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BookCon is for the public – anyone who loves books. This weekend-long event on June 1st and 2nd 2019 combines family programs, author autographing, stage talks with literary heroes, the joy of meeting like-minded readers, and a huge celebration of the importance of reading.
CT Library Consortium members(Oxford Library is one) and guests save $5 off each BookCon ticket with our exclusive discount code. We are allowed to extend the discount code to our users. The code can be used up to 5 times per order. NOTE: Prices increase to onsite pricing on May 27, 2019. REGISTER: bookcon.com/Tickets/
DISCOUNT CODE: CTLib19
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Facts for Women’s History Month:
Timeline from CT Women’s Hall of Fame
All of the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame Inductees have achieved great things in their chosen fields of endeavor, but none has acted in a vacuum. Instead, women’s advances and accomplishments have built on the successes of previous generations.
Each woman has been placed into one of five time periods based on when she was most active or when her greatest achievement took place. For each period, an overview highlights relevant cultural, historical and political events, moments and movements. Twenty significant milestones anchor the timeline and provide further context.
1640–1799 A New World Colony & its Revolution > Explore this time period
1800–1920 Industrialization & Reform > Explore this time period
1921–1945 Prosperity, Depression, & War > Explore this time period
1946–1965 Women’s Activism in Conservative Times> Explore this time period
1966–Present Struggle for Justice > Explore this time period
Some Featured Programs:
Natural Health Series at Oxford Library Tuesdays at 6pm
April 16: Natural Approaches for Patients with Asthma
A person’s quality of life can be significantly impacted when suffering from asthma. Dr. Shawn M. Carney will describe potential causes of asthma including inflammation, food sensitivities and environmental allergens. He will also discuss how to identify and address these problems using natural medicines, avoidance of certain substances, dietary recommendations and lifestyle approaches.
Last year the CDC publicly announced that cases of Lyme disease are vastly underreported, and that 300,000 people are diagnosed each year in the U.S., which is 10 times as many as officially reported. Dr. Shawn M. Carney will discuss scientific findings about Lyme and other tick-borne illnesses as well as the most sensitive testing available. He will also discuss the role of integrative medicine as using effective anti-microbials, addressing other underlying conditions which make symptoms worse and removing barriers to wellness.
Type 2 diabetes is becoming an epidemic in the United States. Dr. Shawn M. Carney will address how problems with blood sugar control develop. He will provide information on how to prevent type 2 diabetes, and what to do once diagnosed. Dr. Carney will also discuss specific dietary recommendations and supplements that can be very effective in helping control blood sugar levels and prevent debilitating complications.
Dr. Shawn M. Carney is a naturopathic physician with a long history of helping patients of all ages with many different health concerns. After graduating with honors as a double major in environmental science and philosophy from Purchase College in New York, Dr. Carney continued to pursue a fusion of these interests by undertaking a career in integrative medicine. He received a doctorate in naturopathic medicine from the University of Bridgeport after having worked for several engineering and environmental science firms and serving as a full-time emergency medical technician. Dr. Carney has studied in a wide array of settings including physicians from the International Lyme and Associated Disease Society (ILADS).Register for programs online at tinyURL.com/OxfordCTLibrary or call us at 203-888-6944.
Adult Book Discussion Group-Original
Please join us at 6:00pm on Thursday,March 21st for:
An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
Newlyweds Celestial and Roy are the embodiment of both the American Dream and the New South. He is a young executive, and she is an artist on the brink of an exciting career. But as they settle into the routine of their life together, they are ripped apart by circumstances neither could have imagined. Roy is arrested and sentenced to twelve years for a crime Celestial knows he didn’t commit. Though fiercely independent, Celestial finds herself bereft and unmoored, taking comfort in Andre, her childhood friend, and best man at their wedding. As Roy’s time in prison passes, she is unable to hold on to the love that has been her center. After five years, Roy’s conviction is suddenly overturned, and he returns to Atlanta ready to resume their life together.
This stirring love story is a profoundly insightful look into the hearts and minds of three people who are at once bound and separated by forces beyond their control. An American Marriage is a masterpiece of storytelling, an intimate look deep into the souls of people who must reckon with the past while moving forward—with hope and pain—into the future.
The FOLIO-sponsored Adult Book Discussion program series “Murder They Wrote” will continue on Saturday, April 13th at 2pm with fiction title “Destroyer Angel” by Nevada Barr.
Anna Pigeon, a ranger for the U.S. Park Services, sets off on vacation―an autumn canoe trip in the to the Iron Range in upstate Minnesota. With Anna is her friend Heath, a paraplegic; Heath’s fifteen-year-old daughter, Elizabeth; Leah, a wealthy designer of outdoor equipment; and her daughter, Katie, who is thirteen. For Heath and Leah, this is a shakedown cruise to test a new cutting edge line of camping equipment. The equipment, designed by Leah, will make camping and canoeing more accessible to disabled outdoorsmen.
On their second night out, Anna goes off on her own for a solo evening float on the Fox River. When she comes back, she finds that four thugs, armed with rifles, pistols, and knives, have taken the two women and their teenaged daughters captive. With limited resources and no access to the outside world, Anna has only two days to rescue them in Destroyer Angel, the New York Times bestseller by Nevada Barr.
Coming in May: Nonfiction title The Feathered Thief: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century by Kirk Wallace Johnson.
Coming in July: Nonfiction Title The Stranger Beside Me by Ann Rule.
Register at tinyurl.com/OxfordCTLibrary
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.
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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 have added numerous titles to both machines — both fiction and nonfiction bestsellers are available. Come by the library to check them out! See title list.
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