Thursday September 24, 2020
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12:00 AM - 11:55 PM
Take and Make Crafts - Kids

Every Thursday: Kids Take n’ Make Craft

Need some new crafts? Each week we will have 10 crafts ready to go in brown paper bags. Each bag will have everything you need to complete that craft! Most crafts are geared for Kindergarten and younger, though they’re cool enough that anyone would enjoy them!

PLEASE be sure to sign up to get a craft bag as we are limited to 10 of each craft.

            Thurs 9/3: Jack and the Beanstalk 

            Thurs 9/10: Fish Bowl

            Thurs 9/17: Turtle

            Thurs 9/24: Transportation

CONTACT: Robyn Rivero  203 888 6944 ext 4  rrivero@oxfordlib.org
LOCATION: Library
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

Every Thursday: Kids Take n’ Make Craft

Need some new crafts? Each week we will have 10 crafts ready to go in brown paper bags. Each bag will have everything you need to complete that craft! Most crafts are geared for Kindergarten and younger, though they’re cool enough that anyone would enjoy them!

PLEASE be sure to sign up to get a craft bag as we are limited to 10 of each craft.

            Thurs 9/3: Jack and the Beanstalk 

            Thurs 9/10: Fish Bowl

            Thurs 9/17: Turtle

            Thurs 9/24: Transportation

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

LOCATION: Library

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

Friday September 25, 2020
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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 September! 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 Zoom 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
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

Every Friday at 10am: Virtual Baby Time

Virtual Baby Time continues in September! 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 Zoom 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

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

Saturday September 26, 2020
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Adult Haunted Happenings: Ouija Boards with Barry Pirro

Join guest speaker Barry Pirro in a spooky and chilling virtual session on

Haunted Happenings-Ouija Boards.

You will be emailed the link to connect once you register.

This talk covers many adult topics- including the 1933 Ouija board murder where a 15-year-old girl shot and killed her father as demanded by the board. Not for kids.

CONTACT: Dawn Higginson  (203) 888-6944  oxlib@yahoo.com
There are 31 spaces available.

Join guest speaker Barry Pirro in a spooky and chilling virtual session on

Haunted Happenings-Ouija Boards.

You will be emailed the link to connect once you register.

This talk covers many adult topics- including the 1933 Ouija board murder where a 15-year-old girl shot and killed her father as demanded by the board. Not for kids.

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

There are 31 spaces available.

Tuesday September 29, 2020
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Adult Classics Book Club-Virtual

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

Dawn will discuss upcoming possible title choices and then booktalk 
How To Travel with a Salmon and Other Essays by Umberto Eco.

“Impishly witty and ingeniously irreverent” essays on topics from cell phones to librarians, by the author of The Name of the Rose and Foucault’s Pendulum (The Atlantic Monthly).  
A cosmopolitan curmudgeon the Los Angeles Times called “the Andy Rooney of academia”—known for both nonfiction and novels that have become blockbuster New York Times bestsellers—Umberto Eco takes readers on “a delightful romp through the absurdities of modern life” (Publishers Weekly) as he journeys around the world and into his own wildly adventurous mind.
 
From the mundane details of getting around on Amtrak or in the back of a cab, to reflections on computer jargon and soccer fans, to more important issues like the effects of mass media and consumer civilization—not to mention the challenges of trying to refrigerate an expensive piece of fish at an English hotel—this renowned writer, semiotician, and philosopher provides “an uncanny combination of the profound and the profane” (San Francisco Chronicle).

 

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

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

Dawn will discuss upcoming possible title choices and then booktalk 
How To Travel with a Salmon and Other Essays by Umberto Eco.

“Impishly witty and ingeniously irreverent” essays on topics from cell phones to librarians, by the author of The Name of the Rose and Foucault’s Pendulum (The Atlantic Monthly).  
A cosmopolitan curmudgeon the Los Angeles Times called “the Andy Rooney of academia”—known for both nonfiction and novels that have become blockbuster New York Times bestsellers—Umberto Eco takes readers on “a delightful romp through the absurdities of modern life” (Publishers Weekly) as he journeys around the world and into his own wildly adventurous mind.
 
From the mundane details of getting around on Amtrak or in the back of a cab, to reflections on computer jargon and soccer fans, to more important issues like the effects of mass media and consumer civilization—not to mention the challenges of trying to refrigerate an expensive piece of fish at an English hotel—this renowned writer, semiotician, and philosopher provides “an uncanny combination of the profound and the profane” (San Francisco Chronicle).

 

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

There are 14 spaces available.

Wednesday September 30, 2020
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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.

            Weds 9/2: Morning in the Garden

            Weds 9/9: This is Not That Kind of Book

            Weds 9/16: The Box Turtle

            Weds 9/23: Ferdinand

            Weds 9/30: Sylvester and the Magic Pebble

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.

            Weds 9/2: Morning in the Garden

            Weds 9/9: This is Not That Kind of Book

            Weds 9/16: The Box Turtle

            Weds 9/23: Ferdinand

            Weds 9/30: Sylvester and the Magic Pebble

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

LOCATION: Online

There are many spaces available.

Thursday October 1, 2020
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12:00 AM - 11:55 PM
Take and Make Crafts - Kids

Every Thursday: Kids Take n’ Make Craft

Need some new crafts? Each week we will have 10 crafts ready to go in brown paper bags. Each bag will have everything you need to complete that craft! Most crafts are geared for Kindergarten and younger, though they’re cool enough that anyone would enjoy them!

PLEASE be sure to sign up to get a craft bag as we are limited to 10 of each craft.

           

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

Every Thursday: Kids Take n’ Make Craft

Need some new crafts? Each week we will have 10 crafts ready to go in brown paper bags. Each bag will have everything you need to complete that craft! Most crafts are geared for Kindergarten and younger, though they’re cool enough that anyone would enjoy them!

PLEASE be sure to sign up to get a craft bag as we are limited to 10 of each craft.

           

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

LOCATION: Library

There are 4 spaces available.

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

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

Dawn will discuss  The Tumbling Turner Sisters by Juliette Fay.

 

This book is recommended for fans of Orphan Train and Water for Elephants.
 

It’s 1919, and the Turners are barely scraping by. When their father loses his job, their irrepressible mother decides that vaudeville is their best chance to make the rent—and create a more exciting life for herself in the process. Traveling by train from town to town, teenagers Gert, Winnie, and Kit, and recent widow Nell soon find a new kind of freedom in the company of performers who are as diverse as their acts. There is a seamier side to the business, however, and the young women face dangers and turns of fate they never could have anticipated. Heartwarming and surprising, The Tumbling Turner Sisters is ultimately a story of awakening—to unexpected possibilities, to love and heartbreak, and to the dawn of a new American era.

 

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

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

Dawn will discuss  The Tumbling Turner Sisters by Juliette Fay.

 

This book is recommended for fans of Orphan Train and Water for Elephants.
 

It’s 1919, and the Turners are barely scraping by. When their father loses his job, their irrepressible mother decides that vaudeville is their best chance to make the rent—and create a more exciting life for herself in the process. Traveling by train from town to town, teenagers Gert, Winnie, and Kit, and recent widow Nell soon find a new kind of freedom in the company of performers who are as diverse as their acts. There is a seamier side to the business, however, and the young women face dangers and turns of fate they never could have anticipated. Heartwarming and surprising, The Tumbling Turner Sisters is ultimately a story of awakening—to unexpected possibilities, to love and heartbreak, and to the dawn of a new American era.

 

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

LOCATION: Online

There are 14 spaces available.

Friday October 2, 2020
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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 October! 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 is 1 space available.

Every Friday at 10am: Virtual Baby Time

Virtual Baby Time continues in October! 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 is 1 space available.

Tuesday October 6, 2020
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4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Outdoor Storytime w/Ms. Robyn

 

 

I am so excited to host a live story time again! Story Time will have all of your favorite things – books, songs, dancing, and even a take home craft!

For everyone’s comfort and safety, please observe the following information about how I will be running the program:

  • The program will be held outside to ensure proper social distancing, if it is raining, there will be no program.
  • Masks are required to have with you in case of any distancing issues. Parents/guardians are required to stay with their child.
  • There will be markers of some kind for each family, please do not adjust or move them.
  • Maximum of 8 participants

Registration is 100% strictly required

CONTACT: Robyn Rivero  203 888 6944 ext 4  rrivero@oxfordlib.org
LOCATION: Library
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

 

 

I am so excited to host a live story time again! Story Time will have all of your favorite things – books, songs, dancing, and even a take home craft!

For everyone’s comfort and safety, please observe the following information about how I will be running the program:

  • The program will be held outside to ensure proper social distancing, if it is raining, there will be no program.
  • Masks are required to have with you in case of any distancing issues. Parents/guardians are required to stay with their child.
  • There will be markers of some kind for each family, please do not adjust or move them.
  • Maximum of 8 participants

Registration is 100% strictly required

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

LOCATION: Library

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Adult Virtual TShirt Scarf Craft Program

Adult T-Shirt Scarf Craft Virtual Program

Join guest crafter Dawn Zillich as she teaches you how to make fantastic Tshirt scarfs using your own materials. You will be emailed the link to connect to our program once you register.

What supplies are needed?

*One t-shirt (XL or larger works best) but can also mix and match shirts
*Measuring tape or yard stick
*Good sharp fabric scissors
*water soluble or erasable pen/pencil
* rubber bands, hair elastic or scarf yarn
Note: must know how to braid

Dawn Zillich loves to share her passion, built over 35 years, for all forms of needle arts. She is a member of the American Quilter’s Society and a sewing and knitting instructor based out of Bristol, CT.

CONTACT: Dawn Higginson  (203) 888-6944  oxlib@yahoo.com
There are 15 spaces available.

Adult T-Shirt Scarf Craft Virtual Program

Join guest crafter Dawn Zillich as she teaches you how to make fantastic Tshirt scarfs using your own materials. You will be emailed the link to connect to our program once you register.

What supplies are needed?

*One t-shirt (XL or larger works best) but can also mix and match shirts
*Measuring tape or yard stick
*Good sharp fabric scissors
*water soluble or erasable pen/pencil
* rubber bands, hair elastic or scarf yarn
Note: must know how to braid

Dawn Zillich loves to share her passion, built over 35 years, for all forms of needle arts. She is a member of the American Quilter’s Society and a sewing and knitting instructor based out of Bristol, CT.

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

There are 15 spaces available.

Wednesday October 7, 2020
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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.

            

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.

            

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

LOCATION: Online

There are many spaces available.

Thursday October 8, 2020
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12:00 AM - 11:55 PM
Take and Make Crafts - Kids

Every Thursday: Kids Take n’ Make Craft

Need some new crafts? Each week we will have 10 crafts ready to go in brown paper bags. Each bag will have everything you need to complete that craft! Most crafts are geared for Kindergarten and younger, though they’re cool enough that anyone would enjoy them!

PLEASE be sure to sign up to get a craft bag as we are limited to 10 of each craft.

           

CONTACT: Robyn Rivero  203 888 6944 ext 4  rrivero@oxfordlib.org
LOCATION: Library
There are 9 spaces available.

Every Thursday: Kids Take n’ Make Craft

Need some new crafts? Each week we will have 10 crafts ready to go in brown paper bags. Each bag will have everything you need to complete that craft! Most crafts are geared for Kindergarten and younger, though they’re cool enough that anyone would enjoy them!

PLEASE be sure to sign up to get a craft bag as we are limited to 10 of each craft.

           

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

LOCATION: Library

There are 9 spaces available.

 
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Teen Book Club - Virtual and at the Library

 

 THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8TH @ 6:30 PM 

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. At this first meeting, we will chat about what we read over the summer and then will be voting between two options to bring home and discuss next month.
Please note: Books will be selected from both the Middle School AND High School Nutmeg Nominee lists

 

Space at Library is limited to 8 people!

 

CONTACT: Robyn Rivero  203 888 6944 ext 4  rrivero@oxfordlib.org
LOCATION: Library & Virtual
There are 27 spaces available.

 

 THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8TH @ 6:30 PM 

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. At this first meeting, we will chat about what we read over the summer and then will be voting between two options to bring home and discuss next month.
Please note: Books will be selected from both the Middle School AND High School Nutmeg Nominee lists

 

Space at Library is limited to 8 people!

 

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

LOCATION: Library & Virtual

There are 27 spaces available.

Friday October 9, 2020
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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 October! 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 October! 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 October 10, 2020
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Bring the Hoopla

Saturday 10/10/20 from 11am to 12pm “Bring the Hoopla!” On site at the library!

Free Program! 

We are so excited to have Bring the Hoopla at the library! “Bring the Hoopla” allows each participant to find success within their hoop through (hula) hoop instruction that brings the fun back into fitness and builds self-confidence through positive activity, creativity and teamwork. “We create our own story by learning to love ourselves for exactly who we are.”

 

For everyone’s comfort and safety, we ask that you observe the following information about how we will be running the program:

1. The program will be held outside to ensure proper social distancing, we have a large overhead tent to provide some shade or shelter from the sun.

2. Masks are required to have with you in case of any distancing issues. Parents/guardians are required to stay with their child.

3. Maximum of 8 participants

4. Registration is strictly required

 

CONTACT: Robyn Rivero  203 888 6944 ext 4  rrivero@oxfordlib.org
LOCATION: Library
There are 6 spaces available.

Saturday 10/10/20 from 11am to 12pm “Bring the Hoopla!” On site at the library!

Free Program! 

We are so excited to have Bring the Hoopla at the library! “Bring the Hoopla” allows each participant to find success within their hoop through (hula) hoop instruction that brings the fun back into fitness and builds self-confidence through positive activity, creativity and teamwork. “We create our own story by learning to love ourselves for exactly who we are.”

 

For everyone’s comfort and safety, we ask that you observe the following information about how we will be running the program:

1. The program will be held outside to ensure proper social distancing, we have a large overhead tent to provide some shade or shelter from the sun.

2. Masks are required to have with you in case of any distancing issues. Parents/guardians are required to stay with their child.

3. Maximum of 8 participants

4. Registration is strictly required

 

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

LOCATION: Library

There are 6 spaces available.

 
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Elementary Nutmeg Book Club - Virtual and at the Library

 

 SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10TH @ 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 read the book below and chat about it and then receive a copy of next month’s book to read at home. Feel free to bring a lunch or snack!

After The Fall by Dan Santat
“Everyone knows that when Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. But what happened after?

Caldecott Medalist Dan Santat’s poignant tale follows Humpty Dumpty, an avid bird watcher whose favorite place to be is high up on the city wall―that is, until after his famous fall. Now terrified of heights, Humpty can longer do many of the things he loves most. Will he summon the courage to face his fear?”

 

 

 

Space at Library is limited to 8 people!

 

CONTACT: Robyn Rivero  203 888 6944 ext 4  rrivero@oxfordlib.org
LOCATION: Library & Virtual
There are 29 spaces available.

 

 SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10TH @ 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 read the book below and chat about it and then receive a copy of next month’s book to read at home. Feel free to bring a lunch or snack!

After The Fall by Dan Santat
“Everyone knows that when Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. But what happened after?

Caldecott Medalist Dan Santat’s poignant tale follows Humpty Dumpty, an avid bird watcher whose favorite place to be is high up on the city wall―that is, until after his famous fall. Now terrified of heights, Humpty can longer do many of the things he loves most. Will he summon the courage to face his fear?”

 

 

 

Space at Library is limited to 8 people!

 

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

LOCATION: Library & Virtual

There are 29 spaces available.

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

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 No Regrets by Ann Rule.

 

The 11th entry in her Crime Files series. Two-thirds of the book is devoted to one case, the disappearance of an elderly sea captain from his quiet community of Lopez Island in Washington State. As with many of the stories recounted in previous volumes, Rule succeeds in pulling the reader into a mystery that was largely of local concern. With a novelist's skill, she brings to life the missing Norwegian mariner, Rolf Neslund, and his difficult marriage to Ruth Myers, who became the prime suspect after he vanished without a trace. Handicapped by the absence of a corpse, the local authorities, inexperienced in homicide inquiries, doggedly persisted over years until justice was won. The richness of this case complements the shorter sketches that follow—including the tale of a woman beaten into a coma, a murder victim found months after the fact and a young bank robber.

 

CONTACT: Dawn Higginson  (203) 888-6944  oxlib@yahoo.com
LOCATION: Online
There are 15 spaces available.

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 No Regrets by Ann Rule.

 

The 11th entry in her Crime Files series. Two-thirds of the book is devoted to one case, the disappearance of an elderly sea captain from his quiet community of Lopez Island in Washington State. As with many of the stories recounted in previous volumes, Rule succeeds in pulling the reader into a mystery that was largely of local concern. With a novelist's skill, she brings to life the missing Norwegian mariner, Rolf Neslund, and his difficult marriage to Ruth Myers, who became the prime suspect after he vanished without a trace. Handicapped by the absence of a corpse, the local authorities, inexperienced in homicide inquiries, doggedly persisted over years until justice was won. The richness of this case complements the shorter sketches that follow—including the tale of a woman beaten into a coma, a murder victim found months after the fact and a young bank robber.

 

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

LOCATION: Online

There are 15 spaces available.

Wednesday October 14, 2020
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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.

            

CONTACT: Robyn Rivero  (203) 888-6944 ext 4  rrivero@oxfordlib.org
LOCATION: Online
There are 28 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.

            

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

LOCATION: Online

There are 28 spaces available.

Thursday October 15, 2020
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12:00 AM - 11:55 PM
Take and Make Crafts - Kids

Every Thursday: Kids Take n’ Make Craft

Need some new crafts? Each week we will have 10 crafts ready to go in brown paper bags. Each bag will have everything you need to complete that craft! Most crafts are geared for Kindergarten and younger, though they’re cool enough that anyone would enjoy them!

PLEASE be sure to sign up to get a craft bag as we are limited to 10 of each craft.

           

CONTACT: Robyn Rivero  203 888 6944 ext 4  rrivero@oxfordlib.org
LOCATION: Library
There are 9 spaces available.

Every Thursday: Kids Take n’ Make Craft

Need some new crafts? Each week we will have 10 crafts ready to go in brown paper bags. Each bag will have everything you need to complete that craft! Most crafts are geared for Kindergarten and younger, though they’re cool enough that anyone would enjoy them!

PLEASE be sure to sign up to get a craft bag as we are limited to 10 of each craft.

           

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

LOCATION: Library

There are 9 spaces available.

Friday October 16, 2020
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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 October! 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 3 spaces available.

Every Friday at 10am: Virtual Baby Time

Virtual Baby Time continues in October! 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 3 spaces available.

Saturday October 17, 2020
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Intermediate Nutmeg Book Club - Virtual and at the Library

 

 SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17TH @ 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!

You will be called to pick up a copy of the book below as soon as you sign up. We will be discussing this book at the meeting, but it is okay if you don’t finish it by then :)

The Peculiar Incident on Shady Street by Lindsay Currie


“It is bad enough Tessa Woodward had to say goodbye to the beach and her best friend and move to cold, chilly Chicago with her family, but then unexplained things start happening in her new house. Lights flicker on and off, doors slam and her little brother’s creepy ventriloquist doll starts crying real tears. With the help of her new friends, Tessa soon starts to unravel the mystery of what happened in the house on Shady Street.”

 

 

 

Space at Library is limited to 8 people!

 

CONTACT: Robyn Rivero  203 888 6944 ext 4  rrivero@oxfordlib.org
LOCATION: Library & Virtual
There are 25 spaces available.

 

 SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17TH @ 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!

You will be called to pick up a copy of the book below as soon as you sign up. We will be discussing this book at the meeting, but it is okay if you don’t finish it by then :)

The Peculiar Incident on Shady Street by Lindsay Currie


“It is bad enough Tessa Woodward had to say goodbye to the beach and her best friend and move to cold, chilly Chicago with her family, but then unexplained things start happening in her new house. Lights flicker on and off, doors slam and her little brother’s creepy ventriloquist doll starts crying real tears. With the help of her new friends, Tessa soon starts to unravel the mystery of what happened in the house on Shady Street.”

 

 

 

Space at Library is limited to 8 people!

 

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

LOCATION: Library & Virtual

There are 25 spaces available.

 
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Adult Haunted Happenings: A Ghost Hunter’s Favorite Cases-Barry Pirro

Join our virtual program. You will be emailed the link to connect to our discussion once you register.

Paranormal investigator Barry Pirro has investigated hundreds of haunted houses, businesses, and historic sites. He has also been a consultant for paranormal TV shows Ghost Adventures, Ghost Nation, Kindred Spirits, and Paranormal Survivor. Join Barry as he discusses some of his most chilling cases of ghosts, demons, and haunted objects. In addition, hear real ghost voices recorded during ghost investigations, and watch an amazing video of a ghost captured on film. Participants will also have a chance to ask questions about ghost hunting, and to share their own true ghost stories. 

 

 

CONTACT: Dawn Higginson  (203) 888-6944  oxlib@yahoo.com
There are 49 spaces available.

Join our virtual program. You will be emailed the link to connect to our discussion once you register.

Paranormal investigator Barry Pirro has investigated hundreds of haunted houses, businesses, and historic sites. He has also been a consultant for paranormal TV shows Ghost Adventures, Ghost Nation, Kindred Spirits, and Paranormal Survivor. Join Barry as he discusses some of his most chilling cases of ghosts, demons, and haunted objects. In addition, hear real ghost voices recorded during ghost investigations, and watch an amazing video of a ghost captured on film. Participants will also have a chance to ask questions about ghost hunting, and to share their own true ghost stories. 

 

 

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

There are 49 spaces available.

Tuesday October 20, 2020
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4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Outdoor Storytime w/Ms. Robyn

 

 

I am so excited to host a live story time again! Story Time will have all of your favorite things – books, songs, dancing, and even a take home craft!

For everyone’s comfort and safety, please observe the following information about how I will be running the program:

  • The program will be held outside to ensure proper social distancing, if it is raining, there will be no program.
  • Masks are required to have with you in case of any distancing issues. Parents/guardians are required to stay with their child.
  • There will be markers of some kind for each family, please do not adjust or move them.
  • Maximum of 8 participants

Registration is 100% strictly required

CONTACT: Robyn Rivero  203 888 6944 ext 4  rrivero@oxfordlib.org
LOCATION: Library
There are 5 spaces available.

 

 

I am so excited to host a live story time again! Story Time will have all of your favorite things – books, songs, dancing, and even a take home craft!

For everyone’s comfort and safety, please observe the following information about how I will be running the program:

  • The program will be held outside to ensure proper social distancing, if it is raining, there will be no program.
  • Masks are required to have with you in case of any distancing issues. Parents/guardians are required to stay with their child.
  • There will be markers of some kind for each family, please do not adjust or move them.
  • Maximum of 8 participants

Registration is 100% strictly required

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

LOCATION: Library

There are 5 spaces available.

Wednesday October 21, 2020
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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.

            

CONTACT: Robyn Rivero  (203) 888-6944 ext 4  rrivero@oxfordlib.org
LOCATION: Online
There are 28 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.

            

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

LOCATION: Online

There are 28 spaces available.

 
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6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Adult New Book Reviews Virtual Chat Club

Join our monthly Adult New Book Reviews Chat Club virtual session. You will be emailed the link to connect once you register.

Dawn will promote recent additions to the adult collection through booktalks, and then make further suggestions and chat with you about what you are reading or would like to read.

 

CONTACT: Dawn Higginson  (203) 888-6944  oxlib@yahoo.com
There are 15 spaces available.

Join our monthly Adult New Book Reviews Chat Club virtual session. You will be emailed the link to connect once you register.

Dawn will promote recent additions to the adult collection through booktalks, and then make further suggestions and chat with you about what you are reading or would like to read.

 

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

There are 15 spaces available.

Thursday October 22, 2020
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12:00 AM - 11:55 PM
Take and Make Crafts - Kids

Every Thursday: Kids Take n’ Make Craft

Need some new crafts? Each week we will have 10 crafts ready to go in brown paper bags. Each bag will have everything you need to complete that craft! Most crafts are geared for Kindergarten and younger, though they’re cool enough that anyone would enjoy them!

PLEASE be sure to sign up to get a craft bag as we are limited to 10 of each craft.

           

CONTACT: Robyn Rivero  203 888 6944 ext 4  rrivero@oxfordlib.org
LOCATION: Library
There are 9 spaces available.

Every Thursday: Kids Take n’ Make Craft

Need some new crafts? Each week we will have 10 crafts ready to go in brown paper bags. Each bag will have everything you need to complete that craft! Most crafts are geared for Kindergarten and younger, though they’re cool enough that anyone would enjoy them!

PLEASE be sure to sign up to get a craft bag as we are limited to 10 of each craft.

           

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

LOCATION: Library

There are 9 spaces available.

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Adult Fiction Book Club-Virtual

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

Dawn will discuss Motherland by Paul Theroux

To those in her Cape Cod town, Mother is an exemplar of piety, frugality, and hard work. To her husband and seven children, she is a selfish, petty tyrant. She excels at playing her offspring against each other. Her favorite, Angela, died in childbirth; only Angela really understands her, she tells the others. The others include the officious lawyer, Fred; the uproarious professor, Floyd; a pair of inseparable sisters whose devotion to Mother has consumed their lives; and JP, the narrator, a successful writer whose work she disparages. As she lives well past the age of one hundred, her brood struggles with and among themselves to shed her viselike hold.

 

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

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

Dawn will discuss Motherland by Paul Theroux

To those in her Cape Cod town, Mother is an exemplar of piety, frugality, and hard work. To her husband and seven children, she is a selfish, petty tyrant. She excels at playing her offspring against each other. Her favorite, Angela, died in childbirth; only Angela really understands her, she tells the others. The others include the officious lawyer, Fred; the uproarious professor, Floyd; a pair of inseparable sisters whose devotion to Mother has consumed their lives; and JP, the narrator, a successful writer whose work she disparages. As she lives well past the age of one hundred, her brood struggles with and among themselves to shed her viselike hold.

 

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

There are 14 spaces available.

Friday October 23, 2020
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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 October! 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 October! 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.

Tuesday October 27, 2020
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Adult Classics Book Club-Virtual

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

Dawn will discuss 
How To Travel with a Salmon and Other Essays by Umberto Eco.

“Impishly witty and ingeniously irreverent” essays on topics from cell phones to librarians, by the author of The Name of the Rose and Foucault’s Pendulum (The Atlantic Monthly).  
A cosmopolitan curmudgeon the Los Angeles Times called “the Andy Rooney of academia”—known for both nonfiction and novels that have become blockbuster New York Times bestsellers—Umberto Eco takes readers on “a delightful romp through the absurdities of modern life” (Publishers Weekly) as he journeys around the world and into his own wildly adventurous mind.
 
From the mundane details of getting around on Amtrak or in the back of a cab, to reflections on computer jargon and soccer fans, to more important issues like the effects of mass media and consumer civilization—not to mention the challenges of trying to refrigerate an expensive piece of fish at an English hotel—this renowned writer, semiotician, and philosopher provides “an uncanny combination of the profound and the profane” (San Francisco Chronicle).

 

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

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

Dawn will discuss 
How To Travel with a Salmon and Other Essays by Umberto Eco.

“Impishly witty and ingeniously irreverent” essays on topics from cell phones to librarians, by the author of The Name of the Rose and Foucault’s Pendulum (The Atlantic Monthly).  
A cosmopolitan curmudgeon the Los Angeles Times called “the Andy Rooney of academia”—known for both nonfiction and novels that have become blockbuster New York Times bestsellers—Umberto Eco takes readers on “a delightful romp through the absurdities of modern life” (Publishers Weekly) as he journeys around the world and into his own wildly adventurous mind.
 
From the mundane details of getting around on Amtrak or in the back of a cab, to reflections on computer jargon and soccer fans, to more important issues like the effects of mass media and consumer civilization—not to mention the challenges of trying to refrigerate an expensive piece of fish at an English hotel—this renowned writer, semiotician, and philosopher provides “an uncanny combination of the profound and the profane” (San Francisco Chronicle).

 

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

There are 14 spaces available.

Wednesday October 28, 2020
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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.

            

CONTACT: Robyn Rivero  (203) 888-6944 ext 4  rrivero@oxfordlib.org
LOCATION: Online
There are 27 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.

            

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

LOCATION: Online

There are 27 spaces available.

Thursday October 29, 2020
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12:00 AM - 11:55 PM
Take and Make Crafts - Kids

Every Thursday: Kids Take n’ Make Craft

Need some new crafts? Each week we will have 10 crafts ready to go in brown paper bags. Each bag will have everything you need to complete that craft! Most crafts are geared for Kindergarten and younger, though they’re cool enough that anyone would enjoy them!

PLEASE be sure to sign up to get a craft bag as we are limited to 10 of each craft.

           

CONTACT: Robyn Rivero  203 888 6944 ext 4  rrivero@oxfordlib.org
LOCATION: Library
There are 9 spaces available.

Every Thursday: Kids Take n’ Make Craft

Need some new crafts? Each week we will have 10 crafts ready to go in brown paper bags. Each bag will have everything you need to complete that craft! Most crafts are geared for Kindergarten and younger, though they’re cool enough that anyone would enjoy them!

PLEASE be sure to sign up to get a craft bag as we are limited to 10 of each craft.

           

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

LOCATION: Library

There are 9 spaces available.

Friday October 30, 2020
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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 October! 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 October! 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 November 2, 2020
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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Alice's Ordinary People Documentary Film Showing

The library presents Alice's Ordinary People, a documentary about Alice Tregay, an unsung heroine of the Civil Rights Movement. Her remarkable story spans the historic period from the marches of Dr. King to the election of Barack Obama. And her great contribution in the field of politics is the thread which connects the two. Under the leadership of Reverend Jackson, the months that Alice and her “ordinary people” spent picketing led to real change. But it was through her Political Education class, that Alice had her most significant impact. Over a four year period, thousands were trained to work in independent political campaigns. This new force was integral to the re-election of Ralph Metcalf to Congress (this time as an independent democrat), to the election of Harold Washington, mayor, and to making Barack Obama, our first African American President.
The films runs 56 minutes. On Saturday, November 7th at 2-3pm the director, Craig Dudnick, will discuss the film and facilitate a discussion on the civil rights movement.

 

Register to get the link to join us on your phone or computer.

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

The library presents Alice's Ordinary People, a documentary about Alice Tregay, an unsung heroine of the Civil Rights Movement. Her remarkable story spans the historic period from the marches of Dr. King to the election of Barack Obama. And her great contribution in the field of politics is the thread which connects the two. Under the leadership of Reverend Jackson, the months that Alice and her “ordinary people” spent picketing led to real change. But it was through her Political Education class, that Alice had her most significant impact. Over a four year period, thousands were trained to work in independent political campaigns. This new force was integral to the re-election of Ralph Metcalf to Congress (this time as an independent democrat), to the election of Harold Washington, mayor, and to making Barack Obama, our first African American President.
The films runs 56 minutes. On Saturday, November 7th at 2-3pm the director, Craig Dudnick, will discuss the film and facilitate a discussion on the civil rights movement.

 

Register to get the link to join us on your phone or computer.

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

There are many spaces available.

Thursday November 5, 2020
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Adult Historical Book Club-Virtual

The darkness rolling : a novel / Win and Meredith Blevins. (Native history, Veteran WWII, Hollywood history, Mystery)

Upon his return from World War II, Seaman Yazzie Goldman realizes that not much has changed at his family's trading post in Monument Valley--and yet everything is different. His grandfather, Moses Goldman, has suffered a debilitating stroke, and while Yazzie's mother Nizhoni is doing her best, the post is slowly falling apart. Nizhoni is thrilled that Yazzie has returned to help bring the trading post back to prosperity. Excitement comes from the nearby filming of a John Ford movie starring Henry Fonda. Director Ford enlists the tall, strong, half-Navajo and half-Jewish Yazzie to serve as a translator, and as a bodyguard for the beautiful actress Linda Darnell. Someone is sending Linda threatening letters, and as Yazzie investigates, he finds himself falling for her. Yazzie isn't the only one to have recently returned home. A man who calls himself Zopilote, the Buzzard, has spent the last twenty-five years in jail steeping himself in the ancient Navajo chant "Darkness Rolling" and consumed with rage at the people who put him there--Yazzie's mother and grandfather. A thrilling, heart-pounding read of family, adventure, romance, and vengeance, The Darkness Rolling is the first in an evocative historical mystery series.

CONTACT: Dawn Higginson  (203) 888-6944  oxlib@yahoo.com
There are 10 spaces available.

The darkness rolling : a novel / Win and Meredith Blevins. (Native history, Veteran WWII, Hollywood history, Mystery)

Upon his return from World War II, Seaman Yazzie Goldman realizes that not much has changed at his family's trading post in Monument Valley--and yet everything is different. His grandfather, Moses Goldman, has suffered a debilitating stroke, and while Yazzie's mother Nizhoni is doing her best, the post is slowly falling apart. Nizhoni is thrilled that Yazzie has returned to help bring the trading post back to prosperity. Excitement comes from the nearby filming of a John Ford movie starring Henry Fonda. Director Ford enlists the tall, strong, half-Navajo and half-Jewish Yazzie to serve as a translator, and as a bodyguard for the beautiful actress Linda Darnell. Someone is sending Linda threatening letters, and as Yazzie investigates, he finds himself falling for her. Yazzie isn't the only one to have recently returned home. A man who calls himself Zopilote, the Buzzard, has spent the last twenty-five years in jail steeping himself in the ancient Navajo chant "Darkness Rolling" and consumed with rage at the people who put him there--Yazzie's mother and grandfather. A thrilling, heart-pounding read of family, adventure, romance, and vengeance, The Darkness Rolling is the first in an evocative historical mystery series.

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

There are 10 spaces available.

Saturday November 7, 2020
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Alice's Ordinary People Documentary Film Showing and Director Talk

The library presents Alice's Ordinary People, a documentary about Alice Tregay, an unsung heroine of the Civil Rights Movement. Her remarkable story spans the historic period from the marches of Dr. King to the election of Barack Obama. And her great contribution in the field of politics is the thread which connects the two. Under the leadership of Reverend Jackson, the months that Alice and her “ordinary people” spent picketing led to real change. But it was through her Political Education class, that Alice had her most significant impact. Over a four year period, thousands were trained to work in independent political campaigns. This new force was integral to the re-election of Ralph Metcalf to Congress (this time as an independent democrat), to the election of Harold Washington, mayor, and to making Barack Obama, our first African American President.
The films runs 56 minutes. On Saturday, November 7th at 2-3pm the director, Craig Dudnick, will discuss the film and facilitate a discussion on the civil rights movement.

 

Register to receive your link to join us on your computer or phone.

CONTACT: Dawn Higginson  (203) 888-6944  oxlib@yahoo.com
There are 25 spaces available.

The library presents Alice's Ordinary People, a documentary about Alice Tregay, an unsung heroine of the Civil Rights Movement. Her remarkable story spans the historic period from the marches of Dr. King to the election of Barack Obama. And her great contribution in the field of politics is the thread which connects the two. Under the leadership of Reverend Jackson, the months that Alice and her “ordinary people” spent picketing led to real change. But it was through her Political Education class, that Alice had her most significant impact. Over a four year period, thousands were trained to work in independent political campaigns. This new force was integral to the re-election of Ralph Metcalf to Congress (this time as an independent democrat), to the election of Harold Washington, mayor, and to making Barack Obama, our first African American President.
The films runs 56 minutes. On Saturday, November 7th at 2-3pm the director, Craig Dudnick, will discuss the film and facilitate a discussion on the civil rights movement.

 

Register to receive your link to join us on your computer or phone.

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

There are 25 spaces available.

Monday November 9, 2020
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer's Disease

 

Register to join this discussion by the Alzheimer's Association of CT coordinators Maria Tomasetti and Rick Abbot as they review the 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer's Disease and answer your questions. A virtual link to join from your phone or computer will be sent if you sign up!

 

CONTACT: Dawn Higginson  (203) 888-6944  oxlib@yahoo.com
There are 25 spaces available.

 

Register to join this discussion by the Alzheimer's Association of CT coordinators Maria Tomasetti and Rick Abbot as they review the 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer's Disease and answer your questions. A virtual link to join from your phone or computer will be sent if you sign up!

 

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

There are 25 spaces available.

Saturday November 14, 2020
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Adult True Crime/Mystery Book Club-Virtual

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  American predator : the hunt for the most meticulous serial killer of the 21st century by Maureen Callahan 

 

 

"A gripping tour de force of investigative journalism that takes us deep into the investigation behind one of the most frightening and enigmatic serial killers in modern American history, and into the ranks of a singular American police force: the Anchorage PD. Most of us have never heard of Israel Keyes. But he is one of the most ambitious, meticulous serial killers of modern time. The FBI considered his behavior unprecedented. Described by a prosecutor as "a force of pure evil," he was a predator who struck all over the United States. He buried "kill kits"--Cash, weapons, and body-disposal tools--in remote locations across the country and over the course of fourteen years, would fly to a city, rent a car, and drive thousands of miles in order to use his kits. He would break into a stranger's house, abduct his victims in broad daylight, and kill and dispose of them in mere hours. And then he would return home, resuming life as a quiet, reliable construction worker devoted to his only daughter. When journalist Maureen Callahan first heard about Israel Keyes in 2012, she was captivated by how a killer of this magnitude could go undetected by law enforcement for over a decade. And so began a project that consumed her for the next several years--uncovering the true story behind how the FBI ultimately caught Israel Keyes, and trying to understand what it means for a killer like Keyes to exist. A killer who left a path of monstrous, randomly committed crimes in his wake--many of which remain unsolved to this day. American Predator is the ambitious culmination of years of on-the-ground interviews with key figures in law enforcement and in Keyes's life, and research uncovered from classified FBI files. Callahan takes us on a journey into the chilling, nightmarish mind of a relentless killer, and the limitations of traditional law enforcement, in one of America's most isolated environments--Alaska--when faced with a killer who defies all expectation and categorization"

CONTACT: Dawn Higginson  (203) 888-6944  oxlib@yahoo.com
LOCATION: Online
There are 15 spaces available.

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  American predator : the hunt for the most meticulous serial killer of the 21st century by Maureen Callahan 

 

 

"A gripping tour de force of investigative journalism that takes us deep into the investigation behind one of the most frightening and enigmatic serial killers in modern American history, and into the ranks of a singular American police force: the Anchorage PD. Most of us have never heard of Israel Keyes. But he is one of the most ambitious, meticulous serial killers of modern time. The FBI considered his behavior unprecedented. Described by a prosecutor as "a force of pure evil," he was a predator who struck all over the United States. He buried "kill kits"--Cash, weapons, and body-disposal tools--in remote locations across the country and over the course of fourteen years, would fly to a city, rent a car, and drive thousands of miles in order to use his kits. He would break into a stranger's house, abduct his victims in broad daylight, and kill and dispose of them in mere hours. And then he would return home, resuming life as a quiet, reliable construction worker devoted to his only daughter. When journalist Maureen Callahan first heard about Israel Keyes in 2012, she was captivated by how a killer of this magnitude could go undetected by law enforcement for over a decade. And so began a project that consumed her for the next several years--uncovering the true story behind how the FBI ultimately caught Israel Keyes, and trying to understand what it means for a killer like Keyes to exist. A killer who left a path of monstrous, randomly committed crimes in his wake--many of which remain unsolved to this day. American Predator is the ambitious culmination of years of on-the-ground interviews with key figures in law enforcement and in Keyes's life, and research uncovered from classified FBI files. Callahan takes us on a journey into the chilling, nightmarish mind of a relentless killer, and the limitations of traditional law enforcement, in one of America's most isolated environments--Alaska--when faced with a killer who defies all expectation and categorization"

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

LOCATION: Online

There are 15 spaces available.

Wednesday November 18, 2020
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6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Adult New Book Reviews Virtual Chat Club

Join our monthly Adult New Book Reviews Chat Club virtual session. You will be emailed the link to connect once you register.

Dawn will promote recent additions to the adult collection through booktalks, and then make further suggestions and chat with you about what you are reading or would like to read.

 

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

Join our monthly Adult New Book Reviews Chat Club virtual session. You will be emailed the link to connect once you register.

Dawn will promote recent additions to the adult collection through booktalks, and then make further suggestions and chat with you about what you are reading or would like to read.

 

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

There are many spaces available.

Thursday November 19, 2020
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Adult Fiction Book Club-Virtual

With courage, grace, and powerful insight, bestselling author Kristin Hannah captures the epic panorama of World War II and illuminates an intimate part of history seldom seen: the women's war. The Nightingale tells the stories of two sisters, separated by years and experience, by ideals, passion and circumstance, each embarking on her own dangerous path toward survival, love, and freedom in German-occupied, war-torn France―a heartbreakingly beautiful novel that celebrates the resilience of the human spirit and the durability of women. It is a novel for everyone, a novel for a lifetime.

Register to get the link to join us from your computer or phone.

CONTACT: Dawn Higginson  (203) 888-6944  oxlib@yahoo.com
There are 15 spaces available.

With courage, grace, and powerful insight, bestselling author Kristin Hannah captures the epic panorama of World War II and illuminates an intimate part of history seldom seen: the women's war. The Nightingale tells the stories of two sisters, separated by years and experience, by ideals, passion and circumstance, each embarking on her own dangerous path toward survival, love, and freedom in German-occupied, war-torn France―a heartbreakingly beautiful novel that celebrates the resilience of the human spirit and the durability of women. It is a novel for everyone, a novel for a lifetime.

Register to get the link to join us from your computer or phone.

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

There are 15 spaces available.


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