12 and up

Registration Required

Have you ever wanted to meet a real Ghost Hunter? Do you want to hear actual recordings of ghosts captured at haunted houses in and around the Connecticut and New York area? Join paranormal investigator Barry Pirro of ConnecticutGhostHunter.com who will share chilling stories from recent investigations, play recordings of real ghosts, and share ghost hunting tips. Questions will be answered and members of the audience will have a chance to share their ghost stories. He visits many libraries and the testimonials will assure you that this lecture is not to be missed!  Check out testimonials from other libraries and get more info on Barry and his research at ConnecticutGhostHunter.com

Tuesday October 24 – After School Snack Potluck!  4:00pm

Suggested for Grades 3rd – 6th

Registration Required

It’s National Food Day!  Sign up to bring your favorite after school snack to the library; we will be sharing the snacks with all who attend!  This is a great chance to have some yummy snacks and share your family favorites!

Thursday October 26 – Haunted Gingerbread Houses 5:00pm

Suggested for Grades K – 3rd

Registration Required

Join us to create spooky and edible masterpieces out of gingerbread houses, candy, and more!

Monday October 30 – Halloween Party and Magic Show!  5:30pm

All ages welcome!!

Registration Required

Mr. Magic has performed at over 70 libraries in the state this year alone!  He is a legend among magical performers in our state!  Don’t miss his incredible and hilarious performance at the library!  After the show, feel free to stay for fun Halloween games, crafts, and more!  Costumes encouraged!!

Adult Programs

Monday October 2 – Library Building Committee Meeting 7:00pm

The Library Planning and Building Committee is charged with studying the long-range library plan and the library siting committee reports, as well as studying area libraries.  The committee has been working with the architectural firm Peter Gisolfi Associates and our lead architect is Michael Tribe. We are currently meeting monthly on the first Monday of the month at 7pm at Town Hall to move forward with our charge. Meetings are open to the public and we welcome citizen’s input.

Thursday October 5– FOLIO Meeting 6:30pm

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.

Thursday October 12 – Homeschool Round Table   6:30PM

 Registration Required

We are asking any parent or caregiver who has provided or is considering homeschooling for their child to join us!  Our goal is to get a large gathering of people together to share their ideas or tips or to ask advice from experienced families!  We will also be speaking about how the library can offer fun and helpful programs for your family!  This month we will be discussing different curriculums!

Wednesday October 18 – Library Board Meeting 7:00pm

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 October 19 – Adult Book Discussion 6:30pm

This month, the group will be discussing My Italian Bulldozer by Alexander McCall Smith. If you would like to read the book to join the discussion, let any of the library staff know so we can order you a copy!

Monday October 23 – SPECIAL VISITOR – Ghost Hunting 101  6:30pm

This program is for adults and young adults ages 12 and up

Registration Required

Have you ever wanted to meet a real Ghost Hunter? Do you want to hear actual recordings of ghosts captured at haunted houses?  Join paranormal investigator Barry Pirro of ConnecticutGhostHunter.com who will share chilling stories from recent investigations, play recordings of real ghosts, and share ghost hunting tips. He visits many libraries and the testimonials will assure you that this lecture is not to be missed!

September Program Descriptions

Summer was great but I’m ready for Autumn!  Here is a little more info about all of the programs coming up at the library!  If you see something that catches your interest, be sure to sign up ASAP!  You can do that by visiting us at the library, calling (203) 888-6944, e-mailing rrivero@oxfordlib.org, or registering at tinyurl.com/OxfordCTLIbrary!

Hope to see you soon!

Weekly Programs

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

Join us every Tuesday and Wednesday morning for Story Time!  During story time we learn songs together and include lots of movement such as dancing, yoga, ASL, and more!  The stories are chosen with interaction in mind to hold children’s attention and get them excited about reading!  We include number and letter recognition through games and songs as well.  At each story time we create a special project to take home that reflects our theme of that week. Check the calendar for each week’s themes! Come join us, we’d love to see you there 🙂

Suggested for Ages 18 months – 4 years old

**Special Note** Ms. Robyn will not be in Tuesday 9/26 and Wednesday 9/27; story time on those days will be “Show and Tell,” so bring something fun from home to share a story about! Ms. Dawn will be helping to oversee the programs J

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Every Wednesday Morning 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.

**Special Note** Ms. Robyn will not be in Wednesday 9/27 so there will be no Baby Time on that day.

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Every Friday at 1:30pm – STEAM Story Time

Suggested for Ages 3 – 5

Registration Required

Join us Fridays at 1:30PM for story times that focus on the wonders of our world! These STEAM based story times are great for kids 3 – 5 years old and who are curious explorers!  This month’s themes include Clouds, Engineering, Matching, and Sorting!

**Special Note** Ms. Robyn will not be in Friday 9/29 so we will be showing “Animated Story Time Favorites” on that day in lieu of story time!

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Other Programs by Day

Friday September 1 – “We’ve Got Mad (Motor) Skills”  1:30pm

Suggested for Ages 3 – 5

Registration Required

As part of our weekly STEAM Story Time we will take one Friday each month to focus on our motor skills! This week we will work on writing and tracing; including holding writing utensils, tracing letters, and tracing different kinds of lines and shapes as well!

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Tuesday September 5 – National Cheese Pizza Day!  Make Your Own Pizza 4:00pm

Suggested for Grades K – 3rd

Registration Required

It’s National Cheese Pizza Day! Come join us for silly pizza stories, trivia, and (of course) a snack of DIY English Muffin Pizzas!

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Thursday September 7 – Middle School Book Club 5:00pm

Suggested for Grades 6th – 8th

Registration Required

Every month we will be reading and discussing a different book. At this meeting everyone will receive a copy of The Secret Garden which will be the first book we read.  We will vote on which books everyone would like to read for the upcoming months!

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Monday September 11 – Pokémon Club  5:00pm

All Ages Welcome!

Registration Required

Whether you play the video games or cards or enjoy the show and movies, come play against or just chat with other friends interested in Pokémon! This is an independent program at which you can bring your own cards and relax and meet other players.  It is not a formal librarian-run program, but still a ton of fun!

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Tuesday September 12 – National Video Game Day!  Open Wii Play 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Suggested for Grades 6th – 8th

Registration Required

It’s National Video Game Day! We’ll be hooking up the Wii to our big screen projector for you to play!  We have lots of games available, but feel free to bring your own as well!

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Thursday September 14 – Minute to Win It 5:00pm

Suggested for Grades 3rd – 6th

Registration Required

Balance a book on your head, build a house of cards, keep a balloon in the air…but you only have 60 seconds!

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Monday September 18 – Minecraft Mania 5:00pm

Suggested for Grades 3rd – 6th

Registration Required

A game day all about Minecraft! Create a pixel-drawing of yourself, decorate a Minecraft bookmark, answer Minecraft trivia, and more!

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Tuesday September 19 – National “Talk Like a Pirate” Day!  Pirate Story Time 4:00pm

Suggested for Grades K – 3rd

Registration Required

Stories! Games! Crafts! All with a fun pirate twist!

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Thursday September 21 – Mystery Night 5:00pm

Suggested for Grades 6th – 12th

Registration Required

Come take part in a literary mystery! There are strange happenings at the library.  You will follow clues, solve riddles, and try to crack the case!

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Monday September 25 – Playdough Craft-ernoon 3:30pm – 5:30pm

All Ages Welcome!

Registration Required

Come join us for an afternoon of playdough! We will have tons for you to play with as well as lots of neat tools to use!

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Thursday September 28 – Lego Club 4:30pm – 6:30pm

All Ages Welcome!

Registration Required

We will be taking out the smaller Legos, Lego books, Lego magazines, Lego EVERYTHING.  All materials will be out in the children’s section available for you to play and build with at your leisure.

**Special Note** Smaller Legos will be out for older kids to enjoy, please supervise young children around small Legos as they may be a choking hazard

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Adult Programs

Thursday September 7th – FOLIO Meeting 6:30pm

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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Monday September 11th – Library Building Committee Meeting 7:00pm

The Library Planning and Building Committee is charged with studying the long-range library plan and the library siting committee reports, as well as studying area libraries. The committee has been working with the architectural firm Peter Gisolfi Associates and our lead architect is Michael Tribe. We are currently meeting monthly on the first Monday of the month at 7pm at Town Hall to move forward with our charge. Meetings are open to the public and we welcome citizen’s input.

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Monday September 18th – Advanced Care Planning Program 6:30pm

A representative from Griffin Hospital will be speaking on advanced care options including things such as medical directives, assisted living, creating a will, and more.

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Wednesday September 20th – Library Board Meeting 7:00pm

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 21st – Adult Book Discussion 6:30pm

This month, the group will be discussing The Trespasser by Tara French. If you would like to read the book to join the discussion, let any of the library staff know so we can order you a copy!

Summer Program Descriptions!!

 

July Program descriptions

Renew and Repurpose – Monday 7/17     2:00PM

We’ll be taking a look at how you can take old materials, clothes, and more and remake them into something amazing!

Age Range: Grades 7th – 12th

**Registration Required**

Evening Baby Time – Monday 7/17     5:00PM

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.

Age Range: Infants to 18 months

**Registration Required**

Story Time “Helping Hands” – Tuesday 7/18     10:00AM

At this story time we will be talking about how great it is to help others!

Age Range: 18months – 4 years old

**SPECIAL VISITOR** – “New England Forests” – Tuesday 7/18     2:30PM

Jean will be coming to help us explore the amazing things in nature that are all around us right here in New England!

Age Range: All Ages

**Registration Required**

Morning Baby Time – Wednesday 7/19     9:30AM

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.

Age Range: Infants to 18 months

**Registration Required**

Story Time “Trucks” – Wednesday 7/19     10:00AM

Need we say more?!

Age Range: 18months – 4 years old

Teen Book Club – Wednesday 7/19     11:30AM

We will be talking about Gabriel Finley and the Raven’s Riddle as well as The Last Boy at St. Edith’s. However, with the state library delivery system being down, we completely understand if you haven’t been able to receive/read these titles.  Come join us anyway and we will all chat about what we have been reading!

Age Range: Grades 7th – 12th

**Registration Required**

Renew and Reuse – Wednesday 7/19     2:00PM

We’ll be taking a look at how you can take old materials, clothes, and more and remake them into something amazing!

Age Range: Grades K – 3rd

**Registration Required**

**SPECIAL VISITOR** “Construct Creatively” – Thursday 7/20     2:00PM

Come learn how to create origami!

Age Range: Grades 3rd – 6th

**Registration Required**

“Construction Zone” – Thursday 7/20     6:00PM

Tons of things to build and play with!

Age Range: All Ages

**Registration Required**

**Preschool Story Time will be Cancelled Friday 7/21**

Create Communication – Monday 7/24     5:00PM

We will explore the evolution of communication and how are lives would be different if they ways we communicate were different.

Age Range: All Ages

**Registration Required**

Story Time “Tools” – Tuesday 7/25     10:00AM

All kinds of tools and how they help us!

Age Range: 18months – 4 years old

Minute to Win It – Tuesday 7/25     2:00PM

Balance a book on your head, build a house of cards, keep a balloon in the air…but you only have 60 seconds!

Age Range: Grades 7th – 12th

Registration Required

Story Time “Home Sweet Home” – Wednesday 7/26     10:00AM

We will talk about different kinds of homes around the world!

Age Range: 18months – 4 years old

Teen Book Club – Wednesday 7/26     11:30AM

We will be talking about Gabriel Finley and the Raven’s Riddle as well as The Last Boy at St. Edith’s. However, with the state library delivery system being down, we completely understand if you haven’t been able to receive/read these titles.  Come join us anyway and we will all chat about what we have been reading!

Age Range: Grades 7th – 12th

**Registration Required**

Engineering Challenge – Wednesday 7/26     2:00PM

You will be presented with a problem to solve and will build the solution!

Age Range: Grades K – 3rd

**Registration Required**

Neighborhood Nature – Thursday 8/27     2:00PM

Taking care of nature can start right in your neighborhood!

Age Range: Grades K – 3rd

**Registration Required**

Teen Trivia – Thursday 7/27     5:00PM

Are you good at remembering random acts?  Do people often ask you, “How do you know that?”  Come to Teen Trivia Night and test your knowledge!

Age Range: Grades 7th – 12th

**Registration Required**

Preschool Story Time – Friday 7/28     1:30PM

Join us Fridays at 1:30PM for story times that focus on the wonders of our world! These STEAM based story times are great for kids 3 – 5 years old and who are curious explorers!  This week we are exploring shapes!

Age Range: 3 – 5 years old

**Registration Required** 

 

August Program Descriptions

Beyond the Library Walls – Monday 7/31     2:00PM

Come join us to talk about how to be a more active part of your community beyond the library!

Age Range: Grades 7th – 12th

**Registration Required**

Teen Book Club – Monday 7/31     7:00PM

We know summer is a time when you have been reading a ton! With the state library delivery system being down, we haven’t chosen specific titles to discuss, instead we’d like to just all get together and talk about what you’ve read this summer!

Age Range: Grades 7th – 12th

**Registration Required**

Story Time “All Around Town: The Library” – Tuesday 8/1      10:00AM

Join us every Tuesday and Wednesday morning for Story Time!  During story time we learn songs together and include lots of movement such as dancing, yoga, ASL, and more!  The stories are chosen with interaction in mind to hold children’s attention and get them excited about reading!  We include number and letter recognition through games and songs as well.  At each story time we create a special project to take home that reflects our theme of that week. Come join us, we’d love to see you there 🙂

Suggested Age Range: 18 months  – 4 years old

The Clothes We Wear – Tuesday 8/1      1:00PM

How we dress is a great way to express ourselves! We will explore clothing around the world, including special occasion outfits and everyday wear!

Age Range: Grades K – 3rd

**Registration Required**

Morning Baby Time – Wednesday 8/2     9:30AM

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.

Age Range: Infants to 18 months

**Registration Required**

Story Time “All Around Town: Fire and Police Stations” – Wednesday 8/2    10:00AM

Join us every Tuesday and Wednesday morning for Story Time!  During story time we learn songs together and include lots of movement such as dancing, yoga, ASL, and more!  The stories are chosen with interaction in mind to hold children’s attention and get them excited about reading!  We include number and letter recognition through games and songs as well.  At each story time we create a special project to take home that reflects our theme of that week. Come join us, we’d love to see you there 🙂

Suggested Age Range: 18 months  – 4 years old

Music and Movement – Wednesday 8/2    3:00PM

Come get your wiggles out with a program full of singing, dancing, and musical instruments.

Age Range: All Ages

Lego Club – Thursday 8/3     2:00PM

We will be taking out the smaller Legos, Lego books, Lego magazines, Lego EVERYTHING. All materials will be out in the children’s section available for you to play and build with at your leisure.

Registration Required. All Ages (Note: smaller Legos will be out for older kids to enjoy)

**SPECIAL VISITOR** Animal Embassy – Thursday 8/3     4:00PM

Library patrons will meet live AnimalAmbassadors such as a Monk Parakeet, a Red Foot Tortoise, a Mandarin Duck, a Chilean Rose-Haired Tarantula, a Ferret, an Argentinian Horned Frog and an African Hedgehog or African Porcupine. We will also see artifacts & photographs representing one of nature’s most prolific builders, the beaver, along with bird & paper wasp nests. Together, we’ll draw parallels with our own lives while exploring how we can build a better world!

Age Range: Ages 4 and up

**Registration Required**

Preschool Story Time – Friday 8/4      1:30PM

Join us Fridays at 1:30PM for story times that focus on the wonders of our world! These STEAM based story times are great for kids 3 – 5 years old and who are curious explorers!  This week we are talking about transportation!

Age Range: 3 – 5 years old

**Registration Required**

“Sense-Sational” Touch and Smell – Monday 8/7     2:30PM

We’ll be focusing on and exploring our sense of touch and our sense of smell.

Age Range: Grades K – 3rd

**Registration Required** 

Teen Book Club – Monday 8/7     7:00PM

We know summer is a time when you have been reading a ton! With the state library delivery system being down, we haven’t chosen specific titles to discuss, instead we’d like to just all get together and talk about what you’ve read this summer!

Age Range: Grades 7th – 12th

**Registration Required**

Story Time “All Around Town: Doctor and Dentist” – Tuesday 8/8      10:00AM

Join us every Tuesday and Wednesday morning for Story Time!  During story time we learn songs together and include lots of movement such as dancing, yoga, ASL, and more!  The stories are chosen with interaction in mind to hold children’s attention and get them excited about reading!  We include number and letter recognition through games and songs as well.  At each story time we create a special project to take home that reflects our theme of that week. Come join us, we’d love to see you there 🙂

Suggested Age Range: 18 months  – 4 years old

“Sense-Sational” Sight and Sound – Tuesday 8/8      2:30PM

We’ll be focusing on and exploring our sense of sight and our sense of sound.

Age Range: Grades 3rd – 6th

**Registration Required**

Story Time “All Around Town: The Grocery Store” – Wednesday 8/9    10:00AM

Join us every Tuesday and Wednesday morning for Story Time!  During story time we learn songs together and include lots of movement such as dancing, yoga, ASL, and more!  The stories are chosen with interaction in mind to hold children’s attention and get them excited about reading!  We include number and letter recognition through games and songs as well.  At each story time we create a special project to take home that reflects our theme of that week. Come join us, we’d love to see you there 🙂

Suggested Age Range: 18 months  – 4 years old

Pokémon Club – Wednesday 8/9      2:00PM

Whether you play the video games or cards or enjoy the show and movies, come play against or just chat with other friends interested in Pokémon! This is an independent program at which you can bring your own cards and relax and meet other players.  It is not a formal librarian-run program, but still a ton of fun!

Age Range: All Ages

**Registration Required**

Reading Partner Dogs – Thursday 8/10      2:00 – 3:30PM

What better way to practice reading than to cozy up with a furry friend?! A group of Reading Helper Therapy dogs will be visiting the library for a relaxing, fun, and pressure free practice session for our early readers!  Each child can sign up for a 15 minute block to read with the dogs.  You will have to call the library to sign up, sign up will not be available on our event webpage.

**Registration Required**

Library Promo Party – Thursday 8/10     6:00PM

Today is the day to present your library promotion materials! Whether it is a video, poster, or pamphlet, bring it in and present it to our group!

Age Range: Grades 7th – 12th

**Registration Required**

Summer Reading Wrap Up Party – Friday 8/11     12:00 – 2:00PM

Come celebrate the end of Summer Reading with games and more! We will be taking out the giant games from last summer and enjoying the sunshine and outdoors!

Age Range: All Ages

**Registration Required**

Teen Book Club – Monday 8/14     7:00PM

We know summer is a time when you have been reading a ton! With the state library delivery system being down, we haven’t chosen specific titles to discuss, instead we’d like to just all get together and talk about what you’ve read this summer!

Age Range: Grades 7th – 12th

**Registration Required**

Story Time “My Day” – Tuesday 8/15      10:00AM

Join us every Tuesday and Wednesday morning for Story Time!  During story time we learn songs together and include lots of movement such as dancing, yoga, ASL, and more!  The stories are chosen with interaction in mind to hold children’s attention and get them excited about reading!  We include number and letter recognition through games and songs as well.  At each story time we create a special project to take home that reflects our theme of that week. Come join us, we’d love to see you there 🙂

Suggested Age Range: 18 months  – 4 years old

Scavenger Hunt – Tuesday 8/15      2:30PM

Explore the library, internet, and databases in all the ways the library is more than just books!

Grades 3rd – 6th

Registration Required

Morning Baby Time – Wednesday 8/16     9:30AM

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.

Age Range: Infants to 18 months

**Registration Required**

Story Time “Beach Day” – Wednesday 8/16    10:00AM

Join us every Tuesday and Wednesday morning for Story Time!  During story time we learn songs together and include lots of movement such as dancing, yoga, ASL, and more!  The stories are chosen with interaction in mind to hold children’s attention and get them excited about reading!  We include number and letter recognition through games and songs as well.  At each story time we create a special project to take home that reflects our theme of that week. Come join us, we’d love to see you there 🙂

Suggested Age Range: 18 months  – 4 years old

Book Reviews/Letters to the Author – Wednesday 8/16    3:30PM

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!

Age Range: Grades K-3rd

**Registration Required**

**SPECIAL VISITOR** Kid’s Yoga – Thursday 8/17     2:00PM

So many of our favorite stories have tons of yoga poses hidden right in the pages! Nicole, a local kid’s yoga teacher, will joining us to lead the story time!  We’ll be interacting with some fun books by becoming certain animals or items in the books via different poses!

Age Range: All Ages Welcome!

**Registration Required**

Book Roast – Thursday 8/17     3:30PM

Have you ever read a book you hated? No, like hated.  How much?  Enough to rant and rant about all the things you couldn’t stand?  GREAT!  Come tell us why!  Rant, rave, give the worst review ever!  Reading is always awesome but sometimes there are books or characters we just love to hate! (No books will be harmed)

Age Range: Grades 7th – 12th

**Registration Required**

Preschool Story Time – Friday 8/18     1:30PM

Join us Fridays at 1:30PM for story times that focus on the wonders of our world! These STEAM based story times are great for kids 3 – 5 years old and who are curious explorers!  This week we are talking about trees!

Age Range: 3 – 5 years old

**Registration Required**

Teen Book Club – Monday 8/21     7:00PM

We know summer is a time when you have been reading a ton! With the state library delivery system being down, we haven’t chosen specific titles to discuss, instead we’d like to just all get together and talk about what you’ve read this summer!

Age Range: Grades 7th – 12th

**Registration Required**

Story Time “Camping and Hiking” – Tuesday 8/22      10:00AM

Join us every Tuesday and Wednesday morning for Story Time!  During story time we learn songs together and include lots of movement such as dancing, yoga, ASL, and more!  The stories are chosen with interaction in mind to hold children’s attention and get them excited about reading!  We include number and letter recognition through games and songs as well.  At each story time we create a special project to take home that reflects our theme of that week. Come join us, we’d love to see you there 🙂

Suggested Age Range: 18 months  – 4 years old

Library Games – Tuesday 8/22     2:00PM

Tons of fun library themed games! There will be a scavenger hunt, Bingo, and “Who Am I?” game!

Age Range: Grades K – 3rd

**Registration Required**

Story Time “Cool Preschool” – Wednesday 8/23    10:00AM

Join us every Tuesday and Wednesday morning for Story Time!  During story time we learn songs together and include lots of movement such as dancing, yoga, ASL, and more!  The stories are chosen with interaction in mind to hold children’s attention and get them excited about reading!  We include number and letter recognition through games and songs as well.  At each story time we create a special project to take home that reflects our theme of that week. Come join us, we’d love to see you there 🙂

Suggested Age Range: 18 months  – 4 years old 

Teen Trivia – Wednesday 8/23      2:00PM

Are you good at remembering random acts?  Do people often ask you, “How do you know that?”  Come to Teen Trivia Night and test your knowledge!

Age Range: Grades 7th – 12th

**Registration Required**

Book Reviews/Letters to the Author – Thursday 8/24     4:00PM

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!

Age Range: Grades 3rd – 6th

**Registration Required**

Spy Night! – Thursday 8/24   6:00PM

We will be coming up with disguises and testing your spy skills in different areas such as memory, code breaking, clue finding, and sneakiness! Be sure to sign up early for this program!  Space is limited!

Grades All Ages

Registration Required

Preschool Story Time – Friday 8/25     1:30PM

Join us Fridays at 1:30PM for story times that focus on the wonders of our world! These STEAM based story times are great for kids 3 – 5 years old and who are curious explorers!  This week we are talking about rhythm and sound!

Age Range: 3 – 5 years old

**Registration Required**

Minute to Win It – Monday 8/28      5:00PM

Balance a book on your head, build a house of cards, keep a balloon in the air…but you only have 60 seconds!

Age Range: Grades 7th – 12th

Registration Required

Teen Book Club – Monday 8/28     7:00PM

We know summer is a time when you have been reading a ton! With the state library delivery system being down, we haven’t chosen specific titles to discuss, instead we’d like to just all get together and talk about what you’ve read this summer!

Age Range: Grades 7th – 12th

**Registration Required**

Music and Movement – Tuesday 8/29      10:00AM

Come get your wiggles out with a program full of singing, dancing, and musical instruments.

Suggested Age Range: 18 months  – 4 years old 

Maker Masters: Open Craft-ernoon! – Tuesday 8/29     3:30PM

Come craft with us! There will be tons of odds and ends to put your craft skills to the test and see what you can come up with!

Age Range: Grades 7th – 12th

**Registration Required**

Morning Baby Time – Wednesday 8/30     9:30AM

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.

Age Range: Infants to 18 months

**Registration Required**

Music and Movement – Wednesday 8/30    10:00AM

Come get your wiggles out with a program full of singing, dancing, and musical instruments.

Suggested Age Range: 18 months  – 4 years old

Better Together Movie Night! – Thursday 8/31     5:30PM

To conclude our summer of building a better world through hard work, compassion, and empathy, we will have a movie night with a film that celebrates all of these things! Come for a movie night to watch “Remember the Titans!” (Rated PG)

Age Range: Grades 7th – 12th

**Registration Required**

 

July and August Adult Programs

The De-Clutter Specialist – Friday July 14th       11:30AM

THE DECLUTTER SPECIALIST offers a variety of services to help you take control of your surroundings and your life! Services include

o     Small to large organizing projects
o     Downsizing your home
o     Organizing your home or office for maximum efficiency
o     Personal paperwork organization
o     Senior downsizing or decluttering
o     Staging your home for the resale

About the Founder
After a long career in the real estate field, Elaine Turek realized the best way to use her experience, natural talent and compassion for people was to help them de-clutter  and de-stress their lives as The De-Clutter Specialist!

Registration Required!

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The CT Women’s Hall of Fame Presents  “Women and War” Monday July 17th     6PM

Women have been involved in military conflicts from the beginning of time; some as warriors, some as spies and others who made the munitions or simply called for peace.  Connecticut women are among the finest and bravest who have stood for their cause – sometimes defying gender norms, and often without the recognition they deserved.  CWHF Inductees prove that women are just as tough as men and will inspire others to shatter gender barriers. Learn about a teenager who helped save Danbury during the Revolutionary War, how Harriet Beecher Stowe sowed the seeds of conflict leading to the Civil War, and how Margaret Bourke-White’s photography brought civilians face to face with the war front for the first time.

Registration Required!

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Operation Gratitude Knit-A-Thon – Friday July 21   11:30AM

Knit for a cause!  Bring your knitting supplies and some friends and we will provide the space and refreshments!  We will be sending the knit projects to the troops!

 **Registration Required**

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Powerful Beyond Measure – Monday July 24th    1:00PM

Cynthia Mazzaferro is a Motivational Speaker, #1 Amazon Best-Selling Author, Energy and Intuitive Healer, Reiki Master, and Powerful Beyond Measure Life Coach.   She is a retired Physical Therapist of over 30 plus years and previous owner of an Ergonomic company where she performed work site analysis and spent thousands of hours training and teaching individuals on injury and stress reduction. Cindy’s passion is to assist people in their personal growth, health, and purpose.

Powerful Beyond Measure

Powerful Beyond Measure is a captivating, empowering guide to personal healing, transformation, and success beyond imagination! Cynthia Mazzaferro expertly leads readers to connect the dots from their past and realize the impact they continue to have in the present. This enables them to heal the root cause of their pain and let go of those old self-limiting beliefs and behaviors that keep them stuck in a cycle of unhappiness.

Following Cindy’s revolutionary P-O-W-E-R steps, readers discover the Power Within that propels them towards positive changes in every aspect of life. Powerful Beyond Measure gives specific tools and well-proven techniques that promote emotional health, well-being, and vibrancy. Readers will see shifts in their consciousness that supports growth, adventure, and success. Be empowered to ignite your passions, desires, and goals!

If you’re searching for something greater—inner peace, happiness, resolution, purpose, and success—Powerful Beyond Measure is the answer to a future filled with hope, abundance, and triumph.

You hold the keys to unlock all that you desire…a more powerful you!

***Registration Required***

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Homeschool Round Table: Monday 7/24     6:30PM

We are asking any parent or caregiver who has provided or is considering homeschooling for their child to join us!  Our goal is to get a large gathering of people together to share their ideas or tips or to ask advice from experienced families!  We will also be speaking about how the library can offer fun and helpful programs for your family!

**Registration Encouraged**

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Homeschool Roundtable – Thursday 8/3     6:30PM

We are asking any parent or caregiver who has provided or is considering homeschooling for their child to join us!  Our goal is to get a large gathering of people together to share their ideas or tips or to ask advice from experienced families!  We will also be speaking about how the library can offer fun and helpful programs for your family!  This month we will be discussing different curriculums!

**Registration Required**

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Good Deed Exhibition – Monday 8/7      5:30PM

All summer we have encouraged you to document good deeds!  We invite you now to come join us as we all share the good we have experienced over the summer!  Let’s focus on the good in our community and building a better world!

**Registration Required**

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Good Deed Exhibition – Friday 8/11      11:00AM

All summer we have encouraged you to document good deeds!  We invite you now to come join us as we all share the good we have experienced over the summer!  Let’s focus on the good in our community and building a better world!

**Registration Required**

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Yoga Workshop – Monday 8-14     1:30PM

B.E.N.D.Y. was created when Nicole Kristoff had a vision of  teaching fitness and wellness while building a positive self-esteem. She has returned to Connecticut to share her expertise and love for yoga, fitness, and health. She applies her experiences from travel and teaching into her programs. Through fun games and creative classes, she engages and empowers students to get moving!

**Registration Required**

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Cookbook Club and Recipe Swap – Monday 8/14      5:30PM

Come share your favorite recipes and cookbooks with others!  Share family traditions and helpful hints! If possible, bring a copy of the recipe and we will make copies for everyone to bring home!

**Registration Required**

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Adult Book Club – Monday 8/17      6:30PM

We will be discussing Under a Summer Sky by Nan Rossiter – who will be joining us at the book discussion!

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“Build a Better Community” Pot Luck Lunch!

Friday 8/18      11:00AM

Get to know the people in your community!  Bring your favorite dish and come relax, eat, and socialize!

**Registration Required**

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Oxford Town Trivia – Monday 8/21     5:30PM

How well do you know your town?  Come find out at a special trivia night where you will be tested on your knowledge of the town’s history, architecture, current events, and more!

**Registration Required**

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Adult Coloring – Friday 8/25     11:00AM

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!

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“Open Mic” Share Your Art – Monday 8/28     5:30PM

Come share your writing, songs, art, 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**