Don’t forget to report for our Kids and Teens Summer Reading Program-program ends August 10th!

New Adult Summer Reading Program-
Join in the fun this summer! Read books, magazines, listen to an audiobook or read an ebook and fill out a quick form of what you read to try to win prizes! Everyone who registers and participates will get a prize. You also have the chance to win: autographed books by Roz Chast, gift certificates to Fritz’s and Brookside, baskets of movie goodies, wine, and gift cards to Walmart, Visa, and Barnes and Noble, etc. Program runs from June 20th to August 12th.

janetbarrettJoin us for an author talk on August 11th at 5:30pm by Janet Barrett on “They Called Her Reckless — A True Story of War, Love And One Extraordinary Horse”. 

When the Marines of the Fifth Regiment’s Rifle Platoon acquired a small Korean pony to haul ammunition up the steep hills to the front lines, what they got was a real-life hero, Reckless, the courageous and indomitable warhorse who stood with her buddies for two years during the Korean War, saving many lives, raising spirits, and winning the love and respect of all who knew her. The contributions of some 60 Marines in all, who came forward to share their memories of Reckless, made it possible to tell her story.

YogaJoin us for adult Yoga Classes Thursdays at 11:30am July 21st and 28th. Register at the desk or on the phone today!

Led by Amba Jeanne D., she began her formal study and practice of yoga in 2003. She went on to become a certified teacher from Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health.
In 2005  Jeanne received Kundalini awakening from Shri Anandi Ma and continues her immersion in the traditional Yogic lifestyle. Her practice includes Patanjali’s “eight limb path” of astanga yoga: yamas (restraints), niyamas (observations), asana (postures), pranayama (breath control), pratyahara (the conscious withdrawal from the agitation of the senses), dharana (concentration), dhyana (meditation), and samadhi (oneness).

Every class is tailored to the students present. No one needs to feel neglected or that they are not flexible enough or strong enough. You will learn to know your body with all its possibilities & limitations with acceptance and without judgment.

 Adult Book Discussion:
“A Man Called Ove” by Fredrik Backman
Thursday July 21st at 6:30pm

Meet Ove. He’s a curmudgeon—the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him “the bitter neighbor from hell.” But must Ove be bitter just because he doesn’t walk around with a smile plastered to his face all the time?

Behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness. So when one November morning a chatty young couple with two chatty young daughters move in next door and accidentally flatten Ove’s mailbox, it is the lead-in to a comical and heartwarming tale of unkempt cats, unexpected friendship, and the ancient art of backing up a U-Haul. All of which will change one cranky old man and a local residents’ association to their very foundations.

Welcome to Fable Learning ebooks!

Click here to get started from July 1st-July 31st! All 590 high quality eBooks in this collection can be used by all children, free of charge, for the month of July. What a great opportunity to engage children with these fantastic, narrated eBooks! Some examples;

Cute kitten against pink background  drawing of scary shark with big teeth Drawing of Malala Silly Space Monster Cartoons

Check out these new reference links:
Find A Topic-Newsbank
Newsbank-Find A Topic
America’s News
Connecticut Post Newspaper
Waterbury Republican-American Newspaper

DONATIONS:  Please contribute to the Friends of the Library in Oxford. Every dollar you donate to the Jane D. Weiss Family Foundation will be matched to double the donation to the Friends of the Library in Oxford. More information can be found here.

Donations of $25 and over with your name and address will be acknowledged as a charitable tax deduction. Thank you for your continuing support.

Kindle Titles available! Please check out our 2 Kindles donated by the Friends of the Library in Oxford. We just added numerous titles to both machines — the newest in fiction and nonfiction bestsellers are available. Come by the library to check them out! See title list.

WE NEED YOU! Interested in helping us improve our new library space? We are looking for volunteers to help our Friends.  If interested, please call or come in to sign up to help.

drawing of new library exterior

The view of the New Library from Lily Park on Great Oak Road.

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