September Programs!

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

Don’t forget to sign up for programs!

 

September 2019 Program Description

 

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

Suggested for Infants to Toddlers

Baby time is composed of a lot of fun songs, rhymes, and movement games to do any time with your baby! It’s also just a special time to work in a little one on one time after the busy day.

 

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

Suggested for Infants to Toddlers

Baby time is composed of a lot of fun songs, rhymes, and movement games to do any time with your baby! It’s also just a special time to work in a little one on one time after the busy day.

 

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Preschool Storytime – Every Wednesday and Friday Morning at 10am

Suggested for Ages 2 – 5 years old

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

There will be no Friday Storytime On September 20th

 

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Sci Fri-days – Every Friday at 11am

Adult Program

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

 

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Board Game Club – Every Thursday Evening at 5pm

All Ages

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

 

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

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

 

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

4pm – 5:45 pm

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

One of our very own patrons will be hosting weekly campaigns in Dungeons and Dragons.  You may be familiar with the game via “Stranger Things” or even “Riverdale.”  Whether you’re just learning or have been playing regularly, you’ll definitely enjoy your weekly adventures playing this game!

 

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

Adult Program

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

 

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

Adult Program

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

 

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

Grades K – 3rd

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

 

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Thursday September 5th at 5pm – FOLIO Meeting

Adult Meeting

The purpose of the Friends of the Library in Oxford shall be to maintain an association of persons interested in the Oxford Public Library; to focus public attention on library services, facilities, and needs; and to stimulate gifts, endowments, and bequests to the Library. The Friends of the Library in Oxford is devoted to providing supplementary programs, services, and equipment to increase the scope and effectiveness of the Oxford Public Library and to raise funds to that end.

 

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Saturday September 7th at 1pm – Lego Disaster Island

Grades 3rd – 6th

We will work together to create a beautiful island paradise out of Legos.  Unfortunately, with every roll of the dice, a new disaster will hit Lego Island! You and your friends will have to create fixes to whatever problem (volcano, swarms of bats, the ocean turning to jello) arises to keep the peace on Lego Island!

Bring on the disasters!

 

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

Grades K – 3rd

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

 

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

Adult Program

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

 

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

Adult Program

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

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

Adult Program

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

 

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

Adult Program

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

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

 

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

Adult Program

The Girls of Murder City by Douglas Perry

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

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

Ages 12 and Up

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

 

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

Adult Program

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

 

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

Adult Program

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

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

Adult Program

The Library Board discusses library policy, advocating, resources, and more.  The Board meets 10 months a year, with occasional special meetings as needed. The regular schedule of meeting dates is the third Wednesday each month at 7pm.

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Thursday September 19th at 4:30pm – Big Kid Storytime

Grades K – 3rd

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

 

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

Adult Program

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

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

 

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

Grades K – 3rd

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

 

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

Adult Program

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

 

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BANNED BOOKS WEEK SEPTEMBER 22 – SEPTEMBER 28

 

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

All Ages

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

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

 

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

Grades K – 3rd

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

 

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

Adult Program

1984 by George Orwell

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

 

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

Adult Program

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

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

 

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

Adult Program

Banned Books Trivia Night with snacks and prizes!

 

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

Educational Program for Adults who work with children

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

 

Participants will:

 

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

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

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

 

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

Adult Program

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

 

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

Ages 12 – 18

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

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

Grades 3rd – 6th

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

 

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

Adult Program

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

July And August Programs

Need more details about the upcoming events at the library?  Look no further!  Don’t forget to sign up for programs at tinyurl.com/OxfordCTLibrary

Hope to see you soon!

 

JULY

All Programs MUST be signed up for during the Summer.  

Programs Typically last about an hour 

**Adult Programs are marked with stars

**SPECIAL VISITOR** Wednesday 7/17 at 1:00pm—“Online Safety”
Adult Program
This class is designed to help you avoid many of the risks that are lurking online.  These risks can infect your computer, can steal your personal information, and can scam you in many ways.  Among the assorted topics that we will discuss: security software, passwords, attachments and downloading, social engineering, phishing, popular scams, recognizing fraudulent emails, popups, malware, ransomware, and the importance of backups.  Join us to learn more about staying safe online.

**SPECIAL VISITOR** Wednesday 7/17 at 2pm—Lego Brick Challenge
Grades K – 5th
Come and challenge your creativity by designing a LEGO structure to match this engineering objective.
Maximum audience size: 30.

**SPECIAL VISITOR** Wednesday 7/17 at 6:00pm – Historic Talk “Soviet Space Race”
Adult Program
Historian and Oxford resident Bob Gardner discusses the politics and turmoil of communism as it relates to the Soviet Space Race and the moon landing in 1969. Great speaker-join us!

Thursday 7/18 at 2:00pm—“The Sun”
Grades K – 3rd
Children will make sunray catcher bracelets with pipe cleaners and ultraviolet beads and watch as the beads change color in the sunlight! They will also create pictures using sunprint paper and observe the phases of the moons using tennis balls.

**Thursday 7/18 at 6:00pm – Book Club: The 10th of December
Adult Program
In the taut opener, “Victory Lap,” a boy witnesses the attempted abduction of the girl next door and is faced with a harrowing choice: Does he ignore what he sees, or override years of smothering advice from his parents and act? In “Home,” a combat-damaged soldier moves back in with his mother and struggles to reconcile the world he left with the one to which he has returned. And in the title story, a stunning meditation on imagination, memory, and loss, a middle-aged cancer patient walks into the woods to commit suicide, only to encounter a troubled young boy who, over the course of a fateful morning, gives the dying man a final chance to recall who he really is. A hapless, deluded owner of an antiques store; two mothers struggling to do the right thing; a teenage girl whose idealism is challenged by a brutal brush with reality; a man tormented by a series of pharmaceutical experiments that force him to lust, to love, to kill—the unforgettable characters that populate the pages of Tenth of December are vividly and lovingly infused with Saunders’s signature blend of exuberant prose, deep humanity, and stylistic innovation.

Saturday 7/20 at 10:00am—“Stars”
Grades 3rd – 6th
Children will form a star out of toothpicks and watch as water will transform the star from open to closed. They will also use watercolors to paint their own versions of the famous Evening Star painting by Georgia O’Keeffe

**Saturday 7/20 at 2:00pm—Moon Landing Discussion
Adult Program
CCSU Professor and Astronomer Kristine Larsen will show slides and lesser–known footage as she discusses the science of the First moon landing on July 21, 1969. 50th anniversary!

Monday 7/22 from 3:30pm-4:30pm—Crafternoon “Galaxy Stones”
All Ages
Children will be given rocks which they can use to paint their own galaxies on, including stars and planets!

Tuesday 7/23 at 3:30pm—Space and Sci Fi Trivia
Tweens and Teens 
Teens will compete to test their knowledge of science-fiction related books, films, video games, graphic novels, and TV shows.

**Tuesday 7/23 at 6:00pm—Classics Book Discussion
Adult Program
From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne

**SPECIAL VISITOR** Wednesday 7/24 at 1:00pm—“Office Learning Lab: Excel”
Adult Program
Open discussion and questions asked of Microsoft Store employees about using Excel.

**Tuesday 7/25 from 4:00pm “Adult Crafternoon”
Adult Program
Spaceship; make a mobile or model!

**SPECIAL VISITOR** Thursday 7/25 at 4pm—Origami
Grades 4th7th
Come learn how to create origami!

**Tuesday 7/25 from 5:30pm “Knitting/Fabric Arts Meetup”
Adult Program
The first in a monthly offering of snacks, chatting and sharing your fabric projects with each other the last Thursday each month.

Friday 7/26 at 2:30pm—Moon Music
Grades 3rd – 6th 
Children will listen to music inspired by the moon while they make a mixed-media collage of the moon.

**Saturday 7/27 from 10am – 12pm “Understanding and Using the Cloud”
Adult Program
What are the advantages of using the Cloud?   Is the Cloud safe?   Concepts and usage of the Cloud will be demonstrated and discussed.  Come and finally understand what is meant by “The Cloud”!

Monday 7/29 from 3:30pm-4:30pm—Crafternoon “Moon Sand”
All Ages
Children will make their own moon sand to play with out of flour and baby oil.

**SPECIAL VISITOR** Tuesday 7/30 at 6:00pm—“Gardening With Rae”
Adult Program
Join Rae Hodgson to discuss planning a fall garden, mulching and groundcovers to help deal with summer heat and open Q and A.

Wednesday 7/31 at 2:00pm—Giant Space Invaders
Grades 3rd – 6th
Children will throw beanbags in an attempt to knock down all of the box towers and protect the Earth from invaders!

**Wednesday 7/31 at 6:00pm—“Tech Talk With Dawn”
Adult Program
Newsbank Database.  Learn about researching in Full-text newspapers  and magazines with Dawn.

AUGUST

All Programs MUST be signed up for during the Summer.  

Programs Typically last about an hour 

**Adult Programs are marked with stars

Baby Time!   Every Tuesday at 5:30pm and Every Wednesday at 9:30am
Suggested for Infants to Toddlers 

Baby time is composed of a lot of fun songs, rhymes, and movement games to do any time with your baby! It’s also just a special time to work in a little one on one time after the busy day.

Every Wednesday and Friday Morning at 10:00am – Story Time!
Suggested for Ages 2 – 5 years old

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

NEW PROGRAM!

Chess Club: Thursdays from 6pm – 7pm
Make new friends, learn the game, or test new strategies.  All ages and skill levels are welcome.  This is one of our fastest growing programs, so we encourage registration for this event to aid with partner match ups, however, drop in guests are always welcome.

JUST ADDED Wednesday 7/31 from 10am – 1pm – D&D Boot Camp
All Ages
One of our resident Dungeons and Dragons pro’s will be heading off to college at the end of the summer. To make sure that you are all equipped to carry on, she will be hosting an intensive “Boot Camp” to teach you how to run your own D&D campaign! This program is for kids and adults who already know the basics of D&D and are interested in hosting their own campaign as Dungeon Master!

Thursday 8/1 at 5pm – Asteroids
Grades K – 3rd
Children will play a game where they have to keep “asteroids” (different color balloons) in the air while space music plays, but when the music stops they have to grab an asteroid. If their color asteroid gets called, they must pop it open and act out the mission inside. Children can also make clay sculptures of the moon and recreate the craters and other surface features of the moon.

**Thursday 8/1 at 6pm – Book Discussion
Adult Program
Book Discussion on classic title Typee: A Peep at Polynesian Life by Herman Melville, to honor his 200th birthday.

**Friday 8/2 at 12:30pm – Movie Afternoon
Adult Program

Movie Showing of Braveheart with Mel Gibson.

**Saturday 8/3 at 2pm – Woodstock Music Review
Adult Program
Woodstock Music Revue using Youtube videos. Snacks provided.

Saturday 8/3 at 2pm -“Star Wars” Droid-Inspired Mason Jar Craft
Tweens and Teens   
Teens will decorate mason jars in the likeness of R2-D2 or other robots from the Star Wars universe or other sci-fi franchises.

Monday 8/5 at 1pm—Technology for Emergent Readers
Grades K – 3rd
In this free, two-hour workshop, emerging readers ages 6 through 8 will love building confidence and improving their reading comprehension with fun, interactive activities. They will be introduced to Immersive Reader in OneNote for Windows 10, a free application that provides proven techniques to improve reading skills.
By the end of the workshop, students will:
– Master key tools that read text out loud, break it into syllables, and increase spacing between lines and letters.
– Read and illustrate stories.
– Tackle challenging new books they wouldn’t be able to on their own.

Monday 8/5 at 3:30pm-4:30pm—Crafternoon “Surprise Craft”
All Ages
The craft room will be open for all! DIY craft kits will be available for you to create!

*SPECIAL VISITOR!!!* Tuesday 8/6 at 4pm—Magic Show
All Ages
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!

**Tuesday 8/6 at 5pm – Astrology Program
Adult Program
”What’s your sign?” Tarot readings by Shirley from Enchanted Psychic Readings in Oxford, and from The Ruby Tree in Woodbury.

Wednesday 8/7 at 2:30pm—Moon Phase Birthday Necklace
Tweens and Teens

Teens can find the moon phases that corresponds with their birthday and cut out their representative moon phase to make a necklace out of.

**Wednesday 8/7 at 6pm – Tech Talk
Adult Program
Tech Talk on the Digital Public Library and how you can use it for research with Librarian Dawn.

Thursday 8/8 from 5pm—7pm
Celebration party of the library’s first anniversary!

Friday 8/9 at 1pm—“Stars”
Grades K – 3rd 

Children will decorate black paper and watch as it spins and creates the illusion of light. They will also be able to create star rubbings from cut-out cardboard stars.

**Friday 8/9 from 2pm—4pm – Coloring
Adult Program
National Book Lover’s Day-celebrate by doing Adult Coloring Craft from 2-4 with us! Many exciting pictures to relax with and color.

**Saturday 8/10 at 10am – LSTA Workshop
Adult Program
LSTA Program This project is made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Connecticut State Library

Saturday 8/10 at 10am – Rocket Craft
All Ages
Craft and STEM challenge to create our own “rockets.”

**Saturday 8/10 at 12pm – Murder They Wrote
Adult Program
Murder They Wrote Book Club hosted by the Friends of the Library in Oxford.  This month we are discussing Cold Blue Blood

**Saturday 8/10 at 2pm – Sailing Toward My Father
Adult Program
“Sailing Toward My Father” -Life of Herman Melville written and directed by Carl A. Rossi. Sailing Towards My Father is a one-man play performed here by actor and professor Stephen     Collins about Herman Melville (1819-1891), the American author best known for his whaling epic Moby-Dick. The play chronicles Melville’s life from youth to old age, concentrating on his evolution as a writer and his complex relationship with his father.

Mon. 8/12 at 3:30pm-4:30pm—Crafternoon “Planet Earth”
All Ages
We’re nearing the end of our space journey, this DIY instructor-free Crafternoon will provide materials to create Earth-from-space inspired artwork.

Tuesday 8/13 at 3pm—“Follow the Moon Home”
Grades 3rd – 6th

Children will make and decorate paper sea turtles using inspiration from the book Follow the Moon Home: A Tale of One Idea, Twenty Kids, and a Hundred Sea Turtles by Philippe Cousteau and Deborah Hopkinson.

**Tuesday 8/13 at 5pm
Adult Program
Woodstock Author Talk by Scott Parker and Concert by Tablature

Wednesday 8/14 at 2pm—DIY Kites
Grades K – 3rd

Children will be able to create and decorate their own kites out of paper bags, crayons, markers, and stickers.

**Wednesday 8/14 at 6pm
Adult Program
Microsoft Office Learning Lab/ Open Q&A

Thurs. 8/15 at 5:30pm—Planet Pillows
Tweens and Teens  

Teens will be able to decorate pillowcases with a space-inspired design.

**Thursday 8/15 at 6pm
Adult Program
Adult Book Discussion “Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens.

**Friday 8/16 at 1pm
Adult Program
Adult Craft Pina Colada Salt Scrub

**Friday 8/16 at 3pm
Adult Program
Poetry of the 60’s reading by Dawn

Saturday 8/17 12pm—2pm
End of Summer Reading Program-All Ages Cookout with Library staff serving lunch and talking books and fun summer adventures!

**Tuesday 8/20 at 6pm
Adult Program
Classics Book Discussion The Road to Woodstock by Michael Lang. Describes the author’s involvement in creating the Woodstock Festival on its 50th anniversary this week.

**Wednesday 8/21 at 6pm
Adult Program
Tech Talk Medline Plus database. Helping you find health information from reliable sources from the National Library of Medicine resources with Librarian Dawn.

**Thursday 8/22 at 5:30pm
Adult Program
Knitting/Fabric Arts Meetup for any one to drop in and socialize and share ideas in the fabric arts. Snacks provided.

**Friday 8/23 at 1pm
Adult Program
Gene Kelly Birthday Movie. Your choice of Gene Kelly movies in honor of his birthday.

Saturday 8/24 at 10am—Stories in Space
Grades 3rd – 6th

Children will create their own constellations with stars marking special points and chalk to connect them and reveal the shape or object they have made. They will also be able to make their own “Mad Libs” space-inspired story!

**Wednesday 8/28 at 1pm
Adult Program
LSTA Program:This project is made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Connecticut State Library.

Thursday 8/29 at 5:30pm – Planner Party
Tweens and Teens
Have you ever used a planner to keep track of events and assignments?  Whether you have or have not, you will enjoy this program of tips and tricks to make using a planner fun AND useful! Color coding, time blocking, and decorating are just some of the techniques we will talk about.  It may seem a little silly at first, but you may discover that you’ve been missing out on the perks of planners!

Saturday 8/31 from 10am – 12pm – Space Olympics!
All Ages
Space themed outdoor and indoor games all morning! Planet Toss, Charades, Rocket Race, and more!

Special Program: Pre-School Preschool
August 20th – August 24th from 1pm – 2pm
If your little one is starting school or childcare this year, one of the struggles can be breaking into a new routine.  We will be offering a 1 hour program for 5 days to help get accustomed to some of these new routines. Pre-school preschool is essentially a longer version of library story time with a couple differences that may help when transitioning to school/childcare.

  • Parents/Caregivers can bring their child to the Program Room of the library at 1pm. Adults are required to stay in the library the entire time their child is here, but you are welcome to wait outside of the program room so that it mimics the habit of school “drop-off/ pick-up”
  • We will go through a relatively typical routine of story time, circle time, a craft, and a small snack. This way your child may feel more familiar with these activities at school.
  • At 1pm parents and caregivers will be welcomed back in to “pick up” their child.

 A Few Things to Make Pre-School Preschool Work Best

  • Children must be over 3 years old or turning 3 in 2019.
  • This program will be limited to only 10 children. This is the typical ratio within a childcare facility for children over the age of 3.
  • Please make sure you can attend at least 3 of the 5 days
  • Please make sure you are close by in case your child needs a familiar face/ in case of emergency. Again, Adults are required to stay in the library the entire time their child is here, but you are welcome to wait outside of the program room so that it mimics the habit of school “drop-off/ pick-up”

May 2019 Program Descriptions!

Happy May!

Below are details about all of our programs this month.  Don’t forget to sign up by emailing me at rrivero@oxfordlib.org, calling 203-888-6944, or visiting tinyurl.com/OxfordCTLibrary.

 

May 2019 Program Descriptions

 

Recurring Weekly Programs

 

Every Tuesday in May at 4:00pm – Big Kid Story Time!

Suggested for Grades K – 3rd  Registration Required

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

 

Baby Time!

Every Tuesday at 5:30pm and Every Wednesday at 9:30am

Suggested for Infants to Toddlers  Registration Required

Baby time is composed of a lot of fun songs, rhymes, and movement games to do any time with your baby! It’s also just a special time to work in a little one on one time after the busy day.

 

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

Suggested for Ages 18 months – 4 years old

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

 

Every Thursday at 3:30pm – Dungeons and Dragons

Suggested for 5th grade and up  Registration Required

One of our very own patrons will be hosting weekly campaigns in Dungeons and Dragons.  You may be familiar with the game via “Stranger Things” or even “Riverdale.”  Whether you’re just learning or have been playing regularly, you’ll definitely enjoy your weekly adventures playing this game!

 

Every Friday Morning at 11:00am – Sensory Friendly Story Time

Registration Required

NEW!  An interactive and educational story time, designed for children with sensory integration challenges.  Books, songs, movement and therapeutic activities to help promote learning.  Please feel free to contact Ms. Robyn, our Children’s Services Librarian with any questions or suggestions.  Space is limited to 10 children +their caregiver.

 

Every Saturday Morning at 10:00am – Surprise Saturdays!

All Ages Welcome!  Registration Encouraged

Every Saturday morning we will have something fun and exciting in the program room at the library.  The activity may vary between story time, a craft, construction centers, or even special visitors!  No matter what activity is planned, you can be sure it will be something fun for the whole family!

Every Saturday Afternoon at 2:00pm – Comic Club

For Tweens and Teens  Registration Required

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

Special Programs This Month

 

**Adult Program – May 1st Movie at 2pm.

We will be viewing movie “Standoff at Sparrow Creek” – Popcorn provided!

“A former cop-turned-militia man investigates a shooting at a police funeral.” (Not Rated)

 

Thursday May 2 at 5:30pm – Spring Cleaning For Teens

For Grades 6th – 12th

Registration Required

If you need some methods to get your room, locker, notebooks, or backpack under control, join us for this workshop!  We will be talking about how to organize in a way that works and doesn’t feel like work, but also makes your life easier!

 

**Adult Program – Thursday May 2 at 6:00pm – FOLIO Meeting

The purpose of the Friends of the Library in Oxford shall be to maintain an association of persons interested in the Oxford Public Library; to focus public attention on library services, facilities, and needs; and to stimulate gifts, endowments, and bequests to the Library. The Friends of the Library in Oxford is devoted to providing supplementary programs, services, and equipment to increase the scope and effectiveness of the Oxford Public Library and to raise funds to that end.

 

**Adult Program – Saturday May 4 at 10am: Medicare 101

Join special guest, Diedre Virgalla, as she goes through the facets of Medicare benefits.

 

Monday May 6 from 3:30pm – 4:30pm Kid’s Crafternoon

All Ages Welcome

Please be sure to register ahead so we have enough supplies!

Every Monday in May Kid’s Program Room will be a DIY craft for you to enjoy! This week, create unique artwork using painters tape applied to paper and watercolor paints.

 

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

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

 

**Adult Program – Tuesday May 7 at 6pm: Classic’s Book Discussion

We will be discussing “Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania” by Erik Larson

 

**Adult Program – May 8th Movie at 2pm.

We will be viewing the movie “Against the Clock” – Popcorn provided!

“After CIA Agent (Mark Polish) is seriously injured during a mission, his wife (Dianna Agron), a former CIA operative, becomes determined to find out what happened – a truth the CIA Director (Andy Garcia) wants concealed at all cost.” (Not Rated)

 

Thursday May 9 at 2:45pm – Middle School Book Club

For tweens and teens

Registration Required

During May’s meeting, we will be discussing (and playing trivia about) the fantasy/adventure book The Serpent’s Secret

 

Thursday May 9 at 5:30pm – Stuffed Animal Slumber Party Story Time

All ages welcome!

Registration Required

It is National Slumber Party Day!  Hop in your pajamas and bring a stuffed animal for this special story time!  Then, if you’d like, your stuffed animal can spend the night at the library!  When you pick them up on Friday, you can see all of the exciting things they did during their Library Slumber Party!

 

** Adult Program – Thursday May 9 at 6:00pm – Creative Writing Program

Registration Required

We will be writing and workshopping creative writing pieces themed around an alternate history of Nazi Germany.

 

** Adult Program – Friday May 10 from 1:30pm – 3:30pm – Crafternoon

Registration Required

Make Pina Colada Bath Salts/Scrubs. Limited to 8. $5 materials fee.

 

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

For Tweens and Teens

Registration Required

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

 

** Adult Program – Saturday May 11 at 2:00pm – “Murder They Wrote” Book Club

Registration Required

Nonfiction title “The Feathered Thief: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century” by Kirk Wallace Johnson.

 

Monday May 13 from 3:30pm – 4:30pm Kid’s Crafternoon

All Ages Welcome

Limit to 10 – Please be sure to register ahead so we have enough supplies!

Every Monday in May Kid’s Program Room will be a DIY craft for you to enjoy! This week, use washi tape of all different colors and designs to decorate a cover for your light switch at home!

 

** Adult Program – Tuesday May 14 at 6:00pm – Lyme Disease Program

Registration Required

Dr. Shawn M. Carney, a naturopathic physician at Northeast Natural Medicine, LLC, will describe Lyme Disease scientific findings and other tick-borne illnesses as well as the most sensitive testing available.  He will also discuss the role of integrative medicine as using effective anti-microbials, addressing other underlying conditions, which make symptoms worse and removing barriers to wellness.

 

** Adult Program – Wednesday May 15 at 2:00pm – Movie

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

 

** Adult Program – Wednesday May 15 at 7:00pm – Library Board Meeting

The Library Board discusses library policy, advocating, resources, and more.  The Board meets 10 months a year, with occasional special meetings as needed. The regular schedule of meeting dates is the third Wednesday each month at 7pm.

 

Thursday May 16 at 3:00pm– Pizza Party

For tweens and teens

Registration Required

It’s National Pizza Party Day!  We will be creating our own English muffin pizzas!

 

** Adult Program – Thursday May 16 at 6:00pm – Adult Book Discussion

Registration Required

“The House of Broken Angels” by Luis Urrea.

“In his final days, beloved and ailing patriarch Miguel Angel de La Cruz, affectionately called Big Angel, has summoned his entire clan for one last legendary birthday party. But as the party approaches, his mother, nearly one hundred, dies, transforming the weekend into a farewell doubleheader. Among the guests is Big Angel’s half brother, known as Little Angel, who must reckon with the truth that although he shares a father with his siblings, he has not, as a half gringo, shared a life. Across two bittersweet days in their San Diego neighborhood, the revelers mingle among the palm trees and cacti, celebrating the lives of Big Angel and his mother, and recounting the many inspiring tales that have passed into family lore, the acts both ordinary and heroic that brought these citizens to a fraught and sublime country and allowed them to flourish in the land they have come to call home.”

 

** Adult Program – Saturday May 18 at 1:00pm – Fresh Paint Program From Microsoft

Registration Required

Fresh Paint is an endeavor to reproduce the behavior of physical oil paint on a digital medium. Join our Microsoft specialists and learn how to navigate this amazing program.

 

Monday May 20 from 3:30pm – 4:30pm Kid’s Crafternoon

All Ages Welcome

Limit to 10 – Please be sure to register ahead so we have enough supplies!

Every Monday in May Kid’s Program Room will be a DIY craft for you to enjoy! This week, we will be stenciling on bookmarks and using markers to “dot” around the stencils, creating negative space artwork.

 

Thursday May 23 from 4:00pm – 5:00pm Be a Reading Buddy!

Grades 3rd – 6th (Readers) and Beginner Readers

Registration Required

Sign up to read along with beginner readers.  You can partner up to read out loud or help the younger kids as they develop their reading skills!

 

** Adult Program – Friday May 24 from 2:00pm – 4:00pm – Crafternoon

Registration Required

Come join us to create a beaded wind chime.

 

** Adult Program – Saturday May 25 at 1:00pm – Recipe Swap/Potluck

Registration Required

It’s National Salad Month! Come with your favorite salad and printed recipe, and we will eat, exchange and take home great recipe ideas for the weekend and summer parties!

 

Saturday May 25 at 3:00pm– Geek Pride Party!

For tweens and teens

Registration Required

It’s National Geek Pride Day! What is your fanatic obsession?  Is it manga?  Dr. Who?  Harry Potter? There are millions of things to fan out over, come meet other tweens and teens who share your obsession or be introduced to a new one!

 

Tuesday May 28 – Paper Airplane Craft Station All Day!

All ages welcome!

No Registration Required

It is National Paper Airplane Day!  We will have tons of paper and instructions available in the Kid’s Program Room for you to experiment with making the perfect paper airplane!

 

Thursday May 30 at 4:00pm – Board Game Afternoon

Grades 3rd – 6th

Registration Required

Board games and snacks. Come hang out with friends, make some new ones, enjoy a choice of games!

 

April and May!

Check out what’s going on at the library this Spring!

It is greatly appreciated if you are able to sign up for a program in advance. This way we can be sure we have enough space, materials, and other tools to make our programs amazing for you, our patrons!

If you would like to sign up for a program there are many ways to do so!
-Give us a call at 203-888-6944
-E-mail dhigginson@oxfordlib.org (for adult programs) or
-rrivero@oxfordlib.org (for children’s and teens programs)
-Register online at tinyurl.com/OxfordCTLibrary
-Visit us at 49 Great Oak Road

 

April 2019 Program Descriptions

Recurring Weekly Programs

Every Tuesday at 5:30pm – Evening 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 after the busy day.

 

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 Wednesday at 4:00pm – Dungeons and Dragons

Suggested for 5th grade and up

Registration Required

One of our very own patrons will be hosting weekly campaigns in Dungeons and Dragons.  You may be familiar with the game via “Stranger Things” or even “Riverdale.”  Whether you’re just learning or have been playing regularly, you’ll definitely enjoy your weekly adventures playing this game!

 

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

Suggested for Ages 18 months – 4 years old

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

 

Every Friday Morning at 11:00am – Sensory Friendly Story Time

Registration Required

NEW!  An interactive and educational story time, designed for children with sensory integration challenges.  Books, songs, movement and therapeutic activities to help promote learning.  Please feel free to contact Ms. Robyn, our Children’s Services Librarian with any questions or suggestions.  Space is limited to 10 children +their caregiver.

 

Every Saturday Morning at 10:00am – Surprise Saturdays!

All Ages Welcome!

Registration Encouraged

Every Saturday morning we will have something fun and exciting in the program room at the library.  The activity may vary between story time, a craft, construction centers, or even special visitors!  No matter what activity is planned, you can be sure it will be something fun for the whole family!

 

 

Special Programs This Month

 

**Adult Program – April 2 6-7pm: Maximizing Your Social Security

Kathryn Dennen from the Society for Financial Awareness, will be holding a free workshop covering topics important to those nearing retirement or those just retired.

 

**Adult Program – April 3rd Movies at 2pm.

We will be viewing the Academy Award movie Green Book starring Viggo Mortensen and
Mahershala Ali – Popcorn provided!

 

Thursday 4/4 at 5:30pm – Poetry Slam

For Grades 6th – 12th

Registration Required

Come share your original poetry with other poetry lovers!  Not a writer?  Feel free to share your favorite poems written by a favorite author!

 

**Adult Program – April 6 2-3pm: Baseball Cards and Trivia

Come share those trading cards, baseball stories, and have fun with trivia as we celebrate the opening of the season.

 

April 8th – April 13th is National Library Week!

 

Monday 4/8 All Day Long – Library Scavenger Hunt

All Ages Welcome

No Registration Required

If you’re feeling up to a challenge, there will be scavenger hunt lists available all day.  By finding each solution on the list, you’ll gain more and more knowledge about all of the different ways to use library tools! Explore the library, internet, and databases in all the ways the library is more than just books!

 

**Adult Program – April 10 Movies at 2pm.

We will be viewing the movie The Mercy with Colin Firth and Rachel Weisz – Popcorn provided!

 

**Adult Program – April 9 6-7pm: Come join our Classics Book Discussion  “Alone : Britain, Churchill, and Dunkirk” for Winston Churchhill Day.

 

**Adult Program – April 11 6pm Creative Writing Musical Experiences Day

Write about your best concert experience, or your worst performance!

 

Thursday 4/11 at 2:45pm – Middle School Book Club

For tweens and teens

Registration Required

During April’s meeting, we will be discussing (and playing trivia about) the fantasy/supernatural book Small Spaces

 

Thursday 4/11 at 5:30pm – “Poem in Your Pocket” Craft

For Grades K – 3rd

Registration Required

We will be creating our own poems out of words and letters cut from magazines.  Then we will apply our DIY Poetry to pocket-sized shells or other items.

Friday 4/12 from 12pm – 2pm – D.E.A.R. “Read-In”

All Ages Welcome!

No Registration Required

In honor of “Drop Everything and Read” month, we will be hosting a 2 hour all ages “read-in!”  Bring a book or borrow one, stay for a little or a lot, but be sure to make time, even for a moment, to drop everything and read!

 

**Adult Program – April 12 1:30-3:30 pm: **Adult Book Handbag Craft

Make a handbag from a book and fabric. Limited to 6. $5 materials fee.

 

Saturday 4/13 from 10am – 12pm – Super Saturday With the Girl Scouts

All Ages Welcome!

No Registration Required

One of our local Girl Scout Troops is working toward their Bronze Award!  They will be hosting their own programs Saturday April 13, April 27, May 4, and May 11th.  Stop by to see what fun activities they have in store and to support them as they work toward their Bronze Award!

 

**Adult Program – April 13 2pm: Murder They Wrote Book Club

“Destroyer Angel” by Nevada Barr.

 

Monday 4/15 at 11:00am – Animal Babies: A “Science Snoopers” Program!

For Grades K – 3rd

Registration Required

Join us for a fun science program about baby animals and their parents!  Perfect for spring time! This program consists of a lecture enhanced with hands-on material, props, and other interactive components! A theme-related story and unique craft rounds out this amazing program!

 

Tuesday 4/16 at 1:00pm – Mad Libs Poetry Creations

For Grades 3rd – 6th

Registration Required

We will be removing words and lines from famous poems and replacing them with our own words.  Participants will not know what poem we are doing or in what context their word will be used, so it will be an amazing surprise to see how each poem turns out!

 

**Adult Program – April 16 6pm: Asthma Program

Dr. Shawn M. Carney, a naturopathic physician at Northeast Natural Medicine, LLC, will describe potential causes of ASTHMA including inflammation, food sensitivities and environmental allergens. He will also discuss how to identify and address these problems using natural medicines, avoidance of certain substances, dietary recommendations and lifestyle approaches.

 

**Adult Program – April 17 Movies at 2pm

We will be showing the movie King of Thieves with Michael Caine – Popcorn Provided!

 

**Adult Program – April 20 2pm: Earth Day Presentation

Topics  presented by area experts in health, recycling and environmental issues.

 

Tuesday 4/23 from 3:30pm – 5:00pm – “Soda Bottle Planters” Drop In Craft

For Grades K – 3rd

Registration Required

By signing up, we’ll save you a planter and supplies to decorate.  Then you can come in any time between 3:30 and 5:00pm to decorate your planter!  This is a super fun craft for young friends to add pizzazz to a garden!

 

**Adult Program – April 24 Movies at 2pm

We will be showing the movie Second Act starring Jennifer Lopez , Milo Ventimiglia and Vanessa Hudgens – Popcorn Provided!

 

Thursday 4/25 from 5:30pm – Lego Disaster Island!

For Grades 3rd – 6th

Registration Required

IT’S BACK!

We will work together to create a beautiful island paradise out of Legos.  Unfortunately, with every roll of the dice, a new disaster will hit Lego Island! You and your friends will have to create fixes to whatever problem (volcano, swarms of bats, the ocean turning to jello) arises to keep the peace on Lego Island!

Bring on the disasters!

 

**Adult Program – April 25 6pm: **Adult Book Discussion

“Give Me Your Hand” by Megan Abbot.

 

**Adult Program – April 26 2-4pm: **Adult Craft.

Found poetry Frames. Using words on a page to create a poem with techniques like blackout, gel pens, art  doodles, etc. and then place in a picture frame. Great Mother’s Day gift idea! $4 materials fee. Limit to 6.

 

Saturday 4/27 from 10am – 12pm – Super Saturday With the Girl Scouts

All Ages Welcome!

No Registration Required

One of our local Girl Scout Troops is working toward their Bronze Award!  They will be hosting their own programs Saturday April 13, April 27, May 4, and May 11th.  Stop by to see what fun activities they have in store and to support them as they work toward their Bronze Award!

 

**Adult Program – April 27 2pm: Poetry Reading

Local published poets Nancy Manning (Oxford) and friends will be sharing their poetry.
Refreshments provided.

May 2019 Program Descriptions

 

Recurring Weekly Programs

 

Every Tuesday in May at 4:00pm – Big Kid Story Time!

Suggested for Grades K – 3rd

Registration Required

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

 

Baby Time!

Every Tuesday at 5:30pm and Every Wednesday at 9:30am

Suggested for Infants to Toddlers

Registration Required

Baby time is composed of a lot of fun songs, rhymes, and movement games to do any time with your baby! It’s also just a special time to work in a little one on one time after the busy day.

 

Every Wednesday at 4:00pm – Dungeons and Dragons

Suggested for 5th grade and up

Registration Required

One of our very own patrons will be hosting weekly campaigns in Dungeons and Dragons.  You may be familiar with the game via “Stranger Things” or even “Riverdale.”  Whether you’re just learning or have been playing regularly, you’ll definitely enjoy your weekly adventures playing this game!

 

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

Suggested for Ages 18 months – 4 years old

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

 

Every Friday Morning at 11:00am – Sensory Friendly Story Time

Registration Required

NEW!  An interactive and educational story time, designed for children with sensory integration challenges.  Books, songs, movement and therapeutic activities to help promote learning.  Please feel free to contact Ms. Robyn, our Children’s Services Librarian with any questions or suggestions.  Space is limited to 10 children +their caregiver.

 

Every Saturday Morning at 10:00am – Surprise Saturdays!

All Ages Welcome!

Registration Encouraged

Every Saturday morning we will have something fun and exciting in the program room at the library.  The activity may vary between story time, a craft, construction centers, or even special visitors!  No matter what activity is planned, you can be sure it will be something fun for the whole family!

 

 

Special Programs This Month

 

**Adult Program – May 1st Movie at 2pm.

We will be viewing movie “Standoff at Sparrow Creek” – Popcorn provided!

“A former cop-turned-militia man investigates a shooting at a police funeral.” (Not Rated)

 

Thursday May 2 at 5:30pm – Spring Cleaning For Teens

For Grades 6th – 12th

Registration Required

If you need some methods to get your room, locker, notebooks, or backpack under control, join us for this workshop!  We will be talking about how to organize in a way that works and doesn’t feel like work, but also makes your life easier!

 

**Adult Program – Thursday May 2 at 6:00pm – FOLIO Meeting

The purpose of the Friends of the Library in Oxford shall be to maintain an association of persons interested in the Oxford Public Library; to focus public attention on library services, facilities, and needs; and to stimulate gifts, endowments, and bequests to the Library. The Friends of the Library in Oxford is devoted to providing supplementary programs, services, and equipment to increase the scope and effectiveness of the Oxford Public Library and to raise funds to that end.

 

**Adult Program – Saturday May 4 at 10am: Medicare 101

Join special guest, Diedre Virgalla, as she goes through the facets of Medicare benefits.

 

Monday May 6 from 3:30pm – 4:30pm Kid’s Crafternoon

All Ages Welcome

Please be sure to register ahead so we have enough supplies!

Every Monday in May Kid’s Program Room will be a DIY craft for you to enjoy! This week, create unique artwork using painters tape applied to paper and watercolor paints.

 

**Adult Program – Tuesday May 7 at 6pm: Classic’s Book Discussion

We will be discussing “Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania” by Erik Larson

 

**Adult Program – May 8th Movie at 2pm.

We will be viewing the movie “Against the Clock” – Popcorn provided!

“After CIA Agent (Mark Polish) is seriously injured during a mission, his wife (Dianna Agron), a former CIA operative, becomes determined to find out what happened – a truth the CIA Director (Andy Garcia) wants concealed at all cost.” (Not Rated)

 

Thursday May 9 at 2:45pm – Middle School Book Club

For tweens and teens

Registration Required

During May’s meeting, we will be discussing (and playing trivia about) the fantasy/adventure book The Serpent’s Secret

 

Thursday May 9 at 5:30pm – Stuffed Animal Slumber Party Story Time

All ages welcome!

Registration Required

It is National Slumber Party Day!  Hop in your pajamas and bring a stuffed animal for this special story time!  Then, if you’d like, your stuffed animal can spend the night at the library!  When you pick them up on Friday, you can see all of the exciting things they did during their Library Slumber Party!

 

** Adult Program – Thursday May 9 at 6:00pm – Creative Writing Program

Registration Required

We will be writing and workshopping creative writing pieces themed around an alternate history of Nazi Germany.

 

** Adult Program – Friday May 10 from 1:30pm – 3:30pm – Crafternoon

Registration Required

Make Pina Colada Bath Salts/Scrubs. Limited to 8. $5 materials fee.

 

** Adult Program – Saturday May 11 at 2:00pm – “Murder They Wrote” Book Club

Registration Required

Nonfiction title “The Feathered Thief: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century” by Kirk Wallace Johnson.

 

Monday May 13 from 3:30pm – 4:30pm Kid’s Crafternoon

All Ages Welcome

Limit to 10 – Please be sure to register ahead so we have enough supplies!

Every Monday in May Kid’s Program Room will be a DIY craft for you to enjoy! This week, use washi tape of all different colors and designs to decorate a cover for your light switch at home!

 

** Adult Program – Tuesday May 14 at 6:00pm – Lyme Disease Program

Registration Required

Dr. Shawn M. Carney, a naturopathic physician at Northeast Natural Medicine, LLC, will describe Lyme Disease scientific findings and other tick-borne illnesses as well as the most sensitive testing available.  He will also discuss the role of integrative medicine as using effective anti-microbials, addressing other underlying conditions, which make symptoms worse and removing barriers to wellness.

 

** Adult Program – Wednesday May 15 at 7:00pm – Library Board Meeting

The Library Board discusses library policy, advocating, resources, and more.  The Board meets 10 months a year, with occasional special meetings as needed. The regular schedule of meeting dates is the third Wednesday each month at 7pm.

 

Thursday May 16 at 3:00pm– Pizza Party

For tweens and teens

Registration Required

It’s National Pizza Party Day!  We will be creating our own English muffin pizzas!

 

** Adult Program – Thursday May 16 at 6:00pm – Adult Book Discussion

Registration Required

“The House of Broken Angels” by Luis Urrea.

“In his final days, beloved and ailing patriarch Miguel Angel de La Cruz, affectionately called Big Angel, has summoned his entire clan for one last legendary birthday party. But as the party approaches, his mother, nearly one hundred, dies, transforming the weekend into a farewell doubleheader. Among the guests is Big Angel’s half brother, known as Little Angel, who must reckon with the truth that although he shares a father with his siblings, he has not, as a half gringo, shared a life. Across two bittersweet days in their San Diego neighborhood, the revelers mingle among the palm trees and cacti, celebrating the lives of Big Angel and his mother, and recounting the many inspiring tales that have passed into family lore, the acts both ordinary and heroic that brought these citizens to a fraught and sublime country and allowed them to flourish in the land they have come to call home.”

 

** Adult Program – Saturday May 18 at 2:00pm – Fresh Paint Program From Microsoft

Registration Required

Fresh Paint is an endeavor to reproduce the behavior of physical oil paint on a digital medium. Join our Microsoft specialists and learn how to navigate this amazing program.

 

Monday May 20 from 3:30pm – 4:30pm Kid’s Crafternoon

All Ages Welcome

Limit to 10 – Please be sure to register ahead so we have enough supplies!

Every Monday in May Kid’s Program Room will be a DIY craft for you to enjoy! This week, we will be stenciling on bookmarks and using markers to “dot” around the stencils, creating negative space artwork.

 

Thursday May 23 from 4:00pm – 5:00pm Be a Reading Buddy!

Grades 3rd – 6th (Readers) and Beginner Readers

Registration Required

Sign up to read along with beginner readers.  You can partner up to read out loud or help the younger kids as they develop their reading skills!

 

** Adult Program – Friday May 24 from 2:00pm – 4:00pm – Crafternoon

Registration Required

Come join us to create a beaded wind chime.

 

** Adult Program – Saturday May 25 at 1:00pm – Recipe Swap/Potluck

Registration Required

It’s National Salad Month! Come with your favorite salad and printed recipe, and we will eat, exchange and take home great recipe ideas for the weekend and summer parties!

 

Saturday May 25 at 3:00pm– Geek Pride Party!

For tweens and teens

Registration Required

It’s National Geek Pride Day! What is your fanatic obsession?  Is it manga?  Dr. Who?  Harry Potter? There are millions of things to fan out over, come meet other tweens and teens who share your obsession or be introduced to a new one!

 

Tuesday May 28 – Paper Airplane Craft Station All Day!

All ages welcome!

No Registration Required

It is National Paper Airplane Day!  We will have tons of paper and instructions available in the Kid’s Program Room for you to experiment with making the perfect paper airplane!

 

Thursday May 30 at 4:00pm – Board Game Afternoon

Grades 3rd – 6th

Registration Required

Board games and snacks. Come out with friends, make some new ones, enjoy a choice of games!

January Program Descriptions

Happy New Year!  We’ve slightly changed our registration policy for programs.  We are requesting that you sign up in advance for a program that you wish to attend.  This guarantees that we have enough space, materials and other tools to make our programs amazing for you, our patrons!  Thank you!

If you would like to sign up for a program there are many ways to do so!

-Give us a call at 203 888 6944
-Email dhigginson@oxfordlib.org (for adult programs) or
-rrivero@oxfordlib.org (for children’s and teens programs)
-Register online at tinyurl.com/OxfordCTLibrary
-Visit us at 49 Great Oak Road

 

Every Tuesday at 5:30pm – Evening Baby Time!
Suggested for Infants to Toddlers

Baby time is composed of a lot of fun songs, rhymes, and movement games to do any time with your baby! It’s also just a special time to work in a little one on one time during the busy day.

Every Wednesday at 9:30am – Morning Baby Time!
Suggested for Infants to Toddlers

Baby time is composed of a lot of fun songs, rhymes, and movement games to do any time with your baby! It’s also just a special time to work in a little one on one time during the busy day.

Wednesday Morning at 10:00am – Story Time!
Suggested for Ages 18 months – 4 years old

Join us every 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 🙂

Write It Out Wednesdays

January 2nd     January 9th

January 16th       January 23rd

3:00pm at the Oxford Public Library

This is a four week journaling program; please contact me (Robyn) directly via phone or email if you cannot attend all four Wednesdays.

Amongst other things we will focus on…

Prompts and guides for mindful journaling.

Free writing/ stream of consciousness exercises.

If you’ve never journaled before, give this a try.

If you journal every day, give this a try.

 

FRIDAY MORNING at 10:00am – Story Time!
Suggested for Ages 18 months – 4 years old

Join us every Friday morning for Story Time!  During story time we learn songs together and include lots of movement such as dancing, yoga, ASL, and more!  The stories are chosen with interaction in mind to hold children’s attention and get them excited about reading!  We include number and letter recognition through games and songs as well.  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 🙂

Friday Crafternoon
Registration Required
Do you like to knit, crochet or scrapbook?  Bring your craft and enjoy the open, quiet space of the library to craft away!  Feel free to bring a friend.

SATURDAYS IN JANUARY @ 2PM
COMIC CLUB
Tweens and Teens

At comic club we collaborate and create original storylines and artwork for comicstrips that will be publicized on the Library’s teen page.

 

SATURDAY, JANUARY 5TH @11:00 AM

“Turn It Up” music program w/ special guest Sandi Schuchmann

Come join us for this special program for Toddlers to PreK kids.  Our special host is Sandi Schuchmann.  This program lets little ones have fun with music through song, dance and fingerplay and much more!

 

TUESDAY, JANUARY 8TH – 5:30PM TO 7
Adult Program
Registration Required

Movie of your choice celebrating Elvis Presley’s life and impact on music.

MEETING OPEN TO ALL

 

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 7TH @7PM
LIBRARY BOARD MEETING

 

THURSDAY, JANUARY 10TH @5:30PM
Mindfulness for Back to School
All Ages

Recharge after winter break.  Go into the second half of the school year, by staying calm, cool and collected.  Come and enjoy an hour of mindfulness with Miss Robyn.

 THURSDAY, JANUARY 10TH @6PM

Adult Program
Registration Required

To celebrate the anniversary of the Beatles first U.S. album join us for this program.  We will be replaying their first album and participating in Beatles trivia.  Snacks will be provided.

 SATURDAY, JANUARY 12TH AND 26TH
ALL AGES

Come and join us for this all ages surprise program.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 12, 2019 @ 2:00 PM
Join us for the inaugural meeting of the Oxford Public Library’s new book group, sponsored by the Friends of the Library in Oxford.  This month we discuss Michelle McNamara’s best-selling true crime memoir, I’ll Be Gone in the Dark:  One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer.

Interested attendess are not required to complete the book before the meeting, though discussion will include spoilers.

Warning:  This book includes graphic and disturbing content, and is intended for adult audiences.

MONDAY, JANUARY 14TH @3:45PM

Grades 3-6
Registration Required

Come join our special guest, Miss. Jean from Science Snoopers.  
Dragons have been in world cultures from ancient times.  Learn about real dragons alive today!

TUESDAY, JANUARY  15TH @5:30PM – 7PM

Adult Program
Registration Required

Honor Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Day early by watching a movie of your choice:  Selma or a documentary of his life. 

Snacks and water provided.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY16TH @6PM
TECH TALK:  Boopsie

Tech Talk on our app “Boopsie”, which connects a phone to our online services.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 17TH @ 1PM
Minecraft Mania
K- GRADE 3

Registration Required

A game day all about Minecraft! Create a pixel-drawing of yourself, decorate a Minecraft bookmark, answer Minecraft trivia.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 17TH @ 6PM
ADULT BOOK DISCUSSION – KILLING TRAIL BY MARGARET MIZUSHIMA

A K-9 unit in Colorado on a drug-searching mission comes across a dead girl and a wounded dog.  The local vet helps the team discover who killed her and why.  The K-9 unit details are wonderful, and sure to please dog-lovers and mystery fans alike

SATURDAY, JANUARY 19TH @10:00AM
ALL AGES
SNOW SCULPTURES
Come join us for this wonderful winter program!

 

TUESDAY, JANUARY 22ND @ 6PM
ADULT PROGRAM
REGISTRATION REQUIRED

TUESDAY, JANUARY 22 @6PM
FINANCIAL HEALTH

GROCERY COUPONING…HOW IT WORKS W/LAURIE ABBOT

Have you ever stood in line behind someone who is paying for their groceries and they have alot of coupons?  Come and learn the basics of grocery couponing and how to save money each week!

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23rd @6PM
TECH TALK:  NewsBank

Tech Talk on our database, “NewsBank”, which connects full-text newspaper articles to your topics for research and interest.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 24TH @ 5:30PM
GRADES K-3RD

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!

THURSDAY, JANUARY 24TH @ 6PM
CREATIVE WRITING GROUP – NATIONAL COMPLIMENT DAY
Adult Program

Creative Writing Group – National Compliment Day is our theme.  Snacks and fun prompts provided.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 26TH @ 11:00AM
ADULT BEAD WORKING – MARDI GRAS OR CHINESE NEW YEAR

TUESDAY, JANUARY 29TH @6PM
ADULT PROGRAM
REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Stop by for snacks and poetry by the cozy fireplace to honor his birthday.  Readings done by Librarian Dawn.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30TH @ 6PM
Beatles Concert Showing

Come and celebrate the 1969 anniversary of their last public performance.  Hang out and listen to music and talk trivia on the 50th anniversary of their last concert together.  Snack provided.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 31ST – 12:30PM TO 7PM
ADULT COLORING

Walk-ins welcome

Coloring pages and pencils, markers and crayons will be provided.  Drop in anytime for this program.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November at the Library!

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Thank you all so much for staying tuned as we adjusted to our brand new hours. We are very happy to get to spend extra time with you all!

If you haven’t seen the new hours yet, here they are…

Monday 9:00am-5:00pm

Tuesday-Thursday 9:00am—7:00pm

Friday & Saturday 9:00am—4:00pm

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We have tons of fun programs planned and wanted to give you a little info on how to sign up 🙂

About Our Programs

If you would like to sign up for a program there are many ways to do so!

-Give us a call at 203-888-6944

-E-mail dhigginson@oxfordlib.org (for adult programs) or

-rrivero@oxfordlib.org (for children’s and teens programs)

-Register online at tinyurl.com/OxfordCTLibrary

-Visit us at 49 Great Oak Road

 It is greatly appreciated if you are able to sign up for a program in advance.  This way we can be sure we have enough space, materials, and other tools to make our programs amazing for you, our patrons!

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Here are some details about the exciting events coming up this November!

Weekly Programs

All Ages Story Time

Wednesdays and Fridays at 10:00am

Join us every Wednesday and Friday morning for Story Time!  During story time we learn songs together and include lots of movement such as dancing, yoga, ASL, and more!  The stories are chosen with interaction in mind to hold children’s attention and get them excited about reading!  We include number and letter recognition through games and songs as well.  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 🙂

Wednesday Mornings 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.

Saturday Mornings at 10:00am – 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.

Tuesday Evenings at 5:30pm – Evening 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 after the busy day.

Other Programs by Date:

FOLIO Meeting 6:30pm Thursday 11/1/18

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.

**Special Visitor** Veteran’s Program Author visit from Dr. Charles McNair, author of “Soldiers of a Foreign War”

2:00pm Saturday 11/3/18

Recommended for ages 16 – adult

It begins, the novel in December, 1971, finishing June, 2015. The title, “Soldiers of a Foreign War” alludes to the fact that the American and Vietnamese boys who were called upon, often unwillingly, to fight by their respective governments were fighting on alien soil.

The book follows two American infantry platoons, a three-man NVA combat cell, the staff of the 83rd Surgical Hospital and the villagers of An-Lat 5.  Through their story lines, I tell the effect of the war on all the participants in a more comprehensive way than other works in the genre.

“Soldiers of a Foreign War” tells the story of the combatants, civilians and mindless policies which drove them all through a futile war.

 

All Ages Game Day

2:00pm Monday 11/5/18

The children’s section will have board games, card games, and more available!  Bring your friends and family and enjoy a fun afternoon of games together!

Zen Coloring

12:00pm Tuesday 11/6/18

Join us for refreshments and relaxation all day long!  We will have coloring pages and supplies out in the Adult Section of the library.

 

**Special Visitor**  “Whoo’s Awake?” A Science Program About Nocturnal Animals

Tuesday 11/6/18 at 1:30pm

All Ages Welcome!

Ms. Jean Mai, Science Snooper Extraordinaire, will be visiting to host this special program about nocturnal animals!  Ms. Jean includes props, photos, and puppets to explain the topic of the day and always includes a story and craft!

 

**Special Visitor**  Veteran’s Day program: End of World War I and its Effect on Society and Politics Today

Wednesday 11/7/18

 Recommended for ages 16 – Adult

Join us as historian Bob Gardner of Oxford discusses the causes of World War I,

its effect in the local Connecticut economy, and then his talk focuses on the end of the war and the armistice agreements at the Treaty of Versailles that shape our world today. Explore these topics with us and reflect on the 100 years of history we have made since our first Armistice Day, now Veteran’s Day.

Middle School Book Club

2:45pm Tuesday 11/8/18

Grades 6th – 8th

Meets in Public Library—All students will need a note of permission which you can get from Ms. McConnell at the GOMS library

Every month we will be reading and discussing a different book.  At this meeting we will be discussing Need.

 

Pokémon Club

1:00pm 11/10/18

Bring along your cards to trade and play with!

We will watch a Pokémon TV episode and check out some cool Pokémon books and graphic novels.

 

**Special Visitor**  Live Music: Craig Harris-Bluegrass, Newgrass, Old-Time and Americana Music

2:00pm Saturday 11/10/18

Join us as author and musician Craig Harris performs and speaks about Bluegrass music in America and takes you on an interactive musical journey through wonderful songs and rhythms.

Craft Night! Fabric Ornaments

5:30pm 11/8/18

Ages 16 – Adult

Come enjoy a craft night for the grown ups!  We will be creating a beautiful and intricate fabric ornament.

Nutmeg Book Club

2:15pm Tuesday 11/13/18

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!

Library Board Meeting

7:00pm Wednesday 11/14/18

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

Book Character Challenge!

1:00pm Thursday 11/15/18

Grades 6th – 12th

Come dressed as your favorite book character!

Test your knowledge with trivia questions that only “you” would know.

Act out different scenarios in which characters meet in the “real world.”

Have you ever wondered what would happen if Dobby and Dracula met at the grocery store?  Dress up and find out!

Book Discussion: Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

6:00pm Thursday 11/15/18

Ages 16 – Adult

From the bestselling author of Everything I Never Told You, a riveting novel that traces the intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and the enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives.
In Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything is planned – from the layout of the winding roads, to the colors of the houses, to the successful lives its residents will go on to lead. And no one embodies this spirit more than Elena Richardson, whose guiding principle is playing by the rules.
Enter Mia Warren – an enigmatic artist and single mother – who arrives in this idyllic bubble with her teenaged daughter Pearl, and rents a house from the Richardsons. Soon Mia and Pearl become more than tenants: all four Richardson children are drawn to the mother-daughter pair. But Mia carries with her a mysterious past and a disregard for the status quo that threatens to upend this carefully ordered community.
When old family friends of the Richardsons attempt to adopt a Chinese-American baby, a custody battle erupts that dramatically divides the town–and puts Mia and Elena on opposing sides.  Suspicious of Mia and her motives, Elena is determined to uncover the secrets in Mia’s past. But her obsession will come at unexpected and devastating costs.
Little Fires Everywhere explores the weight of secrets, the nature of art and identity, and the ferocious pull of motherhood – and the danger of believing that following the rules can avert disaster.

 

**Special Visitor**  Live Music: Sheri Miller

2:00pm Saturday 11/17/18

Sheri has released two critically acclaimed EP’s, and several singles as a solo artist. Her first EP, “Mantra” featured the popular songs, “Right Here, Right Now” and “All He Has To Do,” which have been covered at thousands of weddings. The success of this EP helped land Sheri on Music Connection’s list of “Hot 100 Unsigned Artists,” and receive airplay on prestigious radio station KCRW. Her second EP, “Winning Hand,” was produced and mixed by Kevin Killen (U2, Peter Gabriel). One of Sheri’s singles, “I Could Love You Still,” produced by Will Lee, features the legendary Steve Cropper on guitar, Paul Shaffer on organ, Will on bass, Shawn Pelton on drums, and Tabitha Fair and Will on harmonies. Sheri also was a member of The Delilahs, a four-part vocal harmony group that signed with Sony Music, produced by Marcus Hummon (Dixie Chicks, Rascall Flatts).

Sheri has co-written songs with Grammy-Award winning songwriters J.D. Souther (Eagles), Al Anderson (NRBQ), Marcus Hummon, Jill Sobule, Shawn Mullins, Tony Scalzo (Fastball), Lauren Christy (The Matrix), Keith Follese (Katy Perry), Maia Sharp (Bonnie Raitt) and Kim Richey, among others.

Sheri has performed locally before Lady Gaga and Norah Jones, and showcased a songwriter night with Lana Del Rey. She’s toured internationally, playing theaters in Ramin Karimloo’s band, as a duet vocalist, background singer and guitarist, and was featured playing her original “I Could Love You Still” every night on this tour, solo acoustic.

Sheri is working on new recordings in LA, Nashville and NY, with Grammy winner Jeff Bova, Tim Pierce (Bruce Springsteen, John Legend), Will Lee (Fab Faux), Aaron Sterling (Sara Bareilles, John Mayer) and Dave Eggar (Coldplay), mixed by Joe Zook (One Republic, Katy Perry) and legendary Frank Filipetti, to be released in 2018 / 2019.

Zen Coloring

12:00pm Tuesday 11/20/18

Ages 16 – Adult

Join us for refreshments and relaxation!  We will have coloring pages and supplies out in the Adult Section of the library.

Classic Books Discussion

6:00pm Tuesday 11/27/18

Recommended for ages 16 – Adult

Join us on last Tuesday each month for a classic of literature book discussion! This month we feature:

Native American honor month classic “Ceremony” by Leslie Silko!

Homeschool Round Table 11/20/18 at 2:00pm

We at the Oxford Public Library are hoping to benefit our homeschool community by holding a meeting of minds.  Our goal is to gather people together to share ideas, tips, experiences, and questions regarding education their children at home.

If you are experienced in homeschooling or are curious about the process, this is a perfect place to see some friendly faces and gather information.

 

Minute to Win It

Wednesday 11/28/18 at 3pm

Grades 3rd—6th

Come compete in tricky challenges!  Balance a book on your head, build a house of cards, keep a balloon in the air…but you only have 60 seconds to complete each task!

Craft Night! Fabric Ornaments

11/28/18 at 5:30pm

Ages 16 – Adult

Come enjoy a craft night for the grown ups!  We will be creating a beautiful and intricate fabric ornament.

**Special Visitor** “Brrrrr!”

3:00pm Thursday 11/29/18

All Ages Welcome!

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.

 

September 2018 Details!

September 2018 Program Descriptions

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Want to take a look at our calendar?  Click here

Want to get more info or talk to a real person?  Email me at rrivero@oxfordlib.org or call at 203-888-6944

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 Monday at 5:30pm – Evening 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 after the busy day.

 

Tuesday 9/4 – Big Kid Story Time 3:45pm

Grades K – 3rd

Registration Required

You don’t just grow out of story time!  Join us for a story time for the older kids; slightly longer stories with much more crowd participation.  We will also enjoy snacks, group games, and crafts!

 

Wednesday 9/5 – Write it Out Wednesday 3:00pm

Grades 7th and Up

Registration Required

Journaling, stream of consciousness, shaking off the mental cobwebs is so important!  Not to mention fun, stress relieving, creative, and self expressive.  Come by for this program, even if you’re not positive if you’ll love it or even of what it is.  You might be surprised!

 

 

Thursday 9/6 from 3:30pm – 4:30pm– Craft Station: Bookmarks

Grades 3rd – 6th

The craft room will be open with stations and supplies to create your own bookmark!  This is an independent program so feel free to pop in any time during the time frame and have some creative time!

Friday  9/7 from 3:30pm – 4:30pm– Craft Station: Friendship Bracelets

Grades 3rd – 6th

The craft room will be open with stations and supplies to make tons of different kinds of friendship bracelets.  This is an independent program so feel free to pop in any time during the time frame and have some creative time!

Monday 9/10 – Meditation Monday 7:00pm – 7:30pm

Grades 7th and Up

Registration Required

Start off your week with some self-care.  Come join in a short guided meditation and explore some mindfulness resources.  Especially since school is just starting, it’s important to take some time and check in with yourself!

 

Thursday 9/13 – Middle School Book Club 2:45pm – 3:45pm

Grades 6th – 8th

Held in the GOMS Library

Every month we will be meeting up to talk about a different book.  To coincide with the school’s Nutmeg Challenge, many of the books we read will be off of the 2019 Nutmeg Nominee list!  At our first meeting, we will be talking about the book A Tale Dark and Grimm, if you haven’t read it don’t worry!  We will also be chatting about what we’ve read over the summer and about what books to read in the coming months!

Tuesday 9/18 – Big Kid Story Time 3:45pm – 4:30pm

Grades K – 3rd

Registration Required

You don’t just grow out of story time!  Join us for a story time for the older kids; slightly longer stories with much more crowd participation.  We will also enjoy snacks, group games, and crafts!

 

Wednesday 9/19 – Write it Out Wednesday 3:00pm

Grades 7th and Up

Registration Required

Journaling, stream of consciousness, shaking off the mental cobwebs is so important!  Not to mention fun, stress relieving, creative, and self expressive.  Come by for this program, even if you’re not positive if you’ll love it or even of what it is.  You might be surprised!

 

Thursday 9/20 – #tbt Movie Night

All Ages Welcome

Registration Encouraged

Join us for friends, snacks, and classic movies!  This week we will be watching “The Little Mermaid!”

Friday 9/21 from 3:30pm – 4:30pm– Craft Station: Picture Frames

Grades 3rd – 6th

The craft room will be open with stations and supplies to create your own picture frames!  We will have photo paper available if you want to take a pic on the spot to feature in your frame! This is an independent program so feel free to pop in any time during the time frame and have some creative time!

Monday 9/24 – Meditation Monday 7:00pm – 7:30pm

Grades 7th and Up

Registration Required

Start off your week with some self-care.  Come join in a short guided meditation and explore some mindfulness resources.  Especially since school is just starting, it’s important to take some time and check in with yourself!

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Thursday 9/27 – #tbt Movie Night

All Ages Welcome

Registration Encouraged

Join us for friends, snacks, and classic movies!  This week we will be watching “The Jungle Book!”

Friday 9/28 from 3:30pm – 4:30pm– Craft Station: Slime

Grades 3rd – 6th

The craft room will be open with stations and supplies to create your own slime!  Experiment with different recipes and measurements to create sensational slime concoctions! This is an independent program so feel free to pop in any time during the time frame and have some creative time!