FREE CONCERT! Tuesday, June 4th – Women’s Suffrage Anniversary Concert from Catfeather sponsored by Webster Bank
Rick Spencer and Dawn Indermuehle (Catfeather) develop and present a series of theme-based music and history programs. They present songs that give cultural insight into interesting times, places and events in American history. Rick and Dawn carefully craft their vocals and accompaniment to sound as true to a song’s era or style as possible. Rick and Dawn use these songs to illustrate the evolution of our nation’s culture and history in an informative and entertaining way. This concert will focus on the 90 year history of the women’s suffrage movement, and celebrate the victory and centennial of June 4, 1919, the U.S. Senate passing the 19th Amendment by two votes over its two-thirds required majority, 56-25.
Some Featured Programs:
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Natural Health Series at Oxford Library Tuesdays at 6pm
June 11: Dietary & Natural Therapies for Type 2 Diabetes
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. Register for programs online at tinyURL.com/OxfordCTLibrary or call us at 203-888-6944.
Adult Book Discussion Group-Classics
Please join us at 6:00pm on Tuesday May 21 to discuss Dead Wake by Eric Larsen.
On May 1, 1915, with WWI entering its tenth month, a luxury ocean liner as richly appointed as an English country house sailed out of New York, bound for Liverpool, carrying a record number of children and infants. As German sub
U-20 and the Lusitania made their way toward Liverpool, an array of forces both grand and achingly small—hubris, a chance fog, a closely guarded secret, and more—all converged to produce one of the great disasters of history.
It is a story that many of us think we know but don’t, and Erik Larson tells it thrillingly, switching between hunter and hunted while painting a larger portrait of America at the height of the Progressive Era. Dead Wake brings to life a cast of evocative characters, from famed Boston bookseller Charles Lauriat to pioneering female architect Theodate Pope to President Woodrow Wilson, a man lost to grief, dreading the widening war but also captivated by the prospect of new love.
June 18th-Animal Farm by George Orwell –To celebrate his birthday this month, we will read and analyze this classic literary tale written in 1944 as a bitter satire of the Soviet political experiment. Publishers’ timidity, and the covert pressure exerted by a Russian spy working for the Ministry of Information, delayed its publication appearance until August 1945.
The FOLIO-sponsored Adult Book Discussion program series “Murder They Wrote” will continue on Saturday, June 8 we will read Fiction title Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear.
Coming on July 13: Nonfiction Title The Stranger Beside Me by Ann Rule.
Adult Book Discussion Group-Original
Please join us at 6:00pm on Thursday June 20 for Lisa Wingate’s “Before We Were Yours”
Based on one of America’s most notorious real-life scandals—in which Georgia Tann, director of a Memphis-based adoption organization, kidnapped and sold poor children to wealthy families all over the country—Lisa Wingate’s riveting, wrenching, and ultimately uplifting tale reminds us how, even though the paths we take can lead to many places, the heart never forgets where we belong.
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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.
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