Program and Events

December 2021

Registration is required for all programs. You can sign up by clicking any program below

November and December celebrate the 150th anniversary of “Through the Looking Glass!” We will be having a few special programs dedicated to that theme!

“Christmas Traditions” Showing – In-person Program
Weds. 12/1 at 2pm
Tues. 12/14 at 6pm
Tues. 12/21 at 6pm
Thurs. 12/23 at 6pm
Join us in the meeting room for a showing of Martina Mathisen’s dramatic review of “Twas The Night Before Christmas, American Christmas Traditions” where she talks about the history of all our traditions. The fascinating real life story of The Night Before Christmas chimes to life as told by educational entertainer, Martina Mathisen, along with the stories of our American Christmas Traditions.  Why do we kiss under a mistletoe?  Why do we decorate with poinsettias?  Where did the jolly old man in the red suit come from anyway?  And so many more traditions explored!

“Friends of the Library in Oxford” Meeting – Hybrid Program
Thurs. 12/2 from 6pm-7pm

Christmas Fabric Ornament Adult Craft – In-person Program
Sat. 12/4 from 11am-1pm
Limited to 5 participants. Materials provided.

Cookbook Club: The Perfect Cookie – In-person Program
Tues. 12/7 at 5:30pm
Join our cookie exchange-you pick a recipe to prepare, we share and discuss ideas while we eat and take some home!
Copies available to take out in the library.
Must pre-register. Limit 20 participants.

Jabberwocky Art Piece Reception – In-person Program
Thurs. 12/9 from 5:30pm-6:30pm
With light refreshments, followed by announcement of the winners by age group at 6:45pm. All ages can enter to win!

MS Powerpoint Class Part 2 with Mike Ingber – In-person Program
Sat. 12/11 from 10:30am-12:30pm
Ninth and final in our series of classes with a focus on using MS Powerpoint even more effectively while improving your workforce skills.

Adult Craft: Plaid Wood Slice Ornament – In-person Program
Sat. 12/11 at 2pm
Come paint your plaid design on a wood slice and we will imprint your ornament with our Cricut cutout letters. Limited to 10.

Library Board of Directors Meeting – Hybrid Program
Wed. 12/15 from 7pm-8pm

Adult Fiction Book Club: Last Christmas in Paris by Hazel Gaynor – In-person Program
Thurs. 12/16 at 6pm
“August 1914. England is at war. As Evie Elliott watches her brother, Will, and his best friend, Thomas Harding, depart for the front, she believes–as everyone does–that it will be over by Christmas. But as history tells us, it all happened so differently…”

Krampus and Other Terrifying Christmas Legends by Barry Pirro – Hybrid Program
Sat. 12/18 at 2pm
We all know the Christmas tradition of Santa, but have you ever heard of the Christmas devil called Krampus? In some European countries, this half-goat, half-demon creature was thought of as a companion to Santa. While Santa would give out gifts to good children, Krampus would whip bad children, or toss them into his sack and carry them away to the woods. But Krampus isn’t the only holiday demon. There are many, each with their own method of dishing out a little slice of Yuletide horror. Join paranormal expert Barry Pirro as he discusses these terrifying traditions.


Programs for Kids and Teens

Every Monday: Kids Take and Make Crafts
(Click a date below to sign up for that week)
Mon. 12/6
Mon. 12/13
Mon. 12/20
Mon. 12/27
Once you are signed up, there will be a box of crafts in brown paper bags outside of the library. They are labeled with your last name and contain all of the supplies you need for the craft. We typically put out the crafts Monday morning and you can pick them up any time during the week.

Wednesday at 10am: Baby Time!
(Infants-Early Walkers) (Click a date below to sign up for that week)
Weds. 12/1
Weds. 12/8
Weds. 12/15
Recommended for friends who are still practicing tummy time up to friends just starting to walk. Baby Time is very focused on interaction between the adult and baby attending!

Friday at 10am: Toddler Time (Ages 2ish-3ish or any little one with lots of energy) (Click a date below to sign up for that week)
Fri. 12/3
Fri. 12/10
Fri. 12/17
Toddler Time is also about interaction and movement! Interactive stories, lots of dancing, lots of games! Perfect for high energy kiddos!

Saturday at 10am: Chess Club (All Ages)
Sat. 12/4
Sat. 12/11
Sat. 12/18
Make new friends, learn the game, or test new strategies.  All ages and skill levels are welcome. 

All Ages Story Time
Thurs. 12/2 at 5:30pm
Thurs. 12/16 at 5:30pm
Fri. 12/3 at 11am
Fri. 12/10 at 11am
Fri. 12/17 at 11am
Join us for stories, songs, and activities for the whole family!

Volunteer Time (All Ages)
Weds. 12/1 at 3pm
Sat. 12/11 at 11 am
Weds. 12/15 at 3pm
Sign up each week to volunteer at the library for one hour blocks. Volunteers will help organize the collection, prep for programs, pick out new materials, and more!

Elementary Nutmeg Book Club (Ages 5-8)
Sat. 12/4 at 1pm
We will be discussing the new Nutmeg 2022 nominees! All meetings have been scheduled through April 2022 – which is when votes must be cast to determine the Nutmeg Award Winners!

Santa and Stories (All Ages)
Tues. 12/7 at 5:15pm
Santa and Mrs. Claus will be visiting to sing songs and read stories! This program will be outside so be sure to bundle up, but we will be sure to have some fun activities in the kid’s section as well!

Intermediate Nutmeg Book Club (Ages 8-11)
Sat. 12/11 at 1pm
We will be discussing the new Nutmeg 2022 nominees! All meetings have been scheduled through April 2022 – which is when votes must be cast to determine the Nutmeg Award Winners!

Gingerbread Houses!
Sat. 12/11 from 2:30pm – 3pm (10 kids)
Sat. 12/11 from 3:05pm – 3:35pm (10 kids)
All materials will all be separated into one bag per participant. Our houses are made of craft wood this year! Our adhesive is white frosting and all decorations are candy. We will be decorating in the kid’s program room, but you are also welcome to pick your bag up that Saturday if you would rather decorate at home 🙂 Please click a time above to sign up for that session.

Teen Night! “Homework Help” (Ages 13+)
Tues. 12/14 at 3pm
Bring your homework and study with friends, brainstorm, and work together!

Teen Night! “Pizza Night” (Ages 13+)
Tues. 12/14 at 5pm
Unwind after homework and enjoy some pizza and hangout time with friends!

Teen Night! “Movie Night!” (Ages 13+)
Thurs. 12/17 at 5pm
Movie is TBD but email me with any suggestions!

Teen Nutmeg Book Club (Ages 12+)
Sat. 12/18 at 1pm
We will be discussing the new Nutmeg 2022 nominees! All meetings have been scheduled through April 2022 – which is when votes must be cast to determine the Nutmeg Award Winners!

TWeen Night! “Open Mic Night” (Ages 9-12)
Tues. 12/21 at 5:00 pm
Bring your art, writing, music, or anything else you’d like to share. Kids under 12 will need to have an adult on premises in case there is an emergency.

All Day Craft-Day!
Thurs. 12/30
The program room will be open with crafts to work on all day long. This is a DIY program so families may come and participate at their leisure. No sign up required.