Programs for Adults
All programs require registration, click on any program to sign up or email Dawn at email@example.com!
**Marked programs were made possible through the “American Rescue Plan: Humanities Grant for Libraries.”
Sat. 4/2 at 2pm “Ebay 101 with Mike Ivankovich” (Virtual)
This program is ideal for those who have rarely or never used eBay, but want to learn about Buying & Selling on it. Mike & Sue Ivankovich will explain the basics of using eBay including: Getting Started; How to Buy on eBay; How to Locate Treasures; Using eBay to Determine the Market Interest & Value in Specific Categories; How to Gauge the Reputation of Sellers & Buyers; How to Sell on eBay; What It Costs to Sell; How To List an Item; and How You Can Use eBay as a Part-Time Job. First in a series sponsored by the Friends of the Library in Oxford.
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Tues. 4/5 at 6pm “Creative Writing Club” (In-person/Virtual hybrid)
Join us for writing prompts and exchange ideas! Objects and imagery focus.
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Thurs. 4/7 at 2pm: Historical Book Club ”The Winemaker’s Wife by Kristin Harmel” (In-person/Virtual hybrid)
Champagne, 1940: Inès has just married Michel, the owner of storied champagne house Maison Chauveau, when the Germans invade. As the danger mounts, Michel turns his back on his marriage to begin hiding munitions for theRésistance. New York, 2019: Liv Kent has just lost everything when her eccentric French grandmother shows up unannounced, insisting on a trip to France. But the older woman has an ulterior motive—and a tragic, decades-old story to share.
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Thurs. 4/7 at 6pm – FOLIO Meeting (Virtual)
The Friends of the Library in Oxford is devoted to providing supplementary programs, services, and equipment to increase the scope and effectiveness of the Oxford Public Library and to raise funds.
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Sat.. 4/9 at 2pm “Adult Craft: Origami Butterflies with book pages” (Virtual/in-person hybrid)
Come make a origami butterfly series using book pages and origami paper as your mediums.
* * *Thurs. 4/21 at 6pm : Fiction Book Club “Transcendent Kingdom By Yaa Gyasi” (In-person/virtual hybrid) We are joining All CT Reads program this month with our discussion of this novel.
Gifty is a fifth-year candidate in neuroscience at Stanford School of Medicine studying reward-seeking behavior in mice and the neural circuits of depression and addiction. Her brother, Nana, was a gifted high school athlete who died of a heroin overdose after a knee injury left him hooked on OxyContin. Her suicidal mother is living in her bed. Gifty is determined to discover the scientific basis for the suffering she sees all around her. But even as she turns to the hard sciences to unlock the mystery of her family’s loss, she finds herself hungering for her childhood faith and grappling with the evangelical church in which she was raised.
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Sat.. 4/23 at 10 am,12pm, 2pm “Earth Day Movie Marathon” (In-person)
Your choice of movies dealing with climate and conservation.
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**Thurs. 4/28 at 6pm : Author Talk—Travel with Purpose: A Field Guide to Voluntourism by Jeff Blumenfeld. (Virtual) His talk covers some of the world’s most historic expeditions and adventures with an eye towards how people can gain funding for their own travels and make human connections.
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**Sat.. 4/30 at 2pm “Adult Author Sheryl Kayne—Volunteer Vacations Across America and Immersion Travel USA (In-person/Virtual hybrid)
Planning now for your summer vacation? Where would you like to go and what you like to do? Have you ever considered adding in volunteering? There are all kinds of wonderful opportunities for adults, and all ages of families.