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Adult Book Discussion Group-expanded now at two times!
Please join us for either the 1:30pm or the repeated 6:30pm Book discussion on Thursday, June 15th.

The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katerina Bivald

Erstwhile bookseller Sara Lindqvist has traveled from her home in Sweden to the tiny town of Broken Wheel, Iowa, in order to spend time relaxing and reading with her pen pal, Amy Harris, but what she finds upon arriving is that she’s just in time for Amy’s funeral. Sara is bewildered but the townsfolk insist that she stay in Amy’s house and generally refuse to let her pay for anything. She decides to give back by opening Amy’s old store and sharing Amy’s books with the community. Bivald fills the pages with book references, chief among them Austen and Bridget Jones, but it is her characters that will win readers over. Sara is unassuming and, as an outsider, provides a wonderful view of the Iowans. Amy’s nephew, Tom Harris, Poor George, Caroline Rohde, and the rest all bear their own hurts and each is, in some way, healed by Sara’s presence and her books. As in Austen, love conquers but just who and how will come as a pleasant surprise.

Check out the progress at the new Library site, 49 Great Oak Road-Pictures available here:

May 2, 2017:

View of the work on the basement walls May 2, 2017

Looking from our front entrance back over the adult section.

View of the work on the Oxford Library basement walls May 2, 2017

View of the work on the basement walls in adult area.

View of the work on the basement walls May 2, 2017

Back wall safety stairs in place.

View of the work on the basement walls May 2, 2017

Footings for the children’s area.

 Groundbreaking and Project Pictures

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.

To sign up for Wowbrary, which is a service that sends you free weekly emails featuring Oxford Library’s most recent and wonderful new books, DVDs, and CDs we acquire each week, click here: Sign up for Wowbrary emails. Then enter the ZIP code, choose the circle next to Oxford Library, enter your email address twice, and click submit. Then you are all set to receive our weekly updates. Wowbrary allows you to immediately place reserves on all items you see of interest to you by clicking on the titles.

 Check out these new reference links:
Find A Topic-Newsbank
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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.

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