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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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

Want to sign up online?  Click here

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!

Book of the Day

What Was I Scared Of?

By: Dr. Seuss

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Age group: 2 – 5 years

What are you scared of? Is it spiders or snakes or maybe the dark? Everyone is scared of something. It could even be a pair of pale green pants with no one inside them, but that’s a bit silly. 🙂

If you are scared of something, you should read What Was I Scared Of?, Because it will help you to realize that you don’t have to be scared. Whatever you are scared of can’t hurt you, and it might even be just as scared as you.

Follow this Dr. Seuss character as he goes to not being scared of anything to finding something that scares him beyond anything else. It’s a funny story that will make you laugh and help you with your own fear.

Can he get rid of his fear or will he continue to run from it. What do you think he’ll do? What will happen if he lives in fear for his whole life? What will happen if you do?

If you have a fear that you wish to get rid of, let What Was I Scared Of? help you. –

 

Book of the Day

Spot Goes to School

by: Eric Hill

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Age group: 1 – 4 year

I know that you are all looking forward to the end of the school year and are getting ready for summer but this is a book that you will love all the same. I remember when I first read a book about Spot, I fell in love. Even to this day when someone asks me about my favorite childhood books, the Spot series is one of the first ones that come to mind. What other playful dog can you get to know and who loves to go to school and play with his friends as much as Spot?

In Spot Goes to School, Spot starts his first day of school and is ready for some fun. He gets to try all these new experiences when he goes to school and wants to stay at the end of the day. By reading this book, your child will be excited about their next school day.

Not only are the Spot series fun to read, but they are also interactive. Your child can lift the flaps on each page to find a hidden Spot or friends. If they weren’t excited about the book before, they will be when they get to participate in the story themselves!

Book of the Day

When I Grow Up

By: Al Yankovic

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Age group: 4-8

Do you want to be an acrobat or a snail trainer or a chef, when you grow up? Billy wants to be all these things and more! He wants to be a movie director and professional pickle inspector, or a museum curator and master debater.

What do you want to be when you grow up? Are you going to be just like Billy or do you want to design makeup?

When I Grow Up is filled with wonderful ideas that I wouldn’t have thought of in a hundred years. If your kid has a career day in school or they just love silly books this is the book for you. It will have both of you laughing in no time and give them some crazy, exciting dreams of what they want to be, such as a sign waver or tarantula shaver. You and your child will be entertained from the wacky ideas and the rhyming scheme.

Even as a teenager I think that this book is perfect. If you are trying to find the perfect book to read to your kids, this is it. If you are a parent or a teacher or a babysitter, this is a book that will get the attention of your children and let their imaginations run wild. Who knows, your kid might end up being a “sumo wrestler or hedge-fund investor.”

Whatever you will be Billy has thought of and when you pick up this book you will fall in love.

 

Start With Hello Week!

Start With Hello Week! February 5th – 9th

 

Start With Hello Week brings attention to the growing epidemic of social isolation in our schools and communities, and empowers young people to create a culture of inclusion and connectedness within their school or youth organization. We are participating at the library with some fun programs during the week!

**Monday 2/5 at 6pm: “Prime Time” Game Night!  Come try your hand at Jeopardy, Family Feud, and Wheel of Fortune!  (Grades 6th—12th)

**Thursday 2/8 at 6pm: “Ice Cream and Icebreakers!” An ice cream social and fun and silly icebreaker games! (Grades 6th—12th)

**Friday 2/9 at 4pm: “After School Snack Potluck!” It is “No One Eats Alone” Day so let’s all enjoy some after school snacks together!  Sign up to bring your favorite snack meet some new friends!  (All Ages!)