Oxford Library Celebrates Spring with May Programs!


Adult Programs: Event Registration Link

World Languages Program: Join us every Friday at 11am-12pm to travel the world from your library! SCOLA is the world’s premier provider of foreign television programs from around the world and provides other foreign language resources, language lessons, and learning material.

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, May 18th.

In the Kitchen by Monica Ali

Gabriel Lightfoot has a lot on his plate. As executive chef at London’s luxurious Imperial Hotel, he must contend with demanding customers, a bully of a general manager, and a kitchen staff that runs the gamut from bellicose to perverse. So when a Ukrainian porter is found dead in the restaurant basement, Gabe knows his already challenging life is about to become even more so. Shortly after the porter’s demise, Gabe encounters Lena, an eerie, ethereal young woman from Belarus who is clearly harboring secrets about the deceased. She piques Gabe’s curiosity and his passion (and just when he was about to propose to his longtime girlfriend, Charlie). More trouble awaits on the domestic front: Gabe’s father has been diagnosed with cancer. All this personal chaos threatens to foil Gabe’s plans of opening his own restaurant. (He has worked so hard to please his two backers, a slick member of Parliament and an even oilier businessman.) Man Booker Prize finalist Ali (Alentejo Blue, 2006) is at her best describing the din and drama of a hotel kitchen. (The pastry chef is forever hopped up on happy pills, and a chef de partie positively revels in rude gestures.) Ali deftly interweaves a collection of compelling plots in this powerful portrayal of a man whose life is slowly spiraling out of control. Fans and new readers alike are sure to embrace this talented novelist, who possesses a wise and original voice.

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

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