December Program Descriptions

Details about this month’s programs!  For any program that requires registration you can sign up in the binder at the library, call us at (203) 888-6944, or e-mail Miss Robyn at rrivero@oxfordlib.org  Don’t forget to check out the full calendar!

  • Charades – Tuesday 12/1 4:00-4:30pm
    • We will be hosting a charades game for grades 3-6 !  Bring all your friends as we test our skills in the ultimate guessing game!  We will be acting out categories such as “Movie Title,” “Book Title,” “Animals,” and more!  Registration for this program is required.  Suggested age group: Grades 3-6
  • Show and Tell Story Time- Wednesdays at 10:00am
    • Every Wednesday in December at 10am we will be having a story and craft time!  We invite you to bring a favorite toy or other special item from home to talk about with our friends! Registration for this program is required, when registering please let us know which dates you will be attending.  All ages welcome!
  • Recycled Materials Bird Feeder- Wednesday 12/2 1:30-2:30pm
    • This is the perfect time of year to make a special treat for our feathered friends!  We will be using recycled two-little bottles to make our bird feeders!  All materials for this craft will be provided! Registration for this program is required.  Suggested age group: Grades 3-6
  • Brrrr! – Tuesday 12/2 4:00-4:45pm
    • Ms. Jean is back with a wonderfully wintery meeting of Science Snoopers!  Join us to learn all about animals and plant in the winter!  Take a look at hibernation, migration, and the deep sleepers.  Science Snoopers brings science to like with an exciting lecture, hands on materials, experiments, and a craft!  Registration for this program is required.  Suggested age group: Grades K-6th
  • Big Kid Story Time – Thursday 12/3 1:30pm, 12/10 4:00pm, 12/17 3:45pm
    • Join us for a get together with stories specially selected for grades K-3!  A snack will be provided and we encourage you to bring your friends, your enthusiasm, and your imagination!  Registration for this program is required, when registering please let us know which dates you will be attending.   Suggested age group: Grades K-3rd
  • Decorate the Children’s Section – Thursday 12/3 6:00pm
    • Calling crafty teens!  We will be decking the Children’s section with festively fun decorations to brighten up library visits for the younger kids.  If you’d like to come lend a hand and your creativity, please be sure to register!  Hope to see you there!!  Registration for this program is required.   Suggested age group: Grades 7th-12th
  • Hanukkah Story Time and Craft – Friday 12/4 3:00pm
    • Join us for a fun story time all about the    festival of lights!  We will be reading a story about Hanukkah traditions and then making a fun craft to bring home!  This will be a drop in program and is fun for children of any age!
  • Tree Lighting – Friday 12/4 5:30pm
    • The library will be re-opening at 5:30 for refreshments and a chance to enter the annual fundraiser before the tree lighting at 6:00pm!
  • Little Learners – Every Monday 2:30-3:00pm
    • Bring your infants and toddlers to our “Little Learners” Activity Group!  This is a fun and casual program to play with toys and sensory items, sing along to classic songs and finger plays, and spend time with friends!  We will develop large and small motor skills, cognitive development, and communication skills!  On Monday 12/14, a special guest will be joining the program to share her expertise with American Sign Language for infants!   Registration for this program is required.  Suggested age group: Infants and Toddlers
  • Nobel Prize Week – Chemistry Slime Time – Monday 12/7 4:00pm
    • We will make slime to see how combining ordinary ingredients can create extraordinary results and to observe the chemical   reaction of the combined  ingredients! (slime is non-toxic but also non-edible) Registration for this program is required.  All ages  welcome! 
  • Nobel Prize Week – Physics Marble Run – Tuesday 12/8 4:00pm
    • Explore momentum, velocity, and the conversion from potential to kinetic energy as we construct tracks out of paper tubes for a marble to run all the way down. Registration for this program is required.  Suggested age group: Grades 3rd-7th
  • Nobel Prize Week – Medicine and Health Story Time – Wednesday 12/9 10:30am
    • A craft and story program!  Come make a band aid collage, X-Ray art, and listen to Germs are Not for Sharing and other fun reads about our health! Registration for this program is required.  All ages welcome!
  • Chess Club – Mondays 5:30-6:00PM
    • Join us every Monday at 5:30PM for our Chess Club!  Make new friends, learn the game, or test new strategies.  All ages and skill levels are welcome.  This is one of our fastest growing programs so we encourage registration for this event each week to aid with partner match ups, however, drop in guests are always welcome!
  • Musical Mornings – Every Tuesday 10:00-10:30am
    • Join us for a morning of music!  We will be exploring instruments, dancing, joining in sing alongs, finger plays, and more!  Musical Mornings run 30 minutes long and are fun for children of any age!
  • Making Sense of the Senses – Wednesday 12/9 4:00pm 
    • Join us as Ms. Jean comes to host a sense-sational meeting of the Science Snoopers!  We will be taking a look into all five our senses and how we use them every day!  Registration for this program is required.  Suggested age group: Grades K-6th
  • Teen Night: Minute to Win It – Thursday 12/10 6:00pm
    • Can you make a pyramid using 36 cups?  Can you move a cookie from your forehead to your mouth without using your hands?  Can you balance six dice on a craft stick?  If you said yes to any or all of these questions, ask yourself this; can you do it in under 60 seconds?  Come to teen night at the library to find out!  We’ll be trying out all these different challenges and more while competing against others and the clock to win bragging rights and some cool prizes.  Registration for this program is required.  Suggested age group: Grades 7th-12th
  • Elf on the Shelf Story Time – Friday 12/11
    • Two Readings!  3:30PM  4:00PM  When registering, please include the time you will be attending:)
  • Art Program with Special Guest! – Tuesday 12/15
    • A local artist will be visiting to host a “Creative Collage” art creation program! Miss Kerri is an art educator at the Aldrich museum and has had her art featured in the Katonah Museum of Art.  Don’t miss this fun program!  Registration for this program is required.  Suggested age group: Grades 3rd-7th
  • Gingerbread Playdough – Wednesday 12/16 – 4:00pm
    • Gingerbread scented playdough will be out in the children’s section from 4:00-4:30pm to play with! All Ages
  • Pokemon Club – Thursday 12/17 – 4:15pm
    • Bring your cards, bring your friends!  Play against opponents and try to catch ’em all! All Ages
  • Teen Night: Craft Night – Thursday 12/17 6:00pm
    • Come craft with us!  All materials will be provided as well as snacks!  Suggested age group: Grades 7th-12th
  • Christmas Party! – Friday 12/18 ***Program Update***
    • Santa and Mrs. Claus will be visiting and reading a story!  If you would like to join this program please give us a call at (203) 888-6944, e-mail Miss Robyn at rrivero@oxfordlib.org, or sign up in the binder at the library! All ages welcome!
  • Winter Solstice Story Time – 12/22 3:30pm
    • Come celebrate the winter solstice with a story time and wintery craft! All ages welcome!
  • Holiday Minute to Win It – Tuesday 12/22 4:00pm
    • Can you make a pyramid using 36 cups?  Can you move a cookie from your forehead to your mouth without using your hands?  Can you balance six dice on a craft stick?  If you said yes to any or all of these questions, ask yourself this; can you do it in under 60 seconds?  Come to the library to find out!  We’ll be trying out all these different challenges and more while competing against others and the clock to win bragging rights and some cool prizes.  Registration for this program is required.  Suggested age group: Grades 3rd-7th
  • Puffy Paint Creations – Wednesday 12/23 4:00pm
    • Come create works of art with special 3D puffy paint!  Listen to a fun art story while your masterpiece dries.  Suggested age groups: Grades K-3rd
  • Teen Night: Trivia Night – Monday 12/28 6:30pm
    • Are you good at remembering random acts?  Do people often ask you, “How do you know that?”  Come to Teen Trivia Night and test your knowledge!  Registration is required.  Suggested age groups: Grades 9th-12th
  • Candy Sushi – Tuesday 12/29 4:00pm
    • Yup, candy sushi!  Come create tasty rolled up morsels, creative and delicious!  Registration is required.  Suggested age groups: Grades 3rd-7th

November Program Descriptions

  • Drop In Craft Time – Mondays 3-5 PM
    • Every Monday in November, the library will be hosting a drop in craft time. from 3:00PM to 5:00PM there will be theme related art materials available in the Children’s Section to create with as well as an example of the finished product!  No registration is required, simply drop in any Monday and create a souvenir from that day’s library visit!
  • Chess Club – Mondays 5:30-6:00PM
    • Join us every Monday at 5:30PM for our Chess Club!  Make new friends, learn the game, or test new strategies.  All ages and skill levels are welcome.  This is one of our fastest growing programs so we encourage registration for this event each week to aid with partner match ups, however, drop in guests are always welcome!
  • Story Time – Tuesdays 10:00AM
    • Fun stories and activities every Tuesday morning at 10:00AM
  • Little Learners – Tuesdays in November – 1:30 – 2:00PM 
    • Bring your infants and toddlers to our “Little Learners” Activity Group!  This is a fun and casual program to play with toys and sensory items, sing along to classic songs and finger plays, and spend time with friends!  Registration for this program is required.  Suggested age group: Infants and Toddlers
  • Musical Mornings – Every Wednesday in November – 10:00 – 10:30AM
    • Join us for a morning of music!  We will be exploring instruments, dancing, joining in sing alongs, finger plays, and more!  Musical Mornings run 30 minutes long and are fun for children of any age!
  • After School Activities – Every Thursday in November – 4:00PM
    • Every Thursday we will be hosting a different fun after school activity.  Registration for each week’s activity is required. Suggested age group: Grades 3 – 6
    • Thurs. 11/5: Profile Posters:  come celebrate YOU!  We will be using a huge variety of materials to create posters about ourselves, our likes, and our interests.  These posters are for you to bring home and keep as a memento of this time in your life and of how awesome you are!  Feel free to bring photos and any other objects you would like to add to your poster!
    • Thurs. 11/12: Yoga:  Join us for a relaxing afternoon to unwind at the end of the week.  The program will consist of deep breathing and simple stretches, no previous experience necessary; just wear comfy clothes and bring a towel for a mat!
    • Thurs. 11/19: Pokemon Club:  Bring your cards, bring your friends!  Play against opponents and try to catch ’em all!
  • Teen Poetry Club – Every Thursday in November – 6:00PM
    • We will be reading, sharing, and examining favorite poetry, learning about different, writing styles, and sharing our creations.   Registration for this program is required and will count you for all three weeks. Suggested age group:  15 – 17
  • Peanuts Party! – Friday November  6th – 12:30PM – 4:00PM
    •  We will be playing classic Charlie Brown movies all afternoon! Pop in any time to sit down, hang out, and enjoy some time with Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the rest of the gang!
  •  Music and Movement – Friday November 13th – 2:30PM – 3:00PM
    • Since our Musical Mornings group was unable to meet this week, we will be having it on this fun Friday instead!
  • Science Snoopers – Wednesday November 18th – 4:00PM
    • “Berry Nice!”  Learn all about cranberries and their unique environment!  Join Ms. Jean to learn about this fun topic with props, experiments, stories, and a craft!  Registration for this event is required.  Suggested age group: Pre-K – 3rd
  • International Game Day – Friday November 20th – 1:00PM – 3:00PM
    • Set up throughout the library will be board games, card games, large group games, and Bingo at 3:30!  The games will be set up at stations and patrons are invited to peruse the selection at their leisure any time during the three hour program.  Fun for the whole family!
  • A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving movie showing – Wednesday November 25th – 12:00PM – 12:30PM
    • Join us to watch the classic movie with Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the rest of the Peanuts gang! Snacks will be provided!

Hope to see you at these and all of our programs!

Ms. Robyn:)

Going Batty!

Feeling like Halloween just can’t come soon enough?  Looking for some extra spooktacular fun?  Make sure to come by the library Wednesday, October, 28th at 4:00pm!  Ms. Jean will be visiting with a seasonally showstopping installment of “Science Snoopers” focusing on bats!

The “Going Batty” program will lead us into the exciting and mysterious world of these creatures of the night!  This program is great for Grades K-3 but Science Snoopers of any age are welcome!

You can register for this event in person at the library, over the phone, or on our Facebook page!  https://www.facebook.com/Oxford-CT-Library-Children-and-Teens-Page-1686332128278762/

Ms. Robyn is Here!

Hello Oxford!

My name is Ms. Robyn, I am the new children’s librarian and today was my first day!  I’ve had such a wonderful time getting familiar with your spectacular library!  Tomorrow I will be attending a very special story time at 10:00am with a surprise visitor!  I hope to see and get to meet many of you there!  If you won’t be able to attend tomorrow, be sure to stop in this week and say hi!  :)