March Program Descriptions!

Can you believe it’s March?!  The snow will melt soon!  Flowers will start to sprout!  Rainy Spring days do happen though and we’ve got you covered with tons of fun programs for every age at the library!  Don’t forget to sign up by e-mailing me at rrivero@oxfordlib.org, calling 203-888-6944, or visiting our events page!  Hope to see you soon!

 

Morning Baby Time – Wednesday 3/1     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 “Lions and Lambs” – Wednesday 3/1     10:00AM

  • What better theme to kick off March with than these animals! March’s temperamental weather comes in like a lion and leaves like a lamb
    • Age Range: 18months – 4 years old

 

Movie Night “Balto” – Wednesday 3/1     3:00PM

  • The Iditarod starts this weekend! We’ll be watching the movie “Balto” to get ready for this exciting event!
    • Age Range: All Ages
    • Registration Required

 

Dr. Seuss Movie Shorts – Thursday 3/2    3:00-4:00PM

  • Happy birthday Dr. Seuss! Join us for some fun movie shorts with your favorite Dr. Seuss characters!
    • Age Range: All Ages
    • Registration Required

 

Dr. Seuss Mad Libs – Thursday 3/2     4:00PM

  • Happy birthday Dr. Seuss! Mad Libs is a great way to invent some Seussical worthy words and make our own wacky Dr. Seuss stories!
    • Age Range: Grades 4th – 6th
    • Registration Required

 

Trivia Day for Early Readers – Friday 3/3     3:45PM

  • A fun trivia game based on all of our beginning reader and early chapter books! Come test your knowledge about Jack and Annie, Princess in Black, Nate the Great, and more!
    • Age Range: Grades Kindergarten – 3rd Grade
    • Registration Required

 

Junior Friends Meeting – Monday 3/6     3:45PM

  • The Jr. Friends are an important part of how our library runs!  This year the Jr. Friends will be…

Helping to choose books to add to the library

Planning and hosting a program

Writing and posting book reviews

Helping with the Friends Book Sale

Participating in volunteer days at the library… And much more!

Be a part of how the library works!  At this meeting we will be planning a program to host at the library!

  • Ages 8-18
  • ** Registration Required**

 

Story Time “All Around Town” – Tuesday 3/7     10:00AM

  • We’ll be exploring all the different parts of town in story time! We’ll read about post offices, restaurants, and more!
    • Age Range: 18months – 4 years old

 

Music and Movement – Wednesday 3/8     10:00AM

  • Come get your wiggles out with a program full of singing, dancing, and musical instruments.
    • Age Range: 18months – 4 years old

 

Pokémon Club – Thursday 3/9     5:30PM

  • 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!
    • All Ages Welcome
    • Registration Required

 

Evening Baby Time – Monday 3/13     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 “Colors” – Tuesday 3/14     10:00AM

  • Stories, songs, and a craft about our favorite colors!
    • Age Range: 18months – 4 years old

 

Morning Baby Time – Wednesday 3/15     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 “Rainbows” – Wednesday 3/15     10:00AM

  • We’ll look at individual colors and how they come together to make a rainbow! We’ll also see how rainbows are made!
    • Age Range: 18months – 4 years old

 

“Book Tasting” – Thursday 3/16     4:00PM

  • The best way to find a new book or series! A whole bunch of books will be available at different stations through the library.  Each “taster” will have 5 minutes to spend with the book and a review card to make notes of their thoughts about it.  At the end of the tasting you can check out the book you liked best!
    • Age Range: 4th – 6th Grade
    • **Registration Required**

 

 

Lego Club – Friday 3/17 3:45PM

  • 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 Story Time for Bill Martin Junior’s Birthday – Monday 3/20     6:00PM

  • It’s Bill Martin Junior’s birthday! We’ll celebrate with some fun stories, activities, and  crafts!
    • Age Range: Grades K – 3rd
    • **Registration Required**

 

Story Time “Bunnies and Chicks” – Tuesday 3/21    10:00AM  **With real live bunny visiting!**

  • Dottie will be joining story time with her pet bunny! After our stories are over, Ms. Dottie’s bunny will come out to say hi!
    • Age Range: 18months – 4 years old
    • Registration Required

 

Middle School Book Club – Tuesday 3/21     3:45PM

  • Do you love reading? Join us every month to read new books and hang out with other kids your age who love to read too!  We’ll all read the same book each month and talk about the things about it we liked (or disliked) at the meetings!
    • Age Range: 6th – 8th grade
    • **Registration Required**

 

Story Time “Spring” – Wednesday 3/22     10:00AM

  • Spring is finally here! We’ll explore all the great things about this season!
    • Age Range: 18months – 4 years old

 

All Ages Wii Wednesday – Wednesday 3/22      2:30-4:30PM

  • We’ve hooked up the Wii to our giant projector screen! Bring your friends and come enjoy the afternoon playing tons of different games!
    • Registration Required

 

Candy Sushi – 3/23     5:00PM

  • Yup, candy sushi!  Come create tasty rolled up morsels, creative and delicious!
    • All Ages
    • Registration is required.  

 

Music and Movement – Friday 3/24     2:30PM

  • Come get your wiggles out with a program full of singing, dancing, and musical instruments.
    • Age Range: All Ages

 

Evening Baby Time – Monday 3/27     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**

 

Music and Movement – Tuesday 3/28     10:00AM

  • Come get your wiggles out with a program full of singing, dancing, and musical instruments.
    • Age Range: 18months – 4 years old

 

Pokémon Club – Tuesday 3/28     3:45PM

  • 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!
    • All Ages Welcome
    • Registration Required

 

Story Time “The Zoo” – Wednesday 3/29     10:00AM

  • A great place to visit! We’ll talk about travelling to the zoo and what we can see there!
    • Age Range: 18months – 4 years old

 

Movie Night: 10 year anniversary of “Meet the Robinsons” – Thursday 3/30     5:00PM

  • Meet the Robinsons is a fun and hilarious movie about inventions, the future, and family! Join us for movie night and we celebrate the movie’s 10th birthday!
    • All Ages Welcome
    • Registration Required

 

 

Weekly Programs

 

Chess Club – Every Monday at 5:30PM

  • Whether you’ve been playing for years or have never even seen a chess board you’re sure to love our chess club. Kids of all ages are welcome to come by and learn the rules, new strategies, or just test your skills against others!
    • **Registration Required**

 

Preschool Story Time – Every Friday at 12:30PM

  • Whether your morning preschool has ended for the day or you’re just looking for a mid-day break, come see us for a fun story time! We’ll have stories, songs, and LOTS of movement for the preschool crowd!
    • Age Range: 3-5 years old
    • **Registration Required**

 

 

Teen Tech Week  3/6 -3/10

 

Teen Tech Trivia – Monday 3/6     6:00PM

  • Come test your tech knowledge during this fun trivia program for bragging rights and the chance to win fabulous prizes!
    • Grades 7th – 12th
    • Registration Required

Teen Library Scavenger Hunt – Tuesday 3/7     3:45PM

  • Explore the library, internet, and databases in all the ways the library is more than just books!
    • Grades 7th – 12th
    • Registration Required

 

Teen Wii Wednesday – Wednesday 3/8     3:45PM

  • We’ve hooked up the Wii to our giant projector screen! Bring your friends and come enjoy the afternoon playing tons of different games!
    • Grades 7th – 12th
    • Registration Required

 

Teen Tech Movie Night “Big Hero 6” – Thursday 3/9     6:00PM – 8:00PM

  • One of my favorite tech inspiration movies! Big Hero 6 is hilarious, filled with gadgets, and generally awesome.
    • Grades 7th – 12th
    • Registration Required

 

Teen Tech Week: Book Trailers – Friday 3/10     3:45PM

  • We’ll be recording and posting book trailers on our Facebook and website. Create and record previews or reviews for your favorite books!
    • Grades 7th – 12th
    • Registration Required

 

Adult Programs

Friends of the Library Meeting – Thursday 3/2     6:30 PM

Building Committee Meeting – Monday 3/6     7:00PM

Library Board Meeting – Wednesday 3/15     7:00PM

Afternoon Adult Book Club – Thursday 3/16     1:30PM

Evening Adult Book Club – Thursday 3/16     6:30PM

February Programs!

We want to make sure you’re having fun all winter long so the program descriptions and sign up are available for February!  If you’d like to sign up for a program you cal call 203-888-6944, email rrivero@oxfordlib.org, or visit our sign up page here !  Can’t wait to see you!

February 2017 Program Descriptions

Baby Time – Wednesday 2/1     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**

 

Morning Story Time “Shadows” – Wednesday 2/1     10:00AM

  • This story time will be full of fun guessing games as we explore shadows!
    • Age Range: 18months – 4 years old

 

Wii Wednesday – Wednesday 2/1     2:30PM

  • We’ve hooked up the Wii to our giant projector screen! Bring your friends and come enjoy the afternoon playing tons of different games!
    • Registration Required

 

Groundhog Day Story Time – Thursday 2/2     5:00PM

  • At this story time we will be reading about what Groundhog Day is and making our own predictions of the weather.
    • Age Range: All Ages
    • **Registration Required**

 

Preschool Story Time – Friday 2/3     12:30PM

  • Whether your morning preschool has ended for the day or you’re just looking for a mid-day break, come see us for a fun story time! We’ll have stories, songs, and LOTS of movement for the preschool crowd!
    • Age Range: 3-5 years old
    • **Registration Required**

 

Library Games – Friday 2/3     3:45PM

  • Saturday 2/4 is National Take Your Child to the Library Day! We will be celebrating Friday 2/3 with an hour of library games!  There will be a scavenger hunt, Bingo, and “Who Am I?” game!
    • Age Range: All Ages
    • **Registration Required**

 

Junior Friends of the Library – Monday 2/6     3:45PM

*          The Jr. Friends are an important part of how our library runs!  This year the Jr. Friends will be… Helping to choose books to add to the library

Planning and hosting a program

Writing and posting book reviews

Helping with the Friends Book Sale

Participating in volunteer days at the library… And much more!

Be a part of how the library works!  At this meeting we will be planning a program to host at the library!

  • Ages 8-18
  • ** Registration Required**

Evening Baby Time – Monday 2/6     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**

 

Chess Club – Monday 2/6     5:30PM

  • Whether you’ve been playing for years or have never even seen a chess board you’re sure to love our chess club. Kids of all ages are welcome to come by and learn the rules, new strategies, or just test your skills against others!
    • **Registration Required**

 

Morning Story Time “Friendship” – Tuesday 2/7     10:00AM

  • Since we love making new friends and playing with our friends at story time, we’ll have a program all about how much fun it is to be around your pals.
    • Age Range: 18months – 4 years old

 

Preschool Story Time – Tuesday 2/7     12:30PM

  • Whether your morning preschool has ended for the day or you’re just looking for a mid day break, come see us for a fun story time! We’ll have stories, songs, and LOTS of movement for the preschool crowd!
    • Age Range: 3-5 years old
    • **Registration Required**

 

  • **SPECIAL VISITOR** “Teeth” Story Time – Wednesday 2/8 10:00AM
    • One of the enthusiastic and wonderful Dental Hygenists from “The Smile Spot” will be visiting the library to teach us how to take care of our teeth through a fun and interactive story time!  What better time to do this than during National Children’s Dental Health Month?!
      • Suggested age group 2 – 4 years old

 

Teen Craft Night: Poetry Shells – Thursday 2/9     6:00PM

  • We will be cutting words from magazines and creating mini poems to glue inside shells!
    • Age Range: 7th – 12th Grade
    • **Registration Required**

 

Preschool Story Time – Friday 2/10 12:30PM

  • Whether your morning preschool has ended for the day or you’re just looking for a mid day break, come see us for a fun story time! We’ll have stories, songs, and LOTS of movement for the preschool crowd!
    • Age Range: 3-5 years old
    • **Registration Required**

 

Valentine’s Creation Station – Friday 2/10     3:45PM

  • We will have paper, ribbon, lace, and more art supplies available to make Valentines for the ones you love!
    • Age Range: Grades K – 3rd
    • **Registration Required**

 

Afternoon Movie! – Monday 2/13    1:30PM

  • Grown ups deserve a movie break too!  Join us for a midafternoon break to relax and watch a movie.  Bring some friends and we’ll provide the snacks!
    • **Registration Required**

 

Pokémon Club – Monday 2/13     5:00PM

  • 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!
    • All Ages Welcome
    • Registration Required

 

Teen Night: Bookface Photo Program – Monday 2/136:00PM

  • Find a book cover that matches up with your head…or hands…or that if you hold juuuusssst right looks like maybe it’s chasing you. Lots of fun ways to bring book art to life!
    • Age Range: 7th – 12th Grade
    • **Registration Required**
  • **SPECIAL VISITOR** Ms. Rachel Hosting Story Time – Tuesday 2/14 10:00AM
    • Local library goer and speech pathologist Ms. Rachel will be hosting story time! She always brings amazing props and games to make story time a hands on and interactive experience!
      • Suggested age group 2 – 4 years old

 

Valentine’s Day Party – Tuesday 2/14     3:45PM

  • We’ll have music, snacks, crafts, and games for Valentine’s Day!
    • **Registration Required**

Morning Baby Time – Wednesday 2/15     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**

 

Morning story Time “Love and Hearts” – Wednesday 2/15     10:00AM

  • A special story time about the people we care about!
    • Age Range: 18months – 4 years old

 

Chopped: Craft Edition – Thursday 2/16     5:00PM

  • Join us for this awesome twist on a favorite show! You will receive a box of secret “ingredients” with which you will create a unique craft; all of the mystery items must be included in your craft and your creation.
    • Registration Required. Grades 4th-6th

 

Preschool Story Time – Friday 2/17     12:30PM

  • Whether your morning preschool has ended for the day or you’re just looking for a mid day break, come see us for a fun story time! We’ll have stories, songs, and LOTS of movement for the preschool crowd!
    • Age Range: 3-5 years old
    • **Registration Required**

 

Lego Club – Friday 2/17     3:45PM

  • 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)

 

Library is Closed February 20th


Music and Movement – Tuesday 2/21     10:00AM

  • Come get your wiggles out with a program full of singing, dancing, and musical instruments.
    • Age Range: 18months – 4 years old

 

*SPECIAL VISITOR* Science Snoopers “Arctic Adventures” – Tuesday 2/21  11:30AM

  • Join our science expert Ms. Jean as she visits to visit the frozen poles and explore penguin and polar bear life!
    • Age Range: All Ages
    • **Registration Required**

 

Middle School Book Club – Tuesday 2/21    3:45PM

  • Do you love reading? Join us every month to read new books and hang out with other kids your age who love to read too!  We’ll all read the same book each month and talk about the things about it we liked (or disliked) at the meetings!
    • Age Range: 6th – 8th grade
    • **Registration Required**

 

Story Time “Pets” – Wednesday 2/22     10:00AM

  • A story time all about our furry, scaly, fuzzy, or winged friends.
    • Age Range: 18months – 4 years old

 

Kid’s Minute to Win It – Wednesday 2/22     3:45PM

  • 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 K – 3rd
    • Registration Required

 

Graphic Novel Fan Fic – Thursday 2/23     6:00PM

  • Did you read Roller Girl, Smile, or Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life? We’ll be creating short stories based on or inspired by components of our favorite graphic novels!
    • Age Range: 4th – 6th Grade
    • **Registration Required**

 

Preschool Story Time – Friday 2/24     12:30PM

  • Whether your morning preschool has ended for the day or you’re just looking for a mid day break, come see us for a fun story time! We’ll have stories, songs, and LOTS of movement for the preschool crowd!
    • Age Range: 3-5 years old
    • **Registration Required**

 

Pokémon Club – Friday 2/24     3:45PM

  • 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!
    • All Ages Welcome
    • Registration Required

 

Evening Baby Time – Monday 2/27     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**

Family Fort Night – Monday 2/27     6:30PM

  • What we’ll be doing: Building blanket forts! Having an evening story time, enjoying snacks and juice, watching a movie short, playing board games.  What you’ll need:  A thin bed sheet from home!  Just that and pajamas/stuffed animal if you’d like!
    • All Ages Welcome
    • Registration Required – Space is limited to 10 families

 

Story Time “Feelings” – Tuesday 2/28     10:00AM

  • Sometimes it can be tricky figuring out all the different emotions we have. We’ll have fun stories, songs, and games to help us out and get us happy!
    • Age Range: 18months – 4 years old

 

Mardi Gras Party and Story Time – Tuesday 2/28    3:45PM

  • Decorate a mask! Join in a parade!  Try some King Cake!
    • Age Range: All Ages
    • **Registration Required**

January Programs!

Yes January 2017.  Yikes!  But you need to have plans for those gray days so we’ve planned lots of fun programs all winter long!  February’s Calendar and Program Descriptions are on their way too!

To register for a program online click here!

January 2017 Program Descriptions

Library Closed Monday January 2nd 

Bookmark Challenge Begins!  – Tuesday 1/3 

There will be a display with blank bookmarks available.  Take one of the blank bookmarks provided and design it with your own original artwork!

Write your name, grade, and phone number on the back and turn it into Ms. Robyn at the library any time between January 23rd and 27th!

The winner will be announced January 31st and will receive a $5 Studio Pass to Rad Art as well as having their bookmark printed and made available for everyone at the        library!

Artwork must be inspired by reading! Examples would be your favorite character or scene from your favorite book or a slogan for reading, use your imagination! 

Story Time “The Sniffles” – Tuesday 1/3     10:00AM

  • It’s the time of year when everyone is grabbing for a tissue! This story time will be all about how to feel better when you’re under the weather!
    • Suggested Age Groups 2.5 – 4 years old

Morning Baby Time – Wednesday 1/4     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 “Mother Goose” – Wednesday 1/4     10:00AM

  • It’s the time of year when everyone is grabbing for a tissue! This story time will be all about how to feel better when you’re under the weather!
    • Suggested Age Groups 2.5 – 4 years old

Teen Trivia  – Thursday 1/5     4:00PM

  • Come test your trivia knowledge! Categories will include Reading, Art, History, Tech, TV and Movies, Sports
    • Suggested Age Groups 7th – 12th Grade
    • **Registration Required**

My Snowman Melted Because…– Friday 1/6     3:45PM

  • A fun writing workshop for our younger friends! We will write and illustrate a short story about a snowman and how he melted!
    • Suggested Age Groups K – 3rd Grade
    • **Registration Required**

Junior Friends of the Library – Monday 1/9          3:45PM

  • Be a part of how the library works! At this meeting we will be planning a program to host at the library!
    • Ages 8 – 18
    • **Registration Required**

Evening Baby Time – Monday 1/9     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** 

Minecraft Mania – Monday 1/9     6:00PM

  • A game day all about Minecraft! Create a pixel-drawing of yourself, decorate a Minecraft bookmark, answer Minecraft trivia,
    • Suggested Age Range: Grades 4th – 6th
    • **Registration Required** 

Story Time “Day and Night” – Tuesday 1/10     10:00AM

  • A lot is different between day and night! The world changes and so do our routines and even our clothes!  We’ll have stories, songs, and games about the difference between “Good Morning” and “Good Night!”
    • Suggested Age Groups 2.5 – 4 years old

Preschool Story Time – Tuesday 1/10     12:30PM

  • Whether your morning preschool has ended for the day or you’re just looking for a mid day break, come see us for a fun story time! We’ll have stories, songs, and LOTS of movement for the preschool crowd!
    • Age Range: 3-5 years old
    • **Registration Required**

Music and Movement – Wednesday 1/11     10:00AM

  • Sing along songs, action rhymes, finger plays, instruments, and of course dancing!
    • Suggested Age Groups 2.5 – 4 years old

Movie Night “Peppa Pig and the Cold Winter Day” – Thursday 1/12 6pm – 7pm

  • 10 whole episodes of Peppa Pig! Stay for a little or for the whole hour, we’d love to have you either way!  All the episodes are perfect for a cold winter day!
    • **Registration Required**

Preschool Story Time – Friday 1/13     12:30PM

  • Whether your morning preschool has ended for the day or you’re just looking for a mid day break, come see us for a fun story time! We’ll have stories, songs, and LOTS of movement for the preschool crowd!
    • Age Range: 3-5 years old
    • **Registration Required** 

Lego Club – Friday 1/13      3:45PM

  • 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)

Library Closed Monday January 16th

 

Story Time “Snowflakes and Snowmen”– Tuesday 1/17     10:00AM

  • There are tons of fun things to do in the snow! From sledding to snowmen we’ll explore them all with stories, songs, and crafts!
    • Suggested Age Groups 2.5 – 4 years old

Morning Baby Time – Wednesday 1/18    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 “Super Sweet Story Time” Wednesday 1/18     10:00AM

  • Songs, stories, and crafts about cookies, ice cream, cupcakes, and more!
    • Suggested Age Groups 2.5 – 4 years old

Winnie the Pooh Movie!   Wednesday 1/18     3:45PM

  • It’s National “Winnie the Pooh” Day so we are celebrating with everyone’s favorite silly old bear! We will begin the Winnie the Pooh movie at 3:45PM and enjoy some snacks and juice during the film!
    • **Registration Required**

 

Pokémon Club – Thursday 1/19        5:30PM

  • 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!
    • All Ages Welcome
    • Registration Required

Preschool Story Time – Friday 1/20     12:30PM

  • Whether your morning preschool has ended for the day or you’re just looking for a mid day break, come see us for a fun story time! We’ll have stories, songs, and LOTS of movement for the preschool crowd!
    • Age Range: 3-5 years old
    • **Registration Required**

Evening Baby Time – Monday 1/23    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** 

Teen Night: Silent Library – Monday 1/23     6:00PM

  • Teens will have to complete tricky tasks such as popping a balloon and and making your way through a “laser” maze with bells attached all without making the slightest noise! How good are your ninja skills?
    • Age Range: 7th – 12th Grade
    • **Registration Required** 

Story Time “Who is Sleeping?”– Tuesday 1/24     10:00AM

  • We see many different animals that we don’t see during other seasons! We’ll take a look at who is awake and who sleeps through the winter!
    • Suggested Age Groups 2.5 – 4 years old

Preschool Story Time – Tuesday 1/24     12:30PM

  • Whether your morning preschool has ended for the day or you’re just looking for a mid day break, come see us for a fun story time! We’ll have stories, songs, and LOTS of movement for the preschool crowd!
    • Age Range: 3-5 years old
    • **Registration Required**

Middle School Book Club – Tuesday 1/24     3:45PM

  • Do you love reading? Join us every month to read new books and hang out with other kids your age who love to read too!  We’ll all read the same book each month and talk about the things about it we liked (or disliked) at the meetings!
    • Age Range: 6th – 8th grade
    • **Registration Required** 

Story Time “Socks and Shoes!”  Wednesday 1/25     10:00AM

  • Wear your zaniest socks and favorite shoes to story time! We’ll have stories, songs, and crafts all about our favorite footwear!
    • Suggested Age Groups 2.5 – 4 years old 

Pokémon Club – Wednesday 1/25    3:45PM

  • 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!
    • All Ages Welcome
    • Registration Required

Family Fort Night – Thursday 1/26  6:30PM

Family Fort Night has been rescheduled for Monday February 27th at 6:30PM

I apologize for any inconvenience!

  • What we’ll be doing: Building blanket forts! Having an evening story time, enjoying snacks and juice, watching a movie short, playing board games.  What you’ll need:  A thin bed sheet from home!  Just that and pajamas/stuffed animal if you’d like!
    • All Ages Welcome
    • Registration Required – Space is limited to 10 families

Preschool Story Time – Friday 1/27     12:30PM

  • Whether your morning preschool has ended for the day or you’re just looking for a mid day break, come see us for a fun story time! We’ll have stories, songs, and LOTS of movement for the preschool crowd!
    • Age Range: 3-5 years old
    • **Registration Required**

Music and Movement – Tuesday 1/31     10:00AM

  • Sing along songs, action rhymes, finger plays, instruments, and of course dancing!
    • Suggested Age Groups 2.5 – 4 years old

Gaming Unplugged – Tuesday 1/31     3:45PM

  • Where: The Library! When: Tuesday 1/31   3:45PM  Who: 4th, 5th, and 6th Graders   What: No-tech games!  Scavenger hunts, charades, board games, and card games!
    • Age Range: 4th – 6th Grade
    • **Registration Required**

Chess Club – Every Monday at 5:30PM (Library closed 1/2/17 and 1/16/17)

  • Whether you’ve been playing for years or have never even seen a chess board you’re sure to love our chess club. Kids of all ages are welcome to come by and learn the rules, new strategies, or just test your skills against others!
    • **Registration Required**

December Programs!

Winter is coming!  Personally, I love winter!  And I love being outdoors in winter!  Walks through town are a little sweeter and a hike in the woods becomes magical.  However there are those days when the weather is simply against you and you can’t bring yourself to spend hours out in the slushy drizzle but don’t want to veg on the couch all day either.  Don’t worry!  We have tons of activities for all ages and interests here at the library!   The Calendar is here!  Throw on your fuzzy socks and come hang out with us 🙂

❤ Ms. Robyn

PS: Don’t forget to sign up for programs that require it!  You can do that by e-mailing me at rrivero@oxfordlib.org, calling (203) 888-6944, or signing up in the binder at the circ desk!

December 2016 Program Descriptions

  • Elf on the Shelf Story Time Thursday 12/1 5:15PM
    • Come listen to the modern fable of Santa’s main helper!
      • All Ages (Registration Required)
  • **SPECIAL EVENT!** After Hours Story Time Friday 12/2 5:30PM
    • Come warm up at the library before the town’s tree lighting festivities with a fun all-ages story time!
      • All Ages (Registration Required)
  • Junior Friends Monday 12/5 3:45PM
    • At this meeting we will be discussing ideas for a program to host!
      • Ages 8 – 18 (Registration Required)
  • Story Time! Monday 12/5 6:30PM
    • Join us for stories, songs, and activities to wind down in the evening! Feel free to wear your PJs!
      • All Ages (Registration Required)
  • Baby Time! Tuesday 12/6 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.
      • Ages: Infants-18 months (Registration Required)
  • Story Time: “Winter Wonderland” Tuesday 12/6 10:00AM
    • It’s getting chilly out! Today’s story time will be about all the fun you can have even when the weather is cold!
      • Suggested Ages 2 – 4 years old 
  • Story Time: “Penguins” Wednesday 12/7 10:00AM
    • We’ll be reading books, singing songs, and making crafts all about penguins! There are so many different kinds of penguins from so many different places!
      • Suggested Ages 2 – 4 years old 
  • Write a Letter to Santa Wednesday 12/7 3:45PM
    • Today we’ll be writing letters to the North Pole, we’ll decorate the letters and bring them home! You can make your gift wish list, send good thoughts Santa’s way, ask questions, or just say hi!
      • Suggested Ages: Grades K – 3rd (Registration Required) 
  • Nail Art Night Thursday 12/8 5:00PM
    • Tons of different nail colors and tools to create unique looks!
      • Suggested Ages: Grades 4th – 6th (Registration Required)
  • Baby Time! Thursday 12/8 6:15PM
    • 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.
      • Ages: Infants-18 months (Registration Required)
  • Lego Club! Friday 12/9     3:45 – 4:45PM
    • We’ll have TONS of Legos out! We will also have Lego books and magazines for inspiration.  Smaller Legos will be available for older children only.
      • All Ages (Registration Required) 
  • Decorate a Gingerbread House! Monday 12/12      5:00PM
    • We’ll be making a gingerbread library! A super sweet construction in a snowy frosting setting!  Sign up soon!  Space is limited!
      • All Ages (Registration Required)

 Story Time: Ms. Rachel Visits! Tuesday 12/13      10:00AM

    • Local library goer and speech pathologist Ms. Rachel will be hosting story time! She always brings amazing props and games to make story time a hands on and interactive experience!
      • Suggested age group 2 – 4 years old 
  • Preschool Story Time Tuesday 12/13 12:30PM
    • Fun stories and lots of movement for the preschool crowd!
      • Suggested age group 3 – 5 years old (Registration Required) 
  • Music and Movement Wednesday 12/14 10:00AM
    • Come shake your sillies out with dancing, sing alongs, and instruments!
      • Suggested age group 2 – 4 years old 
  • **SPECIAL EVENT** Santa Comes to Visit! Thursday 12/15       5:15PM
    • Santa and Mrs. Claus will be swinging by the Oxford Public Library to say hello, listen to requests, and Santa will read his favorite story ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas!
      • All Ages (Registration Required) 
  • Holiday Minute to Win It Friday 12/16 3:45PM
    • Our favorite game with a seasonal twist! Balance ornaments on a tight rope!  Link candy canes with no hands!  Quick, you only have 60 seconds!
      • Grades 7th – 12th (Registration Required) 
  • Sense-Sational Seasonal Science! Monday 12/19 4:45PM
    • This time of year is a treat for our five senses! We’ll be taking a look at each of our senses and how we use them!
      • Grades 4th – 6th (Registration Required) 
  • Hanukkah Story Time Monday 12/19 6:30PM
    • The Festival of Lights is coming up! We’ll be taking a look at the fun and special traditions that are a part of this celebration!
      • All Ages (Registration Required)
  • Baby Time! Tuesday 12/20 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.
      • Ages: Infants-18 months (Registration Required)
  • Story Time: “Sweet Treats and Traditions” Tuesday 12/20 10:00AM
    • Treats and tradition go hand in hand this time of year. We’ll be having a super sweet story time about cookies, cupcakes, and more!
      • Suggested age group 2 – 4 years old
  • Middle School Book Club Tuesday 12/20 3:45PM
    • We’ll be discussing “The Ruins of Gorlan” and receiving our book for next month!
      • Grades 6-8 (Registration Required)
  • Story Time: “The First Day of Winter” Wednesday 12/21 10:00AM
    • It may have been chiily for a while but Winter officially begins today! At story time we will be exploring songs, books, and games about the season!
      • Suggested age group 2 – 4 years old
  • Story Time: “Jingle Bells” Wednesday 12/21 4:00PM
    • A cheery, Christmassy, all ages story time to bring out the elf in you!
      • All Ages Welcome! (Registration Required)
  • Baby Time! Thursday 12/22 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.
      • Ages: Infants-18 months (Registration Required)
  • Winter Movie Night: “Frozen!” Thursday 12/22 6:00PM
    • Since yesterday was the first day of Winter we will kick off the season with our favorite winter movie! Bring any Frozen toys you may have and we will have snacks and hang out with friends while we watch!
      • All Ages (Registration Required)
  • Music and Movement Tuesday 12/27     10:00AM
    • Come shake your sillies out with dancing, sing alongs, and instruments!
      • Suggested age group 2 – 4 years old
  • Preschool Story Time Tuesday 12/27 12:30PM
    • Fun stories and lots of movement for the preschool crowd!
      • Suggested age group 3 – 5 years old (Registration Required)
  • Collector’s Club Wednesday Tuesday 12/27      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!
      • Suggested age group Grades 4th – 6th (Registration Required)
  • Story Time: “Family/Home” Wednesday 12/28 10:00AM
    • Families and homes come in so many forms it’s fun to explore them all! If you’d like, bring a family photo to this story time to show the group!
      • Suggested Ages 2 – 4 years old 
  • Kwanzaa Story Time! Wednesday 12/28 12:30PM
    • All this month we have taken a look at different kinds of families and the traditions and celebrations they have! This story time falls right in the middle of Kwanzaa!  We will be taking a look at some of the traditions that go with this celebration of family and togetherness!
      • All Ages (Registration Required) 
  • **SPECIAL VISITOR** Yoga with Ms. Nicole!! Wednesday 12/2 4:00PM
    • Nicole is back at the library! We’ll be laughing, learning, and moving along with her high energy and creative yoga class!
      • Grades K – 3rd (Registration Required) 
  • New Year’s Eve Crafts Thursday 12/29 3:30PM -5:00PM
    • The end of the year is almost here! Come make some crafts to help you ring in the new year this weekend!
      • All Ages (Registration Required) 
  • Teen Night: Murder Mystery Thursday 12/29 5:30PM
    • It’s a WhoDunIt at the library! Uncover clues and solve the mystery to save Library Land from a sinister force!
      • Grades 7th – 12th (Registration Required) 

Weekly Programs

  • Friday Afternoon Preschool Story Time
    • Every Friday at 12:30PM come join us for a Preschool-Perfect story time! (note: the library is closed Friday 12/23)
      • Registration Required
    • Chess Club
      • Every Monday at 5:30 come to chess club! Whether you’re a pro or just learning you’re bound to have a blast! (noe
        • Registration Required

 

Adult Programs

  • Friends of the Library Thursday 12/1 6:30PM
  • Adult Book Club Thursday December 15th 6:30PM

November Program Descriptions!

This afternoon’s program “Super Sweet Haunted Houses” will be cancelled today (10/26/16). We will work on constructing our edible Haunted Houses on Monday October 31st at 3:30 instead. I apologize for the change! If you would like to sign up for Monday, please call (203) 888-6944 or email rrivero@oxfordlib.org

November 2016 Program Descriptions

To register for a program you can sign up int he binder at the library, call us at (203) 888-6944, or e-mail rrivero@oxfordlib.org

  • Story Time Theme “Dinovember!” – Tuesday 11/1      10:00AM
    • Stories, songs, and activities about dinos!
      • Suggested age group 2 – 4 years old 
  • Preschool Story Time – Tuesday 11/1 12:30PM
    • Fun stories and lots of movement for the preschool crowd!
      • Suggested age group 3 – 5 years old
      • Registration Required
  • Story Time Theme “Owls” – Wednesday 11/2      10:00AM
    • Whoooooo doesn’t like owls?! Stories, songs, and activities!
      • Suggested age group 2 – 4 years old
  • Coloring Club – Wednesday 11/2      3:45PM
    • Not only is coloring fun and allows you to bring home some creative awesome art; it also helps with relaxation and concentration!
      • Suggested age group Grades 4th – 6th
  • Homework/Study Group – Thursday 11/3 5:00PM
    • Don’t let your homework loom over you!  Finish it up at the library and relax later at home! Bring your friends and tackle your homework in the relaxing and peaceful environment!
      • All Ages Welcome!
      • Registration Required
  • Preschool Story Time – Friday 11/4 12:30PM
    • Fun stories and lots of movement for the preschool crowd!
      • Suggested age group 3 – 5 years old
      • Registration Required
  • Coloring Club – Friday 11/4      3:30PM
    • Not only is coloring fun and allows you to bring home some creative awesome art; it also helps with relaxation and concentration!
      • Suggested age group Grades 7th – 12th
  • Baby Time – Monday 11/7 6:15PM
    • 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**
  • Junior Friends of the Library – 11/7  3:45PM
    • Be a part of how the library works! At this meeting we will be organizing donated books to be part of a book sale!  We’ll be organizing the books and making signs to promote the sale!
      • Ages 8 – 18
      • **Registration Required**
  • Baby Time – Tuesday 11/8 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 Theme “Animals at Night” – Tuesday 11/8      10:00AM
    • It’s darker earlier and there is tons of life out there! We’ll take a look at the kinds of critters who wake up when the sun goes down!
      • Suggested age group 2 – 4 years old

***SPECIAL EVENT** “It’s a Jungle Out There!”  Tuesday 11/8

  • Jean from Science Snoopers will be coming to do an exciting program about the wonders of the rainforest! But Ms. Robyn, you say, it’s November and chilly and gloomy out!  Exactly!  This program will transport us to the warm and thrilling rain forest to the explore the exotic plant and animals that can be found there!  Be sure to sign up for this program ahead of time!
    • All Ages Welcome
    • Registration Required
  • Story Time Theme “Dinosaur Roar!” – Wednesday 11/9      10:00AM
    • Because there is no such thing as too many dinosaurs!
      • Suggested age group 2 – 4 years old
  • Kids Craft Night! – Wednesday 11/9 3:45PM
    • We’ll be making bird feeders for our feathered friends!
      • Grades K – 3rd
      • Registration Required
  • Minute to Win It – Thursday 11/10 4:00PM
    • Can you build an uneven lego tower, walk across the room with a book on your head, or move cotton balls from one plate to another? Can you do any of these in under 60 seconds?  Come find out!
      • Grades 7th – 12th
      • Registration Required
  • Show and Tell Story Time – Thursday 11/10 7:00PM
  • 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! We’ll also be reading some great stories and doing some fun activities
    • All Ages Welcome
    • Registration Required
  • Homework/Study Group – Monday 11/14 3:45PM
    • Don’t let your homework loom over you!  Finish it up at the library and relax later at home! Bring your friends and tackle your homework in the relaxing and peaceful environment!
      • All Ages Welcome!
      • Registration Required
  • Late Night Story Time – Monday 11/ 14 7:00PM
    • What’s better than a story before bed?  How about some songs, yoga, and friends?
    • All Ages Welcome
    • Registration Required 
  • **SPECIAL VISITOR** Ms. Rachel Hosting Story Time – Tuesday 11/15 10:00AM
    • Local library goer and speech pathologist Ms. Rachel will be hosting story time! She always brings amazing props and games to make story time a hands on and interactive experience!
      • Suggested age group 2 – 4 years old
  • Preschool Story Time – Tuesday 11/15 12:30PM
    • Fun stories and lots of movement for the preschool crowd!
      • Suggested age group 3 – 5 years old
      • Registration Required
  • Music and Movement – Wednesday 11/16 10:00AM
    • Come shake your sillies out with dancing, sing alongs, and instruments!
      • Suggested age group 2 – 4 years old
  • Wii Wednesday – Wednesday 11/16 3:45PM
    • We’ve hooked up the Wii to our giant projector screen! Bring your friends and come enjoy the afternoon playing tons of different games!
      • Grades 4th – 6th
      • Registration Required
  • Pokémon Club – Thursday 11/17 5:30PM
    • 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!
      • All Ages Welcome
      • Registration Required
  • Music and Movement – Thursday 11/17 6:00PM
    • Come shake your sillies out with dancing, sing alongs, and instruments!
      • Suggested age group 2 – 4 years old
      • Registration Required 
  • Preschool Story Time – Friday 11/18 12:30PM
    • Fun stories and lots of movement for the preschool crowd!
      • Suggested age group 3 – 5 years old
      • Registration Required
  • Scavenger Hunt and Other Fun Games – Friday 11/18 3:45PM
    • Come unwind after school with a fun scavenger hunt, bingo, and more fun games!
      • Grades K – 3rd
      • Registration Required
  • Hands on Poetry – Monday 11/21 3:30PM
    • Making poetry a tactile experience! We’ll be using magnets, book spines, and magazine clippings to create unique poetry!
      • Grades 7th – 12th
      • Registration Required
  • Baby Time – Tuesday 11/22  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 Theme “Please and Thanks” – Tuesday 11/22 10:00AM
    • Stories about what it means to be thankful! And  a silly turkey story thrown in for good measure!
      • Suggested age group 2 – 4 years old
  • Middle School Book Discussion – Tuesday 11/22 3:45PM
    • We will be discussing last month’s book, Skulduggery Pleasant, and voting on a book for next month! If you would like to attend but didn’t make it to the last meeting, just ask Ms. Robyn for a copy of the book and we’ll get it to you asap!
      • Grades 6th – 8th
      • Registration Required
  • Story Time Theme “Turkey and Thanks!” – Tuesday 11/23 10:00AM
    • A story time about feasts and family!
      • Suggested age group 2 – 4 years old
  • Pokémon Club – Monday 11/28 3:45PM
    • 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!
      • All Ages Welcome
      • Registration Required
  • Spy Night! – Monday 11/28 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 4th – 6th
      • Registration Required
  • Music and Movement – Tuesday 11/29 10:00AM
    • Come shake your sillies out with dancing, sing alongs, and instruments!
      • Suggested age group 2 – 4 years old
  • Big Kid Story Time – Tuesday 11/29 3:45PM
    • Come hang out after school for some fun stories, a craft, and lots of movement!
      • Grades K – 3rd
      • Registration Required
  • Music and Movement – Wednesday 11/30 10:00AM
    • Come shake your sillies out with dancing, sing alongs, and instruments!
      • Suggested age group 2 – 4 years old
  • Wii Wednesday – Teens – Wednesday 11/30 3:45PM
    • We’ve hooked up the Wii to our giant projector screen! Bring your friends and come enjoy the afternoon playing tons of different games!
      • Grades 7th – 12th
      • Registration Required

 

 

  • Every Monday – All Ages Chess Club at 5:30PM
    • Registration Required
  • Every Friday – All Ages Play Group at 10:00AM
    • Registration Strongly Suggested
    • 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!

 

Adult Programs

  • Pharmacist Chat For Parents/Caregivers 11/1       10:30AM
    • Leslie, the Pharmacist at Market 32, will be joining us right after story time for a casual chat about health and wellness for your little one. She is super nice and an open book so feel free to come with any questions or suggestions for programs she may host in the future about health and wellness!
  • Friends of the Library Meeting
    • Thursday 11/3 6:30PM
  • Building Committee Meeting
    • Monday 11/7 7:00PM
  • Library Board Meeting
    • Wednesday 11/17 7:00PM
  • Adult Book Discussion
    • Thursday 11/17 6:30PM
    • This months book I am Madame X by Gioia Diliberto
  • An Introduction to American Indian Music
    • Monday 11/21 6:00PM

October Programs

**EVENT ADDED**  There will now be a Fire Safety Story Time on Wednesday October 12th at 12:30PM  The Oxford Fire Department will be visiting that day to read a story and give us a tour of a real fire engine!  Please be sure to sign up for this program 🙂

October is jam packed with programs!  We have so many different things planned for every age group and interest, we can’t wait to see you here!  Don’t forget to also check out our Calendar and if you would like to register for any of the programs below just give us a call at (203) 888-6944, e-mail rrivero@oxfordlib.org, or visit us at the library!

October 2016 Program Descriptions

  • Toddler/Preschool Story Time – “Pets!” Tuesday 10/4 10:00AM
    • A story time in appreciation of our furry, scaly, gilled, slimy, and feathered friends!
  • Pokémon Club – Tuesday 10/4 4:15PM
    • 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!
      • Registration Required. All Ages Welcome!
  • Toddler/Preschool Story Time – “Birds!” Wednesday 10/5 10:00AM
    • We’ll be taking a look at birds! Birds we see every day and those that are more exotic!  Their homes, their calls, and their feathers!!
  • **SPECIAL VISITOR** Yoga Story Time – Wednesday 10/6 5:45PM
    • 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!
      • Grades K – 3rd **Registration Required**
  • Toddler/Preschool Story Time – “Fire Safety!” Tuesday 10/11 10:00AM
    • October is Fire Safety Month! We’ll have stories, songs, and crafts about fire safety!
  • SPECIAL EVENT! Junior Friends Welcome Meeting! October 11th 4:15pm
    • The Junior Friends of the Oxford Public Library is back for the 2016-2017 session! The Jr. Friends are an important part of how our library runs!  This year the Jr. Friends will be…
  • Helping to choose books to add to the library
  • Planning and hosting a program
  • Writing and posting book reviews
  • Helping with the Friends Book Sale
  • Participating in volunteer days at the library

And much more!  At this meeting we will be introducing ourselves, looking through book catalogs, and planning our first program!

  • Ages 8 – 18 **Registration Required**

 

  • Toddler/Preschool Music and Movement – Wednesday 10/12 10:00AM
    • Come shake your sillies out with dancing, sing alongs, and instruments!
  • Afternoon Preschool Story Time – Wednesday 10/12 12:30PM
    • A story time for our afternoon friends! After morning preschool come hang out at the library for fun stories, songs, and crafts!
      • Ages 2 – 5 **Registration Required**
  • Lego Club – Wednesday 10/12 4:00PM
    • 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)
  • Afternoon Preschool Story Time – Thursday 10/13 12:30PM
    • A story time for our afternoon friends! After morning preschool come hang out at the library for fun stories, songs, and crafts!
      • Ages 2 – 5 **Registration Required**
  • Teen Book Night/ Teen Read Week Celebration – Thursday 10/13 6:00PM
    • October 9th—15th is teen read week! Come celebrate your love of all things literary at our teen read week party!  There will be bingo, trivia, charades, pizza, and prizes!
    • Grades 7th – 12th **Registration Required**
  • Fun Fridays – Charades! – Friday 10/14 4:00 – 4:30PM
    • Bring your friends and your acting skills! You will have to act out movies, books, songs, and objects all without saying a word!
      • Grades 4th – 6th **Registration Required**
  • Toddler/Preschool Story Time – “Pumpkins!” Tuesday 10/18 10:00AM
    • Stories about growing, transforming, and even eating our favorite Autumn gourd.
  • Craft Night! – Tuesday 10/18 4:15PM
    • Bring your friends and come construct at the library! We’ll have lots of different materials to work with while you craft and hang out with your pals!
      • Grades 4th – 6th **Registration Required**
  • Toddler/Preschool Story Time – “Farms!” Wednesday 10/19 10:00AM
    • Farmers, tractors, crops, and animals!
  • Pokémon Club – Thursday 10/20 5:30PM
    • 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!
      • Registration Required. All Ages Welcome!
  • Homework/Study Club – Friday 10/21 4:00-4:30PM
    • Don’t let your homework loom over your whole weekend! Finish it up    Friday at the library!  Bring your friends and tackle your homework in the relaxing and peaceful environment 🙂
      • All Ages welcome **Registration Required**
  • Not-So-Scary Story Time – Monday 10/24 7:00PM
    • Ghost, goblins, monsters, and witches!! These spooktacular characters don’t need to scare you!  They can make one monsterously fun story time!  Join us for an evening story time all about the fun side of our favorite spooky pals!
      • Grades K-3rd **Registration Required**
  • Toddler/Preschool Story Time “Halloween Fun!” (PARADE!) Tuesday 10/25 10:00AM
    • Wear your costume to story time today because we will be trick or treating in a Halloween Parade upstairs in Town Hall! We’ll meet in the Children’s Section of the Library at 10:00AM and then head upstairs!  After, we will come back downstairs for some Halloween stories, songs, and crafts!
  • Kid’s Book Discussion Grades 6th – 8th Tuesday 10/25 3:45PM
    • Looking for a great group to share your love of reading? Join us for our Middle School Book  Discussion; we’ll be reading a new book each month and then getting together at the Oxford Public Library to talk about it!  If you’d like to join us, please sign up and Ms. Robyn will order you a copy of the book!  At the October meeting we’ll be introducing ourselves, talking about what kind of things we like to read, and     receiving our first book…Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy.
      • Grades 6th – 8th **Registration Required**
  • Toddler/Preschool Story Time “Monsters!” – Wednesday 10/26 10:00AM
    • Cute monsters, wacky monsters, not-so-scary monsters
  • Super Sweet Haunted Houses – Wednesday 10/26 3:30PM
    • We’ll be constructing haunted houses out of candy, crackers, sauces, and more!
      • Grades 7th – 12th **Registration Required**
  • SPECIAL EVENT “Creature Feature” A Science Snoopers Program – Thursday 10/27 5:30PM
    • Jean will visit with a spectacular science program all about the octopus and its relatives! The program includes some awesome information, hands on props, stories, and a craft!
      • All Ages Welcome! **Registration Required**
  • SPECIAL EVENT All Ages Halloween Party! – Thursday 10/27 6:30 – 7:30PM
    • Come in your costume! Games, music, snacks, and more!
      • All Ages Welcome! **Registration Required**
  • Fun Fridays! Halloween Mad Libs – Friday 10/28 4:00 – 4:30PM
    • Come relax Friday after school with some silly and spooky Mad Libs! So funny, it’s scary!
      • Grades 4th – 6th **Registration Required**

 

Recurring Programs:

  • Chess Club – Every Monday at 5:30PM (Library Closed 10/10)
    • Whether you are an expert or are interested in learning, our weekly chess club is a great place to meet new friends and challenge yourself with learning this exciting game!
      • All Ages welcome!
  • Baby Time – 10/4 and 10/18 at 9:30AM 10/24 and 10/31 at 6:15PM
    • 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**
  • All Ages Play Group – Every Friday 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

  • SPECIAL VISITOR – Ghost Hunting 101 – Monday 10/3 5:30PM
    • 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
      • This program is for adults and young adults ages 12 and up **Registration Required**

 

  • Friends of the Library Meeting – Thursday 10/6 6:00PM

 

  • AUTHOR VISITOR – Brianna Dunlap Author of “Connecticut Valley Tobacco” – Monday 10/17 6:00PM
    • Cigar tobacco runs in the blood of Connecticut River Valley farmers. Delve into the surprising history of the region’s most iconic crop, all the way back to early Native American uses and the boom of the Civil War. Though fashionable in the 1950s, the popularity of cigars declined a decade later, nearly destroying the region’s tobacco industry. A resurgence in the 1990s brought new life to the crop, and the reopening of Cuba in 2015 added a new chapter for cigar tobacco. Brianna Dunlap, director of the Connecticut Valley Tobacco Museum, provides a guide to important tobacco landmarks from East Haddam to Brattleboro, featuring stunning photography from Leonard Hellerman. It is the story of the people―the farmers and field hands―who made tobacco the soul of the valley.
      • **Registration Required** 
  • Building Committee Meeting – Monday 10/17 7:00PM 
  • Board Meeting – Wednesday 10/19 7:00PM Library Board Meeting 
  • Adult Book Discussion – Thursday 10/20 6:30PM 
    • Proof of Guilt by Charles Todd