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

Monday, November 2 at 5:30PM

 

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 40 spaces available.

Monday, November 2 at 5:30PM

 

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 40 spaces available.

Wednesday November 4, 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 November 5, 2020
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12:00 PM - 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

 

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


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

Thursday, November 5 at 6PM

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

Dawn will discuss: The Darkness Rolling : a novel by 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 9 spaces available.

Thursday, November 5 at 6PM

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

Dawn will discuss: The Darkness Rolling : a novel by 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 9 spaces available.

Friday November 6, 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 2 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 2 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

Saturday, November 7 at 1PM Film Showing, 2pm Director Discussion

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 40 spaces available.

Saturday, November 7 at 1PM Film Showing, 2pm Director Discussion

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 40 spaces available.

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

Monday, November 9 at 6PM 

 

 

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 21 spaces available.

Monday, November 9 at 6PM 

 

 

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 21 spaces available.

Tuesday November 10, 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

 

 

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


Wednesday November 11, 2020
Thursday November 12, 2020
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12:00 PM - 11:55 PM
Take and Make Crafts - Kids

Please note that you do need "wet glue" to complete this craft (ie, elmers, tacky glue, etc etc)

If you do not have any at home, please email me at rrivero and let me know, we will provide a bottle for you, no questions asked :)

 

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

Please note that you do need "wet glue" to complete this craft (ie, elmers, tacky glue, etc etc)

If you do not have any at home, please email me at rrivero and let me know, we will provide a bottle for you, no questions asked :)

 

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


Friday November 13, 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 2 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 2 spaces available.

Saturday November 14, 2020
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Elementary Nutmeg Book Club - Virtual and at the Library

 

 SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14TH @ 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!

 

Space at Library is limited to 8 people!

 

CONTACT: Robyn Rivero  203 888 6944 ext 4  rrivero@oxfordlib.org
LOCATION: Library & Virtual
There are 14 spaces available.

 

 SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14TH @ 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!

 

Space at Library is limited to 8 people!

 

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

LOCATION: Library & Virtual

There are 14 spaces available.

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Adult True Crime/Mystery Book Club-Virtual

Saturday, November 14 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  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 14 spaces available.

Saturday, November 14 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  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 14 spaces available.

Tuesday November 17, 2020
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Adult Craft Night: No-Sew Binky Blankets

Tuesday, November 17 at 6PM 

 

Adult Craft Night: Gift Giving No-Sew Single Layer Fleece Binky Blankets for Kids (or Teens)

Make one to give away to charity (36"x36") and one to keep for yourself (22"x22") using our provided fleece material with your sharp scissors to make pretty fringe and tie in knots. We will collect your charity binkies and give to the local chapter in Monroe, CT. Then you can use what you learn to make some gifts for your family and friends with your own fabrics for December holidays if you wish!  
 
Register to get the link for our program on your phone or computer. First 11 signed up only, as we will provide your fabric. Must have sharp scissors and able to tie a simple knot.
 
CONTACT: Dawn Higginson  (203) 888-6944  oxlib@yahoo.com
There are 6 spaces available.

Tuesday, November 17 at 6PM 

 

Adult Craft Night: Gift Giving No-Sew Single Layer Fleece Binky Blankets for Kids (or Teens)

Make one to give away to charity (36"x36") and one to keep for yourself (22"x22") using our provided fleece material with your sharp scissors to make pretty fringe and tie in knots. We will collect your charity binkies and give to the local chapter in Monroe, CT. Then you can use what you learn to make some gifts for your family and friends with your own fabrics for December holidays if you wish!  
 
Register to get the link for our program on your phone or computer. First 11 signed up only, as we will provide your fabric. Must have sharp scissors and able to tie a simple knot.
 
CONTACT:
  Dawn Higginson
  (203) 888.6944
   oxlib@yahoo.com

There are 6 spaces available.

Wednesday November 18, 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.

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

Wednesday, November 18 at 6PM-6:30pm 

 

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.

Wednesday, November 18 at 6PM-6:30pm 

 

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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12:00 PM - 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

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


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

Thursday, November 19 at 6PM 

 

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

Dawn will discuss: The Beantown Girls by Jane Healey

1944: Fiona Denning has her entire future planned out. She'll work in city hall, marry her fiancé when he returns from the war, and settle down in the Boston suburbs. But when her fiancé is reported missing after being shot down in Germany, Fiona's long-held plans are shattered. Determined to learn her fiancé's fate, Fiona leaves Boston to volunteer overseas as a Red Cross Clubmobile girl, recruiting her two best friends to come along. There's the outspoken Viviana, who is more than happy to quit her secretarial job for a taste of adventure. Then there's Dottie, a shy music teacher whose melodious talents are sure to bring heart and hope to the boys on the front lines. Chosen for their inner strength and outer charm, the trio isn't prepared for the daunting challenges of war. But through it all come new friendships and romances, unforeseen dangers, and unexpected dreams. As the three friends begin to understand the real reasons they all came to the front, their courage and camaraderie will see them through some of the best and worst times of their lives.

 

CONTACT: Dawn Higginson  (203) 888-6944  oxlib@yahoo.com
There are 12 spaces available.

Thursday, November 19 at 6PM 

 

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

Dawn will discuss: The Beantown Girls by Jane Healey

1944: Fiona Denning has her entire future planned out. She'll work in city hall, marry her fiancé when he returns from the war, and settle down in the Boston suburbs. But when her fiancé is reported missing after being shot down in Germany, Fiona's long-held plans are shattered. Determined to learn her fiancé's fate, Fiona leaves Boston to volunteer overseas as a Red Cross Clubmobile girl, recruiting her two best friends to come along. There's the outspoken Viviana, who is more than happy to quit her secretarial job for a taste of adventure. Then there's Dottie, a shy music teacher whose melodious talents are sure to bring heart and hope to the boys on the front lines. Chosen for their inner strength and outer charm, the trio isn't prepared for the daunting challenges of war. But through it all come new friendships and romances, unforeseen dangers, and unexpected dreams. As the three friends begin to understand the real reasons they all came to the front, their courage and camaraderie will see them through some of the best and worst times of their lives.

 

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

There are 12 spaces available.

Friday November 20, 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 November 21, 2020
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Intermediate Nutmeg Book Club - Virtual and at the Library

 

 SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21 @ 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 :)

 

 

Space at Library is limited to 8 people!

 

CONTACT: Robyn Rivero  203 888 6944 ext 4  rrivero@oxfordlib.org
LOCATION: Library & Virtual
There are 11 spaces available.

 

 SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21 @ 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 :)

 

 

Space at Library is limited to 8 people!

 

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

LOCATION: Library & Virtual

There are 11 spaces available.

 
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2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Teen Book Club - Virtual and at the Library

 

 SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21 @ 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. 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: Book title will be chosen at the October Book Club 

 

Space at Library is limited to 8 people!

 

CONTACT: Robyn Rivero  203 888 6944 ext 4  rrivero@oxfordlib.org
LOCATION: Library & Virtual
There are 14 spaces available.

 

 SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21 @ 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. 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: Book title will be chosen at the October Book Club 

 

Space at Library is limited to 8 people!

 

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

LOCATION: Library & Virtual

There are 14 spaces available.

Tuesday November 24, 2020
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12:00 PM - 11:55 PM
Take and Make Crafts - Kids

Tuesday 11/24 (Because we are closed 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

Tuesday 11/24 (Because we are closed 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


Wednesday November 25, 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 November 26, 2020

Closed for Thanksgiving

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

Closed for Thanksgiving

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

Friday November 27, 2020

Closed for Thanksgiving

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

Closed for Thanksgiving

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

Monday November 30, 2020
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Adult Classics Book Club-Virtual

Monday, November 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  Ponzi's Scheme by Mitchell Zuckoff.

 

100th Anniversary!

November 30, 1920: Charles Ponzi, known for defrauding investors in a practice which would thereafter bear his name as a "Ponzi scheme", pleaded guilty to one of two federal indictments for using the U.S. mail for the purpose of fraud. Ponzi was sentenced to five years in prison, the maximum sentence allowed, at Plymouth, Massachusetts. A fine, also part of the maximum sentence, was waived because Ponzi had gone bankrupt and had no resources to repay the money lost by his investors. Under federal law, Ponzi would be eligible for parole after 20 months, one-third of his sentence.

Before Charles Ponzi (1882-1949) sailed from Italy to the shores of America in 1903, his father assured him that the streets were really paved with gold-and that Ponzi would be able to get a piece. As journalist Zuckoff observes in this engaging and fast-paced biography, Ponzi learned as soon as he disembarked that though the streets were often cobblestone, he could still make a fortune in a culture caught in the throes of the Gilded Age. Zuckoff deftly chronicles Ponzi's mercurial rise and fall as he conjured up one get-rich-quick scheme after another. Charming, gregarious and popular, Ponzi devised and carried out the scheme that carries his name in 1920 in the open (and with a brief period of approval from Boston's newspapers and financial sector). Many investors did indeed double their investments, as Ponzi would use money of new investors to pay old investors, and Ponzi himself became a millionaire. Eventually, Zuckoff shows, the Boston Post uncovered this "robbing Peter to pay Paul" system (as it was then known), and Ponzi's life unraveled. Zuckoff provides not only a definitive portrait of Ponzi's life but also insights into immigrant life and the social world of early 20th-century Boston.

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

Monday, November 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  Ponzi's Scheme by Mitchell Zuckoff.

 

100th Anniversary!

November 30, 1920: Charles Ponzi, known for defrauding investors in a practice which would thereafter bear his name as a "Ponzi scheme", pleaded guilty to one of two federal indictments for using the U.S. mail for the purpose of fraud. Ponzi was sentenced to five years in prison, the maximum sentence allowed, at Plymouth, Massachusetts. A fine, also part of the maximum sentence, was waived because Ponzi had gone bankrupt and had no resources to repay the money lost by his investors. Under federal law, Ponzi would be eligible for parole after 20 months, one-third of his sentence.

Before Charles Ponzi (1882-1949) sailed from Italy to the shores of America in 1903, his father assured him that the streets were really paved with gold-and that Ponzi would be able to get a piece. As journalist Zuckoff observes in this engaging and fast-paced biography, Ponzi learned as soon as he disembarked that though the streets were often cobblestone, he could still make a fortune in a culture caught in the throes of the Gilded Age. Zuckoff deftly chronicles Ponzi's mercurial rise and fall as he conjured up one get-rich-quick scheme after another. Charming, gregarious and popular, Ponzi devised and carried out the scheme that carries his name in 1920 in the open (and with a brief period of approval from Boston's newspapers and financial sector). Many investors did indeed double their investments, as Ponzi would use money of new investors to pay old investors, and Ponzi himself became a millionaire. Eventually, Zuckoff shows, the Boston Post uncovered this "robbing Peter to pay Paul" system (as it was then known), and Ponzi's life unraveled. Zuckoff provides not only a definitive portrait of Ponzi's life but also insights into immigrant life and the social world of early 20th-century Boston.

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

LOCATION: Online

There are 14 spaces available.

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Adult Author talk-Ponzi's Scheme

Monday, November 30th 7PM

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

Join author David Kruh as he presents a slideshow and talk on the history of Ponzi's scheming in Boston 100 years ago! Following our classics book discussion at 6pm of Ponzi's Scheme by Mitchell Zuckoff, David Kruh will take you on a fascinating financial and social historic journey exploring this true crime and its aftermath! Join us for both programs, or just for David's talk. Must register for both separately to attend both. 

CONTACT: Dawn Higginson  (203) 888-6944  oxlib@yahoo.com
There are 19 spaces available.

Monday, November 30th 7PM

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

Join author David Kruh as he presents a slideshow and talk on the history of Ponzi's scheming in Boston 100 years ago! Following our classics book discussion at 6pm of Ponzi's Scheme by Mitchell Zuckoff, David Kruh will take you on a fascinating financial and social historic journey exploring this true crime and its aftermath! Join us for both programs, or just for David's talk. Must register for both separately to attend both. 

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

There are 19 spaces available.

Tuesday December 1, 2020
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Adult Craft Night: Gift Giving Fabric Ornaments

Tuesday, December 1 at 6PM

 

Create your own no-sew Christmas or Hanukkah Ornament ball using fabric squares, folding and pinning, and finish with a beautiful ribbon. All materials provided except scissors and glue.

 
Register to receive the link to join by phone or computer. First 10 only, as we are providing all the materials. Waiting list candidates can attend and purchase their own supplies if they wish.
CONTACT: Dawn Higginson  (203) 888-6944  oxlib@yahoo.com
There are 7 spaces available.

Tuesday, December 1 at 6PM

 

Create your own no-sew Christmas or Hanukkah Ornament ball using fabric squares, folding and pinning, and finish with a beautiful ribbon. All materials provided except scissors and glue.

 
Register to receive the link to join by phone or computer. First 10 only, as we are providing all the materials. Waiting list candidates can attend and purchase their own supplies if they wish.
CONTACT:
  Dawn Higginson
  (203) 888.6944
   oxlib@yahoo.com

There are 7 spaces available.

Thursday December 3, 2020
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6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Adult Historical Book Club-Virtual

Thursday December 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 Jane and the Twelve Days of Christmas by Stephanie Barron.

 

 

Christmas Eve, 1814: Jane Austen has been invited to spend the holiday with family and friends at The Vyne, the gorgeous ancestral home of the wealthy and politically prominent Chute family. As the year fades and friends begin to gather beneath the mistletoe for the twelve days of Christmas festivities, Jane and her circle are in a celebratory mood: Mansfield Park is selling nicely; Napoleon has been banished to Elba; British forces have seized Washington, DC; and on Christmas Eve, John Quincy Adams signs the Treaty of Ghent, which will end a war nobody in England really wanted.
 
Jane, however, discovers holiday cheer is fleeting. One of the Yuletide revelers dies in a tragic accident, which Jane immediately views with suspicion. If the accident was in fact murder, the killer is one of Jane’s fellow snow-bound guests. With clues scattered amidst cleverly crafted charades, dark secrets coming to light during parlor games, and old friendships returning to haunt the Christmas parties, whom can Jane trust to help her discover the truth and stop the killer from striking again?

 

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

Thursday December 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 Jane and the Twelve Days of Christmas by Stephanie Barron.

 

 

Christmas Eve, 1814: Jane Austen has been invited to spend the holiday with family and friends at The Vyne, the gorgeous ancestral home of the wealthy and politically prominent Chute family. As the year fades and friends begin to gather beneath the mistletoe for the twelve days of Christmas festivities, Jane and her circle are in a celebratory mood: Mansfield Park is selling nicely; Napoleon has been banished to Elba; British forces have seized Washington, DC; and on Christmas Eve, John Quincy Adams signs the Treaty of Ghent, which will end a war nobody in England really wanted.
 
Jane, however, discovers holiday cheer is fleeting. One of the Yuletide revelers dies in a tragic accident, which Jane immediately views with suspicion. If the accident was in fact murder, the killer is one of Jane’s fellow snow-bound guests. With clues scattered amidst cleverly crafted charades, dark secrets coming to light during parlor games, and old friendships returning to haunt the Christmas parties, whom can Jane trust to help her discover the truth and stop the killer from striking again?

 

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

LOCATION: Online

There are 15 spaces available.

Thursday December 17, 2020
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6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Adult Fiction Book Club-Virtual

Thursday December 17 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 Christmas, Present by Jacqueline Mitchard.

 

 

 

A moving Christmas story from award-winning journalist, screenwriter, bestselling novelist and children's book author Mitchard (Twelve Times Blessed; The Rest of Us; The Most Wanted). It's December 23, and Elliott Banner and his wife, Laura, are celebrating their 14th wedding anniversary with a romantic dinner at a good Italian restaurant and a performance of the Cirque du Soleil. Soon after the show, their car breaks down in a Boston tunnel, and Elliott's beloved is stricken with a crippling headache that sends them to a nearby hospital. On Christmas Eve the clan gathers: Laura and Elliott's three young daughters, Annie, Rory and Amelia; Laura's mother, Miranda; her two sisters, Suzanne and Angela; and her feckless brother, Stephen. With a loving recap of Laura's life adventures Mitchard excels in straightforward writing, which is poignant rather than mawkish, sometimes mordant and, despite the theme of the story, surprisingly humorous. 

 

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

Thursday December 17 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 Christmas, Present by Jacqueline Mitchard.

 

 

 

A moving Christmas story from award-winning journalist, screenwriter, bestselling novelist and children's book author Mitchard (Twelve Times Blessed; The Rest of Us; The Most Wanted). It's December 23, and Elliott Banner and his wife, Laura, are celebrating their 14th wedding anniversary with a romantic dinner at a good Italian restaurant and a performance of the Cirque du Soleil. Soon after the show, their car breaks down in a Boston tunnel, and Elliott's beloved is stricken with a crippling headache that sends them to a nearby hospital. On Christmas Eve the clan gathers: Laura and Elliott's three young daughters, Annie, Rory and Amelia; Laura's mother, Miranda; her two sisters, Suzanne and Angela; and her feckless brother, Stephen. With a loving recap of Laura's life adventures Mitchard excels in straightforward writing, which is poignant rather than mawkish, sometimes mordant and, despite the theme of the story, surprisingly humorous. 

 

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

LOCATION: Online

There are 15 spaces available.

Tuesday December 29, 2020
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6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Adult Classics Book Club-Virtual

Tuesday, December 29 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  Persuasion by Jane Austen.

 

 

Persuasion is the last novel fully completed by Jane Austen. It was published at the end of 1817, six months after her death.The story concerns Anne Elliot, a young Englishwoman of 27 years, whose family is moving to lower their expenses and get out of debt, at the same time as the wars come to an end, putting sailors on shore. They rent their home to an Admiral and his wife. The wife’s brother, Navy Captain Frederick Wentworth, had been engaged to Anne in 1806, and now they meet again, both single and unattached, after no contact in more than seven years. This sets the scene for many humorous encounters as well as a second, well-considered chance at love and marriage for Anne Elliot in her second "bloom".

 

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

Tuesday, December 29 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  Persuasion by Jane Austen.

 

 

Persuasion is the last novel fully completed by Jane Austen. It was published at the end of 1817, six months after her death.The story concerns Anne Elliot, a young Englishwoman of 27 years, whose family is moving to lower their expenses and get out of debt, at the same time as the wars come to an end, putting sailors on shore. They rent their home to an Admiral and his wife. The wife’s brother, Navy Captain Frederick Wentworth, had been engaged to Anne in 1806, and now they meet again, both single and unattached, after no contact in more than seven years. This sets the scene for many humorous encounters as well as a second, well-considered chance at love and marriage for Anne Elliot in her second "bloom".

 

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

LOCATION: Online

There are 15 spaces available.

Thursday January 7, 2021
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6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Adult Historical Book Club-Virtual

Thursday, January 7 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 The Girls with No Names by Serena Burdick.

 

A beautiful tale of hope, courage, and sisterhood - inspired by the real House of Mercy and the girls confined there for daring to break the rules. 

Growing up in New York City in the 1910s, Luella and Effie Tildon realize that even as wealthy young women, their freedoms come with limits. But when the sisters discover a shocking secret about their father, Luella, the brazen elder sister, becomes emboldened to do as she pleases. Her rebellion comes with consequences, and one morning Luella is mysteriously gone.

Effie suspects her father has sent Luella to the House of Mercy and hatches a plan to get herself committed to save her sister. But she made a miscalculation, and with no one to believe her story, Effie’s own escape seems impossible - unless she can trust an enigmatic girl named Mable. As their fates entwine, Mable and Effie must rely on their tenuous friendship to survive. 

Home for Unwanted Girls meets The Dollhouse in this atmospheric, heartwarming story that explores not only the historical House of Mercy, but the lives - and secrets - of the girls who stayed there. 

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

Thursday, January 7 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 The Girls with No Names by Serena Burdick.

 

A beautiful tale of hope, courage, and sisterhood - inspired by the real House of Mercy and the girls confined there for daring to break the rules. 

Growing up in New York City in the 1910s, Luella and Effie Tildon realize that even as wealthy young women, their freedoms come with limits. But when the sisters discover a shocking secret about their father, Luella, the brazen elder sister, becomes emboldened to do as she pleases. Her rebellion comes with consequences, and one morning Luella is mysteriously gone.

Effie suspects her father has sent Luella to the House of Mercy and hatches a plan to get herself committed to save her sister. But she made a miscalculation, and with no one to believe her story, Effie’s own escape seems impossible - unless she can trust an enigmatic girl named Mable. As their fates entwine, Mable and Effie must rely on their tenuous friendship to survive. 

Home for Unwanted Girls meets The Dollhouse in this atmospheric, heartwarming story that explores not only the historical House of Mercy, but the lives - and secrets - of the girls who stayed there. 

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

LOCATION: Online

There are 14 spaces available.

Thursday January 21, 2021
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6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Adult Fiction Book Club-Virtual

Thursday, January 21 at 6pm

 

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

Dawn will discuss The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah.

 

A #1 New York Times bestseller, Wall Street Journal Best Book of the Year, and a major motion picture, this unforgettable novel of love and strength in the face of war has enthralled a generation.

France, 1939 - In the quiet village of Carriveau, Vianne Mauriac says goodbye to her husband, Antoine, as he heads for the Front. She doesn't believe that the Nazis will invade France … but invade they do, in droves of marching soldiers, in caravans of trucks and tanks, in planes that fill the skies and drop bombs upon the innocent. When a German captain requisitions Vianne's home, she and her daughter must live with the enemy or lose everything. Without food or money or hope, as danger escalates all around them, she is forced to make one impossible choice after another to keep her family alive.

Vianne's sister, Isabelle, is a rebellious eighteen-year-old girl, searching for purpose with all the reckless passion of youth. While thousands of Parisians march into the unknown terrors of war, she meets Gäetan, a partisan who believes the French can fight the Nazis from within France, and she falls in love as only the young can … completely. But when he betrays her, Isabelle joins the Resistance and never looks back, risking her life time and again to save others.

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.

Goodreads Best Historical Novel of the Year • People's Choice Favorite Fiction Winner • #1 Indie Next Selection • A Buzzfeed and The Week Best Book of the Year

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

Thursday, January 21 at 6pm

 

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

Dawn will discuss The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah.

 

A #1 New York Times bestseller, Wall Street Journal Best Book of the Year, and a major motion picture, this unforgettable novel of love and strength in the face of war has enthralled a generation.

France, 1939 - In the quiet village of Carriveau, Vianne Mauriac says goodbye to her husband, Antoine, as he heads for the Front. She doesn't believe that the Nazis will invade France … but invade they do, in droves of marching soldiers, in caravans of trucks and tanks, in planes that fill the skies and drop bombs upon the innocent. When a German captain requisitions Vianne's home, she and her daughter must live with the enemy or lose everything. Without food or money or hope, as danger escalates all around them, she is forced to make one impossible choice after another to keep her family alive.

Vianne's sister, Isabelle, is a rebellious eighteen-year-old girl, searching for purpose with all the reckless passion of youth. While thousands of Parisians march into the unknown terrors of war, she meets Gäetan, a partisan who believes the French can fight the Nazis from within France, and she falls in love as only the young can … completely. But when he betrays her, Isabelle joins the Resistance and never looks back, risking her life time and again to save others.

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.

Goodreads Best Historical Novel of the Year • People's Choice Favorite Fiction Winner • #1 Indie Next Selection • A Buzzfeed and The Week Best Book of the Year

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

LOCATION: Online

There are 15 spaces available.

Tuesday January 26, 2021
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6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Adult Classics Book Club-Virtual

Thursday January 26 at 6pm

 

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

Dawn will discuss  The Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope.

 

 

Published in 1875 after appearing in serial form, “The Way We Live Now” is widely acknowledged to be the masterpiece of Anthony Trollope’s prolific Victorian career. The novel is a scathing satire which Trollope wrote upon returning to England after traveling abroad. Trollope was horrified to discover how pervasive greed and dishonesty had become in England during his absence. In seeking to reveal the deceit and dissipation he found, Trollope spared no sinful aspect he perceived in business, politics, social classes, literature, and various vice-related activities. Inspired by the devastation wrought by several famous financial scams of the nineteenth century, Trollope drew upon these scandals to show how destructive such deception and avarice can become. The result of his efforts is an impressive array of characters, such as the old coquette Lady Carbury, her dissolute son Sir Felix, a spoiled and treacherously lovely heiress Marie, and her colossal figure of a father Augustus Melmotte, the great financier whose deceitful plots dupe countless wealthy individuals. Through the swindling, bribery, feuding, and shameless self-promotion of these characters, Trollope writes a sweeping panorama of vice for the sake of monetary greed that will cause readers to reflect on the morality of our own time.

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

Thursday January 26 at 6pm

 

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

Dawn will discuss  The Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope.

 

 

Published in 1875 after appearing in serial form, “The Way We Live Now” is widely acknowledged to be the masterpiece of Anthony Trollope’s prolific Victorian career. The novel is a scathing satire which Trollope wrote upon returning to England after traveling abroad. Trollope was horrified to discover how pervasive greed and dishonesty had become in England during his absence. In seeking to reveal the deceit and dissipation he found, Trollope spared no sinful aspect he perceived in business, politics, social classes, literature, and various vice-related activities. Inspired by the devastation wrought by several famous financial scams of the nineteenth century, Trollope drew upon these scandals to show how destructive such deception and avarice can become. The result of his efforts is an impressive array of characters, such as the old coquette Lady Carbury, her dissolute son Sir Felix, a spoiled and treacherously lovely heiress Marie, and her colossal figure of a father Augustus Melmotte, the great financier whose deceitful plots dupe countless wealthy individuals. Through the swindling, bribery, feuding, and shameless self-promotion of these characters, Trollope writes a sweeping panorama of vice for the sake of monetary greed that will cause readers to reflect on the morality of our own time.

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

LOCATION: Online

There are 15 spaces available.

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

Thursday February 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 Friend of Mr. Lincoln by Stephen Harrigan.

 

 

The novel opens in 1832 in the Black Hawk War, when Micajah (Cage) Weatherby--an imaginary character--and Lincoln meet. Afterwards Cage musters out to Springfield, Illinois, where he becomes part of the group of ambitious young men, which includes Lincoln, in this frontier town on the make. And it is through Cage that we come to know his friend Lincoln in his twenties and early thirties, the Lincoln who is already a circuit-riding lawyer and a member of the state legislature, filled with an almost ungovernable ambition. But to Cage and to others with big dreams in this group--which includes Joshua Speed, Billy Herndon, Ninian Edwards, Stephen Douglas, Jim Reed--he is also a beloved, hypnotic figure, physically powerful, by turns charmingly awkward and mesmerizingly self-possesed, and a supremely gifted story teller, a man of whom they expect big things. Cage, a poet, both admires and clashes with Lincoln, as Lincoln's legal ethics allow him to take a murderer's case, or clients on both sides of the slavery issue. And Cage, himself engaged in a long affair with an independent young widow, charts Lincoln's never easy path, from his high spirits and earthy jokes to his soul-hollowing sadness and bouts with the hypo (depression), from his disastrous courtship of another Mary to finally marriage with beautiful, capricious, politically savvy, Mary Todd, who at the close of the novel in 1847 has presented him one son and some stability, although it leads to conflict with Cage, and sends the two men on very different paths into the future.

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

Thursday February 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 Friend of Mr. Lincoln by Stephen Harrigan.

 

 

The novel opens in 1832 in the Black Hawk War, when Micajah (Cage) Weatherby--an imaginary character--and Lincoln meet. Afterwards Cage musters out to Springfield, Illinois, where he becomes part of the group of ambitious young men, which includes Lincoln, in this frontier town on the make. And it is through Cage that we come to know his friend Lincoln in his twenties and early thirties, the Lincoln who is already a circuit-riding lawyer and a member of the state legislature, filled with an almost ungovernable ambition. But to Cage and to others with big dreams in this group--which includes Joshua Speed, Billy Herndon, Ninian Edwards, Stephen Douglas, Jim Reed--he is also a beloved, hypnotic figure, physically powerful, by turns charmingly awkward and mesmerizingly self-possesed, and a supremely gifted story teller, a man of whom they expect big things. Cage, a poet, both admires and clashes with Lincoln, as Lincoln's legal ethics allow him to take a murderer's case, or clients on both sides of the slavery issue. And Cage, himself engaged in a long affair with an independent young widow, charts Lincoln's never easy path, from his high spirits and earthy jokes to his soul-hollowing sadness and bouts with the hypo (depression), from his disastrous courtship of another Mary to finally marriage with beautiful, capricious, politically savvy, Mary Todd, who at the close of the novel in 1847 has presented him one son and some stability, although it leads to conflict with Cage, and sends the two men on very different paths into the future.

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

LOCATION: Online

There are 15 spaces available.

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

Thursday February 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 A Friend of Mr. Lincoln by Stephen Harrigan.

 

 

The novel opens in 1832 in the Black Hawk War, when Micajah (Cage) Weatherby--an imaginary character--and Lincoln meet. Afterwards Cage musters out to Springfield, Illinois, where he becomes part of the group of ambitious young men, which includes Lincoln, in this frontier town on the make. And it is through Cage that we come to know his friend Lincoln in his twenties and early thirties, the Lincoln who is already a circuit-riding lawyer and a member of the state legislature, filled with an almost ungovernable ambition. But to Cage and to others with big dreams in this group--which includes Joshua Speed, Billy Herndon, Ninian Edwards, Stephen Douglas, Jim Reed--he is also a beloved, hypnotic figure, physically powerful, by turns charmingly awkward and mesmerizingly self-possesed, and a supremely gifted story teller, a man of whom they expect big things. Cage, a poet, both admires and clashes with Lincoln, as Lincoln's legal ethics allow him to take a murderer's case, or clients on both sides of the slavery issue. And Cage, himself engaged in a long affair with an independent young widow, charts Lincoln's never easy path, from his high spirits and earthy jokes to his soul-hollowing sadness and bouts with the hypo (depression), from his disastrous courtship of another Mary to finally marriage with beautiful, capricious, politically savvy, Mary Todd, who at the close of the novel in 1847 has presented him one son and some stability, although it leads to conflict with Cage, and sends the two men on very different paths into the future.

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

Thursday February 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 A Friend of Mr. Lincoln by Stephen Harrigan.

 

 

The novel opens in 1832 in the Black Hawk War, when Micajah (Cage) Weatherby--an imaginary character--and Lincoln meet. Afterwards Cage musters out to Springfield, Illinois, where he becomes part of the group of ambitious young men, which includes Lincoln, in this frontier town on the make. And it is through Cage that we come to know his friend Lincoln in his twenties and early thirties, the Lincoln who is already a circuit-riding lawyer and a member of the state legislature, filled with an almost ungovernable ambition. But to Cage and to others with big dreams in this group--which includes Joshua Speed, Billy Herndon, Ninian Edwards, Stephen Douglas, Jim Reed--he is also a beloved, hypnotic figure, physically powerful, by turns charmingly awkward and mesmerizingly self-possesed, and a supremely gifted story teller, a man of whom they expect big things. Cage, a poet, both admires and clashes with Lincoln, as Lincoln's legal ethics allow him to take a murderer's case, or clients on both sides of the slavery issue. And Cage, himself engaged in a long affair with an independent young widow, charts Lincoln's never easy path, from his high spirits and earthy jokes to his soul-hollowing sadness and bouts with the hypo (depression), from his disastrous courtship of another Mary to finally marriage with beautiful, capricious, politically savvy, Mary Todd, who at the close of the novel in 1847 has presented him one son and some stability, although it leads to conflict with Cage, and sends the two men on very different paths into the future.

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

LOCATION: Online

There are 15 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 15 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 15 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 fiance̹'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 15 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 fiance̹'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 15 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 15 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 15 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 15 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 15 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 15 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 15 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 15 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 15 spaces available.


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