The Mission of the Oxford Public Library is to inspire lifelong learning, advance knowledge, and strengthen our community.

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:

May 10th:

Adult Circulation desk teaser

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 Book Discussion Group
Please join us
at 6:30pm on Thursday, May 17th for: The Red Tent by Anita Diamant

Skillfully interweaving biblical tales with events and characters of her own invention, Diamant’s sweeping first novel re-creates the life of Dinah, daughter of Leah and Jacob, from her birth and happy childhood in Mesopotamia through her years in Canaan and death in Egypt. When Dinah reaches puberty and enters the Red Tent (the place women visit to give birth or have their monthly periods), her mother and Jacob’s three other wives initiate her into the religious  practices of the tribe. Diamant sympathetically describes Dinah’s doomed relationship with Shalem, son of a ruler of Shechem, and his brutal death at the hands of her brothers. Following the events in Canaan, a pregnant Dinah travels to Egypt, where she becomes a noted midwife. Diamant has written a thoroughly enjoyable and illuminating portrait of a fascinating woman and the life she might have lived.


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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