Wednesday March 3, 2021
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
You Tube Storytime w/Ms. Robyn

Every Wednesday at 10am: YouTube Story Time

Ms. Robyn will read a new story each Wednesday.  These story time videos will be on the library’s YouTube site and will be posted each Wednesday at 10am.

Click HERE to view all of our YouTube Story Times

            

CONTACT: Robyn Rivero  (203) 888-6944 ext 4  rrivero@oxfordlib.org
LOCATION: Online
There are many spaces available.

Every Wednesday at 10am: YouTube Story Time

Ms. Robyn will read a new story each Wednesday.  These story time videos will be on the library’s YouTube site and will be posted each Wednesday at 10am.

Click HERE to view all of our YouTube Story Times

            

CONTACT:
  Robyn Rivero
  (203) 888.6944 ext 4
   rrivero@oxfordlib.org

LOCATION: Online

There are many spaces available.

Thursday March 4, 2021
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6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Adult Historical Book Club-Virtual

Thursday March 4 at 6pm

 

Join our Historical Book Club virtual session. You will be emailed the link to connect to our discussion after you register.

Dawn will discuss A Woman of No Importance: the Untold Story of the American Spy who Helped Win World War II by Sonia Purnell.

In 1942, the Gestapo sent out an urgent transmission: "She is the most dangerous of all Allied spies. We must find and destroy her." 

The target in their sights was Virginia Hall, a Baltimore socialite who talked her way into Special Operations Executive, the spy organization dubbed Winston Churchill's "Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare." She became the first Allied woman deployed behind enemy lines and - despite her prosthetic leg - helped to light the flame of the French Resistance, revolutionizing secret warfare as we know it.

Virginia established vast spy networks throughout France, called weapons and explosives down from the skies, and became a linchpin for the Resistance. Even as her face covered wanted posters and a bounty was placed on her head, Virginia refused order after order to evacuate. She finally escaped through a death-defying hike over the Pyrenees into Spain, her cover blown. But she plunged back in, adamant that she had more lives to save, and led a victorious guerilla campaign, liberating swathes of France from the Nazis after D-Day.

Based on new and extensive research, Sonia Purnell has for the first time uncovered the full secret life of Virginia Hall - an astounding and inspiring story of heroism, spycraft, resistance, and personal triumph over shocking adversity. A Woman of No Importance is the breathtaking story of how one woman's fierce persistence helped win the war. 

CONTACT: Dawn Higginson  (203) 888-6944  oxlib@yahoo.com
LOCATION: Online
There are 13 spaces available.

Thursday March 4 at 6pm

 

Join our Historical Book Club virtual session. You will be emailed the link to connect to our discussion after you register.

Dawn will discuss A Woman of No Importance: the Untold Story of the American Spy who Helped Win World War II by Sonia Purnell.

In 1942, the Gestapo sent out an urgent transmission: "She is the most dangerous of all Allied spies. We must find and destroy her." 

The target in their sights was Virginia Hall, a Baltimore socialite who talked her way into Special Operations Executive, the spy organization dubbed Winston Churchill's "Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare." She became the first Allied woman deployed behind enemy lines and - despite her prosthetic leg - helped to light the flame of the French Resistance, revolutionizing secret warfare as we know it.

Virginia established vast spy networks throughout France, called weapons and explosives down from the skies, and became a linchpin for the Resistance. Even as her face covered wanted posters and a bounty was placed on her head, Virginia refused order after order to evacuate. She finally escaped through a death-defying hike over the Pyrenees into Spain, her cover blown. But she plunged back in, adamant that she had more lives to save, and led a victorious guerilla campaign, liberating swathes of France from the Nazis after D-Day.

Based on new and extensive research, Sonia Purnell has for the first time uncovered the full secret life of Virginia Hall - an astounding and inspiring story of heroism, spycraft, resistance, and personal triumph over shocking adversity. A Woman of No Importance is the breathtaking story of how one woman's fierce persistence helped win the war. 

CONTACT:
  Dawn Higginson
  (203) 888.6944
   oxlib@yahoo.com

LOCATION: Online

There are 13 spaces available.

Friday March 5, 2021
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Virtual Baby Time

Every Friday at 10am: Virtual Baby Time

Virtual Baby Time continues in March! I completely understand that a virtual Baby Time will be much different for our babies, so please don’t fret about any of the obstacles that may come our way. If your little one has the wiggles or isn’t in the mood to play, it is A-OK. Caregivers can come and go from the meeting as needed :)

What you’ll need:

A phone, laptop, tablet, or any other device you can set up in front of you without having to hold.

A scarf, small towel, T-Shirt, or any other item we can use for our scarf songs

A comfy spot (chair or floor) for lap-bounce activities

The Google Meets link! Which will be emailed to you the Thursday before the program.

CONTACT: Robyn Rivero  203 888 6944 ext 4  rrivero@oxfordlib.org
LOCATION: Online
There are 4 spaces available.

Every Friday at 10am: Virtual Baby Time

Virtual Baby Time continues in March! I completely understand that a virtual Baby Time will be much different for our babies, so please don’t fret about any of the obstacles that may come our way. If your little one has the wiggles or isn’t in the mood to play, it is A-OK. Caregivers can come and go from the meeting as needed :)

What you’ll need:

A phone, laptop, tablet, or any other device you can set up in front of you without having to hold.

A scarf, small towel, T-Shirt, or any other item we can use for our scarf songs

A comfy spot (chair or floor) for lap-bounce activities

The Google Meets link! Which will be emailed to you the Thursday before the program.

CONTACT:
  Robyn Rivero
  203 888 6944 ext 4
   rrivero@oxfordlib.org

LOCATION: Online

There are 4 spaces available.

Monday March 8, 2021
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Consult with Dawn

Mondays in March at 6:00pm

“Book Consult Mondays with Dawn”

Missing your neighborhood library?  Not sure what new titles we have or what to read next?  No worries!

Make a 15 minute appointment with Dawn over the phone or by computer virtual meeting to have her assist you with book recommendations and place holds based on your reading needs or likes

CONTACT: Dawn Higginson  2038886944 ext 2   dhigginson@oxfordlib.org
LOCATION: Online
There is 1 space available.

Mondays in March at 6:00pm

“Book Consult Mondays with Dawn”

Missing your neighborhood library?  Not sure what new titles we have or what to read next?  No worries!

Make a 15 minute appointment with Dawn over the phone or by computer virtual meeting to have her assist you with book recommendations and place holds based on your reading needs or likes

CONTACT:
  Dawn Higginson
  2038886944 ext 2 
   dhigginson@oxfordlib.org

LOCATION: Online

There is 1 space available.

Tuesday March 9, 2021
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10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Take n' Make Kids Crafts

Tuesday 3/9 : Kids Take n’ Make Craft

They say March "comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb!"

While making your craft this week, talk about what kind of weather could be described as a lion!

CONTACT: Robyn  2038886944  rrivero@oxfordlib.org
LOCATION: Online
There are 4 spaces available.

Tuesday 3/9 : Kids Take n’ Make Craft

They say March "comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb!"

While making your craft this week, talk about what kind of weather could be described as a lion!

CONTACT:
  Robyn
  2038886944
   rrivero@oxfordlib.org

LOCATION: Online

There are 4 spaces available.

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Adult Craft-Macrame Earrings

Join us on Tuesday, March 9 at 6pm-7pm

 

Adult Craft-Make Macrame Earrings with Linda Dirk!

All materials supplied except: will need scissors,tape and a comb.

Register here to receive the virtual GoTo Meeting link for the program. 

 

CONTACT: Dawn Higginson  (203) 888-6944  oxlib@yahoo.com

Join us on Tuesday, March 9 at 6pm-7pm

 

Adult Craft-Make Macrame Earrings with Linda Dirk!

All materials supplied except: will need scissors,tape and a comb.

Register here to receive the virtual GoTo Meeting link for the program. 

 

CONTACT:
  Dawn Higginson
  (203) 888.6944
   oxlib@yahoo.com


Wednesday March 10, 2021
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
You Tube Storytime w/Ms. Robyn

Every Wednesday at 10am: YouTube Story Time

Ms. Robyn will read a new story each Wednesday.  These story time videos will be on the library’s YouTube site and will be posted each Wednesday at 10am.

Click HERE to view all of our YouTube Story Times

            

CONTACT: Robyn Rivero  (203) 888-6944 ext 4  rrivero@oxfordlib.org
LOCATION: Online
There are many spaces available.

Every Wednesday at 10am: YouTube Story Time

Ms. Robyn will read a new story each Wednesday.  These story time videos will be on the library’s YouTube site and will be posted each Wednesday at 10am.

Click HERE to view all of our YouTube Story Times

            

CONTACT:
  Robyn Rivero
  (203) 888.6944 ext 4
   rrivero@oxfordlib.org

LOCATION: Online

There are many spaces available.

Thursday March 11, 2021
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5:30 PM - 6:15 PM
Teen Trivia Night

Thursday 3/11 at 5:30pm “Virtual Teen Trivia” (Ages 12+)
Test your knowledge against your friends! Categories will include World History, Weird Words, Holidays, Space, and Books! The winner will receive a $10 Amazon gift card!

 

CONTACT: Robyn Rivero  20388869444  rrivero@oxfordlib.org
LOCATION: Online
There are 6 spaces available.

Thursday 3/11 at 5:30pm “Virtual Teen Trivia” (Ages 12+)
Test your knowledge against your friends! Categories will include World History, Weird Words, Holidays, Space, and Books! The winner will receive a $10 Amazon gift card!

 

CONTACT:
  Robyn Rivero
  20388869444
   rrivero@oxfordlib.org

LOCATION: Online

There are 6 spaces available.

 
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6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Stunning Spring Perennials Gardening

Thursday 3/11 at 6pm “Stunning Spring Perennials Gardening with Joan Butler.”

Explore many lovely spring perennials that will add colorful flowers and interesting foliage to the early spring garden. Learn about New England favorites and how to combine them for best effect!  

 Joan Butler has been an enthusiastic gardener and plant collector for over 35 years, and believes gardens should invite you to linger in the world outside your door. The gardens on her half-acre suburban property have been included on several garden tours and feature exciting plant combinations, dramatic horticultural specimens, and extensive collections of native plants, hosta and epimedium. Joan has a deep and fundamental interest in the natural world. She holds a BA in Geology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and a Certificate in Landscape Management from UMass Extension Green School. She is a Master Gardener, a horticulturist at Weston Nurseries, and is a past Chairman of the Massachusetts Landscape Design Council. She is a member of the Garden Consultants Council, the New England Hosta Society and is an accredited Flower Show Judge. Joan has presented programs at flower shows in Massachusetts and Connecticut, and at numerous garden clubs, horticultural societies and professional organizations.​

 

CONTACT: Dawn Higginson  20388869444  dhigginson@oxfordlib.org
LOCATION: Online
There are 13 spaces available.

Thursday 3/11 at 6pm “Stunning Spring Perennials Gardening with Joan Butler.”

Explore many lovely spring perennials that will add colorful flowers and interesting foliage to the early spring garden. Learn about New England favorites and how to combine them for best effect!  

 Joan Butler has been an enthusiastic gardener and plant collector for over 35 years, and believes gardens should invite you to linger in the world outside your door. The gardens on her half-acre suburban property have been included on several garden tours and feature exciting plant combinations, dramatic horticultural specimens, and extensive collections of native plants, hosta and epimedium. Joan has a deep and fundamental interest in the natural world. She holds a BA in Geology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and a Certificate in Landscape Management from UMass Extension Green School. She is a Master Gardener, a horticulturist at Weston Nurseries, and is a past Chairman of the Massachusetts Landscape Design Council. She is a member of the Garden Consultants Council, the New England Hosta Society and is an accredited Flower Show Judge. Joan has presented programs at flower shows in Massachusetts and Connecticut, and at numerous garden clubs, horticultural societies and professional organizations.​

 

CONTACT:
  Dawn Higginson
  20388869444
   dhigginson@oxfordlib.org

LOCATION: Online

There are 13 spaces available.

Friday March 12, 2021
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Virtual Baby Time

Every Friday at 10am: Virtual Baby Time

Virtual Baby Time continues in March! I completely understand that a virtual Baby Time will be much different for our babies, so please don’t fret about any of the obstacles that may come our way. If your little one has the wiggles or isn’t in the mood to play, it is A-OK. Caregivers can come and go from the meeting as needed :)

What you’ll need:

A phone, laptop, tablet, or any other device you can set up in front of you without having to hold.

A scarf, small towel, T-Shirt, or any other item we can use for our scarf songs

A comfy spot (chair or floor) for lap-bounce activities

The Google Meets link! Which will be emailed to you the Thursday before the program.

CONTACT: Robyn Rivero  203 888 6944 ext 4  rrivero@oxfordlib.org
LOCATION: Online
There are 4 spaces available.

Every Friday at 10am: Virtual Baby Time

Virtual Baby Time continues in March! I completely understand that a virtual Baby Time will be much different for our babies, so please don’t fret about any of the obstacles that may come our way. If your little one has the wiggles or isn’t in the mood to play, it is A-OK. Caregivers can come and go from the meeting as needed :)

What you’ll need:

A phone, laptop, tablet, or any other device you can set up in front of you without having to hold.

A scarf, small towel, T-Shirt, or any other item we can use for our scarf songs

A comfy spot (chair or floor) for lap-bounce activities

The Google Meets link! Which will be emailed to you the Thursday before the program.

CONTACT:
  Robyn Rivero
  203 888 6944 ext 4
   rrivero@oxfordlib.org

LOCATION: Online

There are 4 spaces available.

Saturday March 13, 2021
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Intermediate Nutmeg Book Club

 Intermediate Nutmeg Book Club! Saturday March 13 @ 12 PM Ages 8-11

You may choose to attend this program onsite at the library, or attend virtually! We will have a laptop at the live program so that our friends online can participate. Feel free to bring a lunch or snack!

The first time I heard about Planet Choom, we'd been on Mars for almost a year. But life on the Mars station was grim, and since Earth was no longer an option (we may have blown it up), it was time to find a new home.

That's how we ended up on Choom with the Zhuri. They're very smart. They also look like giant mosquitos. But that's not why it's so hard to live here. There's a lot that the Zhuri don't like: singing (just ask my sister, Ila), comedy (one joke got me sent to the principal's office), or any kind of emotion. The biggest problem, though? The Zhuri don't like us. And if humankind is going to survive, it's up to my family to change their minds. No pressure.

CONTACT: Robyn  2038886944  rrivero@oxfordlib.org
LOCATION: Library & Virtual
There are 9 spaces available.

 Intermediate Nutmeg Book Club! Saturday March 13 @ 12 PM Ages 8-11

You may choose to attend this program onsite at the library, or attend virtually! We will have a laptop at the live program so that our friends online can participate. Feel free to bring a lunch or snack!

The first time I heard about Planet Choom, we'd been on Mars for almost a year. But life on the Mars station was grim, and since Earth was no longer an option (we may have blown it up), it was time to find a new home.

That's how we ended up on Choom with the Zhuri. They're very smart. They also look like giant mosquitos. But that's not why it's so hard to live here. There's a lot that the Zhuri don't like: singing (just ask my sister, Ila), comedy (one joke got me sent to the principal's office), or any kind of emotion. The biggest problem, though? The Zhuri don't like us. And if humankind is going to survive, it's up to my family to change their minds. No pressure.

CONTACT:
  Robyn
  2038886944
   rrivero@oxfordlib.org

LOCATION: Library & Virtual

There are 9 spaces available.

 
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2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Adult True Crime/Mystery Book Club-Virtual

Saturday, March 13 at 2pm

 

Join our True Crime/Mystery Book Club virtual session. You will be emailed the link to connect to our discussion once you register.

Dawn will discuss  The ABC Murders by Agatha Christie.

Ascher in Andover, Barnard in Bexhill, Clarke in Churston – all are dead, each with an ABC Railway Guide found beside the body.  A serial killer is on the loose, one who is determined to play games with the great Hercule Poirot.  But can the Belgian detective come to grips with the mind of a psychopath?  

CONTACT: Dawn Higginson  (203) 888-6944  oxlib@yahoo.com
LOCATION: Online
There are 14 spaces available.

Saturday, March 13 at 2pm

 

Join our True Crime/Mystery Book Club virtual session. You will be emailed the link to connect to our discussion once you register.

Dawn will discuss  The ABC Murders by Agatha Christie.

Ascher in Andover, Barnard in Bexhill, Clarke in Churston – all are dead, each with an ABC Railway Guide found beside the body.  A serial killer is on the loose, one who is determined to play games with the great Hercule Poirot.  But can the Belgian detective come to grips with the mind of a psychopath?  

CONTACT:
  Dawn Higginson
  (203) 888.6944
   oxlib@yahoo.com

LOCATION: Online

There are 14 spaces available.

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Teen Book Club

Teen Book Club! Saturday, March 13 @ 2pm

You may choose to attend this program onsite at the library, or attend virtually! We will have a laptop at the live program so that our friends online can participate.

We will be discussing American Road Trip by Patrick Flores-Scott

The past few years have brought many hardships to Teodoro Avila, known as T, and his family. But during his junior year, T develops high hopes for the future. He is enjoying a budding romance, his grades are improving, and his brother, Manny, is finally coming home from deployment in Iraq. But when Manny returns suffering from PTSD, his violent outbursts and bouts of depression are messing up T’s plans to get himself and his family back on the right track. As tensions mount and the school year draws to a close, T’s older sister, Xochitl, decides it’s time for her and her brothers to hit the road. Unbeknownst to T and Manny, she has a plan—but if it doesn’t work, there could be devastating consequences. In a story about mending broken ties, making sacrifices, and visiting landscapes and loved ones from the past, Flores-Scott (Jumped In) invites readers to follow T on a road trip that brings to life the Avilas’ Latino heritage and Manny’s disorder. In addition to the book’s serious subject matter, it celebrates many things: family love, realized dreams, and the taste of a green chile cheeseburger.

CONTACT: Robyn  2038886944  rrivero@oxfordlib.org
LOCATION: Library & Virtual
There are 9 spaces available.

Teen Book Club! Saturday, March 13 @ 2pm

You may choose to attend this program onsite at the library, or attend virtually! We will have a laptop at the live program so that our friends online can participate.

We will be discussing American Road Trip by Patrick Flores-Scott

The past few years have brought many hardships to Teodoro Avila, known as T, and his family. But during his junior year, T develops high hopes for the future. He is enjoying a budding romance, his grades are improving, and his brother, Manny, is finally coming home from deployment in Iraq. But when Manny returns suffering from PTSD, his violent outbursts and bouts of depression are messing up T’s plans to get himself and his family back on the right track. As tensions mount and the school year draws to a close, T’s older sister, Xochitl, decides it’s time for her and her brothers to hit the road. Unbeknownst to T and Manny, she has a plan—but if it doesn’t work, there could be devastating consequences. In a story about mending broken ties, making sacrifices, and visiting landscapes and loved ones from the past, Flores-Scott (Jumped In) invites readers to follow T on a road trip that brings to life the Avilas’ Latino heritage and Manny’s disorder. In addition to the book’s serious subject matter, it celebrates many things: family love, realized dreams, and the taste of a green chile cheeseburger.

CONTACT:
  Robyn
  2038886944
   rrivero@oxfordlib.org

LOCATION: Library & Virtual

There are 9 spaces available.

Monday March 15, 2021
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Consult with Dawn

Mondays in March at 6:00pm

“Book Consult Mondays with Dawn”

Missing your neighborhood library?  Not sure what new titles we have or what to read next?  No worries!

Make a 15 minute appointment with Dawn over the phone or by computer virtual meeting to have her assist you with book recommendations and place holds based on your reading needs or likes

CONTACT: Dawn Higginson  2038886944 ext 2   dhigginson@oxfordlib.org
LOCATION: Online
There is 1 space available.

Mondays in March at 6:00pm

“Book Consult Mondays with Dawn”

Missing your neighborhood library?  Not sure what new titles we have or what to read next?  No worries!

Make a 15 minute appointment with Dawn over the phone or by computer virtual meeting to have her assist you with book recommendations and place holds based on your reading needs or likes

CONTACT:
  Dawn Higginson
  2038886944 ext 2 
   dhigginson@oxfordlib.org

LOCATION: Online

There is 1 space available.

Tuesday March 16, 2021
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10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Take n' Make Kids Crafts

Tuesday 3/16 : Kids Take n’ Make Craft

This week's craft is a "Texture Exploration Shamrock Collage!"

Your craft bag will be filled with bits and pieces of green craft materials.

As you glue them to your shamrock shape, it is a great opportunity to introduce and explore new words to describe the textures and shapes!

CONTACT: Robyn  2038886944  rrivero@oxfordlib.org
LOCATION: Online
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

Tuesday 3/16 : Kids Take n’ Make Craft

This week's craft is a "Texture Exploration Shamrock Collage!"

Your craft bag will be filled with bits and pieces of green craft materials.

As you glue them to your shamrock shape, it is a great opportunity to introduce and explore new words to describe the textures and shapes!

CONTACT:
  Robyn
  2038886944
   rrivero@oxfordlib.org

LOCATION: Online

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

 
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5:00 PM - 5:45 PM
Tech Tuesday's w/Dawn

Tuesday 3/16 5:00pm “Tech Tuesday with Dawn”

Having trouble navigating Zoom or Google Meets?  Technology questions, and not sure where to get the answer!  Consult in a 15 minute appointment with Dawn about library technology or database usage. Other tech questions welcomed but may take multiple days/research to answer.

 

CONTACT: Dawn Higginson  203 888 6944 ext 4  dhigginson@oxfordlib.org
LOCATION: Online
There is 1 space available.

Tuesday 3/16 5:00pm “Tech Tuesday with Dawn”

Having trouble navigating Zoom or Google Meets?  Technology questions, and not sure where to get the answer!  Consult in a 15 minute appointment with Dawn about library technology or database usage. Other tech questions welcomed but may take multiple days/research to answer.

 

CONTACT:
  Dawn Higginson
  203 888 6944 ext 4
   dhigginson@oxfordlib.org

LOCATION: Online

There is 1 space available.

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Irish Cooking Class

TUESDAY, 3/16 @6PM

Make a traditional slow-cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage dinner.
Instructions only - you provide your own food and cookware.

Register and you will be sent the GoToMeetings link to join and the ingredients.

CONTACT: Dawn Higginson  2038886944  dhigginson@oxfordlib.org
LOCATION: Online
There are 15 spaces available.

TUESDAY, 3/16 @6PM

Make a traditional slow-cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage dinner.
Instructions only - you provide your own food and cookware.

Register and you will be sent the GoToMeetings link to join and the ingredients.

CONTACT:
  Dawn Higginson
  2038886944
   dhigginson@oxfordlib.org

LOCATION: Online

There are 15 spaces available.

Wednesday March 17, 2021
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
You Tube Storytime w/Ms. Robyn

Every Wednesday at 10am: YouTube Story Time

Ms. Robyn will read a new story each Wednesday.  These story time videos will be on the library’s YouTube site and will be posted each Wednesday at 10am.

Click HERE to view all of our YouTube Story Times

            

CONTACT: Robyn Rivero  (203) 888-6944 ext 4  rrivero@oxfordlib.org
LOCATION: Online
There are many spaces available.

Every Wednesday at 10am: YouTube Story Time

Ms. Robyn will read a new story each Wednesday.  These story time videos will be on the library’s YouTube site and will be posted each Wednesday at 10am.

Click HERE to view all of our YouTube Story Times

            

CONTACT:
  Robyn Rivero
  (203) 888.6944 ext 4
   rrivero@oxfordlib.org

LOCATION: Online

There are many spaces available.

Thursday March 18, 2021
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6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Adult Fiction Book Club-Virtual

Thursday March 18 at 6pm

 

Join our Fiction Book Club virtual session. You will be emailed the link to connect to our discussion after you register.

Dawn will discuss Spring House by Mary Ellen Taylor.

 

The lives of two women, generations apart, converge in this enthralling novel of love, mystery, memories, and secrets. Pregnant and still grieving the death of her fiance̹, historian Megan Buchanan is forging ahead on a dream project: to restore to its original glory the landmark hunting lodge her own great-great-grandfather built on Virginia's Eastern Shore. With the help of her fiance's caring best friend, it's sure to draw much-needed tourist revenue to Cape Hudson, a town rich in southern history. However, it's Spring House, the caretaker's cottage on the grounds, that holds the most intriguing history for Megan. In a cache of old letters, she's drawn into the captivating life of a young woman who embarked on her own dream adventure a century ago. With each one, Megan is swept away into her enthralling world-and all its secrets. But Megan has secrets too. Now, as one woman's past unfolds in each revealing letter, Megan will discover more about herself and about the emotional tides of family that can be weathered with those you love and trust the most.

 

CONTACT: Dawn Higginson  (203) 888-6944  oxlib@yahoo.com
LOCATION: Online
There are 14 spaces available.

Thursday March 18 at 6pm

 

Join our Fiction Book Club virtual session. You will be emailed the link to connect to our discussion after you register.

Dawn will discuss Spring House by Mary Ellen Taylor.

 

The lives of two women, generations apart, converge in this enthralling novel of love, mystery, memories, and secrets. Pregnant and still grieving the death of her fiance̹, historian Megan Buchanan is forging ahead on a dream project: to restore to its original glory the landmark hunting lodge her own great-great-grandfather built on Virginia's Eastern Shore. With the help of her fiance's caring best friend, it's sure to draw much-needed tourist revenue to Cape Hudson, a town rich in southern history. However, it's Spring House, the caretaker's cottage on the grounds, that holds the most intriguing history for Megan. In a cache of old letters, she's drawn into the captivating life of a young woman who embarked on her own dream adventure a century ago. With each one, Megan is swept away into her enthralling world-and all its secrets. But Megan has secrets too. Now, as one woman's past unfolds in each revealing letter, Megan will discover more about herself and about the emotional tides of family that can be weathered with those you love and trust the most.

 

CONTACT:
  Dawn Higginson
  (203) 888.6944
   oxlib@yahoo.com

LOCATION: Online

There are 14 spaces available.

Friday March 19, 2021
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Virtual Baby Time

Every Friday at 10am: Virtual Baby Time

Virtual Baby Time continues in March! I completely understand that a virtual Baby Time will be much different for our babies, so please don’t fret about any of the obstacles that may come our way. If your little one has the wiggles or isn’t in the mood to play, it is A-OK. Caregivers can come and go from the meeting as needed :)

What you’ll need:

A phone, laptop, tablet, or any other device you can set up in front of you without having to hold.

A scarf, small towel, T-Shirt, or any other item we can use for our scarf songs

A comfy spot (chair or floor) for lap-bounce activities

The Google Meets link! Which will be emailed to you the Thursday before the program.

CONTACT: Robyn Rivero  203 888 6944 ext 4  rrivero@oxfordlib.org
LOCATION: Online
There are 4 spaces available.

Every Friday at 10am: Virtual Baby Time

Virtual Baby Time continues in March! I completely understand that a virtual Baby Time will be much different for our babies, so please don’t fret about any of the obstacles that may come our way. If your little one has the wiggles or isn’t in the mood to play, it is A-OK. Caregivers can come and go from the meeting as needed :)

What you’ll need:

A phone, laptop, tablet, or any other device you can set up in front of you without having to hold.

A scarf, small towel, T-Shirt, or any other item we can use for our scarf songs

A comfy spot (chair or floor) for lap-bounce activities

The Google Meets link! Which will be emailed to you the Thursday before the program.

CONTACT:
  Robyn Rivero
  203 888 6944 ext 4
   rrivero@oxfordlib.org

LOCATION: Online

There are 4 spaces available.

Saturday March 20, 2021
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12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Elementary Nutmeg Book Club

 Saturday, March 20 @ 12 PM Ages 7-9

You may choose to attend this program onsite at the library, or attend virtually! We will have a laptop at the live program so that our friends online can participate. 

 

We will be reading and discussing Borrowing Bunnies: A Surprising True Tale of Fostering Rabbits by Cynthia Lord
 

Calling all animal lovers! This true story follows the cottontails of a special foster family. Discover what it takes to foster animals and the ways rabbits communicate with each other and with humans

 

Feel free to bring a lunch or snack!

 

Space at Library is limited to 8 people!

CONTACT: Robyn  2038886944  rrivero@oxfordlib.org
LOCATION: Library & Virtual
There are 9 spaces available.

 Saturday, March 20 @ 12 PM Ages 7-9

You may choose to attend this program onsite at the library, or attend virtually! We will have a laptop at the live program so that our friends online can participate. 

 

We will be reading and discussing Borrowing Bunnies: A Surprising True Tale of Fostering Rabbits by Cynthia Lord
 

Calling all animal lovers! This true story follows the cottontails of a special foster family. Discover what it takes to foster animals and the ways rabbits communicate with each other and with humans

 

Feel free to bring a lunch or snack!

 

Space at Library is limited to 8 people!

CONTACT:
  Robyn
  2038886944
   rrivero@oxfordlib.org

LOCATION: Library & Virtual

There are 9 spaces available.

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Food Explorers Sugar Cookie Class!

Saturday March 20th at 2:00pm

Make your own sugar cookies during this virtual cooking class hosted by a special guest from Food Explorers!

Ages 8 - 12

Join Food Explorers to make some sugar cookies! You can decorate these to be as springy and colorful as you like.

You will need...

- The virtual link, which will be emailed to you after you sign up. Please note, each household only needs one link.

- A grown up to lend a hand.

- And these ingredients...

Butter (2 sticks yields approx. 4 dozen cookies - this recipe can be halved)

White sugar 

3 eggs (full recipe)

Flour

Salt 

Baking powder

Vanilla extract

Powdered sugar

Milk

And your choice of decorations: food coloring, mini eggs, peeps, etc.

You will also need an electric mixer.

This program has been made possible by Reese Bittner as part of her Girl Scout Silver Award project! Thank you Reese!

CONTACT: Robyn  2038886944  rrivero@oxfordlib.org
LOCATION: Online
There are 12 spaces available.

Saturday March 20th at 2:00pm

Make your own sugar cookies during this virtual cooking class hosted by a special guest from Food Explorers!

Ages 8 - 12

Join Food Explorers to make some sugar cookies! You can decorate these to be as springy and colorful as you like.

You will need...

- The virtual link, which will be emailed to you after you sign up. Please note, each household only needs one link.

- A grown up to lend a hand.

- And these ingredients...

Butter (2 sticks yields approx. 4 dozen cookies - this recipe can be halved)

White sugar 

3 eggs (full recipe)

Flour

Salt 

Baking powder

Vanilla extract

Powdered sugar

Milk

And your choice of decorations: food coloring, mini eggs, peeps, etc.

You will also need an electric mixer.

This program has been made possible by Reese Bittner as part of her Girl Scout Silver Award project! Thank you Reese!

CONTACT:
  Robyn
  2038886944
   rrivero@oxfordlib.org

LOCATION: Online

There are 12 spaces available.

Tuesday March 23, 2021
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10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Take n' Make Kids Crafts

Tuesday 3/23 : Kids Take n’ Make Craft

Rain to Rainbows!

Layer the semi-circles to create a rainbow! Then add clouds and, if you like, some rain drops!

 

CONTACT: Robyn  2038886944  rrivero@oxfordlib.org
LOCATION: Online
There are 11 spaces available.

Tuesday 3/23 : Kids Take n’ Make Craft

Rain to Rainbows!

Layer the semi-circles to create a rainbow! Then add clouds and, if you like, some rain drops!

 

CONTACT:
  Robyn
  2038886944
   rrivero@oxfordlib.org

LOCATION: Online

There are 11 spaces available.

Wednesday March 24, 2021
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
You Tube Storytime w/Ms. Robyn

Every Wednesday at 10am: YouTube Story Time

Ms. Robyn will read a new story each Wednesday.  These story time videos will be on the library’s YouTube site and will be posted each Wednesday at 10am.

Click HERE to view all of our YouTube Story Times

            

CONTACT: Robyn Rivero  (203) 888-6944 ext 4  rrivero@oxfordlib.org
LOCATION: Online

Every Wednesday at 10am: YouTube Story Time

Ms. Robyn will read a new story each Wednesday.  These story time videos will be on the library’s YouTube site and will be posted each Wednesday at 10am.

Click HERE to view all of our YouTube Story Times

            

CONTACT:
  Robyn Rivero
  (203) 888.6944 ext 4
   rrivero@oxfordlib.org

LOCATION: Online

Friday March 26, 2021
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Do the Locomotion

 

Friday 3/26 at 10:30am “Do the Locomotion” (Ages 4-9)

 

Participants will get to impersonate animals, and even meet several live animals up close, in order to learn how wildlife move in unique ways to find food and water. Get ready to jump like a frog, slither like a snake, and swim like a fish with Education Director Carrie Szwed. 
 

Program is scheduled to be in person at the Library.  Space is limited to 10 kids.

CONTACT: Robyn Rivero  20388869444  rrivero@oxfordlib.org
LOCATION: Library
There are 10 spaces available.

 

Friday 3/26 at 10:30am “Do the Locomotion” (Ages 4-9)

 

Participants will get to impersonate animals, and even meet several live animals up close, in order to learn how wildlife move in unique ways to find food and water. Get ready to jump like a frog, slither like a snake, and swim like a fish with Education Director Carrie Szwed. 
 

Program is scheduled to be in person at the Library.  Space is limited to 10 kids.

CONTACT:
  Robyn Rivero
  20388869444
   rrivero@oxfordlib.org

LOCATION: Library

There are 10 spaces available.

Monday March 29, 2021
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Consult with Dawn

Mondays in March at 6:00pm

“Book Consult Mondays with Dawn”

Missing your neighborhood library?  Not sure what new titles we have or what to read next?  No worries!

Make a 15 minute appointment with Dawn over the phone or by computer virtual meeting to have her assist you with book recommendations and place holds based on your reading needs or likes

CONTACT: Dawn Higginson  2038886944 ext 2   dhigginson@oxfordlib.org
LOCATION: Online
There is 1 space available.

Mondays in March at 6:00pm

“Book Consult Mondays with Dawn”

Missing your neighborhood library?  Not sure what new titles we have or what to read next?  No worries!

Make a 15 minute appointment with Dawn over the phone or by computer virtual meeting to have her assist you with book recommendations and place holds based on your reading needs or likes

CONTACT:
  Dawn Higginson
  2038886944 ext 2 
   dhigginson@oxfordlib.org

LOCATION: Online

There is 1 space available.

Tuesday March 30, 2021
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10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Take n' Make Kids Crafts

Tuesday 3/30 : Kids Take n’ Make Craft

Out Like a Lamb!

 

They say March "comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb!" While making your craft this week, talk about what kind of weather could be described as a lamb!

 

 

CONTACT: Robyn  2038886944  rrivero@oxfordlib.org
LOCATION: Online
There are 16 spaces available.

Tuesday 3/30 : Kids Take n’ Make Craft

Out Like a Lamb!

 

They say March "comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb!" While making your craft this week, talk about what kind of weather could be described as a lamb!

 

 

CONTACT:
  Robyn
  2038886944
   rrivero@oxfordlib.org

LOCATION: Online

There are 16 spaces available.

 
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6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Adult Classics Book Club-Virtual

Tuesday, March 30 at 6pm

Join our Classics Book Club virtual session. You will be emailed the link to connect to our discussion once you register.

Dawn will discuss  Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf

 

On the 80th anniversary of Virginia Woolf's death, this classic WWI tale has much to say on feminism in this Women's History month and was considered her finest work.

CONTACT: Dawn Higginson  (203) 888-6944  oxlib@yahoo.com
LOCATION: Online
There are 14 spaces available.

Tuesday, March 30 at 6pm

Join our Classics Book Club virtual session. You will be emailed the link to connect to our discussion once you register.

Dawn will discuss  Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf

 

On the 80th anniversary of Virginia Woolf's death, this classic WWI tale has much to say on feminism in this Women's History month and was considered her finest work.

CONTACT:
  Dawn Higginson
  (203) 888.6944
   oxlib@yahoo.com

LOCATION: Online

There are 14 spaces available.

Wednesday March 31, 2021
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
You Tube Storytime w/Ms. Robyn

Every Wednesday at 10am: YouTube Story Time

Ms. Robyn will read a new story each Wednesday.  These story time videos will be on the library’s YouTube site and will be posted each Wednesday at 10am.

Click HERE to view all of our YouTube Story Times

            

CONTACT: Robyn Rivero  (203) 888-6944 ext 4  rrivero@oxfordlib.org
LOCATION: Online
There are many spaces available.

Every Wednesday at 10am: YouTube Story Time

Ms. Robyn will read a new story each Wednesday.  These story time videos will be on the library’s YouTube site and will be posted each Wednesday at 10am.

Click HERE to view all of our YouTube Story Times

            

CONTACT:
  Robyn Rivero
  (203) 888.6944 ext 4
   rrivero@oxfordlib.org

LOCATION: Online

There are many spaces available.

Thursday April 1, 2021
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6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Adult Historical Book Club-Virtual

Thursday April 1 at 6PM

 

Join our Historical Book Club virtual session. You will be emailed the link to connect to our discussion after you register.

Dawn will discuss  Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth by Sarah Smarsh.


 

Smarsh writes in this candid and courageous memoir of growing up in a family of working-class farmers in Kansas during the 1980s and '90s. A writing professor and journalist whose work has appeared in the Guardian and the New Yorker, Smarsh tells her story to her inner child, whose "unborn spirit" allows Smarsh to break the cycle of poverty that constrained her family for generations. Smarsh was born to a teenage mother, and the women in her family were all young mothers who hardened and aged early from the work it took to survive the day-to-day. Smarsh writes with love and care about these women and the men who married them, including her father and Grandpa Arnie, but she also lays bare their hardships (for many poor women, "there is a violence to merely existing: the pregnancies without health care, the babies that can't be had, the repetitive physical jobs") and the shame of being poor ("to experience economic poverty... is to live with constant reminders of what you don't have"). It is through education that Smarsh is able to avoid their fate; but while hers is a happy ending, she is still haunted by the fact that being poor is associated with being bad. Smarsh's raw and intimate narrative exposes a country of economic inequality that "has failed its children."

CONTACT: Dawn Higginson  (203) 888-6944  oxlib@yahoo.com
LOCATION: Online
There are 14 spaces available.

Thursday April 1 at 6PM

 

Join our Historical Book Club virtual session. You will be emailed the link to connect to our discussion after you register.

Dawn will discuss  Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth by Sarah Smarsh.


 

Smarsh writes in this candid and courageous memoir of growing up in a family of working-class farmers in Kansas during the 1980s and '90s. A writing professor and journalist whose work has appeared in the Guardian and the New Yorker, Smarsh tells her story to her inner child, whose "unborn spirit" allows Smarsh to break the cycle of poverty that constrained her family for generations. Smarsh was born to a teenage mother, and the women in her family were all young mothers who hardened and aged early from the work it took to survive the day-to-day. Smarsh writes with love and care about these women and the men who married them, including her father and Grandpa Arnie, but she also lays bare their hardships (for many poor women, "there is a violence to merely existing: the pregnancies without health care, the babies that can't be had, the repetitive physical jobs") and the shame of being poor ("to experience economic poverty... is to live with constant reminders of what you don't have"). It is through education that Smarsh is able to avoid their fate; but while hers is a happy ending, she is still haunted by the fact that being poor is associated with being bad. Smarsh's raw and intimate narrative exposes a country of economic inequality that "has failed its children."

CONTACT:
  Dawn Higginson
  (203) 888.6944
   oxlib@yahoo.com

LOCATION: Online

There are 14 spaces available.

Tuesday April 6, 2021
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10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Take n' Make Kids Crafts

Tuesdays in April : Kids Take n’ Make Craft

TBD

CONTACT: Robyn  2038886944  rrivero@oxfordlib.org
LOCATION: Online
There are 11 spaces available.

Tuesdays in April : Kids Take n’ Make Craft

TBD

CONTACT:
  Robyn
  2038886944
   rrivero@oxfordlib.org

LOCATION: Online

There are 11 spaces available.

Friday April 9, 2021
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tell a Fairy Tale Day

Friday 2/26 at 10am-5pm “Tell a Fairy Tale Day”

Dawn will record and post her best fairy/folk tales to share for adults! Tune in anytime.

 

CONTACT: Dawn Higginson  2038886944  dhigginson@oxfordlib.org
LOCATION: Online
There are 15 spaces available.

Friday 2/26 at 10am-5pm “Tell a Fairy Tale Day”

Dawn will record and post her best fairy/folk tales to share for adults! Tune in anytime.

 

CONTACT:
  Dawn Higginson
  2038886944
   dhigginson@oxfordlib.org

LOCATION: Online

There are 15 spaces available.

Saturday April 10, 2021
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Intermediate Nutmeg Book Club

 Intermediate Nutmeg Book Club! Saturday April 10 @ 12 PM Ages 8-11

You may choose to attend this program onsite at the library, or attend virtually! We will have a laptop at the live program so that our friends online can participate. Feel free to bring a lunch or snack!

Winner of the 2018 ALA Schneider Family Book Award, Middle Grade Books category

Sixth grade is coming to an end, and so is life as Macy McMillan knows it. Already a "For Sale" sign mars the front lawn of her beloved house. Soon her mother will upend their perfect little family, adding a stepfather and six-year-old twin stepsisters. To add insult to injury, what is Macy's final sixth grade assignment? A genealogy project. Well, she'll put it off - just like those wedding centerpieces she's supposed to be making.

Just when Macy's mother ought to be understanding, she sends Macy next door to help eighty six-year-old Iris Gillan, who is also getting ready to move - in her case into an assisted living facility. Iris can't pack a single box on her own and, worse, she doesn't know sign language. How is Macy supposed to understand her? But Iris has stories to tell, and she isn't going to let Macy's deafness stop her. Soon, through notes and books and cookies, a friendship grows. And this friendship, odd and unexpected, may be just what Macy needs to face the changes in her life.

CONTACT: Robyn  2038886944  rrivero@oxfordlib.org
LOCATION: Library & Virtual
There are 9 spaces available.

 Intermediate Nutmeg Book Club! Saturday April 10 @ 12 PM Ages 8-11

You may choose to attend this program onsite at the library, or attend virtually! We will have a laptop at the live program so that our friends online can participate. Feel free to bring a lunch or snack!

Winner of the 2018 ALA Schneider Family Book Award, Middle Grade Books category

Sixth grade is coming to an end, and so is life as Macy McMillan knows it. Already a "For Sale" sign mars the front lawn of her beloved house. Soon her mother will upend their perfect little family, adding a stepfather and six-year-old twin stepsisters. To add insult to injury, what is Macy's final sixth grade assignment? A genealogy project. Well, she'll put it off - just like those wedding centerpieces she's supposed to be making.

Just when Macy's mother ought to be understanding, she sends Macy next door to help eighty six-year-old Iris Gillan, who is also getting ready to move - in her case into an assisted living facility. Iris can't pack a single box on her own and, worse, she doesn't know sign language. How is Macy supposed to understand her? But Iris has stories to tell, and she isn't going to let Macy's deafness stop her. Soon, through notes and books and cookies, a friendship grows. And this friendship, odd and unexpected, may be just what Macy needs to face the changes in her life.

CONTACT:
  Robyn
  2038886944
   rrivero@oxfordlib.org

LOCATION: Library & Virtual

There are 9 spaces available.

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Teen Book Club

Teen Book Club! Saturday, April 10 @ 2pm

You may choose to attend this program onsite at the library, or attend virtually! We will have a laptop at the live program so that our friends online can participate.

 

Jane McKeene was born two days before the dead began to walk the battlefields of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania—derailing the War Between the States and changing the nation forever.

In this new America, safety for all depends on the work of a few, and laws like the Native and Negro Education Act require certain children attend combat schools to learn to put down the dead.

But there are also opportunities—and Jane is studying to become an Attendant, trained in both weaponry and etiquette to protect the well-to-do. It's a chance for a better life for Negro girls like Jane. After all, not even being the daughter of a wealthy white Southern woman could save her from society’s expectations.

But that’s not a life Jane wants. Almost finished with her education at Miss Preston's School of Combat in Baltimore, Jane is set on returning to her Kentucky home and doesn’t pay much mind to the politics of the eastern cities, with their talk of returning America to the glory of its days before the dead rose.

But when families around Baltimore County begin to go missing, Jane is caught in the middle of a conspiracy, one that finds her in a desperate fight for her life against some powerful enemies. 

And the restless dead, it would seem, are the least of her problems.

There are 10 spaces available.

Teen Book Club! Saturday, April 10 @ 2pm

You may choose to attend this program onsite at the library, or attend virtually! We will have a laptop at the live program so that our friends online can participate.

 

Jane McKeene was born two days before the dead began to walk the battlefields of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania—derailing the War Between the States and changing the nation forever.

In this new America, safety for all depends on the work of a few, and laws like the Native and Negro Education Act require certain children attend combat schools to learn to put down the dead.

But there are also opportunities—and Jane is studying to become an Attendant, trained in both weaponry and etiquette to protect the well-to-do. It's a chance for a better life for Negro girls like Jane. After all, not even being the daughter of a wealthy white Southern woman could save her from society’s expectations.

But that’s not a life Jane wants. Almost finished with her education at Miss Preston's School of Combat in Baltimore, Jane is set on returning to her Kentucky home and doesn’t pay much mind to the politics of the eastern cities, with their talk of returning America to the glory of its days before the dead rose.

But when families around Baltimore County begin to go missing, Jane is caught in the middle of a conspiracy, one that finds her in a desperate fight for her life against some powerful enemies. 

And the restless dead, it would seem, are the least of her problems.

There are 10 spaces available.

Tuesday April 13, 2021
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10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Take n' Make Kids Crafts

Tuesdays in April : Kids Take n’ Make Craft

TBD

CONTACT: Robyn  2038886944  rrivero@oxfordlib.org
LOCATION: Online
There are 17 spaces available.

Tuesdays in April : Kids Take n’ Make Craft

TBD

CONTACT:
  Robyn
  2038886944
   rrivero@oxfordlib.org

LOCATION: Online

There are 17 spaces available.

Thursday April 15, 2021
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6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Adult Fiction Book Club-Virtual

Thursday April 15 at 6PM

 

Join our Fiction Book Club virtual session. You will be emailed the link to connect to our discussion after you register.

Dawn will discuss Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate.

 

 

Memphis, 1939. Twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four younger siblings live a magical life aboard their family's Mississippi River shantyboat. But when their father must rush their mother to the hospital one stormy night, Rill is left in charge, until strangers arrive in force. Wrenched from all that is familiar and thrown into a Tennessee Children's Home Society orphanage, the Foss children are assured that they will soon be returned to their parents. But but they quickly realize the dark truth.

 

CONTACT: Dawn Higginson  (203) 888-6944  oxlib@yahoo.com
LOCATION: Online
There are 14 spaces available.

Thursday April 15 at 6PM

 

Join our Fiction Book Club virtual session. You will be emailed the link to connect to our discussion after you register.

Dawn will discuss Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate.

 

 

Memphis, 1939. Twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four younger siblings live a magical life aboard their family's Mississippi River shantyboat. But when their father must rush their mother to the hospital one stormy night, Rill is left in charge, until strangers arrive in force. Wrenched from all that is familiar and thrown into a Tennessee Children's Home Society orphanage, the Foss children are assured that they will soon be returned to their parents. But but they quickly realize the dark truth.

 

CONTACT:
  Dawn Higginson
  (203) 888.6944
   oxlib@yahoo.com

LOCATION: Online

There are 14 spaces available.

Tuesday April 20, 2021
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10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Take n' Make Kids Crafts

Tuesdays in April : Kids Take n’ Make Craft

TBD

CONTACT: Robyn  2038886944  rrivero@oxfordlib.org
LOCATION: Online
There are 17 spaces available.

Tuesdays in April : Kids Take n’ Make Craft

TBD

CONTACT:
  Robyn
  2038886944
   rrivero@oxfordlib.org

LOCATION: Online

There are 17 spaces available.

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Oscar Review Party

Tuesday April 20 at 6pm

Oscar  Review Party

Join Dawn as she shows clips and counts down the Oscars nominees. Bring your popcorn and your trivia hats for some fun and games!

CONTACT: Dawn Higginson  (203) 888-6944  oxlib@yahoo.com
There are 14 spaces available.

Tuesday April 20 at 6pm

Oscar  Review Party

Join Dawn as she shows clips and counts down the Oscars nominees. Bring your popcorn and your trivia hats for some fun and games!

CONTACT:
  Dawn Higginson
  (203) 888.6944
   oxlib@yahoo.com

There are 14 spaces available.

Saturday April 24, 2021
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Food Explorers Pizza Class!

Saturday April 24th at 2:00pm

Make your own pizza during this virtual cooking class hosted by a special guest from Food Explorers!

Ages 8 - 12

Feel free to prep this recipe ahead of time for dinner, or make for an afternoon snack!

You will need...

- The virtual link, which will be emailed to you after you sign up. Please note, each household only needs one link.

- A grown up to lend a hand.

- And these ingredients...

Yeast

Sugar

Olive Oil

Flour

Salt

And your choice of sauce, cheese, and toppings!

 

This program has been made possible by Reese Bittner as part of her Girl Scout Silver Award project! Thank you Reese!

CONTACT: Robyn  2038886944  rrivero@oxfordlib.org
LOCATION: Online
There are 13 spaces available.

Saturday April 24th at 2:00pm

Make your own pizza during this virtual cooking class hosted by a special guest from Food Explorers!

Ages 8 - 12

Feel free to prep this recipe ahead of time for dinner, or make for an afternoon snack!

You will need...

- The virtual link, which will be emailed to you after you sign up. Please note, each household only needs one link.

- A grown up to lend a hand.

- And these ingredients...

Yeast

Sugar

Olive Oil

Flour

Salt

And your choice of sauce, cheese, and toppings!

 

This program has been made possible by Reese Bittner as part of her Girl Scout Silver Award project! Thank you Reese!

CONTACT:
  Robyn
  2038886944
   rrivero@oxfordlib.org

LOCATION: Online

There are 13 spaces available.

Tuesday April 27, 2021
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10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Take n' Make Kids Crafts

Tuesdays in April : Kids Take n’ Make Craft

TBD

CONTACT: Robyn  2038886944  rrivero@oxfordlib.org
LOCATION: Online
There are 17 spaces available.

Tuesdays in April : Kids Take n’ Make Craft

TBD

CONTACT:
  Robyn
  2038886944
   rrivero@oxfordlib.org

LOCATION: Online

There are 17 spaces available.

Thursday May 6, 2021
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6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Adult Historical Book Club-Virtual

Thursday May 6 at 6PM

 

Join our Historical Book Club virtual session. You will be emailed the link to connect to our discussion after you register.

Dawn will discuss  Sister of Mine by Sabra Waldfagel.

 

 

When two Union soldiers stumble onto a plantation in northern Georgia on a warm May day in 1864, the last thing they expect is to see the Union flag flying high—or to be greeted by a group of freed slaves and their Jewish mistress. Little do they know that this place has an unusual history. Twelve years prior, Adelaide Mannheim—daughter of Mordecai, the only Jewish planter in the county—was given her own maid, a young slave named Rachel. The two became friends, and soon they discovered a secret: Mordecai was Rachel’s father, too. As the country moved toward war, Adelaide and Rachel struggled to navigate their newfound sisterhood—from love and resentment to betrayal and, ultimately, forgiveness. Now, facing these Union soldiers as General Sherman advances nearer, their bond is put to the ultimate test. Will the plantation be spared? Or will everything they’ve lived for be lost? Revised edition: Previously published as Slave and Sister, this edition of Sister of Mine: A Novel includes editorial revisions.

CONTACT: Dawn Higginson  (203) 888-6944  oxlib@yahoo.com
LOCATION: Online
There are 14 spaces available.

Thursday May 6 at 6PM

 

Join our Historical Book Club virtual session. You will be emailed the link to connect to our discussion after you register.

Dawn will discuss  Sister of Mine by Sabra Waldfagel.

 

 

When two Union soldiers stumble onto a plantation in northern Georgia on a warm May day in 1864, the last thing they expect is to see the Union flag flying high—or to be greeted by a group of freed slaves and their Jewish mistress. Little do they know that this place has an unusual history. Twelve years prior, Adelaide Mannheim—daughter of Mordecai, the only Jewish planter in the county—was given her own maid, a young slave named Rachel. The two became friends, and soon they discovered a secret: Mordecai was Rachel’s father, too. As the country moved toward war, Adelaide and Rachel struggled to navigate their newfound sisterhood—from love and resentment to betrayal and, ultimately, forgiveness. Now, facing these Union soldiers as General Sherman advances nearer, their bond is put to the ultimate test. Will the plantation be spared? Or will everything they’ve lived for be lost? Revised edition: Previously published as Slave and Sister, this edition of Sister of Mine: A Novel includes editorial revisions.

CONTACT:
  Dawn Higginson
  (203) 888.6944
   oxlib@yahoo.com

LOCATION: Online

There are 14 spaces available.

Saturday May 8, 2021
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Intermediate Nutmeg Book Club

 Intermediate Nutmeg Book Club! Saturday May 8 @ 12 PM Ages 8-11

You may choose to attend this program onsite at the library, or attend virtually! We will have a laptop at the live program so that our friends online can participate. Feel free to bring a lunch or snack!

Kids vs. parents! An epic treehouse sleepover! An awesome group of friends! An exciting new book from National Book Award finalist Lisa Graff.

Winnie's last day of fourth grade ended with a pretty life-changing surprise. That was the day Winnie’s parents got divorced and decided that Winnie would live three days a week with each of them and spend Wednesdays by herself in a treehouse between their houses, to divide her time perfectly evenly. It was the day Winnie’s seed of frustration with her parents was planted, a seed that grew until it felt like it was as big as a tree itself.

By the end of fifth grade, Winnie decides that the only way to change things is to barricade herself in her treehouse until her parents come to their senses—and her friends decide to join. It’s kids vs. grown-ups, and no one wants to back down first. But with ten kids in one treehouse, all with their own demands, things get pretty complicated! Even if they are having the most epic slumber party ever.

In the newest novel by beloved National Book Award finalist Lisa Graff, kids turn the tables on their parents, and all the rules are tossed out the window. But does Winnie have what it takes to hold her ground and keep everyone happy?

CONTACT: Robyn  2038886944  rrivero@oxfordlib.org
LOCATION: Library & Virtual
There are 9 spaces available.

 Intermediate Nutmeg Book Club! Saturday May 8 @ 12 PM Ages 8-11

You may choose to attend this program onsite at the library, or attend virtually! We will have a laptop at the live program so that our friends online can participate. Feel free to bring a lunch or snack!

Kids vs. parents! An epic treehouse sleepover! An awesome group of friends! An exciting new book from National Book Award finalist Lisa Graff.

Winnie's last day of fourth grade ended with a pretty life-changing surprise. That was the day Winnie’s parents got divorced and decided that Winnie would live three days a week with each of them and spend Wednesdays by herself in a treehouse between their houses, to divide her time perfectly evenly. It was the day Winnie’s seed of frustration with her parents was planted, a seed that grew until it felt like it was as big as a tree itself.

By the end of fifth grade, Winnie decides that the only way to change things is to barricade herself in her treehouse until her parents come to their senses—and her friends decide to join. It’s kids vs. grown-ups, and no one wants to back down first. But with ten kids in one treehouse, all with their own demands, things get pretty complicated! Even if they are having the most epic slumber party ever.

In the newest novel by beloved National Book Award finalist Lisa Graff, kids turn the tables on their parents, and all the rules are tossed out the window. But does Winnie have what it takes to hold her ground and keep everyone happy?

CONTACT:
  Robyn
  2038886944
   rrivero@oxfordlib.org

LOCATION: Library & Virtual

There are 9 spaces available.

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Teen Book Club

Teen Book Club! Saturday, May 8 @ 2pm

You may choose to attend this program onsite at the library, or attend virtually! We will have a laptop at the live program so that our friends online can participate.

 

Mason Buttle is the biggest, sweatiest kid in his grade, and everyone knows he can barely read or write. Mason’s learning disabilities are compounded by grief. Fifteen months ago, Mason’s best friend, Benny Kilmartin, turned up dead in the Buttle family’s orchard.

An investigation drags on, and Mason, honest as the day is long, can’t understand why Lieutenant Baird won’t believe the story Mason has told about that day.

Both Mason and his new friend, tiny Calvin Chumsky, are relentlessly bullied by the other boys in their neighborhood, so they create an underground haven for themselves. When Calvin goes missing, Mason finds himself in trouble again. He’s desperate to figure out what happened to Calvin and, eventually, Benny.

But will anyone believe him?

There are 9 spaces available.

Teen Book Club! Saturday, May 8 @ 2pm

You may choose to attend this program onsite at the library, or attend virtually! We will have a laptop at the live program so that our friends online can participate.

 

Mason Buttle is the biggest, sweatiest kid in his grade, and everyone knows he can barely read or write. Mason’s learning disabilities are compounded by grief. Fifteen months ago, Mason’s best friend, Benny Kilmartin, turned up dead in the Buttle family’s orchard.

An investigation drags on, and Mason, honest as the day is long, can’t understand why Lieutenant Baird won’t believe the story Mason has told about that day.

Both Mason and his new friend, tiny Calvin Chumsky, are relentlessly bullied by the other boys in their neighborhood, so they create an underground haven for themselves. When Calvin goes missing, Mason finds himself in trouble again. He’s desperate to figure out what happened to Calvin and, eventually, Benny.

But will anyone believe him?

There are 9 spaces available.

Saturday May 15, 2021
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Food Explorers Pretzel Bites Class!

Saturday May 15th at 2:00pm

Make your own yummy pretzel bites during this virtual cooking class hosted by a special guest from Food Explorers!

Ages 8 - 12

Join Food Explorers to make Pretzel Bites! This yeast free dough uses plain Greek yogurt for a light and fluffy texture.

 

You will need...

- The virtual link, which will be emailed to you after you sign up. Please note, each household only needs one link.

- A grown up to lend a hand.

- And these ingredients...

Self-Rising Flour

Plain Greek Yogurt

Baking Soda

Butter

Salt (Pretzel salt or course salt would be best)

 

This program has been made possible by Reese Bittner as part of her Girl Scout Silver Award project! Thank you Reese!

CONTACT: Robyn  2038886944  rrivero@oxfordlib.org
LOCATION: Online
There are 13 spaces available.

Saturday May 15th at 2:00pm

Make your own yummy pretzel bites during this virtual cooking class hosted by a special guest from Food Explorers!

Ages 8 - 12

Join Food Explorers to make Pretzel Bites! This yeast free dough uses plain Greek yogurt for a light and fluffy texture.

 

You will need...

- The virtual link, which will be emailed to you after you sign up. Please note, each household only needs one link.

- A grown up to lend a hand.

- And these ingredients...

Self-Rising Flour

Plain Greek Yogurt

Baking Soda

Butter

Salt (Pretzel salt or course salt would be best)

 

This program has been made possible by Reese Bittner as part of her Girl Scout Silver Award project! Thank you Reese!

CONTACT:
  Robyn
  2038886944
   rrivero@oxfordlib.org

LOCATION: Online

There are 13 spaces available.

Thursday June 3, 2021
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6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Adult Historical Book Club-Virtual

Thursday June 3 at 6PM

 

Join our Historical Book Club virtual session. You will be emailed the link to connect to our discussion after you register.

Dawn will discuss  Passage West by Rishi Reddi.

 

 

This is a vibrant first novel from author Rishi Reddi following a family of Indian sharecroppers at the onset of World War I, revealing a little-known part of California history.

This wise and wonderfully written novel, reminiscent of John Steinbeck’s best, shines a light on a little-known facet of American history: the role of Indians — or Hindustanees as they were then more commonly known — in the California farming industry during the earliest days of the 20th century. Rishi Reddi’s debut is at once sweeping and deeply intimate, examining with both keen insight and empathy the plight of pre- and post-World War I sharecroppers as they struggled to adjust to and thrive in an era of constant upheaval. 

CONTACT: Dawn Higginson  (203) 888-6944  oxlib@yahoo.com
LOCATION: Online
There are 14 spaces available.

Thursday June 3 at 6PM

 

Join our Historical Book Club virtual session. You will be emailed the link to connect to our discussion after you register.

Dawn will discuss  Passage West by Rishi Reddi.

 

 

This is a vibrant first novel from author Rishi Reddi following a family of Indian sharecroppers at the onset of World War I, revealing a little-known part of California history.

This wise and wonderfully written novel, reminiscent of John Steinbeck’s best, shines a light on a little-known facet of American history: the role of Indians — or Hindustanees as they were then more commonly known — in the California farming industry during the earliest days of the 20th century. Rishi Reddi’s debut is at once sweeping and deeply intimate, examining with both keen insight and empathy the plight of pre- and post-World War I sharecroppers as they struggled to adjust to and thrive in an era of constant upheaval. 

CONTACT:
  Dawn Higginson
  (203) 888.6944
   oxlib@yahoo.com

LOCATION: Online

There are 14 spaces available.

Saturday June 5, 2021
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Intermediate Nutmeg Book Club

 Intermediate Nutmeg Book Club! Saturday June 5 @ 12 PM Ages 8-11

You may choose to attend this program onsite at the library, or attend virtually! We will have a laptop at the live program so that our friends online can participate. Feel free to bring a lunch or snack!

Last meeting of the 2020-2021 year

For the last meeting, the kids will each nominate a book (in May) to discuss in June! Whichever book is chosen in May, by the group, will be our June discussion book!

 

CONTACT: Robyn  2038886944  rrivero@oxfordlib.org
LOCATION: Library & Virtual
There are 9 spaces available.

 Intermediate Nutmeg Book Club! Saturday June 5 @ 12 PM Ages 8-11

You may choose to attend this program onsite at the library, or attend virtually! We will have a laptop at the live program so that our friends online can participate. Feel free to bring a lunch or snack!

Last meeting of the 2020-2021 year

For the last meeting, the kids will each nominate a book (in May) to discuss in June! Whichever book is chosen in May, by the group, will be our June discussion book!

 

CONTACT:
  Robyn
  2038886944
   rrivero@oxfordlib.org

LOCATION: Library & Virtual

There are 9 spaces available.

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Teen Book Club

Teen Book Club! Saturday, June 5 @ 2pm

You may choose to attend this program onsite at the library, or attend virtually! We will have a laptop at the live program so that our friends online can participate.

Last meeting of the 2020-2021 year

 

"The right story at the right time. . . . It’s not just a narrative; it’s an experience. It’s the novel we’ve been waiting for." —The New York Times
A boy tries to steer a safe path through the projects in Harlem in the wake of his brother’s death in this outstanding debut novel that celebrates community and creativity. Winner of the Coretta Scott King John Steptoe Award for New Talent and soon to be a major motion picture directed by Michael B. Jordan!
It’s Christmas Eve in Harlem, but twelve-year-old Lolly Rachpaul and his mom aren’t celebrating. They’re still reeling from his older brother’s death in a gang-related shooting just a few months earlier. Then Lolly’s mother’s girlfriend brings him a gift that will change everything: two enormous bags filled with Legos. Lolly’s always loved Legos, and he prides himself on following the kit instructions exactly. Now, faced with a pile of building blocks and no instructions, Lolly must find his own way forward.
 His path isn’t clear—and the pressure to join a “crew,” as his brother did, is always there. When Lolly and his friend are beaten up and robbed, joining a crew almost seems like the safe choice. But building a fantastical Lego city at the community center provides Lolly with an escape—and an unexpected bridge back to the world. 
David Barclay Moore paints a powerful portrait of a boy teetering on the edge—of adolescence, of grief, of violence—and shows how Lolly’s inventive spirit helps him build a life with firm foundations and open doors.
A New York Times Notable Book
A Time Magazine Top 10 Children's Books of the Year
A Boston Globe Best Children's Book of the Year
Six Starred Reviews

There are 9 spaces available.

Teen Book Club! Saturday, June 5 @ 2pm

You may choose to attend this program onsite at the library, or attend virtually! We will have a laptop at the live program so that our friends online can participate.

Last meeting of the 2020-2021 year

 

"The right story at the right time. . . . It’s not just a narrative; it’s an experience. It’s the novel we’ve been waiting for." —The New York Times
A boy tries to steer a safe path through the projects in Harlem in the wake of his brother’s death in this outstanding debut novel that celebrates community and creativity. Winner of the Coretta Scott King John Steptoe Award for New Talent and soon to be a major motion picture directed by Michael B. Jordan!
It’s Christmas Eve in Harlem, but twelve-year-old Lolly Rachpaul and his mom aren’t celebrating. They’re still reeling from his older brother’s death in a gang-related shooting just a few months earlier. Then Lolly’s mother’s girlfriend brings him a gift that will change everything: two enormous bags filled with Legos. Lolly’s always loved Legos, and he prides himself on following the kit instructions exactly. Now, faced with a pile of building blocks and no instructions, Lolly must find his own way forward.
 His path isn’t clear—and the pressure to join a “crew,” as his brother did, is always there. When Lolly and his friend are beaten up and robbed, joining a crew almost seems like the safe choice. But building a fantastical Lego city at the community center provides Lolly with an escape—and an unexpected bridge back to the world. 
David Barclay Moore paints a powerful portrait of a boy teetering on the edge—of adolescence, of grief, of violence—and shows how Lolly’s inventive spirit helps him build a life with firm foundations and open doors.
A New York Times Notable Book
A Time Magazine Top 10 Children's Books of the Year
A Boston Globe Best Children's Book of the Year
Six Starred Reviews

There are 9 spaces available.


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