Program and Events

September/October 2021

Registration is required for all programs. You can sign up at:

tinyurl.com/OxfordCTLibrary 

 

Programs for Adults

Tuesday 9/21 at 6pm-7pm “Sydney Sherman and Understanding Your Senses” (Virtual Program – Sign Up to receive link)
Join author Sydney Sherman as she focuses on many ways participants can learn to use their senses, i.e. smell, hearing, sight and  touch, to connect with their loved ones who have passed on. The presentation offers a very detailed explanation of “why” our loved ones are still here and explores “how” we can tune in to their presence and communicate with them after they have died.


Thursday 9/23 at 6pm-7pm “Redesign your Resume for Results” with Rich Gee (Virtual Program – sign up to receieve link)
First in our career development programs this Fall which focuses on using the Job and Career Accelerator and other resources to create your resume.  There are so many experts and critics out there when it comes to making your resume powerful. Let’s review your resume and break out each element to make your resume easy to read, informative, and successful so you get that interview.

Saturday 9/25 at 2pm-3pm” TeleHealth with Dawn: PubMed” (In-person program at the library)
Learn about referencing this database for health research.

Saturday 9/25 at 3pm-4pm “Adult Fiction Book Club:  Netherland by Joseph O’Neill” (In-person program at the library)
In the distortion of daily life after the Sept. 11 attacks, Hans van den Broek, a Dutch-born New Yorker, stumbles upon the city’s cricket subculture, where he finds a link to his childhood and becomes friends with a Trinidadian man named Chuck.  In sharing  their life stories with one another, they discover that they’re more alike than they thought. 

Tuesday 9/28 at 6pm “Classics Book Club: The Submission by Amy Waldman” (In-person program at the library)
The panel’s selection of a design for a memorial commemorating a devastating attack on Manhattan begins the swift realization that the anonymous architect is an American Muslim. Claire Burwell, the only widow of the group, defends the decision—but when that information is made public, she is suddenly at the center of controversy and chaos.

Thursday 9/30 at 6-8pm “Excel Basics Part 1 with Mike Ingber” (In-person program at the library)
Third in our series of technology classes this Fall with a focus on learning Excel basics to improve your workforce skills and for your personal enrichment.

Fri. 10/1 at 12pm-12:45pm “What’s It Worth? Appraisal Program with Mike Ivankovich”.
(Virtual presentation-Register to receive the link)
Author, auctioneer and radio personality Mike will take us on a Antique’s Road Show of our own-from your home. Each person will be allowed one item to present to Mike for appraisal in this fast-paced lunchtime program.  Please have a backup item in case! PROGRAM IS OPEN TO ALL TO VIEW, BUT LIMITED TO 12 PEOPLE FOR APPRAISALS.

Tues. 10/5 at 6pm “Breast Cancer Awareness Art Wreath Craft” (Virtual program-Register to receive the link)
Decorate a breast cancer awareness frame with an artist’s eye. In collaboration with Oxford Cultural Arts Association and Adrienne Radcliffe.

Thursday October 7 at 2pm “Adult Historical Book Club” The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab (In-person program at the library)
France, 1714: in a moment of desperation, a young woman makes a Faustian bargain to live forever―and is cursed to be forgotten by everyone she meets. Thus begins the extraordinary life of Addie LaRue, and a dazzling adventure that will play out across centuries and continents, across history and art, as a young woman learns how far she will go to leave her mark on the world. But everything changes when, after nearly 300 years, Addie stumbles across a young man in a hidden bookstore and he remembers her name.

Thursday 10/7 at 6-8pm “Excel Basics Part 2 with Mike Ingber” (In-person program at the library)
Fourth in our series of technology classes this Fall with a focus on learning Excel basics to improve your workforce skills and for your personal enrichment.

Saturday October 9 at 3pm “Adult True Crime/Mystery Book Club The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James” (In-
person program at the library)

Upstate New York, 1982. Viv Delaney wants to move to New York City, and to help pay for it she takes a job as the night clerk at the Sun Down Motel in Fell, New York. But something isnʼt right at the motel, something haunting and scary.
Upstate New York, 2017. Carly Kirk has never been able to let go of the story of her aunt Viv, who mysteriously disappeared from the Sun Down before she was born. She decides to move to Fell and visit the motel, where she quickly learns that nothing has changed since 1982. And she soon finds herself ensnared in the same mysteries that claimed her aunt.

Tues. 10/12 at 6pm “Halloween Terrarium Adult Craft” (In-person at the library)
Create a small Halloween cemetery scene using provided materials.

Thurs. 10/14 at 6pm “Interview Skills to Land your Next Position”  with Rich Gee” (Virtual presentation -Register to receive the link)
Join our second of our career development programs with a focus on using the Job and Career Accelerator to improve interviewing skills. Once you’re in the door with your resume, you are on stage virtually on webcam or in-person. Rich will walk you through all the steps to make your interview memorable and powerful to nail that offer.

Saturday 10/16 at 10:30am-12pm “Using Gmail and Google Calendar Class with Mike Ingber” (In-person program at the library)
Fifth in our series of technology classes this Fall with a focus on using Gmail and Google Calendar in improving your workforce skills and in your personal enrichment.

Tuesday October 19 at 6pm “Adult Classics Book Club: Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders” (In-person program at the library)
Ghosts are among the players in this fine first novel from the acclaimed short-story writer. The tale takes its origin from the true story of Abraham Lincoln, who was mourning the loss of his young son, Willie, as the Civil War raged into its second year. In the novel, Willie has become an inhabitant of the bardo – the Tibetan conception of purgatory – suspended between the living and the dead. And surrounded by ghosts who are not ready to go quietly into that great good night. A cacophony of ghostly voices is a prompt to consider the meaning of earthly love and what remains after it reaches its inevitable end.

Sat. 10/21 at 6pm “Adult Fiction Book Club:  Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam ” (In-person program at the library)
Suspenseful and provocative,  Leave the World Behind explores how our closest bonds are reshaped—and unexpected new ones are forged—in moments of crisis during a NYC blackout.

Sat. 10/23 at 5pm “Haunted Objects” with Barry Pirro (In-person & Virtual )
Paranormal investigator Barry Pirro has investigated hundreds of haunted houses, businesses, and historic sites. Join Barry as he shares chilling stories of haunted objects. Hear stories of haunted paintings, jewelry, dolls, furniture, and musical instruments. Participants can ask Barry questions about his experiences as a ‘ghost hunter’, and share their stories.
2O PARTICIPANTS FOR IN-PERSON ATTENDENCE.  NO DROP-INS

Tuesday 10/26 at 6pm-7:30pm “Microsoft OneDrive versus Google Drive with Mike Ingber” (In-person program at the library)
Sixth in our series of technology classes this Fall with a focus on learning Microsoft OneDrive and Google Drive skills to improve your workforce skills and for your personal enrichment.

Programs for Kids and Teens

WEEKLY PROGRAMS:

Every Monday: Kids Take and Make Crafts – 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. (Click a date below to sign up for that week)
Monday 9/27 – Acorn Craft
Monday 10/4 – Hand print apple tree
Monday 10/11 – Stained glass pumpkin
Monday 10/18 – Flying Ghost
Monday 10/25 – Haunted House

Every Tuesday from 5pm – 7pm: Volunteer Time
(Click a date below to sign up for that week)
Tuesday 9/28
Tuesday 10/5
Tuesday 10/12
Tuesday 10/19
Tuesday 10/26

Every Wednesday at 10am: Baby Time! (Infants-Early Walkers) (Click a date below to sign up for that week)
Wednesday 9/22
Wednesday 9/29
Wednesday 10/6
Wednesday 10/20
Wednesday 10/27

Every 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)
Friday 9/24
Friday 10/1
Friday 10/8
Friday 10/15
Friday 10/22
Friday 10/29

OTHER PROGRAMS BY DATE:

Fri. 9/24 at 2pm “Land of the Bugs” (Ages 5-9)

Sat. 9/25 at 10am “The Octopus” (Ages 4-9)

Saturday, 9/25 at 3pm “Story Time” (All ages)

Thurs. 9/28 at 5pm “Banned Books Activity Night”  (Ages 8+)

Sat. 10/2 at 1pm “Elementary Nutmeg Book Club” 

Sat. 10/2 at 3pm “Story Time” (All Ages)

Thurs. 10/7 from 5:30pm-6:15pm “Family Story Time” (All Ages)

Thurs. 10/14 at 5:30pm “Intermediate Nutmeg Book Club” (Ages 8-12)

Thurs. 10/14 at 7pm “Outdoor Movie Night: Monster House (PG)”

Sat. 10/16 at 10am “Interactive Story Time w/ Special Visitor” (Ages 4+)

Sat. 10/16 at 11:15am “Halloween Theater Games w/ Special Visitor” (Ages 8+)

Thurs. 10/21 at 7pm “Outdoor Movie Night: Hocus Pocus (PG)”

Sat. 10/23 at 1pm “Teen Nutmeg Book Club” (Ages 12+)

Sat. 10/23 at 3pm “Story Time” (All Ages)

Thurs. 10/28 at 5:30pm “Family Halloween Party!”

Thurs. 10/28 at 7pm “Outdoor Movie Night: The Nightmare Before Christmas (PG)”

Sat. 10/30 at 3pm “Story Time” (All Ages)