Virtual Program Events

April 2021

Programs for Adults

Monday 4/8 at 6pm “Historical Book Club”

Join our Historical Book Club virtual session. You will be emailed the link to connect to our discussion after you register. Dawn will discuss Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth by Sarah Smarsh.

Saturday 4/10 at 2pm “True Crime/Mystery Book Club”

Join our True Crime and Mystery Book Club virtual session. You will be emailed the link to connect to our discussion after you register. Dawn will discuss The Red House Mystery by A. A. Milne.

Monday 4/12, 4/19, and 4/26 at 6pm “Poetry Open Mike with Dawn”

Sign up to listen to Dawn share interesting contemporary and classic poems. Feel free to jump in and participate yourself with originals or published works! Adults and Teens both welcome! Try out those song lyrics you have been writing on a gentle audience! Register to receive program link

Tuesday 4/13 at 5:30pm “Tech Tuesday with Dawn”

Consult in a 15 minute appointment with Dawn about library technology or database usage. Other tech questions welcomed but may take multiple days/research to answer.

Thursday 4/15 at 6pm “Fiction Book Club”

Join our Fiction Book Club virtual session. You will be emailed the link to connect to our discussion after you register. Dawn will discuss Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate.

Monday 4/19 at 6pm “Oscar Review Party”

Join Dawn as she shows clips and counts down the Oscars nominees. Bring your popcorn and your trivia hats for some fun and games!

Tuesday 4/20 at 6pm “Saving Money and the Earth While Living a Life of Abundance by Ann Kearney”

To celebrate Earth Day, hear from author Ann and how she spent two years living in an RV while traveling the country with her family. In prep for this, they sold or gave away around 90% of what they owned. Come listen to how she accomplished this and how she was to simplify her life.

Tuesday 4/27 at 6pm “Classics Book Club”

Join our ClassicsBook Club virtual session. You will be emailed the link to connect to our discussion after you register. Dawn will discuss The Go-Between by L. P. Hartley.

Programs for Kids and Teens

Every Tuesday “Kids Take n’ Make Craft”

Need some new crafts? Each week we will have 20 crafts ready to go in brown paper bags. Each bag will have everything you need to complete that craft! Please be sure to sign up ASAP at oxfordlib.org/OxfordCTLibrary to reserve your craft! Click one of the following dates to sign up for that day’s craft. Tuesday 4/13, Tuesday 4/20, Tuesday 4/27

Every Wednesday at 10am “YouTube Story Time”

Ms. Robyn will read a new story each Wednesday.  These story time videos will be on the library’s YouTube site  youtube.com/oxfordlibct and will be posted each Wednesday at 10am.

Every Friday at 10am “Virtual Baby Time!”

What you’ll need: A phone, laptop, tablet, or any other device you can set up in front of you without having to hold; A scarf, small towel, T-Shirt, or any other item we can use for our scarf songs; A comfy spot (chair or floor) for lap-bounce activities; The Google Meets link! Which will be emailed to you the Thursday before the program. Click one of the following dates to sign up for that day’s program. Friday 4/9, Friday 4/16, Friday 4/23, Friday 4/30.

Thursday 4/8 at 5:30pm “Teen Trivia”

(Ages 12+) Test your knowledge against your friends! Categories will include World History, Weird Words, Holidays, Space, and Books! The winner will receive a $10 Amazon gift card! Space is limited to 6. Register online to receive program link.

Wednesday 4/14 at 1pm “Kid’s Cartooning” (Ages 5-10)

Join us for a live-virtual cartooning program hosted by the famous “Debi the Cow-toonist!” Sign up to receive the link and log in from home at 1pm to participate in this fun and inspiring art program! More about the program: “Children will learn how to draw their own cartoons by simply following along with Debi’s cartoon chalk talk. They will also learn just what it takes to be a cartoonist and the importance of the academic subjects in the making of a cartoon. A few fun cartooning books will be displayed and discussed to help reinforce the importance of reading. Children will complete a fun cartoon project to take home with them.”

Thursday 4/15 at 4pm “The Art of Henna” (Ages 10-16)

Come learn about the ancient art of henna with Jamilah of Jamilah Henna Creations. We will learn about the origins, history and culture of henna as well as the science behind how it works. Then, each participant will get a professionally applied henna design! Program will be in-person at the library and held outdoors. If weather prohibits outdoor program, it will be rescheduled or held virtually.

Saturday 4/17 at 12pm “Elementary Nutmeg Book Club” (Ages 6-8)

Attend virtually or in person! We will be reading/discussing Seashells: More Than a Home by Melissa Stewart.

Saturday 4/24 at 12 PM “Intermediate Nutmeg Book Club!” (Ages 8-11) Program was originally April 10 but has been rescheduled to 4/24.

Attend virtually or in person! We will be discussing Macy McMillan and the Rainbow Goddess by Shari Green.

Saturday 4/24 at 2 PM “Teen Nutmeg Book Club!” (Ages 12+) Program was originally April 10 but has been rescheduled to 4/24.

Attend virtually or in person! We will be discussing Dread Nation by Justina Ireland.

Saturday 4/24 at 2pm “Food Explorers Pizza Class” (Ages 8-12)

Virtual program, link will be sent after sign-up. Join Food Explorers to make some homemade pizza! Virtual program, link will be sent after sign-up. You will need: A grown up to lend a hand, Yeast, Sugar, Olive Oil, Flour, Salt, and your choice of sauce, cheese, and toppings!