New Oxford Library Project Update:

Contractors interested in bidding on our project please go here: http://tinyurl.com/zgy6zks for the updated bid package and drawings. Bid deadline extended to October 21st at 2pm.

Adult Programs:

ctvalleytobaccobkAdult Author talk: Monday October 17th 6:00pm

Register in the library or call us to attend this fascinating look at our local history. Cigar tobacco runs in the blood of Connecticut River Valley farmers. Delve into the surprising history of the region’s most iconic crop, all the way back to early Native American uses and the boom of the Civil War. Though fashionable in the 1950s, the popularity of cigars declined a decade later, nearly destroying the region’s tobacco industry. A resurgence in the 1990s brought new life to the crop, and the reopening of Cuba in 2015 added a new chapter for cigar tobacco. Brianna Dunlap, author and the director of the Connecticut Valley Tobacco Museum(and Miss Robyn’s cousin!), provides a guide to important tobacco landmarks from East Haddam to Brattleboro, featuring stunning photography from Leonard Hellerman. It is the story of the people―the farmers and field hands―who made tobacco the soul of the valley. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Brianna E. Dunlap is a museum professional who has been at the Connecticut Valley Tobacco Museum in Windsor since June 2013. Besides directing the museum, she is finishing her last year as a graduate student in public history at Central Connecticut State University. When she is not working or studying, she enjoys two conflicting interests: running and copious amounts of chocolate.

 Adult Book Discussion: “Proof of Guilt” by Charles Todd on Thursday, October 20th at 6:30pm.

London, summer 1920. An unidentified body appears to have been run down by a motorcar and Ian Rutledge is leading the investigation to uncover what happened. While the signs point to murder, vital questions remain: Who is the victim? And where, exactly, was he killed?
One small clue leads Rutledge to a firm built by two families, famous for producing and selling the world’s best Madeira wine. Lewis French, the current head of the English enterprise, is missing. But is he the dead man?
The experienced Rutledge knows that suspicion and circumstantial evidence are not proof of guilt, and he’s going to keep digging for answers. Alone in a no-man’s-land rife with mystery and danger, Rutledge must tread very carefully, for someone has decided that he, too, must die so that a cruel justice can take its course.

 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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