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How much money can you save by using our services and materials instead of purchasing yourself?  You will be surprised-we are a great return on your tax investment! Visit our Library Value Calculator to see your total savings.

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

February 22, 2018

Interior door in adult section of library


January 25, 2018

Main entrance and basement stairs

Adult area

children’s area main floor

Children’s craft room

View of front of library-parking lot and building

 Other Groundbreaking and Project Pictures Here

How much money can you save by using our services and materials instead of purchasing yourself?  You will be surprised-we are a great return on your tax investment! Visit our Library Value Calculator to see your total savings.

Adult Programs: Event Registration Link

Diabetes 101 Program: Thursday, March 15 at 6-7pm.  Register today!

Did you know that many people are actually diabetic but are undiagnosed for 6 to 10 years?  Left untreated diabetes can lead to long term complications including heart disease, stroke, neuropathy & kidney failure.
Mary Swansiger, BSN, MPH, Certified Diabetes Educator, from Griffin Hospital’s Community Outreach and Parish Nursing Department, will be coming to Oxford Public Library to talk about diabetes. Topics include the different types of diabetes, the symptoms, risk factors, treatment options, as well as prevention. Come and learn more about your risk for diabetes and how to prevent it. If you have prediabetes or diabetes already, Mary will further discuss the CDC Prevent T2 Diabetes Prevention Program and the Diabetes Self-Management Workshop, as well as the Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshop, which can be held at Griffin Hospital, Oxford Senior Center and other locations in the near future.

 Adult Book Discussion Group
Please join us
at 6:30pm on Thursday, March 22nd to discuss: Radium Girls by Kate Moore

The Curies’ newly discovered element of radium makes gleaming headlines across the nation as the fresh face of beauty, and wonder drug of the medical community. From body lotion to tonic water, the popular new element shines bright in the otherwise dark years of the First World War.

Meanwhile, hundreds of girls toil amidst the glowing dust of the radium-dial factories. The glittering chemical covers their bodies from head to toe; they light up the night like industrious fireflies. With such a coveted job, these “shining girls” are the luckiest alive—until they begin to fall mysteriously ill.

But the factories that once offered golden opportunities are now ignoring all claims of the gruesome side effects, and the women’s cries of corruption. And as the fatal poison of the radium takes hold, the brave shining girls find themselves embroiled in one of the biggest scandals of America’s early 20th century, and in a groundbreaking battle for workers’ rights that will echo for centuries to come.

Written with a sparkling voice and breakneck pace, The Radium Girls fully illuminates the inspiring young women exposed to the “wonder” substance of radium, and their awe-inspiring strength in the face of almost impossible circumstances. Their courage and tenacity led to life-changing regulations, research into nuclear bombing, and ultimately saved hundreds of thousands of lives…

See author Kate Moore on March 15th at Cheshire Public Library at 6:30pm! Go here to register: Kate Moore Program 


Coming April 19th at 6:30pm-The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb: A Novel by Melanie Benjamin

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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