Adult Programs:

Nature As Healer: Thursday, September 8 from 6pm-7:30pm Come hear Marlow Shami, M.S. speak on a wonderful presentation on stress reduction and the healing powers of nature, followed by a guided meditation and a 15 minute nature walk. Come relax away your stress and anxiety with us during this program! Registration required.

Marlow Shami BFA, M.S. is a nature based teacher, artist, and writer who conducts Nature as Healer workshops and talks through out New England. She specializes in the healing connection between humans and the natural world.

Shami received her BFA in photography and video from the University of Hartford Art School in 1975 and her Masters in Science in Ecopsychology in 2001.
During the mid 1970’s and early 80’s Marlow worked as an independent videographer and still photographer producing educational videotapes in the greater Hartford, CT area. She and Donna Landerman co-produced the award-winning documentary “Coming Out of Violence” for the US Commission on Civil Rights. This program was distributed nationally to universities and aired on Public Television stations.
Marlow then embarked on a seven-year career as an editor, videographer and producer for TV news at a CBS affiliate. Here she and Gayle King were nominated for a New England Emmy for a news series they created together, and she worked with both labor and management to create a safer work environment.

treasure_hunter (1)Treasure Hunt Seminar: Monday, September 12 at 5:30-6:30pm Learn about the clues that will lead you to possibly finding the $1300 cash treasure hunt envelope in either Monroe or Oxford in the 3rd annual treasure hunt run by Carol Banner of EyeonOxfordCT.com. She will teach you how to think outside the box and review the first clues with you-bonus clue included at the end of the program. To register for this program, call us, stop in or email us at oxlib@yahoo.com. Seminar will be cancelled if the treasure is found. Deadline for the treasure hunt is September 25th at midnight.

  Adult Book Discussion: blueberet“The Girl in the Blue Beret” by Bobbie Ann Mason on Thursday, September 15th at 6:30pm

It is 1980, and commercial airline pilot Marshall Stone, having just turned 60, has been forced into retirement. A widower with grown children, Marshall heads to France to retrace his World War II experiences there; as a flight engineer, he was shot down over Belgium. Now, Marshall wants to reconnect with the Resistance members involved in his rescue. He remembers a young woman, partial to a blue beret, and Robert, a brave freedom fighter. Finding them will be difficult, as code names and cryptic passwords were used to protect identities. Flashbacks of his days at the English airbase follow Marshall as he searches for his rescuers and the chance to come to terms with his place during a horrific time. Renowned American author Mason (In Country) based this haunting novel on her late father-in-law’s wartime experiences, and the rich setting, detail, and intimate character nuances ring true.

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

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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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drawing of new library exterior

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

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