Tuesday July 7, 2020
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12:00 AM - 11:55 PM
Tall Tales: Writing Activity

Tall Tales: Writing Activity

(All Ages)

This program is asynchrnous, you do not have to be present at a specific date or time to access the content. However, if you do participate, we ask that you please register using this Eventkeeper post, regardless of when you plan to view the content. This is to help us demonstrate our community engagement statistics for our annual report. Though many of our remote-access programs do not require you to be present at a specific day or time, registering or emailing about programs you participate in would be greatly appreciated.

Have you ever read a story that you just knew was pulling your leg? Chances are it might have been a tall tale!

"Tall tales" are stories that are told as if they were true but contain exaggerated or unbelievable parts. Some tall tales are exaggerations of real events, while others are completely make-believe. Tall tales are usually very funny because the exaggerations in the story tend to be the main focus of the whole story.

Check out these read alouds of some classic tall tales:

Pecos Bill

Casey Jones

Paul Bunyan

Then, try out this Tall Tale Madlib!

 

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

Tall Tales: Writing Activity

(All Ages)

This program is asynchrnous, you do not have to be present at a specific date or time to access the content. However, if you do participate, we ask that you please register using this Eventkeeper post, regardless of when you plan to view the content. This is to help us demonstrate our community engagement statistics for our annual report. Though many of our remote-access programs do not require you to be present at a specific day or time, registering or emailing about programs you participate in would be greatly appreciated.

Have you ever read a story that you just knew was pulling your leg? Chances are it might have been a tall tale!

"Tall tales" are stories that are told as if they were true but contain exaggerated or unbelievable parts. Some tall tales are exaggerations of real events, while others are completely make-believe. Tall tales are usually very funny because the exaggerations in the story tend to be the main focus of the whole story.

Check out these read alouds of some classic tall tales:

Pecos Bill

Casey Jones

Paul Bunyan

Then, try out this Tall Tale Madlib!

 

CONTACT:
  Robyn Rivero
  2038886944
   rrivero@oxfordlib.org

LOCATION: Online

There are many spaces available.

Wednesday July 8, 2020
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12:00 AM - 11:55 PM
Story Time

This program is asynchrnous, you do not have to be present at a specific date or time to access the content. However, if you do participate, we ask that you please register using this Eventkeeper post, regardless of when you plan to view the content. This is to help us demonstrate our community engagement statistics for our annual report. Though many of our remote-access programs do not require you to be present at a specific day or time, registering or emailing about programs you participate in would be greatly appreciated.

 

Story Time!

All Ages

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  2038886944 Ext. 4  rrivero@oxfordlib.org
LOCATION: Online
There are many spaces available.

This program is asynchrnous, you do not have to be present at a specific date or time to access the content. However, if you do participate, we ask that you please register using this Eventkeeper post, regardless of when you plan to view the content. This is to help us demonstrate our community engagement statistics for our annual report. Though many of our remote-access programs do not require you to be present at a specific day or time, registering or emailing about programs you participate in would be greatly appreciated.

 

Story Time!

All Ages

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
  2038886944 Ext. 4
   rrivero@oxfordlib.org

LOCATION: Online

There are many spaces available.

Thursday July 9, 2020
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12:00 AM - 11:55 PM
Fairy Tale Riddles

This program is asynchrnous, you do not have to be present at a specific date or time to access the content. However, if you do participate, we ask that you please register using this Eventkeeper post, regardless of when you plan to view the content. This is to help us demonstrate our community engagement statistics for our annual report. Though many of our remote-access programs do not require you to be present at a specific day or time, registering or emailing about programs you participate in would be greatly appreciated.

Fairy Tale Riddles
Asynchronous
(All Ages)

Try your hand at the riddles in the link below. Each riddle describes a different fairy tale character!

Click HERE for the riddle quiz

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

This program is asynchrnous, you do not have to be present at a specific date or time to access the content. However, if you do participate, we ask that you please register using this Eventkeeper post, regardless of when you plan to view the content. This is to help us demonstrate our community engagement statistics for our annual report. Though many of our remote-access programs do not require you to be present at a specific day or time, registering or emailing about programs you participate in would be greatly appreciated.

Fairy Tale Riddles
Asynchronous
(All Ages)

Try your hand at the riddles in the link below. Each riddle describes a different fairy tale character!

Click HERE for the riddle quiz

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

LOCATION: Online

There are many spaces available.

Friday July 10, 2020
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Baby Time (Live on Zoom)

Baby Time! Live on Zoom!
Every Friday at 10am
(Under 2 years old)
We’ve missed Baby Time so much! Let’s give a live Zoom Baby Time a whirl this month! 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 Zoom 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
There are 4 spaces available.

Baby Time! Live on Zoom!
Every Friday at 10am
(Under 2 years old)
We’ve missed Baby Time so much! Let’s give a live Zoom Baby Time a whirl this month! 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 Zoom 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

There are 4 spaces available.

Saturday July 11, 2020
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Interactive Story Theatre

 

Interactive Story Theatre

Saturday July 11 at 10:00am - On-site at the library!
(Ages 5 and Up)

**Registration is strictly required**

Ingrid Schaeffer will be hosting another super fun story time theater! Join us to first hear the story of The Billy Goats Gruff and then become a part of the story yourself!

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

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.

Masks are required to have with you in case of any distancing issues.

Please arrive 5 minutes early

Maximum of 10 participants

 
CONTACT: Robyn Rivero  2038886944 Ext. 4  rrivero@oxfordlib.org
LOCATION: Library
There are 10 spaces available.

 

Interactive Story Theatre

Saturday July 11 at 10:00am - On-site at the library!
(Ages 5 and Up)

**Registration is strictly required**

Ingrid Schaeffer will be hosting another super fun story time theater! Join us to first hear the story of The Billy Goats Gruff and then become a part of the story yourself!

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

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.

Masks are required to have with you in case of any distancing issues.

Please arrive 5 minutes early

Maximum of 10 participants

 
CONTACT:
  Robyn Rivero
  2038886944 Ext. 4
   rrivero@oxfordlib.org

LOCATION: Library

There are 10 spaces available.

Monday July 13, 2020
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12:00 AM - 11:55 PM
Oni Masks: Printable Craft

Oni Masks: Printable Craft 

Asynchronous
(All Ages)

Create your own oni masks! Oni are mythical monsters often portrayed as the villains of Japanese fairy tales. Depictions of oni vary widely, but they are usually portrayed as hideous, gigantic, ogre-like creatures with one or multiple horns, sharp claws, and wild hair. Their skin is usually red, blue, or green, and they sometimes have a third eye or extra fingers and toes. 

 

HERE is a great folk story about the Oni.

HERE is information about Taiko music and some great videos as well! Listen along while you decorate your mask!

And here are a bunch of oni mask templates to print!
Pro tip: copy and paste the image into word, publisher, or google docs before printing so you can resize it as needed

Mask 1      Mask 2      Mask 3      Mask 4 

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

Oni Masks: Printable Craft 

Asynchronous
(All Ages)

Create your own oni masks! Oni are mythical monsters often portrayed as the villains of Japanese fairy tales. Depictions of oni vary widely, but they are usually portrayed as hideous, gigantic, ogre-like creatures with one or multiple horns, sharp claws, and wild hair. Their skin is usually red, blue, or green, and they sometimes have a third eye or extra fingers and toes. 

 

HERE is a great folk story about the Oni.

HERE is information about Taiko music and some great videos as well! Listen along while you decorate your mask!

And here are a bunch of oni mask templates to print!
Pro tip: copy and paste the image into word, publisher, or google docs before printing so you can resize it as needed

Mask 1      Mask 2      Mask 3      Mask 4 

 
CONTACT:
  Robyn
  203.888.6944 ext 4
   rrivero@oxfordlib.org

LOCATION: Online

There are many spaces available.

Tuesday July 14, 2020
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12:00 AM - 11:55 PM
Ghost Stories: Writing Activity

Ghost Stories: Writing Activity

This program is asynchronous, you do not have to be present at a specific date or time to access the content. However, if you do participate, we ask that you please register using this Eventkeeper post, regardless of when you plan to view the content. This is to help us demonstrate our community engagement statistics for our annual report. Though many of our remote-access programs do not require you to be present at a specific day or time, registering or emailing about programs you participate in would be greatly appreciated.


(Teens and Adults)

Maybe your town has an old tale about ghosts that you want to put down in writing or maybe you’ve heard about ghost sightings. Ghost stories are fun to write but they have distinctive features. 

(*Optional*  Use this guide to establish some common features of ghost stories. You can use the graphic organizer to brainstorm ideas.)

If you would like to share your story, please email it to rrivero@oxfordlib.org
CONTACT: Robyn  203-888-6944 ext 4  rrivero@oxfordlib.org
LOCATION: Online
There are many spaces available.

Ghost Stories: Writing Activity

This program is asynchronous, you do not have to be present at a specific date or time to access the content. However, if you do participate, we ask that you please register using this Eventkeeper post, regardless of when you plan to view the content. This is to help us demonstrate our community engagement statistics for our annual report. Though many of our remote-access programs do not require you to be present at a specific day or time, registering or emailing about programs you participate in would be greatly appreciated.


(Teens and Adults)

Maybe your town has an old tale about ghosts that you want to put down in writing or maybe you’ve heard about ghost sightings. Ghost stories are fun to write but they have distinctive features. 

(*Optional*  Use this guide to establish some common features of ghost stories. You can use the graphic organizer to brainstorm ideas.)

If you would like to share your story, please email it to rrivero@oxfordlib.org
CONTACT:
  Robyn
  203.888.6944 ext 4
   rrivero@oxfordlib.org

LOCATION: Online

There are many spaces available.

Wednesday July 15, 2020
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12:00 AM - 11:55 PM
Story Time

This program is asynchrnous, you do not have to be present at a specific date or time to access the content. However, if you do participate, we ask that you please register using this Eventkeeper post, regardless of when you plan to view the content. This is to help us demonstrate our community engagement statistics for our annual report. Though many of our remote-access programs do not require you to be present at a specific day or time, registering or emailing about programs you participate in would be greatly appreciated.

 

Story Time!

All Ages

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  2038886944 Ext. 4  rrivero@oxfordlib.org
LOCATION: Online
There are many spaces available.

This program is asynchrnous, you do not have to be present at a specific date or time to access the content. However, if you do participate, we ask that you please register using this Eventkeeper post, regardless of when you plan to view the content. This is to help us demonstrate our community engagement statistics for our annual report. Though many of our remote-access programs do not require you to be present at a specific day or time, registering or emailing about programs you participate in would be greatly appreciated.

 

Story Time!

All Ages

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
  2038886944 Ext. 4
   rrivero@oxfordlib.org

LOCATION: Online

There are many spaces available.

Thursday July 16, 2020
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12:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Cryptogram Challenge

Cryptogram Challenge

(All Ages)

This program is asynchronous, you do not have to be present at a specific date or time to access the content. However, if you do participate, we ask that you please register using this Eventkeeper post, regardless of when you plan to view the content. This is to help us demonstrate our community engagement statistics for our annual report. Though many of our remote-access programs do not require you to be present at a specific day or time, registering or emailing about programs you participate in would be greatly appreciated.


Can you decode a secret message? Try it out with these three cryptograms.

The message is written in numbers, each number stands for a letter.

Figure out which number equals which letter to solve the cryptogram!

For example: if 5 stands for E. you would put an E everywhere you see a 5.

Here is one where we have solved all of the vowels for you.

This one only has the letter E solved.

And this final puzzle has no letters filled in for you!

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

Cryptogram Challenge

(All Ages)

This program is asynchronous, you do not have to be present at a specific date or time to access the content. However, if you do participate, we ask that you please register using this Eventkeeper post, regardless of when you plan to view the content. This is to help us demonstrate our community engagement statistics for our annual report. Though many of our remote-access programs do not require you to be present at a specific day or time, registering or emailing about programs you participate in would be greatly appreciated.


Can you decode a secret message? Try it out with these three cryptograms.

The message is written in numbers, each number stands for a letter.

Figure out which number equals which letter to solve the cryptogram!

For example: if 5 stands for E. you would put an E everywhere you see a 5.

Here is one where we have solved all of the vowels for you.

This one only has the letter E solved.

And this final puzzle has no letters filled in for you!

 
CONTACT:
  Robyn
  203.888.6944 ext 4
   rrivero@oxfordlib.org

LOCATION: Online

There are many spaces available.

Friday July 17, 2020
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Baby Time (Live on Zoom)

Baby Time! Live on Zoom!
Every Friday at 10am
(Under 2 years old)
We’ve missed Baby Time so much! Let’s give a live Zoom Baby Time a whirl this month! 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 Zoom 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
There are 4 spaces available.

Baby Time! Live on Zoom!
Every Friday at 10am
(Under 2 years old)
We’ve missed Baby Time so much! Let’s give a live Zoom Baby Time a whirl this month! 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 Zoom 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

There are 4 spaces available.

Saturday July 18, 2020
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11:00 AM - 11:20 AM
Rotation 1 Bring the Hoopla

Bring the Hoopla - Rotation 1

Saturday July 18 from 11am - 11:20am

On-site at the library!

(Ages 4 and Up)

**Registration is strictly required**
 

We are so excited to have Bring the Hoopla at the library! Nicole 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:

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.

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

There are three rotations of participants to make sure we can include as many kids as possible

First Rotation: 11am - 11:20am, please arrive 5 minutes early, 10 participants maximum

5 minute break to sanitize and transition

CONTACT: Robyn Rivero  2038886944 Ext. 4  rrivero@oxfordlib.org
LOCATION: Library
There are 10 spaces available.

Bring the Hoopla - Rotation 1

Saturday July 18 from 11am - 11:20am

On-site at the library!

(Ages 4 and Up)

**Registration is strictly required**
 

We are so excited to have Bring the Hoopla at the library! Nicole 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:

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.

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

There are three rotations of participants to make sure we can include as many kids as possible

First Rotation: 11am - 11:20am, please arrive 5 minutes early, 10 participants maximum

5 minute break to sanitize and transition

CONTACT:
  Robyn Rivero
  2038886944 Ext. 4
   rrivero@oxfordlib.org

LOCATION: Library

There are 10 spaces available.

 
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11:25 AM - 11:45 AM
Rotation 2 Bring the Hoopla

Bring the Hoopla - Rotation 2

Saturday July 18 from 11:25am - 11:45am

On-site at the library!

(Ages 4 and Up)

**Registration is strictly required**
 

We are so excited to have Bring the Hoopla at the library! Nicole 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:

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.

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

There are three rotations of participants to make sure we can include as many kids as possible

First Rotation: 11am - 11:20am

5 minute break to sanitize and transition

Second Rotation: 11:25am - 11:45am, please arrive 5 minutes early but remain away from the program area until the first group has left, 10 participants maximum

5 minute break to sanitize and transition

 

CONTACT: Robyn Rivero  2038886944 Ext. 4  rrivero@oxfordlib.org
LOCATION: Library
There are 10 spaces available.

Bring the Hoopla - Rotation 2

Saturday July 18 from 11:25am - 11:45am

On-site at the library!

(Ages 4 and Up)

**Registration is strictly required**
 

We are so excited to have Bring the Hoopla at the library! Nicole 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:

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.

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

There are three rotations of participants to make sure we can include as many kids as possible

First Rotation: 11am - 11:20am

5 minute break to sanitize and transition

Second Rotation: 11:25am - 11:45am, please arrive 5 minutes early but remain away from the program area until the first group has left, 10 participants maximum

5 minute break to sanitize and transition

 

CONTACT:
  Robyn Rivero
  2038886944 Ext. 4
   rrivero@oxfordlib.org

LOCATION: Library

There are 10 spaces available.

 
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11:50 AM - 12:05 PM
Rotation 3 Bring the Hoopla

Bring the Hoopla - Rotation 3

Saturday July 18 from 11:50am - 12:05pm

On-site at the library!

(Ages 4 and Up)

**Registration is strictly required**
 

We are so excited to have Bring the Hoopla at the library! Nicole 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:

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.

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

There are three rotations of participants to make sure we can include as many kids as possible

First Rotation: 11am - 11:20am

5 minute break to sanitize and transition

Second Rotation: 11:25am - 11:45am

5 minute break to sanitize and transition

Third Rotation: 11:50am - 12:05pm, please arrive 5 minutes early but remain away from the program area until the second group has left, 10 participants maximum

CONTACT: Robyn Rivero  2038886944 Ext. 4  rrivero@oxfordlib.org
LOCATION: Library
There are 10 spaces available.

Bring the Hoopla - Rotation 3

Saturday July 18 from 11:50am - 12:05pm

On-site at the library!

(Ages 4 and Up)

**Registration is strictly required**
 

We are so excited to have Bring the Hoopla at the library! Nicole 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:

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.

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

There are three rotations of participants to make sure we can include as many kids as possible

First Rotation: 11am - 11:20am

5 minute break to sanitize and transition

Second Rotation: 11:25am - 11:45am

5 minute break to sanitize and transition

Third Rotation: 11:50am - 12:05pm, please arrive 5 minutes early but remain away from the program area until the second group has left, 10 participants maximum

CONTACT:
  Robyn Rivero
  2038886944 Ext. 4
   rrivero@oxfordlib.org

LOCATION: Library

There are 10 spaces available.

Monday July 20, 2020
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12:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Coat of Arms: Printable Craft

Coat of Arms: Printable Craft 

(All Ages)

This program is asynchronous, you do not have to be present at a specific date or time to access the content. However, if you do participate, we ask that you please register using this Eventkeeper post, regardless of when you plan to view the content. This is to help us demonstrate our community engagement statistics for our annual report. Though many of our remote-access programs do not require you to be present at a specific day or time, registering or emailing about programs you participate in would be greatly appreciated.


A coat of arms is a unique design painted on a shield. These designs may be inherited, meaning that they pass from a father to his children. 

In the Middle Ages, these designs were shown on real shields, but today they are usually only drawn or painted on the paper that makes them legal which is called a grant of arms. 

Coats of arms are normally issued for real people but nowadays lots of countries and businesses also have coats of arms. 

Each symbol on the coat of arms will represent something that has an important meaning to that person, country or company.

Follow this link to print a template for your own coat of arms! If you’d like, email a photo of your finished product to rrivero@oxfordlib.org with a description of your coat of arms!
CONTACT: Robyn  203-888-6944 ext 4  rrivero@oxfordlib.org
LOCATION: Online
There are many spaces available.

Coat of Arms: Printable Craft 

(All Ages)

This program is asynchronous, you do not have to be present at a specific date or time to access the content. However, if you do participate, we ask that you please register using this Eventkeeper post, regardless of when you plan to view the content. This is to help us demonstrate our community engagement statistics for our annual report. Though many of our remote-access programs do not require you to be present at a specific day or time, registering or emailing about programs you participate in would be greatly appreciated.


A coat of arms is a unique design painted on a shield. These designs may be inherited, meaning that they pass from a father to his children. 

In the Middle Ages, these designs were shown on real shields, but today they are usually only drawn or painted on the paper that makes them legal which is called a grant of arms. 

Coats of arms are normally issued for real people but nowadays lots of countries and businesses also have coats of arms. 

Each symbol on the coat of arms will represent something that has an important meaning to that person, country or company.

Follow this link to print a template for your own coat of arms! If you’d like, email a photo of your finished product to rrivero@oxfordlib.org with a description of your coat of arms!
CONTACT:
  Robyn
  203.888.6944 ext 4
   rrivero@oxfordlib.org

LOCATION: Online

There are many spaces available.

Tuesday July 21, 2020
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12:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Comic Strip Creations: Writing Activity

Comic Strip Creations: Writing Activity

(All Ages)

This program is asynchronous, you do not have to be present at a specific date or time to access the content. However, if you do participate, we ask that you please register using this Eventkeeper post, regardless of when you plan to view the content. This is to help us demonstrate our community engagement statistics for our annual report. Though many of our remote-access programs do not require you to be present at a specific day or time, registering or emailing about programs you participate in would be greatly appreciated.


What better way to “Imagine Your Story” than creating a comic strip? Use words, speech bubbles, and pictures to tell any story you can imagine!

Follow this link to print a template for your own comic strip! If you’d like, email a photo of your finished product to rrivero@oxfordlib.org!
CONTACT: Robyn  203-888-6944 ext 4  rrivero@oxfordlib.org
LOCATION: Online
There are many spaces available.

Comic Strip Creations: Writing Activity

(All Ages)

This program is asynchronous, you do not have to be present at a specific date or time to access the content. However, if you do participate, we ask that you please register using this Eventkeeper post, regardless of when you plan to view the content. This is to help us demonstrate our community engagement statistics for our annual report. Though many of our remote-access programs do not require you to be present at a specific day or time, registering or emailing about programs you participate in would be greatly appreciated.


What better way to “Imagine Your Story” than creating a comic strip? Use words, speech bubbles, and pictures to tell any story you can imagine!

Follow this link to print a template for your own comic strip! If you’d like, email a photo of your finished product to rrivero@oxfordlib.org!
CONTACT:
  Robyn
  203.888.6944 ext 4
   rrivero@oxfordlib.org

LOCATION: Online

There are many spaces available.

Wednesday July 22, 2020
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12:00 AM - 11:55 PM
Story Time

This program is asynchrnous, you do not have to be present at a specific date or time to access the content. However, if you do participate, we ask that you please register using this Eventkeeper post, regardless of when you plan to view the content. This is to help us demonstrate our community engagement statistics for our annual report. Though many of our remote-access programs do not require you to be present at a specific day or time, registering or emailing about programs you participate in would be greatly appreciated.

 

Story Time!

All Ages

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  2038886944 Ext. 4  rrivero@oxfordlib.org
LOCATION: Online
There are many spaces available.

This program is asynchrnous, you do not have to be present at a specific date or time to access the content. However, if you do participate, we ask that you please register using this Eventkeeper post, regardless of when you plan to view the content. This is to help us demonstrate our community engagement statistics for our annual report. Though many of our remote-access programs do not require you to be present at a specific day or time, registering or emailing about programs you participate in would be greatly appreciated.

 

Story Time!

All Ages

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
  2038886944 Ext. 4
   rrivero@oxfordlib.org

LOCATION: Online

There are many spaces available.

Thursday July 23, 2020
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Dragons - Presented by Science Tellers

“Dragons” Presented by Science Tellers LIVE!

All Ages (Geared for ages 4 - 10)

The Story: A long time ago in a faraway world, two brave villagers go on a daring journey to release the dragons and save the kingdom from the Evil Ice Sorceress. When things don’t go as planned, however, they might need to look to themselves (and to science!) for the answer!

The Science: Explore the exciting science of solids, liquids and gases as we conduct experiments with dry ice! You’ll discover just how ‘cool’ matter can be! Help us out by making a hypothesis, then see what happens as we test it! Was your scientific guess right, or do you need to head back to the lab? We’ll conduct half a dozen amazing experiments, including: Making a cloud, Popping fog-filled bubbles, Launching a dry-ice rocket into the air, Creating a CO2-powered shower, And more! Sign up on Eventkeeper and we will send you the Zoom link to participate! Program is approximately 60 minutes






 

This program is asynchronous, you do not have to be present at a specific date or time to access the content. However, if you do participate, we ask that you please register using this Eventkeeper post, regardless of when you plan to view the content. This is to help us demonstrate our community engagement statistics for our annual report. Though many of our remote-access programs do not require you to be present at a specific day or time, registering or emailing about programs you participate in would be greatly appreciated.

 
CONTACT: Robyn Rivero  203 881 5520 ext 5  rrivero@oxfordlib.org
LOCATION: Online
There are many spaces available.

“Dragons” Presented by Science Tellers LIVE!

All Ages (Geared for ages 4 - 10)

The Story: A long time ago in a faraway world, two brave villagers go on a daring journey to release the dragons and save the kingdom from the Evil Ice Sorceress. When things don’t go as planned, however, they might need to look to themselves (and to science!) for the answer!

The Science: Explore the exciting science of solids, liquids and gases as we conduct experiments with dry ice! You’ll discover just how ‘cool’ matter can be! Help us out by making a hypothesis, then see what happens as we test it! Was your scientific guess right, or do you need to head back to the lab? We’ll conduct half a dozen amazing experiments, including: Making a cloud, Popping fog-filled bubbles, Launching a dry-ice rocket into the air, Creating a CO2-powered shower, And more! Sign up on Eventkeeper and we will send you the Zoom link to participate! Program is approximately 60 minutes






 

This program is asynchronous, you do not have to be present at a specific date or time to access the content. However, if you do participate, we ask that you please register using this Eventkeeper post, regardless of when you plan to view the content. This is to help us demonstrate our community engagement statistics for our annual report. Though many of our remote-access programs do not require you to be present at a specific day or time, registering or emailing about programs you participate in would be greatly appreciated.

 
CONTACT:
  Robyn Rivero
  203 881 5520 ext 5
   rrivero@oxfordlib.org

LOCATION: Online

There are many spaces available.

Friday July 24, 2020
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Baby Time (Live on Zoom)

Baby Time! Live on Zoom!
Every Friday at 10am
(Under 2 years old)
We’ve missed Baby Time so much! Let’s give a live Zoom Baby Time a whirl this month! 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 Zoom 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
There are 4 spaces available.

Baby Time! Live on Zoom!
Every Friday at 10am
(Under 2 years old)
We’ve missed Baby Time so much! Let’s give a live Zoom Baby Time a whirl this month! 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 Zoom 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

There are 4 spaces available.

Monday July 27, 2020
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12:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Fairy Gardens/Houses: Outdoors At Home

Fairy Gardens/Houses: Outdoors At Home

(All Ages)

This program is asynchronous, you do not have to be present at a specific date or time to access the content. However, if you do participate, we ask that you please register using this Eventkeeper post, regardless of when you plan to view the content. This is to help us demonstrate our community engagement statistics for our annual report. Though many of our remote-access programs do not require you to be present at a specific day or time, registering or emailing about programs you participate in would be greatly appreciated.


Fairy gardens and/or fairy houses are fun, tech free, meditative, eco friendly masterpieces that can be created by anyone and in any season! Here are a few tips to get started…

  • Find a special location for their Fairy House. Many of these houses are built at the base of a tree or in wooded areas, but any location that is safe and comfortable will work.

  • Collect an assortment of natural materials (fairies don’t like artificial items)

  • Start building. If you are building with a child, you might need to help them get started with some basic ideas for walls, a roof, and a small bed. Try not to overdo it with advice though and encourage testing ideas.

  • Play! Enjoy! Tear down and build it again! Share!

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

Fairy Gardens/Houses: Outdoors At Home

(All Ages)

This program is asynchronous, you do not have to be present at a specific date or time to access the content. However, if you do participate, we ask that you please register using this Eventkeeper post, regardless of when you plan to view the content. This is to help us demonstrate our community engagement statistics for our annual report. Though many of our remote-access programs do not require you to be present at a specific day or time, registering or emailing about programs you participate in would be greatly appreciated.


Fairy gardens and/or fairy houses are fun, tech free, meditative, eco friendly masterpieces that can be created by anyone and in any season! Here are a few tips to get started…

  • Find a special location for their Fairy House. Many of these houses are built at the base of a tree or in wooded areas, but any location that is safe and comfortable will work.

  • Collect an assortment of natural materials (fairies don’t like artificial items)

  • Start building. If you are building with a child, you might need to help them get started with some basic ideas for walls, a roof, and a small bed. Try not to overdo it with advice though and encourage testing ideas.

  • Play! Enjoy! Tear down and build it again! Share!

CONTACT:
  Robyn
  203.888.6944 ext 4
   rrivero@oxfordlib.org

LOCATION: Online

There are many spaces available.

Tuesday July 28, 2020
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12:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Superhero Story: My Sidekick

Superhero Story: My Sidekick

(All Ages)

This program is asynchronous, you do not have to be present at a specific date or time to access the content. However, if you do participate, we ask that you please register using this Eventkeeper post, regardless of when you plan to view the content. This is to help us demonstrate our community engagement statistics for our annual report. Though many of our remote-access programs do not require you to be present at a specific day or time, registering or emailing about programs you participate in would be greatly appreciated.

Every hero needs a sidekick! Imagine that you are a superhero and you are paying a special tribute to your partner in crime-fighting!

Use this TEMPLATE to create your sidekick’s identity and draw a picture of them!

 

 

 

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

Superhero Story: My Sidekick

(All Ages)

This program is asynchronous, you do not have to be present at a specific date or time to access the content. However, if you do participate, we ask that you please register using this Eventkeeper post, regardless of when you plan to view the content. This is to help us demonstrate our community engagement statistics for our annual report. Though many of our remote-access programs do not require you to be present at a specific day or time, registering or emailing about programs you participate in would be greatly appreciated.

Every hero needs a sidekick! Imagine that you are a superhero and you are paying a special tribute to your partner in crime-fighting!

Use this TEMPLATE to create your sidekick’s identity and draw a picture of them!

 

 

 

CONTACT:
  Robyn
  203.888.6944 ext 4
   rrivero@oxfordlib.org

LOCATION: Online

There are many spaces available.

Wednesday July 29, 2020
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12:00 AM - 11:55 PM
Story Time

This program is asynchrnous, you do not have to be present at a specific date or time to access the content. However, if you do participate, we ask that you please register using this Eventkeeper post, regardless of when you plan to view the content. This is to help us demonstrate our community engagement statistics for our annual report. Though many of our remote-access programs do not require you to be present at a specific day or time, registering or emailing about programs you participate in would be greatly appreciated.

 

Story Time!

All Ages

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  2038886944 Ext. 4  rrivero@oxfordlib.org
LOCATION: Online
There are many spaces available.

This program is asynchrnous, you do not have to be present at a specific date or time to access the content. However, if you do participate, we ask that you please register using this Eventkeeper post, regardless of when you plan to view the content. This is to help us demonstrate our community engagement statistics for our annual report. Though many of our remote-access programs do not require you to be present at a specific day or time, registering or emailing about programs you participate in would be greatly appreciated.

 

Story Time!

All Ages

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
  2038886944 Ext. 4
   rrivero@oxfordlib.org

LOCATION: Online

There are many spaces available.

Thursday July 30, 2020
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12:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Fairy Tale Scavenger Hunt at Home

Fairy Tale Scavenger Hunt at Home

(All Ages)

This program is asynchronous, you do not have to be present at a specific date or time to access the content. However, if you do participate, we ask that you please register using this Eventkeeper post, regardless of when you plan to view the content. This is to help us demonstrate our community engagement statistics for our annual report. Though many of our remote-access programs do not require you to be present at a specific day or time, registering or emailing about programs you participate in would be greatly appreciated.

 

Look at your home with a magical point of view! See if you can find any interpretation of these popular Fairy Tale items.

  • Example: A red cape “Little Red Riding Hood”
    I found a red hooded sweatshirt! 

  • A spinning wheel “Sleeping Beauty”

  • A magic wand “Cinderella”

  • A tower of mattresses “The Princess and the Pea”

  • A chair that is too hard, too soft, or just right “Goldilock and the Three Bears”

  • An enchanted rose “Beauty and the Beast”

  • A pair of VERY fancy shoes “The Shoemaker and the Elves”

  • Are there any other items we could add to this list? Let us know! Have fun :)

 

 

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

Fairy Tale Scavenger Hunt at Home

(All Ages)

This program is asynchronous, you do not have to be present at a specific date or time to access the content. However, if you do participate, we ask that you please register using this Eventkeeper post, regardless of when you plan to view the content. This is to help us demonstrate our community engagement statistics for our annual report. Though many of our remote-access programs do not require you to be present at a specific day or time, registering or emailing about programs you participate in would be greatly appreciated.

 

Look at your home with a magical point of view! See if you can find any interpretation of these popular Fairy Tale items.

  • Example: A red cape “Little Red Riding Hood”
    I found a red hooded sweatshirt! 

  • A spinning wheel “Sleeping Beauty”

  • A magic wand “Cinderella”

  • A tower of mattresses “The Princess and the Pea”

  • A chair that is too hard, too soft, or just right “Goldilock and the Three Bears”

  • An enchanted rose “Beauty and the Beast”

  • A pair of VERY fancy shoes “The Shoemaker and the Elves”

  • Are there any other items we could add to this list? Let us know! Have fun :)

 

 

CONTACT:
  Robyn
  203.888.6944 ext 4
   rrivero@oxfordlib.org

LOCATION: Online

There are many spaces available.

Friday July 31, 2020
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Baby Time (Live on Zoom)

Baby Time! Live on Zoom!
Every Friday at 10am
(Under 2 years old)
We’ve missed Baby Time so much! Let’s give a live Zoom Baby Time a whirl this month! 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 Zoom 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
There are 4 spaces available.

Baby Time! Live on Zoom!
Every Friday at 10am
(Under 2 years old)
We’ve missed Baby Time so much! Let’s give a live Zoom Baby Time a whirl this month! 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 Zoom 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

There are 4 spaces available.

Tuesday August 25, 2020
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Aliens - Presented by Science Tellers

 

 

"Aliens!" Presented by Science Tellers

All Ages Welcome (May be best suited for ages 5-10 years old)

Length 60 min

This program will be hosted on Zoom. To participate, register on Eventkeeper and we will email you the link to participate.

The Story: During a midnight meteor shower, something mysterious falls from the sky — but it’s not a shooting star. Two curious kids venture into the forest to investigate and find themselves mixed up with visitors from another planet! Pursued by a crazy space scientist, they must rescue the aliens and get them back to their spaceship — before it’s too late!

The Science: Throughout the intergalactic tale, we’ll use science experiments as special effects to bring the story to life! Help us out by making a hypothesis, then see what happens as we test it! Was your scientific guess right, or do you need to head back to the lab?

Discover the amazing world of physics and chemistry as we conduct half a dozen experiments, including: Turning a liquid into solid “worms” through a chemical reaction, Launching a potato into the air using Boyle’s law, Making a flying rocket using common household items, Transferring energy between matter, And more!

 

CONTACT: Robyn Rivero  2038886944 ext 5  rrivero@oxfordlib.org
LOCATION: Online

 

 

"Aliens!" Presented by Science Tellers

All Ages Welcome (May be best suited for ages 5-10 years old)

Length 60 min

This program will be hosted on Zoom. To participate, register on Eventkeeper and we will email you the link to participate.

The Story: During a midnight meteor shower, something mysterious falls from the sky — but it’s not a shooting star. Two curious kids venture into the forest to investigate and find themselves mixed up with visitors from another planet! Pursued by a crazy space scientist, they must rescue the aliens and get them back to their spaceship — before it’s too late!

The Science: Throughout the intergalactic tale, we’ll use science experiments as special effects to bring the story to life! Help us out by making a hypothesis, then see what happens as we test it! Was your scientific guess right, or do you need to head back to the lab?

Discover the amazing world of physics and chemistry as we conduct half a dozen experiments, including: Turning a liquid into solid “worms” through a chemical reaction, Launching a potato into the air using Boyle’s law, Making a flying rocket using common household items, Transferring energy between matter, And more!

 

CONTACT:
  Robyn Rivero
  2038886944 ext 5
   rrivero@oxfordlib.org

LOCATION: Online


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