Virtual Program Events

August 2020

Special Programs by Date

Last Day of Summer Reading – August 15th

“Bring the Hoopla!” Live at the Library on Saturday 8/22
We are so excited to have Bring the Hoopla at the library! Nicole allows each participant to find success within their hoop through (hula) hoop instruction that brings the fun back into fitness and builds self-confidence through positive activity, creativity and teamwork. “We create our own story by learning to love ourselves for exactly who we are.”
There are three rotations of participants to make sure we can include as many kids as possible
First Rotation: 11am-11:20am
Second Rotation: 11:25am – 11:45am
Third Rotation: 11:50am – 12:05pm

“Aliens!” Live on Zoom on Tuesday 8/25 at 5pm
A live event on Zoom! Join us for an awesome story presented by the Science Tellers! Our host plays an awesome story-film telling the amazing Aliens story, every so often the story will pause. This is where we come in! All participants will help the characters make decisions and test hypothesis for amazing experiments that will be performed before our eyes! This is a Zoom program like you’ve never seen!
Click here to sign up!

Weekly Programs

“Readers Recommend” – Every Monday
Let us know what you’re reading! Email the title and author (and an optional brief review) of some of the books you have enjoyed this Summer! We will share your recommendations with other patrons and our community! Click one of the dates below to sign up for that week.
Monday 8/10      Monday 8/17      Monday 8/24      Monday 8/31

“Trivia Tuesdays” – Every Tuesday
Every Tuesday morning, check our website and social media for a trivia question and email us your answer!
(Email to rrivero@oxfordlib.org)
Tuesday 8/4      Tuesday 8/11     Tuesday 8/18   Tuesday 8/25

“YouTube Story Time” – Every Wednesday
Ms. Robyn will read a new story each Wednesday.  These story time videos will be on the library’s YouTube site and will be posted each Wednesday at 10am. Click one of the dates below to sign up for that week.
Wednesday 8/5      Wednesday 8/12   Wednesday 8/19  Wednesday 8/26

“Take n’ Make Kids Crafts” – Every Thursday
Need some new crafts? Each week we will have 15 crafts ready to go in brown paper bags. Each bag will have everything you need to complete that craft! Most crafts are geared for Kindergarten and younger, though they’re cool enough that anyone would enjoy them!
PLEASE be sure to sign up to get a craft bag as we are limited to 15 of each craft.
Click one of the dates below to sign up for that week.
Thursday 8/6 (Cherry Blossom Tree)      Thursday 8/13 (Fire Breathing Dragon)  Thursday 8/20 (Sunshine Pal)      Thursday 8/27 (Mermaid Tail)

“Baby Time! Live on Zoom!” – Every Friday
Zoom Baby Time continues in August! Click one of the dates below to sign up for that week.
Friday 8/7      Friday 8/14        Friday 8/21       Friday 8/28

“Cooking Challenge” – Every Saturday
Every Saturday, we will challenge you to reach into your recipe box or explore something new! After you make your recipe, email a picture to rrivero@oxfordlib.org or post a picture on our facebook page! Be sure to include the instructions for your recipe so we can share with our whole library family 🙂
Saturday 8/8 (Beverages)      Saturday 8/15 (Appetizers)       Saturday 8/22 (Dessert)      Saturday 8/29 (Favorite Recipe)

A quick note.

Please be sure to register for these programs by signing up on event keeper at tinyurl.com/OxfordCTLibrary or by emailing us to let us know you’re participating. This is to help us demonstrate our community engagement statistics for our annual report. Though many of our remote-access programs do not require you to be present at a specific day or time, registering or emailing about programs you participate in would be greatly appreciated. 

Also 

You may notice that we utilize YouTube rather than live video-chat for our story time programs. Among other considerations, the two main reasons we choose to do this are…

  1. Many families share a home computer, by posting our story time programs on YouTube, families are not required to be present at a certain time/date.
  2. We want to be mindful of your right to decide your level of interaction. Many wonderful programs are hosted via live video-chat, however, almost all web-based services have some security concerns to take into consideration. We want to make sure that you are in charge of deciding if you would like to use those platforms or not.  Several of the virtual programs in May and June are hosted by third parties who utilize these platforms to best present their programs, but we want to make sure there are other programs that offer options for those who choose to not participate in live virtual-interaction.