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at 6:00pm on Thursday, December 13th

                The 175th anniversary of: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

On Dec. 8, 1912The New York Times featured photos of the original manuscript of “A Christmas Carol,” purchased by American financier J.P. Morgan and displayed at New York’s Morgan Library. “It is written in a well-known, scratchy hand on sheets of yellowing paper,” The Times reported, adding, “It is, of course, a well-nigh priceless treasure. And it is so less because it is the writing of a great work by a great novelist than because it is, in its genuineness and its intimacy, something that for nearly three-quarters of a century has been part of the thought of Christmas cheer.” In 1943, the paper celebrated the centennial of the novel with an affectionate full-page tribute: “After a century the earth is still afflicted, indeed, with misery, famine, revolution and war. But there is also such an awakening of the humane spirit of brotherhood throughout the world as has never been seen before.”

                                         Adult Programs: Event Registration Link

Tinsel Tuesdays Movie Night 5-7pm

 Dec. 18th National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

The Winter Coloring on Friday Dec. 21 and the re-gift swap on Thursday Dec. 27th are cancelled.



The FOLIO sponsored book discussion program “Murder They Wrote” will begin on Saturday, Jan. 12th at 2pm with non-fiction title “I’ll Be Gone in the Dark” by Michelle McNamara.

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 Check out these new reference links:
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America’s News
Connecticut Post Newspaper
Waterbury Republican-American Newspaper


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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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